Albach is a topographical German surname it's associated with people from a certain location. It's believed that the surname comes from medieval settlements near the "Ahle", a small stream in Lower Saxony, Germany. The word "Bach" is the German word for stream or brook. People who lived near the "Ahle" would have been "Von Ahle Bach" (of the Ahle stream) or "Ahle Bache Bauern" (Ahle stream farmers). Over time these phrases would have been shortened to form the surname Albach or developed into one of the many variations of the surname such as Allbach, Alback, Allebach, Albeck, Albaugh etc.
Born Mar. 8, 1728, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Zachariah I. Ahlbach (1698 - 1765)
Anna Dimeda/Dumat Schumann Ahlbach (1698 - 1773)
One of nine children: 3 sisters, 4 brothers & 1 UNK
The family comprised of Zachariah, Anna and their first four children, came to the United States aboard the Galley "Hope", docking in Philadelphia, Pa. on 23 Sep 1734. They settled in New Jersey, where the next four children were born, before moving to Frederick Co, Maryland.
#1 Married Maria Catharina "Anna" Pittenger (1728 - 1802) in 1755, Hunterdon Co, NJ
Gerhard and Anna had twelve children: 5 daughters & 7 sons:
After the death of John Gerhard, his widow married a man named John Beamer. He was a widower with a family by his first wife. Five of his children married five of her children, thus making five matches from the two families.
Death / Burial
Died Feb. 13, 1785, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery, Libertytown, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with George by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: