Sebastian Goembel1,2,3

ID# 17939, (1794 - 1871)
FatherBarthold Gömpel4 (7 Feb 1749 - 9 Oct 1812)

Key Events:

Birth: 26 May 1794, Niederaula, Kurfuerstentum Hessen5,6
Marriage: 6 Dec 1812, Niederaula, Kurfuerstentum Hessen, Anna Eva Schaeffer (20 Apr 1792 - )7,8
Death: 10 Jan 1871, Washington, Illinois9,10
ChartsSelected Descendants of Sebastian and Anna Eva Goembel

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sebastian Goembel was born on 26 May 1794 in Niederaula, Kurfuerstentum Hessen.5,6 He was baptized on 28 May 1794 in Niederaula.5 Sebastian was baptized as Sebastian Gömpel, but in the U. S. he used the spelling Sebastian Goembel.11
     Sebastian married Anna Eva Schaeffer on 6 Dec 1812 in Niederaula, Kurfuerstentum Hessen.7,8
     Sebastian and Anna Eva Schaeffer arrived in New Orleans on 2 Jun 1834, with their children Catharine, Elisabetha, Amalie, Henrich, Jacob, Catharina, Philipp and J., aboard the Ernst and Gustav, having departed Bremen. Family lore says they departed Hamburg on a sailing vessel in March, with the voyage taking 69 days. Trans-Atlantic travel at the time was by sailing ship so the time, so that length may well be correct, but the records show the embarkation port as Bremen rather than Hamburg.12,13,14
     The family traveled up the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Ft. Clark (now Peoria, Illinois), and settled in Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois. According to family lore, they followed Farm Creek to Washington Twp., supposedly arriving there 9 Jun 1834. Making that voyage in a week seems unlikely even with the steamboats then traveling those rivers, so the version appearing in an 1885 local history seems more believable. That version states that they remained two weeks in New Orleans, then set out for St. Louis, but stopped instead at Havana, Illinois. After a month there, they proceeded to Ft. Clark.15,16
     Sebastian took possession of land on Farm Creek, in Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., and built a log house on it. When the area was opened for homesteading he established a claim, and the patent was recorded 29 Aug 1838.17,18
     On 20 May 1841 Sebastian together with Henry Rohrback was granted a patent for 160 acres of land in Tazewell Co., Illinois, under the Cash Entry Act of April 24,1820. That act reduced the minimum price of public land to $1.25 per acre, and the minimum purchase to 80 acres, but required payment in cash, not on credit.19
     Sebastian and Anna appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 28 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $1,800. Henry Riddles, age 11, relationship unknown, was listed as living with them.3
     Sebastian and Anna appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 21 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $3,000 and personal estate of $300. Mela Goemble, age 15, relationship unknown, and John Sloack, a laborer, were listed as living with them.20
     Sebastian was identified as a merchant in Niederaula, but was listed as a farmer when he immigrated and pursued that occupation in Illinois.21,22,23,24
     It appears that Sebastian retired, and he and Anna moved into the town of Washington by 1870.25 They appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Washington, Tazewell Co., Illinois, enumerated 20 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $800 and personal estate of $200.26
     Sebastian died on 10 Jan 1871 in Washington, Illinois, at age 76.9,10

Children:
     Children with Anna Eva Schaeffer:

  • Catharine Goembel27 (10 Apr 1813 - 14 Feb 1901)
  • Elisabetha Catharina Goembel28 (1 May 1815 - )
  • Jacob Goembel28 (20 Jul 1816 - bef 1824)
  • Amalie Goembel29 (11 Apr 1819 - )
  • Henrich Goembel30,31 (14 Jun 1822 - 8 May 1900)
  • Jacob Goembel32,33 (7 May 1824 - 1908)
  • Catharina Elisabeth Goembel28 (3 Jul 1826 - )
  • Philipp Goembel34 (2 Jul 1829 - )
  • J. Goembel35 (abt 1830 - )

Citations

  1. [S3523] Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois, pg 405, shows name as Sebastian Goembel.
  2. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1794 p 149 , shows name as Sebastian Gömpel.
  3. [S3527] Sebastian Guembel household, 1850 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  4. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1794 p 149, record for Sebastian Gömpel.
  5. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1794 p 149.
  6. [S3527] Sebastian Guembel household, 1850 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows age 56 and country, as Germany.
  7. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Marriages 1812 p 437, shows date.
  8. [S3523] Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois, pg 405, shows them as Jacob's parents.
  9. [S3526] Muller, histories of the Minch and Goembel Families, shows town.
  10. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 41154936, Sebastian Gimbel, shows date, and includes photo of stone, but stone is obviously new. Shows age as 76 y 7m 16 d, which agrees to within one day of birth date from baptismal record.
  11. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1794 p 149, shows name as Sebastian Gömpel.
  12. [S3525] Ernst and Gustav arrival 2 Jun 1834, Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists, New Orleans, 1820–1875, shows ship, as Ernst + Gustav, arrival date, and lists family members.
  13. [S3526] Muller, histories of the Minch and Goembel Families, shows departure port, as Hamburg, arrival port, type of vessel, sailing time.
  14. [S3523] Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois, pg 524, shows departed Bremen, voyage of 69 days, ship as German sailing vessel Ernst Gustav, arrival at New Orleans.
  15. [S3526] Muller, histories of the Minch and Goembel Families, shows up the rivers, arrival date, destination.
  16. [S3523] Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois, pg 405, shows where they settled; pg 525, provides version with stops along the way.
  17. [S3523] Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois, pg 525, describes homesteading and building.
  18. [S3526] Muller, histories of the Minch and Goembel Families, citing county land records, shows date and township.
  19. [S3530] Goembel and Rohrback, cash sale land patent, 20 May 1841.
  20. [S3528] Sebastian Gimbel household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  21. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1813 p 359, record for Catharina Gömbel, shows occupation as mechant.
  22. [S3525] Ernst and Gustav arrival 2 Jun 1834, Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists, New Orleans, 1820–1875, shows occupation as farmer.
  23. [S3527] Sebastian Guembel household, 1850 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farmer.
  24. [S3528] Sebastian Gimbel household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farmer.
  25. [S3529] Sebastian Goembel household, 1870 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows him with no occupation and them in the town.
  26. [S3529] Sebastian Goembel household, 1870 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  27. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1813 p 359.
  28. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1826.
  29. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1819.
  30. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1822.
  31. [S3523] Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois, pg 524.
  32. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1824.
  33. [S3523] Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois, pg 405.
  34. [S3524] Möhle, "Research Report: (Gömbel)", citing Niederaula 1773-1815 Baptisms 1829.
  35. [S3525] Ernst and Gustav arrival 2 Jun 1834, Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists, New Orleans, 1820–1875, shows him listed as the last with their other children.