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Descendants of Hans Jacob Bechtel

Generation No. 1

1. HANS JACOB1 BECHTEL was born March 06, 1749/50 in Germany, and died 1815 in Plain Twp Stark County Ohio. He married CATHERINA LETCH March 16, 1773. She was born April 15, 1755, and died March 19, 1842 in Canton Twp Stark Couty Ohio.

Notes for H
This is the Bible Record of the family, entered as translated from German.

Jauy 2. 1897 Family Record original in German & now in English
in possession of Moses. A Bachtel. (father cozin) in Canton Ohio
John Jacob Bachtel born March 6th 1750
Catharine Letch his wife was born April 15th 1755 and
were married March 16th 1773.
Lived also in Conamaughville
Johnstown Penna
John Jacob was born Feby 10th 1774 - Eldest John      
George Bachtel was born October 14th 1775
Magdalene Bachtel was born Dec. 3d 1777
jno Jacob Bachtel was born Oct. 9th 1779
jno Martin Bachtel was born Oct. 26th 1783
Anna Barbara Bachtel was born Nov. 5th 1786
Frederick Bachtel was born March 21st 1789
Daniel Bachtel was born August 28th 1793
Thomas Bachtel was born Feby 17 1796
David Bachtel was born June 13th 1798

Pioneers of Md. Penna and Ohio
Psalms LXXIV-5.
"A man was famous according
as he had lifted up axes upon the
thick trees."
Hy. A. Bachtel

Jan. 8th, 1899.
Hagerstown, Md.
#118 prospect St.
This Bible Record was from the Bible of Moses Bachtel and was copied by Henry A. Bachtell.
"Hans Jacob is buried in an old cemetery now a city park at 10th & South Sts., West of McKinley Avenue on the West side near a White Oak Tree". - from SAR application of H. Sheridan Baketel, Jr. This is, of course in Canton Stark County Ohio. Copy of this record on file.
There are many census records on file for Hans Jacob and his family ... because of the various spellings, locations in both Ohio and Pennsylvania and the present various geographical unknowns
we are not trying to apply these to individuals but do use them for referral for proving known facts.
HALBERT'S, 3687 Ira Road, Bath, Ohio, 44210, has a Coat of Arms for the name 'Bachtell'. It was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives. Documentation for the Bachtell Coat of Arms design can be found in 'Rietstap Armorial General'. Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms. In their language, the 'Arms' (shield) is as follows:
"D'azur a une riviere en barre d'arg., acc. de deux etoiles du meme."
When translated the Arms description is:
"Blue with a silver river in right diagonal position accompanied by 2 silver stars."
Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is described as:
"Un jeune homme iss., hab. d'azur, rebr. d'arg., au rabat du meme, coiffe d'un bonnet d'azur retr. d'arg., supp .de sa main dextre etendue une etoile d'arg.; le tout entre un vol d'azur."
"A young man issuing clothed in blue cuffed silver with a silver clerical collar, coifed in a blue bonnet turned up silver, supporting in his right extended hand, a silver star, all between a pair of blue wings."
Family Mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times. A motto was not recorded with the Bachtell Coat of Arms. Note:-Halberts has been called undependable from the lady who owns a Coat of Arms shop in Jacksonville Florida. Coat of Arms on file purchased from Jacksonville and picture in My Documents.

The farm purchased by his son John in Pike Twp Stark County Ohio was owned by Mahlon Slutz in the 1980s-90s and is near the Melscheimer Church. It was Range 8, Township 9 Section 10, Part of Section: Northwest Quarter, 167.65 acres. Date of Entry: October 25, 1811. Land Office where sold: Canton. Located now (October 20, 1986) in Stark County Pike Township Ohio River Survey, page 73. When sold there were only 142 acres and we believe the Melscheimer Church land was taken from the farm. An imperfect record indicates that it was intended to issue a patent to Jacob Baghtel for said tract on June 19, 1813, but it cannot be determined whether one did actually issue. The land was probably rceived from the United States, but was never recorded. It was on the road from Canton to Sandyville Stark County Ohio. Melscheimer Cemetery is located on West side of Ridge Road South, 1.6 miles north of Battlesburg Road in Pike Twp Stark County Ohio. It is bordered by Ridge Road on the East and Melschmer Street on the North. (From Cemetery Inscriptions of Stark County, Ohio volume 11)

