Christopher Harper STRIEBY (Michael, Hans Michael) was born on 3 JUN 1793 in Ringing Rock, Bucks Co, Pennsylvania and was christened on 28 JUL 1793 in Nockamixon Reformed Congregation. He died on 28 JUN 1872 in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Christopher Harper Strieby, son of Michael and Maria Magdalena (Klinkhart) Strieby, married Elizabeth Punghes. He farmed and learned the trade as clockmaker from his father. He worked in Wooster, Ohio, and later had his own shop at Mount Vernon, Ohio. He moved with his son to Syracuse, New York. He built a grandfather clock into the wall of the house in Syracuse, New York between 1853 and 1858. It had no case, only the the face and pendulum were visible through glass. This clock, in the posession of his grandson, Maurice E Strieby, in 1967, has been mounted in an "1850 Period" case. The face of the clock (silver plated) shows the name C. H. Strieby Syracuse, N. Y." but no date. It alsohas the word "Regulator" above his name. This means it has a mercury weighted pendulum for temperature compensation. Christopher Harper Strieby served as a Lieut. in the War of 1812. His commission was signed by Governor Simon Snyder of Pennsylvania, July 13, 1812.
Christopher married Elizabeth PUNGHES in 1813 in Columbiana Co, Ohio. Elizabeth was born in 1799. She died on 5 MAR 1875 and was buried in Lot 42, Section T, Fairmont Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey.
They had the following children: