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Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 5 Jul 2001 3:45AM GMT
Surnames: Gangloff, Gongloff
Hi all, last one for for today, I swear!

In my previous message about the Gangloffs of Schuylkill County, PA, I talk about the sons of George Gangloff II: George III, Henry, John, and Jacob. Throughout many of the records I've come across, Gangloff is mis-spelled a variety of ways (Gongloff, Genloffe, Ganglass, etc). However, in checking the tombstones (the "final answer", as it were), George II and all but one of his sons spell the name Gangloff. Jacob, however, spelled his name Gongloff, and he and his family have a beautiful family plot in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, PA, with the monument spelled Gongloff. His Civil War records are Gongloff as well. However, 2 of Jacob's children (Theodore and Lillian) are listed in a 1931 published history of St John's Reformed Church, Orwigsburg, as Gangloff, though they are buried in the afore-mentioned family plot as Gongloff. Anyone know anything about this??

Thanks-

Russ Gangloff
svcdude@yahoo.com

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Richard Gangloff-Ferman (View posts)
Posted: 9 Nov 2001 3:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Russ,
I have been researching, not always successfully, the
Gangloff name for over 40 years. The name, as you pointed
out, was spelled a lot of ways.
Much of this is due to who was doing the spelling.
Census takers spelled the way they hears. This gives
my mother's(the Gangloff side) family spelling in the
census such as Gaungbauff in the 1860 Ohio Miami County
Census; Federal.
I have found in dealing with other family names that
the Family themselves deliberately changed the spelling
of their name. This distinguished them from relatives or
other directly non-related families that may have been in
the area and with whom they did not wish to be confused.
In other cases it was because of where they came from:
EXAMPLE: McCandless/McCandles/McCandliss etc is from Northern Ireland
BUT
McCandlish is from SCOTLAND !!!
In order to continue, if you so desire, you need to
find out and tell me WHERE the family came from. Gangloff
is a GERMAN CITY, but most of the people who have that name
are from Alsace, France, not germany. Religion has nothing
to do with it, normally, as the Gangloff's may be either
protestant or Roman Catholic.

Dick

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 9 Nov 2001 5:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gangloff, Gongloff
Yes, Gangloff is in Germany today, but it has also been French several times over the last few centuries. It lies in a part of Alsatian Germany that has been in dispute for hundreds of years.

I've run into the usual census-taking mis-spellings, but I've found that Gongloff (and in Europe, Gangluff) are variants that have stuck through the years. I'm inclined to believe it had more to do with illiteracy and phonetic spelling by family members than anything else.

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 22 Feb 2006 7:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Russ, I can only hope that you are still subscribing and that you get this! I am a decendant of John Henry Gangloff Sr., John Henry Gongloff Jr.(yes, he changed the name), and his daugther Katie Estella Gongloff. I have quite a bit of information for you! We have been keeping extensive records and my great uncle has turned them over to me for web research. My e-mail is banshee_87@hotmail.com

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 10 Jun 2007 12:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gangloff
I am related some how to the Gangloff which later changed name to Gongloff. Grand fathers name was william grant Gongloff. Son of Mary & Charles Gongloff. Was wonder what info you have that might help me. thank you Carol

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 13 Jun 2007 10:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gangloff
I think this Jacob is my relative down the line. He had brother name John whom also changed his spelling to Gongloff. Would you please send me any info or pictures you may have.
Thank you
Carol

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 13 Jun 2007 10:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gangloff
Was wondering if you could give me any info on the Gangloff. My greatdrand father was Charles the fourth.
Thank you
Carol

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 15 Jun 2007 5:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gangloff/Gongloff
Would like more info on the Gangloff/Gongloff. I think they are some of my family.
Thank you
Carol

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 17 Jul 2007 10:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Am looking for any information I can get on Gangloff/Gongloff.

Re: Gangloff vs Gongloff

Posted: 23 Aug 2007 7:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gangloff
I am related to John Gongloff jr.WOuld like any information you have would be helpful.
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