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Laubach

Philipp Laubach and

Wilhelm Christian Laubach

-  William Laubach  [in some directories]     -  Herr Kilhelm Laubach [in 1865 directory]

Please click on one of the links below or scroll down to read about:

A.   Photographers

B.   Musicians

C.   Questions

D.   Dates and Addresses

E.    Family Details

 

A.

Photographers

 

Wilhelm and Philip

The Photographers in the Laubach family were:

-  1865-76:  Wilhelm Laubach

-  1868-69:  Philip Laubach

Here is a carte de visite produced at Wilhelm Laubach's studio  at 8 Great Junction Street between 1872 and 1876.  The subject of the photo is not named.:

Carte de Visite by Wilhelm Laubach  -  Front Carte de Visite by Wilhelm Laubach  -  Back

©  Copyright: For permission to reproduce,
please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

©  Copyright: For permission to reproduce,
please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

B.

Musicians

 

Ten Musicians

As well as being photographers, Philip Laubach had an Instrument and Music Wareroom.   Wilhelm, Philip and many other members of the Laubach family were musicians.  There are listed below.:

The last of the musicians in business in Edinburgh was HJ Laubach.  He continued as Teacher of Music until 1916.

-  from 1859 Conrad Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1861 Philipp Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1871 Wilhelm Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1872 Madame W Laubach Vocalist
-  from 1872 Madame Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1875 Alfred Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1875 Walter Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1876 F Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1896 H J Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1901 Mina Laubach Music Dealer

 

Programme and Letterhead

Thank you to Jim Dawe for allowing me to reproduce the Laubach family musical  matinee programme and letterhead below.   Please click on these to enlarge them:

Laubach family  -  Musical Matinee Programme ©   Laybacg Family  -  Letterhead ©

Acknowledgement:  Jim Dawe, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada:  June 6, 2009

 

Conrad Laubach

As well as being photographers, Philip Laubach had an Instrument and Music Wareroom.   Wilhelm, Philip and many other members of the Laubach family were musicians.  There are listed below.:

The last of the musicians in business in Edinburgh was HJ Laubach.  He continued as Teacher of Music until 1916.

-  from 1859 Conrad Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1861 Philipp Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1871 Wilhelm Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1872 Madame W Laubach Vocalist
-  from 1872 Madame Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1875 Alfred Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1875 Walter Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1876 F Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1896 H J Laubach Teacher of Music
-  from 1901 Mina Laubach Music Dealer

 

Programme and Letterhead

Thank you to Jim Dawe for allowing me to reproduce the Laubach family musical  matinee programme and letterhead below.   Please click on these to enlarge them:

Laubach family  -  Musical Matinee Programme ©   Laybacg Family  -  Letterhead ©

Acknowledgement:  Jim Dawe, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada:  June 6, 2009

 

C.

Questions

 

Q1

C William Laubach was a photographer in Manchester in 1881.

Was he a member of the same family?

Answer 1. to
Q1

1.  'Yes'.  Thanks to Pat Laubach who reports (below) that C William Laubach (Manchester) was in fact the same person as the Edinburgh photographer Wilhelm Christian Laubach.  The Laubach family moved from Edinburgh to Chorlton, Lancashire around 1877.

William appeared in the Manchester trade directories as a photographer.

2.  Thank you, also, to Sharon and David Donaldson who report (below) that in the late 1880s Wilhelm Christian Laubach and his family moved from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne.

I have found no evidence*** of William continuing his photographic business in Newcastle.  The PhotoHistorian Supplement 'Professional Photographers in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland 1873-1920' does not list him.

***  Evidence now found.  Please see Answer 2 to Q1. below

Answer 2. to
Q1

1. It appears that W Laubach did, in fact, continue his photographic business when he moved to Newcastle.  Thank you to Gordon Brown who wrote to tell me that:

-  he has an old photo with a faded stamp on the back reading:

W. Laubach

Photographer

10 NEWBRIDGE STREET

NEWCASTLE ON TYNE

copies may always be had.

-  he has another photo from the same address, but with a different name on the back, i.e. Edward G Brewis.

