To move around my web site, click on one of the destinations above, such as "Welcome." When you are done with the text in that destination, click on a line that says "Go to top" then click on another destination.
To search for your person in my records, use two files to attempt to match your person to one of the people already in my database. In the first file (list 1) the people in the file are traced back to to Matern Reblogel; these people are a linked group of his descendents. If your person is not found in list 1, then try to match your person to one of the people in the second file (list 2), which is an unlinked group of people, in which the ancestry of the persons cannot be traced back to Matern Reblogel. If your person is not found in either case, he or she should be added to the unlinked group (list 2) for further study and research.
Choose the group to be searched:
List 1. To Use linked people from my records, click here. Before you click the first time, read the following example of searching for a name, using the name Arthur Meadville Replogle:
The data in this file reflects the known descendents of Matern Reblogel.
There is a box marked "Enter surname or surname, given." Click in the box to position the cursor.
Now, here you have two options.
The first option is to type in only a surname; for example, if you type in the surname Replogle you will then be given a screen with the surname REPLOGLE underlined; if you click on that, you will get a list of all the people in my data base file with the surname Replogle, in alphabetical order by given name (if, after clicking on the page down key, the list fills more than one page, click on the words "next page" which are underlined). But there are some entries in the file with persons surnamed Replogle for which no given name was entered; the given name is blank because the given name was unknown or because it refers to a record for a women's married name. So you will get a screen with only the surname Replogle listed on many lines. Click on the words "Next page" (underlined.) Repeat this until you get a screen showing given names.
The other option is to type in what they call "surname, given." This means to type in the surname Replogle followed by a comma and space, followed by a given name (or given name and middle name or initial) or followed by the word "Living" as a first name for living persons or a person considered to be living by the logic in the program.
Example: Replogle, Arthur Meadville, who is not living.
Example: Replogle, Living, for living persons.
After clicking on the list button and pressing your page down key, you will get a screen showing Replogles starting with the given name you typed, except if you used "Living" as a given name you will see five or six screens full of the same name: Replogle, Living. This second option will be used in the example which continues below.
Type a name into the box, such as: Replogle, Arthur Meadville (Use the comma, but no period at the end).
Click on the List button.
The same screen will display again.
Press the Page Down key. Now you should see the name, Replogle, Arthur Meadville, underlined, in the first line of a list of names.
Click on the name. That should give you a screen with "ID: I4864" in the first line. The number, 4864, is the number assigned to Arthur Meadville Replogle by my computer program when I first entered his information.
Press the Page Down key. You should see a line, "Father: Charles Brumbaugh Replogle," underlined.
Click on that line. Now you should see a screen for Charles Brumbaugh Replogle, starting with a line, "ID: I3688." The number, 3688, was assigned for him.
Press the Page Down key. Now you should see the info for Charles Brumbaugh Replogle, as I have it in my computer. It shows the picture of a boy's head beside the name of Arthur Meadville Replogle. That means my records show that Arthur Meadville Replogle has children.
To go back another generation, and look at father of Charles Brumbaugh Replogle, click on the line "Father: Rinehart Long Replogle," meaning the father of Charles Brumbaugh Replogle. Continue going back more generations until you are done.
When you are done with your search, click on the Back button located at the top left corner of the screen until you return to this page.
If you need to review this example while searching, click on your Back button until you return here, read this example again, then click on your Forward button until you return to the point where you left off searching.
Remember, if you get in trouble click on the Back button (located at the top left corner of your screen) and continue pressing it until you return to this screen.
List 2. To use unlinked people from my records:
If you have a name of a person you know to be a descendent of the Replogle-Reprogle family, but is not found when during a search of known descendents (list 1), then you should click here to try list 2.
List 2 is a list of names is in alphabetic sequence by last name, first name. Scroll down and compare the names to the name you want.
If the Replogle-Reprogle name you want is not listed (in list 2), and it is also not listed as a known linked descendent of the family (list 1), contact me (by posting a message in my guestbook) and I will add the person and his/her available information as an unlinked descendent (list 2).
Unlinked (list 2) people need to be connected to the family tree of known descendents (list 1). If you find the connection of the person to the family tree of known descendents (list 1), contact me (by posting a message in my guestbook) and I will put the person into the linked group of people (list 1).
My name is Paul H. Replogle. The following shows my Replogle ancestors, going backward from myself, and using postal abbreviations for states. If you forget a postal abbreviation you can click here for the USPS web site (then take the link for Zip code lookup and address information). The movement or migration from one place to another is shown by the ">" character. The surname Replogle, or Reblogel for the ones born in Alsace, is omitted:
Paul Hudson (MI) / Charles Henry (MI) / Charles Hudson (MI) / Henry (OH > MI) / John, Sr. (MD > OH > MI) / John Henry (MD > OH) / John Philip (PA > MD >PA >DC) / Johann Reinhard (Bas-Rhin district, France, formerly Alsace province> PA > MD > PA) / Philip (Alsace) / Andreas (Alsace) / Hans (Alsace) / Anstatt (Alsace) / Hans (Alsace) / Matern (? > Alsace).
That covers about 400 years, roughly 1600 to 2000, and 14 generations, for an average of about 28 years per generation.
The Reblogel-Replogle-Reprogle family tree.
Family tree information from a GEDCOM file was uploaded to the RootsWeb web site and is available online; you can access it from this web site. In the "Hello" section there is a line saying "To search for a name using data from my records, click here." Read the example, then click on the words "click here." Then, in the space provided for a name, type this:
Then follow the directions you were previously given in the example. When you get a screen with "ID:I20510" in the first line, you are at the beginning of the family tree, which is Matern Reblogel. Now click on the underlined word "Descendancy." That will give you an outline of the family tree, from Matern Reblogel on down through his descendants. From there, find the name of the person in the tree you want, and click on it. You will notice that only 10 generations are shown on any one screen. For instance, my line will show this on the first screen (press the page down key to see them all):
(14) 1 Mattern
(13) 2 Hans
(12) 3 Anstatt
(11) 4 Hans
(10) 5 Andreas
(9) 6 Philip
(8) 7 Johann Reinhard
(7) 8 John Philip
(6) 9 John Henry
(5) 10 John Sr.
To view the rest of my line, you then have to click on "10 John Sr." You will get a screen with "ID:1245" in the first line. Then click on the underlined word "Descendancy." You will now be able to view another group of up to 10 generations:
(5) 1 John Sr.
(4) 2 Henry
(3) 3 Charles Hudson
(2) 4 Charles Henry
(1) 5 Paul Hudson (Me. This is the end of my line in the family tree, excluding my sons and my granddaughter.)
The relationships of each of the persons in my line is as follows:
The father of Mattern (14) is unknown;
The first Hans (13) is the son of Mattern (14);
Anstatt (12) is the son of the first Hans (13);
The second Hans (11) is the son of Anstatt (12);
Andreas (10) is the son of of the second Hans (11);
etc., down the line.
To view the brothers and sisters (siblings) of a person in my line, you would click on the person's father, as follows:
You can't see the siblings of Mattern (14) because the name of his father is unknown;
to see siblings, if any, of the first Hans (13), click on his father, Mattern (14);
to see siblings, if any, of Anstatt, (12), click on his father, the first Hans (13);
to see siblings, if any, of the second Hans (11), click on his father, Anstatt (12);
to see siblings, if any, of Andreas (10), click on his father, the second Hans (11);
etc., down the line.
My genealogy project.
A data base is very important in working on genealogy. In my case, it is a collection of computer files on my home computer maintained by the TMG computer program. Other people may simply use some papers and forms as a data base. In genealogy, a data base is used to create reports, books, GEDCOMs and answer questions about family history. The information in such a data base comes from correspondence, talking to family members, visits with elderly relatives, visits to libraries, and other means. Work on a data base will hopefully result in satisfying the wants of the intended audiance, which in my case is the family of Matern Reblogel, defined loosely as "my cousins." I have a very large audiance because the Reblogel offspring have multiplied geometrically since my designated starting point of the 1500s. In the beginning I was given assistance in learning about the Replogle family by Maysel Pearl (Replogle) Estes, Rev. John F. Replogle SJ, Rev. Jacob F. Replogle and others. In the several years from 1979 leading up to the publication of a book in 1984, much of the work in gathering this information was contributed by Edith Madeline (Replogle) Raymond of Pullman, Washington, whose father was Albert Barton Replogle, and Mabelle Ellen (Chamberlain) Newman, of Lakewood, Colorado, whose great-grandmother was Esther Replogle. I have gathered additional information from family members since 1984.
