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Reichel Family

First Generation

Carl Gotthold Reichel and his wife Anna Dorothea Maass (1755-1806) arrived in Salem in 1802, with two grown children. Carl Gotthold became the pastor of the Salem congregation. In 1809 he accompanied his newly married daughter Sophia Seidel to Pennsylvania, and while there married his second wife, Catharina Fetter. He returned to Salem with Catharina later that year, but in 1811 they moved back to Pennsylvania to stay.

Second Generation

Children of Carl Gotthold Reichel and Anna Dorothea Maass
Sophia Dorothea Reichel (1781-1857) m. Carl Friedrich Seidel, moved to Bethlehem PA
Gotthold Benjamin Reichel (1785-1833) m. 1) Henrietta Friederica Vierling (1793-1829), 2) Mary Parsons (?-1855)

Third Generation

Children of Gotthold Benjamin Reichel and Henrietta Vierling
Clara Cornelia Reichel (1817-1862) m. Francis Florentin Hagen (1815-1907)
Friedrich Ferdinand Reichel (1818-1821)
Edward Reichel
August Gustav Reichel (b. & d. 1823)
Angelica Wilhemine Reichel (ca. 1826-?)
[error corrected 6/21/01]
Ernestina Theophila Reichel (1828-1870) a teacher at Salem Academy
Amalia Caritas Reichel (ca. 1828-?) m. Joseph Kummer, moved to Danish West Indies
*William Reichel
*Sophia Reichel

*William and Sophia are named as grandchildren in the will of Martha Elizabeth Vierling, together with most of the other children. We have no further information on them.


Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission

Forsyth Co. NC cemetery records

Forsyth Co. NC census records

Griffin, Frances, "Girl and Woman of Salem: Martha Miksch Vierling", Three Forks of Muddy Creek I, 31-41.

Griffin, Frances, "The Man Who Wrote 'Morning Star'", Three Forks of Muddy Creek VI, 42-52.

Death Notices from the People's Press (Salem, North Carolina) 1851-1892, An Indexed Abstract, compiled and edited by Robert M. Topkins, Forsyth Co. Genealogical Society, Winston-Salem, 1997

This page was revised on June 21, 2001

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