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[About this document: This is a translation of a draft manuscript about the history of the Nuber family. The original German version is available through the Family History Library, Catalog number 1183529, item 6, Über die Nuber by Axel Nuber. This is far from complete, but I hope to slowly fill in information. Editorial additions by the web publisher, Richard Heli, appear inside square brackets.]
Über die Nuber
[About the Nubers]

A study!

About the Nubers:

Collected in the years 1926 - to - 1947.
58th edition

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. What does the name "Nuber" mean?
  4. About the Nubers
    1. Where they were and how distributed
    2. Today's Addresses
    3. Where in foreign countries?
    4. Coats of Arms
  5. About the Nufers
    1. Who and Where they were
    2. Today's Addresses
    3. Where in foreign countries?
    4. Coats of Arms
  6. Distribution
  7. About the traits of the Nubers
  8. Nuber in town names and districts
  9. Postscripts
Register of towns and their locations
Two Illustrations

[Handwritten note] Note: The German version received from Nubers of Oberderdingen in 1989 and translated by Gustav Hellthaler (wife Marla) then residing in Poulsbo, Washington, USA. Robert L. Nuber, Jr.

I. Preface
Dear Cousin,

This writing is dedicated to you, our friends and all those that would enjoy or have an interest in our families. A long dreamed wish is herewith fulfilled. I do have to disappoint you if you expect this to be the extended history of your own immediate family. What is written here concerns all those whose name happens to be Nuber; and all Nubers should know what has been written down here.

In the beginning the intent was for this collection to come out as a book in 1951; at a time when 700 years had passed since our name first can be traced in documents. The book was intended to give an overall view of all that is worth knowing about the Nuber family and an introduction for a chain of family stories plus a genealogical table. Contents and execution were intended to be more extended.

In times past a large portion of the research results were lost. Although much of the data could be re-established, it is difficult to do a complete job, since archives and parish records and other sources are not always available. To protect what was available and to give many others a chance for their own research the following pages were written. The contents of this script had to be and could only be a concise one. The growing frame of historical events, the prevailing culture descriptions, economic and social conditions, analysis of biological events, personal episodes in which our ancestors were entwined, in short, everything that this research has found should make it a valuable and interesting document, but anything personal in a family history should be left to the individual. It can only be hinted at here.

The manuscript would therefore come under the threat of appearing dry and soulless, which a collection like this cannot avoid. Read this script in a more leisurely hour, with a history book and a map or atlas at hand.

At this point I would like to thank all the clergy and parish recordkeepers of both confessions (Catholic and Lutheran), directors and employees of archives and local museums, who with great understanding cooperation, in friendly fashion gave information, advice -- often in an unselfish manner -- and help. Their number extends into the hundreds. I also owe thanks to all the Nubers who sent me their records and notes, but above all to Friedrich Nuber at Dingolfing (a town in Bavaria) and Hugo Nuber at Ludwigsburg. For material help my special thanks go to Friederich Nuber at Düsseldorf and Mr. O. Moritz at Sallach (a town in Swabia). The biggest thanks I owe to my mother, who gave us, who were without a home, possessions or existence a new place to live that included my dear wife whose work and self-denial during long, lonesome hours at wartime make this manuscript possible.

Schwäbisch Gmünd, in the year of 1947

Axel Nuber

A virtue is the age of ancestries;
really only a request,
to emulate them and be like them.

Quotation by Ulrich von Hutten (contemporary of Martin Luther)

II. Introduction
1. Please permit me to give a synopsis of how the research developed. In the year 1926 in going through old papers, my father showed me 3 "family trees", which he had assembled in the years 1880-1897. He got them partly from relatives or third party sources. Although I was in training for my profession I began to search for these families and started to expand on the documents at hand. Soon I became disturbed to find that only those families of "interest" were mentioned. In 1929 I wrote to Derdingen (a town in Swabia) and got a friendly invitation to study their books. Being transferred to northern Germany, I could only pursue the good intention in 1935. Since the family line led to Maichingen (a town in Swabia), a visit there followed. In 1668, respectively 1652 the Nuber line stopped there. A notice directed me to Ilmünster in upper Bavaria. The Maichingen parish records showed since 1558 many "NUFER" individuals that just died out when the Nubers started. So I encountered for the first time the problem "Nuber versus Nufer". An inquiry at about 65 church administrations at Obergäus, Strohfelde and Schönbuch followed that brought a good indication of the distribution of the "Nufers", but nothing about the "Nubers".

An article in a magazine brought me to the neighborhood of Lake Constance. In a visit to the town of Lindau in 1937 and a search through archives, telephone books and address books I detected numerous Nubers dating back to the 16th century. Already in 1934 I looked through telephone and address books when time and opportunity gave me the chance on my business or private travels. I took notes of addresses and telephone numbers. I called or visited with people.

Now began the inquiry in Swabia and Bavaria, the Allgäu district and in the neighborhood of the Danube. I continued this even during the war times. The year 1945 brought the loss of the box that contained most of the documents at my apartment in Rostock, a town that is now in East Germany. When the front came closer we were only able to retrieve a folder containing just a minimum of the genealogy.

After release from prisoner of war camp and transfer to the family back at my parents' house at Schwäbisch Gmünd I began next to establish a new existence, began new inquiries in Upper Swabia, upper Bavaria and the Neckar Valley in order to replace what was lost and follow new leads. Travels into the Achberger district and to Ulm (a city on the Danube river) followed. Sources were, where not otherwise indicated, parish records or parish record archives pertaining and pertinent to the locations.

2. Archive sources or pertinent literature are mostly indicated at the sections dealing with them. So far the following archives or towns have been consulted: Augsburg, Brünn/Mähren, Esslingen, Göppingn, Hameln/Westphalia, Heilbronn, Ingolstadt, Innsburg, Kempten/Allgäu, Lindau im Breisgau, Lake Constance, Munich, Neuburg/Danube, Schorndorf, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Sigmaringen, Speyer, Stadthagen/Westphalia, Stuttgart, Ulm and Vienna.

