The Garber Family History

Compiled, Edited and Updated by Tim D. Garber 1993-95. A special debt of thanks is owed to Mary Peer who helped in the update

We hope that you will find this bit of history very interesting. The information was compiled using the most care possible but we do not guarantee it's accuracy. If you are a Garber or you have any information that you feel would add to the value of this, please drop us an E-Mail! We welcome your input.
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Johanna Garber

Born in Switzerland sometime around 1700. He immigrated to America circa 1730. Little else is known.

Jacob Garber

Son of Johanna. Date of birth unknown. Immigrated from Switzerland to Beaver Dam, Maryland sometime between 1730 and 1760. He founded the Beaver Dam Church of the Brethren. Jacob had two children. They are:

John Garber

Son of Jacob. Moved to Virginia and founded the Flat Rock Church.

Samuel Garber

Son of Jacob was born circa 1770. Samuel married Anna Mack. Samuel enlisted to fight in the War of 1812 and was subsequently killed in the Battle of Lundy's Lane in Canada. His wife Anna was left with their three children. They were:
John born February 19, 1802 died December 19, 1859
Samuel born 1804 died 1894
(Samuel Garber is buried in Bellville, OH.)
David born 1806 died 1889
(David Garber is buried in Ankenytown, OH.)
After their father's death Samuel and David were bound out to a shoemaker. John was bound out to a hatter.

John Garber

Son of Samuel Garber. Born Feb. 19, 1802 and died December 19, 1859. John married Sarah Albaugh on September 21, 1823 in Pennsylvania where John was an ordained Elder. To this union were born twelve children.

John Garber (1802-1859) was the first ordained Elder of the Brethren Church southeast of Batavia, Jefferson Co. which was organized in 1838.

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