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Gräbel, Switzerland to Germany

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Gräbel, Switzerland to Germany

Posted: 25 Apr 2003 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: GRÄBEL MOSER DEßLOCH REIBOLD BIRCK KOCH FEß WAGNER
My family descends of the Krähenbühl family of Canton Bern, Switzerland, but I have not yet confirmed who in my family first came to Germany. The first record I have of my Gräbel family in Germany is the marriage of Johann David Gräbel and Anna Catharina Moser, which occurred in Mimbach on Jan. 3, 1737. On the marriage record, Joh. David is noted to have been born in Einöd, Bavaria, Germany. It also notes his father - Hans Adam Gräbel. I have yet to find Joh. David's baptism record, but I think this is the first step in tracing my family back to Switzerland. According to his death record in 1769 in Wattweiler, he was born in 1713. I think Einöd is included in Zweibrücken's Protestant Records, which date back to the 1500's (at least I am hoping Einöd is in there).

I am thinking that Hans Adam Gräbel may have come from Switzerland, but just recently I learned that there were Kreibihl's having children in Weierhof, Bavaria, Germany in the 1690's. It is possible that Hans Adam was born in Weierhof. It is pretty far from Einöd, but remains a slight possibility. If he wasn't from there, he was either born in the Saarland region (where Einöd, Mimbach, and Wattweiler are) or Switzerland.

My Gräbel's settled in Buffalo, NY in the 1860's. The name was spelled there Kraebel, Krebbel, and Kreppel. Back in Germany it appears Gräbel and Grebel. A line that is related went to Ohio in the mid-1800's and they spell the name Grabel. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I will continue to look in records but if anyone can help, please let me know. Here's some of the descendants of Johann David Gräbel that I've found in German records.


Descendants of Johann David Gräbel


Generation No. 1

1. JOHANN DAVID1 GRÄBEL (HANS ADAMA) was born 1713 in Einöd, Bavaria, Germany, and died March 23, 1769 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. He married ANNA CATHARINA MOSER January 03, 1736/37 in Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of JACOB MOSER and ANNA DEßLOCH. She was born September 24, 1713 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, and died June 17, 1783 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.

Children of JOHANN GRÄBEL and ANNA MOSER are:
i. MARIA LOUISA2 GRÄBEL, b. September 27, 1737, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. February 13, 1771, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
2. ii. GEORG JACOB GRÄBEL, b. April 26, 1739, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
iii. JOHANN HEINRICH GRÄBEL, b. January 29, 1740/41, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. February 25, 1797, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; m. MARGARETHA KORNBAUCH, May 19, 1767, Webenheim, Bavaria, Germany.
3. iv. MARIA DOROTHEA GRÄBEL, b. July 22, 1742, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. June 13, 1775, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
4. v. HANS GEORG GRÄBEL, b. April 12, 1744, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. November 03, 1823, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
vi. ANNA ELISABETH GRÄBEL, b. May 15, 1746, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
5. vii. JOHANN PETER GRÄBEL, b. July 07, 1748, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. June 15, 1788, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
viii. JOHANN JACOB GRÄBEL, b. November 15, 1750, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
ix. MARIA MAGDALENA GRÄBEL, b. April 30, 1752, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. December 05, 1756, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
x. CATHARINA ELISABETH GRÄBEL, b. June 29, 1755, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. October 01, 1778, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
xi. MARIA SOPHIA GRÄBEL, b. December 04, 1757, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation No. 2

2. GEORG JACOB2 GRÄBEL (JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born April 26, 1739 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. He married ELISABETH MARGARETHA MÜLLER March 26, 1765 in Webenheim, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of JACOB MÜLLER and SUSANNA N.. She was born December 28, 1726 in Walsheim, Bavaria, Germany, and died September 20, 1793 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.

Child of GEORG GRÄBEL and ELISABETH MÜLLER is:
i. MARIA DOROTHEA3 GRÄBEL, b. February 02, 1766, Webenheim, Bavaria, Germany.


3. MARIA DOROTHEA2 GRÄBEL (JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born July 22, 1742 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, and died June 13, 1775 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. She married PHILIPP RITTER. He was born in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.

