Leopold Gartner 1860 – 1948

Leopold Gartner was born in April 1860 in Austria. He was the son of Marcus S. Gartner & Laura Harm. On 24 March 1878  in Manhattan he married Fannie Edelstein. Fannie was the daughter of Adolph Edelstein & Netty Grofs.

Between the 1900 US census & the 1905 NYS census, Leopold changed his surname from Gartner to Gardner. Leopold was still a tailor while Fanny did house work. Three of the children were employed: Florence, 20, was a clerk; Nathaniel, 19, was a telegrapher; Moses, 17, was also a telegrapher. Albert, 15 was at school.

Fannie died 28 February 1908 in New York City. By 1940 Leopold was living with his oldest daughter, Florence, and her family in Buffalo, NY. Leopold died 13 June 1948 in Buffalo, New York.

Obituary from  the Buffalo Courier Express said:

Leopold Gardner of 77 Manchester Pl., in this city, June 13, 1948, husband of the late Fannie (nee Edelstein): father of Mrs. Florence Weisberg of Buffalo, Mrs. Anna Bearman and Arthur Gardner of New York City; grandfather of Milton S. and Francis Weisberg. Funeral services will be held from the Mesnekoff Funeral Home, 179 Richmond Ave., Tuesday, June 15, at 2 p. m. Flowers gratefully declined.  Friends invited.

1 Leopold Gartner b: April 1860 in Austria, d: 13 June 1948 in Buffalo, Erie, NY
…… + Fannie Edelstein b: Oct 1860 in Austria, m: 24 March 1878 in Manhattan, New York, NY, d: 28 Feb 1908 in New York, NY
…………2 Florence Gartner b: May 1879 , NY, d: 19 Feb 1954 in Buffalo, Erie, NY
………… + Frank Samuel Weissberg b: 26 Oct 1878 in Austria, m: 27 Jan 1907 NY, d: 17 Dec 1940, Erie, NY
………………3 Milton S Weisberg b: 27 Dec 1907  Erie, NY, d: 7 Oct 1987 Erie, NY
……………… + Anne Bloom b: 29 Jan 1912 Erie, NY, m: 26 Dec 1937 Erie, NY
……………………4 Susan Weisberg
…………………… + Bradford Dennison
……………………4 Jeffrey M. Weisberg
………………3 Francis Weisberg b: 02 February 1915 in Buffalo, Erie, NY
…………2 Nathaniel J. Gardner b: 21 July 1882 in New York, NY, d: 07 Dec 1944 in Germantown, Columbia, NY
………… + Helen Frances Coyle b: 09 Jan 1897  NY, m: 09 May 1921 Manhattan, Kings, NY, d: 13 Oct 1965 Columbia, NY
………………3 Alberta Joy Gardner b: 26 March 1928 in Bronx, NY, d: 10 Aug 1992 in Albany, NY
……………… + Delbert Keith Brown b: 27 July 1928 in Rittman, Wayne, OH, m: 08 Aug 1948 in Germantown, Columbia, NY, d: 24 Oct 2000 in Hudson, Columbia, NY
…………2 Arthur Moses Gartner b: 15 June 1884 in New York City, d:c. 1948
………… + Frances
…………2 Albert Gartner b: 11 Dec 1888, d: before 1928
…………2 Anna Gartner b: Nov1891, d: after 1940
………… + Benjamin H. Bearman b c 1882 Lithuania

Selected Sources:

  •  1880 US Census, New York City, NY; 1880; Vol.50, E.D. 143, Sheet 36; Line 44; New York State Library, Albany, NY, Microfilm Box #69; NOTES: Leopold Gartner Family at 59 Pitt Street, NYC.
  • 1900 US Census, Manhattan, NY; 1900; Vol.169, E.D. 804, Sheet 16; Line 64; New York State Library, Albany, NY. Leopold Gartner family at 445 East 83rd St., Manhattan.
  • 1920 US Census, Manhattan, NY; 1920; Vol. 280, E.D. 1319, Sheet 14; Line 26; New York State Library, Albany, NY. Microfilm Box #308 ;Leopold Gartner Family at 234 W120th Street, Manhattan.
  • New York State Census; 1925; A.D. 19, E.D.8;289; New York State Library, Albany, NY. Leopold Gardner family at 234 West 120th St., Manhattan.
  • 1940 US Census, New York, Erie Co., Buffalo, SD 40, ED 64-505, Sheet 62A. Samuel & Florence Weissberg with Leopold Gardner.
  • 1940 US Census, New York, Bronx, SD 49, ED 252, Sheet 12A. Benjamin H & Anna Bearman at 1215 Grand Concourse.
  • Certificate of Marriage for Leopold Gartner and Fanny Edelstein, 24 March 1878, #1536, State of New York; Municipal archives of New York, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY.
  • Certificate of Death for Fannie Gardner, 28 February 1908, Cert #7039, State of New York; Municipal archives of New York, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY.
  • Certificate of Death, NYS Dept of Health, Division of Vital statistics, #3539 Leopold Gardner, 77 Manchester PL., Buffalo, NY;d. 13 June 1948
  • New York City Directories from the New York State Library, Albany, NY.
  • New York City, NY Naturalization Indexes; ; G626-G640; G635, Record #164,Bundle #401 ; Family Historty Center Microfilm #1420281; NOTES: Gartner, Leopold, Naturalized 2 April 1888, Address 264 Stanton St, Tailor.

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