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Michael David Peebler (abt. 1768 - 1853)

Michael David Peebler
Born about in Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1796 in Clark, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Jefferson, Iowamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Dec 2017
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Marriage date is date their license was granted: "I.M. Pease to grant a license to marry Mical pebler esther Sears and oblige you to Mr. David Bublack, signed John Sears. Test: David Welty." [1]

In 1799, both Michael Peebler and his brother-in-law, Samuel Sears, were living on Drakes Creek, the Peeblers having purchased 200 acres on April 18, 1799. Michael Peebler purchased 69 more acres on Drakes Creek in 1805, and 71 acres on Dickey Creek in 1807. These are in Kentucky. Michael was taxed on a total of 340 acres in 1810 and 1811 in Logan, Kentucky.

Michael and Esther, along with David and Susan [Imbler] Peebler, and Michael F. and Frances [Jacks] Peebler, were six of the original eight members of the Libertyville Brethren Congregation organized by Elder George Wolfe Jr. The Libertyville church was the first Brethren church to be organized in Iowa. The Peeblers joined by letter, indicating that they had been members of the Sugar Creek, Illinois congregation.

On 26 Oct 1826, he purchased 231 acres on Spring Creek, Island Grove Township, Sangamon, Illinois. [2]

He was buried in the Fell Cemetery, Des Moines Township, Jefferson County; no dates are on his stone. [3]


  • John Martin Peebler (1797-1869)
  • Samuel Sears Peebler (1798 - 1842)
  • David William Peebler (1803 - 1900)
  • Nancy Goheim Peebler Caudill (1805 - 1889)
  • Michael Farr Peebler (1809 - 1877)
  • Andrew Peebler (1811-1901)
  • William Low Peebler (1812 - 1889)
  • Jacob Sears Peebler (1816-1896)


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  • The 1850 US Census for Liberty, Jefferson, Iowa shows Michael and Esther (Peebles) both age 82.

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Michael Peebles, Liberty, Jefferson, Iowa, United States; citing family 141, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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