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Polly A. Laubach-Eckrote, Columbia County, PA

Updated September 5, 2000

Researching mainly in COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pennsylvania, & some parts of adjacent counties of Luzerne, Montour, & Sullivan. NOTE: Columbia County was formed from Northumberland County in 1813.
NAMES (main research is in CAPS; [NP]="Not Proven" to be in our line as yet): Ager (a.k.a. Eager/Edgar), Albright, Allen, Allison * BARBER, Barnhart, Benscoter [step], BEST, Biggs (Biks), BOWER (Bauer/etc.), Blauw, Brice, BRITTAIN, BROWN, Brugler, BUTT * Cliff, COLE, COLEMAN, CORSON (COURSEN/etc.), CRAMER (Kramer), Craver * DAVIS, DeGraw, Delange [NP], DEMOTT, Dircks, Doan * EAGER/EDGAR (a.k.a. Ager), ECKROTE, EDWARDS, Engle, Evans * FARVER, FRUTSCHE (Fruchie, etc.), Fur [NP] * Geiger, GODHARD (GOODHARD, GOTTHARDT, GODDARD, etc.) * Huff (Haff/Hough/etc.), Haldi, Heim, HESS, HILL, HODGE(S), HULS(H)IZER * JOHNSON [3 lines, probably all of German origin], Jones * Kehler, KENNEDY, KISNER, KLINE, KRAMER (CRAMER), Kunklin (Conklin/Kuehnle/etc.) * LaBar [NP], Langet, Large, LARISH, LAUBACH (Origin: Buedingen, Germany, emmigrated 1700's), LONG (unsure of country of origin, probably German or Irish), LUNDY, LYON * McDONALD, McHENRY (Co. Antrim, IRELAND 1700's), McNEAL, MANNING (MANNON -- Irish), MASTELLER (Mausteller, Mosteller, Marsteller/ etc.), MAXWELL [NP], Moesching, MOORE * PARKER, PEGG * REED, Reeser, (von) Resler, RHINARD, RICHART (Reichard, etc.), Rider [step], ROBBINS * SHAFFER (Schaeffer/etc.) Shonten, S(C)HUL(T)Z, SITLER, Smith, Springer Brice [NP], Styntie [NP] * Tuenisen [NP] * VANDERBEEK, von Resler * WARNER (Wenner/Etc.), Wesbrouck (Westbroek/Etc.) * Young * Zimler.
We are currently searching for information on John J. GODHARD (a.k.a. Johann GOTTHARDT, GETTERD, GODDARD, GOODHEART, etc.), born Unknown, d. 1797 in Mahoning Twp., Northumberland Co., PA, at the home of his granddaughter Anna Maria FRUTCHE LAUBACH. GODHARD's wife's name was "Sophia." Known children are: Elizabeth GODHARD (mar. Henry DEBERGLER), Catherine GODHARD (mar. William HESS, Sr.), & Anna Maria GODHARD (mar. Frederick FRUTCHE who was b. 1724 in Germany; their dau., mentioned above, was also Anna Maria "Mary" FRUTCHE, b. 1773 in PA, mar. Johann/John "Christian" LAUBACH).

According to his will, GODHARD lived in the Northampton Co. area before moving to Northumberland. I will e-mail a typed copy of his will to anybody who wants it -- specify the word processor you will use to open the attachment, or whether you prefer me to cut & paste the will directly into an e-mail. If you can provide any further info, please contact me. Please note that it sometimes takes me a while to answer e-mails -- I don't get on-line a great deal during the summer months, but I will get back to you eventually! Thank you!
Book for ST. GABRIEL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY, Cole's Creek (R.R. Benton), Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia County, PA. Pioneer church in NE Pennsylvania built 1812; congregation met there in the late 1790's. 168 pages of burials in the Old & New Sections, plus Related Materials: photos (color), maps, deeds, wills, obits, articles, etc. Spiral bound, alphabetized (layouts indicated as much as possible), sources included. Last Updated July 1999. [Copy available for research at the Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society in Bloomsburg, PA.]

COST: $54.00 when mailed (cost of reproducing book plus small donation to church from each copy sold). *** MONEY ORDERS ONLY!!!!*** Make MONEY ORDER out to to Polly A. Laubach-Eckrote at following address. Bank restrictions mandate that all checks will be returned. Sorry, no look-ups due to time limitations.

Some names in St. Gabriel's Cemetery: Brink, Cole, Colley, Comstock, Davis, DeWald, Dils/Diltz, Fritz, Hackling, Harrington, Hess, Jackson, Kearkuff, Kile, Kline, Kocher, Larish, Laubach, Lewis, Long, Marr, McHenry, Moore, Peterman, Roberts, Sanchez, Shultz, Stephens/Stevens, Sutliff, Swartwout, VanSickle, VanHorn, & many many more!

Polly A. Laubach-Eckrote
c/o Laubach Services
P.O. Box 143
Nescopeck, PA 18635-0143
United States

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