DESCENDANTS OF HENRY TONKEL

 

1.  Henry Tonkel, b:  Feb. 27, 1826 in Belford Co., France          d:  Aug. 9, 1906 at age 79

            + Frances Cottet, b:  March 29, 1829     d:  Aug. 16, 1907 at age 78y, 4m, 18d

               married Nov. 18, 1852 in Stark Co., Ohio

 

                        2.  Louis Addison Tonkel, b:  Aug. 6, 1854 in Ohio          d:  Jan. 2, 1928

                                    + Mary C. Nail

                                                3.  Ollie Tonkel

                                                3.  Lettie Tonkel          

                                                            + Unknown Payne

                                    + Florence Faulkerson, married Oct. 4, 1874 

                                                3.  Minnie Tonkel

                                                            +Unknown Stump

                                                3.  Edith Della Tonkel

                                                            + Jacob Redman, married Sept. 5, 1887

                                                3.  Irvin C. Tonkel, b:  April 25, 1881     d:  1973

                                                            + Claudine Miller, married Feb. 22, 1908

                                                            + Floy Caley, married Aug. 12, 1925

 

                        2.  Joseph F. Tonkel, b:  March 15, 1856 in Ohio            d:  Dec. 18, 1932

                                    + Elma Alice Trease, b: Nov. 11, 1861                d:  April 16, 1930

                                       married Jan. 16, 1879.  Married for 52 years. 

                                                3.  Charles Brenton Tonkel,  b:  Oct. 11, 1880    d:  Jan. 27,

                                                      1964, married Dec. 14, 1902

                                                            +  Bertha A. Crawford,  b: 1880  d:  Aug. 9, 1917

                                                            +  Mina Hollopeter, married May 12, 1920

                                                            +  Cora Ethel VanHorn Hubbard,  b: 1891

                                                                 married Sept. 1936

                                                3.  Lois Armeda Tonkel,  b:  Oct. 17, 1882  d:  July 22, 1972

                                                            +  Daniel C. Johnson,  b:  1879  d:  April 21, 1957

                                                                 married Oct. 3, 1906

                                                3.  Grace Odess Tonkel,  b:  Sept. 17, 1886  d:  Nov. 16, 1967

                                                            +  Pearl William Ream,  b: Oct. 12, 1879 

                                                                d:  April 28, 1955  married Feb. 8, 1906

                                                3.  Earmel Arvilla Tonkel,  b:  Feb. 14, 1894  d: Nov. 16, 1938

                                                            +  Herman A. Conrad, b: 1890  d:  1968

                                                                 married Oct. 15, 1914

 

                        2.  August Tonkel,  b:  Oct. 2, 1857        d:  Jan. 9, 1934

                                    +  Jennie M. Trease,  b: 1860     d:  1925       married Jan. 23, 1881

                                                3.  Ora A. Tonkel,  b: 1881        d:  1938

                                                            +  Edna V. Warner        married Dec. 3, 1903

                                                3.  Dale E. Tonkel,  b:  March 1, 1883    d: 1944

                                                            +  Carrie Louise Ream,  b: 1883  d: 1947

                                                3.  Delmar H. Tonkel,  b: Feb. 1, 1885   d: Feb. 29, 1964

                                                            +  Bertha V. Ream,  married June 1, 1905

                                                3.  Walter Tonkel,  b: Dec. 29, 1887   d: Oct. 31, 1954

                                                            +  Elizabeth Belle Garman, married Sept. 17, 1908

                                                            +  Dora (Moriarity) Smith, b: Oct. 25, 1900

                                                                 d:  May 8, 1987

 

 

                                                3.  Mae L. Tonkel,  b: May 27, 1889   d: April 6, 1964

                                                            +  Roy T. Faylor,  b: Nov. 10, 1888  d: July 16, 1969

                                                                   married Oct. 31, 1907  

                                                3.  Ray F. Tonkel,  b: Feb. 24, 1891  d: March 26, 1965

                                                            +  Gladys Angeline Hippenhamer, b: Aug. 10, 1896

                                                                 d: March 13, 1980, married May 28, 1914

                                                3.  Gladys G. Tonkel,  b: Dec. 17, 1892  d: March 14, 1897

                                                3.  Offa L. Tonkel,  b: Sept. 29, 1894  d: March 11, 1897 

                                                3.  Odefa Orenna Tonkel,  b: Sept. 5, 1897, twin to Dessie

                                                      d:  Sept. 12, 1897 

                                                3.  Dessie Tonkel,  b: Sept. 5, 1897  d: Aug. 7, 1976

                                                            +  Arthur Oplinger, b: 1895  d: 1988

                                                                 married Nov. 26, 1919

                                                3.  Gerry Argel Tonkel,  b: May 2, 1900  d: Feb. 14, 1973

                                                            +  Josephine Lucille McCombs,  b: Jan. 7, 1902

                                                                 d: June 1, 1982, married March 24, 1921

 

