Runkel, Nicholas 1

Birth Name Runkel, Nicholas
Gender male
Age at Death about 60 years



The different families of the name of Runkle who trace their ancestry back to the early emigrants are principally descendants of those who came to America between the years 1740 and 1750. Among these were Nickel or Nicholas Runckel, who came with Johan in the ship "Loyal Judith" from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, Sept 2, 1743, and Jacob Runckel, who came in the ship Hampshire "from Rotterdam, last from Falmouth Sept 17, 1748.

Name: Nicolaus Runckel

Year: 1743

Place: Pennsylvania

Source Publication Code: 4112

Primary Immigrant: Runckel, Nicolaus

Annotation: Emigrants to America from the jurisdiction of Oppenheim. From records of the former German Electoral Palatine jurisdiction of Oppenheim, stored in the Oppenheim city archives. About 50 emigrants to Pennsylvania, matched with entries in nos. 9041 and 9042, Strassburger. Supplies names, places of origin, and date of the certificate granting permission to emigrate. For English translation of this article, see no. 4397.

Source Bibliography: KREBS, FRIEDRICH. "Amerika-Auswanderer aus dem Oberamt Oppenheim 1742-1749." In Hessische Familienkunde, vol. 3:6 (June 1955), cols. 341-344.

Page: 343

Name Year Age Place of Arrival

Nicolaus Runckel 1743 Pennsylvania

Database: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Name State County Township Year

NICKEL RUNCKEL PA Philadelphia County Philadelphia 1743

Database: Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890

Nickel, or Nicholas, settled in Bern Twp, Berks County , PA. He lived about ten miles northwest of the city of Reading. The first record that I have found for him is a tax record of 1759. He is listed on the Tax Indices for the years of 1770 - 1789. The report states that he had land in Berks County 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1779, 1781 and that he was married. There are other Runkle's listed on this report such as John, Michael, Wendle, William and Catharine.

Nicholas purchased a tract of land from Sabastian Husnrick on February 19, 1772. He purchased another tract of land from Thomas and William Penn.

Nicholas' will fact shows up in the Abstract of Wills and Administrations, Berks County. NICHOLAS RUNCKEL, BERN, APR 18, 1774, ADM TO ELIZABETH RUNCKEL, THE WIDOW.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1714 Wackernheim, Germany    
Immigration 2 September 1743 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, United States of America Ship: Loyal Judith  
Death 1774 Bern Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania, United States of America    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Runckel, Martinabout 168214 January 1757
Mother Unknown, Anna Fronica (wife of Martin Runckel)about 1684October 1723
         Runkel, Nicholas about 1714 1774


Family of Runkel, Nicholas and Wendel, Anna Elizabeth

Married Wife Wendel, Anna Elizabeth ( * about 1720 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1739 Wackernheim, Germany    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Runkel, Jacob12 April 174921 July 1813

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