Guten tag, Herr Kemmler. Wie gehts es Ihnen (that is about all the German I can remember from the old high school days),
I am a descendent of Jno. Zeeb, who emigrated from Wuerttemberg (assuming Wurt'Brg is shorthand for Wuerttemberg) around 1850.He was born in 1823.He married a Caroline Zeebfrom Hesse-Hamburg. She was born in 1821.They moved to the Buffalo, New York area.Here is information from the 1880 census:
4 TEXT Extract: 1880 United States Census 5 CONT Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York 5 CONT Source: FHL Film 1254828; National Archives Film T9-0828; Page 19B 5 CONT Household: 5 CONTRelSexMarr Race Age Birthplace 5 CONT Jno. J. ZEEB 5 CONTSelfMaleMW57WURT'BRG 5 CONTOcc: Boot & Shoe StoreFa: WURT'BRG Mo: WURT'BRG 5 CONT Caroline ZEEB 5 CONTWifeFemale MW59HESSE HAMBURG 5 CONTOcc: Keep HouseFa: HESSE-H'BRG Mo: HESSE-H'BRG 5 CONT Michael ZEEB 5 CONTSonMaleSW27NY 5 CONTFa: WURT'BGR Mo: HESSE-H'BRG 5 CONT Jacob M. ZEEB 5 CONTSonMaleSW23NY 5 CONTFa: WURT'BGR Mo: HESSE-H'BRG 5 CONT Henrietta ZEEB 5 CONTDauFemale SW21NY 5 CONTFa: WURT'BGR Mo: HESSE-H'BRG 5 CONT Catherine ZEEB 5 CONTDauFemale SW20NY 5 CONTFa: WURT'BGR Mo: HESSE-H'BRG
I have determined that the Zeeb name is not quite as uncommon as I once thought.If you have any other information on the Zeebs from Wuerttemberg I would love to learn about it.