PFÄLZISCH-RHEINISCHE FAMILIENKUNDE

Issue 27, Volume 9, Number 3, 1978, pages 101-107
and
Issue 27, Volume 9, Number 4, 1978, pages 181-187


LIEBERICH FAMILIES IN THE PALATINATE
by Heinz Lieberich Thanks to Reinhard Zell for the translation into English


1. Existence before 1590
2. Existence outside the Palatinate before 1550
3. Branch Kaiserslautern (reformed): overview 1595 - 1700
4. Immigration (Lutherans) 1660 - 1710
5. Branch line of the lutheran Heidelberg family (Mannheim, Grünstadt), 1662 and following
6. Heraldic figure and seal

1.) Existence before 1590
1357 June 23
"Kleusel Lieberich and other honorable people from Ellerstadt"
Or. Allg. St.A.Mchn, Rheinpf. Urk. Nr. 1725; printed by: Glasschröder, Urk. Pfälz. Kirch. Gesch. Nr. 112 (false interpunction)

1364 February 12
Hennel Lieberich, village mayor in Meckenheim.
Or. Allg. St.A.Mchn, Rheinpf. Urk. Nr. 235; printed: Glasschröder nr. 123

1368 May 27
Johannes called Liberich of Meckenheim fighting a law suit for a piece of land there.
Or. Allg. St.A.Mchn, Rheinpf. Urk. Nr. 1735)

1386 February 5
"Heimelin called Lieberich, who at this time has the place of the village mayor" and
"Henne L i e b e r i c h, juror and court man of the village of Meckenheim."
Or. Allg. St.A.Mchn, Rheinpf. Urk. Nr. 280, (official copy from 18 th century).
1393 December 11
"Henne Liberich, court man of the village of Meckenheim"
Or. Allg. St.A.Mchn, Rheinpf. Urk. 1561

1397 June 27
"Johann Liberich of Worms", brother-in-law of the councillor Rulichin from Mainz, is to get back his property, which he previously had lost during the count Palatinate feud, by the parson of Partenheim.
Or. Stadt A.Worms Urk.; printed by: Boos, Wormser UB II Nr. 1032

1397 August 25
Johann Libriche, councillor in Worms, and his property at Lambsheim are mentioned in a document of the Elector Ruprecht the older of the Palatinate for the city of Worms.
Or. Stadt A.Worms Urk.; printed by: Boos, Wormser UB II Nr. 1032
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1440 March 16
The "honourable man, Mister Johann Lieberich, a councillor in Worms, and Otilie, his wife" take into their property five fourths of a vineyard in the Rhine pasture near Worms.
Or. Stadt A.Worms Urk.; printed by: Boos, Wormser UB II Nr. 1063

1425
University register of Leipzig: Nicolaus Liberich of Lambsheim.

1426
University register of Heidelberg: Nycolaus Leberich of Lambsheim, parson of the diocese. Wormac.

1431 February 5
Nicolaus Liberich, parson in Erppelsheim, receives - on demand of community of Freinsheim - a newly initiated benefice established in the parish church of Freinsheim.
Or. Stadt A.Luzern, Gatterer-Apparat; printed by: Glasschröder Nr. 524 and 525.

1456 - 1483
Entries in the history book (1448 following) of the free city of Pfeddersheim:
Heinz Lieberich (1456, 1457), Heintz Lieberich 's widow (1458,1459, 1464), Claus Lieberich (1471, 1474, 1475, 1476, 1479, 1483), Angel Lieberich (1476), Mister Johann Lieberich (1479, 1483).
Or. Stadt A. Pfeddersheim.

1479
Clas Lieberich adds to his property 2 acres from the hospital at Pfeddersheim. Rent Roll of the hospital Pf.Bl.23' (Or.Stadt A.Pfeddersheim)

1480 April 23
Erhart Lyberich, neighbour at Ruppertsbetrg.
Or.LA Speyer, Domkapitel Speyer Urk. Nr. 508.

1491
Clauss Lieberich loans 10 florins from the hospital of Pfeddersheim and mortgages for it "his house, yard, barn at the Hansen way close to the forest" (the loan was redemted in 1534 by Clas Luffen).
Or. Stadt A. Pfeddersheim, Rent Roll of the hospital Bl. 42 f.

1503 - 1518
Entries in the concept of the court book of the free city of Pfeddersheim 1503 following (Quart journals, paper): Klaus Liebrich and his sister Angel (1503), Klaus Liebrich and his cousin Erhart Bengel (1503, 1506), Klaus Liebrich (1510), Hen Lieberich (1506, 1515), Kathrein, Hans Lieberich's widow (1518).
Or. Around 1525 in private ownership of director E.L.Antz in Berlin - Bl.7', 101 f, 116', 131'.

1508 April 27
Erhart Lieberich,neighbour at Ruppertserg.
Or. LA Speyer, Domkapitel Speyer Urk. Nr. 509

1544 November 15
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Heinrich Lobreich, parson in Lambsheim.
LA Speyer, Kopialbuch (a collection of copies of medieval handwritten documents = "copy book" as possible translation?) 29 Bl. 127'

Around 1564
Barthel Lieberich, district magistrate in Rockenhausen.
Kurpfalz Regesten Nr. 1973a (Pfälz.-Rhein. Fam.kde 25 (1976) p. 323).

