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Johann Yost Harbaugh

Also Known As: "Yost Harbaugh", "Sr.", "or Yost the Elder", "Joost Harbaugh"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Aspach, Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Death: April 03, 1762 (59)
Kreutz Creek, York County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Hellam, York, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Peter Harbaugh and Anna Maria Harbaugh
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Harbaugh; UNK Harbaugh; Maria Margaretha Klein and Maria Margaretha Harbaugh
Father of Johann "Big George" George Harbaugh; Johann Casper Harbaugh; Johann Georg Harbaugh; Ludwig Harbaugh; Maria Margaretha Harbaugh and 8 others
Brother of Johann Jacob Herbach; Anna Elizabet Harbaugh; Susanna Katharina Herbach; Anna Maria Chederon; Johann Peter Herbach and 7 others
Half brother of Johann Peter Harbaugh

Occupation: Farmer, Farmer and founder of the church at Kreutz Creek, PA
Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
Last Updated:

About Yost Harbaugh

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41787009

Yost was "the immigrant" whose prolific Harbaugh descendants are too numerous to count and are located all across the United States. He was born in Germany around 1700, and set sail to America with his three sons in the 1730's. The first known deed for one hundred acres of land was signed in 1739 in Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania. The acreage was located midway between Reading and Allentown. In about 1743, Yost moved to Kreutz Creek, York County, Pennsylvania. According to the "Harbaugh History", by Cora Bell (Harbaugh) Cooprider: "Yost was a pious person. He loved the church and brought up his chldren in it. He helped to found the church at Kreutz Creek, which was near his homestead, an organization which still exists. He was a man of stout physical frame, energetic spirit, and great courage." The name of his first wife is unknown; Yost had six sons by her, the first three born in Europe: George; Ludwig; Jacob; John; Henry;and Yost. By his second wife, Maria Elizabeth, Yost had four children: Leonard; Mary Elizabeth; Anna Margaret; and Anna Catharine.


Name: Yost Harbaugh

Sex: M

Name: Yost Herbach

Birth: APR 1699 in Aspach, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Birth: in Kairserslautern, Palantinate, Germany

Death: in Kruetz Creek, York, Pennsylvania

Death: 3 APR 1762 in Hellam Twp., York Co., PA

Baptism: 21 APR 1699 Aspach, Germany

Burial: Hellam Township, Adams Co., PA

Immigration: ABT. 1736 From Germany to US

Religion: Reformed

Note:

He was perhaps the first to come to America. According to family tradition, he came with his family in 1786. Rev. Henry Harbaugh heard his grandfather say that he came to America when he was six years old, and Jacob was born in 1730. Some descendants reported that Yost came in 1735, but they were unable to authenticate the story. Neither has anyone found an immigration record for Yost Harbaugh.

--Harbaugh History, by Cora Bell Harbaugh Cooprider, 1947, p. 14

In the first deed he made in 1739, "Joost Harbogh" bought one hundred acres in Maxatawny Twpt., at that time Philadelphia County, and later Berks County. This farm was midway between Reading and Allentown. In his 1856 Annals, Rev. Henry Harbaugh thought that his ancestor came to America in 1736, from Switzerland. There is a record in York Historical Society showing he was born in Kaiserslautern. We had reported to us from Kansas, that Yost went to Switzerland about 1720 and from there to Philadelphia. We have never located an immigration record, nor the name of his father. It may be a coincident, but we did find another immigrant, John Peter Harbaugh in 1741, and who settled in Berks County, Pa. It was about 1743 that Yost removed to his new settlement at Kreutz Creek, in York County. It was in 1742 that another immigrant Casper Harbaugh came to America, and the deeds show he settled in York County also. John Peter remained in Berks County, Casper went to Somerset County, and Yost died east of York, Pa.

Yost was a pious person. He loved the church and brought up his children in it. He helped to found the church at Kreutz Creek, which was near his homestead, an organization which still exists. He was a man of stout physical frame, energetic sprit, and great courage.

--Harbaugh History, by Cora Bell Harbaugh Cooprider, 1947, p. 400

Yost Harbaugh, record of whom is found in the land office at Harrisburg, where it is shown that in 1739 Joast (as the name was then spelled) Harbaugh owned a tract of 100 acres of land in what is now Berks county. He is supposed to have come to America in 1736. Yost Harbaugh was twice married, and to his first marriage were born children as follows:

1. George

2. Ludwig

3. Jacob

4. John

5. Henry

6. Yost

Yost Harbaugh's second wife, as given in his will, was "Mary Lizzie," and to that marriage these children were born:

1. Mary

2. Elizabeth

3. Anna Margaret

4. Ann Catherine

--From "Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania", prepared in part by George O. Seilhamer, published by Genealogical Pub. Co., Chicago, 1905, p. 567. Sent by mail by Cathy Pentola, 7/5/05

Yost Harbaugh, the elder, was a Swiss immigrant who first settled in Maxatawny Valley, (now) Berks County, in the year 1736, from whence, about the year 1743, he removed to Hallam Township, on Kreutz Creek, this county, where he became the owner of a tract of nearly 200 acres of land near where Kreutz Creek

Church now stands. The land was originally taken up (in 1736) by John Huntzecker, and after passing through various ownerships, became vested in---Stoner, in the possession of whose descendants it still remains.

