Hello! Glad to have found this board, with any luck we can help each other out!!
My branch of "Reibel"s came to the US in 1889 or 1890 and settled near Pittsburgh, PA. William, my g.g.grandfather, had nine children. I can only partially trace them, though.
My g.grandfather Christ had three brothers, Joseph (b.1878?, Germany), Henry (Heinrich, b.1883, Germany) and John, b.1894 in Pittsburgh) Henry is shown in Census Records in 1920, but the other two brothers aren't listed. Family stories are that the brothers moved to Michigan, to Indiana, and even to South America!! I am hoping that one of these names is familiar to someone.
I am trying to figure out where in Germany William emmigrated from. Every document I have found, from census records, church records, death certificates, etc. only lists "Germany" with no town or city. I have a "Reibel" connection in Germany I have been corresponding with for almost two years, and I would like to make the connection!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
, I'd love to hear from anyone even with a remote possibility of being related.