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The first known Elbel
Posted by: Arnold Elbel (ID *****1286) Date: August 23, 2006 at 06:18:27
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Hello,

my name is Arnold Elbel. I live near Rottenburg South Germany. I have our genealogy tree from the Family Elbel
down to 1560. The first known Elbel was: "Mathes Mann worden Elbel" (translated: Mathes Elbel became a man").
This is my ancestor in 13 generations. I am quite sure that there where no Elbels emigrated to america at that time.

All Elbels came from the region of Tirschenreuth Bavaria ( the ancient name of Tirschenreuth was "Libre Sancta Maria").
There is a notice in an old book from 1364: Elbel zinst 12 Raten je 3 Heller (in english: Elbel interests 12 rates per 3 cents). This is, as far as we know, the first Information about our name. From 1364!!

There is also an ancient legend that there was a wild hunter named Elbel:

In der Gegend um Mihla und an diesem Orte selbst heißt der wilde Jäger der Elbel, hochbedeutsam für den deutschen Mythus. Er wohnt in den Felsklüften über der Wüstung Wernershausen, wo einst ein Burgsitz derer von Wangenheim war, die bis heute tüchtige Jäger sind. Höher hinauf nach dem Hainich, der, ein langgestreckter Bergwald, zwischen dem Unstruttal und dem Werra- und Hörseltal sich hinzieht, ist der Elbelstein und die Elbelskanzel. Elbel und seine Jagd durchsausen und durchbrausen den Hainichwald und seine Angrenzungen, das ist sein Revier.

This is written in ancient language and gives information about old places in Germany where he lived and hunted. It is
intersesting that there is a rock called Elbelstein and a mountain called Elbelskanzel.



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