Tuesday, February 11, 2014

#5 – Gabriel Swinehart

Gabriel is my 4th Great Grandfather on my Dad’s side.  He was born around 1776 in Hanover, Germany. 

I need to know who his wife is and when he came to the United States.

I descend from his son Joshua, who was born in 1821 in Ohio (probably Sycamore Township in Wyandot County).  I don’t have any information on siblings, if any.

Joshua married Sarah Elizabeth Sparr/Spawr on the 8th of January 1846 in Wyandot County, Ohio.  They had four children (Emanuel, Rebecca, Joshua, & Robert).

The family moved to Avilla, Noble County, Indiana prior to Robert’s birth, which occurred in 1865.

My sources of information include:

·       Federal Census Records



  1. Have you looked in Fairfield or Perry County, Ohio? There are a ton of Swineharts there. There was a good migration of people from Fairfield and Perry counties up to Wyandot and Hancock counties. Might be worth a look.