www.strever.org Strever Family History
Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany to America and
Other Countries show 4 Strübel children coming into the United States
in 1752. The children are Anna (b.1735), Appollonia (b.1731), Catharina
(b.1727) and Ulrich (b.1728).
They arrived with their father, Jacob (b 1704). Also arriving at the same
time is: Melchior (b.1706), Johann (b. 1725), and Johann (b. 1732). The
Johann born in 1732 is the Johannes that the Strever line comes from and his
name gets changed to Johannas. Melchior was a 2nd cousin to both
Ulrich and Johann and at some point, he returned to Germany as this is where
he died. It is
unclear who the other Johann is.
Working with professional genealogist, Warren
Bittner, out of Salt Lake City, to trace Ulrich's roots back in Germany. The
farthest back we have gone is to Michel Stribel, born before 1611. These
details show that Ulrich (b.1728) and
were not brothers, but they were third cousins.
|The remainder of this History will be focused on
Ulrich, with some information provided about Johannes .
are maps of the area showing they had adjoining farms near the Ancram
lead mines, around the 1780's, which in those days was very common for
families. The maps show the name spelled as Streval but it was not
uncommon for there to be misspellings. The farms on these maps were
definitely their farms because the locations tie to all the other
historical information. In addition to the adjoining farms, they were
sponsors for each other's children.
Ulrich's names are spelled several ways and from here on out, in this writing, they will be spelled as
"Johannes" and "Ulrich"
unless another source such as a census, map or book is being quoted. It
is important to note that names were often spelled incorrectly and it
has carried down. The original spelling of Ulrich's name, according to
the church records, is Ulrich Strübel.
original family name was Strübel,
sometimes spelled Stribel as well as Striebel. The u with the dots, a
standalone " i" and "ie" were often interchanged. Once the family
arrived in the United States it became Strevel. This would
explain why the census takers and emigration people would have written
Strubel in some of the records. In any event, Johannas` line changed it to Strever after Johannas
and his wife died. Both of their gravestones have Strevel on them,
which would confirm this. Ulrich's line kept the Strevel name until the
early 1800`s. By this time this family line had moved up to the Berne
area of New York. It appears that George Strevel and possibly Johannis
Strevel left the Berne area and went to Canada. Everyone who stayed in
Berne changed his or her name to Strevell. George (and possibly
Johannis) left the named unchanged. Eventually, some of the Canadian
Strevels, came back to the United States and settled in Michigan. There
are now Strevels, Strevells and Strevers all around the United States
as well as Strevels in Canada. And in Germany, there are both Strübel's
and Striebel's that are related.