Kichline CrestMichael Koppelger and Anna Margaretha (Hahn) Kuechlein

From Thomas Jefferson Kichline:

 JOHANN ANDREAS KUECHLEIN, the father, died in Kuechheim, Bolanden, September 23, 1728, three months before the birth of the youngest son, and shortly thereafter his widow Margaret married Michael Koppleger of Koppelberger, whom, with her three surviving sons, she accompanied to Pennsylvania in 1742, in the good ship Francis and Elizabeth, male passengers include Michael Coppelger and John Peter Kuechlein, the oldest son. The other two sons being under sixteen were not required to qualify as subjects of the British Crown under the Act of the Penn. Assembly and therefore their names do not appear.

 MICHAEL KOPPELGER of Koppelberger, with his wife and three sons, and a daughter of his own (Elizabeth) probably followed the almost universal trend of Swiss and German migration up the Schuylkill River to the Perkiomen, and eastward along the branches of the latter into Bucks County, on the line of Milford and Rockhill Townships... Michael K. Koppelberger was residing in Hilltown Township in 1763.

 Tohickon Church (Bedminster Twp) record shows Michael Coppelberger and wife sponsors for their grandson Abraham (Andrew 1m) in 1754 and Charles (1M) had purchased farms in that vicinity. Son-in-law Peter Shepherd had operated a mill on the Tohickon for several years.


John Michael COPPELBERGER and Anna Margaret were sponsors at the baptism of John Michael GERMAN, s/o George and wife, bap Jan 27, 1751, Tohickon Reformed Church, Bedminster, Bucks, PGCR Vol 3, p. 68.

 Michael COPPELBERGER and wife were sponsors at the baptism of Abraham KU"CHLEIN, s/o Andrew and Susan, bap Jun 16, 1754, Tohickon Reformed, p. 74.

 Michael KOPPELBERGER and wife were sponsors at the baptism of John Michael HARTMAN, s/o Henry and Elizabeth, born Dec 23, 1757, bap Feb 16, 1758, Tohickon Reformed, p. 90.

 Michael and Margaret CAPPELBERGER was sponsor at baptism of Margaret SCHAFFER, d/o Peter and Elizabeth, born Jan 8 or 22, bap March 11, 1759, Tohickon Reformed, p. 98 and 126.

 Michael COPPELBERGER and wife Margaret were sponsors at baptism of Michael SCHAFFER, s/o Peter and Anna Elizabeth, born July 18, 1763, Tohickon Reformed, p. 126. 

Rev. John Theobald FABER confirmed the following children at Tohickon Reformed Church, Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on April 17, 1784 (PGCR Vol 3 p. 316):
  • Carl KU"CHLEIN age 16
  • Elizabeth KU"CHLEIN age 17
  • Sophia KOPELBERGER age 15
  • Could this be a granddaughter of this Michael? 
    Modern Heppenheim en der Bergstrasse, near Kirchheimbolanden, is located at 49.39N, 8.38E, in Germany. 
    Descendants of Micheal KOPPLEGER
            1       Micheal KOPPLEGER       b: in Koppelberger              d: Abt 1758 in prob Bucks County, Pennsylvania          
    ..              +....                           
    .........       2       Elizabeth KOPPLEGER     b: Bef 1742             d: in Pennsylvania              
    .............           +Peter SHEPHERD         m: Bef 1759             Father: Mother:
    ....................    3       Margaret SCHAFFER       b: January 08, 1759                             
    ....................    3       Michael SCHAFFER        b: July 18, 1763                                
                    *2nd Wife of Micheal KOPPLEGER:                                 
    ..              +Anna Margaretha HAHN     b: Abt 1700 in Alzey, Rheinhessen, Germany    m: Abt 1730     d: September 23, 1793 in will proven, Pennsylvania.  Anna Margaretha was the widow of Johann Andreas KUECHLEIN, 1679/80-1728.

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