I am concerned here with the history of the descendents of a particular person, named Matern Reblogel. He was finally identified through his surname. Replogle is a strange name and, unfortunately, unpronounceable by most people. I pronounce the name Replogle “Rep (rhymes with pep) - Low (rhymes with blow or show) - Gull (the sea bird),” with the accent on the first syllable. A variation of the name is Reprogle. I have found that people with both versions of the name descend from the same Reblogel ancestors.
The surname Reblogel.
When did the surname Reblogel originate? According to an article in the New Yorker magazine, "In England, most people chose surnames between 1250 and 1400." In a report to me from the Immigrant Genealogical Society is the following: "Hans Bahlow's book about German surnames has an exhaustive introduction describing the beginning of use of surnames. There is now an English translation of his work that is very easy to read. It is my impression that the use of surnames was not at all common until at least 1400. Nobility often were identified by the name of the castle and its surrounding town where they lived, but that is not strictly a surname, at least until much later."
Where did the surname Reblogel originate? The family surname was spelled "Reblogel" in Alsace church books from circa 1590. Among the letters in my file, a few people have written about the meaning of the surname Reblogel.
German naming conventions.
You may want to learn about German naming conventions. This is applicable to the Replogle ancestor named John Rinehart Replogle (also called Rinehart Replogle, Sr.), his son John Philip Replogle, his grandson John Henry Replogle, and other Replogle ancestors as well.
My home page contains many links to other, subordinate, pages. You get to these pages by clicking on the link (underlined word or words). Once you click on a link and reach the linked page, you need a way to return to this home page. Some pages have a link at the bottom of the page to get back here; if not, you can get back by clicking on the "back" button at the top left of your browser.
There may be errors in some of the material presented here. Not all of it is supported by identification of primary source documents, such as birth, marriage or death certificates or family bible pages. Much of it came from secondary sources, such as family legends or family records. Such material is still useful. It may prompt a task to prove or disprove such material.
Because primary sources may not have been available in letters or e-mail messages coming to me, some of the material presented here should be considered not useful in applications to patriotic organizations, such as D.A.R. or S.A.R., without further research on the part of the visitor to this web page who may be considering making such applications.
In some cases, I have given alternate dates and/or places where there is conflicting data, such as "born 1837 or 1839." The numbers seven and nine are prone to be confused in old handwriting, or the dates may have come from two different persons who have drawn different conclusions.
The meaning of some terms used in this web page are defined as follows:
"TMG ID." A number specified in the TMG program to identify a person, assigned sequentially.
"1984 book ID." An identifier used in the 1984 book which is also used in TMG as the reference field in the person view. It is similar to the Dewey decimal system numbering scheme used in public libraries.
"Ref." Page numbers of copies of source documents contained in my 3-ring binders at my home. The term "Ref" was used to avoid confusion with book or magazine page numbers.
"RN." Record number, as was used in the genealogy program Family Roots I used before converting to The Master Genealogist genealogy program. RN is comparable to TMG ID.
I was the co-author of a book, "Replogle - Reprogle Genealogy", which was published in 1984. It is now out of print, but I prepare an updated online version of it using my data base and genealogy program. The online version provides the same type of information as a book. When you looked up your name, at the beginning of this web page, you were using this online version. The online version of the genealogy can be thought of as in the shape of a Christmas tree, with Matern Reblogel at the top and his descendents spread out below, like sets of branches growing larger as you go down, each set of branches being a succeeding generation following the generation above. This online version of the Replogle-Reprogle genealogy is based on data in GEDCOM format.
Preparing GEDCOM data.
Although documenting the facts of family history can be done using simply paper and pencil -- the way I did it for years when I first started -- it is much easier to do it using a personal computer.
I update and maintain a set of genealogy files on my home computer, using the program TMGW for the data and image files and the program Arachnophilia for the HTML files. TMG or TMGW is an acronym for The Master Genealogist for Windows, which is a widely used genealogy computer program available to home computer users. For information about TMG, go to the home page for Wholly Genes Software. Arachnophilia is available on the internet as free software.
I prepared a GEDCOM file from my computer data base, using the program TMGW. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It was developed by the Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) to standardize the transfer of genealogical data between researchers. You can learn about the LDS by going to the LDS home page and taking the genealogy link or by using their search page.
I then uploaded my GEDCOM file from my home computer to the RootsWeb home page which resides on a computer provided by Rootsweb, using a program provided by RootsWeb.
I also uploaded HTML program code covering my home page, which you are now viewing, from my home computer to the RootsWeb home page, using a program named WS_FTP. The program WS_FTP is a standard communications program available on the internet. FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. For information about the program WS_FTP95 LE, go to a source of completely free software, and follow the links to internet programs, Windows 95.
Rootsweb has a server computer linked to the World Wide Web and provides disk space for home pages such as mine. They can be reached at the home page for Rootsweb.
Using GEDCOM data.
My GEDCOM file, which covers descendents of Matern Reblogel, has been uploaded to the RootsWeb server computer, and is now part of the RootsWeb GenConnect global data base. You can search for information about some of your ancestors and learn about them if they have been included in my records. To view data from my GEDCOM file, click on GEDCOM data from the data base or go to the search for a name section at the beginning of this web page, which includes an example of this kind of search.
When you find the person you want, while viewing the person make a note of the REFN number(s) listed for the person. This will help you later if you want to search the source file for that person's sources. The person may have two REFN numbers. The first is the "TMG ID" used in the TMGW program, such as REFN 12345. The second is the "1984 book ID" first used in the 1984 book Replogle-Reprogle Genealogy such as REFN 123:456.
For some people in the GEDCOM file there is a "note" line containing the word "Ref" and a number or series of numbers. These "Ref" numbers refers to page numbers in my collection of papers, which are mostly correspondence, copies of source documents, etc., filed in 3-ring binders at my home. These numbers go from 1 to whatever is the last page number currently assigned. There are gaps in the numbers where I have discarded papers.
If your surname is Replogle or Reprogle, or a descendent of a person with the surname Replogle or Reprogle, there is a good chance you have found your name while viewing in the above manner. If not, it is probably because I do not have information on you and your connection to Matern Reblogle, so it is not available on my data base. If you would like to send me information concerning your linage down from Matern Reblogel, contact me and I will update my records.
In the "Hello" section you read at the beginning of this web page, you typed in a name of a person not living and brought up the record for the person from the data base, showing the father's name of the person; from there you could go back many generations to Matern Reblogel (if the person was one of his descendents and I had the person in my data base). In the person's record you might have seen something like this:
Title: Replogle (Traxler), Ruth,
Recipient: Replogle, Paul H.,
Author Address: St. Joseph, MI
Abbrev: 00001-00003 Ruth Replogle
Author: Replogle (Traxler), Ruth
Publication: 30 Oct 1961
Repository Name: File
Title: Replogle (Traxler), Ruth, is the title of the source. In this example, the source was a letter written by my aunt, Ruth Replogle. Her married name was Traxler.
Recipient: Replogle, Paul H., is the name of the person who received the letter. In this example it is myself.
Author Address: St. Joseph, MI. Address of my aunt.
Abbrev: 00001-00003 Ruth Replogle, is a short description of the source. In this example, the source is three pages long, located in Ref 1 through Ref 3 of the documents filed in my 3-ring binders. I use the term "Ref" to indicate these page numbers.
Author: Replogle (Traxler), Ruth. The author of the letter (or book, MS, etc.).
Publication: 30 Oct 1961. The date of the letter (or book, MS, etc.).
Note: 00001-00003. A note used in other screens or reports.
Repository Name: File. The location of the original source document (or book, MS, etc.), such as National Archives, LDS library, etc. In this example it is "File," meaning the letter is located in my file of 3-ring binders. For other names, this may be displayed as "Paul Hudson/Replogle/," meaning I am the person holding the original document.
Lines such as these give you information about how I obtained data about you. To go back to the Hello section and check for similar lines in the screens displayed when you search for a name, click here.
Some sources have been entered into my data base, using data from paper documents stored in my 3-ring binders, such as letters and e-mail messages. As sources were entered into the data base, the TMG program assigns a sequential source number to each source.
The source documents used to compile the Replogle-Reprogle Genealogy are stored in 39 3-ring binders of mostly 3" thickness. Documents in 3-ring binders number 1 through 13 have been scanned so far (as of Jan. 2004) and their images stored on compact discs (CDs). These stored images represent source documents with Ref numbers 1 through 6369 (some pages have been discarded). Currently the last Ref number assigned is greater than 17570.
Source documents are identified by TMG source number in upper left side of document, and Ref number in upper right side of document.
Names in source documents may be annotated with up to three different ID numbers identifying names of descendents: these are the numbers assigned for the 1964, 1974, and 1984 versions of the Replogle-Reprogle Genealogy (as time went on, I learned more about the family, requiring modifications to the previous numbering scheme). This may cause confusion. To view a comparison of these ID numbers, click here.
More information about these CDs is contained in the "CDs" section in this home page. To go to the CD section click here.
Sources are cited to the appropriate people in the database based on the ID numbers of the people. Thus, the source document is connected to each person mentioned in it. An example of a citation is as follows:
(1) - TMG Source number.
00001-00003 - Page numbers for this source document.
Ruth Replogle - Author of source document.
p00001 - Page number (Ref no) containing name of person.
30 Oct 61 - Date of source document.
Charles Henry Replogle - name of person mentioned in source document.
2348 - His TMG ID number.
112:411:314 - ID number in 1984 book and Reference number in TMG.
Reblogel is a Alsacian name and the first records of the family, in a church book, are written in German, one of the languages used in Switzerland. Yet the first fully identified Reblogel ancestor was discovered in the 1980s in Bas-Rhin district, France, formerly Alsace province. This might seem curious and provoke an interest in the historical background. A few events set the stage:
1337-1453 - The Hundred Years War between France and England.
1444 - A French army appeared in Lorraine and Alsace and demanded submission of Metz and Strasburg.
1469 - Upper Alsace was sold for money by Duke Sigismund of Habsburg to Charles of Burgundy.
1523 - Inhabitants of Alsace accepted Protestantism.
(ca. 1572-1617 - Matern Reblogel lived at Soultz Sous Forets, in Alsace.)
(ca. 1628 - Jacob Reblogel lived at Hermersweiler, in Alsace.)
There are indications that the Replogle-Reprogle family lived in Switzerland:
(1.)Individual records and a group record in the Ancestral File, were found at the LDS (the Mormons) web site, http://www.familysearch.org, using last name of Reblogel and country of Switzerland, for search. The result was as follows:
"You searched for: Jacob Reblogel, Switzerland
Exact Spelling: Off
Ancestral File - 1
1. Jacob Replogle - Ancestral File
Gender: M Marriage: 1 Nov 1681 Stadel, Zurich, Swit."
"Individual Record, Family Search Ancestral File.
Jacob Replogle (AFN: RDLR-MW)
Birth: Abt 1733
, , S.c.
Spouse: Judith (AFN: RDLR-N3)."
"Family Group Record
Jacob Replogle (AFN:RDLR-MW)
Born: Abt 1733 Place: , , S.c.
Born: Abt 1737 Place: , , S.c."
Note: The phrase "S.c." in the above entries may mean "South Carolina." A person named Jacob Replogle lived in South Carolina.
(2.)According to South Carolina records:
Jacob Replogle married Judith Burkmeyer, daughter of Daniel Burkmeyer and Margaret __. He (Jacob Replogle) married the widow of Jacob Lang / Long. (Source: Elizabeth S. Pitts, 20 Aug 2002.) Jacob Replogle died circa 1796 at Newberry Co., SC. He died between 28 Nov 1795 and 28 Feb 1796.
"Jakob Lang / Long was b. in Ober-Raat, bap. Sadel Parish, Zurich (Canton), Switzerland, 1 Dec. 1737." He was married before coming to SC to Judith ___. "He arrived in Charleston, SC, on 7 Dec 1752, via Rotterdam on board the Caledonia... settled in the Crim's Creek area of the upper Dutch Fork, Newberry District in 1752..."
(3.)Swiss Surname Directory.
The name, Reblogel, is listed in the index to the "Swiss Surname Directory (SSD)." But both the name of the author of the entry into the SSD, and the original supporting basis of the entry, are unknown at this time. You can see the mention of the name, Reblogel, by following these steps:
1. Go to the desktop on your computer, and click on the Internet Explorer icon.
2. Erase the URL currently in the "address" window near the top of the desktop screen, by using your backspace or delete keys.
3. Type the URL address for "Swiss Genealogy on the Internet," which is http://www.eye.ch/swissgen/ then press your Enter key.
4. You should get a screen with a heading of "Swiss Genealogy on the Internet."
5. Scroll down the screen, then click on the line marked "Full text search."
6. Get "Full text search" screen.
7. Type "Reblogel" in search area, then click "Search."
8. Get "Results from this site: 1 - 1 of 1 total results for Reblogel."
9. Click on "Swiss Gen on Internet: Swiss Surname Directory (Index)."
10. Get "Swiss Surname Directory (SSD)."
11. Scroll down to list of names displayed in alphabetical order, then scroll down to line showing the name Reblogel. The name is easier to read if you print the entire screen, then search the printed copy of the screen for the name. The name is thus from an index only, and the actual source of it is so far unknown. Hopefully the swissgen web site will be expanded sometime in the future, to give more detailed information.
I asked the compiler of the SSD, Wolf Seelentag, for the source of the Reblogel entry in SSD. He replied: "Unfortunately even I don't have access to the data base right now.. I have checked Reblogel in Familiennamenbuch http://swiss.genealogy.net/famnam-m.htm and didn't find it mentioned (neither 1935 nor 1962)." He suggests the original Swiss spelling of Reblogel might have been different. Neither Replogle nor Reblogel appear in the book "Zuercher Familiennamen." However, I found there are two entries for a surname spelled Rabaglio in the Swiss surnames CD titled "Swiss Surnames Prior to 1862 Based on Familiennamenbuch der Schweiz" , with the source being "Familien (1989)" for the two entries. The two entries are found in the Canton Ticino section of the CD (Ticino is an Italian-speaking canton), instead of in one of the German-speaking Swiss cantons, such as Canton Zurich. Could the name -- with the German spelling of Reblogel -- be spelled as Rabaglio, by an Italian scribe? It remains to be seen. If so, Wolf Seelentag would be entirely correct in suggesting a different Swiss spelling.
Following is from a letter dated Aug. 25 2004 from Erich Reto Iseli to Wolf Seelentag:
Hello Paul, Hello Wolf,
Sorry for letting you wait so long but finally here I am:
The data in the SSD is what Wolf thought to be: "not found". Here's the
Reblogel Familiennamenbuch 1989 Not found
Reblogel von Moos Not found
Sorry I couldn't be of any help.
(4.)Letter dated 29 October 1990 from Leona Betteridge to Madelon Raymond, Ref 6112.
Johann Reinhard Reblogel married Maria Barbara Koenig, daughter of Abraham Koenig III and Anna Maria Weymart. In a letter regarding records in the area of Hofen and Bischweiler: "My researcher kept looking for Koenig material from 1666 period to 1792. This (Weymart) family suddenly appears and just as quickly leaves. This is what he has to say: "The question comes to why can't we find information on the Abraham Koenig family, since it is stated several times that he was a citizen of Bischweiler and as such he should be found in the parish records, but he is not. Presently we come up with one answer. They originated from Switzerland... where they joined the Anabaptist movement. Because of persecution they left their homeland and moved into the area of lower Alsace to Bischweiler. As Mennonites or Anabaptists they could not have been registered in any of the existing parish records; hence we have no records of them. The marriages of the two sons and of their sister Anna Barbara are found in the Evangelical Parish records of Hunspach and Bischweiler, because they married spouses who belonged to Evangelical Lutheran Church." The Reblogel family were members of the Lutheran church, as we know from church records of Soultz Sous Forets. Since there was this marriage connectrion between a Reblogel and a Koenig, could this answer apply also to the Reblogel family?