References pertaining to the name (Nuber) can be found in the following surname dictionaries:

Other literature used in composing the draft:

3. Everything said about "Nuber" goes for all of those who have a similar or derivation of that name including differences in spelling. Exceptions are sections IV, V and VI in which spellings are expressly different.

4. From the 15th century the areas in which they lived were classified as follows:
Allgäu Group which includes the Swabian and Bavarian Allgäu with surrounding districts up to Lake Constance and halfway to the Lech and Danube Rivers. Within these districts it is presumed there are still other homogeneous groups to be recognized.
Danube Group: That is, areas settled on one or both sides of the Danube from Saulgau-Ertingen through Ulm, Günzburg, Neuburg, Donaumoos, Ingolstadt, Regensburg to Passau.
Lowlands Group: (Not the country of the Netherlands) All other districts outside the abovementioned areas and specifically the Neckar-Rhine and Ragnitz valley catchment districts.
Foreign Countries: As detailed in sections on pages 40 and 46.

5. In the sections entitled "Where they are and how they spread" under descendants the town names are underlined where relatives of a particular family are still present. Under persons are named people of importance for that particular tribe.

6. In our, the 20th century all years begin with 19.., the 13th century with 12.., etc.

7. A list of persons was not made since this manuscript is concerned only with genealogy. [not quite sure what this word was in the original --Richard Heli, 2001]

8. Frequently Used Abbreviations:
A.Ger.district court archive Jhdt.century
A.Arch.archive K.church
A.Std.city archive K.B.church books
A.St.state archive K.Reg.A.office of vital statistics
A.H.St.state main archive Kd., Kdr.child(ren)
AN.author's remark Matr.register documents
ausg.emigrated o.N.no descendants
begr.buried S.page
Bd-Bdevolume(s) s.see also
Bl.page(s) Tl.-epart(s)
Geb.born Univ.university
gen.named vgl.compare
get.baptized gst.died (in...)
W.U.B.Wurttemberg book of documents W.G.Q.Wurttemberg sources for history

III. What does the name "Nuber" mean?
About the name "Nuber" and its variations.

Every one of us knows it is not simple to be called either Nuber or Nufer! Even authorities have a tendency to make out of the N an H or St or even an L. Very seldom the name is understood when first encountered. Its deep and drawn out sound makes it hard to understand. It was not always that way and is in the countryside still not so. There was a time when one spoke or wrote after "u" an "o" or an "e" -- thus forming a diphthong [i.e. a gliding monosyllabic speech sound (as the vowel combination at the end of "toy") that starts at or near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves to or toward the position of another.] This sound in connection with short articulation gave the name a more fluent and forceful ring. In ancient times people had only one name. As the size of the population increased -- at about the 12th or 13th century -- it became necessary to differentiate between like names and people were given or adopted family names. Prominent features such as occupation, place of origin such as country or town, territorial features, body appearances or mentality were used for family names. The latter is the origin of the name "Nuber". It is an old Swabian adjective meaning industrious, cheerful, awake, watchful, both mentally as well as physically. With us this word into oblivion since about the 19th century, but in other parts of the world where German is spoken, the word "nuber" as an adjective is quite prevalent, e.g. in the Banat where Swabians live. They left starting in about the middle of the 18th century from Swabia. Some moved to southern Hungary and some to [what became] northern Serbia to find a new homeland. In the observations of the author during the war, in some older writings the word "nuber" or "nufer" can be found as in a [original illegible] by Fronsperger: "... spying in the night and making 'nuffer'" (keeping one's eyes peeled). Perhaps there are some neighborhoods in southern Baden, Switzerland or Alsace-Lorraine where the word is still used because they speak a kind of Middle High German. In general, mankind loves to attach to others a negative connotation, but our name means more a positive recognition than derisive criticism.

It seems to be confined to the old Swabian language territory and does not have to be Bavarian or Frankish dialect. It appears to more sound like the old Icelandic word "noefr" meaning smart and indicating proof of its high age and origin.

In Upper Swabia we find the style of writing "nu(o,e)ber" prevalent whereas in northern Wurttemberg -- in the lowlands -- where the name shows up about 100 years later for the first time, in the beginning was spelled Nu(o,e)f(ff)er. The word and therefore the name are one and the same. The manner of writing was tenaciously retained even when a Nuber wandered into Nufer territory, or vice versa, as for instance at Maichingen where about the time of the Thirty Years War [fought, on and off, throughout the German lands from 1618-1648] Nubers immigrated into the Nufer territory. The difference in spelling to the north or south of the Schwäbisch Alb mountains, which can also be found in other words, must have occurred from about the 13th century to the beginning of the 15th. At that time one incorporated the sounds "ei" and "au" into the North Swabian language from the Bavarian language, replacing the "e" and the "a". The name appears also now in deviations and manner of writing where affiliation is partly correct, partly questionable. For sure to this belong the Nubers, Nubler, Nuoba and so on!

Kapff [mentioned above] counts also into this those who arrived from false separation dialectic variations "de nuber". It is also safe to assume that, for instance, in Lugde, Westphalia in the 17th century Nueber became Nüber, even if only temporarily. In Menningen in 1680 they merrily wrote the name "Nieberle". Also in Switzerland Nuefer became Nueferli or Nüferli. Should we also add to the list Nieberle and Nübling, the Niefer and Nüferle? The latter brings us already to frontier borders where the name Neufer is thrown in with Nuber into one pot (for instance in the Georgii - Georgenau, Wurttemberg servants manual) and the former Neiffer, Neyffer, Niyfer, Nyeffer as a way to write the name, but means something entirely different. When in doubt one has to go back in time to trace the original way of spelling.

In this manuscript we want to concentrate just on "Nuber and Nufer". The "o" or "e" after the "u" was dropped in about the middle of the 17th century (for instance in Ulm) in rural parish books about the beginning of the 18th century, but in cities earlier than that. Yet we are happy to hear the strong sound of "Nueber and Nuefer" striking our ears in the areas of Lake Constance or Gäu [in Swabia].

