Gardenier Genealogy

   The Gardenier surname is an occupational term for a gardener, from an agent derivative of Old French gardin (‘garden’). The family name was first found in Bavaria, where they came from noble beginnings as a patrician family of Nuremberg, and gained a significant reputation for their contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The Coat of Arms is a shield divided per pale black and red with a silver shell.
   Many Gardeniers would escape the war and famine in Europe during the 18th and 19th Centuries in Europe and emigrate to America. But the first Gardenier to make the crossing was JACOB JANSE GARDENIER. He was born at Kampen, Overijssel, and became a carpenter. Jacob arrived in New Amsterdam on 28 Mar 1638 on den Harinck. He was smart and ambitious, and quickly came to own large expanses of property in the developing settlement of Albany County, New York.
   He married a woman named JOSYNA (last name unknown). Josyna died at Albany, NY, ca Feb 1669. On 28 Feb 1669, Jacob Janse Flodder paid the Dutch Reformed Church, in Albany, 5 bushels of wheat for a funeral pall for Josyna. (Sometimes Jacob used the surname "Flodder," but his children never seemed to adopt that name.)
Those children were:


  • JAN JACOBSE GARDENIER was born in 1644 in Kinderhook, Albany Co., NY. He married SARTJE JANS VAN BREMEN. Children listed below. He died on 24 Jun 1696 in Kinderhook.
  • JACOMYNTIE JACOBSE GARDENIER was born in 1660. She married MAAS CORNELISSEN VAN BLOEMENDAAL or BLOOMINGDALE (1644 - 1704) in 1680 at the Albany Ref. Dutch Ch., Albany Co., NY. She died on 07 Apr 1723.
  • Book Information
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    Name: Jacob Janse Flodder alias Jacob Janse Gardenier
    Author: Getty, Innes
    Publisher: Self-published. Yonkers, N.Y.
    Year: 1947
    Early Settlers
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       Jacob married again, on 18 Jan 1674, to Barentje Straetsman, at Albany, New York, born ca 1620 at Nuremburg. She was the widow of Coenraedtse Backer.
       Jacob's son, JAN JACOBSE GARDENIER, was born around 1644 at Beverwyck, New York. He became a carpenter and millwright. Jan stayed in the Albany area and married SARTJE JANS VAN BREMEN (1648- ?) of Kinderhook, in 1669, and they settled in her home town.
       The village of Kinderhook, New York is an old Dutch village that was settled in the 1600s, shortly after Henry Hudson voyaged up the river that now bears his name. Early inhabitants settled around what is now Stuyvesant Landing and gradually moved inland. The town originally stretched from the Hudson River to what is now the town of Chatham. Kinderhook means "Children's Corner" in Dutch and still retains its colonial Dutch atmosphere.
       Jan Jacobse and Sartje had seven kids—in our line, a daughter, JOSYNTJE JANSE GARDENIER (born @ 1665).


  • JOSYNTJE JANSE GARDENIER, b. 1665-1670) in Kinderhook, Albany Co., NY. She married EVERT WHEELER. Children listed here.
  • ALIDA GARDENIER, b. 1674. She married married PIETER VOSBURG. No further information.
  • ARIAANTJE GARDENIER, b. @ 1678 in Kinderhook. She married JOHN WOODCOCK of Yorkshire, Old England, a British soldier at Fort Orange, on 03 May 1702.**** They had Johanna, John, Abraham, Isaac and Dirck Woodcock.
  • JACOB GARDENIER, b: 22 Dec 1681 in NY. He married CORNELIA VAN DER SCHUIVE. No further records.
  • HELENA GARDENIER was baptized on 13 Feb 1687 Albany, Albany Co, NY.
  • JAN GARDENIER was baptized on 12 May 1689 Albany, Albany Co, NY.
  • CORNELIA GARDENIER, b. 11 Oct 1691 in Ducthess, Albany, N.Y. She married Obadiah Cooper and had the following children: Annatje, John Cooper, Thomas, Obadiah, Sara, Jacob, Abraham, Maria, Cornelia, and Cornelis. Cornelia died on 17 Apr 1748 in Ducthess, Albany Co., N.Y.

  • The Gardenier/Gordinier Families, by Hollace Gordinier, Jr., 1990, Gateway Press.
  • Jacob Janse Flodder alias Jacob Janse Gardenier, by Getty, Innes. Yonkers, N.Y. Publisher: Unknown. 1947


    JACOB JANSE GARDENIER married a woman named JOSYNA and begat...

    JAN JACOBSE GARDENIER (1644 - 1696) who married SARTJE JANS VAN BREMEN (1648-1693) and begat...

    JOSYNTJE JANSE GARDENIER (born @ 1665) who married EVERT/EDWARD WHEELER (born abt 1665) and begat...

    JAN WHEELER (c. 1692 d. - aft 1740) who married ANNA MARGARETHA LOESCHER and begat...

    SARAH WHEELER (1727 - ?) who married JOHN HAUSE (1726-1795) and begat...

    WILLIAM HAUSE (1750 - 1818) who married MARTHA WOOD (1753 - 1822) and begat...

    JOHN HAUSE (1773 - 1844) who married ESTHER KETCHAM (1779 - 1853) and begat...

    AUGUSTUS HAUSE (1804 - 1875) who married JANE JONES (1802 - 1850) and begat...

    LABAN HAUSE (1831 - 1906) who married MELISSA SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) and begat...

    FRANK HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND (1869 - 1961) and begat...

    CARLISLE HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT (1892 - 1939) who begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) and begat...

    JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).