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Ancestors of Kay Frances Law


      46. Daniel Blocher, born 23 June 1819 in Manheim Twp, York, PA, USA; died 7 July 1906 in Surrey, Ward, ND, USA - bur Surrey Old German Baptist Cem. He was the son of 92. Joseph Blocher and 93. Mary Elizabeth Roberts. He married 47. Catharine Bollinger 4 March 1841 in Darke Co, OH, USA.

      47. Catharine Bollinger, born 11 January 1822 in York Co, PA, USA (Source: Family History Library, Ancestral File.); died 1867 in Lagro Twp, Wabash, IN, USA - bur Renicker Cem. She was the daughter of 94. Isaac Bollinger and 95. Anna Blocher.

Notes for Daniel Blocher:

Daniel moved with his parents to Harrison Twp, Darke Co, OH ca 1826. He married 1) Catharine Bollinger (dau of Isaac Bollinger and Anna Blocher) on 4 March 1841 in Darke Co, OH. Daniel and Catharine were 1st cousins once removed.
Daniel and Catharine moved to Lagro Twp, Wabash Co, Indiana in 1844 where his sisters Elizabeth Leedy and Sarah Parrett were living. Catharine died there in 1867 and is buried in the Renicker Cemetery near the family farm.
Daniel married 2) Agnes Booth Hopkins, widow of Charles Hopkins, on 11 Oct 1868 in Wabash Co, IN.
When the German Baptist Brethren Church divided in the 1880's, Daniel and his family went with the conservative branch, thereafter called the Old German Baptist Brethren Church.
Daniel and Agnes moved to Wheatfield Twp, Jasper Co, IN in 1888 with his oldest son Isaac and several other children and their families. Agnes died there on 24 Nov 1897 and is buried in Meyers Cemetery near Wheatfield.
In 1901 Daniel went with Isaac and family when they homesteaded near Surrey, Ward Co, North Dakota. Daniel died there and is buried in the Surrey Old German Baptist Cemetery.


Marjorie Blocher Kinsey gives different dates for some of Daniel and Catharine Blocher's children in her book "Ancestry and Descendants of Joseph Blocher and Elizabeth Roberts." They are:
#8 Joseph Blocher - b. 2 Dec 1855
#9 Susan Blocher - b. Aug 1859
#10 Anna Blocher - b. 5 Jul 1861, twin to David C.
#11 David C. Blocher - b. 5 Jul 1861
     
