Louisa Sophrina Thomson (daughter of John) Married a William F Gardiner. One of their children was Glenn G Gardiner.
They have/had realations in New Zealand including a Ronald Gardiner.
I am trying to find reation of Louisa's Father, John Thomson (born 3/12/1832 Arbroath, Angushire, S,Scottland). He married Louisa Sophrina Wendell in England in 1855 before coming to the US.
They lived in Chicago area for a short while, then settled in Janesville, Wisconsin where he opened a taylor shop. He also played the violin. (Last family notes say it was in the posession of a Ronald Gardiner in NewZealand)
John Thomson drown in the Rock River 1862.
His son John Alfred Thomson and his wife (Clara Scofield)and three sons (Maurice, Lealand, and Allen) lived in New Zealand in the 1920 then moved back to the US and lived in California.
Any information on the ancestry of John Thomson would be appreciated.