Hans Ulrich Schwingle

Male 1732 - 1809  (76 years)


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  • Name Hans Ulrich Schwingle 
    Born 15 May 1732  Hulben, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1809  South Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried South Canaan Bible Protestant Cemetery, South Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Hans Ulrich Swingle was another German, who had settled in the western part of the township a year previous to [Hans] Curtis' arrival. Mr. Swingle married Polly, a daughter [sic, sister] of John Shaffer and had six sons and four daughters. The first settler in what is now South Canaan was Hans Ulrich Swingle, who emigrated from Germany prior to the Revolutionary War and settled in Orange County, N.Y. The name was pronounced "Zwingle" but was Americanized in the days of Hans Ulrich Swingle was pronounced and spelled Swingle. Hans Ulrich Swingle was drafted into the Colonial army, but did not serve as he was not a naturalized citizen. In 1783 he came to Wayne County, Pa., and in what is now South Canaan bouth four hundred acres of land in the midst of an unbroken wilderness. Not a tree had been cut, neither were there any roads to or from his posssessions. He at once erected a long house and began the work of improvement which he continued until his death which occurrred March 28, 1809. His wife, Mary Shaffer, bore him children... According to an item in The Wayne Independent in 1878, ... Hans Ulrich Swingle worked for two and half years in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to pay for the balance of his passage to America (Shaffer). It is probable that the first school regularly maintained in the township was that started by Jonathan Nickerson in a portion of Hans Ulrich Swingle's house in 1812... The Nickerson school was kept up for several months and had an attendance of about twenty pupils (Alfred Mathews, History of Wayne, Pike, and Monroe Counties, Penn. [1886]). The first religious meetings in the township were held at the house of Hans Swingle who was a Lutheran and conducted the services himself. Afterwards meetings were held at John Swingle's and others of the neighborhood. ... The Swingle family were all religiously inclined and prayer meetings were quite regularly kept up, until the first church, a German Reformed congregation was formed. The first members of the church were Joseph, Daniel, Mary and John Swingle and a few others. Afterwards, as it grew in strength its denominational preferences changed and it was finally merged into the Methodist Protestant Church..
    Person ID I351  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2016 

    Father Johann Ulrich Schwinkel,   b. 27 Oct 1706, Hulben, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1775, Long Swamp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Anna Barbara Schell,   b. 07 Sep 1709, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1780, Hulben, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1730  Hulben, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Shaffer,   b. 1736, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1811, South Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1759  Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Swingle
     2. Christina Schwingle
    +3. John Swingle,   b. 1763, Montgomery, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1831, South Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Elizabeth Swingle
     5. Jeramiah Swingle
     6. Jacob Swingle
     7. Henry Swingle
     8. Mary Swingle
     9. Conrad Swingle
     10. Frederick Swingle
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F4099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1732 - Hulben, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1759 - Orange Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1809 - South Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Canaan Bible Protestant Cemetery, South Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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