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George Provost Gesner1

b. 1812
  • George Provost Gesner was born in 1812 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He married Phoebe Young.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.25. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

George R. Gesner1

b. 1851
  • George R. Gesner was born in 1851.1
  • He lived at Grenville, Nova Scotia, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.25. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

George Weldon Gesner1

b. 13 October 1829, d. 11 November 1904
  • George Weldon Gesner was born on 13 October 1829 at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He married Corbett.1
  • George Weldon Gesner died on 11 November 1904 at Bay Ridge, Kings Co., New York.1
  • Noted as a mineralogist and geologist, he was the inventor of the Gesner rust-proof process for the treatment of iron.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Gertrude Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.16. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Gibbs Henry Gesner1

b. 12 July 1799
  • Gibbs Henry Gesner was born on 12 July 1799 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He was baptized at St. John's Church, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Hannah Gesner1

b. 1787, d. 1883
  • Hannah Gesner was born in 1787 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She married John Troop.1
  • Hannah Gesner died in 1883.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Harleston Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Harriet Luana Gesner1

b. 1857

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Harriet Luana Gesner1

b. 10 March 1837, d. 8 September 1838
  • Harriet Luana Gesner was born on 10 March 1837 at Parrsborough, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She died on 8 September 1838 at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.14. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Harry Gesner1

b. 17 April 1804
  • Harry Gesner was born on 17 April 1804 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He was baptized at St. John's Church, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He married Catherine Kidston at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Helen Louise Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Helen Sargent Gesner1

b. September 1895
  • Helen Sargent Gesner was born in September 1895 at Minnesota.2
  • She married Joseph Noyes Barnett, son of Francis Barnett, before 1920.
  • Helen Sargent Gesner appeared on the census on 4 June 1900 at 4th Ward, Grand Forks, Grand Forks Co., North Dakota, age 4, born Sept. 1895 in Minnesota.2

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.16. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S58] MyFamily.com, 1900 United States Federal Census., Online Database (Provo, Utah: My Family.com, 2003), Federal census, Roll T623-1228, p.4A, ED 69. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Census.

Henry Gesner1

b. 10 November 1756, d. 13 October 1850
  • Henry Gesner was born on 10 November 1756.2
  • He was baptized on 12 December 1756 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors Johannis Bell, Maria Ryken.2
  • He married Sarah Pineo, daughter of David Pineo and Rebecca West, at Nova Scotia, Canada, on 4 May 1786.3
  • Henry Gesner died on 13 October 1850 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.4
  • He was buried at English Church, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.4
  • Also known as Hendirck Gesner.2
  • At the age of 18, twins Henry and Abraham Gesner joined the King's Orange Rangers. They were both Loyalists during the Revolution and each relocated to Nova Scotia at its conclusion, Henry receiving 400 acres in the Cornwallis Valley, and Abraham a tract near Annapolis Royal in the Annapolis Valley.4

Family: Sarah Pineo b. 3 Sep 1768, d. 23 Apr 1842

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.9. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.88, no.1828. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  3. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.9, 10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  4. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Henry Gesner1

b. 26 May 1823
  • Henry Gesner was born on 26 May 1823 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He died at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Henry Gesner1

b. 2 February 1785
  • Henry Gesner was baptized on 2 February 1785 at Episcopal Church, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He married Rachel Townsend on 16 January 1806.2

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.20. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Henry Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Henry Gesner1

b. 1797, d. 1869
  • Henry Gesner was born in 1797 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He married Mary Bent.1
  • Henry Gesner died in 1869.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Henry T. Gesner1

b. 1 March 1835

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Herbert Gesner1

b. 14 December 1832, d. 16 November 1860
  • Herbert Gesner was born on 14 December 1832.1
  • He died on 16 November 1860.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Rev. Herbert M. Gesner1

  • Pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church at Saratoga, New York, and later the First Presbyterian Church of Atlantic City, New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.23. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Horatio Gesner1

b. 1799
  • Horatio Gesner was born in 1799 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She married John H. Ditmars.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Isaac Gesner1

b. 15 May 1753
  • Isaac Gesner was born on 15 May 1753.2
  • He was baptized on 16 June 1754 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors Isaac Brouwer, Rachel Brouwer.2
  • He married Johanna Lavidsjer.1
  • Isaac Gesner was a tailor. In a letter writen by John Gesner to Henry Gesner, his son, dated 23 Jun 1791, he speaks of his son Isaac, "residing with his family in New York, where he is pursuing his trade." In 1790, Isaac Gesner resided with his wife, Johanna Lafarge in the "west ward" of New York City. Near him was a Peter Gesner, of which nothing else has been found.3

