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George W. Gingery, son of Daniel and Helena Gingery, was born in Stark county, Ohio, in 1842. The family is of German descent, the parents being natives of Germany, who came to the United States in 1831, settling then in Somerset county, Pennsylvania. Daniel Gingery was a soldier in the war with Mexico, and died in the service at Pueblo, in 1848. In 1834, Daniel Gingery and wife left Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio, where they remained until 1860, when Mrs. Gingery came to this county, accompanied by her two youngest children, her older children having come here previous to that time, with the exception of John Gingery, who came shortly after. Three of the brothers, Edward, John and George, are residents of this township; William Gingery resides in Benton township. The subject of this sketch was one of the younger children of the family, and came here with his mother in 1860. He settled upon his present farm, on section 34, in 1872. He was married to Virginia Goodale, daughter of Almon Goodale. They have six children--Helena E., Charles, Grace, Cora, Elmer and Lizzie. One daughter, Edith, died in infancy. Mr. Gingery is engaged in gardening and fruit-growing, in which business his brother John is also engaged. Edward Gingery was the first one of the family who came to Cass county, having come here in 1854, and located on sections 22 and 27, of this township, where he still lives.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 562.

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