PALE Page at Worldconnect

Entries: 114    Updated: Fri Mar 2 15:38:30 2001    Contact: Polly A. Laubach-Eckrote    Home Page: PALE Page at Genealogy.com with Links

PALE Page

Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM | Add Post-em

  • ID: I015
  • Name: Johann-Christian(2) LAUBACH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Christian /Laubach/
  • Birth: 30 JUN 1764 in Bucks Co., PA 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
  • Birth: 30 JUN 1764 in Bucks County, PA 10
  • Death: 15 MAR 1825 in Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA 2 20 21 14 22 23 24 25 19
  • Death: 15 MAR 1825 10
  • Burial: St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia County, PA 26 16 27 28 19
  • Burial: St Gabriel's Church Cemetery, Benton, PA 10
  • Event: Resides/Resided Lower Saucon, Northampton Co. (now Bucks), PA; Mahoning Twp., Northumberland ... 2 1 29 30 7 8 31 19
  • Event: Resides/Resided/Contd (Now Montour) Co., PA; Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA 32 19
  • Event: Memberships St. Gabriel's Episc. Ch., Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columb.Co.PA 27 33 34 35 36 19
  • Occupation: [See diary excerpts, LFA '93 book.] Farmer, laborer 29 37 19
  • Occupation: Farmer 10
  • Event: Aged Aged 60 years 7 16 38 19
  • Note:
    [Abekline.FTW]

    The first Laubach, or "Laubauch," to settle in Columbia County circa 1790
    and, thereafter, relocating in Sugar Loaf Township in 1793, where he acquired
    a tract of land now known as "Fritz Hill" of about 400 acres.




    Father: Johann-Georg LAUBACH b: 11 NOV 1726 in Buedingen, Hessen, Germany c: 16 NOV 1726 in Buedingen, Germany; sponsors: Johann Georg Geyer, a baker, and Anna Neumetzger
    Mother: Margaretha JANSEN? b: 15 MAY 1730

    Marriage 1 Anna-Maria FRUTSCHE b: 11 MAR 1773 in PA Children
    1. Has No Children Susanna(2) LAUBACH b: 28 MAR 1793
    2. Has No Children John LAUBACH b: 29 JUN 1795
    3. Has No Children George LAUBACH b: 4 APR 1797
    4. Has Children Frederick LAUBACH b: 1 JUN 1799 in Cole's Creek, Sugarloaf Twp., Northumberland Co., PA
    5. Has No Children Peter(2) LAUBACH b: 20 APR 1801
    6. Has No Children Hanna LAUBACH b: 9 OCT 1803
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth LAUBACH b: 8 JAN 1806
    8. Has No Children Rebecca(1) LAUBACH b: 20 MAY 1808
    9. Has No Children Anna-Margaretha LAUBACH b: 10 JUN 1810
    10. Has No Children Catharine LAUBACH b: 5 APR 1812
    11. Has No Children Christian-III LAUBACH b: 22 FEB 1816 in Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia County, PA

    Sources:
    1. Title: History of Columbia and Montour Counties, PA (Beers) -- BIOGRAPHICAL Section
      Author: J.H. Beers
      Publication: J.H. Beers & Co., 1915, 975.928 B673; vols. 1 & 2 [Note some books' pages numbered differently from others--edition??]
      Note: Good hints; some info suspect: was supplied by families who paid to have it published in Beers' book; Beers books rare & expensive. Some are actually book-bound photocopies and are not good quality type: copies from these (as from CSVGS) are hard to read.
      Repository:
      Note: Central Susquehanna Valley Gen. Society, Orangeville/Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA; Berwick Publis Library; Bloomsburg U. Andruss Library; some photo-copies PALE notebook
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 552
      Text: NOTE: some of this information is incorrect; i.e., "The first members of the Laubach family in this country came from Holland and settled in Pennsylvania"
    2. Title: Berger, Dale of LFA -- Hard Copies U.S. mailed to PALE of Ahnentafel Chart for Polly Ann Laubach, dated 22 May 1997
      Note: Excellent - not sourced, but am personally aware of Mr.Berger's excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Letter
      Page: p. 1, Gen. 8, #128
    3. Title: Columbia County Two Hundred Years Ago
      Author: Barton, Edwin M.