                        2.  Harriet Catherine Tonkel,  b: Nov. 17, 1859   d: 1958

                                    + Dayton S. Trease, b: Nov. 3, 1859   d: 1929, married Feb. 15, 1883

 

                        2.  Marie Louise Tonkel,  b: Sept. 24, 1861 in Stark Co., Ohio   d: Feb. 1922

                                    + Fred D. Bellinger,  b: 1859  d: 1937, married June 12, 1880

                                                3.  Frank Bellinger

                                                3.  Myrtle Bellinger

                                                            +  J. H. Fitzgerald

                                                3.  Edna Bellinger

                                                            +  David Hess

                                                3.  Anna Bellinger

                                                            +  John Hursh

                                                3.  Henry Bellinger,  b.  1888  d: 1954 

                                                            +  Lucille E., b: 1905   d: 1966

                                                3.  George Bellinger

                                                            +  Ella Georga Pion,  d: 1948

                                                3.  Vida Bellinger

                                                            +  Logan Chester, b:  Jan. 7, 1887

                                                                  married Sept. 27, 1911

                                                3.  Asa Bellinger

                                                3.  Roy Bellinger

                                                3.  Fred Bellinger

 

                        2.  Josephine Gustine Tonkel, b: Aug. 26, 1863 in Allen Co., IN, tombstone

                              says 1864  d:  1958

                                    +  William Cyrus Kline,  b: 1859  d: 1938, married March 20, 1884

                                                3.  Rollie Kline

                                                            +  Louis C. Langard, b: Jan. 16, 1876,

                                                                  married April 20, 1915

                                                3.  Ros Kline

                                                3.  Gary Kline

 

                        2.  Henry Louis Tonkel,  b: Feb. 8, 1866

 

 

           

                        2.  George W. Tonkel, b:  Oct. 1, 1868 in Allen Co., IN, twin to Frank

                               d:  Dec. 2, 1951

                                    +  Eliza C. Disler, b: Oct. 16, 1869  d: Jan. 23, 1960 

                                                3.  Mina E. Tonkel, b: April 28, 1891  d: Jan. 15, 1978

                                                            + Charles Soule, b: Feb. 13, 1888  d: May 19, 1972

                                                                married April 20, 1916

                                                3.  Eva Merle Tonkel,  b: Jan. 24, 1893  d: Oct. 1, 1978

                                                            +  Roscoe Conrad Garman, b: Sept. 5, 1893

                                                                 d: Oct. 3, 1968, married April 9, 1914

                                                3.  Hattie Kathern Tonkel,  b: April 30, 1895  d: Oct. 23, 1976

                                                            +  Joseph Neuhouser, b: Aug. 25, 1896 

                                                                 d:  July 6, 1962, married May 13, 1914

                                                3.  Bertha Bernice Tonkel, b:  Dec. 16, 1902,  d: Aug. 17, 1984

                                                            +  Edward E. Killian, b: Dec. 9, 1898, d: Jan. 18, 1962

                                                                 married Nov. 24, 1921

 

                        2.  Frank E. Tonkel, b: Oct. 1, 1868, twin to George, d: Nov. 8, 1963

                                    +  Olive Cynthia Hursh, b: 1872  d: Jan. 1932, married Jan. 13, 1889 

                                                3.  Roza Tonkel, b: Oct. 22, 1889  d: June 9, 1977

 

                        2.  William Gilbert Tonkel, b: March 6, 1871 in Allen Co., IN  d: May 23, 1933

                                    +  Nancy Ann Grubaugh, b: 1870  d: 1937, married Oct. 20, 1892

                                                3.  Francis M. Tonkel, b: 1894  d: 1922

                                                3.  Ruth I. Tonkel, b: Aug. 19, 1896  d: Feb. 8, 1977

                                                            +  C. Ervin Knight, b: Nov. 9, 1886  d: Sept. 8, 1976

                                                3.  Harry W. Tonkel,  b: Jan. 25, 1900  d: March 18, 1985

                                                            +  Ethel Wilda Corbett, b: May 23, 1904 

                                                                  d:  Dec. 19, 1970

                                                3.  Margaret Tonkel, b: 1904  d: 1904, lived 3 days

                                                3.  Bryan William Tonkel, b: Aug. 15, 1908  d: 1979

                                                            +  Kathryn S. Campbell, b: 1909  d: 1982

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More about the HENRY TONKEL FAMILY

