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Re: Now I know that Christian and Rudolph both went to Evansville.
Posted by: William Mentzer (ID *****8706) Date: December 09, 2011 at 03:55:22
In Reply to: Now I know that Christian and Rudolph both went to Evansville. by Michael Gough of 592

Here's 1870 and 1880 Soundex Index and Records [and some other stuff]:

1870 United States Federal Census Soundex Index
Name Home in 1870
(City,County,State) Birth Year Birthplace Gender
Annie Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1834 Switzerland Female
John Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1838 Pennsylvania Male
Christian Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1845 Indiana Male
Susan Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1850 Ohio Female
Annie Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1863 Indiana Female
Simon Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1863 Indiana Male
Wm Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1865 Indiana Male
Edward Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1867 Indiana Male
Elisabeth Lopshear Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1869 Indiana Female
Mary Lopshire Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1812 Switzerland Female
Chris Lopshire Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1812 Switzerland Male
Rudolph Lopshire Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1814 Switzerland Male
Mary Lopshire Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1820 Switzerland Female
Louisa Lopshire Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1854 Indiana Female
Gotheh Lopshire Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1857 Indiana Male
Emma Lopshire Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1865 Indiana Female

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Chris Lopshire
Age in 1870: 58
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1870: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Evansville
Household Members: Name Age
Chris Lopshire 58
Mary Lopshire 58

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Rudolph Lopshire
Age in 1870: 56
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1870: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Evansville
Household Members: Name Age
Rudolph Lopshire 56
Mary Lopshire 50
Louisa Lopshire 16
Gotheh Lopshire 13
Emma Lopshire 5

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: John Lopshear
Age in 1870: 32
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Evansville
Household Members: Name Age
John Lopshear 32
Annie Lopshear 36
Simon Lopshear 7
Wm Lopshear 5
Edward Lopshear 3

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Christian Lopshear
[Christian Laubscher]
Age in 1870: 25
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Evansville
Household Members: Name Age
Christian Lopshear 25
Susan Lopshear 20
Elisabeth Lopshear 1
Annie Lopshear 7
John Schauder 24
Justice Mull 22


1880 United States Federal Census Soundex Index
Name Parent or spouse names Home in 1880
(City, County, State) Birth Year Birthplace Relation to Head of House
Maria Laubscher Christ Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1812 Switzerland Wife
Christ Laubscher Maria Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1812 Switzerland Self (Head)
Rudolph Laubscher Mary A. Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1814 Switzerland Self (Head)
Mary A. Laubscher Rudolph Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1821 Switzerland Wife
Emelia Laubscher Jacob Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1830 Switzerland Wife
Jacob Laubscher Emelia Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1830 Switzerland Self (Head)
John Laubscher Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1831 Switzerland Self (Head)
Mary Laubscher John Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1838 Switzerland Wife
Christ Laubscher Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1845 Indiana Self (Head)
Catherine Laubscher Christ Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1850 Indiana Wife
Leon Laubscher Maggie Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1853 Switzerland Self (Head)
Mary A. Laubscher Rudolph,Mary A. Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1854 Indiana Daughter
Louisa Laubscher Rudolph,Mary A. Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1856 Indiana Daughter
Arnold Laubscher Pauline Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1857 Germany Self (Head)
Maggie Laubscher Leon Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1859 Kentucky Wife
Emma Laubscher John,Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1860 Switzerland Daughter
Emma Laubscher Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1860 Switzerland
Pauline Laubscher Arnold Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1861 Germany Wife
Emma Laubscher Rudolph,
Mary A. Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1864 Indiana Daughter
Ida Laubscher John,Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1864 Switzerland Daughter
Charles Laubscher John,Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1865 Switzerland Son
William Laubscher Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1865 Indiana Self (Head)
Albina Laubscher John,Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1866 Switzerland Daughter
Ida Laubscher Jacob, Emelia Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1866 Indiana Daughter
Edward Laubscher Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1867 Indiana
Mary E. Laubscher Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1869 Indiana Daughter
Louisa Laubscher John,
Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1870 Indiana Daughter
Rosa C. Laubscher Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1871 Indiana Daughter
Adolph Laubscher Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1871 Indiana
Caroline Laubscher Jacob,Emelia Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1872 Indiana Daughter
Andrew Laubscher Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1872 Indiana
John W. Laubscher Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1874 Indiana Son
Matilda Laubscher John,Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1875 Indiana Daughter
Samuel Laubscher Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1875 Indiana
Jacob C. Laubscher Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1876 Indiana Son
Caroline Laubscher John,Mary Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1878 Indiana Daughter
Amelia Laubscher Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1879 Indiana Daughter
Ella Laubscher Arnold,Pauline Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1880 Indiana Daughter
Henry Laubscher Leon,Maggie Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1880 Indiana Son
Christ Saubscher[Christ Laubscher] Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1835 Switzerland Self
Catherine Saubscher[Catherine Laubscher] Christ Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1840 Switzerland Wife
Fred. Saubscher[Fred. Laubscher] Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1862 Switzerland Son
Emma Saubscher[Emma Laubscher] Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1864 Pennsylvania Daughter
Hermina Saubscher[Hermina Laubscher] Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1867 Indiana Daughter
Edward Saubscher[Edward Laubscher] Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1870 Indiana Son
William Saubscher[William Laubscher] Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1873 Indiana Son
Henry Saubscher[Henry Laubscher] Christ,Catherine Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana abt 1878 Indiana Son


