“Mama’s family considered Papa’s people upstarts because her first ancestor, Francis Bernard, left England in 1632 for America. He settled in Hadley, Massachusetts.The first Gish left Germany (The Mosel Valley) in 1733. He, Mathias Gish, arrived in Philadelphia on board “The Philadelphia Merchant” in September and was given a landgrant in Penryn, Lancaster County. A … Continue reading THE GISH GENEALOGY