Valentine Kimmel of Lancaster Co., PA
Family of Johann Valentine Kimmel
Members of this family appear in the Summary of Lineages web page with the prefix "AH-."
Johann Valentin Kimmel -- "Valentine" -- was born July 31, 1701 in Gimbsheim in the Palatinate to Johann Michael and Anna Margaretha (Sauter) Kimmel. He married February 8, 1724 in Gimbsheim to Anna Maria Beltzer, daughter of Johann Valentin and Anna Barbara.
Valentine, with his wife and five children, joined his brother Jacob's family and others when then migrated to America in 1751. They left Germany May 22 and reached Philadelphia on the ship St. Andrew on September 14.
Valentine was in Greenwood Township, Cumberland (the part now Perry) County, Pennsylvania in 1755-1756 and later moved to Lancaster County where he was living in Strasburg Township at the time of his death December 28, 1768. His wife had died the previous year and both deaths are recorded at the Ephrata cloister.
The Kimmel name for this family survives through descendants of son Philip who settled in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Early Family Recollections
Early Family Histories
Public Documents For Revolution Era Kimmels
Transcriptions on This Web Site
Gimbsheim Reformed Church records include birth and marriage of Johann Valentin and the baptisms of most of his children. Also record of his heading to America in 1751. The church records are on microfilm roll #1441990 in the Mormon Church family research library in Salt Lake City. See detail.
Documents Available Not Added to This Web Site
Cumberland County, PA land records
Lancaster County, PA tax records
Ephrata Cloister records
"Journal of The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley" volume 17 (1992); "The Kimmel Family of the Cocalico Valley" by Clarence E. Spohn
Documents to Be Found
Estate records at Lancaster, PA
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