Child of MARIA GRÄBEL and PHILIPP RITTER is:
i. JOHANN GEORG3 GRÄBEL, b. January 17, 1768, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. February 28, 1771, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.


4. HANS GEORG2 GRÄBEL (JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born April 12, 1744 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, and died November 03, 1823 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. He married MARIA MAGDALENA REIBOLD April 18, 1769 in Webenheim, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of BERNHARD REIBOLD and ANNA BIRCK. She was born July 17, 1746 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.

Children of HANS GRÄBEL and MARIA REIBOLD are:
6. i. JOHANN GEORG3 GRÄBEL, b. January 28, 1770, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
ii. MARIA ELISABETH GRÄBEL, b. January 06, 1773, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
7. iii. MARIA LOUISA GRÄBEL, b. February 02, 1776, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
iv. LOUISA BARBARA GRÄBEL, b. February 18, 1778, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
8. v. JOHANN JACOB GRÄBEL, b. December 25, 1786, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.
9. vi. HEINRICH JACOB GRÄBEL, b. November 14, 1781, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. January 31, 1851, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany.


5. JOHANN PETER2 GRÄBEL (JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born July 07, 1748 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, and died June 15, 1788 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. He married MARGARETHA WEISSHAAR November 23, 1779 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of CHRISTIAN WEISSHAAR and ELISABETH HERMANN. She was born 1753 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, and died April 05, 1827 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.

Children of JOHANN GRÄBEL and MARGARETHA WEISSHAAR are:
10. i. JOHANN NICKEL3 GRÄBEL, b. January 13, 1782, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
11. ii. PHILIPP PETER GRÄBEL, b. August 20, 1786, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.


Generation No. 3

6. JOHANN GEORG3 GRÄBEL (HANS GEORG2, JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born January 28, 1770 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. He married MARGARETHA KLEIN July 10, 1792 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of MELCHOIR KLEIN and MARIA SCHNINCK.

Children of JOHANN GRÄBEL and MARGARETHA KLEIN are:
i. MARIA ELISABETH4 GRÄBEL, b. July 06, 1794, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. March 14, 1802, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
ii. LOUISA MARGARETHA GRÄBEL, b. May 19, 1796, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; m. PHILIPP DANIEL ZOYAR, May 04, 1817, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.
iii. JOHANN GEORG JACOB GRÄBEL, b. April 09, 1798.
iv. MARIA CATHARINA GRÄBEL, b. September 14, 1801, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. March 26, 1802, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
v. JOHANN NICKEL GRÄBEL, b. December 19, 1803, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. Aft. 1880, Colerain, Hamilton Co, OH USA; m. MARIA ELISABETH SCHÄFER, June 09, 1830, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; b. 1807, Bavaria, Germany; d. Aft. 1880, Colerain, Hamilton Co, OH USA.


7. MARIA LOUISA3 GRÄBEL (HANS GEORG2, JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born February 02, 1776 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. She married JOHANN NICKEL KLEIN March 01, 1803 in Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.

Children of MARIA GRÄBEL and JOHANN KLEIN are:
i. PHILIPP JACOB4 KLEIN, b. June 14, 1807.
ii. MICHAEL KLEIN, b. July 10, 1809.
iii. JACOB KLEIN, b. February 24, 1811.
iv. MARIA ELISABETH KLEIN, b. October 24, 1813.
v. ELISABETH KLEIN, b. October 04, 1818.


8. JOHANN JACOB3 GRÄBEL (HANS GEORG2, JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born December 25, 1786 in Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany. He married MARIA APPOLONIA WEINMANN July 23, 1811 in Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of FRIEDRICH WEINMANN and MARGARETHA SCHAMAR.

Children of JOHANN GRÄBEL and MARIA WEINMANN are:
i. ELISABETH MARGARETHA4 GRÄBEL, b. February 06, 1817.
ii. JOHANN JACOB PETER GRÄBEL, b. May 22, 1819, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. September 18, 1822, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
iii. JACOB GRÄBEL, b. August 25, 1822.
iv. INFANT GRÄBEL, b. August 31, 1825; d. August 31, 1825.
v. LOUISA GRÄBEL, b. October 01, 1826, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; m. JACOB BIEHL, December 26, 1850, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.
vi. INFANT GRÄBEL, b. June 18, 1829; d. June 18, 1829.
vii. INFANT GRÄBEL, b. December 31, 1831; d. December 31, 1831.


9. HEINRICH JACOB3 GRÄBEL (HANS GEORG2, JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born November 14, 1781 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, and died January 31, 1851 in Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany. He married ANNA AGATHA KOCH September 09, 1804 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of JOHANN KOCH and ANNA FEß. She was born June 06, 1784 in Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany, and died March 18, 1825 in Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.

Children of HEINRICH GRÄBEL and ANNA KOCH are:
i. MARIA CATHARINA4 GRÄBEL, b. September 22, 1805, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. October 28, 1841, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; m. JACOB HANAÜR, December 21, 1830, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; b. August 15, 1803, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany.
ii. JOHANN NICKEL GRÄBEL, b. September 17, 1807, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. Abt. 1808.
iii. JACOB GRÄBEL, b. October 03, 1808, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. June 17, 1854, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; m. CATHARINA WAGNER, January 29, 1832, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; b. February 24, 1810, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. July 13, 1889, Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA.
iv. JOHANN NICKEL GRÄBEL, b. May 15, 1811, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. October 08, 1812, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.
v. MARGARETHA GRÄBEL, b. July 22, 1813, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. July 05, 1831, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany.
vi. JOHANN ADAM GRÄBEL, b. February 09, 1816, Ernstweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. September 16, 1865, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; m. LOUISA REIS, December 24, 1844, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; b. March 12, 1819, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. May 26, 1871, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany.
vii. JACOB PETER GRÄBEL, b. April 09, 1819, Ernstweiler, Bavaria, Germany; m. FRIEDERIKE STEITZ, August 10, 1843, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.
viii. CATHARINA MARGARETHA GRÄBEL, b. January 10, 1823, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. April 23, 1902, Rochester, Monroe Co, NY USA; m. JACOB FEß, November 08, 1843, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; b. May 31, 1819, Bierbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. July 07, 1886, Rochester, Monroe Co, NY USA.


10. JOHANN NICKEL3 GRÄBEL (JOHANN PETER2, JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born January 13, 1782 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. He married MARGARETHA SCHÄFER January 01, 1811 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of JOHANNES SCHÄFER and DOROTHEA KAUFELT.

Children of JOHANN GRÄBEL and MARGARETHA SCHÄFER are:
i. CHRISTIAN4 GRÄBEL, b. December 26, 1811, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; m. CAROLINA ROTH, September 02, 1834, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
ii. CATHARINA GRÄBEL, b. April 13, 1814.
iii. JOHANN PETER GRÄBEL, b. March 19, 1816, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. Aft. 1880, Springfield, Hamilton Co, OH USA; m. LOUISA SCHAUMBURGER, February 25, 1840, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; b. Abt. 1820, Bavaria, Germany; d. Aft. 1880, Springfield, Hamilton Co, OH USA.
iv. GEORG GRÄBEL, b. January 07, 1819, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; m. MARIA LOUISA NEUMÜLLER, June 20, 1844, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany.
v. MARIA GRÄBEL, b. September 17, 1821.
vi. MARIA ELISABETH GRÄBEL, b. January 31, 1824.
vii. JOHANN NICKEL GRÄBEL, b. May 1826, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; d. Abt. 1862, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; m. LOUISA PICK, March 06, 1849, Mimbach, Bavaria, Germany; b. Bavaria, Germany; d. Washau, Wisconsin, USA.
viii. LOUISA GRÄBEL, b. November 1829, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany; d. November 20, 1830, Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany.
ix. JACOB GRÄBEL, b. May 1835.


11. PHILIPP PETER3 GRÄBEL (JOHANN PETER2, JOHANN DAVID1, HANS ADAMA) was born August 20, 1786 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany. He married CATHARINA AST December 24, 1812 in Wattweiler, Bavaria, Germany, daughter of PETER AST and CATHARINA WEISS.

Children of PHILIPP GRÄBEL and CATHARINA AST are:
i. GEORG JACOB4 GRÄBEL, b. January 19, 1815.
ii. PETER GRÄBEL, b. July 18, 1820.

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