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Johannes John HANCE BINGGELI (1694-1770) and Anna Barbara LANDIS (1697-1771)
s/o Christian BINGGELI (1669-1713) and Elsbeth BURRI (1669-1716)
d/o Felix LANDIS (1672-1739) and Rosina WELTHER (1675-1739)
p/o Anna Barbara BINCKELE (1722-1791)

Children:
1. Johannes Hance (1718-1790) m. Catharine Meier, 1740
2. Anna Maria (1721-1721)
3. Anna Barbara (1722-1791) m. Johann Valentine Frey, 1742
4. Heinrich (1745-1776) m. Veronica Herr
5. Johannes (1758-1797) m. Susanna Herr, 1762

The Binkleys were largely Mennonite and, later, Dunkard. They settled in Lampeter, Manheim, and Manor townships near the present city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then known as Old Hickory. The family became widely scattered over the United States. A Binkley graveyard is on the farm of Paris Herr, Manor Township, Lancaster County (between Millersville and Safe Harbor). He arrived with Jacob Boehm (Beam, in later Ohio spellings), Herr, Miley, Benjamin Whitner, Jacob Haines, Jonas Yoner, the Rohrers, and the Kneislys (”all of whom settled in the same part of Lancaster County, Pa.,” and related by later marriages), as well as Felix Landis.
John Binkley was married to Barbara LANDIS (born about 1695), daughter of Hans Landis and Maria Sonreiter. His father-in-law transferred land in Lancaster County in 1718 or 1723.
He settled on Mill Creek, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he bought (another?) tract in 1731 and died intestate, 1757, and while an earlier will has been located, it was never proved in court. (Son Felix is also reported buying, in 1731, 113 acres and 96 perches; however, his mother’s year of birth makes this connection unlikely.) John Binkley and Barbara Landis had these known children:
John killed by fall from a horse shortly before his wedding day.
Felix, who built flouring mill three miles east of Lancaster, 1767 {at Millport, on Mill Creek—his descendants kept the property until John Binkley sold it in 1820}; he married Miss Ann Mylin (or Miley) [see Lancaster Mennonite Heritage, January 1988, page 23]; he died many years before his widow did.
Christian (1738-1805), who was a miller yet gained fame for building Binkley’s Bridge over the Conestoga to connect Lampeter and Manheim townships.
Henry (1745-1776). He marries Fanconia HERR (1747-). Their children include David Binkley, whose daughter marries the second Johnson Binkley below. Franconia – also known as Fanny, Frena, or Fronica – descends from David HERR (1722-1771) and Barbara HERSHEY; Abraham Herr (1700-1785) and Anna MILLER (ca 1700-); and Mennonite Bishop Hans Herr (1639-1725) and Elizabeth Mylin KENDIG (1639-1730).
Ann, who married Richard Janson (a Hollander also called Yanson and later Johnson); no children.

1694 Johannes John HANCE BINGGELI born at Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland (FindAGrave confirms birth date/location as well as death date/location)

1697 Anna Barbara LANDIS born (several sources say she was born in 1704)

2 Mar 1704 Brother Peter “The Moravian” BINCKELE born at Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland; Immigrated on the "Princess Augusta," arriving in Philadelphia, September 16, 1736. First Moravian Church, York County, Pennsylvania, gives his birth date as March 2, 1704, in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland.

1709 Barbara LANDIS immigrated to PA [LANDERS, JO, editor. "Emigrant List." In Landers' Landings, vol. 3:3 (Dec. 1983-Jan. 1984), pp. 3-4.]

1711 The following was taken from the book
Pioneer Settlers Of Southern Pennsylvania by Esitleman on page 131, (this writing does not entirely make sense) the chapter might be named German Mennonites near Susquehanna. "1711-- Hans Binggeli (Binkley) a Teacher. This year a man by the name of Binggeli or Binkley appeared in Schwarzenberg. Muller in an item (p. 207) says that he took the children from Schwarzenberg and from Pholeren and Blumenstein to the Palatinate for instructions in the Mennonite doctrine. He left them there for a term and then brought them back again to their homes, he seems to have been conducting a school in advanced Mennonite principles, similar to the modern Mennonite Sunday school." (Johannes married to Barbara Landis was a Mennonite; he does not seem related to the three mentioned above.)

abt 1713 Hance’s Father Christian BINGGELI died when he was about nine years old. His mother moved him to Alsace France when he was 13 years old. His brother Peter lived with Hance in Steinthal, Germany and brother Peter married Anna Maria Werle.

