Notes for Johan Dreisbach/Threishbach: 1998--History. "The Dreisbach Book," compiled, written, and edited by Ardis Grosjean Dreisbach, Bruce Jack Dreisbach, and Rev. Charles V. Dreisbach (printed for The Dreisbach Family Association in 1998). Excerpts of the book, particularly the earliest history has been made available on Rachel Meyer's Website, http://www.bright.net/~buzmeyer/dreis.htm. E-mail addresses of the authors include: firstname.lastname@example.org; BDreisbach@aol.com; and CDRSBACH@aol.com "Johan Dreisbach (Threisbach) [b. abt 1580 Balde; d. 19 Feb 1636 Amtshausen], grandson of Abraham and great-grandfather of emigrant Simon, was born in the "Wahnersch" house, but left Balde as early as 1611. That was the year when he married a widow from the village of Amtshausen, Elisabeth Hain [b. 1580 Amtshausen; md. 1611 Feudingen; d. 28 Jun 1636 Amtshausen], and established himself there. Amtshausen, situated in the southern half of Wittgentein, was ruled by the Counts who resided in their castle at Laasphe. The official religion of all of Wittgenstein, dictated by the Counts, was Calvinistic (Reformed). The parish church in Feudingen, dedicated like that of Raumland to St. Martin and equally old, was the church to which the inhabitants of more than twenty surrounding villages were required to go for christenings, marriages and burials. Thus Johan and Elisabeth went to the Feudingen church to be married, and here their children were baptized. For the baptism of little Daniel in 1623, the child's uncle Daniel Dreisbach (Threisbach) came down from Balde to be the godfather. Children of Johan and Elisabeth: Angen, b. 1612 Amtshausen; md. 01 Aug 1638 to Johannes ROD Arnolt, b. 1614 Amtshausen Johannes, b. 1617 Amtshausen; d. 12 Oct 1707 Hans, b. 1620 Amtshausen; md. 27 Feb 1639 (name of wife unknown) Daniel, b. 1632 Amtshausen; d. 02 Sep 1685 Steinbach Johan and Elisabeth lived in house no. 1 in Amtshausen (today Barwingweg 1.) where Daniel Dreisbach grew up. He went to a nearby village to take a wife, as was the way of these Dreisbach men. In Steinbach he found Catharina Benfer [b. 1626 Steinbach; md. bef 1650 Feudingen; d. 13 Jan 1681 Steinbach], married her and moved to her village. They lived in house no. 2, called "Josts." The house has been modified, but is still extant. By the time Catharina was 46 she had given birth to at least thirteen children, including Georg Wilhelm, who would become the father of emigrant Simon. Many of the descendants of this Daniel have been posted online by Nikki Roth-Skiles at her http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/o/t/Nikki--RothSkiles/>Family Tree Maker Site."
More About Johan Dreisbach/Threishbach: Occupation: Perhaps he or a forefather was a wagon maker since the name of his house, Wahnersch," means "wagner," or wagon-maker.. Residence: Bef. 1611, He left Balde as early as this date and moved to where his new bride was from, Amtshausen, Wittgenstein.177
More About Johan Dreisbach/Threishbach and Elisabeth Hain: Marriage: 1611, Feudingen.
Children of Johan Dreisbach/Threishbach and Elisabeth Hain are: