Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association


Selected History of German Sites Relative to Our Early Christlieb Ancestors


Presented here are brief accounts regarding historic sites relative to our ancestors, before they emigrated from the German Rhineland to America in 1765.


  • Frankenstein:Historical Background, by Karl Lieser. This information pertains to the village that was home to Friedrich Carl Christlieb before his conversion to Christianity.

  • Dürkheim’s Colorful Past – A Retrospective View, by Georg Feldmann. This has been extracted from the writings of Dürkheim’s eminent historian, Georg Feldmann, who has maintained an active interest in the Christlieb family from the time Ned Crislip first met him at Dürkheim’s City Hall in 1976, until his death in 2004.

  • The Schlosskirche at Dürkheim is a brief history of the building in which our Christlieb family came into being in 1742.

  • The House of Wittlesbach is a short history of the family of rulers of Bavaria and of the Rhenish Palatinate, which includes Prince Elector Karl Philipp III, God-sponsor of Friedrich Carl Christlieb at his conversion ceremony.

  • The Houses of Leiningen played a very important part in the ruling class over Dürkheim during the time that Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb lived nearby.

  • The Limburg Ruin stands high above the village of Grethen, the village where Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina lived prior to their emmigration from Germany to America.

  • Like the castle ruins of Franckenstein and Dürkheim, the Wachtenburg Castle ruin at Wachenheim would number among several ancient sites in the Fatherland that would have remained in the memories of the Christlieb family, after immigrating to America.

History of German Sovereigns Connected With Friedrich Carl Christlieb's Baptism-Conversion Ceremony


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Jacob Christlieb

  b. Germany 1749
  d. Virginia (WV) 1822
  m. Anna "Nancy" Singer

West Virginia Branch

Mary Crislip 1780-1870
  m. David Willett
  m. Arthur Hickman
Elizabeth Crislip 1781-1817
  m. Nicholas Crouse
George Chrislep 1782-1857
  m. Mary Bice
Christianah Crislip 1785-1855
  m. Jesse Reed
Catherine Crislip 1786-1819
  m. Hugh J. O'Connor
Jacob Crislip 1787-1858
  m. Elizabeth Reger
John Chrislip 1789-1865
  m. Margaret Harvey
Nancy Crislip 1790-1877
  m. Jacob Ours
  m. William Turner
William Chrislip 1794-1847
  m. Hannah Ward
Abram Chrislip 1795-1879
  m. Amanda Britton
Margaret Crislip 1797-1855
  m. David Jenkins
Isaac Chrislip 1797-1881
  Unmarried
Samuel Chrislip 1800-1889
  m. Eleanor Board
Sarah Crislip 1802-1885
  m. Solomon Christlieb

Carl Christlieb

  b. Germany 1751
  d. Pennsylvania 1837
  m. Catharina Umberger

Pennsylvania Branch

Johannes Christlieb 1782-1858
  m. Agnus Orris
  m. Elizabeth Whistler
  m. Fannie Cable
George Christlip 1785-1846
  m. Elizabeth North
Charles Christlieb 1787-1817
  m. Sarah Kogen
Catharina Christlieb b. ca. 1789
  (Died in infancy)
Isaac Christlieb 1791-1858
  m. Catharina Wise
Jacob Christlieb 1791-1884
  m. Juliana Morritt
Sarah Christlieb 1794-1874
  m. Jacob Kautz
Solomon Christlieb 1797-1850
  m. Sarah Crislip