 

From the TONKEL GENEALOGY by K. Lorraine Neuhouser and Doris Jean Zwick

 

FROM THE HENRY TONKEL FAMILY BIBLE:

 

FRANCES TONKEL (nee COTTET) came to this country with her parents when she was a young girl.  They landed in New York in the year 1844.  From New York they went to Stark County, Ohio, where she was united in marriage with HENRY TONKEL, November 1852.  This union was blessed with 10 children, 7 sons and 3 daughters.  In 1863 they moved to Allen County, Indiana.  In June 1870 they joined the German Baptist Church and she lived a faithful member until God called her home, August 16, 1907, age 78 years, 4 months, and 18 days.  

 

FROM FAMILY MEMORY AND HEARSAY:

 

HENRY TONKEL was the son of ANDREW TONKEL, born in Alsace-Loraine, France.  He attended a French-German school and could speak and understand 7 languages and could read 8.  He attended a Catholic church at that time and it was necessary for him to read Latin.  His greatest achievement was to drive 15 full-blooded Norman horses at one time with a single rein.

 

Henry came to the United States through New Orleans.  He came on the ship the JULIUS CAESAR on December 5, 1850.  His nationality was listed as German.  He was 24 years old.  The ship came from Tuck’s Island.  (This information from the New Orleans library and the ship’s log)

 

Henry’s step-brother, CHARLES CENTLIVRE, had preceded him to America and was living in New Orleans.  Since FRANCES COTTET had found life dull in Ohio she went to New Orleans where she found work and met Charles Centlivre.  Charles talked so frequently of Henry that Frances remarked “Oh, your brother Henry must be a wonderful man.  Some day I’m going to meet Henry and marry him.”  AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE DID. 

 

Henry and Frances came back to Ohio to be married and had their first five children there.  They then came to Indiana and bought the JAMES ZEHENDER farm in Cedar Creek Township.  This was 9 miles north of Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Highway 427, which was later named Tonkel Road after Henry Tonkel.  After building a log house, Henry returned to France to bring their family belongings to their new home.

 

The ship Henry returned on was to reach New York in 6 weeks, but because of a storm, he was delayed 6 months.  The ship was stripped of its sails and, in his own words, “When the storm had passed, it lay perfectly still on a calm sea and passengers felt much as if they were floating in a wooden shoe.”  The crippled ship limped into port on Saint Thomas Island near Cuba.  Here most of the voyagers were forced to remain until the ship was repaired.  Many died from the terrible heat and humidity.  Some, more fortunate, had money enough to pay their passage to New Orleans on a freighter that was carrying rock salt.  Henry was one of these.

 

During his long absence, many feared Henry might have abandoned Frances and would not return.  However, Frances never believed this (“My Henry will return”) and one Sunday, while she was at church, he walked in.  No one recognized him, as he now had a beard and mustache, but Frances knew “her Henry”.   

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TONKEL, CENSUS

 

1880 Census of Cedar Creek Township, Allen, IN  209 D

 

Henry Tonkel                                    married          male, 54          born France   Farmer

            Both parents born France

Francis Tonkel                      wife                 female, 52      born France   Keeps house

            Both parents born France

 

Harriett Tonkel                    dau., single    female, 20      born Ohio

Josephine Tonkel                 sister              female, 16      born IN

Henry Tonkel                        son                  male, 14          born IN

Franklin Tonkel                   son                  male, 11          born IN           At home

George Tonkel                      son                  male, 11          born IN           At home

 

1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN   186 B

 

Joseph Tonkel                       married          male, 24          born Ohio       Farmer

            Both parents born France

Frances Tonkel                     wife                 female, 17      born In           Keeps house

            Father born Ohio,  Mother born PA

 

Augustus Tonkel                  bro., single     male, 22          born Ohio       Farm laborer

Willie Tonkel                                    brother           male, 9            born IN          

            Both parents born France

 

1880 Census of Swan Township, Noble County, IN   512 D

 

Louie Tonkel                                     married          male, 25          born Ohio       Farmer

            Both parents born France

Florence Tonkel                   wife                 female, 23      born IN           Keeps house

            Both parents born Ohio

 

Minnie Tonkel                      daughter        female, 3        born IN

Edith Tonkel                                     daughter        female, 2        born IN

 

George Claxton                     other               male, 10          born IN

            Both parents born Ohio

 

 This picture is of the raising of Frank Tonkel's barn.  Frank was a son of Henry and Frances.