Frederick Sheckler

Frederick Sheckler[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1754 - 1829  (~ 75 years)Deceased

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  • Name Frederick Sheckler 
    Born Abt 1754  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Military Rev. War- private in Capt Kuhn's Co.of the Northampton Co. Militia  [4
    Died 18 Jul 1829  Hopewell Township, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    FamilySearch ID LDCM-6NM 
    Buried Fockler Cemetery, Saxton, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 10
    Frederick Sheckler (1754-1829) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Frederick Sheckler (1754-1829) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Person ID I5739  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2013 

    Family Maria Catherine Mamro,   b. 18 May 1755, Wiesbaden, Stadtkreis, Hesse, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [11, 12, 13
    Married Abt 1774  Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Susannah Sheckler,   b. Abt 1780, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1851, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    +2. Catherine Sheckler,   b. 30 Jun 1783, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1843, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +3. David Sheckler,   b. 11 Jan 1784, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1841, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Fredrick Sheckler, Jr.,   b. Abt 1785, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
    +5. Hannah Sheckler,   b. Abt 1787, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1827, Saxton, Liberty Township., Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     6. John Sheckler,   b. 15 Nov 1790, Puttstown, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1859, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Barbara Sheckler,   b. 30 Nov 1791, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1852, Saxton, Liberty Township., Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     8. Henry Sheckler,   b. 1792, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     9. Elizabeth Sheckler,   b. 1794, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1820, Darke Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
    +10. Nancy Sheckler,   b. Between 1794 and 1804, near, Saxton, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1870, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     11. Daniel Sheckler,   b. 1796, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1841, Pine Township, Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +12. Mary "Polly" Sheckler,   b. 1798, Broad Top Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Cooperstown, Brown Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     13. George Washington Sheckler,   b. 10 May 1800, Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1881, Versailles, Morgan Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F2174  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1754 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1774 - Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susannah Sheckler - Abt 1780 - Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Catherine Sheckler - 30 Jun 1783 - Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - David Sheckler - 11 Jan 1784 - Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fredrick Sheckler, Jr. - Abt 1785 - Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hannah Sheckler - Abt 1787 - Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Sheckler - 15 Nov 1790 - Puttstown, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Barbara Sheckler - 30 Nov 1791 - Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Henry Sheckler - 1792 - Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth Sheckler - 1794 - Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Nancy Sheckler - Between 1794 and 1804 - near, Saxton, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Daniel Sheckler - 1796 - Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary "Polly" Sheckler - 1798 - Broad Top Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George Washington Sheckler - 10 May 1800 - Hopewell Township, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1829 - Hopewell Township, Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fockler Cemetery, Saxton, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From Family Information from Joyce Sheckler Heiss:
      = TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS, An Account of the Early Settlement of the Broad Top Area, David Ira Foster & Jon D. Baughman, Publ. Youth for Progress, 1969.
      When Shaub, Stoner, Sheckler, Stoler Johnston and others settled here, Friggs sold part of the land Names of Settlers ... Frederick Sheckler, Philip Stoner, Martin Stoler and his sons Frederick aged 13 years and John in his tenth year... that massacre in the Wyoming Valley, July 2 1t78 so worked on the feelings of Johnstons, Sheckler and others that they got ready and left the fort a few days after, part going to Md. and others to Duncans Island Pa... This was early May (1719.] and in a few days Shecklers with some more Bucks County emigrants return... Shecklers returned to his Shy Beaver place, now occupied by Adam Speck... Sheckler in his trips back and forth up and down the river to Shoup's had different times cast longing glances at the river bottoms owned by Shoup, now called George Berkstresser place and at last he traded for at least a part of it to Silas Sabastian Shoup (we find his name written this way on the Weaver deed) giving in place of it his Shy Beaver improvement Sheckler built a house near where the spring is against the hill opposite to where the mansion house now stands which is occupied by the widow Berkstresser and Michael Savits And all of the land that was settled and improved prior to the return of the settlers in 1787 the Stoler and Sheckler is the only one that has remained in the name and was owned all the time by the same name and farmed for a livelyhood. T. E. LePhone...
      By Saturday, July 15, 1780 the Forters at Shoups had sent one of their number, Joshua Davis, familiarly known as commissary Davis to the Big Cove to see if they could expect any aid from there. His return had been earnestly looked for but not returning they concluded to the mouth of clear water run, where Riddlesburg now is and do some fishing, and on this detail were several men and big boys, all well armed: among the men we learned was Frederick.
      Sheckler, Philip Stoner, Michael Whetstone Petterson Cherry, and others. But there was one drawback to our leaving at once [Jul 1780] for two
      families were absent from the Fort and were at their houses though the families of the fishing parties were in the Fort for protection while they were on the expedition The families that were out were Frederick Heater of the Valley Hill place and Rev Thomas Johnston of the Island place and they did not wish to leave those two behind, yet it was a perilous undertaking to warn them and Sabastian Shoup asked for two volunters to warn those two families. And though rather heavy and clumsy for one to be sent on such an errand, Frederick Sheckler was first to volunteer. His seven years service in the German Army had left an everlasting impression of duty that danger made it the more self binding to him. So he was sent to Frederick Heaters. He crossed the river below the mouth of Shoups run and crossed the hills as in this way he could avoid the Indiana as they had not time to be out of the Valley yet...The gathering of the stock together to start could be done in a very short time While this was done Peterson Cherry returned with the Johnston's Family and shortly after, Sheckler arrived at the Fort with all the Heater family except John, a boy about 17 years of age who he found dead at the fence before he reached the house Sheckler gave this bold report to his children and afterwards by them to us (See Chapter XLVII, Indians Force Abandonment of Fort). Frederick Sheckler was a township officer in the year 1786 Also we find that Huntingdon County was struck off from Bedford County in 1787 and present line runs about 100 rods south of the old mill dam... So from the facts which we have gathered, we find with the return of Sheckler, Shaubs and Stoner in 1785 commenced the first permanent settlement of this section.

