David W. Gardenier was born on the 17th of
November, 1812, in Kinderhook, at the old family homestead, built in 1753 by his
place has remained in the family since the above date, and is one of the oldest
family residences in the town, It has stood the storms of a century and a
quarter, and is still a good and substantial structure.
Mr. Gardenier married in 1843 Miss Elizabeth A. Benedict, who died April 13,
1855, leaving two children,--Aaron B. Gardenier, an attorney and counselor at
law, residing in Valatie, Columbia Co., N. Y., and Mary R. Gardenier.