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An American Family History

Veronica Gramm Küblinger

 
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.

In 1607 the London Company established Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony.

Veronica Gramm Küblinger (Kiblinger) was the daughter of Johannes and Anna Elizabeth Gramm. She was born in Rheindürkheim, Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. She was born about 1729. Her sister was Anna Catherine Gramm Baker.

She married Johann Jacob Küblinger on May 11, 1749 in Rheindürkheim.

Veronica and Jacob's children included:
Catherine Kiblinger (1753),
John Peter Kiblinger (1763, married Anna Catherine Carpenter),
Elizabeth Kiblinger and
Mary Kiblinger.

Veronica's sister, Catherine and her husband, Philip Baker, were sponsors when Catherine was baptized.

They immigrated to America on the ship St. Andrew and Jacob took the Oath of Allegiance to King George II on September 9, 1749. He came with Johann Daniel Küblinger.

They eventually settled in the Shenandoah Valley where Jacob was a member of Michael Reader's Company in the Revolution

Jacob died in June, 1786 in Cross Keys, Rockingham County, Virginia.

Rheindürkheim is a borough of Worms. Worms is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the Rhine River.
Choosing a Godparent sponsor was not just a formality in 17th century Germany. Each child had one Godparent of the same gender. It established ties between families that were near kinship. The Godparent was expected to provide spiritual support and material support in times of need.
Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
King George II ruled Great Britain from June 11, 1727 to October 25, 1760.
Rockingham County, Virginia was established in 1778 from Augusta County. European settlement began in the 1740s.
Europeans who made the voyage to America faced a difficult journey of several months.
 

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