Henry Schell b1738? of Berks Co.PA
Hello.I found this site today and was eager to review the previous postings.Although slightly disappointed that I could not make a connection to existing information, I am hoping that some good soul reading this forum can help me further my knowledge.I am trying to research a Henry Schell (Shell); according to my family records, I would be the 4th great grandson of Henry Schell (through the Woodside and McEliece names).Here is how my family records read:
["Henry Schell (or Shell) was born near Strassburg (i.e. Strasbourg), Alsace in 1738 and died in Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania in 1804.He served in the War of the Revolution.Notes in the Lineage Books of the Daughters of the American Revolution indicate that he was a “soldier in the Company of Captains Koppenheffer and Moore and the Battalions of Col. Timothy Green and Rodgers in 1776, Pennsylvania Militia”.Henry is said to have been the Captain of the State Militia in 1780, under the command of Col. Balzar Orth.”] (A reference in family notes indicates that Henry was shot twice at the Battle of Brandywine). “There are two references for Henry Shell in the Index of the Rolls of Honor of the Daughters of the American Revolution, one in Book 3 (Vol.113, Page 125) and one in Book 4 (Vol.148, Page23).” Note that the Centennial issue of DAR records shows both the Schell and Shell spellings.
[“Henry married Maria Margaretha CONRAD (or Cunrad) in 1786; Maria Margaretha was born in 1759.Records indicate they had six children: Rebecca, Rachel, Kitty, Elizabeth (b.1795 or 1798 m. Jonathan WOODSIDE in 1817), John and Henry.”]
[“There are two listings for Henry Shell in the Index to the 1790 Census.The first is from Berks Co. with a count of 1,1,1; the second is from Dauphin Co. with a listing of 1,2,4.Family records do not provide a listing of the birth dates for Henry’s children.”]
I would appreciate any information you can provide, regardless of whether it corresponds with or contradicts anything I have written.Thanks.