www.strever.org Strever Family History
the State of Wuerrtemburg, Germany.
Many people assumed they came from Palitinate, Germany, because at the time
of their arrival into the US, most of the German immigrants were from Palitinate.
originally lived in Beiningen, which is southwest of Ulm, Germany - about 100
miles west of Munich. Beiningen was too small to have its own church, so
they attended church in Pappelau, a nearby town. In 1611, they moved to Seissen,
which is about 20 miles away. Although this may not seem like it is very far,
the area is somewhat mountainous and Seissen and Beiningen are on opposite sides
of a mountain so crossing would take quite a bit of time.
Beiningen, Pappelau, and Seissen were noted as being Protestant towns in the
1600's so it is not surprising that they moved from one Protestant town to
The church in Pappelau is beautiful and the pastor there
showed me the original book and page that lists Michael Strübel's
birth record. Here are some pictures of the church and the book.
Today, Seissen is a small but beautiful village. It has
actually become annexed by the city of Blaubeuren and is no longer its own
city. Here are some pictures of Seissen today:
There is still a Strübel
family living in Seissen and they actually live in a house that has been in the Strübel
family for about 200 years. Otto Strübel
lives in the house with his wife, Minne, 3 daughters and a son, Michael. I had a
chance to visit with Michael, who is a carpenter and speaks English, as well as
speak with Otto on the phone.
Otto Strübel co-wrote a book entitled "900 Years in Seissen". In the book, Ulrich
and Johan are discussed as having left Seissen in 1752 for Philadelphia, in the
New World. It appears they never made it to Philadelphia, but instead went to
New York, however, it is interesting that this information was listed in the