Jacob Kunkel

York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Kunkel was born in 1835, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johan Henrich Kunkle, was 36 and his mother, Anna Mary Strong, was 33. He married Mary Barber Evans on 10 March 1855. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in East Donegal Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Mount Royal, Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880.

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Jacob Kunkel
Mary Barber Evans
Marriage: 10 March 1855
James Myers Kunkel
Mary Evans Kunkle
Rebecca S Kunkel
Ann Wright Kunkel
Jacob Kunkle
William E. Kunkle
Elizabeth M. Kunkle

Spouse and Children

10 March 1855


    James Myers Kunkel



    Rebecca S Kunkel


    Ann Wright Kunkel


    Jacob Kunkle


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 28

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 31

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German kunkel ‘spindle’, ‘distaff’ (from Late Latin conicula, conucula diminutive of conus ‘cone’, ‘peg’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spindles or a spinner or alternatively a nickname for a tall thin person. 2. from a medieval German personal name, a pet form of Kuno ( see Kuhn ). 3. possibly from Low German kunkel ‘dugout’, ‘shelter’, or ‘deep water’, of uncertain application: perhaps a topographic name. 4. ( Künkel ): habitational name from a manor near Eisenack (Thuringia) or Erkelenz (Westphalia).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob Kunkle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Kunkle in household of Henry Kunkle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Kunkle, "United States Census, 1880"

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