Peter or Pierre and his two brothers, Abraham and Charles, left France to escape religious persecution as Protestant Huguenots, and came to America, arriving sometime before 1730. There they settled in what is today the area of Slatington, in Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, PA. They cleared land, built a log cabin, farmed, traded and became friendly with Native Americans. The three brothers ultimately moved north of the Blue mountains as other settlers moved in, but their descendants stayed.

Peter apparently had a son named George who lived to the age of 106. He in turn had a son named George who lived to the age of 111, dying in 1874. Read George, Jr.’s bio.

Another son of Peter was Isaac La Bar, born in Upper Mount Bethel Township, who became a farmer and proprietor of the old Slatington Hotel. Isaac had a son named Samuel, who had a son named Reuben H. who married Catherine Paff. They had three children: Oliver, Grace, and Laura.

From the History of Northampton County Pennsylvania and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh under the supervision and revision of William J. Heller 1920, published by the American Historical Society of Boston, New York and Chicago. Page 546.