Thomas Bickel

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Bickel was born on 29 March 1773, in Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johannes Bickel, was 29 and his mother, Maria Catherina Whitmer, was 27. He married Barbara Schaeffer in 1799, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Northumberland, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1810 and Jay, Indiana, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 15 August 1844, in Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Hawkins Cemetery, Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas Bickel
Barbara Schaeffer
Marriage: 1799
George Washington Bickel
John Bickel
Anna Bickel
Barbara Bickel
Adam Bickel
John Bickel
Jacob Bickel
Katherine Bickel
Thomas Bickel
Sarah Jane Bickel
Henry Jackson Bickel

Sources (9)

  • Thomas Bickle, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Thomas Bickle and Barbara Shafer in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1799
  • Thomas Bickel, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from bickel ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or worked with a pickaxe or for a stonemason. Compare Bick .

German: nickname for a dice player, from the same word in the sense ‘die’.

South German: from a pet form of Burkhart .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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