Top Swegle Query 1
When did Swegle Immigrate from Germany to US?
The Swegle name resided in Germany before first appearing in the United States
in the 1786 Tax Records in Morris County, New Jersey.
The mystery is how and when the Swegle name traveled to America!
Please write if you have information on how and when the Swegle's first arrived in the U.S.
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Top Swegle Query 2
How are John, Mathias, and Lafayette Swegle related?
What we know about John Swegle He was b 1769 Germany, d 24 Sep 1845 Lyons Cem. Fairview, Fulton, IL.
He disappears from the NJ records in 1828, when he moved his family from NJ to Fulton County area of IL.
Mathias Swegle was born prior to 1786 and he disappears from the NJ records about 1796.
Lafayette Swegle He was b 24 Sep 1824 Sussex Co. NJ, d 17 Jun 1889 St Augustine, Knox Co. IL.
Top Swegle Query 3
Where are two Swegle family Bibles?
Back in the 1970s, we were in contact with two ladies married to Lafayette descendants.
They mentioned the family Bible of Phoebe (Swegle) Brown as being a source for some key dates.
One lady also had Alice (Swegle) Bradbury's Bible.
Where are these Bibles now? We have no idea.
Could you help us discover their location?
We have contacted the immediate descendents of these ladies, but none of them knew the present whereabouts of the Bibles.
Who was the wife of Benjamin Swegle?
Benjamin was b 17 Dec 1795 and the son of John and Hannah (Coleman) Swegle.
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Who were the parents of Lafayette Swegle?
Lafayette Swegle b 24 Sep 1824 Sussex Co. NJ, d 17 Jun 1889 St Augustine, Knox Co. IL.
We have been unable to prove who his parents were or to verify his birth.
He possibly could be a son of Mathias and Sarah.
His birthday would place him between their sons, Charles and Mathias Jr.
The 1830 Census of Fulton Co. IL. lists 3 sons for Mathias Sr.
We know that two are Mathias Jr and Charles. The third could be Lafayette.
Also Charles middle name was Marion as was Lafayette's son, General Marion.
After Charles had been in Oregon, he came back to Hermon, IL for a visit.
That was where Lafayette was living.
Lafayette is not named in Wills of Mathias or Sarah.
Who is the Mathias Swegle mentioned in the Tax Ratables for Roxbury Twp. Morris Co. NJ?
This is the earliest record we can find for the Swegle family.
It lists Mathias Swegle from 1786 to 1796 and John Swegle from 1786 until 1828.
Their names appear on a military census of NJ in 1793.
The records of Mathias Swegle end about 1796.
The record for John ends in NJ in 1828 when he moved his family from NJ to the Fulton County area of IL.
John Swegle b 1769 German, d 24 Sep 1845 buried Lyons Cem. Fairview, Fulton, IL is our known ancestor.
Mathias Swegle born prior to 1786 (old enough to own land on that date) is our mystery man.
We have no record of their relationship to one another or any other information on this Mathias.
Who were the parents and children of Mathias Swegle who married Amy Fenton?
Amy was the daughter of William and Mary Finton or Fenton.
Amy was born 1758 Ireland; died 7 OCT 1848; and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan, Yates County, NY.
Was this Mathias related to John Swegle (b. 1769)? And if so, how?
What became of Mercy M Swegle and David Cummins?
Mercy was the daughter of John and Hannah (Coleman) Swegle.
She and her husband (David Cummins) signed their names to receive their part of John Swegle’s estate settlement in 1849.
They were married before 1836.
We have never found anything else on them.
Who were the spouse(s) and descendants of Sarah Swegle?
She was the daughter of John and Hannah (Coleman) Swegle and married before 1836.
Twice she signed her name to receive her part of John Swegle’s estate settlement.
In 1849, she signed her name Sarah Miller.
But in 1859 she signed her name Sarah Gosling.