(5.)In the St. Matthews Lutheran church records of Hanover, York Co., PA, Anna Maria Barbara Reblogel, dau. of Philipp Reblogel, married Jacob Shreyer. This provides another connection to a Switzerland background for the Reblogel family. An exchange of postings follows (notice that the locations of Hanover and Littlestown are exactly those of the Replogle family in this period):
Jacob Schreyer of York County, PA
Author: Paul Replogle Date: 13 Apr 2002 3:23 PM GMT
Surnames: Schreyer, Reblogel
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Jacob Schreyer married Anna Maria Barbara Reblogel in 1764 at Hanover, York Co., PA. Looking for more information about him and his connection with the Reblogel family. Was it purely based on location?
Re: Jacob Schreyer of York County, PA
Author: Gordon Seyffert Date: 5 Jul 2004 9:39 PM GMT
Surnames: Schreyer, Schreÿer, Schreier, Shrier, Shroyer, Reblogel
In Reply to: Jacob Schreyer of York County, PA by: Paul Replogle
This Jacob Schreyer is probably a grandson of the Christian Schreyer of Friedelsheim, Pfalz, Germany, whose sons were naturalized at Annapolis, MD, in 1743, and who died by 18 Jan. 1744 (will probated in Lancaster Co., PA). See Annette Kunselman Burgert's book, "Palatine Origins of Some Pennsylvania Pioneers." Several of the Schreyer sons may be found in the Conewago settlement between Hanover and Littlestown, and the lists of their children are very incomplete. However, I can tell you that the Reblogel name does not seem to appear in the parish registers back in Friedelsheim and neighboring Gönnheim, so that it would seem the marriage you question was probably, as you suggest, a matter of family proximity and not a tie holding over from Germany. That said, I believe the Schreÿers were Swiss, coming to Friedelsheim not much before 1710. If your Reblogel family has Swiss origins, that might explain how these two young people came to make a match....
Prior to 1981, there had been indications in family stories that the family was located in France, but there was no documentation to support the stories. They were just family legends. For example, here is part of a letter, undated, from Neita Replogle Simmons (Ref 3759): "We always thought we were of German descent, but my brother Ralph was in Neuremburg a few years ago, and asked the bergameister (mayor) about our family. He was told that Replogle was a French name! We knew the Replogle ancestors had been in the Palatinate section of Germany before coming to America, and also that they were Huguenots. Years ago, Mark Replogle told me they were from Alsace-Loraine originally." (No proof that anyone in the Reblogel family was a Huguenot has been found. )
Then, a tremendous step forward was taken when the three-volume set, “Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1538-1900,” First Edition, by Gale, was published in 1981. In volume three, in the section O - Z, on page 1695 appears the following: “Jacques Rablogle, na (which means no age given), landed at Louisiana in 1721, with two children (no names, nor ages given)." The number reference given with his information, which was 2100, was checked to the summary book which provided the source of the information, as follows: “Passenger and Immigration Lists, Bibliography, Filby, 1538-1900, p 46.” This in turn gave the source as “Alice D. Forsyth and Earlene L. Zerinque, Compilers and Translators: German ‘Pest Ships’, 1720-1721, New Orleans: Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans, 1969, 30 pages. Interleaved with reprints of original documents. Facsimilies of French holograph passenger lists of five ships that carried German and Swiss families to Louisiana.” This Jacques Rablogle turned out to be John Jacob Reblogel (1688-1746), who lived at Lampertsloch, Bas-Rhin, France prior to his immigration to America (see section on immigrants, below). Knowing that Lampertsloch was a Reblogel locale was a vital clue in subsequent tracing of Reblogel ancestors in Alsace.
The earliest known Reblogel ancestor was Matern (Mattern, Matteus) Reblogel, who was born before 1572 (based upon the birth date of his son named Hans, who was born circa 1572) and died before 12 Jan 1617 (Matern was mentioned as being deceased in his daughter's 1617 marriage record at Bas-Rhin district, France, formerly Alsace province). Thus, we only have indirect evidence of these dates. It is difficult to locate written records for these people before about 1600. Matern has been chosen as the starting point for the genealogy. I have defined my project to include the study of his descendents, with the linking of them to Matern and to each other. Of course, I have identified hundreds of people (by incident) having the surname Reblogel and Replogle / Reprogle, but who have not yet been linked to this main linked population.
John T. Halbert's mail.
To become acquainted with the Alsace home of the Reblogel family you can study some material sent to me by John T. Halbert, who is a cousin of Jean Adelle Replogle, daughter of Frederick Marion Replogle. John lives in Europe and agreed to travel to Soultz Sous Forets (the birthplace of John Rinehart Replogle) and Hoffen (the birthplace of his wife, Maria Barbara Koenig) and collect information about these places, their geography and history.
Jacob Reblogel (ID 20516) was born before 6 Jan. 1628 and is the earliest descendent in the records who stayed in Alsace, according to the available records. He lived at Hermersweiler, Bas-Rhin, France. Nothing further is known about him.
Johann Jacob Reblogel (ID 20551). His last child was born in 1788, which is the most recent date for any Reblogel descendent living in Alsace, according to the available records. Nothing further is known about him.
We don't know the fate of any European Reblogel descendents after 1788.
He was born before 1741. It appears that this Jacob Replogle was connected to a Jacob Long and a Judith Burkmeyer in several respects, given below. Since Jacob Long and Judith Burkmeyer are shown to be immigrants to America from Switzerland, it is evident Jacob Replogle was probably also an immigrant from the same location in Sadel, Switzerland.
1752: "Jakob Lang (Jacob Long), b. in Ober-Raat, bap. Sadel Parish, Zurich, Switzerland, 1 Dec. 1737, arrived in Charleston, SC, 7 Dec 1752, via Rotterdam on board the Caledonia, Capt. Alexander Harvey, Commander, settled in the Crim's Creek area of the upper Dutch Fork, Newberry District in 1752, being one of the earliest families to settle in Newberry District. He was a planter, d. before 3 Aug 1786, m. before 7 Dec 1752 to Judith __. She d. after 28 Feb 1796."
After 1776: "Part of the land of Jacob Long and seemingly all of the land of Jacob Replogle was in that area of Lexington or Newberry that was first Lexington then Newberry for a few years just after the Revolution, because there are no records of the Long children owning land that passed from Jacob Replogle to them. So it either was recorded in the records that were too badly torn to be moved to the new (present) courthouse in Newberry, or was recorded in Lexington and destroyed when Sherman burned the Courthouse."
1787: At Newberry Co. SC the name Jacob Replogle was drawn for "the Petit Jury for next term." Other surnames drawn for this jury are the same surnames as Pa. and Va. Replogle-related surnames: Ruff/Roff (Roof?), Countz/Coontz, Stoutinmoyer/Stottlemire, Long, and Furnis/Furry. His wife's ch were named in his will as heirs.
1790: Jacob Replogle resided at 96th District, Newberry Co., South Carolina.
Unknown date: Jacob Replogle married Judith Burkmeyer, "the widow of Jacob Lang/Long." - Pitts.
1795: Jacob's will was written 28 Nov 1795 and proved 28 Feb 1796 at Newberry Co SC (no Replogle ch were named in the will). See Early Will Sect. of RRG, 1984. An abstract of his will has been found. His will is quoted in full in "A Documented History Of The Long Family 1578-1956 Including Allied Families," by Eytive Long Evans, pub. 1956, Lib. of Cong. Cat. Card No. 56-11873, p. 16-17. In "Newberry Co SC Hist. and Gen.," by George Leland Summer, Sr., published 1950, is a section on Abstracts (of) Old Wills, which includes the will of Jacob Replogle, deceased (p 465). It mentions the executor of the will was Michael Kinard.
A Reblogel named Hans may have come to America. Hans Reblogel is listed as a child of Hans Jacob Reblogel in a "Partage" of his father's estate dated 7 June 1712. This partage is an inventory, and is "kept in the minutes of the Woerth's notary in the Archives of Strasbourg." (Woerth is a villiage in Alsace, near Lampertsloch and Soultz Sous Forets.) In the document, this Hans is listed as follows: "Hannss, 'welcher schon Lange Zeith in der frembten..." According to Jean-Marie Klipfel, a genealogist residing in the area, "I translate - 'John, who emigrated to the forein countries a long time.' I presume he's the first Reblogel in the U.S.A." But I do not recall seeing any evidence so far of anyone like this Hans Reblogel, in American records "who immigrated a long time before 1712," or later. The given name, Hans, would have been recorded as John in America. This information about Hans Reblogel is described in a document by Klipfel headed "Les Reeblogell de Lampertsloch," sent to me with a letter from Jean-Claude Streicher dated 8 October 1999, and in a letter from Klipfel to me dated 28 November 1999.
The first known Reblogel immigrant from Alsace to America was Johann Jacob Reblogel (1688-1746). He was born 1688 at Lampertsloch, France and probably died in 1746 at Louisiana.
Lampertsloch, France (1688-1721)
His children born here were Johannes Theobold (Thibaut) (1711), Maria Jacobine (1713-1721), Maria Magdalena (1716), Maria Barbara (1718), and Maria Dorothea (1720).
L'Orient, France (1721)
He and his family made the voyage to America in what were called "pest ships" since so many of the travelers died enroute. They took ship from a place in France called L'Orient in 1721 and went to German Village (German Coast), near New Orleans, Louisiana.
According to Jean-Claude Streicher, "The harbour of L'orient in Bretagne (Brittany) is now called Lorient. A Museum of The Compagnie des Indes has been installed in the fortress Port St-Louis, which defended the entry of the harbour." He wrote that more information about that may be found on the following web sites :
Johann Jacob Reblogel arrived with his family at Louisiana, and he became a farmer and hunter. He had three more children born here, in 1722, c.1725, and 1726-1732. Their names are unknown. He was in military service with the Louisiana Troops in 1745-1746. He probably died there in 1746, killed by the Indians.
Johann Reinhard Reblogel.
The second known immigrant from Alsace, and the one with the most descendents in America, was Johann Reinhard Reblogel (1720-1796). His name is John Rinehart Replogle in English, or simply Rinehart Replogle. Sometimes he is called Rinehart Replogle, Sr. in the records, because he had a son named Rinehart Replogle. The time and place of his immigration to America is unknown.
The first evidence of John Rinehart Replogle in America is found at York County, Pennsylvania. He lived there in 1753 at a place in Germany Township which was later named Littlestown, based on the location given in his marriage record. He probably lived with relatives of his wife, named Koenig (or King as translated from the French) . Most of his children were born at York County, including John Philip (born in 1754), Margaret (1756), John Amos (c. 1757), Barbara Lovina (1757), Adam (c. 1762), Rinehart (1763), Catherine (c. 1765), and Maria Eva (1767).
Get map of Littlestown, PA. (Type “Littlestown PA” in box marked “City, State Zip or a Zip” [without quotes], then click on “Get Map” button.)
Get another map of Littlestown, PA showing topography. (Type "Littlestown" (without quotes) in box marked "place name search" then on the next screen, click on Littlestown. You will notice Littlestown is only about two miles from the Mason-Dixon Line seperating Pennsylvania and Maryland. In the early years this line was not exact and poorly enforced. This resulted in records for the family being kept in two different states -- a real complication in researching the family history. Exactly where, in which state, did the family live? It is not yet clear.
It has been said, “...the strongest stream of migration of pioneers from Pennasylvania, was through York and Adams County into Maryland... a fruitful place to search (for genealogical information) would be those two counties. The Codorus and Conewago congregations had strong Brethren populations from the middle 1700s, and these grew rapidly for a hundred years.”
From York County, Pennsylvania, John Rinehart Replogle and his family then moved to Frederick County, Maryland. They followed the common route for newly arrived German-speaking immigrants. They are found at Frederick County in the period 1770-1774.. You can see an 1808 map. At this place the following children were born: Jacob (1771), Daniel (1773), and David (before 1774).
At the end of this period the first son of John Rinehart, named John Philip, apparently stayed in the area of Frederick County, or around Hagerstown, MD. To learn about him, click on John Philip Replogle.To view a map of the location in which he lived, click on Washington County, MD hundreds. (It will take awhile to load. Be patient.)
John Rinehart Replogle and the rest of his family made one more move in America. It appears that through land speculation, he had obtained enough money to buy considerable land. Starting in 1776 he was located at Bedford County, PA. It is at that place that we find an old Replogle cemetery. For a description of life in the 1780's you can read some background history. Children born at Bedford County were John (after 1774), George (b. between 1774 and 1784) and Peter (b. 1785). John Rinehart Replogle died in 1796.
Frederick Marion Replogle, a son of John Phillip Replogle and a grandson of John Rinehart Replogle, migrated to Rutherford Co., TN in 1807. Later he moved to Madison Co., TN. This started a branch of the family in the new Replogle location of Tennessee.
Eventually, descendents of the John Rinehart Reblogel family migrated west to Ohio, as was the common practice in search of a better life. They are found in Ohio beginning in 1802.
Many Replogle descendents and their families migrated to Dayton, Ohio and surrounding area. A correspondent named George W. Dutro of Hagerstown, Indiana wrote: "Many people who came west in an early day, stopped for a time at Dayton, Ohio (my people did), and waited there till the National Road was built farther west..." The National Road had an important influence on the migration of people westward.
From Ohio some descendents of John Rinehart Replogle’s family moved on to Indiana.
Regarding the following section, note that your browser has a space for “Address” in a window at the top of the browser’s screen. You can delete whatever address currently appears there and type another URL address in there, and press the enter key, to bring up the page you want. URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator, an addressing scheme used on the internet.
Examples of searchable data bases for Indiana are as follows:
Land Records can be found for Ft. Wayne, IN. This data is included under the home page http://www.ai.org/ which is the URL address for Access Indiana, the home page for the state of Indiana.
U.S. Census: You can access the internet web page having the URL of http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ussearch.htm from your browser, then search the USGenWeb Archives Digital Library using “Query: Replogle and State: IN” as parameters. This is a part of the web page http://www.rootsweb.com showing census index information. This is only the index to a particular census (1850, Indiana, Pulaski Co., Tippecanoe Twp.); you would then need to consult the actual census data to obtain needed information about the people listed in the index.
Indiana marriages to 1850. This is a sample edited page taken from a link in the home page http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/ which is the URL for the Indiana State Library. The library home page opening screen contains a link to their genealogy menu.
Our Founding Fathers wisely decided at an early day to subdivide each and every state into governmental units named Counties, following some European practice. These counties have collected a mass of records. They are very important to the amatuer family historian. Unfortunately, some of these records are gone forever due to the burning of court houses during the Civil War. We can only touch on a couple of examples here:
-- County Commission records. If you look at the County Commissioner's records of payments for Tippecanoe County, Indiana, you find this: "22 Oct 1835 - Replogle, C. - Large wolf scalp - 1.00." Unlike today, in that period wolves were a menace to the good people of Tippecanoe County and their stock, and the county paid a bounty to get rid of them.
Descendents of John Rinehart Replogle migrated on westward, to Illinois, Iowa and Kansas from Indiana. Some of these descendents had large families. An example is the family of Mattie Replogle (1872-1959).
Johann Balthasar Reblogel.
A third immigrant to America was Johann Balthasar Reblogel (1722-ca. 1809-1810). His name in the records is given as Balzer Replogle. He was born at Alsace. The time and place of his immigration to America is unknown.
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland (before 1777).
According to a York County, PA land record, he evidently first located at Frederick County, Maryland, going from there to York County, Pennsylvania. His son Jacob may have been born at Maryland.
Germany Township, York County, Pennsylvania (1777-1782).
