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Re: Yeakel's Mill Road in Upper Milford
Posted by: S. Yeakel Date: July 06, 2000 at 20:01:01
In Reply to: Re: Yeakel's Mill Road in Upper Milford by Colleen O'Byrne of 824

Thank you very much for answering my message. I went on your family page; it was very informative. I didn't have any of that information on the christening dates. All of the Yeakels/Jaekels coming over on the St. Andrew in 1734 were Schwenkfelders. They were probably baptized Schwenkfelders, but I thought that the Schwenkfelders believed that people should wait until the child could make the decision themselves to be baptized. I suppose the Catholics forced them to baptize the kids early. They were having problems with the Catholic leaders and were persecuted. That's why they came over to Holland, then to America.

David is also my ggggggggggrand father. I'm related through Christopher Yeakel and Rosina Seipt Hoffman. Actually, I'm also related through Balthasar Yeakel too.

Have you been to the Schwenkfelder Library and Museum in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania? My parents and my brother went there and enjoyed it very much.

Susanna Yeakel


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