Hi Keith, I am Chester Ertel a direct descendant of Valentine (1) Ertel who married Sophia Mohr. He came over on the Snow Bettsey to Philadelphia Aug 27,1739 and settled in Dover Township,York Co. PA. They had the following children Valentine (2), Daniel(which is my line), and Philip.
Valentine (2) moved with his wife, Catherine Wagner, and sons to Centre Co. PA and died prior to 1807. They had the following childern, Valentine (3)(died 1836) Jacob, Philip, David, John, Barbara, and Catherine.
I believe that Daniel moved to Ohio in about 1802 and settled in Warren county.Philip emigrated West at an early date, maybe Kentucky and took his mother with him after his father died.
I am confused about all of the different Valentines, and am not sure that I have them in the right order.Any information that you can provide will be appreciated.I would also appreicate any information you have on Valentine prior to leaving Germany.
This is some of the information I have on the Ertels. I hope that I have added another piece to the puzzle. If you have any questions perhaps I can fill in some more.