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Floyd's Northumberland County Genealogy Pages 401 thru 423

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Sebastian (Captain) Truckenmiller
VALENTINE S. TRUCKENMILLER, merchant miller of Delaware township, Northumberland county, is a native of the district in which he lives, born Aug. 23, 1843. His ancestors have lived there for several generations, and we give the family record from the time it was founded in this country. The family has become numerous in eastern and central Pennsylvania, and the name is often found corrupted into Druckenmiller, the Berks county branch spelling it so. The ancestor of the Northumberland family, Sebastian Truckenmiller, spelled it with a "T," however, and that seems to be the correct form.
Sebastian Truckenmiller came to America on the pink "John and William," of Sunderland, Constable Tymperton, master, from Rotterdam, which qualified at Philadelphia Oct. 17, 1732. On the original list of passengers (Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. XVII, Second Series, pages 72- 73) his name is given as Sebastian and Bastian, and his wife's name as Catarina. In a secluded spot, in a field on the farm of the late Jacob Nuss, at Koch's schoolhouse, in Upper Milford township, Lehigh Co., Pa., lie the remains of this pioneer and Revolutionary war soldier and his wife. He is called "Captain" Truckenmiller. For the benefit of their many descendants a verbatim copy of the inscriptions on their tombstones is herewith given:

Hier ruhet
Sebastian Truckenmiller
Geboren den 1 Aug. 1715,
Gestorben den 1st Feb.
1795 Alt. 79 Jahr, 6 m.
Leichten Text Elmaz 26, 19-20.

