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Queries - Ancestors surname beginning with G
Gaib/Gob/Hunts/Santer, John

Seek info on John GAIB / GOB (b 1812 Bavaria, Germany; d 1855) who settled in Ross Co., OH 1830s or early 1840. Mar 1st 02 Dec 1841, Louisa HUNTS; had son Andrew GAIB (b 1844). Mar 27d Catherine SANTER (b 1828 Wurtenberg, Germany; d 1901); had 10 ch: Catharine (b 1846), John E. (b 1848), Mary (b 1850), Caroline (b 1851/52), William (b 1855), Louis P. (b 14 Jun 1858), Netta (b 1861), Rosy (b 1864), Christena (b 30 Jul 1867), Clinton T. (b 11 Feb 1870). 

2002, Submitter: Richard C. Gaib, Phone: 614-975-0602
PO Box 25, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Gauff/Reiff, Philip

Seek parents, birthplace for Philip GAUFF arriving Philadelphia "Loyal Judith" 25 Nov 1740, age 20. Married Christina REIFF. Children born York Co PA. Died 1776 York Co PA.

1998, Submitter: Carolyn Johnson
2437 So. Shore Blvd., White Bear Lake MN 55110

Gearhart/Gerhart/Zechman, Catharine

Seek any info: parents, siblings, ancestors descendants, place of origin, date/place of arrival in US for Catharine GEARHART (b. Dry Valley, Union Co., PA, Dec 1809; d. Apr 1904). Is she related to the GEARHARTs of NJ? She m. George ZECHMAN (d. 1884), both buried Middleburg Cemetery, Middleburg, PA. They had children: Henry; Levi; Reuben; Joel; Emanuel; & Mary (need data on Mary). 

2001, Submitter: Dorothy J. Drake
25 Wilson Ave., Parlin, NJ 08859-1665.

Geiger/Smith, Herman

Seek parents, sibs Herman GEIGER b 1871 PA m Annie SMITH. He was a Phila. Mounted policeman at turn of century & may have had bras on the police force. He died ca 1920. 

1999, Submitter: Lori Buschmann, email
15 Spruce Ln., Clemton NJ 08021-4434 

Geiger/Smith, Hermin

Seek parents, sibs of Hermin GEIGER b 1871 d 1920? PA. Married Annie SMITH b 1875 Philadelphia PA. Ch: Herman, Kate, Edward, Charles. Hermin was a Philadelphia mounted policeman at the turn of the century. 

1999, Submitter: Lorri Buschmann, email
15 Spruce Lane, Clementon NJ 08021

Geiselman/Geisselman/Frinsch/Korbman/Hoke, John George

Seek others researching John George GEISELMAN (b 27 Jan 1747 York Co, PA; d 1829 Germany Twp, Adams Co, PA), s/o Johan Michel GEISSELMAN & Wilhelmina Margaretha FRINSCH. He mar c1767 in York Co [need date & place], Maria Saloma KORBMAN (d bef 1829 PA), had dau Evaline/Eva GEISELMAN (b c1778; d 23 May 1858 Middlebury, Knox Co, OH), who mar c1796, Johannes/John HOKE (d 27 Jul 1852 Middlebury, Knox Co, OH), both bur Salem Lutheran Burial Grounds. 

2003, Submitter: Bette Butcher Topp, email
1304 W. Cliffwood Court, Spokane WA 99218-2917

Geller/Lybarger, Andrew

GELLER, LYBARGER. Seek info, documentation on family and ancestry Andrew GELLER, Bedford Co PA. Believe he had wife Barbara; dau Susan b 25 Jul 1807; dau Elizabeth m Londonderry Twp 30 Oct 1825 to Anthony LYBARGER. 

