My husband James is the great great grandson of Andrew Ingold and Anna Whitmer. I have information on this line but it has been awhile since I've looked at my papers and dates. I will give you what information I have managed to find recently. Andrew Ingold was born in the mountainous part of Switzerland in the year of 1813. When he was a boy, 15 years old, the German army invaded Switzerland en route to attack Napoleon. Andrew's family as well as its neighbors were forced to feed one hundred soldiers each. This of course, consumed all of the feed that they stored for their long winter. Also, an epidemic of cholera was their reward for taking care of the army. The entire family of one of their neighbors died of this dreaded sickness with the exception of a little baby girl. The Ingold family cared for the baby and raised their as their own. Andrew told his mother when they took the child that when she grew up, she would become his wife; when she was 15 years old they were married. Anyway somewhere in my papers it says that Andrew is the son of John Ingold who died around 1820. It said Andrew had 7 brothers who were living in Switzerland when he left in 1853. Also five children were born to Andrew and Anna. Two died in Switzerland. They were Anna (Annie), Elizabeth and Jacob.
On October 25, 1853 they left Switzerland with their children Annie (age 8), Elizabeth (aged 5), and Jacob (age 1) - my husband's great grandfather). They arrived in America six weeks later landing in Philadelphia. Andrew being a skilled mill-right found a demand for his services.
Flour mills were water-powered and wheat was ground by stone
cylinders. He was an expert in dressing these stone cylinders. However, his ambition was to be a farmer and the family was constantly moving west. They stayed a short time in Philadelphia then migrated to Massilon, Ohio, then to Fort Findlay, where there were a few tents and shacks. In 1856 they moved to Deweyville, Hancock County, Ohio, but long before Dewyeville (as a town) and the railroad came. They bought a forty-acre woods about forty miles south of Toledo, known as Deweyville, Hancock County. Here he built a log house. There is an article in the Hancock County
Herald, McComb, Ohio about Andrew Ingold and his log house. It said that Jacob Ingold (my husband's great grandfather) was engaged in tearing down the old log house erected north of Deweyville by his father, Andrew Ingold.
This is said to be the largest log dwelling in the county, being 32 feet square including porches and was two stories high. The elder Ingold came to this country from Switzerland and the house was built after the Swiss style of architecture. It said Andrew Ingold died on March 30, 1893 at the age of 79. Following his death his wife later
moved to McComb where she died May 11, 1903 at the age of 75. Descendents through their three children, Annie, Elizabeth and Jacob, including the following: Mrs. Mary Cooper Mapes, daughter of Annie, now living in McComb,
and the following children of Jacob - Melvin J. (St. Louis,
Michigan), Daniel C. (McComb), Charles F. (Clayton Mo.) -
my husband's grandfather), Anna Ingold Moorhead (McComb), and Floyd B. (Rocky River, Ohio). There also was a Myrtle Ingold (she may have died before). I have that Jacob Ingold was born in Switzerland in 1852 (may have more accurate birthday elsewhere) and lived with his parents until he married Laura Ramsey in 1876. In 1882 they moved to a farm one and three quarter miles west of McComb, Ohio. Six children were born to them - Herman Ingold - born
1877 and died 1893. Melvin Jacob Ingold I have he was born
September 29, 1878, Daniel C. Ingold born May 1882, Myrtle Ingold Born May 1882, Charles Ingold born November 9, 1884 and Laura D. Ingold died at 6 months. Laura Ramsey Ingold died April 14, 1887 at the age of 32 years, 5 months, and 1 day. In 1889 Jacob Ingold married Mary Lightfood Brooks and had 4 children. They were Earl Ingold, Anna Ingold,
Homer Ingold and Floyd Ingold. Samuel Ramsey father Of Laura Ramsey Ingold is buried in the Bauchmann Cemetery, Ohio (town not stated) his wife the mother of Laura Ramsey Ingold is buried in the old cemetery in McComb, Ohio. Samuel Ramsey and his first wife who was Pennsylvania Dutch had six children - John Ramsey, Milan Ramsey, Miron Ramsey,
Ella, Alma and Laura Ramsey who married Jacob Ingold. Samuel Ramsey was of Irish- English and Scotch descent. Hope this helps you a little and I'll look further to see what other information I have.
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