IV. About the Nubers

a. Where they were and how distributed

13th century:
1251 The abbess of Buchau documents that the knight of Steinmar von Siessen with his sons Wolfram, Steinmar and Friederich gave, to save their souls, the property on which the sisters of Saulgau lived, to the convent.
What follows is in Latin and pertains to the transfer of acreage and possessions of different families to churches (cloisters); only that part mentioning "Nuber" was extracted and translated where possible. ... Ulrico qui dicitur Nuber et filio suo ... (... Ulric who is named Nuber and his son ...)
                     Wurttemberg archives, volume IV, page 244
1269 June 18th (no town given) Count Heinrich von Veringen documents that Mechtild, widow of the count-mayor or Wather, renounces all claims to possessions in Marbach in favor of the brothers of the German order located at Althausen, solemnly sword in hand. Latin: In witness thereof ... Nuober et alii quam pluros. (Nuober and many others)
                     Wurttemberg archives, volume VII, page 37
1271 February 9th (no town given) provost at Schussenried and Becan at Buchau requested as judge document that in their presence made judgement assigns new cleared lands near the Heiligen Brunnen (holy cistern), which the ? Pleban? (probably a proper name) claimed for his own church and fought for, belonged actually to the cloister at Siessen.

In witness: Names in Latin omitted up to ... Ul(ricus) dictus Nuober ... (one named Nuober)
                     Wurttemberg archives, volume VII, page 128

November 28th at Saulgau: The magistrate Heinrich and citizens of Saulgau, with the help of requested arbitrators, bear witness to the ending of a conflict between abbess Adelheid and the convent of Heiligkreuztal on one hand and the brothers Wernher and Heinrich von Ebenweiler on the other hand, over property at Adelfingen. In witness: (Latin names to) ... Nuber ... (and others).
                     Wurttemberg archives, volume VII, page 264

March 15th (no town given). The counts Konrad and Eberhard von Landau and their mother Hedwig waive their rights to a farm in Altshausen and administrative rights in favor of the Kommende Altshausen (a place where payments are made). As witnessed: Brother Ulrich von Brutweiler the collector, brother Bert von Gebzenstein, brother H. von Blitzenriuti, Count Hain von Veringe, the younger, Mr. Ansholm von Justingen, H. von Blitzenriuti, Ul(rich) the Nuber and Cunrat von Anmerchinge.
                     Wurttemberg archives, volume VIII, page 339

Same day (no town given). The Komthur (administrator for a noble) Ulrich von Fruthweiler and the brothers from Altshausen renege on an agreement with Count von Landau to relinquish a farm at Ertingen. In witness: ... Ulricus the Nuber ...

October 31st (no town given). Friederich named von Medekbeurer and Heinrich his cousin sell the closiser Salem their house with homestead at Bolstern, affiliated farms and rights for the sum of 4 marks and a 1/4 and transfer everything in it with the usual solemn words and gestures. Testimony given by Brother Gerungi (monk), Hainrici de Riute, esquire Ulrici dicti Nüber (Ulrich named Nüber) and others ... (Latin)
                     Wurttemberg archives, volume XI, page 148

Probably 14th Century:
All (Anna) Nuberin, serf at Weingarten (vineyard) has been freed.
                     Wurttemberg archives inventory II, page 58

Gesa Neuberin is mentioned at Lindau.
                     State main archives, Munich, reference Lindau

Herr Nuober, priest and monk at Salem is a witness
                     Heilingenkreutztaler book of documents, X, 146

Hans the Nuber is mentioned at Ravensburg
                     city archive Ravensburg, volumes 1 and 2 representing Ravensburg

Hans the Nubler at Ottobeuren
                     historical state archive representing monastery Ottobeuren

15th Century:
42 Nueber, citizen at Memmingen
                     Schorer, chronicle of Memmingen (1396-1669)
47 ? "jtm die Nubarin, git 4 honr zins" ? at Kimtatshofen.
                     Bavarian State Historical Museum, Urbar von Hohentanner 1446, page 7
51 and 1453 Hains Nuber, sharecropper, incarcerated at Hinznang.
                     The book of feoff of the convent at Kempten, page 55. Main State Archive, Munich.
94 Hans Nuber, caretaker of saints at Hinznang (Leutkirch district)
                     Main State Archive, Munich, reference Kempten
73 Nuber gives from the Schiffmülin his serf, yearly on Assumption Day 3 guilders (i.e. he paid! compare 16th century)
                     Weitnauer-Vietzen of Isny monastery, page 50 Main State Archive, Munich, reference Kempten
Danube Groups:
22 and 1433 John Nuber, Shepherd in the neighborhood of Günzburg
                     Main State Archive, Munich, Gü. IV, volume 24 page 24 and VII 28
23, 12 Master baker Conrad Nuber donated at Ingolstadt to the apostle mess, ...
                     City Archive Ingolstadt, Castle Museum
27 The Nuber at Willishausen, at district court at Augsburg.
89 Konrad and Mathias Nuber at Bergheim (compare 16th century)
99 Bartolomä Nuber pays taxes in Ulm (compare 16th century)
                     City Archives Ulm
08 Wolf Nuober dies, Roman Imperial Bodyguard
                     Main State Archive, Munich
09 Hans Nuber, mayor at Göppingen (compare Nufer)
                     City of Göppingen

