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Homesteaded 1851 in Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, USA

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Johan Jean Guidinger

b. 22 November 1827
Last Edited24 Dec 2012
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Reference: 1335. Johan Jean Guidinger was born on 22 November 1827 at Altweis, Luxembourg. He was the son of Theodorus Guidinger.
Father*Theodorus Guidinger b. 27 Jan 1797, d. 16 Jun 1863

Johann Guidinger

b. 26 July 1769
Last Edited13 Feb 2016
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Johann Guidinger was born on 26 July 1769. He was the son of Joannes Guidinger and Catherina Goedert.
Father*Joannes Guidinger b. 15 Sep 1747, d. 20 Jan 1815
Mother*Catherina Goedert b. 9 Feb 1746/47, d. 2 Dec 1814

Johann Guidinger

b. 11 March 1781
Last Edited25 Nov 2012
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Reference: 1210. Johann Guidinger was born on 11 March 1781. He was the son of Joannes Guidinger and Catherina Goedert.
Father*Joannes Guidinger b. 15 Sep 1747, d. 20 Jan 1815
Mother*Catherina Goedert b. 9 Feb 1746/47, d. 2 Dec 1814

Johann Guidinger

b. 20 November 1786, d. 23 November 1786
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Johann Guidinger was born on 20 November 1786. He was the son of Nicolaus Guidinger and Joanna Weiser. Johann Guidinger died on 23 November 1786.
Father*Nicolaus Guidinger b. 17 Nov 1749, d. 6 Apr 1837
Mother*Joanna Weiser b. 5 Aug 1758, d. 24 Mar 1789

Johann Guidinger

b. 6 April 1833, d. 4 April 1838
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Reference: 1276. Johann Guidinger Died at home
Witnesses: Jacob Mangerich Bauer, Onkel des Verstorbenen 05 APR 1838. He was born on 6 April 1833 at Bivange, Capellen Canton, Luxembourg. He was the son of Peter (Pierre) Guidinger and Maria Mangerich. Johann Guidinger died on 4 April 1838 at Bivange, Capellen Canton, Luxembourg, at age 4.
Father*Peter (Pierre) Guidinger b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Maria Mangerich b. 18 Jan 1809, d. 26 Dec 1873

Johann Guidinger1

b. 5 October 1742
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Johann Guidinger was born on 5 October 1742 at Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg.1 He was the son of Bernardus Guidinger and Marguerite Steisel.1
Father*Bernardus Guidinger1 b. 1713, d. 29 Oct 1775
Mother*Marguerite Steisel1 b. 3 Mar 1717/18, d. 9 Jun 1767

Citations

  1. [S25] Yolenda Jonnson-Chilin, Jonnson-Chilin Family Genealogy History.

Johann (John) Guidinger

b. 6 August 1842, d. circa 1923
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Reference: 1281. Johann (John) Guidinger Emegrated: 1846 to USA
Operated a restaurant business 02 JAN 1923. He was born on 6 August 1842 at Bivange, Capellen Canton, Luxembourg. He was the son of Peter (Pierre) Guidinger and Maria Mangerich. Johann (John) Guidinger married Barbara Heffner on 8 November 1870 at Dyersville, Dubuque, Iowa, USA. Johann (John) Guidinger died circa 1923 at Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried circa 1923 at Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, USA.
Father*Peter (Pierre) Guidinger b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Maria Mangerich b. 18 Jan 1809, d. 26 Dec 1873

Children of Johann (John) Guidinger and Barbara Heffner

Johann Peter Guidinger

b. 6 January 1849, d. 2 May 1849
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Reference: 1262. Johann Peter Guidinger was born on 6 January 1849 at Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. He was the son of Nicolas Guidinger and Madeleine Hoffman. Johann Peter Guidinger died on 2 May 1849 at Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. He was buried on 3 May 1849 at Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. He married Barbara Reiter, daughter of Johann Reiter and Magdalena Wiltzius, on 2 September 1851 at Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Father*Nicolas Guidinger b. 1 Jan 1805
Mother*Madeleine Hoffman b. 16 May 1806, d. 16 Mar 1849

