Wible, Wibel, Weibel of IN from Switzerland
My branch of Wibles (Weibel) came through Philadelphia (1750s) from the Canton of Berne, Switzerland. They traveled westward along the Cumberland Trail, leaving behind Wibles along the way in Pennsylvania, and eventually became the first settlers of free land (circa 1820-27) in what would later be called Jay Co. Indiana.
Frederick (1763?) and Susannah (?) and their younger children went to Jay County by following the Greenville Treaty Line north toward Fort Recovery, then entered Indiana.The Wibels of Miami co. IN continued westward along the Wabash from Fort Recovery and settled in north central Indiana.Frederick’s son Nicholas Weibel settled in Union co in southern IN.
Frederick and Susannah both died in 1855 in a railroad accident in southern OH-IN near Cincinnati, and were retuned to Jay county for burial.Presumably, they were visiting family there.
Point of interest: Berne and Geneva, Indiana were settled in 1850s by more Swiss immigrants, many of these latecomers were Mennonites. Since my ancestors spoke French, I concluded all this as supportive evidences they were from the French-speaking Canton of Berne.
Judith L. Wible