Jonathan Zerbe
(1769-1846)
Magdalena Deppen
(1775-)
Michael Zerbe
(Abt 1792-1852)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Magdalena Bucher

2. Molly Tobias

Michael Zerbe 1

  • Born: Abt 1792, , , PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Magdalena Bucher
  • Marriage (2): Molly Tobias
  • Died: 1852, Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill, PA about age 60 1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Cause of Death: Written about in the Blue Book of Schuylkill County as follows. 1 Michael Zerbe lived on his father Jonathan's place, (Ulmer's Farm), up to the time of his death, which occurred on a winter's night when on coming home from Tremont he lost his bearings and stuck in a snow drift, one hundred yards from his own home, and was frozen to death.

2. Issue: 1 He had six children by his first wife and one by his second.

3. Census in 1810 in Pine Grove Twp., Berks, PA. 4 In Jonathan Zerby's household:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1801-1810) = 2 sons
10-15 (1795-1800) = 2 sons (Michael and ?)
26-44 (1766-1784) = 1 father Jonathan
Females (born)
Under 10 (1801-1810) = 1 daughter
10-15 (1795-1800) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1766-1784) = 1 wife

4. Census in 1830 in Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 2 The household of Michael Zerbe has:
Males (born)
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 father Michael
Females (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 2 daughters
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 wife Magdalena
He is six lines away in the census from John Boucher his father in law.

5. Census in 1840 in Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 5 The household of Michael Zerbe had:
Males (born)
5-9 (1831-1835) = 2 sons
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 father Michael
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
10-14 (1826-1830) = 2 daughters
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 wife

6. Census in 1850 in Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 3 A lot has changed in the Michael Zerbe household by the 1850 Census. He is now living with Polly, age 57. Living with them are children listed as if part of the Zerbe household but likely from Polly's first marriage: Sarah, age 23; Susan, 21; Samuel, 17; George, 13; Moses, 11; Leonard, 9; Washington, 7; Valentine, 3; and daughter Francis, 1.
Michael Zerbe is listed between the households of Samuel and Leonard Zerbe, who probably took over the farm of Michael's father, Jonathan, who died in 1846. The father lived next to Michael in earlier Census years.


Michael married Magdalena Bucher, daughter of Johannes Bucher and Anna Maria Knisin. (Magdalena Bucher was born in 1802 in , , PA and died in 1846 in Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill, PA.)


Michael next married Molly Tobias. (Molly Tobias was born on 28 May 1811,6 died on 19 Jun 1889 6 and was buried in Pine Grove Twp.: Hetzel's Church Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Schuylkill, PA 6.)


Sources


1 Elliott, Ella Zerbey, <i>Blue Book of Schuylkill County : who was who and why in interior eastern Pennsylvania, in colonial days, the Huguenots and Palatines, their service in Queen Anne's, French and Indian, and Revolutionary Wars : history of Zerbey, Schwalm, Miller, Merkle, Minnich, Staudt, and many other representative families.</i> (Pottsville, Pa.: "Republican", 1916, 481 pgs.), Page 316.

2 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pine Grove Township, Roll 19, Page 60.

3 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pine Grove Township, Series: M432 Roll: 826 Page: 451.

4 <i>1810 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Pinegrove Township, Series: M252 Roll: 45 Page: 231.

5 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pine Grove Township, Series: M704 Roll: 492 Page: 75.

6 Elliott, Ella Zerbey, <i>Blue Book of Schuylkill County : who was who and why in interior eastern Pennsylvania, in colonial days, the Huguenots and Palatines, their service in Queen Anne's, French and Indian, and Revolutionary Wars : history of Zerbey, Schwalm, Miller, Merkle, Minnich, Staudt, and many other representative families.</i> (Pottsville, Pa.: "Republican", 1916, 481 pgs.), Page 342.



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