More on the Wible Genealogy
Thanks again for writing Brooke. As I said I have been researching the Wibles for about 10 years and have gotten help from other genealogists who are doing the same in their line.Fortunately I live in Eastern PA which is close to Gettysburg where 5 generations of Wibles in my line had lived up through 1943. I have done a lot of digging in this area.
One thing I did find out thru a will I had for Stephen Wible(1) is that he had a total of 10 children. In fact when he died in 1823 in Westmoreland County PA his is said to have 140 living descendents. The other thing that you stated about knowing that his brother Johanne (Waibel) was with him when he immigrated to the U.S. through Philadelphia. There are a lot of other theories out there as to who was with him. Stephen himself migrated to central Maryland where he was married and raised his family. Little is known of the details of his life from 1764 to 1798. However around 1798 he and several members of his family then moved to the Gettysburg area where Stephen(2) had already settled to begin my family line. The rest of his clan moved on to Western PA
You have a very large line of ancestors in your family. Have you ever googled Simon Wible? This was how I first learned about him.
Don't you ever wonder how many of us with Wible ancestors are now living in the U.S.?