Abt 1718 Johannes John HANCE BINGGELI and Anna Barbara LANDIS married (Lancaster Mennonite Records show Anna Landis as d/o Felix-Rosina. DKL, Felix Landis Bk. P.31 (doc)] [Lancaster Mennonite Records states he was a miller by occupation in Lampeter Twp (doc)] [Lancaster Mennonite Records states “On both sides of Mill Cr. Flooded lands of Michael Downar and Magdalena to 35 L damage. John Pinkle had sons Christian and Henry. X-2-104.
Pa. Dutchman Feb 15, ’54-3 (doc)]

??Marriage 1 Margaret Weissenbach b: Before 7 NOV 1697 in Guggisberg, Bern, Switzerland

3 Sep 1718 son Johannes Hance BINGGELI Jr born at Solbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 1790 at Funkstown, Washington, MD; married Catarina MEIER (Werie) in 1740

Jan 1721 dau Anna Maria BINGGELI born at Solbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 8 Feb 1721 at Waldersbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

1 Jun 1722 dau Anna Barbara BINCKELE born at Solbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France [Anna Maria Barbara Binckele was born on December 26, 1725 in Alsace, France. She married twice. Her first marriage was to Matthias Meyer in 1738. He was born circa 1715. Her second marriage was to Johann Valentin Frey (Sr) on April 29, 1742 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. See FRYE. Anna Maria Barbara died on January 6, 1791 in Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Ancestry and Descendants of Johann Peter Frey. By James A. Jurney. Bellevue, Washington. August 1992. He was a farmer but also indulged in other trades, such as road building. Today, Frye Bridge Road near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, cuts a winding path through the very heart of the area that was settled by the Frey's. Johann Valentin died on September 13, 1798 in Hope, Forsyth County, North Carolina. His last will and testament is recorded on page 113 of Will Book 1, Stokes County, North Carolina. Children of Johann Valentin Frey and Anna Maria Barbara Binckele: 1) Anna Barbara Frey, 2) Johann Michael Frey (Sr), 3) Johann Peter Frey, 4) Johann Valentin Frey (Jr), 5) Anna Maria Frey, 6) Johann Heinrich Frey, 7) Johannes Frey, 8) Maria Margaretha Frey, 9) Anna Rosina Frey, 10) Christina Frey, 11) "unnamed" stillborn son Frey, 12) Tobias Frey. [if she came with Johannes "Hance", Peter, and their families in 1736, she would have been sixteen years old. Later she married in Germantown (? County) PA to Matthias Meier/Meyer, he died about 1741 (Barbara would have been about nineteen or twenty years old.) They had two daughters, Catharine and Elizabeth. She then married Johannes Valentine Frey Sr. in East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA on 29 APR 1742. (Notice that this is the same location as Muddy Creek mentioned below. And Hans Michael Binkley was found in Cocalico Twp.) Later Barbara and Valentine moved down to NC where she died in Stokes Co., NC. (Strangely enough this was near where Peter the Moravian lived. This kind of bridges a gap between this Johannes Binkley Sr. and Peter the Moravian]

2 Feb 1725 Brother Peter BINCKELE and Ana Maria Salome WERLE married at Streinthal Dist, Alsace, Germany (one source says 1724) (one source says she had 14 children) THIS IS NOT ANNA BARBARA LANDIS? [Records of the First Moravian Church, City of York, York County, Pennsylvania, 1758-1800] He was living with his brother in the Steinthal district of Germany when he met and married Anna Maria Werle (1704-1748).

12 Feb 1731 ??? (may be son of Peter BINCKELE) son Felix BINCKLELE born; died 1779; married Anna Mylin, Nov 6, 1737-May 23, 1821 [Lancaster Mennonite Records confirms (doc)] son Felix BINCKELE born at Solbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 1781 at Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; married Anna MILEY [24 Dec 1758 son Johannes BINCKELE born at Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 2 Sep 1797 at Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; married 13 Sep 1762 Susanna HERR at Lancaster, PA [appears in the 1790 Federal Census for Lampeter, Lancaster, PA on p. 101 on line 1: 5 Males under 16; 3 males over 16; 4 females (doc) Johannes Banckle (John Binkly) appears in 1770 Cumru, Berks, PA Estate Records [Lancaster Mennonite Records show Johan Binkley b. 24 Dec 1758-Sep 2 1797 (confirmed in Bible) as son of Felix Binkley. Mellinger Cem. Row 1: Mill and plantation on Strasburg Pike in West Lampeter. Married Susan Herr, Sep 15, 1762-Jun 20 1816, d/o Rudolph Herr and Veronica Breneman. 9 children: Felix, Elizabeth, Christian, Rudolph, Veronica, Henry, and Anna — Breneman Gen. p.266 (doc)] [FELIX A. BINKLEY and Ann Mylin had three children: (1) John inherited the mill and 50 acres of land. (2) JOHNSON BINKLEY, born May 23, 1766, said to be named for a “Hollander,” Richard Janson (also called Yanson and later Johnson—who married Ann, the only daughter of John Binkley – thus, his “uncle”); Johnson Binkely inherited the farm of nearly 200 acres and married Elizabeth HAINES, daughter of Samuel Haines and Mary Yoner {herself the only child of Jonas Yoner}. Johnson Binkley died January 28, 1813. (3)Ann