      Publication: 1976, Published jointly by the Columbia Co. Bicentenniel Committee & the Columbia Col. Historical Society, Bloomsburg, PA
      Note: p. 63: "In the late 1780's, a group of Neighbors in Northampton County became interested in securing new lands. John GODHARD, of English descent, had lost his wife and was left with a 'large family of daughters,' just how many is not stated. Philip HESS became a son-in-law. Granddaughters, with their husbands, Philip HESS, Christian LAUBACH, Exekiel COLE, and John KILE were brought into the family association. All were living in Williams or Forks Townships, near the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. Philip FRITZ desired a change from a confining business that had impaired his health. William HESS, with a family of twelve sons and six daughters living on unproductive acres, seemed also in need of a change of homestead from the "dry acres" that he cultivated. GODHARD sold his farm and invested the proceeds in a tract of land at the headwaters of Fishing Creek. From whom he made the purchase and how he learned about the land is not clear. the whole group of interested persons prudently decided to investigate the region before moving to it.
      "Accordingly, a party was made up in whole or in part of those mentioned, William and Benjamin COLEMAN and Matthias RHONE, also joined..."
      p. 64: "A few houses were passed at Lightstreet, and Abraham KLINE's settlement at Knob Mountain. Daniel McHENRY was already at what was to be Stillwater. Arrived at their destination, William HESS took land extending four miles up Cole's Creek, to North Mountain. His sons, along with a number of others, settled in the general region. These early settlers included families with the following names: BIRD, COLE, HARRINGTON, HARTMAN, HESS, KILE, LAUBACH, ROBBINS, SEWARD, and SHULTZ. Many of these are still prominent among the north county residents."
      p. 72: "At the headwaters of Fishing Creek near North Mt. was the considerable settlement ... of the GODHARD group ...Sugarloaf ... in 1800, as consisting of the COLE, FRITZ, HESS, LAUBACH, & ROBBINS...75-100 persons."
      Note: Excellent.
      Repository:
      Note: Private Collection PALE, Berwick, PA
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 63
      Text: [See Master Source "Comments" for text]
    4. Title: LAUBACH '88 - The Reinhart Laubach Family in the New World: 1738-1988
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, Eds.
      Publication: LFA -- Laubach Family Association; Copyright 1988 by Robert Seely Laubach, Sec-Treasurer, LFA, 226 Stratford St., Syracuse, NY
      Note: Researchers/Others: Arter, Stephen Amandus; Demmer, Wilheim, of Laubach, West Germany; Heuson, Hans-Velten, Buedingen, West Germany; Laubach, Candace Breyer; Laubach, David Charles; Laubach, David Clair; Laubach, John Herbert; Laubach, Robert Seely; Schmidt, Helen Laubach; Yoder, Don; others
      Note: Good, but contains some mistakes which the 1993 edition corrects; Sources good; Pictures.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library.
      Media: Book
      Page: pp. 31 & 53
    5. Title: LAUBACH '93 -- History of the Johann Reinhart Laubach Family, The First Five Generations in America
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, (original '88) Editors; Arter, Steve; Hartzell, Penny; others; researchers
      Publication: Pub. by Laubach Family Association,1993; Copies: Blake Miller, 2744 Floraway Drive, Norton, OH
      Note: Updates and corrects much material from the 1988 LFA book.
      Pictures.
      Note: Excellent; Very well-sourced; excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: 32 & 72
    6. Title: Laubach Family Association Supplement -- 1997
      Author: Laubach Family Association, Compiled by Helen Laubach Schmidt
      Publication: LFA
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 14
    7. Title: List: St. Gabriel's Cemetery (at Episcopal Church), Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA
      Author: Updated and Compiled by PALE (1998) from CSVG & other lists & sources, and PALE on-site visits
      Publication: Compiled, Typeset, Bound by PALE; donated to CSVGS, St. Gabriel's & other public research halls, and to some private researchers
      Note: Checked over & proofed by many people from large number of sources. 145 pp original list, plus supplemental material and separate up-date addendums.
