Category Archives: Gaertner / Gardner

Happy 234th Birthday, Großmutter Gaertner!

234 years ago, 13 June 1786, in Pleidelsheim, Württemberg, my great great great grandmother, Christina Regina Bauer was born to Gotthardt Bauer. and Regina Wolf.  Regina married Alexander Gaertner on 24 November 1813 in Klein Ingersheim, Württemberg. The couple were … Continue reading

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Happy 266th Grandfather Gaertner!

266 years ago, 11 May 1754, in Kleiningersheim, Württemberg, my four times great grandfather, Johannes Gaertner was born to Melchior Gaertner and Maria Barbara Stockheimer. What little I know about Grandfather Gaertner I have gleaned from church records that were … Continue reading

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240th Anniversary of Onkel Balthasar und Tante Maria

On 4 April 1780, in the Evangelish in Besigheim, Württemburg, Johann Balthasar Gaertner, son of Melchior Gaertner and Maria Barbara Stockheimer, and Anna Maria Moehl, daughter of Johann David Moehl, were wed.  Balthasar was my 4th great granduncle, the brother … Continue reading

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I just happened across this photo …

I was going through my photo file this afternoon and came across this on of my great grandparents’ store in Columbus, Ohio.  In a rare piece of luck, their daughter, my grandmother, actually wrote on the back of the studio … Continue reading

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Happy 205th Birthday, Uncle David!

17 January 1815, 205 years ago, in Klein Ingersheim, Würtemburg, my great great granduncle, Johann David Gaertner was born to Alexander Gaertner and Christina Regina Bauer.  Uncle David only lived 2 years and passed away 14 April 1817.   He was … Continue reading

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Happy 105th Birthday, Gardner!

It was on 30 August 1914 in Toledo.Lucas County. Ohio, that my mother’s cousin, Charles Gardner Griste was born to Charles McKinley and Ethel Jeanette Koontz Griste.  To keep things simple and to keep with the German tradition of using … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Great Great Great Grandparents, an ocean apart!

Two of my great, great, great grandparents were born on 11 August.  One in Würtenburg; one in New York. Alexander Gaertner was born in 1785 in Klein Ingersheim, Würtemburg, to Johannes Gaertner and Christina Leibbrandt.  He married Christina Regina Bauer on … Continue reading

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Cousin Dorothy would have been 101 today!

Dorothy Jane Griste [my first cousin, once removed] was born on 7 August 1918 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, to Charles McKinley and Ethel Jeannette Koontz Griste.  Dorothy was the second child in birth order and the eldest daughter.  Her … Continue reading

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It’s the 99th Anniversary of Helen and Ward Quarles!

It was 21 July 1920 that Helen Louise Gardner married Ward O Quarles in Wardner, Idaho.  But who was this couple and why am I including them in my blog?  Well, Helen was my ½ first cousin, twice removed and … Continue reading

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Great Great Grandfather’s First of 4 Marriages – 159 years ago

My great great grandfather, Wilhelm Gotthardt Gaertner, who changed his name to William G. Gardner,  came to the United States in 1854 from Klein Ingersheim, Kingdom Of Württemberg at the age of 21.  He eventually settled in Canaan, Connecticut where … Continue reading

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