Tax assessment records are found for Johann Balthasar at this place. He was married in c. 1779 at York, PA. In 1781 he was in military service in the Revolutionary War, in the York County, PA militia. Children of Johann Balthasar born during this time were Elizabeth (1779 at PA), Jacob, Sr. (1782 at MD or PA), John (1784 at PA), Mary (1786), Catherine (1787 or 1788), David (between 1788-1809), Hannah (1788 or 1789).
Rockbridge County, Virginia (1793-c.1809 or 1810).
After 1796, records show he lived at or near Lexington, Rockbridge County, VA, where his first deed is dated 1 April 1800. Children born at Virginia were Susan (1793), Barbara Ann (1797) and Margaret (1799). Since his first deed in Virginia was in 1800 (after all of his children had been born) a question arises as to where he lived before the birth of these children starting in 1793. Perhaps with a Replogle relative? If so, who? It could not be his father, who died before 1742 at France. His cousin, John Amos Replogle who was born c. 1757-1774, might be a good candidate. Johann Balthasar died at VA c.1809-1810.
Ritchie County, Virginia (c. 1850-1860).
His daughter Elizabeth, and perhaps some of his other children, moved to Ritchie County, VA.
For a family group sheet with more detailed information, click here.
Several manuscripts and books have been written about the family history.
Untitled manuscript by Arnold Miller Replogle, written about 1914. Several copies have been found. These came from Olive R. Reber, Sabina R. Poore, Erik P. Conard and Luther I. Replogle, who obtained a copy from Martha Mentzer. It primarily covers the Replogle family of Bedford County, PA.
"Early Settlers of Morrisons Cove" by George H. Liebegott, which dates from the 1950s. This is an unpublished manuscript and is located at the Martinsburg Public Library, Martinsburg, PA. It covers several different early families located at Bedford County, PA, including the Replogle family. There is an index to Replogle names of 15 pages. A Replogle researcher said the Martinsburg Librarian "wrote her that the notebooks (manuscript) are now in their vault, they have been microfilmed, but will not send the microfilm out on interlibrary loan... they will, however, make copies of portions of the notebooks and mail out." According to a newspaper article, "Paul Holsinger completes 7-year indexing project," written by Julia Replogle (her ID is unknown), "The Liebegott collection was put on microfiche by the Friends of the Library last year... Another copy of the collection is stored on microfilm in a vault at the Hollidaysburg Trust Co. in Martinsburg, PA for safe keeping. The microfilmd copy was given to the library by the Mormon Church in the 1960s when the church copied the collection for its genealogical library in Salt Lake City." (Ref 6284.)
"The Replogle-Reprogle Genealogy" .
In 1964, and again in 1974, I prepared typescripts of the Replogle Genealogy. Photocopies of them had a limited distribution.
"The Replogle - Reprogle Genealogy," compiled by Edith Madeline (Replogle) Raymond and myself, was published in 1984. All copies were sold or donated to various libraries across the country at that time. Descendents were identified by a numbering system (ID number) as follows:
1 Philipp Reblogel, child of Andreas.
Other children of Andreas were not numbered.
11 Johannes Reinhard Reblogel, child of Philipp.
Other children of Philipp, numbered 13, 14, etc. (12 was not used)
111 Margaret Replogle, child of Johannes Reinhard.
Other children of Johannes Reinhard, numbered 112, 113, etc.
These ID numbers are used at some places on this web site, such as the newsletters, to identify descendents.
From 1994 through 2001 I printed computer-generated TMG Journal reports, using the data base on my computer. These were printed on 8 1/2 x 11 computer paper, then photocopies were made when copies were requested. Public libraries holding copies of these spiral-bound "Replogle-Reprogle Genealogy" Journal reports, together with their dates, are as follows :
Latter-Day Saints family history library (draft manuscript [FHL US/CAN Film 1597854 Item 4], 1964, 84, 95 [FHL US/CAN Film 2055998 Item 7], 97 [FHL US/CAN Film 2055411 Item 1], 2001 (FHL film 929.273 R299rr 2001 v.1 and v.2 - JSMB US/CAN book).
Reports printed from my data base were discontinued (due to the high cost of making copies), but the same genealogy data in digital format is included in compact disks (CDs). See CD section of this web page, below.
"Ancestors On The Frontier" by Justin M. Replogle.
Justin Replogle wrote some of the material published in the Replogle - Reprogle Newsletter (see list in the newsletter section of this web page, below). This book is described by Justin as a genealogical history of six families in the 18th and 19th century: Miller, Cripe, Ulrich, Replogle, Shively and Metzger. It can be ordered from the author at 7925 Kaehlers Mill Rd., Cedarburg, WI 53012. You can contact him by phone at (414) 377-2199 or by e-mail message; his e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Replogle Family 1979" by Connie M. Hutchins, 1979, Owens Printing Co., Springfield, MO, has text and pictures plus index, 33 pages, and appendix , 2 pages. Mostly about local Replogles in and around Marshfield, MO. In 1980 her address was 204 N. Sunshine, Marshfield, MO 65706. A copy of this book is held by Latter Day Saints (Mormon church) Family History Library at Salt Lake City, UT.
Replogle-Reprogle genealogy data has been scanned and placed on a set of seven CD-R compact discs (labeled as disks A thru G). They have the following information:
TMG Journal report for descendents of Matern Reblogel, including index of names.
Scanned copies of hundreds of source documents in .jpg format identified by Ref number. The CDs contain the following source documents:
Ref (Document number):
0001 to 1686 are on disk A
1689 to 2603 are on disk B
2604 to 3600 are on disk C
3601 to 4678 are on disk D
4679 to 5179a are on disk E
5180 to 5985 are on disk F
5986 to 6369 are on disk G
A copy of these CD-R discs is at the following libraries:
Family History Library, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3400.
Cataloged as follows:
1. Go to "http://www.familysearch.org".
2. Click on "Library" tab.
3. Click on "Family History Library Catalog" button.
4. Click on "Call number search" button.
5. "Search for titles with the following call number", key in 929.273 R299.
6. Click on "Replogle-Reprogle genealogy, 1600-2001."
Allen County Public Library, 900 Webster St., Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270.
Although the CDs are not yet listed in their catalog, the book is listed:
1. Go to http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/
2. Click "Library Catalog."
3. In "Words or phrase", select "subject."
4. Key in "Replogle" (without quotes).
5. Click "Search" button.
6. View: "929.2 R297 RAB V. 1 2001. The Replogle-Reprogle genealogy, 1600-2001 second edition September 2001 update."
7. Click "Full Details" button.
Using the data base, a tabulation shows the family's distribution of people (by birthplace). Altho the main branch of family history in America starts in Pennsylvania and/or Maryland, its largest growth was in Indiana. Of course, not all records in the data base contain a known birthplace; still, this is a good indicator.
Although the number of persons in the family is larger than many people think, in comparison to the general population the family is quite small. In fact, the ratio of persons with the surname Replogle to the general population in most states is equal to or less than 1 in 10,000, as can be seen in this map showing population density of the family in each state. Again, Pennsylvania and Indiana are exceptions to the rule, as their color is a lighter blue. Other states showing heavier concentrations of Replogles indicated by lighter blue, going from east to west, are Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nevada. Of these, Tennessee is easiest to explain since Frederick Marion Replogle, son of John Philip Replogle, migrated there from Hagerstown, MD before 1810.
Military service information is available from the National Archives. Click here. Then click on Research Room, then Veterans Service Records, then vetrecs.archives.gov.
Harry Replogle (1881-1918), was in service in World War I. He died on the last day of the war, 11 Nov 1918, Armistice day. He is buried at Arlington National cemetery.
Finding local records of military service is difficult. Irma Gobel, a genealogist of Columbus, OH and an expert on Ohio records, wrote in a letter to me: "The G.A.R. Posts tried to keep a notation of soldiers of all wars -- when they were active. (John) Henry (Replogle) died before any Posts were organized. They kept a list for decoration of graves for Memorial Day (Decoration Day). The list was lost in Zanesville (OH) in later years. Some tombstones had been removed, too, by some who were of a vandal spirit. The old G.A.R. book I had used many times in attic of Court House was taken by some unknown person..."
