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You have arrived at my version of  the Gerwing family tree. The information here relates mostly to Gerwings' in Canada, Germany, USA and Australia. This tree is devoted to the known ancestors and descendants of Heinrich Gerwing (1847-1905) with links back to the seventeenth century (Theodoris Gervincks).

Early variations of the name include Gerwinck, Gerwerdinck, Gerwertinck, Gerwer, Gerver, Gervincks, etc. The earliest generations listed lived in the Alstätte area of Germany. The first references of the Gerwing name go back as far as 1498.

Heinrich Gerwing emmigrated from Alstätte to the USA in 1871 settling in Minnesota after a short stay in Cincinnati Ohio. Other Gerwings (relationship to Heinrich unknown) emmigrated to the Kentucky area of the USA.

The purpose in posting is to gather additional information about Gerwings related to Heinrich and Theodorus so that future generations may better understand their roots. 

.So far the content of this website is the result of work by Rita Tagseth (Gerwing), Sharon Rolfes (Wisser), Constance Gerwing, Bernadine Morris (Gerwing), Lois Boser, Catherine Rubin, Alphonse Gerwing, Karl Schulte, Joylaura Fleischer, Rita Gockener, Janice Stang, Andy Gerwing, many other relatives and the Lake Lenore History Book. If you can contribute additions or corrections, please contact me through the email link below.

Log House
This is the tiny log house at Lake Lenore, Sask. Canada that was inhabited by 13 Gerwings in the winter of 1903-04. The house has been preserved by the local community as a tribute to Canadian Pioneers. ... more

Links                          Contents
Descendants   Lists descendants of Theodorus Gerwinck by generation
Surname List   Lists all the surnames found in the Gerwing Family Tree
Name Index Find any individual in the Tree
Immigration  Lake Lenore, Gerwings & St. Peters Colony
Social Justice * Gerwings Lead Work for Children in Brazil*
 Peeks  Peeks Into The Past (stories)
Grandpa's Tune A musical gift from Joe Gerwing
Reunion 2003 Reunion Summary 
Records Early German Records of our Ancestors 
Book Excerpt re: Heinrich Gerwing from German Book 
1905 Newspaper reports of the Death of Heinrich Gerwing 
Museum Gerwing History on the W. Dev't Museum Website
Map Map of Alstatte Germany 1842 
Wesling Wesling Family History
Photos Photo Gallery Section  
House Original Lake Lenore Gerwing House - article
Schnitzelbank The John Gerwing Family Newsletter 
Links etc Heinrich Gerwing emmigrates, census, homesteads etc
* part of other websites


The GERWING Family Name

   A relative in Germany provides the following interpretation for our family name:

   It would appear that the root 
meanings of Gerwing come out of the old Germania language. In today's German it would be something like  Speerkaempfer.  Translating that to English it produces Spear Fighter or 
Spear Thrower. 


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..........Patrick (Pat) Gerwing, .Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada

Last Updated: 16-05-24



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