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.
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.
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.