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  • ID: I0584
  • Name: John (Wingard) WENGER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 SEP 1788
  • Death: 26 SEP 1865
  • Note: Note: RLW CW John is mentioned second in his father's will. Wenger Clan Notes page 24, 32 Birth date has been reported as Sept. 14. Born Guilford Twp., Franklin Co., PA Married Catherine Rowland, 1789.11.15 1862.1.7 in Hagerstown, Md. on Nov. 18, 1811. Their children were born in Franklin Co., PA. They emigrated to Delphi, Deer Creek Twp., Carroll Co., IN from Franklin Co., PA in 1838 along with cousin Samuel Bechtel Wingard, 1790.9.17 1865.3.30, G1423 and others. There are several stories as to why the name changed to Wingard. John adoped the spelling Wingerd because a deed had been written with that spelling and it was simpler to use the new spelling than to change the deed, but, neighbors, friends and perhaps other family members persisted in using the spelling Wingard and the family finally adopted that spelling, although John's stone has the spelling Wingerd. Another story states that in 1859 all male members of the family over 21 years of age met at the old homestead near Delphi and agreed to change the spelling. Another story is that during the Civil War due to the family involvement in the underground railway and being pro north it was deemed advisable to assume a German name as the German's in the area were thought to be true to the south. His son Jacob stated "It was done for a very good and sufficient reason and it is nobody's business", although he was too young to have been in on the decision. In 1840, p 426. In 1850, 9th dist. p 264. In 1860, Deer Creek Twp., p 297. His date of death may be 1865.9.21. Wilbur Wendell Wingard, 1906.10.4 1982.5.15, G1812851, Rev. 501 Chickasaw, Bartlesville, OK 74003 was thought to have Clarence Wingard's research on John's family, but attempts to obtain that research by various researchers have failed. NWN Buried Wingard Cem. which is on the original homestead in a fenced off corner, north east of Delphi, as is his wife. (77-0-22)

    Father: John Gingrich WENGER b: 24 MAR 1765
    Mother: Catherine FUNK b: 12 JUN 1765

    Marriage 1 Catherine ROWLAND b: 15 NOV 1789 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD
      1. Has Children David WINGARD b: 11 SEP 1813 in Franklin Co., PA
      2. Has Children John WINGARD b: 31 MAR 1815 in Quincy, Franklin Co., PA
      3. Has No Children Mary Ann WINGARD b: 8 MAY 1816
      4. Has No Children Henry Harrison WINGARD b: 1 AUG 1817
      5. Has Children Jacob WINGARD b: 18 MAR 1819 in Franklin Co., PA
      6. Has No Children Catherine WINGARD b: 19 JUN 1821
      7. Has No Children Susannah WINGARD b: 8 FEB 1823
      8. Has No Children Elisha (Eli) L. WINGARD b: 5 JUN 1824
      9. Has No Children Nancy WINGARD b: 14 AUG 1825
      10. Has No Children Samuel WINGARD b: 4 JUN 1827
      11. Has No Children Eliza Elizabeth WINGARD b: 12 MAR 1829
      12. Has No Children Benjamin WINGARD b: 25 AUG 1830
      13. Has No Children Joseph WINGARD b: 15 SEP 1833
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