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Louis Michelet (b. December 17, 1675, d. date unknown)Louis Michelet was born December 17, 1675, and died date unknown.He married Suzanne Mangeot on 1697 in Zwei-Brucken, Germany.
Notes for Louis Michelet:
WHITEHALL. (12)Settlers pushed gradually up the Lehigh, and between
1730 and 1735 we find Germans in what is now Whitehall township. One of
the first to arrive was Adam Deshler, in 1730, whose son David was one of
the earliest settlers at Allentown, and owned a mill on the Little Lehigh.
He was an active patriot in the Revolution, and advanced money to the
government when its coffers were empty, and was a commissary of supplies
for the Continental army. Among the name of the early comers to the
wilderness of Whitehall we find those of:SchreiberSchaadKohler
Palliet, now written BallietSaegerKnapp
Guth, and others, whose descendants live in that region. Some of those
early settlers were Swiss, and in religion generally Reformed. Lawrence
Guth located 800 acres, the Troxels about 1,500, George Knapp, 100 acres,
on which he likewise built a grist-mill, and Peter Kohler 120 acres, on
which he likewise built a grist-mill.Balliet,
Kohler, and Guth were tavern-keepers. They settled in a well-wooded and a
well-watered district about Copley creek, which, because of its fertility,
was called "Egypt."
(12)In Lehigh county. There are three townships which bear this name,
Whitehall, North Whitehall, and South Whitehall.
[The Mickleys, descendants of Huguenots, driven from France after the
revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685, settled at Deux Ponts, then part
of the German Empire. The name was corrupted and variously written,
Miquilet, Muckli, etc., and finally anglicized into Mickley. The family
name in Germany is Michelet. John Jacob Mickley, born in Germany, in 1697,
landed at Philadelphia in 1733, married Elizabeth Barbara Ulrich, and
settled in Whitehall township, then in Bucks county, now Lehigh, where he
died, 1769. He left three sons and two daughters. The eldest son, John
Jacob, settled in South Whitehall, John Martin, the second, in Adams
county, 1794, and John Peter, the youngest, in Bedminster township, Bucks
county, 1784. They left numerous descendants now found living in twelve
states. The two younger sons served in the Revolutionary war and John
Jacob, the elder, had charge of the transportation of the Liberty Bell
from Philadelphia to Allentown, where it was concealed while the British
held that city. The family, in this country and Germany, have held
honorable places in the various walks of life, in the professions,
business, etc.In time of war the descendants of John Jacob have always
served their country, two were soldiers in the Revolution, three in the
War of 1812, and 15 on the Union side in the Civil War, one being an
officer of the Navy.*]
About 1740 Lynford Gardner [Lardner*], of Philadelphia, built a house on
a tract of land he owned near the Jordan and Cedar creeks. It was painted
white, and because of its color was called "Whitehall," which afterward
gave the name of the township. (13)On Scull's map of 1770 it is called
"Grouse-hall." Gentlemen used to come from Philadelphia to Mr. Lardener's
in large parties to shoot grouse, then a favorite sport. [Lardner was one
of a company which purchased land near the head water of the Conestoga
creek, Lancaster county, soon after 1733. On the property they erected
forges for the manufacture of bar iron, and a large mansion in English
style, calling the place Windsor. Lardner attended the old Bangor church.
The company sold out about the time of the Revolution. Descendants of the
Lardner family are still living in Lancaster county.*]
More About Louis Michelet and Suzanne Mangeot:
Marriage: 1697, Zwei-Brucken, Germany.
Children of Louis Michelet and Suzanne Mangeot are:
- +John Jacob Mickley, b. 1697, Zweibrucken, d. August 18, 1769, Egypt, Whitehall Twsp., Lehigh County, PA -of Cholera due to Drought.
- Louis Mickley, d. date unknown.
- Pierre Mickley, d. date unknown.
- Barbe Mickley, d. date unknown.
- Marie Mickley, d. date unknown.