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Here is a brief beginning to our family history.  

My family's line of descent is marked with a **.

**John Stephen TRENKL was born about 1718 in Palatine, Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam on the ship "Charming Nancy" on 9 November 1738. That same year he took the required Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown, and was listed as age 20.  He was married to Eve Catherine HAMBRECHT (daughter of Hans "Conrad" HAMBRECHT / HAMBRIGHT) on 27 March 1739 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Eve Catherine HAMBRECHT was born in 1710.  

The next spring, John Stephen appears to have settled in the Winchester, Virginia community in Augusta County (now Frederick county) in the Shenandoah Valley.  Three of his children (Anna Catarina, Anna Maria Agnessa, and Agnes) are shown to have been baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA, very close to their birth date in 1749-1751.  It may have been that Catherine went home to Lancaster to have the children and had them baptized there; or it may have been that John Stephen went on ahead and the full family didn't arrive in Virginia until later. John Stephen became well-established in the Winchester community (which he settled just south of in an area known as the Opequon Creek Colony). Most of the settlers there were predominately German farmers who were close knit, frugal and prolific.

Catherine is mentioned in the Christian Straits Diary as having been buried 2 May 1786, at age 76. John Stephen died a few days after her on 7 May 1786. Both are buried in the Old Lutheran Cemetery at Mt. Habron near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.

John Stephen TRENKL and Eve Catherine HAMBRECHT had the following children:

  1. Michael TRINKLE who married and had 3 children
  2. Anna Catharina TRINKLE born 1749 and died young.
  3. Anna Maria Agnessia TRINKLE born 1751 and died young
  4. **Christopher TRINKLE (see below). 
  5. Agnes TRINKLE born on December 8, 1755
  6. Susanna TRINKLE, born 1765, who married Nicholas Bierly MADERA, and died November 9, 1799.

**Christopher TRINKLE was born about 1752 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. He served in the American Revolutionary War. In 1777 he enlisted in the American army and was assigned to the company of Capt. C. Triplet, of the 6th Campbell Regiment of the 1st Virginia Volunteers. He also served under Capt. Sirbling and Capt. Sheperd and Col. Campbell. He fought in the battles of Brandywine, Camden, Rootsford, Guilford Courthouse, Utaca Springs and was finally discharged at Round Oak, SC. Christopher Trinkle's pension claim number is S36829 and he was placed on the pension list at $8 per month in Indiana on June 16, 1819.

Christopher was married to Elizabeth WEISER (daughter of Adam WYSOR and Elizabeth BECK) about 1776 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia. Elizabeth WEISER was born about 1756 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Trinkles moved with the Weisers about 1790 to Montgomery County (now Pulaski), in southwest Virginia. The move was probably prompted by the hard time German immigrants had in getting clear title to the land in northern Virginia. He secured land grants near Dublin in 1802 from Governor Monroe. Christopher appeared on the census in 1810 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. Elizabeth died about 1812 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. She was buried in Weiser Cemetery, Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia. 

In 1813, Christopher sold his land to his son Stephen, and for reasons unknown, moved the rest of the family to Indiana, settling near Hardinsburg in Washington County. It is suspected that the move was precipitated by a combination of the death of his wife, the availability of good, fertile, inexpensive land, and a disagreement with son Stephen over the issue of slavery. The Indiana farm, purchased 30 November 1814, is located at SW Section 15 one-half mile west of the Sinking Springs Church.  He can be found in the Washington County, Indiana census in 1820.

Christopher died on August 16, 1829 in Hardinsburg, Washington County, Indiana, and was buried in Sinking Springs Church Cemetery, Hardinsburg, Washington County, Indiana. The DAR has placed a monument at his grave in his honor.  Christopher's will was dated January 13, 1829, and his estate was probated on August 31, 1829 in Washington County, Indiana.

