William Michael Gingerich

1866–1945 (Age 79)
Tonica, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Michael

When William Michael Gingerich was born on 16 February 1866, in Tonica, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, Otto Gingerich, was 28 and his mother, Sophia Ernst, was 19. He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shafer on 9 March 1899, in Eden Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Eden Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He died on 6 June 1945, in Spring Valley, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Tonica, LaSalle, Illinois, United States.

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William Michael Gingerich
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shafer
Marriage: 9 March 1899
Luella Anna Gingerich
Wilma Marie Gingerich
Rudolph W. Gingerich
Walter J Gingerich
Ernest Otto Gingerich
Leona Amelila Gingerich
Leroy T Gingerich

Spouse & Children

9 March 1899
Eden Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States


  • Female1900–1990Female

  • Wilma Marie Gingerich


  • Male1906–1998Male

  • Walter J Gingerich


  • Ernest Otto Gingerich


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Otto Gingerich


  • Sophia Ernst




  • Male1866–1945Male

  • John Gingerich


  • Lena Gingerich


  • Mary Gingerich


  • Elizabeth Margaret Gingerich


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 5

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

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)

  • Wm M Gingerich in household of Otto Gingerich, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Gingerich in household of Otto Gingerich, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Gingerich, "United States Census, 1910"

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