Alternate spelling = Burbach or Burbough. Revolutionary War - Co. 8, 3rd Batt., Lancaster Co., PA Militia. Married 16 Nov 1779 Catherine Elizabeth (Ilgenfritz) Blickensderfer.
The following provided by FAG member #47292223: As a young man in Bavaria, Germany, Philip heard Pitt brothers speak, gathering young men to go to Pennsylvania to settle. He and a group waited until the waterways thawed, traveled to Norway, England and eventually to PA. He along with many of the others were indentured to people in PA. He was sent to work at a farm to work off the passage fees (possibly for seven years). He did such a good job, he was released early and started farming himself.
He met a young woman (from York) whose family was from the same area as he was. Catherine (Ilgenfritz) Blickensderfer was a young widow of a Revolutionary War soldier. They were married and moved their young family west to settle on land on the mountain side in Somerset County, PA, much like his home in Germany. They raised their family, many descendants of whom still live in that area.
Catherine Elizabeth Ilgenfritz Poorbaugh (1755 - 1842)
Salome Poorbaugh (1780 - 1781)*
Georg Henrich Poorbaugh (1781 - 1853)*
Maria Elizabeth Poorbaugh Sweitzer (1784 - 1858)*
Daniel Poorbaugh (1786 - 1801)*
Anna Susanna Poorbaugh Sheets (1786 - 1869)*
Philip Purbaugh (1788 - 1853)*
Daughter Poorbaugh (1790 - 1800)*
Catharine Poorbaugh Bowman (1793 - 1859)*
John Poorbaugh (1795 - 1864)*
George Poorbaugh (1797 - 1865)*
Sarah Poorbaugh Bancord (1801 - 1885)*
Poorbaugh Homestead Cemetery
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