Descendants of Conrad Drechsler
Generation No. 1
1. Conrad DRECHSLER was born May 1624, and died March 1693/94. He married Catharine. She was born in Hirelenbach, Germany, and died in Germany.
Child of Conrad DRECHSLER and Catharine is:
2. i. Nicholas DRECHSLER, b. 12 November 1657, Germany; d. 12 May 1690, Germany.
Generation No. 2
2. Nicholas DRECHSLER (Conrad1) was born 12 November 1657 in Germany, and died 12 May 1690 in Germany. He married Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN. She was born 05 May 1679 in Sternbach, Germany, and died in Germany.
Child of Nicholas DRECHSLER and Elizabeth ZIMMERMAN is:
3. i.John Peter TREXLER, b. 26 February 1679/80, Dettingen, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany; d. 1758.
Generation No. 3
3. John Peter TREXLER (Nicholas2 DRECHSLER, Conrad1) was born 26 February 1679/80 in Dettingen, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and died 1758. He married Catharine BREINIG.
Notes for John Peter TREXLER:
John Peter Trexler was born near the Mainz River in Dettingen Germany. He Emigrated to America in 1709, arriving in New York aboard the ship, St. Catharine's. In 1710 and 1717, he was listed on the sustenance list in the Mohawk Valley of N.Y. On Sept 5, 1720, his name appeared on a petition for erection of a township to be named Oley Twp. in what is now Berks County, Pa. He was naturalized on Jan. 9, 1730.
In 1729, John Peter became one of the earliest settlers in Upper Macungie Township. He was granted a deed for 238 acres of land from Caspar Wistar and his wife, Catharine on Nov. 18, 1729. He is buried in the family cemetery on a part of this land. (The cemetery lies west of Breinigsville, between U.S. 22 and T-507, a.k.a. Trexler Road).
John Peter and his wife were quite friendly with the Indians in the area. They are known to have traded bread and gifts to the Indians in return for wild animal skins.
Child of JOHN TREXLER and CATHARINE BREINIG is:
4. i. Peter TREXLER, b. 11 February 1720/21; d. 25 August 1798, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.
Generation No. 4
4. Peter TREXLER (John Peter3, Nicholas2 DRECHSLER, Conrad1) was born 11 February 1720/21, and died 25 August 1798 in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. He married Catharine WINCK, daughter of Caspar WINCK and Gertrude KEMP. She was born 07 August 1728 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and died 14 August 1815 in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.
Notes for Peter TREXLER:
Peter was elected to become one of the three commissioners of the newly formed Northampton County in October of 1752. From 1753 to 1776 he served as a Colonial Justice of the Peace (similar to a present day county judge). He was also appointed a trustee of the William Parson School in Easton. The Parson school, which taught English to German speaking immigrants, disbanded after 7 years.
Peter also served as Captain to a company of soldiers stationed at the frontier forts during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).
After his father's death in 1758, Peter inherited the family farm in Breinigsville. He purchased more land adjacent to the original farm until he owned 400 acres.
In 1777 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace in the new Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In that same year, he was given the task of collecting clothing for soldiers in the colonial militia.
In 1783, at the age of 62, Peter signed the farm over to his youngest son, Jonathon.
Child of Peter TREXLER and Catharine WINCK is:
5. i. John Peter TREXLER, b. 15 August 1748; d. 13 March 1828, Mertztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Generation No. 5
5. John Peter TREXLER (Peter4, John Peter3, Nicholas2 DRECHSLER, Conrad1) was born 15 August 1748, and died 13 March 1828 in Mertztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania3. He married Catharine GRIM 15 December 17724, daughter of Henry GRIM. She was born 30 July 1757, and died 07 July 1828 in Mertztown, Berks county, Pa..
Notes for John Peter TREXLER:
Peter Trexler was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. In 1781, he was promoted to major, and in 1783 he became lieutenant colonel of the county militia's 3rd Battalion.
He was elected to the Assembly in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788. Peter was elected County commissioner in October 1792.
He retired to the Mertztown area in Berks County, where he spent the remaining years of his life.
Child of John TREXLER and Catharine GRIM is:
6. i. Jacob TREXLER, b. 07 September 1779; d. 27 July 1829.
Generation No. 6
6. Jacob TREXLER (John Peter5, Peter4, John Peter3, Nicholas2 DRECHSLER, Conrad1) was born 07 September 1779, and died 27 July 1829. He married Lydia EGNER, daughter of Heinrich EGNER and Susanna ROMIG. She was born 20 March 1783, and died 13 December 1863.
Notes for Jacob TREXLER:
Jacob, who was a farmer, purchased land in Upper Milford Township (now Emmaus). The land remained in the family for four generations.
Children of Jacob TREXLER and Lydia EGNER are:
i. Jesse TREXLER.
ii. Reuben TREXLER.
iii. Hannah TREXLER.
iv. Catharine TREXLER.
v. John Peter TREXLER.
vi. Jacob TREXLER.
vii. Leweina TREXLER.
7. viii. David TREXLER, b. 08 July 1809; d. 06 September 1836, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Generation No. 7
7. David TREXLER (Jacob 6, John Peter 5, Peter 4, John Peter 3, Nicholas 2 DRECHSLER, Conrad 1) was born 08 July 1809, and died 06 September 1836 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He married Esther LUDWIG 1830 in Macungie, Lehigh County, Pa., daughter of Hendrich LUDWIG and Christina SAEGER. She was born 18 March 1805 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and died 30 November 1883 in Pennsylvania.
Children of David TREXLER and Esther LUDWIG are:
i. Daniel TREXLER.
8. ii. Charles W. TREXLER, b. 06 May 1835, Pennsylvania; d. 28 October 1919, Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa..
Generation No. 8
8. Charles W. TREXLER (David 7, Jacob 6, John Peter 5, Peter 4, John Peter 3, Nicholas 2 DRECHSLER, Conrad 1) was born 06 May 1835 in Pennsylvania, and died 28 October 1919 in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa.. He married Amelia BEIDELMAN. She was born 02 January 1833, and died 09 January 1895 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Marriage Notes for Charles TREXLER and AmeliaBEIDELMAN:
1880 Federal Census, Salisbury Twp.
Charles W. Trexler 36 Laborer
Amelia 37 Keeping House
Chls. D. 8
Children of Charles TREXLER and Amelia BEIDELMAN are:
i. William TREXLER.
ii. Mary TREXLER, b. Abt. 1856.
iii. Elemina TREXLER, b. Abt. 1858.
9. iv. Charles D. TREXLER, b. 08 November 1861, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; d. 23 December 1947, Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa..
v. Emma M. TREXLER, b. 20 March 1863; d. 28 April 1875, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
vi. Frank TREXLER, b. Abt. May 1870.
Generation No. 9
9. Charles D. TREXLER (Charles W. 8, David 7, Jacob 6, John Peter 5, Peter 4, John Peter 3, Nicholas 2 DRECHSLER, Conrad 1) was born 08 November 1861 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and died 23 December 1947 in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa.. He married Mary Ann HILBERT Abt. 1885. She was born 30 October 1861 in Oley Township, Berks county, Pa., and died 06 December 1930 in Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pa..
Children of Charles TREXLER and Mary HILBERT are:
i. Edwin TREXLER.
ii. Horace TREXLER.
iii. Ida Augusta TREXLER, b. 19 October 1886, Maxatawny, Berks County, Pa.; d. 31 March 1953, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa.; m. Walter Jacob MILLER, 22 October 1910, Macungie, Lehigh County, Pa.; b. 05 October 1885, Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pa.; d. 26 December 1970, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa..
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