Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Aeltie Gardenier (maiden name unknown)

***12th great grandmother of Kristina Lee Stewart***
***11th great grandmother of Richard Monette***
***10th great grandmother of Jean Florence Mulligan***

Oh, how Ancestry.com can cause silly things to happen with the way it tries to fill in fields for us!  Aeltie was likely born in the Netherlands around 1590.  Not Europe, Fayette, Georgia, USA.  She did not likely marry in 1610 in New York.  She likely married Jan Hendrecksen Gardenier about 1610 in the Netherlands, maybe in or near Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands.

Several people had a son, Hendrick Jansen Gardinier born 1566 listed for her in the Ancestry.com trees, but this is VERY unlikely since she wasn't born yet.  This person is likely her father in law....

Since her son Jacob Janse Gardenier was born in Kampen, Netherlands around 1615 it is unlikely she ever went to the New World at all.  

She most certainly did not serve in the US Revolutionary War either...And she most certainly did not marry in 1844 in Lincolnshire, UK!

I have absolutely nothing (sources, clues, etc) on this ancestor, except what was in others trees at Ancestry.com and also Geni.com and the internet in general.  

Known Descendants who have tested for genealogy purposes:

Kris Hewitt Stewart (23andMe, FTDNA Family Finder, AncestryDNA)

Richard Monette (23andMe, FTDNA Family Finder)

Jean Mulligan (23andMe, FTDNA Family Finder)

Toni Slocum (23andMe, FTDNA Family Finder)

Samantha Stewart (23andMe)

Katelyn Stewart (23andMe)

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