Michael Frederick Zabel was born Feb. 28, 1825 in Sabes, Pyritz Kreiss, Pommern, Germany and died about 1868 in German. Michael married Anna Regienne Moritz before 1852. Anna Regienne Moritz was born Oct. 10, 1825 Gross Rischow, Pyritz Kreiss, Pommern, Germany. She went blind at the age of 32 or 33 yrs., from hemmoraging at the back of her eye.
Anna and Michael Zabel had five children:
*Maria Zabel was born 7/24/1852 in Rischow, Pyritz, Germany. She married August Mueller in Germany.
*John Frederick Zabel was born 7/19/1859 in Briesen, Pyritz, Germany. He married Helen Shultz. Immigrated to America 1883.
*Anna Zabel was born 4/3/1861 in Briesen, Pyritz, Germany. She married Karl Shultz. They did not immigrate to America.
*Augusta W. Zabel was born 3/7/1865 in Briesen, Pyritz, Germany. She married William Hinrich about 1886. She immigrated to the USA in 1884. She died about 1947 and is buried in Hildreth, Franklin Co, NE.
*Emilie Fredikeka Zabel was born about 7/14/1867 in Briesen, Pyritz Kriess, Germany. She died 10/03/1940 in McCook, Red Willow CO. NE. She married Albert Ernst Theodore Ebert on 9/9/1886 in Holdrege, Phelps Co, NE. Emilie immigrated to America 11/30/1885 on the ship Polynesia. She was accompanied by her aunt Eniche Moritz, 30 yrs. old and her uncle Joach Moritz age 43 yrs. Destination was Hastings, Nebraska. She moved to Holdrege in 1886 and on to McCook, Red Willow CO, in 1888.