Lineberger Family History
Christian Leimberger arrived at Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1734 on board the ship, Purysburg, with the first transport of forty-one Protestants from the Archbishopric of Salzburg which was a part of the Holy Roman Empire. These Lutherans, who believed in an affirmation of faith and the exclusive mediatorship of Christ, had been expelled from their homeland by a 1731 emigration decree by the Catholic Archbishop of Salzburg, Leopold Anton, Baron of Firmian. Some thirty thousand Protestants were forced to flee their homeland under this decree.
Origin of the Georgia Salzburger Lineberger Family
Christian Leimberger, the immigrant ancestor of all the present day Limeberger-Lineberger family of Georgia, was born about 1710 in Leogang, which was and is now, a small village in the Saalach Valley, which is located in a mountainous region of the present land-state of Salzburg, Austria. At that time, Leogang was described as being in the County of Saalfelden in the Jurisdiction of Lichtenberg which was in the Catholic Archbishopric of Salzburg which was a part of the Holy Roman Empire.
Lineberger Family Book by Joe Lineberger
The Georgia Salzburger Lineberger family was documented in a book by Joe Lineberger and published in 1985. The book subsequently went out of print years later.
It has been restored as part of this project and made available for use on this web site with permission from Joe Lineberger under agreement with Joe who maintains the copyright.
Permission to reproduce in any form must be secured from the Lineberger family at email address below. Please direct all correspondence and book orders to: