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"The History and Genealogy of the GANDER Families"

by Charles H. Gander

List of Book's Contents:
 
 
Chapter 1. THE SURNAME  
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    Germanic  
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    Origin -- Gander Homelands -- Pronunciation -- Spelling Changes -- Gander Prefixes -- Distribution (worldwide locations of Ganders from 1287 A.D. to the mid-1970's) -- General (3 pages) History of the Alpine Areas.
    English Origin -- Gander Homelands -- Distribution (discussion of Gander records from the 1400's to 1897.)
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    Coats of Arms  
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    Five authentic old Gander Coats and one Crest shown.
    Miscellaneous   
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     Gander Place Names around the World.  
Chapter 2. EUROPEAN RECORDS                     
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    Switzerland.    
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    The Swiss Record (up to 14 generations [83 pages] of the descendants of 59 Gander families from 1524 A.D. in Saanen,Lauenen, and Gsteig) -- Jakob Gander of Beckenried (4 generations) -- Johann Gander of Beckenried (8 generations) --Christian Gander of Schwanden bei Brienz (8 generations).      
    Austria (including the South Tirol). 
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    The Austrian Record (14 generations [31 pages] of the family of Paul Gander [Cander] of Glanz / Lienz) -- Jacobi Gander of Prad am Stilfserjoch (6 generations).
    Germany   
183
    England       
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    The "Great Card Index" -- Military Records -- The International Genealogical Index (31 pages of alphabetically arranged old Gander records dating from 1571 A.D.) -- Stephen Gander of London (7 generations) -- William Gander of London (8 generations).
Chapter 3. THE VOYAGE TO AMERICA                   
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    Early Gander Sailing Records -- The Areas of Early Germanic Emigration -Causes of Emigration -- The Journey to Pennsylvania -- Gander Immigrants to America (names of nearly 250 Gander -- immigrants, dates of entry, places of settlement, -- nationalities, occupations, and some ship names).
Chapter 4. COLONIAL AND EARLY U.S. RECORDS OF PENNSYLVANIA            
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    First Reformed Church Records in Lancaster - Gander Revolutionary War Records -- The Great Gander Disappearing Act -- Gander Tax and Census Records -- Jacob Gander (6 generations in early Pennsylvania and Canada; an additional 8 Gander / Gender / Gunder generations continued in chapter 16) -- William Gander (2 generations; probable ancestors of many current Gender families in the U.S.) -- John Peter Gander (3 generations in early Pennsylvania; an additional 8 Gander / Gonter generations continued in chapter 16) -- Unplaced Ganders in Early Pennsylvania Records.
Chapter 5. EARLY RECORDS OF VIRGINIA                   
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    German Life in Virginia -- Virginia Chronicle (records concerning George of Luray, Peter of the Cedar Creek area, and Gasper of Berkeley County) -- Possibilities of Relationship -- Gasper Gander (2 generations) -- Unplaced Ganders in Early Virginia Records.
Chapters 6 through 14. PETER GANDER                  
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    (10 generations in 9 chapters -- information on over 1,700 descendants of Peter).
Chapter 15. GEORGE GANDER                     
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    (8 generations of the family of George of Luray, Va.).
Chapter 16. U.S. RECORDS                    
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    Jacob Gander of Stanford, Ky. (15 generations in Switzerland and the U.S.) --Johann Jakob Gander of Bickelton, Washington (15 generations in Switzerland and the U.S.) -- Melchior Gander of Warren, Pa. (10 generations in Switzerland and the U.S.) -- Melchior Gander (4 generations in Switzerland and western U.S.) -- Robert Gander of Brooklyn, N.Y. (10 generations in the South Tirol and the U.S.) Alois Gander of Cincinnati, Ohio (3 generations) -- Christian Gander of Warren Co., Pa. (4 generations) -- Edwin Gander of Allegan Co., Mich. (3 generations) -- Fidel Gander of St. Paul, Minn. (4 generations) Frank Gander of Allamakee Co., Iowa (6 generations) --John / Johannes Gander of Millersburg, Pa. (8 generations) -- Joannes / Johann Gander (6 generations in the South Tirol and Albany, N.Y.) -- Joseph Gander (6 generations in the South Tirol and Fergus Falls, Minn.) Joseph Gander of Ripley Co., Ind. (5 generations) -- John Gander of St. Louis, Mo. (3 generations) -- George Gander of Tuscarawas Co., Ohio (8 generations) -- Joseph Gander of Montgomery Co., Pa. (6 generations) -- James Thomas Gander of Fairhaven, Washington (4 generations) -- Katie Gander of New York, N.Y. (5 generations) -- Philip Gander of St. Louis, Mo. (4 generations) -- Wendelin Gander of St. Louis, Mo. (2 generations).
Chapter 17. UNPLACED GANDERS                    
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    Data on 489 Ganders in the U.S. whose immigrant forefathers could not be determined. This information is broken down by states and, in most cases, includes the name, date and place of birth, occupation, location of residence, etc.
Chapter 18. LATE ADDITIONS AND MISCELLANY           
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    Unique or late-arriving Gander information -- Canadian Records -- Gander "Who's Who" (70 notable Ganders around the world) -- Black Ganders.
    Additional English Records.  
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    Recently received old records dating from 1373 A.D., and a chronologically arranged 62-page index of English Gander birth, marriage, and death records from 1837 to 1920 from the General Register Office in London.
YEAR 2003 UPDATE: THE CONTINUING STORY           
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LIST OF SOURCES       
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    Identification of 486 Gander sources.
PHOTO CREDITS        
975
    Names of individuals who provided photographs.
ADDRESS LIST           
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    List of over 1,250 Ganders and descendants in the U.S.
INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS IN CHAPTERS 3 THROUGH 17 AND IN THE "WHO'S WHO" SECTION OF CHAPTER 18
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    Catalog of over 9,000 Ganders and nee Ganders.

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