Ludwig Philipp Gaubatz, son of Ludwig and nephew of Philipp II, left Dietzenbach in 1856 for USA.Since many early Germans went by their middle name, it's possible that he dropped the Ludwig.I found a marriage record at LDS on-line for a Philip Gaubatz who married a Wilhelmine Maul on 24 Oct 1869 in Darmstadt, St. Clair Co., IL.Could this be the same Philipp?
I also found a birth record for a Philipp A. Lehr born 24 Nov 1892 whose parents were John Lehr and Elizabeth Gaubatz.It doesn't say where in IL he was born.I mention this because of the Lehr connection.There was a Philipp Lehr who married an Elisabeth Fenchel on 21 May 1868 somewhere in IL.They left Dietzenbach in 1862 for the USA. Supposedly, they had 5 children.
My wife was born in Offenbach am Main, not far from Dietzenbach where her father was born.
Most of the Gaubatzes seem to be concentrated in or around Dietzenbach.The other towns are Götzenhain, Groß Bieberau, Harpertshausen, Offenthal, Offenbach and Dudenhofen.These are all within a 10 mile radius of Dietzenbach.
Does anyone have a connection?We have a lot of material on the 3 surnames but nothing from the USA.