those of you that do not
understand why it is L*shb*ugh let me take a moment to explain.
are so many variations in the spelling that it is easier to just
* for the various letters that can be inserted there.
Here are some of the variant
spellings that we have found: Laobach, Larsbach, Lashbach, Lashbach,
Lashbaugh, Lashbough, Latzbach, Laubach, Lausbaugh, Launchbaugh,
Lawbach, Lobach, Lobaugh, Lohberger, Lohrsbaugh, Lookabach, Lookabaugh,
Lorsabaugh, Lorsbach, Lorsback, Lorschbach, Lorshbach, Lorshback,
Lorshbag, Lorshbough, Lorshburgh, Lorshpack, Lorspach, Lorspack,
Losbough, Loshbauah, Loshbauch, Loshbaug, Loshbaugh, Loshbauh,
Loshbouch, Loshboug, Loshbough, Loshbug, Loshrough, Lotsbach, Lotspach,
Loushbaugh, Loushbough, Lusbaugh, Lushback, Lushbaugh, Lushbouch,
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
on the web, any body can do that and pretty much say what ever they
and even represent it as fact. But the difference is the
of the people that use the page. In fact I am not sure that it
be called a “page” it should be called a resource everyone using it
it making sure the information is correct and not just accepting it as
is. It is the user contributing and sharing the factual
that they have found. When we all share the information that we
found on a particular family history we start to put a picture
Even if some of the pieces just don’t fit once we get enough of those
find that they start fitting together and soon we find that we have
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
If you have any proof to prove or disprove this connection your
will certainly be appreciated.
There is also an Isaac D. Jackson
there are those that claim him in two different lines. There is no
proof that I have seen one way or the other to attach him to a
family. Therefore I have not made any connection. Again your assistance
in making a connection would be appreciated.
Thank You for visiting and
OUR FAMILY TRADTION
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
1648 the continent was torn by the “30 Years War” which became a
war but as years went by become a bloody conflagration in which neither
side knew why they were fighting.
When the war
had been slaughtered; Alsace-Lorraine was deeded to France; and homes
property were confiscated by the victors. Thousands fled homes were
fathers had held for centuries.
At this time
William Penn, and
others in America, invited these religious oppressed to come to this
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
and perpetuated. Some say his surname was Laurentz and that he was a
prince or duke of Lorraine. Later brothers resumed there own surname
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
had no children (it is said) and from the other couple stems the
of the Loshbough’s (or Loshbaugh’s) in the U.S.A.
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,
of these families migrated west to Michigan - some children were born
Indiana on the way. They settled near the village of Bertand not far
Niles and Lake Michigan in Berrien County. They were farmers,
and coopers (or cabinet makers). The 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census lists
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
them if they would go to Germany and take up German citizenship. Our
Henry (1800-1882), son of John and Martha, rejected this inheritance,
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
Ann Drake, b 1853 in Ohio, a daughter of Lorenzo and Olive (Richardson)
Drake. Albert and Mary Ann migrated to Nebraska-Kansas territory to
in 1877. The 9th child Hattie Jeannette, b. 1890 near
in Franklin County Nebr., married Walter Dwight Young, born 1887 in
Co. Kansas, a son of John Walling and Sarah Rebecca (Wherry) Young on
Day, 12 Oct. 1910 at Athol, Smith County, Kansas. These were my beloved
- Mildred Aday
October 1958 -