Re: Jean Bertolet, Berks & Montg. County PA
Thank you for being so generous with your information. After about thirty years of trying to find anything about the Bechtols, and my g/grandfather, Amos Bechtol 1832 Oley TWP, Berks, Co, PA, I came across the last name of his mother, who I think was Susannah Bertolet, dau. of Jean and and Esther LeVan.
In the 1850 census of the Spruce Ward of Reading, PA Berks Co., Amos was listed with Solomon BechtolD and Susannah.I am assuming that they were his parents.
I found the name Bertolet when I decided to get on the net and research Oley Twp and found the Oley Valley.My hunches always brought me back to "Swiss Mennonite" and my father always said he was German, Scotch-Irish, and PA Dutch.He never knew his father or grandfather as they both died young and he was a child of the second marriage.
Many many thanks!