Saturday, July 4, 2009

John Foutz and Elizabeth Hinkle Family

John Foutz, son of Conrad Foutz and Catarina, born 1768 in York, Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, and died before 2 August 1803 in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Hinkle 1790 in Maytown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania daughter of Henry Hinkle and Anna Magdalena Rudolph born 12 April 1771 in Washington Township Lancaster, Pennsylvania, christened 16 June 1771 in Maytown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Daughter Mary Foutz born 25 December 1792 in Franklin County Pennsylvania and died 24 February 1860 in Washington Twp Franklin, Pennsylvania. She married Solomon Secrist (1767-1854). Children: Susan Secrist 1808-1895, Catherine Secrist 1808-1854, Mary "Polly" Secrist 1810-1899, John C Secrist 1811-1856, Elizabeth Secrist 1815-1889, Martha Secrist 1817-, Jacob Foutz Secrist 1818-1855, Mary Ann Secrist 1820-1854, David Secrist 1821-1885, Harriet Secrist 1828-1880, and William Franklin Secrist 1832-1874.

Son John Foutz born 1793 in Maytown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and died before 1840, married Eleanor Davis (1804-) 3 June 1826. Children: Nicholas M Foutz 1827-, Theresa F Foutz 1828-, John Foutz 1832-, and George W Foutz 1834/5.

Daughter Foutz born 1795 in Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, married James Riley about 1816 of Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania.

Daughter Elizabeth Foutz born 4 Jun 1797 in Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania and died 25 August 1876 in Farmington, Davis, Utah, married Jacob Hess about 1816 in Franklin township, Pennsylvania. Children: Catherina Hess 1817-1820, Polly Hess 1819-1850, Mary Ann Hess 1821-1889, John W Hess 1824-1903, Sarah Hess 1827-1846, Annie Elizabeth Hess 1829-after 1880 (more on the Samuel Keele blog, Christina Hess 1831-1831, Harriett Hess 1833-1921, Lydia Ann Hess 1835-1865, David Hess 1837-1928, Alma Hess 1839-1863, and Emma Elizabeth Hess 1841-1919.

Son Jacob Foutz born 28 November 1800 Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, married 22 July 1822 Margaret Mann born 11 December 1801 Thomastown, Franklin, Pennsylvania to David Mann and Mary Rock, and died 14 February 1848 Salt Lake City, Utah.

Children: Susan Foutz born 10 October 1823 Franklin County, Pennsylvania and died 1831. Polly Foutz born 10 October 1824 Franklin County, Pennsylvania and died before 1838. Nancy Ann Foutz born 21 May 1826 Jemper, Franklin, Pennsylvania, married 5 December 1848 Salt Lake City, Utah Ephraim John Pearson, and died 6 February 1898 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah. Elizabeth Foutz born 21 May 1826 Franklin, Pennsylvania, married 10 April 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Henson Walker and died 30 January 1910 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah. Sarah Foutz born Richland, Ohio. Catherine Foutz born Dec 1831 Richland, Ohio, married 27 September 1849 Salt Lake City, Utah Samuel White, and died 19 April 1918 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah. Alma Foutz born 4 December 1834 Richland, Ohio and died before October 1838. Joseph Lehi Foutz born 16 March 1837 Caldwell County, Missouri, married Susan Judd, married Amanda, and died 19 March 1907. Margaret Foutz born about 1840, married Henson Walker 1857, and died 18 January 1890. Hyrum Foutz born December 1842 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Jacob Foutz born 25 August 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, married Sarah Ann Thorne 7 January 1866, and died 9 December 1917 Pleasant Grove, Utah. Caroline Miranda Foutz born 7 January 1848 Salt Lake City, Utah, died 18 March 1926 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, married 1866 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah Thomas J. Bacon born 28 December 1845 LaHarpe, Hancock, Illinois to Chauncey Bacon and Celestia Salinda Bacon.

Caroline Miranda Foutz Bacon Family Information
Courtesy of descendant
Kyle M Johnson of Logan, Utah

Photo Courtesy of Kyle M Johnson of Logan, Utah
Taken August 1914 when the family was
celebrating Jacob Foutz Jr 70th Birthday

Left to right front row: sister Miranda Foutz Bacon, wife
Sarah Ann Thorne Foutz, Jacob Foutz Jr (1844-1917),

sister Catherine Foutz White (1831-1918).
2nd row: Rhoda J Foutz,

Margaret F Evans, Clara Warnick Nelson,
Leaone F Carson, Olivia Warnick Foutz.
3rd row: Herbert Foutz, Jos Earl Foutz,
James A Nelson & Jacob F Foutz.

