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Christian Garber b. 2 Nov 1814 Alsace, FR d. 9 Dec 1893 Metamora, Woodford Co., IL: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Christian Garber[1]

Male 1814 - 1893  (79 years)


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  • Name Christian Garber 
    Born 2 Nov 1814  Alsace, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1842 
    • Settled in Woodford Co., IL
    Occupation Household Worker And Farmer 
    Religion Amish 
    Died 9 Dec 1893  Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Hickory Point Cemetery
    Person ID I13069  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 6 May 2019 

    Father Pierre Gerber,   b. 6 Dec 1793, Gensbourg, Oberhaslach, Haut-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1857, Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Güngerich,   b. 29 May 1795, Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1848  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 19 May 1813  Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6327  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Magdalena Dellenbach,   b. 6 Oct 1814, FR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1899, Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1840  La Broque, Salm, Bas-Rhin, FR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Dellenbach,   b. 1841,   d. 1841  (Age 0 years)
     2. Joseph Garber,   b. 25 May 1843, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1921, Kokomo, Howard Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Katherine Garber,   b. 6 Oct 1846, Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1926  (Age 79 years)
     4. Mary Garber,   b. 3 Aug 1848, Woodford Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1941  (Age 92 years)
     5. Elizabeth Garber,   b. 25 May 1851, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1928, Aurora, Hamilton Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 6 May 2019 
    Family ID F9168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1840 - La Broque, Salm, Bas-Rhin, FR Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1893 - Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Metamora, Woodford Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Obit: Herald of Truth, Jan 1, 1894.

      On the 9th day of December, 1893, in Woodford Co, Ill., Christian Garber, aged 79 years, 11 months and 8 days. 

      He was born in France in 1814, was married in 1840, and came to America in 1842. 

      God blessed him with 8 children, of whom four died in childhood. 

      His widow, four children, 32 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren mourn his death. He was a true member of the Amish church. 

      His remains were laid to rest in the Metamora graveyard. Funeral services were held in the Metamora meeting-house by John Smith, John Lugibill and Peter Sommer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S807] The Gerbers at Strasbourg--One Family, Two Letters, Neil Ann Stuckey Levine.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16203763/christian-garber.


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