Ulrich is the father of all the Strevels and Strevells in
the US and Canada today. The records of his ancestors is quite clear and present
day Strevels and Strevells should be able to find out how they tie into this
Ulrich arrived in the colonies in 1752, at the age of 24, with
his father Jacob. He
married Margaretha Coon in 1758 and had his first child in 1760.
He settled on a farm in the Ancramdale area, in Dutchess
County, adjoining the
farm Johannas settled on.The area was later changed to Columbia County. The farm is still there and is on Crest Lane. It is
called Crest Lane Farms and below is a picture of what the house looks like
today. The part of the house on the far right side is the original portion of
Ulrich had 6 children:
Maria (b. Nov 24,1760)
Jacob (b. Mar 5, 1762)
Matheus Frederick (b. Jan 14,1764)
Elizabeth (b. Mar 26, 1766)
Georg (b. Feb 4, 1768)
Eva (b. about 1770)
Some of Ulrich's descendants fled to Canada rather than be forced to fight
for England during the Revolutionary War. Ulrich was said to be imprisoned until
he swore allegiance to Britain. His descendants later returned to the US- some
to New York and others to Michigan.
as well as Johannas, is listed in the 10th regiment Albany Co. Militia,
Revolutionary War. In that Reg. they volunteered to serve, but may NOT
have been called - besides, many N.Y. Revolutionary War records were
burnt in Albany court house fire.
from Livingston Manor were jailed at Kingston and questioned.
"Ildrick Streble, prisoner, saith that Armount Viele has in April last
swarn him to secrecy and alligence to King Geo. at the house of
Hendrick Hoysradt -etc" also charged were Johannes Dings, and Daniel
McIntryre. All neighbors, and relatives. This from "Nine Little
Ulrich was imprisoned as a Tory for a short while during the
Revolutionary War. There is a record of the amount of peas (?) and
bread that he consumed while
Other accounts say that he was
imprisoned until he would swear allegiance to Britain, which makes more sense as
he was from Germany and had no ties to Britain.
Ulrich & Magaretha disappear from the Ancram and N.Y. area about
1790. There was an "Uldrich Striebel farm" in the Ancram area in 1980 that was owned by the McArthur's. Both
Ulrich and Johannes were in the 1790 N.Y. census, but Ulrich disappeared by 1800 census although he may have been in one of his
childrens' households by that time as he would have been about 70 years old.
Two of Ulrich's children, Jacob and Eva married
do not have exact records for
Ulrich's siblings, Appolonia and Catharina, but do know Ulrich and his
wife Margaretha were sponsors for children of both of them. We do not
have the name of Appolonia's child but we do have the names of
Catharina's children. Her first child, Johannes, born in 1761 was
Uldrich and Margaretha. Her second child, Niclas, born in 1764, was
sponsored by Johannes and Maria