This is the line from Johan Adam Imbody that I descend from. I have
some information on the other families in this file and will be glad to
share anything I have with others who are interested in this family. Feel
free to let me know of any corrections or additions to this family. (Do remember that this name has been found as Inbody, Enbody, Impoty and one related branch of the family used Imboden.) I have
placed some of my sources at the end
of this page. E-mail to Ginny Deagan (NEW E-MAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org)
I. Johann Adam Imbody was born 27 February 1709, probably in Switzerland. His wife’s name was Catherine. Adam died 27 June 1790 at age 81 in Pike Township, Berks County, PA and is buried in Hill Church Cemetery. His death record says his father was Daniel Impode.
Children of Johann Adam and Catherine Imbody:
II. Adam Imbody was born 1746 in Berks County, PA. He was the son of Johan Adam and Anna Maria Imbody. It has been said that his first wife was Catherine Fernsler, but this has been disproved. There has been a lot of confusion over the fact that there were two Adams - one used the name Imbody and the other Imboden. From children’s christening records, it seems that Adam Imbody’s first wife was named Susanna (or Julianna). His second wife who was the mother of my ancestor, David Imbody, was Anna Maria Hern or Herr. Her parents have not been found.
Adam and his brother, Nicholas enrolled in 1777 and served through 1778 during the Revolutionary War as Privates in Capt. Sebastian Lentz’s 3rd. Company, 1st Battalion, Berks County, Militia. In 1790 he was living in East Township, Berks County. He was a farmer and had 400 acres of land. He had cattle, swine, horses, and sheep and grew grain, potatoes, vegetables and fruit, mainly apples.
Adam died in 1805 at age at age 59. He left a will dated 12 May 1805 in which he named his widow, Marie and willed “that my estate what I leave shall be divided in equal parts under my children of the first and the second wife”, naming all of his children. His inventory showed the estate (not including property) at a value of 541 Pounds, 15 Shillings and 6 Pence.
Children of Adam and 1st wife, Susanna, Imbody: [ not entirely sure which children belong to each wife]
Children of Adam and Anna Maria (Herr/Hern) Imbody:
III. David Imbody was born 21 January 1798 in Berks County, PA. He was the son of Adam and Anna Maria (Herr or Hern) Imbody. He was married 11 October, 1821 to Catherine Stichler. She was probably the daughter of Abraham Stichler, but proof has not been found. She died 2 September 1851.
David and Catherine moved to Clarion County in the early 1830's. They were the parents of ten children. His occupation was stone mason. He died in 1858 at about age 60 and is buried in St. Petersburg Cemetery. The name on his tombstone reads "Embody".
Children of David and Catherine (Stichler) Imbody:
IV. Lydia Imbody was born 26 December 1836 in Richland Twp., Clarion Co. PA. She was the daughter of David and Catherine (Stichler)) Imbody. Lydia was married on 17 August 1854 in Salem, Clarion Co. PA to Nathan Master . She was the mother of eight children. Lydia died at age 49 on 9 March 1885, when her youngest child was 10 years old. She is buried in the cemetery at St. Petersburg, PA.
For children of Lydia Imbody and Nathan Master, see the Master Family Page.