David Gish

1749–1790 (Age 41)
White Oak, Penn Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of David

When David Gish was born in 1749, in White Oak, Penn Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Johann Mathias Gish, was 39 and his mother, Catharina Bauer, was 40. He died in 1790, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 41.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Gish
Freney Cass

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings




    Anna Katerin Gisch




    Anna Gish


+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 9

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 31

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

German (Gisch): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf, from gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ ( see Giesel ) + wolf, wulf ‘wolf’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David Gish in entry for Mary A. Orr, "Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh City Deaths, 1870-1905"
  • Thomas Allen Groshong Sr
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mennonite Vital Records, 1750-2014

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.