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Hugo Ernestus Krebs
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Birth: May 15, 1714
Neumagen
Bernkastel-Wittlicher Landkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Sep. 21, 1776
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Johann and Anna Krebs had nine children: Susann 1703, Gertrude 1705, Johann Renard 1706, Johann Gerlach 1708, Catherina 1709, Anna Maria 1712, Hugo 1714, Maria Anna 1716, and Johann Peter 1721. It is said that their historical home is still standing in Neumagen.
Joseph Simon de La Pointe got a land concession Nov. 12, 1715. He built the Spanish Fort [in Pascagoula] in 1718. It was a two story home. He married Marie Foucault. They had two daughters, Marie Simon and Elizabeth, who married Jean Baptiste de La Parde and Jean Claude Dupont.
Hugo E. Krebs came to America in the 1730s. He married Marie Simon in 1741. They lived at the Spanish Fort. He was said to have lived like a feudal lord, owned slaves by the hundreds, raised cotton, indigo and rice. He was an inventor as well as a surgeon and farmer. Among the existing relics is proof that he invented a cotton gin 20 years before Eli Whitney. In 1772, Bernard Romans wrote that he saw a roller Cotton Gin on the farm of Mr. Krebs.
On Oct. 20, 1763, there is a declaration by Krebs, surgeon residing in Pascagoula, that he treated a Mr. Laporte who was brought to his residence very ill. Krebs treated him and he died Oct. 5, 1763.
The famous Cardinal-Scientist, Nicholas Krebs of Cusa, was born in 1400. His father Johann Krebs was a boat builder on the Mosel River and the Cardinal also had a brother Johann who may be an ancestor of Hugo Krebs.
Hugo and Marie had seven children: Joseph Simon 1742, Francois 1748, Pierre 1748, Marie Joseph 1745, Mathias 1747, Marguerite 1749, and Augustin 1750. Marie died July 11,1751, and is said to be buried in the Krebs Cemetery next to their home, but there is no marker. All the old graves were crumbling and overgrown with weeds.
Hugo married second Marie Ann Chauvin de Joyeuse. They had seven children: Daniel Hugo 1755, Antoine Raphel 1756, Marie Theresa 1759, Ann Charita 1762, Basil 1764, Marie Rose 1766 and Cecile 1767. Marie Anne's parents were Phillip Chauvin dit Joyeuse (1707) and Marie Danys (1718).
Hugo is said to have moved to Louisiana in 1770. He wrote his will in 1776. It is believed that he died in Louisiana, but no death record has been found. His second wife made her will in July 30, 1799, in Louisiana.
The Krebs family occupied the Krebs Fort until 1930, the last being Mrs. Cecile Krebs Johnson.
Hugo and his descendants owned much of the land in Pascagoula, and some in Mobile. The old Krebs house at the northwest corner of Conti and Hamilton Street in Mobile belonged to descendants of Joseph Krebs, and they sold it in 1901. It was used as the Mobile Library.
In June 1972, all the Krebs descendants were invited to the unveiling and presentation of a portrait of Hugo Ernestus Krebs.
Hugo Krebs' descendants left their mark on the City of Pascagoula. Krebs Lake, Krebs Avenue, and Krebs Cemetery were named for them.

(The History of Jackson County, Mississippi)
 
 
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 Spouses:
  Marie Simon De La Pointe Krebs (1720 - 1751)
  Marie Anne Chauvin de Joyeause Krebs (1735 - 1799)
 
 Children:
  Louis Augustine Krebs (1750 - 1800)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Krebs, Hugo Ernestus May 15, 1714
Born in Germany, died in Louisiana

 
Note: Marker placed by Rita Krebs, but appears to be missing. Source: Cemeteries of Jackson County 2008 ed.
 
Burial:
Krebs Cemetery
Pascagoula
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Krebs Lot
 
Created by: D.M. KREBS
Record added: Jun 07, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91512867
Hugo Ernestus Krebs
Added by: D.M. KREBS
 
 
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