1566 - 1584
Bastian Lieberich, councilor in Neustadt a.d.H.:
a) 1566 March 1 Heidelberg: Elector Friedrich III. attests an agreement between the city of Neustadt and the villages of Haardt, Mussbach and Lachenon on the "bede" (a special tax) to be paid by these villages. City representatives: mayor and council: Endres Remich, old mayor, Heinrich Flachs, Sebastian L i b e r i c h, council men and Conrad Flemming as deputy of the community.
LA Speyer, Kopialbuch 29 Bl. 156
b) 1567: Engelhard Haberkorn sells a yearly rent and pledge (security) to the monastery of Neustadt: his house and yard in the Lauer ward of Neustadt; Bastian L i e b e r i c h; modo
LA Speyer, stock-book of the monastery of Neustadt (1567) Bl. 18.
c) 1584: taxation register Neustadt: Bastian L i e b e r i c h's widow, living in the Lauer ward, property 3850 Florin

2.) Existence outside the Palatinate before 1550

A. Franconia
Among the leading medieval families in Würzburg is a family Lieberich (in earlier times mostly spelled Lubrich). Documents, feudal books and court reports provide numerous informations about them for the years of 1161 - 1396. The family's first mentioned representative is Bertholdus son Lubrici in 1161. A testamentum Luberici (last will of Liubrich) is dated from 1162, it names his brothers and sisters Berthold and Methild. Heinricus Lubrich (Heinricus filius Luverici) is one of the Episcopal coiners in 1212 and 1219; in 1212 he is mentioned directly after the mint-master; in 1362 Fritz Lubrich has the right of sealing; as Episcopal feudal people they can be detected around 1305, as Würzburg citizens in 1317 - 1362. In the 14 th century owning vineyards and trading with wine were the economic basis of life. In Würzburg existed two farms "The Lubrich", one of them directly opposite the Johanniter hospital, owned by the family already in 1200 (Hermannus son Lubrich partly dedicated to the monastery …). In 1313 the farms name is "At Mister Hermann Lubriche", but already in 1336/1337 the farm was owned by the cloister Himmelspforte ("heavens door").In 1400 there are notes of another farm "The Lubrich in der Helle" (Augustin street 3). In the 15 th century the family is no longer present in Würzburg, obviously emigrated - like many other families did so - during the desastrous fightings which started after mid of 14 th century.

Possibly Conradus Lieberich belongs into this context, who in 1215 appears as witness in Worms, in a document issued by the imperial lord high steward , Werner III. of Bolanden who acted as the of the administrator of the cloister Marienthal near Donnersberg (Würdtw., Mon.pal.V445); in this context should also be mentioned Heinrich Lieberich, who in 1370-1371 realizes a sale to the cloister Schlüsselau (O. Franken) (Or.Allg.St.A.Mchn., Bamberger Urk.Nr. 3453 and 3512), as well as Hans Liprich, who in 1419 earned the Coburg citizenship (v. Andrian, The oldest Cobur city book 1388 - 1455 [1977] p. 358 Nr. 2179).
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B. Wetterau - Lahn (Solms county, free city of Wetzlar)
There is no proven relation of a Lieberich family, which appears since 1328 in the Lahn area, with the Würzburg Lieberich. On June 12, 1328, a Johann Lieberich is named testifying a document in Frankenberg [Upper Hesse] (Schluder, Die oberhessischen Klöster, Regesten u. Urkunden, [1961] Nr. 421). In 1329 Lybericus of Quenenbach and housewife Irmentrud, citizen of Wetzlar, sell 1 Mark Pennies year's interest from 9 houses outside the city (Wetzl. UB I Nr. 1149). In 1350 Wentrich named Lyberich of Upper Quenenbach and housewife Alheid with children (among others Wentzele and housewife Bynzele with son Lyberich) sell interest from their property in Quembach, named "konigesgut" ("kings property") (Wetl. UB II Nr. 532). In 1429 the city of Wetzlar makes payments to "Liberich and companions from Quembach community", also for a courier to Giessen to Heintze Liberich (Stadt A. Wetl., Rentrechnung 1429 Bl. 18, 19). In 1492 are mentioned "Libberichs property" in Büblinghausen (Wetzl. UB III Nr. 1140).- A relation with the knights of Quenenbach (13 th - 14 th centuries) can not be excluded, but also not be proven. The villages of Upper and Lower Quembach, but also Kröffelbach are situated in the Solms-Braunfels jurisdiction of Quembach (Braunfels valley immediately near Wetzlar). In 16 th century there appears Johann Lieberich of Krüftelbach (=Kröffelbach). , 21.12.1572, imperial notary, secretary of the counts of Solms at Braunfels (already in 1536); successor since 1567 is Magister Johan Heyl from Speyer; in his function as a member of parliament he is also deputy of the Wetterau counts bank, and he also signs the Augsburg settlement of the religious disputes in 1555; since 1608 he functions as district magistrate in Hungern. He obtained an imperial approval of his heraldic figure plus feudal law., dated Augsburg January 23, 1548. He owned severals Solms feudal tenures, among others the small Solms castle in Kröffelbach now destroyed. One son, Philipp L i e b e r i c h of Krüftelbach, 1575 (pestilence ?), enrolled in Marburg in 1550, was reformed pastor in Kröffelbach (1549-1557) and of Muschenheim in the Wetterau, respectively (1557-1575). From a Wetzlar council family Lieberich (it is proven to have lived there from 1570-1637) several members have spread into the Lahn area (Weilburg), mainly however into the Wetterau (Butzbach, Lich …) and into Frankfurt. Some descendants did also migrate into the Palatinate.