      Repository:
      Note: Original copy in PALE private cemetery list & genealogy library
      Media: Other
      Page: p. 55
    8. Title: St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA -- PALE On-site inspection
      Author: PALE
      Repository:
      Note: PALE private collection -- cemetery notes and photos
      Media: Tombstone
    9. Title: 'Day Book of John Christian Laubach,' Presented as Chapter 8 in THE REINHART LAUBACH FAMILY IN THE NEW WORLD
      Author: Laubach, Johann Christian(2)
      Publication: Laubach Family Association, 1988
      Note: pp. 45-49: Diary is not reproduced here, but is paraphrased and explained. Entries begin 1783, Lower Saucon Twp. near Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA, and continue through Northumberland Co. residency, both in Mahoning Twp. (now Danville area of Montour Co., PA) and Sugarloaf Twp. area of (now) Columbia County, PA. "The diary entries ended in 1795." Most of the diary describes business transactions.
      Note: Very Good
      Repository:
      Note: Original day book owned by Mrs. Ethel Laubach, Benton, PA; Photo-copied in1981 and Translated from German and Condensed by John Herbert Laubach; '88 book PALE library
      Media: Manuscript
      Page: pp. 45-49
    10. Title: Abekline.FTW
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Note: Press Enterprise/ Wednesday, April 23, 1997
    11. Title: LAUBACH '93 -- History of the Johann Reinhart Laubach Family, The First Five Generations in America
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, (original '88) Editors; Arter, Steve; Hartzell, Penny; others; researchers
      Publication: Pub. by Laubach Family Association,1993; Copies: Blake Miller, 2744 Floraway Drive, Norton, OH
      Note: Updates and corrects much material from the 1988 LFA book.
      Pictures.
      Note: Excellent; Very well-sourced; excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: pp. 72-73
      Text: "Johann Christian Laubach, born 30 Jun 1764, died 15 Mar 1825. Buried in St. Gabriel's Curch cemetery, Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia County, PA. He married Anna Maria Frutsche, circa 1791. Born 11 Mar 1773, died 8 Jul 1823. Baptized 3 Apr 1773 in Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., PA; sponsors, Anthony Oberly & Anna Marg. Lerch. Buried in St. Gabriel's Church cemetery, Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA"
    12. Title: LAUBACH '88 - The Reinhart Laubach Family in the New World: 1738-1988
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, Eds.
      Publication: LFA -- Laubach Family Association; Copyright 1988 by Robert Seely Laubach, Sec-Treasurer, LFA, 226 Stratford St., Syracuse, NY
      Note: Researchers/Others: Arter, Stephen Amandus; Demmer, Wilheim, of Laubach, West Germany; Heuson, Hans-Velten, Buedingen, West Germany; Laubach, Candace Breyer; Laubach, David Charles; Laubach, David Clair; Laubach, John Herbert; Laubach, Robert Seely; Schmidt, Helen Laubach; Yoder, Don; others
      Note: Good, but contains some mistakes which the 1993 edition corrects; Sources good; Pictures.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library.
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 45
      Text: States that "John Christian was born in 1762 . . . . " 1993 book and other sources place birth date at 30 Jun 1764
    13. Title: Berger, Dale of LFA -- Hard Copies U.S. mailed to PALE of Ahnentafel Chart for Polly Ann Laubach, dated 22 May 1997
      Note: Excellent - not sourced, but am personally aware of Mr.Berger's excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Letter
      Page: p. 1, Gen. 8, #128
      Text: "b. 30 Jun 1764, Buck's Co., PA"
    14. Title: Laubach Family Association Supplement -- 1997
      Author: Laubach Family Association, Compiled by Helen Laubach Schmidt
      Publication: LFA
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 14
      Text: "1764-1825"
    15. Title: List: St. Gabriel's Cemetery (at Episcopal Church), Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA
      Author: Updated and Compiled by PALE (1998) from CSVG & other lists & sources, and PALE on-site visits
      Publication: Compiled, Typeset, Bound by PALE; donated to CSVGS, St. Gabriel's & other public research halls, and to some private researchers
      Note: Checked over & proofed by many people from large number of sources. 145 pp original list, plus supplemental material and separate up-date addendums.