16 SEP 1736 Johannes "Hance" Binkley, Sr., "Hance" Binkley, Jr., travelled down the Rhine River to Rotterdam, where they boarded the Princess Augusta, an English ship captained by Samuel Marchant. In accordance with British law, the Princess Augusta stopped at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, where she received clearance to continue her voyage. The passenger list shows four Binkleys, Peter, then age 32; another Peter, age 28; Hance, age 41; and Hance, Jr., age 18. Johannes "Hance", Sr. was 41 at the time of his family's arrival to the Colonies on September 16, 1736. As was customary at the time, the passenger list shows the names of only a few women and children. Brother Peter BINCKELE and Ana Maria Salome WERLE immigrated to Philadelphia on ship Princess Augusta [He came with Hance (Johannes (Hance) Binggeli 1695 was Peter’s older brother) and Hance junior] [information regarding the arrival in America of Johannes Binkley Sr. and his son Johannes Binkley Jr. Both suffered the same hardships of losing valuable goods when their ship Princess Augusta landed in Philadelphia in 1736] They immigrated in 1736, settling first at Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for two years, then to the Codorus nine miles above Yorktown in York County, Pennsylvania. Peter received a warrant for 150 acres in North Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Peter's Father died when he was about nine years old. His mother moved him to Alsace France when he was 13 years old. He lived with his brother in Steinthal, Germany were he married Anna Maria Werle. [HALL, CHARLES M. "Pal-Index": A Surname Index of Eighteenth-Century Immigrants. Salt Lake City: Global Research Systems, 1979. P.9] [HALL, CHARLES M. "Surname Index." In The Palatine Immigrant, vol. 1:1 (Summer 1975), pp. 7-23] [RUPP, ISRAEL DANIEL. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, with a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence They Sailed, and the Date of Their Arrival at Philadelphia, Chronologically Arranged, Together with the Necessary Historical and Other Notes, also, an Appendix Containing Lists of More Than One Thousand German and French Names in New York prior to 1712. Leipzig [Germany]: p.103, 438] They settled into the area of Warwick, Pennsylvania for 2 years before moving to Catores, Pennsylvania. [EGLE, WILLIAM HENRY, editor Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. (Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, vol. 17.) Harrisburg [PA]: E.K. Meyers, 1890. 787p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967 p.127] [STRASSBURGER, RALPH BEAVER. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Norristown [PA]: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 vols. Vols. 1 and 3 reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1983. Vol. 1. 1727-1775. P.167] [ESHLEMAN, H. FRANK. Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors. Lancaster, PA: n.p., 1917. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2006. P.260] [FAUST, ALBERT BERNHARDT, AND GAIUS MARCUS BRUMBAUGH. Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: The National Genealogical Society, 1925. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1976. ix, p.21] [Durst Thommen, a fellow passenger, described the voyage to friends at home in a letter written from Philadelphia on October 20, 1736: "As to the journey, we were detained for 5 weeks, have slept on the Rhine for 2 weeks and travelled from Rotterdam across the sea for 12 weeks and 4 days until Philadelphia, but only 8 weeks from land to land, and we did not have good wind save for 8 days, more contrary winds than side wind. And as we saw land a new pilot came to us and we thought all was well and won. All evening we got good wind from behind so that the ship moved vigorously. The new pilot, however made cast anchor because it was not far (from there) dangerous; in the morning when the anchor was lifted again and on had barely gone 30 feet the boat ran into a rock, and it crashed that one thought it would break in the middle. The anxious crying began, and one could see where there was faith or not. Then the captain had a warning shot fired and had a flag of distress hoisted, but we drove far out to the sea so that we saw no land anymore for days and even thought we would never see it again. As far as illness are concerned, the Mannheim skippers had two of the boats sidewise together; in the one besides ours 7 children died of small pox and a woman of spotted fever, and in our boat 19 people died until Rotterdam. Those people who have means and are interested in this land and need not go into debt, those I advise to stay where they are because the journey is onerous and very dangerous."] [Upon arrival to the Colonies, the male passengers swore their allegiance to the British government at the courthouse, "before the Honble. James Logan, Esqr." Hardship did not end with the arrival in Philadelphia. The colonies were under the restrictions of the Navigation Acts, designed to ensure that the English motherland received maximum benefit from her colonies. Under the terms of the Acts, only English goods could be imported into the colonies. The passengers on the Princess Augusta, being primarily Europeans seeking a new home, had naturally brought with them a number of personal and household items. These were seized by the authorities at Philadelphia, presumably on the pretext that the items were for resale. The passengers appealed in a petition drafted by passengers Nicholas Tainy, Benedict Youghly, Bastian Graffts, and George Graffts. Although the appeal was initially successful, the authorities took advantage of the death of the judge to ignore his order; and in spite of the subsequent petition, drafted by Thommen, the government sold the goods and retained the proceeds.] [Rupp, Daniel: Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants in Pennsylvania, second edition published in 1876 on page 103]
[1. Hance Pinkelie (Johannes Binkley) Sr. age forty one (born about 1695) (nine years older than Peter, the Moravian. We are sure that this is the Johannes Binkley who was married to Margaret and that he later died in Cumru, Berks Co., PA in 1770.)
2. Peter Pinkelie (Binkley) age thirty two (born about 1704, this is Peter, the Moravian, the only one known to have come from Guggisburg, Switzerland.) (He is four years younger than Peter listed below and eight or nine years younger than the above Johannes Binkley is. We now feel strongly that these first two, Hance "Johannes" Binkley and Peter Binkley the Moravian are brother.).
3. Peter Pinkelie (Binkley) age twenty eight (born about 1708) (thirteen years younger than the above Hance and four years younger than the above Peter, the Moravian and ten years older than Hance Jr.) Who is this Peter? Who were his parents? What became of him? He appears to be related to the other two mentioned above but how? The Assumption: Maybe the younger Peter died before or shortly after arriving in Philadelphia. That would explain why, so far, we haven't been able to find any records of him ever, anywhere.
4. Hance "Johannes" Pinkelie (Binkley) Jr. age eighteen (born about 1718) (twenty three years younger than the above Hance (Johannes) and fourteen years younger than Peter the Morvanian and ten years younger than the unknown Peter (#3)] [on the same ship mentioned above, the Princess Augusta, were three men with the last name of Meyer: George 63, Jacob 45 and George 27. Anna Maria Barbara Binkley married a Matthias Meyer when she was 17. (See her memoirs) And on another list: Jerg Maier, George (X) Meyer, Jacob Meyer and Hendrick (H) Meyer. There is more on Meyer on page 165 of the book PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS by Ralph Beaver Strassburger. (Strange that these Meyer men came with the four Binkley men on the same ship and that Anna Barbara Meyer married a Meyer.) [Of the families represented in the Ban de la Roche Registry included within this section, is Jacob’s next of kin found on the Princess Augusta Ship Manifest of 1736 -- his stepfather, Peter Brüllhard; uncles Didier Verly, Peter Binggeli and Jacob Müller; cousin, Christian Teppe; and, future in-laws, the Heckendorns. Were it not for the St Blaise vital records of Ban de la Roche, the ship manifest of the Princess Augusta that sailed in 1736 may have looked like a document about individuals and not an entire region from Alsace. However, placing the manifest alongside the Ban de la Roche records, one sees that such a journey was not individual but collective. The people on the ship were not strangers to one another but a community making an exodus out of harm’s way.
While many relatives of Jacob Christman are listed in the published records of the Princess Augustus Manifest of 1736, he is probably omitted because he was 16 years old and therefore represented by his head of house, Peter Brüllhard, as it was the order that all children 16 and under, along with the females no matter what age they were, to be represented by head of house and not reported by name. Thus Jacob is omitted from the list, but there is a Jacob Christman age 25. Efforts have been made to locate this person in the Ban de la Roche registries but no record has been found for him nor a 40-year-old Jean Christian (Christman). Current discovery suggests that perhaps the Jacob Christman and Jean Christian mentioned in the Augusta manifest may have originated from the neighboring Plaine community east of Fouday but closer to Barr where some Christmans migrated after 1700. Barr is in proximity to Württemberg where Christman researchers claim as place of origin, while others favor Rotterdam where Jacob of 1711 departed on the Princess Augusta.
The Ban families made their exodus along the Rhine which took them about three weeks until they reached the port of Rotterdam, Holland. Once settled, the elders went about securing a passenger ship that would first take them to Cowes, England where they would exchange their possessions even though they were handmade. With newly acquired English-made products, the families believed they would be spared of taxation in Pennsylvania as England decreed all foreign goods would be subject to an import tax.
With their belongings stowed among the cattle and freight merchandise, the passengers boarded the Augusta and patiently sailed for three long months through summer weather. The ship, while called Princess, was not a luxury liner. Some three hundred and thirty passengers along with fifty or so crew sailed across the Atlantic in the most dreadful of conditions.] [
Le Ban de la Roche: There were many witchcraft trials held in Le Ban de la Roche between the years 1620-1630. Ban de la Roche was an Amish centre. There was an Amish farm ("cense" in the local way of speaking) called Sommerhof in La Haute Goutte. In 1649, Ban de la Roche encountered a bloody rampage lead by Guerotheé the Younger, and so the administrative center for the area was moved to Waldersbach and Rothau. Between the years of 1607 to 1630, over one hundred people were accused of practicing witchcraft. Eighty individuals were found guilty and publicly executed by the hands of Meister Bernhardt who charged 10 florins per witch to be ignited. Those singled out were unmarried crippled men and widows who lived with their sons. But no one was safe, even families with children were subject to accusation, interrogation, torture, and death by fire. The worst accuser of all was Catherine Maréchal of Rothau who named her mother, brother and a young girl. Five more couples were accused, and perished in flames, leaving behind seventeen orphans. After the lunacy of the Ban witch killings, many families fled to the city of Barr. To restore order to the community, the French-speaking Lutheran Pastor of Waldersbach, Nicolas Marmet, set up a tribunal to prevent future acts of intolerance. Pastor Marmet developed the Protestant identity during times of crisis, and was responsible for vital records of his parishioners from 1612-1675. Because of his notes, three generations of family history exist. Additionally, prior to the great 1736 exodus, Pastor Marmet laid a foundation in his church of Waldersbach that would be succeeded by Jean Oberlin, the Lutheran pastor who established the first kindergartens, orphanages and pharmacies. Pastor Oberlin resided in Waldersbach from 1767 until his death in 1826. The smaller populated village of Solbach became Solbachois. Prior to their return, the population of the Ban had dwindled down to 250 residents for the entire region. Yet the War of Holland, ravaged Alsace and burned down the village of Belmont in 1675. Therefore families fled once again.Wahlern village in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland included the Binggeli. They had been neighbors in Guggisberg, Switzerland and continued their relationships into Pennsylvania and Salem, North Carolina.]

