Hartzell Ancestral LineFrom Paul Swan's Hartzell Chapter: Glenn R. Hartzell sent an eight page document, "Hartzell Ancestral Line" (author and date unknown) which recounted several branches of the descendants of the immigrant Johann George Hirtzel. This he said he received "from a cousin long ago". He had also provided a copy to Charles Price, who cited it in material he sent to Paul Middleton in 1980. Glenn notes that there are "some discrepancies" which have to be resolved, but this appears to be the earliest source of our knowledge of the York County, Pennsylvania, to Franklin County, Virginia, to Montgomery County, Ohio, generations of our lineage.
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Errors found by James Dwight Hartsell; page 3:
Adam Hartzell, s/o Philip: marriage to Mary Spikard 8-11-1821 was a marriage between Adam Hetzel and Mary Spikard 8-11-1826. There was a Hetzel family in the area.
George Hartzell, s/o Adam: marriage to Margaret Yaughey in 1834; this was another George. According to the 1850 Ohio Census, Darke County, Greenville Township, George was born in Ohio in 1812, before the Adam Hartzell family arrived in Ohio. Their first child Lucinda was born in 1835.
David Hartzell, s/o Adam: marriage to Margaret Margaret Nievel in 1830 was actually David Hetzel. David Hetzel was born May 4, 1806 in Rehrersburg, Berks County, PA, son of John and Catharina (Thomas) Hetzel.
Notes by James Dwight Hartsell for page 3:
Date of the document: The latest date shown is 1953 on page 4.
Adam Hartzell's death:According to records of Salem's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellerton, Adam Hartzell died August 30, 1833.
On graves being destroyed: They were buried on "school district ground" which would be Section 21, with Hemple Road at the south edge. A bridge was built to the side of Hemple Road in 1927 over Bear Creek. Apparently in the 1940's or early 1950's Hemple Road was straightened, but the old bridge could still be used. Their graves were destroyed when Hemple Road was straightened, so that would be at Bear Creek, also implying that by that time the burial site was unmarked. The burial place would be on the north side of the road. This spot is about 0.4 mile west of S. Union Road.
On this burial location: Since they were buried in this odd remote location, and their death was in 1833, one can only assume they died during the 1833 cholera epidemic and were buried "in a separate place" as was often done out of fear. See www.jdhartsell.com/Adam1833.
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