Krebill,  Jacob

Krebill, Jacob

Male 1822 - 1907  (84 years)

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  • Name Krebill, Jacob  [1, 2, 3
    Born 28 Nov 1822  Messerschwanderhof, Otterberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1907  Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • near Donnellson
    Buried Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mennonite Cemetary
    Person ID I3036  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Krebill, Friedrich,   b. 03 Feb 1788, Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1849, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Risser, Anna,   b. 15 Nov 1794, Friedelsheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1857, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 16 Dec 1816  Friedelsheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Strickland, Eliza Anna,   b. 21 Jan 1827, Ashland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1907, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 06 Apr 1846  Hayesville, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • near Hayesville
    Children 
     1. Krebill, Joseph,   b. 06 Feb 1847, near Hayesville, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1847, near Hayesville, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     2. Krebill, Frederick Henry,   b. 01 Feb 1849, Hayesville, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1928, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     3. Krebill, Mary,   b. 28 Dec 1850, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1852, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  []
     4. Krebill, Amanda,   b. 28 Nov 1852, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1934, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
     5. Krebill, Nancy,   b. 25 Apr 1854, Hayesville, Ashland, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1919, Pretty Prairie, Reno, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
     6. Krebill, Mary,   b. 17 Jun 1856, near Hayesville, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1857, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  []
     7. Krebill, Sidney,   b. 23 Mar 1858, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1869, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)  []
     8. Krebill, Joseph,   b. 25 Feb 1860, Franklin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1940, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     9. Krebill, Charlotte,   b. 27 Jul 1862, Franklin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1896, Moundridge, McPherson, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  []
     10. Krebill, William H.,   b. 04 Feb 1865, Franklin, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1897, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  []
     11. Krebill, Emma,   b. 02 Mar 1868, Franklin Twp, Lee, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1943, Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F1067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1822 - Messerschwanderhof, Otterberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 06 Apr 1846 - Hayesville, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1907 - Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Donnellson, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jacob and Eliza (Strickland) Krebill
    Jacob and Eliza (Strickland) Krebill
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    jacob and eliza krebill.jpg
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    Documents
    Eliza A. Krebill - 1880 United States Federal Census
    Eliza A. Krebill - 1880 United States Federal Census
    Jacob Krebill - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Jacob Krebill - 1900 United States Federal Census
    Jacob Krebill - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925
    Jacob Krebill - Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925

    Histories
    Jacob Krebill Story.ftms
    Jacob Krebill Story.ftms

  • Notes 


    • 10 October 1907, p 6-7
      Krebill -
      September 21, 1907, in Donnellson, Iowa, Jacob Krebill, at the age of 84 years, 9 months, and 23 days. He was born in Friedelsheim, Rheinpfalz, Bavaria. In the year 1832 he came with his parents to America, who settled in Ashland County, Ohio. On April 6, 1846 he was joined in marriage, which was blessed with 11 children, of whom 2 sons and 3 daughters survive. His wife preceded him in death on August 4th of this year. He leaves 5 children, 3 brothers and sisters, 43 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. In the year 1857 he came with his family to Lee County, Iowa, where they have lived since that time. The congregation has appreciated his life and influence to such an extent that he was elected many years to the board of directors. Funeral sermons were preached by Elders Treftzer of Franklin (German) from John 11:28, and P.P. Hilty (English), from Hebrews 4:9.

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      Jacob Krebill - Third Generation by Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, 1966

      Jacob> the fourth son of Friedrich and Anna, was a lad of eleven years when they arrived in Ohio. Jacob had attended public schools in Germany and probably did so for a Period
      of time in their new home vicinity in America.

      On a farm in those days a boy of eleven did not only do his share of the daily chores, he also took the place of a grown man with the field work.

      Johannes Risser, an educated ordained minister, served the newly founded congregation of Mennonite pioneer families in the Hayesville community. The Rev. Risser was an uncle of Jacob's and conducted catechismal classes. Jacob attended these classes and ultimately, like his older brothers, was baptized in the Mennonite Christian faith and accepted as a member of the church.

      At the age of 24 years Jacob married Eliza Ann Strickland and in the following ten years that they lived in the Hayesville community their first six children were born. Their first child lived but a few weeks and their third child lived about two and a half years.

      In the fall of 1856 Jacob and Eliza with their children Frederick, Amanda, Nancy and Mary left their Ohio home and traveled by covered wagon and horse teams across the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to Lee County, Iowa.