Acknowledgement:  Gordon Brown, Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire, England: 20 December, 2015

2. I don't have much knowledge of Newcastle Photographers, as most of my research has been restricted to the history of photography in Edinburgh.

However, I do have a booklet published by the Royal Photographic Society Historical Group, titled:

The PhotoHistorian Supplement 'Professional Photographers in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland 1873-1920' .

This booklet makes no reference to any Laubach photographic business being based at 10 New Bridge Street, Newcastle, but it does refer to other photographers who were based at this addres, i.e.

10 NEW BRIDGE STREET, NEWCASTLE

1889-1920 (or later)

EG Brewis ++

1879-80

E Totherick

1883-86

Downey & Carver

++  EG Brewis also had a studio at Heaton
 Park Road, Newcastle (1895-1902).

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  20 December 2015.

 

Q2

Wendy Dighton wrote on June 19, 2007:

"I am looking for a Great-Grandfather, Richard Louis Laubach from Edinburgh, born 1869.  Is this the same family?"

Wendy added on June 20, 2007:

"I meant to tell you, before, that Richard L. Laubach's Father kept a Music shop in Princes Street around 1869 when Richard was born."

Answer 1 to
Q
2

Considering the second message that you sent me (above) it seems to me very likely that Richard L Laubach would have been from the same family as the other Laubachs listed above.

If anybody knows what relation Richard L Lauback might have been to the other Laubachs, please e-mail me and I'll pass on your message to Wendy.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  June 20, 2007

Answer 2 to
Q
2

Thank you to Jim Dawe who replied to the comments above.

Jim wrote:

"The Laubachs are rare, and rarer still in Edinburgh.

Richard L Lauback is indeed of the same family.  Richard is Eugene Richard Ludwig 'Lewis' Laubach, b.8/9/1868 m.16/1/1893 to E. Annie Forder.  That is all I have on him and his descendants.

I would love to get the descendant line of his family and their photography or musical talents. (As they are Laubachs, it is highly likely they are either involved professionally or on an amateur level in the arts.)

Richard is the second eldest son of Wilhelm Christian Laubach."

Jim Dawe, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada:  June 6, 2009

 

Q3

Larry Sargent wrote:

"I have a clarinet 'C' from my great granduncle who played in the City Artillery (I think) and fought with the Canadian forces in WW1.  He was Sgt EWE Russell.

The name on the clarinet is Laubach and Sons, Edinburgh.  Do you have any information on the music business?"

Larry Sargent, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:  May 28, 2009

Answer to
Q3

Jim Dawe wrote from Canada, referring to a Franklin Ludwig Laubach page on the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan web site.

Jim wrote:

"The provenance of the clarinet may have been equipment supplied by Ludwig Franklin Laubach (1857-1923).  He was Bandmaster for the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WWI. 

He joined the 68th Battalion, CEF in 1915 and his band played on the Atlantic troop ships but made a brief tour of Edinburgh and London. 

I am guessing the clarinet was supplied by Mr. Laubach as the family music store in Edinburgh may have been non-existent during the first World War, but if it did exist then, the clarinet and other musical instruments could have been purchased on that tour, perhaps. 

Other than that, there were other Canadian Laubachs as well as their English and Scottish cousins involved in the war who could have been the source - anyone's guess I suppose.

Pat:  was the music store still in existence 1915?"

Jim Dawe, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada:  June 1, 2009

Pat Laubach replied:

"The Edinburgh music store would not have been in existence at the beginning of the war as Philipp died in 1892, and by then all his children were musicians in London (mainly the Carl Rosa Opera Co.)

However, the clarinet almost certainly originated at Philipp's store at Greens Place.  I assume it arrived in Canada with an immigrant, so perhaps a little work on the family tree might help find an answer."

Pat Laubach:  June 1, 2009

 

Q4

John Cooper wrote:

Question

Census Records

"The 1911 census records Richard Laubach age 43 born in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It records his wife as Annie age 41. They reside at 13 York Road, Kings Cross, London, England.

It also records his first two children being born in Newcastle Upon Tyne. This suggests this may well be the Richard Louis Laubach recorded on the web site.

