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An American Family History

 

The Kiblinger Family

 
 
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists."
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
 
The Palatinate is a region in south-western Germany. Many thousands of Palatine immigrants were driven out of Germany by war, famine, despotic rule and disease. They were attracted to Pennsylvania by the first settlers who sent back favorable reports.

Johann Daniel Küblinger was born in 1738 in Rheindürkheim, Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He was the son of Peter Küblinger.

His younger brother, Johann Jacob Küblinger was born on May 11, 1749. He married Veronica Gramm.

The brothers immigrated to America on the ship St. Andrew and took the Oath of Allegiance to King George II on September 9, 1749.

Both brothers served in Michael Reader's company during the American Revolution.

They settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where they had their children.

Daniel married Katarina Speier. They had at least six children:
Jacob Kiblinger (1760, married Anna Margaret Pence),
Adam Kiblinger (1762),
Elizabeth Kiblinger (1765)
Eve Kiblinger Baker (1771, married Rudolph Baker),
John Kiblinger (1772, married Elizabeth Roller) and
Susannah Kiblinger (1777, married Isaac Newton Koontz).

Jacob and Daniel both died in Virginia, but much of the family moved to Clark County, Ohio. About 1808, Daniel's son Jacob built a saw and hemp mill on the Mad River.

17th and 18th century Germans often gave children two names at baptism. The first was a saint's name. The second a secular name which is what the child was called. The saint's name was usually given to all the children of that family of the same gender. Johannes was rarely a saint's name, but Johann was.
Rheindürkheim is a borough of Worms. Worms is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the Rhine River.
King George II ruled Great Britain from June 11, 1727 to October 25, 1760.

In 1831 Page County, Virginia was created from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.

Buildings in Clark County, Ohio ranged from simple log cabins to sophisticated Italianate and Gothic Revival structures.
 

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Many settlers in the Shenandoah Valley were Germans from Pennsylvania called the "Shenandoah Deitsch."

from The American Descendants of Peter Kublinger, Germany, c1705-c1748, by Earl Roland Savage and William Henry Kiblinger

Philip Kiplinger married Barbara Mauk, 1 Jan. 1784, Augusta County, Virginia. His parents were Philip Kublinger, born c. 1732, Germany, and died before 24 Apr. 1791. He married Appolina Eip(in), 16 Apr. 1752, in Reindurkheim, Germany. She was born in Germany and died Jan 1807.

Philip and his bride Appolina arrived at Philadelphia on 23 Sept 1752, aboard the Ship St. Andrew. His brothers, Johann Jacob and Johann David [Daniel?], had arrived three years earlier.

Philip Kublinger was the son of Peter Kublinger, born about 1705 in Germany and died there before May 1749. He married Anna Marie (no surname given) in Germany, who died between 1737 and 1742. They were members of the Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche of Rheindurkheim, Worms, Germany. Peter's second wife was Anna Elisabetha Gramm, widow of Johannes Gramm. They were married on 15 July 1742.

Europeans who made the voyage to America faced a difficult journey of several months.

 

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