IMLER

Descendants of Wilhelm Immler/Imler aka William Imler

					


                                        IMLERS 

                                    THOSE THAT WENT 

                                     BEFORE LEAST 

                                      WE FORGET 

DEDICATION

	This Chronicle is dedicated to the memory of all the Isaac R. Imler
Clan and specifically the memory of my mother, Dorthy Jewel "Imler" Dopson. SPECIAL THANKS TO The Pioneer Historical Library, Genealogical Section of Bedford, Pa.
The Broderbund Family Archive/Genealogical Data for Computer Systems. Specifically, I would like to recognize the following Imler Descendants that
gave of their time to provide personal family information. At this point I
wish to say for the first time reader---What follows is not the work of just
one person, it is the combined work of many: Walter Anderson, Susan Alkire,
Richard Allen, Paul "Yogi" Barley, John & Vicki Best, Dan Betz, John & Mary
Bowman, Jane E. Bernard, Cindy Imler Bevers, Carolyn & Steve & Carolyn
Brooks, Mark Chilton, Aimee Church, Edith Clack, Ernest Cole, William
Cooper, Linda & Barry Cyburt, Frances Kidwell Davenport, Lauren Davis, Kathy
Imler DeImler, Paula Wilkison Dispenza, Sharon Doyle, Roger Duboc, Neilia
Dudley, Glenna Durr, Sharon Edwards, Chris Eicher, Don Embler, Gloria Embler
Nix, Joe F. Embler, Lloyd F. Embler, Paul Embler, Barbara Emler, Billy
Emler, Charles Richard Emler, Barbara Leads Emler, Diana Emler, Paul W.
Emler, Tracy Ernest, Sharon Ethridge, Connie Imler Feathers, Chet Feathers,
Don Feathers, Mary L. Featherstone, Leah Klotz Fletcher, Donna Gardiner,
Sherrain Glenn, Joyce Glover, Nancy Fisher Gouchnour, Robert Goutier, Diana
Skaggs Harkins, Ruth Harkins, Carol Sue Harper, Dale Harper, Barbara Harr,
LuAnn Berkheimer Hengler, Charles Henry, Darlene Athey Hill, Donna Hoekstra,
Bill Hollingsworth, Kelly Joseph Horner, Kelly Horner, Ramona Householder,
Dwight Hoy, Sonjia Hunt, Dorthy Grace Ickes, Durley Don Imbler, Alan L.
Imler, Billy & Julia Imler, Gregory Imler, David S. Imler, Joseph Anthony
Imler, Leroy Imler, Paul W. Imler, Richard L. Imler, Sam Imler, Steven &
Lori Imler, Thomas C. Imler, Tom Imler, Shari Marshall Joachim, Laurie
Jones, Marta Gates-Jones, Bettina Kesteloot, Robert Fred Kilgallin, Georgene
Kirkpatrick, Jean Kilpatrick, Tish Klock, Vern LeCerf, Ellen Leonard,
Barbara Jean Lewallen, LuAnn Lewis, Barbara & Larry Lorensen, Robin
Malernee, Evelyn Makris, Loretta Mann, Nancy Ann Mayberry, Paul & Nancy
Mayberry, Diane McInnes, William E. McMaster, Veronica M. Morales, Helen
Yager Mumm, Max Myover, Susan Lynn Eborg Newman, Diane Stork Norton, Don
Norton, Colleen & Gino Palumbo, Wendy & Robert Pierce, Marvin Persinger,
Nancy Evans Plummer, Sharon Oaks Paugh, Colleen Robinson Policy, Dan Potter,
Susan Powers, Rick Prescott, Richard Pressel, Kevin Priddy, Debra Orner,
George Osner, Sandra Sue Imler Richardson, Elizabeth Ida Rice, Ron Richter,
Mike Roberts, Simeon Ron Rodgers, Beth Ryon, Ruth Salisbury, Leona C. Scott,
Joelle Claar Schropp, Erin Shehan, Donald Shobe, Irene Swango, Pamela Imler
Silverman, Dick Spooner, William Stephens, Nancy Shaffer Tardy, Bob & Lynn
Wagner, Ruhama Wiley & Dave Williams. (If I have missed someone, I surely beg your pardon, it wasn't on purpose
and I surely want to be told about it.) INFORMATION COMPILED BY Michael Imler Dopson 2272 Brookpark Road Pensacola, Florida 32534 UPDATED: August 25, 2004 PROLOG In the time I've been putting together this Chronicle, my mind set
has gone through a change from one just collecting data into one of intense
interest as though reading a really exciting and good book. Early life in Colonial America was extremely difficult.
Pennsylvania was the beginning frontier. The mountains were rugged, the
forests deep and bewildering and sometimes the locals were right down
