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1. MATHIAS GEBHARD was born about 1575 in Forchtenberg, Jagst, Germany.1

The earliest of the Gabbard ancestors, Mathias lived in an old walled village about 40 miles east of Heidelberg, Germany. The spellings of the surname has varied from Gebhard, through Gebert in Germany, and then Gabbert and Gabbard in this county.

MATHIAS GEBHARD and MARGARETHA [GEBHARD] were married about 1600.1 MARGARETHA [GEBHARD] was born (date unknown).

Could she have also been a Gebhartt? There is a baptism for a Margretha Gebhartt, 22 February 1579, Evanelisch, Bitzfeld, Neckarkreis, Wuettemberg, Germany. Her parents were Jerg Gebhartt & Barbara.

MATHIAS GEBHARD and MARGARETHA [GEBHARD] had the following children:

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Maria GEBHARD was christened on 21 February 1605 in Evangelisch, Forchtenberg, Jagskreis, Wuerttemberg, Germany.1,2

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PETRUS GEBERT.

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Barbara GEBHARD was christened on 24 August 1610 in Evangelisch, Forchtenberg, Jagskreis, Wuerttemberg, Germany.1,2

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Leopoldine GEBHARD was born on 22 September 1613 in Forchtenberg, Jagst, Germany.1