The mission of our “Association” is to compile and preserve the history and memory of Reverend Anthony Jacob Henckel and his wife Maria Elizabeth Dentzer Henckel, their ancestors, and their descendants.
The Association will promote and sponsor an annual reunion. It will promote and preserve the genealogical research of the family. It will publish or help publish Henckel Family history and genealogy no matter what the spelling (Henckel, Henkel, Hinkle, Henkle, etc).
The Henckel Genealogy by Junkin and Junkin is the best source to find if your family has ties to the Henckel Family. If you are a Henckel, with any of the above spellings, and live in America you more than likely will be a descendant of our family. If you know or have heard from a relative that one of your great grandmothers, your grandmother, or even your mother was a Henckel, with any of the spellings, then you can check each of the 7 Branches of our family in The Henckel Genealogy index for your relatives maiden name to see if she is listed. If she is listed then you can track her lineage back to Anthony Jacob Henckel in the book.
As an example, Anthony Jacob Henckel’s daughters Frederica, Maria Elizabeth, and Maria Catherine were all married. Frederica to Valentine Geiger, Maria Elizabeth was married to Elias Kuhn (Koon, Kunz, Koonce, Kuntz), and Maria Catherine was married twice and had children with both her first husband John George Geiger and her second husband Peter Apple (Apfel). So if you are a Geiger, Kuhn, or an Apple you may be related to our family. Each generation adds to this list and there are hundreds of surnames other than Henckel that are our descendants in The Henckel Genealogy.