Re: More on the Wible Genealogy
Thank you for the additional details.
I actually found your original post while googling Simon Wible.I always find interesting new things about him.I also like to try and correct incorrect details about his life that I find online.He was always a bit of a legend in my family.My grandfather used to have Uncle Simon's portrait above the mantle in his old home. It was always a bit eerie, actually.He was quite the businessman and one of his ventures was to buy oil underneath farmland in Kern County, California.As you might imagine, that has proven to be a very wise investment.
My great-grandmother was born Emily Wible and her sister Grace put together some very detailed genealogical records in the late 60s that she distributed to the family.They detail both the Wibles and her other line, the Van Winkles.I have found that many, many people trace their ancestry to Stephen Wible and Pieter Walichs Van Winkle (he came to America in the 1500s).
It is quite amazing to me, really.People were quite prolific back then...lol