Neubauer Family Genealogy Forum
Claude, I think I may have some information to help. I just found that I had copied a date of marriage for a Catharine Neubauer to John B. Welborn from the marriage records of Franklin County, Ohio. The spelling is not perfect but I think close enough for us to realize it is too close to argus about. In a previous response to your message I mentioned a Catharina Neubauer but had forgot about having this information about a Catharine Neubauer to John B Welborn. In fact the Catharina I wrote about before was an aunt to another Catharina who was daughter of Johann Nicolaus Neubauer who immigrated from France to Ohio. I have churchbooks to cover the years of birth of Johann Nicolaus Neubauer and his daughter in Keskastel, Bas-Rhin, France. My own direct line of REEB surname came from the same region many years before but I have been studying and translating the records both church and civil in Keskastel for many years. The Neubauer family came to Keskastel from another village "Weislingen" on the opposite side of the Vosges mountain range from Keskastel. They arrived after two older daughters had been born in Weislingen about 1801 and about 1803-04. The Catharine Neubauer who I beleive married John B. Welborn or as you called him Wilborn, was born 13 Jan. 1843 and baptized in the Protestant church at Keskastel on the 15th of Jan. 1843. Her father was Johann Nicolaus born 1812 and her mother was Catharina Elisabetha Würtz (1817-1845. Catharina Elisabetha died in Keskastel and he arrived in Ohio after that. I am still searching for the shiplist to see when exactly he did arrive.
I would like to correspond with you and if we can determine that this is the same person then I will be able to provide you with quite a lot more of the European data. The native language of these Neubaurers was German however the area they lived in became officially part of France in in 1793 and the church in Keskastel recorded their records in German at least as late as 1843. The Civil Records began to slowly change to French a few years later. Actually until France acquired that area the only records we can find dates of births, deaths and marriage were were from the churchbooks.
Hope you will respond to me either here or privately soon. I have been looking on line for the John and Catharine until I re-read your message again today. John V. Reeb
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