A Leinbach/Lineback/Linebaugh Genealogy
The Johann Heinrich Leimbach (1674-1747) house in the Oley Valey, Berks County, Pennsylvania
The First National Leinbach/Lineback/Linebaugh Family Gathering was held June 6-7, 1997 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The reunion, organized by Laurel Miller and Don Leinbach, featured a genealogy workshop, a banquet program, and a visit to the Leinbach homestead in the Oley Valley. Music written by Edward Leinbach (1823-1901) was performed at the banquet. A local historian, Philip Pendleton, gave an excellent overview of life in the rural Oley Valley of Berks County during colonial times. The highlight of the bus tour of that area the following morning were visits to the homesites of the immigrant, Johann Heinrich Leinbach (1674-1747), and his son, Johannes Leinbach (1712-1766).

Group photograph taken in front of the Oley Valley home of Johannes Leinbach (1712-1766).

The Second National Leinbach/Lineback/Linebaugh Family Gathering is being planned for mid-June 1999 in Wachovia, the colonial Moravian settlement in North Carolina built in part by the early Leinbach immigrants from Pennsylvania. The three-day reunion, to be held in and about present-day Winston-Salem, will include visits to historic Leinbach places, displays of 18th century Leinbach craftsmanship, tours of the Moravian settlements of Old Salem, Bethabara, and Bethania, a Moravian lovefeast service, Moravian and Leinbach music, a visit to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Artsm (MESDA), and activities for the children.

More details will be posted here as they become available .

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