397. Johan Nichlab Gibb (John Nicholas Gibbs, Sr) Johann Nickell Gibbs John Nicholas Gibbs (Married Anna ___ (#398)
Born: 20 February 1697/ 98 in Offenbach, Germany, Baden Baden Germany according to Nicholas Gibbs and his descendants, 1723-1977 by Nicholas Gibbs Historical Society, 1977; of Peter Gibb (#793) and Anna Spieb (#794).
Died: After 1754 in Duchy of Baden, Germany
[His siblings included:
M. Magdaline Gibb: Born: ? Died: ?,
Johann Adam Gibb: born: 18 March 1695/ 96 in Offenbach, Germany. Died: ?;
Anna Maria Gibb: Born: 8 March 1699/ 00 Died: ?.].
The Gibbs' crest, as shown, is Scottish. Variations of the spelling are Gibb, Gibbe, Gibbs, Gibbes, and others. The motto translation is "Firm of purpose." This Gibbs crest was first found in Invernesshire. It is unknown whether on not John's family used this crest.
It is believed that the forefathers of Nicholas Gibbs (#199), because of religious and political reasons, migrated from England, their mother country, about the time of the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the reign of Oliver Cromwell. John Nicholas Gibbs, Sr. left England and married a woman in Amsterdam and never went back to London. They sought refuge along the Rhine River in Germany and it was in the village of Wallruth, near the town of Krumbach, Duchy of Baden, that Nicholas (#199) was born on September 29, 1733. (Source for the information in green is http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shardon/gibbs/index.htm Don and Scharmal Triesch Conley, Kennewick, Washington, 99336.
John came from Scotland to England, then to Holland and Germany. Son Nicholas was born in Germany and came to America in 1747 at 14 years of age. (Source: ancestry.com: Compton/Roehrman Tree owner: Icqc717)
John and his wife had five children: Peter, Abraham, Nicholas (#199), Mary, and Catherine.
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