Johann Michael Riegel

Johann Michael Riegel (1746 – 1827) – The son of Jorge Wilhelm and Anna Reigel, he was born in Berks County, PA on October 28, 1746 and baptized at Christ Lutheran Church, Northkill.  He was a carpenter and a farmer.  Johann Michael Reigel was a Revolutionary War veteran and applied for a pension in 1818 in Mifflin County, PA.  He served three years from 1777 – 1779, first in Captain Benjamin Selser’s Company and then in Houseger’s German Regiment and fought in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Germantown.  In the battle of Germantown he received a wound in the calf of the leg.[1]  He was married to Marie Elizabeth and they had ten children.  His daughter Susan married John William Bryner (father of Israel C. Bryner).

[1] National Archives Military & Pension Records


Father*                       Jorge Wilhelm Riegel (b. 20 Nov 1706, d. 07 Sep 1778)

Mother*                      Anna Marie Plattner (b. 1711, d. circa 1760)


Milit-Beg*                    Revolutionary War Veteran.  Fought in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Germantown.  At Germantown he was wounded in the calf of the leg.

Milit-End*                    Granted a pension July 21, 1819.

Note*               __ ___ ____                Baptized Jan 6, 1747 Christ Lutheran Church, Northkill. Occupation Carpenter and farmer. He was a Revolutionary War Veteran. He applied for a pension May 20, 1818 in Mifflin County. In his records, it is stated that he enlisted at Newmanstown, Berks Co., PA. Paper state he served three years, spelling may be wrong, first in Capt Benjamin Selser's Company, then in the German Regiment and was in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Germantown, in the last of which he received a wound in the calf of the leg. He was discharged in the town of Northumberland. Jan 1777 to Dec 1779. The jacket of his application has an endorsement from New Berlin, Union County PA, granting him the pension on 21 July 1819. In the application, Michael states his wife is 66 and his son, Michael, is 26 weakly and unable to support himself. 1780s tax lists, Heidelberg Twp., Berks Co., PA. 1790 PA census Dauphin Co., Micael Regel, 1-3-6. 1793, 21 Jan, Beaver Twp. survey 100 acres, Michael Regel.1799 tax lists Beaver Twp. Michael Rigle, 100 a., cabin, $272 value. 1800PA census Northumberland Co., Michael Reagel. 1804-11 tax lists Beaver Twp., Michael Rigle, 94 acres. 1810 PA census , Northumberland Co., Beaver Twp., Michael Rigle. 1812-1815 tax lists, Decatur Twp., Michael Reigle, 94 acres. 1820 PA census, Mifflin Co., Decatur Twp., Michael Riggle.

Birth*               28 Oct 1746                Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, PA.  

Marriage*        __ ___ ____                Marie Elisabeth (--?--) (b. circa 1752)

Daughter:    cir __ ___ 1776                Elizabeth Riegel (b. circa 1776,          ); Pennsylvania.

Daughter:    cir __ ___ 1778                Catherine Riegel (b. circa 1778,          ); Pennsylvania.; she married Jonathan Stump

Daughter:         __ ___ 1780                Mary Magdalene Riegel (b. 1780,          ); Pennsylvania.; she married Ludwig Yeater

Son:                __ ___ 1782                John S. Riegel (b. 1782,          ); Pennsylvania.

Son:                __ ___ 1785                Jacob Riegel (b. 1785, d. 19 Nov 1846); Pennsylvania.; he married Catherine Markley

Daughter:    cir __ ___ 1786                Christina Riegel (b. circa 1786,          ); Pennsylvania.; she married J N Hautz

Son:               04 Feb 1788                George Michael Riegel (b. 04 Feb 1788,          ); N Lebanon Twp., Dauphin Co., PA.

Daughter:        28 Aug 1790                Susanna Riegel (b. 28 Aug 1790, d. after 1860); N Lebanon Twp., Dauphin County, PA.; she married John William Bryner

Son:               27 Nov 1792                Johann Michael Riegel (b. 27 Nov 1792,          ); Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co., PA.; he married Eva Roseann Haal

Son:           cir __ ___ 1794                Benjamin Riegel (b. circa 1794, d. 1875); Pennsylvania.

Death*             __ ___ 1827                Mifflin County, PA.


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