      Repository:
      Note: Original copy in PALE private cemetery list & genealogy library
      Media: Other
      Page: p. 55, "Old Section"
      Text: Can be calculated from death date on stone: "d. 1824; aged 60 y," although the '93 LFA book states that Christian died, "15 Mar 1825"
    16. Title: St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA -- PALE On-site inspection
      Author: PALE
      Repository:
      Note: PALE private collection -- cemetery notes and photos
      Media: Tombstone
      Text: See Photos
    17. Title: Will/Letters of Admin: Laubach, Christian, 1825
      Author: Laubach, Johann Christian
      Note: Parts of the will John Christian wrote on 6 April 1822 [recorded 1825--Columbia Co. Wills Index] is reproduced in the 1993 LFA book, JOHANN REINHART LAUBACH FAMILY, THE FIRST FIVE GENERATIONS IN AMERICA [copy in PALE library], see pp. 74-76.
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Note: Columbia Co., Court House, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA; photocopy in PALE private genealogy collection, Court House Documents notebook
      Media: Official Document
      Page: pp. 74-76
      Text: Excerpts from will reproduced in '93 LFA book. States that " . . . Christian wrote his will 6 April 1822, a year before his wife's death." Columbia County Court House Index to Wills shows will was recorded in 1825
    18. Title: History of Columbia and Montour Counties, PA (Beers) -- BIOGRAPHICAL Section
      Author: J.H. Beers
      Publication: J.H. Beers & Co., 1915, 975.928 B673; vols. 1 & 2 [Note some books' pages numbered differently from others--edition??]
      Note: Good hints; some info suspect: was supplied by families who paid to have it published in Beers' book; Beers books rare & expensive. Some are actually book-bound photocopies and are not good quality type: copies from these (as from CSVGS) are hard to read.
      Repository:
      Note: Central Susquehanna Valley Gen. Society, Orangeville/Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA; Berwick Publis Library; Bloomsburg U. Andruss Library; some photo-copies PALE notebook
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 552, "Rote, George Laubach" article
      Text: "John Christian Laubach, born in Bucks county, Pa., June 30, 1764, was the first of the family to locate in Columbia county, settling there in 1790. Three years later he moved to Sugarloaf township, took up a tract of four hundred acres on what is now known as Fritz Hill, and followed farming until his death, on March 15, 1825. He and his wife were buried at St. Gabriel's Church. He was united in marriage to Anna Mary Frutchy, who was born in Pennsylvania Feb. 3, 1773, and died July 8, 1823. They reared a large family of children . . . . "
    19. Title: PALE Early Computer Files
      Author: Laubach-Eckrote, Polly A., Berwick, PA
      Publication: older, unsourced info in previous computer files
      Repository:
      Media: Electronic
      Text: Date of Import: 26 Aug, 1998
    20. Title: LAUBACH '88 - The Reinhart Laubach Family in the New World: 1738-1988
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, Eds.
      Publication: LFA -- Laubach Family Association; Copyright 1988 by Robert Seely Laubach, Sec-Treasurer, LFA, 226 Stratford St., Syracuse, NY
      Note: Researchers/Others: Arter, Stephen Amandus; Demmer, Wilheim, of Laubach, West Germany; Heuson, Hans-Velten, Buedingen, West Germany; Laubach, Candace Breyer; Laubach, David Charles; Laubach, David Clair; Laubach, John Herbert; Laubach, Robert Seely; Schmidt, Helen Laubach; Yoder, Don; others
      Note: Good, but contains some mistakes which the 1993 edition corrects; Sources good; Pictures.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library.