Idents Courtesy Jana Bath of Pleasant Grove, Utah
descendant of Henson Walker and Elizabeth Foutz
from Henson Walker Family Records

Caroline Miranda Foutz born 7 January 1848 Salt Lake City, Utah, died 18 March 1926 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, married 1866 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah Thomas J. Bacon born 28 December 1845 LaHarpe, Hancock, Illinois to Chauncey Bacon and Celestia Salinda Bacon. Children: Thomas William Bacon born 29 October 1867 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, married 19 December 1887 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah Emily Shoel born 28 September 1887 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, and died 8 June 1925. Joseph Osburn Bacon born 4 May 1871 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah. Dora Bacon born 20 September 1872 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, married 12 May 1897 Salt Lake Temple, Utah Joseph Franklin Frampton born 8 November 1867 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah and died 17 December 1938 American Fork, Utah, Utah. Dora died 21 November 1943 Orem, Utah, Utah. Margaret Etta Bacon born 15 November 1874 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, married 19 December 1887 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah Buel Sherman. Celestia Bacon born 11 January 1878 Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah.

Caroline Miranda Foutz Bacon Family Information
Courtesy of descendant
Kyle M Johnson of Logan, Utah

Caroline Miranda Foutz Bacon (born 1848)
wife of Thomas J Bacon and youngest daughter
of Jacob Foutz Sr and Margaret Mann.

Courtesy of 2nd Great Grandson Kyle M Johnson
of Logan, Utah

Wedding Photo of
Joseph Franklin Frampton
and Dora Bacon,
daughter of Miranda Foutz Bacon

Courtesy of Great Grandson Kyle M Johnson
of Logan, Utah

Margaret Etta Bacon,
daughter of
Miranda Foutz and Thomas J. Bacon

Courtesy of Kyle M Johnson
of Logan, Utah

Son Micael or Michael Foutz born 1802 in TomsTown, Franklin, Pennsylvania and died 9 November 1840.

Son Solomon Foutz was born about 1803 of Franklin township, Pennsylvania.

Daughter Mattie Foutz born 1804 in Franklin township, Pennsylvania.

Son Henry Foutz born about 1804 and died in 1860, married Sarah (1804-) about 1824 in Franklin township, Pennsylvania. Children: Marion Foutz 1825-1906, Ann Foutz 1833-, Susan Katherine Foutz 1835-, George Washington Foutz 1836-1908, Elizabeth Foutz 1841-, and Emma Foutz 1845-.

John Foutz' father Conrad Foutz\pfautz (Catarina) born 1734 in Zweibrucken, Rhineland, Palatinate, Germany, and died 20 November 1808 in Donegal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, married Elizabeth Cameron 1760 in Shrewsbury Township, York, Pennsylvania daughter of Charles Cameron. She was born 1733 in Franklin township, Pennsylvania and died 26 September 1827 in Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, buried October 1827 in Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Jacob Foutz and Margaret Mann Foutz at Haun's Mill

Jacob Foutz, son of John Foutz and Elizabeth Hinkle, owned land near Hauns Mill, and was severely wounded during the Haun's Mill Massacre. Following is his wife Margaret Mann Foutz' account of the event.

Map of Hauns Mill area showing Jacob Foutz property

Margaret Mann Foutz Account of Haun's Mill
Written by Margaret Mann Foutz, from her autobiography, written by her and signed on December 28, 1876 at Pleasant Grove City, Utah.

Maragaret Mann Foutz
"I was at home with my little family of five children and could hear the firing of guns. In a moment I knew the mob was upon us. Soon a runner came telling the women and children to hasten into the timber and secret ourselves, which we did without taking anything to keep us warm. And had we been fleeing from the scalping knife of the Indian we would not have made greater haste, and as we went we finally numbered about forty or fifty women and children.

We ran about three miles into the woods and there huddled together, spreading what few blankets and shawls chance only had thrown in our path, upon the ground for the children and here we remained until two o'clock the next morning before we heard anything of the result of the firing at the mill. Who can imagine our feelings during this dreadful suspense? And when the news did come, oh! what terrible news; fathers, husbands, brothers and sons, inhumanly butchered!

We now took up the line of march for home. Alas what a home! Who would we find there and now with our minds full of the most fearful forebodings, we retraced those dreary long miles.

