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KINGERY (Gingerich) Families

Switzerland or Germany to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana

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KINGERY's were Church of the Brethren


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My third great-grandparents Hannah KINGERY 1801 Virginia to Greene County, Ohio to Miami County to 1858 Wabash County, Indiana and Jacob FALLIS before 1800. Jacob is most likely buried in 1824 in the FALLIS Pioneer Cemetery in Greene County, Ohio on the family farm with his age 27 not 17 as the tombstone states. Hannah remarried to Ginnethon KELLEY and are buried in Mississinewa Memorial Cemetery with her Follis grandchildren and daughter-in-law Catherine EIKENBERRY.


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Fourth great-grandparents were Martin KINGERY 1774 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Franklin County, Virginia to Greene County, Ohio to 1865 Union County, Indiana and Mary "Polly" WEBB 1780 Franklin County, Virginia to 1818 Greene County, Ohio. Martin remarried to Mary HILDEBRAND. Buried on his early 1800's pioneer farm in Indiana, but within sight of the Ohio line, now known as Witter Cemetery his tombstone says he was around 91 years old making him one of my oldest ancestors. December 8, 1818 BLM land CV-0042-091 Union County, Indiana 1st PM 011N 001W NW¼ 26 Union from 5th President James Monroe and Wikipedia.

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Fifth great-grandparents were Jacob KINGERY about 1751 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Franklin and 1811 Union County, Indiana and Franky unknown about 1755. Merle Rummel says he is buried in the Keffer Cemetery on the northeast corner or across the road from his pioneer farm - I believe his land is southwest corner. George Keefer was the asignee of Henry Brandenburg when he bought the land where the cemetery is located April 27, 1818 from 5th President James Monroe and Wikipedia. March 10, 1812 Jacob KINGERY Sr. of Butler County, Ohio bought BLM CV-0013-228 land Union County, Indiana 1st PM 011N 001W NE¼ 34 Union signed by 4th United States President James Madison and some Wikipedia information. Sons Martin, Jacob, Michael, Samuel and Joseph bought 100's of acres of land in Union County, Indiana and Preble County, Ohio in the 1810-1835 time period.


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Assume this is Jacob's July 6, 1787 deed 188 acres on the Middle Ridge and head branches of the south fork of Blackwater River.on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Grants A-Z, 1-124, reels 42-190; Virginia State Land Office. Grants 125- , reels 369-. Land was near Lick Run of Black Water adjoining 109 acres of James McVey May 22, 1795

Will Book No. 1, 1786-1812 (Reel 18) p. 44-45. Coroner’s inquest rec. Feb 1790. p. 59. Adms. bond rec. Feb 1791.

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Jacob's father was likely Peter KINGERY about 1733-1786 of Lebanon Township, Lancaster (now Lebanon) County, Pennsylvania.

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There are several versions of who his wife was and who his parents were. I am still trying to straighten things out. Merle RUMMEL points out in his Virginia Four Mile Colony that Jacob is mentioned in his father Peter's 1786 will. There are several Jacob KINGERY's and ours did not have a son Peter, so I need to find this will for further verification.

It is possible Jacob's parents were Jost KINGERY of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania from the 1776 will of Yost GINGERIC, deed highlights of his son Christian's 1796 deed, and son Michael's 1785 deed. Our Jacob had son's Christian and Michael, but no Jost.

GINGERICH is thought to be the family name in Switzerland. There are many GINGERICH and KINGERY families in Pennsylvania. Some are Mennonite, mine were Brethren.

An unresolved KINGERY riddle is who is Mary E. daughter of John and Eliza J. KINGERY buried in the FALLIS Pioneer Cemetery? Everyone in this family burial ground is related. John KINGERY apparently was born in Maryland a son of a Christian KINGERY born in Hesse D Germany. Strange, but this Mary KINGERY died in 1850 is also listed as buried in the fifth row in the Alley Chapel Cemetery. I visited the Alley Chapel cemetery in 2005, but could not find her tombstone.

Colby KINGERY is working on making those KINGERY connections. His posting indicates he has the family tree figured out back to Johannes Heinrich KINGERY 1690-1766 of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

I never met Cheska Wheatley, but I found her KINGERY and WEBB family web pages years ago that were a big help with these families. I subscribed to the Quaker Roots List for a number of years where she was the moderator. I never felt I had time to email her and now it is too late. She passed away November 30, 2003.

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Genealogy research is never complete, important details might be missing, and often contains errors, so let me know if your research contradicts mine. My Indiana and Ohio family research comes from conversations with relatives, scrapbooks, library research, online records, visits to courthouses, final resting places on family farms and cemeteries. Families in other states rely mostly on the research of others. Links to other web sites often change then won't work, so if you find broken links, have additional information on any families, corrections, photos, or anything to add to the history of our families, please leave a Comment in my Guest book, join my Follis Families on Facebook page for updates and new discoveries, or send an Email. The Wayback Machine archives most old web pages so copy and paste the broken URL address to find the missing 404 pages that disappeared. Read Dick Eastman's newsletter on using Unverified Data from the internet. This web site is designed to work with JavaScript and the latest browsers. If you experience display problems you may need to update your browser.

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