Because genealogy is the most important aspect of the Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association, this area of our website is designed to be as helpful as possible to members and friends alike. The pages in this section encompass years of documented research by certain individuals and collected information by many. In this section you will find information regarding the history of the Christlieb surname, as well as the histories of the two distinct branches of the American family: namely, the Pennsylvania branch, of whom the majority retain the German surname, Christlieb; and the West Virginia branch, whose descendants have, for generations, gone by the phonetic spellings, Crislip and Chrislip.
The Family Progenitors
Here is the real starting place to learn about our family progenitors, Friedrich Carl Christlieb and Anna Catharina Engle/Bock/Christlieb:
The genealogy of the Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family focuses upon the descendants of Jacob and Carl Christlieb, progenitors of the two branches of the family. Sons of Friedrich Carl Christlieb  and Anna Catharina Christlieb , Jacob and Carl were born in the German Rhineland in the middle of the 18th century. They immigrated to America as young teenagers with their parents, arriving at Baltimore in 1765. Both sons served in the American Revolutionary War and married near the time of its close. Throughout the nation, persons going by the surnames, Christlieb, Chrislip, or Crislip are, except in one or two cases, descendants of these two brothers.
Soon after the formation of the Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association, a set of antecedent codes was devised to help identify which branch of the family each association member belongs to. These codes are shown below to the left of each of Jacob's and Carl's children. Note that two first cousins married, resulting in the same code, SL, being shown in front of their names.
For those family members who have purchased the Christlieb-Chrislip-Crislip Family Association-sponsored book, Ancestors and Descendants of Friedrich Carl and Anna Catharina Christlieb, there will also appear after the listing of the siblings in each page of this section, the page number in square brackets, , where the genealogical information for that person begins. The book's index, in some cases, contains many page references of information containing that person's name. It is desired that giving the page numbers here will aid the reader in quickly finding where the genealogical information begins for a given individual.
West Virginia Branch
Jacob Christlieb , born Germany, 1749; died (West) Virginia, 1822; married ca. 1799, Anna “Nancy” Singer, born Pennsylvania, 1755; died (West) Virginia, 1824. Their seven sons and seven daughters were:
Mary Christlieb/Crislip (MW) 1780-1870 , married David Willett; Arthur Hickman.
Elizabeth Christlieb/Crislip (EC) 1781-1817 , married Nicholas Crouse.
George Christlieb/Chrislep (GO) 1782-1857 , married Mary Boice/Bice.
Christianah Crislip (CR) 1785-1855 , married Jesse Reed.
Catherine Crislip (CA) 1786-1819 , married Hugh J. O’Connor.
Jacob Crislip, II (JA) 1787-1858 , married Elizabeth Reager/Reger.
John Chrislip (JN) 1789-1865 , married Magaret Harvey.
Nancy Crislip (NA) 1790-1877 , married Jacob Ours; William Turner.
William Chrislip (WM) 1794-1847 , married Hannah Ward.
Abram Chrislip (AB) 1795-1879 , married Amanda Britton.
Margaret Crislip (MR) 1797-1855 , married David Jenkins.
Isaac Crislip 1797-1881 . Unmarried.
Samuel Chrislip (SM) 1800-1889 , married Eleanor Jane Board.
Sarah Crislip (SL) 1802-1885 , married Solomon Christlieb.
For purposes of identifying individual ancestral lines, a two-letter identification code appears in parentheses after each of the above children of Jacob and Nancy Christlieb.
Carl Christlieb , born Germany 1751; died Pennsylvania, 1837; married ca. 1781, Catharina Umberger, born Pennsylvania, ca. 1744; died Pennsylvania, 1837. Their six sons and two daughters were:
Johannes (John) Christlieb (CJ) 1782-1858 ; married Agnes Orris; Elizabeth Whistler; Fannie Cable.
George Christlip (GC) 1785-1846 ; married Elizabeth North.
Charles Christlieb (CC) 1787-1817 ; married Sarah Kogen.
Catharina Christlieb, born ca. 1789 . Died in infancy.
Isaac Christlieb (CI) 1791-1858 ; married Catharina Weiss/Wise.
Jacob Christlieb (CK) 1791-1884 ; married Julianna Morritt.
Sarah Christlieb (CS) 1794-1874 , married Jacob Kautz.
Solomon Christlieb (SL) 1797-1850 , married Sarah Crislip.
For purposes of identifying individual ancestral lines, a two-letter identification code appears in parentheses after each of the above children of Carl and Catharina Christlieb.
Deep Ancestry of Friedrich Carl Christlieb
Both Stephen Crislip, Charleston, West Virginia, and Ned Crislip, Pennington, New Jersey, took part in the National Geographic Genographic Project in order to learn more about their deep ancestry, as well as that of Friedrich Carl Christlieb. You can read the Deep Ancestry of Friedrich Carl Christlieb here.
Other Christlieb Lines
Friedrich Carl Christlieb, formerly Simon aus Franckenstein, was one of many converts from Judaism who assumed or were assigned the surname, Christlieb, upon their conversions to Christianity. Here follows other Christliebs who were found in the course of our family research.