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 email@example.com
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.
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:
|Andrew Shaubach||33||M||farmer||$1000||Hesse Darmstadt|
|Christiana Shaubach||31||F||Hesse Darmstadt|
|Catharine Snell||18||F||Hesse Darmstadt|
The 1880 census (CR 1880 1143:437D) reported them in Strasburg Township:
|Christiann Shaubach||wife||M||F||W||57||Germany||keeping house||Germany||Germany|
|Annie Shaubach||daughter||S||F||W||19||PA||at home||Germany||Germany|
|Maggie Shaubach||daughter||S||F||W||11||PA||at home||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:
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