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.


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