Family: Johann Peter Guidinger and Barbara Reiter

Johann Peter Guidinger

b. 20 November 1845
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Reference: 1283. Johann Peter Guidinger was born on 20 November 1845 at Berchem, Esch-sur-Alzette Canton, Luxembourg. He was the son of Peter (Pierre) Guidinger and Maria Mangerich.
Father*Peter (Pierre) Guidinger b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Maria Mangerich b. 18 Jan 1809, d. 26 Dec 1873

Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger1

b. 9 March 1849, d. 2 April 1924
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Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger Profession: Saloon keeper and hotel keeper. He was born on 9 March 1849 at Dubuque, Iowa, USA.1 He was the son of Peter (Pierre) Guidinger and Maria Mangerich. Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger married Anna Catherina Schiltz in 1884 at Iowa, USA.2 Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger lived in 1910 at Crook, Wyoming, USA.1 He died on 2 April 1924 at Crook, Wyoming, USA, at age 75.
Father*Peter (Pierre) Guidinger b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Maria Mangerich b. 18 Jan 1809, d. 26 Dec 1873

Children of Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger and Anna Catherina Schiltz

Citations

  1. [S12] Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Beulah, Crook, Wyoming; Roll: T624_1746; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0049; Image: ; FHL microfilm: 1375759.
  2. [S79] RUDDY.

Johanna Guidinger

b. 11 August 1838, d. 25 February 1925
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Reference: 1278. Johanna Guidinger was born on 11 August 1838 at Berchem, Esch-sur-Alzette Canton, Luxembourg. She was the daughter of Peter (Pierre) Guidinger and Maria Mangerich. Johanna Guidinger died on 25 February 1925 at Olmsted, Minnesota, USA, at age 86.
Father*Peter (Pierre) Guidinger b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Maria Mangerich b. 18 Jan 1809, d. 26 Dec 1873

John Guidinger1

b. 21 March 1888, d. 11 September 1954
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John Guidinger was born on 21 March 1888 at South Dakota, USA.1 He was the son of Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger and Anna Catherina Schiltz.1 John Guidinger died on 11 September 1954 at age 66.1
Father*Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger1 b. 9 Mar 1849, d. 2 Apr 1924
Mother*Anna Catherina Schiltz1 b. 13 Jun 1855, d. 5 Dec 1922

Citations

  1. [S79] RUDDY.

John A Guidinger

b. 20 January 1877, d. 1 December 1947
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John A Guidinger was born on 20 January 1877 at Colfax, Nebraska, USA.1,2 He was the son of John Peter Guidinger and Anna Frank. John A Guidinger died on 1 December 1947 at Los Angeles, California, USA, at age 70.
Father*John Peter Guidinger b. 27 Dec 1851, d. 27 Feb 1941
Mother*Anna Frank b. 12 Aug 1851, d. 14 Jul 1914

Children of John A Guidinger and Anna Caroline Huff

Citations

  1. [S14] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
  2. [S14] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles,California; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .

John A Guidinger1

Last Edited11 Feb 2018

Children of John A Guidinger and Kathy Lynn Heuchert

Citations

  1. [S24] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Database online.

John Aloysius Guidinger

b. 15 May 1876, d. 11 March 1957
Last Edited11 Feb 2018
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John Aloysius Guidinger was born on 15 May 1876 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was the son of John Nicholas Guidinger and Franziska (Frances) Becker. John Aloysius Guidinger married Elisabeth C. Flynn, daughter of Thomas Flynn and Anna Pontony, on 30 November 1899 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. John Aloysius Guidinger was Type: Physical Description 12 SEP 1918 medium build, tall, blue eyes, black hair on 12 September 1918.1 He John A Guidinger lived on the family farm at 9022 W. County Line Road in the City of Mequon. The house still stands and is listed on the Mequon Historical places, a group of houses from early to mid 1800's. The farms ownership moved to Raymond Guidinger after John passed away.