16th Century:
1516 mentions Agathe Nueberin, church district Tauschenberg
                     Main State Archive, Munich, convent Kempten ref. 5
1584 baptism at Isny, Melchior Nuober and Ursula Fellinin.
descendants: Isny (one generation)
1572 at Isny: Hans Nuober/Neuwber, weaver marries 1595, baptizes 1596-1613
descendants: Isny (3 generations). Isny, Ulm, Geislingen
                     recordings end at Isny at the end of the 17th century
1593 The Nueber, a homesteader at Rungazhofen
                     old Allgäu generations, page 29
1593 The Nueberin, farm lady at Vorderbrennberg
                     same as above
1598 Simon Nuber of Kempten marries Maria Obermaier
                     (unreliable notice from private party)
1574 Johan Nueber at Retterschen.
                     O.A. Tettnang XII, 14 Munich
1580 Last Day of May, Hans Mündlein at Sächsenweiler is put in servitude to Konrad Nuber at Dutzau and to cousin Hiltpranden at Siberatsweiler. (Konrad Nuber is a wealthy ancestor of Thomas Nuber at Dunzau. Compare 17th century.)
                     Achberg -- Chronicle of Duznau and Sigmaringen, City Archives Lindau. [Yes, the translation does use all 3 of the spellings Dutzau, Dunzau and Duznau.]
1520 Heinrich Nuober at Westerheim
                     District court Ottobeuren
1534 Colastica Nueberinof Westerheim moves to Augsburg.
                     Main State Archives Rettenberg, Document 1420
1548-45 Also Jerg Nueber named runner, shoemaker at Ob. Westerheim, brother [not sure if meaning is sibling or monk] Peter Nuber at Attenhausen
                     District Court Ottobeuren [years are as listed in the translation]
1568, 1578 Georg Nuber at Ober-Westerheim
                     District Court O.X, 20 VII, page 23 (for further entries see 17th century)
1511, 1524 Jodokus (Jos.) Nueber to Niebers, Lachen township
                     District Court Ottobeuren XII, 3 and VI, 6 (Nubwer)
1540 Joh. Nuober at Attenhausen
                     District Court Ottobeuren, II, 3
1545, 1548 Peter Nueber at Attenhausen, brother of Jerg Nuber at Ober-Westerheim
                     District Court Ottobeuren, VIII, 2
Danube Groups: Ulm I:
1514 Wednesday after laetare Sunday Michael Nuber will become a citizen of Ulm. He votes in November 1530 in favor of the Reformation. Maybe he was the son of Bartolomä Nuber. (compare 15th century)
                     Citizen Registry and Voting list, City Archive Ulm
His sons probably were ...
1542 Wednesday after Valentine's Day Stoffel (Christopher) Nuber, born at Ulm, and died in 1588, became a weaver (about 1557), known to have 7 children; descendants at Ulm ... persons: Johannes, master singer, circa 1579. 7 children 1580-1591.
1543 Monday after St. Andreas Day, Hans Nuber born at Ulm, a weaver, one son known who married 1574 and 1616, had daughter (about 1568), descendants: Ulm.
1547 Monday after Easter Jörg Nuber was born at Ulm, he had permission to live outside Ulm. Died 1567 ... Some of his descendants: Ulm, Bermaringen, Ersingen, Mähringen, Langenau, Blaubeuren, Schorndorf, Kirchheim and T(?), Schwäbisch Gmünd, Vienna, Cadiz/Spain, Mantazas/Cuba.
Some of them: Magistrate Georg Nuber, 1591-1667, a priest (1615-1617) at Jugingen (1617-1622 at Stötten), Mähringen and Löhr (1632, 1625?), Bermaringen, 1625-1662, married three times, ancestor of the branches at Ulm and Schorndorf into the 19th century ... Magistrate John Georg Nuber, died before 1699, priest at Ersingen, twice married, lived at Tübingen 1655.
Johannes Nuber, died 1764, age 94, married 5 times, but no children, was a weaver, chimney sweep, later crew boss and guild master of the smithy, Zwölftmeister? (possibly foreman on jury) and riflemaster at the smithy.
David Nuber, 1621-1698, immigrated to Tübingen 1696, priest at Langenau, Mähringen and Löhr, married 1710.
Johann Jakob Nuber, 1621-1698, fine leather tanner and secretary at city of Schorndorf, moved 1647 from Blaubeuren to Schorndorf and founded there Nuber branch; all males were employees at City Hall and Court of Schorndorf.
Mr. Christoph Friederich Nuber, 1729-1799, became hospital administrator in 1793, also chirugus juratus (coroner) and accucheur? (possibly surveyor) at Schorndorf. Married three times, had 8 children.
Carl Friedrich Nuber, 1709-1849, married to Theresia von Gmelin, a Gmünd patrician's daughter, beginning 1831 church and school overseer at Schwäbisch Gmünd. Intended to establish a tower-building society in order to provided two towers at the churches at the western facade.
                     J.L.II (probably Century List II)
Gallus Nuber of "Parg" (probably Prag/Prague), his son Michel Nueber marries at Ulm 1578 and 1587, has 8 children.
Descendants at: Ulm, Langenau, Ballendorf, Reuti.
Persons: Magistrated Johannes Nuber moves to T&uum;bingen 1612, priest at Langenau, Ballendorf and Reutti [spelling in original], married 1622 and 1636.
Johann Konrad, died 1693 "The artful sugar-baker", married 1679, had 7 children 1680-1690. ... No male descenandants are known from either Ulm line. (footnote of author Axel Nuber)
1554 Helias Nubelin, lay preacher at Ulm is allowed to reside outside the city.
1533 Andreas Nueber and Johann Nuber with wife Margret move to Berghei
                     compare 15th century district court Neuburg IV, 24-Main State Archive Munich
1568 Martha Nueber moves to Bergheim.
                     Main State Archive Munich, district court Neuburg VIII, 17
1520 Johann Nuber moves to Gross-Kitzighofen
                     District Court Buchloo (Buchloe)
1534 Johann Nuber moves to Geradshofen.
                     District court Wertingen VI. 15
1573 Johann Nuber moves to Gaulzhausen, occupation "Bader" (a combination barber and first aid helper.)
                     District Court Aichbach
1589 David Nueber, citizen and goldsmith moves to Augsburg.
                     Main State Archive Munich, also District Court Augsburg V, 24.
Hans Nuber, from Ried (a village southeast of Schrobenhausen?) hereditarius (heir) of Schrobenhausen, whose son
Michael Nueber, chamberlain at Schrobenhausen, married to daughter of mayor Anna Krug of Schrobenhausen, their son
Johannes Nuber moved to Lügde, Westphalia (near Bad Pyrmont, a spa), was murdered January 1636, had married at Hamln on the Weser in 1587 (paper seal), signs in 1600 the draft to a testament (paper seal), signs in 1600 in the Birkel's book of family events in Prag (coat of arms - compare there). Was secretary to the duke of Spiegelberg and Pyrmont, before that: confidential secretary and adviser to a count. During war time occasionally in the service of Field Marshal von Pappenheim. Descendants in: Lügde, Brünn, Gross Ammensleben
Magistrate Michel Nueber, 1600-1655, Kurköln (Cologne under church administration) as secretary in the service of the earldom of Pyrmont, very rich estates, donated generously.
Was son of Johannes, married about 1624, 9 children known, sons:
Johann Everhardt Nueber, 1624-1685, married three times, his son
Johannes Henricus, 1706-1767, 1743 post (military) adjutant at Lügde, then chaplain. Made large donations, buried in choir of St. Kilian's Church. Epitaph still there today.
Wolfgang von Nueber, 1639-1709, since about 1677 secretary, 1700 mayor of Lügde, studied at Prag, LL.D., member of the Knights according to imperial diploma from January 1 1600, confirmed by Bohemian authorities September 26, 1701, Inkolationsdiplom (probably certificate for coat of arms) October 17, 1701 (see below Coat of Arms), married three times: 1664, 1670, 1682. Sons:
Melchior Wolfgang, 1692-1729, canon at Petersberg/Brünn (probably Petersberg monastery).
Johannes Elaias von Nueber, 1665-1718, studied at Frankfort an der Oder and Prague court chancellor, secretary and adviser at Vienna, 1708 royal/imperial adviser and assessor, chancellor of the Landeshauptmannschaft (a kind of national guard) in Mähren at Brünn. Changed goat of arms by Mähren, Siebmacher, Kadisch, Blazek (see under Coat of Arms), married about 1700 to Maria Anna von Bornstätt.
Michael Conradus, born 1672, studied at Prague, auditor and secretary of the Negrellisch regiment, imperial field captain in Italy.
Simon Karl, 1701-1729, tribunal secretary at Brünn, married 1723 to Anna Franziska Kriegelstein von Sternfeld (no descendants).
Otto, born 1698, Benedictine monk at Gross Ammensleben. (The lineage seems to discontinue at Mannosstamm. --Axel Nuber, author)
Interland: Schorndorf:
Paulus Nober, sharpshooter II, Wahl in Schorndorf, 1588 and 1589Pa (?)
His sons presumed to be
Pauls the younger, mentioned 1590-1615, in 1604 court administrator, in 1615 gear warden, made an invention (a multi-barrel gun/cannon)
                     State Archives, Stuttgart, reference Schorndorf, weltl, Büschel 17
Twice married, 5 children known.
Stoffel (Christoph) mentioned 1593-1606, was married, 7 children, known progenitor of subsequent lines.
Jerg, the riflestock maker: 1606-1682. From him originate two branches, the Jpser branch lasted about two generations, up to the 18th century at Schorndorf and Stuttgart and the Schreiner (cabinet maker) branch which with 11 children lived until the end of the 19th century at Schorndorf. Hans, mentioned 1601 was married with one child known (third son perhaps Paul the older. This line seems to not have any male descendants and ceased. Axel Nuber)
1506 Symon Nuber is sacerdos minorum (minor cleric) at Freiburg.
                     University Register page 171 at Freiburg/Breisgau
1514 (the same) Simon Nuber is guardian of the Franciscan monastery at Nördlingen.
1552 Elias Nuber is deacon at Mückmühl, 1553 priest at Aurich and 1555 at Kürbach, died there in 1562
                     Lutheran church book of Baden, volume II, page 440
His son Johannes studied at Heidelberg in 1576, was teacher/instructor at Kirchheim, neart Stuttgart. Priest at Dalingen 1579-1587, at Rothenburg 1602, at Gerichstetten 1607, Winzingen 1617, Mussbach/Pfalz (Palatinate) 1620-23.
1575 pastor M. Vitus Nuberus at Lauban/Silesia
                     reference Familienblätter 1934 to 96
1585 Adelgunde, a work lady at Gotteszell becomes godmother at Schwäbisch Gmünd.

