207. Zerbe–Servis


  1. Martin Zerbe (d. 1694) m. Anna Elisabetha ____ (d. 1703); Kettenbach, Rhineland, Germany
  2. Johann Philip Zerbe (1682–bef. 1723) m. 1710 Maria Catharina Steiber (d. aft. 1723); Kettenbach, Rhineland, Germany; New York, N. Y.
  3. Johannes Servis (ca. 1710–1805) m. aft. 1729 Hannah Cluck (1713–bef. 1796); Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., N. J.
  4. Philip Servis (ca. 1745–1818) m. Mary Quick (d. bef. 1810); Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., N. J.
  5. Hannah Servis (1773–1850) m. Abraham Kise (1775–1864); East Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., N. J.


This line is based on Dorothy Lee Grubb and Arleen Marvin Smith, Descendants of Johannes Servis (Zerbe) and Allied Lines (Peoria, Ill., 1989). The European ancestry was originally established by Henry Z Jones Jr., “Finding the Ancestral Home of a Palatine Forefather: The Case of Martin Zerbe,” Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 29 (1975/6): 129-32. Jones also covers Johann Philip Zerbe in his series of encyclopedic works on the 1709 Palatine emigrants to New York. The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, 2 vols. (Universal City, Calif., 1985), 2:1135-6, omits Johannes Servis, but in More Palatine Families: Some Immigrants to the Middle Colonies 1717–1776 and Their European Origins, Plus New Discoveries on German Families Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, (Universal City, Calif., 1991), 381-2, Jones adopts Grubb and Smith’s placement of Johannes as probable, emphasizing the naming pattern implicit in Johannes naming a son Philip.

Related surnames

829. Cluck · 103. Kise · 415. Quick

No additional information on the Steiber family is available at this time.

Created 31 March 2012; last updated 18 April 2012.
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