Christian Lang

M, b. circa 1710, d. September 1767
     Christian Lang was born circa 1710 at Montgomery or Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Christian Lang and (?) Christian Lang married Anna Margaret Bashore, daughter of Johann Jorg Boshaar and Mary Elizabeth Wennerich, in 1738. Christian Lang died in September 1767 at Mill Creek, Earl Township, Lancaster Co., PA. He was buried in September 1767 at New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA.

Child of Christian Lang and Anna Margaret Bashore

Christian Lang

M, b. circa 1664, d. circa 1762
     Note: From "History of the Long Family of Pennsylvania":

"Our research work has lead us into Bern and Basel, Switzerland; and in the records we find that a number of Langs (Longs) who settled in Lancaster County, PA, were originally located in Stadel, Windlach, Rath, Wintersingen, Muttenz, and Sissach, Switzerland."

Some branches of the Lang Family of Switzerland immigrated to the Palatinate, locating in Langen, Hesse, and in Zweibrücken as well as at other points in Germany. Later, some of the descendants of this branch of the family emigrated from Germany to America.

Christian LANG, the emigrant ancestor of the Long Family Of Pennsylvania, from information that is apparently authentic, but very meager, came from the Palatinate, Germany. Family records do not clearly nor definitely state the name of the town or province from which he came, but family tradition indicates that he was located in or near Langen, Hesse, Germany.

We are led to believe that the family name was originally LANGEN, but later, was changed to LANG, and finally, about the time of the Civil War, the English pronunciation of LONG was universally adopted.

Christian Lang, as near as can be determined at this late date, was born in the year 1664. He was influenced by men like William Penn, who very glowingly pictured the freedom and wonders of the new country across the sea, for tradition says that at about the age of nineteen or twenty years, he bade his family and friends adieu, and ventured across the waters to the shores of an unknown country, called America, landing at what was then known as Germantown, now Philadelphia, PA, in the year 1683-1684.

On the voyage to America he became acquainted with a young German girl, who with her parents was also bound for these shores and an unknown future. This acquaintance, ripened into love, and at a later time, probably in Philadelphia, they were married.

We also understand that this Christian Lang was one of the one Hundred and fifty high and low Germans who with Johannes Koster petitioned the Court of Philadelphia on March 15, 1706. A part of which petition follows:

'Court at Philadelphia, fifteenth day, third month, 1706. Petition of Johannes Koster and 150 other high and low Germans, Having for 22 years behaved as liege and loyal subjects of England by cultivating lands in the Province, turning them into settlements, that 60 above petitioners at one time, viz: - 7th day, 3d mo., 1691, had in open court promised allegiance to King William and Queen Mary, etc.'

Being adventurous, and feeling the greater possibilities of the future were on the frontier, Christian and his family did not remain in Germantown, but, following the trails and water courses, he finally arrived at Hickorytown, now known as Lancaster, PA.

Tradition says that where Lancaster now stands, there was once an Indian Wigwam. A hickory tree stood in its center, not far from a spring. Under this tree, the councils met, and it was from one of these councils that a deputation was sent to confer with William Penn at Shackamaxon, in 1683. The Indian nation was called "Hickory", and the town was called Hickorytown before Lancaster was laid out. It is also said that the town derived its name from the log-huts that were built of hickory logs.

Christian Lang was approximately fifty-four years old when he was recorded as a resident of Lancaster in 1718-1719. (Rupp's 30000 Names, page 438.)

Unfortunately, records were not available so that we could definitely determine the names of all of his children, especially insofar as it relates to the female side of the family, for marriages, births and deaths occurred without the proper recording at this early date. Therefore, we were not able to secure the statistics regarding the marriages of the daughters, nor were we able to get the names of all the male children. However, the records and history of the following children and their descendants will be given:

1) Christian, married to Ann Margaret ---.
2) Herman, married to Anne Hershey
3) Urbanus (Urban) married to Catharine Blum
4) John, married to Anna ---.
5) Michael, married to Regina Magdalena Lora."

Children:

1. Christian LANG
2. Herman LANG b: ABT 1700 in Lancaster Co., PA
3. Urbanus LANG
4. John LANG
5. Michael LANG.

Christian Lang was born circa 1664 at Germany. He married (?) circa 1698 at Germantown (probably), Montgomery (now Philadelphia) Co., PA. Christian Lang died circa 1762 at Hickorytown, Lancaster Co., PA.

Children of Christian Lang and (?)

Christian Lang

M, b. 1735
     Christian Lang was born in 1735 at Bethel Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Urbanus Lang and Catherine Blum.

Clara Letitia Lang1

F, b. 22 July 1882, d. 18 December 1971
     Clara Letitia Lang was born on 22 July 1882 at Washington Co. (probably), KS.1 She was the daughter of George Washington Lang and Judith Ann House.1 Clara Letitia Lang married Ray Walter Willson, son of Joshua Newton Ellsberry Willson and Patsy Jane McMahan. Clara Letitia Lang lived in April 1910 at Ohio Twp., Ness Co., KS.2 She lived in January 1920 at Garden City, Finney Co., KS.3 She lived in April 1930 at Sherlock Twp., Finney Co., KS.4 She died on 18 December 1971 at Garden City, Finney Co., KS, at age 89. She was buried in December 1971 at Deerfield, Kearney Co., KS.

Children of Clara Letitia Lang and Ray Walter Willson

Citations

  1. [S2295] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 503; FHL #1240503.
  2. [S3200] 1910 Federal Census, Ness County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 448; FHL #1374461.
  3. [S3198] 1920 Federal Census, Finney County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 532.
  4. [S3201] 1930 Federal Census, Finney County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 702; FHL #2340437.

Dean E. Lang1

M, b. circa 1923
     Dean E. Lang was born circa 1923 at Kansas.1 He was the son of Charles Dellet Lang and Malinda M. D. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S3203] 1930 Federal Census, Lane County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 707; FHL #2340442.

Dora Ellen Lang1

F, b. circa 1863
     Dora Ellen Lang was born circa 1863 at West Virginia.1 She was the daughter of George Washington Lang and Judith Ann House.1

Citations

  1. [S3196] 1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 442; FHL #545941.

Elizabeth Lang

F, b. 1746
     Elizabeth Lang was born in 1746 at Bethel Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. She was the daughter of Urbanus Lang and Catherine Blum.

George Washington Lang

M, b. 30 July 1838, d. before 16 June 1900
     George Washington Lang was born on 30 July 1838 at Bridgeport, Harrison Co., Virginia (now WV).1 He was the son of Lemuel Lang and Sarepta Bartlett. George Washington Lang married Judith Ann House, daughter of Jacob House and Jane Hudkins, on 22 November 1858 at Barbour Co., WV. George Washington Lang died before 16 June 1900 at Washington Co. (probably), KS.

Children of George Washington Lang and Judith Ann House

Citations

  1. [S3196] 1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 442; FHL #545941.
  2. [S2295] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 503; FHL #1240503.

Henry Lang

M, b. circa 1745
     Henry Lang was born circa 1745 at Bethel Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Urbanus Lang and Catherine Blum.

Herman Lang

M, b. circa 1700, d. 1773
     Herman Lang was born circa 1700 at Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Christian Lang and (?) Herman Lang married Anna Hershey, daughter of Christian Hirschi and Adelheid "Addi" Schoelli, circa 1718. Herman Lang died in 1773.

Howard Charles Lang

M, b. 13 May 1920, d. 23 February 1989
     Howard Charles Lang was born on 13 May 1920. He died on 23 February 1989 at age 68.

Howard R. Lang1

M, b. 18 August 1908, d. 29 November 1999
     Howard R. Lang was born on 18 August 1908 at Kansas.1 He was the son of Charles Dellet Lang and Malinda M. D. (?)1 Howard R. Lang died on 29 November 1999 at Lane Co., KS, at age 91 Dates per SSDI, last residence Dighton.

Citations

  1. [S3202] 1910 Federal Census, Barton County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 432; FHL #1374445.

Jakob Lang

M
     Jakob Lang was the son of Wendel Lang and Catharina Buhles. Jakob Lang married Magdalena Krick, daughter of Wendel Krick and Catharina Schmied, on 24 November 1711 at Miesau, Palatinate.

Johann George Lang

M, b. circa 1766
     Johann George Lang was born circa 1766 at York Co., PA. He was the son of Killian Lang and Rosina Selkirck. Johann George Lang was christened on 23 July 1767 at Strayers Reformed Church, York Co., PA; Sponsors: Daniel and Anna Messerle

Source: "York County Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 3" (Strayers Reformed Church.)

Johann Jacob Lang

M, b. 4 April 1765
     Johann Jacob Lang was born on 4 April 1765 at York Co., PA. He was the son of Killian Lang and Rosina Selkirck. Johann Jacob Lang was christened on 4 August 1765 at Strayers Reformed Church, York Co., PA; Sponsors: Jacob and Anna Margaret May

Source: York County Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol.3.

Johann Jakob Lang1

M
     Johann Jakob Lang married Ursula Bär.1

Child of Johann Jakob Lang and Ursula Bär

Citations

  1. [S1936] Familysearch "German Marriages", online https://familysearch.org/, source film #1189338.

Johann Wentel Lang

M, b. circa October 1769
     Johann Wentel Lang was born circa October 1769 at York Co., PA. He was the son of Killian Lang and Rosina Selkirck. Johann Wentel Lang was christened on 30 October 1769 at Strayers Reformed Church, York Co., PA; Sponsors: Michael Gross and Margaret Burger

Source: York County Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 3.