17th Century:
Allgaü: compare 16th century Isny and others
1611 Jakob Nuober of Elmaning marries
                     Church register at Friesenhofen
1626 Jörg Nuober marries at Friesenhofen.
1626 Jakob Nuober marries at Friesenhofen. Descendants?
1611, 1618, 1619 Nuober daughters marry at Friesenhofen.
1616 Georg Nuober marries at Friesenhofen von Hinznang.
1622 Anna Nuoberin marries at Friesenhofen von Hinznang.
1630 Ursula Nueber marries at Frauenzell von Rungatshofen.
1661 Ursula Nuberin von Rungatshofen (possibly the Ursula of 1630) dies, age 70.
1615, 1623 Gebhard Nueber marries at Wohnbrechts to Sirgenstein.
1635 Johann Nuober from Dannenfels marries. One son.
1636 Hans Nuober from Dannenfels marries. Descendants: 4 generations at Heimenkirch and Harratried.
1683 Several Nubers, among them:
Johannes Nuber, dies that year. Had been married. Descendants: Harratried (priest A. Röthenbach confirms), Eglofs, Mariathann (1762, 1793), Ried/Allgäu and Wangen.
1609 Kaspar Nueber (compare 16th century, district court at Ottobeuren, X: 21)
  Michael Nueber (district court Ottobeuren, III: 1)
1666 Thomas Nuober, born at Duznau (descendant of Konrad Nuber who was at Duznau in 1580?), the farmer at the Reüthin Frauenreute (a place where women cleared land?), died in 1730 at Esserratsweiler, first married 1666, second marriage about 1670, seven children known. Descendants at Duznau, Esserratsweiler. Probable contemporary, but unconfirmed descendants: Johannes Nuober, 1721-1790, at Duznau, where he dutifully fulfilled his obligation as mayor, married 1748, 4 children known. Descendants at: Duznau, Siberratsweiler, Liebenweiler, Degersee (on a farm called Scheibenhof)
At Reutlingen, ... Wielandsweiler.
Joseph Nuber 1749-1806, farmer at Siberratsweiler, later mayor, married, 4 children.
Joseph Nuber 1785-1844, last Nuber at Scheibenhof farm.
Johann Baptist, founder of Reutlingen branch.
1735 Joseph Nuber, 1735-1805, twice married, six children known, farmer at Siberratsweiler.
Descendants at Siberratsweiler, Doberratsweiler, Haslach, Goppertsweiler, Blaichnau, Niederwangen.
Celsus Nuber, farmer at Siberratsweiler, 1782-1844, father of the Siberratsweiler branch.
Dismas Nuber, 1784-1818, father of Blaichnauer branch.
1752 ? Petrus Nuber, smith at Esserratsweiler, 1752-1810, married 1775, 5 children known.
Descendants: at Esserratsweiler, Pechtensweiler, Mindbuch.
1662 Georgius Nuober married at Esserratsweiler, later second marriage at Baldings 1670. Baptized 1687 (1687-88).
16xx Christianus Nuober marries at Esserratsweiler, baptized 1687-1692.
1681 Melchior Nuober marries at Esserratsweiler, was born there.
Descendants: at Esserratsweiler, Baldings, Bösenreutin, Landau, Home/Timbo/Brazil, Augsburg, Isigatsweiler Bassau.
Persons: Johannes Nueber, 1688-1748, married 1711, 4 children known. He is ...
1712 ... mentioned as teacher at Esserratsweiler, built his house out since no school was in town and would have to move somewhere else.
                     Eisele, page 138
Johann Georg, 1837-1909, moved from Bösenreutin to Lindau and established a branch there.
1667 Udalricus Nuber of Esserratsweiler marries at Schwarzenbach, died as a farmer at Dametsweiler, 7 children known. Descendants at Dametsweiler.
1673 Johannes Nuber, first marriage at Schwarzenbach, was from Esserratsweiler, 1638-1727; second marriage in 1690.
Descendants: at Moweiler, Volklings, Unter Nützenbrugg, Niederwange, Opfenbach, Munich, Hergensweiler, Frankfurt am Main.
Persons: Martin Nuber, born 1744, twice-married, founded Volklings branch.
Ambros, born 1885, Hochschule professor at Munic, no descendants. That branch sacrificed a son under Napoleon and two sons in 1943 and 1945, plus a son during peacetime.
1670 Mattheis (Mathias) Nuber and his wife Anna Zirn sell to the baroness Maria von Sirgenstein a barn (warehouse) for 56 Guilder plus ...
1671 ... a meadow for 99 Guilder; Mithias died 169? at Pechtensweiler. His son was presumably ...
1696 ... Jacobus Nuober, at Pechtensweiler, born about 1665/70, died 1740, married 1696 and 1711. His sons: ...
1699 ... Liberatus, born (compare 1717), died 1777, was farmer at Moos, house nr. 39, founded the Moos branch. Married 1731 and 1758.
at Moos (Buckelhof farm), unter-Eisnach, Niederwangen, Ober-Russenried, Neukirch Dambach farm), Unter Reitna/Rhine, Fischbach near Friedrichshaven, Wildpoldsweiler.
Franz Xaver Nuber, farmer at the Buckelhof farm, city council (elder), 1926-1932, participant World War I, 1914-1918, born 1878.
His son Josef Nuber, young farmer, sexton, city representative, township elder, musician, wood carver, draftsman, born 1917.
1721 Josephus, 1721-1773, farmer at Pechtensweiler, further continued the branch, married 1747 and 1756.
Descendants: at Pechtensweiler (largest farm and house nr. 1 of Pechtensweiler), at Bodolz, Hengnau, Esserratsweiler (bakery and flour at Lindenberg/Allgäu), Scheidegg, Schalkenried, Heimesreutin, Lindau/Moyren, Weissenberg, Metzlers, Munich, Dingolfing, Niederstaufen, Weiler/Allgäu, Niederwangen.
Michael Nuber, born 1858, founder of Lindenberg line.
Xaver, 1818-1856, father of Scheidegger line.
Fidelis, born 1828, father of Heimesreutiner line.
Friedrich Nuber, senior postal inspector retired at Dingolfing/Bavaria (spent long years with and contributed a great deal of research to this genealogy.)
1694 Hergensweiler: Josef Nuber, died 1733, 7 children 1698-1711.
1626 Martin Nuber and Marg. Lachenmayerin baptize.
Descendants: at Langenargen (2 generations)
1622 Christian Nuober and Anna Kuglin baptize, also 1627.
Descendants: at Langenargen (five generations) until the 18th century. Persons:
1664 Johannes Nueber, 21 years old, is admitted bachelor of Philosophy - 1665. Phil. mag. 1667; theol. bachelor 1671, theologian 1674, Doctor of Theology. Was born 1643.
                     Specht, Univ. Matr. at Dillingen
1671 Christoph Nuber, studied at Dillingen (probably brother of above --Axel Nuber)
                     Archive for the history seminar at Augsburg. Volume III, 2 sections of register of material of the University of Dillingen by professor Dr. Alfred Schröder, 1915, his own publication.
1679 Joseph Nuber of Langenargen studies at Dillingen.
                     Quelle Archives
1602 Sebastian Nuber, studies at Dillingen.
                     Quelle Archives Josef Nueber (Suevus) age 19 studies at Dillingen - 1679.
1611 ad. physicam Christopgerus Nueber from Langenargen, Acrnianus (near Lake Constance), was 21 years old.
                     Specht univesity material at Dillingen
1606 Christianus Nuber, formerly Requetsweiler, now Pfulendorf (Pfullendorf) admitted to logics.
                     Specht univesity material at Dillingen
  Matthias Nueber from Heymassreutin becomes mayor of Lindau. Was married, baptized 1635 and 1636; mentioned again, 1659. Descendants:
1636 Hantz Huober and his wife baptize. Descendants:
1655 Hans Nuber of Heimatsreutin (probably the same --Axel Nuber)
                     Hospital archives at Lindau/Breisgau
Danube Group - Ertingen:
1674 December 19, the honorable Centurio Nuober ... (what follows is in Latin and as far as I can determine means that Centurio is mentioned on a plaque and possibly buried at a church choir at Ertingen. --Gustav Hellthaler)
1678 baptizes Martinus Nuober.
1675 Johannes Nuober marries; he perished 1680 in defense of the fortress Philippsburg.
Descendants: at Ertingen (2 generations)
1688 Antonius Nuber marries, 1665-1725, 12 children. He is presumably the son of Centurio (Nuober), progenitor of 7 generations - the bulk of all Nubers at Ertingen.
Descendants: at Ertingen, Mengen (?), Langonenslingen, Stuttgart, Buchau, Bad Überkingen, Neadi near Cairo, Berlin.
Marquart Nueber, 1741-1791, dealer and factory custodian, example of piousness, raising children and to justice!
Benedict Nuber, born 1846, author and editor of "d. Ipf" (Jpf ???)
Matthias Nuber, 1855-1913, carpenter, adept, gifted and exceptionally good of character; 11 children.
Joseph Nuber, 1862-1943, professional soldier, later general director of the Association of Wurttemberg Mineral Wells.
Mathilde Nuber, born 1899, nun, exceptionally-gifted, mother superior of the hospital at Meadi near Cairo, does medical work she taught herself, performs surgery, was daughter of Mathias.
1688 Centurio Nuober marries, baptizes 1689-1691. Probably [son?] of Centurio above.
Descendants: at Ertingen (1 generation)
1679 Caspar Nuober dies ... (Latin follows)
Compare 16th century.
1685 Johannes Nueber marries Anna Mayer, also -
1700 A Johannes Nuber (possibly the same) marries Sabina Lohner. The same name also appears in 1728/31.
1695 Johannes Nuber of Neuburg/Danube, son of Simon Nuber of Ellenbrunn.
1700 Same place, a widower, pastor (see above).
1891/07 Franz Nuber appears from Ellenbrunn to help in the sale of the income tax-obligated farm belonging to the Eichstätt cathedral chapter.
                     Parish books of St. Peter's at Neuburg/Pfalz, file #1311
1691 Benedikt Nuber of Lichtenau/Donaumoos is mentioned in the court records at Reichertshofen near Ingolstadt (file #493). Schrobenhausen/Lügde - see 16th century.
1602 Palderus Nuber of Amberg (mentioned in historical state archive of Munich)
1616 Sabina Nurberin marries Conrad Scheffler (St. Anna)
Lower lands:
Schorndorf: see 16th century
1687 Markus Nuber of Göppingen mentioned in state archive of Munich (private source)
1697 Johann Heinrich Nuber marries Ottilie.
1710 Johann Lorenz Nuber marries (second marriage) Maria Kath. Dreyer.
Descendants: at Rülzheim, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Germersheim, Essen, Freiburg/Breisgau, Hannover, Neu-Isenburg, possibly also Speyer, Schwäbisch/Gmünd, Villingen, Stuttgart, Thaleichweiler/Palatinate, Karlsruhe.
Maichingen I
1669 Matthäus Nuober owns property at Maichingen, was also mentioned 1675. He was born about 1620, died 1695. Mentioned 1688 as citizen and farmer; was son of Jerg Nuober from Heidemünster. He was administrative secretary at Pfaffenhof for the Chur-bayerische Herrschaft at Ilmünster (a kind of church/state rule). He married 1652, 7 children.
Descendants: at Maichingen, Breitenstein, Lauffen/on Neckar, Dagersheim, Böblingen, Metzlingen, Bad/Cannstatt, Magstadt, Sindelfingen, Oorres, Ötisheim, Winsen/Luhe.
Johannes Nuber, 1731-1779, farmer and weaver, thereafter farmowners and Wissumsmayer* -- running the farm his wife inherited from Maichinger line. *II
1729-1796 Hans Ulrich, "N...ber", founder of Breitenstein branch.
Maichingen II
1668 Michael Nuober of Maichingen, citizen and farmer marries for the second time.
1675 repeatedly mentioned to own property, was born about 1631.
1721 February 2, Michael Nuber dies at age 90, at burial accompanied by a large throng of mourners. (Clerics Log Book, Böblingen #609 of 1675, pages 34b and 95b.)
  1. Maichinger line: at Maichingen, Botnang, Schorndorf, Kirchheim/u.t. Laupheim, Ludwigsburg, Wangen/i.Allgäu.
  2. Maichinger main line: at Maichingen, Schaffhausen, Neuweiler, Basel, Zuffenhausen, Sindelfingen, Stuttgart, ...
  3. Derdingen line: at Derdingen, New York, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Schwäbisch/Gmünd, Berlin, Bretten, Offenbach, Karlsruhe, Nürnberg, Cannstatt, Dorpat, Düsseldorf, Sprantal, Chicago, Sindelfingen, Banat, Jacksonville, Bozeman (Montana).
1742 Persons: of first descendancy: Jakob Nuber, 1697-1761, weaver and caretaker of wife's inheritance, 1741; appointed adviser and caretaker (in this case male nurse and main provisions), overseer
1722 Married, had 11 children. The farm did not go to his son, a weaver, but to the husband of his daughter Sophia of the Maichinger line (see there).
1670-1742 Jerg Nuber, citizen-farmer, progenitor of branch I.
From 2nd branch: Michael Nuber, 1672-1748, farmer and tailor, many years adviser/custodian and in charge of provisions, progenitor of 2nd branch.
Matthias Nuber, 1811-1870, founder of Schaffhausen branch.
Siemon Gottlieb (N), 1791-1866, founder of Neuweiler branch.
From 3rd branch: Hans Ulrich Nuber, 1674-1733, was guild master of the smiths, city council adviser and mayor of Derdingen, moved there probably on advice of a Kübler (friend or relative), married the daughter of the mayor and later became mayor himself.
Johann Jakob (N), 1703-1758, smith guild master, court administrator and acting mayor, founder of a secondary Derdingen branch.
Michael (N), 1706-1769, smith guild master and court administrator, founder of a secondary Derdingen branch.
Hans Ulrich (N), 1718-1800, master butcher, counselor, founder of a third secondary branch in Derdingen.
Johann Bernard (N), 1808-1888, master glazier and vintner, since 1849 district council, seminar custodian, he lifed at the Schafhof (a farm). Bought in 1860 together with Fridrich Nuber -- a cafeteria owner -- the former barn of the Amtshof (a place where tithes were delivered) for 900 Guilders and built it within 2 years into living quarters with the help of his 7 sons. It is still in use today. He married in 1832, had 13 children.
August Nu?er: 1842-1924, 9th child of 13 siblings, war participant in 1866 [Austro-Prussian War] and 1870/1 [Franco-Prussian War], secret account adviser (CPA) at Stuttgart.
Christian Phillip Nuber, 1828-1870, founder of Spranthaler branch. Actually his mother who did not want to accompany her husband to America and had moved back to Spranthal.
Gottlieb Friedrich Christoph, 1823-?, was inkeeper and postmaster at Brackenheim, 1857-1861, owned the Burgholz farm near Welzheim, raised animals, 1861 moved back to Derdingen, was twice married, had 10 children from first marriage.
August Nuber, 1847-1935, first lieutenant, retired, later merchant at Schwäbisch Gmünd, married, 3 children.
Hans Ottmar Nuber, born 1882, went missing in action, lieutenant general of the Luftwaffe, retired, Ph.D., writer, especially on the subjects of psychology and religious philosophy.
Karl Friedrich Nuber, 1848-1913, machine builder master at Cannstatt, Eglosheim, Dorpat, St. Petersburg and back to Cannstatt. He married 1872, had 9 children.
Friedrich Nuber, born 1884, engineer and technical director, married 1912, had four children.

