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||Zachariah Ahlbach was a Palatine Migrant.|
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THE ALBAUGH STORY (8/2000/BZ)
The Albaugh Clan of personal interest has its roots in the Rhien-Pfalz area of Germany in the 1600's and before. The line we know starts with Adam Ahlbach (1633-1715) x Agnes Gerhard (?-1722) >> Hans Theish Ahlbach (?-1731) x Anna Margaretha Schneider (?-?) >> Antonius Thonges Thuness Ahlbach x Anna Margaretha Schneider (1663-?) >> Zachariah Albauch (1689-bef. 1776) x Anna Dimeda Schumann (1698-1773). It will be Zachariah and Anna with their first three children that will immigrate to the American Colonies in the 1730's.
Zachariah Ahlbach, 45 (1689-bef. 1776), his wife Anna Schumann, 36 (1698--1773), with their first four children William, 11 (1723-1794), Anna Margretha, 8 (1726-bef. 1785), George Gerhard, 6 (1727-1789), Peter, 2 (1732-bef. 1811) arrived in the port of Philadelphia on September 23, 1734, aboard the ship "Hope" sailing from the port of Rotterdam. The family made the same migration followed by many other German immigrants to the American Colonies during this time period, and would apparently settle and farm in New Jersey, from about 1735 to the early 1750's. All of the other children were born in New Jersey; Charity (aft. 1734-aft. 1782), Zachariah II (Abt. 1737-1782), John W. (1740-1811), Eve (1744-?).
In the early 1750's, at the age of over 60 years, Zachariah I, started taking out leases on land in Frederick County, Maryland and begin farming. Eventually all of the children would migrate into the Frederick County area, with one to three coming later, one of interest being George Gerhard Ahlbaugh (1727-1789). Georege Gerhard would marry Anna Mary Pittenger (1728-1802) about 1760. The couple farmed in New Jersey and moved into the Maryland area around the rest of the Albaugh's that were farming there. They raised nine children one of which, the second oldest, Morris (1762-1833) was born in New Jersey before the move to Maryland.(1)
ZACHARIAH ALBAUGH “AHLBACH” I. was born in 1698 in Flammersfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. He is said to be the son of Hans Ahlbach and Anna Schneider. He married Anna Schumann (1698-1773), daughter of Nolgen Schumann and Agnes Demuth, in 1718 in Eichen, Germany. Anna was from Eichen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and was orphaned for 2 years prior to her marriage. They had 4 children in Germany: J. William; Anna; J. Gerard; and J. Peter. Zachariah is said to have owned some land in Ahlbach, and sold it in 1734 just before coming to America in the same year on the ship “Hope.” After arriving they first settled near High Bridge, New Jersey. The area was owned by the West Jersey Society and Zachariah leased 100 acres in 1735. They had 4 more children in America: Gertrud (1734-1787); Zachariah II; John W. and Eve. One record claims they belonged to the Amwell Dunkard Congregation in Amwell, New Jersey. By 1748 they moved to Frederick County, Maryland and began leasing land on Lord Baltimore’s Monocacy Manor, leasing Lot #60, and by 1763 leasing Lots #61 and #62. In 1753 Zachariah was granted the right of rent to survey (rent to own) on three tracts of land, named “Albough’s Delight,” “Albough’s Choice,” and Married Man’s Delight,” totaling 227 acres. He is said to have helped establish the Monocracy Dunkard Brethren Congregation in Frederick County, Maryland. He died in 1765 in Federick County, Maryland. A surveyor re-assessed the land he was leasing, correcting some errors and then joined all the tracts into one section called “Chestnut Levels.” He died without a will and following his death his sons and son-in-laws took over his leases. Anna died in 1773 in Frederick County, Maryland. By 1776 the estate was finalized and the sons and son-in-laws agreed to the final settlement to close the estate.
(1)Notes shared by Maurice Neverman, Watertown, Wisconsin, 8/2000, Maurice has supplied ALL of my information on the Albuagh Surname as of 8/2000.
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