Descendants of

E. Hans Gerber, Jr. (Feb 1710-Sep 7, 1767)

Three daughters of E1 John Gerber are mentioned in 1811-12 releases of Deed 9-4-505 and 506; see also Release 5-4-205, dated July 24, 1811:

E11 Sarah Gerber m. (1) Henry Bossler; m. (2) -- Hahab (died by 1811) of the town of Meadville, Pa.; [divorced Jan. 2, 1790 Henry Bossler (Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, v. 1, p. 185)]. Children: E111 Henry Bosler; E112 Sarah Bosler (from 1805 will of E1 John Garber).

E12 Peggy Gerber m. Andrew Berryhill of the borough of Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., an Innkeeper; Berryhill in 1770 was a witness to E1 John Gerber's Deed O-267 on Fishing Creek.

E13 Elizabeth Gerber m. Roger Alden, Esq. of Crawford Co., Pa.; [? this may be Rachel Neel, neice of Henry Gerber, whose friend and attorney was Samuel Grebil of Fairfield Co., Ohio]. Roger Alden (b. Feb. 11, 1754; d. Nov. 1836, West Point) graduated from Yale and served as an officer in the Revolutionary War, in his own words, "was in the first platoon that fired a shot at Lexington, and among the last in the action at Yorktown." He m. (1) in 1783 Gloriana Anne Johnson, who died in 1785. He was a major land speculator, and in 1795 became the agent in Meadville for the Holland Land Company. After 1804 he suffered financial difficulties, and in 1825 he became Quartermaster at West Point. His children were: E131 Catherine Alden and E132 Col. Bradford R. Alden, who served as Commandant of West Point. See History of Crawford County, Biographical Sketches, p. 3.

Children of E2 Michael Gerber and Catharine - are mentioned in Will O-1-60.

E21+ Samuel Gerber (b. Aug. 4, 1773-Dec. 10, 1835 bur Hantz Garber cem.). He received land prior to his father's 1813 Will. He married Rebecca Davis and lived at Hanover, York Co.

E22 Catharine Gerber m. John Schrantz.

E23 Henry Gerber (b. Dec. 19, 1780-Oct. 31, 1835 bur Hantz Garber cem.); He received his father's land in Leacock Twp. bought from Henry Bear.

E24 Michael Gerber (b. Nov. 23, 1786-Jan. 24, 1846 bur Hantz Garber cem.) m. Abina - (b. Feb. 28, 1803-Apr. 29, 1834 bur Hantz Garber cem.). He received his father's 102 ac 60 p estate in Leacock Twp.

E25 Sarah Gerber.

E26 Elizabeth Gerber m. David Newcommer, had 3 children by 1813 (see codicil to Will of E2).

E27 Nancy Gerber, youngest daughter mentioned in Will of E2.

E21+ Samuel Garber, Sr. married Rebecca Davis (b. Mar. 1, 1791, Lancaster Co.; d. Feb. 24, 1870). Their family is listed in a family bible, copy of which is at York Co. See marriage record in Trinity Lutheran Church, Book 4, Lancaster. His obituary is in Lancaster Union, Dec. 22, 1835. Many members of this family were located in Hanover, PA.

E211 Lydia Garber (b. Aug. 2, 1813; d. Feb. 30, 1904) m. Peter Hunsecker.

E212 Catherine Garber (b. Nov. 12, 1815; d. Sept. 8, 1896) m. John McCausland.

E213 Anna Rebecca Garber (b. Feb. 3, 1818; d. Feb. 10, 1907).

E214 Elijah Garber (b. Oct. 10, 1820, Lancaster Co., Pa.; d. Jan. 2, 1855).

E215 Michael Garber (b. Apr. 3, 1823; d. Sept. 1891).

E216+ Davis Garber (b. Nov. 14, 1826; d. July 31, 1918, Hanover, York Co., Pa.). A 1917 newspaper clipping, with a photo, indicates that he was a horse dealer for 60 years and made his first horse deal when he was only 14, borrowing the money and making a $40 profit. In 1854 he moved to Hanover and engaged in the livery business. Before the railroads were built, he brought horses a long distance on foot, on one occasion swimming 32 horses across the Potomac River in February. In 1870 he purchased the Central Hotel at Hanover, where he lived. He m. Anna Elizabeth Bair and had two children: E2161 Ida A. Garber (b. 1859, Hanover, Pa.). m. Walter Davis and E2162 Annie May Garber m. Edwin G. Eckert. See also John Gibson, A Biographical History of York Co., Pa., p. 63 (1886).

E217 Henry Garber (b. Oct. 12, 1829).

E218 Samuel Clifford Garber, Jr. (b. Feb. 7, 1834) m. Oct. 23, 1866 Harriett Ann Anson Bentley (b. Sept. 3, 1837).