Christopher TRINKLE and Elizabeth WEISER had the following children:

  1. Henry TRINKLE was born about 1779 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. He was married to Catherine HORNBARGER (daughter of Philip HORNBARGER and Elizabeth SHUFFLEBARGER). Catherine HORNBARGER was born about 1784. He died on August 5, 1832 in Washington County, Indiana. She died on October 20, 1857 in Washington County, Indiana. Henry TRINKLE and Catherine HORNBARGER had the following children: William M TRINKLE, Margaret TRINKLE, Elizabeth TRINKLE, Malinda TRINKLE, Stephen TRINKLE, Mary "Polly" TRINKLE, Sarah TRINKLE, Alfred TRINKLE, Henry Harrison TRINKLE, Lucinda TRINKLE, John TRINKLE (died young), and Julia Ann TRINKLE.
  2. Stephen TRINKLE was born on January 27, 1782 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. He was married to Sarah Ann (Sally) TROLLINGER (daughter of John TROLLINGER and Elizabeth BURRIS) on February 10, 1810 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. Sarah Ann (Sally) TROLLINGER was born on March 1, 1794 in Dublin, Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. He died on June 4, 1859 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. She died on March 25, 1887 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. Stephen TRINKLE and Sarah Ann (Sally) TROLLINGER had the following children:  Margaret TRINKLE, Irene "Elizabeth" TRINKLE, John L TRINKLE, Henry TRINKLE, William Harrison TRINKLE, Jacob Stephen TRINKLE, Mary Ellen TRINKLE, Malinda TRINKLE, Amanda "Melvina" TRINKLE, Sarah TRINKLE, and Elbert Sevier TRINKLE.
  3. Elizabeth TRINKLE was born about December 1784 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. She was married first to Sampson PATTON (son of Thomas PATTON) in 1804. Sampson PATTON was born about 1763. He died about 1814. She was married second to John ONSTOTT (son of John ONSTOTT and Sarah UNKNOWN) on April 3, 1828 in Washington County, Indiana. John ONSTOTT was born on July 20, 1792 in North Carolina. He died on May 16, 1876 in Clay County, Illinois. Elizabeth died on September 3, 1857 in Clay County, Illinois. Elizabeth TRINKLE and Sampson PATTON had the following children: David PATTON, Ann PATTON, Granville PATTON, Benjamin Franklin PATTON, and Sampson Preston PATTON.
  4. John TRINKLE was born about 1789 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. He was married first to Isabella GORDON (?). John TRINKLE and Isabella GORDON (?) had the following children: Gordon TRINKLE, Harriett TRINKLE, Julia Ann TRINKLE, Mary Jane TRINKLE, Caroline TRINKLE, Belinda TRINKLE, and Stephen TRINKLE. John was married second to Sarah PATTON (daughter of Thomas PATTON) on December 20, 1821 in Washington County, Indiana. No known children. John was married third to Charlotte BROADWATERS on January 21, 1830 in Washington County, Indiana. John TRINKLE and Charlotte BROADWATERS had the following children: William F TRINKLE, Martha Ann TRINKLE, and John TRINKLE.
  5. Margaret "Peggy" TRINKLE was born about 1789 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. She was married to Adam STOBAUGH (son of Henry STOBAUGH and Elizabeth WAGGONER) on March 12, 1806 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. Peggy died before 1825 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Adam STOBAUGH died about 1842 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Margaret "Peggy" TRINKLE and Adam STOBAUGH had the following children: Stephen STOBAUGH, Henry STOBAUGH, Rebecca STOBAUGH, John STOBAUGH, Son STOBAUGH, Chesley STOBAUGH, and Adam STOBAUGH.
  6. **Frederick TRINKLE. (see below)
  7. Jacob TRINKLE was born about 1792 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. He was married to Margaret Adeline (Peggy) HICKMAN (daughter of Jacob HICKMAN and Catherine UNKNOWN). Margaret Adeline (Peggy) HICKMAN was born on January 20, 1791 in Virginia. Jacob's will was dated October 31, 1830 and he died about March 1831 in Washington County, Indiana. Peggy died on August 20, 1866 in Washington County, Indiana. Jacob TRINKLE and Margaret Adeline (Peggy) HICKMAN had the following children: Christopher TRINKLE, Catharine TRINKLE, John TRINKLE, Samuel TRINKLE, Stephen Vincent TRINKLE, Jacob Hickman TRINKLE, Elizabeth TRINKLE, Sarah (Sally) TRINKLE, and Louisa TRINKLE.
  8. Catharine TRINKLE was born in 1794 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. She was married first to James "Anderson" BURRESS. He died on 25 October 1814 in Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia while in service during the War of 1812. Catharine TRINKLE and James "Anderson" BURRESS had the following children: Mahala BURRESS, Jefferson BURRESS, and Elizabeth (Beth) BURRESS. Catharine was married second to John Christopher CLARK. Catharine TRINKLE and John Christopher CLARK had the following children: Mary Ellen/Ann CLARK, Isom CLARK, Christopher CLARK, and Franklin CLARK. Catherine was married third to Paul KESTER on April 1, 1834. Paul KESTER was born on April 11, 1781 in Pennsylvania. He died on October 31, 1855 in Washington County, Indiana. Catharine TRINKLE and Paul KESTER had one known child - Milly KESTER. Catharine died on July 1, 1878 in Washington County, Indiana.
  9. Adam TRINKLE was born about 1796 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. He was married to Hannah RUTHERFORD on July 31, 1817 in Washington County, Indiana. Hannah died in 1846 in Clay County, Illinois. Adam died in 1844 in Clay County, Illinois. Adam TRINKLE and Hannah RUTHERFORD had the following children: Jemima TRINKLE, Elizabeth TRINKLE, Felix TRINKLE, Alexander TRINKLE, Nancy TRINKLE, Daughter TRINKLE, Milla TRINKLE, Stephen TRINKLE, Angeline TRINKLE, and Daughter2 TRINKLE.
  10. Mary Ann (Polly) TRINKLE was born on October 9, 1798 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. She was married to Jacob COLCLASURE (son of Abraham COLGLAZIER and Abigail HENSLEY) on August 20, 1817 in Washington County, Indiana. Jacob COLCLASURE was born on February 20, 1790 in Kentucky. Polly died on November 19, 1859 in Clay County, Illinois. Jacob died a few days later on November 25, 1859 in Clay County, Illinois. Mary (Polly) TRINKLE and Jacob COLCLASURE had the following children: Elizabeth A COLCLASURE, John T COLCLASURE, Abigail A COLCLASURE, Abraham Austin COLCLASURE, Martha Ellen COLCLASURE, William COLCLASURE, Richard R COLCLASURE, Mary C COLCLASURE, Jacob P COLCLASURE, Nancy Jane COLCLASURE, Rachel Adaline COLCLASURE, Daughter COLCLASURE, Margaret Caroline COLCLASURE, and Stephen H COLCLASURE.

