Johannes Laubaugh was born in Holland, Aug 3, 1733.  Of his early history little is known, but he became a sea-faring man, owned a vessel, and traded with China, The American colonies and England.  having arrived at Philadelphia about the commencement of the Revolutionary war, he disposed of his ship and cargo and purchased a farm in Pikeland, Chester co.  He brought over his family and made a second voyage to Holland to settle up some affairs.  By his wife, Anna Catharine, he had 8 children:

The parents were buried at the East Vincent Reformed Church, of which they were members.   A number of articles, the remnants of the last cargo, are held by some of the descendants, consisting of pieces of china, glass and gold and silver coins.