THE LAUFFER HISTORY
Title and Preface
The Title and Preface of the original Lauffer History publication are presented below. The book chapters are also included on this site and can be accessed from the Table of Contents. The original book details on the family line for each person listed in the original book is published under each perspective name in the Genealogy Database and can be viewed through a search on Surnames contained on laufferhistory.com web site.
A Genealogical chart of the descendents of
the Pioneer, with a few biographical sketches.
"There is a solidarity in human
nature making those that follow,
a unity with those that precede."
Joseph A. Lauffer, Greensburg, PA, Chairman
Dr. Chas. A. Lauffer, Manor, PA, Secretary
Henry Z. Lauffer, Jeannette, PA, Treasurer
THE WESTMORELAND JOURNAL,
This beginning of Lauffer History is the outgrowth of a pamphlet on the Lauffer Family, issued July 4, 1902, at a Reunion held at the home of H. Z. Lauffer, north of Jeannette, Pa.
It has been the purpose of the: compilers of this brief History to give accurate data of all the branches of the Lauffer Family, for both sons and daughters, that have sprung from Father Christian. We have spared neither time nor expense in searching archives, visiting and letter writing.
When people failed to answer letters, we were unable to proceed; they have themselves to blame for omissions. Where branches of the family did not organize and supply data, such omissions are beyond our control.
There will doubtless be found many errors in this book; and many Lauffer relatives there are, who are not mentioned. For the correction of errors, and the insertion of data not as yet supplied to us, we will esteem it a great favor if you will let the facts be known to any member of the Committee. We will make it satisfactory in a later edition. It is urged that Christian Lauffer's descendants everywhere organize their respective branches of the family, and send in all data, preferably to the Secretary, Dr. Chas. A. Lauffer, Manor, Pa., Westmoreland Co. He will see that it gets in proper hands for insertion in the next edition of the History.
The same request holds true today. The Lauffer History will be republished towards the end of 2006, 100 years after the original book was published. (This was a good plan but unfortunately was based on a very underestimated effort size! All the can be said now is it will be published - some day!!!) It is the responsibility of all descendants from Christian Lauffer to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the republished information. Please review the existing data contained in this web site and provide corrections and additions based on your family line knowledge.
Submit corrections and additions to:
"We are among those who believe that
any who care not about their earthly origin,
care little as to anything higher."
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1906.
By JOSEPH A. LAUFFER,
CHARLES A. LAUFEER,
HENRY Z. LAUFFER,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.