**Frederick TRINKLE was born in 1792 in Montgomery (Pulaski) County, Virginia. He was married first to Sarah (Sally) MARTIN (daughter of Robert MARTIN and Catherine UNKNOWN) about 1811. Sarah (Sally) MARTIN was born in 1788. Frederick served in the War of 1812. They first moved to Ohio, then to Washington County, Indiana, and finally to Fountain County, locating one half mile west of what is now Veedersburg. He appeared on the census in 

  • 1820 in Washington County, Indiana
  • 1830 in Fountain County, Indiana
  • 1840 in Cain Township, Fountain County, Indiana
  • 1850 in Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, Household #1140

Frederick bought land just west of where Veedersburg now stands. He was a farmer and after his death his son Samuel continued to reside there. Frederick and Sarah were divorced before 1856. On April 9, 1855, a deed was recorded giving her a piece of property in lieu of alimony after the divorce.  Frederick was married second to Jane STOCKER on 5 November 1855 in Fountain County, Indiana. On the 1860 census:

  • Frederick is listed with his second wife, Jane, in Chambersburg, Fountain County, Indiana, Household #12
  • Sarah is listed with three of the younger children in Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, Household #166

Frederick died in 1868 in Fountain County, Indiana. Sarah is listed living alone in 1870 in Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, Household #23.  Sarah died about 1873 in Fountain County, Indiana and her estate was probated on May 30, 1873.

