George Wachtel was born c. 1730 in Germany. He arrived in America through the port of Philadelphia, 12 Sep 1750 on the ship Priscilla from Rotterdam/Cowes (source: 30 Thousand Names of Immegrants). George married Maria Barbara Breckly on 30 Oct 1755 in York County, Pennsylvania (source: Canadockly Union Church Records).
Barbara Breckly was the daughter of George Breckly (a cordwainer) and Juliana. Her birth date is unknown but she died before 2 Oct 1799 (source: York County, Pennsylvania, Orphan’s Court settlement).
Barbara’s parents immigrated to America on the ship Ann Galley, Captain William Wilson, from Rotterdam, last from the Orkneys, Scotland, qualified 12 Sep 1746
paraphrased from “Beginnings of the George Wachtel Family in America from the 1750’s” by Dorinda Davis Shepley