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From: John Reeb <>
Subject: Re: [GUS-REEB] Roll Call
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:24:04 -0700 (PDT)
Stephanie, I am happy to see you post. I hope that you will not mind that I take advantage of your post to express my own thoughts about genealogy and the various names one encounters as she/he pursues the study of one's family.
All too often, I have heard my fellow male genealogy lovers express the attitude that they do not need to bother with the descendants of the female members of the family as they are no longer of the same surname after marriage. This is an incorrect and in my opinion not a good way to do genealogy. The descendants of female Reebs are just as close kin to their cousins of the Reeb surname as are those who retain the surname.
I personally believe that the best way to do genealogy is to attempt to learn and collect as much information as possible of every descendant of a certain ancestor upon whom your search is dedicated to. All of us on this list who really wish to think of themselves as a good family historian or genealogist, whichever you choose to call yourself, should jump at the opportunity to learn from the descendants of our many times great aunts.
In one branch of our Reeb family, a Maria Catharina Reeb, daughter of Johann Martin Reeb of Vollerdingen and his wife, Anna Justina Reeb (no joke) was born 14 July 1726 in Vollerdingen and baptized there 17 July. She married 17 Feb 1746 to Friedrich Deutsch. They had at least six children between 1746 and 1765. Johann Martin Reeb (above) traces back to Hans Georg Reeb who was baptized 1 Aug 1634 as a son of Hans Michael Reeb. Hans Michael Reeb was a brother of the Heinrich Reeb who was baptized 1599 who has so many descendants in America. Michael was baptized 1604 in Herbitzheim and was son of Jacob Reeb. This is just one link between the Reeb and Deutsch families in the Keskastel area. There are others.
Johann Adam Deutsch was born 24 Dec 1815 in Keskastel and baptized on the 27th. He married in 1838 to Maria Magdalena Mager, d/o Johann Adam Mager and Margaretha Magdalena Maurer. Margaretha Magdalena Maurer was a d/o Johann Jacob Maurer and Maria Magdalena Fischer. Maria Magdalena Fischer was d/o Johann Nicolaus Fischer and Maria Magdalena Reeb. This Maria Magdalena Reeb was d/o Johann Theobald Reeb and Anna Eva Mueller. (note: I used the e in the name Muller as I am affraid to use an umlaut over the U as it seems to be distorted when received through certain servers) This Johann Theobald Reeb was son of Hans Adam Reeb and Maria Catharina Guth. Hans Adam Reeb was son of Johann Theobald Reeb the son of Heinrich Reeb bapt. 1599.
For the descendants of Gustavus Reeb whether you are a Rape, Reap, or a Reph family member (we have all three represented here in this little group) I want to point out to you that I mentioned one Maria Catharina Guth above. Does the name Guth mean anything to you? It should! Gustavus Reeb was son of Johann Peter Reeb and Anna Margaretha Guth, a d/o Niclass Guth sr. Well Anna Margaretha Guth Reeb was aunt to Maria Catharina Guth as the latter's father was Niclass Guth Jr. This means that Maria Catharina Guth was 1st cousin to Gustavus Reeb, thus one relationship is here for the Rapes, Reaps, and Rephs to Stephanie.
At the same time the Johann Theobald Reeb in Stephanie's Deutsch lineage was the son of Heinrich Reeb baptized in 1599 thus a brother to Johann Heinrich Reeb ancestor to Theobald Reeb pioneer in Butler County, PA area.
Of course there are similar relationships between the Deutsch and the families of the Philippi family (Gloria Littlewood) and the descendants of Agness Reeb, daughter of Heinrich Reeb (Ron Miller).
Stephanie, I can assure you that others on this list also felt hesitant to post their introductions etc. who can relate to your feelings about posting etc. Right Joe?
There may be others and if I don't name them here please excuse my memory problems, but I want to make it perfectly clear that Gloria Littlewood, Ron Miller and Stephanie Stewart posts to this list are very much an asset. I do not expect that they should always be too concerned about making connecting the dots for the subjects of their posts so that everyone can immediately see what the relationship is between the Deutsch descendants, Agnes Reeb Fischer descendants and the Philippi descendants. I do not think any of us come to the list always prepared to have to explain every post exactly how it fits in to the family. It is impossible for any of us to remember how every member of our branch of the Reeb family links to everyone else on the list. We are doing Family History here on a broad scale not just a couple of generations with no complexities so we should pay attention and feel free to encourage each other. It is one thing to study your own line but believe me you will
not regret listening and reading some of the family history of others here. Reeb family history is much more than just the Reeb surname and all of its variant spellings. We had aunts sisters and female cousins in every generation. If we love family history we are wise to pay attention to them.
When your great great great grandfather died guess who got the family bible? More than likely it was one of your great aunts because chances were great that grandpa was not that interested. He was concentrating on the land.
John V. Reeb .
wrote: Although I haven't posted anything because I haven't had any information to
add about the Reeb family, please keep me on the list. I have been learning so
much by reading what everyone has said. Stephanie Stewart of the Deutsch-Reeb
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