1998, Submitter: Mrs. John Duvall
1900 Secoffee St., Miami FL 33133-3211

George/Huntzinger/Longstreth, Albright

Albright GEORGE's will (30 Apr 1793, Bedford Co., PA) mentions wife Caty, first son (name not given), sons Michael and Philip, daughters Caty, Dority, Margaret, Barbary and Mary. The wife Caty was to receive whatever she brought to the marriage, but this was not described. Two of the daughters married LONGSTRETHs and moved to Ohio. Need birthdate, place, and parents of Albright and Caty. 

2001, Submitter: Lucille Wahrenbrock, email

Gerlach/Carloch/Whitman/Koon, David

Seek parents/vitals/immigration/residences for David GERLACH (b 1679, Palatine, Germ.; d about 1763, Augusta Co., VA). Children surname sp CARLOCH: Hanchrist (b 1715, Holland; d USA); Caroline (b 1717); Frederick (b 1720); Conrad (b 1723); Catherine (b 1725). Hanchrist CARLOCK married Sarah WHITMAN, had children: Lemuel (b 1750, Augusta Co., VA; d Rev. War, killed by Indians); and Catherine (b 1755), married John KOON. 

2003, Submitter: Robert R. Jackson, email
301 Teakwood Lane, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Gerlach/Wallenfelez/Sites/Molter/Baker/Murdick/Gruber/Mootz/Wallenfeltz, John

Seek info on John GERLACH b 01 Dec 1819 Odenhausen, Germany; & wife Catherine WALLENFELEZ b 15 Jun 1828 Odenhausen. Ch: Henry b Sep 1849, m Mahala SITES; Phobe b Jun 1851, m Jacob MOLTER; Caroline b 24 May 1855, m Jacob BAKER; Catherine b c1857; Lewis b 15 Dec 1859, m Emily F. MURDICK; Elizabeth b 11 Apr 1862, m Paul GRUBER; John P. b 03 Jan 1864, m Kathleen MOOTZ; Margaret b 09 Dec 1865, m William WALLENFELTZ. Believe ch b Nobel Co & Washington Co OH; also res in Lawrence Co OH. 

2000, Submitter: Tanya Gerlach Searle, email
3109 Moran Rd, Tampa, FL 33618

Gerlach/Wallenfelz/Sites/Baker/Moredick/Gruber/Mootz, John

Seek info following: John GERLACH b 1 Nov 1819 Odenhausen Ger, and Catherine WALLENFELZ b 15 Jun 1820 Odenhausen. His father Henry b 22 Jul 1795 Odenhausen, mother Elizabeth KEHL SOHL GERLACH b 31 Dec 1786. They lived Washington Co and Lawrence Co OH. Ch: Henry b 1849 m Mahala SITES; Caroline b 1855 m Jacob BAKER, Catherine b 1857; Lewis b 1859 m Florence MOREDICK; Elizabeth b 1862 m Paul GRUBER; John b 1864/65 m Kathleen MOOTZ;

1998, Submitter: Tanya Searle
3109 Moran Road, Tampa FL 33618-2552

Gill/Hammer, Andrew

Seek birthdate (ca 1799) & place (think Isle of Man) for Andrew GILL who m Louisa/Lois HAMMER (when, where?) b Birkenhordt, Pfalz, Bayern. He ehri 9 Jul 1810 Catholic church. They em 1837 with two sons, John 3 yrs, Michael 0-1 yr, through Cleveland by canal to Canal Fulton OH. 

1999, Submitter: Martha Gill, email
215 Lee Circle, Waverly OH 45690-1512

Gilman, Henry

Seek origin in Germany of Henry GILMAN, air in Philadelphia 1 Oct 1754 on the Phoenix.

In Patter Issue #92 Fall 2000, page 11 of the Ancestor Chart Index, were 2 GILMANs: Lucy Jane (K0542-10), and Margaret (F0450-1). I would like them to contact me. 

