Abraham H Gingerich (1751 - 1809)

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
Death: Died in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Managed by: Michael Mack
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About Abraham H Gingerich

Note the spelling "GINGERICH" in the following source. Other researchers have used the spelling "GINGRICH" and i invite them to share their source(s). FYI: I usually use of the genealogical convention of capitalizing the surname in lists.

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.

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."

Source: 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..., Ezra E. Eby, Berlin (now Waterloo), Ontario, 1895, P. 679 Compiled by Donald Partridge 10 Feb. 2011

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Abraham H Gingerich's Timeline

1751
1751
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
1772
September 10, 1772
Age 21
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
1776
1776
Age 25
Lancaster, PA, USA
1779
March 25, 1779
Age 28
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
1781
1781
Age 30
1783
1783
Age 32
Waterloo, ON, Canada
1785
1785
Age 34
1800
1800
Age 49
Lancaster, PA, USA
1809
1809
Age 58
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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