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Schaub Family

First Generation

Johannes Friedrich Schaub was born in 1717 in Buss, Canton Basle, Switzerland. He married Deserte Maria Schumacher in the "Great Marriage" of 33 couples at Herrnhaag, near Marienborn, in May 1743. She was born in 1713 in Bergen, Norway, lost her father early and was brought up by her mother in the Lutheran church. In 1742 she went to a congregation of the Unity (Moravians) at Herrnhaag whereby she lost the favor of her mother who disinherited her. The newlyweds proceeded down the Rhine to Rotterdam and sailed to New York on the church-owned vessel, "Little Strength" (which was lost to a privateer on its return voyage). They arrived in Pennsylvania at the end of the year and served in the tavern (Crown Inn in Bethlehem and the Inn of the Rose just north of Nazareth), and in the mill. She was a midwife and for a while was among the Indians at Gnadenhutten. They were among the first seven couples who came from Pennsylvania to Bethabara in 1755 and here they served in the mill, commenced the first store in Wachovia, and managed the tavern from 1760 to 1773. She died in 1783 at Bethabara and only one of her six children survived her. Johannes Friedrich Schaub died in 1801 in Bethania.

Second Generation

Children of Johannes Friedrich Schaub and Deserte Maria Schumacher
Johannes Schaub (1744 PA-1803 NC) m. Anna Johanna "Hannah" Leinbach (1750-1833)
Juliana Schaub (1748-1750)
Maria Schaub (1748-?)
Samuel Zacheus Schaub (1758-1759; died in typhus epidemic at Bethabara, NC)

Juliana and Maria are both buried at Bethlehem Moravian church, and listed as born in 1748, although it isn't stated specifically that they were twins. There were apparently two more children who also died young.

Third Generation

Children of Johannes Schaub and Anna Johanna Leinbach
Johann Jacob Schaub (1775-1837) m. Maria Salome Nissen (1777-1858)
Maria Magdalena "Helena" Schaub (b. 1778)
Johann Christoph Schaub (1781-1860) m. Anna Justina Seitz (1789-1850)
Johann Friedrich Schaub (1787-1806)

Fourth Generation

Children of Johann Jacob Schaub and Maria Salome Nissen
Johann Philip Schaub (1798-1799)
Ephraim Schaub (1800-1801)
Rebecca Elizabeth Schaub (1802-1862) m. Elias or Elijah Spainhour (1804-1869), s/o Johannes Spainhour and Elizabeth Stoltz; moved to Jackson County, MO in 1839
Wilhelm Samuel Schaub (1805-1892) m. Anna Eliza Hauser (1810-1886)
(d/o Benjamin Hauser and Sarah Boner
Anna Elizabeth Schaub (1809-1892) m. (1) Mr. Shellhorn, (2) Omego Chaffin (1784-1865)
stillborn infant (1812)
Maria Salome "Polly"Schaub (1814-1867) m. John H. Waldraven (1808-1881)
stillborn infant (1819)
Gottlieb Jacob Schaub (1820-1847). Never married


Children of Johann Christoph Schaub and Anna Justina Seitz
Elias Schaub (1811-1881) m. Lydia Greter (1806-1901)
John Frederick Schaub (1813-?). Did he marry Anna Stockburger?
Anna Catherina Schaub (1815-1901) m. Henry Schultz (1806-1895)
Thomas Schaub (1818-?) m. 1) Cynthia Fields (d. 1843), 2) Mary Ann Elizabeth Shamel (ca. 1827-?)
Alexander Schaub (1820-?)
Anna Lucinda Schaub (1822-?) m. Joseph Edwin Beitel (ca. 1815-?)
Maria Susannah "Polly" Schaub (1824-1905) m. William Washington Moser (1815-1900)
Leanna Schaub (1829-1920) m. Samuel Thurley
William Schaub (1831-?)
Levi Henry Schaub (1834-1863) m. Mary McCraw

Fifth Generation

Children of William Samuel Schaub and Anna Eliza Hauser
Sarah Ann Mariah Schaub (1835-1908) m. John Wesley Wall (1823-1904)
Winbourn Benjamin Schaub (1837-1862)
Capt. Schaub was killed in the second Battle of Bull Run and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Mary Jane Schaub (1840-1919) m. Lewis M. Vest (1834-1909)
Gaston Hilary Brown Schaub (1842-1847)
Amanda Matilda Schaub (1844-1928) m. John Benjamin Vest (1830-1912)
William Henry Schaub (1846-1919) m. 1) Mary Laura Grabs (1850-1893), 2) Amanda Snyder
Lydia Rebecca Schaub (1849-1941) m. Julius M. Gordon (1845-1929)
James Samuel Schaub (1852-1935) did not marry
Martha Louisa Schaub (1854-1933) m. John Wesley Keiger (1849-1920)


Children of Elias Schaub and Lydia Greter
Julius T. Schaub (ca. 1842-?)
Almira A. Schaub (1850-1888) m. Eugene T. Kapp (1852-1941)


Children of Thomas Schaub and Elizabeth Shamel
William Tobias Schaub (1846-1920)
James Wesley Schaub (1848-1938)
Cornelia Schaub (1851-1857)
Flora Schaub (1855-1857)
Christopher Schaub (1859-1860)
Martha Ann Schaub (1860-1947)
Mary Etta Schaub (1863-1951)

Sixth Generation

Children of William Henry Schaub and Mary Laura Grabs
Sidney Othar Schaub (1870-1950? or 1954?) m. Lonie J. Stone (1878-1949)
Dr. Oscar P. Schaub (1873-1930) m. Alice Carter
Robah O. Schaub (twin) (1876-1964) m. Clara Hill (b. 1888 KS, d. 1988 CO)
Effie Schaub (twin) (1876-1879)
Ira Obed Schaub (1880-1971) m. Maud Kennedy (b. 1885 IA, d. 1968)
Claude Schaub (1883-1976) m. Verna Jennie Sprinkle (1893-1985), last residence Yellow Springs OH


Children of Lydia Rebecca Schaub and Julius M. Gordon
Infant son (b. & d. 1873)

Ida Frances Gordon (1874-1945) m. R. Odell Lindsay
William Ernest Gordon (1877-1936) Never married
Mary Eliza Gordon (1880-1967) Never married
Amanda Josephine Gordon (1885-1954) m. Columbus A. Moore (1879-1962)
Georgia May Gordon (1890-1891)


Many thanks to Chet Rose for contributing this information. His email address is:

Records of Moravians in North Carolina, 12 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission

Forsyth County Cemetery Records

The Schaubs and Vests of North Carolina, 1965 booklet by Annie Mary Vest Russell of Rural Hall, NC and Washington, DC

Surry Co. Heritage p. 465, article by Mary Anne Hodges.

This page was revised on June 24, 2005.

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