From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 840
HENRY RUMMEL was born in Cumberland, Pa., June 3, 1802, a son of Henry and
Elizabeth Rummel, natives of Pennsylvania, who moved to Columbania County,
Ohio, in 1800, where they both died. He was married March 17, 1825, to
Elizabeth Pirkey, also a native of Pennsylvania, born March 17, 1806. In
1844 they moved to Steuben County, Ind., and settled in Richland Township,
where the wife died Aug. 3, 1875. Mr. Rummel is living on the homestead, his
widowed daughter, Mrs. Caroline Willard, keeping house for him. She has been
twice married. Her first husband, Henry Jackman, to whom she was married
Sept. 12, 1863, died Aug. 7, 1868, leaving one daughter-Isabella. May 25,
1876, she married Joseph Willard. He died Feb. 18, 1880, leaving two
children-Mary and Henry. Six sons of Mr. Rummel were in the war of
Rebellion-George, Henry, Jacob, Alexander, Alfred and David. The last died
while in the service. Mr. Rummel was formerly a Democrat in politics, but
now affliates with the Republican party. He is an active member of the
Disciples church, was also his wife.
Note from the submitter:
Henry Rummel's, mother's maiden name was Elisabeth Burger.
Henry and Elizabeth(Pirkey) Rummel were the parents of 16 children and I
am listing them in order of birth: Daniel, George, Henry, Jacob, Sarah,
Talmadge, Jane, William, Alexander, John, Elizabeth, Alfred, Oliver,
Caroline, David and Benjamin.
Henry and Elizabeth(Pirkey) Rummel were my 3rd great grandparents.
Submitted by: James L. Davis