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The Reber's of Pennyslvania

Updated September 3, 2006

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Johann Leonhardt Reber was a Reber that came from Germany to Pennyslvania. Here is his passport:


This the "passport" for Johannes Reber, who came from Langenselbold,
Germany, to the U.S. in 1742.

I, Wolffgang Ernst, Count of i senburg and Budingen, make known herewith following the appearance of Johann Reber of Langenselbold and after he has humbly sought and requested that I might graciously remove the servitude by which he is bound to us and our House, and mercifully declare him free and allow him to go forth from here. That I, according to his humble request, do grant his desire and that we do make no further claims to the servitude of Johann Reber to our house and that we therefore set him free herefrom and allow him to depart with impunity to other parts. Expecting that in the future he should settle again in a place in our lands where servitude exists, whereby irrespective of this emancipation he would again be subject to the same condition of servitude as heretofore.

Officially ascribed under the
here-affixed Insignia of The Count
23 April, 1742



Johann Reber was born about 1706 and died July of 1778. Johann's parents are unknown but the earliest Reber's in Germany to find were these three:

i. SIEGMUND REBER, b. ca. 1525, Uttenhofen. ii.ULRICH REBER, b. ca. 1529, Hütten; d. ca. 1576,Mainhardt. iii.MICHAEL REBER, b. ca. 1532, Eschenstruet.

They could have been cousins or brother's it is unknown. Johann Leonhardt Reber married Anna Klein. She was daughter of Johann Philip Klein and Anna Mueller. IN this marriage they had 12 children:

Frederick REBER b: WFT Est. 1727-1756
Leonhard REBER b: WFT Est. 1727-1756
Johann George REBER b: 6 DEC 1740 in , PA
Johann Adam REBER b: 1 JUN 1743 in , PA
Maria Dorothea REBER b: 24 DEC 1744 in , PA
Johanna REBER b: 10 MAY 1746 in , PA
Maria Christina REBER b: 21 JUL 1747 in , PA
Ana Elisabetha REBER b: 14 OCT 1747 in , PA
Catharine REBER b: 15 MAR 1750/51 in Windsor Twp, Berks, PA
Philippina REBER b: 16 JAN 1753 in Berks, PA
Magdalena REBER b: 8 OCT 1754 in Berks, PA
Johannes REBER b: 6 JAN 1758 in Berks, PA

Of the 12 children I will tell you about Johannes Reber. Johannes Reber married Catharine Schmitt daughter of Johann Casper Schmitt. To the couple 13 children were born:


John REBER Jr b: 4 NOV 1779 in Windsor Twp Berks Co.Pa
Adam REBER b: 14 DEC 1781 in Pa.
George REBER b: 17 DEC 1783 in S Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Jacob REBER b: 11 JAN 1786 in Pa.
Catharine REBER b: 10 JUL 1789 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Benjamin REBER b: 29 DEC 1791 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Abraham REBER b: 24 APR 1794 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Joseph REBER b: 30 OCT 1796 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Samuel REBER b: 21 NOV 1798 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Daniel REBER b: 26 MAR 1802 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Solomon REBER b: 4 FEB 1804 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa
Elizabeth REBER b: 18 MAY 1807 in Manheim Twp.,Schuylkill County,Pennsylvania
Esther REBER b: ABT 1809 in Manheim Twp Sch Co Pa

Johannes Reber's son John Reber married Margertha Marburger daughter of Simon Marburger. John Reber and Margertha Marburger had 11 children:


John Reber b: 15 JAN 1805 in Manheim Twp., Schuylkill County, PA
Isaac Reber b: 28 MAR 1806 in Schuylkill County, PA
Daniel Reber b: 25 APR 1808 in Schuylkill County, PA
Joseph Reber b: 23 JAN 1811 in Schuylkill County, PA
Elisabeth Reber b: 29 AUG 1812 in Schuylkill County, PA
Esther Reber b: 28 SEP 1814 in Schuylkill County, PA
Sarah Reber b: 31 OCT 1815 in Schuylkill County, PA
Sophia Reber b: 6 OCT 1817 in Manheim Twp., Schuylkill County, PA
Christina 'Dina' Reber b: 15 FEB 1820 in Schuylkill County, PA
Susanna Reber b: 7 JUN 1821 in Schuylkill County, PA
Hannah Reber b: 25 OCT 1823 in Schuylkill County, PA





 
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