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.9. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.83, no.1735. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  3. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.23. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Isaac Gesner1

b. 4 June 1825, d. 13 July 1826
  • Isaac Gesner was born on 4 June 1825 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He died on 13 July 1826.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Isaac Gesner1

b. 1804, d. 1824
  • Isaac Gesner was born in 1804 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He died in 1824; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Dr. J.B. Gesner1

d. before 1912
  • Dr. J.B. Gesner died before 1912.1
  • He graduated from at Rutgers College and Princeton Theological Seminary.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.23. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Jacob Gesner1

b. 23 December 1751
  • Jacob Gesner was born on 23 December 1751.2
  • He was baptized on 19 January 1752 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors William Ferdon, & wife Elisabeth.2
  • He married Ann Brigs.1
  • Nicholas Gesner, in his diary, states that Jacob Gesner was "lost at sea." There is also the belief that Jacob enlisted with the British, and became a Captain with the Loyalist forces. Nothing else is known of Jacob Gesner.3

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.8. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.79, no.1641. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  3. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.8, 23. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Jacob Gesner1

b. 1791

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Jacob Gesner1

b. 7 April 1801, d. August 1883
  • Jacob Gesner was born on 7 April 1801 at Rockland Co., New York.1
  • He married first on 15 October 1831 Elizabeth Cooper, daughter of Lucas Cooper and Caroline.1,2
  • Jacob Gesner married second at Newark, New Jersey, on 20 May 1867 Henrietta Clark, daughter of James H. Clark.1
  • Jacob Gesner died in August 1883.1

Family 1: Elizabeth Cooper b. 6 Mar 1802

Family 2: Henrietta Clark b. 7 Dec 1839

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.27. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S2600] Alice Munro Haagensen, "The Nicholas Gesner Diary", South of the Mountains vol. 34, no. 2 (1990): page 10. Hereinafter cited as "Nicholas Gesner Diary, SOM 34 (1990)."

Jane Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Jane Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Edwin Gesner1

b. 26 November 1828, d. 1 July 1855
  • John Edwin Gesner was born on 26 November 1828.1
  • He died on 1 July 1855.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Frederick Gesner1

b. 24 July 1839, d. 3 February 1899
  • John Frederick Gesner was born on 24 July 1839 at St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.1
  • He died on 3 February 1899 at New York City, New York.1
  • He was a graduate of Columbia College in 1861; chemist, geologist and inventor, he resided in New York City and never married. He patented several electrical and chemical appliances, receiving honorable mention for some at the Paris Expedition of 1889. He wrote frequently for magazines.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.14. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Henry Gesner1,2

b. 25 May 1724, d. 6 July 1811
  • Father*: Johan Hendrick Gesner3
  • Mother*: Anna Elizabeth3
  • John Henry Gesner was born on 25 May 1724 at Tappan, Rockland Co., New York.4
  • He married Femmetje Brouwer, daughter of Adolphus Nicholasz Brouwer and Jannetje Jacobse Verdon, at Lutheran Church, New York City, New York, in 1744 "5th Sunday after Easter and two other church days. B. at Hakkinsack, Joh. Hinr. Gissinger and Femmetje Brouwer, young people of Tappan."5
  • John Henry Gesner died on 6 July 1811 at Tappan, Rockland Co., New York; "aged 87 years, 1 month, 11 days."6
  • He was buried at Gesner Burying Ground, near Tappan, (now Rockland Co.), New York.6

Family: Femmetje Brouwer b. 1 Dec 1723, d. Feb 1788

Citations

  1. [S506] William J. Hoffman, "Brouwer Beginnings; The First Three Generations of the Adam Brouwer Berchoven Family", The American Genealogist 23:193-206; 24:23-32, 96-102, 161-170 (1947, 1948). Hereinafter cited as "Brouwer Beginnings". http://brouwergenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/…
  2. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912). Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  3. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.7. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  4. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.8. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  5. [S1957] "Some Early Records of the Lutheran Church, New York", Year Book of the Holland Society of New York (1903): p.21. Hereinafter cited as "Lutheran Church Recs., HSYB 1903."
  6. [S508] John Reynolds Totten, "Verdon Family Notes", New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 64:105-132 (April 1933): 64:125. Hereinafter cited as "Verdon Family Notes."
  7. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.81, no.1687. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  8. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.86, no.1803. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  9. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.91, no.1891. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  10. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.92, no.1925. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  11. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.72, no.1507. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  12. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.9. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Henry Gesner1