As we were returning I saw a Brother Myers who had been shot through his body. In that dreadful state he crawled on his hands and knees about two miles to his home.
After I arrived at my house with my children, I then made a fire and we warmed ourselves. We then started for the mill, which was over one mile from our house. My children said if Father and Mother are going to be killed, we want to be with them.
It was about seven o'clock in the morning when we arrived at the mill. The first house I came to there were three dead men, one a Brother McBride, I was told that he was one of the survivors of the Revolution. He was a terrible sight to see, having been cut and chopped and terribly mangled with a corn cutter.

I hurried on to find my husband. (Jacob Foutz) I found him in an old house covered with rubbish. The mob had taken the bedding and clothing from al the houses that were near the mill. My husband was shot in the thigh. I rendered him all the aid that I could but it was evening before I could get him home.

I saw thirteen more dead bodies at the shop and witnessed the beginning of the burial which consisted in throwing the bodies into an old dry well. So great was the fear of the men that the mob would return and kill what few men that were left that they threw the bodies in head first or feet first as the case might be. When they had thrown in three my heart sickened and I could not stand it more. I turned away to keep from fainting.

My husband and another Brother drew dead bodies on themselves and pretended to be dead and by so doing saved their own lives and heard what the mob said. After the firing was over two little boys that were in the shop begged for their lives, but 'No,' they said, 'Damn them, they will make Mormons.' And they put the muzzle of their guns to their heads and blew their brains out.

What a change one short day had brought! Here were my friends dead and dying. One in particular asked me to give him relief by taking a hammer and knocking out his brains, so great was his agony from his wounds, and we knew not what moment our enemies would be upon us.

And all this, not because we had broken any of the laws, on the contrary, it was a part of our religious belief to keep the laws of the land.

In the evening Brother Evans got a team and wagon and conveyed my husband to his house, carried him in and placed him on the bed. I then had to attend him alone, without any doctor or anyone to tell me what to do for him. Six days after, I and my husband together, extracted the bullet, it being buried deep in the thick part of the thigh and flattened like a knife.

Margaret Mann Foutz tombstoneDuring the first ten days the mob came every day with blackened faces, more like demons from the infernal pit than like human beings, cursing and swearing that they would kill that damn old Mormon preacher. (Jacob Foutz) And, at times like these when human nature would quail, I have felt the power of God upon me to that degree that I have stood before them fearless and although a woman and alone, these demons in human shape had to succumb, for there was a power they knew not of. During these days of danger I would sometimes have to hide my husband out in the woods and cover him with leaves. And, then again in the house. Thus during my husband's illness was I harassed by mobocratic violence."

John Foutz and Elizabeth Hinkle Pedigree

Jacob Foutz Pedigree Chart

History of the Hinkle Family


Henry Hinckle, a native of Lancaster Co. removed to Maytown 1768 and remained there till 1778. He was drafted into the Revolutionary War but ran away with several other drafted men and took refuge on Mundorff's Island, below Safe Harbor, where he was captured by a detachment of soldiers and brought to Lancaster. He was detailed to drive a team in the supply train of the continental Army, and participated in the battles of Trenton and Brandywine. He remained in the army until honorably discharged.

The record shows he had a son Honnes b. 1775 who left a family of 10 children, who left numerous descendants. He died before the war was over. Family Exaltation by Archibald F. Bennett. p. 143.

For years descendants of the Foutz family have been trying to trace the ancestors of Elizabeth Hinkle, wife of John Foutz. Nothing was known of them beyond the fact that she was the daughter of Henry Hinkle and Matalena, and was born 10 July 1778, in Franklin Co., Pennsylvania. That was the genealogical frontier. A search on behalf of Devere Walker and Don Rogers, students at the BYU, revealed deeds and a court record of Franklin Co., proving that Henry Hinkle and his wife Matalena were the parents of Elizabeth.

Henry, the father, was born in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania before 1745. Henry is named as a son in the will of his father George Hinkel, which was made in Frederick Co., Virginia. His full name is George Rudolphus Hinkle. (When I found his family group sheet at the archives it was spelled Henkel.) The printed Henckel Family Records could now be used. These showed that George Rudolphus was born in Germany, a son of the Rev. Anthony Jacob Henkel, a Lutheran Minister, who came to Pennsylvania in 1717, from Germany with his wife Maria Elizabeth.

St. Michaels ChurchSt. Michaels Lutheran Church in Philadelphia PA where Elizabeth Hinkle's grandfather Anthony Jacob Hinkle was pastor. See St. Michaels Church website.

