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David Bentzel, Jr.

Male 1815 - 1899  (83 years)


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  • Name David Bentzel  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 3 May 1815  Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN ZWT0-FN 
    Occupation 7 Oct 1850  Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laborer 
    Occupation 18 Jun 1860  Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miller 
    Occupation From 1868 to 1870 
    Director of the Poor 
    Occupation 9 Aug 1870  Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Miller 
    Occupation 1880  Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census Enumerator 
    Died 15 Apr 1899  York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lenhart-Gerber Cemetery, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8183  default
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2006 

    Father David Bentzel, Sr.,   b. 16 Sep 1777, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1854, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Meisenhelder,   b. 3 Nov 1773, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1819, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1802  First Trinity Church, York, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Eisenhart,   b. 18 Mar 1821, of Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1879  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1843  York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: One unknown source listed marriage date 2 Apr 1842
    Children 
    +1. Henrich D. Bentzel,   b. 13 Jul 1844, York, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1879, San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +2. Edward David Bentzel,   b. 22 Feb 1846, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1923  (Age 77 years)
     3. Lea Bentzel,   b. 2 Oct 1847, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Nancy Mary Bentzel,   b. 10 Dec 1850, Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1886  (Age 36 years)
    +5. David E. Bentzel,   b. 22 Oct 1851, Dover Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1946, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     6. Catherine E. Bentzel,   b. 6 Jul 1857, York Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1945, San Diego, San Diego Co, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1224  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Family Bible - Marriage Record [9 Apr 1843]
    Family Bible - Marriage Record [9 Apr 1843]
    David Bentzel Jr Family Bible Marriage Record of David Bentzel Jr & Sarah Eisenhart, original Bible in possession of Chad G. Nichols
    1860 U.S. Census [18 Jun 1860]
    1860 U.S. Census [18 Jun 1860]
    1860 U.S. Census - Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania: David Bentzel Family
    1870 U.S. Census [9 Aug 1870]
    1870 U.S. Census [9 Aug 1870]
    1870 U.S. Census - Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania: David Bentzel & Henry Bentzel Families
    1850 U.S. Census [7 Oct 1850]
    1850 U.S. Census [7 Oct 1850]
    1850 U.S. Census - Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania: Henry Bensel, David Bensel, & Daniel Bensel Families

    Headstones
    Headstone [28 Mar 2006]
    Headstone [28 Mar 2006]
    Headstone of David Bentzel Jr & Sarah EISENHART Bentzel at Lenhart-Gerber Cemetery. Taken by Chad G. Nichols

  • Notes 
    • David was born at the Bentzel homestead at Dover Twp.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      1850 U.S. Census - 003136; 1860 U.S. Census - 003134; 1870 U.S. Census - 003135; Grave Marker - 003538

    2. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    3. [S400] Greater Dover Historical Society, Inc., The, ([Online]) (Reliability: 3).
      Joyce Law transcripts of Lenhart-Gerber Cemetery, "David Bentzel," born 1815 died 1899

    4. [S35] History of York County, Pennsylvania, Gibson, John (historical editor), (Chicago, Illinois : F. A. Battey Publishing Co, 1886 (772,207p)) (Reliability: 3).
      David was born May 3, 1815. He learned the trade of milling from his uncle, George Meisenhelter, at his father's mill, on the Little Conewago, which he bought at his father's death, and where he is still living. He married Sarah, daughter of John Eisenhart, who was a carpenter and cabinet-maker; she died December 25, 1880. One of her brothers, Samuel M. Eisenhart, is now a resident of York. Six children were born to this union: Henry M., born in 1844, located in California, where he died in 1877, leaving to survive a son, Frederick; Edward D.; and David E., born in 1857; Nancy, wife of Henry W. Jacobs; Kate E., wife of Peter Binder, and Leah, who died in her infancy.