The John A Guidinger farm is now part of the Mequon Nature Preserve. circa 1950. He died on 11 March 1957 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA, at age 80.
Father*John Nicholas Guidinger b. 26 Aug 1850, d. 2 Dec 1935
Mother*Franziska (Frances) Becker b. c 1851, d. 25 Jul 1919

Children of John Aloysius Guidinger and Elisabeth C. Flynn

Citations

  1. [S4] Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Draft registration information.

John Baptiste Guidinger1,2,3,4,5,6

b. 14 June 1824, d. 28 April 1884
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John Baptiste Guidinger was born on 14 June 1824 at Welfrange, Dalheim Commune, Remich Canton, Grevenmacher District, Luxembourg.2 He was the son of Jean Guidinger and Margaretha Parre. John Baptiste Guidinger emigrated in July 1847 from New York, USA. He married Anna Marie Uerlings, daughter of Johann Heinrich 'John Henry' Uerlings and Anna Margaretha Driessen, on 2 February 1849 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA. John Baptiste Guidinger lived in 1850 at Washington, Wisconsin, USA.1,2 He married Susanna Schmitt circa 1854.2 John Baptiste Guidinger died on 28 April 1884 at Town of Meeme, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, at age 59.1,2
Father*Jean Guidinger b. 27 May 1791, d. 14 Jul 1874
Mother*Margaretha Parre b. 28 Apr 1800, d. 25 Jan 1837

Children of John Baptiste Guidinger and Anna Marie Uerlings

Children of John Baptiste Guidinger and Susanna Schmitt

Citations

  1. [S7] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, Database online.
  2. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.
  3. [S56] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Mignon, Washington, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1008; Page: 218A; Image: .
  4. [S15] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Liberty, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
  5. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Ancestry Family Trees.
  6. [S57] Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Buchanan, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Roll: ; Page: 352; Image: 24.

John Henry Guidinger1

b. 7 March 1855, d. 24 August 1881
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Reference: 846. John Henry Guidinger was born on 7 March 1855 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA.1 He was the son of John Baptiste Guidinger and Susanna Schmitt. John Henry Guidinger lived in 1870 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA.1 He died on 24 August 1881 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, at age 26.1
Father*John Baptiste Guidinger b. 14 Jun 1824, d. 28 Apr 1884
Mother*Susanna Schmitt b. 1 Apr 1829, d. 29 Dec 1922

Citations

  1. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.

John James Guidinger1,2,3

b. 22 April 1860, d. 26 October 1932
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John James Guidinger married Amelia Kaeser. John James Guidinger was born on 22 April 1860 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA.1,3 He was the son of John Baptiste Guidinger and Susanna Schmitt. John James Guidinger lived in 1920 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA.1 He died on 26 October 1932 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA, at age 72.
Father*John Baptiste Guidinger b. 14 Jun 1824, d. 28 Apr 1884
Mother*Susanna Schmitt b. 1 Apr 1829, d. 29 Dec 1922

Children of John James Guidinger and Amelia Kaeser

Citations

  1. [S6] Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Manitowoc Ward 3, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1994; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 101; Image: .
  2. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Ancestry Family Trees.
  3. [S14] Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .

John Nicholas Guidinger

b. 26 August 1850, d. 2 December 1935
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John Nicholas Guidinger Published: December 7, 2003
There's a present taking shape on the northern Milwaukee County line. It won't be ready for Christmas. In fact, it might not be completely wrapped for a few years to come.

But that gift, once its bow is in place, will delight thousands of Milwaukee area residents for as long as trees grow, flowers bloom and human beings crave contact with a creation not their own.

The gift in question is one square mile of land in the city of Mequon, and it's on the verge of a history-making transformation. Instead of moving from cornfields to condos -- a typical Mequon pattern -- the land is changing in the opposite direction, from farmland back to forest.

Designated Section 33 on the survey maps, the square mile's borders are County Line Road, Donges Bay Road, Wauwatosa Road (N. 76th St.) and Swan Road (N. 91st St.) The parcel lies just north of the former Northridge mall.

