Web Sites Revision History

www.lauffer.us & www.laufferhistory.com



May 11, 2023

Long overdo update to master database. Also starting to add photos.


March 26, 2020

Added Interesting Family link with Vaughn Monroe songs


April 11, 2019

Updated 2019 Reunion information


June 22, 2018

Updated 2018 Reunion information


August 27, 2016

Updated 2016 Reunion information


June 4, 2016

Added 2016 Reunion and 2016 News Letter


April 10, 2016

Updated Surname data and added Howard Ringly line for spouse.

Now contains 34,817 Names


May 12, 2015

Updated Surname data. now contains

34,793 Names


February 9, 2015

Added death notice for Peggy Anthony


March 30, 2014

Added 2014 Reunion Notice


December 27, 2013

Added link to my home weather station


September 27, 2013

Updated Bash Cemetery Fund Balance


August 20, 2013

Updated reunion events


June 15, 2013

Added 2013 Reunion Notice


August 28. 2011

Updated 2011 Reunion Events


July 7, 2011

Updated 2011 reunion information.

April 9, 2011

Added information on 2011 reunion plans

Updated Bash Cemetery project

Updated Family History Book publication plans

August 23, 2010

Updated 2010 Reunion information

July 22, 2010

Updated the Surname Database on www.laufferhistory.com.

Added over 3000 names and made several corrections to existing data.  This is all possible due to inputs from family members such as yourself.

Want to thank each of you for your support to this Family History documentation!  I still have much data that has been sent to be that I have not yet incorporated.

If your data is not included in this update, please Email me so that I can be sure I have your data.  Also please be patient; I will get it all in as soon as I can carve out enough time to work it.


Jim Lauffer Sr.

July 10. 2010

Updated information on the 2010 Reunion Dinner

January 9, 2010

Added notice for 2010 Pennsylvania Reunion

January 4, 2010

Fixed misdirected links in the Original Lauffer History section

September 5, 2009

Updated Surname site with latest data as of

September 5, 2009

August 22, 2009

Added information on the 2009 Family Reunion in Greensburg. PA

July 11, 2009

Updated information on 2009 Reunion

May 23, 2009

Updated status on the Bash Cemetery Restoration Project

April 24, 2009

Added information on the recent cleanup of the Bash Cemetery on the Restoration Project page

April 22, 2009

Added Bash Cemetery Restoration Project Notice

March 4, 2009

Updated Family Reunion information and added notice for 2009 Reunion in PA

February 21, 2009

Updated Surnames Pedigree list from past five months on history data entry. Site now contains 30813 individuals and 5584 unique surnames.

Added point of interest with the addition of Vaughn Monroe who we found had married into the Lauffer family.

February 8, 2009

Updated Christian Lauffer's Life History.

September 28, 2008

Updated information on the success of the first West Coast Lauffer Reunion.

Now at 29.520 names in database. Next website update is planned for mid November.

September 13, 2008

Added information on the first West Coast Lauffer reunion.

August 19, 2008

Added preliminary Reunion results.

August 5, 2008

Added Media Advisory and photo of Peter's dedication plaque in 2008 Reunion link.

July 29 2008

Updated Family History Data with corrections and new family names.  Now at 28,553 names.

July 18, 2008

Updated Reunion information.

Updated Surnames Pedigree list with charting.  Now at 28,445 names and growing.

June 15, 2008

Updated Name List to latest database dated 6/15/2008.  Calvin Laufer information update is included in this revision.

June 14, 2008

Updated Reunion Information


March 28. 2008

Added link to Pedigree Chart view on www.laufferhistory.com

February 25, 2008

Removed extra site link to speed up initial site access.  Links will be added later in a separate page.

Added 2008 Reunion information

January 22, 2008

Fixed Home Page link

January 9, 2008

Added link to LauferFilm's Christmas at Maxwells

December 19, 2007

Updated Surname / Name lists with latest information from master database as of 12/14/2007. Contains almost 23,000 names.

August 27, 2007

Updated 2007 Lauffer Reunion information (full reunion information will be added after travels through September)

Added additional Lauffer History Publication Committee names.  Their contact information will be added later.

Added note on Surname not being up-to-date with Lauffer History Database.

Updated The Lauffer History Second Edition publication schedule.

May 11, 2007

Added Note and page on the 2007 Lauffer Family Reunion

October 20, 2006

Corrected some lost links

Updated the publishing schedule for the 2006 Lauffer History book

September 14, 2006

Added information on the 2006 Lauffer Reunion held on August 27, 2006

July 10, 2006

This revision is well overdue!

I have been overwhelmed with family history inputs from many new contacts. 