Hier ruhet
Catharina Truckenmiller,
ein geborene Schmuck-
brucken geboren den 1st Jenner,
1719 gestorben d. 30 Sept.
1793. Alt 74 jabr 9 m.
7 da. Lied Las die
todten auferstehen den
letzen tage.
Text 2 Tim. 4-7 and 8.
Among the many children of the pioneer were John, Jacob, Christian, George, Charles and Frederick; there were also daughters.
The Federal census of 1790 mentions a number of Truckenmillers.   Christian Trickymillar had died by that time, but his family, consisting of his widow and six daughters and three sons who were under sixteen years old, were residents of Northumberland county.
George Truckenmiller, according to the Federal census of 1790, was a resident of Hereford township, Berks county, his family consisting of himself and wife, one son, and one daughter.
Charles Truckenmiller, according to the same authority, was a resident of Hereford township; family consisted of father and mother, three sons over sixteen years of age, four daughters, and one slave.
John Truckenmiller (Jno. Junior) was head of a family of Rockland township, Berks county, consisting of himself and wife, one son above sixteen, and two under sixteen, and three daughters.
(There are sons bearing these three names, George, Charles and John, in Sebastian Truckenmiller's family, but according to one account these three are said to be the sons of Johan Michael Truckenmiller, who emigrated in 1742, coming in the ship "Francis and Elizabeth.")
In 1790 Sebastian Truckenmiller, the emigrant, lived in Upper Milford, Northampton (now Lehigh) Co., Pa., had wife, but no children left at home.
Jacob Truckenmiller the same year lived in that place and had family consisting of himself and wife, two sons over sixteen, one son under sixteen, and two daughters.
There also lived in 1790 in Upper Milford a George Trockenmiller, family consisting of himself and wife, one son and two daughters.
John Truckenmiller died in the latter part of January, 1799, in Northumberland county, Pa., an account of his estate being filed Feb. 2, 1799. Michael Meiser was named the administrator.
In 1802, among the list of taxables in Mahantango township, Schuylkill Co., Pa., appeared the names of Valentine and Michael Truckenmiller.
Frederick Truckenmiller moved from Berks county to Penn township, Northumberland (now Snyder) county, at an early period. He died shortly before March 29, 1796, and his last will and testament, on record in Will Book 1, page 86, provides as follows for his "dearly beloved wife" Christina: Ten acres of land on north side of Middle Creek, one hundred pounds of lawful money, choice of one cow, six sheep. The executors were wife Christina, George Motz and Adam Bohlander. The children of Frederick and Christina Truckenmiller were: John Frederick, Peter, Mary, Elizabeth, Margaret, Christina, Catarina, Maghtalena and Barbarah.
Jacob Truckenmiller, evidently son of Sebastian, was born Aug. 29, 1759, in lower Berks county, and came to Northumberland county before the Revolution, settling in Delaware township, where his descendants still live. He was the pioneer of the family in this immediate locality, and being a millwright and miller by calling built the original Truckenmiller mill, selecting the site now owned by his great-grandson, Valentine S. Truckenmiller. He died Aug. 23, 1823, at McEwensville and is buried there, in the old upper cemetery. In religion he was a Lutheran. His account, entered Sept. 9, 1823, in Will Book 2, page 442, mentions sons Jacob, Solomon, George, Samuel, and also Mrs. Mary Truckenmiller, probably his wife. The executors were Solomon Truckenmiller and Henry Reader. The account was filed in the Register's office. As shown by tombstone records, Jacob's wife was named Annamaria, and she was born Jan. 16, 1763, and died July 27, 1843. Their children were: Solomon, mentioned below; Jacob, born March 22, 1790, who died April 15, 1880 (his wife, Sarah, died Oct. 3, 1873, aged seventy-six years, one month, fifteen days); George; and Samuel, born in 1803, who died in 1883 (his wife, Sarah, born in 1805, died in 1895).
Solomon Truckenmiller, son of Jacob, was born June 11, 1785, and lived in Delaware township, Northumberland county, near McEwensville, where he had a farm of 120 acres, this property remaining in the family name until 1903. He died on that place Nov. 7, 1857. Mr. Truckenmiller was a Lutheran in religious faith, a member of the church at McEwensville, which he served in official capacities for many years. He was a tall man, of medium build, and light complexion. His wife, Eve, died Sept. 21, 1864, aged eighty years, seven months, twenty-seven days. Their children were as follows: Edmund, Charles and Solomon are all mentioned below; Mary (Polly) married John Clapp and they lived in Lewis township, Northumberland county; Susan died Dec. 25, 1895, aged seventy-three years, six months, fifteen days, unmarried; Rebecca died July 7, 1886, aged sixty years, three months, eleven days, unmarried; Sarah married Jonathan Strause and lived in Montour county; Elizabeth married David Dieffenbacher and lived in Delaware township.
Edmund Truckenmiller, born in Delaware township, was a farmer there for many years, at the time of his death owning two farms, one of 145 acres and one of 120 acres. He was enterprising and intelligent in his agricultural work, and was not only admired for his ability but esteemed for the many sterling traits which made his influence strong in the community. He was a Lutheran, active in church work, and helped to build the Union church at McEwensville, donating liberally toward the expenses of its construction. He served as deacon and elder. Mr. Truckenmiller was a resident of McEwensville the last thirty years of his life, dying
May 16, 1889, aged seventy-eight years, eleven months, twenty-five days. Few citizens of his locality were more generally missed, and he was held in the greatest respect by all who knew him. Politically he was a Republican. His wife, Mary (Schmeck), whose family came from Berks county, died Oct. 17, 1876, aged sixty-nine years, two months, eighteen days. Eleven children were born to this couple, of whom Eliza died unmarried; Edmund died young; Solomon; Malinda married Ephraim Leinbach; Daniel lives retired at Watsontown; Rachel died unmarried; Dr. William is at Allenwood, Union Co., Pa.; Calvin is a resident of Centerville, Mich.; Valentine S. lives in Delaware township.
Valentine S. Truckenmiller received his early education in the common schools of his native township, later attending McEwensville
