Matthias Riffel
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George Jacob Riffel
(Abt 1753-1775)


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Elizabeth Henrich

George Jacob Riffel 1

  • Born: Abt 1753 3
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Henrich on 16 May 1773 in Christian Henrich's House 1 2
  • Died: 23 May 1775 about age 22
  • Buried: May 1775, Washington Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania

bullet  General Notes:

From Vikki Henry

Jacob Riffle was killed shortly before his second child was born. The entry of his death in the register reads "Riffel, George Jacob, more than twenty years of age; married two years ago; a certain Daniel Starr taking him, so he said, for a deer, shot him dead; may this victim be the last in these most fateful times! Buried May 23, 1775."
Historical perception of these notes is this was in reference to violent prejudice against Catholics as they were perceived to be loyal to France not England.


George married Elizabeth Henrich, daughter of Christian Henrich Sr. and Mary Margaret Unknown, on 16 May 1773 in Christian Henrich's House.1 2 (Elizabeth Henrich was born before 1752 in Bally, Washington Twp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania and died on an unknown date.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

From Vikki Henry
Elizabeth married George Jacob Riffle at her father's house. No witnesses were listed in the marriage record.
Elizabeth was married at her father's house at same time that her brother Philip married Elizabeth Weibel.



1 Goshenhoppen Register 1765-1785, Genalogical, Page 382.

2 Goshenhoppen Registers 1741-1819,The, Reported by Vikki Henry (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co. 1984), Page 105.

3 Goshenhoppen Register 1765-1785, Genalogical

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