There is no signature by the President of the United States or of the Commissioner of the General Land Office. This was the Beghtel homestead from the period of 1813 through 1847 when Frederick, son of Hans Jacob died and some of his heirs sold and went to Indiana. This is recorded in Volume 18 pg 40 Steubenville Land Office Records. Copy on file.
On February 25, 1984, Fred Beghtel of Andrews Wabash County Indiana and Fort Myers Beach Florida wrote:
The idea of the three brother mercenaries who King Frederick had sold to the British to fight against the colonists - captured at Valley Forge - two starved to death - one, a good blacksmith was well fed to shoe the officers horses. After the war he was pardoned and received some land in the interior. Well, a great story - something passed along by word from one to another, maybe.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There are maps and information on file concerning the Conemaugh Valley Bedford County and other significant Pennsylvania places that are a part of the migration of the family. These are filed with information concerning Hans Jacob Bechtel.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hans Jacob died in 1815 at Sandyville Stark County Ohio and his will is dated Dec 20 1813. He was buried in McKinley Park in Canton Stark County Ohio between 10th and S Sts W of McKinley Ave. In the 1990s the grave cannot be located and it seems there is a building at that spot. There is a stone for he and Catherine at the Cavetown Lutheran Church in Hagerstown Maryland, reportedly put there by Moses Bachtel. (Pictures on file.) There is no reason to believe they are buried there, however.
1810 Census Bedford County Dublin and Air Twps
Jacob Bechtel 0ll00 11110
Hans Jacob and Catherine Letch Bechtel should have been the following according to our records:
Jacob Bechtel 02001 01111
It appears they listed themselves as not over 45 whle they were actually 55 and 60 if this is them.

There is also Jacob Pachtle and Samuel Pachtle but I believe they are a different line.

'Stark County, Ohio - Will Abstracts 1811-1822' from 'Gateway to the West', Vol. II, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989, by Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, lists:
Beachtle, Jacob of Canton township - dated 12-20-1813. Wife, Catharine. Sons:-David, John, George, Jacob, Martin, Frederick, Daniel and Thomas Baechtle; David was not of age. Daughters:- Magdalena Flora, Barbara Brothers and Mary Beachtle. Executor:-Son, John Beachtle, Signed:-Jacob (His mark) Beachtle. Witnesses:-David Silver, John Richards and Leonard Mowan. (Will Record A pg 4)

The will:
In the Name of God Amen I Jacob Beachtle of Canton Township Stark County and State of Ohio being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this Mortal life Blessed be the Almighty God do make and publish this as my last will and testament in the manner and form following 1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catharine Beachtle the third of all my personal estate of Lands Goods chattles or whatsoever and she is to dwell in the mansion house and none of my Personal Estate to be sold or removed but kept under the same manner as if I were living until my son David Beachtle is twenty one years old and then the said my Personal Property Lands goods Chattles or whatsoever to be sold at Publick Sale except one bed and bedding Spinning Wheel and cow and the sum Dividing therefrom to be given in the manner following 1st to my wife Catharine Beachtle one bed and bedding one Spinning Wheel one Cow which is to be given her besides the third of the Money arising from my said personal estate to have as long as she abideth a widow and there remainder of the said sum arising is to be given to my children as follows 2nd My Son John Beachtle my Son George Beachtle and Daughter Magdalena flora my Son Jacob Beachtle my Son Martin Beachtle my Daughter Barbara Brothers my Son Frederick Beachtle my Daughter Mary Beachtle my Son Daniel Beachtle my Son Thomas Beachtle my Son David Beachtle each and every of my said children is to have an equal part of the said sum remaining from my Personal Estate and I also give and bequeath unto my Sons Daniel Beachtle Thomas Beachtle and David Beachtle the sum of twenty Dollars Each of them more than the rest of my children and Lastly I appoint my Son John Beachtle my Sole Executor of my last will and testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made in Witness Whereof I have set my hand and seal the twentyeth day of December in the year of our Lord 1813 I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Beachtle one bed and bedding one cow and Spining Wheel to be given her besides her eaqual part of my Personal Estate of the aforesaid.
Signed Sealed Published and Declared
by the above named Jacob Beachtle to be
his will and testament in the Presence of
us who have hereunto subscribed our names Signed j.b. SEAL
as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator.

Note:- These 3 items given to Catherina is a very German tradition.

More About H
Burial: 1815, McKinley Park Canton Stark Co OH.
Fact 1: Bef. 1813, Lived in Washington/Frederick Co MD/PA.
Fact 2: FTM CD #26 Tree #160
Fact 3: Cem.stone Cavetown Lutheran Church/MD.
Fact 4: October 25, 1811, Bought 167.65acreNW1/4Sec10Twp9Rge8. try for above land in Pike Twp Stark Co.
Fact 5: June 19, 1813, Entry for above land in Pike Twp. Stark Co.
Fact 6: Land 1/2 mile south of north line of Twp.
Fact 7: When sold listed as 142.84 acres.
Fact 8: Melscheimer Cem taken from his land.

Notes for C
Information about the family of Hans Jacob and Catherina Letch Bechtel may be found in the following places:

"Old Landmarks of Canton and Stark County Ohio" p 606, by Danner
"Stark County Ohio Cemetery Inscriptions"
"Bechtel Family Encyclopedia" by Barbara Dalby
"Gateway to the West" series by Mary Ellen Bowman
Stark County Death Records SCOL microfilm VI p 88 1867-1908
Stark County Marriage Records SCOL microfilm VA p 270
"History of Stark County, 1881", by Perrin.
Histories and Bible Records of Various Family Branches on file.
Records of Apple's Church, Frederick County Maryland (in German)LDS Film #0020365
Apfel's Church is over South Mountain from the area of Cavetown, Chewsville, Maryland
"Revolutionary Records of Maryland" p 21-23, by Brumbaugh & Hodges
Personal Primary records and pictures
Various maps and very old Pennsylvania County Histories from old book without author
or publisher frontispiece in Defiance (Ohio) Carnegie Library

