Leo, 4th generation descendant of John Adam Staub who immigrated from Germany to America in the mid 1700s, was born in 1826 and died March 27, 1899. He and his wife Catharine are buried in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, New Oxford. Their 5th child, James Augustin Staub, was the father to John Lawrence Staub, married to Myrtle 'Mammaw' (Groft) Staub.
Leo mustered in on the 29th day of August, 1864, at age 38. His beloved wife, Catharine, and eight children, remained behind waiting for his return one year later, the 3rd day of August 1865. He served as a Private with
Company C, the 202nd Regiment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Leo returned home to his wife, children, and farming. Three more children followed after his return.
You probably wonder why I am telling you all of this. It helps to know how, in the scheme of things, who this Leo was and how he is related to you. Below is a short outline.
- Johannes (John) Adam Staub (1717-1773) buried in Conewago Chapel Cemetery
- Jacobus (John) Adam Staub (1750-1821) buried in Conewago Chapel Cemetery; also the oldest remaining Staub headstone in the cemetery
- William Staub (1799-1852)
- Leo J. Staub (1826-1899) buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery
- James Augustin Staub (1856-1917) buried in Immaculate Conception Cemetery
- John Lawrence Staub, Sr. (1890-1948) buried in Conewago Chapel Cemetery