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German Immigrant Ancestors
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GILCHERS and GILGERS from Horschbach to Syracuse

(Soundex code: G426)


The Excel graphic charts below appear courtesy of Friedrich H. Hüttenberger, with permission.
Email him at 320037891209-0001@t-online.de


Horschbach area map
Horschbach
49N Latitude, 7E Longitude
SE of Kusel, SW of Lauterecken,
NW of Kaiserslautern
in Rheinland-Pfalz (Kreis Kusel)
Postal zip code: 66887
Size: 705 hectars
Altitude: 267m / 875 feet
Today's population: 287

Horschbach online:
http://www.kigemhinzweiler.de/
horschbach.htm


"Willkommen in Horschbach!"
http://horschbach.de/

Historical information:
http://www.alterkeiler.de/
horschbach_geschichte.htm


 
Map at left is from http://www.alterkeiler.de/wegbeschreibung.htm and is used with permission.

Two different but related main branches of Gilchers from the village of Horschbach in the Pfalz [1.3.11.6 and 1.3.11.7] emigrated to Syracuse, New York during the mid-1800's. One emigrant from one of these lines [Jacob F. Gilcher, 1.3.11.6.4.1.3] began spelling the surname as "Gilger" in Syracuse and his descendants followed suit. It is interesting to speculate (but impossible to know) how many of these immigrants and their descendants on the streets of Syracuse over the years recognized their degrees of common kinship (and how many more of them didn't).

The presentation below summarizes information collected and combined by Friedrich F. Hüttenberger (German information) and Michelle Stone (U.S. information). As with all genealogy, it is never complete, and we welcome corrections and new information. The numbering system used here by Herr Hüttenberger begins with the first child [1.] of the original ancestor (Hans Nickel Guelcher) and shows each descending generation added to the right of the decimal, each number segment between decimals denoting the birth order of that person in his family of origin (for example, 1.4.6 would refer to the individual who is the sixth child of a parent who was the fourth child of Hans Nickel Guelcher's oldest child).

At the bottom of this page is a final chart showing the beginning of all of the Horschbach lines, and the common ancestor of all the Horschbach/Syracuse Gilchers and Gilgers: Hans Nickel Guelcher, Jr., who founded the Horschbach line when he moved from Wahnwegen to Horschbach in the 1600's.

To see if there is additional information available on any of these people, try entering the name in the search engine for this website, visit the Onondaga County Genweb Message Board to see if an obituary or other public document has been submitted, and don't forget to try a search on Google.

--Michelle Stone




GILCHER/GILGER / Horschbach Line IB / Syracuse:


Known DESCENDANTS of
SIMON-PETER GILCHER

[1.3.11.6.4]
carpenter, wagonmaker ("charron," "faber lignarius")
son of Jakob Gülcher and Marg. Cappel
born 29 August 1779 at Horschbach
died 31 March 1844 at Horschbach
and
ELISABETH THEOBALD

daughter of Daniel Theobald and Elisabeth Volles
born 30 December 1788 at Hinzweiler
died 27 December 1833 at Horschbach
who were married 5 February 1808 at Horschbach


Their nine children (and their known descendants), including three sons (Daniel, Abraham, and Johannes) and a grandson (Jacob) who emigrated to Syracuse (in red):


[1.3.11.6.4.1] - JACOB GILCHER born 26 Dec. 1808 Horschbach, died 9 Apr. 1848 Horschbach; married 26 Dec. 1833 Horschbach to MARIA SARA MÜLLER dau. Peter Müller & Elisabeth Lang, b. 21 Sept. 1808 Horschbach, d. after 1869
Their children:

[1.3.11.6.4.1.1] - CATHARINA GILCHER b. 8 Feb. 1830 Horschbach; mar. --- ARDNER

[1.3.11.6.4.1.2] - PETER GILCHER b. 9 July 1832 Horschbach, d. 26 Sept. 1833 Horschbach

[1.3.11.6.4.1.3] - JACOB F. GILCHER/GILGER, barber, b. 20 Apr. 1835 Horschbach, emig. 1851, d. 1895 Syracuse; mar. circa 1853-1859 MARY T. -- b. Oct. 1838 NY, d. July 1905 Syracuse
Their children:

[1.3.11.6.4.1.3.1] - GEORGE A. GILGER, bookkeeper, salesman, vice-president of Thalheimer Grocery Co., b. 1859, d. ?; mar. HATTIE L. NOXON b. 1861
Their children:

[1.3.11.6.4.1.3.1.1] - DR. GEORGE A. GILGER, JR., chemist, metallurgist for New Process Gear Co., Syracuse, professor (masters & PhD, Syr. Univ.), b. 1893, d. 12 Nov. 1967 Albany, NY; mar. ONA MAY -- Syracuse