The following were also listed in the bible, but have not yet been identified:

E21?? Harriett A Garber (b. Sept. 1837; d. Aug. 1, 1878).

E21?? Malinda Garber (b. Feb. 17, 1850; d. Mar. 25, 1909).

E21?? Maude Francis Garber (b. Aug. 11, 1872).

E21?? Samuel Garber m. July 26, 1881 Malinda Walker.

The children of E6+ Jacob Garber are mentioned in his will P-1-216, proved July 3, 1828:

E61 Barbara Garber m. George Kessinger.

E62 Mary K. Garber m. Dr. Thomas Rowland of Bedford, Pa., son E611 Jacob G. Rowland.

E63 Elizabeth Garber (b. Mar. 8 [14?], 1783; d. Dec. 17, 1802, bur Hantz Garber cem., "daughter of Jacob").

E64 Henry Garber (b. Sept. 23, 1785; d. June 17, 1863) was "non compos mentis" in 1826 will of E6.

E65 Catharine Garber (b. Nov. 28, 1787; d. Jan. 13, 1841), unmarried.

E66 Jacob K. Garber (b. Sept. 2, 1795; d. July 30, 1850).

Children of E7 Christian Garber from Feb. 3, 1815 will, proved May 29, 1815, and estate settlement 18-541 dated June 1820:

E71+ Jacob Garber (d. before 1820) m. Nancy Erb (see G.E.G. Lichtenwalter, Erb Family History, 1961, and John Gerber's Sept. 15, 1820 estate settlement 18-5-541). In 1816 he purchased the homestead of his father and sold a 13-acre tract to James Curry (Deed 13-4-337).

E72+ John Garber (b. Jan. 15, 1780; d. Jan. 2, 1864, bu Heller's ch.) m. Rachel McArthur (b. Mar. 8, 1781; d. Jan. 26, 1866, Heller's ch.). John Gerber, yeoman, lived in Marietta Borough (Sept. 15, 1820 estate settlement 18-5-541). At that time his son E721 Christian Gerber was deceased. See wedding announcement in Lancaster Journal, Nov. 15, 1805.

E73+ Susanna Garber (d. before 1815) m. - Good; son E731 David Good, mentioned in the 1815 will of E7.

Children of E71+ Jacob and Nancy Garber were minors mentioned in Deeds 18-4-541 and I-5-334:

E711+ Dr. Christian Garber (b. Aug. 31, 1806; d. Dec. 22, 1874, Carpenter's Cem., W. Earl Twp.) m. (1) Mary Harter, dau. of Wendell Harter (Deed C-6-61), m (2?) Anna M. --?. Christian was a "practitioner of physics" in Earl Twp.; his grandmother Anna Garber, in her 1852 will says that Dr. Christian Garber had "boarded, clothed, and nursed me, in sickness and in health, during the last nineteen years." His children, buried at Carpenter's Cem. were: E7111 Dr. Lawrence B. Garber (b. 1831; d. Dec. 24, 1860); E7112 Warren W. Garber (b. Jan? 1833; d. Aug? 4, 1854); E7113 Francis H. Garber (b. Apr. 1836; d. June 2, 1856); E7114 Christian C. Garber (b. Feb. 1845; d. June 2, 1856), "son of Christian & Anna M."

E712 Henry Gerber, minor in 1820 Deed 18-4-541, assigned [?E21] Samuel Gerber, of Leacock Twp., as guardian.

E713 Elizabeth Gerber, minor in 1820 Deed 18-4-541, assigned [?E21] Samuel Gerber as guardian. She was married to William Roland, house carpenter of Earl Twp., on 1823 Deed I-5-334.

Children of Eb+ Peter Garber, 1834 Will R-1-501 and 1855 Deed L-8-371:

Eb1 Peter Gerber (b. Jan. 23, 1793; d. Aug. 27, 1834) m. Mary -- (b. July 10, 1798; d. Mar. 23, 1864), both buried at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren cemetery in Ephrata Twp. Also at the same cemetery: Jacob Gerber (b. May 1833; d. June 12, 1911, 78-0-22) and Lydia Gerber (b. Oct. 1828; d. Jan. 23, 1917, 88-3-5).

Eb2 Charles Garber received 61 ac 103 p of his father's land in Cocalico Twp. in 1838 (Will R-1-501), m. Susanna --. In a 1821 Cocalico Twp. Deed 18-4-541, he was a creditor of Ludwig Kurtz.

Eb3 John Garber received 73 acres of his father's land in Cocalico Twp. in 1838 (Will R-1-501), m. Elizabeth --.

Eb4 Elizabeth Garber m. Samuel Kemper ( -d.p. 1855).

Eb5+ Catharina Garber m. Henry Herr; Eb51 Jacob Herr is mentioned in the 1834 will of Eb Peter Garber.


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