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Here is an interesting connection: Barbara ZUG b 1743 E. Whiteland Twp., Chester Co., PA, was the d/o Christian ZUG b. 1710 Hesse, Germany and Anna KANNABEL. She married Michael BUCHELE/BEEGHLEY who founded the Brethren GARBER line that went to Montgomery Co., OH. (Don't have this full line in the database yet.) There is one other Brethren GARBER line that seems to originate in Whiteland Twp.
Also, I have some indication that Chester County, PA, contains ancestors of Johannes GERBER, d. 1777 Berks Co., PA.. Barbara ZUG b 1781 Exton, Chester Co., PA. was a grand daughter of Moritz ZUG b. 1715 Hesse, Germany (brother of the above Christian).
She was also w/o Hannes GERBER b. 17 Jan 1772 Cumru Twp., Berks Co., PA, the son of Johannes d. 1777 and his second wife Susanna. This seems to be the best chance yet to find the maiden names of the wives of Johannes GERBER d 1777 -- ZUG or ZOOK is currently the favorite. This also seems to be the source of a lost line of GARBERs that went to Juniata Co., PA -- not sure whether this line was Amish or Brethren.
I need help with the following. I'm not sure where the LAPP Cemetery in the Chester Valley is located. This also the place that may contain both Brethren and Amish LAPPs. No one seems to realize that George LAPP b 1740 m. Veronica Franey GERBER b 1750 (the third child of Johannes d. 1777 and Christina). Christian ZUG and possibly his brother Moritz ZUG are buried there. Could this cemetery be located at E. Whiteland Twp. or at Malvern? I can find Malvern on my road atlas -- it is just off Rt.30 at the edge of where Philadelphia begins. Sure would like to know who is buried in these cemeteries.
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I came across your message while also looking for information about Christian Lapp. I am his g-g-granddaughter, through his son Esrom, whose daughter Cora Lapp Kinzie was my grandmother. Christian apparently was born in Welland Co., Ontario 20 Aug 1833. He moved about 1844 to Illinois with his family. He then moved to Shelby Co., MO and later to Frontier Co., NE. He is listed as buried in the Moorefield, NE Cemetery by Frontier Co. online records. Date of death 6 Nov 1914. He had six children with his wife Anna Brubaker (1840-1891), Oliver Jacob (OJ), Ida, Esrom, Joseph, Daniel, Salome, and Christian Jr. From on-line information it seems likely that his parents were Samuel Lapp and Esther Hershey. Esther's heritage traces back to Herschi's in Switzerland. Samuel's ancestors are not easy to trace -- perhaps his father was Abraham, born in VA, migrated to Ontario, and perhaps descended from Johannes Lapp who emigrated from Germany about 1733. My parents were recentl!
y in Moorefield, NE, a very small town, and looked for my great-grandfather's (Esrom Lapp) grave. They found only Daniel (his brother) & wife Lucy. But Frontier Co. GenWeb records say that Christian and his brother Benjamin are also buried there. Hope this helps.
Hello, I am trying to locate information on Hazel Lapp, Dr. Charles Newell, and Doris Newell. Hazel was born 1894-1896 in Ontario, Canada and married Dr. Charles Newell. They adopted a daughter, Doris, I believe in Florida. Any help is appreciated. Walt Sammis.
In a message dated 11/2/03 4:49:36 PM Eastern Standard Time,
swansha(a)adelphia.net writes to Lapp-L:
> My ancestor, Andreas Lapp was b. 1803 in Mecklar, Hesse, Germany. He
> married Anna Elisabeth Valentine b. 1809 in Blankenheim, Hesse, Germany. They
> apparently died in Germany. Their son, Johannes George Lapp, b. 1831 was my
> immigrant ancestor. He married Katherine Elisabeth Leimbach in Blankenheim. In
> 1863 they came to this country and settled in Brownhelm, Erie Co., Oh.
