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GINDER "Dennis" Dionysius
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    Father : GINDER Ignatius (1798 - 1883) (Age in the birth of the child : 37 years old)
    Mother : GUNTER Maria Anna Clara (1802 - 1879) (Age in the birth of the child : 34 years old)
    Siblings :
       GINDER Peter (1825 Schollbron, Baden, Germany - 1883 Stringtown, German Township, Richland County, Illinois, USA)
       GINDER Engelbertus (1827 Schollbron, Baden, Germany - 1828 Schollbron, Baden, Germany)
       GINDER Aegidius (1829 Schollbron, Baden, Germany - 1830)
       GINDER Maria Anna (1831 Ohio, USA)
       GINDER Nicholas (1833 Ohio, USA)
       GINDER Joseph (1838 Ohio, USA)
       GINDER John (1841 Illinois, USA)
    Birth :
          Date : 7 MAY 1836
          Place : Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
    Death :
          Date : 26 SEP 1904 (68 years old)
    Occupation : farmer, threshing rig operator
    Note :
DENNIS GINDER, who carries on general farming on a tract of two hundred acres of land on section 5, German Township, and who is numbered among the pioneer settlers of Richland County of 1840, is one of the worthy citizens that Ohio has furnished this community. He was born in Columbiana County, May 7, 1836, and is a son of Ignatius Ginder, a native of Germany, who crossed the broad Atlantic to the New World in 1830. He first located in Philadelphia, and from there went to Columbiana County, Ohio, where he purchased a small farm, and carried on agricultural pursuits for nine years. In 1840, he came with his family to Richland County, and, purchasing some raw land in German Township, began its transformation into fields of rich fertility, which would yield him golden harvests as a reward for his labors. His first home was a log cabin, but he afterwards erected a pleasant frame residence and supplied it with all the necessaries and comforts of life. During his last seven years he made his home with the subject of this sketch, his death occurring at the advanced age of eighty-five years, on the 17th of September, 1883, the anniversary of his birth. His wife passed away April 16, 1879, in her seventy-seventh year, and both were buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Dennis Ginder is one of four brothers. The other members of the family are Peter, who grew to manhood and was married, but is now deceased; and Joseph and John, both of whom follow farming in Richland County. One brother and an only sister died in early childhood. Our subject was only four years of age when with his parents he came to Illinois. He played upon the old homestead and when old enough to handle the plow began work in the fields. Daring the winter season he attended the districts schools, but his educational advantages were quite limited. He remained at home until after he had arrived at man's estate, and in company with his brother carried on the home farm.
An important event in the life of Mr. Ginder occurred February 20, 1868, when was celebrated his union with Mary Ochs, daughter of John Ochs, an early settler of this community. The lady, however, is a native of Stark County, Ohio. Unto them have been born five children, Andy D., S. M., Julia, Hattie and Emma, all of whom are still with their parents. They also lost one son, John A., who died at the age of eleven years. The parents and children are all members of the Catholic Church, and in politics our subject has been a Democrat since attaining his majority, at which time he cast his first Presidential vote for Stephen A. Douglas.
After his marriage, Mr. Ginder located upon the farm where he has since resided. He first bought eighty acres of land, of which twenty-five acres had been cleared. A log cabin was the only improvement upon the place, and the family made it their home for some time. As his financial resources increased, an additional eighty acres were added to the first tract, and since then the boundaries of the farm have been extended to include another forty acres. The care and labor which Mr. Ginder has bestowed upon his land, the excellent buildings which he has erected, the orchard he has set out, and all of its other equipments, make it one of the finest farms of German Township. It is located within ten miles of Olney, and is a valuable and desirable place. Its neat appearance and its well-kept fields attest his thrift and enterprise. Everything there seen gives evidence of his labor. Prosperity has come to him, but it is well deserved, being the just reward of a well-spent and upright life. [Portrait and Biographical Record of Effingham, Jasper and Richland Counties Illinois, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, Governors of the State, and the Presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), p.392 - Submitted by Judy Edwards]
    Given name : Dionysius
          Surname : Ginder
          Nickname : Dennis
    Family Information :
          with OCHS Mary Magdalen (1843 - 1919) :
                Marriage :
                      Date : 20 FEB 1868 (31 years old)
                children :
                   GINDER John A (1880 - 1891)
                   GINDER S. M. (?)
                   GINDER Hattie (?)
                   GINDER Emma (?)
                   GINDER Julia (?)
                   GINDER Andy D (?)

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