Jan. 8, 1828 Paducah McCracken County Kentucky, USA
Sep. 1, 1900 San Bernardino San Bernardino County California, USA
Son of Moses Baumgarner Sr. from Germany, shortly after arrival the name was changed to Moses Baum Garner. After their sons birth they moved to Southern Illinois. The senior Garner was active in community affairs. Both of the Senior Garners where struck down in the Cholera Plague of 1851. Left an orphan Moses made his own way at an early age, raised on the Illinois farm and educated in country schools. He was a pony express rider, deputy sheriff,later county sheriff. Hannah Hulda Heard married Moses, the county sheriff, August 25,1850. She was 15 years old. In 1861 Moses sold her inheritance and his property and with 5 children set out for Montana where gold had been discovered. The Moses Garner family settled in Virginia City where Mr. Garner entered into a partnership with a Mr.Storey in a Gold mine. He also built and managed a hotel in Virginia City and both proved profitable. The life was rough and the severe winter climate soon took its toll on Mr.Garners health. Selling his interests in Montana they arrived in Los Angeles in 1864. Later coming on to San Bernardino.