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Based originally on a hand-written document provided by Elmer and Florence Garber

Cross referenced to “Garber Family History” compiled by Ronald Bunch 1993

Peebler Genealogy compiled from Velma Cone 1983 and Tresa Tatyrek 2003

Jones Genealogy originally edited by William Peters circa 1963

Cyrus Teater Genealogy compiled by Kay C. Wilmot 2002

Additional sources footnoted where applicable

Special thanks to Mary Peer, Kay Wilmot, and Garry Treadwell who contributed greatly.

All portions compiled, verified, edited and updated by Tim D. Garber 1993-2005
© 2006 Garberfamily.com




Preface

A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:4 (NAS)


The greatest way to honor and preserve those who have gone before us is to remember them. Here is an attempt to do just that. This is a collection of genealogies gathered from family, books, interviews and Internet sites. Efforts have been taken to document sources and prune away obviously erroneous information. This is my second release and in this edition the focus was on adding rich content. Some family lines were revisited in an effort to update them but more energies were spent attempting to add content to the lives of those lives I am remembering.

Participation in providing such information came from a few primary sources and to those I am most grateful. Such an undertaking has been very tiresome but I believe this is a rich resource, a treasure trove of data and relics from our long family history.

The background on this project began simply as an effort to transcribe a document my Grandmother, Florence Mabel Jones Garber gave to me after I asked some questions regarding the family history. That original hand written document I believe was an uncredited copy possibly of a 1983 version of Ron Bunch’s Garber genealogy.

Mary Peer provided me with a copy of Ron Bunch’s 1993 version in 1995, which I have, painstakingly compared, verified and updated as much as possible before assimilating. Where discrepancies were found which I could not rectify I generally defaulted to the Bunch version, except where multiple alternates agreed otherwise, there was a lack of detail in the information, contradictory information, or as in the case of Jacob Garber the document ignored all but a single family line.

The Jacob Garber1 family connection has been disputed. It was not in Mr. Bunch’s genealogy and in my original source document his only assigned child was John Garber the founder of the Beaver Dam Brethren Church. It was part of Clark M. Garber’s 1939 work and some of the family lines have since been updated by descendents of these lines. The connection between Samuel Garber (killed at Lundy’s Lane) and Jacob Garber (1762) is often questioned and while I concede the link is not beyond contention; links to other possible parents are weaker. I have been unable to find documentation linking Samuel conclusively to anyone. As this book is a collection I have included Clark M. Garber’s and subsequent updates to those lines until the link is disproved.

My original anonymous transcript claimed John Garber the founder of the Beaver Dam Brethren Church in Maryland was Samuel’s father. I have found nothing to confirm this and in fact found what I believe was this John Garber’s Will bequeathing his possessions to a spouse and children that do not conform to Clark M. Garber or any other family tree. Thus I discounted the relationship. Also worth note, the timeline would become more difficult to work out if we accept that Jacob was born in 1732 and Samuel was born between 1760 and 1767. (As a side note I must inform the reader that John, Jacob, and Samuel were very common Garber given names at this time and determining who is who while looking at documents can be very confusing. Some of these names appear generation after generation constantly overlapping temporally as well as geographically.)

During this work I relied heavily on the Internet in expanding these documents. In some cases gathering information from family members I met online. In other cases doing telephone interviews with descendants located online. For portions I drew on the works of others crediting them via footnote.

The most daunting challenge in this project was to push the dawn of the Garber family back as far as possible. I was very confident in removing Johannes Garber as Jacob Garber’s father from the original document I was referencing. It is possible that Johannes could be the father of the John Garber who founded the Beaver Dam church but I did not pursue that line aggressively.

Clark Garber’s assertion that Michael Garber was Jacob’s father at first seemed a break-through but it soon became clouded when the sibling connection between Jacob, Simon, and Michael came into question by Steven R. Garver and Jerry R. Masters. They cite the manifest of the Patience where these names do not appear together and point out the fact that Simon and Michael were apparently illiterate; signing with only a mark, while Jacob signs his name, indicating he was educated. Convinced by this argument I left Jacob as the Patriarch.

During my research I discovered several missing branches, which have been grafted into this collection. Some I have carefully verified while others I took directly from other genealogies. These are footnoted when first introduced but only sporadically afterward. In some cases I merged different genealogies with differing amounts of data. Verifying as much as possible. Footnotes indicate when sources change. When the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) was used the person’s Social Security number is footnoted. Social Security numbers are only recorded for the deceased as proof of the source.

Why wasn’t a genealogy program used to create this book? In designing this book I looked at various formats for genealogies and as a non-professional I found most very confusing and difficult to follow. This, unfortunately, is the very nature of a genealogy. Also I found most computer genealogy programs to be clunky, confusing and full of confusing places to place data. When output to book form the flow of lineage was easily lost when family lines ended and picked up again in a previous generation. The numbering systems were all but useless to anyone not trained to read them. Even when explained, the numbering often seemed to defy the explanation.

So rather than fight a computer program’s organization method or implement a complex numbering system I opted to format the table of contents in a logical flow. I have only assigned generation numbers starting with Jacob Garber.

Only persons having known offspring were given a heading and table of contents listing. Female names have been a struggle for me. Naming women strictly by their maiden name in their heading may sound like the least offensive method but for me there are many women I only know by their married name. This would make spotting family members more difficult. Listing them by their last known marriage could also present confusion since some marriages may have been listed out of order or the last marriage may have been in old age after the death of a long time spouse.

Gaps were introduced between entries and these gaps are expanded between major family lines of Jacob Garber’s offspring. Chapter divisions occur for each of John Garber’s (1801 son of Samuel and Anna Garber) children. The reasoning behind this is two-fold. First these are usually large family lines. Secondly, since I descend from this line there is more detail available to me on these lines. Also worth note is the fact that this family breakdown was done in my original source document (only to a greater degree) and I found it made reading easier. The formatting for each of these chapters is the same with expanded gaps between family lines directly below the chapter parent.

It is sometimes difficult to determine if someone has died it is possible someone is erroneously listed as dead or vice versa. Naturally life is always moving on and new children are being born, people are marrying and ending marriages. It is impossible to keep such a document completely current. I greatly appreciate corrections and/or additions from readers.

Finally this document was prepared primarily for my own children so some maternal trees have been included. This explains the appendices. Maternal family trees are included for as many as I had available. Naturally, I was primarily concerned with those relating to my children and myself but some will be of interest to a wider audience.

I hope you find this book interesting and helpful if you are looking for your own roots. I have done my best to introduce life into an otherwise drab collection of data. For most people the details of their lives have been lost or were just unavailable to me. When photos, newspaper clippings or book excerpts were found or provided they have been included and credited.

The electronic version of this document contain links for ease of navigation. Should you have a copy you will find clicking on the colored names will take you quickly to a child’s entry or back to the parent’s entry. If the name of a child is not in color, that person was never married and thus does not have a separate entry. Any details for that individual will appear in under their name.

This document is best viewed in Adobe Acrobat formats. However, even in print this document can be followed with a fair amount of ease.

If you see an error or have additional information please drop me a line at:


Tim D. Garber

2482 Alston Drive

Marietta, Georgia 30062


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A good name is better than fine perfume…” Ecclesiastes 7:1 (NIV)











The Jacob Garber

Family

Generation 1

Jacob Garber2

Born 1732 in Basil, Berne, Switzerland3. Died 1800 in Johnsville, Frederick County, Maryland. Emigrated from Switzerland on the ship, Patience, via Rotterdam, under command of Capt. Hugh Steele, landed at Philadelphia September 15, 1753, and went to Baltimore. He signed his name Gerber4. Jacob later went to Western Maryland, near Johnsville. Settled in Beaver Dam, Maryland. He was a farmer and a cobbler5. Founded the Beaver Dam Church of the Brethren in Johnsville, Frederick Co, MD. Wife’s name unknown.

Jacob’s parents are not known. One theory is that his father was Michael Gerber or possibly Gerberich. Michael Gerber was born 1700 in German Palatine, at Heilbrom, on the Rhine, Germany. Married in 1730. This is based on the assumption that Jacob arrived in America with two brothers Simon and Michael. The contention that Simon and Michael are Jacob’s brothers originates from Clark M. Garber. This has been challenged by others such as Steven R. Garver and Jerry R. Masters who contend the following: “…examination of the ship list in Strassburger and Hinke (1992) casts doubt on the “three-brothers” speculation. The signatures were not adjacent to one another. Jacob signed his name, while Michael and Simon used a mark; if they were brothers, it would be expected that they would all sign or all mark. Finally, Simeon’s name is spelled Carber and Gerbick, adjacent to a Leonard + Gerbick; it is assumed that he was not a Gerber/Garber.” Without solid evidence to link Jacob to Michael we are left guessing as to who our Swiss and quite possibly German ancestors were. 6

Jacob was father to ten children7.


Catherine born May 10, 17588 died July 14, 1839

(Born in MD & died in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Israel Bigler9 (b: 1747 in Frederick Co, MD) 1775 in MD.)


Samuel born between 1760-6710 died August 1814


Henry born circa 1761/65 died unknown


Michael born 1762 died unknown


Simon born 1766 died unknown


Jacob (Jr.?) born May 14, 1767 died January 19, 1852

(Born near Johnsville, MD & died in Jefferson Twp, Richland Co, OH. Moved in 1794 to West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Moved in 1834 to Jefferson Twp, Richland Co, OH. He was a minister, farmer and a cobbler. Married Mary Magdalene Eller born 177511. It appears he may have served in the War of 1812. Hamilton's Rifle Reg't, Pennsylvania Mil., drummer, roll box 78, roll exct 602, roll record 29)


Barbara born circa 1771 died 1851

(Married Joseph Grable born 1778.)


John12 born June 4, 1772 died April 27, 1848

(Born & died in Johnsville, Carroll, MD. Buried Beaver Dam Cemetery, Johnsville, MD. Married Elizabeth Mack (1769 - 1856). Sister of Anna Mack who married brother, Samuel. It appears he served in the War of 1812. 1 Reg't (Shappell's) Pennsylvania Mil., private, roll box 79, roll exct 602 and roll record. John is credited with the founding the Flat Rock Brethren church.13)


Jonathan born January 23, 1774 died July 28, 1850

(Born in Johnsville, MD & died in Washington County, PA.)


Solomon born October 10, 179114 died January 16, 1870

(Born & died in Johnsville, MD. Married Mary Shriver born September 22, 1798 in Johnsville, Carroll County, MD. Solomon is buried at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Johnsville, Frederick, MD.)




Generation 2

Catherine Garber15 Bigler

Daughter of Jacob Garber born May 10, 1758 in MD, and died July 14, 1839 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. She married Israel Bigler16, born 1747 in Frederick County, Maryland, and died December 15, 1838 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married circa 1775 in Maryland. Both are buried in Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Their eight children were:


Samuel born 1775 or 76 died March 5, 1849

(Born in MD & died in Washington Co, PA. He married Susanna _____. She was born circa 1780 - 1781, and died August 18, 1849 in Washington Co, PA.)


Jacob born February 13, 1778 died June 21, 1849

(Born in MD & died West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Nancy Penn born: circa 1788/89.)


Catherine born July 10, 1780 died August 11, 1855

(Died in Berlin Twp, Holmes Co, OH. Married John Shidler born January 7, 1776 in PA)


Michael born January 16, 1782 died March 3, 1855

(Born in MD & died in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington, PA. Married Catherine Boocher born April 20, 1785.)


Daniel born circa 1784 died unknown

(Born in MD.)


Mary Magdalene born 1786 died October 15, 1829

(Married George Smith born 1781. Died in Washington Co, PA.)


David born May 3, 1787 died August 25, 1844

(Born in MD & died in Darke Co, OH. He married Nancy Grable, daughter of Joseph Grable and Barbara Garber. Nancy was born August 22, 1793, and died December 14, 1858 in Darke Co, OH.)


Susannah born 1792 died August 27, 1858

(Born in Frederick Co, MD, and died in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA. Before 1815 she married David Enoch III born 1786 in Washington Co, PA.)



Generation 3

Jacob Bigler17

Son of Catherine and Israel Bigler. Born February 13, 1778 in Maryland and died June 21, 1849 in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania. Married Nancy Penn, (born circa 1788).

Their two children are:


Israel born July 27, 1811 died January 14, 1884

(Born in PA. Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA . Buried Franklin Cemetery. Married Elizabeth Smith born December 22, 1812 in PA.)


Hannah born unknown died unknown



Generation 4

Israel Bigler

Son of Jacob and Nancy Bigler. Born July 27, 1811 in Pennsylvania and died January 14, 1884 in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. He is buried in Franklin Cemetery. Married Elizabeth Smith born December 22, 1812 in Pennsylvania and died March 14, 1884 in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania.

They had seven children.


Nancy born 1840 died unknown


Peter S. born 1842 died January 28, 1843


Hannah18 born 1845 died 1922


Mary Mollie born January 26, 1849 died March 29, 1928

(Born in Washington Co, PA and died in Amity, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married James N. Sargeant born December 12 1852.)


Sarah born 1853 died unknown


Margaret born 1855 died unknown

(Born in Washington Co, PA.)


George born 1861 died unknown

(Born in Washington Co, PA.)



Generation 5

Mary Mollie Bigler Sargeant

Daughter of Israel and Elizabeth Bigler. Born January 26, 1849 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died March 29, 1928 in Amity, Amwell Township, Washington Co, Pennsylvania. Married James N. Sargeant born December 12 1852. She is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Cemetery, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA.

They had two children.


Irving19 born circa 1869 died unknown


Israel J. born September 1, 1886 died May 8, 1956



Generation 3

Catherine Bigler Shidler

Daughter of Catherine & Israel Bigler. Born July 10, 1780 in Maryland and died August 11, 1855 in Berlin Twp, Holmes Co, Ohio. Married John Shidler born January 7, 1776 in PA and died January 19, 1857 in Berlin Twp, Holmes Co, OH.

They had one child.


Rachel born November 20, 1824 died April 2, 1909

(Born in Berlin Twp, Holmes Co, OH. Married Samuel Boyd born September 10, 1814 in Antrim Co, Ireland and died August 23, 1882 in Berlin Twp, Holmes Co, OH. Married on October 14, 1858 in Berlin Twp, Holmes Co, OH.)



Generation 3

Michael Bigler

Son of Catherine and Israel Bigler. Born January 16, 1782 in Maryland and died March 3, 1855 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Catherine Boocher born April 20, 1785 and died April 5, 1844 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Both are buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had eleven20 children.


Anna born circa 1804 died unknown

(Married Jacob Garrett born circa 1800.)


Catherine born circa 1806 died before 1855


Sarah born circa 1808 died unknown

(Married Robert Hook.)


Susannah born circa 1810 died unknown


David born May 15, 1812 died April 6, 1884

(Born and died in PA. Married Mahala Smith born 1818. Married before 1838.)


Simon born 1814 died June 1, 1825


Henry M. born January 4, 1818 died August 9, 1880

(Buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Cemetery, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Mary Fulton born March 15, 1826 in PA and died August 8, 1906. Married circa 1844.)


Rebecca born circa 1825 died unknown

(Married Benjamin Greenlee.)


Amanda born circa 1827 died unknown


Eleanor born 1829 died 1907

(Buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Eli Grable born 1818.)


Benjamin born August 27, 1830 died March 18, 1879

(Buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Mary Ann Gayman born November 19, 1837 in Pennsylvania and died September 7, 1898.)



Generation 4

David Bigler

Son of Michael and Catherine Bigler. Born May 15, 1812 in Pennsylvania and died April 6, 1884 in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Mahala Smith born 1818 and died August 22, 1887 in Washington, PA. They married before 1838.

They had four children:


Simon born February 1838 died August 30, 1838


Michael21 born 1845 died April 17, 1865

(Died at Harrisburg, April 17, 1865 - age 20 years - Company G. 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer. Buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA)


John born 1848 died unknown


Milton22 born 1855 died unknown



Generation 4

Henry M. Bigler

Son of Michael and Catherine Bigler. Born January 4, 1818 in Pennsylvania and died August 9, 1880 in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Fulton born March 15, 1826 and died August 8, 1906. Both are buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Cemetery, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. They were married circa 1844.

They had nine children:


Elizabeth born 1845 died unknown


Catherine born April 28, 1847 died August 13, 1925

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married James Smith born July 19, 1842 and died May 17, 1930.)


Simon H. born February 1850 died 1900

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Temperance Riggle born August 9, 1857 and died October 29, 1946.)


Stephen Fulton born February 24, 1852 died May 27, 1894

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Rozella J. Shipe born December 6, 1857 and died November 18, 1940.)


William Simpson born April 29, 1857 died February 27, 1944

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Elizabeth J. ____ born December 19, 1859 and died August 22, 1887. He was widowed. Remarried Lydia E. Baker born May 26, 1867 and died December 27, 1898.)


Henry Austin born February 13, 1860 died April 7, 1913

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)


John Ellsworth born October 31, 1862 died April 2, 1866

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried in Franklin Cemetery.)


Israel Gilmore born January 10, 1864 died August 10, 1932

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)


Walter born 1867 died unknown



Generation 5

Catherine Bigler Smith

Daughter of Henry and Mary Bigler. Born April 28, 1847 and died August 13, 1925 in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, Pennsylvania. She is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married James Smith born July 19, 1842 and died May 17, 1930.

They had seven children.


Mary Elizabeth born July 23, 1869 died February 7, 1954

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Ulysses Grant Day born 1864 and died May 21, 1901.


Sophia Eldora born February 25, 1873 died May 18, 1956

(Married Stephen B. Day born April 21, 1867 and died May 15, 1952.)


James Madison born January 12, 1876 died November 1, 1880


Steven Fulton born March 1, 1878 died March 4, 1920

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Florence Christopher born May 17, 1880 and died May 18, 1963.)


Laura Belle born February 16, 1881 died July 1, 1971

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)


Henry Sherman born June 23, 1883 died November 29, 1958

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Edna Lowery born August 8, 1886 and died January 7, 1963.)


William Olon born June 19, 1886 died March 23, 1972

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)



Generation 6

Mary Elizabeth Smith Day

Daughter of Catherine and James Smith. Born July 23, 1869 and died February 7, 1954 in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Ulysses Grant Day born 1864 and died May 21, 1901. Both are buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.

They had two daughters both died as children and are buried with their parents.


Nellie Bly born November 13, 1892 died April 6, 1907


Jessie Fern born September 9, 1899 died April 6, 1904




Generation 5

Simon H. Bigler

Son of Henry and Mary Bigler. Born February 1850 and died 1900 in Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Temperance Riggle born August 9, 1857 and died October 29, 1946. They are buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Cemetery, Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had a daughter who died as a children and is buried with her parents.


Myrtle C. born May 13, 1886 died April 11, 1891



Generation 5

Stephen Fulton Bigler

Son of Henry and Mary Bigler. Born February 24, 1852 and died May 27, 1894 in Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Rozella J. Shipe born December 6, 1857 and died November 18, 1940. Both are buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Cemetery, Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had a son.


W. Scott born August 9, 1882 died November 10, 1954

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Sarah Cooper born October 29, 1887 and died December 27, 1955. She is buried with her husband.)



Generation 5

William Simpson Bigler

Son of Henry and Mary Bigler. Born April 29, 1857 and died February 27, 1944 in Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Elizabeth J. ____ born December 19, 1859 and died August 22, 1887. He was widowed. Elizabeth is buried in Franklin Cemetery in Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Remarried Lydia E. Baker born May 26, 1867 and died December 27, 1898. Both William and Lydia are buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.

William and Lydia had a daughter.


Edythe H. born December 12, 1894 died March 18, 1966

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Buried at Lone Pine Cemetery, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA.)




Generation 4

Rebecca Bigler Greenlee

Daughter of Michael and Catherine Bigler. Born circa 1825. Date of death unknown. Married Benjamin Greenlee.

They had three children.


Unnamed Infant born March 29, 1859 died March 29, 1859

(Buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA)


James born July 9, 1859 died October 24, 1955

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)


Caroline born 1867 died 1932

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)



Generation 4

Eleanor Bigler Grable

Daughter of Michael and Catherine Bigler. Born 1829 and died 1907. Married Eli Grable born 1818 and died August 5, 1897. Eli is buried at Progressive Brethren Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Eleanor is buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had two daughters.


Sarah Jane born August 19, 1848 died June 3, 1938


Rebecca born April 18, 1858 died January 21, 1961

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Andrew McVay Voorhees born February 25, 1854 and died February 16, 1934.)



Generation 5

Rebecca Grable Voorhees

Daughter of Eleanor and Eli Grable. Born April 18, 1858 and died January 21, 1961 in Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Andrew McVay Voorhees born February 25, 1854 and died February 16, 1934. Both are buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA.

They had four children.


James H. born August 27, 1885 died November 5, 1976

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery. Married Sadie Alta Garey.)


Haddie born April 9, 1892 died August 9, 1896

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)


Albert G. born June 3, 1894 died August 9, 1971

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at North Ten-Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.)


Pauline M.23 born April 2, 1898 died November 29, 1961

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married John H. Ross.)




Generation 4

Benjamin Bigler

Son of Michael and Catherine Bigler. Born August 27, 1830 in Pennsylvania and died March 18, 1879 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Mary Ann Gayman born November 19, 1837 in Pennsylvania and died September 7, 1898. Both are buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had six children.


Isaac born 1856 died unknown


Alice born 1858 died 1880

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA and is buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA.)


James S. born 1861 died unknown


Amanda born 1864 died unknown


George born 1866 died unknown


Michael born 1868 died unknown




Generation 3

Mary Magdalene Bigler Smith

Daughter of Catherine and Israel Bigler. Born 1786 and died October 15, 1829 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married George Smith born 1781.

They had four children.


Israel born September 17, 1814 died March 29, 1892

(Married Hannah Grable born December 9, 1818 and died August 27, 1884. They were married circa 1839. Both are buried at Ten Mile Brethren Church Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)


Catherine born before 1830 died unknown

(Married Caleb Ball.)


David born before 1830 died unknown

(Married Elizabeth ____.)


Mary born before 1830 died unknown



Generation 4

Israel Smith

Son of Mary Magdalene and George Smith. Born September 17, 1814 in Pennsylvania and died March 29, 1892 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. In the census taken July 5, 1870 Israel listed his occupation as a farmer with $6,720 in real estate and $975 in personal property. Married Hannah Grable born December 9, 1818 and died August 27, 1884. They were married circa 1839. Both are buried at Ten Mile Brethren Church Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.

They had ten children.


Daniel born 1840 died April 3, 1925

(Died in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Rachel J. _____ born 1840 in PA. Married circa 1861.)


Katherine born 1842 died unknown


Susanna born 1844 died unknown


Nancy born 1846 died unknown


Barbara born 1848 died unknown


Sarah born January 4, 1850 died unknown

(Born in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Eli Leatherman Tombaugh born May 26, 1838 in Somerset Twp, Washington Co, PA.)


Hannah born 1853 died unknown


William24 born 1857 died unknown


James M.25 born 1861 died unknown


Joseph26 born 1863 died unknown



Generation 5

Daniel Smith

Son of Israel and Hannah Smith. Born 1840 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania and died April 3, 1925 in Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Rachel J. _____ born 1840 in PA. Married circa 1861. The July 5, 1870 census shows Daniel a laborer with $400 in real estate and $200 in personal property.

Daniel and Rachel had seven children.


Jackson born 1862 died unknown


Abraham B. born 1865 died unknown


John born 1869 died unknown


Delia born 1871 died unknown


Hannah S. born 1874 died unknown


Israel born 1878 died unknown


Mary F. born 1879 died unknown



Generation 3

Susannah Bigler Enoch Beeler

Daughter of Catherine & Israel Bigler. Born circa 1792 in Frederick County, Maryland and died August 27, 1867 in Waynesburg, Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. She is buried at Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Married David Enoch III born 1786 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died July 20, 1865 in Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He is buried at Braddock Cemetery II, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

They were married before 1815 and had two children. They divorced circa 1821.


Amos born 1815 died May 16, 1868

(Born in Greene Co, PA and died in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA. Married Elizabeth Grimes born circa 1822.)


Maria (Mary) Jane born August 19, 1822 died June 12, 1892

(Born in Washington Co., PA and died in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA of heart failure. Buried at Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA. Married John Gamber born May 9, 1818 in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA.)


Susannah remarried to Philip Beeler born before 1802 circa 1821. He had three children.


Joshua born 1829 died November 3, 1908

(Born in Washington Co, PA and died in Morrisville, PA of dropsy. Married Priscilla Smith born circa 1828 in PA and died 10 FEB 1908 in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA.)


Hugh born 1831 or 1834 died February 23, 1909

(Died in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA and is buried at Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA. Served in the American Civil War. 1861 Union Army, Private. 20 JUN 1861 Co. I, 27th Reg., 8th Reserves, PA, mustered in. 12 MAY 1864 Transferred to Co. D, 191st Reg. 27 SEP 1864 Transferred to Company H, 191st Reg. 28 JUN 1865 Mustered out with Company H.27 Hugh saw action at Gettysburg and the Appomatox Campaign.)


Henry born 1835 died February 1926

(Died in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA.)



Generation 4

Maria (Mary) Jane Enoch-Beeler Gamber

Daughter of Susannah and David Enoch. Born August 19, 1822 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died June 12, 1893 in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania of heart failure. Married John Gamber born May 9, 1818 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died August 7, 1889 in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Both are buried at Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg County, Pennsylvania. John served in the American Civil War. (January 28, 1864 Enlisted in the Union Army, Private. 26 APR 1865 Transferred from Co, B, 157th Reg. 28 JUN 1865 mustered out with Co. B, 191st Reg. 28 JUN 1865 Wounded and absent in hospital at muster out.)

Mary Jane & John Gamber had ten children.


Catherine (Kate) born March 21, 1844 died April 11, 1924


Frances L. born September 2, 1845 died August 12, 1887

(Born in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA and died in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA of breast cancer. Buried at Greene Mount Cemetery. Married Robert Summersgill born 1830 in Linton, Yorkshire, England and died September 3, 1915 in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA. They were married circa 1865.)


Samuel born April 11, 1849 died October 23, 1849


John born March 22, 1852 died December 12, 1865


Reuben born April 5, 1854 died March 1, 1857


Mary Jane born May 1, 1857 died April 2, 1908


Jacob born May 2, 1862 died July 27, 1934

(Married Rosa Belle (Rose) Bumgarner born September 16, 1861 in Amity, Amwell Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married before 1880.)


Anna M. born May 12, 1863 died after 1896

(Married Frederick W. Smith born October 28, 1855 in Washington, PA. Married on June 18, 1886.28)


Jean (female) born 1866 died 1867


Charles B. born 1869 died after 1896



Generation 5

Frances L. Gamber Summersgill

Daughter of Mary Jane and John Gamber. Born September 2, 1845 in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA and died August 12, 1887 Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA of breast cancer. Married Robert Summersgill born 1830 in Linton, Yorkshire, England and died September 3, 1915 in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA. They were married circa 1865. Both are buried at Greene Mount Cemetery in Greene Co, PA.

They had three children.


Sarah J. (Sadie) born May 31, 1866 died January 28, 1946

(Married Jesse H. Blair born May 31, 1866 in PA and died January 28, 1946.)


William A. born circa 1867 died unknown

(Married Clara ______ born circa 1872.)


Henry Lee born circa 1880 died June 12, 1901



Generation 6

Sarah J. (Sadie) Summersgill Blair

Daughter of Frances and Robert Summersgill. Born May 31, 1866 in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania and died January 28, 1946 in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Married Jesse H. Blair born May 31, 1866 in PA and died January 28, 1946.

They had a daughter.


E.P.(female) born unknown died unknown




Generation 5

Mary Jane Gamber Summersgill

Daughter of Mary Jane and John Gamber. Born May 1, 1857 in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania and died April 2, 1908 in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Married John Robert Summersgill born November 8, 1852 in Linton, Yorkshire, England and died May 9, 1927 in Waynesburg, Franklin Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. They were married in 1876. Both are buried at Greene Mount Cemetery in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

They had six children.


Jesse born June 23, 1877 died September 11, 1927

(Married Emma K. Fry born April 13, 1875 in Reading, PA and died November 4, 1945 in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA. They were married in 1901.)


Fredrick born March 9, 1879 died unknown

(Married Blanche ____ born circa 1884.)


Charles William29 born September 20, 1887 died April 6, 1948

(Married Emma Zook West born November 27, 1884 in PA and died August 6, 1952.)


Catherine Elizabeth born March 4, 1889 died April 18, 1919

(Called Bessie. Married Albert (Bert) James Holder born September 11, 1886 in Clarksville, PA and died April 20, 1919. They were married on September 19, 1910.)


Ralph born March 4, 1893 died October 22, 1965

(Married Goldie Ruth Loughman born July 10, 1893 in Sycamore, PA and died July 23, 1958. They were married 1910 in PA.)


Unnamed Infant born February 27, 1897 died February 27, 1897



Generation 5

Jacob Gamber

Son of Mary Jane and John Gamber. Born May 2, 1862 in Marion Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania and died July 27, 1934 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. In 1896 he was listed as a stone mason. Married Rosa Belle (Rose) Bumgarner born September 16, 1861 in Amity, Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married before 1880. Both are buried at Washington Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had five children.


John born March 27, 1880 died January 13, 1959

(Born in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA and died in Washington Co, PA of Carcinomatosis, generalized. Buried at Washington Cemetery, Franklin Twp, Washington Co, PA. Occupation Glassworker, Tiger Valley Glass, Washington, PA. Married Ethel Ackard born March 12, 1888 in Marion Station, Homestead, Allegheny Co, PA and died September 25, 1956 in Washington Co, PA of Carcinoma.)


George E. born October 16, 1881 died August 6, 1924

(Born in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA and died in Washington Co, PA. Married Elizabeth A. Huffman born February 3, 1879 in Greene Co, PA and died May 23, 1941 in Washington Co, PA. They were married circa 1898. Both buried at Washington Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)


Frank born March 13, 1883 died November 14, 1908

(Born in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA and died in Washington Co, PA. Married Blanche Elizabeth Wheatley born October 2, 1883 in Buffalo Village, PA and died August 23, 1931. they were married in 1906. Both buried at Washington Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)


Clyde born March 31, 1886 died March 16, 1965

(Born in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA and died in Miami, Dade Co, FL. Married Ocie Pearl Day born September 17, 1888 in Bellaire, Belmont Co, OH and died March 26, 1972. They were married July 2, 1904. Both buried at Woodlawn Park Cemetery, Miami, FL.)


Ray born June 18, 1896 died August 11, 1976

(Born in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA and died in Washington Co, PA. Married Belle Phillips born March 8, 1895 in Library, PA and died July 30, 1972. Both buried at Washington Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)



Generation 6

George E. Gamber

Son of Jacob and Rose Gamber. Born October 16, 1881 in Waynesburg, Greene Co, PA and died August 6, 1924 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Elizabeth A. Huffman born February 3, 1879 in Greene County, Pennsylvania and died May 23, 1941 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. They were married circa 1898. Both buried at Washington Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had a son.


Paul H. born July 26, 1899 died October 13, 1957

(Buried at Claysville cemetery. Served in WW1 as a private. Military Discharge DEC 1918.)




Generation 5

Anna M. Gamber Smith

Daughter of Mary Jane and John Gamber. Born May 12, 1863 in Marion Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania and died after 1896. On February 25, 1896 she was living in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Married Frederick W. Smith born October 28, 1855 in Washington, Pennsylvania. Married on June 18, 1886.30 Married by Rev. Jeremiah Simpson.

They had two children.


Jacob born circa 1888 died unknown


Charles born circa 1890 died unknown



Generation 4

Joshua Beeler

Son of Susannah and Phillip Beeler. Born 1829 in Washington Co, PA and died November 3, 1908 in Morrisville, PA of dropsy. Served in the American Civil War. Occupation listed as laborer. Married Priscilla Smith born circa 1828 in PA and died February 10, 1908 in Waynesburg, Franklin Twp, Greene Co, PA. Both are buried at Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, PA.

They had four children.


Levi born May 1850 died unknown


Alonzo born February 1858 died April 27, 1920


Unnamed Infant born November 1867 died November 1867


Joshua II born 1870 died 1876




Generation 2

Samuel Garber

Son of Jacob Garber. Born between 1760 & 1767 in Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland. Samuel married Anna Mack31 (born 1777) in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania circa 1801. Anna’s father was Alexander Mack. Samuel’s name appears in the 1800 census along with Jacob. His father died sometime in 1800 so it is assumed this Jacob is his brother rather than his father.

They lived in Liberty Town, Frederick County, Maryland before moving to Pennsylvania sometime between 1801 and 1804. Samuel enlisted to fight in the War of 1812 and was subsequently killed in the Battle of Lundy's Lane August 1814 in Ontario, Canada. He was a private on the payroll of Company of Volunteers (1st Regt., 2nd Brig. Infantry of Pennsylvania) commanded by Capt. John Maugre of 2nd regiment performing a tour of duty under command of Col. Jeremiah Schappel, who rendezvoused at York, Pennsylvania under the general order of the governor, dated Aug. 26th, 1814. His wife Anna32 was left with their three children.

After their father's death Samuel and David were bound out to a shoemaker. John was bound out to a hatter.


John born February 19, 180133 died December 19, 1859


Samuel Jr. born May 8, 180434 died April 27, 1893


David born September 26, 180835 died 1889



Generation 3

John Garber

Son of Samuel and Anna Garber. Born Feb. 19, 180136 in Maryland and died December 1437, 1859 in Des Moines Twp., Jefferson Co., Iowa. John married Sarah Albaugh born February 8, 1801 in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania and died January 11, 1879 in Des Moines Township, Jefferson County, Iowa. They married on September 21, 1823 in Pennsylvania where John was an ordained Elder. In the 1850 US Census John lists his occupation as ‘farmer” with $1,000 real property. Both are buried in the Libertyville Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Iowa, tombstones #204 and #205.

Farming in those early days was not an easy task farmers were often forced to make their own tools as no supply stores were close enough to be used. To read more about farming in the early days of Decatur County see the Bonus Material: Farming in Decatur County, Iowa.

The following is an account of the journey taken by the John Garber family as they moved from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania to Libertyville, Iowa in 1844. From the papers of Susannah Jane Garber Teater.


On April 2, 1844, about noon, we left our home near Huntingdon and at nightfall arrived at the foot of the mountains. A little after sunrise the next morning, we resumed our journey and traveled seven miles without seeing a house. About noon we had dinner and by sunset we had traveled to Johnston where we remained until Friday visiting [the] Stutsman[']s.

Going from there to the Spruce settlement we remained to attend a sale at Goughenour's on Saturday. We attended church on Sunday. We stayed in the settlement until Tuesday, when we took dinner at the Eli Renshoff home and went to the wharf where we were to take the canal boat.

We embarked at dark and immediately started and at noon Wednesday came to Blairsville. At evening we came to the tunnel which is through and under the hill and is 354 feet long. We went across the aqueduct to the other side Thursday and arrived at the tenth lock Friday morning at sun-up. From that time we went through Blackwater, until about nine o'clock and passed a great many salt works and at dark we reached twelve mile lock.

Arriving at Pittsburgh about two o'clock Saturday morning, we transferred to the steamboat 'Swift-Sure', but did not leave until about noon for Wheeling, Virginia38. Our next town was Marietta, Ohio. When we came to Parkersburg, the apple trees were in bloom; peaches and plums were in full bloom, before we left Pennsylvania.

On Sunday morning we had traveled as far as Ripley and about ten o'clock we came to Cincinnati where we lay until Monday evening. There we were astonished to find a woman caught in the wheel of the boat. The second mate was sent to loose her, and it was found she was not known. They took her to shore, where someone said she was the wife of a worthless man who was in jail. She had started to see some of her friends and it was presumed she had too much spirits and had fallen into the water. A coffin was brought for her and she was taken away and buried. They did not bury those that were drown with others, but in a separate place.39

Monday evening we sailed from Cincinnati and came to Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday morning and here we shipped to another boat, "The Charlotte"'. While the boat was crossing the falls of Ohio, we got off and walked about two miles around the falls when we were again taken on board.

We had to get on the boiler deck where there were seven families and eight other passengers. We were so crowded we could scarcely move around.

Friday, the 19th, we came to the mouth of the Ohio, and went up the Mississippi River. The pilot was not acquainted with the river and we [got] stuck on sand bars. We scoured the rocks and plowed the sand but finally got loose, only to strike another when in sight of St. Louis. The boat was extricated again, with little damage and at three o'clock we anchored in St. Louis. Saturday we visited the market place in the city, and saw all kinds of garden greens and all sorts of fresh pork, beef, veal and sausage and various kinds of articles.

Here the boat unloaded lumber and several things, but did not leave until 10 o'clock Saturday night. When some five miles out of St. Louis a large stallion jumped overboard and swam away. The owner left the boat to find it, but we heard nothing more of him.

On Sunday April 21st the Mormons held preaching services on the boat. Monday we sailed onto Nauvoo, Illinois where about 80 Mormons landed. It took about four hours for them to unload. From here, we rowed back a mile for some families to land on the other side of the river. At this time we were having a heavy rain and passengers were landing all along. At dark our party landed at Burlington, Iowa, and the way the drays40 came! ‘I'll have you,’ and ‘I'll have you!’ We took the closest place we could get and of course made a bad choice.

On the 23rd the men went out to hunt [for] a location and [on the] 24th they secured a house and returned. Here in the vicinity of Burlington we lived four years. We moved to Jefferson County, Iowa and settled northeast of Libertyville in 1848.


John Garber (1802-1859) was the first ordained Elder of the Brethren Church southeast of Batavia, at Decatur Township, Jefferson County, Iowa that was organized in 1838. The following information concerns the Church as well as John Garber. Ron Johnson provided this excerpt on February 3, 2002.


THE LIBERTYVILLE CHURCH

The house is located in section 2, Des Moines Township, Jefferson County, Iowa. In 183841, we find that there were at least two families of members within the bounds of the State of Iowa. They were David Peebler and John Garber. They, with at least two other families located near Libertyville, Jefferson County, before 1844. In common with many of the brethren, these pioneers considered their church relations and growth of prime importance, and in harmony with this sentiment a few members met in 1844 and organized the first Church of the Brethren in Iowa, it being the second one west of the Mississippi River. The number at this organization was eight, and this tallies exactly with original organization over 200 years ago in Germany. It was organized by Eld. George Wolf, of Illinois, and consisted of the following members: Esther; Michael Peebler Jr. and his wife, Fanny; David Peebler and wife and John Garber and wife, Sarah. Brother Garber, being a minister, was placed in charge of the work, and was soon afterward ordained to the eldership, being the first elder ordained in Iowa. He had charge of the church until his death, in 185342. We cannot help but believe that there were others ready to hand in their letters of membership, or were very soon baptized, am, among whom were other families of Peeblers, Albaughs, etc. It is said that Daniel Rodabaugh, Sr., and wife were baptized either at the time of organization or at the first love feast. In 1847, a minister, Peter Lutz, and three families of Brown increased their number as we as the influence of the church. Among the early settlers of members might be mentioned Michael Glotfelty, Jesse West, and other families of Rodabaughts. These formed the foundation of the church at that time, and many of their descendants are at present among the active, earnest workers in the church in different parts of the Brotherhood.

After the death of Brother Garber, the active care of the church fell upon Brother Peter Lutz, who was an able preacher, but not so efficient in leadership. Some of the principal deacons are as follows: David Peebler, Michael Peebler, Abram Wagner, George W. Brown, William Roberts, Philip Albaugh, William F. Baker, Jesse West, Joseph Rodabaugh Alex Smith, James Dunn, West Horn, Ellis Peebler, Samuel Peebler, Joseph Wagner, Joseph Burger, D. A. Wolf, S. C. Laughlin

, Henry Rodabaugh, Thomas Lawson.


ELDER JOHN GARBER

Eld. John Garber was born February 16, 180243, in Maryland. His father, being a poor man, apprenticed him to a hat maker44, which trade he followed in a small way after he moved west. Little is known of his early educational advantages, but they must have been superior to those of the "common man" at that time, perhaps because of is own personal efforts. He was a splendid penman and taught several terms of school. Autograph letters, still in the possession of his grandson, though written with a quill, are marvels of neatness.

