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Henry Kibler

German: Heinrich Kubler
Also Known As: "Heinrich", "Henry"
Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Shenandoah, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Amelia Kibler
Father of Magdalena Baker (Kibler); Barbara Elizabeth Pence; John Kibler; Adam J Kibler; Martin Luther Kibler and 1 other

Occupation: Carpenter
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About Henry Kibler


Henry Kibler is buried on a hill in a small cemetery located on property belonging to Robert T. Kemp, Route 612, Rocky Branch, Page Co. Va. Three graves are there, one an infant child, the second that of Philip Kibler (son of Henry Kibler), and the third grave we were told was that of Henry Kibler. The inscription on the Henry Kibler stone was in German, which we were unable to read This monument was a large piece of stone and the inscription was hand carved.

Henry and his family emigrated from Germany around the year 1764 and settled on the western slope of the Blue Ridge, which was then Shenandoah County Supposedly, he was a distinguished house carpenter and after the long voyage of more than six months and having incurred great expenses, he settled his family and left home in search of employment. The area was still of forests with Indian occupation and a story was written that once he was returning home after earning a few pounds and within twenty miles of an English settlement when he happened upon an encampment of about fifty Indians. The Indians invited him to stay and partake of food, but he knew that if he stayed he would be scalped

before morning. He knew that an escape was also dangerous. In order to divert the Indians, he asked ifhe might enjoy a smoke of their "good old American". When the Indians dropped the reins of the bridle so that they could go to the camp Fire to prepare the favor, he applied spur and whip to his horse. The whole company ofIndians set out in foot chase after him, making the forests ring with their hideous yells. Tomahawks were hurled at him in rapid fury, and arrows were flying thickly around him. Two very tall and fleet Indians ran by his side for more than two miles. Several times they attempted to seize his bridle reins, but the race was too long, and they began to lag behind; but for ten miles, or more, from the point at which the run began, he could distinctly hear the frightful yelling of the savages. He reached the English settlement about one o'clock the next morning.

From various deeds and other legal papers, we know that Henry was married However, we are not sure of the exact name of his wife. She was listed as "Mary" and as "Amelia".

To date, it is not known where in Europe (perhaps Germany or Switzerland) Henry was from, nor exactly when or where he landed in America. There are six known children and it is believed that the two oldest were born before arriving in America.

Henry did not Fight in the American Revolution, but a public service claim was found whereby he gave food His warrant was for mutton and the original is in the State Archives at Richmond, Va. Henry was also on a subscription list as having contributed money. On this list his name is given as Hennerich Kubler.

The 1783 tax list of Shenandoah CO. , V A listed Henry Kibler with 6 white souls, whereas in 1785 he was shown as Henry Kibber with 6 white souls, 1 dwelling and 2 other buildings.

Henry died intestate on Sept. 9, 1796. The inventory of his estate provides interesting reading. Aside from a few household goods. Henry had among his possessions, 1 bay horse, a yoke of oxen, 4 cows, 3 heifers, 1 calf, I bull, 8 sheep, a sow and pigs, 9 hogs, 4 plows, a set of smith's tools, 3 saws, 2 drawing knives, I adz, 3 augers, I hatchet, I plane and small tools, 2 grind stones, I cutting box, I wheat fan, 2 wagons, 3

rifles, a shoemaker's bench and tools, a Negro girl, I fork and hook, 3 grub hoes, 3 bells and 3 collars, 3 scythes, 2 crosscut saws, and I single tree and clevis for a total value of220 pounds and 3 shillings. His most valuable property, aside from the land itself, was the Negro girl valued at 45 pounds. Adding the debts due to him at the time of his death, his estate totaled 566 pounds, 3 shillings, and 6 pence.

Jacob Baker was the administrator of Henry's estate and was the husband of Henry's daughter, Magdalene.

On March 12, 1799 an indenture was recorded showing the sale of a parcel of land, belonging to Henry, to Jacob Baker, by Mary Kibler, Henry's widow, and five children, Adam, John, Martin, Philip, and Barbara, All legatees of Henry Kibler, deceased.

Shenandoah County, Virginia Deed Book M, Page 183 - 9 June 1800. Between Mary Kibler widow and relick of Henry Kibler dec'd. Adam Kibler and Barbara his wife John Kibler and Eve his wife Martin Kibler and Molly his wife John Baker and Molly his wife Lewis Pence and Barbara his wife which said Adam John Martin Molly and Barbara are children and heirs at Law of Henry Kibler dec'd. [to] Philip Kibler ... consideration of one dollar ... tract of land lying and being on both sides of the big spring branch a drain of Pass run a drain of the South river of Shenandoah ... Containing one hundred and four acres be the same granted to said Henry Kibler dec'd. by a deed from the late Thomas Lord Fairfax the 29th Dec. 1780. Wit: none 3 signed in German Molly (X) Baker Barbara (X) Kibler John Kibler Eve (X) Kibler Molly (X) Kibler Recorded: 9 June 1800 Barbara (X) Pentz ___________________________ Shenandoah County, Virginia Deed Book M, Page 185 - 9 June 1800. Between Mary Kibler widow and relick of Henry Kibler dec'd. Jacob Baker & Molly his wife Lewis Pence and Barbara his wife John Kibler and Eve his wife Martin Kibler and Molly his wife Philip Kibler and Catharine his wife which said Molly, Barbara, John, Martin and Philip are children and heirs at law of Henry Kibler dec'd. [to] Adam Kibler ... consideration of one dollar ... tract of land adjoining Archibald McNeal, Abraham Hite, Jacob Winkle and Jacob Kipster ... containing one hundred acres which was granted to the said Henry Kibler dec'd. by Patent the 13th August 1789 ... Wit: none Jacob Baker (in German) Molly (X) Baker 2 others signed in German /td> Barbara (X) Pentz John Kibler Eve (X) Kibler Martin Kibler Molly (X) Kibler Recorded: 9 June 1880 Catharine ( ) Kibler

Immigrated 1764 (may have been the ship Boston) to Philadelphia, PA then to Virginia. Settled on the western slope of Blue Ridge near Luray in what was then Shenandoah County, Virginia. He was a house carpenter, but was unable to make a living at this vocation. According to "Heads of Families in 1785, County and State Census, List of Edwin Young" Henry had 6 white souls, 1 house and 2 other buildings as part of his estate near Luray.

A parcel of land was sold to Jacob Baker (husband of Magdalene) by Mary Kibler (widow of Henry) and five Kibler children (Adam, John, Martin, Philip, and Barbara on March 12, 1799. Jacob Baker was administrator of Henry's estate which was valued at 566 pounds, 3 shillings, and 6 pence.

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Henry Kibler's Timeline

August 15, 1746
Age 13
Age 15
Age 18
Virginia, United States
Age 18
Virginia, United States
June 24, 1772
Age 25
Shenandoah County, Virginia
Age 28
Page County, Virginia, United States
September 9, 1796
Age 50
Shenandoah, VA, USA