Last June I visited the Allen County Library in Indiana and found a book
titled "Westerwald to America". In it was an entry for Christian
BIRCKENBEUEL. He is recorded as arriving in America aboard the "Two
Brothers" in 1749. It states futher that prior to his arrival he resided
at Hemmelzen (22km s. of Waldbrol) and entries in registers of Birnbach
(1 km further north).
Christianus BIRCKENBEUEL was s/o Johann Arnold BIRCKENBEUEL. He was
baptsized Feb. 25, 1714. He married Anna Christina KATZWINCKEL on July
4, 1736. She was d/o Johannes Thies KATZWINCKEL of Niederolfen. She was
baptized Feb. 27, 1707. Anna was buried Nov. 7, 1746. He then married
Maria Elisabetha SCHUMACHER d/o Johannes Henrich SCHUMACHER. Maria,
illeg. d/o Elisabetha WEBER and Johannes SCHUMACHER was baptized Aug. 9,
1722 at Hasselbach.
Christian Birckenbeuel was a passenger on the "Two Brothers" in 1749.
His name is written Christian (X) Birkingbey on list 131C and Christian
Bierkenbeyl on list 233A. Christian Birkenbeiel of Passyunk,
Philadelphia County was naturalized april 1761. Christian Birchenbeul d.
Feb. 7, 1765 age 51 yrs.
Known children of Chritstian and Anna are:
1. Johannes Henricus
2. Anna Eva
3. Anthonius m. Barabara Muller
iii. Maria Elisabetha
vi. Johann Henrich
viii. Anna Barbara
5. Anna Elisabetha
Known Children of Christian and Maria are:
6. Johannes Heinrich
7. Johann Ernest
8. Christian Matthias
other children likely due to lapse in dates between children )1749-1765)
but are unknown.