NameJohn GUNNER, 11018
Birthca 1830, Surrey, SRY
Baptism6 Mar 1831, Lambeth, LND
Bapt MemoStockwell New Chapel Independent
Occupation1850: Jeweler
FatherJohn GUNNER , 3367 (1798-)
MotherJuliana LAIDMAN , 3256, O1080 (1800-1881)
Misc. Notes
1841 census return: HO107/1053/3 folio 36 page 10
Clapham [Surrey], Union Passage
John Gunner, 40, Tailor, Y
Julia Gunner, 40, Y
George Gunner, 12, Y
John Gunner, 10, Y
Henry Gunner, 8, Y
Joseph Gunner, 6, Y
Julia Gunner, 3, Y
Julia Gunner, 3 months, Y

The 1850 census for New York (14th Ward) on 11 August shows:
John Gunner, 50, M, Tailor, [born] Eng[land]
Julianna Gunner, 44, F, Eng
George Gunner, 21, M, Jeweller, Eng
John Gunner, 20, M, Jeweller, Eng
Joseph Gunner, 15, M, Eng
Julianna Gunner, 12, F, Eng

John Gunner’s obituary :
John Gunner
Ex-police Capt. John Gunner died Wednesday at his home, 1,051 Lexington Avenue. Capt. Gunner was born in Clapham, London, England, in 1832 [sic], and came to this country with his parents when he was three years old. He attended the public school in Duane Street, and during the civil war was a policeman on the Metropolitan force. He served under Capt. Frank Speight, afterward Inspector, who was in command of the Twenty-ninth Precinct, now the famous “Tenderloin.” Mr. Gunner was in turn patrolman, Roundsman, Sergeant, and acting Captain. He served with distinction as a member of the force during the draft riots of 1863, when he had obtained the rank of Roundsman. Later he was appointed to a full Captaincy, and he served in this capacity up to a few years ago, when he was retired.
Capt. Gunner was a Republican, amd lived in what is now the Twenty-sixth Assembly District for many years. He instructed his son, ex-Port Warden John H. Gunner, in politics, and the latter is now the Republican organization leader in the Twenty-eighth Assembly District. He was a member of the Alma Lodge, 728, F. and A. M.; the Ivy Republican Club, and the Republican clubs of the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-eighth Assembly Districts.
Besides the ex-Port Warden, Capt. Gunner leaves two other sons, a daughter, and a wife.
Funeral services will be held at the residence tonight, the Rev. Dr. Hughes of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre officiating. The interment wil be in Woodlawn Cemetery to-morrow.
[Bill Gunner comments on this: Capt. John Gunner's obituary says he was born in 1832. It also says he emigrated in 1835. I suspect both "facts" are wrong and due to his wife's (or his) sketchy memory of the events. I am assuming he was born in 1831 and emigrated in 1842 on the Hendrik Hudson.]
1Kate, 19365
ChildrenFrancis , 19366 (1855-1944)
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