Johannes Laubaugh was born in Holland, Aug 3, 1733. Of his early history little is known, but he became a sea-faring man, owned a vessel, and traded with China, The American colonies and England. having arrived at Philadelphia about the commencement of the Revolutionary war, he disposed of his ship and cargo and purchased a farm in Pikeland, Chester co. He brought over his family and made a second voyage to Holland to settle up some affairs. By his wife, Anna Catharine, he had 8 children:
The parents were buried at the
East Vincent Reformed Church, of which they were members. A number
of articles, the remnants of the last cargo, are held by some of the
descendants, consisting of pieces of china, glass and gold and silver coins.