Section 33 would be unremarkable in, say, Dodge County, where the rural past has generally produced a rural present. But the section lies on the seam between city and suburb.

Mequon's subdivisions, soccer fields and light industries practically border the land on three sides, and the densely clustered rooftops of Milwaukee's Northridge area dominate its southern skyline.

In the midst of all this development, Section 33 has remained almost purely agricultural. Its survival to this late date is a minor miracle.

A high-powered partnership is working to make that miracle permanent. The City of Mequon and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation have joined forces with the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust to create the Mequon Nature Preserve.

More than 400 acres of the 640 proposed are already under protection. Linked informally with parkland on the Milwaukee side of the line, the completed preserve will cover more ground than Whitnall Park -- Milwaukee County's largest.

Leaders of the Mequon effort are interested in much more than preservation. Their goal is to restore the entire square mile to its native state.

What they want to do, in essence, is to reverse the flow of history, to turn the clock back nearly 170 years.

The clock started ticking in the 1830s, when the first white settlers arrived in Section 33. Ozaukee County was becoming an overwhelmingly German community, and the section fit the general pattern.

Families named Stauss, Junghaus, Guidinger, Gengler, Trassburger and Rosskopf were among the 19th-century settlers. Remarkably, the Stausses are still farming land their ancestors claimed in 1842 -- six generations ago.

The first Stausses and their fellow pioneers faced an unbroken forest of towering hardwoods: maple, beech, basswood, red oak, white ash, black cherry and a variety of other species.

Although they spared three wood lots (now the most attractive features of Section 33), trees were as much nuisance as resource. Most of the parcel was cleared as fast as the settlers could swing their axes.

Once the land was opened to the plow, agriculture followed a well-defined progression: first wheat, then diversified crops and, finally, in the late 1800s, dairy farming. In every stage, proximity to Milwaukee was a definite advantage. The 'Green Bay road,' now Highway 57, became a vital link between the farmers of Mequon and their primary market in the city.

Milwaukee, in the meantime, was slowly edging out toward Mequon. Decade by decade, home-seekers pushed to the north and west. The city limits approached Capitol Drive by 1910 and Silver Spring Drive 20 years later.

It was during the post-World War II boom that the outward wave finally reached the county line. Under Mayor Frank Zeidler, Milwaukee extended its borders to the edge of Mequon in 1956, absorbing the formerly rural Town of Granville.

As newcomers poured into the northwest side, farmers sold their dairy herds and subdivided their land. Those who wanted to keep farming moved north. The Bacher and Batzler families -- pillars of Granville for generations -- both crossed the Ozaukee County line and started over on Section 33.

There was even less room for farmers on the Milwaukee side of the border after 1969, when the Kohl family began to develop Northridge. It was envisioned as 'a city within a city,' with a regional shopping center and housing for 20,000 people. Satellite developments followed, including strip malls, subdivisions and the Alexian Village retirement community.

The idea for the Mequon Nature Preserve was hatched at Alexian Village. Richard Paddock, the retired chairman of Time Insurance, was standing at the window of his sixth-floor apartment one day, gazing out over the rolling fields of Section 33.

Wouldn't it be nice, he thought, if that land could be saved for future generations?

A $500,000 gift from Paddock's fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation got the ball rolling in 2000. It has been gathering speed ever since.

Mequon Mayor Christine Nuernberg, a civic sparkplug, has worn out at least one pair of shoes showing prospective donors around the parcel, and fund-raising efforts to date have netted more than $5 million.

The project's focus shifted early on from preservation to restoration -- and restoration in Section 33 means trees. Woodlots on the preserve will provide critical seed stock for the return of the broad-leaved natives. Land denatured by decades of agriculture will be ever so slowly renatured.

Mequon may be more able to afford a project of such scope than most communities, but the preserve will be a gift to everyone in metropolitan Milwaukee -- as critical habitat for sensitive species, as an open-air classroom for students of all ages and as a living link to the days when every Milwaukeean wore moccasins.