Academy and a commercial college at Elmira, N. Y., from which he was graduated in 1863. Until 1874 Mr. Truckenmiller followed the business of cattle broker, being thus engaged in Chicago and other western places, and in that year he purchased the old Truckenmiller mill and homestead site in Delaware township, near Watsontown, where he has since been established. There are thirty-six acres of land attached to the mill property. When he purchased the mill he remodeled it throughout, installing the most modern machinery and bringing the capacity up to one hundred barrels daily, and he commands the principal trade in his line in the upper part of Northumberland county, producing high-grade flour, which he ships all over eastern and central Pennsylvania, the demand being particularly large in the coal regions. The popular brands are Satin, Boss and Queen, and five men are kept constantly employed. The mill is now conducted by the firm of V. S. Truckenmiller & Son, Mr. Truckenmiller's son Frank E. being in partnership with him. They also deal in grain and mill feed of all kinds. Mr. Truckenmiller has become interested in other business matters in his section, and was one of the organizers of the Farmers National Bank of Watsontown, of which he has been a director ever since. He has been active in various projects affecting the general welfare and is a leading citizen of his section. He is a member of the Presbyterian church at Watsontown, and socially belongs to Warrior Run Lodge, No. 401, F. & A.M., of Watsontown, and to Warrior Run Chapter, R.A.M. Politically he is a Republican, and during the Civil war he was in the Union service, enlisting from Watsontown in 1861 in Company B, 131st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, with which he served nine months.
In 1870 Mr. Truckenmiller married Sarah E. Montgomery, daughter of William and Mary (Caldwell) Montgomery, of McEwensville, and to them were born two children, Frank E. and William S. Mrs. Truckenmiller died Nov. 7, 1890, aged forty-eight years, and is buried at Watsontown.
Frank E. Truckenmiller, son of Valentine S. Truckenmiller, is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and conducted a drug store at Williamsport, Pa., for five years. He sold out on account of his health, and since 1902 has been associated with his father, being the junior member of the firm of V. S. Truckenmiller & Son. He is a thirty-second degree Mason.
Charles Truckenmiller, son of Solomon, was born Sept. 20, 1813, and lived in Delaware township, where he followed farming. He had an eighty-acre property near McEwensville. His wife, Susanna (Dieffenbacher), born Sept. 20, 1820, died May 2, 1892. Mr. Truckenmiller died Feb. 13, 1893. They had children as follows: Augustus, of Catawissa, Pa., a musician; George, who lives in Dakota; Henry, of Dakota; Elizabeth, married and living in Scranton
, Pa.; and Ella, married and living in Dakota. The three who settled in the west have all done well and all the members of the family are in prosperous circumstances.
Solomon Truckenmiller, son of Solomon, lived near McEwensville in Delaware township, where he had a small farm and followed agricultural pursuits. He married Eliza Strab, and they had two children: Peter, who died at Milton, Pa.; and Isaac, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Mr. Truckenmiller died Oct 9, 1896, aged seventy-six years, six months, nineteen days; his wife died Jan. 15, 1892, aged sixty years, eight months, seven days.
Jacob E. Truckenmiller (son of Jacob) of Company B, 131st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, died in hospital at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 15, 1882, aged thirty-five years, nine months, twenty-two days.
As previously mentioned, some branches of the family spell the name Druckenmiller. Of these, Michael Druckenmiller, millwright, of Hereford township, Berks county, was said to be a descendant of the Charles Truckenmiller who in 1790 lived in Hereford township. Michael's children were: Daniel, Enos, Clara, Hannah, Lucy and Elizabeth.
Enos Druckenmiller (as he wrote his name), son of Michael, was born Dec. 14, 1821, and died March 29, 1899, at Zieglersville in Upper Milford township, Lehigh Co., Pa., his death being caused by apoplexy. He is buried in the Lutheran cemetery at that place, and was long an active worker in the church, in all its departments; serving as elder and Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the building committee when the new church was erected. For many years he was director of a singing school. Mr. Druckenmiller was a prosperous farmer and mechanic all his life, owning several farms. He was a Democrat in politics, and served nine years as school director of Hereford township, Berks county. He married Elizabeth N. Desch, daughter of George and Margerite (Marsteller) Desh, and they had a large family, namely: Benneville died of measles and brain fever when twenty-two years old; Rev. Joel settled about 188O in Michigan, where he serves a charge at Rogers City; Tilghman married Barbara Frey; Elizabeth married Milton Kleinsmith; Henry, now of Atlanta, Ga., married Ellen Wagonhorst; David married Katie Nuss and lives at Sellersville, Pa.; Benjamin D. is a resident of Kutztown, Pa.; Emma died of diphtheria in her ninth year; Mama married William Weiss and (second) Hiram Walker; Susanna married Benjamin Brey; Rosa married Allen W. Sheimer; Sallie married John Sweitzer; George D. is a Lutheran minister; Maggie married William Shubert; Laura married Richard Reese; Annie married Allen Snyder.
Rev. George D. Druckenmiller, son of Enos, graduated from Muhlenberg
College in 1894, and then entered Mount Airy Theological Seminary, from which he was graduated three years later. He was ordained at Lancaster June 14, 1897, by the Ministerium of Pennsylvania and adjacent states, and in July of the same year took charge of the Freeburg parish, in Snyder county, to which he had been called. Three years later he received a call to the Freemansburg charge, in Northampton county, in May, 1900, and there he had a very successful pastorate, during which a house of worship was erected and the membership greatly increased. On Dec. 1, 1905, he accepted an urgent call to Nazareth, where a $40,000 church was erected during his incumbency and 325 new members added to the church roll. He resigned to accept a unanimous call to Hamburg, where he took charge of St. John's Lutheran Church Sept. 1, 1910. He has made many friends during his brief service at that church. Mr. Druckenmiller married Ellen J. Lerch, of Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church numbered among its early membership
the families of Truckenmiller, Wertman, Ritter, Robenold, Ruch, Hartranft,
Shade, Martz, Smith, Angst, Schuck, Raup, Myer, Fox, Menges, and others,
and worshipped in the union church for many years. At a congregational
meeting held on the 18th of August, 1854, it was decided, without a
dissenting vote, to erect a new Lutheran church, the construction of which
was accordingly begun. George P. Kamp, Jacob Hunsicker, and Samuel Menges,
Sr., composed the building committee. The completed edifice was dedicated
on the 26th of March, 1857, and the first communion therein was held on
the 27th of May following. Rev. C. Stoever was pastor in 1845; S. R.
Boyer, from April 1, 1846, to 1859; Jacob Albert, 1859-67; J. F. Wampole,
October 6, 1867, to 1876, and A. P. Pflueger, the present incumbent, since
1876. This church is connected with the General Council.