Fulton County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society, Inc. Records Vol 7, 1985, p 10 . Copy on file.
U.S. Direct Tax of 1798 for Fulton County PA:
Occupant/Owner ... Jacob Bechtel ... 1 story log ... 22x20 ... 7 windows... 42 panes
Spring House ... 18x18 Township- Air Value ... $150
Occupant/Owner ... Jacob Bechtel ... Outbuildings ... Stone Barn 80x32 ... Neighbor ...
Benjamin Stevens ... Township- Air
This could put Hans Jacob and Eldest John Jacob in Bedford County Pennsylvania in
1798 ... Fulton County was created from Bedford County in 1850.

Fulton County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society, Inc. Records Vol 7, 1985, p 19. Copy on file.
1811 Tax List: (____)=Total assessed value of all items listed given in dollars.
Baghtel, Jacob: 100 acres (location): 3 horses ;3 cows (299)
Baghtel, John: Blacksmith; 50 acres (location: 1 horse; 1 cow (183)

Fulton County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society, Inc. Records Vol 12, 1990, p 27. Copy on file.
1808 Triennial Tax Assessment - Bedford County Pennsylvania
Greenfield Township Bedford County (Pennsylvania) 1808
Bechtol, Jacob - 100 Improvements; Horse, 2 cattle; Farmer; $241; Tax $1.21
Bechtol, John - 40 Improvements; Horse, 2 cattle; Blacksmith; #131. Tax $.81

Fulton County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society, Inc. Records Vol 12, 1990, p 92. Copy on file.
Wareham, Jacob - 250 Improvements; Cow; Farmer: $6; Tax $2.54

Fulton County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society, Inc. Records Vol 12, 1990, p 92. Copy on file.
Wareham, Jacob - 250 Improvements; Cow; Farmer; $6; Tax $2.54
Bechtol, John - 40 Improvements; Horse, 2 cattle; Blacksmith; $131; Tax $.81

More About C
Fact 1: Cont. living in same house after Jacob died.
Fact 2: Buried Zion Church Plain Twp Stark Co.
Fact 3: Son Daniel lived in same yard until 1836.
Children of H
2. i.   JOHN JACOB2 BAGHTEL, b. February 10, 1774, Cavetown Frederick/Washington Co MD; d. Abt. September 1841, Stark County Ohio.
3. ii.   GEORGE BACHTEL, b. October 14, 1775, Cavetown Frederick/Washington County Maryland; d. Aft. 1820, Pike Twp Stark County Ohio.
4. iii.   MAGDALENA BECHTEL, b. December 03, 1777, Conemaughville Huntingdon County Pennsylvania; d. September 24, 1837, Pike Twp Stark County Ohio.
5. iv.   JACOB JOHN BACHTELL, b. October 09, 1779, Conemaugh(ville) Huntingdon County Pennsylvania; d. March 31, 1860, Washington County Maryland.
6. v.   MARTIN JOHN BACHTEL, b. October 26, 1783, Cavetown Frederick/Washington County Maryland; d. October 30, 1849, Smithsburg Frederick County Maryland.
  vi.   BARBARA ANNA BECHTEL, b. November 05, 1786, Cavetown Washington County Maryland; d. July 30, 1867, Sparta Stark County Ohio; m. (1) MATHIAS SMITH; m. (2) JOHN BROTHERS, Bef. 1813, Pennsylvania; d. 1848, Sparta Stark County Ohio.
Burial: Abt. July 30, 1867, Buried in East Sparta Cemetery Stark Co Ohio
Fact 1: Huntingdon County Pennsylvania
Fact 2: November 05, 1786, May have been born in Conemaugh(ville)
Fact 3: Neighbors of parents in Pike Twp Stark Co OH
Fact 4: December 1813, Named in will of her father

Fact 1: There is no proof of this second marriage.

7. vii.   FREDERICK BECHTEL, b. March 21, 1789, Cavetown Frederick/Wash CO Maryland; d. February 26, 1840, Pike Twp Stark County Ohio.
8. viii.   MARY ANNA BACHTEL, b. November 05, 1791, Cavetown Frederick/Washington County Maryland; d. August 09, 1872, Pike Twp Stark County Ohio.
9. ix.   DANIEL BACHTEL, b. August 28, 1793, Cavetown Frederick/Washington County Maryland; d. April 01, 1860, Roanoke Huntington County Indiana.
  x.   THOMAS BECHTEL, b. February 17, 1796, Conemaugh(ville) Huntingdon County PA.; m. MARY BANKER.
Fact 1: February 12, 1796, May have been born in Cavetown Maryland.
Fact 2: 1813, Accompanied parents to Pike Twp Stark Co OH.
Fact 3: 1826, Divorce papers filed in Stark County Ohio.
Fact 4: March 14, 1843, He left; no further record of him.

10. xi.   DAVID BACHTEL, b. June 13, 1798, Cavetown Frederick/Washington County Maryland; d. September 22, 1838, Pike Twp Stark County Ohio.

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