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Paul, Germantown, PA, 1700s
Posted by: Duane Boggs (ID *****6286) Date: November 29, 2005 at 15:01:41
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Paul Engle (also Engel) probably arrived in Penn’s Colony between 1693 (when his name does NOT appear on the tax lists) and 1698 (when he was naturalized there).

On June 8, 1699, Paul Engle purchased land in Burlington, Burlington County, West (New) Jersey, from a Richard Bickham, as shown below.

http://www.home.earthlink.net/~chalfort/bickham/id5.html

Richard BICKHAM of New Jersey
•Abstract of deed from Richard Bickham, 8 June 1699, Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey. "Richard Bickham of near Burlington, weaver, and George Gleave of Burlington Co., wheelwright, to Paul Engle of Germantown, Penna: cordwainer, for a house and lot in Burlington, 1/2 acre 10 perches, on the Westside of the street from Delaware R. past the house of Widow Myers to London Bridge, a corner lot, 9 perches 7 f. each on Broad and the other street; bo't by said Bickham of John Hudson and Henry Burr, executors of Mary Hudson, late widow of Robert Hudson of Burlington, dec'd."
Source: New Jersey State Archives, Colonial Deeds No. B 647, 8 June 1699, Richard Bickham & George Gleave to Paul Engle, Burlington County, New Jersey. "Richard Bickham of or near Burlington . . . weaver . . .". Copy obtained by creator of website in February 2003.

On March 30, 1717, Paul Engle and wife Catherine sold 3 acres of land in Germantown to Anthony Klinken. This transaction is included in a chain of title to real estate that is reported at http://www.brynmawr.edu/iconog/gtn/ghs/6140gps2.htm.

On August 31, 1717, Paul Engel “senior” was a witness to the will of Paul Kastner of Germantown (and the will was probated 11 days later). See the following website.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/philadelphia/wills/willabstrbkd.txt

Wills: Abstracts, Book D : 1714 - 1725/6: Philadelphia Co, PA
KASTNER, PAUL. Germantown, Philadelphia County. Weaver.
August 31, 1717. September 11, 1717. D. 79.
Wife Mary, children: Christina, Samuel, Jacob and George. Elizabeth
Pettinger's daughter Betty; daughter Mary. Friends Samuel Gulden,
Caspar Leutebecher and Johannes Hildbrand. He held an estate at
Strasburg, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Witnesses: January Dooden, Paul Engel, Senior and Francis Daniel Pastorius.

In the witnessing of the will, Paul was labeled “senior” in order to distinguish him from his son, also named Paul Engel, who was apparently a young adult by 1717 (the son Paul married Willemtje Tyson, daughter of Cornelius Tyson, also of Germantown).

Some researchers mistakenly claim that Paul “senior” died in 1723 and that he was buried in the Skippack Cemetery (in present-day Montgomery County), but the cemetery records state that the Paul Engle buried there was a boy of age 7, son of Jacob (who was the older son of Paul “senior”). Thus, the Paul who died in 1723 was the grandson of Paul “senior” (and, thus, his namesake).

I have not found any later references to Paul “senior”, so he did likely die sometime not too long after 1717 (when he would likely have been over age 50).

Does anyone know if the wife Catherine, mentioned in the 1717 deed to Anthony Klinken, was Paul’s only wife (and thus the mother of his two known sons, Jacob and Paul)? Does anyone know if Paul had other dealings in New Jersey? Does anyone know when he arrived in North America, or where in Europe he came from?

Please contact me at duaneaboggs@hotmail.com.









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