3) Branch Kaiserslautern

1. Christmann Lieberich (mentioned 1595-1611), member of the bender guild (cooper guild) in Kaiserslautern; property in 1611: 500 florin
2. Hans Lieberich (mentioned 1595-1627), member of the bender guild (cooper guild) in Kaiserslautern; property in 1611: 400 florin
3. Jost Lieberich, member of the bender guild (cooper guild) in Kaiserslautern; property in 1611: 400 florin
4. Wilhelm Lieberich, citizen of Kaiserslautern on December 31, 1603 (son of a citizen), member of the bender guild (cooper guild) in Kaiserslautern; property in 1611: 200 florin.
5. Hans Wilhelm Lieberich citizen of Kaiserslautern on July 7, 1614 (son of a citizen), 1644/45, city labouror (1639-1644); his widow Anna Katharina mentioned in 1645-1656, property in 1656: 350 florin. Son: Hans Wilhelm Lieberich, citizen of Kaiserslautern on January 22, 1667, member of the linen weaver guild (still in 1683), property in 1611: 225 florin; in 1663/1686 he migrates to Obermoschel (see nr. 8).
6. Mathes Lieberich, citizen of Kaiserslautern on March 16, 1616 (son of a citizen), migrates to Obermoschel in 1620/1631 (see nr. 7).
7. Mathes Lieberich (see nr. 6), 20.2.1651 in Alsenz, citizen, cooper and juror in Obermoschel (1631-1651), wife 12.9.1639 in Alsenz; son: Johannes Lieberich, * 1619, 14.3.1677 in Obermoschel, citizen, juror and cooper in Obermoschel, cooper of the sovereign in Moschel-Landsberg, marries in Obermoschel on November 23, 1642, Anna Elisabeth Poth, daughter of the village mayor in Obermoschel, Nickel Poth.-From this marriage we know five daughters, * in Obermoschel in 1648-1684 (married to Calmenter, Jann, May, Schunck, resp.).
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8. Hans Wilhelm Lieberich (see nr. 5), court usher in Obermoschel (1686-1695), in 1686 married to Anna Maria N.N. ( after 1695); children, * in Obermoschel: a) Hans Mathäus, * 4.9.1686, linen weaver (in 1708 godfather in Rockenhausen), b) Cunigundis (* 24.6.1689), c) Johann Georg (* 30.9.1691), d) Johann Ludwig (* 27.3.1695), e) a daughter married in Kaiserslautern on 11.5.1705. Another son is probably Franz Lieberich (1683-1762), see nr. 9.
9. Franz Konrad (Johann Conrad) Lieberich, * (Kaiserslautern 1683), 9.3.1762 in Kaiserslautern (probably a son of nr. 8 = of Hans Wilhelm), supply baker in Mannheim (1714-1716), master baker in Kaiserslautern (1722 following), citizen of Kaiserslautern on May 6, 1727, founder of the baker family in Kaiserslautern (my fathers ancestors are related to this Lieberich branch)

Mussbach (from Obermoschel ?) 1681 - today

10. Johann Paul Lieberich (1636), Mussbach 30.11.1726 (age 90 y), citizen, court juror and churchwarden in Mussbach (1681-1719) marries 1. Agnes N.N. ( Mussbach 26.11.1681), marries 2. Anna Maria N.N. ( Mussbach 10.10.1710). Sons:
a) Johann Paul, * 1684, buried Mussbach 22.10.1758 (age 74 y), citizen, file leader and master cooper in Mussbach (1708-1749), in 1723 married 1. Esther N.N. ( Mussbach 22.9.1739), married 2. Mussbach 20.2.1749 Maria Felicitas N.N., widow of Philipp Schultz, Mussbach 2.3.1778 (age 80 y). Johann Paul L i e b e r i c h had 2 sons and 4 daughters; sons:
1. Johann Paul (1703-1764), teacher in Rockenhausen, founded the Lieberich family branch in Rockenhausen (until 1796).
2. Peter (1729-1799), citizen in Kaiserslautern on 9.8.1756, master cooper, mayor (1767, 1770, 1775, 1777), shepherd master and flockmaster, beer selector (1775), founder of the younger cooper branch L i e b e r i c h in Kaiserslautern (my mother's mother is directly derived from this Lieberich branch; and the Friedrich Lieberich, whom I'm searching for in the US, too, he is one of my mother's an uncles).
b) Johann Stephan, Mussbach 15.4.1753, citizen and file leader in Mussbach (1712-1730), continues the Lieberich family (Lieberich-Merkel) in Mussbach.

4. Immigration into the Palatinate 1660 - 1720

1) Johann Valentin (Vältin) Lieberich (Lutheran), citizen and girdler in Heidelberg (1662-1674), member of the smiths guild (1673), immigrated after 1650, founder of the Heidelberg branch Lieberich (Mannheim-Grünstadt). See 5).
2) Johann Andreas Lieberich (Lutheran), * Butzbach (Wetterau) 9.6.1675, Kirchheimbolanden 16.4.1733 (buried in the city church), enrolled in Giessen 1.9.1692, teacher in Oberrossbach 1695, deacon in Gräfenwiesbach 1699, vice-president and deacon in Weilburg on Lahn 1707, city pastor and court chaplain in Kirchheimbolanden in 1717. He is a descendant of Baltzer (Balthasar) Lieberich, Wetzlar 1588, citizen and council man in Wetzlar, marries 2. Wetzlar Sara on 14.2.1577, widow of the Wetzlar council man Johann Krafft. He himself is ancestor of many descendants in the Palatinate (Bischheim,
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Sippersfeld, Bockenheim), in the Saarland and the Alsace, among them many reformed pastors.
3) Christof Lieberich (Löberich), * around 1657 in Eberstadt near Lich (Wetterau), 1721 in Waldböckelheim (Hunsrück), enrolled in Marburg 1676, reformed pastor in Waldböckelheim (Palatinate) 1692-1721, no descendants known. He himself is the son of Wendelin Lieberich (1623-1688) lutheran, court juror and churchwarden in Eberstadt (Solms-Lich county); Wendelin is descendant of either Emrich Lieberich (village mayor) or Michael Lieberich (court juror) in Eberstadt in 1595.

