BACH Family & BACK Family Genealogy
The family originated in Thuringia, Germany, which is one of the sixteen states in that country. As far back as 1520, and probably before that, their last name was spelled as Bach. In 1740, a member of the family, Johann Heinrich Bach (1709-1789), sailed to America on the ship Lydia. It landed in Philadelphia, that September. He sailed with his wife Anna Hoffman, their 2-year-old son John, his brother Johann Wilhelm Bach, and his third cousin Johann Jacob Bach.