23 Oct 1736 (may be son of Peter BINCKELE) son Jacob BINCKELE born in Lancaster, PA

bet 1736-1739 Link to the Memoir of Peter Binkley born 1704, the Moravian, who also came with Johannes Binkley Sr. and his son Johannes Binkley Jr. It tells that Peter born 1704 and his nephew, Johannes Binkley Jr. stayed in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County Pennsylvania for two years before leaving for Codorus Twp., York County, Pennsylvania. Memoir states that his father died in his 90th year, and that in his thirteenth year his mother moved to Alsace, and in the following year his brother came for him, and he lived with his brother for three years herding cattle. Then he served another farmer for two years. This man advised him to learn the trade of shoemaker. He had been in that work only fourteen days when he engaged himself to an innkeeper as a driver. The large size of the farm and the many opportunities for doing evil led him to be concerned about the salvation of his soul. In order to get away from that place, he married Anna Maria Wehrli and remained in the neighborhood, that is the Steinthal District, for twelve years, supporting his family by cutting wood in the forest and burning charcoal.

29 Apr 1737 Father Felix LANDIS will dated; probated 29 Dec 1739; lists wife Rosanna (Rosina); and 4 children; Anna married John Binkler (pioneer) says Felix obtained a patent on his 400 ac land adjoining Benj. Landis in 1718 and built a mill at Mill Creek Run, which was sold to Isaac Groff in 1882 and rebuilt of brick. John Binchle obtained part of this tract and his grandson Felix erected a mill at Fertility in 1767. [Lancaster Mennonite Records say Felix sold land to John Pinkly (Binkly) on Oct 14, 1737. Deeds A-13 (doc)

21 Apr 1738 (may be son of Peter BINCKELE) son Christian BINCKLELE born at Lancaster, PA; died 1805 (21 Jun 1832 at Perry, OH?); married Elizabeth REID (1738-1814) [Lancaster Mennonite Records confirms (doc)] [FindAGrave: Capt. Christian Binckley's grave marker at Binckley's Ridge Cemetery says, "In Memory Of Christian Binckley died June 21 1832 Age 94 Years 2 Months". From the Ohio Eagle Newspaper, of Lancaster, Ohio, Sat., July 21, 1832, Died in Perry Co., the 21st of June last Mr. Christian Binkley in the 95th year of his age. The deceased was an early resident of this state. He was the parent of 10 children, four of whom are now living. The number of his descendants at the time of his death accounted to 319. 4 children; 66 grandchildren; 234 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren".
That may not be the factual truth and Elizabeth may have been his only wife and the Mother of his children. (2016 UPDATE > Researchers are now again in the belief that Christian did indeed have a first wife that died before he came to Ohio. And the second wife, Elizabeth, was widowed. That still leaves us wondering about surnames vs married names, and still more research to do.
There were two sons of Christian Binckley that have been confused. Johann Jacob and Johannis were two different men. Johan Jacob died about 1810 and is buried near his wife Elizabeth (Wingard) Baker, the extremely old marker is broken and may still show only the surname of Binkley. Elizabeth's second husband is also buried near her. The old grave marker for Johannis only reads that, JOHANNIS. The records are in the Fairfield County, Ohio courthouse that back up the death date of Johan Jacob Binckley.
Fairfield County, Ohio courthouse, Jacob's estate administration. The only date mentioned in the document is 19th October 1810 so he passed before that date. Elizabeth Binckley and Adam Binckley were named in the document as authorized to administer the personal estate of Jacob Binckley. Then there's a page and 1/2 of listed items, sometimes two items per line with value, witnessed by Peter Wittmer, Peter Humberger, and William Bugh.
Decades ago Binkley researchers received copies of (now deceased) Stan Bourdo's research and his collected research from many others. After many years, additional records and new researchers have located new information. Some research findings have either been modified or completely changed due to these new-found documents. As family historians, don't we want the correct information to pay on to our descendants?
NOTE: Many think or BELIEVE Hans Michael Binckley was the father of this Christain Binckley but he was NOT. Many researchers have spent their time and actually found Hans Michael Binckley and HIS parents. If you are one of those, please "copy and paste", the URL below to locate information about Hans Michael Binkley & his wife Maria Julian KLIEN, their children as well as siblings of Hans Michael Binkley there.