Frederick TRINKLE and Sarah (Sally) MARTIN had the following children: 

  1. Polina TRINKLE was born on February 20, 1812 in Virginia. She was married first to John SHAFFER on November 1, 1831 in Fountain County, Indiana. John SHAFFER was born on March 21, 1809 in Wythe County, Virginia. He died on May 8, 1850 in Clark County, Missouri. She was married second to Jacob ANDERSON on October 11, 1859 in Clark County, Missouri. Jacob ANDERSON was born about July 1816 in Kentucky. He died on December 16, 1883 in Clark County, Missouri. Polina died on October 20, 1888 in Clark County, Missouri. Nothing further known.
  2. Samuel TRINKLE was born on August 30, 1814 in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was married to Elizabeth BUTT (daughter of John BUTT and Susan UNKNOWN) on September 10, 1836 in Fountain County, Indiana. Elizabeth BUTT was born on May 26, 1815. Samuel was a farmer. Samuel and Elizabeth were members of the United Brethren church. He was repeatedly elected assessor of Van Buren township. Samuel died on April 7, 1883 in Fountain County, Indiana. Elizabeth died on August 20, 1894 in Fountain County, Indiana. Both were buried in Trinkle Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana. Samuel TRINKLE and Elizabeth BUTT had the following children: Margaret J TRINKLE, Martin TRINKLE, Sarena C TRINKLE, Frederick TRINKLE, John TRINKLE, Berilda/Saridda TRINKLE, Henry TRINKLE, Sarah Ann TRINKLE, Elizabeth TRINKLE, Christopher TRINKLE, and Isaac J TRINKLE. 
  3. Christopher TRINKLE was born about 1817 in Indiana. He was married to Nancy M COLCLASURE. Nancy was born on November 18, 1826. She died on September 24, 1881 in Clay County, Illinois. He died on September 27, 1865 in Clay County, Illinois. Christopher TRINKLE and Nancy M COLCLASURE had the following children: Mary E TRINKLE, Sarah A TRINKLE, William M TRINKLE, and Rebecca J TRINKLE.
  4. Catherine TRINKLE was born about 1820. Unmarried in 1850.  She apparently died before her mother, without issue. 
  5. **Robert "Martin" TRINKLE. (see below) 
  6. Henry TRINKLE was born on August 22, 1825. He married Julia Ann FIRESTONE about 1855.  He died on December 24, 1875 in Fountain County, Indiana. He was buried in Veedersburg (Keeling) Cemetery, Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana. Henry TRINKLE and Julia Ann FIRESTONE had the following children:  Lydia Ellen TRINKLE, George H TRINKLE, Christopher C TRINKLE, and Sally TRINKLE.
  7. William TRINKLE was born about 1828. He died on 7 August 1864 in a hospital while in service during the Civil War.  He was buried in Veedersburg (Keeling) Cemetery, Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana. 
  8. Margaret TRINKLE was born about 1829. She was married to John BUTT on March 13, 1848 in Fountain County, Indiana.   Nothing further known.
  9. Elizabeth TRINKLE was born about 1835 in Indiana. She was married to Henry BUTT on January 23, 1851 in Fountain County, Indiana.  Henry was born about 1830 in Indiana.  Henry BUTT and Elizabeth TRINKLE had the following children:  Samantha C BUTT, Delilah BUTT, Abner BUTT, Samuel BUTT, Sampson BUTT, Louisa BUTT, Thomas BUTT, Christopher BUTT, and Charles BUTT.
  10. Jacob TRINKLE was born about 1836. He died on 22 May 1864 in a hospital while in service during the Civil War. He was buried in Veedersburg (Keeling) Cemetery, Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana.  
  11. Louisa TRINKLE was born on May 30, 1838. She was married to Ezra WRIGHT (son of Thomas WRIGHT and Elizabeth SNYDER) on April 4, 1865 in Fountain County, Indiana. Ezra WRIGHT was born in April 1830 in Maryland. Louisa died on October 26, 1909 in Marshfield, Warren County, Indiana. He died on March 27, 1912 in Marshfield, Warren County, Indiana.  Nothing further known.

