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!
The Dreisbach/Dresbach Family Association Welcomes You
On our website you can find genealogy information,
topics of historical interest and contact information.
On the left, in the blue strip, is the Index to this website.
Click on the topic and you will be taken to that section.
"What's New" shows upcoming and recent events.
Two DFA Newsletters
On this site you can read and download the two DFA newsletters
and get a free subscription to them by contacting:
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.
William (Bill) Dreisbach 1934-2018
Bill Dreisbach was the first President of the rejuvenated Dreisbach/Dresbach Family Association. Elected in 1995 at the first reunion, he served as President until 2007.
Click hereto read more about this dedicated and kind man who helped to found the Dreisbach/Dresbach Family Association.
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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