[1.3.11.6.4.1.3.1.2] - FLORENCE GILGER, teacher, b. 1894 Syracuse;
left Syracuse in 1925, mar. T. E. O'LEARY
Their child:

[one daughter; still living?]
[1.3.11.6.4.1.3.2] - IDA GILGER, b. May 1861 Syracuse, NY; mar. SPICER
[1.3.11.6.4.1.4] - PHILIPPINA GILCHER b. 28 Oct. 1836 Horschbach, d. 9 Dec. 1862 Horschbach; mar. DANIEL DICK, musician, b. 14 Sept. 1834 Horschbach
Their daughter:

[1.3.11.6.4.1.4.?] - HENRIETTE DICK b. 3 Sept. 1862
[1.3.11.6.4.1.5] - SARA GILCHER b. 20 July 1838 Horschbach, d. before 1875

[1.3.11.6.4.1.6] - HENRIETTA GILCHER, seamstress, b. 28 May 1842 Horschbach; mar. 22 March 1864 Horschbach DANIEL LINN II, farmhand, b. 25 Dec. 1834 Horschbach

[1.3.11.6.4.1.7] - ELISABETH GILCHER, seamstress, b. 7 June 1845 Horschbach; mar. 24 Nov. 1869 Horschbach CARL SAHM, paver, b. 16 July 1844 St. Julian

[1.3.11.6.4.2] - MARIA CATHARINA GILCHER b. 20 Mar. 1811 Horschbach, d. ? USA; mar. 5 Mar. 1835 Horschbach NIKOLAUS LATTERNER, wagonmaker, b. ca. 1810 Olsbrücken
Their son:

[1.3.11.6.4.2.?] - DANIEL GILCHER b. 13 Dec. 1836 emigrated to USA in 1853

[1.3.11.6.4.3] - SIMON PETER GILCHER b. 28 Oct. 1813 Horschbach, d. 4 June 1832 Horschbach

[1.3.11.6.4.4] - DANIEL GILCHER b. 12 Dec. 1815 Horschbach, d. 16 Nov. 1875 Syracuse, NY; mar. ELIZABETH ---, b. 1815 in Germany; emigrated to USA before 1860; no children in 1860

[1.3.11.6.4.5] - JOHANN ADAM GILCHER b. 28 Oct. 1818 Horschbach, d. before 1875

[1.3.11.6.4.6] - JOHANNES GILCHER b. 7 May 1821 Horschbach, d. 11 Dec. 1821 Horschbach

[1.3.11.6.4.7] - ABRAHAM GILCHER b. 3 Jan. 1823 Horschbach, d. ca. 1886 Syracuse, NY; mar. HANNAH -- , b. 1825 in Germany; emigrated to USA before 1846; 1860 in Syracuse
Their children:

[1.3.11.6.4.7.1] - JOHN A. GILCHER b 1846 d. 15 Sept. 1903 Bath, NY

[1.3.11.6.4.7.2] - EVA C. GILCHER b. 22 Oct. 1849 Syracuse, d. 4 Nov. 1938 Syracuse

[1.3.11.6.4.7.3] - ELIZABETH GILCHER b. 1854; 1860 in Syracuse [census]

[1.3.11.6.4.7.4] - DANIEL GILCHER b. 1857; 1860 in Syracuse [census]

[1.3.11.6.4.8] - ELISABETH GILCHER b. 26 May 1825 Horschbach, d. 20 Mar. 1826 Hinzweiler

[1.3.11.6.4.9] - JOHANNES GILCHER, millwright, b. 31 Jan. 1827 Horschbach, d. 15 June 1891 Syracuse, NY; mar. JANE GLYNN b. 1820 Ireland, d. 30 Nov. 1902 Syracuse
Their children:

[1.3.11.6.4.9.?] - CATHERINE GILCHER, b. ?, d. after 1933; mar. RICHARD SMITH, res. Long Beach, CA

[1.3.11.6.4.9.?] - ELIZABETH GILCHER b. ?, d. after 1933; mar. --- LOTUS

[1.3.11.6.4.9.?] - JOHN A. GILCHER, barber, steelworker, Syracuse ward foreman b. 26 June 1853 Oswego, NY, d. 4 Nov. 1933 Syracuse; mar. CAROLINE MARY ---, b. 1857 Syracuse, d. 10 July 1932 Syracuse
Their daughter:

[1.3.11.6.4.9.?.1] - FLORA GILCHER, mar. HENRY F. GOLDACKER, deputy county clerk, Syracuse



Horschbach I B/Syracuse Gilchers





Syracuse Gilgers




GILCHER / Horschback Line IIC / Syracuse:


Known DESCENDANTS of
JOHANN JACOB GILCHER II

[1.3.11.7.6.]
son of Adam Gilcher and Catharina Lang of Horschbach
born 3 December 1787 at Horschbach
died 2 April 1864 at Horschbach
and
MARIA CATHARINA DIEHL

daughter of Simon-Peter Diehl and Catharina Lang
born 15 September 1794 at Horschbach
died 2 October 1839 at Horschbach
who were married 21 January 1813 at Horschbach


Their eleven children, including two sons who emigrated to Syracuse (in red):

[1.3.11.7.6.1] - PHILIPPINA GILCHER born 29 Oct. 1815 Horschbach, died 2 Jan. 1892 Horschbach; married 16 Jan. 1840 Horschbach SIMON-PETER GILCHER IV, b. 25 Jan. 1812 Horschbach, d. 30 Sept. 1888 Horschbach. [Their descendants are known, but not listed here.]

[1.3.11.7.6.2] - ELISABETH GILCHER b. 8 Oct. 1817 Horschbach, d. 9 Dec. 1862 Horschbach; mar. 16 Jan. 1840 Horschbach JACOB HÖBEL (widower of Sara Gilcher), b. 22 Apr. 1814, d. after 1872

[1.3.11.7.6.3] - JOHANN ADAM GILCHER b. 14 May 1819 Horschbach, d. ?; emigrated to USA, in New York State in 1848; in "USA" in 1864

[1.3.11.7.6.4] - ANNA CATHARINA GILCHER b. 6 Jan. 1821 Horschbach, d. 22 Feb. 1821 Horschbach

[1.3.11.7.6.5] - ANNA CATHARINA GILCHER b. 4 Jan. 1822 Horschbach, d. 18 Mar. 1895; mar. 21 Mar. 1848 Horschbach JACOB MÜLLER b. 6 Aug. 1821 d. 5 Mar. 1898 Matzenbach

[1.3.11.7.6.6] - DANIEL GILCHER b. 13 Dec. 1823 Horschbach, d. 6 Oct. 1893 Syracuse, NY; twin to Jacob; emigrated to USA in 1851

[1.3.11.7.6.7] - JACOB GILCHER IV b. 13 Dec. 1823 Horschbach, d. 5 June 1893 Syracuse, NY; twin to Daniel; emigrated to USA 21 May 1865 via Hamburg to NY (from "Bavaria" on the ship named "Bavaria"); mar. 17 Mar. 1864 Horschbach ELISABETH THEOBALD b. 28 June 1841 Horschbach d. 22 Jan. 1917 Syracuse
Their children:

[1.3.11.7.6.7.?] - JACOB GILCHER b. 2 Jan. 1865 Horschbach, d. 24 Jan. 1882

[1.3.11.7.6.7.?] ---- CATHERINE GILCHER, mar. FRED RENZ, res. Syracuse

[1.3.11.7.6.7.?] ---- ANNA GILCHER b. 24 Mar. 1873 Syracuse, d. 26 Sept. 1963 Syracuse, mar. JOHN J. HENRY, res. Hartford, CT (1917)

[1.3.11.7.6.7.?] ---- ELIZABETH GILCHER, mar. ADAM SUFFEL, res. Syracuse

[1.3.11.7.6.7.?] ---- LILLIE GILCHER b.c. 19 June 1869 Syracuse, d. 19 Sept. 1870 Syracuse

[1.3.11.7.6.8] - MARGARETHE GILCHER b. 3 Feb. 1826 Horschbach, d. 6 Mar. 1826 Horschbach; twin to Sara

[1.3.11.7.6.9] - SARA GILCHER b. 3 Feb. 1826 Horschbach, twin to Margarethe; d. 12 Feb. 1896; mar. 7 May 1850 THEODOR BECKER, b. 22 May 1824 d. 9 Jan. 1892 Schellweiler

[1.3.11.7.6.10] - MARGARETHE GILCHER b. 31 Mar. 1828 Horschbach; mar. 31 May 1853 Horschbach GEORG LUKAS b. 19 Dec. 1825 Buborn

[1.3.11.7.6.11] - PETER GILCHER b. 7 Mar. 1830 Horschbach




Horschbach II C/Syracuse Gilchers




The original common ancestors of the Horschbach/Syracuse line,
who all descend from SIMON PETER [1.3.11], son of JOHANN PETER [1.3],
son of JOHANN PETER, eldest son of HANS NICKEL:

(See
chart on Friedrich H. Hüttenberger's site showing Hans Nickel Guelcher Jr.'s father and grandfather)



Hans Nickel Guelcher & 17th century descendants








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