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Re: Gertrude Edith

Posted: 20 Mar 2010 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tevebaugh, Teverbaugh, Teaverbaugh
ATTENTION! All Tevebaughs, Teverbaughs, and Teaverbaughs!
In June, 2010, we celebrate the arrival in America of our immigrant ancestor.
He was Johann Conrad Dieffenbach, a 43-year old cooper from Baden, Germany, who went down the Rhine River to Rotterdam in 1709 with his wife, Barbara, daughters Maria Elisabetha and Anna Elisabetha, his 75-year old mother, Anna, and his daughter from his first marriage, Catharina Margaretha. They arrived in New York harbor the next June on one of several sailing ships from England carrying several thousand Palatine Germans thousands of miles from home, ready to begin anew in America.
Yes, I said Dieffenbach, for Tevebaugh and the other 2 variations above were what Irish and Welsh clerks had made of the sounds of that German surname by about 1760. This happened to other Dieffenbachs, but the new name only stuck on 2 boys, Daniel and Jacob in western Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Take a moment this June to be thankful that the long journey was successful and they had a new American name.
John L. Tevebaugh
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JohnTevebaugh 20 Mar 2010 11:03PM GMT 
John L. Tevebaugh 28 May 2001 6:43PM GMT 
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ladysonoma56 30 Dec 2012 10:12PM GMT 
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Michelle DeHaven Kurtz 24 Apr 2000 12:05AM GMT 
Mickey7 15 Apr 2001 12:53PM GMT 
John L. Tevebaugh 26 May 2001 7:13PM GMT 
Michelle Kurtz 26 May 2001 9:43PM GMT 
John Tevebaugh 27 May 2001 6:01PM GMT 
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