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Joshua Bechtel

Male 1775 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Joshua Bechtel 
    Born 1775  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number 00007-0685 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I12412  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Father George Bechtel,   b. 1732, , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Susannah Bidding,   b. Abt 1735, Of, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F3442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Gabel,   b. Abt 1777, Of, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary Bechtel,   b. 20 Sep 1796, Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1869  (Age 73 years)
     2. Sarah Bechtel,   b. Abt 1802, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jesse Bechtel,   b. Abt 1804, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Annie Bechtel,   b. Abt 1806, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Bechtel,   b. Abt 1808, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Rebecca Bechtel,   b. Abt 1810, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Susannah Bechtel,   b. Abt 1812, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F3447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joshua Bechtel "was born in Montgomery County in 1775. He resided near Pottstown, Pennsylvania, on the old "Bechtel Farm", and was married to Susannah Gabel* who was killed by lightning. Their family consisted of seven children, namely: V Mary, V Sarah, V Jesse, V Annie, V William, V Rebecca, and V Susannah, all of which reside in Pennsylvania save William and Rebecca, who reside in Kansas, and Susannah, who resided in California where she died some time ago."


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


      *Sister to John Gabel's father who died at Nithburg, Perth County, in 1872.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 202.

  • Event Map
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