b) John Henry married and left two children at
the time of his death, which took place in Westmore-
land county, the date has not been ascertained.
c) Joseph married, had a family, and lived on a
near St. Joseph, Missouri, when last heard from.
(It was through Joseph's family that I was able
to track the family. Joseph's grandson Don Lambing lived at the east end of 2400 Doniphan in
St. Joseph, Mo. When I (Larry L. Lambing) moved
to St. Joseph, Mo. in 1968 I moved to the west end
of the 2400 block of Doniphan. At that time Don's
mother (Julia Coss, 2840 Patee, St. Joseph, MO.)
was alive and was able to give me the name
and address of Ida Evans, 3127 South Bannock,
Englewood, CO, 80110, who is a descendant of Isaac P. Lambing. Mrs. Evans was in her early eighties, but was in possession of M. M. Lambing's book and had several documents that helped tie the Lambing
history together and several will be used later in
d) Isaac P. was carried away by the gold excitement of 1849, and married in California Mellitta Savage, to whom he has a family of five children:
Ira, Phillip, Henry L., Francis Ambrose, and Alta
Elizabeth (Ida Evan's mother).
e) Jacob lived at Great Grove, Green County, Ohio,
when last heard from and was twice married. His
only child, a son, by his first wife, is married and lives in Iowa. By his second wife he had three children.
f) Mary married Levi Mellor of Pittsburg, and both are now dead.
g) Elizabeth C. married James Mellor, brother of Levi, who is also dead; and she and her son, and only child, live in Somerset, Ohio.
h) Catharine (Kate) is unmarried, and lives with her sister in Somerset, Ohio. (Ida Gay in a letter dated September 10, 1968 states that Catherine or Aunt Kate lived many years in my mother's home and was certainly a great help as my mother had six living children. She passed away June 1, 1927 in Englewood, CA.)
i) A note was made in the family bible that a daughter
was still born on January 10th, 1832.
3) Anthony, when last heard from, in 1824, lived
Philadelphia, and was unmarried.
4) and 5) Anne Catharine and her sister, whose name
has not been handed down to us, both died when they attained
maturity, and most probably after their parents had
moved to Westmoreland county. One of them was on the
eve of being married.
IV. Barbara, and V., her sister, of whom nothing further is known than that they went to Philadelphia, where they kept a "cake shop" when last heard from.
The date of death of the first wife of Christopher has not been ascertained, but it is most probable that she is buried at Haycock church.
We have now more certain information in the marriage and baptismal registers of the old German church at Goshenhoppen - now Balley, Montgomery county, Pa. - which was the missionary center for the central eastern part of the State from before the middle of the last century. All these entries are signed by Rev. John Baptist de Ritter, S.J. These had frequently to be taken on fly-leaves on the missions, and in this way some of them are, doubtless, lost; and the hand-writing of the entries that remain is often almost illegible, and contains omissions. But copies of such as refer to our families are now in possession of the writer (M.M.Lambing). The first entry is that of the second marriage of Christopher, and reads: "1766, 9th May, in the church at Goshenhoppen mission, I joined Christopher Lambin, widower, to Mary Anne Wanner." The woman's name is almost illegible, but is given as nearly as it can be deciphered. In some entries she is called Anne Mary. Of the children of the second marriage there were:
VI. George Jacob (name in register), who went by the of Jacob. He married a Miss Phillips, most probably in Adams county, where he had a family, and moved to Allegheny city in the early part of the 18th century, where he died, and where some of his descendants lived until lately, who called themselves Lampton, because Lambing was "too Dutch."
VII. Anne Margaret (in register), born January 19, 1771, who married a Jacob Fried, and had two daughters; but that is all that is known of her.
VIII. Catharine (in register), born 19 April 1772, of whom nothing more is known.
IX. John (in register), born 19 April, 1774. He
married Barbara Kohl, daughter of Michael Kohl, of whom later on, most
probably in Adams county, and about the year 1799, and moved to Armstrong
county, near Saltsburg, about 1823, where he died, date uncertain, leaving
two sons, John and Anthony, and perhaps other children.
2. Anthony, who married and remained near Saltsburg,
where some of his descendants are still to be found.
XI. Nicholas (in register), born December 19, 1784, the youngest of the family. He was a hatter, and moved to Albany in 1806, since which time nothing has been heard of him; but there are descendants of Christopher living in Canada, south of the St. Laurence, who would appear to be this branch of the family. They spell their name Lampeng.
Christopher Lambing lived to the age of 99 years and 2 days and died either in 1816 or 1817, at his home, and was buried in the church-yard at Haycock. When the writer (M.M.Lambing) visited the site of the old home, he met and talked with a very old, but intelligent man, who, when a small boy, was at Christopher's funeral. His wife survived him, but the date of her death is not known; and in death she was laid by this side. But the place was marked with a simple flagstone, without inscription, and it is impossible to distinguish it from the other spots where "the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep."
The rest of the book by M. M. Lambing details the history of Michael Anthony and Anne Shields. Since this does not follow the line of the present writer it will not be included in this history.
In a hand written history written in 1881, of which the author is unknown (I think it is an early draft written by A.A. Lambing) the following accounts were stated:
When Christopher reached the new world he settled in New Jersey, not far from where Trenton now stands. About the time of the Revolution...the date is uncertain except that it was after the Revolution...he crossed the Delaware and settled in Nockamixon township, Bucks County. It is said that he served in the American army during the war of the Revolution.
His family growing up and marrying were dispersed the greater part of going to York County..that is..to the part of York County which was cut off in 1800 and formed into Adams County.. The old man although visiting his children continued to reside in Bucks County when he died..the date of his death is not known...at the advanced age of 99 years and 2 days as I was informed (Feb. 1870) by a man who knew him and who stated moreover that he had walked two miles to a funeral the day before he died.
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