Ganss Family


The Ganss family came from Frankenthal, Bavaria, Germany. They were reportledly from a long line of bakers and were known for their Christmas cookies. Ludwig passed along a family recipe book to Jacob but it has since been lost.


Ludwig Ganss - Frederick Ludwig Ganss was a baker from Frankenthal, Germany. He came to America in 1862 to live with his children. (updated 25 August 2022)


Christianna Ganss - Daughter of Ludwig Ganss. She married Joseph Winzer.


Jacob Ganss - Son of Ludwig Ganss. Uncle Jake (as he was known to Ruby Denaple) was a whiskey distiller before he became a Cleveland policemen.


Other Ganss Families


Updated on 23 June 2019

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