M. Jost Paul Kuhnroth Gerber arrived at Philadelphia Oct. 7, 1749 on the ship Leslie from Rotterdam via Cowes, England. This is likely Joseph Gerber/Carver/Gaber (b. ca. 1725; d. 1791) who warranted land in Northampton Co. in 1753, took an Oath of Allegience on July 28, 1778  and was on the Pa. Tax Index of 1780  at Northampton Co., Lynn Twp. His daughter was:
M1 Elizabeth Gerber (b. June 15, 1757, Northampton Co., Pa.; d. Feb. 23, 1841, Neffsville, Pa.) m. ca. 1774 at 1st Church of the Brethren, William Anton Hoffman (b. Jan. 14, 1749; d. Mar. 16, 1824).
Jeanne Roeder Purkins, a descendant of Joseph Gerber filed DAR Record No. 751361 in 1997 stating that Joseph Gerber (b. ca. 1725; d. 1791, Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., now Northampton Co.) took Oath of Allegience, July 28, 1778. She cited Oaths of Allegience, Northampton Co., Pa., p. 26; and Will Index No. 1812, Easton, Northampton Co., Pa., proved by son-in-law William Hoffman, exr.
John "D." and E. Diane Stemmons, Pennsylvania in 1780, A Statewide Index of Circa 1789 Pennsylvania Taxlists (1978). In Northampton Co., on May 25, 1753 Joseph Carver warranted 25 acres patented by David Herman, surveyed (C-26-292 and C-30-143) at 19.28 acres. Joseph Gaber also, on Oct. 12, 1753, warranted 25 acres patented to Jacob Sitler, surveyed (C-67-108) at 19.6 acres.
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