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For those of you that do not understand why it is L*shb*ugh let me take a moment to explain.  There are so many variations in the spelling that it is easier to just replace * for the various letters that can be inserted there.

Here are some of the variant spellings that we have found: Laobach, Larsbach, Lashbach, Lashbach, Lasubaug, Lashbaugh, Lashbough, Latzbach, Laubach, Lausbaugh, Launchbaugh, Lausbaugh, Lawbach, Lobach, Lobaugh, Lohberger, Lohrsbaugh, Lookabach, Lookabaugh, Lorsabaugh, Lorsbach, Lorsback, Lorschbach, Lorshbach, Lorshback, Lorsback, Lorshbag, Lorshbough, Lorshburgh, Lorshpack, Lorspach, Lorspack, Losback, Losbough, Loshbauah, Loshbauch, Loshbaug, Loshbaugh, Loshbauh, Loshbawh, Loshbouch, Loshboug, Loshbough, Loshbug, Loshrough, Lotsbach, Lotspach, Loushbaugh, Loushbough, Lusbaugh, Lushback, Lushbaugh, Lushbouch, Lushbough and the list goes on.

When doing genealogy research there is always a chance of making errors. I assure you that there are errors here. These errors are not intentional so if you find one please let me know. When reporting an error please give me the source you got your information from. I will not make any changes unless I am certain that the changes I am making are correct.

The thing that makes a quality site for doing family research is not just the one that puts the page up on the web, any body can do that and pretty much say what ever they want and even represent it as fact.  But the difference is the participation of the people that use the page.  In fact I am not sure that it should be called a “page” it should be called a resource everyone using it scrutinizing it making sure the information is correct and not just accepting it as is.  It is the user contributing and sharing the factual information that they have found.  When we all share the information that we have found on a particular family history we start to put a picture together.  Even if some of the pieces just don’t fit once we get enough of those we find that they start fitting together and soon we find that we have another piece of the puzzle put together and the picture becomes clearer.  I urge each and everyone of you to contribute your little piece of the puzzle only together can we make a complete picture.

One other note I have included Johann Conrad Lorsbach in this tree. His relationship is an assumption based on considerable circumstantial evidence. This may not be accurate. If you have any proof to prove or disprove this connection your assistance will certainly be appreciated.

There is also an Isaac D. Jackson there are those that claim him in two different lines. There is no conclusive proof that I have seen one way or the other to attach him to a particular family. Therefore I have not made any connection. Again your assistance in making a connection would be appreciated.

Thank You for visiting and contributing!

From “Aday to Remember” Volume 1 No. 1 October 1958 published by Mildred Aday.
(Mildred Edith Young Aday is my first cousin once removed)

Long ago our forefathers lived in Switzerland and in the Alsace-Lorraine Provence of Germany. From 1618 to 1648 the continent was torn by the “30 Years War” which became a religious war but as years went by become a bloody conflagration in which neither side knew why they were fighting.

When the war ended, millions had been slaughtered; Alsace-Lorraine was deeded to France; and homes and property were confiscated by the victors. Thousands fled homes were their fathers had held for centuries.

At this time William Penn, and others in America, invited these religious oppressed to come to this land of FREEDOM. And they came, by the thousands, among them (we are told) two Loshbough brothers, who had married two sisters.

They had taken the wives’ surname, as the father would not consent to their marriage unless his name was taken and perpetuated. Some say his surname was Laurentz and that he was a royal prince or duke of Lorraine. Later brothers resumed there own surname Loshbough, but whether this was done before arrival to these shores or afterwards we don’t know. They emigrated in the late 1600's or early 1700's. One couple had no children (it is said) and from the other couple stems the beginning of the Loshbough’s (or Loshbaugh’s) in the U.S.A.

Our earliest record is of John and his wife Martha born in Pennsylvania, 1775 and 1777. A Bible record gives Wilkes-Barre as the birthplace of a granddaughter. About 1840, several of these families migrated west to Michigan - some children were born in Indiana on the way. They settled near the village of Bertand not far from Niles and Lake Michigan in Berrien County. They were farmers, shoemakers, and coopers (or cabinet makers). The 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census lists several Loshbough families in Berrien County, Michigan.

In 1871, for the first 200 years, Alsace-Lorraine was returned to Germany. The Loshbough descendant were traced in America and their former estate, reported to be large was offered them if they would go to Germany and take up German citizenship. Our great-grandfather Henry (1800-1882), son of John and Martha, rejected this inheritance, saying his fathers had come here for freedom and would not return to a land of war and oppression. Henry married Anna Decker, also born PA. They had a large family among them, a son Albert Dennis, b. 1847 was married to Mary Ann Drake, b 1853 in Ohio, a daughter of Lorenzo and Olive (Richardson) Drake. Albert and Mary Ann migrated to Nebraska-Kansas territory to homestead in 1877. The 9th child Hattie Jeannette, b. 1890 near Riverton in Franklin County Nebr., married Walter Dwight Young, born 1887 in Smith Co. Kansas, a son of John Walling and Sarah Rebecca (Wherry) Young on Columbus Day, 12 Oct. 1910 at Athol, Smith County, Kansas. These were my beloved parents!

- Mildred Aday October 1958 -

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