Children of Daniel Blocher and Catharine Bollinger are:
  i.   Isaac Blocher, born 22 December 1841 in Darke Co, OH, USA; died 15 June 1902 in Ward Co, ND, USA - bur Surrey Old German Baptist Cem; married Malinda Miller 16 August 1864 in Darke Co, OH, USA; born 16 March 1846 in Darke Co, OH, USA; died 21 October 1922 in Ward Co, ND, USA - bur Surrey Old German Baptist Cem.
  ii.   Andrew Blocher, born 3 August 1843 in Darke Co, OH, USA; died 11 February 1926 in Pearl City, Stephenson, IL, USA - bur Yellow Creek Cem; married Sarah Ohmart 14 January 1866 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; born Unknown in IN, USA; died 27 October 1929 in bur Yellow Creek Cem, Stephenson Co, IL.
  iii.   Elizabeth Blocher, born 27 February 1845 in Lagro, Wabash, IN, USA; died 8 November 1922 in N. Manchester, Wabash, IN, USA; married Joseph Milam 7 November 1867 in Roann, Wabash, IN, USA; born 16 July 1839 in OH, USA; died 27 April 1900 in Wabash Co, IN, USA.
  iv.   Mathias Blocher, born 7 February 1847 in Laketon, Wabash, IN, USA; died 29 December 1927 in Wabash Co, IN, USA - bur Old German Baptist Cem; married (1) Anna Ohmart 3 October 1868 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; born 5 November 1845 in IN, USA; died 22 February 1880 in Wabash Co, IN, USA - bur Cripe Cem Wabash Co.; married (2) Lydia Hufford 21 July 1881; born 4 July 1858 in Fairfield Co, OH, USA; died 8 March 1946 in bur Old German Baptist Cem, N. Manchester, Wabash Co, IN.
  23 v.   Barbara 'Barbary' Blocher, born 7 August 1848 in on a farm near Wabash Co, IN, USA; died 25 November 1922 in Sunnyslope, Chelan, WA - bur Sunnyslope Cem; married Amos Benjamin 'Rev' Peters 28 September 1867 in Wabash Co, IN, USA.
  vi.   Susanna Blocher, born 17 May 1850 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; died 1850 in Wabash Co, IN, USA - bur Dora Cem.
  vii.   Frederick Blocher, born 3 December 1852 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; died 22 November 1929 in bur Crystal Lake Cem; married Rebecca Baker 4 January 1880 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; born Unknown; died Unknown.
  viii.   Joseph 'Joe' Blocher, born 2 December 1854 in Wabash Co, IN, USA (Source: (1) Newspaper Obituary, The Wenatchee Daily World, Nov. 30, 1934, p. 2., (2) Marjorie Blocher Kinsey, Ancestry and Descendants of Joseph Blocher and Elizabeth Roberts, (1997), #237, p. 151.); died 30 November 1934 in Sunnyslope, Chelan, WA, USA - bur Sunnyslope Brethren Cem (Source: Newspaper Obituary, The Wenatchee Daily World, Nov. 30, 1934, p. 2.); married Sarah J. Brubaker 27 November 1879 in Wabash Co, IN, USA (Source: Marjorie Blocher Kinsey, Ancestry and Descendants of Joseph Blocher and Elizabeth Roberts, (1997), p.151.); born March 1860 in IN, USA; died 7 September 1943 in Los Angeles, CA, USA - bur Olive Grove Cem near Whittier, CA (Source: Marjorie Blocher Kinsey, Ancestry and Descendants of Joseph Blocher and Elizabeth Roberts, (1997), p.151.).
  Notes for Joseph 'Joe' Blocher:
Obituary: The Wenatchee Daily World, Nov. 30, 1934, p. 2 - Joseph Blocker, 79, of Whittier, California, passed away at the home of his niece, Mrs. B. C. Holland, on Sunnyslope at 3:15 this morning after an illness of two months. Mr. Blocker was born December 2, 1855 and came with his family to East Wenatchee from Norwich, North Dakota, in 1906, residing here until 1919 when he moved to Whittier, California. He has lived there since that time until four months ago when he came here to live with his niece. He is survived by one son, Noah Blocher of Whittier; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Bolen, also of Whittiter; and four grandchildren and on great grandchild. The body is at Jones and Jones pending funeral arrangements.

  ix.   Susan Blocher, born 27 August 1857 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; died 9 February 1908 in bur Holmesville Cem, Holmesville, NB, USA; married Eberly Lonzo Gierhart April 1878 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; born 1856; died 22 April 1944 in bur Holmesville Cem, Holmesville, NB, USA.
  x.   Anna Salome Blocher, born 9 July 1859 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; died 1920 in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada - bur St. Paul; married David Longnecker Johnson Abt. 1880; born February 1850 in PA, USA; died Bet. 1889 - 1950 in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada - bur St. Paul.
  Notes for David Longnecker Johnson:
Family info via e-mail Nov. 1998 from Janet Cahalin & Jonathan M. Pierce - copy in Blocher file.

  xi.   David Calvin Blocher, born 5 July 1861 in Lagro, Wabash, IN, USA; died 1 January 1930 in E. Wenatchee, Douglas, WA, USA - bur Evergreen Mem Cem; married (1) Frances Brubaker 25 August 1883 in Wabash Co, IN, USA; born 1861; died 13 November 1892; married (2) Nettie Carpenter 7 November 1894 in Cando, Towner, ND, USA; born Unknown; died Unknown; married (3) Florence Brown Aft. 1895; born Unknown in widow of Mr. Mathews; died Unknown.
  Notes for David Calvin Blocher:
David C. moved to Washington in 1909 and bought land along the Columbia River between E. Wenatchee and Rock Island where he built a house and planted an apple orchard.

The birth date of 5 July 1861 has been confirmed by David's g grandson, David A. Blocher of Rock Island, Washington.

  xii.   John Blocher, born 15 September 1863 in Lagro, Wabash, IN, USA; died 25 January 1932 in Minot, Ward, ND, USA - bur Old German Baptist Cem; married Anna Catharine Brown 9 May 1886 in Teegarden, Marshall, IN, USA; born 7 April 1865 in Teagarden, Marshall Co, IN; died 3 August 1947 in Ward Co, ND - bur Old German Baptist Cem near Surrey, ND.
  xiii.   Noah Blocher, born Abt. 1865 in Lagro, Wabash, IN, USA; died Abt. 1867 in Lagro, Wabash, IN, USA.