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 53
      Text: "1762-1825"
    21. Title: LAUBACH '93 -- History of the Johann Reinhart Laubach Family, The First Five Generations in America
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, (original '88) Editors; Arter, Steve; Hartzell, Penny; others; researchers
      Publication: Pub. by Laubach Family Association,1993; Copies: Blake Miller, 2744 Floraway Drive, Norton, OH
      Note: Updates and corrects much material from the 1988 LFA book.
      Pictures.
      Note: Excellent; Very well-sourced; excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 72
      Text: "died 15 Mar 1825"
    22. Title: List: St. Gabriel's Cemetery (at Episcopal Church), Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA
      Author: Updated and Compiled by PALE (1998) from CSVG & other lists & sources, and PALE on-site visits
      Publication: Compiled, Typeset, Bound by PALE; donated to CSVGS, St. Gabriel's & other public research halls, and to some private researchers
      Note: Checked over & proofed by many people from large number of sources. 145 pp original list, plus supplemental material and separate up-date addendums.
      Repository:
      Note: Original copy in PALE private cemetery list & genealogy library
      Media: Other
      Page: p. 55
      Text: From stone: "1824"
    23. Title: St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA -- PALE On-site inspection
      Author: PALE
      Repository:
      Note: PALE private collection -- cemetery notes and photos
      Media: Tombstone
      Text: Stone: "d. 1824, aged 60 years"
    24. Title: Will/Letters of Admin: Laubach, Christian, 1825
      Author: Laubach, Johann Christian
      Note: Parts of the will John Christian wrote on 6 April 1822 [recorded 1825--Columbia Co. Wills Index] is reproduced in the 1993 LFA book, JOHANN REINHART LAUBACH FAMILY, THE FIRST FIVE GENERATIONS IN AMERICA [copy in PALE library], see pp. 74-76.
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Note: Columbia Co., Court House, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA; photocopy in PALE private genealogy collection, Court House Documents notebook
      Media: Official Document
      Page: Index to Wills, p. -L- 23
      Text: "Laubach, Christian, recorded 1825"
    25. Title: History of Columbia and Montour Counties, PA (Beers) -- BIOGRAPHICAL Section
      Author: J.H. Beers
      Publication: J.H. Beers & Co., 1915, 975.928 B673; vols. 1 & 2 [Note some books' pages numbered differently from others--edition??]
      Note: Good hints; some info suspect: was supplied by families who paid to have it published in Beers' book; Beers books rare & expensive. Some are actually book-bound photocopies and are not good quality type: copies from these (as from CSVGS) are hard to read.
      Repository:
      Note: Central Susquehanna Valley Gen. Society, Orangeville/Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA; Berwick Publis Library; Bloomsburg U. Andruss Library; some photo-copies PALE notebook
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 553, "Rote, George Laubach" article
      Text: [see same source, "Birth date/location for Johann Christian Laubach" for text excerpt], "until his death, on March 15, 1825"
    26. Title: List: St. Gabriel's Cemetery (at Episcopal Church), Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA
      Author: Updated and Compiled by PALE (1998) from CSVG & other lists & sources, and PALE on-site visits
      Publication: Compiled, Typeset, Bound by PALE; donated to CSVGS, St. Gabriel's & other public research halls, and to some private researchers
      Note: Checked over & proofed by many people from large number of sources. 145 pp original list, plus supplemental material and separate up-date addendums.
      Repository:
      Note: Original copy in PALE private cemetery list & genealogy library
      Media: Other
      Page: p. 55
      Text: "Christian Laubach, d. 1824, Aged 60 Years"
    27. Title: History of Columbia and Montour Counties, PA (Beers) -- BIOGRAPHICAL Section
      Author: J.H. Beers
      Publication: J.H. Beers & Co., 1915, 975.928 B673; vols. 1 & 2 [Note some books' pages numbered differently from others--edition??]
      Note: Good hints; some info suspect: was supplied by families who paid to have it published in Beers' book; Beers books rare & expensive. Some are actually book-bound photocopies and are not good quality type: copies from these (as from CSVGS) are hard to read.
