Joshua Pennel, Bedford County, Pennsylvania gunsmith

1813: According to his tombstone, Joshua Pennel was born in 1813.

1834: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a daughter named Mary C. (Pennell) Rose who was born in 1834.

1835: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that Jacob Pennel's value was recorded as $135.00 in 1835.

1836: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a son named Jonathan Pennell who was born in 1836.

1838-1862: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" puts Joshua Pennel in Southampton Township, Bedford County in the 1838 to 1862 timeframe.

1840: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a son named Andrew Jackson Pennel who was born in 1840.

1842: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a son named Henry C. Pennel who was born in 1842.

1844: The 1953 edition of Gluckman's "American Gun Makers" puts Joshua Pennel in Southampton Township of Bedford County in 1844.

1844: According to Kauffman's 1960 book "The Pennsylvania - Kentucky Rifle", Joshua Pennel is identified as a gunsmith in the 1844 tax roll of Southampton Township, Bedford County, used Bedford County-style hand-made gun locks, and produced guns of average workmanship.

1844: The 1983 booklet "Gunsmiths and Gunmakers of Bedford and Somerset Counties Pennsylvania 1770-1900" indicates that Jacob Pennel's value was recorded as $34.00 in 1844.

1845: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a son named George W. Pennel who was born in 1845.

1847: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a son named John Wraley Pennell who was born in 1847.

1850: The following composite images from the 1850 census indicate the size and productivity of Joshua Pennel's farm:

1851: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had daughters named Elizabeth (Pennel) Kagarise and Mary Ann (Pennel) Spielman who were born in 1851. Her death certificate follows:

1855: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a daughter named Rachael (Pennell) Samels who was born in 1855.

1858: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a daughter named Martha Jane (Pennell) Fluck who was born in 1858. Here is Martha's death certificate, which accidently uses "Fluck" as her father's last name:

1862: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a daughter named Amanda E. (Pennell) Morton who was born in 1862. This is harmonious with her death certificate, which follows.

1862: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Henry Pennel, a son of Joshua Pennel, died on June 29, 1862, and is buried in the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

1867: According to his memorial on findagrave.com Joshua Pennel had a daughter named Margaret (Pennell) Studebaker who was born in 1867.

1886: The 2001 book "Gunsmiths of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, & Somerset Counties" reports that Joshua Pennel appears as a farmer in the 1886 edition of "Farquar's Directory of Bedford County".

1896: Joshua Pennel's wofe Asenath died in 1896.

1899: Joshua Pennel died in 1899 and is buried at Saint John's Reformed Church Cemetery (0.1641000, -78.3778000) at Loysburg in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. His tombstone states, "Joshua Pennel 1813--1899 Asenath Karns his wife 1824--1896. At rest."

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