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
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:
OF JACOB JANSE AND JOSYNA GARDENIER
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.|
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.|
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 Janse Flodder alias Jacob Janse Gardenier
||Self-published. Yonkers, N.Y.
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 kidsin our line, a daughter, JOSYNTJE JANSE GARDENIER (born @ 1665).
OF JANS JACOBSE AND SARTJE JANS GARDENIER
JANSE GARDENIER, b. 1665-1670) in Kinderhook, Albany Co., NY. She married EVERT
WHEELER. Children listed here.|
GARDENIER, b. 1674. She married married PIETER VOSBURG. No further information.|
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.|
GARDENIER, b: 22 Dec 1681 in NY. He married CORNELIA VAN DER SCHUIVE. No further
GARDENIER was baptized on 13 Feb 1687 Albany, Albany Co, NY.|
GARDENIER was baptized on 12 May 1689 Albany, Albany Co, NY. |
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
JANSE GARDENIER married a woman named JOSYNA and begat...
JACOBSE GARDENIER (1644 - 1696) who married SARTJE
JANS VAN BREMEN
(1648-1693) and begat...
JANSE GARDENIER (born @ 1665) who married EVERT/EDWARD
WHEELER (born abt 1665) and begat...
WHEELER (c. 1692 d. - aft 1740) who married ANNA
MARGARETHA LOESCHER and begat...
WHEELER (1727 - ?) who married JOHN HAUSE (1726-1795) and
HAUSE (1750 - 1818) who married MARTHA WOOD (1753
- 1822) and begat...
HAUSE (1773 - 1844) who married ESTHER KETCHAM
(1779 - 1853) and begat...
HAUSE (1804 - 1875) who married JANE
JONES (1802 - 1850) and begat...
HAUSE (1831 - 1906) who married MELISSA SANDERSON
(1839 - 1921) and begat...
HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND
(1869 - 1961) and begat...
HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT
(1892 - 1939) who begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE
BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...
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).