Launcelot GRANGER, b. 1637 was commandeered, by a ship master, from his home in Western England at 12 or 14 years and forced to be the ship's cabin boy on the voyage to what is now America, then spent the next two years as indentured servant in the colony of Massachusetts Bay. He married Joanna ADAMS, b 1633 in 1653. His 5th great grandson Gilbert GRANGER lived in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
Tom KEYES is the great grandson of Gilbert.
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Gilbert Granger ll
Gilbert, born in McHenry Co. Ill. and was two years old in 1852 when his mother drove (horse and buggy) with him to Manitowoc, WI to make their home with his grandmother Williams. His half brother Dighton, age nine years old, apparently stayed behind in the vicinity of Fort Hill, Lake Co. Ill. In 1857 Gilbert and his mother came to twn. Wilson, Sec. 6, Sheboygan Co. to live with Gilbert's uncle Bartholomew Trumbull (Trumbla). The Trumbull family raised Gilbert until he started life for himself at age 17.
Gilbert was a farmer, first mail carrier in Sheboygan, Co., owned and operated a threshing outfit for twenty three years, held various Twn Wilson offices, was clerk of school district no. 6 in 1903-1904, was a member of the county board and treasurer of the Wisconsin Association of Rural Letter Carriers. He was a member of the Republican party. Gilbert loved his family, the outdoors and the hum of the threshing machine. He is an example of the self made man. Gilbert was large in stature and commanded attention when entering a group or calling a meeting to order. His granddaughter related a tale of Gilbert chairing a town Wilson meeting debating a controversial issue. The participants were predominantly German with the minority New England Yankee and Dutch. The issue was debated vigorously, tempers flared, when a German in his native tongue, made a cutting and derogatory remark directed at Chairman Granger, believing only the Germans understood. Gilbert chaired the remainder of the meeting speaking German.
GILBERT /GIL-burt/ English, French, Dutch "bright pledge" from Germanic gisel "pledge, hostage" and beraht "bright". It was introduced to Britain by the Normans. This was the name of a 12th-century British saint, the founder of a religious order.