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Name: Sebastian Truckenmiller
Year: 1732
Place: Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 9144
Primary Immigrant: Truckenmiller, Sebastian
Annotation: Covers 27,500 immigrants from the years 1618-1878, with excellent index. Similar lists are in Boyer, nos. 0702, 0714, 0717, and 0720.
Source Bibliography: TEPPER, MICHAEL, editor. New World Immigrants: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979. 568p. and 602p. Repr. 1980. Vol. 2.
Page: 9

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Name: Sebastian Truckenmiller
Year: 1763
Place: Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 2564
Primary Immigrant: Truckenmiller, Sebastian
Annotation: Data derived from return-forms connected with the naturalization of foreign Protestants, papers that were sent from the Colonies to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. Transcribed from two Entry Books, once the property of the Board of Trade and Plantations, now with the Colonial Office in the Public Record Office, London. Much other information. Contains returns from the West Indies, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. A more complete record of New York naturalizations can be found in no. 9860, Wolfe, and for Pennsylvania in no. 6680.

Source Bibliography: GIUSEPPI, MONTAGUE SPENCER, editor. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies (Pursuant to Statute 13 George II, c.7). (Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, 1921, vol. 24.) Manchester [England]: The Huguenot Society of London, 1921. 196p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1979.
Page: 88

Source Information:
Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: Filby, P. William, edit. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research, 2003.

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Name: Sebastian Truckenmiller
Year: 1763
Place: Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 6714.25
Primary Immigrant: Truckenmiller, Sebastian
Annotation: Date and place of naturalization. Other historical data is also provided.
Source Bibliography: "PERSONS NATURALIZED IN THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1740-1773." Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997. 139p.
Page: 87

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Name: Sebastian Truckenmiller
Year: 1732
Place: Philadelphia
Source Publication Code: 7610
Primary Immigrant: Truckenmiller, Sebastian
Annotation: A separate offprint in volume 39. Given as a speech in 1924 and containing excerpts of names from various lists preserved in the State Library (Department of Public Records) in Harrisburg. Also in no. 9144, Tepper, New World Immigrants, vol. 2, pp. 1-16; and in no. 717, Boyer, Ship Passenger Lists, Pennsylvania and Delaware, pp. 116-124.
Source Bibliography: ROBERTS, CHARLES R. "Germanic Immigrants Named in Early Pennsylvania Ship Lists." In The Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses, vol. 39 (1928), 20p.
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