b. 24 September 1749, d. 10 June 1833
  • John Henry Gesner was born on 24 September 1749.2
  • He was baptized on 3 December 1749 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors Jan Ferdon, & wife Brichye, in name of Henry Ludlow, & wife, Mary.2
  • He married Antje Onderdonck, daughter of Andries Onderdonck and Sarah Remsen, on 18 September 1771.3
  • John Henry Gesner died on 10 June 1833 at Nyack, Rockland Co., New York.4
  • John Henry Gesner is on the list of signers of the Orangetown Resolution of 1775, but he appears to have not taken any part in the Revolutionary War. The Gesners of Nova Scotia and New York, pp.20-21 gives an account of events during this period that effected John Henry Gesner's life. He lived at Nyack, New York and ran a pettiauger on the Hudson River. Some unfavorable encounters with the British, who confiscated his boat, forced Gesner and his family to remove to New York City for some time, where he worked in a saw-mill. After the war the family went to Nova Scotia, but returned to Nyack, New York sometime prior to 1797.4
  • John Gesner was deposed on 17 Sep 1832 in Rockland County, New York before Peter Smith, J.P. of Orange town, "in which place John Gesner lives." John Gesner states that he is 83 years old and is the legal son of Famaiche, the daughter of Adolph Brower, sister of Nicholas. He states that according to "frequent and repeated conversations of his parents and relatives inhis younger days and according to his best knowledge and memory doth believe that said Adolph Brower was the son of Jacob or Jacobus Brower and Annette Bogardus."5

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.8. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.74, no.1548. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  3. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.8, 20. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  4. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.20. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  5. [S2534] Castro Collection of Original Family Documents, Inherited documents and family letters. Originals in the possession of Kathleen Castro. Transcribed copies made by Kathleen Castro from the original documents. Copies in possession of Chris Chester, Kent, New York acquired from Kathleen Castro, Documents relating to the descendants of Nicholas Brouwer, C-40, Deposition dated September 17, 1832, signed by John Gesner and Peter Smith, J.P. John Gesner deposes to the parentage of Adolphus Brower. He also states that he frequently heard related in his father's house that Adolphus Brower (the father of John Gesner's mother, Famaiche) had a right to considerable property in the city of New York descended from his parents, said to be Jacob Brower and Annette Bogardus. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  6. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Henry Gesner1

b. 20 March 1789
  • John Henry Gesner was born on 20 March 1789 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He was baptized at St. John's Church, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He married Mary Lydia Chase in 1818.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Henry Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Millard Gesner1

b. March 1859
  • John Millard Gesner was born in March 1859.1
  • He married Armena C. Lyon on 12 November 1879.1
  • John Millard Gesner was the cashier of the Nyack National Bank in 1912.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

John Millard Gesner Jr.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Landon Gesner1

b. 22 February 1861, d. 22 February 1861
  • Landon Gesner died on 22 February 1861; soon after his birth.1
  • He was born on 22 February 1861 at Briar Cliff, New York.1
  • He was buried at All Saint's Church, Briar Cliff, New York.2

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.15. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Lavina Caroline Gesner1

b. 22 May 1809, d. 26 May 1890
  • Lavina Caroline Gesner was born on 22 May 1809 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She was baptized at St. John's Church, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She married Ebenezer Kerr.1
  • Lavina Caroline Gesner died on 26 May 1890.1

Family: Ebenezer Kerr

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S2408] The Trinity Church Story a.k.a. "The Hill Manuscript", Unpublished Manuscript, ca.1924, Box 7, Catalog Item no.77, William B. Bogardus Collection, Anneke Jans and Everardus Bogardus Descendants Association, Wilmington, Ohio. This manuscript is only available in a few libraries. Although it provides an interesting account of the Anneke Jans-Trinity Church legal battles, the genealogies, especially for the earlier generations, are unreliable. page 39.