1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Christ Laubscher
Age: 68
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1880: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Maria Laubscher
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Household Members: Name Age
Christ Laubscher 68
Maria Laubscher 68

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Rudolph Laubscher
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1880: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary A. Laubscher
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Household Members: Name Age
Rudolph Laubscher 66
Mary A. Laubscher 59
Mary A. Laubscher 26
Louisa Laubscher 24
Emma Laubscher 16
Fred. Krette 18

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Jacob Laubscher
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1880: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Emelia Laubscher
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Laubscher 50
Emelia Laubscher 50
Ida Laubscher 14
Caroline Laubscher 8

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: John Laubscher
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1880: Pigeon, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Laubscher
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Occupation: Mattress Maker
John Laubscher 49
Mary Laubscher 42
Emma Laubscher 20
Ida Laubscher 16
Charles Laubscher 15
Albina Laubscher 14
Louisa Laubscher 10
Matilda Laubscher 5
Caroline Laubscher 2

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Christ Laubscher
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catherine Laubscher
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Occupation: Engineer
Household Members: Name Age
Christ Laubscher 35
Catherine Laubscher 30
Mary E. Laubscher 11
Rosa C. Laubscher 9
John W. Laubscher 6
Jacob C. Laubscher 4
John August Ketter 21

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Leon Laubscher
Age: 27
Birth Year: abt 1853
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1880: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Maggie Laubscher
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Occupation: Farm Labor
Household Members: Name Age
Leon Laubscher 27
Maggie Laubscher 21
Henry Laubscher 3m

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Arnold Laubscher
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1880: Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Pauline Laubscher
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation: Boiler Maker
Household Members: Name Age
Arnold Laubscher 23
Pauline Laubscher 19
Ella Laubscher 4m
Minnie Kohler 10

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Emma Laubscher
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1880: Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Occupation: Servant
Household Members: Name Age
William Greiss 30
Emma Greiss 26
Willie Greiss 2
Walter Greiss 7m
Emma Laubscher 20

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: William Laubscher
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Single
Household Members: Name Age
William Laubscher 15
Edward Laubscher 13
Adolph Laubscher 9
Andrew Laubscher 8
Samuel Laubscher 5
John Schneider 28

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Christ Saubscher[Christ Laubscher]
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Switzerland
Home in 1880: Center, Vanderburgh, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Catherine Saubscher
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Christ Saubscher 45
Catherine Saubscher 40
Fred. Saubscher 18
Emma Saubscher 16
Hermina Saubscher 13
Edward Saubscher 10
William Saubscher 7
Henry Saubscher 2
Amelia Laubscher 6m


