I am a direct descendant of Andreas Imberger, one of the Palatine emigrants in 1709. According to a book called "To Their Heirs Forever", written by Eula E. Lapp in 1970 and published here in Canada, the following families lived in the vicinity of the town of Spires (Speyers):
Dedler (became Detlor)
Hack (became Heck)
Imberger (became Embury)
Lorentzes (became Lawrence)
Mueller (became Miller) and
Schweitzer (became Switzer)
The following is an excerpt from that book:
"Andreas Imberger, a vinedresser, aged twenty-two and single in 1709, was a Lutheran and, according to Embury family tradition, lived in "Maunbrien". This could be an error for Mannheim, which - - although across the Rhine to the east -- is in the general area in which lived Schweitzers, Lorentzes and Hacks. Or "Maunbrien" could be an error for either Monsheim, or Marnheim, two villages west of Worms, the former at the northern tip of Weinstrasse, and the latter a very short distance south west of Monsheim. At least, we can say with confidence that Andreas Imberger lived near Worms or Mannheim in the same bishopric in which lived Christopher and Michael Schweitzer, John Lorentz and Sebastian Hack."
I hope this is of help
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