      48. Johann Adam Gunckel, born 23 October 1789 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197105.); died Bef. 1850 in Indiana, USA. He was the son of 96. Johannes Gunckel and 97. Anna Elisabetha Nungesser. He married 49. Anna Margareth Hofmann 5 May 1814 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197105, p.48.).

      49. Anna Margareth Hofmann, born 31 August 1791 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 1 Sept 1791 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197105.); died Abt. 1866 in Emporia, Lyon, KS, USA - bur Gunkel Fam Cem near Emporia. She was the daughter of 98. Johann Leonhard Hofmann and 99. Eva Katharina Heim.

Notes for Johann Adam Gunckel:
Johann Adam Gunkel:

Baptized 25 October 1789. Birth & Marriage dates from OberRamstadt Evangelical Church Records, filed by LDS Church.

Found on Hessen Emigration Index - dated Dec 1829. Family probably arrived in US (PA?) in 1830.

Named on Dec 1839 deed as a resident of Marion Co, IN. Not found on 1840 census for Marion Co or Morgan Co, IN. Wife & children on 1850 US Census for Morgan Co, IN.



  Notes for Anna Margareth Hofmann:
Buried in Gunkel Family Cemetery located on Henry (Heinrich) Gunkel's farm near Emporia, Lyon Co, KS

Baptized 1 Sept 1791 in OberRamstadt.

Birth & Marriage Record from OberRamstadt Evangelical (Lutheran) Church Records, filmed by LDS Church.

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Gunkel Burial Ground, FHL film #0851230:
"The following is taken from a Gazette story written by Miss Laura French in Feb. 10, 1933, entitled "An Old Burial Ground."
"High on the bluff south of the Cottonwood river, half a mile east of the Rock Ford bridge, lies the almost forgotten dust of Mrs. Margaret Gunkel, who died in the late sixties, whose descendents in Lyon County extend to the sixth generation, and number, probably, several hundred. Her burial is thought to be the last in this place. The little abondoned burying ground, on land which at the time it was started belonged to Mrs. Gunkel's son Henry Gunkel, who died in 1860, now is part of a pasture belonging to Mrs. Anna Gamble, 1225 Neosho. ---It was known as the Gunkel buring ground.
"The stones are badly fallen, many initials several of them with the letter G remain. Besides Mrs. Gunkel, 10 of the burials here were members of her family: Henry Gunkel and his little daughter, Sarah; her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Vienna Gunkel, with her three children; two Brendel grandchildren and two Harper grandchildren. Besides these, Mrs. Louisa Wilhite recalls that the two wives of Louis Cottingham were buried there, a child of the Jasper Goodwills, a Loney child, a child of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Fowler, two children of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Edwards and a Wineman child.
"Two elm trees have planted themselves about the center of the old burial plot, and stones lie in confusion all around, remains of the stone frnce, no doubt, that once serrounded the graves. It is a sightly spot, overlooking the Cottonwood river valley to the north, and wide stretches of prairie in other directions."

"Miss Laura French, who lives at 813 Neosho Street, Emporia, Kansas, is the author of the only history that goes by the name of Lyon County. There were many early writters of Lyon County Kansas, history. one of the best of the the earliest was Stotler. Frederick and Mary Brendel are buried in the Hunt or Fowler Cemetery." (typed as written)
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Children of Johann Gunckel and Anna Hofmann are:
  i.   Anne Margareth Gunkel, born 1 February 1815 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 4 Feb 1815 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197105, p.171, baptism 4 February 1815.); died 10 March 1818 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bur 12 Mar 1818 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197105, p.147, buried 12 March 1818.).
  ii.   Marie Magdalene Gunkel, born 14 September 1817 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 15 Sept 1817 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197101, p.241, baptism 15 September 1817.); died Abt. 1867 in Lyon Co, KS, USA; married Frederich Brendel Bef. 1838 in USA; born 25 January 1813 in Jana/Jeca, Germany; died 19 October 1882 in Emporia, Lyon, KS, USA - bur Hunt-Fowler Cem (Source: Hunt-Fowler Cemetery, Lyon Co, Kansas - FHL film #0851229, p.3, tombstone inscription.).
  Notes for Frederich Brendel:
Biographical Information from Doylene Rathke:

