Web Sites Revision History
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
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.
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.