  • Sources 
    1. [S726] GEDCOM from Nancy K. Monahan, FILE:\family\neary\FSheckler-ether43.ged., [Neary pp. 165-171].
      Cites Jane Curci- wmcurci [ a t ] aol [ d o t ] com
      Cites "St. Clair's Bedford"
      Cites "The Foster Scrapbook:Fredrick Shecker,An Early Pioneer" by David Ira Foster, Chap. 67.
    2. [S713] Family Information from Joyce Sheckler Heiss, [Neary p. 220].
      Cites the following::
      = ARCHIVES OF MD, MUSTER ROLLS & OTHER RECORDS OF SERVICE OF MARYLAND TROOPS
      IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1775-1783, MD Hist. Soc, Baltimore, 1900 p.328) "Muster Roll of Capt. John Kershner's Compy. Guarding the Prisoners of War. Fort Frederick June 17th, 1778. (1777-1778) Fredk. SHACKLER
      = THE MARYLAND MILITIA IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, S. Eugene Clements & F. Edward Wriqht Family Line Publications, 13405 Callingwood Terr., Silver Springs, MD 26904, 1987., p. 247. "Washington County, A List of Capt. Bakers Compy as now Classd." 3d class - Frederick SHACKLER 4th class - Isaac Teeter (neighbor in Huntingdon/Bedford Co.)
      = BEDFORD CO PA TAX RECORDS, Bedford Co, Hopewell Twp, 1781 Frederick Shakler, 100 acres
      = HUNTINGDON CO, PA TAX RECORDS, 1791, (Microfilm reel 11, Huntingdon, PA) SHECKLER, Frederick, 50 acres; Horned Cattle 2; Horses 2; Valuation 51; State Tax 1.9; County Tax 3.6. SHACKLER, Frederick, 25 acres; horses 2; cows 2; stills 1; Valuation 46.0
      = HUNTINGDON CO, PA TAX RECORDS 1793, (Microfilm reel 11, Huntingdon, PA) SHECKLER, Fredrick 50 acres; Rates of land 2; Horses 2; Horned cattle 2; Distilleries 1 Valuation 27.15; Taxes 4.1 Land on the other side of the river 50 acres; Rates of land 3; Valuation 37.10; Taxes 20.
      = CENSUS 1790, PA Huntingdon Co., Hopewell Twp, 123 SHACKLER, Frederick, Males: -16(2) 16+(1) Females:(4)
      = CENSUS 1800, PA Huntington Co., p.117 SHACKLER, Fred Males: -10(3) 10-1611) 16-26(1) 45+(1) Females: -10(3) 10-16(2) 16-26(2) 45+(1)
      = CENSUS 1810, PA, Huntinqdon Co., Union Twp. SHECKLER, F., Males: 0-10(1) 10-16(1) 16-260) 45+(1) Females: 10-16(3) 26-45(1) 45+(1)
      = CENSUS 1820, PA Huntingdon Co. Hopewell Twp, #346, p.28 SHACKLER, Frederick, Males: 16-26(2) 45+(1) Females: 45+(1)
      = HISTORY OF HUNTINGDON COUNTY, PA, J. S. Africa, p.289.. Frederick Scheckler served in Capt. John Orbison's Co. of Rangers on the frontier - Col. Samuel Culbertson's Regiment, in Revolutionary War.
      = For additional information see SHECKLER book, pp. 175-180
      Date: 13 October 2001
    3. [S727] Sheckler (Schäckler), LOC CS71.S5393 1988., pp. 175-180 [Neary pp. 211-216].
    4. [S726] GEDCOM from Nancy K. Monahan, FILE:\family\neary\FSheckler-ether43.ged., [Neary pp. 165-171].
    5. [S713] Family Information from Joyce Sheckler Heiss, [Neary p. 220].
      Date: 13 October 2001
    6. [S727] Sheckler (Schäckler), LOC CS71.S5393 1988., p. 175 [Neary p. 211].
    7. [S726] GEDCOM from Nancy K. Monahan, FILE:\family\neary\FSheckler-ether43.ged., [Neary pp. 165-171].
      Gives place as Saxton, Broad Top Twp., Bedford Co., Pennsylvania.
    8. [S713] Family Information from Joyce Sheckler Heiss, [Neary p. 220].
      Gives place as Hopewell Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania.