The Henckle or Hinkle Family have formed a strong Henckle Family Association and have been going for a number of years. They have published the Henckle Family records, which trace the pedigree of Charles Hinckle, born abt 1741; died before 1790, Rowan Co., North Carolina (who md Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of Casper and Catherine Johnson), back through his father, Anthony Jacob Henkel, Jr., to his grandfather, Rev. Anthony Jacob Henkel, a Lutheran minister who came to Pennsylvania, with his wife Maria Elizabeth prior to 1718, bringing a family of children. He died in 1728; and his widow in 1744; at that time she was aged 73 years. The Rev. Henkel had kept a diary, which would probably give his exact place of birth in Germany, but it seems to have long disappeared.

In Nov. 1924, Mr Burt Brown Barker, President of the Henckle Family Organization made a ten day investigation in Germany with no result. Since Rev. Henkel was a Lutheran minister, he inquired and found the strongest Lutheran college in the district at that early day was at Giessen. He went to the library of the University there and examined a list of students from 1675 to 1692. There he was able to find the signature of Antonius Jacobus Henckel, Mehrenberg, made the day he entered the university, in 1688. "For the first time" he wrote, "I saw the signature of my ancestor. I made a tracing of the signature." (Henckle Family records p. 13)

Since he registered from Mehrenberg, they went by train to Weilberg, the nearest station, and walked about 1 1/4 hours to Mehrenberg in the mountains. The pastor said he had never heard the name of Henckel, but the early records were kept in the near by village of Allendorf. There, the pastor invited them into his study and they began going through the records. The first one was for the year 1644, the earlier ones having been destroyed in the thirty years war. We shall let Mr. Barker tell his own story.

"We had Pastor Schmidt get out these records and turn to the entry of baptisms. We realized this was a critical time and filled with great hope. I figured that if he matriculated at about 20 years he must have been born about 1668, but to be certain I asked them to begin the search in the year 1660. The record was placed on a high stand so that all cold see the record. Pastor Schmidt stood immediately in front of the book, with Herr Fischer, my interpreter, at his side. While I stood behind both peering over their shoulders. All the records were in German script, many of the forms being obsolete and antiquated. Pastor Schmidt however was very well versed with such, and thus read it fairly easily. I asked him to read off each name aloud, as i was anxious that no record should be overlooked. Thus we all examined each name down the page, as Pastor Schmidt called it out.

They went through the years, 1660, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 without results, then 1666. I began to grow nervous, then came 1667-then strange as it may seem, I sat down and did not further examine the records. They had hardly begun on 1667, when in excitement the pastor exclaimed "Henckel"! I was on my feet in an instant but almost before I knew what was happening the pastor's eyes scanned the record and he exclaimed in great disappointment "Ach eine Tochter!" ("Oh, a little daughter!") He was greatly chagrinned as he was as excited of the search as we were.

I told them to turn to 1668. We went through Jan., Feb., Mar., and on to Sep. without an entry. As day by day slipped by I realized that only 2 months were left of the year. But while I was turning over these unhappy thoughts in my mind, Pastor Schmidt called out, "Hen cjke"; and before I could collect my thoughts he fairly screamed "ein sohn" ("a son"), and almost in the same breath and in wild excitement read off "Anthonius Jacobus".

I was speechless, but all I could do was look at the record where the pastor had his finger. For he was speaking to me in a most excited manner in the German language but not one word of which I understood. My interpreter chiming in, they engaged in a most exciting dialogue in German-all unintelligible to me. As I stood there trying to realize what had happened, the wife of Pastor Schmidt came in. She joined her husband and the interpreter, both of whom were so beside themselves that they had entirely forgotten that I did not understand German. Meanwhile Pastor Schmidt, after explaining something to my interpreter, had darted from the room. The pastors son, a boy of about 16 years of age, entered the room. After speaking to his mother, her son went to the record and read it. After doing so, he returned to me and in very fair English explained that the record gave the names of the parents of my ancestor, told that his father was a teacher in Mehrenberg, and that Pastor Schmidt had a history of Mehrenberg which he had gone to get with the hope that it would tell something more of the father of my ancestor.

The history had a note about the father, printed in 1819 which read: Mr George Henckel from Steinmark in the District of Darmstadt, an honest and brave schoolmaster. His monument is still standing in marole in the church yard of Mehrenberg. It was erected for him by his wife, Eulalia Dentzer from Steinmark, in 1666. He had five sons and one daughter. One of the sons studied theology; and became a pastor in the palatinate; another son went into the war; and another one became a baker in the town of his father. His age was 43.

They located the baptismal record of all the children, 5 sons and one daughter. Anthony Jacob being the oldest son. A witness to the first baptism was Mr. Othmar Dentzer, father-in-law to the schoolmaster. Their second entry read 27 Oct 1668. George Henckel schoolmaster and Eulalia his wife, presented for baptism a little son called Anthonius Jacobus; Godfathers and Godmothers; George Anthonius Reinhardi, pastor, Jacob Henckel his brother, and Ann Maria, daughter of Mr. Othmar Dentzer of Steinberg.

