Andreas Noe and Carolina Harth
My Great Great Great Grandparents:
|To: New York|
|Arrived: 14 June 1852|
Georg Jacob Noe was born in Niederbexbach, Bavarian Pfalz, (see this map) on the first day of spring, March 21, 1807 to Jacob Noe and Magdalena Flikinger. [BCRP] (These are two of my 64 great great great great grandparents!) Niederbexbach is a tiny "Dorf" south of Bexbach, just a few miles east northeast of the French border in the area of Germany known as the Saar. Like most of my german ancestors, Georg Jacob probably grew up knowing farming in a hamlet. George Jacob emmigrated from Niederbexbach with his family in the spring of 1852. [TBO]
Georg Jacob's first wife was Elisabetha Klein, daughter of Theobald Klein and Magdalena Zerala. She is called Elizabeth Blinn in TBO and Marie in GTA. She also was born in Niederbexbach in 1813. [BCRP] Looking at the bare statistics from the Berg Church records, we know so little of Elisabetha, and yet the contours of her life stand out so clearly, and are tinged with motherhood, hard work, and an early death at the age of 40 (19 Dec 1853, in Salem Twp.).[BCRP] It is entirely possible that Elisabetha died in childbirth. I have no concrete evidence to prove this, but in light of the regularity of the Noe children's birth every two or three years, it certainly could have happened.
Georg Jacob waited just 9 months until he married again, in August, 1854, this time to the widow Katharina Zumbro Rothenbuch. Katharina Zumbro was born in August of 1810 to Franz Zumbro and Anna Elisabetha Schneiter in Soetern, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. We do not have dates, but her first husband, Karl Rothenbuch, died in Soetern. Karl and Katharina had two children, Margaretha Rothenbuch, born in the Autumn of 1840 and Karl Rothenbuch, born on Christmas Day in 1844.
We don't know how Georg met Katharina. We also don't know whether Georg Jacob took his family directly to Washington County, Ohio, or whether there was some time lag between their departure from Niederbexbach and their arrival on Pleasant Ridge.
Berg Church Record of Parishioners, trans. by Barbara Gearhart Matt. [BCRP]
Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1850-1855, V. 3, June 1852-Sept 1852, ed. by Ira A Glazier and P. William Filby, Wilmington, Del., Scholarly Resources Inc., 1988 [GTA]
Zenglein, Dieter, with collaborations from Waltern Nikolaus and Heinrich Becker, trans. by Ernest Thode, To the Banks of the Ohio: An Essay on Emigration of People frim the Kohlbach ("Coal Creek") Valley to America, Especially Washington County, Ohio in the 19th Century, 1988 in celebration of the Bicentennial of Marietta and Washington County. [TBO]
Catherine Sams, Rech Family History, 18 Apr 1998.