      Repository:
      Note: Central Susquehanna Valley Gen. Society, Orangeville/Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., PA; Berwick Publis Library; Bloomsburg U. Andruss Library; some photo-copies PALE notebook
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 552, "Rote, George Laubach" article
    28. Title: Will/Letters of Admin: Laubach, Christian, 1825
      Author: Laubach, Johann Christian
      Note: Parts of the will John Christian wrote on 6 April 1822 [recorded 1825--Columbia Co. Wills Index] is reproduced in the 1993 LFA book, JOHANN REINHART LAUBACH FAMILY, THE FIRST FIVE GENERATIONS IN AMERICA [copy in PALE library], see pp. 74-76.
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Note: Columbia Co., Court House, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA; photocopy in PALE private genealogy collection, Court House Documents notebook
      Media: Official Document
      Text: Will recorded 1825
    29. Title: LAUBACH '88 - The Reinhart Laubach Family in the New World: 1738-1988
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, Eds.
      Publication: LFA -- Laubach Family Association; Copyright 1988 by Robert Seely Laubach, Sec-Treasurer, LFA, 226 Stratford St., Syracuse, NY
      Note: Researchers/Others: Arter, Stephen Amandus; Demmer, Wilheim, of Laubach, West Germany; Heuson, Hans-Velten, Buedingen, West Germany; Laubach, Candace Breyer; Laubach, David Charles; Laubach, David Clair; Laubach, John Herbert; Laubach, Robert Seely; Schmidt, Helen Laubach; Yoder, Don; others
      Note: Good, but contains some mistakes which the 1993 edition corrects; Sources good; Pictures.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library.
      Media: Book
      Page: pp. 45-49
    30. Title: LAUBACH '93 -- History of the Johann Reinhart Laubach Family, The First Five Generations in America
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, (original '88) Editors; Arter, Steve; Hartzell, Penny; others; researchers
      Publication: Pub. by Laubach Family Association,1993; Copies: Blake Miller, 2744 Floraway Drive, Norton, OH
      Note: Updates and corrects much material from the 1988 LFA book.
      Pictures.
      Note: Excellent; Very well-sourced; excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: pp. 72-76
    31. Title: Columbia County Two Hundred Years Ago
      Author: Barton, Edwin M.
      Publication: 1976, Published jointly by the Columbia Co. Bicentenniel Committee & the Columbia Col. Historical Society, Bloomsburg, PA
      Note: p. 63: "In the late 1780's, a group of Neighbors in Northampton County became interested in securing new lands. John GODHARD, of English descent, had lost his wife and was left with a 'large family of daughters,' just how many is not stated. Philip HESS became a son-in-law. Granddaughters, with their husbands, Philip HESS, Christian LAUBACH, Exekiel COLE, and John KILE were brought into the family association. All were living in Williams or Forks Townships, near the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers. Philip FRITZ desired a change from a confining business that had impaired his health. William HESS, with a family of twelve sons and six daughters living on unproductive acres, seemed also in need of a change of homestead from the "dry acres" that he cultivated. GODHARD sold his farm and invested the proceeds in a tract of land at the headwaters of Fishing Creek. From whom he made the purchase and how he learned about the land is not clear. the whole group of interested persons prudently decided to investigate the region before moving to it.
      "Accordingly, a party was made up in whole or in part of those mentioned, William and Benjamin COLEMAN and Matthias RHONE, also joined..."
      p. 64: "A few houses were passed at Lightstreet, and Abraham KLINE's settlement at Knob Mountain. Daniel McHENRY was already at what was to be Stillwater. Arrived at their destination, William HESS took land extending four miles up Cole's Creek, to North Mountain. His sons, along with a number of others, settled in the general region. These early settlers included families with the following names: BIRD, COLE, HARRINGTON, HARTMAN, HESS, KILE, LAUBACH, ROBBINS, SEWARD, and SHULTZ. Many of these are still prominent among the north county residents."
      p. 72: "At the headwaters of Fishing Creek near North Mt. was the considerable settlement ... of the GODHARD group ...Sugarloaf ... in 1800, as consisting of the COLE, FRITZ, HESS, LAUBACH, & ROBBINS...75-100 persons."
