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

Abraham Gingrich

Male 1751 - 1814  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Abraham Gingrich 
    Born CA 1751  , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened Birdhope, Craig, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died CA 1814  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Lower Block Conc. 1 Lot 05, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name Abraham Gingerich 
    Eby ID Number 00039-3087 
    Person ID I5638  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 

    Father Ulrich Gingrich,   b. CA 1725, Near Strassburg, Alsace, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Hunsicker,   b. Abt 1751, Of, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Gingrich,   b. 1775, Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1852, Bartonville, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. David H. Gingrich,   b. 1776, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Abraham Gingrich,   b. CA 1778, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. East Of Hespeler, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nancy Gingrich,   b. CA 1780, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Near Dundas, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Veronica Gingrich,   b. 1781, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     6. Catharine Gingrich,   b. CA 1782, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1849, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     7. John Gingrich,   b. 17 Dec 1785, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Sallie Gingrich,   b. CA 1786, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Barbara Gingrich,   b. CA 1787, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Gingrich,   b. CA 1789, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Susannah Gingrich,   b. CA 1792, , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F1741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Abraham Gingerich, "was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about the year 1751. He was married to Barbara Hunsicker and had a family of eleven children, ten of whom came to Canada. The father not being able, financially to procure a home for each of his sons in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, resolved to emigrate to some country where land could be purchased cheap, consequently his son David was requested to go on a journey to the much-spoken-of Canada and make a thorough inspection of the nature of the soil, timber, water, and of the advisability of settling there. No sooner had his son arrived in this part of he country, now Waterloo County, than he found everything far beyond his expectations and immediately a lot on which he intended to settle the following spring, was selected. This lot was west of Doon. Late in fall he returned to Pennsylvania where he and his father made ample preparations to move to Canada the following spring. In April, 1801, old Abraham Gingerich with his wife and family of ten children, of whom his son David and several daughters were married, moved to Canada, arriving at old Joseph Schoerg's (Now spelled Shirk and Sherk) place, opposite Doon, the first week in June. To their great surprise they found on their arrival that another party (This party was Henry Bechtel) had located on the lot selected by young David the fall previously. This caused the father and his sons to make another selection of a lot on which to settle. They then settled a little east of Preston. Abraham, the father, settled on the farm afterwards purchased by Isaac Bergey, where he died about the year 1814, while his son David settled on the farm now in possession of his grandson, Jacob S. Gingerich. The family of Abraham Gingerich consisted of eleven children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].


      From page 690
      "N. B. - You will find the names of the eleven children of old Abraham Gingerich, but they may not be given in their proper order of birth. The family record, showing dates of birth is lost."

  • 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..., 679.

    2. [S1322] Land - Founding Families of Waterloo Township 1800-1830, 27.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CA 1751 - , Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - CA 1814 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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