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Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 982749100000
Edited: 994264127000
I am the g.daughter of Clarence Elwood Slaubaugh. He was born in Pendleton or Preston Co. W.Va on 11 Sept. 1892. He was the youngest of 14 children of Jacob and Martha Arnold Slaubaugh. He always told us there were many ways to spell his last name. He said his family was descendent of Mennonites who came here from Switzerland sometime in the 1700's. He had a brother John who lived in the Aurora W. Va. area and a brother Harry of Akron, Ohio. Also a brother Julius and a sister Priscilla who married a Rembold and also lived in W.Va. Much of his family was in the area of Horseshoe Run, Aurora, and Elkins W.Va. Some had dropped the first u from the name and some pronounced it "slaw" baugh and others prononced it "slay" baugh. Grandpa said the original spelling was something like Schlabach!! If anyone has information about this family I would love to get in touch. What I have written is about all I have at this time. CJ

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1014165648000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schlabaugh
We have a William Schlabach born about 1808 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Do you have a connection?

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Claudia Bissler (View posts)
Posted: 1014203005000
Classification: Query
Sorry Rod, I don't have a William Slaubaugh that early on our family tree, or any of our Schlabach's (the spelling of the immigrant and his children) born in Lancaster, Pa. that we're aware of at this time. Our first William was born in Garrett Co. MD on 22 Aug 1883, the son of Henry Schlabach and Magdalena Miller, (daughter of Moses C. and Catherine Pfeil Milller). Thanks for trying. Claudia

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1203366240000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1550004554000
Surnames: Miller, Hostetler, Pheil
Claudia, this is a reply to an old query but I thought I would check it out anyway. Are you aware that the Moses C. Miller & Catherine Pheil ( File), who were in Preston Co., W.Va. , parents of Magdalena who married Henry Slaubach, who went to Iowa, were from Paint Twp., Som.Co., Pa. Moses C. Miller was the son of Christian Miller & Magdalena Zug. The Jacob Hostetler Book states Christian died near Johnstown. I believe they used that area when in fact it was near the Cambria Co., Pa. line in the vicinity known as Scalp Level on the Somerset Co. line. This old burial-family grave yard- is in the woods behind an old barn, most are not aware of it, I foundit years ago when searching the area fro family burial spots.

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1203737824000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Miller, Slaubaugh, Zug, Hochstetler.
Hello, yes, I am still here trying to find answers. I do know about Moses C. Miller, Catherine Pheil, Magdelena and Henry Slaubaugh and also Christian Miller and Magdelena Zug. I have been to Iowa and visited with Henry and Magdalena Slaubaugh's gr. grandson Marvin Slaubaugh in Wellman, Iowa. I too have the Hochstetler books. However, I did not know about the family burial ground in the Scalp Level area of Somerset Co. Pa. I am very interested in that. Were there any grave markers with names and dates or any information available about who was buried there? I would like further contact concerning this. Are you a Slaubaugh or Miller descendant? Henry Slaubaugh was the brother of my gr. gr. grandfather John Slaubaugh (on my mother's side of the family tree) and also the brother of my gr. gr. grandmother, Mary Slaubaugh Miller wife of Henry J. Miller, (who was a great grandson of Christian Miller and Magdalena Zug through their daughter Leah)on my fathers side of the family. I wish we could contact each other directly but these message boards won't let us exchange email address. I would love to exchange more data with you. Claudia

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1269958751000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Slabaugh or Schlabach or Slaubaugh
Hi. I am also related to the Slabaughs. I am the great great great granddaughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Slaubaugh or Schlabach. Joseph was from Alsase France. I can't find anything else on him any help you can give would be appreciated

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1271691209000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hardesty/Gnagy/Slaubaugh
Interesting....My dad,Wayne Wellington Hardesty,was born and lived in Aurora,W.Va.,and his mom's name was Ella Elizabeth Hardesty (maiden name Gnagy)...I remember my father talking about a "Pennsylvania Dutch" couple who lived up the road from his home and he said they would pronounce his first name "Vain"...he never mentioned whether or not they were related,and I never really looked into it.My dad's siblings were Yvonne,Paul,Colleen and Violet Hardesty. I hope this info helps you.It would be cool if there was a connection between our families!

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1271711578000
Classification: Query
YES! THERE IS A HARDESTY/SLAUBAUGH CONNECTION! The immigrant, Joseph Slaubaugh (married to Elizabeth Hershberger), had a son John (mar. Veronica Gnagey), had a son Jacob (mar. Martha Ann Arnold), had a son Sommers Samuel (married Iva Mae Wotring) had a daughter, Beulah Juanita Slaubaugh who married David C. Hardesty. They owned a garage/gas station/restaurant on rt. 50 between Aurora and Red house. They went by the nicknames "Boob and Dave". They had 2 children, Katherine L. Hardesty (Kathy)who had cerebral palsy and David Hardesty. Dave (David C.) died in 1994 and his daughter Kathy continued to live in the place on Rt. 50 until her death circa 2005 or 2006. I do not know who Daves parents were. Maybe you recognize the family.
There is also the possibility that Ella Elizabeth Gnagy Hardesty is also connected to the Slaubaughs. The immigrant Joseph's daughter Elizabeth married Samuel Gnegy (there are several spellings of the last name of the descendants of this family). Also as noted above, Elizabeth's brother, John married Veronica Gnagey. Samuel and Veronica were brother and sister, the children of Jacob Gnegi and Veronica Hochstetler. So, there most likely is a connection somewhere. As you do your family research on both sides of your family who knows what you may find. Claudia

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1271806558000
Classification: Query
Absolutely cool....I have the spelling of my paternal grandmother as Gnagy,but no matter how it's spelled,it's too much of a coincidence to not be a connection.Gnagy/Gnegy has an amish/dutch/mennonite sound to it,doesn't it? Especially in this area of WVa.I tell people my dad was from Aurora WVa and they look at me like I told them he was from lower slobbovia LOL...noone seems to know where Aurora is! These days,i've heard it's not much more than a big field with a crumbling graveyard. I really need to get up there before it's totally gone.My mom and brother have been there a couple of times just to see the town,or what was left of it.Thanks so much for your message! :)

Re: Slabaugh/Slaubaugh

Posted: 1271852214000
Classification: Query
Aurora, Preston Co., WV is more than just a crumbling field! It is a very small community, but a community none the less. It has a school, a fire department, a resturant, a gas station, a library, an insurance business, and most important, at least to genealogists, is the Aurora Area Historical Society which is located right on Rt. 50. It is an old store building that has been converted. They have a library where you can do local research and a nice museum of local artifacts. The people there are very interested in anyone doing research on local families and very helpful. Here is their address if you would like to write to them or contact them. They put out a quarterly newsletter and membership is only $5.00 per year if you want to receive their newsletter. I am a lifetime member. Address: Aurora Area Historical Society, 23976 George Washington Highway, P. O. Box 100, Aurora, WV 26705. Check it out. Claudia
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