Goering (Göring, Gering, Gehring) family

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Goering (Göring, Gering, Gehring) is a Mennonite family name. The earliest known record of the name is that of the Swiss printer Ulrich Gering (b. ca. 1440; d. 1510, in Paris), who set up the first printing press in France with the assistance of Michael Friburger and Martin Crantz under the direction of Guillaume Fichet, rector of the Sorbonne. Virtually complete genealogical records are extant for the family since issuance of a passport to Moses Gering of Montbéliard, France, on 8 February 1791. Moses Gering is known to have been a member of a group of Mennonites that emigrated from Palatinate, South Germany, to France near the Swiss border about 1673. Moses Gering apparently was born in Montbéliard about 1760. It is also known that his immediate ancestors lived for a time in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. In 1791 Moses Gering moved to Einsiedel, Galicia (Austria), with his family. In 1797 he again moved to Michelsdorf (near Warsaw), Poland. In 1817 the entire family moved to Eduardsdorf (near Dubno), Russia. Some members of the Moses Gering family participated in the founding of the Horodish and Waldheim villages northeast of Eduardsdorf in 1837. In 1860 Eduardsdorf dissolved and Kutuzovka was founded. Included in this group were the majority of Gerings who had remained in Eduardsdorf. In 1874 the Kutuzovka, Horodish, and Waldheim Mennonite settlements dissolved and immigrated to America. The Gerings settled in central Kansas and South Dakota, and subsequently in other states. G. J. Goering was long elder of the Eden Church at Moundridge, Kansas, and J. C. Goering was long elder of the First Church of Christian at the same place. S. J. Goering was a missionary in China and business manager of Bethel College. Gering and Gerig have a common source.


Goering, D. J. Goering Genealogy, 1940.

Author(s) Robert L Gering
Date Published 1956

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Gering, Robert L. "Goering (Göring, Gering, Gehring) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Jul 2021. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goering_(G%C3%B6ring,_Gering,_Gehring)_family&oldid=141136.

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Gering, Robert L. (1956). Goering (Göring, Gering, Gehring) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2021, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goering_(G%C3%B6ring,_Gering,_Gehring)_family&oldid=141136.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 535. All rights reserved.

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