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Orville J. Ganstine Jr. (View posts)
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Looking for information on my Grandfather James Edward Ganstine born Feb. 1875 in Missouri. Father was Truman Ganstine. James Ganstine married Sula Mae McMurray abt. 1910. Have traced James Ganstine to Omega Township, Carroll Co., AR in 1910 living with mother Sarah Ganstine, brother Charlie, and sister Ella. James died in Grady Co., OK in 1929. If you have any family history on Ganstine, Please respond.


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Seek info on John Ganstine b abt 1790 Germany, father of my gr-gr-grandmother Susannah b 8 Feb 1817 IN. Susan m John C.Honaker 31 May 1840 Floyd Co.,IN.,she d 30 Jan 1874 Lewis Co., MO. Had a sister Elizabeth Ganstine who also lived in lewis Co., MO. Like to locate any descendants of her siblings,and need info on parents.

Truman Ganstine

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Need info on Truman Ganstine. Was Truman b abt 1829 Ky? He was listed on 1850 Floyd Co., IN. census with parents, as b in KY. Was he marr. to Mary Crook 29 Jun 1853 Clark Co., MO? Is he bro. to Susan Ganstine b 8 Feb 1817 IN, and Elizabeth Ganstine b 27 May 1834 KY? Like to correspond with desc. and get names of Truman's ch., b dates etc.

Truman Ganstine Reply

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Unfortunately, I have just began research on the Ganstine side of my mother's family. The
1900 Federal Population Census in Carroll Co. Arkansas lists Sarah Ganstine (head, age 48 born in Missouri married 5 years). Sarah was Truman Ganstine's second wife and she remarried (her third) to become Sarah Surburgh. Truman Ganstine had died by the 1900 Census, but the Census record indicates that the father of James, Charles, and Ella Ganstine was born in Missouri. This seems to be a problem; I cannot find any Ganstines listed in the Missouri Census Indexes.
James Edward Ganstine was born February 1875, his brother Charles Ganstine was born July 1880 in Missouri, and a sister Ella Ganstine born April 1884 in Missouri. Another son, Frank Ganstine was listed in an old family list as died in infancy.
Perhaps we can make a match, as you know Ganstine is a rare sirname. I will keep your reply on file, if I find out anything in my research.


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To Jim Ganstine- please e-mail me direct at

Will send you some info that I have. Joan

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You may contact me by letter:
Garland D. Vinyard
15935 Bent Tree Forest Circle #1036
Dallas, TX 75248-3407

I look forward to hearing from you.


Joan Nix (View posts)
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Elizabeth Ganstine was my gggrandmother. She was married to James Howard.
All I have on John A. Ganstine is he was married to Hannah and had several children. This from Floyd County Ind 1850 Census. I show Susannah b 18 Feb 1817.

Elizabeth Ganstine

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Like to correspond with desc. of Elizabeth (Ganstine)/James Howard. Which of their ch. do you descend from? Like any info. on Elizabeth that you can share, when did she come to MO. and with who? Were other siblings with her?
Write me at Thanks.

Elizabeth Ganstein

Barb Dorsey (View posts)
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My g.grandfather was Thomas. I do have more info about his Mother's family.
My email address is
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