18th and 19th Centuries:
  The Isny and Frisenhofen groups seem to have emigrated away or died out. The Achberger group thrives with the following lines at Siberratsweiler, Esserratsweiler, Pechtensweiler, Moweiler. To them probably also belongs Ober Reitnau.
1711 Johannes Nuber marries Maria Schlater.
1733 Jakob Nuber marries Salome Bruderhofer.
1751 Johannes Michael Nuber marries Anna Pfleghaar.
1733-1818 Five more Nuber marriages including at Tannau/Laimnau.
c. 1770 Josef Nuber marries Theresa Sinnenberger. Descendants at: Laimnau, Dienmansweiler, Augsburg, Meitingen, Waltershofen.
1750 Tettnang: Josef Nueber of Tettnang marries Franziska Wocherin from Langenargen.
Brochenzell: Johannes Nuber of Brochenzell, a master smith, is mentioned at Meckenbeuren.
1841 Descendants at: Meckenbeuren, Ravensburg, Weingarten, Vienna, St. Gallen, Augsburg, Hayingen.
Lindau: Johannes Michael (N) dies before 1726 at Lindau, his son ...
1726 ... Johannes Michael Nueber, innkeeper at Augsburg, marries 1726 and 1759, has children from the first marriage in 1727 and 1736.
1715 Mention of some families that lived for a short while at Lindau, one from Bösenreuting. Further some families at Bernried, Singen/Hohentwiel, Hosskirch-Messkirch (1711-1713), Öberlingen-Meersburg.

