Baptized as son of Hans Balthazar Bickel and wife Anna Eva. Sponsors were unreadable.
Married in the New York Lutheran Church. Minister was Rosscher; the marriage recorded by Rev. Justus Falckner.
Early services of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church were held in the home of Baltes Pickel. He built at his own expense the Racheway Church [located today at Potterstown] in 1729 and the Leslysland Church about 1735. In 1749 when the Zion Lutheran Church was built at Oldwich, Baltes Pickel contributed money to its constructiion. In his will of 1765 he bequeathed the Zion church 1000 #'s. THE FAITHFUL AND THE BOLD, p.35.
[The names Baltes or Baltis and Balthazar seem to be virtually interchangeable in this family line.]
From Early History of Lutheranism in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, New Jersey, by C. H. Traver. Found on WorldVitalRecords.com
JOHANN BALTHAZAR PICKEL and ANNA GERTRUDE REITERIN were married on 16 August 1718 in Staten Island, New York.1 ANNA GERTRUDE REITERIN was born in 1694 in Germany.1 She died on 4 December 1761 at the age of 67 in Oldwick, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1
JOHANN BALTHAZAR PICKEL and ANNA GERTRUDE REITERIN had the following children:
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