Name: John George Griner
Birth: 6 JAN 1833 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
Death: 12 MAR 1899 in Potlatch, Latah Co., Idaho
Burial: MAR 1899 Freeze Cemetery, Potlatch, Latah Co., Idaho
Inscription on back of old picture of John and Elizabeth Griner :
"Miss Bertha Griner This is my mother and father
Mrs Elizabeth Griner
Mr John George Griner
My mother is sixty four years of age and my father is about sixty eight ( my note: the eight is hard to read) years old when he died. He has been de ad about three years.
John G. Griner was born January 7, 1891 and
Elizabeth Griner was born August 5, 1835"
(my note: the following was added later in another handwriting)
"My Grandparents -- Ruth"
My note: Ruth is Ruth Johnson who gave me the picture.)
Letter from Mary Durant (descendant of John & Elizabeth Griner) dated 10/2 3/1980.
"... took a trip over to the county where you were born just to look for h eadstones dates. We looked through the cemetery there, and at Freeze, I d. we found the headstones of many of the Griners in both places.
... we found a common headstone at Freeze for John and Elizabeth, and evid ently several of their young children."
Father: Jacob Griner b: ABT 1913 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
Mother: Maria Stepp b: ABT 1918 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
Elizabeth S. Carnahan b: 5 AUG 1836 in West Deer Twp., Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania
- William Henry Griner b: 2 OCT 1853 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- John Edward. Griner b: 22 FEB 1858 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Henry Griner b: 1859 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Joseph Griner b: 1863 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Mary A. Griner b: 5 JUN 1863 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Henrietta Susan Griner b: 19 JAN 1865 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Margaret Jane Griner b: JUL 1867 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Phillip Sheridan Griner b: 28 AUG 1869 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Sarah Elizabeth Griner b: 25 NOV 1871 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Pollard Griner b: 29 OCT 1874 in Butler Co., Pennsylvania
- Bertha Elizabeth Griner b: 17 FEB 1884 in Riley Co., Kansas