GARNER-L ArchivesArchiver > GARNER > 2000-09 > 0969024231
From: Wynnette Tucker Welch <>
Subject: Re: GARNER from Germany
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:23:51 -0500
The records of "Beck's Church Record, 1803-1845" (located in Davidson
Co. NC) extracted by Mr. Henry Reeves, shows Gerner as an alternative
spelling of Garner.
James W. Kluttz has Gerner & Garner in his index for the book "Abstract
of Deed Books 20-24 of ROWAN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA 1807-1818".
"NORTH CAROLINA TAXPAYERS 1701-1786" compiled by Clarence R. Ratcliff
shows Garner but no Gerner.
I would think the name was spelled many different ways in the German
language but where the Germans, in some cases, could not spell or read
English, the English-speaking people could not read or spell German so
both people did the best they could. Mine are spelled Garner as far
back as I've gotten which is Henry Garner, father of Phillip Garner of
I think the German spelling for GARNER could be GAERTNER or GERTNER.
Just a guess, but possible.