Philip Gushwa


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Philip Gushwa 1

  • Born: 7 Sep 1802, Milford, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Mary A. Mahr
  • Died: 16 Dec 1884, Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 82 2
  • Buried: Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA 2

  General Notes:

Obiturary, Waterloo Press, 18 Dec 1884

Mr. Philip Gushwa, Sr., died on Monday at his home in Fairfield township, at the advanced age of 82 years and 3 months. His remains were interred at the Fairfield Center burying ground. Mr. Gushwa settled in Fairfield township in about the year 1843, and since then has been honored and respected by all his neighbors. He was one of the pioneers of the county, not only in regard as one of the first settlers, but during the hardships, of the back woods settlement, and the sturdy manner with which he aided in the development of the country, as well as in raising a large family consisting of five sons and five daughters, who survive him. The deceased was well known among the earlier settlers of the county, and for upwards of thirty years past he has been a member of the Evangelical church. He retained the vigor of life until he reached a remarkable age, and was able to walk around, until almost thirty days since, when his strength gradually failed him until his death. Funeral services today, conducted by Reverends Oaks and Stoops.

I'm adding his children as I think them to be:

Jacob Gushwa, 1826-1913, m. (1) Mary Jane Bailey, (2) Sarah Ellen Bailey

Elizabeth Gushwa, 1827-1888, m. David Gonser

Hannah Gushwa, 1829-1906, m. Josiah Wells

John Gushwa, 1831-1903, m. (1) Catherine Reinoehl, (2) Ellen Shambaugh

Susanna Gushwa, 1832-?, m. Henry Schafer (cannot find proof of this)

Jonathan A. Gushwa, 1835-?, m. (1) Harriet Williams, (2) Margaret J. Williams

William Gushwa, 1836 - died bef.1840 in Holmes Co., Ohio

Mary Ann Gushwa, 1838-?, m. David Liby

Philip Gushwa, 1841-1903, m. Sarah Williams

Sarah Ann Gushwa, 1843-1930, m. Joel E. Hartman

Benjamin Gushwa, 1845-1896, m. Belle Cissel 2

Philip married Mary A. Mahr. (Mary A. Mahr was born on 18 Jul 1806 in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA,2 died on 17 Sep 1892 in Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA 2 and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield Center, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.)


1 1860 Census - Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana.

2 Find A Grave (

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