Allebach (Allenbach, Allebaugh) family
Allebach (Allenbach, Allebaugh), a Swiss Mennonite family strongly represented in the Franconia Mennonite Conference (MC USA) of Pennsylvania. The ancestor of this family is said to have been Christian Allebach, one of the members of the Salford congregation in 1739. One of his descendants was Deacon David G. Allebach (1802-1888) of the Towamencin congregation. Another was the nonagenarian, John Allebach (1805-1902), preacher of the Rockhill congregation, who in turn was the father of Christian B. Allebach (1841-1917), preacher of the Towamencin congregation. Another descendant was Deacon Joseph B. Allebach (1844-1923) of the Rockhill congregation. Christian B. Allebach was the father of Alpheus K. Allebach, for a time the superintendent of Eastern Mennonite Home for the Aged at Souderton, Pennsylvania. Another member of the Allebach family was David K. Allebach, local historian of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Toward the close of the nineteenth century one of the teachers in the Mennonite mission school among the Arapaho Indians at Darlington, Oklahoma was H. G. Allebach.
Among the early settlers in eastern Pennsylvania were also John and Andrew Allebach who came to America in 1734, both without known descendants.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, pp. 54-55. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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