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The Henkel family of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, was a prominent family of Evangelical Lutheran ministers and printers. Paul Henkel (1754-1825) moved with his family to New Market in 1790, and the next year established St. Davidsburg Church. He also established churches in Augusta County, Virginia, and was one of the founders of the Lutheren Synod of North Carolina. His missionary journeys took him into Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He left a large number of descendants, many of whom were ministers, physicians, and printers.

Ambrose Henkel (1786-1870), Paul's son, started the printing businessin New Market in 1806. This was the first German language printing press west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Early publications of the Henkel Press were devoted to Lutheran theological literature and translations from German. In 1807 the Press issued the first number of a German newspaper, "The Virginia and New Market Popular Instructor and Weekly News." A child's primer and a Lutheran hymnal were printed in 1816. In 1868, the Henkel Press began publication of a weekly newspaper, "The Shenandoah Valley." Four generations of the family were involved with the Press; Elon O. Henkel was the last publisher and editor of the weekly newspaper to carry on the family name.

Solomon Henkel (1777-1847) and his son, Solon, practice medicine in New Market. Solomon also served as postmaster, and operated a printing press with his brother Ambrose, who was also a writer and Lutheran minister.

From the description of Papers, 1795-1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539161

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associatedWith Baker, John C. person
associatedWith Barringer, Paul. person
associatedWith Baumgartner, John. person
associatedWith Benzien, Christian Ludwig. person
associatedWith Bryan Joseph. person
associatedWith Burns, Tarrance. person
associatedWith Carpenter, William, 1762-1833. person
associatedWith Conradt, Adam. person
associatedWith Cramer, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Crevtz family. family
associatedWith Davidson, Andrew. person
associatedWith Geisenhaimer, F. W. person
associatedWith Henkel, Ambrose, 1786-1870. person
associatedWith Henkel, Andrew. person
associatedWith Henkel, David. person
associatedWith Henkel, David, 1795-1831. person
associatedWith Henkel, Elon O. person
associatedWith Henkel, Eusebius S. Henry. person
associatedWith Henkel, Moses. person
associatedWith Henkel, Paul, 1754-1825. person
associatedWith Henkel, Philip. person
associatedWith Henkel, Solomon, 1777-1825. person
associatedWith Henkel, Solon P. C. Stuart. person
associatedWith Hohr, George. person
associatedWith Hoke, Frederick. person
associatedWith Laros, Jacob. person
associatedWith Leintz, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Leintz, Martin. person
associatedWith Ludwig, Henry. person
associatedWith Lutheran Synod of Tennessee. corporateBody
associatedWith Marakest, Lewis. person
associatedWith Miller, A. S. person
associatedWith Moser, Jonathan R. person
associatedWith Muhlenberg, Henry A. person
associatedWith Reichert, G. A. person
associatedWith Reimensnyder, John. person
associatedWith Ritter, Nanette. person
associatedWith Rousch, John. person
associatedWith Rupert, Joseph. person
associatedWith Stetson, Isaac. person
associatedWith Stirnatt, Hannah Rosena. person
associatedWith Summit, Christian. person
associatedWith Tranburg, David. person
associatedWith Wartmann, Laurentz. person
associatedWith Wetzel, Henry, 1816-1890. person
associatedWith Whistler, Margaret. person
associatedWith Witte, S. A. person
associatedWith Youngman, John. person
associatedWith Zerchel, Lewis. person
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Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Shenandoah County (Va.)
Virginia
Kentucky
Arkansas
Indiana
United States
North Carolina
Missouri
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Frontier and pioneer life
German newspapers
Publishers and Publishing
Lutheran Church--Doctrines
Lutherans, German
Lutheran church--Membership
Lutheran Church--Clergy
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Family

Active 1795

Active 1875

English,

German

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