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Profiles

  • ? Kegel (deceased)
  • ? Kinsinger (deceased)
  • Abbie Ellen Gingerich (1914 - 1993)
    Residence : Bourbon, Douglas, Illinois, United States - 1920* Residence : Howard, Howard, Indiana, United States - 1930* Residence : Same Place - 1935* Residence : Liberty Township, Howard, Indiana, Un...
  • Abner Kinsinger (1871 - 1951)
  • Abraham P. Kinsinger (1855 - 1941)
    Residence : Summit, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States - 1880* Residence : Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States - 1900* Residence : Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United ...

About the Kinsinger surname

Hermann Guth in the 1995 translation of his work AMISH MENNONITES IN GERMANY, published by Masthof Press, Morgantown, PA 19543, gives this overview of the origins of the KINSINGER family: "The name KINZINGER (also KINSINGER, KENTZINGER, KINSY, and KUNTZI) is of Swiss origin and is traced back to Chuentzi (diminutive of the masculine given name Kunz, Kuno, or Konrad). The Mennonite KINZINGERs probably go back to one Peter Kuentzi, who immigrated in 1685 from Buchholterberg near Thun in Switzerland to Eppstein in the Palatinate. In 1687 he is at the Diemersteinermuhle, married to the daughter of the previous hereditary leaseholder and now leaseholder himself. His descendants appear as KENTSINGERs in Neukirchen-Mehlingen near Kaiserslautern, where subsequently KINSINGERs are named as members and elders of the Sembach congregation. From here KINSINGERs early emigrated to Hesse and Waldeck (pp. 78-79)."

the Kinsinger family is thought to descend from Peter Kuentzi, who immigrated to Germany from Thun, Switzerland in 1685 -

According to this Family History by Noah Wengerd, Peter Kinsinger was born 10 Jul 1818. He came across the ocean on Jacob's passport in 1841. He bought a farm at Grantsville, MD and married Rachel Gnagey.