Hello Joan, Our surname was HEBEL in Germany, from the Schiersfeld-Unkenbach-Obermoschel area. It is a rural valley area to the north of Kaiserslautern in what is today Donnersbergkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz. Here is what I know: Johannes HEBEL b. ca 1785 Germany m. 15 Jan 1815 Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bayern d. 9 Jan 1854 Schiersfeld Anto(i)netta ENDER(S) b. unknown d. 31 Jul 1852 Schiersfeld Ludwig HEBELb. 1 May 1822 Schiersfeld m. 31 Dec 1852 Schiersfeld d. 20 Feb 1900 Harrison Twnship, Grant, WI. Charlotte GERHARDTb. 23 May 1831 Schiersfeld d. 1 Jan 1901 Harrison Twnship, Grant, WI. Chidren: 1.Maryb. 5 Jul 1853 Germany 2.Louisb. Jun 1858Pottsville,Schuylkill,PA. 3.Elizabethb. 16 Nov 1859 Harrison, Twnship, WI. 4.Johann Frankb. 15 Aug 1864 same 5.Carolineb. 19 Jun 1867 same 6.Susanneb. 11 Apr 1870 WI.
As you can see my HEBEL's were in PA sometime between july of 1853 and June 1858. Our name was not HABEL until my father. Hope this is some help. Good luck researching