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Charles Ganshow (Ganschow)

Charles Ganshow (Ganschow)

Susan Wells (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jan 2004 2:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
My maternal grandfather was Charles Ganshow whose name was altered during immigration (says my mother). He was born in Brooklyn ~1888 (we have a photograph of him standing next to a cow) to a piano maker who was said to have eloped with the daughter of the burghermeister of the Black Forest before emmigrating to America. He was one of 6 children, but kept contact with only a few (Uncle Bill who never married and Aunt Hildegarde who lived in Brooklyn for most of her life). My mother, Shirley Ganshow b. 1925 (sister Dorothy, brother Robert) has a cousin Charlotte Ganshow who may still be out on Long Island where my mother grew up (Garden City). I would like to find some of my relatives. Please let me know is you have any information? Thanks.

Re: Charles Ganshow (Ganschow)

Posted: 14 Mar 2010 5:52AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, My name is Matt Ganshow, my Fathers name was John Fleming Ganshow, he was born in Brooklyn, His Father was Jimmy Ganshow, also from Brooklyn.I was born in Long Island, N.Y. I was told that the spelling was changed to Ganshow, but it used to be Ganschow or Ganschou.Von Ganschou is listed as a Swedish royal family. I always heard that the original Ganshow, Ganschow, Ganschou? was from Germany? I also heard that Gans, means Goose and Schou means show in German? my e.mail is
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