Christopher Jay Hinshaw

 1. William Henshall  m Margerie Gyll 
 2.. Thomas Henshall (?-c1631) m - Kendrick 
 3... John Henshall (1611-c1687) m Elizabeth - 
 4.... William Hinshaw (?-1699) m Elizabeth - 
 5..... Thomas Hinshaw (c1680-?) m Mary Marshall (c1685-?)
 6...... Jacob Hinshaw (1710-1796) m Rebecca Mackey (c1716-1796)
 7....... Thomas Hinshaw (c1749-1825) m Hannah Seasfield (c1745-1835)
 8........ Thomas Hinshaw (1775-1824) m Lucy Clanton (1773-1859)
 9......... Benjamin J. Hinshaw (1795-1860) m Ruth Carter (1792-1882)
10.......... John Thomas Hinshaw (1832-1910) m Sarah Jane Coe (1833-1901)
11........... Gray Barnum Hinshaw (1865-1916) m Carrie Muzzy (1870-1926)
12............ Carl Hinshaw (1905-1984) m Audrey Elizabeth Givens (1909-2000)
13............. Keith Theron Hinshaw (1931-) m Elsie Louise Mitchener (1933-)
14.............. Christopher Jay Hinshaw (1958-2012)
                 +Jan Hoffman 
15...............  Heather Hinshaw  1
15...............  Chelsea Hinshaw  1
15...............  Breanna Hinshaw  1
15...............  Leah Hinshaw  1
15...............  Alexandra Hinshaw  1
15...............  Caleb Hinshaw  1
15...............  Hope Hinshaw  1
Christopher Jay Hinshaw     [ID 08684] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born Feb 18 1958, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.2,3  

He married Jan Hoffman, Sep 4 1982.3  

Christopher Jay Hinshaw died Dec 10 2012, 58644 C.R. 111, near Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; age 54.3,4,5  

Christopher's tragic death was reported in "The Elkhart Truth" (Elkhart, Indiana) on December 10, 2012:4

Police say death of burned man not likely suspicious

ELKHART -- The death of a 54-year-old male found outside of a storage garage is being investigated by the Elkhart County Sheriff Department.  

A body of a badly burned male was discovered at 58644 C.R. 111.  Deputies responded at 11:13 a.m Monday.  

Captain Jim Bradberry said at a press conference in the parking lot of Concord Mall that the Sheriff's Department is not treating the death as suspicious at this time.  The man's identity has not been released because his family is not in the area.  

The state fire marshal's office and the Elkhart County coroner's office are investigating the cause of the fire and the cause of death, respectively.

Christopher's death was again reported in "The Elkhart Truth" (Elkhart, Indiana) on December 12, 2012:5

Burned Elkhart man identified as Christopher Hinshaw

ELKHART -- Police released the name of the man whose badly burned body was foundoutside a storage garage Monday morning in Elkhart.  

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday identified the victim as Christopher J. Hinshaw, 54.  

Hinshaw, a resident of Elkhart, was pastor at the Grace Brethren Church, 24775 C.R. 20.  

Neighbors near the church, which was also close to Hinshaw’s residence, described the man as always helpful and kind.  

"I’ve been here for about 10 years and we never had any problems.  Him and his family have always been very respectful and accomodating," said neighbor Clarence Warren Jr.  

Trisca Matthews said her son went to the church and had a good relationship with Hinshaw and his family.  

"He was a great man, he loved all the kids around the neighborhood.  He was just a real nice guy," Matthews said.  

Sheriff’s department deputies and a Concord EMS unit were sent to 58644 C.R. 111 around 11:13 a.m. in reference to a man who had severe burns on his body.  Don Mansell, deputy chief of the Concord Township Fire Department, said the call did not come in as a fire, so no fire trucks were sent to the scene.  

At a press conference Monday, Capt. Jim Bradberry, public information officer with the sheriff’s department, said they are not treating the death as suspicious at the time.  

Police are still working with the coroner’s office and the State Fire Marshal’s office to determine Hinshaw’s cause of death, as well as the cause of the fire.  

Karen Kletka, deputy coroner, said a toxicology test will be performed on Hinshaw, but not an autopsy.  She said only a toxicology may be required at times, depending on the circumstances of what is found during a death investigation.  But because the investigation is active, authorities cannot provide any further information.

Christopher's obituary was published in "The Elkhart Truth" (Elkhart, Indiana) on December 13, 2012:3,6

Christopher J. Hinshaw
Feb. 18, 1958 - Dec. 10, 2012

ELKHART - Christopher J. Hinshaw, 54, Elkhart, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.  

He was born Feb. 18, 1958, in Columbus, Ohio, to Keith and Elsie (Mitchener) Hinshaw.  He married Jan (Hoffman) Hinshaw Sept. 4, 1982.  

Surviving are his wife, Jan; parents Keith and Elsie Hinshaw of Galena, Ohio; children Heather Hinshaw of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Chelsea Hinshaw of Newark, Ohio, Breanna (Alex) Gonzalez of Elkhart, Leah (Anthony) Vranesevich of Elkhart, Alexandra Hinshaw of Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Caleb Hinshaw and Hope Hinshaw, both of Elkhart; grandchildren Zairah and Ulani of Elkhart; sister Debbie (Fred) Rake of Delaware, Ohio; and brother Brian (Kristan) Hinshaw of Columbus, Ohio.  

Christopher was a graduate of Olentangy High School in Delaware and 1980 graduate of Ohio State University.  

He was a pastor at Elkhart Grace Brethren Church.  

Private family services will be held.  

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent at


  1. Obituary of Christopher Jay Hinshaw.
  2. Contribution from Dave Spang.
  3. Obituary of Christopher Jay Hinshaw; "The Elkhart Truth", Dec 13 2012:
  4. Death of Christopher Jay Hinshaw; "The Elkhart Truth", Dec 10 2012:
  5. Death of Christopher Jay Hinshaw; "The Elkhart Truth", Dec 12 2012:

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