Born: 1718 Wiebelskirchen, Zweibruecken, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Name Var: Johann Jost Thowe
Note: The signature of Hans Jost Toby shows Johann for John, and the early German script of Thoee (Tobee) for Toby. Jost was probably his mother’s maiden name and used to distinguish from another person or family since three names were not given at this time.
Marriage: 1737 Germany
Birth of Son: ABT 1738
Name: George Tobias
Birth of Son: 24 JUN 1739
Name: Ludwig Tobias
Immigration: 20 NOV 1741 on the Ship Europa
Note: The boys were too young to be registered and therefore did not appear on the ship’s list of passengers.
Details: Like many emigrants, they left thier “Home Land” because of the religous persecution called “the Thirty Year War” that was the cause of unrest and much of the famine. Political conflict was also rampant.
Tax Records: 1741
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth of Son: ABT 1742
Name: John Tobias
Birth of Son: 14 OCT 1744
Name: Johann Peter Tobias
Birth of Son: ABT 1748
Name: Jacob Tobias
Land Records: 01 SEP 1766
Details: Tobias, Jost – Warrant #1859 – East District, Berks Co – 100 acres.
Tax Records: 1767
Details: Jost Toby – farmer owning 50 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows and tax was 4. There were no single men listed with this name.
Tax Records: 1768
Details: Dowy, Jost – 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle, no sheep, tax 2.
Pics of Tobias Homestead pictures – in ruins
Death: ABT 1775 Bern Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania
Burial: Epler’s Church Cemetery, Bern Twp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania
parents are unknown