--Taken from the book, "History of York County, Illustrated 1886" by John Gibson, Historical Editor

--As posted on Harbaugh RootsWeb site 8/17/06

Father: Johannes Peter Herbach b: 1674 in ? Netherlands

Mother: Anna Maria Singer

Marriage 1 Maria M. Klein b: ABT. 1707 in Ulmey, Palatinate, Germany

Married: 3 MAY 1725 in Reformed Church, Otterberg, Germany

Children

George Harbaugh b: 10 FEB 1725/26 in Kirschweiler, Kaiserslautern, Germany c: 11 FEB 1725/26 in Ulmet, Germany
Ludwig Harbaugh b: 1727 in Europe c: 11 FEB 1726/27 in Otterberg, Pfalz, Bayern
Jacob Harbaugh b: 5 FEB 1729/30 in Europe c: 15 FEB 1732/33
Maria Margaretha Harbaugh b: 30 AUG 1730 c: 3 AUG 1830 in Ulmet, Palatinate, Germany
John Harbaugh b: 6 MAY 1735 in PA c: 8 MAY 1735 in Ulmet, Palatinate, Germany
Henry Harbaugh b: 1740
Yost Harbaugh b: 11 OCT 1741 in Berks Co., PA

Marriage 2 Mary Elizabeth ? b: ABT. 1720 in Germany

Married: ABT. 1747 in Adams County, Pennsylvania

Children

Leonard Harbaugh b: 10 MAY 1749 in Hellam Twp., York Co., PA
Mary Elizabeth Harbaugh b: 1753
Anna Margaret Harbaugh
Anna Catharine Harbaugh b: 13 AUG 1759

Yost Harbaugh (Herbach) was born in Europe between 1685 and 1705. In his first recorded deed, Joost Harbough bought 100 acres in Maxatawny Township (at the time it was Philadelphia County, then York Co, PA). It appears that he married his first wife, Maria Margretha Klein, in 1725 and the records indicate that the first three children are born in Europe.

First Generation

Children of Yost Harbaugh (1695/1705) and 1) Maria Margretha Klein

Johan George Harbaugh (b. 1726 -1787) m. Catharina Williard (widow Bender) (1721-1791)

Ludwig Harbaugh (1727-1809)

Jacob Harbaugh (1730-1818)

John Harbaugh (1735-1803)

Henry Harbaugh (1740-1779) (did not marry)

Yost Harbaugh (1741-1779, Washington Co, MD) m. 1) Eva Bahn and m. 2) Elisabeth Eshelman (widow)

Children of Yost Harbaugh (1695/1705) and 2) Mary Liz (died 1795)

Leonard Harbaugh (1749-1822)

Mary Elizabeth Harbaugh (1753-1825)

Anna Margaret (b. ca. 1755/1757) m. William Bailey

Anna Catherine (1759-1833)


Birth: Apr., 1699, Germany Death: Apr. 3, 1762 Hallam York County Pennsylvania, USA

Yost was "the immigrant" whose prolific Harbaugh descendants are too numerous to count and are located all across the United States. He was born in Germany around 1700, and set sail to America with his three sons in the 1730's. The first known deed for one hundred acres of land was signed in 1739 in Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania. The acreage was located midway between Reading and Allentown. In about 1743, Yost moved to Kreutz Creek, York County, Pennsylvania. According to the "Harbaugh History", by Cora Bell (Harbaugh) Cooprider: "Yost was a pious person. He loved the church and brought up his chldren in it. He helped to found the church at Kreutz Creek, which was near his homestead, an organization which still exists. He was a man of stout physical frame, energetic spirit, and great courage." The name of his first wife is unknown; Yost had six sons by her, the first three born in Europe: George; Ludwig; Jacob; John; Henry;and Yost. By his second wife, Maria Elizabeth, Yost had four children: Leonard; Mary Elizabeth; Anna Margaret; and Anna Catharine.


Family links:

Children:
 George Harbaugh (1726 - 1787)*
 Ludwig Harbaugh (1727 - 1809)*
 Jacob Harbaugh (1730 - 1818)*
 Yost Harbaugh (1741 - 1831)*
 Henry Harbaugh (1744 - 1779)*
 Leonard Harbaugh (1749 - 1822)*
 Mary Elizabeth Harbaugh Lenhart (1753 - 1825)*
 Anna Catharine Harbaugh Brenisen (1759 - 1833)*

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Notes for Yost Harbaugh: Yost Harbaugh arrived in America circa 1736 and settled in Maxatawny, a valley near Berks County, Pennsylvania between Reading and Allentown. Around 1743 he moved to Kreutz Creek, in York County, west of the Susquehanna. Yost's first wife is not listed. children by the first wife were George, Ludwig, Jacob, John, Henry and Yost. Yost's second wife - Mary Lizzy- had four children: Leonard, Mary elizabeth, ann Margaret, and anna Catherine.