      Note: Excellent.
      Repository:
      Note: Private Collection PALE, Berwick, PA
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 63
    32. Title: Will/Letters of Admin: Laubach, Christian, 1825
      Author: Laubach, Johann Christian
      Note: Parts of the will John Christian wrote on 6 April 1822 [recorded 1825--Columbia Co. Wills Index] is reproduced in the 1993 LFA book, JOHANN REINHART LAUBACH FAMILY, THE FIRST FIVE GENERATIONS IN AMERICA [copy in PALE library], see pp. 74-76.
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Note: Columbia Co., Court House, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, PA; photocopy in PALE private genealogy collection, Court House Documents notebook
      Media: Official Document
      Page: Wills: V. 1, p. 200, File/Bond No. 3, 1825, LAUBACH, Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia County, PA
      Text: John & George Laubach-executors
    33. Title: LAUBACH '88 - The Reinhart Laubach Family in the New World: 1738-1988
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, Eds.
      Publication: LFA -- Laubach Family Association; Copyright 1988 by Robert Seely Laubach, Sec-Treasurer, LFA, 226 Stratford St., Syracuse, NY
      Note: Researchers/Others: Arter, Stephen Amandus; Demmer, Wilheim, of Laubach, West Germany; Heuson, Hans-Velten, Buedingen, West Germany; Laubach, Candace Breyer; Laubach, David Charles; Laubach, David Clair; Laubach, John Herbert; Laubach, Robert Seely; Schmidt, Helen Laubach; Yoder, Don; others
      Note: Good, but contains some mistakes which the 1993 edition corrects; Sources good; Pictures.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library.
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 49
      Text: "He was buried in the cemetery of the St. Gabriel's Church of which he was a founder"
    34. Title: St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Cole's Creek (RR Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., PA -- PALE On-site inspection
      Author: PALE
      Repository:
      Note: PALE private collection -- cemetery notes and photos
      Media: Tombstone
      Text: See plaque and documents in Church building, naming Christian Laubach as the first warden, among other things
    35. Title: History of Columbia and Montour Counties, PA (Beers) -- GEOGRAPHICAL Section
      Author: Beers, J.H.
      Repository:
      Note: Berwick Public Library; Central Susquehanna Valley Genealogical Society; Bloomsburg U.Andruss Library; some on Col. Co. Genealogy Internet site; PALE some copies in notebook
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 299
      Text: List of names appearing in "An account of the subscribers to the building of St. Gabriel's Church on a settlement had on the 26th day of December, 1823"
    36. Title: LAUBACH '93 -- History of the Johann Reinhart Laubach Family, The First Five Generations in America
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, (original '88) Editors; Arter, Steve; Hartzell, Penny; others; researchers
      Publication: Pub. by Laubach Family Association,1993; Copies: Blake Miller, 2744 Floraway Drive, Norton, OH
      Note: Updates and corrects much material from the 1988 LFA book.
      Pictures.
      Note: Excellent; Very well-sourced; excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: Appendix A: Laubach Family Cemeteries, p. 251
      Text: "ST. GABRIEL'S CHURCH CEMETERY: This cemetery is locate at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church in Sugar Loaf [sic] Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, near the village of Coles Creek. An Episcopal congregation was organized at Coles Creek as early as 1792 by one of the first settlers in the Sugarloaf [sic[ area, John J. GODHARD from Northampton County. St. Gabriel's Church was founded about 1810 for use by the Episcopalian, Lutheran and Presbyterian congregations. A log church building was erected in 1812 on land donated by Ezekiel COLE. One of the first church wardens elected on July 27, 1812, was Christian 'LAUGHBACH.' He served until his death in 1824. The old log church burned to the ground on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1876, and was replaced by the present [1983] Episcopal Church in 1877.
      "Johann Christian LAUBACH (1764-1824) is buried here with his wife, Anna Maria FRUTSCHE (1773-1823). Four of their children and their spouses are also buried in this cemetery: Frederick LAUBACH and his wife Mary, Susannah LAUBACH and her husband John MOORE, John LAUBACH and his wife Annie, and Elizabeth LAUBACH and her husband William COLE.
