Benjamin Riegel

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Benjamin Riegel

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Hellertown, Bucks Co. (now part of Northampton Co.), PA, USA
Death: circa December 1, 1778 (38-46)
Northampton Co., PA
Place of Burial: Hellertown, Northhampton Co., PA
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthias Riegel and Maria Margaret Reigel
Husband of Catherine Riegel and Maria Barbara Riegel
Father of Matthias Riegel; Margaret Maria Lerch and Catherine Rinker
Brother of Hannah Jacoby; Anna Magdalena Beysher; Rebecca Riegel and Johannes Riegel

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About Benjamin Riegel

Benjamin Riegel sought his fortune in the fast-developing border area between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He established several mills along the Delaware River to produce flour, lumber and oils. He was devoted to a new community on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware that was soon named Riegelsville. The attached photo shows the comfortable house he built for his family in Riegelsville. In 2012 Riegel family members continued to live in the house.

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Benjamin Riegel's Timeline

Bucks Co. (now part of Northampton Co.), PA, USA
December 27, 1763
Age 27
Northampton Co., PA
August 15, 1765
Age 29
September 18, 1770
Age 34
Northampton County, PA, USA
December 1, 1778
Age 42
Northampton Co., PA
December 1778
Age 42
Hellertown, Northhampton Co., PA