1739 The first government record for Johannes Sr. in the Colonies was when he was Naturalized. The following is from the LDS film # 0,844,575. The first item on the roll: SWISS GERMANS IN LANCASTER, PA, page 268. "In 1739, Naturalized, Johannes Binkley (and others)." Cocalico, Berks, PA; Page 266. In 1738 there was a Request to Court for Naturalization: Johannes Binkley (and others). In Rupp's History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on pages 270 & 271 says that "Johannes Pinkley was Naturalized during the year 1738."

nd (may be son of Peter BINCKELE) dau Ann BINCKLELE born; married Richard Johnson [Lancaster Mennonite Records confirms (doc)]

1742 Johannes Binackel listed in Philadelphia Twp, Philadelphia Co Early Census Index

19 Jul 1743
Johannes Binggeli listed at baptism at Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA ((At this time Johannes Binkley Sr.'s son, Johannes Binkley Jr., had his daughter Susanna baptized and the sponsor at the baptism of her niece was also named, Susanna, at St. John's Reformed Church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County PA on 19 July 1743. (How can this be; Berks County was part of Lancaster County at that time. Maybe what they are saying is that it was in that part of Lancaster County that later became Berks County) and The Binkley family is found in Lower Heidelberg township, Berks Co., PA on July 19, 1743 (this was really in Lancaster Co., because Berks hadn't been formed at that time). Johannes was in the Berks County Tax List for 1752, which was the year that Berks County became a county with land taken from Lancaster. In 1754 he paid taxes in Cumru Township, Berks County, PA, of 16 pounds, 4 shillings, 6 pence. (He is the only Binkley listed. Johannes Binkley Jr. would have been about 36 years old and most likely had married and moved to North Cordorus Twp., York County, PA.). In 1756 "Rupp's History of Berks & Lebanon Counties" written in 1844, pg. 139, is the "Tax List of Cumru Twp., Berks County, PA" which shows John Binckley and Christian Brinckle. (This is Johannes Binkley born 1695 and his second oldest son, Christian).

1743 From the book
History Of The Muddy Creek Reformed Congregation, East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Rev. Martin W. Schweitzer, Ph.D., PASTOR, that was written in 1932 by Professor William J. Hinke, Ph.D., DD, on page six and seven, "It made such a deep impression that he at once received a call, signed by sixty-two men, which was duly entered into the church record, secured by Leschy for the congregation. The call is dated May 19, 1743. The signatures, which give us the first list of members at Muddy Creek, are well worth giving in full:" Here followed a long list of men from Muddy Creek Reformed congregation, one of those mentioned is Hannes Binckely (but which Hannes, Sr. or Jr.)

1744 There is a Peter Frey mention on page seven of the book mentioned below: History of Muddy Creek, etc., "It was during the ministry of Lischy that on June 8, 1744, a warrant for nine acres and 60 perches was taken out of Henry Haller for the Reformed, and Peter Frey for the Lutherans, etc."

1745 son Henrich BINCKELE born at Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 15 Nov 1776 at Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; married Veronica Fanny Hershey HERR [Lancaster Mennonite Records confirms (doc)]

Sept 1748 Brother Peter’s wife Ana Maria Salome WERLE died at Codorus, York, PA (Warwick (Lititz)

3 Feb 1749 Brother Peter BINCKELE and Anna Maria Margaretha GEIGER married at North Carolina (one source says York, PA) (one source says By 1772 he had married for the second time and moved his family to Wachovia, three miles from Bethania.]

1750 Brother Peter BINCKELE
joined the Moravians in 1750.

10 Feb 1751 Johannes Binggeli listed at the baptism for his son at Jacob Lischy’s Private Pastoral Records.

1752 In the book,
1752 list of taxable, Berks County, Pennsylvania, by Richard T. and Mildred C. Williams, shows only John Pinclay living in Cumru Township, Berks County and non-of the other sons. This might be because all of his sons were living in their father's house.

1754 John Pinclay paid taxes in Cumru Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania of 16 pounds, 4 shillings, 6 pence. (He is the only Binkley listed. Johannes Binkley Jr. would have been about 36 years old and most likely had married and moved to North Cordorus Twp., York County, PA.)

1756 Rupp's
History of Berks & Lebanon Counties written in 1844 and on page 139, "Tax list of Cumru Twp., Berks County shows John Binckley and Christian Brinckle. (This is Johannes Binkley born in 1695 and his second oldest son, Christian.) Also listed were Benjamin Horning, Christian Bowman, Jacob Worst, Jacob Ruth, Michael Ruth, William Lerch and Nicholas Lerch. Christian is Capt. Christian because at the time Capt. Christian shows up in Washington County, MD the Christian in Berks ceases to be there.

1756 In the book Record of Arrivals and other data, page 2 of section 4, 5, and 6 that was found by Daniel Franklin Binkley's research. "#6, Johannes Binackle may be the same as Lieut. Col. John Brinckl, Capt. John Brinckle mentioned in 1756 list of Officers, Page 1 of miscellanea notes." (Because of the time frame it would surely appear that this John is Johannes Binkley Jr. born in 1718.) Religion- It appears the Johannes Binkley that is married to Barbara Landis was a Mennonite and Hans Michael Binkley was a Lutheren/German Reformed and Johannes Binkley that is married to Margaret and lived in Cumru belonged to the German Reformed Church. Peter Binkley that ended up in the Moravian Religion might have been either a Lutheran or German Reformed church first before turning Moravian.

