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Peter (aka Binkley) Binckele

Also Known As: "Peter /Binkele/", "Peter /Binggeli/", "Peter /Binckele/", "Peter /Bynggeli/"
Birthplace: Guggisberg,Canton Bern,,Switzerland
Death: Died in Bethania,Stokes,North Carolina,USA
Place of Burial: Bethania Moravian Church Cemetery, Bethania, Stokes County, North Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Christen Binggeli and Elsbeth Burri
Husband of Anna Barbara Binckele; Anna Maria Binckele and Anna Margaretha Geiger
Father of Anna Maria Meyer; Catharina Binkele; Peter Binckele; Christmann Binkele; Maria Sarah Moser and 20 others
Brother of Johannes Hans Binkley, Sr.; Christian Binggeli, III; Barbara Binggeli; Christian Binckley; Anna Binckley and 6 others
Half brother of Elisabeth Binggeli

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Madeline Pinnelli
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About Peter (aka Binkley) Binckele

PHILADELPHIA, PA 1736 - information regarding the arrival in America ofJohannes 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.

Lancaster CO, PA 1736 to around 1738/9 - 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.

(Source: Bruce Fosnocht family file).


Birth: Mar. 2, 1704 Bern, Switzerland Death: Aug. 20, 1793 Bethania Forsyth County North Carolina, USA

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.

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.

He was struck by lightning in 1732. 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. He joined the Moravians in 1750. In 1763 he moved to Monocacy, but sold his property there in 1772 and moved to Wachovia, settling three miles from Bethania, Forsyth County, North Carolina. He had a total of 23 children from the two marriages, of which 11 survived him.

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

August 7, 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.

Bethania,August 20, 1793. Toward evening our old Brother Peter Binkele passed away, in our neighborhood. He was the oldest Brother in our congregation.

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Peter (aka Binkley) Binckele's Timeline

March 2, 1704
Guggisberg,Canton Bern,,Switzerland
June 1, 1722
Age 18
Whitsuntide, Alsace, Germany
February 2, 1725
Age 20
Steinthal, , Alsace, Germany
December 26, 1725
Age 21
March 25, 1727
Age 23
Steinthal, , Alsace, France
June 25, 1728
Age 24
Steinthal, , Alsace, France
September 27, 1729
Age 25
Steinthal, , Alsace, France
February 24, 1732
Age 27
Steinthal, , Alsace, France
June 24, 1735
Age 31
Steinthal, , Alasace, France
February 21, 1738
Age 33
Warwick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States