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Henkel, Paul (1754-1825), evangelist and cooper  

Martin E. Marty

Henkel, Paul (15 December 1754–17 November 1825), evangelist and cooper, was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, the son of Jacob Henkel and Barbara Teter (or Dieter). Little is known about his early life. He was confirmed in 1768 and spoke of having had a “jolly” youth, giving little thought to religion until he was a young man. In 1775 he served fifty-six days with a company of rangers in the revolutionary war....