Later in life he moved to Pennsylvania where he was married to Sarah Albaugh, and they united with the Church of the Brethren. He was elected to the ministry in Cambria County, Pa., and in 1838 with his family moved to Jefferson Co., IA, coming down the Ohio and up the Mississippi to Burlington in a steamboat. He entered land north of Libertyville and continued to farm until his death. He was ordained to the eldership soon after coming to the state, being the first elder of is faith to be ordained in Iowa and the second west of the Mississippi. The services were held in David Peebler's barn, and were conducted by Eld. George Wolf. He was blessed with a family of seven children, as follows: Susanna, Catherine, Sarah and Phoebe; Samuel W. and David, both ministers in the Church of the Brethren, and Daniel. Most of the children embraced the faith of their parents.

The few letters , previously mentioned, and what has been gleaned from the few persons now living who remembered him, are the only means I have of giving to posterity a knowledge of his character. I may truthfully say that from those who knew him I have not heard a word of criticism concerning his life. His letters overflow with reverence to God and gentleness and love for his family. As long as he lived he was quite active in the work of the church in Southern Iowa, often visiting the churches in adjoining counties. He spoke in both English and German and he sometimes was called upon to preach in German.

Dec. 11, 1859, he departed this life on the farm he had entered twenty years before, and was laid to rest in the cemetery west of the church house. The writer recently visited the old homestead. The mound where the house stood, the well and some rose bushes are all that remains to mark the spot. Time will efface these, but his labors in the Lord will abide forever.

His life is a vivid illustration of the fact that our influence many reach father than we suspect. He deemed his life so humble that he kept no record of it, yet he was a pioneer of Iowa. When he erected his cabin in Jefferson County, hundreds of savage Indians occupied the forests and prairies of Iowa, and pioneer life was full of dangers. He gave his time and talent to establish the church in her borders and now fifty-eight years after he passed away, we eagerly grasp every scrap of history he made. As a minister he was not emotional nor boisterous, but calm and deliberate, and his preaching was effective because backed by a loving and consistent life. He was a good counselor and the church prospered under his eldership. The members felt especially bereft, because a man so useful to the church and society should be taken before he had rounded out even his three score years and ten.



John and Sarah Garber’s Family


Mary Ann born 1824 died 1839


Susannah Jane born October 2, 1826 died August 3, 1900


John (Junior) born June 15, 1828 died June 21, 1828

(Buried in Pennsylvania)


David Henry born August 7, 1829 died May 22 1889


Samuel Albaugh born January 1 183245 died June 14, 1888


Joseph born October 30, 1833 died October 30, 1833


Catherine born August 10, 1834 died March 2, 1913


Sarah Elizabeth born September 25, 1836 died October 1, 1887


Phoebe Margaret born September 25, 1836 died December 4, 1893


Jacob born December 17, 1838 died 1838


Rebecca born January 11, 1840 died February 8, 1851

(Buried in the Brethren Cemetery in Jefferson County, Iowa. Stone #206.46


Daniel Wyley born May 11, 1844 died September 2947, 1915


NOTE: John’s children will be listed later in separate chapters. See the Table of Contents or click on the child’s name to follow the family line.



Generation 3

Samuel Garber (Jr.?)

Son of Samuel and Anna Garber. Born May 8, 180448 in Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania and died April 27, 1893 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. He married Catherine Leedy49 born April 8, 1809 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania and died October 24, 1879 in Richland County, Ohio. They were married September 7, 1825 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio.

Catherine was known to friends and family as Katy. She was the oldest daughter of "Big John" Leedy, the original Leedy Ohio pioneer who brought his family from Morrison's Cove, Pennsylvania in 1811 to Richland County, Ohio.

In the 1850 US Census Samuel listed his occupation as “farmer” with $5,000 in real property.


BELLVILLE INDEPENDENT: 11 May 1893, Vol. 5, No. 52


The INDEPENDENT today chronicles the history of one who has been a landmark so far in the history of the country.

The children's children for ages to come will point back with pride to the life of Samuel Garber. Almost forgotten he was by the fast going times, but today we pause to do honor to the hero who so quietly passed over to the majority. We cannot do too much honor to those who endured the hardships of pioneer life, whose ax felled the mighty oak, whose courage defied the scalping knife of the Indian, enduring privations and want that these then "western wilds" might be made habitable for man. May the rising generation never forget the debt, while the Clearfork runs on to the gulf or the hills cast their shadows about them extol the memory of the noble and true.

Samuel Garber was born May 8, 1804, died April 27, 1893, aged 88 years, 11 months and 19 days. He was born at York, Pa., and died at the home of his son, Theodore, 2½ miles east of Bellville, O.

His mother's maiden name was Anna Mock. His father, John Garber50, enlisted in the war of 1812, and never returned, and is supposed to have been killed in the battle of Lundy's Lane, July 25, 1814. The family consisting of his mother and three sons, John, David and himself, moved to Morrison's Cove, Bedford Co., Pa., where his mother married Sim Brollier for her second husband.

After her marriage he lived for awhile with his uncle Jacob Mock, and afterward learned the shoemaker's trade with his stepfather. He also teamed for him over the mountains to Pittsburg, hauling the pig iron, which was prepared in the mountains, and now to the historic city of Johnstown, where he came near having a fatal accident by the breaking of ice while he was crossing the river with a heavy load of this iron.

In 1822, at the age of 18, he emigrated to Ohio with his uncle Jacob Mock's family, who settled in Knox County, near the north line, where the B. & O. R.R. now crosses. He worked at shoemaking for a short time, "Whipping the cat" as they called it, going around from house to house. He soon engaged to work for John Leedy who had settled at the early date of 1811, were Frank Garber now lives, near the south line of Richland County. At this date there were only fourteen families in the county, eleven in Mansfield and three outside. At one time they all fled to the Block House at Fredericktown to escape the ravages of the Indians in 1812.

On Sept. 17, 1825, he married Catharine Leedy, a daughter of his employer. He commenced housekeeping on the farm of is father-in-law, when his brother David lived. He entered Sec. 28, Jefferson Twp., where Hezekiah Sweet now lives and soon bought part of Sec. 35, the present home of his son-in-law, Aaron A. Leedy. He added to this and lived here till the death of John Leedy, his father-in-law, where he bought the old Leedy farm and moved on it in 1851. In 1863 he traded his farms for those of Aaron Leedy and Jacob Garber, located 2½ miles east of Bellville. Here four years after celebrating their golden wedding, Mrs. Garber passed over to the majority, Oct. 24, 1879. His son, Benton Garber moved in and kept house for him till Nov. 1891, when Benton removed to the mill west of town. He then made his home with his son, Theodore, till the time of his death.

Father and mother Garber were blessed with nine children, nine of whom are living -- seven sons and two daughters. One daughter became the wife of Aaron A. Leedy, one of the first farmers of this county. Another the wife of O.B. Rummel of our town; John L. Garber, one of our first farmers; Lewis L. Garber, a well known mechanic of our town; L. Garber, an extensive farmer of St. Louis; David L. Garber, deceased, the father of Rev. Garber of Ashland; Elihu and Levi of our town; Jehu L. Garber, our much respected County Commissioner now on his second term; Washington L. Garber, in the powder business at Cincinnati; Theodore Garber, lives on one of the most beautiful farms in the Clearfork Valley, made so by his industry, the old Garber homestead in later years; Benton L. Garber, doing a first-class milling business west of town. It is due to say, and we will say it truthfully, that a more honorable, upright family cannot be found -- not a black sheep in the whole flock. They have not departed from the landmarks which the father and mother set up. There are forty-nine grandchildren and forty-six great-grandchildren living.

Father and mother Garber became members of the Universalist church about 1850, and continued to the end. They were faithful and consistent members. All their children living are members of the Universalist church together with the seven daughters-in-law, one son-in-law and twenty-three grandchildren -- forty-nine in all.

Samuel Garber was well fitted for the life of a pioneer. He was strong physically, mentally and morally. He was noted for his honorable dealing, and his neighbors and friends speak in very highest terms of his noble, upright, manly character. Industrious, honest, frugal and strong, he succeeded of course, and was blessed with a competence. He had no opportunities of education in his day and never attended anything but a writing school when he was twenty-one years old, yet he did all his figuring and calculating readily and was a great reader in his later life. All his possessions were tied up in a bandana handkerchief when he came from Pennsylvania. Father Garber began to distribute $1500 to each of his children as they were married. He distributed thus to ten. Afterwards he increased this to $3000 each. He leaves an estate yet of at least $20,000.

His funeral took place from the Universalist church in Bellville, April 29, 1893, Rev. John Richardson officiating. Interment at Bellville Cemetery. All the children were present except for Mrs. A. Leedy, who is quite ill. Six of the sons, full of manly strength, acted as pallbearers on this solemn occasion.


Read more about Samuel’s life from the Atlas Map of Richland County 1873.


Their twelve children are:


John Leedy born December 11, 1826 died July 31, 1917


Levi L. born March 13, 1828 died April 27, 1850


David Leedy. born April 8, 1831 died April 5, 186551


Lewis Leedy born June 11, 1832 died 1924


Jehu Leedy born October 29, 1835 died 1903

(Married Susan Rebecca Wallace June 19, 1856.)


Elizabeth Ann born January 10, 1838 died December 25, 1921


Jackson Leedy born January 17, 1841 died unknown

(Married Mary E. Rummell November 24, 1867.)


Washington Leedy born April 12, 1843 died 1921


Theodore Leedy born August 9, 1845 died 1932

(Married Martha Celestia Lee born October 4, 1869. TL was a farmer and a dairyman.) See TL Garber and his wife Martha.


Mary Ellen born February 14, 1848 died unknown


Benton Leedy52 born April 16, 1850 died March 26, 1897

(Born in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH. Married Lizzie Elliot Elston born June 7, 1854 in Provincetown, MA. On October 10, 1872. Killed on a Chicago, IL street while returning alone from a theater to the Dearborn Hotel. He was there selling milling machinery.53 Buried March 28, 1897 Bellville, Richland Co., OH.)


Nina L. born September 5, 1854 died June 30, 1855



Generation 4

John Leedy Garber

Son of Samuel and Katy Garber. Born December 11, 1826 in Jefferson Township., Richland County, Ohio and died July 31, 1917 in Ankneytown, Knox County, Ohio. He married Mary Swank born October 21, 1830 in Ankneytown, Knox County, Ohio and died March 14, 1912 in Ankneytown. They were married on August 27, 1854 in Richland County, Ohio.



The following is from The History of Richland County, A.A. Graham.

GARBER, JOHN L., farmer: resides on a part of Sec. 33. He was born in Jefferson Township, and brought up on a farm. At the age of 20 years, he commenced to work at the carpenter trade, In 1848, he went with others to Iowa and worked at millwrighting. In 1851, he returned, and, in Richland and Knox Cos, built fourteen dwelling-houses, besides numerous other buildings. Mr. Garber was born Dec. 11, 1826. His companion, Mary Swank, was born Oct. 21,1830. They were married Aug. 27, 1854. Children-Zeruiah was born March 24, 1855 ; Elizabeth, Feb. 5, 1857 ; a son, Dec. l5, 1858 ; Samuel M., Nov. 29, 1859; Catharine E., Apri1 16, 1861; Florence, Feb. 15, 1865 ; Verde, March 6,1867 ; Charles, Feb. 23, 1869; Elvyra, Apri1 27, 1871; Walter, July 11, 1873. Deaths - a son, died Jan. 2, 1859; Catharine, March 20, 1862; Charles, Dec. 10, 1870; Elvyre, May 24, 1872. After marriage, Mr. Garber bought a farm in Worthington Township, and moved on it in March, 1855. The next fall, he returned to Jefferson Township, and, in 1856, purchased the farm on which he now resides. He has been a successful farmer, and is well fixed. He built his dwelling-house in 1861. He is a charter member of the Jefferson Grange. He and his wife united with the Universalist Church shortly after marriage.


They had eleven children.


Zaruiah born March 24, 1855 died unknown

(Female child. Born in Jefferson Twp, Richland Co., OH. Married Leedom Oyster born circa 1851 in Jefferson Twp. They married on December 30, 1888.)


Elizabeth A. born February 5, 1857 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Twp, Richland Co., OH. Married George W. Durbin54 born March 14, 1853. They married in 1879.55)


Unnamed son born December 15, 1858 died January 2, 1859

(Born and died in Jefferson Twp, OH.)


Samuel Murray born November 29, 1859 died April 1, 1941

(Born in Jefferson Twp, OH and died in Bellville, Richland Co., OH.)


Catherine E. born April 16, 1861 died March 20, 1862

(Born and died in Jefferson Twp., OH.)


Florence born February 15, 1865 died May 22, 1874

(Obit: THE BELLVILLE WEEKLY: 29 May 1874, Vol. 3, No. 11 -- DIED -- In Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, on Thursday, May 22d., 1874, FLORENCE, daughter of John L. Garber, aged 9 years, 3 months and 7 days.)


Verda born March 6, 1867 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Twp., OH. Married


Charles born February 23, 1869 died December 10, 1870

(Born and died in Jefferson Twp.)


Elvira born August 27, 1871 died May 24, 1872

(Obit: BELLVILLE DOLLAR WEEKLY: 31 May 1872, Vol. 1, No. 14 -- DIED -- Near Belleville, O., May 24th., 1872, ELVRA GARBER, youngest daughter of John L. & Mary S. Garber, aged one year and twenty-one days.

This is the fourth child that brother and sister Garber have lost from their earth circle, and yet they "mourn not as those who have no hope". They feel that their loved ones are "not lost, but gone before". He who said "Suffer the little ones to come unto me" hath promised to all such a Heavenly home with Him.)


Walter born July 11, 1873 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Twp.)


Mamie born 1878 died December 23, 1890

(Obit: THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 25 December 1890, Vol. 41, No. 6 -- Commissioner J.L. Garber's twelve year old daughter Mamie, died Monday morning after an illness of two days. Funeral at Bellville Tuesday.)



Generation 5

Samuel Murray Garber

Son of John L. and Mary Garber. Born November 29, 1859 in Jefferson Township, Richjland County, Ohio and died April 1, 1941 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. He married Sarah Armstrong born August 1, 1859 in Jefferson Township and died September 9, 1930 in Bellville. They were married in January 1886.

They had four children.


Abigail born March 21, 1890 died November 198456

(Born in Bellville, Richland Co., OH. Married Harvey Syles born circa 1886 in Bellville. They married June 19, 1913. Later she was married to ____ Moses.)


John Leedy born January 24, 1892 died 1936

(Born in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH. Married Pearl Toms born circa 1896 in Bellville, OH.)


Reid Hezekiah born July 2, 1893 died March 198657

(Born in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH and died in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon. Eleanor Hofeling born circa 1898 in Jefferson Twp. They were married November 23, 1920.)


Clark Armstrong born February 4, 1897 died April 197758

(Born in Jefferson Twp., Richland Co., OH and died in Saint Paris, Champaign Co., OH. Married Helen Frosh born circa 1901 in Richland Co., OH.)



Generation 5

Verda Garber Moses

Daughter of John L. and Mary Garber. Born March 6, 1867 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio and the place and date of her death are unknown. She married Walter S. Moses born circa 1865.

They had a daughter.


Dorothy born circa 190559




Generation 4

David Leedy Garber

Son of Samuel and Katy Garber. Born April 8, 1831 in Richland County, Ohio and died April 5, 1865 in Richland County. Married Susan Leedy born June 7, 1830. They were married on April 8, 1852.

The following is from The History of Richland County, by A.A. Graham.

GARBER, DAVID L., deceased ; be was born April 8, 1831, in Jefferson Township, in which he resided till death. He was married to Susan Leedy, April 8, 1852, who was a daughter of Abraham Leedy, and was born June 7, 1830; their children are Aaron, born Jan. 18, 1853; Elihu, Oct. 6, 1854 ; James Franklin, Oct. 12, 1856 ; Martha E., June 17, 1858 ; Jennie A., July 19, 1860; Levi, Sept. 19, 1862; Ezra, Aug. 15, 1864. Ezra died Jan. 10, 1865, and his father April 5, 1865. Mr. Garber pursued the avocation of agriculture and stock-growing during his life. He was member of the church of Christian Brethren. The four sons cultivate the farm known as the John Leedy farm, containing over 230 acres, and are the editors and proprietor of the Richland Star, published at Bellville. Jennie was married to Edwin Crain, Nov. 13, 1879.


They had eight children.


Aaron born January 18, 1853 died unknown


Elihu born October 6, 1854 died unknown


James Franklin born October 12, 1856 died unknown


Martha E. born June 17, 1858 died unknown


Jennie A. born July 19, 1860 died unknown

(Born in Richland County, OH. Married George Edwin Crain born March 31, 1855 in Bellville, OH. They were married on November 13, 1879.60)


Levi born September 19, 1862 died unknown


Ezra born August 15, 1864 died January 10, 1865



Generation 4

Lewis Leedy Garber

Son of Samuel and Katy Garber. Born June 11, 1832 in Richland County, Ohio and died in 1924. He married Mary Mock born December 17, 1837 and died unknown. They were married on April 24, 1856.

The following is from The History of Richland County, by A.A. Graham.

GARBER, LEWIS L., farmer; resides on a part of Sec. 33, four miles south of Bellville ; he is a son of Samuel Garber,he was bought up a farmer; worked at the carpenter trade from his 21st to his 25th year, and in 1873 commenced bricklaying as a trade, in connection with farming. He did the brickwork on the Jefferson Hall, and half on the Town Hall in Bellville; he built a fine residence on his farm in 1863, and rebuilt it in 1878 ; he was born June 11, 1832, and was married to Mary, daughter of John Mock, April 24, 1856: she was born Dec. 17, 1837. Children-Calvin, born Feb. 12, 1857, died six days after ; Mary Alice, March 16, 1858; Hortense, Feb. 16, 1862; Alwilda, June 4, 1864; Luella, July 4, 1866; Jerry, Feb. 12, 1872; child not named, July 24, 1879. After marriage, they first lived on his father's farm; in 1860, he bought his present homestead. Mr. Garber was a shorter member of the Jefferson Grange, No. 256. He and his wife are communicants of the Universalist Church.


They had six children.


Calvin born February 12, 1857 died February 18, 1857


Mary Alice born March 16, 1858 died unknown

(Born in Richland County, OH. Married Amos Wilson Donaugh born November 26, 1855 in Richland County, OH and when he died is unknown. They were married August 23, 1876. “They lived on the farm with her father about two years; they then lived a short time in a building one half a mile away, and, in October, 1879, moved about two and a half miles east of Bellville. They remained there the following winter, and, in the spring, came upon the homestead his father bought.”61


Hortense born February 16, 1862 died unknown


Alwilda born June 4, 1864 died unknown


Luella born July 4, 1866 died unknown


Jerry born February 12, 1872 died unknown


Unnamed child born July 24, 1879 died July 24, 1879




Generation 4

Elizabeth Ann Garber Leedy

Daughter of Samuel and Katy Garber. Born January 10, 1838 in Richland County, Ohio and died December 25, 1921 in Knox County, Ohio. Known to friends and family as Lib. Lib was described as "one of the finest cooks that ever lifted a griddle or turned a cake and so modest that she never thought so.62 Married Aaron A. Leedy born April 21, 1832, in Knox County, Ohio and died October 28, 1907 in Knox County, Ohio. Married March 13, 1856. Both are buried at Owl Creek Cemetery, Knox County, Ohio.

Aaron’s parents were Abraham Leedy and Elizabeth Zook. Abraham moved his family from Morrison's Cove, Pennsylvania in September 1829 and settled near Ankenytown, Ohio, near where his older brother, "Big John" Leedy, had settled in 1811. The following biography on Aaron Leedy was taken from the Leedy Family website.63


As a young man, Aaron worked as a carpenter and helped build the Brethren Church in Ankenytown. He became a skilled mechanic who operated sawmills, threshing machines, and other farm equipment. He married Elizabeth Ann Garber, his first cousin, once removed, on March 13, 1856. They first lived on her father's farm, then occupied several farms in the area until purchasing part of the original "Big John" Leedy land from Samuel Garber in 1863.