Indiana Births, 1880-1920 [father is Laubscher]
Name Father Mother County Gender Birth Date
Arnold Paulina Elikofer Vanderburgh Male 4 Apr 1882
Amalie Laubscher Lion Maggie Gross Vanderburgh Female 24 Nov 1883
Charles Laubscher Ernst Paula Roth Vanderburgh Male 21 Jun 1883
Laubscher Wm Vanderburgh Female 26 Aug 1890
Laubscher Simon Vanderburgh Male 28 Aug 1890
Estella I Laubscher Chas A Martha E Jenkins Vanderburgh Female 3 Aug 1892
Laubscher Wm Kate Goldsmith Vanderburgh Female 31 Oct 1893
Laubscher Wm Kate Goldsmith Vanderburgh Female 8 Jan 1895
Laubscher Edw Louise Moll Vanderburgh Female 20 Jun 1895
Lille Laubscher Chas A Martha E Jenkins Vanderburgh Female 21 Mar 1895
Tillie Laubscher C A Martha Jenkins Vanderburgh Female 21 Mar 1895
Laubscher P L Moll Vanderburgh Female 27 Sep 1897
Laubscher W K Goldsmith Vanderburgh Male 16 Dec 1897
Laubscher Will Ela Stinmetz Vanderburgh Male 20 Aug 1899
Laubscher Adolph Katie Kirpatrick Vanderburgh Male 11 Sep 1900
Laubscher Jacob Lula Sickman Vanderburgh Male 18 Jul 1902
Mary G Laubscher Chas A Martha E Jenkens Vanderburgh Female 17 May 1905
Laubscher Adolph Kate Kirkpatrick Vanderburgh Female 16 Jan 1907
Laubscher Sam Gussie Elmendorf Vanderburgh Male 19 Jun 1907
Clarence A Laubscher Samuel R Augusta Elmendorf Vanderburgh Male 17 Jul 1909
Lucile K Laubscher John Carrie Temme Vanderburgh Female 31 Mar 1910
Lenna Laubscher Leon C Schaefer Vanderburgh Female 22 Sep 1911
Harold R Laubscher Wm H Ella Steinmetz Vanderburgh Male 17 Aug 1913
Hobert W Laubscher John Carrie Temme Vanderburgh Male 31 Jan 1915


Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
Name Date Location Age Gender Race
Marie Laubscher 22 Jan 1903 Center Township 90 Yr Female White
Anna Marie Laubscher 30 May 1909 Center Township 87 Yr Female White
Emily Laubscher 12 May 1907 Center Township 76 Yr Female White
Emily L. Laubscher 12 May 1907 Center Township 76 Yr Female White
John Laubscher 30 Jun 1906 Evansville 75 Yr Male White
John Laubscher 30 Jun 1906 Evansville 75 Yr Male White
Jacob Laubscher 6 Feb 1895 Evansville 62 Yr Male White
Jacob Laubscher 6 Feb 1895 Evansville 62 Yr Male White
Christian Laubscher 8 Sep 1906 Center Township 72 Yr Male White
Anna Laubscher 9 Feb 1908 Evansville 73 Yr Female White
Mary Laubscher 22 Dec 1908 Elberfeld 71 Yr Female White
Catherine Laubscher 11 Oct 1914 Evansville 75 Yr Female White
John W. Laubscher 2 Feb 1920 Center Township 81 Yr Male White
Mary Laubscher 13 Aug 1886 Evansville 34 Yr Female White
Mary E. Laubscher 1 Jun 1904 Evansville 49 Yr Female White
Mary E. Laubscher 1 Jun 1904 Evansville 49 Yr Female White
Arnold Laubscher 22 Jul 1919 Evansville 63 Yr Male White
Frederick Laubscher 10 Feb 1911 Evansville 48 Yr Male White
Kate Laubscher 19 May 1911 Center Township 46 Yr Female White
John W. Laubscher 28 Jun 1916 Evansville 33 Yr Male White
Olles Laubscher 11 Jun 1912 Fort Wayne 27 Yr Female White
Alice Laubscher 1 Jul 1887 Evansville 5 Mon Female White


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [just a coupleof ships]
Name Arrival Date Birth Year Port of Departure Ethnicity/ Nationality Ship Name
Rudolf Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1813 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Rudolf Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1813 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Maria Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1824 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Benedict Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1826 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Emilie Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1830 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Marie Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1831 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Catherine Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1841 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Johann Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1841 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Anna Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1842 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Rudolf Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1844 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Johann Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1846 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Friedricks Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1850 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Johann Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1850 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Marie Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1851 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Alexander Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1851 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Albert Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1852 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Gottfried Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1854 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Adolf Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1855 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Jacob Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1855 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Leon Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1855 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Arnold Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1856 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Anna Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1857 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Lina Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1859 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Rosine Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1859 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Elisth Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1860 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Marie Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1861 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Elise Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1862 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann
Elisth Laubscher 23 Dec 1862 abt 1862 Le Havre, France Swiss Robert Cushmann

Jacob Laubscher 17 Jul 1834 abt 1764 Le Havre, France Francis Depan
Henri Laubscher 17 Jul 1834 abt 1798 Le Havre, France Francis Depan
Catherine Laubscher 17 Jul 1834 abt 1805 Le Havre, France Francis Depan
Chritien Laubscher 17 Jul 1834 abt 1829 Le Havre, France Francis Depan
Caroline Laubscher 17 Jul 1834 abt 1830 Le Havre, France Francis Depan
Magdaleine Laubscher 17 Jul 1834 abt 1833 Le Havre, France Francis Depan


History of Vanderburgh County, Indiana: from the earliest times to the present
Jacob Laubscher was born in Switzerland, November 4, 1832. He is the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gygi) Laubscher, both of whom died in Switzerland, the year of his father's decease being 1836. He was educated in his native country, where he attended school until he was fourteen years of age. He then learned the watch-maker's trade, at which business he worked until he was twenty-three years of age, and then he emigrated to the United States, arriving in Pennsylvania in 1855. There he did farm work for about one year. He then spent six months in traveling, and settled down in Hamilton county, Ind., where another year was spent in farm work. From there he came to this county in the fall of 1857-8. Here he did farm work for about two years, then went to Spencer county, Ind., and worked on a farm for another year. On July 21, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company F, First Indiana cavalry, and served until September 12, 1864, when he was mustered out at Indianapolis. During his term of service he was in the following battles: Farmington, Mo., 1861; Cotton Plant, in 1862; Yazoo Pass; Augusta, Ark., July 4, 1862, where he was struck in the left leg above the knee by a spent ball, causing a wound which though somewhat painful did not disable him from duty; Helena, Ark., July 4, 1863; Little Rock; Pine Bluff, and numerous other smaller engagements. At March's Mill, Ark., April 8, 1864, his command had a desperate encounter with an overwhelming force of the enemy, and he was severely wounded by being shot through the fleshy part of the left arm, also in the left elbow, his left thumb shot off, and he also received a scalp wound, which rendered him unconscious. He was taken prisoner, and was held until July of the same year, when he was paroled. He then returned to his regiment, but did not engage in any other battles until he was mustered out. Mr. Laubscher is grievously disabled by his wounds and exposure, and yet the pension he draws is only $12 per month. After the war he returned to Spencer county, where he remained until about 1876, engaged in farming. He then came to Center township, where he has since remained, with the exception of one year spent in Knight township. He was married in 1876, to Mrs. Emily Schide, who was born in French Switzerland, May 18, 1832. She was the mother of two daughters, Ida and Caroline, who still make their home with their stepfather. Mr. Laubscher is a member of Farragut post, G. A. R., and politically is a staunch republican. He was a brave and galiant soldier, who never faltered from duty, and is in civil life an upright and industrious man, and his family are highly thought of.
John W. Laubscher, one of the leading men of Center township, was born March 31, 1838. He is the son of Christian and Mary Ann (Swahlen) Laubscher. They were both born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, in 1812, and emigrated to the United States late in the year 1837. They remained a short time in Pennsylvania, where John was born, and then settled in Ripley county, Ind., where they lived seven years, working on a farm. Coming to German township, this county, the father worked on a farm for two years, and then settled on the farm where his son now resides. They reached Evansville in 1846, and settled finally in 1848. Christian Laubscher died December 2, 18S5. His wife survives and resides with her daughter on a part of the old homestead. Mr. Laubscher's early life was spent on the farm, while in Center township. After coming to German township, he assisted in clearing the farm and burning lime for ten years. In about 1863 ne and his father formed a partnership in the steam machine business, owning a threshing machine, saw-mill, etc. This partnership lasted until about 1867 or 1868, when Christian S., another son, bought his father's interest, and the two brothers formed a partnership that has lasted to the present time. In 1876 they founded a grist-mill, with a saw-mill attached, and have since built up a splendid trade. In addition to the grist-mill, the brothers still run a threshing machine every year, and each owns a small farm. The Laubscher brothers are among the most substantial citizens of Center township, and are known far and wide for their industry, enterprise and fair dealing with every one. John W. Laubscher was married October 6, 1861, to Miss Anna Kisling, who was born in Switzerland, June 10, 1834. Mr. and Mrs. Laubscher are the parents of seven children: Simon J., born July 22, 1863; William F.,August 29, 1864; Edward C., July 6, 1866; Adolph, November, 1868, died when sixteen months old; Adolph L., April 26, 1871; ^Andrew C., March 11, 1873; Samuel R., June 16, 1875,a^ of whom are engaged with their father in the business. Mr. Laubscher and family are members of the German Methodist church. In politics he is a republican. He was elected township trustee in April, 1884, and that he served the people well was proven by the fact that he was re-elected by a largely increased majority to the same office in 1886.




























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