Records of the Replogle family were found in Bedford, Cambria and Blair counties, PA. But these counties evolved at different times:
Lancaster County, formed from Chester County in May, 1729.
Cumberland County, formed from Lancaster County in Jan., 1750.
More specific Replogle family locations:
Bedford County, formed from Cumberland County in March, 1771.
Huntingdon County, formed from Bedford County in Sept. 1787.
Somerset County, formed from Bedford County in Apr. 1795.
Cambria County, formed from Huningdon, Somerset, & Bedford Counties, 1804.
Blair County, formed from Huntingdon and Bedford Counties, Feb. 1846.
Web sites with maps are always useful. Here are two examples for Littlestown, PA:
Click here for 1895 map.
1. Scroll down to state data, then to Pennsylvania.
2. Click on county maps.
3. Scroll down to Adams (County), double click on button.
4. Go back to county maps.
5. Click on "1895 PA Atlas Main Page" button, to "State Population."
6. Scroll down to PA "Li-Ly" then click on its button.
7. Scroll down to Littlestown.
Click here for G.N.I.S. map.
1. Put Pennsylvania in "State" box.
2. Put Adams in "County" box.
3. Scroll down, click on "Display next page of Features."
4. Repeat until you get to "L" section in the Feature Name column.
5. Click on "Littlestown."
Vocations and avocations.
Another area to pursue concerns the vocations (and avocations) of people in the family. As was the case with most Americans in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, farming was the most common occupation. In the twentieth century, work became more varied and specialized. Many in the family had ordinary vocations other than farming. If you look at the 1926 City Directory of Elkhart, IN, you find these occupations listed for those with the surname Replogle: polisher, railway car inspector, clerk, carpenter, oiler, mechanic's helper, grocery store manager, mail carrier, auto mechanic, printer, railway conductor, driver for a coal company, truck driver, maid, and helper. So even in 1926 the great migration from the farm to the city had already begun for many, including the Replogles.
Still, there were notable occupations and interests of some people in the family, such as the following:
Replogle, Andrew D. (1953- ), Major league baseball player. From a baseball card: "Andy Replogle resided Findlay, OH, chosen Cardinals' Minor League Pitcher of Month at St. Petersburg Apr 1976. Set Mexican Pacific Coast League record by not allowing a run in 1st 41 innings for Guasave in winter of 1977. Height: 6'5". Weight: 205. Throws: Right. Bats: Right. Drafted: Cardinals #9, Jun 1975." Baseball reference page. Martin William Pattin, husband of Vera Ann Replogle, was also a major league baseball player, an American League pitcher.
Replogle, Charles N. (1867- after 1896), missionary in Alaska; author of "Among The Indians of Alaska," 1904. He was the father of Delbert E. Replogle (see below).
Replogle, Delbert E. (1896-1987), electronics engineer, owned a electronics firm. A member of a team that transmitted the first TV signals into NYC from NJ in 1931. Delbert and his wife were the subjects of a book, "Friends On The Front Line: The Story of Delbert and Ruth Replogle," by Lorton Heusel. (Pub. by N.C. Friends Hist. Soc.).
Replogle, Emma Arnold (Miller) (1850-1928), author of "Indian Eve and Her Descendents: An Indian Story of Bedford Co., PA," (1911). The latest information is that Indian Eve is based on an actual person named Eva Catherina Hillebart(in). She m. Adam Ernst and had a son, Jacob Earnest. Jacob m. Susannah Defibaugh and had a son, Daniel Earnest. Daniel was the second husband of Eleanor Arnold. Her first husband was Jacob Miller. She and Jacob had a daughter, Emma Arnold Miller who married Joseph Zook Replogle and was the author of the book about Indian Eve
Replogle, Hartley Leonard (1880-1947). According to the book "Baseball" by Ken Burns, pp. 142-143, Hartley Replogle was the Assistant State's Attorney involved in the 1919 Chicago Black Sox baseball scandal of 1919. Apparently Hartley was a very prominent lawyer. There was a movie made about this several years ago called "Eight Men Out." The book quotes some of a colloquy between Hartley and Joe Jackson, who confessed.
Replogle, Henry (1858-?) and his wife Georgia were involved with the publication of a booklet titled "The Philosophy of Egoism" by James L. Walker and his wife, Katharine Walker, in 1905. It is believed this Henry Replogle was the son of Samuel Hoover Replogle (1836-1899) and his wife Elizabeth Peifer, who resided 1881-1882 at Liberal, MO, but this is not certain. To read the booklet, click here.
Replogle, Jacob Leonard (1876-1948), head of Replogle Steel Company.
Replogle, Wayne Fordyce (1904-1977), Assistant football coach at University of Kansas, and ranger at Yellowstone National Park for 48 years. He was a one-time co-worker of President Gerald Ford.
Notable family events.
Old newspapers, history books and letters contain human interest stories.
1872: At Melrose, Cherokee County, KS, John Replogle died when 12 or 13 yrs old, dragged by horse to death while on way to school. He was the son of Samuel Replogle.
1881: Edward A Replogle (1867-1881): He was killed at age 14 by horses running away. He was thrown from wagon, injured, and died.
1883: From the Mishawaka (IN) Enterprise newspaper of June 8, 1883: "Miss Eliza Replogle (daughter of Warren Replogle), a popular young lady, age 20 who had been living with the familly of her brother-in-law, J.M. Reaves, of Portage Prairie. (She) committed suicide last week Tuesday (May 29, 1883) by taking arcenic. At the inquest by the coroner he developed the fact that the unfortunate girl was enceinte (pregnant) and had taken her life to hide her shame. A young neighbor named Penrod Boyer is supposed to be the author of her ruin." (Ref 5240.)
1894: Elizabeth, wife of Franklin M. Replogle (1850-1922), broke her leg during a Jul 4 1894 celebration when the bridge over the St. Joe River, Bristol, IN went down throwing everyone in the river. The newspaper reported that she was killed at that time.
After 1900, on Apr 23: Edward Maynard Replogle of Benton Harbor, MI died at age 47. He drowned while fishing with his sister Dorothy in Terra Ceia Bay off Palmetto Point, north of Palmetto, FL.
1919: Anna, wife of Perry Oliver Replogle (1864-1925) was murdered. "Anna was murdered when she surprised their 18 year old farm hand, in the act of stealing, in their farm house in Bristol, IN. The farm hand ran out, past Cecil (a daughter), as she came home from school; she then found her mother. There are accountings of the murder in the published 'History of Bristol, Indiana' and in the 'Goshen News' from 1919."
Lottie Thelma Rank (1908- ), daughter of Bessie Thelma Replogle (1887-1941), "was the first woman to fly a commercial airplane in Ohio."
1980: From a letter, "Dorothy Replogle 'died over a year ago. I found her living alone and dragging oxygen tube around with her throughout big farm house built by Peter (son of John Rinehart Replogle). Big barn and huge
timbers. Was sold by heirs, also large ancient butchering things, dairy things, and all after her death. Fields were rented out. She said 3 or 4 bibles were divided among relatives of which Brobant was a nephew.'... location: Camden, IN." Dorothy Replogle (1912-1979) was the daughter of Franklin Replogle (1876-1949).
1996: Lyndal Louise Reprogle resided at Monon, IN; she was a school teacher, 2nd grade, for 40 years.
Of all the research into the family, language patterns must be the most difficult to trace. We would like to know when and where, and by whom, the transition from the German language to the English language took place.
It appears the transition happened about 150 years ago, at least in one case. According to a letter written by Charles Ross Fluke (1887-1982) in 1965, "When my grandmother, Rosannah Z. (Rosannah Zook Replogle, 1842-1906) took me along when she visited with her mother (Mary Snider Zook, 1822-1906) and widowed sister Susan, it seemed that they only conversed in Pennyslvania Dutch (Deutsch, meaning German) which I did not understand. I have heard that Rosannah Z. could not speak English until after she attended public school."
