When Johannes Dengler was born in 1760, in Landshut, Landshut, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Johann Georg Dengler, was 36 and his mother, Maria Magdalena Gaertner, was 32. He married Anne Eva Christine Eisenmenger on 16 September 1783, in Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1816, in Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Georgia, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: German Claus, Dieter, Erwin, Kurt, Reinhold, Siegfried, Wolfgang.
German: occupational name for a knife-sharpener, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tengelen ‘to sharpen instruments’ (such as large knives, sickles, and scythes), originally by carefully angled hammer blows (from Old High German tangol ‘hammer’).
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