He built a large brick home about 1870 directly over a spring, which served as a cool pantry. He provided running water from a large holding tank in the attic and installed a copper bathtub in the master bedroom.

Aaron was a general farmer growing corn, oats, and wheat. He raised cattle, hogs, sheep, chicken, and turkeys; and sold meat, butter, eggs, hides, wool, and maple syrup. In his daily journal he detailed temperature, wind direction and speed, precipitation and agricultural production (e.g., pounds of butter, eggs, gallons of maple syrup). He was a charter member of the Jefferson Grange, serving as first Master. He was president of the Patrons Mutual Relief Association for many years. He was a Universalist and helped erect that church's Bellville, OH building. A Prohibitionist, he proudly voted a "clean prohibition ticket" in 1887.

Music was important in his life. He led a Grange band consisting of neighbors and family members. He taught singing and loved singing at home with friends, at Grange meetings, and church events. Aaron recorded in his journal in 1887, 22 band practices, 12 band appearances, and "went to singing" on 26 occasions. He had charge of music at the first Leedy Reunion on September 23, 1896, and served as Reunion President 1898-1900. Aaron and Elizabeth celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on March 13, 1906, at their home.


Elizabeth and Aaron had eight children.


Byron Garber born unknown died unknown


Elmina born unknown died unknown


Clement Vincent born unknown died unknown


Albert Odell born unknown died unknown


Bertha Estelle born unknown died unknown


Alfred Tennyson born unknown died unknown


Herbert Emerson born August 5, 1875 died November 15, 1954


Maude Demorest born unknown died unknown



Generation 5

Herbert Emerson Leedy

Son of Elizabeth and Aaron Leedy. Born August 5, 1875 in Knox County, Ohio and died November 15, 1954 in Fredricktown, Knox County, Ohio. Married Anna Grace Wagner born July 22, 1883 and died June 1967 in Fredricktown, Knox Co., Ohio. Married June 3, 1908 in Ohio. Anna provided much of the documentation contained in the book "Fiddler Lore," which was written prior to 15 August, 1925. Book is held at the Mormon Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Her address as of the writing of the book was 102 W. College St., Fredricktown, Ohio.64

They had three children.


Russell Wagner born June 27, 1910 died unknown


Ruth Elizabeth born February 9, 1912 died unknown


Miriam Ellen born March 27, 1917 died unknown



Generation 4

Mary Ellen Garber Rummel

Daughter of Samuel and Katy Garber. Born February 14, 1848 in Richland County, Ohio. The date and place of her death are unknown. She married O. B. Rummel August 18, 1845 in Tiffon, Ohio. They were married on November 24, 1867.

The following is from The History of Richland County, by A.A. Graham.

RUMMEL, O. B., dealer is hardware, Bellville; was bom in Tiffin, Ohio; he commenced to work in his father's Souring-mill while growing up; in 1867, he commenced a business course in the Poughkeepsie College, of New York; the next year, he took the degree of Master of Accounts; he then traveled some time looking for a mill, and not finding one that was satisfactory, he returned home and engaged to operating his father's mill. In September, 1871, he purchased the hardware store then operated by A. J. Markey, and has continued at this business till the present; Mr. Rummel was born Aug. 18, 1845, and was married Nov. 24, 1867, to Mary E. Garber; their children are Nellie E., born Oct.. 25, 1868; Zomara, Aug. 2, 1874; and a daughter, Sept. 2, 1879.


They had three children.


Nellie E. born October 25, 1868 died unknown


Zomara born August 2, 1874 died unknown


Unnamed daughter born September 2, 1879 died September 2, 1879





Generation 3

David Garber

Son of Samuel and Anna Garber. Born September 26, 180865 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died in 1889. He is buried in Ankenytown, Ohio. Married Eve Kusard born April 7, 1807 in Pennsylvania. They were married in the fall of 1827 in Richland County, Ohio. In the 1850 US Census David lists his occupation as “farmer” with $1,800 in real property. David and Samuel appear to have been neighbors in 1850.


David and his brother Samuel Garber

The following is from The History of Richland County, A.A. Graham.

GARBER, DAVID, farmer; born in Lancaster Co., Penn., Sept. 26, 1806, and came to Ohio in 1823; he worked at the shoe trade some when young. He married Eve Kusard in the fall of 1827; she was born April 7, 1806, and came from Pennsylvania with Daniel Hetrick; Mr. Garber's first investment in real estate was made in Worthington Township,. where he bought 70 acres and paid for it out of earnings made with a hoe and ax. After marriage, he moved the first time on a one-horse sled; they were fortunate enough to have a bed, a knife and a fork apiece, but no chairs or table; blocks of trees served as chairs, and an old chest as a table; he is now well fined; the greater number of their children are dead ; the living are Sarah, born Feb. 20, 1833; Samuel R., born March 21, 1842: Susan, born July 29, 1845.


David and Eve had four children.66



Sarah born February 20, 1833 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Township, Richland County, OH. Married William Donaugh born May 22, 1829 in Mercer County, PA. They married on December 21, 1854.)


Margaret born circa 1834 died before 1880

(Born in Jefferson Township, Richland County, OH.)


Samuel K.67 born March 22, 1842 died 1881

(Born and died in Jefferson Township, Richland County, OH. Married Eunice M. Carpenter born September 16, 1841 in NY.68 They were married October 18, 1863. Sam was a farmer.)


Susannah born July 29, 1845 died unknown



Generation 4

Sarah Garber Donaugh

Daughter of David and Eve Garber. Born February 20, 1833 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio and nothing is known of her death. Married William Donaugh born May 22, 1829 in Mercer County, Pennsyvania. They married on December 21, 1854.

The following is from The History of Richland County, by A.A. Graham.

DONAUGH, WILLIAM, born in Mercer Co., Penn, May 22, 1829; he came with his parents to Williams Co., Ohio, when yet young; from there his parents moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where they lived a few years and then emigrated to Jefferson Township. He was brought up a farmer, which occupation has always received his attention. He was united in matrimony to Sarah Garber Dec. 21, 1854, she being the oldest living child of David Garber, and was born Feb. 20, 1833; their children, is order, are as follows: Amos W., born Nov. 26, 1855; Samuel Benton, Feb. 16, 1858; David Milton, Aug. 7, 1860; Susan Samantha, Jan. 17, 1863; William Henry, Sept. 17, 1866; John Clinton, Feb. 27, 1869; Levi Elroy, Nov. 23, 1871. Mr. Donaugh and wife united with the United Brethren Church about the year 1861. He commenced house-keeping with a few dollars of his own earnings, and is now the owner of a well-improved farm, a part of Sec. 27.


The couple had seven children.


Amos W. born November 26, 1855 died unknown


Samuel Benton born February 16, 1858 died unknown


David Milton born August 7, 1860 died unknown


Susan Samatha born January 17, 1863 died unknown


William Henry born September 17, 1866 died unknown


John Clinton born February 27, 1869 died unknown


Levi Elroy born November 23, 1871 died unknown



Generation 4

Susannah Garber Schroeder

Daughter of David and Eve Garber. Born July 29, 1845 in Richland County, Ohio. The date and place of her death are not known. She was known to friends and family as Susan. She married Daniel Schroeder on October 7, 1865.

The following is from The History of Richland County, by A.A. Graham.

SCHROEDER, DANIEL, farmer, and has worked at chair-making and painting; was born in Fredericktown, Knox Co., Ohio, where he grew up to manhood; he commenced making chairs when about 14 years of age. He was married, Oct. 7, 1865, to Susan Garber, daughter of David Garber; she was born July 29, 1845; they first lived is Knox Co. one year, then moved to Wood Co. and remained there eighteen months; returned to Richland and remained two years, then in Knox two years, and then moved on his father-in-law's farm. Their children are George William, born Sept. 23, 1866; Charles Clinton, Dec. 20, 1868; Sarah Ellen Eve, July 25, 1871; Alwilda May, July 25, 1875; Lenie Nevada, Oct. 14, 1878.


They had five children.


George William born September 23, 1866 died unknown


Charles Clinton born December 20, 1868 died unknown


Sarah Ellen Eve born July 25, 1871 died unknown


Alwilda born July 25, 1875 died unknown


Lenie Nevada born October 14, 1878 died unknown




Generation 2

Jacob Garber69 Jr.

Son of Jacob Garber. Born May 14, 1767 near Johnsville, MD & died January 19, 1852 in Jefferson Twp, Richland Co, OH. Moved in 1794 to West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Moved in 1834 to Jefferson Twp, Richland Co, OH. He was a minister, farmer and a cobbler. Married Mary Magdalene Eller born 1775 & died in 1849. Married December 3, 1793 in Carroll County, Maryland.

They had ten children.


Christena born circa 1794 died unknown

(Married David Ash. He was born before 1800.)


Henry born circa 1796 died unknown

(He married Catherine Miller.)


Susannah born circa 1798 died unknown

(She married William Friend. He was born circa 1793.)


Mary Magdalene born 1799 died 1849

(Married William Fink born 1795.)


Michael born January 27, 1801 died March 29, 1874

(Married Elizabeth Koutz born November 4, 1798 in Washington Co., PA and died July 15, 1873 in Butler, Richland Co., Ohio.)


Nancy born 1803 died August 22, 1872

(Died in Washington Co, PA. She married George Crumrine. He was born 1800, and died 1 SEP 1864 in Washington Co, PA.)


Jacob Jr. (III)70 born 1805 died 1882


Rebecca born 1806 died 1887

(She married Joshua Swihart. He was born 1796, and died 1882.)


Elizabeth born 1809 died 1889

(She married Peter Anthony. He was born 1812, and died 1888.)


Samuel Bigler born 1818 died 1905

(He married Lydia Mikesell. She was born 1822, and died 1894.)



Generation 3

Mary Magdalene Garber Fink

Daughter of Jacob and Mary Magdalene Garber. Born 1799 and died 1849. Married William Fink born 1795 and died 1849.

They had two children.


Emanuel born April 16, 1826 died April 20, 1862

(Born in Washington County, PA. Died at Louisville, KY as a result of injuries received in the Battle of Shiloh. Military record: 1861 - 1862 Union Army, Co E, 72 Reg, OH Volunteer Infantry. Killed in action 1862 Shiloh, TN. Buried at Cave Hill Cemetery.)


William H.71 born April 11, 1836 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA. Served the entire Civil War.)



Generation 3

Michael Garber

Son of Jacob and Mary Magdalene Garber. Born January 27, 1801 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died March 29, 1874 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Elizabeth Koutz born November 4, 1798 in Washington Co., PA and died July 15, 1873 in Butler, Richland Co., Ohio. Married 1825 in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Both are buried in the Garber Cemetery in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio.

Their children are:72


Mary Magadalene born February 4, 1827 died May 9, 1905


Daniel born April 8, 1828 died April 20, 1906


Barbara born February 4, 1830 died December 4, 1872


Jacob Koutz born July 13, 1833 died January 14, 1912


Henry Koutz born March 13,1836 died October 28, 1912


Delilah born March 21, 1839 died 1925


Elias born October 31, 1841 died August 6, 1842


Amy born November 18, 1844 died March 25, 1930



Generation 4

Mary Magdalene Garber Diltz

Daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Garber. Born February 4, 1827 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died May 9, 1905. Married John Diltz born in Washington County, Pennsylvania December 18, 1825 and died September 10, 1902. Married 1848. Both buried at Butler Cemetery, Richland County, Ohio.

They had seven children.


Huldah born April 17, 1849 died August 14, 1850


Elizabeth Libbea born January 27, 1851 died April 28, 1936


Barbara Ellen born September 3, 1853 died February 1939

(Married Marion McClellan born January 5, 1845 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died April 6, 1922. Married January 1, 1873.)


Flora Alice born November 16, 1855 died 1925

(Married John Calvin Teeter born August 15, 1853 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died September 28, 1928 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married 1877.)


Delilah born January 26, 1858 died March 9, 1858


William Garber born June 24, 1869 died September 30, 1871


Alvadore born February 14, 1873 died August 20, 1873

(Buried at the Garber Cemetery Yarger Hill, Butler, Richland County, OH.)



Generation 5

Barbara Ellen Diltz McClellan

Daughter of Mary Magdalene and John Diltz. Born September 3, 1853 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died February 1939 in Akron Ohio. Married Marion McClellan born January 5, 1845 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died April 6, 1922. Married January 1, 1873. Both are buried at Butler Cemetery, Richland County, Ohio.

They had two children.


Adelbert Leroy born October 25, 1873 died August 5, 1937

(Married Cloe McCready born circa 1875 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died March 3, 1932. Married 1896.)


Boyd Ordeaura (male) born November 16, 1879 died unknown

(Married Alice M. Stanton born August 14, 1882 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married December 29, 1896.)



Generation 6

Adelbert Leroy McClellan

Son of Barbara and Marion McClellan. Born October 25, 1873 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died August 5, 1937 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Cloe McCready born circa 1875 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died March 3, 1932. Married 1896. Both are buried at Butler Cemetery, Richland County, Ohio.

They had two children.


Victor Adelbert born November 7, 1897 died unknown

(Born in Willard, OH. Married ____ Brown. They had 3 children still living in 1998. Names withheld by Reed Black.)


Bayerd born August 25, 1999 died unknown

(Married ____ O’Mara. They had 2 children still living in 1998. Names withheld by Reed Black.)



Generation 6

Boyd Ordeaura McClellan

Son of Barbara and Marion McClellan. Born November 16, 1879 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Alice M. Stanton born August 14, 1882 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married December 29, 1896. They had a daughter.


Barbara Ann born 1900 died circa 1904



Generation 5

Flora Alice Diltz Teeter

Daughter of Mary Magdalene and John Diltz. Born November 16, 1855 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died 1925 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married John Calvin Teeter born August 15, 1853 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died September 28, 1928 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married 1877.

They had a daughter.


Geneva born June 14, 1879 died July 20, 1936

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH and died in Bellville, OH. Buried at Bellville Cemetery, OH. Married Holis Clifton McCollough born July 21, 1879 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married in 1906. They had 1 male child still living in 1998. This child married a Greer and they had female child. Names withheld by Reed Black.)



Generation 4

Daniel Garber

Son of Michael and Elizabeth Garber. Born April 8, 1828 in Brownsville, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died April 20, 1906. Married Matilda Oldfield born September 24, 1828 in Richland Co., Ohio and died October 30, 1915. Daniel served in the US Army during the Civil War. Company E, 102nd Ohio Infantry. Read the history of the 102nd Read a humorous story of life in the old west

Both are buried at the Garber Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio. Married July 22, 1849 in Ohio.


73The following, about Daniel, was written by him, probably in the late 1880's and was included in the, Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors, by Rev. Chester D. Berry, 1892 pgs. 144-149.


I was born in Washington County, Pa, April 8, 1828, and enlisted in the service of the United States at Bellville, Ohio, August 16, 1862, in Company E, 102nd regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a private. The regiment was assigned to the 20th Army Corps. I engaged in the campaign in Kentucky and Tennessee in pursuit of the rebel Gen Bragg in 1862. In all the marches and engagements of the regiment I took part, from Louisville, Kentucky, until I was taken prisoner in Athens, Ala, September 23, 1864. The union forces were attempting to drive Gen. Hood back. I was at the time affected with catarrh in my left hand and was unable for duty. I, with about forty others, was quartered in a large brick mansion which for the time served as a hospital.

The rebel Calvary, under command of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, captured the town of Athens, and surrounding the hospital made prisoners of all within except a comrade who escaped by climbing up the chimney. They were taken by the way of Cherokee to Meridaian, Mississippi, and while passing through here a citizen asked, "Where did all those "Yanks" come from?" The Colonel in charge replied, "They are chiefly from Ohio and Indiana, and are good boys." "They may be good boys but they have stolen all our n*74," was the reply. We continued out journey through Selma, Alabama, to Cahaba in the same state.

When we arrived here we were required to register and receive instructions as to the position of the dead line, which it was certain death to cross. I once stepped over this line, bur fortunately was not seen by the guard. An escape was planned and the inside guard was over powered and disarmed, while the guard outside ran away, but owing to the lack of decisive action on the part of the prisoners the attempt failed, and we were driven back into the prison. A cannon was planted in the door of the main building and we were called upon to surrender. Our punishment was a fast of forty-eight hours. In the meantime a guard had said he had bayoneted a prisoner, and we were compelled to withdraw and hold out clothes above our heads, and march between the guards, but fortunately he was not discovered. On or about the 1st of March, 1865, the Alabama River got very high, owing to the incessant rain for the past few days, and consequently overflowed the prison to the depth of two feet, at the highest place, making it very disagreeable, for we had no place to stand up or lie down but in the water.

About the 16th or 17th of March I was taken out with the last squad for parole, and we were taken via Selma, Demopolis, and Jackson, Mississippi. While overnight at Demopolis, Sergeant D.P. Canada, of my company, died. We stopped a day at Jackson, where a few of the boys drew some clothes. From there we were taken to Big Black, in the rear of Vicksburg, where we arrived on the 21st day of March. Our men received us under the glorious stars and stripes on the 22nd, and we went into parole camp three or four miles in the rear of Vicksburg. Here we remained until the 25th or 26th of April, when I, with about 2,100 other paroled prisoners, were taken aboard the ill fated steamer, "Sultana", We started up the broad Mississippi with fond hopes of soon seeing the dear ones at home, but how few of us had the pleasure of realizing these hopes. We arrived at Memphis a short time before dark and took on coal and other matters. We left Memphis shortly after midnight on the 27th and when seven miles above there the steamer's boilers exploded. I was at that time lying by the side of the pilothouse with Corporal Jacob Irons of my company, and was asleep when it occurred. My first recollection was that I was on my feet and enveloped into a cloud of hot steam, and was considerably scalded in the face. After the steam had risen I said to Corporal Irons, "what is the matter?", and he said the boat had blown up. He seemed to be very much excited, and told me they thought they could make the shore. These were the last words he spoke to me, but as the boys kept jumping off from the boat into the river he kept calling for them not to for they would all be saved.

I then began to look around to devise a means of escape. I stepped back to where some of my companies boys were untying a yawl; I thought that I would help them get it down, and then I thought that if I died they would all jump for it and perhaps be lost, which I learned afterward, was the case. I then got a shutter and a board of the pilothouse and tied them all together with a pair of drawers. By that time the flames had come through. I then got over the railing behind the wheel house and climbed down to the lower deck. By this time all was confusion and men were jumping off into the river to get away from the flames. I looked around for a clear place to jump, for I knew that if I jumped in where men were struggling they would seize my board and I would be lost, for I could swim, but very little.

I waited a short time and when there was an opening large enough I threw my board in, jumped on and went down under quite a wave, but came up all right and floated away from the boat. After I had gone four or five rods a bundle of clothing came floating along and I took it with my right hand and held on the board with my left. I then floated with the current. Think I went on the south side of the island. I saw a boat going up on the other side and could see it by the side of the wreck as I floated down the river. I also remember seeing the lights of Memphis as I went past.

I was picked up four miles below Memphis by two men in a yawl and rowed to the gunboat "Pocahontas" where I was taken in, eleven miles from the scene of the disaster. I wish to state here that there were thirteen of my company on board the "Sultana," and but two besides myself were saved. Their names were William Lockhart and William Yeisley. About the last thing I remembered was that I was very nearly chilled to death and could not survive much longer. They gave me some stimulants, and I did not remember any more until the next morning when I found myself undressed and between two mattresses. We were given red drawers and shirts by the Christian Sanitary commission. I was taken to the “Gayoso House”, where I think I stopped two days. After drawing clothing we were put on the steamer "Belle of Saint Louis", our destination being Cairo, Illinois. While going there in the night I remember several incidents that were amusing. Some of the more timid were springing up at every little noise, thinking there was going to be another explosion. At one time we supposed that they were having a race with another boat, and one comrade said if he had a gun he would shoot the Capitan. I wish to mention another little incident right here. There chanced to be a citizen on the boat, and discovering that I was a Mason, he gave me a dollar and told be to get something I needed with it. I thanked him very cordially, for it was the first money I had in my possession for a long time. I hope if he is living now and sees this he will remember this incident and will know that I have not forgotten him. I think we arrived at Cairo in the evening the second day after leaving Memphis. We left here after twelve o'clock that night for Mattoon, Illinois, where we arrived the next day, about two o'clock, and here the good citizens gave us lunch. Our next destination was Terre Haute, Indiana, which we reached at ten that night. From there we went to "Camp Chase", Ohio, where we arrived on the 4th or 5th of May 1865. Here I was discharged by special telegram from the War Department on the 21st.