No one involved will live to see the preserve in its full glory, and that's what makes the effort so refreshing. At a time when people seem intent on starving their own governments to death, the preserve is a welcome sign that foresight, vision and creativity have not vanished from our public life.

In this season of giving, we can all be grateful that Mequon is making a present of the past.

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John Gurda is a Milwaukee historian who writes for Crossroads the first Sunday of every month.

Copyright 2003 Journal Sentinel Inc.1 He was born on 26 August 1850. He was the son of Nicolas Paray Guidinger and Marguerita Rodius. John Nicholas Guidinger emigrated on 3 June 1851. He married Franziska (Frances) Becker, daughter of Christopher Becker and Elisabeth Thill, on 10 April 1875 at Belgium, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA.2 John Nicholas Guidinger died on 2 December 1935 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA, at age 85.
Father*Nicolas Paray Guidinger b. 6 Nov 1822, d. 13 Mar 1896
Mother*Marguerita Rodius b. 15 Nov 1824, d. 12 Mar 1905

Children of John Nicholas Guidinger and Franziska (Frances) Becker

Citations

  1. [S42] Unknown author, Milwaukee Sentinal Newspaper, Record Type: Newspaper article, Subject: Land preservation, Milwaukee Sentinal Newspaper.
  2. [S69] Unknown author, Family Search, Url: www.familysearch.org, Family Search.org.

John Peter Guidinger1

b. 27 December 1851, d. 27 February 1941
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John Peter Guidinger was Methodist 28 FEB 1941.1 He was born on 27 December 1851 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA.1 He was the son of Peter Guidinger and Anna (Hannah) Neiers. John Peter Guidinger married Anna Frank, daughter of Peter Frank and Anna Pauls, on 17 March 1876 at Mequon, Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA. John Peter Guidinger lived on 1 April 1940 at Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.1 He died on 27 February 1941 at Hollister, San Benito, California, USA, at age 89.1 He was buried on 1 March 1941 at Hollister, San Benito, California, USA.1
Father*Peter Guidinger b. 12 Dec 1828, d. 17 Sep 1900
Mother*Anna (Hannah) Neiers b. 24 Aug 1824, d. 21 May 1885

Children of John Peter Guidinger and Anna Frank

Citations

  1. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.

John Peter Guidinger1

b. 17 June 1872, d. 23 August 1943
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Reference: 791. John Peter Guidinger was born on 17 June 1872 at Minnesota, USA.1 He was the son of Frank Guidinger and Marie Margurete Steichen. John Peter Guidinger died on 23 August 1943 at Winona, Minnesota, USA, at age 71.1
Father*Frank Guidinger b. 6 Jan 1848, d. 1 Aug 1928
Mother*Marie Margurete Steichen b. 1848, d. 14 Feb 1914

Citations

  1. [S7] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, Database online.

John Pierre Guidinger

b. 1868
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Reference: 1357. John Pierre Guidinger was born in 1868 at Dubuque, Iowa, USA. He was the son of Jacob Guidinger and Susanna Kohns. John Pierre Guidinger married Anna Busscher on 4 April 1910.
Father*Jacob Guidinger b. 14 Oct 1831, d. 29 Aug 1901
Mother*Susanna Kohns b. 24 Aug 1843, d. 24 Feb 1915

Child of John Pierre Guidinger and Anna Busscher

Jon Paul Guidinger

b. 17 October 1970, d. 3 February 2012
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Reference: 639. Jon Paul Guidinger Pittsburg, CA man killed in fire had made movie magic.

Contra Costa Times
Posted: 02/08/2012 02:43:28 PM PST
Updated: 02/08/2012 02:43:29 PM PST

Always a fanatic for details and a lover of art, Jon Guidinger, 41, probably died thinking no one would ever know what details he sneaked into the films he helped create.

His family remembers fondly, though, how closely he researched his own work, whether he was sketching, painting, creating bronze statuettes or sculpting sets for major motion pictures, and they certainly remember his sense of humor.

