Name: Leonhart Kegel 1 2 3
Birth: 1684 in Obermehlingen, Palantinate, Germany 1 2 3
Death: 1754 in N.C. 1 2 3
The information I have says that Leonhart KEGEL, was a Renish Palatine, a nd I believe was Lutheran. Info obtained from "The Cagle Journal of Histor ical Inquiry," Introductory Issue, John G. Cagle, Editor, Box 5342, Litt le Rock Ark editor , 1985. I have 2 years of monthly issues, outlining t he path of Leonhart Kegel (only one L)
Came to America : CAME TO AMERICA SEPTEMBER 25, 1732.
I tried to e-mail you directly but the message keeps getting returne d. My Kegels in Germany post is an attempt to connect Leonhart back in ti me to his German roots. For your information, Leonhart was b. 1684 in Mehl ingen Germany and came to America in 1732 aboard the Loyal Judith. He sett led for a time in Berks Co, PA and the family moved to NC and then from th ere have spread all over the country. If you are interested write me direc tly and I will be happy to provide more and tell you about Cagle resourc es available on the net.
1. The Kegel surname history is of the ancient Pomerania family tracing i ts ancestry as a family of Teutonic origin before the year 1100 and appea rs first in the ancient records in Pomerania. The original Cagle surna me is an ancient Mayo family tracing its ancestry of Irish origin before t he year 1100 and appears first in the ancient records in Mayo.
2. Margarette Cagle Fields recorded the following about Leonhart as to ld to her by her parents, Joseph Tilden Cagle and Alice Robenia Fields:
"They left Rotterdam in the early 1700's. Their ship docked in Irela nd to take on additional passengers and replenish
their food supply and fresh water before continuing their long trip to the ir new home.
Their ship docked in Pennsylvania where they planned to obtain land and p ut down roots. However, after several years
and obtaining land in the western part of Pennsylvania, they decided to le ave and come south to the Piedmont section of
North Carolina where some stayed and others migrated west to the mountain s. Joseph spoke of a Leonard Cagle, his
great-great-grandfather Valentine, his grandfather Henry Washington Cagl e, his father Henry Washington "Wash" Cagle,
their families, etc."
3. According to information provided to Margarette by John Cagle, edit or of "The Cagle Journal", Leonhart left the Dutch port of Rotterdam, Sept ember 25, 1732 on the British ship "Loyal Judith". He arrived in Pennsylva nia where he lived a number of years in Old Philadelphia County. In 17 50 he moved westward to Old Lancaster County (in the part that became Ber ks County in 1752) and acquired land from the state.
4. Pennsylvania State Archives at Harrisburg record "Leonard Cagle", as Le onhart apparently had by then changed the spelling of his given and last n ame, applying for Land Warrant number 1-28-211 for 146 1/2 acres of la nd in Lancaster County. The land was duly assigned and allowed to him Nove mber 5, 1750. He did not follow through on the warrant to gain permanent t itle because ca 1754 his family left Pennsylvania and moved southward in to North Carolina. Eventually, in 1791, the land was re surveyed and divid ed into three tracts and claimed by new owners.
5. Leonard's family traveled south with the Moravians (religious denominat ion) arriving in the fall of 1754 apparently about the time of his death.
Susannah b: 1688 in Obermehlingen, Palantinate, Germany
- David Cagle b: 29 APR 1728 in Obermehlingen, Palantinate, Germany
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