Third Generation

15. BALTIS PICKEL was born on 8 December 1720 in Somerset County, New Jersey.1 He was christened on 30 July 1721 in Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey. He died on 25 November 1786 at the age of 65 in Oldwick, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1

From the German Reformed Church Records
bap. at the same time and place ( 1721, July 30, meeting on the Rariton) b. there Dec 8, 1720. Balthasar, child of Baldus Pickel and wife Gertrud. witnesses Peter Appelman and wife Magdalena
New Jersey Marriage Book page 38:
Nov 10, 1746. Marriage Bond.
Boltes Pickle jun of Hunterdon Co., yeoman, and Sophia Vanhorne of said county, spinster; surety, Matthias Van Horn of same county, yeoman.
boltes bueckel junr
Mathias Vanhorne

attached to the bond are the following:
"New Jarsey November ye 7th 1746
Hunterdon This Is to Sarty that It Is with my and my wifes Consent that my sone Boltise shold Be Marred to Sofie Vanhorne So Whe pray that Lisons Ma Be Granted
Balttes Bickel

"New Jarsy November ye 7th 1746
Hunterdon This Is to Sarty that It Is With my and my Wifes Consent that my Dater Sofie shold Be Mared to Boltes pickle Jun So Whe pray that Lisons Ma Be Granted
Abraham Van horn

(Note: there may have been a final "e" to the last signature, which is written right up to the margin of the paper. If so, it has worn off.
[Sent from the NJ Archives]

New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817;
Volume XXXV, Abstracts of Wills, 1781-1785
New Jersey Colonial Documents, p. 306
1785, March 21. Pickel, Baltis, of Reading Township, Hunterdon Co; will of. Wife, Anna, £7 yearly, goods, etc. My three youngest children, Elizabeth, Henry and Mary, goods. Eldest son, Baltis 1/3 of my lands. Sons, Abraham and Henry, rest of lands. Baltis is to pay to his sister Margaret, the wife of Peter Miseroll, £50. Daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, £100 each. The note I hold against my son-in-law, Abraham Vanhorn, shall be given up to him. The note I hold against my son-in-law Christopher Melick, to be given up to him. Executors - friends, Abraham Vanhor, Sr. and Jacob Ten Eyck of the North Branch. Witnesses - Abraham Vanhorn, William Waldron, Cornelius Tunison, tertius. Proved Dec. 21, 1786
1786, Dec 8. Inventory £817.0.11, made by Cornelius Tunison and John Whickoff
1789, Feb 4. Account by Executors. Paid Abraham Van Horne, son of Cornelius, his account, £10.7.8
Lib. 28, p.219

There is an SAR application on, claiming membership through Baltis Pickel, stating that he was a patriot - having loaned money to the Treasury of New Jersey. Also in old lineage book of NSDAR with the same service.
From the Office of Adjutant General, State of New Jersey, Trenton.
Quartermaster General's Department
Baltus Pickle, No. 2, Voucher 2871.
Certificate No. 101, dated Feb 29, 1780 for $360 Continental money, 3#.13.9 species, interest commenced Feb 24, 1780, interest to Jan 1, 1787 1#.10.2 same deposited in the Treasury.
Mabel Pickel Naylor, #251241, was admitted to NSDAR, 13 Apr 1929. She went through son Abraham has have several others. There are also members through Baltis's son Baltis and daughter Mary, although all those through claimed daughter Mary state there is a problem. I have never seen evidence of a daughter named Mary.

BALTIS PICKEL and SOPHIA "Phidia" VAN HORNE were married on 10 November 1746 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1 SOPHIA "Phidia" VAN HORNE, daughter of ABRAHAM VAN HORNE and ANNETJE COUWENHOVEN, was born on 7 November 1726.1 She died on 17 May 1764 at the age of 37 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.1

BALTIS PICKEL and SOPHIA "Phidia" VAN HORNE had the following children:



Gertraut Charity PICKEL was born in 1746.1 She died on 27 August 1821 at the age of 75 in Oldwick, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1

Shares grave marker with husband Godfrey Reinhart.

Buried Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Oldwick, Hunterdon Co, NJ



Annetje "Anna" PICKEL was born on 9 April 1749.1 She died on 23 January 1823 at the age of 73.1
Anna Pickel was born on Apr 9, 1749. She was the daughter of Baltis Pickel and Phidia Van Horn. Anna married Christian Melick, son of Johan David Melick and Elizabeth (Unknown), circa 1770. Anna married Rev. William/Wilhelm Anton Graff after 1788. Anna Pickel died on Jan 23, 1823 at New York City, New York County, New York, at age 73. Anna was buried at Lebanon Reformed Church.






Margaret PICKEL was born in 1753.1
Margaret married Peter Messerole.



Baltus PICKEL.




BALTIS PICKEL and Anna GERHART were married on 2 March 1766.1 Anna GERHART1, daughter of Jacob GERHART, was born (date unknown).

BALTIS PICKEL and Anna GERHART had the following children:



Elizabeth PICKEL was born in 1768.1



Henrich "Henry" PICKEL was born on 24 March 1771.1



Mary PICKEL was born in 1779.1 She died in 1859 at the age of 80 in Pennsylvania.1