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Michael Drorbach
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Birth: 1700
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: 1771
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

Michael was born in Hirschfeld, Germany, which is seven miles southeast of the Mosel River city of Traben-Trarbach. His German name was Johann Michael Trarbach. His line is well documented to the 1500's as the line consisted of the lower nobility such as town mayor, college professor, and church sculptor to the prince. He wed Maria Hermann, daughter of Adam and wife Elizabeth, in 1723 at Sohren Parish. Their ten children were born in Wahlenau and christened (C:) in Sohren Parish as Trarbach and are:
1) Anna Elizabeth C: 21 Feb 1725
2) Johann Adam C: 4 Apr 1728
3) Jacob christened C: 3 Oct 1730
4) Johan Michael C: 21 Jun 1733
5) Maria C: 10 Jun 1736
6) Mathias born on 5 Jan 1739
7) Johan Nickel C: 27 Aug 1741
8) William born on 20 Mar 1744
9) Maria Catherine born on 15 Dec 1746
10) Eva Catherine born on 15 Aug 1749

Maria's parents sailed to America on the ship Phoenix and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 15, 1749. Michael followed them in 1751, on the ship Patience, commanded by Hugh Steel, and arrived on September 9. He and male family members age seventeen and over show on the ship manifest and oaths to the British king, given upon arrival. The next record of Michael in America was in 1755, at the christening of his first grandchild, Elizabeth Reiff, in York, Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, Michael Trarbach's surname became Drorbach. Over time, the Drorbach surname in Pennsylvania became Drorbaugh then Drawbaugh. Those who moved to Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennesse became Trobaugh. The Trobaugh's that went to Logan County, Kentucky area became Traughber. Michael settled near Jacobus in York County, Pennsylvania on 210 acres along the east branch of Cordorus Creek. The land is now part of William Kain Park and Lake Williams. Michael died in 1771 and son William and son-in-law Jacob Reiff made bond to administer the estate. An inventory was filed on October 18, 1771, and listed a value of 95 pounds; half was cash and notes receivable and half was livestock consisting of ten sheep, two horses, and two cows. Michael was buried in Schuster's Church Cemetery, now called Friedensaal.
Family links: 
  Adam Drorbach (1728 - 1770)*
  Jacob Drorbach (1730 - 1800)*
  Nicholas Trobaugh (1741 - 1818)*
  William Traughber (1744 - 1826)*
*Calculated relationship
Friedensaal Lutheran Church Cemetery
Seven Valleys
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Dennis Peterson
Record added: Mar 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67378874
Michael Drorbach
Added by: Dennis Peterson
Michael Drorbach
Added by: Dennis Peterson
Michael Drorbach
Added by: Dennis Peterson
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- Peggy Richardson
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Thinking of you my 7th great grandfather
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