Margaret PENSYL (b.18 Mar 1803 PA - d. 8 Nov 1885, bur:Appenzell Cem., Appenzell, Monroe Co., PA).
Johannes RINKER (b. 1 May 1798 Hamilton Twp., Monroe Co., PA. - d. 6 Apr 1876, bur: Appenzell Cem.) married Margaret PENSYL/Pensel/Pencil on August 4, 1829. Margaret is the oldest daughter of Henry Pensyl Jr. and Eve (unknown maiden name).
Henry Pensyl Jr. was born ca. 1772 in the Wyoming Valley, Westmoreland Co., PA (then part of Connecticut colony). He is the eldest son of Henry and Sallie Pensyl. After the Battle of Wyoming it is believed that the family probably moved for security reasons into the area which became the present-day city of Wilkes-Barre. Henry is believed to be the progenitor of nearly all of the Pensyls in Northampton and Monroe County areas. Henry Sr. apparently died and Henry Jr. and his mother continued to care for the family until the middle of the 1790’s. At this time Henry’s mother, Sallie, became involved with a Mr. Searles and probably married him. Hannah and Joseph, her youngest children now old enough to travel, came south with Henry Jr. to an area near the Jackson and Hamilton Twp. border in present-day Monroe Co., PA.
Henry Jr. gained fame as a hunter, fisherman and trapper and his name is perpetuated by the stream now known as Pensyl Creek. Along this creek Henry claimed 80 acres and built his log cabin and outbuildings. He married Eve (Eva) before 1803 and they had a family of 8 children. Henry probably became incapacitated in the early 1820’s and he sold his property to John Rinker. It is not known where Henry and Eve went after selling their property. When Henry died is not known but believed to be about 1833. Eve later passed away at the Northampton Co. Poorhouse on 23 Oct 1850. The place of interment of Henry and Eve is unknown.