T. Felix Gerber (1727-1790)

T. Felix Gerber (b. 1727; d. 1790) arrived, age 26, at Philadelphia Sept 28, 1753 on the ship Halifax from Rotterdam. In 1763 he purchased 261 acres in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co. [1] "Wangen, Amtsrechnung, May 1770 -- About 17 years ago Felix and Barbara Gerber of Herzogenbuchsee [Switzerland] emigrated to North America ... this Barbara Gerber married Andreas Lanz of Rohrbach. These people live in Pennsylvania and have commissioned Daniel Kahn to look after their affairs. The latter can prove that his principals are still members of the Evangelical Church..." [2] Felix married Mary -- and resided in Rapho Twp, Lancaster Co. Their children were: [3]

T1 Abraham Garber.

T2 John Garber (b. 1766; d. 1828) [4] m. Anna Mary Korber (b. Mar 8, 1770; d. Jun 28, 1855); children all b. at Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.: T21 Adam Garber (b. 1793; d. 1855, bu Garber Cem., Rapho Twp.); T22 Magdalena Garber (b. Feb 20, 1795; d. Oct 11, 1835, bu Garber Cem., Rapho Twp.) m. -- Eichelberger; T23 Catherine Garber (b. Apr 9. 1797; d. Oct 11, 1835 [Apr 13, 1881?], bu Garber Cem., Rapho Twp.); T24 Elizabeth Garber (b. Feb 15, 1799; d. Sep 24, 1887, bu Rapho Twp.); T25 Sarah Garber (b. Jan 29, 1801; d. Apr 30, 1878, bu Garber Cem., Rapho Twp.); T26 John Garber (b. Mar 16, 1803; d. Mar 28, 1882, bu Garber Cem., Rapho Twp.) m. Leah -- (b. 1807; d. 1869); T27 Mary Garber (b. Jul 8, 1805; d. Jul 5, 1883, bu Garber Cem., Rapho Twp.); T28 Samuel Garber (b. Dec 6, 1807; d. Nov 27, 1867, bu Garber Cem., Rapho Twp.). Some descendants of T26 John Garber (b. 1803; d. 1882) m. Leah -- : [5] T263 Jacob Garber (b. Apr 3, 1837, Lancaster Co., Pa.; d. July 23, 1922, Mount Joy, Pa.) m. ca. 1859 Mary Wickel (b. ca. 1941); T2631 Abraham Garber (b. Jan 22, 1860, Lanc. Co., Pa.; d. Jan 7, 1916, Mount Joy, Pa.) m. ca. 1882 Susan Peters (b. 1854; d. 1931); T26312 Sarah Ann Garber (b. Feb 26, 1889, Mount Joy, Pa.; d. July 27, 1941, Lancaster, Pa.) m. 1910 Oscar F. Stout (b. 1890; d. 1942).

T3 Felix Garber.

T4 Christian Garber.

T5 Jacob Garber.

T6 Mary Garber.

T7 Elizabeth Garber.

T8 Barbara Garber.


[1] Deed O-404, Lancaster Co.

[2] G.M. Brumbaugh, Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies, v. 2 (1925).

[3] Will Y-2-233, Lancaster Co., Apr. 20, 1790, and Deed WW-764 mentions wife Mary and lists children; half his farm went to son Abraham, with the other half going to son John.

[4] Will Y-2-212, Lancaster Co., proved 1828, bequeaths his land in Rapho Twp. to sons Samuel and Adam; son John lived in Derry Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa.

[5] E.D. White, "Readers Ancestry," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (April 1993). See also personal correspondence with the author, Oct 14, 1994. Other information was provided by Allen Garber of Canada.


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