Michael Riegel
(1771-1838)
Magdalena Zettelmeyer
(1777-1833)
Michael Fisher
(1767-Abt 1849)
Magdelena Hoffman
(1772-)
Daniel Riegel Sr.
(1801-1881)
Maria Magdelina Fisher
(1804-1876)
Passila Riegel
(1836-1857)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Elias Smith

Passila Riegel 3

  • Born: 1 Jan 1836, West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Elias Smith in 1855 in Steinsville: German Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA 1 2
  • Died: 22 Jun 1857, , Schuylkill, PA at age 21 4
  • Buried: Orwigsburg: Kimmel's Evangelical Free Church, Schuylkill, PA

   Other names for Passila were Pascilla Riegel, Passeller Riegel and Priscilla Riegel.

   FamilySearch ID: L4HH-TF8.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1840 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 5 In the 1840 Census, living in the household of Daniel Rigel were:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 2 sons
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 son
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 son
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 father Daniel
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 daughter
10-14 (1826-1830) = 2 daughters
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 wife.

2. Census in 1850 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 Daniel Riggle, age 41, farmer, appears in the 1850 Census in West Brunswick Township. Living with him is wife Magdalena, 45; John, 19, Mechanic; Eli, 18; Matilda, 16; Priscilla, 14; Ruben, 12; John, 10; Kitty, 8; Lewis, 1; Elizabeth, 2. Susannah 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Fact: When Pascilla died in 1857 Elias married her sister Catherine., 1858, , Schuylkill, PA.

4. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News: Smith's Easter Reunion., 13 Apr 1903, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 7 SMITHS' EASTER REUNION.
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Smith Have Descendants With Them.
Mr. and Mrs. Elias Smith, of 443 North Sixth street, spent a joyous Easter with their children and grand-children, the occasion being a family reunion. Not in twenty-five years had all the children and their children been at home at the same time and Sunday was a happy one for all. Besides Mr. and Mrs. Smith there were present: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Snyder, Mayd, Bertha, Blanche, Elias and William Snyder, Allentown; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Witman, Harvey and Clark Witman, Pottstown; Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Fauber, Alice Fauber, this city; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Smith, Russel, Lester and Miriam Smith, this city, Miss Irene Smith and Claud Smith, this city.

5. Book: Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Genealogy--Family History--Biography, 1915. 8
Daniel Riegel married Magdalene Fisher, and they had these children: Daniel Jr., who married in the West; Lydia, who married Jacob Shell; Passila and Catherine, both of whom married Elias Smith; Matilda, who married Jacob Herman; Joshua, who was twice married to Amanada and Hannah Potts; Elias, who married Catherine Bachert; John, who never married; Reuben, who married Tine Shopbell; Susanna, who married William Deibert; Lewish, who married Sylletta Smith; and Elizabeth, who married John Gerber.


Passila married Elias Smith, son of Peter Smith Jr. and Catherine Zettelmeyer, in 1855 in Steinsville: German Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA.1 2 (Elias Smith was born on 9 Dec 1833 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill, PA,2 9 10 11 died on 20 Aug 1904 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 11 12 and was buried on 23 Aug 1904 in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 11 13.)


Sources


1 Fermanis, Arlean - afermanis@sprynet.com, Behler, Paul, Holzer and Related Families of Schuylkill County (http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=aferm&id=I03071).

2 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

3 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Genealogy--Family History--Biography; Containing Historical Sketches of Old Families and of Representative and Prominent Citizens, Past and Present, Volume 1 (Chicago, J.H. Beers & Company, 1915), http://archive.org/stream/schuylkillcounty01jhbe#page/542/mode/2up/search/542 Page 542 Elias Smith married both Passila and Catherine Riegel in bio of Samuel Riegel.

4 St. John's (Kimmel's) Union Church Cemetery.

5 1840 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Roll 492 Book 1, Page 158a.

6 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, West Brunswick Township, Series: M432 Roll: 826, Page: 157.

7 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 13 Apr 1903, page 4. Smith's Easter Reunion.

8 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: Genealogy--Family History--Biography; Containing Historical Sketches of Old Families and of Representative and Prominent Citizens, Past and Present, Volume 1 (Chicago, J.H. Beers & Company, 1915), Page 542.

9 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah City, Visit 118.

10 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Roll 1180 Book 1, Page 406.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37065807.

12 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 20 Aug 1904, page 3. Death of Elias Smith.

13 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 23 Aug 1904, page 1. Funeral of Elias Smith.



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