 

**Robert "Martin" TRINKLE was born on September 11, 1822 in Washington County, Indiana. He was married to Eliza Ann GARVER on 2 March 1843 in Fountain County, Indiana. Eliza Ann GARVER was born in December 1822/1823 in Ohio. They lived in the northwest part of what is now Veedersburg. In 1887 they donated one acre of land to the poor of Fountain County to be used as a cemetery in the west part of Veedersburg. Land was also donated by the Trinkles to be used as a park, now Hub park. They appeared on the census in

  • 1850 Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, Household #1136 
  • 1860 Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, Household #161
  • 1880 Van Buren Township, Fountain County, Indiana, Household #282

Martin died on October 8, 1892 in Fountain County, Indiana.  Eliza died on March 18, 1908 in Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana. Both were buried in Veedersburg (Keeling) Cemetery, Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana. Robert "Martin" TRINKLE and Elizabeth Ann GARVER had the following children:

  1. Mary Isabella TRINKLE was born on January 7, 1844 in Indiana. She married Joseph SNYDER.  She died on April 24, 1916.  Nothing further known.
  2. Jasper Allan TRINKLE was born on July 7, 1847 in Indiana. He was married to Dora Alice BUTT on January 8, 1908. She was born on December 4, 1880 in Veedersburg, Fountain County, Indiana.  Jasper died on August 11, 1926. Dora died on November 30, 1966.  Jasper Allan TRINKLE and Dora Alice BUTT had the following children: Mildred Marie TRINKLE, N N TRINKLE, Robert Allen TRINKLE and Jasper Vernon TRINKLE
  3. **Elizabeth Ann TRINKLE (see below). 
  4. Margaret Almeda TRINKLE was born on March 22, 1857. She was married to Milton GRIGSON.  She died on May 29, 1926. Nothing further known.
  5. Lucinda Alice TRINKLE was born on June 6, 1858 in Fountain County, Indiana. She was married to Willard Earl BROWN on March 15, 1883 in Covington, Fountain County, Indiana. Willard Earl BROWN was born on June 29, 1857 in Bismarck, Vermilion County, Illinois. He died on February 9,  1929 in Bismarck, Vermilion County, Illinois. She died on September 7, 1929 in Bismarck, Vermilion County, Illinois. Lucinda Alice TRINKLE and Willaird Earl BROWN had the following children:  Guy Merrill BROWN, James Martin BROWN, Lula Mabel BROWN, Otis Earl BROWN, Homer Clay BROWN, and Lyda Rae BROWN.
  6. Dora Olive TRINKLE was born on May 31, 1860. She was married to Derville PATTON.  Nothing further known.
  7. Marvin Alvin TRINKLE was born on November 16, 1867. He died on September 14, 1892. He was buried in Veedersburg (Keeling) Cemetery, Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana.

**Elizabeth Ann TRINKLE was born on February 2, 1849 in Veedersburg, Warren County, Indiana.  She was married to Samuel Marion GALLOWAY (son of Samuel GALLOWAY and Prudence MANNING) in 1870 in Fountain County, Indiana.  (They obtained their marriage license on November 28, 1870, but it was never returned for recording, so the actual date of their marriage is unknown.)  Samuel was born on July 25, 1848 in Fountain County, Indiana.  Elizabeth died on July 12, 1925 in Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois.  Samuel died July 7, 1914 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.  Both were buried in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston, Vermilion County, Illinois.  For further information on Elizabeth and Samuel’s family and descendants, see the Galloway Family home page.

This is only the first couple generations of our family tree.  For more information about the Trinkle family, check out my WorldConnect database
 

 



 
 
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