Notes for DANIEL GINGERY: Daniel Gingery (born between 1804 and 1813) and Amelia Helena Wilhelmina Stutz (anglicised to Stuart), born 2 April, 1809, were natives of Baden Baden, Germany. The Gingerys were beer brewers and the Stutz's professional people--lawyers, etc, considered on a higher social level and objected to the marriage of Daniel and Helena. They eloped and came to Baltimore, MD in 1831, married 24 July, 1831, moved to Bethlehem, PA and later to Massillon, Stark County, Ohio. They had 10 sons, 6 of which grew to manhood. First born son, Edward Gingery, born 23 Dec. 1831, was the first to go to Five Mile Grove, Iowa. His mother and brothers followed in 1860. The brothers built the first log cabin school in 1863 at Five Mile Grove. This was a settlement of homesteaded farms on the Stage Coach Road--Big Grove and Grove City. Helena Stutz Gingery raised her six sons, her own people in Germany sending her a monthly check of $25 after the death of her husband. Daniel enlisted in the war with Mexico and was buried in Pueblo, Mexico in 15 Dec., 1847.
First child, Edward born 23 Dec. 1831.
Here is Gingerich from a file I have on Edward Gingery:
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."GINGERICH, Daniel Born .. ... 1810 Mengeringhausen, Waldeck, Germany. Married .. ... 1831 Place unknown. Died 15 Dec 1847 Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Wife: STURTZ, Helena Wilhelmina Caroline Born .. ... 1811 City and County unknown, Germany. Died 24 May 1894 Atlantic, Cass, Iowa. Submitted by James R. Munro ."
(I have since found that this Daniel born in 1810 in Waldeck, Germany died in Germany and a year earlier than ours, so this birth information is not accurate.)
1850 Census, Allen County IN Milan Township, Page 202, 5 Nov 1850."Dwelling House 1784, Family Number 1796
6 Feb 2003 Our genealogy program says that you are a 3rd cousin once removed from my wife, Neva.
Also here is some of what we have about Daniel and Helena Gingerich. You will note some differences from your information, probably since different families have handed down separate stories. Surely some of it may not be true.
275. Daniel GINGERICH was born about ____/ _____/ 1810 at Mengeringhausen, Waldeck Kingdom Co., Germany. He was the son of ___________ ___________ and ___________ ___________. Daniel died 15 Dec 1847 at Puebla, Puebla Co., Mexico. He married Helena Wilhelmina Caroline STURTZ ____/ _____/ 1831 at BadenBaden, BadenWurtemberg Co., Germany. She was born ____/ Feb 1807 at Germany, __________, __________. She was the daughter of ___________ ___________ and ___________ ___________. Helena died 24 May 1894 at Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa, at the age of 87, and was buried at Lorah, Cass Co., Iowa. Known children of Daniel GINGERICH and Helena Wilhelmina Caroline STURTZ are: + 276. m i. William George Stutz GINGERY, born 4 Jan 1829, died 4 Oct 1924. + 277. m ii. Edward S. GINGERY, born 23 Dec 1831, died 9 Feb 1903 . 278. m iii. Jacob GINGERY, born 10 Oct 1836 at Stark, OH Co., __________, died ____/ _____/ 1857 at _________, __________, __________, at the age of 20. Jake died when he was 21 years old and never married. BIRTH: The information about Jacob Gingery is from that supplied by Elizabeth (Betty) Moore Roberts. The birth date comes for Faye Gingery Waitman in her letter to Neva Munro dated 21 June 1997. 17 February 1999, John Gary Gingery furnished to Neva and Jim Munro a copy of a portion of "Stark County, Ohio, Early Church Records and Cemeteries" published by Esther Weygandt Powell, 36 North Highland ave., Akron, OH 44303, 1973, including Stark County, OH, Church Records for St. Jacobs (Mud Brook) Luthern Church, Jackson Township, 18261853. Babtisms on page 24, 30 April 1843, parents Dan'l & Helen (Strutz), list 5 Gingrich boys with Jacob, birth date of 10 October 1836. + 279. m iv. John Stutz GINGERY, born 22 Oct 1837, died 19 Mar 1919. 280. m v. ________ GINGERY, born ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________, died ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________. DEATH: Baby Gingery died in infancy according to Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts. 281. m vi. ________ GINGERY, born ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________, died ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________. DEATH: Baby Gingery died in infancy according to Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts. + 282. m vii. George Washington GINGERY, born 23 Dec 1842, died 25 Dec 1918. 283. m viii. ________ GINGERY, born ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________, died ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________. DEATH: Baby Gingery died in infancy according to Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts. 284. m ix. ________ GINGERY, born ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________, died ____/ _____/ ______ at _________, __________, __________. DEATH: Baby Gingery died in infancy according to Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts. + 285. m x. Lewis GINGERY, born 1 Nov 1847, died ____/ _____/ ______ .
