Posted By:Steven Jay Lapp
Subject:Re: Emanuel Lapp marries Snyder
Post Date:October 31, 1998 at 23:52:23
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Hello Aric - I think your Emanuel Lapp is the son of Benjamin Lapp and wife Maria. Benjamin is the son of Samuel Lapp and Esther Hershey, and Samuel along with his brother Martin are sons of Abraham Lapp of Canada, and Virginia before that. Although the dates don't match perfectly, my evidence for this is the 1870 Census for Shelby Co. Missouri, Taylor Township:
Benjamin LAPP age 47 farmer born Canada
wife Maria age 35 born NY
Elias age 18 born Illinois
Nathanial age 17 born Ill.
female Nonni (?) age 14 born Ill.
Emmanuel 11 "at school" born Ill.
Benjamin 4
Another reason I am pretty sure that Benjamin is Samuel's son is that in 1870 in the same
Taylor Twp. are the families of Abraham LAPP,
and Christopher LAPP. I have a descendancy chart which lists Abraham and Christian Lapp as brothers of the above Benjamin LAPP.

In June of 1996 I corresponded with a descendant of Benjamin LAPP's son Nathaniel. His name is Lowell Sykes
Address: 648 Amaranth BLvd. Mill Valley CA 94941

Many years ago I had a friend near Oakland Ca named Charlie Lapp, who also descends from Samuel LAPP. Charlie died about 9 years ago.
I have collected some data on old Abraham LAPP when he was in Virginia; I believe he descends from John Lapp of Bucks Co. PA - but I cannot prove it.

Hope this helps.

I descend from Michael Lapp of Chester Co. PA, who's son Jacob and family moved to Erie Co. NY - they were Mennonite ministers there.
I just visited their graves last month - 20 miles east of Niagara Falls.

Steve by the Golden Gate