Frederick Brendel came to the United States to escape conscription into the German army. He was born in Jana, Germany on 25 January 1813. His widowed mother, having given one son to the army, helped her second son to escape it. She had considerable means and with money and influence, she got young Frederick across the border before he was 21 years old.
After arriving in America, he lived in Pennsylvania for a time where he met the Adam Gunkel family, also German immigrants, and married their eldest daughter, Mary. In 1840, they moved to Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana where their daughter, Elizabeth Christina Brendel was born on 10 February 1842.
Frederick and Mary moved to Breckenridge (now Lyon) County, Kansas in November 1856 with Mary's mother and her brothers John, Henry & Nicholaus and their families. Elizabeth Christina Brendel married Samuel T. French on 27 February 1859 at the Brendel home seven miles Southeast of Emporia.
The Brendels moved to a farm near Bollinger Mill, Missouri in 1860. Their son, Frank was born there on 29 September 1861.
Frederick served his adopted country during the Civil War with a company he raised and served in as Captain during part of the conflict.
Frederick died in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas in 1882 and was buried in the Hunt aka Fowler cemetery east of town. Frederick and Mary were the parents of 12 children - 5 sons and 7 daughtes. Their descendants are numbered in the hundreds and are scattered throughout many states of the union.

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photocopy of an undated newspaper obit from Doylene Rathke:

Died. -- At the house of his daughter, Mrs. John Gunkle in Emporia, Kas. Sunday Oct. 29, 1882, Frederick Brendle, aged 70 years.
Mr. Brendle, a native of Germany, and for 50 years a resident of America, a captain in the Union army during the last war, emigrated from Indiana to Kansas in 1856, was a member of the surveying party who first surveyed the town site of Emporia, was ever an active, industrious, peacable, useful citizen of his adopted country. He was father-in-law to Mr. S. T. French and J. L. Aboit of Lena Valley. The funeral took place on Monday last, the remains being interred in Hunt's cemetery, four miles east of Emporia. Many friends and twenty-nine relatives of the deceased attended the funeral.

note: Frederick's headstone in the Hunt-Fowler cemetery reads Died Oct. 19, 1882 Aged 69 yrs. 8 mo. 16 da.
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  iii.   Johann Michael Gunkel, born 11 January 1820 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 14 Jan 1820 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197101, p.306, baptism 14 January 1820.); died 10 April 1821 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bur 13 Apr 1821 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197105, p.191, buried 13 April 1821.).
  iv.   Johannes Gunkel, born 13 February 1822 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 17 Feb 1822 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197102, p.389, baptism 17 February 1822.); died 10 April 1884 in near Emporia, Lyon Co, KS, USA - bur Hunt-Fowler Cem (Source: Hunt-Fowler Cemetery, Lyon Co, Kansas - FHL film #0851229, p.11, tombstone inscription.); married (1) Vienna Reeves 10 October 1847 in Morgan Co, IN, USA (Source: Morgan County, Indiana Marriage Records.); born Abt. 1830 in IN, USA; died 14 March 1863 in Lyon Co, KS, USA - bur Gunkel Fam Cem near Emporia; married (2) Mahurlda Overton 11 October 1863 in Morgan Co, IN, USA (Source: Morgan County, Indiana Marriage Records, p.326.); born 14 October 1842 in Morgan Co, IN, USA (Source: Hunt-Fowler Cemetery, Lyon Co, Kansas - FHL film #0851229, p.15, tombstone inscription.); died 11 March 1932 in Emporia, Lyon, KS, USA - bur Hunt-Fowler Cem (Source: Hunt-Fowler Cemetery, Lyon Co, Kansas - FHL film #0851229, p.15, tombstone inscription.).
  Notes for Johannes Gunkel:
LYON COUNTY CHAPTER KANSAS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Biographical Record of Lyon County, Kansas, Pioneers

Full Name of Pioneer: John Gunkle some spell it Gunkel
Settled at: S.E. of Emporia, Lyon County, Ks. 1856
Place and date of birth: Oberramstadt, Germany Feb. 13, 1823
Place and date of death: On farm S.E. of Emporia April 10, 1884
Name of Pioneer's father: Johann Adam Gunkle
Place and date of father's birth: Germany (Hesse Darmstadt)
Place and date of father's death: ?
Maiden name of Pioneer's mother: Anna Margaret Hoffman (Huffman)
Place and date of mother's birth: Germany
Place and date of marriage: Germany, probably 1817 or 1818
Place and date of mother's death: S.E. of Emporia Co. 1866 or 1867

Maiden Name of Pioneer's Wife: (1) Vianna Reeves
Place and date of birth: Morgan Co. Indiana
Place and date of marriage: Morgan Co. Indiana
Place and date of death: S.E. of Emporia 1862
Name of Wife's father: (no information)
Place and date of father's birth:
Place and date of father's death:
Name of Wife's Mother:
Place and date of mother's birth:
Place and date of marriage:
Place and date of mother's death:

Maiden Name of Pioneer's Wife: (2) Huldah Overton
Place and date of birth: Morgan Co., Indiana Oct. 14, 1843
Place and date of marriage: Morgan Co. Indiana Oct. 14, 1863 (sic)
Place and date of death: Emporia, Kansas March 11, 193_ (cut off on copy)
Name of Wife's Father: Jesse Overton
Place and date of father's birth: March 27, 1803
Place and date of father's death: Dec. 6, 1883
Name of Wife's Mother: Eva ________
Place and date of mother's birth: Probably Kentucky
Place and date of marriage: probably Ky.
Place and date of mother's death: ?????

"John Gunkle (some spell it Gunkel) came to Lyon County in 1856 and settled on farm land southeast of Emporia. His wife Vianna Reeves Gunkle died in 1862, leaving him with seven children. In 1863 he returned to Morgan County, Indiana and there he married Huldah (Mahulda) Overton and returned to his Lyon County Farm home, where his young bride took on the responsibility of caring for the young children who had been left motherless. With other pioneers in the Free State of Kansas, Mr. Gunkle helped to defend the land from slave staters who came into the state on raids. The deed to the farm of 160 acres (SW-1/4 Sec. 28 T.18 R.12) was first assigned to John Gunkle, August 10, 1960 (sic - 1860) by an Indian named Mar-sa-li-no Ta-che-co, who had received his land from the government as a reward for service (as an officer) in an Indian uprising."

Data, records or authorities:
Family Bible
History of Emporia & Lyon County - Laura M. French
Clippings from Emporia newspapers
History of Lyon County, Kansas - compiled by George Herbert from
History of Lyon County by Laura French
Annals of Lyon County and Emporia, by Stotler
Wilders Annals of Kansas
Clippings from Newspapers found in Emporia
Daughters of the American Revolution's scrap book
Early residents of Lyon County

This record goes on to list birth, death, marriage information for children, grand children and great grandchildren.



  v.   Heinrich Gunkel, born 18 January 1824 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 27 Jan 1824 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197102, p.508, baptism 27 January 1824.); died March 1860 in Breckenridge (now Lyon) Co, KS, USA - bur Gunkel Fam Cem (Source: United States Mortality Schedule, 1860, Lyon County, Kansas.); married Christina Gilbert 24 December 1848 in Morgan Co, IN, USA (Source: (1) Morgan County, Indiana Marriage Records., (2) Morgan County, Indiana Marriage Records.); born Abt. 1833 in IN; died Unknown.
  Notes for Christina Gilbert:
Some researchers have Christine's surname as Kilgore. The Gilbert surname is from a photocopy of the marriage certificate on file in Morgan County, Indiana.

  vi.   Elisabeth Barbara Gunkel, born 28 May 1826 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 3 June 1826 (Source: Ober Ramstadt Evangelical Church Records - FHL film #1197102, p.607, baptism 3 June 1826.); died Unknown; married Branson Harper 29 March 1846 in Morgan Co, IN, USA; born Abt. 1827 in N. Carolina; died Unknown.
  24 vii.   Johann Nicolaus Gunkel, born 3 October 1828 in OberRamstadt, Hessen, Germany - bap 12 Oct 1828; died 25 May 1910 in Urbana, Dallas, Missouri - bur Howard Chapel Cem; married Sena Reeves 27 January 1849 in Morgan Co, IN, USA.
  viii.   Margaret Gunkel, born Abt. 1833 in PA, USA; died Unknown; married Starling Overton 27 May 1855 in Morgan Co, IN, USA; born Unknown; died Unknown.


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