unfriendly, leading to some real hair rising situations. Mortality rate among young Imlers was 30% from newborns up to 10
years of age. From 10 to 20 years the mortality rate was 12-15 %. If the
Imler reached 25 years, his/her life span was generally 75-85 years. Common
child diseases such as chickenpox, measles, mumps and often the so-called
common cold attributed to 85% of most childhood deaths of children less than
5 years. Life then was no picnic, other than cold winter nights, this death
rate of children probably impacted on large family numbers reaching to 10-15
children born, since no one had a clue how many children would survive to adulthood. Due to lack of eligible members of the opposite sex, marriage
between 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th cousins with same last name of Imler or different
last name was very common, occurring once every 10-15 marriages through the
16-1800's and even continuing in a much lesser degree into the 1930s & 40s
to present. This wasn't unique with just the Imlers, it occurred in many
areas of the Eastern and South Eastern part of America where families
settled in remote areas and stayed put for 2-3 generations. There weren't
enough young men and women of dis-associated families to go around in the
rural and mountain areas. I'm convinced that out of these relationships the
phrase "Kissin' Cousins" was coined. The Imlers certainly exercised this
phrase to the fullest. In those cases where there are inter-marriages
between blood lines I have put the following- (C)-to indicate Cousin (near
or distant). In all cases at least one spouce of this individual will have a
similiar (C) in their name line. Descriptive words and phrases describing the early Imlers such as
courageous, adventurers, pioneers, people of great character, faith in Jesus
Christ and a since of inter self ---comes immediately to mind when studying
these people. The early Imlers made up the original groundbreakers of this
country. Imlers fought in the French & Indian War. Fought and died for
freedom in the Revolutionary War, fought and died in the War of 1812 against
the British, fought and died on both sides in the War Between The States.
Fought and died in both World War I and II, Korea and two descendants fought
in all four major campaign periods in Vietnam. At least three Imler
descendants went to Desert Storm and there is no doubt that when the need
arises other Imlers or descendants of Imlers will represent their country
again when needed. Anyone bearing the name of Imler or having the Imler
blood flowing through their veins should look back on their ancestry with
respect and pride, hopefully conducting their own lives in such a manner so
as not tarnish this image. While our founding fathers were German, other than the name spelling
of Immler & Imler is not. The spellings of Emler, Embler & Imbler are
American originals, existing no place else. It was formed from the German
name Emler, which is formed from the German word meaning Bee, or in other
words a worker of Bees--- a "Bee Keeper". Many 1st and last names were
changed when arriving upon America's shores. Since most of the early
settlers were English, it was generally done to conform to easier English
pronunciation of names or to be assimilated into the predominate English
culture. Whatever the reasons, Wilhelm Immler/Imler changed his name to
William Imler; Isack Marcus Immler/Imler changed his name to George Mark
Imler, Johann/Johannas Immler/Imler (aka Johan Jurg Immeler) to John Embler.
The first female generation to arrive on America's shores kept the spelling
of their first name but changed the spelling of their last name to Imler. IMLER NARRATIVE OF DATES AND FACTS I probably would have never gone into Imler Genealogy if it hadn't
been for Thomas C. Imler's book, "They Planted A Tree In The Wilderness".
What follows below will to some come across as a blast to his work, but it