His obituary read:75


Daniel Garber was born in Washington County, Penn., April 8, 1828. Moved with his parents to Richland County, Ohio in 1834 and settled on a farm in Jefferson Twp., where he grew to manhood. At the age of nineteen years he went to learn shoemaking with Solomen Wagner who lived near the old Greenwood Mills.

In 1849 he married Matilda Oldfield. He then purchased an acre of land of Jacob Leedy near his father's farm, and built a house and shop, where he worked at his trade until 1851, when he built a property in Butler known as the Daniel Loose Property on the corner where the Solomon block now stands, occupied by A.M. Stewart's store. He worked in Butler about two years when he bought 40 acres known as the Durbin farm which joined his father's on the north. After living there a couple of years he moved back to the house he first built and worked at his trade until 1862 when he enlisted in the service of his country in Co. E. 102 Regiment O.V.I. during the war. His regiment was assigned to the 20th Army Corps. He engaged in the pursuit of the rebel Gen. Braggs in Kentucky and Tennessee in 1862. In all the marches and engagements of his regiment he took part, from Louisville, Ky., until he was taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., on Sept. 23rd, 1864. He was confined in Cahaba prison in Alabama until March 17th, 1865. When he was taken to Vicksburg, Mississippi. On the 25th of 26th of April her was placed on board the ill-fated steamer, "Sultana" with about 2,100 paroled prisoners. Shortly after midnight on April 27th when about 7 miles above Memphis, Tenn., the steamers boilers exploded and about 1,600 men perished.

Mr. Garber was one of three of his company out of 13 of his company on board that succeeded in getting out. He floated 11 miles down the river and was picked up, when nearly chilled to death, by the gun boat "Pocahontas".

On May 1st he was discharge by special telegram from the War Department. After returning home he worked at his trade about 10 years. Part of the time he worked in Butler where he built the property now owned by Mr. I. C. Ball. He afterwards engaged in farming and built the house and barn on the farm now owned by the Hitchman heirs. The last 13 years of his life he lived with his son D. S. Garber. He died April 20th.

He has seven children living; Mrs. Elmina Hamilton, of Bellville, Ohio; Mr. Michael Garber of Mt. Vernon; Mrs. Inez Loback of Clinton, Oklahoma; Mrs. Ann E. Divelbiss of Butler, Ohio; Mrs. Bellie Wineland of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; J. S. and D. S. Garber of Butler, Ohio.

His children were all present at the funeral except his daughter, Mrs. Loback of Okla. He has 29 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren living.

His funeral was conducted by Miller Moody Post G.A.R. of Bellville, Ohio, of which he was a charter member. Mr. William Lockhart of his company and one of the three who got off the Sultana was one of the pallbearers. That Mr. Garber was held in high esteem by all who knew him was manifested by the large concourse of friends and relatives who followed him to his last resting place. The funeral discourse was delivered by the Rev. N. E. Spicer of the Universalist Church.

Mr. Garber had been in poor health for the past year but his death was caused by a paralytic stroke which occurred April 15.


Daniel and Matilda had eleven children.


Elmina (female) born May 9, 1850 died May 4, 1919

(Born near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married John Addison Hamilton born April 11, 1846 in Bellville, Richland County, OH and died March 17, 1911. Married November 28, 1868 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Both are buried at Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, OH.)


Uriah Armstrong (male) born December 25, 1852 died February 14, 1853


Michael born April 18, 185376 died July 11, 1928

(Married Ida Brentlinger born October 19, 1856 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Both are buried at Mound View, Cemetery.)


Barbara Inez born November 15, 1855 died 1940

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married W. Leroy Loback born October 29, 1848 in Bellville, OH and died July 17, 1917. W. Leroy is buried at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, OK. Married August 27, 1871.)


Melissa born October 22, 1857 died March 11, 1858


Ann Elizabeth born July 22, 1859 died June 21, 1935

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Freeman J. Divelbiss born April 30, 1859 near Butler, Richland County, OH and died in 1934. Married November 1880 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Both are buried at Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, OH.)


Ohio Bell (female) born January 7, 1862 died 1943

(Known as Bellie. Married Alonzo Wineland born January 1, 1852 and died June 10, 1930. Married October 10, 1880. Alonzo is buried at Mt. Vernon, Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, OH.)


Richard Oldfield born February 20, 1866 died May 3, 1866


Henry Taylor born March 27, 1867 died April 10, 1874


Jacob Silas born March 27, 1867 died October 11, 1943

(Married Maria Swank born June 24, 1869 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Married August 2, 1888.)


David Scott born January 6, 1871 died June 11, 1960

(Born in OH and died New York, New York. Married Pearl Leedy born September 13, 1872 in Richland County, OH. Married in 1894.)



Generation 5

Elmina Garber Hamilton77

Daughter of Daniel & Matilda Garber. Born May 9, 1850 near Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died May 4, 1919 in Bellville, Ohio. Married John Addison Hamilton born April 11, 1846 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio and died March 17, 1911. Married November 28, 1868 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Both are buried at Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, OH.

They had five children.


Dora Bell born October 8, 1869 died unknown

(Married Harry Potts born 1865 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Married in 1892.)


James H. born July 1, 187178 died May 3, 1874


Mahlan (male) born November 13, 1876 died unknown

(Born in Belleville, Richland Co., OH. Married Daisy Oyster born June 30, 1877 in Bellville, Richland Co., OH and died October 8, 1937. Married in 1896.)


Matilda Jane born April 24, 1879 died November 29, 1938

(Born and died in Bellville, OH. Married Jacob Worner born August 23, 1873 in Bellville, Richland Co., OH. Married January 1, 1901.)


Howard born December 28, 1882 died unknown



Generation 6

Dora Bell Hamilton Potts

Daughter of Elmina and John Hamilton. Born October 8, 1869 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. Married Harry Potts born 1865 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. Married in 1892.

They had two daughters.


Eva Elimina born September 12, 1895 died unknown

(Born in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Married Carlus Hughes born 1891 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Married 1917.)


Mary Grizelle born June 21, 1898 died unknown

(Born in Bellville, Richland Co., OH. Married Lloyd Bryan Paste born October 20, 1896 in Bellville, Richland Co., OH. Married in 1918. They had 2 unknown children.)



Generation 6

Mahlan Hamilton

Son of Elmina and John Hamilton. Born November 13, 1876 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. Married Daisy Oyster born June 30, 1877 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio and died October 8, 1937. Married in 1896.

They had six children but information is only available for one.


John Nelson born 1903 died unknown

(Married ____ Phillips.)




Generation 5

Michael Garber

The son of Daniel and Matilda (Oldfield) Garber was born in Butler, Ohio, April 18, 1853. He attended the Butler schools and rural schools near his subsequent farm home. On March 20th 1876 he married Miss Ida Brentlinger. They had 4 children. “Shortly after his marriage Michael moved to Elmwood, Illinois where he conducted a shoe repair business for a period of 12 years. He then moved to Bellville, Ohio and went into the manufacturing business in which a special design of roadster was made. Later he made a trip to California in the interest of his business, but returned after a year and sold his interest in the business. Thereafter Michael followed the lumbering business until 1890, in which year he moved to Mt. Vernon, Ohio and established a shoe repair business, which business he followed during the remainder of his life. He represented the fifth generation of Garber's in America to follow the cobbler's trade. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Michael died at his Mt. Vernon home July 11, 1928 and is buried in the Mound View Cemetery of that city.” 79


Dio Lewis (male) born January 26, 1874 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Twp, Richland County, OH. Married Myrtle Eller born September 13, 1875 in Jefferson Twp, Richland County, OH.)


Daniel Harrison born November 8, 1876 died unknown


Leone born March 21, 1878 died unknown

(Born in Elmwood, IL. Married Milton John Davis born July 7, 1856 in Mt. Vernon, OH and died November 12, 1912. Leone remarried Oliver E. Maynard born 1874 in Elmwood, IL. They were married in 1914.)


Cordelia born October 24, 1887 died unknown

(Born in Bellville, OH. Married John Henry Schaffner born July 8, 1866 in Augusta, OH and died January 27, 1939 in Columbus, Franklin County, OH. Married June 15, 1916. They had 3 children 1 female 2 males. No other information available.)


Earl born 1889 died unknown



Generation 6

Dio Lewis Garber

Son of Michael and Ida Garber. Born January 26, 1874 in Jefferson Twp, Richland County, Ohio. Married Myrtle Eller born September 13, 1875 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio. Married February 3, 1901 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio.

They had two daughters.


Ettie Mabel born 1901 died unknown

(Married Paul Herman Handle born 1888.)


All that is known of the second daughter is that she married Lewis Bernard born December 9, 1892 in Lanark, Illinois. They had one known daughter.



Generation 6

Daniel Harrison Garber

Son of Michael and Ida Garber. Born November 8, 1876 in Elmwood, Peoria County, Illinois. He was known as “Harry”. At 12 he moved to Ohio with his family. “In 1890 Harry lived with his grandparents Daniel and Matilda (Oldfield) Garber, while his father was in California. Then in 1891 he moved to Mt. Vernon, Ohio with his folks and there attended school and learned the cobbler's trade from his father. He then became a partner with his father in the shoe repair business, which business he had made his life's work. In 1895 he was married to Josephine Martin and to this union were born three children…”

The three children from this marriage are:


Gladys Irene born June 26, 1897 died October 197580

(Born in Mt. Vernon, OH and died in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, CA. Married Harry Clayton Armentraut born August 21, 1888 in Columbus, Franklin County, OH. Married February 22, 1917. They had 2 children. No information available for either.)


Florence born 1899 died unknown

(Born in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married John Waugaman born 1895 in Mt. Vernon, OH.)


Michael Martin born 1902 died unknown

(Married ____ Peterson.)


Harry and Josephine divorced and he remarried “…on July 31, 1916, he married Ida Schuster born November 23, 1891 in Mansfield, Ohio and died September 28, 1969. Harry and his wife [lived on] the property originally owned by his father and following his father's death took over the business.” 81


MANSFIELD NEWS JOURNAL: 29 September 1969, p. 6

Mrs. Ida Schuster Garber, 77, of 32 Glessner Ave., the widow of Harry Garber, died early Sunday at People's Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Garber was born Nov 23, 1891 in Mansfield. She lived in Mt. Vernon a number of years returning to Mansfield in 1943. Surviving are one stepson, Michael Garber of Mt Vernon and One step daughter, Mrs. Gladys Armentrout of Columbus and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Garber was the last of 21 children of Henry and Minnie Schuster Family. The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be held Wednesday at 1 pm in charge of the Rev. William Willard pastor of the First Church of the Open Bible. Burial will be in the Mound View Cemetery, Mt. Vernon. Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening.




Generation 6

Leone Garber Davis Maynard

Daughter of Michael and Ida Garber. Born March 21, 1878 in Elmwood, Peoria County, Illinois. “She attended school at Forest, IL. and Mt. Vernon, Ohio. by professional training, Leone [was] a beautician. She [was] a beauty shop manager and a sale lady. By political belief she is a Democrat and by religious affiliation she is a member of the Christian Science Church. On September 3, 1895 she married Mr. Milton John David.

Mr. David died in 1912 and in 1921 Leone married Mr. Oliver E. Maynard. She [made] her home in Newark, Ohio.” 82

To this marriage were born three daughters.


Helen Elizabeth born June 23,1896 died June 14, 1934

(Married Charles L Cagney. Married February 6, 1926. They had 3 children. No information is available for them.)


Ruth Pauline born August 1, 1898 died unknown

(Born in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married Lot C. Stillwell born February 4, 1868 in Waterford, OH. Married July 9, 1924.)


Frances Vivian born May 16, 1905 died August 27, 1915




Generation 5

Barbara Inez Garber Loback

Daughter of Daniel & Matilda Garber. Born November 15, 1855 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died in 1940. Married W. Leroy Loback born October 29, 1848 in Bellville, Ohio and died July 17, 1917. they were married April 14, 1871. W. Leroy is buried at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Oklahoma. Married August 27, 1871.

They had five children.


Clayton born January 9, 1873 died November 15, 1928

(Born in Bellville, Richland County, OH and died in Tacoma, WA. Married Nora Graves born 1877 in Bellville, Richland County, OH and died in 1897. Married May 22, 1896. Remarried Clara Kinchen born April 19, 1884 in Terrell, TX. Married December 12, 1906.)


Florence born January 26, 1876 died March 8, 1931

(Born in Bellville, Richland County, OH and died in Arapho County, OK. Married Dudley C. Hendricks born 1872 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Married December 2, 1894 in Clinton, Custer County, OK.)


John born December 14, 187883 died January 24, 1941

(Born in Bellville, Richland County, OH and died in Los Angeles, CA. Married Emma Hibler born in 1883 in Bellville, Richland County, OH. Married in 1904.)


Daniel born July 28, 1881 died 1881


Flynn (male) born April 20, 1896 died unknown

(Born in Arapho, Custer County, OK. Married ____ Iverson. They had 2 children. No information is available on either.)



Generation 6

Clayton Loback

Son of Barbara and Leroy Loback. Born January 9, 1873 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio and died November 15, 1928 in Tacoma, Washington. Married Nora Graves born 1877 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio and died in 1897. Married May 22, 1896.

They had a son.


Ray born June 11, 1897 died August 11, 1967

(Born in Clinton, OK and died in Riverside, CA. Married ____ Dawson.)


After Nora’s death Clayton remarried to Clara Maude Kinchen born April 19, 1884 in Terrell, TX. Married December 12, 1906. They had 3 children. A daughter and 2 sons. No further information is available.



Generation 6

Florence Loback Hendricks

Daughter of Barbara and Leroy Loback. Born January 26, 1876 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio and died March 8, 1931 in Arapho County, Oklahoma. Married Dudley C. Hendricks born 1872 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. Married December 2, 1894 in Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma.

They had a son.


Leroy Calvin born December 9, 1904 died January 3, 1942

(Born in OK and died in Los Angeles, CA.)




Generation 5

Ann Elizabeth Garber Divelbiss

Daughter of Daniel and Matilda Garber. Born July 22, 1859 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Freeman J. Divelbiss born April 30, 1859 near Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died in 1934. Married November 1880 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Both are buried at Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, Ohio.

They had four children.


Lucretia born August 21, 1883 died unknown

(Born in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Alpheus Aungst born February 25, 1879 near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married January 1, 1902. They had 4 children. Regina M. who married ____ Allen (2 sons), a male who married ____ O’Bara (1 son), a male who married ____ Zimmerman, 84and a female. No other information is available.)


Matilda born June 25, 1887 died unknown

(Born near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Jay W. Sindlinger born September 24, 1885 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died there on August 21, 1958. Married 1904.)


Novella born October 13, 1888 died 1961

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH and died in Bellville, Richland County, OH.85 Had a son with ____ Yarger. Married Hugh Orlandis Swank born April 23, 1890 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died 1964. Married circa 1914.


Elmina born September 12, 1896 died unknown

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Harry Mishey born February 16, 1892 near Butler, Richland County, OH and died August 31, 1977 in Santa Cruz, CA.86.)



Generation 6

Lucretia Divelbiss Aungst

Daughter of Ann Elizabeth and Freeman Divelbiss. Born August 21, 1883 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Alpheus Aungst born February 25, 1879 near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married January 1, 1902.

They had four children.


Regina M. born 1904 died unknown

(Married ____ Allen. They had 2 sons. No other information is available.)


Virgil F. born January 2, 1906 died June 1984

(Died in Porter, IN.87)



Generation 6

Matilda Divelbiss Sindlinger

Daughter of Ann Elizabeth and Freeman Divelbiss. Born June 25, 1887 near Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Jay W. Sindlinger born September 24, 1885 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died there on August 21, 1958. Married 1904.

They had a daughter.


Elisabeth born 1904 died unknown

(Married ____ McCollough. They had 3 children. No information is available on them.)



Generation 6

Novella Divelbiss (Yarger) Swank

Daughter of Ann Elizabeth and Freeman Divelbiss. Born October 13, 1888 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died 1961 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. 88 Had a son with ____ Yarger.


Charles born October 5, 1914 died November 1977

(Charles used his mother’s maiden name.)


Novella married Hugh Orlandis Swank born April 23, 1890 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died 1964. Married circa 1914. They had 5 children. Three boys and two girls. Information is only available on one.


Myrtle Katherine born 1917 died 1941

(Married ____ Staats. They had 1 known child. 89)



Generation 6

Elmina Divelbiss Mishey

Daughter of Ann Elizabeth and Freeman Divelbiss. Born September 12, 1896 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Harry Mishey born February 16, 1892 near Butler, Richland County, Ohio and died August 31, 1977 in Santa Cruz, California.90. Married in 1914.

They had six children. Four females and two males. Information is only available for one.


Paul Ernest born October 6, 1929 died April 4, 193891

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH. Buried at Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, OH.)




Generation 5

Ohio Bell Garber Wineland

Daughter of Daniel and Matilda Garber. Born January 7, 1862 in Richland County, Ohio and died 1943. Known to her friends and family as Bellie. Married Alonzo Wineland born January 1, 1852 in Knox County, Ohio and died June 10, 1930. He is buried at Moundview Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Alonzo was a barber.92 They were married October 10, 1880 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

They had five children.


Ethel Elmina93 born September 30, 1881 died March 18, 1918

(Born and died in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married Harry B. Shafer born October 14, 1882 in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married on December 24, 1903. They had 2 children.)


Bessie Matilda born January 28, 1883 died unknown

(Born in Mt. Vernon, Knox County, OH. Married Edward Boyer McFeely born August 12, 1884 in Mt. Vernon, OH and died February 19, 196494 in Upper Arlington, Franklin County, OH. Married June 19, 1907. They had 2 children. No information is available on them.)


Leslie Garber born July 21, 1884 died unknown


Leafy Lenore born May 23, 1886 died June 196995

(In the 1920 Census Leafy was still living at home with her parents. Her father listed her as a stenographer. She never married.)


Amy Dorothy96 born November 21, 1896 died September 21, 198197

(Born in Mt. Vernon, OH and died in Warren, Macomb, MI. Married Harold Lester Slagle born 3 March 3, 1891 in Canton, OH. Married June 30, 1926. They had 6 children. No information available on them.)



Generation 5

Jacob Silas Garber

Son of Daniel and Matilda Garber. Born March 27, 1867 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio and died October 11, 1943 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Maria Swank born June 24, 1869 in Bellville, Richland County, Ohio. Married August 2, 1888.

The following is presumed to have been taken from his Obituary:


Jacob was a long resident of the Butler Community, and was a rural mail carrier for 30 years, retiring in 1934. In retirement he spent most of his time working on his Lincoln Collection, one of the finest in Ohio. He owned more than 1,000 books, letter, pictures and relics pertaining to Lincoln's life and was Richland County's best authority on the Civil War President. He was a leader in Republican politics in Southern Richland County and frequently spoke at rallies and Lincoln Day dinners. He was a charter member of the Constitution chapter of the Sons of American Revolution and a member of the Sons of Union Veterans. He was the twin brother to Henry Taylor Garber who dies at the age of seven years.”98


Jacob and Maria had five children.


Adaline Matilda born July 28, 1889 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Township, Richland County, OH. Married Martin Berthold Jr. born September 26, 1880 in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Married June 4, 1914. They had 2 sons. No additional information is available on them.)


Clark McKinley born June 22, 1891 died 1964

(Born on the Garber farm in Richland County, OH. Married Madge Jennings Replogle born 1896 and died 1976.)


