The History of Wyandot Co, OH, Sycamore Twp, includes the following bio:
"GEORGE VAN GUNDY, son of Michael and Hannah Van Gundy, was born August 1, 1831. He is a native of Ross County, Ohio, and was reared a farmer. In 1857, he became the owner of 160 acres of partially improved land in this township, where he still resides; he has always given his attention to agricultural pursuits; he was married, December 26, 1858, to Mary E. Swinehart, a native of this township, daughter of Samuel and Jane (Milligan) Swinehart, of German and Irish ancestry; her parents had eight children-Nancy A., Rebecca J., Mary E., Hannah C. and Laura A., the only surviving. To Mr. and Mrs. Van Gundy ton children were born-Sabina A., born October 11, 1860; Louisa J., March 11, 1862; John U., September 26, 1864; Myrta, October 25, 1866; Hettie, November 15, 1868; Dettie,
April 19, 1871; Cecil R., September 27, 1873: Harry, February 17, 1877; Willie, February 9, 1878; infant daughter, May 18, 1881. The deceased are Willie, Dettie and the infant. Mr. Van Gundy is a strict Republican of the temperance turn. He and part of his family are associated with the United Brethren Church."
6/1860 Sycamore Twp, Wyandot Co, OH. Listed in the census as Geo Vangunda, 27, farmer, he had already acquired a fair amount of property for the day, totaling $5800/2000. Wife Mary E was 22 and daughter Sobrina was 1. Brother William was 6 doors down the road.