2001, Submitter: Charles Christensen, email

Giltner/North/Yentzer, Permilia or Pamela

Seek evidence that Permilia or Pamela GILTNER (b about 1807, Tompkins Co., NY; d 1878, Ceres Twp, McKean Co., PA), wife of Abiel NORTH, was daughter of John Francis Schuyler GILTNER & Otelia Van Ostander YENTZER. 

2003, Submitter: Bruce Bender, email
8204 Tejas Trail, TX 79110

Goekeler/Goekler, Louisa

Seek parents, birthplace/dates of Louisa GOEKELER / GOEKLER (b. Philadelphia, PA abt 1834). Other GOEKLERs from Wurtenberg in Philadelphia at that time: Frederick; Christian; Phillip; Henry; & Godfrey (Godlieb); also Charles F. & Christian. There is also a mention of the family of Anna G. GOEKELER, wife of William F. GOEKELER--what relation were they? 

2001, Submitter: Douglas P. Johnson, email
20205 82nd Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98296

Gott/Weyl/Weil/Wiley, Anna Margaretha

Seek info on Anna Margaretha GOTT (orig Brumelstein, Hesse), m.lst Heinrich/Henrich GOTT (d.c.1753 in US); m.2nd 09 Dec 1755 in Montgomery Co., PA to Johann Fridrich WEYL / WEIL / WILEY in the house of Rev. Lucas Rauss of the Old Goshenhoppen Church. One of ch was John Peter WIEL, bapt 22 Mar 1765 at Indian Creek Reform Church, Montgomery, PA.

2003, Submitter: Maureen Eley
#210-4725 Albert St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 3S3

Graner/Hess/Bell/Kemmerly/Kachley/Moore/Sterling, John

Seek any info for John GRANER (b 20 Sep 1825 in Baden, Germany, served in Civil War 1861-65, d 19 Mar 1886), and wife Catharine (Cass) HESS (b Baden, Germany, d 08 Dec 1878). They m 31 Aug 1857, took ship for USA the same day. Both are buried Wharton, Wyandot Co., OH. Known ch: John (Cleveland, OH); Matilda "Tillie" (m James F. BELL, dau Laura A. BELL); Emma (m Albert KEMMERLY); and Mary Elizabeth (m Jacob KACHLEY): all of Wharton--who were their children? John GRANER possibly m2 Margaret MOORE and m3 Elizabeth STERLING: who were their parents? 

2001, Submitter: Mrs. Clifford Dunn
HC 89, Box 62-B, Henderson, WV 25106

Green/Bumgarner, Rebecca

Rebecca GREEN (b Oct 1797 in PA; d 26 Jan 1872 in Putnam Co., IL; bur Mt. Palatine), marr Abraham BUMGARNER (d 1840 in Fredericktown, PA). Children: Harvey; Susan; George; Lavinia; Elizabeth; Benedict Kimber; & Abraham Baker BUMGARNER who ended up in LaSalle Co., Illinois. Abraham & nephew Oscar BUMGARNER enlisted in the CW together from Illinois. In 1870 Oscar & his grandmother Rebecca were enumerated in household of her daughter Elizabeth MITCHINER in Putnam Co., Illinois. Would appreciate any info on Rebecca & her parents/lineage.

2007, Submitter: James M. Bumgarner, email
PO Box 225, Hennepin IL 61327

Greiner/Sauer, Andreas

(1) Seek ancestral home(s) for Andreas GREINER (b. Germany 1839/40) & wife Christiana SAUER (b. Germany 1843): born what city/village? Arrived in US 1882. (2) Their son Harry (Heinrick) GREINER, wife Nevva & son Wayne, moved to Long Beach, CA early 1920s. Seek to contact that branch.

2001, Submitter: John F. Monaghan, email
PO Box 957, Cologne, NJ 08213

Grigoleit/Grigoleith/Grigolet/Carnoian, Wilhelmina

Seek parents, siblings, family of Wilhelmina GRIGOLEIT b. 1844 East Prussia mar. who? CARNOIAN. Left Gerl 887-1890, settled Philadelphia. Children: Agusta, Bertha, Ottilie and Otto. Need info on Klein Oletzko, East Prussia.