5. Branch of the Lutheran Heidelberg Family (Mannheim-Grünstadt) 1662 following

Preliminary remarks as to the origin:
An immigration before 1650 is not very likely. The Heidelberg lists of residents in 1588 and 1600 (Gen. LA Karlsruhe, Kurpf. 204/2669, printed by: Neues Archiv z. Gesch. D. Stadt Heidelberg) do not include this name (1). The same is true for a list of guild members of the city of Heidelberg of 1636/1637 (LA Speyer, A 321 Nr. 71) and for a hearing of numerous citizens of Heidelberg of 1636 (Allg. StA Mchn, 30jähr. Krieg 353 Bl. 45 ff). Above all, the name is missing in the declaration of the Lutheran community of Heidelberg of December 17, 1650 (Gen. LA Karlsr., Kurpf. 67/902), which was published at their formal new permission after the 30 years war.
There is no evidence that Johann Valentin Lieberich in Heidelberg (1662 following) would be identical with Velten Lieberich, who was christened on May 26, 1625, in Horas near Fulda, except the fact that there are traditionally close relations of the barons of Hutten with the monastery of Fulda (2).
Possible, but not be provable, are relations to a soldier Georg Lieberich ( 1651/1674), whose son Daniel Niclas (1651-1718) married in Ohmden near Göppingen (Württemberg) (3).
Completely isolated stands Bernhard Lieberich, Palatinate casher, mentioned only in 1677/78, who on August 2, 1677, was established as the Elector's Guldenzoller (some sort of tax collector?), casher, Geleitknecht (escort hand? ) and Gegenschreiber (secretary? ) (sorry, these are very oldfashioned professions and words, which I simply cannot really translate; I don't even know their German meaning in each case!) in Heidelberg (Gen. LA Karlsr. Kop.buch 943 Bl. 2353 following); he had a son Johann Michael christened in Heidelberg on April 1, 1678 (4).
A relation with the long established Heidelberg family Herder can not be cleared.
(1) Hans Leiberich (Lutheran), tawer journeyman from Leutershausen (middle Franconia), does not belong into this connection; he married Felicitas Lairer, daughter of the late Simon Lairer of Sennfeld near Rosenberg, on September 25, 1615 in Heidelberg. He gained citizenship of Leutershausen on September 4, 1623.
(2) Father: Hans Lieberich, christened on 23.7.1598 in Horas near Fulda, resident of Horas (1622-1636) and citizen of Fulda (1627-1630); marries 1. Elisa Scheel (Scholl), on 28.8.1622 in Horas, 20.1.1636 in Horas; marries 2. Anna Gerecht on 20.1.1636 in Horas. His father Conrad (Cort) Lieberich came from Wissloss (Wiesen), married in 1591 a woman from Horas, bought in 1600 the "Reppichtgütlein" (a small farm named "Rettich"; feudal tenure of the monastery of Fulda), was citizen of Fulda (1603), 1620, married twice (1591
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and 1594). The family's property is already in other hands in 1637. Possibly the family was erased by pestilence.
(3) The soldier Georg Lieberich is possibly identical with "Liebreich the Swede", who around 1635 married in Ohmden; he provides the first evidence for a Lieberich family in Ohmden and vicinity. After the battle of Nördlingen (1634) Ohmden was completely plundered by imperial troops; the damage was estimated to reach 14'000 florins; six residents out of seventy survived (Württ. Ob. A. beschr. Donaukreis [1907] S. 239). Lieberich the Swede indicates Swedisch military service. One may think of Christoph Baron of Degenfeld (* Eybach 1599, Dürnau 1653), living in the neighbourhood; this baron was first in imperial military service (under Wallenstein in Hungary, under Tilly in the battles of Wimpfen and Höchst, under Spinola in the Netherlands), quit military service in 1631, put up two Swedish cavalry regiments in 1632 (battles of Nürnberg and Lützen), independent siege of Villingen; after the battle of Nördlingen he quit and flew to Strassburg; put up two French cavalry regiments, to which his former German horsemen rushed; was senior general of the foreign cavalry in 1636 (16 regiments), quit in 1642 and resided in Geneva; then became Venetian senior governor of Dalmatia and Albania, quit in 1649. His daughter Luise of Degenfeld (* Strassburg in 1632, Heidelberg in 1677) was maid of honor of the lady Elector in Heidelberg since 1650, in 1658 public relation with Elector Karl Ludwig, Raugräfin (some sort of countess) in 1667. She attracted numerous Lutherans to Heidelberg. The home industry of Eybach consisted in the production of wooden pipes (Röder, Lexikon von Schwaben ( [1800] S. 513 following). Closer relations of the Heidelberg Lieberich to the counts of Degenfeld can first be found in 1724 (marriage of Johann Jakob Lieberich in Gommersheim - count Degenfeld).
(4) Predecessor and successor as casher in Heidelberg (1670-1677, 1682 following) was Johann Friedrich K i c h e l i e r (* Heidelberg, before 1695); he was member of the Frankenthal refugee family and citizen of Heidelberg, silk embroider by profession. He was brother-in-law of the first imperial count von Seilern (Johann Friedrich Adam Seiler, 1646-1715), following his Palatinate service he was privy councillor and first Austrian court chancellor. Johann Friedrich Kichelier is the father of a son having the same name (1676-1751), via adoption by his uncle he became second imperial count of Seilern; see Gustav Turba, imperial count Seilern from Ladenburg (Heidelberg 1923) with family tree Kichelier (see10).
(5) Can perhaps be traced back to Caspar Cammerzell from Hammelburg (monastery of Fulda), baron of Thüringia Zentgraf in Zeitlos (near Brückenau) in 1610-1611 (Regesta Herbipol. VI [1976] Nr. 736 and 751).

