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Philip Peter Frankenfield

(11/18/1735 - 03/03/1815)

branch.gif (1966 bytes)Simon Frankenfield
Philip Peter Frankenfield
Marriage(s)Eva Beutelmann
 1 Maria Eva Mills on:
  - Eva Rosina Frankenfield
  - Anna Marie Frankenfield
  - Maria Elizabeth Frankenfield
  - Johann Philip Frankenfield
  - Maria Magdalene Frankenfield
  - Andreas Frankenfield
  - Philip William Frankenfield
  - Maria Catherine Frankenfield
  - Leonard Frankenfield
  - Anna M Frankenfield
  - Suzanna Frankenfield
  - Maria Dorothy Frankenfield
  - Johann Peter Frankenfield
  - Johann Heinrich Frankenfield
  - Johan Peter Frankenfield
  - Johann Andreas Frankenfield
  - Philip Adam Frankenfield
  - Anna Dorothy Frankenfield
  - Anna Maria Frankenfield
  - John Leonard Frankenfield
Born:Usingen, Nassau, Germany
Died: Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, PA
Burial:Dryland Union Church in Hecktown
Philip Peter Frankenfield was born in Usingen, Nassau, Germany, locat ed in the Rhine River Valley on Nov. 18, 1735. He died Mar. 3, 1815 Bethl ehem Twp. at sunset after attending church on a cold day. His funeral te xt was Hebrews 4:16. He and his wife, Maria Eve Mill, are both buri ed at the Dryland Union Church in Hecktown. She was born in America on Ja n. 1, 1740 and died Oct. 27, 1833. Eve is the daughter of (Johan) Geor ge Mill, who arrived in America on the Ship "Glasgow" Sept. 9, 1739 and di ed in 1767. A newspaper, dated Friday Nov. 1, 1833, called "Northampton C orrespondent" reported her death. It stated, "did Sunday last at 9 in t he morning in Bethlehem Twp. Mrs. Eva Frankenfield, widow of that late Phi lip Frankenfield, SR., age 93 years 9 months and 26 days. She left 258 de scendants, 11 children, 81 grandchildren, and 166 great grandchildren. S he was buried Oct. 29, Rev Pomp delivered an appropriate Sermon." Anoth er newspaper date Nov. 7, 1833 states "Last Saturday, in Bethlehem Twp. E va Frankenfield, widow of Philip Frankenfield, age 93 years, 9 months a nd 26 days" Her name has many varied spelling: Me aafa, Ma Afa, Ma Ef a, May Eva, Maefa, Maafea, Macta, and Eva Mill or Mills.

Their German tombstones from the Hecktown Cemetery read as follows: "Phil ip Peter Frankenfield Er War Geboren Zu Nassau Ufingen in Deutchland fon C hristlichen El tern nembiech Simon on Eva Frankenfield den 18 November 17 35 und ifs gestorben den 3 Marz 1815 Sein altar Hatie gebracht auf 70 ya hr 3 monate und 16 tage. Sein Leichent text Steht Ehbrasr 4 C. 16" and "Se in Frau ein geborn Mill. Zum Andenkem an Ma Efa Frankenfield War Gebor en in America den 1st Januar 1740 gestorben den 27 October 1833. ihr Alth ar war 93 yahr 9 monate und 26 Tage. Sie Hinterlis 11 Kinter Sie Elle pt 81 Enkel und 166 uhr enkelle." At the 1974 Frankenfield Reunion a repo rt was given by President Charles Frankenfield regarding these tombstone s. It was stated that the Hecktown Dryland Lutheran Church could no long er financially care for the very old section of the church cemetery and th at they were going to remove all the old stone markers. Charles and othe rs made arrangements for the removal of the tombstones of Philip and his w ife by Wenz Memorials in Allentown. Charles took the two tombstones to h is home in Robbinsville, NJ until a suitable place could be found where th ey can be preserved permanently. A 1975 newsletter asked for suggestio ns as to how or where to permanently preserve them.

in Nov. 13,1751, the name Philipp Peter Franckenfeld. when he was almo st 16 years old, is listed on the communion list for the Springfield Chur ch. At that time is listed as servant of Elias Beutelmann, whose name al so appeared on the list. Philip's name appears again on the May 18,1752 li st.

In 1760 he signed a road petition with his father in Springfield Twp. Some time after that he left Bucks Co. On Nov. 22,1764 he is listed in the "Pen nsylvania Gazette" (a newspaper) as living in Tinicum Twp.. but later he m oved to Bethlehem Twp. in Northampton Co. He purchased 600 acres in Fanner sville and Wagnersville. He was taxed there in 1772, 1780(being worth 12 04 pounds), 1785(for360 acres 5 horses 5 cattle), 1786(for 360 acres 5 hor ses 4 cattle, and 1788(for 360 acres 4 horses 3 cattle). However I in 17 87 he was taxed in Springfield Twp., Bucks Co. In the 1790 census he is l isted in Bethlehem Twp.. Northampton Co. as Philip Frankenfield in a house hold consisting of 2 males over 6, 2 males under age 16, and 4 female s. In Direct or Glass tax. of 1196 he listed as living in Bethlehem L P. on his own 'and and having a house worth $700.

Some interesting records have been found in Bucks County Historical Societ y. they are court ~rds of a case: the King (of Great Britain) verses Phil ip :Frankenfield in Sept. 1771. There was a grand inquest for our Soverei gn Lom the King. It states that Philip Frankenfield of Bucks County Yeo
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