    5. [S609] Bentzel: My Family Tree, Gallagher, Florence I. & Bentzel Family Reunion Members, (Never published, rough draft copy dated 5 Aug 1973 in possession of Chad G. Nichols), P 31 (Reliability: 3).
      Lists David Bentzel, son of David Bentzel & Elizabeth Meisenhelter

    6. [S35] History of York County, Pennsylvania, Gibson, John (historical editor), (Chicago, Illinois : F. A. Battey Publishing Co, 1886 (772,207p)), P 132 (Reliability: 3).
      DAVID BENTZEL is the sixth of ten children of David and Elizabeth (Meisenhelder) Bentzel, and was born May 3, 1815, in Dover Township, on the Bentzel homestead, now occupied by Samuel Bentzel. David received a limited education, and went to his trade of miller September, 1834, at his present location. In 1850 he went to Illinois, and worked at Big Thunder Mill, in Boone County, seven months. He then returned home to his present mill where he has since remained. He married, April 2, 1842, Sarah Eisenhart, daughter of John and Catherine (Myers) Eisenhart, of Dover Township. Six children were born to their union: Henry D., died in California; Edward D., David E., Leah (deceased), Nancy, wife of Henry W. Jacobs; Catherine, wife of Peter Binder. Subject’s grandfather and grandmother came from Germany – landed at Baltimore, and came soon to Dover Township. Subject’s uncles and aunts are Henry Bentzel, Elizabeth (deceased), Catherine, wife of John Allman; Barbara, wife of John Kump; Mary, deceased. Subject was director of the poor in 1868-69-70. David E. Bentzel is engaged in the manufacture of cigar boxes, and has twelve hands constantly employed in his factory, which is known as the Eureka Cigar Box Factory. He ships to Lancaster and Adams Counties, besides those he sells to York County. He commenced here in October, 1884, with a capacity of 400, and has since increased to 1,500 per day. David E. was married, August 12, 1877, to Louisa E. Stough, daughter of Valentine and Elenora (Fissel) Stough. The following named children were born to their union: B. Frank, James Simpson, Africa, David V. (deceased), Felix S. S. and Annie Amanda. Mr. Bentzel is an active business man, and belongs to the Lutheran Church of Dover (Strayer’s). He was enumerator of the census in Dover Township in 1880.

    7. [S60] Personal Research & Library, Stanley C. Reiber, Reiber, Stanley C., ([email] sreiber # aol.com (change # for @)) (Reliability: 3).
      Records death 15 Apr 1899 at York Co, PA; Information from York County Archives

    8. [S408] 1860 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 8th Census, 1860, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania: David Bentzel Family:
      --David, 45, Miller, value of real estate 10000, value of personal estate 2000, birthplace PA
      --Sarah, 39, Wife, birthplace PA
      --Henry M, age 15, birthplace PA
      --Edward, age 14, birthplace PA
      --Ann, age 9, birthplace PA
      --David E, age 4, birthplace PA
      --Catharine, age 3, birthplace PA

    9. [S229] 1870 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 9th Census, 1870, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania - David Bentzel Family:
      --David, 55, Miller, value of real estate 15000, value of personal estate 800, birthplace PA, male citizen
      --Sarah, 49, Keeping house, birthplace PA
      --Edward, 24, School teacher, birthplace PA, male citizen
      --David, 15, at home, birthplace PA, attended school within the year
      --Cathrine, 12, at home, birthplace PA, attended school within the year

    10. [S420] 1850 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 7th Census, 1850, (Washington [District of Columbia] : National Archives and Records Administration Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.) (Reliability: 3).
      Manchester Twp, York Co, Pennsylvania - David Bensel Family:
      --David, 34, Laborer, birthplace PA
      --Sarah, 32, birthplace PA
      --Henry, 8, birthplace PA
      --Edward, 6, birthplace PA
      --Daniel, 30, Miller, birthplace PA
      --Moses, 19, Laborer, birthplace PA (also listed nearby is Henry Bensel, David & Daniel's brother)

    11. [S381] Grave Marker (Reliability: 3).
      DAVID BENTZEL
      1815 1899
      SARAH HIS WIFE
      1821 1879
      -----
      BENTZEL
      Photo & transcription by Chad G. Nichols

    12. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Family Bible Marriage Record - 002829

    13. [S128] Family Bible, David Bentzel Jr (Reliability: 3).
      David Bentzel
      wurde getrauet
      mif Garaha eine geborn
      S. Eisenhart den 9 April
      1843
      -----
      David Bentzel
      became entrusted
      with one born
      S. Eisenhart the 9 April
      1843