Here is the page from the Grossgartach church records showing Johann Ebel’s birth on 17 May in 1629. I am grateful for these wonderful church records that hold my family’s history in their pages.Here is the entry for his birth:
This is my ancestry from this family line:
Johann Ebel b. 1629 < Margaretha Ebel b. 1860 < Hanss Peter Kern b. 1676 < Andrreas Kern b. 1699 < Christina Magdalena Kern b. 1734 < Maria Elisabetha Nolff b. 1753 < Katharina Elizabetha Störzbach b. 1781 < Johann Christoph Sieber b. 1815 < Katharine Rathgeber b. 1821 < Christina Bertha Sieber b. 1843 < Caroline Christiane Schott b. 1869 < Rudolf Laemmlen b. 1899 < Arthur Rudolf Laemmlen b. 1930 < Ann Laemmlen Lewis b. 1959
I have traced this family back 3 more generations, to where the records begin in the 1500s. This line stays in the village of Grossgartach, for 12 generations that I know of, possibly longer! My grandparents came to America from Grossgartach in 1929.