192RE: [BroadBayMEGen] Johannes Dietrich Birckenbeul
- Mar 18, 2003Paula:
Thanks for the try. Like I said in my original posting, I just learned
of Johann Dietrich Birkenbeuel, 33. Apparently he is cited in the book
"Broad Bay Pioneers" arriving in the Broad Bay area in 1752 on the ship
the 'St Andrew' with his wife Elisabetha Catharina (Pfenning), 29, his
son Johann Heinrich, 4 (died at sea?)and his daughter Maria Margaretha,
His four brothers arrived in the Philadelphia port at various times.
Johannes Andreas Birkenbeil, Johannes Christen Birkingbey, Johannes
Gerhart Birkengbeyly, and Johann Jacob Birki. The latter three dates
and ships of immigration are well documented. Andreas' port and time of
immigration is still being researched. He is documented in the Maryland
Area and his descendants (ME) migrated to PA, MD VA, WVA OH and points
beyond. The others have similar migration patterns.
During the time since immigration the surname has mutated even within
the same generation. Descendants include people of Berkebile,
Birkenbeul, Birckebeul, Bergebeil, Berkbill, Perkipile, Perkipeal,
Purkipile, Purkibile, Berkeybile, Purkey, Pirkey, Perkey, Berkinbine,
I have not seen any reference to Dietrich in the PA or MD records yet.
This is why he either stayed in Broad Bay or migrated to another
With his citing in this book I tried to acquire it or located in the
local library through interlibrary loan. I searched the entire state of
PA. Sadly this state has not purchased a copy as of yet. I priced it
through Picton Press(?) it is $69. I was hoping someone could look in
it in Maine of Massachuttes where I am sure many copies exist. Please
let me know if there is any valuable information pertaining to the
Birkenbeul family. I hate to shell out $69 for the same information I
already have found on the net.
Once again thanks;
From: Paula Harvard [mailto:pmharv@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [BroadBayMEGen] Johannes Dietrich Birckenbeul
Stopped at the Lincoln Co. Courthouse this afternoon to see if perhaps I
could turn up a deed or will for your Birkenbeul.
Checked Registry of Deeds A-Z Indexes for 1761-1784, 1784-1794, and
1784-1802...using all the regular and inventive spelling I could conjure
with no result. The same proved true in Probate. If they were in Broad
they may not have stayed long....or....perhaps they changed their name
significantly. I did find Burke, Burkett, and Burkart.
You might query someone to search the York Co.Courthouse for you, as
records are a bit earlier than Lincoln Co.
Paula McLain Harvard
Researching McLains of all spellings
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