Melchor Engle Line from Germany

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  • ID: I42309
  • Name: Melchor Engle
  • Surname: Engle
  • Given Name: Melchor
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1725 in Baden-Durlach, Palatinate, Germany
  • Death: AFT 12 Jan 1760 in Jefferson, Alexandria, VA
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  • Note:
    There is a book written: The Melchor Engle family : history and genealogy, 1730-1940 found at Ancestry.com

    Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Name: Melchior Engel
    Place: Pennsylvania
    Source Publication Code: 3570.4
    Primary Immigrant: Engel, Melchior
    Annotation: Date of arrival with port or place of settlement, a few are date and place of first mention of residence in New World. Listings of mostly Mennonite German immigrants, the majority were from Baden-Durlach in the Palatinate.
    Source Bibliography: JOHNSON, MRS. ARTA F., editor. "Immigrant Ancestors." In The Palatine Immigrant. Vol. 8:1 (Summer 1982), pp. 20-25; vol. 8:2 (Autumn 1982), pp. 80-87; vol. 8:3 (Winter 1983), pp. 139-144; vol. 8:4 (Spring 1983), pp. 186-191.
    Page: 141

    Melchor and Mary Engle lived near what is now Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia per DAR magazine pg. 133, Feb. 1936. Michael Beyerle was a yeoman. His son-in-law, Melchor, was a saddler. Melchor came to Frederick County, Virginia while it was still part of the wilderness.
    It was during hazardous times that the three sons of Melchor Engle (Michael, John, and George) migrated to the Watauga settlement in North Carolina; soon to be part of the new state of Tennessee. On January 12, 1760, Melchor Engle made his last will. In his will, he mentions his wife Mary, and 5 sons.

    Ancestry.com. The Melchor Engle family : history and genealogy, 1730-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Engle, Winfield S. H.. The Melchor Engle family : history and genealogy, 1730-1940. Lima, Ohio: W. Engle, 1940?.
    Phillip, Michael, John, and William have Revolutionary War records. No records have been found of the service of George Engle.

    Melchor Engle who came with the Palentine migration to the us with his mother Catherina Klein, she married a Beryle who had a family and Melchor married his daughter. Every branch of his family had a member in the Rev War and came from Germany, England, Ireland, Switzerland.

    Winchester, Frederick Co., VA, Will Book 2, p 388 Probated Apr 1, 1760:
    In the name of God Amen, the twelfth day of January in the year of our Lord 1760 (12 Jan 1760), I Melchor Engle of the county of Frederick and province of Virginia (Saddler) being very sick and weak in Body but in perfect mind and memory, thanks be given to God therfore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto the Hands of God, that gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and touching such worldy estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, in this life I give-Devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

    It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funeral charges be paid and Satisfied. I give and bequeath unto Mary my beloved wife my Roan pacing mare with her Saddle and all Horses and mares and all Horned Cattle to be Praised and equally divided according to the appraisement and all moveables to be appraised and Equally divided.

    I give unto my well beloved Son, Philip Engle on hundred acres of Land adjoining John Wright and Nicholas Parker. I give unto my well beloved son Michael Engle one Hundred acres of land adjoining Joseph Darke and John Humphries and the plantaion I now live on I give and bequeath the Same to Mary my beloved wife during her life and at my wife's decease the Said plantation to be equally divided Between my beloved Sons John Engle George Engle and William Engle.

    I do Constitute make and ordain my only and Sole Executors my beloved wife Mary Engle and Henry Loyd. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testament, Wills, Legacies and Executors by me in any way before this time named willed and bequeathed. Ratifying and conforming this, and no other, to be my last will and Testament.
    In witness whereof I have here-unto Set my Hand and Seal the day and year above written.
    Signed, Sealed Published, Pronounced and Declared by the said Melker Engle as his last Will and Testament. In the Presents of us the subscribers.
    Thomas Har
    Benj ( ) Allen
    John Spencely Melkor Engle

    Will Book 2, p 421, Winchester, VA Frederick Co., VA Estate Sale Records on 20 May 1760 and recorded on Sep 1760.

    The division:
    John Ingle is allowed the upper lot, together with the chief buildings on it. The said John is to pay his brother William Engle twenty pounds; ten pounds in the year 1770, the other ten in 1771. The above said William Ingle is to have the middle lot; and George Ingle is to have the lower lot at the lower end of the meadow, and is to pay his brother william Engle the sum of 30 pounds; ten pounds to be paid in the year 1773, and so on yearly until paid. All current lawful money of VA. Returned to Court, 1 Aug 1769 and order recorded.