is not. When you consider that he traveled all over the country, wrote
thousands of letters, visited libraries after library, maintained stacks
upon stacks of hand written/typed (the old way) files, no computer/computer
genealogy program to keep track of and sort his data it a wonder that he
produced such an outstanding work at all. There were errors made and what
follows is an attempt to correct them and follow along in his footsteps by
adding to the family knowledge. Key separate issues are facts that impact
on the descendants of Johann/Johannas Immler/Imler (aka Johan Jurg Immeler)
to John Embler. In Thomas's book he credits William Imler's youngest son as
being the one responsible with starting of what we will call the Southern
Embler/Imbler Clan. This was in error, this credit belongs to John William
Imbler, George Mark Imler's son. The issue now of what happened to Johann/Johannas Immler/Imler was
not discovered until a dialog was established in 2002 with Don Embler and
Bettina Kesteloot. This dialog covered data concerning a family line of
Emblers that mainly originated from New York, but had a Tap Root in
Pennsylvania. Don Embler told me that their ancestor was Johan Jurg
Immeler/Embler was born Abt. 1726 in [born Bavaria, Germany]. That he
arrived in Philadelphia October 11, 1733 on the ship "Charming Betty". Well
this was some claim--- Johan Jurg1 Immeler is our Johannas/Johann
Immler/Imler aka John Imler and now aka John Embler. There still remained
some doubt as concerns a blood link between this family line and the
Descendants of William Imler. Don Embler funded the Genealogy DNA testing
of male member of his Clan with a male member of George Mark Imler's Clan.
The match was there. It not only established a blood link with John Embler
aka Johann Immler/Imler to William Imler, but also established credibility
of relationship between George Mark Imler's Descendants and other same name
personalities that arrived on the Sailing Ship Charming Betty. THE NAMES LISTED BELOW ARE MAJOR FAMILY GROUPS THAT WERE ESTABLISHED WITHIN
THE IMLER SURNAME BY 1800 AND HAVE CONTINUED TO GROW TO DATE. NAMES
SEPARATED BY A "/" I.E. FEATHER/FEATHERS & WALTER/WALTERS ARE IN MOST CASES
MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY GROUP. Acker, Albright, Allison, Amick, Atwell, Aungst, Baker, Barefoot, Barley,
Bender, Benton, Berkey, Berkheimer, Betts/Betz, Black, Blackburn, Bouchner,
Bowser, Brown, Brubaker, Brumbaugh, Burk/Burke, Burket/Burkett, Bush,
Butler, Carn, Klahr/Claar/Clair, Clark, Claycomb, Colebaugh, Corle, Cox,
Croft, Croyle, Davis, Deffibaugh, Deibert/Dibert, Dick, Diehl, Dively,
Dodson, Earnest, Ebersole, Echard/Eckard, Eicher, Eller,
Emler/Imler/Embler/Imbler, Emeigh, Feather/Feathers, Fetter, Fetterman,
Fickes, Finnegan, Fisher, Fletcher, Foor/Foore, Friece/Fries, Givens, Glass,
Gouchenour/Gouchnour, Goutier, Grabill/Graybill, Grove/Groves, Hainsey,
Hammel, Harbaugh/Harbough, Harcelorode, Harr, Haverstock, Helsel/Heltzel,
Hengst, Hershberger, Hileman, Hite, Hoenstine, Holland, Holsinger, Hoover,
Hoy, Ickes, Johnson, Johnston/Johnstone, Jones, Kagarise, Kauffman, Kidwell,
King, Klotz, Knisely, Koontz, Lamborn, Ling, Lingenfelter, Long, Martin,
Mauk, McDonald, McMahon, Mentzer, Miller, Mock, Moore, Musselman, Nofsker,
Nordyke, Oakes/Oaks, Ott, Over, Phillips, Pressell, Pringle, Puff, Reffner,
Reighard, Reimer, Replogle, Rhodes, Ritchey, Rockefeller, Rogers, Roudabush,
Russell, Sell, Shaffer, Shock, Shoemaker, Shoop/Shoup, Sluder, Smith,
Snipes, Snoeberger/Snowberger, Snyder, Stiffler, Stine, Stornerook, Stufft,
Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Tipton, Walter/Walters, Way, Weaver, Welsh/Welch,
Wentz, Wertz, Westerfield, Weyandt/Weyant/Wyant, Whetstone, White,