Lillian Gesner1

  • Only child.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.14. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Margaret Ann Gesner1

b. 28 March 1827, d. 10 October 1846
  • Margaret Ann Gesner was born on 28 March 1827.1
  • She died on 10 October 1846.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Margaret Taylor Gesner1

  • Margaret Taylor Gesner died; at age 21.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Marguerite Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.16. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Maria Gesner1

b. 1795, d. 1886
  • Maria Gesner was born in 1795 at Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She died in 1886; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.24. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Marretta Gesner1

b. 1873, d. 1877
  • Marretta Gesner was born in 1873.1
  • She died in 1877.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.27. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Mary Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Mary Herty Gesner1

b. 1859

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Mary Jane Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Matilda Gesner1

b. 26 October 1831
  • Matilda Gesner was born on 26 October 1831.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Matilda Ann Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Myra Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Nicholas Gesner1

b. 10 December 1765, d. 1858
  • Nicholas Gesner was born on 10 December 1765.2
  • He was baptized on 26 January 1766 at Tappan Reformed Church, Tappan, New York; sponsors Elisabet Gisner, wife of Jacob Conkelin, Jr.2
  • He married Gracie Post, daughter of Abraham Post and Rebecca Gracey.1
  • Nicholas Gesner died in 1858.3
  • Nicholas was a mechanic and shipbuilder. He invented a loom for weaving the Dutch double-faced blankets and bed covers. As a young adult he taught school near his home, was frequently called upon to draw up legal papers for his neighors, and was a surveyor. His diary covers a period of twenty-one years from 1830 until 1851, and in 1912 was housed at the Palisades Library. In 1811 he was first a major in Lieut. Col. Blauvelt's regiment of Rockland County, New York, and in 1816 was promoted to colonel in the 160th NY Regt. As early as 1798 he had held the rank of ensign in the Rockland County militia.4
  • Nicholas Gesner and Robert Pitcairn, exchanged a series of letters in the early 1850s regarding the status of the lawsuits against the Trinity Church Corp. In the letters Nicholas Gesner speaks of the length of time (over twenty years) and the cost (one number mentioned being $9000) he has invested in the efforts, and his disatisfaction of how nothing has come of it all.5
  • In February 1857 Nicholas Gesner resided at Orange, Rockland Co., New York.
  • In the 1840's, Nicholas Gesner, and other family members spent considerable time and money in an effort to recover possession of the Trinity Church (NYC) property. Apparently, Nicholas believed he was descended from the fabled Anneke Jans, wife of Dom. Everardus Boargdus, through their daughter Anneke Bogardus who married Jacob Brouwer. The Gesner family mistakenly believed that Adolphus Brouwer, father of Femmetje Brouwer, Nicholas Gesner's mother, was a son of Jacob Brouwer and Anneke Bogardus. This incorrect descent continued at least through 1912, when it was published in The Gesners of Nova Scotia and New York.
    A defense of the Brouwer ancestry of Nicholas Gesner as a response to the publication of "Anneke Jans Bogardus and Her Descendants," by J.R. Totten, was submitted by Anthon T. Gesner, author of The Gesners of Nova Scotia and New York, and can be found in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 57 (1926): 81-84.
  • Nicholas Gesner left a diary (1829-1850) which is available at the Palisades Library. An account of the diary (not the actual diary itself) was written by Alice Munro Haagensen and published in South of the Mountains, vol. 34, no. 2, 1990.6

Family: Gracie Post b. 3 Oct 1764

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.9. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1828] Arthur C.M. Kelly, Baptism Record of the Tappan Reformed Church (Rhinebeck, New York: Arthur C.M. Kelly, 1998), p.101, no.2117. Hereinafter cited as RDC Tappan, Baptisms.
  3. [S2465] Anthon T. Gesner, "Editor's Correspodence", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 57, pages 81-84 (1926). Hereinafter cited as "Editor's Corr., NYGBR 57 (1926)."
  4. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.25. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  5. [S2534] Castro Collection of Original Family Documents, Inherited documents and family letters. Originals in the possession of Kathleen Castro. Transcribed copies made by Kathleen Castro from the original documents. Copies in possession of Chris Chester, Kent, New York acquired from Kathleen Castro, Documents relating to the descendants of Nicholas Brouwer, C-41, undated letter, Nicholas Gesner to Robert Pitcairn; C-42, letter dated November 22, 1852, Nicholas Gesner, from Rockland, Orange Town, near Piermont Post Office or Sneden's Landing; C-43, letter dated February 10, 1853, Nicholas Gesner, Rockland, Orange Town, near Piermont Post Office, to Robert Pitcairn, no. 53 Sullivan Street, New York City, in which he mentions receiving a copy of Wm. Lane's affidavit, "which Mr. Jacob Brower put in my hands"; C-44, letter dated January 31, 1856, Nicholas Gesner, Rockland (as above mentioned) to Robert Pitcairn, mentions his poor health, Mr. B. Mandeville and Mr. Grossbeck; C-45, letter dated June 7, 1856, Nicholas Gesner of Rockland to Robert Pitcairn, mentions his poor health and his age of "one week 90 years and 6 months," and talks about the "fraud, devices and procrastinating tricks practiced by the Corporation of Trinity Church from the year 1830 to the present." He mentions "Jacob Baker, a grandson of Lena Brower, the daughter of Adolphus Brower, that said Jacob has understood from Dr. Kierstead that there was a deficiency in my pedigree and refused to accept of them as heirs." C-46, letter dated February 28, 1857, Nicholas Gesner to Robert Pitcairn, "I am now 91 years of age and nearly three months in my 92nd year. My family are middling well. We have had a severe cold winter." He states that his pedigree is positively known based on records and affidavits of several very old men. Mentions his brother John and his affidavit recorded in the County Clerk's Office in Rockland County. Asks about the whereabouts of Jacob Baker. C-47, letter from Robert Pitcairn to Nicholas Gesner, no date, but apparently in response to C-46. He has not been successful in locating Jacob Baker. Hereinafter cited as Castro Collection of Original Family Documents.
  6. [S2600] Alice Munro Haagensen, "The Nicholas Gesner Diary", South of the Mountains vol. 34, no. 2 (1990). Hereinafter cited as "Nicholas Gesner Diary, SOM 34 (1990)."
  7. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  8. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.27. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Nicholas Gesner1