    Notes for MELCHOR ENGLE:
    The earliest known record of Melchor Engle was found in the second edition of I. Daniel Rup's Collection of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1726-1776; with a statement of the names of the ships, which they sailed on, and the date of their arrival at Philadelphia.
    The name of Engel or Engle is believed to have been of German origin and is stated by some authorities to have been a corruption of the name applied to the race known as Angels. Melchor was one of the early settlers in the Lancaster, PA area and naturalized in 1743. He had at least one sister, Anna Susanna who married a Fred Dochterman.
    According to Linda Kay McDowell, Melchor owned land in Lancaster, PA. He and his family attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA. He moved to Frederick Co., VA in 1753 or 1754 when he received a patent for land. The land grant to Melchor Ingle, which is in the state land office in Richmond, VA, Book H, page 412, was received from Lord Fairfax. It was for 397 acres on Elk Branch. He purchased 105 acres six months later, recorded in Deed Box 3, page 311 in Fredrick County, VA. There was still litigation in Berkely Co., VA over his will in 1805 (recorded in call number 5, page 464.)
    He probably moved to Virginia in 1752 or 1753. Melchor and Mary Engle lived near what is now Shenandoah Junction, Jefferson County, West Virginia per DAR mag. pg. 133, Feb. 1936. Michael Beyerle was a yeoman. His son-in-law, Melchor, was a saddler. Melchor came to Frederick County, VA while it was still part of the wilderness. It was during hazardous times that the three sons of Melchor Engle (Michael, John, and George) migrated to the Watauga settlement in North Carolina; soon to be part of the new state of Tennessee. On January 12, 1760, Melchor Engle made his last will. In his will, he mentions his wife Mary, and 5 sons. Phillip, Michael, John, and William have Revolutionary War records. No records have been found of the service of George Engle. More can be found about Melchor in the Melchor Engle Book.

    Fairfax and Jost Hite Land Surveys, Shenandoah River, 1734-1735, Frederick Co., VA:
    [Land grants claimed under the proprietor and Jost Hite unless otherwise noted].
    George Ingle, 1,300 acres surveyed 8 November 1735 [no survey No.].
    John Ingle, 1,300 acres surveyed 8 November 1735 [no survey No.].
    Michael Ingle, 1,300 acres surveyed 8 November 1735 [no survey No.].
    Philip Ingle, 1,300 acres surveyed 8 November 1735 [no survey No.].
    William Ingle, 1,300 acres surveyed 8 November 1735 [no survey No.].

    More About MELCHOR ENGLE:
    Naturalization: 21 Aug 1743, Philadelphia, PA12
    Probate: 01 Apr 1760, Winchester, Frederick Co., Va.13
    Will: 12 Jan 1760, Winchester, Frederick Co., VA14

    More About MELCHOR ENGLE and MARY BEYERLE:
    Marriage: Abt. 1742, Lancaster Co., PA

    Children of MARY BEYERLE and MELCHOR ENGLE are:

    i. PHILLIP6 ENGLE, b. 08 Oct 1743, Lancaster Co. PA; d. 21 Nov 1830.
    ii. MICHAEL ENGLE, b. Abt. 1745, Lancaster Co. PA; d. Aft. 1818, Washington Co. TN. More About MICHAEL ENGLE:
    Military service: Bet. Jul 1775 - Jul 1776, Stephenson's Company of Virginia Riflemen. Rev. War Pension: 21 Apr 1818, allowed while he was a resident of TN
    iii. JOHN ENGLE, b. 1746, Lancaster Co. PA; d. 22 Dec 1822, Washington Co. TN.
    iv. WILLIAM ENGLE, b. Abt. 1747, Lancaster Co. PA; d. 1776. Notes for WILLIAM ENGLE:
    According to an affidavit recorded in book 3 BW Virginia State Archives in Richmond, William never married. His brother Philip was his heir at law.
    v. FREDERICK ENGLE, b. 03 Apr 1749, Lancaster Co. PA; d. 09 Apr 1749, Lancaster Co. PA.13.
    vi. GEORGE ENGLE, b. 19 Apr 1750, LancasterCo., PA; d. 31 May 1826, Knox Co., KY.
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    Father: Engle b: ABT 1695 in Germany
    Mother: Anna Catherina Klein b: ABT 1709 in Palatinate, Germany

    Marriage 1 Magdalena Mary Beyerle b: 1721 in Elsenz, Heilbronn,Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
      Children
      1. Has Children Phillip Engle b: 8 Oct 1743 in Lancaster, PA
      2. Has Children Michael Ingle b: 1745 in VA
      3. Has No Children John Engle b: ABT 1746 in Lancaster, PA
      4. Has No Children William Engle b: 1747
      5. Has No Children Frederick Engle b: 3 Apr 1749 in Lancaster, PA
      6. Has Children George Engle b: 19 Apr 1750 in Lancaster, PA
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