Further on blossom those in Heimenkirch/Harratried:
Belonging to the "perhaps" or "for sure":
Maria Thann:
1792 Franz Josef Magnus Nuber marries, was born at Harratried in 1762. Married to M. Kath. Goldbach, baptized son Josef Anton in 1793.
at Ried:
1845 Christine Nuber of Harratried.
1804 Ignaz Nuber, 42, marries at Lindenberg.
1875 Martin Nuber, 1875-1876, son of Hermann Nuber, a rake maker.
at Brettweg:
1764 Franz Josef Nuber, later of Engenberg, marries Anna Huber.
descendants: at Brettweg, Engenberg, Heimenkirch, Krefeld, Reichling, Meckatz, Harratried, Buch Berg, Geigerthal.
persons: Georg Nuber, born 1901, priest at Reichling/Lec
most likely including:
1809 Josef Nuber at Engenberg 1809-1863, married 1842
descendants: at Engenberg (two generations) and ...
1854 Johann Nuber, 1854-1922, 7 children:
descendants: at Schmalenberg, Schelldorf/Kempten, also at Eich and Heiligenkreuz. According to lost papers the following also belong:
Nuber at Mekatz, Metzlers, Weissenberg, Munich, Dresden and Isny.
1812 Andreas Nuber of Heimenkirch, born 1812, first came via Offenbach to Niederstaufen 1872. His son Peter Paul moved to Hohenems/Vorarlberg.
More Allgäu families for which documentation that they belong to any aforementioned group cannot be found:
1746 Joseph Feuchtmayer and Anna Nuber marry off their daughter Agnes.
1733 Agathe Nueberin of Engelhirsch marries Josef Müller
1795 The same widow 43 years of age marries Josef Kretz of Engelhirsch.
1786 Baptist Nubers of Leutkirch has a son Anton 1786-1851 who lives at Ravensburg.
1734 Anna Maria Nuberin, daughter of Josef Nuber at Zwicker -- from then on, line lives until 1943 at Lanzenberg.
1820 Xaver Nuber, farmer, born at Hinterburg in 1821 moves 1861 with his family to Ravensburg.
1841 Johann Baptist Nuber, smith at Untermeckenbeuren, baptizes son Johannes at Ravensburg.

b. Today's Addresses

c. Where in foreign countries?

d. Coats of Arms

V. About the Nufers

a. Who and Where they were

b. Today's Addresses

c. Where in foreign countries?

d. Coats of Arms

VI. Distribution

VII. About the traits of the Nubers

VIII. Nuber in town names and districts

IX. Postscripts

Register of towns and their locations


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Explanation of Geographical Sketch: Lower right corner:
Distribution of the Nuber family: Up to middle of 17th century

[illustration of open circle] (with year date) Occur in the 13th and 15th century.

[illustration of open circle] (with capital letter of towns) presumably first pair of parents beginning about 1515-1650

[arrow illustration] Departing or approaching directions.

[picket fence illustration] Swabian-Bavarian tribal borders.

Rivers are signified with name and an arrow.

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