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B r a n c h l i n e:
(All persons are Lutherans if not indicated otherwise)
I.
LieberichJohann Valentin (Välten), citizen and girdle maker in Heidelberg 1662-1674, in 1673 member of the Heidelberg smith's guild, between 1674 and 1698,
oo (before 1662)
N.N. Anna, after 1674.

Children (born in Heidelberg):
1. Johann Jörg (I), * 5.9.1662
2. Sybilla Elisabeth, * 11.11.1664
3. Johann Friedrich (I), * 15.3.1667, - see II a -
4. Johannes (I), * 1669 (?), see - II b -
5. Lorenz, * 21.2.1671
6. Christian (I), * 13.9.1674

II a:
LieberichJohann Friedrich (I), personal servant in 1711, in 1724 cellarer of the baron of Hutten on Frankenberg castle (middle Franconia) and citizen of Nenzenheim (1712), * Heidelberg 15.4.1667, Nenzenheim (middle Franconia) 26.12.1742 (age 76 y),
oo Frankenberg (parish of Geckenheim) 16.2.1711.
CammerzellAnna Rosina, female custodian of Frankenberg castle, Nenzenheim (rural district of Scheinfeld) 14.6.1750.

II b:
Lieberich Johannes (I), citizen and bottle maker in Heidelberg 1698-1730, earns citizenship on 18.2.1698 (son of a citizen), sells the house at Krämer Street 16 in Heidelberg on 18.11.1701; on 12.12.1724 he takes a mortgage for the house Krämer Street 8 in Heidelberg; * Heidelberg 1669 (?), there 1730/1744 (?),
oo Heidelberg 30.3.1698 (= date of the third publication),
Leopold Anna Margaretha, * Heidelberg 4.8.1672, Grünstadt 13.10.1744 (funeral text: Hiob VII 1,2). On 18.8.1744 she sells the house Krämer Street 8 in Heidelberg, she lived as a widow in Heidelberg. Daughter of Johann Leopold, citizen and bottle maker in Heidelberg (1661-1672), * Langenbuch near Mühltroff (Saxonia) 24.7.1631, before 1698,
oo before 1661 Maria Elisabeth, after 1672.

Children (born in Heidelberg):
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1. Maria Margarethe, * 3.4.1699, Mannheim 17.6.1757, oo Heidelberg 13.2.1718 (date of the third publication) Andreas Fiedler, * Droysig near Zeitz (Saxonia) 3.2.1688, Mannheim 29.5.1757. Earns the Heidelberg citizenship on 8.2.1718; haberdasher (maker of borders, silk borders, cords) in Heidelberg; in 1722/1724 he moves to Mannheim, in 1732 citizen and Palatinate haberdasher (1733) in Mannheim, charity curator of the Lutheran community in Mannheim (1747, 1753). Parents: Andreas Fiedler, before 1718, revenue officer of the Hoym's counts in Droyssig, and Anna Magdalena, Droyssig 17.2.1689.
2. Johann Jakob, * 16.9.1700, - see III a -
3. Anna Barbara, * 21.8.1703
4. Andreas (I), * 8.3.1706
5. Maria Agatha, * (6.7.1708), Mannheim 1.7.1750, oo Heidelberg 9.7.1730 (date of the third publication) Johannes Horst of Heidelberg, after 1761. He earned the Heidelberg citizenship 0n 23.1.1727. Citizen and sailor in Heidelberg (1726 or 1727 resp. - 1733). Moved in 1730/1750 to Mannheim, citizen and sailor in Mannheim (1750-1761). He married I in Heidelberg 1726 Sara Wilhelmina Englert, daughter of Friedrich Englert, citizen and master carpenter in Heidelberg; he married III. Katharina Margaretha, * (1696), Mannheim 8.4.1757; married IV. Mannheim 21.9.1758 Johanna Juliana, * (3.2.1713), Mannheim 26.9.1761. She before was married to Johann Friedrich Hammer, district magistrate of General Baron of Berlichingen at Rossbach. Parents of Johannes Horst: Michael Horst, citizen and sailor in Heidelberg, after 1727.
6. Johann Christoph, * Heidelberg 22.2.1713, - see III b -

IIIa:
Lieberich Johann Jakob (I.), citizen and merchant in Mannheim 1725-1755, coffee house owner there; installed in 1742 in Mannheim an Electorial priviledged production site for tobacco pipes (dutch clay pipes); lateron (1766) he was merchant in London, * Heidelberg 16.9.1700, London (?) after 1766,
oo Gommersheim 24.10.1724
Jäger Constantia Friderika, after 1734, daughter of magister Jakob Friedrich Jaeger, * Calw 1655, student in Tübingen, parson in Altensteig (Württemberg), 1698-1726 parson in Rodt and Rietburg.

