Relatives said he lived to age 22 and was 8 feet tall. His height cannot be disputed at this late date but considering that he fathered at least 8 children and according to vital statistics, he lived to an old age.
Later spelled Firebaugh
Ohio Valley Genealogies by Charles A. Hanna; NY, 1900
A native of Germany, settled in Pennsylvania about 1799; removed to what is now North Township, Harrison county, Ohio, but afterward returned to Pennsylvania, where he died, his widow settling in Ohio after his death; had issue, among others:
David, born either in Pennsylvania or Maryland, 1787; settled in North township, where he died June 14, 1864; married in Harrison county, Magdalena Gundy, born 1797, died 1878; daughter of Rev. Joseph and Fannie Coffman Gundy (the former a Mennonite minister who settled in Harrison county, in 1894); had issue: 1. Frances, m. John Weimer, and settled in Austin, Neb.; 2. Daniel, b. April 27, 1817; died Oct 14, 1885; married Elizabeth Boor, daughter of Michael and Caroline L. Barence Boor (the former came to Harrison county with his parents in 1838; died in Defiance, Ohio) (had issued: i. Caroline L., died Jan 26 1866; m. Rev. B.F. Rinehart; ii. Mary M., married Ebenezer W. Laughridge; iii Michael B. born August 7, 1845; served in the Civil War; married Nov 18, 1869, Sarah E. Smith, born 1852; died Feb 19, 1890; daughter of Thomas and Mary Smith; the former b. 1809; died February 1881; the latter b. 1813; died 1882; iv. David G. died April 13, 1870; v. Clara E., died October 27 1879)."