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From: Douglas Garber <>
Subject: Re: [GERBER] Re: Doing Lookups for GERBER
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 11:16:36 -0700 (PDT)
Regarding GERBER of Schuylkill Co., PA, I have not been able to find a link between them and the other GERBER/GARBER lines in my rootsweb file. I doubt that these GERBERs were "Hessians" from the Revolutionary War since these were Swiss Mennonites and pacifists. However, Hesse. Prussia was one of the locations where Swiss Mennonites were exiled, and many emigrants to PA were from there. Check out the following for GERBER/GARBER/GARVER Progenitors:
Another recommendation: I found a Henry GERBER b 1769 who m Mary Magdalena Dietrich b 1775. In my rootsweb file (search for Henry GERBER b 1769) there are a dozen children and their spouses. Can anyone tell me who these people are?
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Please look up John Gerber (story is that he was a Hessen) Schuylkill County. Orwigsburg, PA. Wife's name unknown.
Brothers Edwin, Wallace, Alfred or Albert, John, sisters Retta, Sallie, John supposedly 10 children in John's family
Edwin Gerber, my grandfather born 1860
married Nora Shaffer in Pittsburg 1889
had 7 children and ended up in Johnstown, PA
Thanks for doing this research.
I appreciate it.
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