Pamela, Herman's father was Jacob Gabel who's father was Joseph Gabel who's father was Jacob Gabel who settled in Jackson Township near Fremont, Ohio in 1836. Gabel's Corners is named after him and his children. Jacob and his wife Barbara Liebold Gabel came from Drusenheim, France in 1829 and first settled near Buffalo, New York. Jacob and his family moved to Ohio in 1836 to find better farm land. I have been working on a Gabel Family Tree for 8 years now. My mother was born in Fremont, Ohio in 1915. I am curious where did you get the name of Thomas Von Gabel?