Whysong/Wysong, Williams, Wilson, Wolf/Wolfe, Wright, Yingling, Zimmerman THE IMLER STORY CHAPTER-1(Story by-lines assist in this chapter provided by Gloria Embler Nix) Some time prior to September 27, 1732 the Immler/Imler Clan probably
met in their family home in Palentein Area of Germany to discuss their
family's future. Moving to America most likely had been a general topic for
sometime, but now it was being considered in earnest. Since Wilhelm
Immler's health was declining and his years more advanced, if for no other
reason, they needed someone to spearhead this venture, find a place to
settle, and arrange for the arrival of the others. The most likely person
to lead this adventure was the oldest son, Isack Marcus Immler/Imler (George
Mark Imler). Isack Marcus Imler embarked from Rotterdam, Holland on the
Sailing Ship "Mary", sailing down the River Rotte to the Atlantic Ocean.
The ship then made a stop at Cowes, Isle of Wight, England-- - -probably for
final provisioning and arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. on/or about September
27, 1732. There were sixty-one Palatines, who with their families made one
hundred ninety-one persons on board. The ship's passenger listing only
listed adult males. There is no data to indicate that Isack Markus
Immler/Imler aka George Mark Imler did not have his family on board with
him. The baptismal date of Andreas Krafft Imler of Oct. 14, 1733 further
supports this issue, since first Esther Theresia Schaber, George Mark's wife
was not a passenger on the Charming Betty when it arrived Oct. 11, 1733,
only 3 days prior to the Baptism. After arrival in America George Mark Imler probably made
arrangements for the arrival of the rest of his family on the Sailing Ship
Betty- - -it arrived almost one year later on Oct. 11, 1733. Arriving on
the Sailing Ship Charming Betty were George Mark's father: Wilhelm
Immler/Imler aka William Imler, 55 years old (b. abt.1678), ships recording
as being sick; relationship status unknown Anna Immler/Imler aka Anna
Marie/Maria Immler, married, 20 (b. abt. 1713); brother, Ludwig
Immler/Imler, 11(b. abt. 1721); brother, Johan Immler/Imler, 7 (b. abt.
1726); sister, Caherina Immler/Imler, 20, (b. abt. 1713), sister, Sabina
Immler/Imler, 18 (b. abt. 1715). The ships log of the "Charming Betty" listed Wilhelm Imler as in ill
health, "Sick", during the ocean passage and nothing is known documenting
what happened following his arrival in Philadelphia, Pa. The word "Sick"
implies more than just being Sea Sick- - -some more severe physical aliment.
All three sons, George Mark Imler, Ludwig Immler/Imler and Johan (nas)
Immler/Imler aka John Embler survived to lead productive lives. On October 14 1733, Andreas Krafft Imler, son of George Mark Imler
was baptized in Lancaster Co., Pa. August 19, 1749 York Co., Pa. was formed out of Lancaster Co., Pa. 1750, George Mark Emler was issued a Warrant for land in York Co., Pa. 1752, George Mark Emler was issued a Warrant for land in York Co., Pa. 1754, Treaty of Albany-Set the stage for nearly thirty years of
frontier warfare. One source about the migration from the Palatinate of
Germany in the 1700's indicated that Pennsylvania gave these hale and hearty
Germans land at the Western Frontier in an effort to set up a buffer zone
between the Quakers vs. French and Indians. When the Germans discovered
they were welcome in Maryland and Virginia and could settle on land a little
closer to civilization, away from the Western Frontier Conflict, they left
Pennsylvania in force. Some of these families who migrated to Maryland and
Virginia during this time, later returned to Pennsylvania to claim their land. 1763, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon start surveying Mason-Dixon
Line. The survey is completed for all but 36 miles in 1767. This survey
established once and for all the line between Pennsylvania and Maryland. 1766, Marks X Imlar signed a Petition to move the Court House for
