In this chapter the full family trees are published.
So far we found four different main lineages of the
Giegengack (Gigengack, Geigengack) family. These are:
- The Hans Giegengack
This branch goes back to the year 1600 and is thereby
the oldest known and longest lineage. Descendants of Hans Giegengack,
who died in Kleinschmalkalden in Thüringen, still
live in Germany and also in the USA.
The family members in the USA all stem from Johann
Martin Giegengack (1825 - 1899). >
To the Hans Giegengack Lineage.
- The lineages
of Moritz Giegengack, Johann Valentin Giegengack and Johan(nes) Giegengack
Moritz Giegengack, born in about 1628, left Kleinschmalkalden and moved to Roßdorf. His descendant Valentin Giegengack born in Roßdorf in
1750, went to Denmark, where he died in 1798. His
offspring lives in Germany and the Netherlands.
All Dutch Gigengacks and the Bocholt Gigengacks (both spelled with 'í')
are from this branch.
To the Moritz Giegengack Lineage.
- The Baltahasar
Gi(e)gengack lineage and other lineages
We found information about the birth of Anna Gi(e)gengack,
daughter of Baltahasar Gi(e)gengack. Her birth is
registered in Fambach, Thüringen, a village about
only 19 km from Kleinschmalkalden. Also see the Hanss Giegengack minor lineage here.
To the Baltahasar Giegengack Lineage.
- The Geigengack
lineages from Urnshausen
The name is written with 'ei'. We see Johannes Geigengack
(1740 - 1823) and Johann Andreas Geigengack (1745
- 1812) who can be brothers, but we are not sure.
Descendants still live in Germany. >
To the Johannes Geigengack Lineage.
Lovely postcard of Kleinschmalkalden, sent to us by Linda Bray (USA). The card invites us: 'Visit the green heart of Germany.'
Top-image: 'View from Röder (?)'. Underneath from left: 'Railway bridge', 'Church' and 'Hohe Warte' [mountain with observation tower close to Kleinschmalkaden].
Bottom: 'Greetings from Kleinschmalkalden (Thuringia wood), 448 m. Photo Neumann'.