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Johann Lorentz Hentzel, b. 1701 Ger.
Posted by: Fran Kovalchik Date: March 08, 1999 at 21:42:23
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I am descended from Johann Lorentz Hentzel that was born abt 1701 in Germany, & is believed to have immigrated here in the 1730s, coming in through Philadelphia, PA & migrating down into MD & VA. One os his descendents, Lawrence built an historic house at Shepherdstown. It is still standing & I believe is an historical place, according to info I received many years ago. I lost all that info I had in a move, & have been trying to retrace this line for sometime. My 3rd ggrandfather was George Hansel who married Fanny Musselman, & had 5 children. He migrated from Allegany County MD to Farmington, Fayette County, PA in 1833 & bought property there, with his father-in-law John Musselman. This property stayed in our family until 1950, when my grandfather sold it. George was killed in a falling tree accident at the age of 41 in 1844. I have the information on George's descendents, but am trying to get back to Johann again. One of the grandfathers in this line was Phillip, & I think he was the brother of Lawrence, but I'm not sure, I can't remember. Can anyone help me fill in the blanks?

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