Spring Newsletter 2022


2022 Henckel Family Reunion to be the weekend of June 17th – 19th

Moorefield, Seneca Rocks and Germany Valley, WV.

Planned activities will provide an interesting and informative weekend for attendees.

FRIDAY – June 17 – 7:00 PM

Registration and reception at The South Branch Inn, Moorefield, WV. Refreshments will be available during registration.  There are several food service locations in the Moorefield area for your convenience prior to attending the reception.

SATURDAY – June 18 – 8:30 AM

Depart South Branch Inn by automobile for Day’s driving tour.  Note:  Time and mileage schedule will be available at registration.

1st stop – Brake Church and cemetery near Durgan, WV

2nd stop – Seneca Rocks – National Forest Visitor Center.  In this area association      Historian, Greg Adamson will give a presentation on the life of COL Jesse Hinkle and the land he owned in the area.

3rd stop –  Sgt Clinton M. Hedrick Community Center at Riverton, WV where we will have a box picnic lunch and discuss the next stop at the site of Henckel Fort in Germany Valley.

4th stop – Site of Henckel Fort and cemetery where John Justus Henckel and his son Abraham and family members are buried.

Travel back to Moorefield to South Branch Inn for annual business meeting and banquet.  Following the banquet former association Vice President, Howard Estes will present a program on The Henckels in Germany.  He will include slides of the areas in which Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckel was raised, educated and pastored prior to coming to America.  These will include pictures of Henckel Association members in these areas during their trip there in 2003.

A reservation form is attached for the weekend’s activities.  Note that you need to have your reunion reservations with check made payable to Henckel Family Association, Inc. to Kimberly Linger, 1468 Shawnee Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201 by May 27, 2022.

You need to make your own reservations with the South Branch Inn.  They have reserved a block of 20 rooms for us at $107.00 per night (double occupancy).  Be sure and mention you are part of the Henckel Family Reunion for the group rate.  You can reach the Inn by calling 304-538-2033.  Call and make your reservations prior to May 1.

If you are unable to attend this year’s reunion, please return the reservation form with your $25.00 annual dues and any address or e-mail change you may have.  Please include any donations you wish to make to the association or the Germany Valley Cemetery maintenance fund.

The association still has available copies of the Rev. Paul Henkel book for $30.00.  Please send orders with check to association treasurer, Kimberly Hinkle Linger at 1468 Shawnee Drive, Buckhannon, WV  26201.




Eddie J. Hinkle

3064 Tallmansville Rd., Buckhannon, WV  26201



Vice President:

Reverend Gary Boston

501 Steven Drive, Lenhartsville, PA  19534




Kimberly Hinkle Linger

1468 Shawnee Drive, Buckhannon, WV  26201




Greg Adamson

P.O. Box 1062, Onego, WV 26886




Cynthia Hinkle Hershberger

8544 Forest View Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH  44138



Henckel Historical Reference Books are available for mailing

  • The Autobiography and Chronological Life of Rev. Paul Henkel ……………$30.00

Orders for the above books should be sent with checks to: Kimberly Hinkle Linger, 1468 Shawnee Drive, Buckhannon, WV  26201.