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THIELL ANCESTRY

1. JACOB THIELL, b. Denmark about 1720, m. CATHERINE LEAR, b. Hamburg, Germany, bout 1721, d. APR. 9, 1829. Buried in private burial ground in what is now Letchworth Village, NY. Had one son, JOHN.

11. JOHN THIELL, b 1770, d. Thiells, NY, Aug 10, 18?1, m. MARY MACKENZIE (daughter of EBENEZER and ELIZABETH BROWN MACKENZIE), b. Aug. 10, 1785, d. Apr. 23, 1826. Had 12 children:
1. Jacob
2. Jonas
3. John, whose descendants are living in White Plains, NY.
4. Henry, of Michigan
5. Thomas
6. Bennett
7. Catherine
8. Elizabeth
9. Mary, wife of George Knapp
10.George, who married Nancy Waldron
11. Edward
12. Phillip

111. GEORGE THIELL, b.____, d. 1854, m. NANCY WALDRON, b. sept.____, d. Aug. 22, 1907. Had 4 children.

1. Edward, b. May 22, 1847, d. Aug 12, 1932, m. Matilda Brewster (decendant of Elder Brewster), b. May 12, 1859, d. Aug. 22, 1907. Had 4 children:

1. Lucy Burd, b. Dec 8, 1880, m. (1st) Frederick Dorman. Had children Edward Carlton, who married Mary Radcliffe, and Bertha, who married Alexander Henry Von Maeteron. m. (2nd) Arthur Jones.
2. Sarah Fowler, b. Nov. 15, 1882, d. June 15, 1920, m. Tunison Waldron (son of Matthew Waldron). Had 1 son, Hartwell Forrest, who married June Jenkins and has daughter, Sally Gwen.
3. Edward, b. Sept. 27, 1887, d. Sept. 16, 1916, m. Mary Louise Jones. Had 3 children: Ruth who married Alexander Ferguson Souter, Edward, who married______, Robert who married Irene Faulkes.
4. Charles, b. Jan. 6, 1890, m. Louise Johnson and had 1 child, Lucy Marie who married.
3. Lucy, b. Oct.___, 1843, d. July___, 1915, maried Samuel Burd, who died Nov. 23, 1872 at 30 years of age.
4. Ann, who m. William Conklin and died at Dover Plains, NJ.

1V. MATTHEW, b. Nov. 29, 1852, d. Jan 9. 1925, m. May 14, 1875 to Emma Agusta Wood, b. May 31, 1854, d. Nov. 13, 1923. Had 5 children.
1. Agusta, who died in childhood.
2. Ella, who married Henry Goetschius Knapp.
3. Edward.
4. Minnie Bennett, who married John Disbrow Knapp.
5. Ila, who married Frederick Hanler. Has 2 sons: frederich, who has 2 children and edward.

V. ELLA THIELL, b. Mar. 30, 1974, d. feb. 13, 1933, m. Dec. 25, 1893 to HENRY GOETSCHIUS KNAPP 11, and had 5 children. (see KNAPP genealogy).

AUTHORITES: Thomkin's "History of Rockland County" p. 165
"NY in Revolution as Colony and State" p. 160.

Jessie Roderman has much information concerning Jacob Thiell. She says he was a member of some comission directly after the Revolution.
Also there was an article in the White Plains (NY) newspaper saying that John Thiell was the son of Jacob Thiell who came to this country three times before settling in Rockland County at Thiells, which place took his name. He erected a forge there and moulded bullets for the Continental Army.
Lucy Thiell remembers the forge. It was Elisa Thiell (nee: Barnes) who named Thiells, as she gave the railroad company the land on which they erected a station, if they would name the place for her.
There is an account of Jacob Thiell in "cole's History of Rockland County".

JACOB THIELL'S MILITRY RECORD IN REVOLUTION:
At present I have no detailed information concerning Jacob's military service, but I believe Jacob Thiell served as a private in the Orange County, NY militia, 2nd regiment, under Col. Ann Hawkes Hay.

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