Gardinier Family of NorthWest Ohio
New York & Northwest Ohio

(Jan 31, 1819 - Jan 5, 1905)



           Samuel Gardinier departed this life at the home of his daughter, Jan 5, 1905, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 5 days. Funeral services were held Saturday the 7th, conducted by Rev. Motter of the M. E. church of Metamora, using as his text for an excellent discourse, 2nd Samuel, 3-38, at Santee Church. (Note: 2nd Samuel, Chapter 3 - 38, And the king said unto his servants, Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?)

           The deceased was born at Root, Montgomery Co., N. Y., in 1819, When 14 years of age he, with his parents moved to what is now known as West Toledo. He was united in marriage with Maria WIGGINS, May 11, 1845. About 1850 they moved to Fulton county, settling on a farm in Royalton township where they resided until the death of his companion in 1880. To this union, 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters were born, all of whom, except one son, Bradford, are living.

           In 1884 he was again united in marriage with Catherine McHENRY, and they resided in Lenawee Co., Mich., until her death in 1890. He was converted to God in early life and joined the Methodist Episcopal church. Shortly after, he became a licensed local minister and was an active worker in preaching the gospel and officiating at many funerals. His last work was preaching a funeral sermon for Mrs. Alice Giffrord, just about three days before his sickness.

           He was a very useful man in the community in which he lived, by helping and assisting his fellow-men. He was loved and esteemed by all. About 14 years ago he was stricken with paralysis, from which he only partially recovered and remained an invalid. During this time he exercised a cheerful disposition and bore his sickness with patience. His life should be an example to us all. He leaves 6 children, 29 grand-children and 6 great-grand-children, and a host of friends who mourn their loss, which is his eternal gain.

(Newspaper clipping, From Ethlyn (MIZER) FINLEY)

           Santee church was located a couple of miles north of US 20 on CR 7 in Royalton Twp., Fulton County, Ohio. Per Aunt Ethlyn (Dot) Finley, Samuel is supposed to be buried in the Jordan cemetery which is on CR RS, just east of SR 109, 1/2 mile north of US 20. There is a tombstone near the south east corner of the cemetery. Dot went there once with Valeda Mizer. They started from the west end, unfortunately, looking for Samuel's tombstone. The tombstone was in the 3rd row from the east end. She said that some of the letters were eroding.

           The tombstone is for his first wife, Frances Maria Wiggins. The tombstone is inscribed: Frances M. Gardinier, May 10, 1880, Ae 54y- 2d, W/o Samuel Gardinier. She was born May 8, 1826. The tombstone is in row 17, counting from the West end of the cemetery or the 3rd row from the east end.

Samuel's daughter, Alida married Moses P. Bryan. Samuel died at their home in Ogden Twp., Lenawee Co., Michigan.

Frances Maria WIGGINS Family web site

LINE OF DESCENT: (Under construction - more to be added.)
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Abraham GARDINIER, 1/01? (1756 - 1838)
     (Adam, Nich, Hend, Jacob)

     MARRIED 1st: Eva LEWIS on March 2, 1777 in Albany, New York.

               Jannettje GARDINIER, 2/01 (b. Oct 18, 1777)
               Magdelena GARDINIER, 2/02 (b. Oct 5, 1779)
               Rachel GARDINIER, 2/03 (b. Aug 9, 1791)
               Catrina GARDINIER, 2/04 (b. March 1783)
               Adam A. GARDNIER, 2/05 (1785 - 1875)
               Maria GARDINIER, 2/06 (b.Feb 4, 1787)
               John A. GARDINIER, 2/07 (1790 - 1846)
               Neeltje GARDINIER, 2/08 (b. Oct 11, 1791)

     MARRIED 2nd: Margaret (UNKNOWN) CARROL
          MARRIED 1st: Benjamin CARROL
               (Benjamin & Margaret were the parents of Eve CARROL who married
               John GARDINIER.)

GARDINIER Family Name Index (Clickable)

Click for Arthur Gardinier photosArthur GARDINIER Photos
(March 7, 1844 - May 15, 1933)

Arthur was the oldest child of Samuel GARDINIER &
Frances Maria WIGGINS.

(Mar 11, 1856 - Mar 12, 1943)

(Watson was the fifth of seven children of
Samuel GARDINIER & Frances Maria WIGGINS.)


           Watson Gardinier, son of Samuel and Maria Gardinier, was born March 11, 1856, on the home farm in Royalton township, Fulton county, Ohio. He was the last of a family of seven children. Most of his life was spent in Fulton county, except for a few years in Michigan, He was a man of extraordinary ability in many ways. He was a charter member of the Mt. Pleasant church of the United Brethren in Christ, where in his younger life he was a very efficient leader.

           He departed this earthly life from the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. E. Carter, four miles south of Delta. He had reached the ripe old age of 86 years, 11 months and 29 days. The people of the community will long remember his cheerful disposition and kindly helpfulness. He was preceded to the spirit world by his son Harold who fell in the defense of his country in the first World War. There are left to cherish his memory, four daughters, Mrs. L. E. Carter and Mrs. R. D. Mizer of Delta, and Mrs. A. D. Currier of Carlos, Ind., and Mrs. J. H. Guthrie of Holland, Ohio. The deceased is also survived by nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a number of nephews and nieces, and a large circle of friends.

(Newspaper clipping, No date, Delta Atlas? From Ethlyn Mizer Finley.
Watson died Mar. 12, 1943 & is buried in the Winameg Cemetery.)