Children (born in Mannheim):
1. Johann Friedrich (II.), * 30.9.1725, Mannheim 13.5.1755 as single and merchant
2. Henrich Jakob (II.), * 2.4.1727, Babenhausen (Hesse) 11.11.1805, secretary of Degenfeld-Schomburg counts in Frankfurt, town-clerk in Babenhausen since about 1755, there also town-mayor since 16.7.1800 1755, there also town-mayor since 16.7.1800
oo in Frankfurt 16.12.1766 (date of publication, the marriage was in a different place) Susanna W i l l , * Frankfurt 15.1.1741, Babenhausen 2.4.1790, daughter of Valentin (also Johann Martin) Will, butcher in Frankfurt, and Anna Katharina Ochs.
3. Maria Friederika, * 1.4.1729, Mannheim 9.10.1732
4. Johanna Maria, * 29.6.1731
5. Susanna Katharina, * 16.1.1733, Mannheim 24.9.1742
6. Ludwig Ferdinand, * 26.8.1735, Mannheim 14.9.1736
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III b.
Lieberich Johann Christoph, citizen and master tin-smith (bottlemaker) in Grünstadt 1744-1780. Settled in Grünstadt upon demand of the count of Leiningen-Westerburg; the latter asked from the Palatinate Elector the service of Johann Christoph as a replace for the only tinsmith of Grünstadt, who had passed away. He also functioned as a courier to Mannheim fort the count. On 7.2.1750 he bought in Grünstadt the house at Main Street 94 (built in 1741), close to the Leiningen fountain, (Pl.Nr. 394, formerly Altgasse 33;until 1842 the house remained in the property of the family). Owner of the seal of 9.5.1753. * Heidelberg 22.2.1713, Grünstadt/Palatinate 15.10.1780
oo Grünstadt 22.9.1744 (the marriage took place in his cousin's house, i.e. in the house of the Leiningen main land-mayor Jakob Wilhelm Herder [1680-1760]), Heyler Regina Dorothea, * Braubach/Rhein 15.11.1713, Grünstadt 1793 (Stadtarchiv Grünstadt: 5. Beedbuch Bl. 259). Parents: Philipp Jakob Heyler, * St. Goar (1679), Braunbach/Rhein 24.12.1739, citizen and tanner in Braubach (presumably he is a brother of Johann Heinrich Heyler, [ 1757], Palatinate secretary in Kaiserslautern), oo Braubach 16.5.1702 Margaretha Elisabeth Plinil , * St. Goar (17.2.1678), Braubach 22.2.1759.

Children (born in Grünstadt):
1. Regina Wilhelmina, * 14.6.1747, Grünstadt 21.6.1747
2. Johann Jakob Wilhelm (I.), * 22.5.1752, - see IV -

IV.
Lieberich Johann Jakob Wilhelm (I.), citizen and master tinsmith (bottle maker) in Grünstadt 1781-1830. Lived in the house inherited from his parents at Main Street 94, * 22.5.1752, Grünstadt 29.6.1830,
oo I. Monsheim 13.9.1781
Riesemann Maria Magdalena, * Monsheim 16.3.1762, Grünstadt 16.8.1783 (publicity act of 20.10.1818, Landesarchiv Speyer, St. A. Bel. Frankenth. Nr. 288 Beleg Nr. 5), Parents: Ludwig Riesemann of Monsheim and Anna Magdalena,
oo II. Marienthal/Donnersberg 29.6.1784
Pfleger Philippine Elisabeth, * Marienthal 27.11.1757, Grünstadt 28.12.1839. Parents: Johann Wilhelm Pfleger, * Heimkirchen near Niederkirchen/Palatinate 19.2.1727, Marienthal 28.12.1790 (funeral text: Johannis XVII 24), village mayor of the counts Kolb of Wartenberg and shoemaker in Marienthal, oo Marienthal 4.2.1749 Maria Margaretha M e t z, * Marienthal 16.7.1722, Marienthal 3.7.1790 (funeral text: Psalms of Solomon V 16 and 17).

Children (born in Grünstadt):
1. Johanna Luisa, * 31.8.1782, Frankenthal 9.2.1859, oo I. Grünstadt 16.12.1804 Philipp Leonhard Fischer , * Frankenthal 19.4.1776, Frankenthal 21.12.1813, citizen and master tinsmith in Frankenthal (section II house nr. 23); oo II. Frankenthal 24.10.1820 Johann Gottlieb Hammer, * Leipzig (Thomas parish) 8.8.1784, Frankenthal 28.8.1833, master tinsmith in Frankenthal; parents: Johann Gottlieb Hammer,, * (1762), Leipzig 7.3.1809, street-lamp keeper and craftsman in Leipzig, and Maria Elisabetha Wessner, after 1818.
2. Heinrich Theodor, * 24.5.1785, before 1841, no children
3. Johann Wilhelm (II.), * 1.4.1788, - see V a -
4. Sophia Christina, * 14.9.1790, Grünstadt 19.11.1861, oo Grünstadt 22.4.1815 Johannes Ziemer, * Grünstadt 10.11.1787, Grünstadt 4.9.1861, leather merchant. Parents: Johannes Ziemer, shoemaker in Grünstadt, and Katharina Krauss.
5. Johann Andreas (II.), * 19.12.1792, coppersmith in Grünstadt. Becomes via draft on 8.3.1812 member of the Imperial French 8 th Principal Bataillon Train (description of his appearance: brown hair and eyebrows; eyes blue; nose: big; chin: round; mouth: middle; face: oval. LaA Speyer, Dep. Donn. I Nr. 915, there also Gen. Gouv. Mittelrhein Nr. 371). He does return from the Russian military campaign in winter 1812/1813.
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6. Johann Heinrich Ludwig (I.), * 1795, Neustadt/Haardt 19.9.1842, secretary in Grünstadt (1814), notary's office secretary (with notary Moré ?) in Grünstadt (1818), finally court usher in Neustadt/Haardt (1841). (LaA Speyer: Gen.Gouv. Mittelrhein Nr. 37/L; there also LaA Bel. Frankenth. Nr. 288 Jahr 1820 Nr. 30).
7. Johann Christian (II.), * 14.6.1798, - see V b -
8. Philippina Charlotta (also Wilhelmina Philippina), * 20.11.1800, 16.4.1805.
9. Karl (I.), * 25.8.1803, after 1841; tinsmith. Emigrates 1832 to the US (Boston).

