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From: Barbara <>
Subject: Re: [PAJUNIATA] Sarah Jane Gingrich
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 19:52:59 -0500
What a great job. It certainly sounds to me as if you've solved that
K. Varden Leasa wrote:
>I believe I may have found Sarah Jane Gingrich.
>She was NOT a daughter of William Gingrich, son of John and Elizabeth
>(Graybill) Gingrich. William DID marry and hardly briefly - 55 years! His
>wife was my great great grand aunt - Margaret Shirk, daughter of Preacher
>John S. and Elizabeth (Basom) Shirk of near Richfield. And they also had at
>least two children.
>But John Gingrich (William's father) had a brother Henry of Delaware Twp.,
>Juniata Co., whose second wife, Christiana ("Jane") Lauver, died 9 June
>1875. She had six children, and the youngest, Sarah, was born about 1874.
>About 1878 Henry Gingrich married a third wife, Fianna F. Leiter. And by
>June 1880 they had just had their first child.
>In the 1880 census I believe Sarah Jane (named Sarah after her mother's
>eldest sister and Jane after her mother) was recorded in two households - in
>that of her father Henry Gingrich and that of her foster father Elias
>The census taker visited the Gingriches on Thursday June 10 and the
>Longeneckers on Saturday June 12. Maybe Sarah Jane was actually in both
>households on those dates or perhaps she was at that very time in the
>process of moving in with the Longeneckers.
>Henry and Fianna (Leiter) Gingrich moved to Adams Co., Nebraska, between
>1880 and 1895. Did Sarah go with them? If she had been "adopted" by the
>Longeneckers, then she probably didn't go.
>I'm sure there is more information on this Henry Gingrich family. Can anyone
>confirm that his daughter Sarah is the Sarah Ann Gingrich we're looking for?
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