He was the son of Jacob Laub and Elizabeth Dietrich Laub.
Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania, J.H. Beers & Co., Chicago, 1915.
Henry H. Laub was born January 10, 1840, in New Holland, Lancaster County, where he lived until five years old. Then he accompanied his parents to Juniata County, where he obtained a good education, being allowed to attend common school until 1859, when he entered the academy at McAlisterville conducted by George F. McFarland. During the winter of 1860-1861 he was engaged in teaching, in West Beaver Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania, continued his studies in school the following summer and in the fall and winter of 1862 again taught, in the same place. On April 2, 1862, he enlisted for the Union service, entering Company H, 49th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, for three years and served his full term. He remained with his regiment until the surrender at Appomattox Court House and arrived home May 5, 1865.
Mr. Laub became a skilled carpenter and worked at the trade for some time, but eventually gave his attention principally to fruit growing, in which line he did well. As one of the competent officials of Spring and West Beaver Townships, he has become one of the best-known residents in his section of Snyder County. In Spring Township, he served as assessor, supervisor, tax collector, auditor, census enumerator (for 1890) and school director (three terms) and for the last several years he has been auditor of Spring Township. For twenty-five years continuously, he has been holding office in the German Reformed Church, being now secretary of Christ Church at Beaver Springs and treasurer of the joint consistory of Beaver Springs charge. As a veteran of the Civil War he belongs to the Grand Army of the Republic, holding membership in Post No. 612, at Beaver Springs, in which he has filled all the offices; he served as commander and has been quartermaster ever since 1892. To his marriage with Louisa Shout, daughter of Adam Shout (who married a Miss Howell), of West Beaver Township, Snyder County, have been born six children: Harry, who married Olive Knepp; Sarah, who married Charles Wagner; Jacob A., now of Erie, Pennsylvania, married to Minnie Belle Smith; George A.; Elizabeth and Grace.
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