Alice & Watson

Alice & Watson were married on August 24, 1880.

Alice Gardinier Rites Are Today

Mrs. Alice L. Gardinier, one of Delta's oldest residents, died Monday evening at her home, 701 Maplewood, her death following several weeks' illness. She was nearing her 88th birth date. (Note: born, May 15, 1857, died, 1945)

Funeral services are being conducted are 2 p.m., today (Thursday) in the Newill- Planson funeral home, the Rev. J. V. Bigelow officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

Mrs. Gardinier was born at Dutch Ridge in 1858 and prior to moving to Delta, resided at Mt. Pleasant and in Manchester, Mich., 10 years. During her long residence in the community Mrs. Gardinier played an active part in her church, family and social circles. She leaves a cherished with her family and a wide circle of friends.

Surviving Mrs. Gardinier are four daughters, Mrs. L. E. Carter and Mrs. R. D. Mizer of Delta, Mrs. A. D. Currier of Lynn, Ind., and Mrs. J, H. Guthrie of Holland; a sister, Mrs. Albert Smith, Swanton. A son, Hearl, lost his life in the Argonne in World War I.

We wish to express our grateful thanks for the many kindnesses of our friends during the illness and death of our mother, Mrs. Alice Gardinier, The Rev. J. V. Bigelow for his comforting words and songs, the American Legion Auxilary, Mr. Newill for his services, and for the beautiful floral tribute.
      Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Carter
      Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Mizer
      Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Currier
      Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Guthrie

(Note: Alice is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Delta, Fulton Co., Ohio next to her son, Heral Watson Gardinier (1895-1918), Sgt. Co. E, 126 Infantry, 32 Division, US Army.

Photos of Alice in her 80s.

Effie Maria (Gardinier) Carter      Cora Suzanne (Gardinier) Mizer
(1881-1960)               (1882-1978)

Watson Gardinier     Infant, Heral Watson Gardinier     Alice (Snyder) Gardinier
(1856-1943)                      (1895-1918)                      (1857-1945)

Alice Delilah (Gardinier) Guthrie      Caddie Belle (Gardinier) Johnson
(1889-1991)               (1887-1954)

Alice (Gardinier) Guthrie

“Aunt Effie, Cora (Mother), and Cady.” Gardinier
(About 1890.)
Photographer: W. D. Miller Delta, Ohio.

4 Generations
Infant, Paul Watson Mizer (1900-1972)
Cora Gardinier Mizer (1882-1978)
Watson Gardinier (1856-1943)
Samuel Gardinier (1819-1905)
About 1902

4 Generations
Infant John Paul Mizer on Watson Gardinier's lap
Paul Watson Mizer and Cora Suzanne (Gardinier) Mizer
About 1931

Watson (1856 - 1943), Cora Suzanne (1882 - 1978), Paul (1900 - 1972)
John Paul (Jack) (b. Feb., 1930)

Heral Gardinier was killed while attacking a machine gun nest in the Argonne Sector of France on October 14, 1918. The war ended November 11, 1918.

Map from World Book Encyclopedia article about World War I.
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Heral GARDINIER Photos & Letters

In Memoriam
     Jane Ann Gardinier-Hoadley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Gardinier, was born in Royalton, Fulton county, Ohio, March 27, 1858, and died in Fairfield, August 25, 1907, making her age 43 years, 4 months and 28 days at the time of her death.

     On November 7, 1880, she was united in marriage to Arthur H. Hoadley, and to this union was born two daughter-- Mabel, wife of F. B. Smalley of Toledo, and Julia, at home with her father.

     By her death her kind companion of 27 years has lost a a devoted and faithful wife, her children a very kind and loving mother, and the community a beloved and respected neighbor, one who was ever ready to lend a helping hand in time of need, and it can be truly said of her that she lived to do good to those around her.

     Besides the bereave family who so keenly felt their loss, she is survived by three brothers, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends who mourn for her.

     We stood beside thy bed, dear mother,
     To watch the lamp of life burn low;
     Oh! the anguish of those moments,
     Only those experienced know.

     The funeral was held Wednesday at 10:30 o’clock at the Santee M. E. church in Royalton, and was attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends, Interment at Lyons,

From Borton 60B Scrapbook, p. 171. (at Lenawee Co. Historical Museum)


1840 through 1880 Census Page

1900 through1930 Census Page

Tombstone Inscriptions & Locations
Ancestors & Descendants

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Gateway To My Web Sites

CIVIL WAR - 80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
FAYETTE, Ohio Normal College
HONOLULU Star-Bulletin, Dec. 7, 1941
LYONS, Ohio History & Photos
LUCAS County Vital Records
OBITUARIES - Fulton County, Ohio
TOWNSHIP PLAT Maps - 1858 Fulton County, Ohio
TOWNSHIP PLAT Maps - Lenawee County, Mich
HAUGHTON Cemetery History & Tombstone Inscriptions; Lucas Co., Toledo, Ohio

BITTIKOFER Family History
CARTER Family of N.W. Ohio
ELLIS Family West Virginia
GARDINIER Family History
HAUGHTON Family of N.W. Ohio
HOPKINS Family N.W. Ohio
KELLER Family of N.W. Ohio
KIRKMAN Family N. W. Ohio
LEININGER Family of N.W. Ohio
MCCONNELL Family History
MEISSER Genealogy Association
Jacob MISER Family History
Encil MIZER Family History
Paul & Valleda MIZER Family Photos
SNYDER Family N.W. Ohio
Samuel WIGGINS Family History

Gardinier Family History
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