Christian Eshelman Gish

8 February 1801–18 April 1885 (Age 84)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Christian Eshelman

When Christian Eshelman Gish was born on 8 February 1801, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Christian Kapp Gish, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Eshelman, was 24. He married Rachel Mary Turnbolt in 1828, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 18 April 1885, in Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Eshelman Gish
Rachel Mary Turnbolt
Marriage: 1828
Aaron Gish
Joseph M. Gish
Samuel M. Gish
Mary M. Gish
Fanny M. GISH
Henry M. Gish

Spouse and Children

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


    Aaron Gish


    Joseph M. Gish


    Samuel M. Gish


    Mary M. Gish


    Fanny M. GISH


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 11

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Christ Gish, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Christian Gish, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Christian Gish, "United States Census, 1860"

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