Abraham Latsha

Abraham Latsha

1729 - 1791

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Abraham LATSHA, son of Peter Joseph LATTSCHAR1 and Mary [unknown], b. Abt 1729 Basel, Switzerland, m. Catherine HUBER, b. Abt 1734 (daughter of Jacob and Anna HUBER) d. Abt 1828 Lycoming Township. Abraham died 15 Aug 1791, Lycoming Township Northumberland at the age of 62. Note the variety of spelling of the surname by the children which may have been due to illiteracy.


  1. Johannes (John) LATSHA
  2. Heinrich (Henry) LATSHA b. 21 Aug 1754, m.[1] Catherine Fredericka EMERICH b. 8 May 1745, d. 17 Mar 1811, m.[2] Magdalena Elizabeth KERLIN Aft 1811, b. 1 Aug 1770, d. 28 Feb 1863. Henry died 7 Aug 1823.
  3. Catharine LATSCHAA b. Abt 1760, m. John GERBERICH Abt 1783, b. 7 Feb 1759, d. 18 Sep 1843.
  4. Mary Ann LATSCHAR m. John HINDMAN Abt 1783.
  5. Jacob LATCHA b. Abt 1763, m. Anne Margaret STINE Abt 1785, b. Abt 1763, d. Abt 1828. Jacob died Abt 1835.


1 Great Uncle Charles Latshaw tells the story that Abraham was disinherited by his father, receiving only 5 shillings in his will.























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