V a.
Lieberich Johann Wilhelm (I.), master tinsmith in Grünstadt. On 17.11.1833 he bought the house at Main Street nr. 111 (Pl. Nr. 213, earlier Altgasse 227; LaA Speyer: Liquidationsprotokoll Grünstadt S. 1118), where he was to live in the future; * Grünstadt 1.4.1788, there 11.5.1854,
oo Grünstadt 22.5.1823
Riedel Friederika Christiane, * Grünstadt 16.10.1801, there 6.1.1893. Parents: Valentin Riedel, * Grünstadt, bookbinder there, and Katharina Limburg from Worms.

Children (born in Grünstadt):
1. Katharina, * 7.4.1824, 12.6.1826
2. Jakob Wilhelm (III.), * 16.6.1826, - see VI a -
3. Maria Katharina, * 21.12.1827, New York (USA) 1868, oo 1851 … K e s s l e r, joiner in New York.
4. Andreas (III.), * 22.10.1830, 3.10.1831.
5. Maria Sophia, * 7.12.1832, 17.12.1898, oo Grünstadt 29.12.1853 Friedrich Jost, * Grünstadt 15.3.1826, cooper and brewer in Grünstadt (brewery Jost). Parents: Johann Andreas Jost, cooper and innkeeper in Grünstadt, * 1793, and Henriette Dienst.
6. Friedrich Christian (III.), * 11.3.1835, - see VI b -
7. Valentin (II.), * 27.2.1837, Frankenthal 10.10.1927, High School teacher in Frankenthal, oo there 15.12.1869 Anna Philippina Leibfried, * Frankenthal 2.8.1834, there 18.6.1899, parents: Christian Leibfried, teacher in Frankenthal, (* 1803), and Elisabeth Zängerle (* 1807).
8. Johann Ludwig (II.), * 20.12.1840, - see VI c -

V b.
Lieberich Johann Christian (II.), master tinsmith in Grünstadt.
Description of his appearance (see his travel book): height: 5 feet 8; hair: blond; forehead: low; eyebrows: blond; eyes: blue; nose: big; beard: blond (week); face: oval; teint: fresh; characteristics: scar on forehead. In 1822-1830 he travelled through all of Germany and Switzerland); in 1842 he obtained, as a portion of inheritage, the parents house (Pl. Nr. 394, Main Street nr. 94), which he sold on 5.7.1842 for 1350 florins. Instead he bought on 25.5.1842 the house on Altgasse nr. 231 (Pl. Nr. 209, later Main Street 119, the van Recum house, destroyed completely in 1945 during World War II), which he permanently lived in.
* Grünstadt 14.6.1798, 15.3.1879,
oo there on 11.2.1835
Lutz Friederike, * Grünstadt 6.7.1810, there on 17.4.1887. Parents: Johann Heinrich Lutz, master shoemaker, * there 1.4.1777, there 4.3.1854 (lived in the house at Jakobs Street (at the "dead Way") Nr. 4 (Pl. Nr. 433, now Jakobs Street 12-14), oo Ungstein 19.11.1799 Anna Maria Bär, * Unstein 6.4.1777, Grünstadt 17.4.1849.
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Children (born in Grünstadt):
1. Heinrich Johann (II.), 9.2.1836, 8.3.1837.
2. Johannes (III.), 5.2.1837
3. Heinrich Julius Bernhard, * 5.8.1838, 19.1.1848
4. Heinrich (I.), * 12.1.1841
5. Anna Maria called Hannchen (Johanna), * 16.1.1843, after 1934, oo Grünstadt 5.11.1868 Georg Schott, master dyer in Grünstadt, * Mutterstadt 4.12.1840, Klingenmünster. Parents: Georg Karl Franz Schott, master dyer in Mutterstadt (* 1813), and Monika Pfeiffer. Children Schott-Lieberich: 1 son, 1 daughter.
6. Louise, * 9.4.1845, Landau/Palatinate 27.12.1886, oo Grünstadt 16.10.1873 Oskar Heist, tinsmith in Landau, * there 10.4.1848, there 1920 (?). Parents: Emanuel Heist, auditorial actuary in Landau, later tax usher in Grünstadt (* Blieskastel 1808, Grünstadt 19.12.1871), and Katharina Dorothea B e y e r l e (* Strassburg 1815, Grünstadt 6.3.1873). Daughter Heist-Lieberich: Marie, married to … Seibold.
7. Jakob (III.), * 11.3.1847, Grünstadt 19.3.1847
8. Georg Jakob (IV.), * 29.4.1850, Grünstadt 26.4.1892, tinsmith there.
9. Anna Maria, * 14.8.1854, Alsenz 1931, oo Benjamin Gotthilf Lichtenberger, garden owner in Alsenz, * Hochstätten 14.6.1856, Alsenz ( 3 sons, 2 daughters). Parents: Friedrich Ludwig Lichtenburger (Lichtenburger or Lichtenberger? The son's spelling is Lichtenberger) , * Zweibrücken 6.10.1817, Altenbanberg 21.11.1899, reformed parson in Gundersweiler (1848), Hochstätten (1850-1856), Altenbamberg (1858-1864, retired), oo Wesel 30.1.1846 Marie Elisabeth Berta von Pustkuchen-Glanzow (* Lieme 16.6.1822), see Zeitschrift f. pfälz. Fam. U. Wapp.kde 2 (1953, Beil. Pfälz. Genealogie Folge 5 (Lichtenberger, with an "e").

