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Two Godshalk family histories had been published by the early 1950s: <em>The Godshalk Family History </em>by Abraham Godshalk (Harrisburg, Pa., 1912), and <em>A Genealogical History of The Gottshall Family </em>by [[Grubb, Nathaniel B. (1850-1938)|N. B. Grubb]] (Harrisburg, Pa., 1924). The family has included a number of bishops, ministers, and deacons. Well-known members of the family include the preacher-author [[Godshalk, Abraham (1791-1838)|Abraham Godshalk]] (1791-1838), Bishop Moses Gottshall (1815-1888) of the [[Eastern District Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Eastern District]] Conference ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]), and his son, [[Gottshall, William Shelly (1865-1941)|Elder William S. Gottshall]] (1865-1941) of the same district.
 
Two Godshalk family histories had been published by the early 1950s: <em>The Godshalk Family History </em>by Abraham Godshalk (Harrisburg, Pa., 1912), and <em>A Genealogical History of The Gottshall Family </em>by [[Grubb, Nathaniel B. (1850-1938)|N. B. Grubb]] (Harrisburg, Pa., 1924). The family has included a number of bishops, ministers, and deacons. Well-known members of the family include the preacher-author [[Godshalk, Abraham (1791-1838)|Abraham Godshalk]] (1791-1838), Bishop Moses Gottshall (1815-1888) of the [[Eastern District Conference (Mennonite Church USA)|Eastern District]] Conference ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]), and his son, [[Gottshall, William Shelly (1865-1941)|Elder William S. Gottshall]] (1865-1941) of the same district.
 
 
 
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Godshalk is a family name found especially in the Franconia Mennonite Conference (Mennonite Church) in southeastern Pennsylvania. The progenitor of the family was an immigrant of 1701 from Goch, Germany named Jacob Gottschalk (Gaedtschalck). Jacob was a preacher in the Germantown congregation (1702-1712) and later at Skippack (1713-1763), and was the first Mennonite bishop in North America.

Two Godshalk family histories had been published by the early 1950s: The Godshalk Family History by Abraham Godshalk (Harrisburg, Pa., 1912), and A Genealogical History of The Gottshall Family by N. B. Grubb (Harrisburg, Pa., 1924). The family has included a number of bishops, ministers, and deacons. Well-known members of the family include the preacher-author Abraham Godshalk (1791-1838), Bishop Moses Gottshall (1815-1888) of the Eastern District Conference (General Conference Mennonite), and his son, Elder William S. Gottshall (1865-1941) of the same district.


Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1956


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Wenger, John C. "Godshalk (Godshall, Gottschall, Gottshall, Gottschalk, Godtschalch, Gaedtschalck) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 22 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Godshalk_(Godshall,_Gottschall,_Gottshall,_Gottschalk,_Godtschalch,_Gaedtschalck)_family&oldid=87855.

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Wenger, John C. (1956). Godshalk (Godshall, Gottschall, Gottshall, Gottschalk, Godtschalch, Gaedtschalck) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Godshalk_(Godshall,_Gottschall,_Gottshall,_Gottschalk,_Godtschalch,_Gaedtschalck)_family&oldid=87855.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 534. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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