1998, Submitter: Lori Buschmann
15 Spruce Lane, Clementon NJ 08021-4434

Grimm/Frey/Ritter, Johan Conradt

Seeking info on Johan Conradt GRIMM, who m 1 Aug 1763 in NHN, PA to Elizabeth FREY (dau of Andreas FREY and Catharina Barbara RITTER, m 03 Feb 1722 in Bonfcld, emigrated 17 Aug 1733 on ship Samuel). He d in PA, but where did he come from? Dates? 

2000, Submitter: Liz McLendon
27527 Cunningham Dr., Valencia, CA 91354-1912

Groethausen/Greathouse/Miller, Kerman

Herman GROETHAUSEN/GREATHOUSE, born in Germany about 1670, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1710 with a deed from William Penn. He died in Germantown Township, PA on 27 Oct 1743. Herman had 2 sons, Henry and John, and a daughter who married Wigard MILLER. We are looking for any descendants of this pioneer settler.

2009, Submitter: Richard Greathouse, email, Phone: 304-548-7952
16 Twin Oaks Drive, Clendenin, WV 25045

Growe/Grow/Grove/Rutz/Ruetz, Frederick

Seek parents, sibs, Ger. orig, name/date of ship for Frederick GROWE b 24 Oct 1832/34 Treptol-On-The-Lenz?Berlin?Ger. Declr intent 1 Nov 1858, naturalized 5 Nov 1860 Detroit MI. Died 1907, Wayne MI?

1999, Submitter: Frederick Growe
14722 Hanfor Ave., Allen Park MI 48101-3503

Grubel/Gillman, George

Seek info on George GRUBEL of Lewis town, Lewis Co., NY (b 1783, d 1850-55), wife Margaret GILLMAN, children: Jacob (b 1815), and Margaret (b 1818). Emigrated 1831 from Alsace. From what village or city did they emigrate? 

2001, Submitter: Richard Felshaw
211 Warrior Way, Metamora, IL 61548-9108

Gruber/Greaver, Philip Ernst

Seeking info on Philip Ernst GRUBER (GREAVER), b c1703 in Germ.; man: Charlotta Fredericka L?i; one dau Maria Elizabeth (b 13 Jun 1738 in Monocacy, MD); perhaps son William (d c1797 in Beverly Manor area, Augusta Co., VA); and perhaps son Philip (man Margaret BOSANG). 

2001, Submitter: Caroline S. Coon
2010 E. Country Rd., Oakland, IL 61943

Gugel/Gugle/Goggle/Blininger/Strobel/Hartman, John (Johan)

Seek info abt John (Johan) GUGEL, etc. (b 1802 Bavaria, d 1868 Rochester, NY), m Magdalena BLININGER from Herzogenaurach, Bavaria (north of Nurnberg nr Erlangen). Children born in Germany: Martin; John George; Mary (m1 STROBEL); Barbara (m J. HARTMAN); and Christopher. 

2001, Submitter: Raymond Gugel, email
7880 Grandley Court, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Gumbert/Gress/Glass/Hertzel, Christian

Seek correct maiden names for wives of Christian GUMBERT, Sr. (ca 1741-1835) whose wife was Margaret. He came from Berks Co to Cumberland Co. then ca 1800 to Westmoreland Co PA. Also Christian GUMBERT, Jr. (1784-1846) whose wife was Susan/Susanna GLASS (1786-1876), Westmoreland Co. Ch: John (1810-1900), Elissabetha, Daniel (1818-1910); Anna Maria, Susanna, Margareta. On Daniel's death certificate she was Susan GLASS. In letter from grandson she was GRESS.

1998, Submitter: Betty Six
8225 Fairmount Dr. #7-101, Denver CO 80231