VI. Heraldic figure and seal

A) Johann Liebrich von Krüftelbach (Kröffelbach near Wetzlar), 1572, imperial notary, secretary of the Solms counts in Braunfels: imperial heraldry with feudal law, dated Augsburg 18.1.1548; the "previous common seal" is confirmed (source: Bundeskanzleramt Wien, Gratialregistratur; printed by Siebmacher V [bürgerliche Wappen]).
Heraldic figure: a golden chevron on blue field, accompanied by one golden lily each from above, below a golden horse-shoe (calkins upside); helmet top: blue-gold; helmet ornament: the god Amor with bow and blindfolded eyes, growing out of a blue-golden winded pad.
Note: blue and gold are the heraldic colors of the counts of Solms; however, see also the coat-of-arms of the town of Goarshausen: divided, on top the lion of the counts of Katzenellenbogen, below a golden chevron between three golden lilies on blue ground.



B) Magister Johann Lieberich (from Wetzlar), Lutheran parson in Garbenheim near Wetzlar (1583-1591):
Heraldic seal (reprint of 1596): escutcheon: a heart, in the upper corners with one star each. (Source: St. A. Wiesbaden, RKG-Akt: inheritage trial of the trustees of Valentin Lieberich against Sara, widow of Balthasar Lieberich from Wetzlar).
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C) Johann Valentin (Vältin) Lieberich, citizen and girdle maker in Heidelberg. Seal (reprint of 1673), content: girdler tools. (Source: Gen. LA Karlsruhe, Kurpf. 77/6285).

D) Bernhard Lieberich, Palatinate casher in Heidelberg (1677/78): Heraldic seal (several reprints from 1678): heraldic figure: chevron with two radishes above and one foliated radish below; helmet ornament: radish. (Source: Gen. LA Karlsruhe, Stadt Heidelberg Akt 1654).

E) Johann Christoph Lieberich (1713-1780), citizen and bottle maker in Grünstadt. Seal (reprint of 1753): on carpeted ground a lion stalking to the right, holding a can in his fore-part claws. (Source: LA Speyer, Luther. Konsistorialakten 144). Compare the coat-of-arms of the town of Heidelberg (on three green hills a golden stalking lion on black background (see the heraldic figure from the internet )



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Corrections and supplements provided by Heinz Lieberich in a later issue



page 104: The note "since 1608 he functions as district magistrate in Hungern" refers to M. Johann Heyl

page 106: Note (2) refers to "Preliminary remarks as to the origin", first paragraph.

Page 107: Note (2), additional remarks: The death registers are available since 1631; since they do not contain more details, emigration seems more likely, e.g. in context with the religious zeal of count Wilhelm V. of Hessen-Kassel, to whom king Gustav Adolf donated the monastery of Fulda. He had to leave the monastery after having not accepted the peace treaty of Prag (1635). After settling a subsidiary pact with France (1636) he was banned by the Emperor, and died upon retiring from Friesland. His daughter Charlotte (1627-1686) married the Palatinate Elector Karl Ludwig in 1650.

Page 107: Note (5): this note refers to page 181 (IIa.). The name-giving village of Kammerzell near Fulda is located directly in the neighbourhood of Horas.

Page 184: Family tree Heidelberg V. Generation: as to the future of the sons (generation VI) there should be added:
VI a (= V a2): Jacob Wilhelm (III.), * 16.6.1828, Grünstadt 28.4.1872, tinsmith in Grünstadt; after a five years stay in the United States he took over his father's business in 1855, and in 1867/68 also his parent's house (Main Street nr. 111), oo Grünstadt 13.12.1855 Elisabeth Thomann, * Grünstadt 17.1.1836, München 3.10.1893, parents: Johann Michael Thomann, joiner in Grünstadt, and Katharina Lutz. The couple had nine children, among them Wilhelm (1856-1945), president of the railway direction in Ludwigshafen, and Heinrich (1864-1941), Dr. phil. Privy assistant master, headmaster of a secondary school in Neustadt(Haardt.

VI b (= Va6): Friedrich Christian (III.), * Grünstadt 11.3.1835, there 8.3.1897, tin smith in Grünstadt, oo Eisenberg Charlotte Wilhelmine Eller, * Eisenberg 15.11.1842, there 2.12.1881, parents: Wilhelm Eller, teacher in Eisenberg, and Charlotte Jost; the couple had six children.

VI c (= Va8): Johann Ludwig (II.), * Grünstadt 20.12.1840, there 15.2.1907, pastry-cook and assistant in Grünstadt, oo Frankenthal 6.2.1868 Margaretha Blankenhorn, * Frankenthal 19.3.1842, Grünstadt 9.6.1911, parents: Ludwig Blankenhorn, baker in Frankenthal, and Magdalena Biedert.

VI a (= Vb2): Johannes (III.), * Grünstadt 5.2.1837, Altenbamberg 17.2.1891, student of theology in Erlangen-Utrecht (1855-1859), curate in Göcklingen 1866, reformed parson in Grosssteinhausen-Otterberg-Altenbamberg 1866 following, oo St. Johann near Albersweiler 22.5.1866 Sophie Hilgard, * St. Johann 19.4.1840, Klingenmünster 15.10.1903, parents: Otto Hilgard, farm owner on St. Johann castle, and Philippine Herf.

VI e (= Vb4): Heinrich (I.), *Grünstadt 12.1.1841, there 29.1.1922, tinsmith in Paris, later also in Grünstadt, oo Oggersheim 15.10.1874 Charlotte Magenheimer, * Oggersheim 8.8.1851, Grünstadt 22.8.1924, parents: Friedrich Magenheimer,baker in Oggersheim, and Barbara König.

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