Henry Schaubach and Andrew Shaubach
and their Descendants
Second 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

AMOS2 SHAUBACH (Andrew1) was born at Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on 16 October 1850 (Sch 7), a child of Andrew Shaubach and his wife Christiann Wirth.

Amos Shaubach married ELIZABETH LUTZ on 7 December 1876 (Sch 7). Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania on 24 December 1853, a child of George Lutz and Sarah Nagle (Sch 7).

The Schaubach/Shaubach Genealogy reported:

They farmed for many years on a farm located southeast of Strasburg and in later life he and his wife moved to Strasburg in the residence now [1950] owned by his son, Enos Shaubach. In addition to farming, Amos Shaubach engaged in related business enterprises and became widely known for his financial acumen.
Amos and Elizabeth Shaubach were Mennonites (Gosp Her).

The Amos Shaubach family was reported in Strasburg Township in the 1880, 1910 and 1920 censuses. The 1880 census (CR 1880: 1143:441C) reported:

Name Related MS Sex Race Age B Occupation FB MB
Amos Shaubach self M M W 29 PA farmer Germany Germany
Elizabeth Shaubach wife M F W 26 PA keeping house PA PA
Enos Shaubach son S M W 1 PA PA PA

The 1880 household also included two laborers and a servant. By 1910 the family had grown (CR 1910: 1355:2:224A):

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Shaubach, Amos head M W 59 M PA Germany Germany farmer
general farm
Shaubach, Elizabeth wife F W 56 M PA PA PA laborer
home farm
Shaubach, Enos son M W 30 S PA PA PA laborer
home farm
Shaubach, Parke son M W 22 S PA PA PA laborer
home farm
Shaubach, Amos son M W 20 S PA PA PA laborer
home farm
Shaubach, Elizabeth daughter F W 13 S PA PA PA none

This record also reported that Amos and Elizabeth had been married 34 years, that Elizabeth had seven children, six of whom were living, and that all in the family spoke English.

In 1920 (CR 1920: 1585:12B) Amos and Elizabeth had only two children at home, Elizabeth Ranck, married, and Enos, single.

Amos Shaubach died on 16 September 1922 (Sch 7, Gosp Her). For his Gospel Herald obituary see below.

The 1930 census (CR 1930: 2059:124A) reported widow Elizabeth Shaubach living with her son, Enos, in Strasburg Township. Elizabeth died on 8 December 1939 (Sch 7).

Amos Shaubach and his wife Elizabeth Lutz had the following children:

    • b. on November 1877 (Sch 7)
    • d. on 1879 (Sch 7)
    • b. in Pennsylvania on 16 May 1879
    • draft registration. at Lancaster on 12 September 1918 (Draft)
      • Enos Shaubach, RFD 1 Strasburg, PA, age 39; b. May 16, 1879, white; farm work; farm laborer, employer: Parke Shaubach, RFD 1 Gordonville, PA; nearest relative Elizabeth Shaubach RFD 1 Strasburg; tall, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair, reg. Sep 12 1918
    • He operates [1950] as owner, a large farm immediately northeast of the Borough of Strasburg. He resides in a home at the east end of said Borough, to which his parents had retired in their declining years. He never married. (Sch 7)
    • b. on 5 August 1881 (Sch 7)
    • d. on 30 October 1943 (Sch 7)
    • m. probably before 1903 CHARLES HANCOCK RHOADS (Sch 7)
    • b. on 14 January 1884 (Sch 8)
    • d. on 2 January 1970 (AWT: Wenger)
    • m. on 18 January 1906 MILTON HOOVER ESBENSHADE (Sch 8)
      • b. on 12 September 1879 (AWT: Wenger)
      • d. on 12 February 1936 (AWT: Wenger)
  5. PARKE3 SHAUBACH b. in Pennsylvania on 16 July 1887
    • b. in Pennsylvania on 13 June 1890 (Draft); 13 January 1894 (Sch 10); but 1889 in 1920 census, 1889/90 in 1910, 1930 censuses
    • draft registration. at Lancaster on 5 June 1917 (Draft)
      • Amos Shaubach, Jr., 27, Gordonville Rt 1, PA, b. Jun 13, 1890, natural born citizen, res. Strasburg Twp., farm laborer for Amos Shaubach, Sr., Strasburg Twp., single, caucasian, 5' 4", medium build, brown eyes, dark brown hair, reg. Jun 5, 1917
    • census. at Strasburg Twp. in 1920 (CR 1920: 1585:13B)
      • Shaubach, Amos head M W 30 Mar, b. PA, parents b. PA PA, farm operator, general farm
        Shaubach, Kathryn wife F W 26 Mar, b. PA, parents b. PA PA, occ. none
    • census. at Strasburg Twp. in 1930 (CR 1930: 2059:126A)
      • Shaubach, Amos head M W 40 mar. at age 27, b. PA, parents b. PA PA, farmer, general farm
        Shaubach, Katharine wife F W 36 mar. at age 23, b. PA, parents b. PA PA, occ. none
    • m. about 1917 KATHRYN ALTHOUSE (name from Sch 10, approximate year from ages in 1930 census)
      • b. in Pennsylvania about 1893 (CR)
    • b. in Pennsylvania on 30 September 1896 (Sch 10; 1896/7 in 1910 census; 1898 in 1920 census)
    • m. on 20 November 1919 EARL D. RANCK (Sch 10)
      • b. on 11 February 1898 (AWT: Gervase)


[Schaubach/Shaubach Geneology]. abt 1950, Lancaster County, PA. mimeographed.
Census Records
Gosp Her
Gospel Herald Obituaries 30 Nov 1922, pp. 686-87. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mennobit
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. ancestry.com.
AWT: Wenger
Wenger, Daniel. "DLW Database." 15 Sep 2003. Ancestry World Tree. http://awt.ancestry.com.
AWT: Gervase
Gervase, Jason. "My Family" Ancestry World Tree. http://awt.ancestry.com.

Amos Shaubach's Obituary
Gospel Herald, 30 November 1922, pages 686-87

Shaubach. - Amos Shaubach was born Oct. 16, 1850; died at his home at Strasburg, Pa., Sept. 16, 1922, aged 71 y. 11 m. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, and 3 daughters. He with his companion united with the Mennonite church a number of years ago. He remained a faithful member until the time of his death. He had been in feeble health for 7 months, suffering from heart trouble, but was able to be up and about. His death came suddenly after having partaken of dinner with the family. Funeral services were conducted at the Strasburg Mennonite Church by Brethren Frank Herr and Christ Brubaker. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
Place is vacant in the home,
Which can never be filled."

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