      A Mennonite colony had been established here some years before and a church building had been built several miles due west from the town of Franklin.

      On November 13 in 1856 two deeds were filed at the local court house by Jacob and Peter Krebill for 120 acres of land which they had purchased on the 5th of the month. One deed was for 80 acres described as the East 1/2 of the Southwest1l/4 of section 20 in Franklin Township of Lee County.

      The other deed was for 40 acres described as the North 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the same Southwest 1/4 Of section 20.

      Jacob and his family moved on to his farm right away but Peter remained at Hayesville until the following spring.

      About 25 years later, on February 4th, 1881, Jacob filed a deed for 80 acres of land for which he had obtained the title on January 20th. It was described as the East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of section 27 in Franklin Township.

      On June 17, 1884, he filed another deed for the adjacent 80 acres for which he had obtained the title on March 12th, and described as the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the same section 27.

      There seems to be some indication that Jacob may have farmed this land prior to the time when he filed these deeds.

      Perhaps he may have rented the land or possibly bought it on contract, before he obtained title to it.

      In the year 1871 Jacob's son Frederick married Elizabeth Rings. Frederick and Elizabeth were the first to live on the west half of this 160 acre farm.

      The house stood at the end of a short lane leading in from the road about midway between the town of Franklin to the east and the Green Tree crossroads to the west. In 1882, after five children had been born to the Frederick Krebills, Elizabeth the mother died following a serious tuberculosis illness. About a year later Frederick married a cousin of his former wife.

      Up until this time Jacob had been living on his farm near the church. He had replaced the old house with a red brick one, enclosed it with an attractive front Yard, built a large bank barn and other improvements. He had a bearing apple orchard and grape vineyard. After Frederick's children had reached school age, which was about the time when he married the second time, he and his father Jacob exchanged farms. It has been reported that this was done so that the young children were closer to church and schools.

      In 1884 Jacob built a small frame house on the east half of his 160 acre farm. This house stood close to the main road s.s well as to the lane which lead to the larger old home. When his son Joseph and Selma Weber were married they moved into this new house, which they occupied for about four years. When Jacob and Eliza's son William married Clara E. Weber, the parents moved into the smaller home near the road and Joseph and his brother William shared the old house.

      Josephs occupied the south part and Wills the north part of this old house.

      By 1894 the brothers Joseph and William rented the adjacent farm to the west and since their families had been expanding, William with his family moved into the house nearby which stood on the rented farm. However, the two brothers continued to farm the several farms together.

      Jacob was a deacon at the Zion Mennonite Church for many years. After moving to their farm near Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Krebill would come to the church services driving a brown horse hitched to a top-buggy. They were honored with a reserved.space for their rig along the hitching rack in front of the church. After Jacob was no longer able to drive himself his son Joseph's family would bring them to the service.

      These grandparents continued to live by themselves up until after their 61st wedding anniversary. A bell was mounted conveniently so they could call for help as the Joseph Krebill family still lived nearby in the old house. When the old folks retired early, their son Joseph would make it a routine of his to go up and sit on the porch by their bedroom window to talk.

      In August 1907 Eliza became very ill and in a few days was called home by her Lord. In order that the aged Jacob might remain in his home environment, his son William's widow and children moved in to care for him. Only seven weeks after Eliza's demise, Jacob too was called to his eternal home.

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      Jacob Krebill - Third Generation by Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, 1966

      In the fall of 1857 Jacob added a postscript to a letter vritten by his brother Peter to their brother Johennes Grabill at Heyesville, Ohio.

      Dear brother;

      I must write you briefly how we are getting along. I am sorry to report that our little Mary has been ill nearly all summer. She is presently so poorly that we are in doubt that she will be with us very long.

      She is suffering with tuberculosis and the doctor says nothing can be done to help her. The rest of us are quite well.

      Christian Hirstein says he is sorry that he does not hear from anyone in Ohio. He did not know that I had left there until he had almost arrived at our place here. He did not mention about receiving a letter from you. Write again,

      Your brother Jacob.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S326] The Altleiningen Krebills 1730-1966, Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, (Name: Paul and Olga Hirschler, 020 Lassen Street, Richmond, CA: 1966;).

    2. [S381] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;), Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Franklin, Lee, Iowa; Roll: T9_349; Family History Film: 1254349; Page: 99.1000; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0660.
      Record for Eliza A. Krebill

    3. [S388] Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online.
      Record for Jacob Krebill