Esther Ann Garn

Is your surname Garn?

Research the Garn family

Esther Ann Garn's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Esther Ann Garn (Eldredge)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Death: Died in Hoytsville, Summit County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ira Eldredge and Nancy Eldredge
Wife of Thomas Garn
Mother of Flavilla C Wright; Nancy Eldredge Birch; Amanda Matilda Meadows; Thomas Martin Garn and Edmund Garn
Sister of Alma Eldredge; Alanson Eldredge; Edmund Eldredge; Diana Eldredge; Hyrum Eldredge and 1 other

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Esther Ann Garn


Esther was born 24 March 1839 to Ira Eldredge and Nancy Black in Warren, Marion, Indiana. She was eight years of age when she accompanied her parents by ox team to the Utah Territory in the Daniel Spencer Company which arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on 19 September 1847. She received a Patriarchal Blessing on 23 July 1900 wherein she was counseled to be a peace maker. She did that by word and deed as evidenced by her countenance. She married on 14 March 1868, Thomas Garn, a pioneer of 1861 who came with the Milo Andrus Company also by ox team. They were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. They settled for one year in the Sugar House area. Then they made their home in Coalville, Utah where six children were born to them. Their first child having been born in Salt Lake City. The children were: (1) Flavilla Catherine, born 29 April 1869; (2) Nancy Eldredge, born 24 April 1871; (3) Amanda Matilda, born 30 Marc h 1873; (4) Thomas Martin, born 12 August 1875; (5) William Joshua, born 28 August 1877; Jedidiah, born 1879; and (7) Edmund, born 22 March 1880. In Coalville they eventually secured a parcel of ground and built a home to house their family. The children were taught to knit stockings and to make their own clothing, to tend the garden and crops, to cook and keep house. They molded candles for light in addition to kerosene lights.

view all

Esther Ann Garn's Timeline

March 24, 1839
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Age 29
April 24, 1871
Age 32
Utah, United States
Age 33
Utah, United States
Age 35
Age 40
March 5, 1925
Age 85
Hoytsville, Summit County, Utah, United States