Peter Henry Heinrich RUCKEL (Rockel)

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Peter Henry Heinrich RUCKEL (Rockel)

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 21, 1856 (57)
Medina, OH, USA
Place of Burial: Medina, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Melchior RUCKEL and Anna Maria RUCKEL
Husband of Widow Hering and Sarah (Sally) RUCKEL
Father of Gazelle RUCKEL (Rockel); Mary Weagar; Phebe A Rockwood; Sarah Ann RUCKEL (Rockel); Rachel RUCKEL (Rockel) and 3 others
Brother of George RUCKEL; Henry Peter RUCKEL; Maria Magdelena RUCKEL; Elizabetha RUCKEL; John RUCKEL and 2 others

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About Peter Henry Heinrich RUCKEL (Rockel)

Burial: Sharon Center Cemetery Sharon Center Medina County Ohio, USA Find A Grave:

Written by Lela Ruckel Koch:

Peter was the twin son of Melchior and Anna Maria (Waltman) Ruckel. His twin brother had the same name turned the other way about, Henry Peter. It is believed this brother died an infant. Peter grew up in Northampton and Columbia counties, Pennsylvania.He first married the widow Mary Hering, who had a daughter named Salinda. This couple had a daughter named Gazelle, but sad times fell on this family as Mary died 25 Apr. 1827. Peter was next married to the widow Sarah Heckman. Two children were born to them and then they made the move to Ohio in the early 1830's bringing Peters' step-daughter and daughter from first marriage with them. The picture at the right is the birth certificate of Peter and his twin brother. It is still in the hands of family member (Ford Ruckel) in Ohio.

Peter was the father of eight children; 1. Gazelle b-7 July 1823, 2. Mary b-26 Feb 1830, 3. Phebe b-28 Jan 1831, 4. Rachel b-28 Mar 1834 ,m-Henry Wetmore, D-2 Jan 1918 5. Sarah Ann b-3 May 1836, 6. George W. b-1 Oct 1838, 7. John b-2 Jan 1840 8. Wm. Henry b-19 Nov 1842.

Family links:

 Melchior Ruckel (1761 - 1826)
 Mary Waltman Ruckel (1769 - 1832)

 Sarah Heckman Ruckel (1802 - 1887)*

 Mary Ruckel Weagar (1830 - 1888)*
 Phebe Ann Ruckel Rockwood (1831 - 1923)*
 Sarah Ann Ruckel (1836 - 1855)*
 George Washington Ruckel (1839 - 1911)*
 John R. Ruckel (1840 - 1911)*
 William Henry Ruckel (1842 - 1899)*fn=peter+&GSby=1798&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=60404370&df=all&

Of at least nine children of Maria and Melchior Rockel, there were twins Peter Henry and Henry Peter born November 27, 1798, according to Peter's birth certificate, a copy of which was in the possession of a Ruckel descendant, Robert L. Keener. A brother, George Ruckel, born in 1811, recorded his mother's death in his family Bible, saying that Mary Ruckel died on April 14, 1832, at the age of 63 years, one month and 12 days. That would put her birth date on March 14, 1769, almost precisely on the date of birth of the woman discussed in the baptism report. In 2008, the original Bible was in the possession of Robert Keener, a descendant of George Ruckel. Apparently, Maria and Melchior's family lived in Northampton County at least until 1800. Melchior's deed for 143 acres of land in Bloom Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, was recorded in the Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury on February 1, 1809. He reportedly died on July 14, 1826, in Columbia County, six years before Maria died. Their son Peter Ruckel moved to Medina County, Ohio, in the 1830s. His brother George Ruckel moved to Ohio in 1847 and eventually farmed on land in Summit County. George's son, Albert Herman Ruckel, sold that land in 1912 to Frank Seiberling, founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, who wanted to establish Goodyear Heights, a housing development created for Goodyear workers near the factory in Akron.

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Peter Henry Heinrich RUCKEL (Rockel)'s Timeline

November 29, 1798
Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
February 26, 1830
Age 31
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
January 21, 1831
Age 32
Medina, OH, USA
Age 35
May 31, 1836
Age 37
Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States
January 2, 1840
Age 41
Medina, Medina County, Ohio, United States
January 21, 1856
Age 57
Medina, OH, USA