Johann Michael Reeb

M, #5330, b. 31 May 1741, d. 19 Aug 1819
Relationship
4th great-granduncle of Beryl Virginia Burns
     Johann Michael Reeb began military service in the Revolutionary War, in the 2nd Batt., Northamption Co. Militia in Capt. Jacob Heller's 3rd Company.1 He was born on 31 May 1741 in Pisdorf, Nassau-Saarwerden, France.2 He was the son of Gustavus Reeb and Anna Margaretha Stroh. Johann Michael Reeb was baptized on 3 Jun 1741 in Pisdorf, Nassau-Saarwerden.2 He immigrated to PA before 2 Apr 1761 when he bought property in Lehigh Township, Northampton Co., PA.2

Johann Michael Reeb married Catharina Witmer, daughter of Samuel Witmer and Barbara <...>, in PA.2

Johann Michael Reeb died on 19 Aug 1819 in Plainfield Township, Northampton Co., PA, at age 78.3 He was buried in Plainfield Township, Northampton Co., PA.3

Citations

  1. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, compiler, Reeb Roots in Europe and America (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1994), p. 54. Hereinafter cited as Reeb Roots.
  2. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, Reeb Roots, p. 53.
  3. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, Reeb Roots, p. 56.

Catharina Witmer

F, #5331
     Catharina Witmer was born in PA.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Witmer and Barbara <...>.

Catharina Witmer married Johann Michael Reeb, son of Gustavus Reeb and Anna Margaretha Stroh, in PA.1

Citations

  1. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, compiler, Reeb Roots in Europe and America (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1994), p. 53. Hereinafter cited as Reeb Roots.

Samuel Witmer

M, #5332, d. before Mar 1790
     Samuel Witmer married Barbara <...>. Samuel Witmer and Barbara <...> immigrated to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, in Aug 1747 aboard the Vernon, from Herbitzheim, Nassau-Saarwerden, France.1

Samuel Witmer died before Mar 1790.2

Child of Samuel Witmer and Barbara <...>

Citations

  1. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, compiler, Reeb Roots in Europe and America (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1994), p. 53. Hereinafter cited as Reeb Roots.
  2. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, Reeb Roots, p. 54.

Barbara <...>

F, #5333, b. circa 1706, d. Mar 1790
     Barbara <...> was born circa 1706.1

Barbara <...> married Samuel Witmer. Barbara <...> and Samuel Witmer immigrated to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, in Aug 1747 aboard the Vernon, from Herbitzheim, Nassau-Saarwerden, France.2

Barbara <...> died in Mar 1790.1 She was buried on 7 Mar 1790 in Plainfield Township, Northampton Co., PA.1

Child of Barbara <...> and Samuel Witmer

Citations

  1. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, compiler, Reeb Roots in Europe and America (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1994), p. 54. Hereinafter cited as Reeb Roots.
  2. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, Reeb Roots, p. 53.

Johann Nicolaus Reeb

M, #5334, b. 12 Apr 1739
Relationship
4th great-granduncle of Beryl Virginia Burns
     Johann Nicolaus Reeb was born on 12 Apr 1739 in Pisdorf, Nassau-Saarwerden, France.1 He was the son of Gustavus Reeb and Anna Margaretha Stroh. Johann Nicolaus Reeb was baptized on 14 Apr 1739.1 He immigrated to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, before 1761.2

Johann Nicolaus Reeb married Christina Elisabetha Müller, daughter of Mathias Müller and Catharina Elisabetha Gabel, on 27 Nov 1769 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.2

Citations

  1. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, compiler, Reeb Roots in Europe and America (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1994), p. 29. Hereinafter cited as Reeb Roots.
  2. [S1012] John V. Reeb, Reeb-Roots & Gus-Reeb Mailing Lists (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/).

Christina Elisabetha Müller

F, #5335, b. 15 Nov 1741
     Christina Elisabetha Müller was born on 15 Nov 1741 in Wolfskirchen, Nassau-Saarwerden, France.1 She was the daughter of Mathias Müller and Catharina Elisabetha Gabel.

Christina Elisabetha Müller married Johann Nicolaus Reeb, son of Gustavus Reeb and Anna Margaretha Stroh, on 27 Nov 1769 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.1

Citations

  1. [S1012] John V. Reeb, Reeb-Roots & Gus-Reeb Mailing Lists (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/).

Mathias Müller

M, #5336
     Mathias Müller married Catharina Elisabetha Gabel.

Child of Mathias Müller and Catharina Elisabetha Gabel

Catharina Elisabetha Gabel

F, #5337
     Catharina Elisabetha Gabel married Mathias Müller.

Child of Catharina Elisabetha Gabel and Mathias Müller

Reeb/Rape Family

?, #5338
     This Reeb family lived in the Keskastel region of Germany/France. The region saw many changes in government. I have used the older designation of Nassau-Saarwerden, France, since I have not yet studied the different time periods.

Our most distant known ancestor is Heinrich Reeb, bp. 1599. The first Reeb of this line to immigrate to America was Johann Peter Reeb. He came to Philadelphia in 1752.

There are many variations and spellings of the Reeb name. Most of Johann Peter's children became known as Rape in America. Other variations include Rappe, Reph, Reb, Rapp, Raph, etc. To simplify things on this site, I have recorded Heinrich through Johann Peter as Reeb, and from Johann Peter's children forward, as Rape. Look for both spellings in the surname index. Also note that the given name of most of the Reeb males begins with Johann, which is their saint name; that is followed by their 'calling name', such as Peter, Gustavus, etc.

Most of the information on this line is from the hard work of John V. Reeb. He has researched the family diligently and continues to do so today. When I started my research, all I knew about this line was that David Funderburk married Catherine Rape. John has helped take this line back another 5 generations.

(to be continued.)

The following people are mentioned in this Reeb/Rape Family story: Heinrich Reeb, Johann Peter Reeb, Peter Rape Sr., Catherine Rape and David Funderburk.

Johann Peter Reeb

M, #5339, b. 12 Mar 1654, d. 16 Dec 1708
Relationship
6th great-grandfather of Beryl Virginia Burns
Charts
Beryl V. Burns Pedigree
     Johann Peter Reeb was baptized on 12 Mar 1654 in Pisdorf, Nassau-Saarwerden, France.1 He was the son of Johann Nicolaus Reeb and Catharina Wuerth.

Johann Peter Reeb married Anna Margaretha Guth, daughter of Johann Nicolaus Guth and Maria Mennel, on 28 Jan 1679 in Pisdorf, Nassau-Saarwerden.2

Johann Peter Reeb died on 16 Dec 1708 in Pisdorf, Nassau-Saarwerden, at age 54.3

Child of Johann Peter Reeb and Anna Margaretha Guth

Citations

  1. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, compiler, Reeb Roots in Europe and America (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 1994), p. 13. Hereinafter cited as Reeb Roots.
  2. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, Reeb Roots, p. 14.
  3. [S721] John V. Rape and Nell Taylor Norvell, Reeb Roots, p. 16.