> A sister Sophia Lapp m. John Leimbach 1865 in Lorain Co. Oh. Another sister,
> Anna Katherine m. Henry Reis, of Vermilion, Erie Co. Oh.
> My brick wall is Christopher H. Lapp. He shows up in Erie Co. Oh. with two
> sons, Henry b 1867 and John b. 1870 both born in Germany. He probably m. a
> Sophia Reiber in Sandusky and then in 1877 he married Martha Elisabeth
> Allendorf in Erie Co. Oh. In 1880 they are all living in Ottawa Co. Oh. and also
> have son George b. 1879 and daughter Anna Martha Elisabeth b. 1880. Anna dies
> as a small child and George dies a single man in Toledo in 1928. Christopher
> died in 1928 in an Odd Fellows home in Clark Co. Oh.
> I have "lost" the older two sons born in Germany.
> Another sister Anna Martha Lapp b. 1836 remained in Germany and is mentioned
> as still living there in the obit. of her sister in Vermilion in 1907.
> Nothing more is known about her.
> Sharon Lapp Swanson
> Erie, Pa
Dear Sharon (copied to your sister),
I've had previous contact with your sister concerning the Lapp families of
Allen Co., IN, particularly a Wilhelm Lapp. Now, your posting raises additional
Do you have any idea where Mecklar is?
My ggf, Henry J. Lapp (see my posting of October 26, which appeared in Digest
#25) came to America to Allen Co., IN. He apparently had two uncles,
Valentine, b. 1827, (m. Elizabeth Amren, who came on the same ship with him) and
Henry, b. 1836 (I will distinguish these two Henry's by the middle initial "J" or
no middle initial). When my Henry J. immigrated in 1864 at age 19, he was
accompanied by his grandmother, Elise Lapp, age 57 (thus born abt. 1807). I have
been unable to locate any obituary for Elise, or any record subsequent to her
immigration. I have been unable to locate either Valentine or Henry in Allen
Co. in the 1870 census, although I find Henry's widow and children in 1880,
as well as Henry J. and his family. Most of my information on Valentine Lapp
and his family comes from local records and newspaper articles.
Henry J. was born in Oexdorf, which I understand is near Kassel in Hesse.
I'm not sure how close it might be to Mecklar. I have never been able to
identify Henry J.'s father or grandfather (Valentine and Henry's father), though I
suspect that it may have been Henry, given the consistence with which the
oldest male in each family was also named Henry.
The given name Valentine is unique in my Lapp family; I can find no other
Lapp with this given name. Therefore, I think it might be reasonable to ask if
he might have been named with his mother's surname?
I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts.
My ancestor, Andreas Lapp was b.1803 in Mecklar, Hesse, Germany. He married Anna Elisabeth Valentine b. 1809 in Blankenheim, Hesse, Germany. They apparently died in Germany. Their son, Johannes George Lapp, b.1831 was my immigrant ancestor. He married Katherine Elisabeth Leimbach in Blankenheim. In 1863 they came to this country and settled in Brownhelm, Erie Co., Oh.
A sister Sophia Lapp m. John Leimbach 1865 in Lorain Co. Oh. Another sister, Anna Katherine m. Henry Reis, of Vermilion, Erie Co. Oh.
My brick wall is Christopher H Lapp. He shows up in Erie Co. Oh. with two sons, Henry b 1867 and John b. 1870 both born in Germany. He probably m. a Sophia Reiber in Sandusky and then in 1877 he married Martha Elisabeth Allendorf in Erie Co. Oh. In 1880 they are all living in Ottawa Co. Oh. and also have son George b. 1879 and daughter Anna Martha Elisabeth b. 1880. Anna dies as a small child and George dies a single man in Toledo in 1928. Christopher died in 1928 in an Odd Fellows home in Clark Co. Oh.
I have "lost" the older two sons born in Germany.
Another sister Anna Martha Lapp b. 1836 remained in Germany and is mentioned as still living there in the obit. of her sister in Vermilion in 1907. Nothing more is known about her.
Sharon Lapp Swanson