John Wheeler journal and essays 1859
George Kunkel was born in York, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1784. His father, German immigrant Christian Kunkel, served in the Revolutionary War. Kunkel later moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he became a merchant. He married Catherine Ziegler on November 20, 1814, and they had six children, including Judge George Ziegler Kunkel. George Kunkel died on July 29, 1850.