The primary purpose of this site is to present information on the Gunckel, Gunckle, Gunkle, and Kunkel
descendents of a Johannes Gunckel who lived in
The most significant document relating to Johannes Gunckel is his will dated March 11, 1785 and proved on May 24, 1796 (Berks County Wills B.429 and 3.239). This will named his heirs as his wife, Margaret, and his children: John the eldest son, Jacob, Catherine wife of George Leonard Emmick, Michael, Anna Maria wife of Jacob Houtz, Daniel, Leonard, and Philip. As Leonard was deceased, his children, John and Catherine, were to receive his share.
Today, there are Gunckel and Gunckle descendents
of his son Philip, his son Daniel, and his great-grandson Daniel N., who
settled in the
This site presents information about Johannes Gunckel and his descendents in
two documents and one GEDCOM file. One document contains historical information
on Johannes, his family, and the
The two documents can be viewed in PDF or in WORD 2003 format by clicking on the words below (where the cursor changes into a hand). The PDF files need the Acrobat Reader. A free copy of the Acrobat Reader can be obtained at the download programs portion of the Adobe web site. A copy of the documents can be saved on your computer by using the FILE - SAVE AS menu option when viewing the document.
The descendant information has also been formatted into a GEDCOM file for compatibility with many genealogy software programs. The GEDCOM file can be viewed as a text (.txt) file by clicking of the words below. A copy of the GEDCOM file can be saved on your computer by using the FILE - SAVE AS menu option when viewing the file. (For technical reasons, once downloaded, the GEDCOM file must be renamed from eGunckel2012.txt to eGunckel2012.ged) Among others, the GEDCOM file can be loaded into the FamilySearch Personal Ancestral File (PAF) Version 5.2 genealogy software program. A free copy of PAF 5.2 can be obtained by going to the web site: www.FamilySearch.org, then clicking on the “Products” label in the lower right hand corner, then clicking on “English 5.2 Download”.
A copy of these documents and the GEDCOM file can be obtained on a CD by e-mailing TomG@Gunckel.com with your name and address. If you include information on your ancestry, then a GEDCOM file specifically for family can be included. Corrections or additions to the information presented here will be appreciated.
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