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- Letters, 1842, from Solomon Henkel, New Market, Virginia, to his son, Solon P.C. Henkel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Topics include family, health, and school in Philadelphia. Also included are several requests for books, journals, vials, and other medical and dental equipment
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- The Henkel family of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, was a prominent family of Evangelical Lutheran ministers and printers. Paul Henkel (1754-1825) moved with his family to New Market in 1790, and the next year established St. Davidsburg Church. He also established churches in Augusta County, Virginia, and was one of the founders of the Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. His missionary journeys took him into Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He left a large number of descendants, many of whom were ministers, physicians, and printers.
- Solomon Henkel (1777-1847) and his son, Solon, practiced medicine in New Market. Solomon also served as postmaster, and operated a printing press with his brother Ambrose, who was also a writer and Lutheran minister.
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