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Posted by: Nicole Iungerich Moser Date: April 06, 2001 at 22:17:16
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My name is Nicole Iungerich married to Jacob Moser. I live in Fredericksburg, VA.
I was born on March 19, 1967. I am really fascinated about genealogy and would love to communicate with any relatives. Here is my ancestral lineage:

Father: Raphael Iungerich (b.1942 d. 1991) born in Philadelphia, PA

Grandfather: Eldred Edward Iungerich (1876-1947) born in Paris, France. Graduated from Harvard in 1899. Lived in Philadelphia.
Married to second wife. Florence Kintner

G-grandfather: Edward Coleman Iungerich (1829-1907)
Married to second wife. Regina Hanau (1853-1936)

GG-grandfather: Louis Christian Iungerich (1803-1882) born in Brilon, Prussia. Emigrated in 1821 to PA with his father.

GGG-grandfather: Michael Iungerich (Jüngerich) (1777-1866) born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Married to Magdalene Helena Sommers in 1797. Lived in Rheda, Westphalia Germany.
Michael emigrated in 1821 to PA and remarried from which his descendants reside in IL and CO.
Helena remarried Dr. Giger (Gigor) and stayed in Germany.

I am a descendant from his first wife.

I am trying to work on the connection prior to Michael emigrating to the US. This is what I have found so far. I believe the Jüngerichs also know as Güngerich lived in
Waldek-Netze and in Hessen, Germany in the early 1700s. In 1765 a Christian Güngerich was mentioned as a leader among the Amish in Waldeck and a year later Preacher
Christen Güngerich of Stenseltz near Weissenburg in Alsace was among the church leaders visiting the Amish in the Netherlands (Perhaps Christian was Michael's father?).
This could be the same Lehrer Christian Güngerich who escaped from the prison in Schwarzenegg, where he had been imprisoned because of his religion. The name Güngerich
is found in the Bern records as early as 1389. The family originated in the county of Konolfingen, canton of Bern. The surname was Gingerich and then became Gündrich
which became Güngerich.

Here are some excerpts from a website that I found that has a reference to Jüngerich:

Webmaster : Rainer Seltmann

Author : Karl Kann, Naumburger Straße 16a
35413 Waldeck - Netze
Tel. 05634 / 283

Who can estimate today NOT, debt and illusion, which hide themselves behind these few words? Reports from a gloomy and dark time, and the same sun shone also at
that time nevertheless, and the fields became green once like today. But the illusion and the arbitrariness of the executioners, who made their cash thereby, let this time become
over whole one most terrible Europe. In the year 1795 first came to MennonitenfamiIie networks from Switzerland (Menoniten: Called after MennoSimons, a founder of a
peace church originating from the Netherlands. They occurred for the adult baptism, rejected the military service and dressed also no public offices. They were strengglaeubige
farmer people, which used their whole being able and their whole diligence in the agricultural area. Thus it that landup, landab soon all Meier yards of the national gentlemen
were filled with Mennonitenpaechtern) came.

Here into networks that, was leased yard " (today's domain) 1795 for 12 years to the Mennoniten family Jutzi. In this time the old, gotische stone manor-house was aborted
and built for 1799 the today still standing house. 1809 came the Mennoniten family Unzicker from that Swiss villages Hunzingen over France and late because castle
(where they were on a property Conductor) to networks.

On 19 February 1809 Josef Unzicker with the oldest daughter of the local Jüngerich of one was copuliert their, oldest ones " (married). When 1311 the Conductor
Jüngerich died, Josef Unzicker took over the one year beforehand final lease of the dairy-farm and was until 1822 Conductor of the Netzer dairy-farm. The oldest son of
Josef Unzicker married here in the place and justified a line, whose descendant lives still here today.

I also found a family tree that mentions the name Maria Jüngerich born between 1747-1783 and died 1780-1868. She married a Christian Juzi between 1766 and 1817. Perhaps,
he is from the same Jutzi family referenced above? They had a child named Andreas Juzi.

I also found this reference on a website located at:


Chapters 16 through 20 of "The German Research Companion" by Shirley Riemer are

16) German education & universities,

17) Language,

18) German life,

19) Naming practices, and

20) German military resources.

Food has been a topic in recent comments. Here is the menu on a "cruise ship," meaning an immigrant ship of about 1850, after more than a century of German emigration.
Sunday salt meat, meal pudding, and prunes.
Monday salt bacon, pea soup, and potatoes.
Tuesday salt meat, rice, and prunes.
Wednesday smoked bacon, sauerkraut, and potatoes.
Thursday salt meat, potatoes, and bean soup.
Friday herring, meal and prunes.
Saturday salt bacon, pea soup, and potatoes.

