193Re: [BroadBayMEGen] Johannes Dietrich Birckenbeul
- Mar 18, 2003Your man is listed in Broad Bay Pioneers and I have a copy of the book. If
you will tell me what you are looking for and give me a little time I will
do what I can for you.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Berkebile" <raymond.berkebile@...>
To: <BroadBayMEGen@yahoogroups.com>; <pmharv@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:43 PM
Subject: RE: [BroadBayMEGen] Johannes Dietrich Birckenbeul
> 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;
> Ray Berkebile
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paula Harvard [mailto:pmharv@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:10 PM
> To: BroadBayMEGen@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [BroadBayMEGen] Johannes Dietrich Birckenbeul
> Hi Ray,
> 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
> Woolwich, Maine
> Researching McLains of all spellings
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