Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania


Garner Family

Posted on October 16, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Last Saturday, Lyle Ward and Deb Garner found my father-in-law, who is the caretaker, in the Union Cemetery in Marklesburg.  Lyle and Deb are researching the Garner family.  Being the wonderful father-in-law he is, he got a name and e-mail address so I could contact them.  We have been in contact over the course of this week.  They are researching Henry M. Garner (1863-1950) and his son, Guy Fetzer Garner (1896-1952).  My great-aunt Ora, was also one of Henry M. Garner's children.  Ora (1901-1989) was married to my great-uncle, Blair Fisher.  I knew who Aunt Ora's parents were, but had never explored how her father tied to all of the Garner's in the Woodcock Valley.  So, I spent some time today and figured out that Henry M. Garner was a son of Matthew (1831-1879) and Rebecca (1835-1890) Garner.  I still haven't found Rebecca's maiden name yet.  Anyone else connect to this Garner line?  I now have more info if you do, but of course, I still have things to learn too!  Lyle is now a member of the site also.


I was also working on some of the CCC items today that I want to add to the website, and in one of the old newspaper articles from 1933, I found an obituary for Mrs. Annie Garner of Oneida Township.  She was married to James Garner.  Her parents were James and Catherine Garner.  Before marrying James Garner, she was married to James Kyper.  Are you confused yet by all of the James'?  I do not have any information on either her Garner parents or Garner husband.  Does anyone know more?

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Reply Jane Curci
9:30 PM on October 22, 2010
ID: I164497
Name: Matthew GARNER
Sex: M
Birth: 19 APR 1831 in Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 26 MAR 1879
Burial: Old Stone Church Cemetery, Marklesburg, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Matthew Garner
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, USA
Home in 1860: Wells, Fulton, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Post Office: Spursville
Value of real estate: View Image
Household Members: Name Age
Matthew Garner 29
Rabecca Garner 23
John E Garner 6
James A Garner 3
Elizabeth Garner 2
Henrietta Garner 1.12

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Wells, Fulton, Pennsylvania, USA; Roll: M653_1113; Page: 217; Image: 218.

Source Information: 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.
Birth: 19 APR 1831 in Pa
Death: 26 MAR 1879
Residence: 1870 Penn Twp, Huntingdon Co., PA
Residence: 1860 Wells Twp, Fulton Co., PA
Occupation: 1870 Teamster
Occupation: 1860 Farmer
Event: Military Civil War
Burial: Marklesburg Old Stone Church Cemetery
1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Mathew Gamer
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Age in 1870: 36
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Penn, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: McConnellstown
Household Members: Name Age
Mathew Gamer 36
Rebecca Gamer 33
John Gamer 16
James Gamer 13
Elizabeth Gamer 11
Henry Gamer 6
Battin Gamer 4
Jsaphine Gamer 2

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Penn, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1349; Page: 725; Image: 511.

Father: John GARNER b: 23 JUN 1800 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Mother: Mary MORNINGSTAR b: 2 APR 1799

Marriage 1 Isabella Rebecca HOFF b: ABT 1837 in Pennsylvania, USA
John E. GARNER b: ABT 1854
James Alexander GARNER b: 7 DEC 1856 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Mary Elizabeth GARNER b: ABT 1858
Henrietta GARNER b: ABT 1860
Henry M. GARNER b: ABT 1866
Huston Bratton GARNER b: 3 JUN 1866 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Josephine GARNER b: ABT 1868
Barbara Alice GARNER b: 16 OCT 1874 in Broad Top City, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Reply Leslie Kyle
11:52 AM on April 21, 2014 
Do you have any idea who Guy Fetzer Garner Sr.'s wife is? I've seen her listed as Hazel Rutter, Hazel Laird and Hazel I. Garner? Thanks!
Reply Mary Ann Ortiz
8:44 PM on September 9, 2015 
Leslie Kyle says...
Do you have any idea who Guy Fetzer Garner Sr.'s wife is? I've seen her listed as Hazel Rutter, Hazel Laird and Hazel I. Garner? Thanks!

Hi to All:

My name is Mary Ann (Cavaliere) Ortiz and Guy and Hazel were my grandparents. My mother, Lena, was the ninth child of Guy and Hazel. I am interested in learning more about the family because I only know this branch (who lived in Baltimore). Feel free to sending me an email.

Mary Ann