Henry Schaubach and Andrew Shaubach
and their Descendants
First Generation

The main source of information for this web page is a genealogy prepared by the Shaubach family, which used to hold annual reunions at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on Father's Day. This document of 13 legal size pages, mimeographed, produced about 1950, was distributed to family members. It traces all descendants, not just those with the surname. Any family members or possible family members requesting a look up of information from this document, may contact me, Charles Maxfield, at chuckmaxfield@gmail.com

ANDREW1 SHAUBACH was born at Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, on 29 August 1826 (Willow St Cem). According to the Schaubach/Shabauch Genealogy
This progenitor, being one of the original brothers, who came to America, was born in 1826 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, near the beautiful Rhine River. He learned the trade of tanner during his boyhood days. He migrated to America in 1844 at the age of eighteen years. He came to his brother Henry in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He hired himself as a farm hand with Henry Musselman of Strasburg with whom he remained several years, learning the details of farming. He wa naturalized as an American citizen on October 9, 1852. In the meantime, he had purchased a small property in the vicinity of Herrville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, comprising 37 acres. Later he sold this place and farmed on the shares until he was able to buy a farm of his liking comprising 152 acres located in Strasburg Township in the said county of Lancaster near the village of Refton. He died an accidental death on December 12, 1889.
---Sch, 7

Andrew Shaubach was a Mennonite; before coming to America he lived in Bad Kreuznach, Palatinate (reported orally by Samuel Wenger at the Schaubach reunion, June 1984).

Andrew Shaubach married CHRISTIANA2 WIRTH (Paul1), child of PAUL WIRTH and his wife ANNA M. ECHTERNACH. Born at Hessen Darmstadt on 29 December 1829 (Willow St Cem), Christiana migrated to America at the age of ten with her parents.

Paul Wirth was born in Germany on 1 May 1799 and died at Strasburg, Pennsylvania, on 13 February 1883. His wife Anna was born in Germany on 27 March 1803 and died at Strasburg on 29 July 1880 (Stras Men Cem).

The 1860 census (CR 1860, Lancaster Co., 29) reported this family in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County:

Name Age Sex Occupation R.E. P.E. Birthplace Other
Andrew Shaubach 33 M farmer $1000 Hesse Darmstadt
Christiana Shaubach 31 F Hesse Darmstadt
Aron Shaubach 10 M PA
Rheuben Shaubach 6 M PA
Ferdinand Stoll 28 M laborer Württemberg
Catharine Snell 18 F Hesse Darmstadt

The 1880 census (CR 1880 1143:437D) reported them in Strasburg Township:

Name Related MS Sex Race Age B Occupation FB MB
Andrew Shaubach self M M W 53 Germany farmer Germany Germany
Christiann Shaubach wife M F W 57 Germany keeping house Germany Germany
Reuban Shaubach son S M W 26 PA laborer Germany Germany
Annie Shaubach daughter S F W 19 PA at home Germany Germany
Andrew Shaubach son S M W 16 PA laborer Germany Germany
Maggie Shaubach daughter S F W 11 PA at home Germany Germany
Martin Shaubach son S M W 5 PA Germany Germany

Andrew Shaubach died in an accident on 19 December 1889 (Willow St Cem). Christiana died on 28 January 1898 (Willow St Cem).

Andrew Shaubach and his wife Christiana Wirth had the following children:

    • b. at Pennsylvania on 9 February 1869
    • d. 16 May 1913
    • m. ADAM HORNIG
      • b. at Pennsylvania on 26 December 1866
      • d. 15 October 1938


Bowers, Nancy Hornig, to Charles A. Maxfield. Electronic Mail. 8 May 2010
Salem Cem
digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2011), Salem Evangelical Reformed Church, Hellers , Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA.
[Schaubach/Shaubach Geneology]. abt 1950, Lancaster County, PA. mimeographed.
Stras Men Cem
digital images (findagrave.com : accessed 28 January 2011), Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery , Strasburg, Lancaster County, PA.
Willow St Cem
Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery, Willow Street, PA

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