Waterloo Region Generations
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Isaiah H. Gingerich

Isaiah H. Gingerich[1]

Male 1870 - 1939  (69 years)

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  • Name Isaiah H. Gingerich 
    Born 7 May 1870  Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Immigration 1891  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Eby ID Number 00039-3196.4 
    Died 10 Aug 1939  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rosedale Memorial Park, Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5995  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John B. Gingerich,   b. 24 Jul 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1919, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Hembling,   b. 17 Jul 1851, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1928, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1869  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F1841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louise Rabb,   b. Abt 1870, , Allegan Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Arthur Gingerich
     2. Earl Gingerich
     3. Clarence Gingerich
     4. Wilbur Gingerich
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F1842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1870 - Floradale, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1891 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1939 - Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosedale Memorial Park, Tallmadge, Ottawa, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Notes 
    • Isaiah H. Gingrich Page 497-498 - Isaiah H. Gingrich has developed from a most modest inception a large and prosperous industrial enterprise that is of much importance as touching and supplementing the general and diversified phases of the manufacturing industry that give Grand Rapids acknowledged pre-eminence along this line. The large and well equipped establishment of Mr. Gingrich is eligibly situated at 15-17 Market street, southwest, and has provisions for high-grade repair and construction work along all mechanical lines, special attention being given to the motor truck department of the enterprise, besides which Mr. Gingrich has the western Michigan agency for the celebrated Federal motor trucks. He has won success through his own ability and well directed activities and has gained place as one of the substantial business men of Grand Rapids, which city has represented his home since he was nineteen years of age. Mr. Gingrich was born in Floradale, Waterloo, county, Province of Ontario, Canada, May 7, 1870, a son of John B. and Mary (Hembling) Gingrich, and is a representative of a family that was founded in America more than two hundred and fifty years ago, the original ancestor having come from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania, whence representatives of the family later removed to the province of Ontario, Canada. In a somewhat limited way Mr. Gingrich was afforded the advantages of the public schools of his native province and he early gained fellowship with honest toil and endeavor. It is a matter of justified satisfaction to him that he has been one of the world's productive workers, and his is high appreciation of the dignity and value of honest labor. At the age of nineteen years he came to Grand Rapids and found employment with the Buss Machine Company. Later he was employed by the Leitelt Iron Works, and in these connections he effectively developed his natural mechanical ability. He continued to be employed as a skilled mechanic until 1909, when he rented a small place at 7 Fulton Street and established a shop for the handling of mechanical repair work of all kinds. The excellent and reliable service that the gave caused the little enterprise to expand continuously, and after the passing of two years he found it essential to obtain larger quarters. During the ensuing four years his shop was maintained in the Gentz building, near the present post office building, and the continued growth of his business then led him to erect at 216 Fulton street, southwest, a building 50 x 100 feet in dimensions, to which he later made an addition of the same dimensions on Market street, so that his establishment is now a large one, with mechanical equipment and accessories of the best modern order. With the wonderful development of the motor-truck usage Mr. Gingrich has found it expedient to utilize his establishment almost entirely in the repairing and re-equipping of such trucks, besides being agent for the Federal trucks, as previously noted. His sons, Arthur, Earl, Walter, Wilbur and Clarence, have all virtually grown up in the business, and they are now his efficient and valued assistants therein-young men who are an honor to their father and to their native city. Mrs. Gingrich, whose maiden name was Louise Raab, was born and reared in Allegan county, this state, where her, father, Adam Raab, settled in an early day.

      From: A third volume devoted to Kent County Edited by: Arthur S. White Published: Dayton, Ohio: National Historical Assoc., 1924. From the series: Historic Michigan, Land of the Great Lakes

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      Isaiah H. Gingrich

      ELMIRA. --- Relatives have received word of the death of Isaiah H. Gingrich at Grand Rapids, Mich. Born in 1870 at Floradale, near Elmira, Mr. Gingrich learned the machinist trade at the plant of the Waterloo Manufacturing Company. He established the I. H. Gingrich and Sons, Inc., at Grand Rapids in 1911 and at the time of his death was chairman of the board of that firm. Stricken while returning from a holiday trip, Mr. Gingrich died at his Grand Rapids home. He is survived by his widow, the former Louise Raab, five sons, Arthur, Walter, Wilbur and Clarence, one daughter, Mrs. Julius VerSluis, six brothers, Noah of West Montrose, Jess of Canton, Ohio, David of Flint, Mich., William, John and Josiah, all of Grand Rapids, and 15 grandchildren.

      Waterloo Chronicle 18 Aug 1939 pg 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 695.

    2. [S337] Book - Historic Michigan, Land of the Great Lakes A third volume devoted to Kent County.

    3. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Film 1375901 District 162 Sub-district A Division 2 Page Number 29 Household Number 129.

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 29.

    6. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 2, Pg. 38.

    7. [S46] Gingrich, John B. - Account book.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register, No. 398 Return of marriages solemnized by Abraham. W. Martin, a minister of the Mennonite Society.
      GINGRICH, John, 21, Waterloo, Waterloo, s/o John & Anna GINGRICH to Marian HAMBLING, 17, Woolwich, Woolwich, d/o William & Marian HAMBLING, witnesses: John GINGRICH, Waterloo & William HAMBLING, Woolwich, January 19, 1869