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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Gertrude Lau \Louh: Birth: 17 MAR 1761 in St. Andrew, Philadelphia, York County, Pennsylvania.

  2. Henrich Lau \Louh: Birth: 1763 in St. Andrew, Philadelphia, York County, Pennsylvania.

  3. Elizabeth Lau \Louh: Birth: 7 SEP 1765 in St. Andrew, Philadelphia, York County, Pennsylvania. Death: 6 OCT 1824 in Lincoln, North Carolina

  4. Andreas Lau \Louh: Birth: 1767 in St. Andrew, Philadelphia, York County, Pennsylvania.

  5. Michael Lau \Louh: Birth: 1771 in St. Andrew, Philadelphia, York County, Pennsylvania.

  6. Magdalena Lau \Louh: Birth: 1 SEP 1773 in St. Andrew, Philadelphia, York County, Pennsylvania. Death: 24 AUG 1858 in St. Andrew, Philadelphia, York County, Pennsylvania


Sources
1. Title:   GEDCOM file submitted by Cathy Ann Abernathy
2. Title:   GEDCOM file. Created on 30 APR 2005. Imported on 30 Apr 2005.
3. Title:   Keith A. Dull, Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1997)

Notes
a. Note:   Philip was taxed in Codorus Township of York County in 1762 and naturalized in Manchester Township in September 1763. Johan Philip Lau was the oldest of eight children born to Christian Lau and Anne Cleophe Frey. He was born in March 1722 in the town of Sulzthal in Northern Alsace, along the present border of France and Germany. Philip was ten years old when his family immigrated to America on the ship JOHN & WILLIAM. They arrived in Philadelphia on 17 October 1732. His father, Christain Lau, settled among his fellow Rhinelander immigrants in Manchester Township in York County, Pennsylvania. In 1749, Christian Lau was appointed constable of Manchester Township. Philip was 41 when he was naturalized in Manchester Township in September 1763. It was a time of persistant Indian attacks on the Pennsylvania frontier. Philip married Magdalena Gentzler, oldest child of Johann Conradt Gentzler, around 1760. They had six children between 1761 and 1773. Philip Lau secured more than 500 acres of land in York County, through seven land warrents from the proprietaries of the Province of Pennsylvania. Philip's will was probated in York County in August 1781. It is listed under "Philip Lau, a Major in the Revolutionary War."


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