Patrilineage for Finkenbinder Participant # 82169

Joerg Fintboner (ca. 1440 to ca. 1500) – Citizen (Buerger) and confectioner (Suessbeck) in Kempten, Allgaeu region, Oberschwabia, who on Sept. 22, 1491, pledged to the Chapel of the Holy Ghost Hospital in Kempten a yearly contribution for him and his descendants’ spiritual welfare.  Joerg had two known children: 1) Caecilia (b. ca. 1465) – married ca. 1485 at the St. Mang Church in Kempten to Wolfgang Mettensdorfer (b. ca. 1460), Buerger (citizen) and Wirt (innkeeper) in Kempten; they are listed in the 1502 Kempten records as follow (English translation): “On 9 March 1502, the citizen and innkeeper Wolfgang Mettensdorfer in Kempten and his wife Caecilia Vintbonerin, the daughter of the deceased Joerg Vintboner, donated an annual tithe for themselves and their heirs.”  2) Jerg (Georg) Finckbohner (b. ca. 1470) – see next entry.  Joerg’s wife’s name is unknown.

Jerg (Georg) Finckbohner (ca. 1470 Kempten, Oberschwabia to ca. 1540 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels, Wuerttemberg) – married Anna unknown (ca. 1480 to ca. 1540) ca. 1500 at St. Mang Church, Kempten, Allgaeu, Oberschwabia.  He was listed in the Kempten records as follows:  “Citizen (Buerger) of Kempten, Bavaria, who on 22 January 1505, donated an eternal yearday to the St. Mang Church in Kempten for himself, wife (Gattin) Anna, and his brother-in-law and sister, Wolfgang and Caecilia Mettensdorfer.”  Around 1508, Jerg removed to the hamlet of Tannenfels in the Murgtal (Murg Valley) of the parish of Baiersbronn, duchy of Wuerttemberg, situated in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) region (located in the southwestern portion of modern Germany).  He was listed in the 1521 tax record book (Lagerbuch) found at Dornstetten as a farmer at the Schloss (Castle) ruins of Tannenfels where he owned a small land parcel (LB 1521).  Listed in the 1523 military call-up list (Musterungsliste) with his son Claus (MSL 1523).  He is conjectured to have had three sons: 1) Claus (b. ca. 1505 Kempten); 2) Bathas (b. ca. 1510 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels); and probably 3) Gall (b. ca. 1515 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels; d. 1589 Horb-Egeltal, Wuerttemberg).  Jerg is recognized as the progenitor (Stammvater) of all people bearing the surname Finkbeiner or Finckbohner (Finkboner).

Claus Finckbohner (b. ca. 1505 Kempten, Allgaeu, Bavaria – d. ca. 1565 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels, Wuerttemberg) – wife’s name unknown; conjectured to have had two sons (daughters unknown): 1) Jacob (b. ca. 1530 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels) – see next entry; and   2) Peter (b. ca. 1535 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels; d. ca. 1585 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels – also ancestral grandfather to Gary A. Finkbeiner through several nonpatrilineage lines.  Claus’ descendants later changed surname to Finkbeiner.

Jacob Finckbohner (b. ca. 1530 Baiersbronn-Tannenfels, Wuerttemberg – d. ca. 1590 Baiersbronn-Harmersberg, Wuerttemberg) – Lived in the hamlet of Harmersberg in the Murgtal near the Town of Baiersbronn.  He is conjectured to have had two sons (daughters unknown): 1) Alt Jacob Finckbeiner (b. 1569 Baiersbronn-Harmersberg, Wuerttemberg – d. Dec. 18, 1649 Baiersbronn-Stoecken, Wuerrtemberg; he married 1598 in Baiersbronn to Anna Federlin [b. 1575 – d. Nov. 21, 1635 Baiersbronn-Stoecken], seven known children, OSB BBR F 339, HF (126), known as Alt (old) Jacob Finkbeiner in Stoecken” in Lagerbucher of 1641 and 1644, also ancestral grandfather to Gary A. Finkbeiner through several nonpatrilineage lines; and 2) Hans Finkbeiner (b. ca. 1570) – see next entry.

Hans Finckbeiner of “Laach” (b. ca. 1570 Baiersbronn-Harmersberg, Wuerttemberg – d. April 24, 1631 Baiersbronn-Looch, Wuerttemberg) – Lived in the hamlet “Laach” (today called Looch) sometime after 1590, located between Harmersberg (today called Halde) and “Rauchenbach” (today called Ruhbach), on an area of land belonging to Hans Schmelzlin, who perhaps was his father-in-law.  He married Maria prob. Schmelzlin (b. ca. 1575 – d. Dec. 10, 1634); they had five sons (Martin, Hans, Claus, Peter, and Andreas – several of whom Gary A. Finkbeiner descends from).  OSB BBR F 345, HF (178).

Martin Finkbeiner (b. 1598 Baiersbronn-Looch, Wuerttemberg – d. May 22, 1681 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg) – Lived in Baiersbronn-Labbronnen or “Lapbrunnen;” married on Oct. 18, 1634 in Baiersbronn to Maria Planckh (b. 1609 – d. Feb. 26, 1684), daughter of Gall Planckh; they had nine children; OSB BBR F 435, HF (360).

Johannes Finkbeiner (b. July 18, 1639 in “Leistbrunnen” (Ledge Springs) near Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. July 4, 1727 in Labbronnen) – married on July 26, 1675 in Baiersbronn to Agnesa Triick (b. April 3, 1643 – d. June 9, 1717), the daughter of Johannes Triick and Anna n. Mast; they had eight children; OSB BBR F 353,  HF (180).

Johann Martin Finkbeiner (b. March 6, 1678 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. Feb. 29, 1740 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen) – married his first cousin, Anna Catherina Braun (b. Dec. 11, 1676 – d. July 5, 1750), the daughter of Hans Jacob Braun and Catherina n. Triick; 10 children; OSB BBR F 416, H (297).

Tobias Finkbeiner (b. June 5, 1722 Baiersbronn-Labbronnen, Wuerttemberg – d. 1771 Trappe, Montgomery

County, Pennsylvania) – married second Maria Dorothea Unknown (b. 1725 d. May 4, 1777 Trappe, Montgomery

County, Pennsylvania).


Johannes Finkbeiner (b. 1757 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania – d. 1839 Mifflin Township, Cumberland

County, Pennsylvania) – married Elizabeth, probably Anna Eliesabeth Lippert (b. October 21, 1761 New Holland,

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania). Thirteen children including Georg, ancestral grandfather to Dale J. J. Leppard.


Daniel Finkbeiner (b. February 20, 1790 New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – d. April 7, 1854

      Cumberland County, Pennsylvania) – married Maria Margareta Oiler (b. 1798 ).


Andreas Finkbeiner (b. August 23, 1821 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania – d. 1901 Pennsylvania) – married

Margaret Amanda Frownfelter.


John W. Finkenbinder (b. January 31, 1859 Pennsylvania – d. November 17, 1924 Cumberland

County, Pennsylvania) – married on August 4, 1892 Mary Ellen Hollenbaugh (b. May 4, 1865 – d. June 8,



Charles Alexander Finkenbinder (b. February 27, 1897 Pennsylvania – d. August 31, 1951 Cumberland

County, Pennsylvania) – married Pauline Zimmerman.


Ronald L. Finkenbinder (b. 1933 Pennsylvania) Participant #82169 – married Patricia C. Friese.