In 1822, Louis Christian Jüngerich, who had recently immigrated to America, wrote home to his mother, brother, and sister, in Hessen, and gave them specific instructions on
what to do if they decided to come to America. He advised signing on for passage without including provisioning. He advised buying their own food, enough for the 90 days that
the passage might take. His recommendations per person were 55 pounds of ship's zwieback or hardtack, from 6 to 12 pounds of butter, 2 bushels of potatoes, salt, 15 pounds
of flour, 8 pounds of rice, 4 pounds of barley, "any amount of peas, beans, and some meat stock for a fresh soup," vinegar to drink (absolutely necessary), tea, sugar, chocolate,
and brandy ("as you wish"), 20 pounds of well-salted beef, 6 pounds of bacon for fat, lemons, dried plums, pepper. [Three tin kettles were recommended, two for cooking and
one for liquids. And do not forget your spoons, knives, forks, and cups. The vinegar was to take the place of the ship's water which was not considered safe (it wasn't).]

Louis reported that the best meals were as follows, "I took the ship's zwieback or hardtack that was handed out to us, and butter, soaked the zwieback so that it became
spongy, and cooked it in water, adding the butter. This was our best dish . . ."

He explained that the zweiback was not the familiar twice toasted bread, but rather a biscuit-like bread product baked especially to travel well and remain palatable.

Shirley Riemer gives many references as to where she obtained her material. In the case of the letter home from Louis, the modern source was "The Pennsylvania Mennonite
Heritage," Vol. XIX, No.3, July 1996.


Anabaptist thought originated in Switzerland at the time of the Protestant Reformation. At the same time, Switzerland generally converted to the principles of the Reformed
religion, which in the major cities, such as Bern, became the state church. The Anabaptists were opposed to an interaction between the church and state and were not
welcomed by either the church or the state in Switzerland.

Efforts to stamp out the Anabaptists were quite severe across Europe. The two surviving centers for Anabaptist practice were Switzerland and the Netherlands. (Menno
Simon, a Dutch member of the Anabaptists, gave his name to the branch which became the Mennonites.) One of the techniques of oppressing the Anabaptists in Switzerland
was to ship them out of the country. Some were sent to German, some to Alsace, and some to America. (Christopher de Graffenried got his start in the colonization business by
taking Anabaptists from Bern to North Carolina.)
After the Thirty Years' War, in 1648, opportunities for settlement in Germany were good because of the loss of population during the war. During this period, many Anabaptists
moved to Baden and Wuerttemberg, regions where many Second Germanna Colonists lived. While life here was better than in Switzerland, there were still repressive
measures. Special taxes were levied on them, they could not recruit new members, they could not have meeting places, and they had to serve in the army which they detested.
Therefore, they listened very attentively when William Penn and his agents talked of the opportunities in Penn's Woods.

The Herr party left in 1709 and seemed to be independent of the mass of Germans who went to England that year. The Herr party did find that the trip was more expensive
than had been anticipated. They were enabled to come with the financial help of the Dutch Mennonites.

On landing in Philadelphia, the party seems to have spent no time at all there but started immediately for the frontier. When the roads faded, they used the Indian trail. Finally, in
what is today Lancaster County, they liked the land (giant trees in the forests) and the water. There were far enough beyond civilization that they had no difficulty in claiming
several thousand acres of land.
Hans Herr was a minister, besides being a farmer, and his son Christian was also a minister and farmer. Hans was old enough that he had no desire to build a large home.
Christian's family was growing and he needed a place also to use as a meeting place. So in 1719, the community built a large house which became the home of Christian's
family and the meeting house for the community. It is believed that Hans Herr lived with Christian. Because Hans was so respected, the house became known as the Hans
Herr House, though it was owned by Christian and used by the community. Today, Hans Herr House is considered to be the oldest Mennonite Meeting House in the Americas.
It is the oldest existing building in Lancaster County. The architectural principles of the house are strictly southwestern German. (From April through November, the visiting
hours are Monday through Saturday from nine to four.)

The Louis Christian Jüngerich referenced was my great great grandfather. His brother he left in Germany was Johannes (b. 1799). He married Johanne Wilkley in 1824.
Johannes had the following children: Johan Wilhelm (1829-1898), T.H. Ferdinand (1830-1860) Married Emma T. Pauline; Johanne (1834-1920) married C.G. Raue; Charlotte
(1836-1900) and Johann F. (1840-1867).

Johann F had the following children: Hermann (1868), Ferdinand (1871), Karl Max Eduard (1873), William (1879), and Paul (1884).

Louis Christian's sister Dorothea (1805) remained in Rheda, Germany. She married Dr. Shottler. (?)

Dorothea Jüngerich had the following children: Catharine (1831 -1899) married Charles Smith in 1850; Henry (1833-1905) married Clara Steiner; Ann (1835-1898) married
Rev., E.C. Mitchell; Mary (1836-1916) married E.W. Mathews; Emma (1840-1911) married Joshua Z. Gregg in 1865; and John (1843-1864) who died in the Civil War.

Hopefully, someone will recognize some of these names as your ancestors and can help me make some more connections to my German relatives. I would love to
communicate with you further.


Nicole Iungerich Moser


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