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Bernard Seibert was baptized on May 20-1717 by Pastor Friedrich Ludwig Euler at Wolfersweiler, Saarland. His godparents were: Bernard Seibert, Eitzweiler (uncle), Michael Saar, Wolfersweiler (cousin), Catharine (wife of Christian) Seibert (cousin).

His home was at nearby Eitzweiler.When he left for Pennsylvania in 1738, at 21, he left behind his parents, Nicholas (1679-1766) and Mary (Molter) (1681-1769). His paternal grandparents were dead: Hans Seibert (1639-1694) and Barbara Spengler (1645-1699). His maternal grandparents of Bosen were: Peter Molter (1655-1736) and Catharine Saar (1646-1738). He left behind five brothers and a sister.

The ancestry of Hans Seibert, above, is Nickel (1586-1666), Eitzweiler - Klaus (c1560-1593), Diedelkopf, Pfalz - Klaus (c1530-1590), also of Diedelkopf. Bernard Seibert landed at Philadelphia October 25-1738 - one of many to go to Pennsylvania from the Wolfersweiler region. He, first, went west to Tulpehocken, Berks County. From here he went to Shenandoah (then Frederick) County, Virginia, where about 1745 he married Elizabeth ?Jager. A 400-acre tract was surveyed for him April 27-1750 - land belonging to Lord Fairfax.

Bernardís will, written May 20-1801 and probated July 13-1801. There were 6 sons: Moses, Isaac, Jacob, Barnet, Adam, Peter and 2 daughters: Mary and Elizabeth. Moses and Jacob stayed in Virginia, the others went to Pennsylvania. Isaac and Adam bought land in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1806. They changed the spelling of their names to Sibert.

In 1820 Isaac was living in Morgan Township, Greene County. Adam died in Morris Township, Washington County in September 1825. Isaac (I) was born about 1749 and about 1774 married Hannah ---. He sold his Virginia land October 9-1805 and bought land in Pennsylvania February 16-1806. There is record of these children:

1. John m Aug 25-1801 Rebecca Bowman - b c1775 2. ?Adam b c1777 m Mar 31-1802 Elizabeth Jacobs 3. Elizabeth b c1779 m May 29-1798 William Weaver 4. ?Frederick b 1784 d 1863 m 1814 Margaret Ackerman b 1791 5. Isaac (II) b c1786 d 1828 Morgan Twp, Greene Co, Pa m --- a. Isaac (III) b Sep 11-1812 d Sep 18-1900 Amwell Twp, Washington Co, Pa m1 Phebe Tressler b Sep 20-1811 d 1881 m2 Harriet --- d 1922 Children: John 1831-, James c1833-, George 1836-1910, Nancy (Yoders), Andrew J b. Peter b 1817 c. Joseph b 1820 m Caroline --- b 1825 - living 1850 Washington Twp, Greene Co Ch: Jemima 1845 -, Simon J 1848- and others 6. ?Joseph R 1797-1863 Bernardís son Adam, brother of Isaac (I), was born about 1764 and died in Sep 1825 in Morris Twp, Washington Co - m Nov 13-1787 Anna Clara (daughter of Henry and Clara) Miller b 1768 d Jul 30-1846, buried Upper Ten Mile cemetery. Adam sold his Virginia land October 7-1805 and moved to Washington County. There is record of these children of Adam:

1. John b c1788 d c1827 Stark (now Carroll) Co, Ohio - m c1812 Mary ?Headley - she m2 Peter Motice - to Ohio 1816 Ch: Phineas, Phoebe m Peter S Folk, Daniel b 1820 m 1839 Phoebe ---, Sarah m James Walker, Ann 2. Jacob b c1791 m 1814 likely to Ohio 3. Peter b 1794 d Sep 30-1863, buried Bethel Church, ml c1816 Elizabeth (daughter of Noadiah) Clutter d 1832, m2 c1833 Charity --- b Mar 25-1811 d Sep 3-1877 she m2 Nathíl Burt Ch: Noadiah (Meigs Co, Ohio), Rebecca (Praul), Mary (DeCamp), Elizabeth (Sanders), Amy (Linder), Lydia, Ann (Wagoner) b 1834, James b 1837 d yg, John 1843-1863, Emily b 1845, Cynthia b 1849 4. Elizabeth b c1796 m Peter Kintleberry - likely to Ohio 5. daughter b c1798 m James Ridge - to Jeffersonville 6. Rebecca b c1800 m Jun 18-1821 Henry Plymore 7. Rachel b c1802 m Ezekiel Tharp 8. George b Jan 1-1804 d 1872 Stephenson Co, Ill m Dec 31-1824 Rachel Black b Nov 17-1804 9. Adam b c1806 m Mar 23-1826 Susan Krider 10. David b c1811 - 1832 in Carroll Co

This article was transcribed by Cindy Eikamp in March 1998.

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