Johann Peter Pfilbert was born on 27 September 1708 in Gronau, northeast of Frankfurt am Main. He married in Gronau on 25 August 1733 to Anna Maria Stock (born 8 November 1716). They immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) where he died on 21 May 1761 in the colony of Thoring. His descendants immigrated to Schilling and by the time of the 1798 Census, some were living in Beideck.
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