|Branches of the Bibra Family
|common ancestor of all living Bibras. The family
divided into two branchs named after their two sons.
Economic ties and transactions have been common
between members of their own branches.
The grave marker apparently is for their son,
Bernhard, who also has an elaborate grave with
statues of him and his wife and children next to it.
Hans was also buried at the Irmelshausen church but
the marker is not in view.
Hans' other son Valentine died on October 5, 1595
while fighting the Turks in Kaschau (Kosice). It was
reported to Heinrich von Bibra zu Schwebheim that he
was buried at the Pfarrkirche on October 7.
(top of page 169, Vol 2 Family History)