It has been a while since I posted on my Barner/Berner families so I thought I would give it another try.
I am looking for any connections of JOSHUA BARNER born 1803 in Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York. I believe his father's name was GEORGE BERNER/BARNER and his grandfather's name was CONRAD BERNER/BARNER from Switzerland. It seems that they changed their name due to some type of family feud. He, JOSHUA BARNER, was married to SARAH CAROLINE WENTWORTH b. September 04, 1828 in Ancram, Columbia, New York.
They had four children that I know of: LEVI BARNER b. 1832, MARY BARNER b. 1835, EVA BARNER b. 1837 and HENRY WENTWORTH BARNER, my great-grandfather, b. 1839 in Cobleskill, Schoharie, New York. He d. May 1920. Henry was married to RACHEL FRANCES WATKINS b. 1845 in Cobelskill, Schoharie, New York.
HARRY WENTWORTH BARNER b. 1875 married RACHEL FRANCES WATKINS b. 1845. They had three children: PIERCE BARNER, NEAL BARNER and FRANCES BARNER.
I believe some of them may have relocated to Grundy County, Illinois or Van Buren County, MI later in their lives but we are not sure. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.