An American Family History

Jost Dreisbach

Pennsylvania German families took an active role in the American Revolution in Northampton County.

Carbon County, Pennsylvania was created in 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties.

John Jost Dreisbach was born on October 26, 1757 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He was baptized on February 8, 1758 at Tohickon Reformed church in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. William Deter were his sponsors. His father was Colonel Johann Jost Dreisbach.

He married Anna Margaretha Solt in 1784. Margaret was born September 15, 1764 in Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Her parents were Daniel Solt and Anna Catherine Shafer.

There is a good deal of confusion about this Jost Dreisbach.


Children of Johann Jost Dreisbach
  • Appolonia Dreisbach Neuhard
  • Catharine Dreisbach Bauman
  • Elizabeth Dreisbach
  • John Jost Dreisbach
  • Simon Dreisbach
  • John Adam Dreisbach
  • Magdalen Dreisbach
  • Susanna Dreisbach Shafer
  • Mary Gertrude Dreisbach
  • John Dreisbach
  • Philip Dreisbach
  • Michael Dreisbach
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    Northampton County, Pennsylvania is on the eastern border of the state in the Lehigh Valley. It was formed in 1752 from parts of Bucks County. Easton is the county seat.
    Dreisbach is also spelled Dresbach, Dresback, Driesbach, Driesbaugh, Dreisback, and Treisbach.