Baltimore Co. situate in Joppa Town, to the Town of Baltimore in Maryland- -
- Baltimore Co., Maryland was formed in 1659. The original County Seat was
at Spesutia Island, it was next to Joppa Town. As a result of popular
referendum in 1768 (there is large list of residents signing the petitions,
which seems to be about the most complete list of men in the County at the
time {Our Marks X Imlar was a signer}), the county seat was moved to
Baltimore Town. When Baltimore was incorporated as a city in 1851, the
county seat was moved to its present location in Towson, Maryland. 1768, George Peter Baum of Baltimore Co., Maryland sold to Mark
Imler of Baltimore County, Maryland land in Baltimore Co., Maryland. 1770, Marks Imler paid tax to Lord Baltimore of Maryland. 1770, Mark Imler and Ester, his wife, of the Province of Maryland
sold to William Imler, (Son of said Mark), land in Paradise Township, York Co., Pennsylvania. 1770, Mark Imler and Esther, his wife, of Province of Maryland sold
to Henry Greff land in Paradise Township, York Co,. Pennsylvania. 1771, Marks Imler paid tax to Lord Baltimore of Maryland. 1771, William Imler (son of Mark Imler) and Margaret, his wife of
York Co., Pennsylvania sold land purchased from his Father, Mark, in
Paradise Township, York Co., Pennsylvania. 1772, William Imler was on the 1772 Rowan County, North Carolina Tax
List of James Smith. 1778, Abraham Emler was listed on the Rowan County, North Carolina
Vacant Land Entry. 1778, Abram Imbler, was listed in Rowan County, North Carolina as
one of the (Tories) Persons permitted to take the Oath Of Allegiance. 1786, Abraham Imler and his wife, Eva have four children
(approximate ages one to six) christened in York Co, Pennsylvania. (This
indicates that he was away from the local church during this time. 1798, George Michael Imler (Eldest son of Marks Imler late of
Baltimore County in Maryland Yeoman Deceased) of Bedford County,
Pennsylvania and Cathrine Imlar, his wife in a deed confirm that Abraham
Imler of Baltimore County, Maryland did purchase and pay for seventy six
acres from his father, Marks Imler, and while at the same time maintaining
his Father until death. CHAPTER-2 George Mark Imler sunk his roots deep in the Maryland & Pennsylvania
area and had seven children of which six-reached adulthood. Other names
known by: ERRECK MENS EMLER/EMILER, JAK. MARCUS IMLER, ISACK MARCUS IMLER,
MARCUS IMLER, MARK IMLER, MARKS IMLER, MARKS X IMLAR & GEORGE MARTIN IMBLER. George Mark had three sons that lived. George Michael Imler, John
William Imbler and Abraham Imler. George Michael Imler's descendants are the most numerous now in America. John William Imbler is credited with having started the Southern
Imbler and Embler surname spelling. Other names known by: John Embler/Emler
& William Embler/Emler. The descendants of these names of Embler and Imbler
are living today. One of John William Imbler's descendants, David Pater
Imbler and his Clan are greatly responsible for the Imbler name being known
throughout Oregon and Washington State. Several of its personalities were
involved in the Indian Wars against the Nez Perce and their Chief Joseph. Some of Abraham Imler's descendants adopted the Emler spelling of
the surname, while others reverted from Emler back to Imler in naming their children. CHAPTER-3 Ludwig Immler/Imler is listed on Ships Manifest of Charming Betty
as Ludwig Imler, age 11. He was thought to have died until April of 2000.
Durley Don Imbler provided information that Ludwig had married and had at
least two children of record, both daughters. Since then, in August 2004 we
have had a near generation family member contact us giving us a better idea
of how this down line grew.

Please send me, Michael Imler Dopson., a note if you recognize a connection to your family.

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