Johann Guidinger

b. 11 March 1781
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipUncle of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree

Interesting Facts

Note* Johann Guidinger Died at home
Witnesses: Jacob Mangerich Bauer, Onkel des Verstorbenen 05 APR 1838. 
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipGranduncle of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree

Interesting Facts

Note* Johann (John) Guidinger Emegrated: 1846 to USA
Operated a restaurant business 02 JAN 1923. 
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 Guidinger

b. 6 January 1849, d. 2 May 1849
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Nicolas Guidinger b. 1 Jan 1805
Mother*Madeleine Hoffman b. 16 May 1806, d. 16 Mar 1849

Johann Peter Guidinger

b. 20 November 1845
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree

Interesting Facts

Note* Johann Peter 'Bear Paw' Guidinger Profession: Saloon keeper and hotel keeper. 
Father*Peter (Pierre) Guidinger b. 5 Jun 1807, d. 26 Dec 1873
Mother*Maria Mangerich b. 18 Jan 1809, d. 26 Dec 1873

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.

Johanna Guidinger

b. 11 August 1838, d. 25 February 1925
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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 Guidinger

Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship3rd great-grandnephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Arthur Ralph "Art" Guidinger b. 15 Oct 1935, d. 12 Mar 2020
Mother*Lois Ann Lustig b. 28 Jul 1937, d. 5 Nov 2020

John A Guidinger

b. 20 January 1877, d. 1 December 1947
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipGrandson of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Peter Guidinger Family Tree
Father*John Peter Guidinger b. 27 Dec 1851, d. 27 Feb 1941
Mother*Anna Frank b. 12 Aug 1851, d. 14 Jul 1914

John A Guidinger1

Last Edited11 Feb 2018

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 Dec 2021
RelationshipGrandnephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree

Interesting Facts

Note*circa 1950 John Aloysius Guidinger 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. 
Father*John Nicholas Guidinger b. 26 Aug 1850, d. 2 Dec 1935
Mother*Franziska (Frances) Becker b. c 1851, d. 25 Jul 1919

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

b. 14 June 1824, d. 28 April 1884
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipBrother of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Joannes "John" Guidinger b. 27 May 1791, d. 14 Jul 1874
Mother*Margaretha Parre b. 28 Apr 1800, d. 25 Jan 1837

Citations

  1. [S7] Ancestry.com, Public Member Trees, Database online.
  2. [S2] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, 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] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, 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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipNephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.

John James Guidinger1,2,3

b. 22 April 1860, d. 26 October 1932
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipNephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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. [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] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, 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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipNephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree

Interesting Facts

Note* 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 
Father*Nicolas Paray Guidinger b. 6 Nov 1822, d. 13 Mar 1896
Mother*Marguerita Rodius b. 15 Nov 1824, d. 12 Mar 1905

Citations

  1. [S42] Unknown author, Milwaukee Sentinal Newspaper, Record Type: Newspaper article, Subject: Land preservation, Milwaukee Sentinal Newspaper.

John Peter Guidinger1

b. 27 December 1851, d. 27 February 1941
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipSon of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Peter Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Peter Guidinger b. 12 Dec 1828, d. 17 Sep 1900
Mother*Anna (Hannah) Neiers b. 24 Aug 1824, d. 21 May 1885

Citations

  1. [S2] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.

John Peter Guidinger1

b. 17 June 1872, d. 23 August 1943
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipGrandnephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Jacob Guidinger b. 14 Oct 1831, d. 29 Aug 1901
Mother*Susanna Kohns b. 24 Aug 1843, d. 24 Feb 1915

Jon Paul Guidinger

b. 17 October 1970, d. 3 February 2012
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Peter Guidinger Family Tree

Interesting Facts

Note* 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. 
Father*Dewayne C Guidinger
Mother*Ruth Darden

Joseph Guidinger1

b. 16 February 1868, d. 16 October 1922
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipNephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.

Joseph Guidinger1

b. 15 September 1845, d. 28 July 1911
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Nicolas Guidinger b. 1 Jan 1805
Mother*Madeleine Hoffman b. 16 May 1806, d. 16 Mar 1849

Citations

  1. [S2] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, ANC FAM TREE, Database online.

Joseph H. Guidinger1

b. 1868
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipNephew of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
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] Jeffrey L. Guidinger, ANC FAM TREE, Ancestry Family Trees.

Josephine Guidinger

b. 1872
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Johann (John) Guidinger b. 6 Aug 1842, d. c 1923
Mother*Barbara Heffner b. Dec 1851, d. 20 Apr 1934

Joy Guidinger

Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship3rd great-grandniece of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Arthur Ralph "Art" Guidinger b. 15 Oct 1935, d. 12 Mar 2020
Mother*Lois Ann Lustig b. 28 Jul 1937, d. 5 Nov 2020

Joyce Guidinger

Last Edited11 Dec 2021
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Peter Guidinger Family Tree
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
Last Edited11 Dec 2021
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Peter Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Edgar Allen Guidinger b. 18 Aug 1882, d. 18 Jun 1962
Mother*Margaret Jane Brown b. 28 Mar 1884, d. 2 Dec 1968

June Ann Guidinger

Last Edited13 Dec 2021
Relationship3rd great-grandniece of Peter Guidinger
ChartsBernardus Guidinger Family Tree
Father*Arthur Ralph "Art" Guidinger b. 15 Oct 1935, d. 12 Mar 2020
Mother*Lois Ann Lustig b. 28 Jul 1937, d. 5 Nov 2020