The SHIMP line of our family goes all the way back to Phillip Schimpf who was born in Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany in 1695. His son Phillip had a son Johann Jacob Schimpf who was born in Erbach, Germany in 1734. He emigrated to the US in 1754, arriving in Pennsylvania. He settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His son John Shimpf was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1758. His son Jacob Shimp was born in 1797 and at some point moved to West Virginia. Charles Wesley Shimp was born in 1842 in West Virginia. Charles married Sarah Catherine Oldfather and had a daughter, Gertrude Altha Shimp, born in Germantown, Ohio in 1881.
She married John William Friend.