"Henry Shinkle was born in Lancaster Co. (now Lebanon Co.) PA. He married his first cousin, Maria Margaret Shinkle, later known as Margaret. He died in Fayette Co. IN. After his death, Margaret Shinkle moved to Madison Co. IN and later married a man named Stover. They moved to Missouri where she died.
"Philip Jacob Shinkle was born in Edenkoben, Electoral (Rhenish) Palatinate, Germany. he was brought to Pennsylvania at about 5 years of age. During the Revolutionary War, he was a Private in the Heidelberg Twp. Company of Associators (militia). He married Julia Ann Bolender and later moved to Ohio, where he bought land on 18 March 1805, and died at a date unknown to us.
"Christian Shinkle was born in Heidelberg Twp. Lancaster Co. (now Lebanon Co.) PA. During the Revolutionary War he was also a Private in the Heidelberg Twp. Company of Associators (militia). He married Maria Magdelena _______ and later moved to Lewis Twp. Brown Co. OH in 1805. After the death of Maria Magdalena, he married Elizabeth Stayton.
"Philipp Carl Schenkel was born in Edenkoben, Electoral (Rhenish) Palatinate, Germany. He married Maria Elisabetha Zimpel. As a serf of the Electoral Palatinate, he had to be manumitted (freed) before being allowed to emigrate, but was manumitted and permitted to emigrate without paying any of the usual fees because of his poverty. He and his family came from Rotterdam to Philadelphia on the ship "Snow Ketty" in 1752. They settled in Heidelberg Twp. Lancaster Co. (now Lebanon Co.).
"On July 22, 1984, our three-generations-in-a-van (Richard and Jeanne Forkner, Steve, Jo Ellen, Rich and John Ham) visited Edenkoben, a picturesque town on the Deutche Weinstrasse."
This image shows where Edenkoben is located in Germany.