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Hans TRACHSEL
& Elsbeth GUNGSEL
|        Jakob TRACHSEL
|          b. 1652, Bern, Switzerland
|          d. 24 Dec 1721, Wolfersheim, Blies, Saar, Germany
|        & Margaretha BRENGEL  [No Known Ascendancy at present]
|          b. 29 Oct 1654, St.Steffan, Semmental, Switzerland
|          d. 19 Nov 1724, Wolfersheim, Pfalz, Germany (Palatinate)
|          m. 18 Jan 1684, Lenk, Bern, Switzerland,
|        |       Peter TRACHSEL
|        |          b. 6 Nov 1691, Lenk, Switzerland
                    Immigrated 17 Aug 1733 on the Ship "Samuel" ,
                    Resided Bucks [now pertains to Lehigh] in region of Egypt and later the lower Jordan Valley 5 miles west. Removed to Frederick, MD about 1754
|        |          d. 16 Apr 1766, Frederick Co. MD
|        |       & Juliana Catharina TRAUTHAGER   [No Known Ascendancy at present]
|        |          b. 1703, Katzenthal, Alsace, France
                   Immigrated 17 Aug 1733 on the Ship "Samuel" ,
                   Resided Bucks [now pertains to Lehigh] in region of Egypt and later the lower Jordan Valley 5 miles west. Removed to Frederick, MD about 1754
|        |          d. 16 Apr 1795, Emittsburg, Frederick Co., Md.
|        |          m. ca 1721, Katzenthal, Alsace, France
|        |        |        Daniel TRACHSEL /TROXELL
|        |        |          b. 8 Dec 1726, Katzenthal, France [ Switzerland]
                             Immigrated 17 Aug 1733 on the Ship "Samuel" , with his parents
                              Removed to York County, in that part which became Adams , in 1767, in the region of  the Manor of Digges Choice ,  , with wife and children
|        |        |          d. 1814, Littlestown, Adams County, Penna
|        |        |        & Sophia [Anna Sophia ] DOTTERER
|        |        |          b. 5 Mar 1726, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
                              Removed to York County, in that part which became Adams , in 1767, in the region of  the Manor of Digges Choice , with husb and children
|        |        |          d. aft 27 Jun 1790, Littlestown, Adams County, Pennsylvania
|        |        |        |       John TROXELL
|        |        |        |          b. 3 May 1760, Bethlehem According To Tombstone-Northampton County, PA (Near Egypt, Pa.)
|        |        |        |          d. 2 Oct 1855, Gettysburg, Adams Co., Penna

He  built the first house in Gettysburg  on land where the Courthouse now stands and his name is on the wall of the Courthouse; He was listed as a cooper  in census records, and also opened the first tavern in Gettysburg on land now holding the James Gettys Hotel. He and his wife briefly went to Ohio where she died in 1823. The 1850 census of Adams County at Gettysburg enumerates John Troxell, Sr., age 90, in the household of Peter Sheads age 30 , probably his grandson and grandsonŪs wife (via marriage of Salome to Peter Sheads Sr yielding the Peter Sheads 90 year old John Troxell is living with) . This is probably the family of the later Col Sheads , long a teacher in Gettysburg.
 The history of Adams County gives information on John Troxell, stating that a deed, dated dec 26, 1794, by James Gettys and his wife, Mary, to John Troxell for lot no 77, Chambers Street *minnich and Scott PropertyÓ is witnessed by Alexander Irvine and Henry Hoke, and acknowledged before Alexander Russell, Esq., and so is  the evidence of his purchase. The older people of the county remembert Mr. Troxell with great affection. He was noted for a remarkable memory, and his love of going back in his old age over the reminiscences of nearly a century before. He knew well the minutest details of the early history of the town, and was fond of telling them. On one occasion, we are told, he gave an interesting account of the building of two log houses on what is now Baltimore Street, one where the Duncan property now stands, and the other at the corner of Baltimore and high Streets. The hill was then covered with timber, the logs were cut on the grounds, put in green and rough, and the two buildings run up two stories without partitions, asnd as they were racing in the contsruction of the two, the capping of the chimneys was to be the test of completio. Doors were temporarily made of sheets or blankets, and bed spreads were used for partitions, and in this way they were finished and the families moved in.Ó
In 1808 John Troxell was on the town councel. This council set apart Wed and Saturdays as market days and enacted some rigid laws about the matter of markets, going extensively into details.  Apparantly he served one year, but returned elected in 1814and was reelected in 1815 and again in 1839
|        |        |        |       & Elizabeth MOHLER
|        |        |        |          b. about 1759/ 11 Dec 1758/bef Sep 1763, 64 at death according to newspaper clipping. She is said to be the daughter of
                                           Henry MOHLER (1761 Switz-1769 Lanc Co., Pa) and his wife Barbara.
