Our Kibler's of: Shenandoah Valley
VA., Portage Co., Ohio, Rush Co., IN and Jasper Co. IL
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Descendants of Henry Kibler
Generation No. 1
HENRY1 KIBLER was probably birn in Germany but nothing has yet been
proven, and died September 09, 1796 in Luray, VA. He married MARY ???. She died
Notes for HENRY KIBLER:
The definitive work on the descendants of Henry Kibler's son Adam is "Some Kiblers
from the Shenandoah Valley" by Donald Ping. Although Donald Ping didn't copyright his
work, and he had a very generous attitude towards it, I will only use the info that is
most directly related to our family. For a more complete understanding of this family,
please consult his original work.
Briefly, Henry Kibler (Heinrich Kuebler or Kubler] was entered as a Revolutionary Patriot
to the roles of the DAR thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Carol Nimmer, Kibler Family
Historian. Although Henry did not fight in the Revolutionary War, records are on file that
indicated he donated mutton and money to the cause. A plaque was placed on his grave by
the Elisha Dick Chapter of the DAR on May 4, 1981. The grave is on the Robert Kemp Farm,
just outside of Luray, Page Co., VA. Pictures of the original house are available in
"Some Kiblers of the Shenandoah Valley" by Donald Ping. I went and visited the
site in the spring of 1995. Robert Kemp (son or grandson of the Robert Kemp from the 1927
visit, was very cordial, despite the fact that I am sure he gets pestered frequently by
people wanting to see the grave. The foundation of Henry's home is still standing. The
farmland is lush, green and rolling. This particular part is very steep, on a Virginia
ridge. It was beautiful. It made me feel like I had just stepped back into Colonial
Virginia. I remember calling my mother Betty Fasnacht DeVore several times while I was
there. I kept telling her over and over that it felt like coming home!! In all fairness,
it could have been because I had read about this area so much, and was now finally seeing
it for myself!!
The Shenandoah Valley is absolutely breathtaking!!
Henry is believed to have been of German descent, from the Palatinate region, but there is
some indication that the Kiblers were originally from Switzerland, and then migrated to
Germany. It is believed that he came to America abt 1764. In 1777 Henry purchased land in
the Sheanandoah Valley from William Nail and Michael Conn. On Aug 29, 1782 he signed an
indenture to Michael Conn for 24 lbs. for 64 acres of land. From this transaction we
discover his wife's name was Mary.
Notes for MARY ???:
Records, per Carol Nimmer, indicate that her name could have been Amelia or Mary.
Children of HENRY KIBLER and MARY ??? are:
||MAGDALENE2 KIBLER, b. Abt. 1760, Germany; d. April 11, 1830, Clark Co.,
||BARBARA KIBLER, b.
Abt. 1762, poss Germany; d. September 1825, Champaign Co., OH.
b. Bet. 1764 - 1765, Luray VA; d. Bef. December 1815, Shenandoah Co., VA.
||JOHN KIBLER, b.
1765, Shenandoah Co., VA; d. 1840.
||PHILLIP KIBLER, b.
Abt. 1768, Va; d. 1847, Va.
||MARTIN KIBLER, b.
Abt. 1772, Virginia; d. September 05, 1852.
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