|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1722|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1792|
Matthias was the son of Georg Jakob Riffel and Anna Apollonia Benz. He was born in Dettenheim, Baden, Wurttemburg, Germany. The entire village was moved brick by brick to a new location in June, 1813, and inland about 14 kilometers to a higher elevation because of flooding of the Rhine River. The new village was named for Karl the ruler, and Karlsdorf means "Karl's place.
He emigrated with his family about 1739.
Matthias married in about 1740 to Christina J Danner. They had 12 children. Matthias was a patriot during the Revolutionary War.
From the DAR:
RIFFEL, MATTHIAS Ancestor #: A096583
Service: PENNSYLVANIA Rank: PRIVATE
Birth: (CIRCA) 1722 GERMANY
Death: 1785-90 MACUNGIE TWP NORTHAMPTON CO PENNSYLVANIA
Service Source: PA ARCH, 5TH SER, VOL 8, PP 57, 599
Service Description: 1) NORTHAMPTON CO MILITIA, CAPTS JOHN TREXLER, ADAM SERFASS, LCOL CHRISTIAN SHOUSE
Christina M Danner Riffel (1725 - 1801)
Anna Maria Riffel Topper (1742 - 1788)*
Anna Barbara Riffel Miller (1745 - 1825)*
Catherine Elizabeth Riffel Diehl (1767 - 1804)*
Conewago Chapel Basilica Cemetery
Created by: Mary Schumann
Record added: Oct 08, 2011
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