Johann Jacob von Laaschet
(Abt 1686-1754)
Catharina
(Abt 1690-)
Johann Peter Laushe
(1711-1751)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Christine Wirth

Johann Peter Laushe 1 2

  • Born: 1711, Creyfelt / Kreyfelt, Prussia
  • Marriage: Christine Wirth
  • Died: 1751, Amwell, Hunterdon, NJ at age 40

bullet   Other names for Johann were Johannas Lasche, Johann Laschin, Johannes Peter Loshett, Johannes Petris von Laaschet and Johannes Peter von Laschet.

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bullet  General Notes:

The family are buried at the Markey Burial Ground, Washington Township, York County, PA

The Markey Burial Ground is located on the "old Markey place", Washington Township, York County, Pennsylvania near Markey's Fording, Conewago Creek.

HUSBAND NOTES: Johann Peter Von LAASCHET
Birth(2): His birth is calculated from the age (25) given on the ship Harle's log at the
time of their 1736 immigration.
Census(3):
Immigration: He settled in Amwell, Hunterdon co, New Jersey soon after arriving from the "old country."
Death(4):
Religion(5,6): "The Brethren Encyclopedia" (1983), Volume 2, page 726
says that he was one of the leaders among the Brethren in colonial America and that he was associated with Johannes Naas in forming the Amwell congregation. Rev. Johannes Naas was the first minister having emigrated to America with the last division
of the church of Schwartdzenau.

J. Peter Von Laaschet responded favorably to the visits of representatives of
the Ephrata Community after December, 1738. Van Laschet represented
the Brethren at the Pennsylvania (Moravian) Synods in 1742.

According to the Brethren Encyclopedia the Amwell, NJ congregation "was
founded in 1733 by Elder Johannes Nass, aided by Jacob Mohr (Moore),
Johann Peter van Laschet (Lawshe), Hans Rudolph Harley, and Anthony Dierdorff.

The congregation grew slowly. By 1790 there were but fourty-six members.
Preaching was still in German with no house of worship. Meetings were held in
neighboring farm homes. The first meetinghouse was built in 1811 and
rebuilt in 1856. In 1950 it was badly damaged by fire but was at once restored
with increased facilities for Sunday school work." pp. 27-28

SOURCES
1. Researcher. Don Harlacher.
2. Pennsylvania German Pioneers. Volume 1: Arrivals in the Port of
Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808.
3. Colonial America, 1607-1789 PA Census Index.
4. Researcher. Don Harlacher.
5. LIST. Lawshae Family Discussion List.
6. Brethren Encyclopedia. Volume 2, p. 726.
7. Researcher. Don Harlacher.
8. Ibid. Don Harlacher.
9. Ibid. Don Harlacher.
10. Cemetery Records. Markey Burial Ground, Washington twp, York co,
PA.
11. Researcher. Don Harlacher citing family records, The Brethren
Encyclopedia, and the Upper
Conewago Church of the Brethren by Elmer Q. Gleim.
12. Ibid. Don Harlacher citying "The Upper Conewago Church of the
Brethren" (Brethren
Heritage Along the Big Conewago by Elmer Q. Gleim, page 45).
13. Ibid. Don Harlacher - Source: The Upper Conewago Church of the
Brethren (Brethren
Heritage Along the Big Conwago by Elmer Q. Gleim, page 45).
14. Ibid. Don Harlacher.


Notes from Kathryn (Leas) Stuart:

# Note:

He settled first in Germantown, Pennsylvania but soon went to settle and help found the German Baptist Brethren congregation in Amwell, Hunterdon co, New Jersey.

# Census: 1736 Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania
# Religion: one of the founders of the Amwell, New Jersey Church of the Brethren ABT 1736 Amwell, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey
# Note:

"The Brethren Encyclopedia" (1983), Volume 2, page 726 says that he was one of the leaders among the Brethren in colonial America and that he was associated with Johannes Naas in forming the Amwell congregation. Rev. Johannes Naas was the first minister of the Amwell congregation, having emigrated to America with the last division of the church of Schwartdzenau.

According to the Brethren Encyclopedia the Amwell, NJ congregation "was founded in 1733 by Elder Johannes Nass, aided by Jacob Mohr (Moore), Johann Peter van Laschet (Lawshe), Hans Rudolph Harley, and Anthony Dierdorff.

The congregation grew slowly. By 1790 there were but fourty-six members. Preaching was still in German with no house of worship. Meetings were held in neighboring farm homes. The first meetinghouse was built in 1811 and rebuilt in 1856. In 1950 it was badly damaged by fire but was at once restored with increased facilities for Sunday school work." pp. 27-28

# Religion: one who responded favorably to the representatives of the Ephrata Cloister AFT DEC 1738 Amwell Church of the Brethren, Amwell, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey
# Religion: a representative of the Brethren at the Pennsylvania Moravian Synods 1742
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Johann married Christine Wirth, daughter of Wilhelm Wirth and Elizabeth Kuckelsberg. (Christine Wirth was born about 1716 in Elberfeld, District Of Berg, Westphalia, died on 8 Apr 1798 in York County, PA and was buried in Markey Burial Ground, York Co., PA.)


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Sources


1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Jack and Elaine Newkirk ----- Richard Peterson of North Carolina, RPete25448@aol.com.

3 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.


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