The 1911 census records a further 5 children born in London England. Are you able to confirm if this is the same Richard Laubach and do you have any further information on the family whilst in London during 1911?

John Cooper, London:  January 11, 2011

Answer to
Q
4

Reply to John?

It's some time since I last looked at the Laubach family, and I currently don't have the time to research the families of individual photographers, so unfortunately, I'm not able to investigate the question above, myself.

However, if you have any info that you think may be of interest to John, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to him.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs:  January 14, 2011

 

D.

Dates and Addresses

 

Thanks, again, to Pat Lawback who has carried out further research into the Laubach family history, and now (April 03) provided the following details.

1855

Marriage of Conrad 

1, St. James Sq

1855

Marriage of Philipp

46, Gilmore Place

1857

Birth of Ludwig Franklin

6, New Broughton

1859-60

Conrad, Teacher of music

22, Broughton St

1859-60

Franklin attended

George Watson College

1861-74

Franklin attended

72, Broughton St

1861-65

Philipp attended

30, Haddington Place

1865

Marriage of Wilhelm

10, Broughton Place

1865-70

Wilhelm, photographic artist

13, Antigua St

1865-67

Philipp, teacher of music

13, Antigua St

1866

Birth of Wilhelm Edward

32, Haddington Place

1867

Philipp, teacher of music & instrument wareroom

8, Greenside Place

1867

Wilhelm purchased

part of 30, Haddington Place

1869-74

Philipp's family home

7, Leopold St

1870

Philipp, teacher of music & instrument wareroom

15, Greenside Place

1871-72

Wilhelm teacher of music

55, Montgomery St

1872

Madam W. vocalist

8, Junction St

1872-87

Philipp, teacher of music & instrument wareroom

14-15, Greenside Place

1873-76

Madam, music teacher

6, South Charlotte St

1874-?

Philipp's family home

32, Gayfield Sq

1875

Alfred, stationer

51, London Rd

1875

Wilhelm, photographic artist

8, Great Junction St

1876

Concert

117, George St

1876-83

Conrad, teacher of music

19, India St

1879

Franklin, lay clerk

 St. Mary's cathedral

1881

Alfred, teacher of music

5, East Broughton Place

1883-84

Marriage of Franklin and home

25, India St

1884

Franklin's home

5, Dundas St

1884

Franklin's home

25, India St

1884-88

Philipp's family home

Greenside House, Hillside Cres

1888-89

Conrad, teacher of music

35, Barony St

1889

Conrad's death

11, Nelson St

1894

Franklin's home

11,Dublin St

?

Franklin's children attended

Daniel Stewart's College

 

 

E.

Family Details

 

Comment

1.

Many thanks to Pat Lawback for providing the information below.

Pat wrote:

Laubach Family

-  Wilhelm was the youngest of 3 brothers from Mottau, Duchy of Nassau, who married and settled in Edinburgh 1855, and 1865.

-  Wilhelm appears in the 1861 census, living with his brother Philipp's and his family.

-  Madam W Laubach is Wilhelm's wife Emily née Brown.

-  The 3 brothers were Conrad, Philipp and Wilhelm.

-  Alfred and Walter were sons of Philipp.

-  F. is Franklin, son of Conrad, who emigrated to Canada in 1904, and founded what is now the Regina Symphony Orchestra.

-  H.J. is Herbert Ivo, son of Conrad.

-  Mina is Alfreda Wlihelmina, daughter of Wilhelm.

-  C. William is Wilhelm Christian.

-  The family moved to Chorlton, Lancs in around 1877.

-  He was a French horn player and teacher as well as being a photographer.

-  In 1881, he was living at 64, Denmark Rd. Chorlton, Manchester

Pat is also looking for information to confirm the details below, and is also looking for musical photos of the following Military bands:

QERVB Midlothian Rifles

-  City Artillery

-  9th Highlander's Battalion Royal Scots

-  1st.City of  Edinburgh Royal Garrison Artillery ***

-  Kinneil Bo'ness Band (1874-86).

If you can help with this request, please email me, and I'll pass on the details.   Thank you.

