Search for content in message boards

german origin

german origin

dennis sourbier (View posts)
Posted: 26 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: sorber
Hello;
I'm looking for my German roots. I know that our original ancesters ( three brothers )emigrated from germany and settled in Pennsylvania in the seventeenth century ( lancaster co., berks co., and adams co.)

What part of Germany do the Sorber's come from??
How ( or did ) the name Sorber become Sourbeer??
My great-grandfather changed Sourbeer to Sourbier.

THe spelling of sourbeer

Kimberly Hart (View posts)
Posted: 12 Sep 2001 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sourbeer
The 1st Sourbeer I have in the Us is a Conrad Sauerbier Born 1750 Died 1780 Married a Regina ?..Thier Childern were John B 1174 D 1834,Henry b 1777 d 1837,Conrad B 1780 d 1856...Then I have Henry Married a Barbara Grubb b 1781 d 1831 thier childern were Nancy Ann b 1800 d ?,Elizabeth b 1801 d 1801,Conrad B 1802 d 1802,Mary b 1803 d 1838,Henry b 1805 d 1887,Michael b 1807 d 1882,Daniel b 1809 d?,Margaret b 1812 d?,Reginia b 1812 d? Joshua b 1815 d 1894,Amos b 1817 d 1868,Leah b 1820 d 1849,Ester hettie b 1822....I have more but if this looks like your line let me know

Margaret Sourbeer

Amy Price (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 2001 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a Margaret Sourbeer b. Oct.3, 1839 in Shelby Co. KY.
D. Dec. 28, 1903 ?

She married Pierce Moreland and had several children in which I can provide names if you would like, But I was wondering if you have Margaret on your line?

Any information you would be willing to provide would be great!!!! Thank you for your help!!!!! Amy Price

Re: THe spelling of sourbeer

Posted: 13 Jun 2003 3:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jul 2003 12:00AM GMT
Surnames: Sourbeer
Hi Kimberly:

Do you have any info on the descendents of the first Conrad through his son Conrad? I believe I descend from this line through son Jacob SOURBEER, but I'm missing many details.

Re: THe spelling of sourbeer

Posted: 2 Jan 2004 7:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Jacob Sourbeer (1810-1862) of Safe Harbor, Pa was my great great grandfather through his son Franklin. Franklin moved to Kansas and died in 1921. his side of the family changed the spelling of the name to Sourbier in 1917. Id like to exchange info with anyone doing research on this line. I understand that Jacob was married twice once to esther crummel and then to esther schenk. My great grandfather Franklin was the product of the second marriage. Jacob was a shoemaker, a farmer, and a pilot on the Susquehanna River.

Re: THe spelling of sourbeer

Posted: 31 Mar 2004 12:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have Johan Georg Sauerbier, arr 1737 on the SAMUEL, Conrad b abt 1750 m Regina/Regenia abt 1773, Henry b 1777 m Barbara Grubb, Henry S. Sourbeer b 1805 m Mary?, Charles P. Sourbeer b 1849 m Angeline Linebaugh, Bessie Sourbeer b1885 m Samuel Dellinger, and the Sauerbier/Sourbeer line goes elsewhere.

Can anyone connect/document Johan G with Conrad and/or document him?

Please reply to NThomp7980@aol.com

Re: THe spelling of sourbeer

Posted: 5 Jun 2011 9:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your line seems to match my line including the variations of the name and move to Kansas

Re: THe spelling of sourbeer

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 12:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sauerbier
Sauerbier may have been the original spelling. Sourbeer, Sarber, Sauber, and many others are spelling of original Sauerbier from northern Germany. I got no where until I found the original spelling. Even then...? Please email me if you have any information about Sauerbiers from Ohio. The area is full of them, but I don't connect to many.

Old Family story: They came on a very old wooden boat from western Germany. On the way back, the boat sank in the harbor. We are all lucky it didn't sink on the way over. I've checked this out. Mostly true, but boat sank a year later in a port in northern USA.

Re: THe spelling of sourbeer

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 12:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sauerbier
Sauerbier. sarber. sourbeer, sharber, saurber, on and on. Seems no one on this board still has the same email address and dates are long ago. Yours is the nearest to 12/12 so I hope you still have this address. If so, please contact me at ewenmh@yahoo.com.

Mary Holmes Ewen

Re: THe spelling of sourbeer

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 1:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
My email is dougfreemn@aol.com. I only renew ancestry.com for a month each year to see what new databases are added.
per page

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | Terms and Conditions