24 Dec 1758 son Johannes BINCKELE born at Lancaster, PA; died 2 Sep 1797 at Lampeter, Lancaster, PA; married Susanna HERR on 13 Sep 1762 at Lancaster, PA

nd Johannes Binggeli listed as moving from Codorus, York, PA to Mechanics Twp, Frederick Co, MD where he set up his son Johann Christian BINGGELI in the weaving and dyeing business. Later they moved to Funkstown, Hagerstown, MD near Antietam River where one sources they lived out their lives. [
PA German Pioneers [1966] Vol. I, p. 163: 4] [Genealogies of PA Families GPC, 1983), p. 840]

1767 In the book
1767 Berks County, Pennsylvania Archives, compiled by Katharine F. Dix in 1989. Shows the following census. Notice the Johannes Sr. is not there but was still alive as he was found him in the 1770 will. He could be living with one of his children. Listed was .. Christian Binckley, farmer on page 29, living in Cumru Township, Berks County. Henry Binckley, on page 29, living in Cumru Township, Berks County.

1770 In the book
Index of Berks County, Pennsylvania; wills and administration records, 1752-1850, compiled by Richard T. and Mildred C. Williams in 1973, shows the following. 1770 BANKLE, Johannes, Christian Bankle, c.t.a. Administrator in book 3, page 412.

1770 Johannes Binggeli died at Berks, Pennsylvania (born 1695); buried at Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery (one source says 1757 at Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) [FindAGrave says 1757 and buried at Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery and that his wife was Barbara and son was Henrich] [2nd FindaAGrave says 1770 at Berks, PA; and his son was Christian Binckley] [Johannes, Sr. named Christian Binkley as the administrator of his estate when he died abt 1770. Then in the 1790 census as near as anyone can tell, Christian appears along with his brother Johannes, Jr. in Washington Co., MD. And the families of both of these brothers did mostly go to Ohio. Seems the circumstantial evidence strongly supports that Capt. Christian is the son of Johannes, Sr. I have seen NO documentation that Hans Michael even had a son named Christian. At least we know Johannes, Sr. DID have a son named Christian.
BANCKLE, JOHANNES, Cumry.
September 19, 1770 - October 11, 1770.
Provides for wife Margaret, with son Christian who has now the possession of my plantation.
Eldest son Johannes to have 5 shillings and remainder after the mothers death shall be divided in equal shares.
Letters to son Christian.
Wit: Frantz KRUCH, Conrad HAT, Henrich HETZEL.
Translation.
1770 - Berks Register of Wills has the Will which is below:
Johannes Binckle's Administration Bond
Christian Binckle Adm. ___ ___ ___ et al............
Date 11 October: 1770
Known all Men by these Presents that We Christian Binckle of the Township of Cumru in the County of Berks in the Province of Pennsylvania Yeoman, of the Sons of Johannes Binckle late of the Same Township Cooper deceased, and Conrad Hort and Frantz Krück both of the same Township Yeomen ............
are held and firmly bound unto Benjamin Chew Register General for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Administration in and for Province of Pennsylvania in the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds lawful Money of the said Province to be paid to the said Benjamin Chew Register General his certain Attorney Executors Administrators or Assigns to which payment well and truly to be made We do bind ourselves Heirs Executors Administrators and every of them jointly and severely for and in the whole firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the Eleventh Day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and Seventy.
Whereas the above named Johannes Binckle did on the nineteenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and Seventy rightly and duly make Last Will and Testament in Writing under his Hand and Seal and did Publish the same before Witnesses whose names are thereto subscribed, but did not nominate Executor or Executrix thereof, and the said Testator is Since deceased (as is alleged) Which Will and Testament ( or Codicil) of the said Johannes Binckle was this Day duly proved in the Register Generals Office in the County of Berks aforesaid .......
And Whereas Administration with the Will announced to the said Christian Binckle, in whose Favour Margaret Binckle the Widow of the said Johannes Binckle hath renounced the Right of Administration under the Hand and Seal.
Non the Condition of this obligation is such That if the said Christian Binckle Administrator with the Will annexed of all and singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits which were of above named Johannes Binckle deceased at the Time of his Death deceased do make or cause to be made a true and Perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Rights and Credits which were of the said Deceased within the said Province which have or shall come to the Hands Possession or Knowledge of the said Christian Binckle or into the Hands Possession or Knowledge of any other Person or Persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Register General's Office at Reading in the County of Berks at or before the Tenth Day of November next And the same Goods Chattels Rights and Credits which were of the said Deceased at the Time of his Death or whe which at any Time heretofore have come or hereafter shall come to the Hands Possession or Knowledge of the said Christian Binckle or of any other Person or Persons for him do well and truly administration according to Law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just Account Calculation or Reckoning of the said Administration at or before the Eleventh Day of October in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Seventy one. And all the rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattels Rights and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrator's Accompt the same being first examined and allowed of by the Orphans Court of the County of Berks Shall deliver and pay to such Person or Persons as the said Court by its Decree or Sentence Shall limit or appoint And if it shall hereafter appear that any other Last Will and Testament of a latter Date then the Will herein before recited was made by the said Deceased and he Executor and Executors therein named do exhibit the same into the said Officer making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly of the said Christian Binckle being thereunto required do render and deliver up the said Letters of administration with the Will annexed Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Office, then this Obligation to be void and of none Effect or else to be and remain in full Force and Virtue
Sealed & Delivered
In the Presence of us
Signature of William ______ Signature of Conrad Hort
Signature of Joshua Williams Signature of Frantz Krück
Johannes Bänckle
Frantz Krück
Conrad Hort
Henrich Hetzel

