The Gerwig family came from Alsace, which is on the border of the France and Germany. They were German but lived on the French side of the border. Jacob Gerwig came to the United States in 1834.
JACOB and MAGDALENA GERWIG
The Gerwigs immigrated to the United States in 1833 or 1834. (4) They settled in Beaver County, Pa., where they farmed. They attended St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church in Zelienople.
Paul was born Jan. 24, 1800 in Oberbetschdorf, died 25 Apr 1879 in PA.He married around 1821 in Oberbetschdorf Eva Dorothea Daul , born 25 Jun 1799 in Oberbetschdorf, died 24 Jan 1871 in PA. They had five children.
He appears as a baptismal sponsor of Jacob’s children. Jacob’s son, Jacob, appears in Paul’s household in the 1850 Census. Other possible relatives in St. Paul’s records are a Dorothea Gerwig, who married George Friedrich Pflug in 1844, and an Eva Gerwig who was married to Jakob Ketterer.