At the christening of the third child the mother's name was given as Anna Eulalia. The 1st baptism in 1678 showed the father was dead by that date, 17 Jul 1678. Anna Eulalia, widow of Mr. George Henckel of Mehrenberg, presented for baptism a little son called Philipp Conrad.

Back at Geissen University, under date of 25 Jul 1650 was found an entry that on George Henckel had matriculated in the fourth class (students between 13 and15), from Allendorf ad Lumbda, a place near Giessen. On visiting the place they learned that the earlier records had been destroyed by a fire in the church, the earliest beginning in 1744, over 100 years too late. Steinmark could not be located on the map, but professor told them this was the old name for the village of Steinberg, a suburb of Giessen. The records of Steinberg were kept at the adjoining village of Wetzenborn. The pastor produced what he called the earliest record, beginning about 1750, and said there were no earlier ones. The case looked hopeless. But when a young schoolmaster of the village was sent for he insisted that there were two earlier volumes going back to 1624. These had been saved by the priests during the thirty years war, who hid them in their gowns from the soldiers. A thorough search was made but no records could be found. Yet the schoolmaster insisted that he himself had searched these missing books. The former custodian of the records was an old man and could remember nothing. Had he ever given any person access to them? Finally by the aid of his wife he recollected having let another schoolmaster examine them. When they visited the latter and demanded the records he produced them. There under date 2 May, 1666, was the marriage of "Mr. George Henckel, preceptor of Mehrenberg, near Weilberg, to Anna Eulalia, daughter of Othmar Dentzer".

By similar procedure it was found that Othmar Dentzer was born in 1595; was buried at Steinberg 25 August, 1626, age 81; and married there, 6 Nov., 1626, Loysa Wagner, daughter of Rev. Ludwig Wagner (d. 1633, son of Emmerich Wagner). Finally the marriage of Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckle 25 April, 1692, showed his wife's maiden name was also Dentzer. She was christened 26 May, 1672, at Birkenwaw, Odenwald; daughter of Nicolaus Dentzer (son of Simon Dentzer, who was a brother of Othmar Dentzer above). Thus the emigrant minister and his wife were 2nd cousins.

Thus, by use of information from relatives, autobiographies of ancestors, wills, deeds, court records, university records, church records and printed biographies all this information pushing back the forefather frontier was found right in our Genealogical Library. Thousands of descendants of the Foutz and Hess families and Hinkle families throughout the country can share in the fruits of these discoveries.


Whereas, I Henry Hinckle of Maytown, aforesaid being sick and weak to body but sound and clear in judgement and memry, thanks be to God for his mercy and calling to mind the fraility of mankind and that all flesh is but as grass before the Lord and after bequeathing my soul to the Lord who gave it and my body to the dust, I do in the following manner will and bequeath all and the whole of my estate in rale and personal as follows; viz. first, for the love that I bear to my wife Matalin, I do will and bequeath that she do hold and possess all and evry of my rale and personal estate for the use of her own children begotten of my body until the youngest surviving child arrives at and to the age of 20 years and at the end and expiration of that time the whole of the rale and personal effects to be sold and all of my children then surviving law-begotten of my body to have an equal share or dividend with allowing my wife the usual custom of the country during her natural life, and the better that equaty and good justice may be done in this my last will and testamint. I do constitute and appoint Jacob Shereman and Walter Bell both of Donegal Tp. to be my executors and I do hereby revoke and disanull all other writings as to be recorded as such according to law.

Signed sealed and acknowledged before us the date 12 Sept., 1781.
Daniel Orth, Ulrich Danner.Inventory Book D p. 94.


Will of George Hinkle filed at Winchester, Fred. Co., Virginia. This I do certify and give from under my hand as my last will and testament and my dying words. I leave to my wife, Mary, my bed and bed clothes, cows, sheep, hogs, and household goods and the half lot that I live on to my wife, Mary, as long as she lives and the stuff that is in the house to my wife, Mary, a horse and a mare, and I leave to my wife, Mary, a third part of the land that is in Maryland that my son Jacob has in hands; and further after my wife Mary's death the half lot comes to my son Henry and he is to pay as much to his brothers and sisters as I paid for the half lot and is to be equally divided among his brothers and sisters, and further I leave my wife, Mary, for exec.

As witness my hand and seal this 1st day of Feb. Anno Domina, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six. (1786)

JOHANNES KELLER witnesses probated 2 Sept., 1788