Allebach (Allenbach, Allebaugh) family

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Allebach (Allenbach, Allebaugh), a Swiss Mennonite family strongly represented in the Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church USA) of Pennsylvania. The ancestor of this family is said to have been Christian Allebach, one of the members of the Salford congregation in 1739. One of his descendants was Deacon David G. Allebach (1802-1888) of the Towamencin congregation. Another was the nonagenarian, John Allebach (1805-1902), preacher of the Rockhill congregation, who in turn was the father of Christian B. Allebach (1841-1917), preacher of the Towamencin congregation. Another descendant was Deacon Joseph B. Allebach (1844-1923) of the Rockhill congregation. Christian B. Allebach was the father of Alpheus K. Allebach, for a time the superintendent of Eastern Mennonite Home for the Aged at Souderton, Pennsylvania. Another member of the Allebach family was David K. Allebach, local historian of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Toward the close of the 19th century one of the teachers in the Mennonite mission school among the Arapaho Indians at Darlington, Oklahoma was Harvey G. Allebach.

Among the early settlers in eastern Pennsylvania were also John and Andrew Allebach who came to America in 1734, both without known descendants.

Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1955

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Wenger, John C. "Allebach (Allenbach, Allebaugh) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 21 Apr 2024.,_Allebaugh)_family&oldid=139670.

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Wenger, John C. (1955). Allebach (Allenbach, Allebaugh) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2024, from,_Allebaugh)_family&oldid=139670.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 54-55. All rights reserved.

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