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trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 12:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Apr 2012 3:25PM GMT
Surnames: Rebstein, Schmidt
I am hoping to find out about immigration information and how I can find where our grandparents came from in Germany.
1. John Baptist Rebstein came to America in 1893 from Germany. He arrived in New York and moved to Buffalo, New York.
2. Jennie C. Schmidt came to America in 1895 from Germany. She also arrived in New York.
John and Jennie married in 1897 and lived in Buffalo, New York.
I have tried to locate info from many sources on this web site and the dates and names of the people I find are totally different than what we know from census' and family records. It's as though they didn't exist in Germany. Could the Rebstein surname be from another country, even though all of our records site Germany? Rebstein isn't even in the German Surname search. I do know that John had a brother that immigrated to South Africa. Is there a German name for "John"? We really don't know much about Jennie Schmidt either. Also, our Rebstein's were Lutheran and John moved to Texas with his children. We don't know what happened to Jennie. John married again and had a farm in Yoacum, Texas.
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you,
Susan Chilton

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this them?
New York State Census 1905
John B. Rebstein, born 1877
wife, Johanna, 1877
John B., born 1898
Albert, born 1899
Frank, 1901
Stephen, 1902
Elsa, 1905
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MV1X-V9G

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 2:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
from familysearch.org)

Texas Deaths
John Baptist Rebstein, Yoakum, Texas
born 09 Jun 1876
died 08 Jun 1956

German Birth record
Johann Baptist Rebstein
born 09 Jun 1876 in Immenstaad. Baden, Germany
Father: Johann Baptist Rebstein
Mother: Anna Arnegger
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NZDX-1DW

Their marriage:
17 Nov 1868
His parents: Jodok Rebstein and Franciska Langenstein
Her Parents: Michael Arnegger and Crescentia Hund
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NCTL-MFF

Their other children:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&a...~

Marriage of Jodock and Francisca on 06 Feb. 1837
Jodok born 05 Dec 1806. His parents were Johann Baptist Rebsein and Katharine Joos.
Franziska Langenstein, born 08 Mar 1805. Her parents were Johann Baptist Langenstein and Barbara Dafinger.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NCTG-3BS

Jodok and Francisca's other children:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&a...~

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 3:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
(I gotta run now, but here's some more to work on...)

The church records from Immenstaad are online! However, there's no general index; you just have to hunt through the annual indices. The Rebsteins seem to have been Catholics back then, or at least the records are listed as Catholic.
This is the baptism record of Johan Baptist Rebstein, born 06 Jan 1839, your John's father:
https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/bild_zoom/zoom.php?bes...
You set "Zoom" to 100. His record is on the right page, number 2. On the left page, under "R", you can see how they wrote Rebstein (the third through sixth names)
To look at the rest of the books, insert Immenstaad into the box "Suchtext" at https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/olf/suche.php?bestand=...

(from genanet.org)
These researchers have a good deal of info on the Rebsteins of Immenstaad in the 1600 and 1700s. You can try emailing them, although they might not speak English.
Winni Weigelt, winniw@gmx.de
Juergen Weigelt, ahnen@polis2.de
Friedrich Mussler, fritz.mussler@double-k.de

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 4:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rebstein
Thank you...thank you...Thank you!!! You have no idea how wonderful this is to us! I will look at what you have given us.
Blessings,
Susan chilton

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 4:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, this is them...the dates are a bit different. "Johanna" could be "Jennie Schmidt" John's wife. The children are correct except "Elsa"...my husbands mother was Elsie which could be a nickname for Elsa. Thank you so much again. You have gone beyond what I expected from this people search! I hope to get better at it so I can help others as you have done for us!
Best,
Susan

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 3 Apr 2012 6:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
You are quite welcome.

Rebsteins in Immenstaad:
http://www3.toubiz.de/immenstaad/default/house.php?id_house=...

There are four listed in the phone book:
http://www2.dastelefonbuch.de/?bi=107&kw=rebstein&ci...

Some of the genealogy hits in Immenstaad:
http://gedbas.genealogy.net/search/simple?lastname=rebstein&...

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 4 Apr 2012 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
The German form for John is "Johann."

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 1:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi I can Help You!

My Grand Gad was John Baptist Rebstien who Lived on ranch-farm in yoakum Teas. His Daughter married a Charles Antone Reinhardt, I am their only Living son.I had two other brothers, My mother was born in Buffalo Ny .my e mail is gwreinhardt@hotmail.com

Re: trying to locate German surnames connection for our tree

Posted: 5 Aug 2013 12:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rebstein
Hello,
So sorry to have missed your post. We are still learning about this web site, and we have forgotten how to get back to some of the items we have posted. Glad you contacted/answered. We will also email you.
I am Kenneth Chilton, Elsie's son. Elsie was Clair Reinhardt's sister. You would then be my first cousin. I grew up with Richard, Roland, and Sonny. I remember that there were more cousins. I would look forward to corresponding with you and finding out about our family.
Sincerely,
Ken and Susan Chilton
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