NOTES for Daniel: BIRTH: CONFLICT: Helena Gingerich's applications for a pension indicate that Daniel was 23 in 1847 (yielding a birth date of 1824) when he enlisted in the U. S. Army. The information about Daniel Gingerich supplied by Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts indicates that Daniel was born about 1807. The birthdate of 1807 agrees better with the birthdates of his children. MARRIAGE: CONFLICT: A marriage license furnished by John Gary Gingery indicates that Daniel and Helena were married 24 July 1846. The information about Daniel Gingerich supplied by Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts indicates that Daniel was married to Helena in 1831 in Germany. Maybe the marriage in Germany was not recognized in the USA. NAME: When the boys started to school, the family changed their name to Gingery, from Gingerich. The boys were not allowed to speak German. NATURALIZATION: Daniel Gingerich migrated from Bremen, Germany in 1833 and landed in the port of Baltimore, Maryland in the United States on the 12th day of August in the year 1833. He was naturalized on 24 April 1837. His place of intended settlement was Somerset County, Pa. This information from a copy of the Declaration of Naturalization furnished by Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts. The "Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon Counties, Iowa", 1889, W. S. Dunbar & Co. Publishers, Chicago says that Daniel went to Bethlehem, PA before moving to Massillon, OH. BIOGRAPHY: Daniel was a soldier in the American Army (18461848) during the Mexican campaign (commanded by Gen. Winfield Scott) and did indeed die in Puebla, Mexico during that battle in 1848. This information from Lee Emerson Gingery 19 August 1997 and from Barbara Gingery, 7 September 1997. The information about Daniel Gingerich is also from that supplied by Elizabeth (Betty) Alice Moore Roberts, except that she says that Daniel took sick and died before he had a chance to fight. Betty also says in her letter of July 1, 1997, "Mom told me many times that Daniel and Helena Gingery had ten children, all boys. George was the seventh one. Maybe some were stillborn and not counted." Lee Emerson Gingery agrees that there were 10 children. NOTES for Helena: BIOGRAPHY: In August 1962, Elizabeth Alice (Betty) Moore Roberts was told by her mother, Elizabeth Blanch Gingery Moore: Helena was an orphan who was raised by her aunt and uncle. Her uncle was a gatekeeper for the King's Forrst Garden (Elizabeth thought the King's Forest was near Stuttgart). If that is correct, that would put it near the Black Forest, between France and Germany in Bavaria. Charles Gingery, son of George Washington Gingery, thought the aunt and uncle lived in the King's Garden and was in charge of the King's treasures. When they heard that Napoleon I was going to invade, her uncle helped haul the King's treasures through an underground tunnel to a safe place. Helena would probably have been 3 or 4 years old.) Helena and Daniel eloped and were married in Germany and then came to the USA. She brought a trunkful of beautiful clothes with her. They arrived at New York, then on to Pennsylvania, then to Ohio. John Gary Gingery says that in 1977 he and Marie Gingery Coe went to Spokane, WA and visited Ruby Gingery Wilson, the last surviving child of John and Mary (Hyatt) Gingery. John asked Ruby of her memories of Helena Stutz Gingery, her grandmother. "She remembered her as an elderly lady dressed in black who stayed mainly in her room which was in the home of John and Mary Gingery, spoke no English and usually had a Bible on her lap." Great Aunt Ruby was a child of 10 years at the time of Helena's death. NAME: Another name for Helena may be: Amelia Helena Wilhelmina Stuart as given in the "Biographical History of Shelby and Audubon Counties, Iowa", 1889, page 317, W. S. Dunbar & Co. Publishers, Chicago. CENSUS: 1860 U. S. Census, Lewis Post Office, Pimosa Township, Cass County, IA; 1860; Page 21; Line 11; Sacramento Family History Center, Film 000803,313; NOTE: Name, Helena Gingery, Age 53, her value of real estate is a $42 per year pension, she was born in Prusia. She is listed with the family of Edward Gingery. CONFLICT: Lee Emerson Gingery thinks that Helena was born in 1807, see letter to Neva and Jim Munro from Lee dated 19 August 1997. CENSUS: 1885 Iowa State Census, Pymosa Township, Cass County, IA; 1 January 1885; Page 497; Line 27; Sacramento Family History Center, Film 1021449; NOTE: Name, Helena, Residence, living with son, John Gingery at SW quarter of NW quarter of Section 34, Range 36, Township 77; Age 78, widow; born in Germany; father and mother both foreign born. DEATHBURIAL: Helena Wilhelmina Caroline Sturtz is buried in the family (Goodale and Gingery) cemetery, at Lorah, Pymosa Township, Cass County, 5 miles northeast of Atlantic, IA. Died, 25 May 1894, 87 years, 3 months according to the Cass County Cemetery, Book 1 published by the Iowa Genealogical Society in 1988. This would put her birth date at February 1807. This information was obtained from Elizabeth Alice (Betty) Moore Roberts, 29 January 1997. The Lorah Cemetery was visited by Neva and James Munro on 19 October 1997. The inscription on the stone reads: Mother in Memory of Helena Gingery, Died May 25 1894, Aged 87 y's 3 m's. I deep in Jesus blessed sleep, From which none ever wake to weep! A calm and undisturbed repose, Unburden by the last repose.
More About DANIEL GINGERY: Arrival: Ohio.43 Baptism: 1843, Baptism of 5 boys in Ohio. Burial: Unknown, Pueblo, Mexico. Comment 1: Helena was of the Stuarts a professional. Comment 2: class of lawyers, etc. Parents objected so. Comment 3: they eloped to Baltimore, Md in 1831;moved. Comment 4: to Bethlehem, PA and to Massillon, OH. Emigration: 12 Aug 1833, Bremmen, Germany to Baltimore, MD. Occupation: Beer brewers of Baden Baden, Germany. Residence: 01 Jun 1840, Stark, Ohio.44
More About DANIEL GINGERY and AMELIA HELENA WILHELMINA STUTZ: Marriage: 1846, OH.
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