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The Gingerich Family of Switzerland

Variations on the surname include Gingerich, Gingery, Kingry, Gingrich, Gundrich, Guengerich, and Gingery. The earliest record of the surname is in Berne,  Switzerland in 1389, as Gundrich. The Gundrich family originated in Konolfingin, in the Canton of Berne. By 1559, the surname was appearing as Gunderich. By 1692, the Anabaptist preacher Lehrer Christian Gungerich had been imprisoned for his Mennonite beliefs and escaped from the prison in Schwarzeneegg. The surname is found also by 1669 in Germany and in the Palatine Mennonite lists of Germany.

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The first record of the surname in America is in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1724, where the name of William Gingerick appears. In 1727 three men came to America: Christian, Jacob, and David Gingrich. They served in Chester Co. Pennsylvania as indentured servants. Johann Gingerich appears in 1735 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County PA.

My 6th great-grandfather, Michael or Ulrich Gingerich, emigrated from Alsace to Lancaster County Pennsylvania in 1747. His son, my 5th great-grandfather, Abraham Gingerich born in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania, went to Waterloo County, Ontario with his ten children in 1801.

Descendants of Ulrich Gingrich
GENERATION 1 Ulrich Gingrich b: Abt. 1720 in Strassburg, Alsace, France +unknown Herschi

GENERATION 2 Abraham Gingerich b: Abt. 1751 in Warwick Tp. Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania d: Bef. 1809 in Preston, Ontario +Barbara Hunsicker b: 06 May 1754 in Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania d: 27 Jul 1799 in Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania

GENERATION 3 Elizabeth Gingerich b: Abt. 1775 in Lancaster Co. PA +David Burkholder b: 10 Sep 1772 in Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania d: 05 Oct 1843 in Barton Tp. Lincoln Co. Ontario

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