05 August 2015

Samuel B. Gingrich


Samuel B. Gingrich...Stark county [Illinois] numbers him among her native sons, his birth having occurred in Essex township, April 17, 1852.

His father, Christian Gingrich, was born in York county, Pennsylvania, November 8, 1812, and was a son of Christian Gingrich, Sr., who removed with his family to Ohio, casting in his lot among the pioneer settlers of Ashland county, where he resided for a number of years. He afterward came to Illinois and joined his children, who had preceded him to this state, becoming a resident of Stark county. His son, Christian Gingrich, Jr., was reared in Ashland county, Ohio, and was married there in 1837 to Miss Mary Coleman*, a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.

*Mary Coleman was Jim's 2nd great grand aunt.  She was the daughter of Valentine Coleman and his 1st wife, Catherine Schultz.  Jim is the 3rd great-grandson of Valentine Coleman and his 2nd wife, Eva Schultz (Catherine's sister).

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