Rachel (?)1

F, #3250, b. 1757, d. 24 November 1835
Last Edited: 9 Dec 2013

Family:

Frederick Hummel b. 5 Oct 1758, d. 7 Dec 1802

Children:

Jacob Hummel8 b. 1780
Frederick Hummel+8 b. 6 Jul 1782, d. 28 Mar 1831
John Hummel8 b. 29 Oct 1784, d. 10 Mar 1793
Valentine Hummel+ 8 b. 7 Feb 1787, d. 4 Sep 1870
Hannah Hummel8 b. 18 Sep 1789, d. 21 Jun 1860
David Hummel8 b. 29 Oct 1792, d. 9 Feb 1805
Rosina Hummel8 b. 4 May 1795, d. 24 Mar 1876
Christina Hummel8 b. 1797
Rachel Hummel8 b. 24 Nov 1799, d. 27 Sep 1867

Notes

  • Name Variation: Regina (?)3
  • Name Variation: Rachel Rickert4,5
  • Name Variation: Rachel Richard6
  • Note*: Given name - In all the known baptism records for their children, Frederick Hummel's wife is identified as Regina. But in his will he gives his wife's name as Rachel. Likewise, with all the deeds found by this compiler, with one exception, she is named and signs, or rather marks, as Rachel. The one exception shows that Regina and Rachel are one and the same person. In that one deed, throughout the text of the deed she is called Regina, but then marks as Rechel (Dauphin, 1N:591).7
  • Note: Parentage - Rachel is said to be the daughter of Jacob Rickert in various sources, specifically the Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Kelker's History of Dauphin County, Fisher's Central Pennsylvania Marriages, researcher Janet Welsh's paper, and various DAR applications.

    Candidate names are Richard, Rickert, Reigert and numerous variations.

    There were three or four contemporary men with similar names living in what are now Dauphin and Lebanon counties. But this compiler has found no evidence identifying Rachel's surname as Rickert, nor evidence as to which one might be Rachel's father. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Note: By indenture dated 1 May 1793 Frederick Hummel of Derry Twp. Dauphin county, yeoman, and Regina his wife granted unto Andrew Shredly of the same place, in consideration of £65, a certain tract situate in said township containing eleven acres on one side of Bigg Road and two on the other. Signed by "Fredk Hummel" and by her mark "Rechel Hummel". Indenture acknowledged by Frederick Hummel and Regina his wife on same date.
    Recorded Nov 14 1804 Dauphin County Deeds Vol. 1N, p. 591-593. Viewed on FHL microfilm 21266.
  • Note: Birth date - A tombstone chart posted on Ancestry by 'weneverwrite' 1 Sept 2010 lists Rachel's age at death as "78-8-8". Photographs of Rachel's gravestone posted on the web are practically illegible. From photos of other gravestones, we know that Egle, in his gravestone listing, did not list age at death where present, but rather, listed the calculated birth date. So presumably the birth dates given in all the sources quoted here are calculated from the gravestone age at death.
  • Note: Marriage - Rachel and Frederick are said by Janet Welsh to have married in 1779. But this compiler has been unable to find any church or minister's record.5

Citations

  1. [S82] Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Register of Wills. FHL microfilm series titled 'Wills, 1785-1875'. Digital images on FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Probate Records., 1B:137, FHL #21237. will of Frederick Hummel, 1802.
  2. [S323] Notes and Queries : Historical and Genealogical, Chiefly relating to Interior Pennsylvania; book series; ed. William Henry Egle (S. 3 publ. 1887), III, I, 14, Lutheral Church-Yard, Hummelstown. "Hummel, Rachel, wf. F., b. 1757; d. Nov. 24, 1835."
  3. [S528] Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, Pa. FHL microfilm #1433180, item 7 originals. item 8 translation by Frederick S. Weiser. #1433181, item 1 translations continued, item 2 typescript., Baptisms of John, Valentine, Rosina & Rache Hummell, children of Frederick Hummel and his wife Regina.
  4. [S73] Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia Of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Containing Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens, And Many Of The Early Scotch-Irish And German Settlers; Illustrated; 1896; Chambersburg, Pa; J.M. Runk & Company; Publishers. Viewed on website of Dauphin County Pennsylvania Transcription Project (2000-2001); URL http://maley.net/transcription., p. 122. "Rachel Rickert, daughter of Jacob Rickert, b. March 14, 1757; d. November 24, 1835."
  5. [S213] "The Hummels : Paper Given At The Hummelstown Area Historical Society By Janet Welsh On The Occasion of The Celebration Of Frederick Hummel's 250th Birthday." By Janet Snyder Welsh. Copy courtesy of David Leebrick, May 21, 2013., p. 6.
  6. [S204] History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, by Luther Reily Kelker, Lewis Pub. Co., 1907 [Viewed on Google Books], p. 676. "Rachel Richard, daughter of Jacob Richard, born March 14, 1757, died November 24, 1835."
  7. [S80] Dauphin Co. Pennsylvania; Recorder of Deeds. FHL microfilm series., Microfilm 21266, Vol 1N, p. 591-2, Frederick Hummel to Andrew Shredly, dated 1 May 1793.
  8. [S73] Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia Of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Containing Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens, And Many Of The Early Scotch-Irish And German Settlers; Illustrated; 1896; Chambersburg, Pa; J.M. Runk & Company; Publishers. Viewed on website of Dauphin County Pennsylvania Transcription Project (2000-2001); URL http://maley.net/transcription., p.122.