An American Family History


The Kiblinger Family

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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. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Veronica.

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

Daniel Kiblinger married Katarina Speier.

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).

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

They settled in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where they had their children. They lived in an area that is now Page County, Virginia.

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.

xJacob Kiblinger was born about 1760 in Virginia. He was the son of Johann Daniel Kiblinger and Katharina Speier

He married Anna Margaret Pence on November 5, 1803 in what was then Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Daniel Kiblinger (1780, married Elizabeth Pence),
Catherine Kiblinger (1781, married Peter Bruner and Jacob Maggart),
Jacob Kiblinger, Jr. (1784, married Mary Pence),
Eve Kiblinger (1788, married Peter Pence),
John Adam Kiblinger (1790 married Margaret C. Barnes).

Jacob owned 684.75 acres in Orange County, Virginia between 1794-1810.

In 1805, Jacob moved to Clark County, Ohio where he was a farmer and a distiller of spirits. He also built the first saw mill and hemp mill in the German Township.

Jacob died on June 18, 1814 in Clark County, Ohio.

In 1820, Daniel, Jacob and Adam were in German Township.

The first European settlement in Orange County, Virginia was in 1714 and the county was officialy formed in 1734 with no western border. In 1738 the western part became Augusta County.



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.

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