19 Sep 1770 Cumru Township County of Berks the nineteenth Day of September 1770.
In the Name of the Three in One God I Johannes Bänckle dwelling in the above mentioned Township and County Province of Pennsylvania make known my last Will by this Writing, with Heart and Mouth, that this my Last Will and Testament is valid and irrevocable after my Death. So it is now my Will that my loving Wife shall be provided for after my Death that she shall have no want of the necessaries of Life, from my Plantation, Thus my Son Christian Bänckle who has now the Possession of my Plantation shall give my Wife every Year in Grain ten Bushels of wheat and six Bushels of Rye so long as she lives, further my Wife shall have and receive ___ third Part of my Estate that I Johannes Bänckle leave behind this my ____ shall ____________ as long as she lives and what she shall leave behind and remains after her Death shall all be divided between my and our Children and Heirs justly in equal Parts, save that my eldest Son Johannes Bänckle shall have Five Shillings per Advance the Rest that shall remain in after the Mother's Death shall all be divided in equal Shares. Further will be mentioned and ratified that if my Wife Margaret Bänckle after my Death can live in peace with my Son Christian Bänckle and eat and drink with him at his table to her satisfaction, then he Christian Bänckle shall keep the said Grain for himself. But if there shall be a Change that they cannot live in Peace together and my Wife should or would go from him, then my Son Christian Bänckle shall give her the said Grain Yearly so long as she lives.
Further, will be mentioned and it is my Last Will that my Son Christian Bänckle shall have and enjoy for himself the Piece of Meadow, the piece f Orchard with the apples that I and my Wife had for our Reservation, shall have and enjoy for himself so long as my Wife can live in peace with him, and he provides _____ Meat and Drink for her as long as she lives, after her Death it descends to him that this now my last Will and testament wrote in good understanding and indefeasible but valid after my Death this I Johannes Bänckle Witness with my own Hand and Seal by Evidences
Johannes Bänckle
Frantz Krück
Conrad Hort
Henrich Hetzel

13 Oct 1770 Register General's Office, Berks County, Pennsylvania; Thirteenth Day of October in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy: Then personally appeared Frantz Krück and Conrad Hort both of the Township of Cumru in the County of Berks in the Province afsd. Yeomen and on their Solemn Oath on the Holy Evangelists did severally and respectively depose and say, that they were present together (Henrich Hetzel being also present) and saw and heard Johannes Bänckle, the Testator in the aforegoing Writing named sign (with his Mark) seal pronounce publish and declare the same aforegoing Writing as and for his Last Will and Testament; and that the said Johannes Bänckle at the Time of his so doing was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and as they verily believe; and further that the Names of them the Deponents to the Will aforesd. written are of their proper Hand-writing by them respectively subscribed as witnesses thereto (Henrich Hentzel the other witness at the same Time subscribing thereto as a witness) in the presence of each other and in the Presence at the Request of the said testator.
Coram me
Signature of James Read D. Reg.
_______tion of ________ as
the Will of Johannes Bänckle
1770
Administration ( some other wording appears to be latin) to _______
Bänckle. vide vol.III
n. 412. Adminstration.
Vide Original infra.

1771 Inventory & Appraisement Surlot Johannes Rincidy, deceased May 13
A true and perfect Inventory and conscionable Appraisement of all and singular the goods and Chattels Rights and Credits which were of Johannes Binckle late of the Township of Currru in the County of Berks in the Province of Pennsylvania deceased.
[There is a list of the inventory and the values of each item that follows]
1771 Administration Accot. sur lot Johannes Binckle deceased
The Accompt of Christian Banckle Administrator (with the Codicil annexed) of all and singular the Goods and Chattels Rights and Credits which were of Johannes Banckle late of the Township of Cumru in the County of Berks Cooper deceased.
The said Accomptant charges himself with all and singular the goods and Chattels Rights and Credits which were of the said Deceased according to an Inventory and Appraisement thereof exhibited into the register General's Office at Reading amounting (after a Deduction of three Pounds an over Charge against Peter Negle) to He further charges himself with the Sum in which the amount of Sales of the said Goods of (sold at vendue) exceeds the Appraisement.
The said Accomptant craves Allowance for his several payments and Disbursements made out of the said Estate as follows, to wit, as Receipts.
There is a list of dates, names, and amounts that follows.
166.13.9 (pounds 28.13.2 193.6 11 193.6 11 Reading 13th May 1771 Errors Accepted [Someone's signature]

11 Jul 1782 Bethania. Brother Binckele came to have his Memoir written, which was done on the 12th by Sr. Cramer.

7 Aug 1790 Old Brother Binckely came to say good bye, as next week he is going with his son Christian to the Springs to take the cure.