My name is Bonnie Grube Serben and I was born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. My primary research has involved the Grube, Krex, Parry, Whaley, Howey, Andre, Hartline and Reppert families. The Grubes, Hartlines, Krexes and Repperts were of German extracation. The Parry family was Welsh and the Whaley & Hudson families were probably English. The Howey & Heater families were either Holland Dutch or Scotch/Irish.
I'm a direct descendent of Johannes Peter Grub of Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The family added the final "e" to the Grub name in the early 1800's. All the research on my direct Grube line was personally done by me and I have documented proofs to back up my research.
Johannes Peter Grub arrived in Williams Township from Germany (probably from Offenbach Am Glan, Rheinland, Preussen) in the 1753. There were already other Grub's living in the area, including Andreas Grub and Jacob Grub, who arrived in America in 1738. We don't yet know the relationship between Andreas, Jacob and Peter. There was also a Grub family living a few counties west in Lancaster County. This family's original ancestor was Caspar Grub. I have been unable to connect this family to the Grub's living in Northampton County.
Peter Grub purchased about 200 acres of land and built a house in the 1760's. This house is still standing, although no longer owned by the family, and you can see a photo of it below.
Peter married first Maria Amalia Grill on January 2, 1748/49 in Offenback Am Glan, Rheinland, Preussen. They had four children, all born after arriving in America. They were Johannes Peter Grub, Jr. (1755-1823), Catharina Grub (born 1757), Margaret Grub (born 1759) and Maria Elisabeth (born 1758). Sometime between 1759-1760 Peter was married for the second time to Magdalena and they had 4 children: Johannes George Grub (2-18-1763 to 12-16-1848), Elisabeth (b. ca. 1761-married John Super), Maria Magdalena (b. ca. 1760), and Sarah (b. ca. 1767-married Michael Reichert).
My own family descends through Peter's second son, George Grub. However, this website does include information on the descendents of Peter's oldest son, Peter.
Collateral families include: Ackerman, Andre/Andrew, Beers, Bougher, Christein/Christine, Deemer, Dietz, Frach, Gombita, Getter, Hartline/Herdlein, Hess, Howey, Hoy, Hudson, Krex, Kuntz, Manning, McCammon, Montgomery, Parry, Raub, Rehs, Reichert, Reppert, Rice, Rodenbach, Rutt, Schmidt, Souders, Super, Sutton, Taylor, Wasser, Westemeyer, Whaley, Wilson, Zeigafuse, and Zeiner. Many of these collateral families were "Pennsylvania Dutch" who arrived in America in the 1700's.
Come explore my website for the family tree, information on collateral lines, photos of my family. You will find genealogical reports on some of my ancestors, as well as pertinent family trees. Please feel welcome to email me with any questions, comments or suggestions. If you think you are a branch of the tree I'd be extremely delighted to hear from you.
I am particularily interested in hearing from researchers who are working on Parry, Krex, Whaley or Howey families. I still have a long way to go on these families, and I'm getting older by the second!