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Johannes Bechtel

(October 30, 1690 - April 16, 1777)

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Johannes Bechtel

Mary Appollonia Marret

Unknown at present time

Maria Agnetta
Anna Margaretha
Maria Susannah
Maria Catharine
Maria Susannah
Maria Appollonia

tn_John_Bechtel.jpg (4206 bytes)Married: 1715
Emigrated to America and settled in Germantown, Pa. in 1726.
Figures prominently in the colonial history of Pennsylvania in the religious movement to unite all German sects and denominations into one ecclesiastic body, and in his connection with the early era of Pennsylvania bibliography, made famous through the imprints of Franklin, Bradford and Sauer.  In 1742 he compiled a catechism designed for all who were in union with the movement above referred to, which was printed by Benjamin Franklin.  This was translated into English and Swedish, and all editions are now exceeding rare.  Bechtel's project having failed, and being attracted by the preaching of Count Zinzendorf, he, with his family, united with the Moravians, and in 1746 removed to Bethlehem PA.

Taken from the book Weygandt Family Record found in the Marx Room of the Easton Library.

.Adam Jonas

Last Updated on: 01/13/2003

Daughter of William Knauss and Elizabeth
Born: July 1860
Died 09 Oct 1927.