|Posted By:||Michael DeLorenzo|
|Subject:||Andrew Gilsinger b.1840 son of Joseph & Sophia (Keller) Gilsinger|
|Post Date:||December 31, 2003 at 17:05:41|
|Forum:||Seneca County, OH Genealogy Forum|
Not my family line, just sharing.
The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 708, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"ANDREW GILSINGER is a native of France, and was born January 1, 1840, and is the fifth of the eight children of JOSEPH and SOPHIA M. (KELLER) GILSINGER. JOSEPH GILSINGER, a wagon-maker, came with his family to the United States in the spring of 1851, bought forty acres of land in Seneca County, Ohio, worked at his trade and at farming, increased his estate to 200 acres, and in 1864 sold out and came to this township, bought a farm of 233 acres and here resided until his death, August 8, 1867. MRS. SOPHIA GILSINGER is living with her son FRANKLIN on a part of the old homestead, and she is, as was her husband, a member of the Catholic Church. ANDREW GILSINGER remained at home until twenty-three years old, with the exception of some seven months, when employed on the Pittsburgh, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad. For several years, he worked on shares, and subsequently became owner of 110 acres of the land. He was married, June 17, 1870, to MARY A. WEAVER, a native of this county, and to this union were born five children, of whom three are still living - SOPHIA M., born July 5, 1872; GEORGE, June 2, 1875; ALEXANDER F., October 26, 1877. MR. and MRS. GILSINGER are members of the Catholic Church, and in politics he is a Democrat."