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SUBJECT:   Henry BALE

LOCATION:  Sussex-NewJersey

BIOGRAPHY TEXT

HENRY BALE (originally Heinrich Behl) was the pioneer settler in what is now the village of Lafayette, Sussex Co.  He is said to have located there as early as 1750; built the first grist-mill, and dam in the vicinity.  He was a man of great enterprise; erected a blacksmith shop and is said to have been one of the most prominent men of his day in that part of the county; on Alexandria Church records 1772; m. Elisabeth; had bro. Peter.

Henry had ch.:

I.                    Jacob, removed to Kentucky

II.                 Peter, b. 1768; removed to what is now Baleville in Hampton twp.; m. Elisabeth STRUBLE, (dau. Leonard and Mary LONGCORE); had children, six of whom grew up and married:

(I). Henry, m. Lydia BELL.

(II). Jacob, m. Sarah SHOTWELL.

(III). Elisabeth, m. Jacob BELL.

(IV). Peter, m. Elisabeth SNOOK.

(V). Sarah Ann, m. Cornelius HOWELL.

(VI). Mary, m. Thomas KAYS, (s. of John and Sarah HALL, dau. Benj.)

III.               Henry, Jr., b. 1778; res. At Paulinskill, Hampton twp., Sussex Co., N.J.; m. Abigail CURRENT; had ch.:

(I). Elisabeth, m. Joseph SHIPS.

(II). James, b. 1800, m. Sarah HAVENS and removed to Ohio.

(III). Ann, m. John HUSTON.

(IV). And (V). Sarah and Abigail; died young.

(VI). Susan, m. Andrew HAVENS.

(VII). John, m. Rhoda S. MORRIS; had a son A. J. BALE.

(VIII)       Peter, b. 8 Sept., 1807, d. 24 May 1890, at 82 yrs., 8 mos., 16 days; m. Sarah DRAKE, dau. Paul; had ch.: James, unm.; Henry, unm.; George (deceased), m. Jennie WILSON; David, m. Elisabeth DRUMM; Emily, m. John N. GIVENS; Laura, unm.; Lorinda, unm.; Della, unm.; S. Cecilia, unm., a most efficient and successful teacher.

(IX)            Mary, m. John HARDIN.

IV.              Rhoda, m. Jacob m. HOFFMAN; removed to Kentucky.

V.                 Elisabeth, m. 29 Aug., 1784, Zachariah STICKLES.

VI.              Mary, m. a WASHER; removed to Kentucky.

VII.            Catherine, m. John WIDENER.

Miscellaneous Records, Kingston, N.Y. Bap. 12 July, 1752, John, s. Petrus BELE (prob. BALE) and Elisabeth PLOEG; 21 Dec., 1786, Jacob BAIL m. Susiah SNOOK at Branchville, Sussex County.

SOURCE    Early Germans of New Jersey, Part II Genealogies of the early Germans
                   of Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties.   Published Dover, N.J. 1895

b. for born
bap. for baptized
ch. for children
dau. for daughter
m. for married
prob. for probably
res. for resides, or resided
s. for son
unm. for unmarried

SURNAMES:    BALE, BELL, CURRENT, DRAKE, DRUMM, GIVENS, HALL,  HARDIN,
                          HAVENS, HOFFMAN, HOWELL, HUSTON, KAYS, LONGCORE, SHIPS,
                          SHOTWELL, SNOOK, STICKLES, STRUBLE, WASHER, WIDENER, WILSON