G. Hans Christian Gerber (b. 1692)

G. Hans Christian Gerber (b. 1692) was an immigrant of Nov. 9, 1738 on the ship Charming Nancy. [1] Hans Christian Gerber m (1) --, m (2) Elizabeth --. It is likely Hans Christian Gerber was the father of G4 Johann Gerber (b. Dec. 26, 1721) of Colebrookdale Twp., Berks Co. [2] The following family is based on information in the 1794 will of Johann Gerber of Colebrookdale; the 1797 will of Anna Magdalena Gerber; and abstracts of Berks Co. records: [3]

G1 Johan Jacob Gerber (b. Apr. 5, 1716, Niederbronn, Germany, d. Jan. 5, 1717)

G2 Maria Elisabeth Gerber (b. Oct. 25, 1717, Niederbronn, Germany)

G3 Johan Christman Gerber (b. Nov. 1, 1719, Niederbronn, Germany)

G4 Johannes Gerber (b. Dec. 26, 1721, Niederbronn, Germany). G4 Johann Gerber (b. Dec. 26, 1721; w May 13, 1794, wp July 29, 1795, Colebrookdale) m. Anna Magdalena Forch (wp June 10, 1797, Colebrookdale), sister of Adam Forch and Anna Emerich. G4 Johannes Gerber (b. Dec. 28, 1721, d. July 12, 1795, 73yr-6mo-2 wk. [4]

G5 Johan Jacob Gerber (b. Jan. 24, 1724, Niederbronn, Germany)

G6 Eva Cathrina Gerber (b. May 17, 1727 [May 8, 1728?], Niederbronn, Germany m. Carl Weiss; children G61 Johannes Weiss (b. Mar. 12, 1753, m. Catharine --), G62 Stoffel Weiss, G63 Erhard Weiss, G64 Susanna Margreth Weiss, G65 Elisabeth Weiss, G66 Catharine Weiss [will of G4 John]. [5]

G7 Nicolaus Gerber (b. July 13, 1729, Niederbronn, Germany). [6]

G8+ Christina Gerber (b. Apr. 14, 1731, Niederbronn, Germany) [Prev G3]. G8 Christina Gerber m. -- Stout; children G81 John Stout, G82 Catharine Stout [will of G4 John].

G9+ Johan Adam Gerber (b. Dec. 7, 1732, Niederbronn, Germany).

Ga Maria Magdalena Gerber (b. May 15, 1735, Niederbronn, Germany)

Gb Andreas Gerber (b. Nov. 26, 1737, Niederbronn, Germany)

Step-brothers and sisters of G4 John Gerber, of Colebrookdale, children of [G Hans Christian Gerber?] and Elizabeth -- [note: these may be children of a former m. of Elizabeth (step-brothers and sisters of G4 John, in his will); they may have taken on the surname of their step?-father G Hans Christian?]:

Gc+ Leonard Gerber (b. ca. 1745, Berks Co.; d. May 6, 1786 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, wp Sept. 1786, NC) m. at Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Rockland Twp., Berks Co., Pa. Jan. 17, 1765 Anna Rosina Rubert; he was taxed in Colebrookdale Twp. in 1766 and 1768. Children are mentioned in his will: Gc1 Anna Elizabeth Gerber (b. Nov. 30, 1765, bap. Dec. 15, 1765, spon. David Yerger and Maria Elisabeth Ruppert), dau. of Leonard Gerber and Rosina. [Falkner Swamp Church Records]; Gc2 Sarah Garver; Gc3 Samuel Gaerber, bap. Oct. 25, 1767 Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Ch., Rockland Twp. son of Leonard and Rosina. (F.G. Paul, Berks Co. Births. v.2, 1988); Gc4 Magdalena Gerber, b. Oct. 1, 1778 St. Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Ch., Pike Twp. dau. of Leonhard and Rosina. (F.G. Paul, Berks Co. Births. v.3, 1988); Gc5 Margaret Garver; Gc6 Rosenna Garver, born about 1781, married David Houk on Sept. 21, 1801 in Rowan Co., NC.; and Gc7+ Leonard Garver, born in Mar. 1785 in Mecklenburg/Rowan Co., NC. [7]

Gd Christian Gerber.

Ge+ Jacob Gerber (will July 16, 1817, Amity); sons: Ge1 John Gerber and Ge2 Jacob Gerber.

Gf Anna Maria Gerber.

Gg Elisabeth Gerber.

Gh Barbara Gerber.


[1]Egle (1901), v. 10, p. 175 states: "Gerber -- arrived Nov. 9, 1738. In the Pennsylvania Archives the name is Christian Kerwer, aged 46 years. George Michael Gerber (1706- ), aged 32 years also given -- probably a brother to Christian. A branch of this family emigrated to the Shenandoah Valley, Va., at an early day. The Kerper family of Berkley Co., W. Va., originally from Berks County, may also be a branch." [It is doubtful that George Michael was a brother or even a Gerber; the name on the ship list is spelled Kerbel and Kermer; Hans Christian signed the list, while George Michael, elsewhere on the list, marked; we find no George in records associated with the G family.]

[2]See Egle (1901), v. 10, p. 174. Egle's information was from records of "Hill Church" (Lutheran) in Berks Co.; John was son of Christian and Elizabeth. Egle (1901), v10, p179, also lists Johan Garber and wife Ann Magdalena as Sept. 8, 1754 communicants at "Hill Church." Dean K. Garber, Ancestors of Jacob and Esther Garber and their Descendants (1970) [erroneously?] selects this immigrant as his ancestor, who is the same Christian Gerber (c 1705-1769) of Hempfield Twp. described in (A) above. Gingerich (1986) also [erroneously?] makes the same selection for the ancestor of his GBC.

[3]F.G. Paul and J.J. Howell, Berks County, Pennsylvania Births. 1705 - 1800, 4 Volumes (H.P. Publishing, Reading, Pa.: 1988); and Berks County, Pennsylvania Marriages. 1730 - 1800, Vol. 2 (H.P. Publishing, Reading: 1987). Neiderbronn. records are presented in A. K. Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Picton Press (1992), p. 196.

[4]Falkner Swamp Church Records. [G4] Johannes Gerber and [G9] Adam Gerber were bothe taxed in Colebrookdale Twp. in 1754, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, and 68.

[5]See personal correspondence from John Hains (johnhains@aol.com).

[6]A Nicholas Kerber, of Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co. on Feb. 27, 1754 sold to Daniel Benezet, merchant of Philadelphia, 110 acres in Cocalico Twp., bounded by lands of Christopher Wittman and Jacob Reelman; the land was bought on June 9, 1753 by Kerber from Christopher Wittman, Jr., cordwainer of Reading, Berks Co. and Barbara his wife. This could, alternatively, be [AB3].

[7]See Peggy Sue Wilson's web site: http://members.aol.com/ Pwilson411/ indexe.html. Adam, John and Leonard Garber were taxed in Colebrookdale Twp. in 1768 (Pa. Archives, s3, v18, p. 115).


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