'When he was working on sculptures for (the 2001 film) 'The Mummy Returns,' he did all the research into the old alphabets, and he dutifully engraved each of those pillars in the temple,' Guidinger's younger brother, Craig, said. 'He'd come around talking about sun gods, telling me about the language: 'This word is for beer.' He was so proud of it all. I think in the end one of those pillars said, 'I love beer' in hieroglyphics.'

Guidinger died Feb. 3, two days after being rescued from a fire, which is still under investigation, in his Pittsburg home in the 2200 block of Fairbourne Drive. He'd been found in the kitchen, unburned but having succumbed to smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning, his family said. No arrangements for services have been set.

Guidinger left behind a body of work that included special effects, sculpting and other artistic contributions to movies like 'Starship Troopers,' 'War of the Worlds,' the 'Matrix' sequels and all three 'Star Wars' prequels. He did much of that work for George Lucas' famed special
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effects firm, Industrial Light & Magic, or ILM.

It was a job he'd gotten, almost miraculously, right out of art school, said Guidinger's father, Dewayne.

'George Lucas doesn't usually hire amateurs,' Dewayne Guidinger said with a plaintive chuckle, sitting in the yard behind his Concord home.

Behind him were half-burned, half-soaked photo albums laid out to dry in the sun, small pieces of wood laid between the pages to hold them apart. 'I don't know how Jon sold himself, whether it was persistence or what, but he did it.'

Christina Dominguez, who is engaged to Guidinger's brother Craig, recalled Guidinger certainly did have a dedication to conversation.

'He'd talk my face off for hours,' she said, adding with a wry smile, 'He was full of opinions and he loved to share.'

Guidinger had a competitive side, his brother said, but never let it overwhelm his love for his friends and family.

'Growing up, we'd do what brothers do, fight and stuff, try to outdo each other,' Craig Guidinger said.

He paused to hold back tears. 'But if I had a question, if there was something I didn't know, I'd never hesitate to ask him, and he'd always try to help me out as much as he could. We're close, you know? He was a great brother.'

From the time he was young, Guidinger was never going to be a mathematician, his father said -- his passion for art emerged when he was young and remained the throughout his life. An early inspiration was sculptor Auguste Rodin, after whom Guidinger named his pet dog, a boxer called Rodi.

Guidinger father's descriptions evoke a sort of Peter Pan character, a man who steadfastly refused to give up on the fascinations that inspired him in childhood.

'He had so many grand ideas,' Dewayne Guidinger said. 'More ideas than he could ever produce into something to live on. If he called himself a starving artist, it was honestly earned.'

His son's time with ILM was like a dream come true, Dewayne Guidinger said, but the work dried up around 2005, and 'then there was a long span of harsh times, Jon doing odd jobs, but not enough to make a living at.'

Adding to that difficulty, 'as his friends grew up, got married and had kids, there was a certain kind of loneliness for him,' Dewayne Guidinger said. 'I think it was hard not to be able to spend time with his friends like he used to.'

Still, Guidinger remained dedicated to his craft, always in the middle of a sketch or a painting, or picking up a new skill -- he'd most recently returned to school, attending Los Medanos College in Pittsburg to develop welding skills.

'He always made you a birthday card by hand,' his brother Craig said. 'Even just writing notes to our mom, like, 'Hi, Mom, I'm at Dave's house,' next to it there would be a little picture he drew.'

Dominguez chimed in, 'He did it on recipes, too! He was a great cook, and there were little pictures of chefs and the food all over his recipes.'

Though his work helped create hugely successful films enjoyed by millions of people, Guidinger was never rich, and he never lived to see what his brother believes was among his highest goals: to see his artwork as an album cover.

'Before he died,' Craig Guidinger said, 'I know Jon had been in touch with an old friend from school who was in a band that was really making it happen, recording an album in the studio. They said they wanted to use his art and I mean, he was so excited. It's not out yet, and who knows. But it could still happen.' 04 FEB 2012. He was born on 17 October 1970. He was the son of Dewayne C Guidinger and Ruth Darden. Jon Paul Guidinger lived in 1994 at Contra Costa, California, USA.1 He died on 3 February 2012 at Contra Costa, California, USA, at age 41.
Father*Dewayne C Guidinger
Mother*Ruth Darden

Citations

  1. [S24] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Database online.

