Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Jean Michel & Elizabeth (Nouvier) Gaertner

Recently, I discovered that my Gardner family were buried at the same little church cemetery in Canal Fulton, Stark County, Ohio as my Rheinlander family.  Jean Michael (John Michael) Gardner and his wife Elizabeth Nouvier are buried at St. Philip & St. James Catholic Cemetery.  Unfortunately, even though the cemetery readings show a gravestone for John, there is not one now.  Elizabeth's stone can be seen above.

Jean (John) was born to Jacob Gaertner and Marie Anne Meyet on 20 Feb 1800, in Arzviller, Moselle, France.  Elizabeth was born 4 Feb 1807, probably the same area in France as John.  They were supposedly married 5 Feb 1828 in Brouderdorff, Moselle, France.  I have not been able to document their marriage date yet.

According to the 1850 Summit County, Ohio census, the family came to the US in 1830 as their first child was born somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. They went on to have six more children, including my ancestress, Margaret born 12 May 1843, Summit County, Ohio.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge this week is:
1)  Go to the AnyMaking website (http://anymaking.com – it’s FREE to use) and …
2)  Doctor some of your priceless photographs using one or more of their photo effects to turn your photo into a cartoon, into a puzzle, into a wanted poster, etc.  Try it, it’s fun.  You can spend hours doing this.  Think about Christmas presents for your family or friends… [Note that if you want decent size photos - or real puzzles, portraits, etc., you'll need to subscribe to their Premium service.]

Do you have those cute unlabeled photos in your family?

I like engraved tombstones a lot....

What can you come up with?
Have fun!