The progenitor of the Reiber Family in America was Christoph Peter Reiber born about 1631 in probably Oppau, Germany and later moved to Sandhofen, Mannheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
The History of the Reiber families in Sandhofen, begins with Christofel Reiber son of Christoph Peter born on June 15, 1651 in Sandhofen.The Immigrant ancestor, Jacob Reiber, arrived at Philadelphia, PA on 17 October 1749 and settled in eastern Pennsylvania, York Co., PA. Jacob's oldest son, John migrated to Perry Co., PA.The next son Jacob migrated to Somerset Co., PA while the third son, Christhoper remained in York Co., PA.
Various spellings of our name have been observed in many different records such as Reiber, Riber, River, Reiver, Reber in this country while in Germany spellings noted were Reiber, Rauber, Reuber, Rieber, Reber, Reyber, and Ryber.
In 1991 the author published the book, "The Reiber Genealogy and Related Families" by John R. Reiber.This book told of the immigrant ancestor, Johan Jacob Reiber coming to America from Sandhofen, Germany in 1749 along with his relative Abraham Reiber also from Sandhofen.This Home page in addition to a new book to be titled "The Reibers of Sandhofen, Germany" to be published in the near future relates the Reiber Genealogy from the progenitor, Christoph Peter Reiber through thirteen generations into the 1990's in both Germany and the United States of America.
Many inter-marriage families with Reibers have produced other primary families to be found on this Home Page such as:
In Somerset Co., PA, Korns, Long, Gaumer, Lepley, Harden, Troutman, Rushton, Holzshu,
In York Co., PA
In Perry Co., PA