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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Anna Sophia /Mengel/: Birth: 26 JUL 1877 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 30 APR 1962 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

  2. Charles Samuel /Mengel/: Birth: 03 JAN 1880 in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 09 MAY 1955 in Tatamy, Northampton Co., PA.

  3. Edward Benjamin /Mengel/: Birth: 05 DEC 1881 in East Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 15 APR 1949 in East Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., PA.

  4. William Frederick /Mengel/: Birth: 09 FEB 1884 in McKeansburg, Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 04 MAR 1967 in Bethlehem, Lehigh Co., PA.

  5. Sadie Esther /Mengel/: Birth: 11 DEC 1886 in Pennsylvania. Death: 03 SEP 1934

  6. Nora Ellen /Mengel/: Birth: 02 JAN 1888 in Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 25 NOV 1964 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA.


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Richard Martin /Mengel/: Birth: 15 NOV 1889 in Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 28 MAR 1892 in McKeansburg, Schuylkill Co., PA.

  2. Howard Franklin /Mengel/: Birth: 20 MAR 1891 in West Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 30 APR 1959 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA.

  3. Allen Henry /Mengel/: Birth: 09 SEP 1892 in McKeansburg, Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 25 APR 1984 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA.

  4. Arthur Clayton /Mengel/: Birth: 01 DEC 1893 in McKeansburg, Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 13 MAR 1954 in Ballston Lake, Saratoga Co., NY.

  5. Herman Walter /Mengel/: Birth: 06 JAN 1896 in Frisby, Schuylkill Co., PA.. Death: 23 SEP 1978

  6. Ralph Joseph /Mengel/: Birth: 08 NOV 1897 in Pennsylvania. Death: 05 AUG 1968 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

  7. Florence Amelia /Mengel/: Birth: 31 MAY 1900 in Tatamy, Northampton Co., PA.. Death: 11 SEP 1944 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA.

  8. Laura Elmira /Mengel/: Birth: 10 NOV 1902 in Tatamy, Northampton Co., PA.. Death: 20 MAY 1941 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA.

  9. Martha Alice /Mengel/: Birth: 24 APR 1906 in Tatamy, Northampton Co., PA.. Death: 01 DEC 1970

  10. Elmer Andrew /Mengel/: Birth: 29 JUN 1911 in Tatamy, Northampton Co., PA.. Death: 28 SEP 1993 in Orefield, Lehigh Co., PA.


Sources
1. Title:   Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill Co., PA
Note continued:   Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill Co., PA.
2. Title:   marriage certificate
Note continued:   marriage certificate.

Notes
a. Note:   H00001
Note:   He was born in Auburn, PA. and raised on his father's farm located in East Brunswick Twp., Schuylkill County, PA., near Kunkel's Dam and Steigerwalt's Church of God. Joseph started early in life as a blacksmith. He bought the family farms after his father's death, selling the smaller farm shortly afterward. While living there he invented a corn planter & a potato planter.
In partnership with Dr. G. K. Binkley and George H. Gerber Esq., both machines were manufactured by the Messenger & Sons Manufacturing Company of Tatamy, PA. They were known as the Patent Binkley-Mengel-Gerber Potato Planter and the Patent Binkley-Mengel-Gerber Corn Planter.
In 1899 Joseph moved his family to Tatamy where he went to work for the Messenger & Sons Machine Shops, manufacturing both planters. When Joseph moved, he sold the farm stock and some of the household goods, renting out the farm until it was sold in 1906. In 1912 he moved to Allentown, PA., working in his own shop as a pattern maker, carpenter and machinist.
He was a man possessed with a strong body, more than ordinary mechanical ability and strong religious convictions. His descendents are proud of this unusual man.
An article in the Orwigsburg News of Jan 10, 1891 shows what an inventive mind Joseph had:
"Joseph Mengel of East Brunswick Township has in working order, an ice saw which he is at present using at Kunkel's Dam. It is quite a novelty and it is said that Mengel will have it patented."



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