I have a Krehbiel family tree chart, created by a J.J. Krehbiel of Moundridge, Kansas dated 1900 that details the decendants of a Jost Krehbiel (d. 1722, wife - Magdalena; children John Jacob, Jost, Anna Marie, Anna Katherine, Christian, Anna).
This chart (lithograph?) is in fair to good condition, with nine generations of decendants charted and a brief family history in German that states:
"In the year 1611 and the following years, a persecution broke out against the Mennonites in Switzerland. They were imprisoned, tortured, and if they refused to give up their faith they were killed and their property was taken away from them. Anyone who could get away from this persecution even with empty hands, this was impossible for most families.
And many of our forefathers because of their faith were killed with the sword or drowned. There was a Lord Karl-August of Rassau, he was Lord of the Rheinpflaz. And he was so good he gave the persecuted people religious freedom in his land. Thus many of the brethren cam down from their homes in the mountains and settled in the Rheinpflaz. And there in time they established many churches that remain active up to the present time (1900) and many of the churches survived the French revolution. God gave them grace to the end.
From these emigrants was one Jost Krehbiel, the "root man" (original ancestor) from him we have information.
In the year 1709 he bought the lease of the Primerhof in the congregation of Zipperfeld from Casper Schrerer with the harvest of the field for 1200 Gulden.This land was an estate of the nobility and the lease was for the lifetime of the owner of the lease and could be inherited by his heirs. This is why it was called an inheritance lease......"
I'm hoping to locate other copies of this chart so that I can fill in the degraded portions and produce a restored copy.
If anyone has such a chart or knows of such a chart, I'd appreciate a message!