Here are a few western NY Ord(t)ners, all buried in the United German & French Cemetery at the edge of Buffalo, in Cheektowaga, NY; website www.members.tripod.com/rootserie/index1-chkg-united-cem.html
ORTNER, Catherine b.1849 d.1908 ORDNER, Charlesno dates ORDNER, Nicholas F. b.16 Jun 1861; d. 23 Dec. 1884
You can see some of my Ortner references in an earlier post on your message board here. My g.grandmother's family came from Alsace. They appear in western NY and Cleveland areas, some were in Canada, and some in Texas.Almost all of the family names show up in the New Orleans area, too, but I've never been able to make any connection with them. I don't even understand how the Buffalo Ortners connect to my g.grandmother.