Peter Stubbs

 ***  Reply

Thank you to Penny Powell, a descendant of the Laubach family for sending me a photograph of the 1st.City of  Edinburgh Royal Garrison Artillery Band, whose bandmaster was Heinrich Conrad Laubach.

Edinburg City Royal Garrison Artillery Band outside George Heriot's School.  When might this photo have been taken? ©

Penny also sent me a copy of an obituary for Heinrich Conrad Laubach.  Please click on the thumbnail image above to enlarge it and to read extracts from the obituary.

Peter Stubbs:  March 18, 2012

 

Comment

2.

William Christian Laubach moves to Newcastle

Many thanks to Sharon and David Donaldson for further information on the Laubach family.  David is great grandson of the photographer Wilhelm Christian Laubach, Teacher of Music and Photographer.  Sharon and David advised me that:

-   William Christian Laubach married Emily Brown in 1865.

-   William moved his family from Manchester to Newcastle upon Tyne in the second half of the 1880s, following the deaths of three baby daughters in succession when they lived in Manchester.

-   William' s daughter, Gertrude Emily Bessie Laubach married Charles Henry Donaldson at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1891

 

Comment

3.

William Christian Laubach and Descendants

Thank you to David Haw, whose wife is a great-granddaughter of William Christian Laubach for sending me the pictures and comments below.  [Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.]

David wrote:

"I have attached a copy of a copper etching of Wilhelm Christian Laubach"

W C Laubach

  A copper engraving of Wilhelm Christian Laubach ©

"Wilhelm Christian Laubach's daughter, Edith Emily Christina was born in 1879 at 64 Denmark Street Chorley.  On the 1 August 1900 she married Robert John Allen Wilson a Greengrocer of Felling Co, Durham.

Prior to her marriage she was living with her sister and brother in law at 65 Gilesgate Durham."

Edith's Wedding

   Photograph of the wedding of Edith Emily Christina Laubach, daughter of the photographer Wilhelm Christian Laubach ©

"Following the Marriage Edith moved to 36 Holly Hill Felling.  Her Daughter Theodosia was born 1908."

Edith and
Daughter, Theodosia

     Photograph of Edith Emily Christina Wilson (nee Laubach) and her daughter Theodosia ©

Edith Emily died in 1911 in Hospital at Leith, Edinburgh.  Thedosia is my wife's mother."

David Haw:  August 14, 2006

 

Comment

4.

William Christian Laubach
 
and
Descendants

Thank you to Valerie Walton for leaving a message in the EdinPhoto guest book, telling me:

"I have been doing the family tree.  Eugene Richard Louis Laubach was my great grandfather."

Valerie Walton, Boreham Wood, London

 

Comment

5.

Laubach Family HIstory Research

Thank you to Celia Janering who wrote:

Wilhelm Christian Laubach

"My great grandfather was Wilhelm Christian Laubach and my Grandfather was his son Heinrich Victor Lohr.

I've been researching my family tree and would really like to contact other Laubachs.

I didn't know that Wilhelm was a photographer but knew that he had moved to Edinburgh from Germany with his two brothers, Heinrich Conrad and Johann Philip."

Celia Janering, West Sussex, England:  July 8, 2015

Reply to Celia?

If you are a member of the Laubach family and would like to contact Celia Janering, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on her contact details to you. 

               Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 12, 2015

 

Comment

6.

Wilhelm Laubach and his Descendants

Thank you to Sheila Gibson who wrote:

Wilhelm Christian Laubach

"Wilhelm Laubach was my great great grandfather.  His daughter, Edith Emily Christina, was my Great Grandmother.

I'd love to hear from more of Wilhelm's descendants.

I live in Newcastle upon Tyne, not far from where Wilhelm lived and died.  I have lots of info!"

Celia Janering, West Sussex, England:  July 8, 2015

Reply to Sheila?

If you'd like to contact Sheila, concerning the Laubach family,  please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on her contact details to you. 

               Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 12, 2015

 

Comment

7.

Thank you to George Robinson who wrote:

Laubach at Heriot's School

"I was very interested in the details on the Laubach family.

A member of the family was band instructor at Heriot's."

George Robinson, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh:  11 December 2015

William Christian Laubach and his Band

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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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