David Gish

Brief Life History of David

When David Gish was born in 1749, in White Oak, Penn Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Johann Matthias Gish, was 39 and his mother, Catharina Bauer, was 40. He had at least 1 son with Freny Cass. He died in 1790, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 41.

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David Gish
Freny Cass
David Gish

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

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1758 · Mount Vernon

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.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gisch: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Gisulf, composed of the elements gis (from gīsil ‘pledge, hostage, noble offspring’; see Giesel ) + wolf, wulf ‘wolf’.

History: Matthias Gisch from Assweiler in the Palatinate (now in Saarland) arrived in Philadelphia, PA, in 1733 with a group of Mennonites. He is the progenitor of the majority of the American Gish families.

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

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