Joseph Guidinger1

b. 16 February 1868, d. 16 October 1922
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Reference: 845. Joseph Guidinger was born on 16 February 1868 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA.1 He was the son of John Baptiste Guidinger and Susanna Schmitt. Joseph Guidinger lived in 1900 at Los Angeles, California, USA.1 He died on 16 October 1922 at Los Angeles, California, USA, at age 54.1
Father*John Baptiste Guidinger b. 14 Jun 1824, d. 28 Apr 1884
Mother*Susanna Schmitt b. 1 Apr 1829, d. 29 Dec 1922

Citations

  1. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.

Joseph Guidinger1

b. 15 September 1845, d. 28 July 1911
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Joseph Guidinger was born on 15 September 1845 at Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.1 He was the son of Nicolas Guidinger and Madeleine Hoffman. Joseph Guidinger married Marie Catherine Jorgan on 9 October 1875 at Ozaukee, Wisconsin, USA.1,2 Joseph Guidinger died on 28 July 1911 at Fall River, South Dakota, USA, at age 65.1 He was buried on 29 July 1911 at Dawes, Nebraska, USA.1
Father*Nicolas Guidinger b. 1 Jan 1805
Mother*Madeleine Hoffman b. 16 May 1806, d. 16 Mar 1849

Family: Joseph Guidinger and Marie Catherine Jorgan

Citations

  1. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.
  2. [S69] Unknown author, Family Search, Url: www.familysearch.org, Wisconsin, County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Joseph H. Guidinger1

b. 1868
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Reference: 1023. Joseph H. Guidinger was born in 1868 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA. He was the son of John Baptiste Guidinger and Susanna Schmitt.
Father*John Baptiste Guidinger b. 14 Jun 1824, d. 28 Apr 1884
Mother*Susanna Schmitt b. 1 Apr 1829, d. 29 Dec 1922

Citations

  1. [S2] Unknown author, ANC FAM TREE, Ancestry Family Trees.

Josephine Guidinger

b. 1872
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Reference: 1408. Josephine Guidinger was born in 1872. She was the daughter of Johann (John) Guidinger and Barbara Heffner. Josephine Guidinger appeared on the census of 1 April 1940 at Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, USA.1
Father*Johann (John) Guidinger b. 6 Aug 1842, d. c 1923
Mother*Barbara Heffner b. Dec 1851, d. 20 Apr 1934

Citations

  1. [S69] Unknown author, Family Search, Url: www.familysearch.org, 1940 census.

Joyce Guidinger

Last Edited10 Apr 2019
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Joyce Guidinger is the daughter of Leonard J Guidinger and Vivian A. Yeaney. Reference: 649.
Father*Leonard J Guidinger b. 1918, d. 17 May 1984
Mother*Vivian A. Yeaney b. 11 Jul 1918, d. 30 Oct 2011

Juanita B Guidinger

b. 6 February 1912, d. 1 December 1992
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Reference: 697. Juanita B Guidinger was born on 6 February 1912 at Downey, Bannock, Idaho, USA. She was the daughter of Edgar Allen Guidinger and Margaret Jane Brown. Juanita B Guidinger married Arthur Reed Latham on 15 September 1933. Juanita B Guidinger died on 1 December 1992 at San Angelo, Green, Texas, USA, at age 80.
Father*Edgar Allen Guidinger b. 18 Aug 1882, d. 18 Jun 1962
Mother*Margaret Jane Brown b. 28 Mar 1884, d. 2 Dec 1968

Family: Juanita B Guidinger and Arthur Reed Latham

Karen Guidinger

Last Edited14 Apr 2019
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Karen Guidinger is the daughter of Kenneth Alan Guidinger and Barbara Ann Miske.
Father*Kenneth Alan Guidinger
Mother*Barbara Ann Miske

Children of Karen Guidinger and Chris Canapa