Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Joseph “Yost\Jost” Gingrich

Male 1712 - Bef 1776  (< 64 years)


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  • Name Joseph “Yost\Jost” Gingrich 
    Born 1712  , Canton Berne, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45766280 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-232451 
    Died Bef 5 Mar 1776  , Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Gingrich Homestead Cemetery South Anneville Township, Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I232451  Generations
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 

    Family Anna Huber,   b. 1715, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1802, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Anna Gingrich,   b. 19 Aug 1743, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 179, , Franklin Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F63547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Yost was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland. After Mennonites were expelled from Switzerland in 1712 for not being willing to join the army. Many moved to the German Palatinate. They were unable by law to purchase the land they farmed. When William Penn offered settlements to European Christians to come to live in peace, owning their own land. Mennonites and Amish took up the offer and in 1717 they began migrating to Lancaster and beyond. Joseph Gingrich was one of thousands that took up the offer and brought his family and faith to the New World.

      Pictured to the left is the hand drafted front piece of the Martyrs Mirror, it has Joseph(Yost) name. It is located in the Muddy Creek Pennsylvania Library and archive. These stories of Christian martyrs were highly prized by the Mennonites as it often told the stories of their ancestors and spiritual fathers who suffered in the 15 and 1600s for their version of Christianity.

      https://fairmounthomes.org/sections/community-engagement/partnerships/muddy-creek/

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    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 5 Mar 1776 - , Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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