Mathias Nininger and his brother, Meinrad Neininger are the earliest discovered ancestors in the U.S. of this line. They are the sons of Landelini and Theresiae Uhl Neininger. There is no evidence that their parents came to America with them. The surname was spelled several ways. Mathias' name evolved over time and dropped the "e".
Mathias was born 24 Feb 1801 in Baden, Germany and died 13 May 1877 in Fairfield County, Ohio. He lived in Ohio as early as 1833, when his first child, John, was born. Meinrad was born 7 Jul 1810 in Baden, Germany and died 21 Apr 1878. Both brothers settled in Fairfield County, Ohio.
Mathias Nininger married Emaline Kasper, who was also born in Baden, Germany about 1803. She died 5 Mar 1883 in Fairfield County, Ohio. There is some confusion about her first name. She is listed in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census as "Emaline". In the 1870 U.S. Census, she was listed as "Effa" and in the 1880 U.S. Census, her name was listed as "Aphresene".
Mathias and Emaline Nininger are known to have 7 children in Fairfield County Ohio.
From records at the Fairfield County Court House in Lancaster, Ohio - 10 Sep 1894
Know all men by these presents: that
Sophia Sucher, a
widow; Barbara Weaver,
widow; Susan Joos and
Charles Joos, her husband; Mary
Craiglow and William Craiglow, her husband;
Laney Himes and Amos
Himes her husband in consideration of one ($1.00) dollar and other
considerations to them paid by Joseph
Nininger of Hocking Township, Fairfield County, Ohio the
receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby remise, release, and
forever quit claim to the said Joseph Nininger and his heirs and assigns
forever the following real estate. To wit: situate in the county of
Fairfield in the State of Ohio and known and distinguished by being the
south west quarter of the south west quarter of section No. Twenty Two
(22) in Township No. fourteen(14), Range No. nineteen (19) containing
forty (40) acres of land be the same more or less and all the estate,
title and interest of the said Grantors either in law or in equity, of,
in and to the said premises; Together with all the privileges and
appurtenances to the same belonging, and all the rents, issues and
profits thereof; To have and to hold the same to the only proper use of
the said Joseph Nininger and his heirs and assigned forever.
Meinrad is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. He married 3 times. His first wife, Barbara Schatzle, died in 1850. Meinrad then married Christena Iegle/Jengle on 18 Apr 1852 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio. Christena died in 1866. He then married Seleste M. Urice. Many of his children spelled their name NININGER.
WILL OF MEINROD NININGER (typed as written)
State of Ohio
the following links to view information on the descendants of
Mathias Nininger and Meinrad Neininger to the present. The
reports are generated by the Legacy Genealogy program. (Reports with documentation also
(Reports with documentation also available)
Mathias Nininger Family Descendant Book (1801 - Present) - a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 8 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with Mathias Nininger - 72 pages plus index.
Meinrod Neininger Family Descendant Book (1810 - Present) - a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 6 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with Meinrod Neininger - 9 pages plus index.
Mathias Nininger Find A Grave - Burial information with links to descendants
Meinrod Neininger Find A Grave - Burial information with links to descendants
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