Eneas Noel

Ignathial  Noel (Ignatius/Eneous/Ineas) was born about 1685 in Lorraine . He married Catherine(unknown name) in Berks Co PA.They had one recorded child, Marie Anna Noel. She was born about 1745 in Berks Co PA. Ignathias Noel (Ineas) received a warrant to purchase fifty acres of land in Berks Co. This was surveyed in Longswamp Township, Berks Co PA. The 1767 Tax and Census List has Eneas Noel in Longswamp Township, Berks County, PA with 20 acres, one horse and two cows. The notation in the Goshenhoppen (Catholic ) Registers 1741-1819 states that Noel, Ignatius, Ninety years of age, a native of Lorraine, resident of Pennsylvania for more than thirty, had once been rich, but died in poverty, where his drunken son-in-law had brought him; died March 23, 1775. He was buried in the Goshenhoppen Catholic Mission Graveyard. The son-in-law was not named, but he was not the husband of Marie Anna Noel who married Andreas Schorb. Marie Noel and Andreas Schorb are my relatives and I have quite a lenghty amount of information on them. Thus it would appear that Ignathius and Catherine had more than one child. I do not have a record of any other children. I believe that the Eneas Noel that immigrated on the Princess Agusta is the same Ignathius Noel described above.

I received from Berks County a copy of the entry for the warrant to Ineas Noel in Longswamp township dated 12 June 1753. It was sold in three parts in 1810, 1828, and 1875. Ineas Noel arrived on the Princess Augusta in 1736. I believe that Ineas is the same as IgnathiasNoel of Berks County, PA.

Michael Fisher

Note! Eneas Noel came to America with a wife and child in 1736. He was listed as age 36. DN

Noel, Catharine, twice widowed, wife first of N.N. Kraft, then of Ignatius Noel, seventy-five years of age; buried March 22, 1783.