Check out the historically based "DFA Newsletter" and
read "The DERR", a DFA newsletter about events in Germany
beforethe Dreisbachs immigrated to Pennsylvania in the mid-1700's.
Consider joining the Dreisbach/Dresbach Family Association.
It doesn't matter how many or how few Dreisbach or Dresbach genes you have.
The DFA is for everybody with an interest in our heritage!
To join go to the Index in the blue strip on the left of your screen and
click on "Join the DFA" - and just follow the instructions.
The D/DFA Reunion was fantastic!
Thank you Sharon Driscoll!
We had a wonderful time.
Walking tour of historic Bethlehem PA was superb.
Afternoon bus trip covered the area settled by Dreisbachs in 1746 to about 1810 and included a visit to Zion's Stone Church founded by Dreisbachs, plus touring the cemetery (although the 101F heat meant it was a short tour).
Saturday was filled with informative talks and music.
A good, short business meeting resulted in Bob Kendrick remaining our President and Matt and Olivia Dresbach taking on the 2022 reunion (as well as bringing the youngest Dresbach to the reunion - 6 month old Ruxin).
Banquet was delicious and fun.
The pastor and congregation of Zion's Stone Church made us all feel welcome when we visited the church for Sunday morning service.
It was GREAT - and over too soon.
If you missed it - you'll have another chance to come to our family reunion in 2022.
The bus tour at Zion's Stone Church in Kreidersville
Heinrich Imhof, a distant cousin of many American Dreisbachs, has produced a much-needed and well received book: Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben. The full title in English is: "Hoping for a Better Life; Emigration from Wittgenstein to America in the 18th and 19th Centuries". Written and published by Heinrich Imhof, Bad Berleburg, 2018. To read more about this book - CLICK HERE!
Ask A Genealogy Question
Send a short genealogy question to dreisbachfamilyassociation(at)gmail.com. [replace (at) with the @ sign]. We will put some of the questions here and hope that visitors to the D/DFA website will have the answer. Send your helpful answers and suggestions to the same email address.
Are there any descendants of John P. Dresbach (b. 20 Aug 1835, Ross Co. OH) and/or his brother William Dresbach (b. 1 Apr 1837, Ross Co. OH) who are interested in learning more about the lives of these two men? They are descendants of Gabriel Dresbach (b. 1805, Northumberland, PA), son of John Dresbach (b. 1778) and Catherine Spyker. From the Jacob Dreisbach/Magdalena Buchs line. A descendant is working on the story of their lives, including the Civil War experience, and is happy to share his information.
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