Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association
Welcome. The Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association is dedicated to increasing the awareness of its family's unique heritage, a particular ancestral line whose origin can be traced back to 18th-century Germany to a precise location, date, and hour. Additionally, the Family Association is dedicated to the gathering and dissemination of information pertaining to the progeny of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb, patriarch and matriarch of the American Clan.
Our History and Genealogy
The unique heritage of the Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip family, as well as the identification of a vast number of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina's progeny, has been preserved within the covers of Ancestors and Descendants of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb.
The Story Behind the Book
Published privately by the family association in 2013, the history and genealogy of the American Christlieb line had its beginnings in 1895, when family historian, Benjamin Franklin Christlieb, published The Christlieb Family. His book, which contained the family's oral traditions, as well as a listing of most descendants through the fourth generation, was the result of a lifetime interest in family history, an interest passed down via his father, Isaac Christlieb, who was the family's first historian. Benjamin Franklin Christlieb made certain that his publication was placed on the shelves of various state libraries in the nation.
In 1991, the Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association authorized the proposal, made by Ned Crislip, that, after a lapse of 96 years, the work of Benjamin Franklin Christlieb be resumed. From that time forward until its publication some 22 years later, an immense amount of effort was expended to bring Ancestors and Descendants of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb to fruition.
Using Benjamin Franklin Christlieb's work as a point of reference led to findings, in both Germany and America, that exceeded all expectations. His coverage of the first four generations of the family provided valuable clues for further research. In addition to Ned Crislip's research in Germany, Wendell Lauth's expertise in genealogical research led to information gleaned from wills, deeds, marriage, and death records, found in courthouses, libraries, and historical societies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. As a result, Ancestors and Descendants of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb contains a wealth of documented information.
Due to the generosity of certain descendants, our association was able to follow Benjamin Franklin Christlieb's example by placing Ancestors and Descendants of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb on the shelves of these institutions:
Archives and History, Charlestown, West Virginia; Barbour County Historical Society, Philippi, West Virginia; Barbour County Public Library, Philippi, West Virginia; Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Grand Valley State Special Collections & University Archives, Allendale, Michigan; Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants' Library, Horner, West Virginia; Harrison County Historical Society, Clarksburg, West Virginia; Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis, Indiana; John Graham Public Library, Newville, Pennsylvania; Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Kentucky; Lancaster County Historical Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia; Newville Historical Society, Newville, Pennsylvania; Ohio Genealogical Historical and Genealogical Library, Columbus, Ohio; Roane County, Historical Society, Spencer, West Virginia; State Library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Tampa History Center, Tampa, Florida; Upshur County Historical Society, Buckhannon, West Virginia; West Virginia Collection, Morgantown, West Virginia.