      "The church and cemetery are situated north of the village of Benton near the smaller village of Coles Creek along Route 487. From Interstate Route 80, turn north on Route 487"
    37. Title: 'Day Book of John Christian Laubach,' Presented as Chapter 8 in THE REINHART LAUBACH FAMILY IN THE NEW WORLD
      Author: Laubach, Johann Christian(2)
      Publication: Laubach Family Association, 1988
      Note: pp. 45-49: Diary is not reproduced here, but is paraphrased and explained. Entries begin 1783, Lower Saucon Twp. near Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA, and continue through Northumberland Co. residency, both in Mahoning Twp. (now Danville area of Montour Co., PA) and Sugarloaf Twp. area of (now) Columbia County, PA. "The diary entries ended in 1795." Most of the diary describes business transactions.
      Note: Very Good
      Repository:
      Note: Original day book owned by Mrs. Ethel Laubach, Benton, PA; Photo-copied in1981 and Translated from German and Condensed by John Herbert Laubach; '88 book PALE library
      Media: Manuscript
    38. Title: Laubach Family Association Supplement -- 1997
      Author: Laubach Family Association, Compiled by Helen Laubach Schmidt
      Publication: LFA
      Note: Excellent
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 76
      Text: "A year later in 1823 Anna Maria Laubach, Johann Christian's wife, died at the young age of 50. A year later at the age of 60, Johann Christian died"
    39. Title: Berger, Dale of LFA -- Hard Copies U.S. mailed to PALE of Ahnentafel Chart for Polly Ann Laubach, dated 22 May 1997
      Note: Excellent - not sourced, but am personally aware of Mr.Berger's excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Letter
      Page: p. 1, Gen. 8, #128/129
      Text: "m. Abt. 1791"
    40. Title: 'Day Book of John Christian Laubach,' Presented as Chapter 8 in THE REINHART LAUBACH FAMILY IN THE NEW WORLD
      Author: Laubach, Johann Christian(2)
      Publication: Laubach Family Association, 1988
      Note: pp. 45-49: Diary is not reproduced here, but is paraphrased and explained. Entries begin 1783, Lower Saucon Twp. near Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA, and continue through Northumberland Co. residency, both in Mahoning Twp. (now Danville area of Montour Co., PA) and Sugarloaf Twp. area of (now) Columbia County, PA. "The diary entries ended in 1795." Most of the diary describes business transactions.
      Note: Very Good
      Repository:
      Note: Original day book owned by Mrs. Ethel Laubach, Benton, PA; Photo-copied in1981 and Translated from German and Condensed by John Herbert Laubach; '88 book PALE library
      Media: Manuscript
      Page: p. 48, LFA '88 book excerpt
      Text: "An entry from the summer of 1791 offers the first entry referring to John Christian's wife . . . ."
    41. Title: LAUBACH '93 -- History of the Johann Reinhart Laubach Family, The First Five Generations in America
      Author: Laubach, Robert Seely; Laubach, David Clair; Schmidt, Helen Laubach, (original '88) Editors; Arter, Steve; Hartzell, Penny; others; researchers
      Publication: Pub. by Laubach Family Association,1993; Copies: Blake Miller, 2744 Floraway Drive, Norton, OH
      Note: Updates and corrects much material from the 1988 LFA book.
      Pictures.
      Note: Excellent; Very well-sourced; excellent research.
      Repository:
      Note: Copy in PALE private library
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 73
      Text: "circa 1791"

  • Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM | Add Post-em

    Printer Friendly Version Printer Friendly Version Search Ancestry Search Ancestry Search WorldConnect Search WorldConnect Join Ancestry.com Today! Join Ancestry.com Today!

    WorldConnect Home | WorldConnect Global Search | WorldConnect Help

    RootsWeb.com, Inc. is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. If you have a problem with a particular entry, please contact the submitter of said entry. You have full control over your GEDCOM. You can change or remove it at any time.