(Brothers John Henry, Jacob, Joseph, Issac P., Sisters Mary,
Elizabeth, and Catharine)
Albert James Lambing
Fred Neal Lambing
I would like to acknowledge all of the many people who have
contributed to the information found in this writing. My brother
James F. Lambing and sister Maxine Hinnen for sharing documents, letters,
and pictures; my cousin Eva Hubbard, Ida Gay Evan (a granddaughter of Isaac
P. Lambing), Velma Pasek (grandaughter of Joseph Lambing), Ted and Majie
Roth (descendants of Elizabeth Lambing Mellor), Kathy Lambing Marcinek,
and my mother Gladys Lambing King for sharing information and pictures.
Thes people and many others have contgributed to my collection of information
about the Lambing family. Don White (descendant of Joseph Longstreth)
supplied most of the information used about the Longstreth family.
Without these people this collection would not have been possible.
Fred Neal Lambing and Mary Gladys Leedom;
Their Ancestors and Their Descendants.
The early history of this
family is taken from a genealogy written by Andrew Arnold Lambing, a Catholic
Priest, in 1896 titled "Michael Anthony and Anne Shields-Lambing; Their
Ancestors and Their Descendants", and was published by Fahey & Co.,
418 Grant Street, Pittsburg, Pa (1896). The book was received on
inter-library loan from St.Vincent Archabbey Library, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
on July 1, 1993. Andrew Arnold has written and published several
sketches of the Lambings. In the fall of 1893, he determined to visit
the spot where the Lambings and Shieldses, the progenitors of the branch
of the families first settled and made their permanent homes. This
visit was made to Nockamixon township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, the
first home of the Lambings.
Christopher Lambing, -
or Christopher Michael, as some maintain, although the one name only is
given in the baptismal and marriage registers - who was commonly known
as "Stofel," was the founder of the family in America. The name is
not uniformly spelled, some having Lambing, others Lamping, Lampeng, Lambin,
and even Langbein; but this is not to be wondered at when it is remembered
that it was taken from sound rather then from written documents.
To those familiar with the early history of this country, such variations
are common. In the family register on the fly-leaf of the old German
bible of Matthew Lambing, it is spelled Lambeng; but a careful study of
the matter is sufficient to prove beyond doubt that, the proper spelling
of the name is that given in this sketch; and persons who spell the name
in the same manner, and not otherwise, are still found in that part of
Alsace from which the family originally came.