Hallo! We have many things in common - great to hear from you!
(1) I have researched for the maiden name of the wife of of John Gorgas, son of Benjamin (grandson of John Gorgas and Psyche Rittenhouse), but have not been able to find anything so far.Will keep checking! Would greatly appreciate it if you would please send me (or post) any wedding dates and names of the Christiana Gorgas Zerbe. I would be interested in any other early marriages of other members of the Gorgas family. Danke!
(2) A very interesting note about a black Gorgas family in Philadelphia.I received a message from a Doctor,(M.D.),whose great grandfather was George Gorgas, the patriarch of the only black family in the USA with the name Gorgas. He indicated that his great grandfather was the son of a marriage between his father, George Gorgas and a beautiful black girl from the Island of Barbados, his housekeeper. Do you have any information about this family?
This is fascinating news, I am hoping tomeet this cousin in the near future and learn some more about this interestingfamily member. I do not have the name of the Barbadian girl that George Married, but will hope to get this informationwhen I meet with the cousin Doctor in the near future in Philadelphia...
I wish that I could speak German to answer some of our German cousins' messages. Although my father was German I never had the chance to learn the language, he died at a young age in WWII.