On 28 March 1979 Edith Madeline Replogle wrote: "My Aunt Jennie (Virginia) Replogle Cate (1885-1966) left a letter that states there were German books in their home and her father Grant Hill Adams Replogle (1846-1919) spoke German."
"Earl (Replogle)... has a German bible with some records written by Chris Replogel over 100 years ago, in German long hand..." Earl Replogle (b. 1896, d. 1966) has 1984 book ID of 11E:242:5 (TMG ID 14531). The Chris Reploglel mentioned is Christian Replogle (b. 1808, d. 1854) who has 1984 book ID of 11E:2 (TMG ID 13910). "Christian possessed a bible which shows his writing in German script, 'Replogle' spelled 'Reblogle.' The bible later was in possession of Earl Replogle." Earl said "it was Greek to him" and said he needed a German interpreter. Christian was the great-grandfather of Earl. So in this case, we know the German language had been lost within three generations, and we don't know but that it fell into disuse sooner.
A letter from Paul Brovont dated 24 Nov. 1981 (Ref 5449) includes the following: "I am also enclosing pages that were just loose in the German bible from another bible... also one of a hand printed (page) in German of the David Replogle (TMG ID 13911) children. I cannot read the German bible..."
George Will, in one of his columns, wrote: "...Aside from 757,000 slaves (in a total American population of 3.9 million), there were, for example, enough Americans who spoke only German that Congress seriously considered printing laws in German as well as English." Reblogel descendents were part of that group. "...so many German-speaking people had settled here by 1795 that Congress considered publishing a German-language edition of the federal laws." - Harper's magazine, Sep. 2003, p. 35.
Why is the family surname spoken in a different way, depending on which branch of the family is involved? It seems geography may have had a hand in it. John Asher Replogle wrote: "...the dialectical pronounciation of 'Reprogle' fits the variations in spelling, since older members among my grandfather's relatives sometimes pronounced it that way." John writes his name 'Replogle' (I assume he speaks it that way) yet his ancestor's relatives pronounced the name 'Reprogle.' So even in the same family branch we find the variation, which points toward the influence of local dialect. His ggf was b. IL, his gggf was b. VA, and his ggggf was b. MD or VA.
Family legends are stories passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. Usually they contain an element of truth, but the facts have become garbled. Still, they are somtimes useful in providing clues for identifying the direction research should be headed.
A letter written in 1970 by Johana Mae Johnson of Biloxi, MS to Hilda Chance contains the following: "In 1940 my mother and I visited an elderly Replogle who told us this story. The Replogles were Dutch (Deutsch) and came to America at the time of Wm. Penn because of religious reasons. They lived near the Pennsylvania-Maryland line. They were violin makers and furniture craftsmen -- loved to dance, sing and enjoy life."
The time of William Penn is too early for the first Replogles in America, and we don't know if religious reasons had anything to do with their immigration. But we now do know this family story contained elements of fact: the early family did indeed attend a church in Alsace in which the records were kept in the German language by the pastor; and the early Replogle family was found in the town named Petersburg, now Littlestown, which is in York County, PA very close to the Pennsylvania-Maryland border.
Some surnames occur frequently in conjunction with the Reblogle-Replogle-Reprogle family history. The history of these related families seems to run parallel in many respects as to migrations, locations, etc. The surnames become familiar after awhile. Some of these related families have been the subject of web pages on the internet. For example, "Our Immigrant Ancestors" , a web page by Kriss Replogle, which has section on "German Immigrants to PA/VA/MD during the 1700's."
Some loose ends.
According to C. Frederick Kaufholz, F.A.S.G., writing in 1988 (Ref 6131), "I feel sure that the early history of the Replogles can be traced in the record microfilmed in Salt Lake City. The Henri Suss collection in the Archiv du Bas Rhin in Strasbourg (France) would certainly tell where the family lived in Alsace. This collection must also be on microfilm in S.L.C. (Salt Lake City L.D.S. family history library)." This would be a good project for someone fluent in German and French.
Jacob Replogle, who is mentioned in a La Porte County, IN history (History of Laporte Co, IN, by Spahr? (Spalir), Ref 5184: “At the Old Settlers meeting Jun 22 1871, Uncle Jacob Replogle gave three blasts on his conch shell horn, which he gave with a right good will for his dinner, remarking as he did so that it had been in the family for 200 years and had been handed down from father to son, named Jacob until he obtained it.” Who was this Uncle Jacob Replogle, and what happened to the conch shell horn?
There is a Replogle tombstone at Potatoe Creek State Park, near South Bend, IN. Who is buried there, and what is the lineage? In a message dated July 7, 2002, Nancy Pycik wrote: "I was at Potato Creek State Park yesterday and went to the Porter Rea Cemetery. The tombstone is inscribed: Eliza Replogle Died May 31, 1882 19 yr 3 mo 28 days. I do not know her lineage. Her stone was by itself -- no other Replogles around..." In a letter from Rheba Replogle (ID 13285), wife of Lowell Wagner, dated 8 Nov 1980 (Ref 4541) is found this: "Lowell and I went camping at Potatoe Creek which is in Marshall Co., IN. We went to the library and looked up the cemeteries. We found Blissvillle Cemetery listed and after a few inquiries we found it... I found Daniel Replogle and Barbara Penrod Replogle markers there... (ID 12161)."
According to Thomas A. Replogle, a sign painter of Jackson, TN, "George Replogle-- the last report we had of him was talk he was at Paducah, Kentucky running a water mill. A water mill is a mill we have used in the old days to grind meal to make corn bread..." Who was this George Replogle?
Who is Lee Replogle who was the subject of a book named "Heckletooth 3" written by David Shetzline (Random House, 1969, 304 pp.)? The book is "the story of Lee Replogle, an extraordinary character who inadvertently kills a huge bull elk out of season and then takes on his entire society to keep his kill for himself. Set in the forests and lumber towns of Oregon..." The place must be somewhere near Sixes, Curry County, Oregon. Lee was born in 1922, was at Montana (living with his father) in 1939, then in the Army: "He had been starved out of Montana in '39 and joined the army for food and lodging." The book says: "Like everybody else his people had pushed across the continent shooting Indians and buffalo and anything in their road."
Replogle reunions - Oklahoma. Held July 4th weekend, Enid, OK, Holiday Inn. Contact Allen Golden for information. His e-mail address is email@example.com or write to him at 13342 Emporia St., Houston, TX.
Also, Russ Harris (email address- firstname.lastname@example.org) writes: "The descendents of Charles Dock and Clara Vivian Replogle Reunion" is held the last weekend in July at the Wentz Camp. It is east of Ponca City OK at Lake Ponca."
Replogle - Gwin Reunion - Illinois. Held labor Day weekend, Coles County, IL. Contact Bill Harrison, e-mail: email@example.com.
Replogle - Wiley Reunion - Colorado. Held July 4th weekend (Wed., July 4 through Sun., July 8 in 2001), Denver, CO. Contact Vicki Holland Tiahrt (great-granddaughter of Daniel McCager Replogle), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (303) 985-2553. For more information click here.
Replogle Reunion - Missouri. There is a Replogle Reunion held on the Saturday after thanksgiving day each year, in Marshfield (MO). For more information contact James Farr, 1162 Northview Rd., Marshfield, MO 65706, or telephone (417) 859-4575. His mother, Dorothea Mae Replogle Farr is in charge of the reunion.
Past memorable Replogle reunions:
Replogle reunion at Hipple's Cave, Waterside, PA, summer of 1930 - reported by Laurie Harrison Bullock, 114:483:21 (Ref 5990a).
Sarah Conner, of P.O. Box 7354, Jacksonville, FL 32238, has become the latest member of D.A.R. through the Revolutionary War service of John Rinehart Replogle. On 6 Jan 2003 she sent to me a copy of her membership papers. Her application contains the following: "Supplemental, verified on 7.7.02; State: Florida; City Ponte Vedra; Name of chapter: Ponte Vedra; Computer Code Number: 3064FL; National Number: 798394-843; name: Sarah Elizabeth Conner; Revolutionary ancestor: John Rinehart Replogle, Sr." Her note said: "Here's the DAR paperwork on Rinehart Replogle Sr. Took forever, but I got it!"