Christian Giggy, one of the leading citizens of his township, came to America in the spring of 1851, in company with his sister Ellen, now Mrs. John Roy. He is a son of Benedict and Christina (Snyder) Giggy, who were parents of three boys and two girls, and was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, February 1, 1832. Mrs. Christian Giggy is also a native of the same place, born in July, 1818. She married Mr. Giggy in Summit county, Ohio, in August, 1851. She was Ellen Burkhalter, daughter of John and Barbary (Pfiefer) Burkhalter, parents of ten children. Mr. Giggy landed in New York, went to Cleveland, Ohio, remained a few days working in a foundry, then went to Peninsula, Summit County, Ohio, where he worked in a stone quarry for a time, then in a saw-mill, and farmed two years. He came to this township in 1855, and worked at the stone mason's trade in connection with farming. In 1859, he bought twenty acres of improved land, that he sold in 1862, and bought the farm of one hundred and fifteen, where he now lives. Mr. and Mrs. Giggy are members of the Lutheran Church, and have a family of five children -Mary E., Rosanna (now Mrs. Hart), Charles W., Oscar L. and Sarah R.

 

 

History of La Grange County, Indiana, F.A. Battey & Co., 1882