Find-A-Grave memorial looks like it could be the answer to my search for Christian Gerner's wife. And it could be. But it could easily be Christian's daughter. Or it could be a niece, another relative, or no relative at all.
I've spent the better part of today chasing Elizabeth Gerner -- or at least places where I might learn more about records pertaining to her: nearly every likely Butler County resource I could think of or find on the internet. In addition, I sent emails to the Butler Area Public Library Genealogy Department to learn if they have more information about St. Peter's Reformed Church and to request the name of the contact person for Fairview Cemetery. I also emailed the person who created the memorial for Elizabeth Gerner.
No newspaper articles/obituaries.
No church records.
I've come up empty-handed.
Nothing but air.
Some days are just like that. (And do you ever imagine that an ancestor just doesn't want to be found? I do and I think Elizabeth / Mary Gerner doesn't.)
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