Grehbiel,  Samuel

Grehbiel, Samuel

Male Abt 1730 - 1797  (~ 67 years)

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  • Name Grehbiel, Samuel  [1
    Born Abt 1730  Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 07 Mar 1797  Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4551  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Family 1 Würtz, Agnes,   b. 1750, Munchhof Bhochspeyer, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1838, Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 1774 
    Children 
     1. Krebill, Catharina,   b. 1775,   d. 27 Dec 1811  (Age 36 years)  []
     2. Krebill, Infant Daughter,   b. Abt 1776  []
     3. Krebill, Magdalena,   b. 1777,   d. 30 Aug 1816  (Age 39 years)  []
     4. Krebill, Maria,   b. 1779,   d. 24 Jul 1828, Neumühle, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  []
     5. Krebill, Johannes,   b. 1779,   d. 11 Jan 1814  (Age 35 years)  []
     6. Krebill, Friedrich,   b. Abt 1784,   d. 08 Feb 1784  (Age ~ 0 years)  []
     7. 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)  []
     8. Krebill, Heinrich,   b. 1790  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Senner, Katharina,   d. 29 Apr 1774, Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Krebill, Jakob,   b. 1762,   d. 25 Apr 1806  (Age 44 years)  []
     2. Grehbiel, Infant Son,   b. 1768,   d. 19 Dec 1768  (Age 0 years)  []
     3. Grehbiel, Samuel,   b. 1769,   d. 07 Mar 1797  (Age 28 years)  []
     4. Krebill, Abraham,   b. 1772,   d. 30 Dec 1845  (Age 73 years)  []
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1730 - Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Mar 1797 - Altleiningen, Rheinpfalz, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Samuel Grehbiel Story.ftms
    Samuel Grehbiel Story.ftms

  • Notes 
    • Miller Samuel Grehbiel

      In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries a Samuel Grehbiel family occupied what was known as the Altleiningen mill in the RheinPhalz area in southwestern Germany. The mill stood on the banks of a stream called Echbach, a short distance down stream from Altleiningen towards Grünstadt. These flour mills Were typical in this part of Europe wheresoever streams of sufficient flow existed to turn the water-wheels which operated the mill machinery . Much of the water which spilled from these wheels would find its way back into the stream and continue down to turn the wheel for other mills.

      In those times flowing streams were the principal source of power for many industries.

      About two centuries before there existed a protestant movement called Anabaptism. This was somewhat more radical than that which was initiated by
      Martin Luther.

      This movement was met with vehement actions by State and Church. Many were destroyed, many more tortured and driven into the vallys of the Alps or into the swamps of the low-lands. A converted catholic Priest, Menno Simons, made an effort to gather some of these refugees into groups and under his leadership formed the branch known as Mennonites. In the 1600s and 1700s many of these Mennonites fled to America and settled in the state of Pennsylvania and Virginia.

      By the time of the Grehbiels at the Altleiningen mill, the Mennonites were starting to conform to the practice of other protestant Evangelical churches. In certain areas officials permitted Mennonite members to erect their own churches. However, all young men were required to serve two years of military training and be subject to conscription in case of war. This was contrary to the belief of the Mennonite religion and so these people were still at odds with the Church-State government and therefore not accorded full citizenship.

      In addition the farmers were subjected to exorbitant rents and taxes. Because of the scarcity of land young men were unable to prwide a home and in consequence were not permitted to marry. Teen-aged boys were required to serve a four year apprenticeship in sane craft or trade and after being discharged they were permitted to travel as journeymen and work for others or perhaps ultimately establish a business for themselves.

      Abraham, a son of Samuel and his first wife Katharina, was Mayor of Altleinigen for a period of time. While he was thus in office he signed all Official papers spelling his name, Abraham Krebill instead of the way his father spelled it. There is evidence that the rest of this family followed his Practice from then on.

      Source: Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, The Altleiningen Krebills 1730-1966 (Paul and Olga Hirschler, 020 Lassen Street, Richmond, CA: 1966), Newberry Library, Chicago, also personal collection of Michael Hervey.

      Mill Location: 49° 30' 39.28" N 8° 5' 3.72" E

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