Her death notice Gburg paper reads žSep 17, 1823 On 1st at Lancaster, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Troxel, 64, consort of John Troxel formerly of this placeÓ Son žDavid moved from Maryland to Fairfield County, Ohio with his parents and is shown in the 1830 census.While there his mother died and his father returned to Gettysburg, Pa. They had eight known children ž
|        |        |        |          d. 1 Sep 1823, (New) Lancaster, Ohio
|        |        |        |        |        Anna Maria  ( Mary) (Ann) TROXELL
|        |        |        |        |          b. 11 May 1794, Gettysburg, York (Now Adams) Co., Penna-as per her obit
|        |        |        |        |          d. 9 Aug 1881, Gburg, Adams Co., Penna [87the year of age]
Her obit in Gettysburg times "Another Old Resident Gone-
One by one our older residents are disappearing. TodayŪs obituary columns record the death of Mrs Anna Maria Slentz, widow of the late John Slentz, on Tuesday of last week, in the 87th year of her age. She was the oldest resident of the town born in Gettysburg, and has lived here all her life. . She was the daughter of John Troxell, sen., who was a comtemporary with James Gettys, the founder of the town, and built one of the first houses.
We have before us a deed executed Dec 26, 1794, by James Gettys and wife Mary to John Troxell, for lot No 77 [the Minnigh and Scott properties on Chambersburg street,] witnessed by Alexander Irvine and Henry Hoke, and acknowledged beore Esquire Alexander Russell. We have a distinct recollection of the elder Troxell. He had a remarkable memory, knew the early history of the town thoroughtly, and was fond of relating the anecdotal history of our earlier citizens. On one occasion he gave us an interesting account of the building of two log houses on now Baltimore street, and the rivalry for completion-one where the Duncan property now stands-the other at the corner of Baltimore and High Streets. This hill was then covered with timber; the logs were cut on the ground, put in green, and both buildings run up two stories, without partitions, the capping of the chimney to be the test of completion. Sheets were put up temporarily for partitions by the families that moved into them. Mr Troxell lived to a good old age, dying in 1855, aged 95 years. His daughter, whose death we now note, married the late John Slentz, who preceded her to the other world ten years ago. She was a consistent member of the Lutheran church, a woman of retiring nature, kind and motherly in disposition, and much respected by all who knew her. Of eleven children, eight still survive, four sons and four daughters-the eldest being Mr Jacob L Slentz, who for some years has occupied the position of reviser in the proof room of the Government Printing office in Washington.
We may add that the late John Slentz was one of the earlier subscribers to the Sentinel, and the paper has continued in the family to this date, with prompt annual payments of the subscription. ž
NOTE that Jacob L Slentz printer, is EXACTLY the reason  Ella Blanche Meals  met her future husband Otto Reinecke in Wash DC
|        |        |        |        |        & John SLENTZ
|        |        |        |        |          b. 22 Jun 1792, York (Now Adams) County, Penna
|        |        |        |        |          d. 22 Nov 1870, [made a will dated June 25, 1870] [1871 by his wife's obit]
|        |        |        |        |          m. 29 Jun 1815
|        |        |        |        |        |       Henrietta Louisa SLENTZ
|        |        |        |        |        |          b. 11 Jul 1832, Gettysburg, Penna.
|        |        |        |        |        |          d. 29 Mar 1911, G-burg, Pa, at her home Wednesday 5:25pm
|        |        |        |        |        |        & Frederick  (Frederick Gabriel) MEALS
|        |        |        |        |        |          b. 27 May 1834, Butler Twp, Adams Co, Penna
|        |        |        |        |        |          d. 19 Apr 1905, Gettysburg,Adams Co, Pa at his home, 10:30 pm
|        |        |        |        |        |          m. 3 Jan 1856, Gettysburg, Pa By Rev Dr Krauth Of Lutheran Seminary
|        |        |        |        |        |        |         Ella Blanche [Ella] ['Wahne' to grandkids] MEALS
|        |        |        |        |        |        |          b. 20 Jun 1859, Gettysburg, Penna
|        |        |        |        |        |        |          d. 13 Jan 1937, Gburg, Adams Co., Pa, at home of dtr Hazel Ruth
|        |        |        |        |        |        |        & Otto Charles Louis REINECKE
|        |        |        |        |        |        |          b. 22 Mar 1851, Celle, Hannover, Germany
|        |        |        |        |        |        |          d. 4 Jan 1928, Canton, Ohio after Paralytic Stroke
|        |        |        |        |        |        |          m. 19 Jan 1881, Washington, DC, by Rev. Dr. Domer
|        |        |        |        |        |        |        |        |  Hazel Ruth žBamieÓ REINECKE
|        |        |        |        |        |        |        |           b. 18 Aug 1888, Washington, DC
|        |        |        |        |        |        |        |           d. 30 May 1985
|        |        |        |        |        |        |        |           m. 20 Dec 1910, Jersey City, New Jersey at her parent's home
|        |        |        |        |        |        |        |          James Donald**ÓDeweyÓ SWOPE