      Date: 13 October 2001
    9. [S940] Find A Grave, 9 August 2015; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42732893.
      Frederick Sheckler; Birth: 1754, Germany; Death: Jul. 18, 1829, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA.
    10. [S940] Find A Grave, 9 August 2015; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42732893.
      Frederick Sheckler; Birth: 1754, Germany; Death: Jul. 18, 1829, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA; Note: The original headstone was a slab of fieldstone marked F.S. and disintegrated over time. The new headstone was erected by David Weaver, grandson of Barbara Sheckler Berkstresser, the daughter of Marie Catherine Sheckler. Information placed on stones erected by descendants are usually not the same information that was on the original stone, or even based on factual information, but more likely to be dictated by oral tradition and often is inaccurate. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~, From The Foster Scrapbook, Federick Sheckler, An Early Pioneer, Chapter LXVII FREDERICK SHECKLER: "We ail now notice some of the early settlers at what is now known as Shy Beaver and among others we find the name above given. He was born in Germany about the year 1754, and migrated to Bucks County. He married a German girl by the name of Mary C. Nomrow from Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to Shy Beaver and settled at the place where Adam Speck now lives, and had made some improvements before the Delaware Indians came down the Kittaning war path in July 1778, they were then compelled to leave their improvements and with a good many others go down to Bucks [<--incorrect] county again....".

      RESEARCHER'S NOTES: They left Bucks county and settled in Peters township, Cumberland (now Franklin) county. Records of the two different Federick Sheckler's were co-mingled and the error perpetuated in subsequent documents.] prior to the Revolution.

      MILITARY SERVICE - CUMBERLAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
      There is an unconfirmed record of Frederick Sheckler joining the The German Battalion at the beginning of the Revolutionary war. Many of the recruits were from the area in Cumberland county where Frederick Sheckler lived and where he later enlisted with the 4th Battalion.

      REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITIA ORGANIZATION: CUMBERLAND CO., PA.
      4th Battalion in Cumberland County was formed out of Peters Township. Peters Township was carved out of Cumberland county to for Franklin county.
      1780 - 4th BATTALION, Lt. Col. Samuel Culbertson, Peters Township; Cumberland County, 4th Company under Capt. John Orbison

      History of Cumberland County
      "While this regiment was under marching orders for Amboy, near January 1, 1777, they took from such persons as were not associated, in Antrim and Peters Township, whatever arms were found in their possession, to be paid for according to appraisement by the Government. The Fourth Battalion was under Col. Samuel Lyon, and had in it the companies of Capts. John Purdy, of East Pennsborough, James McConnel, of Letterkenny, and, in 1778, of Jonathan Robinson, of Sherman's Valley; Stephen Stevenson, who was at first a lieutenant but afterward became a captain. The Fifth Battalion was commanded by Col. Joseph Armstrong, a veteran of the Indian war and of the expedition to Kittanning, and in 1756-57, a member of the Colonial Assembly. Most of this regiment was raised in Hamilton, Letterkenny and Lurgan Townships, and its companies at different times were under Capts, John Andrew, Robert Culbertson (for a time), Samuel Patton, John McConnel, Conrad Snider, William Thompson, Charles McClay (at one period), James McKee, James Gibson, John Rea, Jonathan Robinson, George Matthews and John Boggs. John Murphy was a lieutenant and John Martin ensign. Capt. McClay's men are said to have been over six feet in height and to have numbered 100, and the whole regiment was remarkable for its vigor and high spirit. It suffered severely at the battle of "Crooked Billet," in Berks County, May 4, 1778, when Gen. ____y was surprised and many of his men were butchered without mercy. The Sixth Battalion was commanded by Col. Samuel Culbertson, who had been a lieutenant-colonel in the First but was promoted to the command of the Sixth. John Work was the lieutenant-colonel; James McCammont, major; John Wilson, adjutant; Samuel Finley, quartermaster, and Richard Brownson, surgeon, and Patrick Jack, Samuel Patton, James Patterson, Joseph Culbertson, William Huston, Robert McCoy and John McConnel were at some periods captains."

      Family links: Spouse: Marie Catherine Mamro Sheckler (1755 - 1834); Children: John Sheckler (1790 - 1859)*, Barbara Sheckler Berkstresser (1791 - 1852)*, Nancy Sheckler Figard (1797 - 1870)*, George W. Sheckler (1800 - 1881)* [*Calculated relationship]
      Burial: Fockler Cemetery, Saxton, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by: Ancestry-Detective; Originally Created by: P.S. Barlow; Record added: Oct 05, 2009; Find A Grave Memorial# 42732893.
    11. [S726] GEDCOM from Nancy K. Monahan, FILE:\family\neary\FSheckler-ether43.ged., [Neary pp. 165-171].
      Gives date as 1771.
    12. [S713] Family Information from Joyce Sheckler Heiss, [Neary p. 220].
      Gives date as roughly 1774, but states marriage date & place is legend with no proof.

      Date: 13 October 2001
    13. [S727] Sheckler (Schäckler), LOC CS71.S5393 1988., p. 175 [Neary p. 211].
      Date: 13 October 2001




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