LDS Ancestral File has a Philip Gilbert b.abt.1742 & d."bef.1797" in Adams Co., PA, who is (with Maria Gertrude, b.abt.1744 PA) the parent of a Johann Jacob Gilbert, b.1767 & d.abt.1834 in Mahoning Co., OH.This Jacob, who md. Maria Elizabetha bef.1788 in PA, was the father -- all by the Ancestral File pedigree chart -- of John Gilbert, b. 22 Apr.1798 & bp. 10 June 1798 at Littlestown, Adams Co., PA, and who md. Catharine Hively on 24 Jan. 1822.
I cannot vouch for the Ancestral File information, but I can say that the baptisms of seven children of Johanes & Catharina Gilbert are to be found in: GOOD HOPE CHURCH: Records of the German Lutheran and Reformed Congregations; Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio; 1815-1895, published by Simon Homestead Books, 430 Indianola Rd., Boardman, OH 44512The church register was in German.
My wife descends from one of these seven children.The Hively family is well-researched and has a family association, but the Gilbert family does not enjoy the same standing, so far as I can tell.Can anyone add to this?Thanks!