Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [roberts.GED] The information I have says that Leonhart KEGEL, was a Renish Palatine, and I believe was Lutheran. Info obtained from "The Cagle Journal of Historical Inquiry," Introductory Issue, John G. Cagle, Editor, Box 5342, Little Rock Ark editor , 1985. I have 2 years of monthly issues, outlining the 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 returned. My Kegels in Germany post is an attempt to connect Leonhart back in time to his German roots. For your information, Leonhart was b. 1684 in Mehlingen Germany and came to America in 1732 aboard the Loyal Judith. He settled for a time in Berks Co, PA and the family moved to NC and then from there have spread all over the country. If you are interested write me directly and I will be happy to provide more and tell you about Cagle resources available on the net. Tom Cagle cagle@@toolcity.net 1. The Kegel surname history is of the ancient Pomerania family tracing its ancestry as a family of Teutonic origin before the year 1100 and appears first in the ancient records in Pomerania. The original Cagle surname is an ancient Mayo family tracing its ancestry of Irish origin before the year 1100 and appears first in the ancient records in Mayo. 2. Margarette Cagle Fields recorded the following about Leonhart as told to her by her parents, Joseph Tilden Cagle and Alice Robenia Fields: "They left Rotterdam in the early 1700's. Their ship docked in Ireland to take on additional passengers and replenish their food supply and fresh water before continuing their long trip to their new home. Their ship docked in Pennsylvania where they planned to obtain land and put down roots. However, after several years and obtaining land in the western part of Pennsylvania, they decided to leave and come south to the Piedmont section of North Carolina where some stayed and others migrated west to the mountains. Joseph spoke of a Leonard Cagle, his great-great-grandfather Valentine, his grandfather Henry Washington Cagle, his father Henry Washington "Wash" Cagle, their families, etc." 3. According to information provided to Margarette by John Cagle, editor of "The Cagle Journal", Leonhart left the Dutch port of Rotterdam, September 25, 1732 on the British ship "Loyal Judith". He arrived in Pennsylvania where he lived a number of years in Old Philadelphia County. In 1750 he moved westward to Old Lancaster County (in the part that became Berks County in 1752) and acquired land from the state. 4. Pennsylvania State Archives at Harrisburg record "Leonard Cagle", as Leonhart apparently had by then changed the spelling of his given and last name, applying for Land Warrant number 1-28-211 for 146 1/2 acres of land in Lancaster County. The land was duly assigned and allowed to him November 5, 1750. He did not follow through on the warrant to gain permanent title because ca 1754 his family left Pennsylvania and moved southward into North Carolina. Eventually, in 1791, the land was re surveyed and divided into three tracts and claimed by new owners. 5. Leonard's family traveled south with the Moravians (religious denomination) arriving in the fall of 1754 apparently about the time of his death.
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