Jost Herbach (or Yost Harbaugh, Sr.) was born in April 1699 in Europe (most likely Kaiserslautern, Germany).

"In his 1856 Annals Rev. Henry Harbaugh thought that his ancestor came to America in 1736 from Switzerland. There is a record in the York Historical Society showing he was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany. We had reported to us from Kansas that Yost went to Switzerland about 1720 and from there to Philadelphia. We have never located an immigration record , nor the name of his father."

Yost was "the immigrant" whose prolific Harbaugh descendants are too numerous to count and are located all across the United States.

He set sail to America with his wife and three sons in the 1730's.He was given a deed in 1739 at Maxatawny, Berks, PA, US; owned 100 acres. The acreage was located midway between Reading and Allentown. In about 1743, Yost moved to Kreutz Creek, York County, Pennsylvania.

Johann Yost Herbach left a will in 1762; Left more than 1000 pounds to be divided equally among his children.

According to the "Harbaugh History", by Cora Bell (Harbaugh) Cooprider: "Yost was a pious person. He loved the church and brought up his chldren in it. He helped to found the church at Kreutz Creek, which was near his homestead, an organization which still exists. He was a man of stout physical frame, energetic spirit, and great courage."

The name of his first wife is unknown; Yost had six sons by her, the first three born in Europe (Switzerland): George; Ludwig; Jacob; John; Henry;and Yost.

By his second wife, Maria Elizabeth, Yost had four children: Leonard; Mary Elizabeth; Anna Margaret; and Anna Catharine. ........................................................................................................................................................................................... Taken from the book, History of York County, Illustrated 1886, by John Gibson, Historical Editor

Yost Herbach, once the owner of this land, died in 1762 in possession of it. He left to survive him ten children, of whom seven sons, some of whom and their descendants may claim more than a mere passing notice. George, Ludwig, and Jacob, the eldest three, were born in Switzerland and came with their parents into the province of Pennsylvania, and to the old homestead just described, where they grew up to manhood and then removed to and settled in a beautiful little valley, nestled among the winding and broken ranges of the South Mountain, partly in Frederick County, Md., and partly in Adams County, Penn., where they became land owners, prosperous farmers, the heads of large and respectable families, and participants in the founding of churches and schools. So numerous did their descendants become and so firmly attached to their new mountain home, that the valley itself took their name and will, probably, continue to be known through all time as Harbaugh™s Valley.

The descendants of Jacob alone, of whom Dr. Harbaugh was one, when the latter compiled his family annals in 1856, were 321. The traveler or the excursionist as he is swung around Horse-shoe Curve, near Sabillasville, on the Western Maryland Railroad, approaching Penn-Mar, enjoys a fine view of this picturesque and peaceful little vale. All the descendants of Yost Herbach (the elder) in America, living and dead, number several thousands. But few of them remain in York County, and the name has, probably, entirely disappeared from the local tax lists and current records, though several families, descendants of the original settler, (Yost) reside in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Colambiana County, Ohio, and other parts of the West.


Arrived from Switzerland in 1736. Settlers in Maxatawny, Berks Co., PA


https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41787009/yost-harbaugh

Yost was "the immigrant" whose prolific Harbaugh descendants are too numerous to count and are located all across the United States. He was born in Germany around 1700, and set sail to America with his three sons in the 1730's. The first known deed for one hundred acres of land was signed in 1739 in Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania. The acreage was located midway between Reading and Allentown. In about 1743, Yost moved to Kreutz Creek, York County, Pennsylvania. According to the "Harbaugh History", by Cora Bell (Harbaugh) Cooprider: "Yost was a pious person. He loved the church and brought up his chldren in it. He helped to found the church at Kreutz Creek, which was near his homestead, an organization which still exists. He was a man of stout physical frame, energetic spirit, and great courage." The name of his first wife is unknown; Yost had six sons by her, the first three born in Europe: George; Ludwig; Jacob; John; Henry;and Yost. By his second wife, Maria Elizabeth, Yost had four children: Leonard; Mary Elizabeth; Anna Margaret; and Anna Catharine.

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Yost Harbaugh's Timeline

1703
January 17, 1703
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1726
February 10, 1726
Germany
February 10, 1726
Kirschweiler, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
February 10, 1726
Otterberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1728
February 5, 1728
Otterberg, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1730
August 24, 1730
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1733
February 5, 1733
Otterberg, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1735
May 6, 1735
Otterberg, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation