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(Abt 1669-)
Johnannes H. GINGERICH
(Abt 1679-1769)
Magdaleane ERB
(Abt 1679-)
Christian GINGERY
(Abt 1722-1778)


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Christian GINGERY

  • Born: Abt 1722, Berne, Switzerland
  • Marriage: Elizabeth
  • Died: 1778, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States about age 56

bullet  General Notes:

1 From: "Brethren Encyclopedia: data submitted by L. C. Hanson
KINGERY/GINGERICH- Three brothers: Christian, Jacob and David ca
me to America
in 1727 as indentured servants, via the Port of Philadelphia, se
rving in
Chester Co. PA. They came from the Palatinate section of Germany
...The family
migrated down the valley into Virginia, Maryland and west to th
e Mississippi
River. They were of many religious beliefs: Mennonites, Quakers
, and Amish.
According to family tradition, Jacob Kingry, son of capt. John G
Revolutionary Army 1777, was converted to a Brethren when he mar
ried Susanah
Hubermale Watson (a widow) in 1822. A printed booklet in the Sea
ttle Public Library, entitled "Kingery", and
handwritten on inside of cover, 'propertyof Seattle Genealogica
l Society,
gift of Hugh M. Kingery, Westerville, Ohio, 1933".
"This clan or family appears to have emigrated from Germany in t
he early 18th
century. The earliest mentioned is Christian Gingery who died i
n 1778. The
inventory of his possessions is dated August 15th of that year
. The name, by
the way, has eight different spellings in some of the old paper
s - Gingerich,
Gingirich, Gingery, Gingrey, Gingee, Gingerig, Gingrich, Gingr
y and from 1790,
Kingery, Kingry, Kingirie, Kingary, Kingree.
"John Gingery (the son of Christian) was a Leiutenant in 1776
, a Captain in
1777, in the Revolutionary forces and was living in Warwick Town
ship, Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania, as late as 1783, but seven years later h
e was in
Washington County, Maryland, and was arranging to buy land fro
m one
Joseph Smith in Virginia. A son, Daniel, was born March 8, 1796
, in
Rockingham County, Virginia. When he was a little boy, his fathe
r, John, moved
to Greenfield, Ohio where he farmed and operated a flour mill. J
ohn Gingery's
children were: Samuel, Benjamin, John, David, Jacob, Daniel, Eli
zabeth, Mary,
Susannah, a total of 9 children.: Records show that Daniel marri
ed Mary
Alexander Morton, July 21, 1820. Christian became a naturalize
d citizen in 1765. He scrupled to take an oath so
was probably a Quaker, Mennonite or a similar faith. Informatio
n from B.W. (Bud) Kingrey of Douglas, WY. (Poison Lake Rd)
Christian Gingery (Gingrick) was born estimated 1718-1720 in Ger
many or
Switzerland. He married Elizabeth who died in 1783 in Pennsylvan
ia. He lived
and died in Warwick township, Lancaster Co. PA. His will was mad
e June 19,
1778 and he died in August, 1778.
Christian and Elizabeth had three sons who were listed in Christ
ian's will.
John- the oldest son served as a Captain in the Revolutionary Wa
r. He moved to
the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia about 1784. Later he moved to Gr
eenfield, Ohio
where he built the first mill in the area about 1802.
Daniel- largely excluded from his father's will. (15 pounds) bu
twas appointed
administrator of his mother, Elizabeth's estate. She died intest
ate and Daniel
was appointed administrator by the court on Oct. 30, 1783.
Michael- married Marj. Willmeyer and moved first to the Shenando
ah Valley in
Virginia. Later he moved to Ohio about 1800. He probably died ar
1830-1835. Christian was on the Warwick Tax list in 1756 and i
n 1771 he was shown owning
200 acres there. He became naturalized in 1765. By 1773 he stil
lowned 200
acres and a mill.
In his will he gave the home "plantation" to his oldest son John
. Among the
items bequeathed to his "beloved wife Elizabeth" was a mullatt
o girl.
As Christian became an aging man Samuel Adams and others were li
ghting the
fires that would become the American Revolution inwhich his old
est son, John
would serve as an officer.
It ws reported in listing books that during the eighteenth centu
ry tens of
thousands of Germans from the Palatine, the upper Rhine and Swit
zerland poured
into Pennsylvania. They tilled the limestone valleys, clung tena


Christian married Elizabeth. (Elizabeth was born about 1725 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.)


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