b. 10 July 1790, d. 4 February 1866
  • Nicholas Gesner was born on 10 July 1790 at Nyack, Rockland Co., New York.1
  • He died on 4 February 1866; without chidlren.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Nicholas Gesner1

b. 30 December 1847

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.27. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Oscar Gesner1

b. 16 November 1840
  • Oscar Gesner graduated from at Rutgers College in 1862.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.23. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Percy Eugene Gesner1

  • Percy Eugene Gesner lived at Belle Isle, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.25. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Philip Debay Gesner1

b. 22 February 1807
  • Philip Debay Gesner was born on 22 February 1807.1
  • He married Mary Perry.1

Family: Mary Perry

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Phoebe Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Phoebe Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Rebekah Gesner1

b. 27 May 1787
  • Rebekah Gesner was born on 27 May 1787 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She was baptized at St. John's Church, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She married Elkanah Terry.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Richmond Herbert Gesner1

b. 26 April 1862
  • Richmond Herbert Gesner was born on 26 April 1862 at Rondout, Ulster Co., New York.1
  • He married Ida Virginia Brett in 1890.2
  • Rector of Christ Church, Oswego, New York. Graduated B.A. from St. Stephen's College, 1883; General Theological Seminary, B.D., 1887; Rector of Christ Church, Oswego beginning in 1906.2

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.13. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.15. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  3. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.16. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Robert Parker Gesner1

b. 27 March 1844, d. 26 March 1851
  • Robert Parker Gesner was born on 27 March 1844 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • He died on 26 March 1851 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.14. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Salina F. Gesner1

  • Salina F. Gesner died; at age 4.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.26. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Sarah Gesner1

b. 21 February 1802
  • Sarah Gesner was born on 21 February 1802 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She was baptized at St. John's Church, Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada.1
  • She married Dr. Carr.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.10. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Sarah Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Sarah Gesner1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.22. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818

Sarah Gesner1,2

b. 27 June 1796, d. 12 June 1854
  • Sarah Gesner was born on 27 June 1796 at Nyack, Rockland Co., New York.1
  • She married Jonathan Lawrence, son of Jonathan Lawrence and Mary Mann, on 28 May 1817.1,2
  • Sarah Gesner died on 12 June 1854.2
  • Also known as Sally Gesner.1

Family: Jonathan Lawrence b. 18 Sep 1795, d. 26 Oct 1883

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.27. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818
  2. [S2466] "Notes On the Lawrence and Allied Families of Rockland County, N.Y.", New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 90 (1959). Based on the notes of Winthrop S. Gilman.: 90:209. Hereinafter cited as "Lawrence and Allied Families, NYGBR 90 (1959)."

Sarah Ann Gesner1

b. 30 September 1842, d. October 1896
  • Sarah Ann Gesner was born on 30 September 1842.1
  • She died in October 1896; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Anton Temple Gesner, The Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia (Middletown, Connecticut: Pelton & King, 1912), p.27. Hereinafter cited as Gesner Family of New York and Nova Scotia. http://archive.org/details/cu31924029841818