ATTENTION All Tevebaughs, Teverbaughs and Teaverbaughs! In June, 2010, we celebrate the arrival in America of our immigrant ancestor!
He was Johann Conrad Dieffenbach, a 43-year old cooper from Baden, Germany, who went down the Rhine River to Rotterdam in 1709 with his wife, Barbara, daughters Maria Elisabetha and Anna Elisabetha, his 75-year old mother, Anna, and his daughter by his first marriage, Cathrina Margaretha. They arrived in New York the next June on one of several sailing ships from England carrying several thousand Palatine Germans to America, thousands of miles from home, ready to begin anew.
Yes, I said Dieffenbach, for Tevebaugh and the other variations above were what Irish and Welsh clerks had made of the sounds of that German surname by 1760. They applied Tevebaugh to several other 18th century Dieffenbachs, but only two of the new American names stuck, on brothers Daniel and Jacob.
Take a moment this June to be thankful Conrad and his family made their long journey safely to America! John L. Tevebaugh
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