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 24 November 1813 in Klein Ingersheim, Würtemburg.  Grandfather Alexander and Grandmother Regina had 12 children, the youngest of which was my great, great grandfather Wilhelm Gotthardt Gaertner who became known in the United States as William G. Gardner.  My research confirmed the family story that Grandfather Gardner was indeed the youngest, and seventh son, and therefore the child sent to America since there was no inheritance for him at home.  [William = Wilhelm, Gardner = Gaertner, grandfather changed it himself.]

Across the Atlantic, in New York, Hannah Munn was born in 1807 to Noah Munn, Jr. and Mercy Simons Munn.  Grandmother would marry Horatio Lee on 5 April 1825 in West Bloomfield, Ontario, New York.  My great, great grandfather, Charles Norton Lee was their son, fifth child in a group of twelve.  It is through Grandmother Hannah Munn Lee that I have been able to trace my Mayflower ancestry.

Alexander’s descendant, Florence Marie Koontz, married Hannah’s descendant, Lee Goodliff Weaver;  joining these two families.   The merging couple were my grand parents.

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About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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