John Lang

M, b. circa 1702
     John Lang was born circa 1702 at Hickorytown, Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Christian Lang and (?)

John William Lang

M, b. 1755
     John William Lang was born in 1755 at Bethel Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Urbanus Lang and Catherine Blum.

Juliana Lang

F, b. 1740
     Juliana Lang was born in 1740 at Bethel Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. She was the daughter of Urbanus Lang and Catherine Blum.

Katharina Barbara Lang1

F, b. 24 August 1816
     Katharina Barbara Lang was born on 24 August 1816.1 She was the daughter of Johann Jakob Lang and Ursula Bär.1 Katharina Barbara Lang married Johann Georg Scheurer, son of Benedikt Scheurer and Barbara Räuber, on 25 July 1839 at Rümmingen, Baden, Germany.1

Citations

  1. [S1936] Familysearch "German Marriages", online https://familysearch.org/, source film #1189338.

Katharina Philippina Lang1

F, b. 31 March 1853, d. 12 June 1916
     Katharina Philippina Lang married Adam Munzinger, son of Adam Munzinger and Elisabeth Schmid. Katharina Philippina Lang was born on 31 March 1853 at Lauterecken, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany. She died on 12 June 1916 at Homburg, Saarland, Germany, at age 63.

Children of Katharina Philippina Lang and Adam Munzinger

Citations

  1. [S1] Munzinger Genealogy Chart Microfilm Image; LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT.

Killian Lang

M, b. 14 April 1733
     Killian Lang was born on 14 April 1733 at Bethel Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Urbanus Lang and Catherine Blum.
Note: A marriage record shows Killian Lang as groom. Bride's name unknown. Possibly an earlier marriage of the same Killian Lang.

Record ID# 288713, Family Archives CD# 129 "Church Records: Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, 1729-1881."

Killian Lang married Rosina Selkirck on 29 July 1760 at First Reformed Church, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA, Record ID# 307829, Family Archives CD# 129 "Church Records: Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, 1729-1881." Killian Lang began military service Revolutionary War (according to family tradition.)

Children of Killian Lang and Rosina Selkirck

Lemuel Lang

M, b. 22 December 1805, d. 3 April 1882
     Note: Information from The Byrne Family Tree genealogy prepared by sarabyrne0106, online at ancestry.com. Lemuel Lang was born on 22 December 1805 at Harrison Co., VA (now WV). He married Sarepta Bartlett on 5 May 1834. Lemuel Lang died on 3 April 1882 at Harrison Co., WV, at age 76.

Child of Lemuel Lang and Sarepta Bartlett

Ludwig Lang

M, b. 1742
     Ludwig Lang was born in 1742 at Bethel Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Urbanus Lang and Catherine Blum.

Maria Catharina Lang1

F, b. 15 May 1769
     Note: Quelle: Ref. Kirchenbuch Labach 4/3. Maria Catharina Lang was born on 15 May 1769 at Hinzweiler, Palatinate, Germany. She was the daughter of Wendel Lang and Margaretha Catharina Stauch. Maria Catharina Lang married Michael Krick, son of Peter Krick and Maria Catharina Clos, on 11 May 1790 at Miesau, Palatinate, Germany.2
Note: Named in Maria Eva's christening record in IGI.

Children of Maria Catharina Lang and Michael Krick

Citations

  1. [S63] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS IGI (German), Source Batch C975251, Source 247639 (film). Shows christening of daughter Maria Eva 7 Aug 1791 at Miesau, Pfälz, Bayern.
  2. [S62] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Maria Elisabeth Lang1

F, b. 27 November 1726
     Maria Elisabeth Lang died at Obermiesau, Palatinate. She was born on 27 November 1726 at Obermiesau, Palatinate.1 She married Johann Walter Munzinger, son of Philip Munzinger and Anna Margaretha Schneider, on 22 October 1748 at Miesau, Palatinate.

Children of Maria Elisabeth Lang and Johann Walter Munzinger

Citations

  1. [S1] Munzinger Genealogy Chart Microfilm Image; LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT.

Maria Elisabetha Lang

F
     Maria Elisabetha Lang was the daughter of N. Lang. Maria Elisabetha Lang lived at Obermiesau, Palatinate. She married Nickel Krick, son of Peter Krick and Lisabetha Hauch, on 18 May 1744 at Obermiesau, Palatinate, Germany.

Child of Maria Elisabetha Lang and Nickel Krick

Marion E. Lang1

M, b. circa October 1915
     Marion E. Lang was born circa October 1915 at Kansas.1 He was the son of Charles Dellet Lang and Malinda M. D. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S3203] 1930 Federal Census, Lane County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 707; FHL #2340442.

Michael Lang

M, b. 1707
     Michael Lang was born in 1707 at Hickorytown, Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Christian Lang and (?)