Since all of us trace back to high and humble beginnings, if the facts were known; and since every living soul has about as many ancestors ten, twenty, thirty generations back as the next fellow, we stand on equal footing…The fact that [they] accomplished something reflects no credit on us, unless by reason of their good example we go out and do likewise.
Donald F. Lybarger
History of the Lybarger Family, 1959
The Lybarger Descendants
In this extensive genealogy, the Lybarger Memorial Association (LMA) documents more than 20,000 Lybargers living in the U.S. today who are descendants of one of the three sons of Nikolaus and Maria Catharina Leyenberger who emigrated to America from the Rhineland in 1739. Now available on CD from the LMA, produced by John Lavern Lybarger and Lee Hartshorne Lybarger.
LMA publishes the newsletter Lybarger Linkages for LMA members, and holds at annual meeting at the Lybarger Church in Old Madley, Pennsylvania.