Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

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**The Blakeslee Family

The Blakeslee family has played an important role in Tobyhanna Township ever since the first member, Jacob Blakeslee Sr., arrived here in the very early part of the 19th century. Read More...

The Burger Family

The story passed down through the family generations is that three brothers emigrated from Germany in 1754. They were Jacob, David and Dewalt Burger. Two settled in Northampton County and the third in either upper Carbon County or the lower part of Monroe County. Read More...

The Eboch Family

It is believed that the Ibach family can be traced back to Peter Ibach, born in Germany in 1369. The earliest ancestors who have definitely been linked to the Ibach family in America are Johann Ibach (born circa 1600) and his wife, Mary Luder Petbrand in Germany. Read More...

**The Eschenbach Family

Another pioneer family in Tobyhanna Township was Eschenbach. Like many others, it had various spellings such as starting with an “a” and ending with “ugh”. For this biographic sketch, we will begin with its American origin in the colony of Pennsylvania. Read More...

The Hamill Family

This family provides an example of how immigrants from Northern Ireland came to the Unites States and rose in economic and social status. Its family members had some means as they maintained a hardware and plumbing establishment in Westchester County, New York. Read More...

The John William Henning Family

The Henning family arrived in New York on December 26, 1854, aboard the ship “Republic” from Bremen, Germany. The father, Adolph, was listed as age 54 and his occupation as a farmer. His wife, Louisa, was the same age, and the family settled on a farm near Albrightsville in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Read More...

**The Hayes Family

The Hayes family has played a prominent role in Tobyhanna Township. Its origin can be traced back to England in the 17th century, and the first emigrant came to New England about 1700. Read More...

The Kerrick Family

The beginning of the Kerrick family is shrouded in mystery with the first known person of that name in modern times, and the circumstances of her life. There have been various spellings of the name in different locations. It is possible that it might have been spelled Krywick, while one document talked of an Englishman named Currick and another about Mary Gerrick. Read More...

The McKeen Family

The McKeen Family played a role in Tobyhanna Township during the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are several descendants still living in the township. Read More...

**The Newell Family

Robert Newell is identified by Alfred Matthews in the History of Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania as one of the first permanent settlers of Tobyhanna Township. Read More...