Kinsel was changed from Kintzel. Frederick Kintzel, Pa, was in the Revolutionary war.
I have copied, from a history being prepared for my web site, the following information for you:
The following is an example of all of the problems in correct surname spelling cited above:
The ship, "Robert & Alice", mastered by Walter Goodwin, home-ported in Dublin, arrived at Philadelphia, 09-11-1738, from Rotterdam, via Dover, with a load of Palatinates.
LIST A ( by the Master ) Joseph KENSELL and JACOB KENSELL.
List B (colonial clerk)JOSEPH KENSELand JACOB KENTZEL.
LIST C (different ")JOSEPH KENTZEL and JACOB KENTZEL.
Based on a variety of sources, cited below, KINTZEL was probably correct and KINSALL was the ending variation. But there are many twists in between the two.
Women and children were not listed although list B shows JOSEPH as a husband and list C shows him with possibly two other people- possibly a child.
The only other immigrants found are listed below:
JOHN ADAM KINTZELL arrived on the ship " ELIZABETH" from Rotterdam in 10-30-1738.
JOHANNES HEINRICH KINSEL arrived on the " PHOENIX", sailing fromRotterdam via Portsmouth on 11-2-1752.
J. KINSEL arrived on the ship "Candide" from Amsterdam to Philadelphia on 8-19-1786.
The varieties in spelling JACOB KENTZEL's name is apparent in the following entries:
101749 JACOB KINZLIE married CATHERINE KONERING
"Pennsylvania Marriage License, listed in `Pennsylvania Vital Records`, Genealogical Publ. Co., 1985, Vol I."
02-17-1746, daughter ELIZABETHA, JACOB KINTZEL, father living in Tulpehocken, was baptized by Rev. John Casper Stoever ( pioneer Lutheran minister). [a]
JOHANNES, son of JACOB KINTZEL, born 06-24-1748, was baptized by pastor Stoever. Stoever was also German and this spelling may be correct.[a]
06-01-1778, JACOB KINTZLEY took the oath of allegiance to the new republic in Lancaster county. [c]
In 1782, JACOB KENSIL refused to make a tax return for taxes due to the British colonial authorities. Heidelberg twp.,Lebanon county.[c ]
In 1810, JACOB KINTZER filed his will in Lancaster county. [b]
MARIA ELIZABETH KINSEL, daughter of CHRISTOPH and MARIA ELIZABETH KINSEL, born 09-27-1748, was baptized in Saucon, Williams Twp, Northampton county, PA. Sponsors were Adam Guchert & Maria Elizabeth Kohl. [d]
CHRISTOPHER KINTZEL or KINTZLE lived in Lebanon Twp.,Dauphin Cty.PA, in 1750.
MARIA ELIZABETH KINTZELL married CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH SEILER, in Lebanon, Lebanon county, PA. [a]
07-28-1767, CATERINA KINZLER married HEINRICH HEIN. [e]
11-02-1769, CATERINA KINTZELL married PHILLIP MATTHEIS in Derry, Indiana county. [a]
12-15-1772, CATERINA KINTZLER (corrected by the compilers to KINTZEL ) married DAVID MERCHIR in Bethel, Berks county. [a]
In those three cases, the compilers of the records insist that CATERINA's real name was KINTZEL.
In Lebanon county, and when recorded by German ministers, the surname is consistently spelled KINTZEL.
05-08-1770, MAGDALEN KINTZEL married THOMAS ATKINSON in Lebanon, Lebanon county. [a]
06-29-1773, CHARLOTTA KINTZEL married JOHN MARTIN WASNER in Lebanon, Lebanon county. [a]
02-17-1761, THOMAS KINTZEL married ANA MARIA HOLDERBAUM in Lebanon, Lebanon county. [a]
GOTTLEIB KINTZEL was Justice of the Peace in Heidelberg township, Lebanon county, by 12-23-1823. [c]
In Montgomery county, which encompasses Philadelphia, the surname spelling was not standardized:
08-18-1750, WILLIAM KENTEL, then living in Trappe, Limerick township, Montgomery county, announced to the newspaper that his Irish servant had run away. [f]
01-11-1757, JOHAN KENSELE witnessed two marriages at St. Michaelis Evangelical Lutheran church in Philadelphia. [g]
08-26-1777, ELIS. KENTEL, daughter of JOSEPH KENTEL of Limerick township, married GERHART BINGEMAN, son of FRIEDRICH BINGEMAN of Limerick township, at the Old Goshenhoppen Reformed church in Upper Salford township, Montgomery county. [g]
11-11-1829, JOHN KENSIL Jr., aged 41, died in Philadelphia. [h]
10-24-1830, ELIZABETH KINSIL married JOHN DEVON at the Northern Liberties Baptist church in Philadelphia. [i]
JOSEPH KENSEL ( 08-16-1816 4-24-1900 ) and his wife, HARRIET (02-18-1818 2-10-1904) are buried in the cemetery of St. Peter's Lutheran church, Barren Hill, Montgomery county. [j]
In other counties, the spelling also varied widely.
DAVID KINSLER's will was filed in Lancaster county in 1760.[b]
MAURIS KENSEL's will was filed (Book K, Vol. 1, page 78 ) in Lancaster county, in 1840.[b]
JOHAN ADAM KINTZLER and his wife presented an unnamed son for baptism at the St. John's Reformed HOHN church in Heidelberg township, Berk county, on 07-13-1786. The sponsors were John Krick and the wife of Frantz Krick. [e]
Somewhere in Pennsylvania, location not known, HANNAH KENTZEL married JOHN WARNER, on 11-29-1763. [e]
From Revolutionary War listings, Pennsylvania:
FREDERICK KINSELL, Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania Bounty Land Warrant 544-10.
Per Paymaster Pierces Register: # 72314 FREDERICK KINSELL -33.00
Your James and my Benjamin were probably cousins.
Hope this helps