Added the 2006 Reunion invitation

Revised the 2006 History Publication schedule.

January 22, 2006

Added Genealogy Challenge

combined links on Reunions

December 1, 2005

Changed Special Request page format

Added special requests from Carson Daniel Lauffer

Updated family database from inputs received as of 11/30/2005

October 10, 2005

Added request from Australia to locate information on a Lauffer family in Holland.

October 8, 2006

Added information on the Lauffer History Publication schedule and request for Editor Volunteers.

Added original text from 1906 Lauffer History.

September 24, 2005

Added Photos of 2005 Reunion.  More to come as they become available.  Please send any photos you might have taken at the reunion.

September 18,2005

Added Lauffer Reunion page with links to Reunions. 

Added 1903 Lauffer Reunion Pamphlet for reunion held at Henry Z. Lauffer's home.

September 17, 2005

Updated history database to latest family information.  Web site matched draft Lauffer Publication plus some additional inputs.

September 10, 2005

Revised the 2005 Reunion information.

August 6, 2005

Revised Reunion Notice to remind everyone to attend this year's event.

The draft Lauffer History is ready for print and will be available for review at the reunion.

July 11, 2005

Revised Reunion Notice to include Reunion Announcement Letter

July 7, 2005

This revision includes a significant update to the Lauffer History database with additions from several contributors, including a new member of our family line, Richard Simpson out of Indiana. Richard is working towards his certified Genealogist credentials and has new and updated information on the Christian Lauffer line.  Richard is a descendant of Anna Maria Lauffer, daughter of Christian the Pioneer.  Other revisions include corrections to duplicate names and links, and general editing in preparation for the 2006 Lauffer History draft being prepared for the 2005 Lauffer Reunion.

Please note that due to Internet Privacy photos and detailed notes of living persons are not published on the Web site.  The photos and personal notes that have been provided will be published in the 2006 Lauffer History.

June 12, 2005

Revised notice of 2005 Lauffer Reunion date and time from August 21 to August 28.

April 10, 2005

Added photo of Wilson H. Brown as a young boy with family at the Harrison Garage.

March 16, 2005

Added information on Standard Data Format for data submission to the Lauffer History database

Added information on AOL refresh instructions to avoid accessing old web site version from AOL

March 10, 2005

Updated family line for William D. Lauffer and Klingensmith line thanks to inputs from Bill and Mary Lauffer.

Added Soles family line with updates to Lauffer line thanks to GEDCOM input from Linda Soles.

Corrected problems within the original database.  There are still some errors in the data and this needs to be reviewed by all.  Most of these are date errors.  All help in the review of this data will be greatly appreciated.

February 13, 2005

Added photos to James R Lauffer Sr. reference link

February 12, 2005

Updated Genealogy Data Base to include:

Family line of Ella Genevieve Kuhns provided by Shannon Curry (Krewski), 5th Great Granddaughter of Christian Lauffer.

Family Line of Elizabeth and Elmer Lauffer, provided by Shari Davis

The following update information was forwarded by Peggy Anthony:

Family line of Theresa Brown

Family line update of William D. Lauffer

Family line of Elias Fink Lauffer and Mary Minerva Kifer

Family line of Kevin Russell Lauffer and Cynthia Louise Kuhntz

Family line of Charles H. Lauffer

Family line of Doyle R. Lauffer

February 8, 2005

Added announcement for the 2005 Lauffer Reunion with new page for the Reunion information

February 7, 2005

Added photos from the Lauffer History on Peter Laufer's branch.

January 30, 2005

Added Peter Laufer, the Revolutionary Shoemaker, information from the 1906 Lauffer History. This information was edited for the web site courtesy of Sara Hill.  book photo will be added at later time.

January 14, 2005

Added information on Westmoreland County history with photos and history of Westmoreland Courthouse in Greensburg, PA

Added photos and related information on the Old Bash Cemetery.

Added view of 2004 The Lauffer Family Reunion pamphlet.

January 3, 2005

Editorial corrections in the Early Lauffers in America chapter.

Added link to Revision History from front page.

Changed Email references from active link to image to prevent hacking.

Changed page background to parchment for original Lauffer History Chapters.

January 1, 2005

Changed format of web site index and added separate pages for linked information.

Added Table of Content links to original 1906 Lauffer History publication.  The original publication will be presented in its entirety on this web site.

December 29, 2004

Added Copyright Notice

Added listing of the Lauffer History Publishing Committee

December 26, 2004

Updated 2004 Lauffer Reunion information and Christian Lauffer's Head Stone dedication. 

Added photos for the Reunion and dedication.