My Strobel's appear to have a one or two generation connection with Stark and Tuscarawas Counties in Ohio, but I have yet to find a family connection.
I have my 3rd great grandfather being born in Württemberg, Germany Abt 1812-1817. His name was reportedly Christopher, Christoph, or Christ Strobel or possibly Johann (Christopher, Christoph, or Christ) Strobel. It appears that many families referred to each other by their middle name.
Our family history reports that he married Gottliebin Baeuerle. It appears that they were married in Germany prior to 1844.
He died 27 May 1904 and is reportedly buried in Stark County.
Gottliebin died 17 Jun 1852 and is reportedly buried in Bolivar, Tuscarawas, Ohio.
My records indicate that they had the following children.
- Johann George Strobel (died in childhood in Germany abt 1844)
- Abraham Strobel (my great-great grandfather), b. 08 Feb 1845 in Germany, d. 27 Jun 1928 in Dante, Charles Mix, South Dakota. Married Laura Isabell Wynn in Union County, South Dakota on 03 Mar 1867. Laura was born in Tazewell County, Virginia on 15 Jun 1850.
- Frederic John Strobel, b. Jan 1846 in Germany, d. 1928 in Elk Point, Union, South Dakota. Married Mary Katherine Snyder in Union Co., SD
- Elisabeth Strobel, (died in childhood abt 1847)
- Elizabeth Strobel, b. 17 Jul 1848 in Germany, d. 08 May 1927, buried: Stark County, Ohio. Married Jacob Poet on 07 Jul 1870 in Stark County.
- Caroline Dorothea Strobel, b. 12 Nov 1849 in Germany
- Johannes Strobel, b. 06 Dec 1850 in Germany
All of the above appear to have been born in Rottenacker, Dannau Kries, Württemberg, Germany.
Our verbal family history indicates that they immigrated to the US around 1852.
Why did this family choose to initially settle in Ohio? Is suspect that it was because Johann (or Christopher) had family (brothers?) that had previously immigrated to the US and settled in the Stark and Tuscarawas County area.
Does anyone have any information on this family? I am confident that there is a connection, but I can find no record of immigration, emigration, marriage, or birth.
Thanks everyone - Mark Strobel (firstname.lastname@example.org)