William F Gingerich

1868–1945 (Age 76)
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States

The Life of William F

When William F Gingerich was born on 21 August 1868, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph J. Gingerich, was 27 and his mother, Veronica Goldsmith, was 25. He married Mary Magdalena Miller on 26 September 1895, in Amish, Johnson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Washington Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 March 1945, in Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William F Gingerich
Mary Magdalena Miller
Marriage: 26 September 1895
Bonetta Gingerich
Richard Gingerich
Ernest W Gingerich
Sherman W Gingerich
Howard T Gingerich
Wallace Gingerich

Spouse & Children

26 September 1895
Amish, Johnson, Iowa, United States


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Joseph J. Gingerich


  • Veronica Goldsmith




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swiss German Güngerich ( see Gingrich ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Gingerich, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm F Ghingerich, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm F Gingerich, "United States Census, 1920"

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