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Jacob Gygax

Jacob Gygax

Male - 1895


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  • Name Jacob Gygax  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 2 May 1819  Near Bleienbach, Launek, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 1847  [1
    listed as a baker next to his engagement date in church book in city records 
    Census 1850  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1850 Census, Muskingum, Jacob Gigax.jpg
    1850 Census, Muskingum, Jacob Gigax.jpg
    Naturalization 2 Feb 1852  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1860 Census, Muskingum, Zanesville (Jacob Gigax).jpg
    1860 Census, Muskingum, Zanesville (Jacob Gigax).jpg
    Census 1870  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Household Gender Age
      Jacob Gigax M 51y
      Elizabeth Gigax F 50y
      Charles Gigax M 22y
      Mary Gigax F 19y
    1870 Census, Muskingum, Zanesville (Jacob Gigax).jpg
    1870 Census, Muskingum, Zanesville (Jacob Gigax).jpg
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    • After coming the the USA, the spelling of the last name was changed in this branch of the family from GYGAX to GIGAX. Other branches maintained the Old World spelling.
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    Record ID Number 2111 
    Died 9 Aug 1895  Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Siblings 5 Siblings 
    Person ID I2111  Hillbillies & Vikings
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2015 

    Father Jacob Gygax,   d. 26 Mar 1868, Bleienbach, Launek, Republic Of Bern Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Katherina Nuchow,   d. 27 Dec 1841, Bleienbach, Launek, Republic Of Bern Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Mar 1809  Bleienbach, Launek, Republic Of Bern Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Lüthi,   b. 1819,   d. 1888, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1847  Near Bleienbach, Launek, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Old documents sometimes refer to the country as the "Republic of Bern."
    Age at Marriage He was ?? - She was 28 years and 6 months  
    Children 
     1. Charles Jacob Gigax,   b. 1848, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Mary Gigax,   b. 1850, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Jacob Gygax". Hillbillies & Vikings. https://jonandjohn.org/getperson.php?personID=I2111&tree=tree1 (accessed September 29, 2022).

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Church and City Records. Records from the City of Bleienbach, Switzerland; Record Type: Birth and Christening Records.

    2. [S51] Federal Government. 1850 United States Federal Census for Jacob Gygax family; Record Type: U.S. Census; Household: Jacob Gygax; Date: 1850; Record Info: Zanesville, Line# 15, Dwelling# 2472, Family# 2485; Film: Film# 444710, Image# 00302. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX34-N24, Name: Jacob Gigax, Residence: Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, Age: 31 years, Calculated Birth Year: 1819, Birthplace: Germany, Gender: Male, Film Number: 444710, Digital GS Number: 4093957, Image Number: 00302, Line Number: 15, Dwelling House Number: 2472, Family Number: 2485.

    3. [S57] Sylvia Smedley Hargrove & Hilda Yinger. Muskingum County Footprints; Article Title: An Index: Declaration of Intention for Naturalization, Muskingum County, Ohio, 1809-1899; Date: not dated; Series: 1809-1899; Volume: Vol. 1.

    4. [S67] Federal Government. 1860 United States Federal Census (Jacob Gygax); Record Type: U.S. Census; Household: Jacob Gygax Jr.; Date: 1860.

    5. [S69] Federal Government. 1870 United States Federal Census; Record Type: U.S. Census. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VG-5M6, Name: Jacob Gigax, Estimated Birth Year: 1819, Gender: Male, Age in 1870: 51y, Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White, Birthplace: Switzerland, Home in 1870: Ohio, United States, Collection: United States Census, 1870.

    6. [S1] Carl Jón Denbow. Personal knowledge of Carl J. Denbow; Subject: First- or very reliable second-hand information; Compiler: Carl J. Denbow; Location: P.O. Box 5714, Athens, Ohio 45701-5714.

    7. [S34] Jlona Gygax-Sidler. Correspondence with Jlona Gygax-Sidler of Switzerland; Recipient: Carl J. Denbow; Date: 2 oct 1955; Author Address: Osteria degil Amici, 6918 Figno, Switzerland.


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