Das Neue und Verbesserte Gesangbuchpunch here to go back to John & Mary Linebarger page
The book, Family of Five Republics, states
Of all the books that the Indiana Linebarger family brought with
them, the authors know of but two. We shall speak first of the
hymn book which in German is entitled "Das neue
und verbesserte Gesangbuch," published in 1807 at
Germantown, Pa., by Michael Billmeyer, and which, according
to the inscription in a skilled and practiced penmanship
of the difficult German schrift, was bought by Johannes
Leinberger in November, 1811.
The location of John's specific book is unknown. Below are photos, not
from that very book, but from another copy of that book, an earlier 1799
publication. The title page and the page with the 23rd Psalm are shown.