Dio Lewis born January 22, 1893 died January 22, 1893


Paul Oldfield born December 8, 1893 died December 196599

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH and died in PA. Served in World War I. Rank: First Lieutenant. Record: 1 Lieutenant Infantry 27 Nov 1917 from CL. Fort Oglethorpe GA 27 Aug 1917 to 26 Nov 1917. 54 Infantry to --; 368 Infantry to Discharge Chickamauga Park GA; Cp Wadsworth Summary Court; Cp Gordon GA; France; Cp Upton NY. Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 23 July 1918 to 15 Feb 1919. Honorable discharge 7 March 1919.100 Married Hazel Tinker born July 26, 1895 in Columbus, Franklin County, OH. Married May 29, 1920.)


Dwight Wesley born April 10, 1896 died October 29, 1983101

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH and died in Stoc Gunneson, UT and died June 17, 1973 in Stockton, San Joaquin, CA. Married May 19, 1919 in HI. They had a daughter. No information is available for her.)



Generation 6

Clark McKinley Garber, Sr.

Son of Jacob and Maria Garber. Born June 22, 1891 on the Garber farm in Richland County, Ohio and died in April 1, 1971102 in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Married Madge Jennings Replogle born 1896 and died 1976. Married March 31, 1917.



103Clark McKinley Garber, Sr., the writer and compiler of the Garber Family History and Genealogy was born June 22, 1891. He attended the Butler public schools from which he graduated in the Class of 1910. Then after a two year employment in the capacity of draftsman at the Ideal Electric Company in Mansfield he matriculated at Wittenberg Collage where he graduated in 1916 with a Batchelor's degree in Science. There after he accepted a position as head of the Natural Science Department at the Capitol University. But, after eight years at Capitol another change in position was in the making. Clark had read about the Government Services for Natives in Alaska and in 1924 made application for a position in that service.

In the mean time he had disposed of his household goods and begun for a journey to the West Coast. This was a stage of wonderful excitement for Clark, Jr. who was five years of age at the time. However the journey to the West coast in our old Liberty was not all enjoyment. Madge did the cooking over an open campfire, this was for the evening meal only. However and regardless of many break-downs we eventually pulled into the city of Tacoma, Washington, where we were fortunate to have some very good relatives in the family of cousin Clayton Loback and his family. They were happy to see us and glad to have us stay with them while our journey to Alaska was being arranged.

Shortly thereafter I took a ferry to Seattle and called on Mr. Wagner regarding my application for a position in the Alaska Service. Mr. Wagner was apparently surprised to see me and remarked, "You don't let grass grow under your feet, do you?" Then with a cheerful smile he said, "Now that you have come from far away Ohio let us get you on the payroll." Then and there I became the Superintendent of Eskimo Education and Reindeer Herds at Cape Prince of Wales on the Bering Straits. After two successful years there I was requested to bring my family and come to Seattle for a conference.

I did not know the purpose of this meeting, but anticipated a transfer to another location, which happened to be the case. On my meeting in Mr. Wagner's office I had anticipated being transferred to another location in Alaska, but, Mr. Wagner came up with the statement: "Mr. Garber you have proven your ability to get things done so, we have a new position for you, one that will require much travel and a large responsibility. You will now assume your new position as Superintendent of the Western District of Alaska. You will have nine schools to supervise, three reindeer herds and two hospitals to manage. You headquarters and office will be in the village of Akiak on the Kuskokwin River. You will have transportation for you and your family on the Steamer Tupper which will be sailing for Alaska with in the week. It will take you to Bethel on the Kuskokwin River and from their you will the river steamer to your destination. Now, lots of good luck and get going. Soon the time came for out return to the States and provide proper schooling for Clark, Jr. As there was no out going steamer at this time it became necessary to engage an airplane to fly us out to Seward. Our shortest routes to the seaport of Seward would be through the Mt. McKinley Range, a journey of many hazards. Soon our pilot landed his plane on the river and we were aboard in record time.

The old Ford plane was made of corrugated sheet metal and rattled so badly that we expected to fall apart any minute. Over deep valleys and over narrow Mountain passes, and suddenly we emerged along side an enormous table rock on which were about fifteen Mountain sheep, to scared to move, that watched the giant bird go by. In less than an hour we landed at Seward. The steamship in which we would return to the States was waiting at the dock. In a matter of a few minutes we were aboard, on out way to Seattle.

After out arrival at Seattle it became necessary to provide an automobile for our transportation back East. Thereupon I purchased a Studebaker Auto in which we loaded all our belongings and set out for Tacoma where we would visit for a short time our cousins. Next we drove south to Los Angeles where we visited with my wonderful old Aunt Inez Loback. But, soon we were headed East over the Southern route. This was necessary because my good old friend Jim Davidson in Alaska had entrusted me to deliver a check for $2,000.00 to his sister. We spent the night with these nice folks and then went to Emporia, Kansas to visit with another of our friend Jim's sisters. The next day we headed for Ohio where our parents and friends were waiting for us. It was a most joyous homecoming as all our relatives and friends were happy to see us and hear first hand about our wonderful live in the Territory of Alaska.

Following our return from Alaska it became imperative that I acquire some lucrative occupation in order to provide support for my family. Consequently, I decided to capitalize on my knowledge of Alaska Eskimo life and the outstanding experiences that I had in that great country. Selecting a group of representative pictures of the Northland and its native Eskimos I had them made into glass slides for projection. Then after purchasing a slide projector I was ready to give my lectures on Alaska and Eskimo life. My lecture was highly rated from both the educational and entertainment standpoint. But, eventually I became aware that I was seeing little of my wife and son. Consequently, I decided to give up the lecture business and return to the field of education.

In the next twenty years I taught Science in the Butler, Bellville and Sulphur Springs High Schools. This brought me up to the age of retirement and gave my the opportunity to do some long planned writing. The product of my writing efforts were two volumes of Eskimo Legends and Stories, four volumes of Garber History and Genealogy and many scientific magazine articles. And, now that I am an old man, I devote my time to genealogical research.


An Ohioan in Eskimo Land Former Richland County Educator Describes His Experiences as Teacher of Uncle Sam's Subjects in Far Flung Arctic: Not since the Klondike gold rush days of 1897-1898 has Alaska been so much in the public eye as within recent months. This, of course, is due to America's feverish preparations for national defense, of which that vast northwest corner of the continent, so close to the Soviet Russia and Japan forms an integral part. Of interest, then, should be the following article by an Ohioan who spent several years among the Eskimos who dwell chiefly along the territories northern reaches. The author of the book mentioned in this article is now delivering illustrated Lectures on the Eskimos in the Cleveland Public School - Editors Note.

Preserving the interesting folklore of a rare people that has no written language, but whose colorful legends have been handed down for centuries by succeeding generations of story tellers, usually from father to son, has been the achievement of Clark M. Garber, Richland County, in his latest book "Stories and Legends of the Bering Strait Eskimos."

Mr. Garber, formally a science instructor at Wittenberg Collage, Springfield, Ohio, and professor of zoology at Capital University, Columbus, was appointed by the United States Government to an Alaskan post in 1925, in the capacity of superintendent of Eskimo education, medical relief and reindeer herds, over an area about four times the size of Ohio. Accompanied by his wife and five year old son, they settled on Cape Prince of Wales, Bering Strait, in a village of 150 natives. The living conditions in such a home is an experience that leaves much to be desired, but the Ohioan has done both many times. He even professes a fondness for frozen fish and reindeer meat, both uncooked, but he will admit that a pig sty in this part of the country is vastly preferable to Eskimo sleeping quarters, as a general thing. Mr. Garber had charge of 42 schools, nine of which he established. He also founded one new one. From the front window of their first cabin, the Garbers could see the outline of the Siberian Coast, 50 miles away, and from which natives came in their small boats to trade. Midway in Bering Strait, between Siberia and Alaska, they could see Big and Little Diomede Islands, the former belonging to Russia, the latter, one mile away, to the United States. Between them runs the International Date Line. It was big Siomede, incidental, that figured in news dispatches recently because of a rumor that Russia was establishing air and naval bases there.

Every year Mr. Garber traveled several thousand miles by dog team, and in midsummer by canoe, visiting the numerous villages under his supervision. It was not unusual to enter a village, the inhabitants of which had never need a white man. "Had I been unable to speak their language, the situation would have been difficult indeed," Mr. Garber said recently. "As a rule however, the Eskimo is very hospitable, and one had but little to fear of his - unless it is that same hospitality."

He had many other settlements under his supervision, where there were no schools, but which he had to visit periodically, to supply medical aid, and render assistance among many other lines. The natives looked forward to the visits of Stanak, which is Eskimo for, "Big Chief." The final settlement of many a dispute was postponed until he arrived to make a decision.

It was not unusual for the Superintendent to be away four and five months at a time, with no way of communicating with his wife and son, nor they with him. During these absences Mrs. Garber and young Clark lived alone among their Eskimo friends. Mrs. Garber taught the village school and her son was one of her pupils. With snow covering the ground, there is little to distinguish one part of that vast country from another. Even the villages at such times were almost obliterated and one almost had to stumble upon them. Mr. Garber, having a fair idea where the next village was located, set a compass course and navigated, so to speak, by that. "I seldom wandered far from by course," he said, and if I did by dogs would always scent out the village and take me therein in a hurry." But scenting out a village was not an accomplishment of the dogs alone. Mr. Garber said he could detect one almost as quickly as his four-footed charges, especially if they were traveling upwind and at such times as inhabitants might be indulging in "Titmuck", which in the English language is rotten fish. The first time I saw them eating the stuff, I got ready to treat the entire village for ptomaine poisoning, but I never had a case of it in the eight years I was among them," he said.

Getting lost was not a wholly unknown experience however. One beautiful, cloudless morning, he related, he left one village on his way to another. The sun shone so brightly he did not bother to set a compass course. But after two hours of travel he found his self in a blinding snowstorm. The trail was gone, so he did like he had done before under like circumstances - let Jerry, his lead dog, find the nearest habitation.

Hour after hour they struggled along. Man and dogs alike were weary. Finally their lagging pace quickened and soon they were in a village. Then he discovered that after fourteen hours of travel covering 40 miles through a blizzard, they were back in the village they left that morning!

Sometimes a blizzard would become so intense that it was impossible to travel. In such case a decision was made on the spot. The driver crawled into his hut lined sled bag and lay down beside the sled while the dogs, still harnessed curled up and went to sleep. When the storm subsided, man and dog would dig out from a cover of snow, all would partake of a frozen fish, and be on their way.

There are many rivers and at times crossing on the ice is dangerous. An unsuspected river may suddenly engulf the entire outfit. Dry clothing and other supplies were always carried in water proof covering and securely fastened to the sled, but obviously it takes a great deal of fortitude to change clothes in a temperature of 40 degrees below zero and with a stiff blowing wind. But it was either change or freeze to death. The dogs dried themselves by vigorous shaking.

The neat little snow house that many of us picture as Eskimo homes are simply non-existent, according to Mr. Garber. In an emergency the natives may build a temporary shelter of snow and ice if he is away from the village, but at home he lives in a dugout called a "innie", a dark, filthy underground room, with a skylight made of seal gut. Usually the men of any village have a community workshop or a gathering place where they fashion their tolls and do whatever inside work they have on hand. This place is called a "cosegy", and it was in the carious cosegys that Mr. Garber gathered most of the folk tales he has so interestingly compiled in his recent book. While the younger men are busy in the workshops, the old men entertain with their story telling. Doubtless they have heard the tales hundreds of times, but they always evidence the greatest interest in them." The men of the village virtually live in the cosegy, much as the walrus males herd together after the breeding season." Mr. Garber said. "There is no definite time for meals, but the Eskimo wives seem to know by intuition when their men are hungry. Stopping through the low entrance tunnel and door, one by one they come into the cosepy, each woman carrying a platter of food for her respective husband."

Of great importance to the Garber family was their monthly arrival of the mail, brought in by dog team. But the highlight of the year was the supply boat from Seattle, bringing in the necessities to carry them through for 12 months.

The order is made out with a great deal of calculating, five months before hand. Not only was food ordered, but everything else that might be needed. It was recalled that in making out their first list of goods ordered the Garbers miscalculated in the very important matter of food. Doubtless they had not taken into consideration the hearty appetites engendered by the northland. At any rate, they had to live on beans and rice for three months, with an occasional fish for variety, until the supply ship was due again.

The long days as well as the long nights were a bit disconcerting at first. With 24 hours of daylight they were apt to get interested in something only to discover it was three o'clock in the morning. But a good old United States alarm clock finally solved the problem. Reversing the usual order of things, they set the alarm to warn them when it was time to retire. The Eskimo has no worries about such matters. When he is hungry he eats, and when tired, he sleeps.

"Before going to bed we always put a pencil mark through that particular date on the calendar." Mr. Garber recalled. "If we had not adhered strictly to that rule it would have been a very easy matter to lose all track of time."

The Eskimo lives to visit and entertain. One village may invite all the inhabitants of another village. The visitors set out, some times with as many as 50 dog teams, traveling 50 or 60 miles. For entertainment plays are worked out in pantomime and so well are they done that the spectators easily follow the meaning. These plays usually portray the native legends, and they were of much assistance to the author in his quest for folk tales.

This wholesome entertaining went on merrily until every vestige of food was gone, after which the guests departed for home.

A prized delicacy among these people, and one that might indeed by the original Eskimo pie, is made by mixing blueberries, a fruit that ripens in the short warm season, with reindeer fat and seal oil, then beating the mess until it is frothy.

"That must be delicious!" this reporter said with a tinge of sarcasm.

"It is indeed, really very good" the former superintendent of Eskimos said with quite a degree of enthusiasm and not noting the sarcasm.

The in the north, we organized two boy Scout troops, the first ever formed among the Alaskan Eskimos. The troops were called Reindeer and Polar Bear Patrols.

"Eskimo boys are natural born scouts." Mr. Garber explained. "I was able to accomplish more through scout work than by ordinary teaching," He explained. "We would hike eight or ten miles in weather registering 30 below, build a fire and have a feast of roasted reindeer meat, then hike home again with only a few cheeks and ears as souvenirs of the trip, but everybody would have a grand time."

He told how the good deed of the day worked out in Eskimo land. It seemed the Eskimo, trained in a region where the basic law is the survival of the fittest, and where men and women who do not produce are useless, has no respect for his elders. For instance, a half a dozen husky men may sit idly by and watch a frail old woman member of the family carry water, or perform some other arduous tack with never a thought of helping her. Neither does it occur to her that they should assist her. But when the scoutmaster had instilled in the boys this important feature of doing helpful deeds, they took to it readily enough. Their elders, however just could not understand it.

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Clark and Madge had one son.


Clark McKinley Jr. born 1919 died November 17, 1942

(Killed in World War II.341st Bomber Squadron 97th Bomber, rank First Lieutenant, Purple Heart Medal, Status: Missing. Monument: Cambridge, England.105 Married ____ Knowlton.)




Generation 5

David Scott Garber

Son of Daniel and Matilda Garber. Born January 6, 1871 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio and died June 11, 1960 in New York, New York County, New York. Married Pearl Leedy born September 13, 1872 in Richland County, OH and died 1944. Married in November 23, 1893. Pearl was a schoolteacher.


106Scott, as he was commonly known, attended the high schools in Bellville and Butler. Following his schooling he taught for a period of twelve years in the rural schools and then in Butler schools for eight years. For eighteen years he operated a farm about two and a half miles south west of Butler.

In 1911 he moved to Mansfield where he solicited life insurance for two years. In 1913 he became an agent for the De Laval Separator Company traveling over Tennessee and parts of Kentucky and finally to Atlanta, Georgia where he and Pearl lived until 1944. Shortly after Pearl's death in 1944, he moved to New York City, Staten Island, where he lived with his daughters, Marjorie and Ursula until his death in 1960.


Scott and Pearl had six children.


Inez Blanche born January 3, 1895 died unknown

(Born near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Harry Ray Kreisher born April 26, 1893 in Mansfield, OH and died in 1956. Married June 12, 1917.)


Guy Carlton born March 9, 1896 died 1896


Florence Luella born March 20, 1897 died unknown

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Clarence Edward Remy born November 7, 1894 in near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married June 1920. They had 3 children. Two girls and a boy.)


Ruth Elizabeth born August 29, 1898 died November 1975

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH and died in Dallas, Paulding County, GA. Married Forest Earl McCready born December 23, 1896 in near Butler, Richland County, OH and died September 1970 in Dallas, Paulding County, GA. Married March 31, 1918. They had 6 children. Information only available on a baby, which died at birth. Rodger Eldon McCready born and died January 18, 1922 in Warsaw, KY.107)


No information available on additional children.




Generation 4

Barbara Garber Leedy

Daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Garber. Born February 4, 1830 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died December 4, 1872. She is buried at the Garber Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio. Married Jacob Brown Leedy born April 13, 1831 in Richland County, Ohio and died August 12, 1864. Jacob was a carpenter. He was killed in the American Civil War. 163 Ohio Infantry Co. D. Rank: 1 Corporal. Jacob Leedy enlisted in the hundred-day service in the spring of 1864; he was there but three months when he died at Fortress Monroe, in Virginia. He is buried at Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, Independent City, Virginia. They were married February 26, 1854.

They had six children.


Mary A. born December 11, 1854 died September 9, 1856


Harvey Allen born November 5, 1856 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Twp, Richland County, OH. Married Nancy Divelbiss born January 6, 1858 Butler, Richland County, OH and died October 13, 1884 in MI. Married 1875. They had 3 children. Harvey remarried Nancy E. McPeck born September 2, 1858 in North Manchester, Wabash County, IN and February 14, 1915 in MI. Married in 1885. They had 2 children.108)


Casper Newton born October 3, 1858 died May 27, 1924

(Born in Jefferson Twp, Richland County, OH and died in Kalamo Twp, Eaton County, MI. Married Mary Isabel Showalter born May 16, 1863 in Weston, OH. Married 1893 in Eaton County, MI.)


John Sherman born February 1, 1860 died October 4, 1893


Rowen Marion born November 23, 1862 died November 19, 1872


Florence born February 22, 1865 died October 12, 1880109

(Buried in the Garber Cemetery in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio.)



Generation 5

Harvey Allen Leedy

Son of Barbara and Jacob Leedy. Born November 5, 1857 in Jefferson Twp, Richland County, OH. Married Nancy Divelbiss born January 6, 1858 Butler, Richland County, OH and died October 13, 1884 in MI. Married October 12, 1875. Occupation: Farmer; He was raised a farmer. He worked on a farm for a year or more after his marriage, in 1877, he bought 80 acres of the Divelbiss estate, one half of same being bequeathed to his wife.

They had three children.


Arthur Newton born November 9, 1880 died unknown

(Born near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Fannie E. Hamil born January 22, 1885 in Pontiac, MI. Married circa 1909. They had 3 children. Arthur remarried to ____ McCartney.)


Isaac Franklin born February 12, 1882 died November 24, 1905

(Born near Butler, Richland County, OH. Buried in Battle Creek, MI. Married Loretta Dunn born January 19, 1879 in Olivet, Eaton County, MI. Married circa 1902. They had a son. No information available on this child.)


Harvey Glenn born August 1, 1884 died unknown

(Born in Maple Grove Twp, Barry County, MI. Married Bertha Wellman born August 6, 1886 in Coats Grove, Barry County, MI. Married 1904.)



Harvey Allen remarried Nancy E. McPeck born September 2, 1858 in North Manchester, Wabash County, IN and February 14, 1915 in MI. Married in 1885. They had 2 children.110



Generation 5

Casper Newton Leedy

Son of Barbara and Jacob Leedy. Born October 3, 1858 in Jefferson Twp, Richland County, Ohio and died May 27, 1924 in Kalamo Twp, Eaton County, Michigan. Married Mary Isabel Showalter born May 16, 1863 in Weston, Ohio. Married 1893 in Eaton County, Michigan.

They had two children.


Azor J. born July 17, 1894 died August 25, 1982111

(Born in Eaton County, MI and died in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan. Married ____ Frank. They had 3 children. No information is available for them.)


Amy L. born June 2, 1899 died September 3, 1919




Generation 4

Jacob Koutz Garber

Son of Michael and Elizabeth Garber. Born July 13, 1833 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died January 14, 1912. Married Cynthia Ann Huston born 1837 in Crown Hill, Indianapolis, IN and died June 1909. Married December 22, 1853. Both are buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

They had sixteen children.


Freeman Justice born circa 1854 died unknown


Daniel Huston born circa 1856 died unknown


Amy Clarissa born circa 1858 died unknown


Ida Alice born May 12, 1859 died March 2, 1863


Margaret Ann born circa 1861 died unknown


Mary Emily born circa 1863 died unknown


Sherman born circa 1864 died unknown


John William born November 1, 1865 died April 7, 1938

(Born in Urbana, OH and died in New Orleans, Louisiana. Buried at St. Mary's Cemetery. Married Julia Hicks born circa 1871 in Urbana, OH and died 1893. Married 1891.)


Elda Gertie born circa 1867 died unknown


Jesse Michael born circa 1869 died unknown


James Clyde born circa 1871 died unknown


Matilda Jane born circa 1873 died unknown


Elsie Bell born circa 1875 died unknown


Artie May (female) born circa 1877 died unknown


Jacob Koutz Jr. born circa 1879 died unknown


Harvey A. born 1881 died 1882



Generation 5

John William Garber

Son of Jacob and Cynthia Ann Garber. Born November 1, 1865 in Urbana, Ohio and died April 7, 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Buried at St. Mary's Cemetery. Married Julia Hicks born circa 1871 in Urbana, OH and died 1893. Married 1891.

They had a daughter.


Clara Mildred born 1892 died unknown

(Born in Urbana, OH. Married ____ Kearns born circa 1888 in Urbana, OH.)




Generation 4

Henry Koutz Garber

Son of Michael and Elizabeth Garber. Born March 13, 1836 in Jefferson Township, Richland County, Ohio and died October 28, 1912 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Kansas. Buried at Millwood Cemetery. Married Hannah Burger born March 24, 1835 in North Liberty, Knox County, Ohio and died July 5, 1886 in Ashland, Ohio. Married November 19, 1857. Buried at Dickey Cemetery.

They had eleven children.


Arminda (female) born circa 1858 died unknown


Catherine born circa 1860 died unknown


Anna Maria born March 31, 1861 died August 8, 1938

(Born near Amity, Knox County, OH and died in Fremont, OH. Married Simon Uriah Garber born January 22, 1852 in Washington County, PA. And died May 7, 1912. Both are buried at Hessville Cemetery, Hessville, OH. Married in 1875.)


Jacob Burger born December 14, 1863 died unknown

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Margaret J. Schwartz born circa 1867 in Polk, OH. Married December 23, 1888.)


Sarah Elmina born circa 1865 died unknown


Joemma Elizabeth born circa 1867 died unknown


Mary Olive born circa 1869 died unknown


Daniel Franklin born circa 1871 died unknown


William Henry born May 25, 1875 died October 1965

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH and died in Los Angeles, CA. Married Blanche May Boren born circa 1879 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married December 24, 1899. they had 3 children. No information is available on them.)


Winnie May (female) born circa 1877 died unknown


Harvey Alvadore born circa 1879 died unknown


After Hannah’s death Henry remarried Ellen Goens born circa 1840 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio.

They had no children.112



Generation 5

Anna Maria Garber

Daughter of Henry and Hannah Garber. Born March 31, 1861 near Amity, Knox County, Ohio and died August 8, 1938 in Fremont, Ohio. Married Simon Uriah Garber born January 22, 1852 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. And died May 7, 1912. Both are buried at Hessville Cemetery, Hessville, Ohio. Married in 1875.

They had twelve children.


Lonelle (female) born circa 1876 died unknown


Harry Addison born circa 1878 died unknown


Henry Clarence born circa 1880 died unknown


Alice Elmina born circa 1882 died unknown


Clara Catherine born circa 1884 died unknown


Charles Vincent born circa 1886 died unknown


Simon Leo born circa 1888 died unknown


Paul Lafayette born circa 1890 died unknown


Jessie Hazel born circa 1892 died unknown


Joe William born circa 1894 died unknown


James Gordon born circa 1896 died unknown


Luella born circa 1898 died unknown



Generation 5

Jacob Burger Garber

Son of Henry and Hannah Garber. Born December 14, 1863 in Butler, Richland County, Ohio. Married Margaret J. Schwartz born circa 1867 in Polk, Ohio. Married December 23, 1888.

They had five children.


Perma Alverda (female) born circa 1889 died unknown


William McKinnley born circa 1891 died unknown


John Henry born circa 1893 died unknown


Burton Franklin born circa 1895 died unknown


Marguerite Madaline born circa 1897 died unknown




Generation 4

Delilah Garber Cassel

Daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Garber. Born March 21, 1839 in Butler, Ohio and died in 1925. Buried at Nashville Cemetery, Nashville, MI. Married Yellis Cassel born 1833 in PA and died April 28, 1891. Married in 1856.

They had four children.


Rosilla May born December 25, 1859 died February 28, 1870


Samuel born December 18, 1861 died October 18, 1865


Elizabeth born 1869 died 1918

(Born in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married Casper Bowen born 1849 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married 1888.)


Clyde Wesley born October 30, 1874 died August 26, 1933

(Born near Nashville, MI and died in Nashville, MI. Married Mary Gerlinger born January 12, 1880 in Woodland, MI. Married January 1, 1905. They had 3 children. No information available on them.)



Generation 5

Elizabeth Cassel Bowen

Daughter of Delilah and Yellis Cassel. Born 1869 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died 1918. Married Casper Bowen born 1849 in Butler, Richland County, OH. Married 1888.

They had a daughter.


Kathryn born 1889 died unknown




Generation 4

Amy Garber Magill

Daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Garber. Born November 18, 1844 in Butler, Richland County, OH and died in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married Henry Beam Magill born February 16, 1843 in New Castle, Pennsylvania and died January 24, 1924 in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married July 1870. Both are buried at Mound View Cemetery.

They had five children.


Mary Elizabeth born October 5, 1871 died unknown

(Born near Butler, Richland County, OH. Married John Norrish born October 8, 1868 in Pittsburgh, PA. Married June 22, 1904.)


John Sherman born March 20, 1873 died July 1, 1932

(Born and died in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married Cordelia Gaddis born November 14, 1881 in Richland County, OH and died November 9, 1906. Married 1900.)


Harry Beam born January 9, 1875 died July 1924

(Born in Mt. Vernon, OH. He is buried in Rockford, IL. Married Susan Comer born circa 1879 in Mt. Vernon, OH. Married in 1906.)


Albert Day born October 9, 1877 died April 4, 1879


William McClellan born April 28, 1880 died unknown



Generation 5

John Sherman Magill

Son of Amy and Henry Magill. Born March 20, 1873 and died July 1, 1932 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Married Cordelia Gaddis born November 14, 1881 in Richland County, Ohio and died November 9, 1906. Married 1900.

They had a son.


Lloyd G. born February 5, 1901 died November 18, 1920




Generation 3

Jacob Garber Jr. (III)

Son of Jacob and Mary Magdalene Garber. Born 1805 and died August 10, 1882. Married Lydia Weaver born 1808 and died August 29, 1878113. They had three children.


Demus born before 1850 died 1925

(Married Armantha Ann Zolman born September 20, 1847 in Knox Co. OH and died August 24, 1928.)


Mary born March 20, 1847 died unknown

(Born in Jefferson Twp, Richland Co, OH in Jefferson Twp, Richland Co, OH and died in Ankenytown, OH. Married Jacob Kinney born November 2, 1842 in Fredericktown, OH and also died in Ankenytown. Both are buried at Ankenytown Brethren cemetery.)


Nancy Jane born October 18, 1849 died December 6, 1927

(Born in Bellville, OH and died in Sheldon, MO. Married William Yeisley born July 18, 1843 in Bellville, OH and died September 20, 1929 in Sheldon, MO. They were married on February 2, 1874. Both are buried at Dunnegan Grove Cemetery, Vernon Co, Sheldon, MO




Generation 2

Barbara Garber Grable

Daughter of Jacob Garber. Born 1771 & died in 1851. She married Joseph Grable. He was born 1778, and died 1844 in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA.

Their five children were:


Joseph born after 1778 died after 1844


Nancy born August 22, 1793 died December 14, 1858

(Died in Darke co, OH. She married David Bigler, son of Israel Bigler and Catherine Garber. He was born 3 MAY 1787 in MD, and died 25 AUG 1844 in Darke Co., OH.


Samuel born after 1798 died after 1844


Jane born after 1798 died before 1844

(Married Joseph Johnston born before 1824.)


Elizabeth born after 1798 died after 1844

(Married Isaac Davis. He was born circa 1800.)



Generation 3

Samuel Grable

Son of Barbara and Joseph Grable. Born after 1798 and died after 1844. Spouse unknown. One known child.


Delilah born 1821 died November 5, 1857

(Born in Washington Co, PA. Married Samuel Garrett born July 15, 1816 in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. They were married in 1840. Samuel was Lutheran. Delilah is buried at Ten Mile Brethren Church Cemetery.)




Generation 4

Delilah Grable Garrett

Daughter of Samuel Grable. Born 1821 and died November 5, 1857 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Samuel Garrett born July 15, 1816 in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married in 1840.

They had five children.


Cephas born July 14, 1841 died unknown

(Born in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Lydia Horn born in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married on May 24, 1866. Cephas was a farmer.)


Silas born between 1840 –57 died unknown


Lebens born between 1840 –57 died unknown


Lavina born between 1840 –57 died unknown


Clara born between 1840 –57 died unknown



Generation 5

Cephas Garrett

Son of Delilah and Samuel Garrett. Born July 14, 1841114 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Lydia Horn born in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married on May 24, 1866. Cephas was a farmer.

They had two children.


Alice born March 25, 1871 died unknown


Samuel born May 1, 1879 died unknown



Generation 3

Jane Grable Johnston

Daughter of Barbara and Joseph Grable. Born after 1798 and died before 1844. Married Joseph Johnston born before 1824.

They had two children.


Joseph (Jr.?) born before 1844 died unknown


Jane born before 1844 died unknown




Generation 2

Jonathan Garber

Son of Jacob Garber. Born January 23, 1774 in Johnsville, Maryland, and died July 28, 1850 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. He was buried on the farm near Ten Mile Brethren Church. He married Elizabeth Sarah Hufford born circa 1777 in Maryland and died April 14, 1860 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.115 They were married in 1795 at Washington County, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Christian Hufford Sr..

Both Jonathan and Elizabeth are buried on the Jacob Horn Farm in Washington County, Pennsylvania near Ten Mile Brethren Church.

They had thirteen children.


William born December 16, 1797 died February 9, 1868


Susannah born May 28, 1800 died December 3, 1850

(Born in Washington Co, PA, and died in Washington Co, PA. She married Abraham Moore. He was born May 11, 1800, and died June 26, 1880 in Washington Co, PA.)


Christian born circa 1802 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA. He married Emily Rose born circa 1806 in West Bethlehem, Washington County, PA. They married in 1827.


Samuel Peter born July 3, 1804 died August 8, 1861


Christopher born circa 1806 died unknown


Elizabeth born circa 1808 died unknown

(Married ______ Shidler.)


Jonathan Jr. born October 11, 1806 died May 1, 1874


Cornelius born April 25, 1811 died December 2, 1863

(Born in Washington Co, PA, and died in Washington Co, PA. Married Elizabeth born in 1806. Second marriage to Anne McCarty born February 1, 1819 He was a weaver by trade. He is buried at Ten Mile Brethren Church Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)


Hannah born September 13, 1813 died unknown

(Born in Washington Co, PA. In 1835 married Christopher Horn. He was born circa 1809 in Washington Co, PA.)


Mary born circa 1815 died unknown

(First marriage to ____ Friend. Second marriage to David Egy who died before 1850.)


Rueben born circa 1817 died unknown


Jacob born 1818 died unknown

(Born in PA. Married Elizabeth McGuinnis born 1822 in PA.)


Anne born circa 1820 died unknown



Generation 3

William Garber

Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Garber. Born December 16, 1797 in Maryland116 and died February 9, 1868 in Miami County, Indiana.117 Married Elisabeth Weaver born May 27, 1800 in Pennsylvania118 and died December 8, 1858 in Miami County, Indiana. They were married in 1820.

They had a eleven children.


Demas born December 3, 1820 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA.)119


Jonathan born February 2, 1823 died March 1, 1897


Pleasant (Plisse) born August 25, 1825 died unknown

(Born in West Bethlehem, Washington County, PA.)120


Cynthia born May 6, 1828 died October 11, 1877


Sarah Savina born July 29, 1830 died unknown


Margaret born January 4, 1833 died unknown


William M. born October 8, 1835 died unknown

(Born in West Bethlehem, Washington County, PA.)


Isabel born February 18, 1838 died March 1871


Simon S. born January 24, 1840 died November 10, 1903

(Born in West Bethlehem, Washington County, PA. Married Lydia White born circa 1844 in West Bethlehem, Washington County, PA. They married on April 23, 1867.)


Silas C. born 1843 died unknown

(Born in West Bethlehem, Washington County, PA.)


Ruben born 1850 died unknown121



Generation 4

Jonathan Garber

Son of William and Elizabeth Garber. Born February 2, 1823 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania122 and died March 1, 1897. Married Mary Magdalene Moninger born circa 1827 in Washington County, PA. They were married on September 30, 1846.123

In 1850 the family was living in Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Jonathan listed his occupation as “carpenter” in the 1850 US Census.

They had a daughter.


Margaret born circa 1849



Generation 4

Cynthia Garber Iams

Daughter of William and Elizabeth Garber. Born May 6, 1828 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died October 11, 1877 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Nicknamed Sinthy. Married Elisha Iams born December 16, 1822 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died April 14, 1899. Both are buried at Franklin Cemetery, West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married June 20, 1848 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

The Iams had four children.


Elizabeth born December 22, 1848 died January 1, 1899

(Born in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married J.M. Cowan born circa 1844 in Washington Co., PA. They married in 1869.)


Delilah born July 24, 1850 died unknown

(Born in Washington Co., PA. Married Peter Vorhes born circa 1846 in Washington Co., PA. They were married in 1871.)


Demas Garber born October 15, 1851 died August 3, 1925


Emma Mary born October 4, 1853 died unknown

(Born in Washington Co., PA. Married William Hufford born circa 1849 in Washington Co., PA. They were married in 1874.)


William Owen born October 19, 1855 died December 28, 1937


Margaret Pleasant born March 10, 1858 died unknown

(Born in Washington Co., PA. Married L.G. Garrett born circa 1854 in Washington Co., PA. They were married circa 1878.)


Reuben Isaac born March 6, 1861 died June 4, 1864

(Born and died in Washington Co., PA.)


Clara Anabella born March 27, 1863 died January 12, 1892

(Born in Washington Co., PA. Married Norte Reece born circa 1859 in Washington Co., PA. They married circa 1883. In 1890 she married her second husband, Henry Fulton born circa 1859 in Washington Co., PA.)


Lucy Ida May born March 20, 1866 died December 30, 1878

(Born and died in Washington Co., PA.)



Generation 5

Demas Garber Iams

Son of Cynthia and Elisha Iams. Born October 15, 1851 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died August 3, 1925 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Anne Elizabeth Dunn born November 25, 1861 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died June 24, 1936 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married March 3, 1881.

They had two children.


Elisha B. born April 17, 1892 died December 31, 1944

(Born in West Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co, PA. Married Rowena Emily Denman born April 17, 1892 and died January 12, 1974. They were married in October 1916.)


John Howard born April 10, 1897 died unknown



Generation 5

William Owen Iams

Son of Cynthia and Elisha Iams. Born October 19, 1855 and died December 28, 1937. Married Catherine Shidler born March 14, 1863 and died in 1949. Married on November 14, 1880. Both William and Catherine are buried at Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery, Amwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.124

They had a son.


George Demas born February 22, 1882 died unknown

(Married Grace Fiva Hyndman born September 1, 1881 and died unknown. Married on December 25, 1907.)




Generation 3

Samuel Peter Garber

Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Garber. Born July 3, 1804 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died August 8, 1861 in Guernsey County, Ohio. Buried at Salem Baptist Church cemetery. Married Lydia Garrett born January 8, 1807 in Maryland and died October 18, 1884 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married 1826 in Washington, County, Pennsylvania. They divorced in 1827. Lydia is buried at German Lutheran Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Samuel and Lydia had one child.


Samuel born May 30, 1828 died June 9, 1894 or 95


Samuel then married Mary (Polly) Smith born May 14, 1808 in Anwell Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died March 18, 1888 in Richland Township, Guernsey, Ohio. Married on October 4, 1827. Samuel was a Carpenter125 and a Farmer.126 In the 1860 census he listed his real estate as worth $9,000 and his personal estate as worth $925. Samuel and Polly are buried at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Richland Township, Guernsey County, Ohio.

Samuel and Polly had eleven children.


Elizabeth born July 13, 1828 died January 25, 1864

(Born in Washington Co, PA and died in Guernsey Co, OH. Married Benjamin Ferguson born before 1840.)


Peter born February 22, 1830 died unknown

(Born in Washington Co, PA and died in Guernsey Co, OH. Married Sarah Dennis born circa 1828127. Married in 1852. Occupation listed as House Carpenter in the 1860 Census.)


Abel born March 7, 1832 died December 24, 1921

(Born in Washington Co, PA and died in Guernsey Co, OH. Married Jane Chester born before 1835. Married 1853 in Ohio. Occupation listed as House Carpenter in the 1860 Census.)


Mary born November 28, 1835 died September 27, 1899

(Born in Washington Co, PA and died in Guernsey Co, OH. Buried at Salem Baptist Church cemetery, Guernsey Co, OH. Married John Roby born July 29, 1829 in Guernsey Co, OH and died June 30, 1903 in Guernsey Co, OH. Married on November 6, 1856.)


Jonathan W. born June 24, 1838 died December 18, 1887

(Born in Guernsey Co, OH and died in Dervant Valley Twp, Guernsey County, OH. November 10, 1863 married Elizabeth Rose born August 1840 in MD.)


Eunice born November 12, 1840 died February 27, 1902

(Born in Guernsey Co, OH and died in Canal Winchester, OH. Buried at Canal Winchester cemetery.)


Hannah born November 12, 1840 died April 9, 1921

(Born in Guernsey Co, OH and died in Canal Winchester, OH. Buried at Canal Winchester cemetery. Married James Crabbs on May 9, 1888.)


Reuben born May 23, 1845 died January 28, 1927

(Born in Guernsey Co, OH. Married Nancy Jane Dixon born February 27, 1850 in Glencoe, Ohand died January 21, 1917. Married on September 11, 1868. Both are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, IN.)


James W. born February 29, 1848 died March 18, 1920

(Born in Guernsey Co, OH and died in Quaker City, OH. Married Mary E. Johnson on September 28, 1873.)


Silas Dean born January 28, 1851 died September 10, 1939


Agnes Jane born August 13, 1853 died September 17, 1938.

(Born in Gibson Station, OH and died in Sebastopol, Sonoma Co, CA. Married Joshua Moffett Robinson born before 1856. Married on March 1, 1876 in Cambridge, OH. Both are buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Sebastopol, CA.)



Generation 4

Samuel Garber128

Son of Samuel and Lydia Garber. Born May 30, 1828 in West Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died June 9, 1894 or 95 also in West Bethlehem. He is buried at Bethlehem, Lutheran Cemetery. In 1849 he married Sarah Ann Bowen born May 4, 1829 in Green County, Pennsylvania and died August 14, 1855 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She is buried at German Lutheran Cemetery. They were married in Washington County.

Their three children are:


Lydia Ann born January 1, 1850 died December 2, 1883


Mason Bowen born August 19, 1851 died 1913 or 1918


Demas born January 30, 1854 died August 20, 1900

(Born in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Buried at Bethlehem, Lutheran Cemetery.)


Following Sarah’s death Sam remarried Elizabeth Simmons born September 20, 1835 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died November 2, 1924 also in Washington County. She is also buried at Bethlehem, Lutheran Cemetery. Samuel and Elizabeth had 5 children.


Isaiah Henry born February 13, 1858 died March 1, 1898


John Allison129 born August 23, 1861 died April 17, 1882

(Born and died in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Buried at German Lutheran Cemetery.)


Samuel Reynolds born August 2, 1866 died after 1939130


Robert Chamberlain born August 24, 1869 died unknown

(Born in S. Strebaine Twp, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Anna A. Swihart born August 22, 1867 or 69 in Washington County, PA. They married 1888 in Washington County.)


Sarah Elizabeth born March 17, 1873 died after 1939



Generation 5

Lydia Ann Garber Bowman 131

Daughter of Samuel and Sarah Ann Garber. Born January 1, 1850 in Washington County Pennsylvania and died December 2, 1883. In 1870, Washington County, Pennsylvania she married Joseph Bowman born March 2, 1843 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died March 13, 1931 also in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He is buried at German Lutheran Cemetery.

The couple had six children.


Elizabeth born circa 1871 died unknown


Anna Maria132 born circa 1873 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA. Married Crum Williams born circa 1869. They married 1894 in Washington County, PA.)


William born circa 1875 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA. 133)


Osceola born circa 1877 died unknown


Alveola born circa 1877 died circa 1881

(Born in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He was the twin of Osceola.)


Martha born circa 1879 died circa 1892

(Born in Washington County, Pennsylvania.)



Generation 6

Elizabeth Bowman Magill

Daughter of Lydia and Joseph Bowman. Born circa 1871 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her date and place of death is unknown. In 1891 she married Clark Magill born circa 1867 in Washington County. His date and place of death are also unknown.

They had two known children.


Howard born circa 1892 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA.)


Ernest born circa 1894 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA.)



Generation 6

Osceola Bowman Fleming

Daughter of Lydia and Joseph Bowman. Born circa 1877 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. She was the twin of Alveola Bowman who died as a child. In 1897 Osceola married Riley Fleming born circa 1873 in Washington County.

They had two known children.


Carl born circa 1898 died unknown


Male name unknown born unknown died unknown



Generation 5

Mason Bowen Garber

Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Garber. Born August 19, 1851 in Washington County Pennsylvania and died in 1913 or 1918. In Washington County 1881, he married Rachel Amos born November 27, 1860 in Washington County and died in 1913. Both are buried at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

The couple had five children.


Samuel Franklin born March 15, 1882 died September 15, 1972134

(Born in Washington County, PA and died in San Francisco, CA. Circa 1906 married Martha Margaret Burns born circa 1886 in Washington County, PA. Date and place of death unknown. The couple had a son but no additional information is available.)


Martha Jane born October 30, 1883 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA. Washington County, PA in 1903 married Howard Blain Martin born July 1, 1883 in Washington County, PA. They had 4 children. No additional information is available.)


Sarah Ann born May 12, 1886 died 1930

(Born in Washington County, PA. Buried at German Lutheran Cemetery, Washington, Pennsylvania.)


Albert born December 7, 1888 died unknown

(Born in Washington County, PA. Married Edith Rutherford born circa 1892 in Washington County, PA. They had 1 known child.)


Olive born April 2, 1893 died unknown

(Born Washington County, PA. In 1916 married Marvin Scott born August 10, 1877 in Ellsworth, Pennsylvania. They had 2 sons.)



Generation 5

Isaiah Henry Garber

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Garber. Born February 13, 1858 in S. Strebane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died in March 1, 1898 in Washington County. In Washington County 1882, he married Mary Bails born circa 1862 in S. Strebane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died in 1882 soon after marriage. They had no children.

After Mary’s death Isaiah married Sadie Garrett born 1866 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died 1915 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. They married in 1882. Isaiah listed his occupation as Butcher. He is buried at German Lutheran Cemetery.

They had two children.


Minnie born February 10, 1883 died 1920

(Born in Palmyra, Portage County, Ohio. Buried at Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pennsylvania. In 1904 married Edward Happy born circa 1879 in Palmyra, Portage County, Ohio135. Also listed as having married Harry Kuhn born circa 1879 in Palmyra, Portage County, Ohio136 in the same year, 1904.)


Grover Cleveland born May 31, 1886 died April 1973

(Born in Palmyra, Portage County, Ohio and died in Morrisville, Bucks County, PA.137 Married Elsie Frances Slocums born June 13, 1888 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died October 1981 in Belle Mead, Somerset County, NJ138. They were married in 1909 and had one known son. No additional information is available.)



Generation 5

Samuel Reynolds Garber

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Garber. Born August 2, 1866 in S. Strebane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. The date and place of his death is unknown. Married Anne Lane born September 5, 1869 in S. Strebane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania. They were married on October 27, 1892.

They had two children.


John Alden139 born November 11, 1894 died March 1986

(Born in S. Strebane Twp, Washington County, PA and died in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL140. Married Helen Adams born August 9, 1894 in Dwight, Illinois and died July 1973 in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL.141 They married on November 7, 1925.)


female name unknown born unknown died unknown

(Married Edgar Alden Hootman born August 23, 1899 in West Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died April 28, 2000 in Washington, Washington County, PA.142 They had 2 children; a girl and a boy. No other information is available.)



Generation 5

Sarah Elizabeth Garber Hewitt

Daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Garber. Born March 17, 1873 in S. Strebane Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania143. The date and place of her death is unknown but it is believed she died after 1939. Married Charles Nephew Hewitt born October 9, 1873 in Green County, Pennsylvania. They were married December 24, 1895 in Green County, Pennsylvania.

They had two children.


Mary Pearl born November 1, 1896 died unknown

(Born in Green County, PA.)


Russell born July 2, 1898 died unknown

(Born in Green County, PA. Married ____ Jacobs.)


female name unknown born unknown died unknown

(Married ____McConnell. They had 3 children. No other information is available.)



Generation 4

Silas Dean Garber

Son of Samuel and Susie Garber. Born February 28, 1851144 in Guernsey County, Ohio and died September 10, 1939 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. Married Susan E. (Susie) Boyd born August 1854 in Richland Twp., Guernsey Co., OH and died 1910 in Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH. Married on April 13, 1876. Silas was a farmer according to the 1900 census. Susie’s mother was born in PA while her father was born in Ireland. Both Silas and Susie are buried at Northwood Cemetery, Cambridge, Ohio.145

They had six children.


Stella born March 25, 1877 died 1910

(Born in Richland Twp., Guernsey County, OH and died in Cambridge, Guernsey County, OH. Married Wilbur Wetzelborn circa 1873 in Richland Twp., Guernsey County, OH. Married in 1898.)



Iona Va Donna born February 24, 1879 died unknown

(Born in Caldwell Twp., Noble County, OH. Married Charles Neal born circa 1875 in Caldwell Twp., Noble County, OH. Date of death unknown. Married in 1900.)


Bernice H. born January 29, 1882 died unknown

(Born in Ohio.)


Roy born 1887 died 1887

(Born in Taylorsville,, IL.)


Fredrick John born July 1, 1889 died unknown

(Born in Illinois.)


Ruth M. born November 30, 1897 died July 1975146

(Born in Illinois and died in Winter Park, Orange County, FL. Married Nobel Hendrickson born circa 1893 in IL.)


After Susie’s death in 1910 Silas remarried to Myrtle M. Chamberlain Dunlap born January 18, 1867 in Sandusky, Ohio. Death unknown. Married August 22, 1911 in Guernsey, Ohio. They had no children.




Generation 3

Cornelius Garber147

Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Garber. Born April 25, 1811 in Washington Co, PA and died December 2, 1863 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Occupation “weaver”. Married Elizabeth _____ born 1806 and died August 27, 1857. They apparently divorced. He remarried Anne McCarty born February 1, 1819. This entire family is buried at Ten Mile Brethren Church Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Cornelius and Anne had three children.


David born January 17, 1843 died February 6, 1845


Cornelius H.148 born 1849 died October 8, 1851


Job born 1849 March 10, 1852



Generation 3

Hannah Garber Horn

Daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Garber. Born September 13, 1813 in West Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married Christopher Stoffel Horn149 born circa 1809 in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Married in 1835. The family lived in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

They had five children.


William born circa 1836 died March 1837

(Buried at Progressive Brethren Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)


Josias Jorn born December 18, 1838 died December 26, 1838

(Buried at Progressive Brethren Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)


Hezakiah born 1840 died August 7, 1892


Mariah born March 11, 1841 died September 11, 1841

(Born and died in Washington County, PA. Buried at Progressive Brethren Cemetery, Washington County, PA.)


Elizabeth born June 6, 1844 died July 24, 1845

(Born and died in Washington County, PA. Buried at Progressive Brethren Cemetery, Washington County, PA.)



Generation 4

Hezakiah Horn

Son of Hannah and Christopher Horn. Born 1840 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania and died August 7, 1892 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio150. Married Sarah Jane Huffine born July 25, 1847 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and died October 29, 1908 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. They were married 1866 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Hezakiah served in the American Civil War 1861 - 1864 Union Army, 85th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Co D. He was a Private. Bonus Materials: History of the 85th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, The Roster for Company D.

Both Hezakiah and Sarah are buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

They had four children.


Mary Elizabeth born July 18, 1869 died unknown


David Shaner born 1871 diedSeptember 3, 1889

(Born in Washington County, PA.)


Andrew Christopher born November 23, 1873 died February 10, 1939

(Born in Oakland, Fairfield County, OH.)


Samuel Marion born September 5, 1875 died October 22, 1900

(Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH. Buried at Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus, OH.)



Generation 5

Mary Elizabeth Horn McGregor

Daughter of Hezakiah and Sarah Horn. Born July 18, 1869 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and it is not known when she died. She married Robert Elmer McGregor born May 17, 1867 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio and died January 20, 1931 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. They were married September 18, 1887 in Ohio. In 1920 the family was residing in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.151 In 1930 the family is found living in Zanesville, Ohio.152 Robert is a farm laborer and appears to travel wherever the work takes him.

They had three children.


Robert Leroy153 born March 2, 1895 died September 1972


Andrew Christopher born October 27, 1907 died unknown

(Born in Buffalo, Oklahoma.)


Mary Elizabeth born April 2, 1911 died unknown



Generation 6

Robert Leroy McGregor

Son of Mary and Robert McGregor. Born March 2, 1895 in Boonville, Missouri and died September 1972 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.154 He married Maude York born July 25, 1894 in St. Louis, Missouri and died May 1985 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri.155

They had a son.


Elmer Lavern born May 17, 1919 died February 9, 1976

(Born in St. Louis, MO and died in VA.)156



Generation 6

Mary Elizabeth McGregor Howell

Son of Mary and Robert McGregor. Born April 2, 1911 in Kansas. The date and place of her death are not known. She married Charles Wilbur Howell born July 27, 1911 in Red Oak, Iowa. The date and place of his death are also not known. They were married on June 27, 1933.

They had one known child. No other information is available.




Generation 3

Jacob Garber

Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Garber. Born 1818 in Pennsylvania. Married Elizabeth McGuinnis born 1822 in Pennsylvania.

They had four children.


Thompson157 born 1842 died unknown


Elizabeth158 born 1843 died unknown


Theodore159 born 1846 died unknown


Jonathan160 born April 1850 died February 9, 1857

(Born in Pennsylvania and died in Washington Co, PA. Buried at Ten Mile Brethren Church Cemetery, Washington Co, PA.)


Generation 3

Anne Garber Barnard

Daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Garber. Born 1819161 in Pennsylvania. Her place and date of death is unknown. She married David Barnard born 1819 in Pennsylvania. David was a farmer. In 1870 the family is still found farming in West Bethlehem. By 1880 the family had moved to Wayne Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.162

They had three children, all born in Pennsylvania.


Adaline born 1842


Elisabeth born 1852


Lewis born circa 1854163













The Susannah Jane Garber Teater

Family

Generation 4

Susannah Jane Garber Teater

Daughter of John and Sarah Garber. Born on October 2, 1826 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and died August 3, 1900. Susannah Jane married Cyrus Newton Teater born February 12, 1826 in Mercer County, Kentucky and died November 25, 1914. They married on June 6, 1848.

Cyrus served in the American Civil War. Cyrus enlisted with the 6th Kansas Cavalry Company B164 as a Private on August 12, 1861165. His company along with companies A and M were captured July 27, 1864 at Muzzard Prairie, Arkansas166. They were sent to Camp Ford near Tyler, TX. Camp Ford records indicate the prisoners were released on May 25, 1865 but US Civil War records show that Cyrus was mustered out on April 8, 1865 at DeVall's Bluff, Arkansas. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Camp Ford records indicate his rank at time of capture was Private.167

The following is an excerpt from William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, STATE HISTORY, PART 6, SIXTH REGIMENT KANSAS VOLUNTEER CAVALRY.168


On the morning of the 27th of July, a part of the regiment, while in camp on Muzzard Prairie, Ark., was surprised and attacked by a rebel force of about 2,000. Forming as quickly and well as possible, the battalion made a stout resistance, driving back the assailants several times. It was, however, overpowered, and Maj. Mefford, Lieut. De Friese and one hundred and fourteen men taken prisoners.


Both Susannah Jane and Cyrus Newton are buried in the Concord Cemetery in Griffinsville, Appanoose County, Iowa.

Eight children were born to them in Iowa.169 They are:


John Fletcher170 born April 14, 1849 died January 11, 1932

(Born in Libertyville, Jefferson Co., IA and died in Larned, Pawnee Co., KS. Married Virginia Clarinda Law born May 16, 1851 in Hamilton Co., Virginia and died March 14, 1914 in Geneseo, Rice Co., KS. They are both buried at Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo, Rice Co., KS)


William Samuel born January 14, 1852 died November 1, 1901


Henry B. born December 6, 1853 died February 19, 1923


Rachel Margaret born April 29, 1856 died June 8, 1930


Sylvester McCalester born March 31, 1858 died January 15, 1918


Eleanor Elizabeth born March 6, 1860 died 1935


Leah Mariah born April 3, 1862 died April 3, 1862


Calvin Sheridan born February 3, 1867 died June 1, 1945




Generation 5

John Fletcher

Teater

Son of Susannah and Cyrus Teater. Born April 14, 1849 in Libertyville, Jefferson County, Iowa and died January 11, 1932 in Rice County, Kansas. Married Virginia Clarinda Law born May 16, 1851 in Hamilton County, Virginia and died March 14, 1914 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas. They were married November 13, 1871 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa171. They are both buried at Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo, Rice Co., Kansas.


They had six children.


Nancy Huldah born September 1, 1872 died April 1, 1955


Erma Leota born May 3, 1874 died December 1, 1940


Claude Allen born June 11, 1877 died April 17, 1950

(Born in Griffinville, Appanoose Co., IA and died in Newton, Hesston Co., KS. Buried at Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo, Rice Co., KS (Lot 167, Space 4))


Lura Grace born April 17, 1882 died April 12, 1945


Ralph Orten born December 20, 1884 died September 14, 1934

(Born in Bazine, Ness Co., KS. Married Bessie Hagan born November 29, 1885. Married April 9, 1924 in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS.)


Harry Alva born October 16, 1887 died July 5, 1962


Gladys Inez born February 10, 1892 died 1961



Generation 6

Nancy Huldah Teater Fail Doty

Daughter of John and Virginia Teater. Born September 1, 1872 in Walnut City, Iowa and died April 1, 1955 in Chula Vista, San Diego County, California. She was known to friends and family as Nannie. Married Isaac Wagner Fail born May 12, 1860 in Bethany Township, Harrison County, Missouri172 and died November 9, 1923 in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona. They married November 29, 1889 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. Isaac’s father was Ira Fail and his mother was Adelaide Campbell Fail.173 Isaac was buried at Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas.

The following is an account of Isaac Fail’s pneumonia which resulted in his death.



The Nancy and Isaac Fail Family

Ruby Mabel Clarinda June Maudie Isaac Nancy Verna


Nannie and Isaac had eight children.


Maud Anthony born February 12, 1891 died unknown

(Married Dwight Wallace. Married August 15, 1909. They had 3 children. No information is available on them.)


Ora Anthony born November 17, 1892 died 1963

(Born in Rice County, KS.)


Clarinda Adelaide born September 24, 1895 died unknown


Mabel Thelma born September 16, 1898 died January 20, 1916

Born near Crawford, KS and died in Geneseo, KS. She died of pneumonia and is buried at the Geneseo cemetery. The following is the news of her death from the local newspaper:


Late last Thursday evening, January 20, the community in general and Geneseo in Particular, were distressed by the sad tidings of the death of Miss Mabel Fail, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I.W. Fail. The call to the beyond, which carried a double measure of grief, in that it took a estimable young girl just as she was entering the enchanting realm of womanhood, came after a brief illness with pneumonia. Every effort of the physicians in attendance proved futile, and death relieved the girl's suffering about 8 o'clock Thursday evening. Miss Fail was well known and greatly loved by the entire community, and the bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends. Funeral services, which were well attended, were held at the Methodist church Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Byers officiating, assisted by Rev. Davies of Chase. Undertaker O.H. Six, of Lyons, had charge of the burial services conducted at the Geneseo cemetery. Mabel Fail was born near Crawford, Kansas, September 10, 1898, and died in Geneseo January 20, 1916, aged 17 years, 4 months and 4 days. She was converted several years ago and became a member of the Methodist church.


Ruby Bess born March 16, 1901 died July 27, 1963

(Married ____ Klotz and had 2 sons. Born in Geneseo, Rice County, KS and died in San Diego, California.)


June Mirilda born June 12, 1903 died July 11, 1979

(Born in Geneseo, Rice County, KS and died in Amarilla, Potter County, TX.)


Verna Leota born December 5, 1906 died unknown

(Born in Geneseo, Rice Count, KS. Died in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Married Edgar Russell Cunningham born July 8, 1896 in Tipton County, IN and died September 28, 1971 in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Married in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Both Verna and Edgar are buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno county, KS)


Cleo Edward born January 8, 1909 died March 6, 1984

(Born in Geneseo, Rice Count, KS and died in San Diego, CA.)


Ruby, Verna, and June Fail


After Isaac’s death Nancy remarried to ____ Doty. Married May 31, 1928. They had no known children.



Generation 7

Ora Anthony Fail

Son of Nannie and Isaac Fail. Born November 17, 1892 in Rice County, Kansas and died in 1963. Married Ollie E. Ora was a Construction worker and served in World War II. It is known that he lived in Wichita, Kansas. Ora is buried at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, (city unknown.)

Ora and Ollie had two children.




(Name unknown – female) born unknown died unknown

(Married Kenneth Martin.)


Sidney born unknown died unknown



Generation 7

Clarinda Adelaide Fail Shaw

Daughter of Nannie and Isaac Fail. Born September 24, 1895. Known to friends and family as Clara. Married Artie Shaw.174 Known to have lived in Englewood, California.175

They had two sons. Information is only available for one of them.


Glen Wendell born unknown died unknown



Generation 7

June Mirilda Fail Fick Hamilton Mayes

Daughter of Nannie and Isaac Fail. Born June 12, 1903 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas and died July 11, 1979 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. Known to friends and family as Junie. Married Frederick Fick. Married 1920 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

They had three children.


Orval Oliver born November 21, 1920 died unknown

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


Thelma Irene born January 9, 1922

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


Robert Wilbur born May 10, 1923

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


June remarried to Archie Hamilton. They had a daughter.176


Nancy Rose born March 4, 1932 died unknown

(Married Floyd Dean Lawrence born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Married December 14, 1949.)


Junie’s third marriage was to G.C. Mayes. No further information is available.



Generation 8

Orval Oliver Fick

Son of June and Fred Fick. Born November 21, 1920 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Norma Jean Everson born December 20, 1925 in Reece, Kansas. Married February 20, 1944 in South Carolina.

They had two children.


Orval Lee born February 28, 1945

(Born in Eureka, KS.)


Gloria Jean born October 8, 1950

(Born in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.)



Generation 8

Thelma Irene Fick Lusk

Daughter of June and Fred Fick. Born January 9, 1922 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Evertt Levi Lusk. Married June 2, 1941 in Kansas.

They had a daughter.


Naomi Lerene born unknown

(Born in Kearny County, KS.)



Generation 8

Robert Wilbur Fick

Son of June and Fred Fick. Born May 10, 1923 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Nellie Watts. Married March 23, 1944 in Wichita, Sedwick County, Kansas.

Robert and Nellie had two children.


Carola Lee born November 14, 1946

(Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS.)


Sheryl Kay born September 1948


Remarried Thelma June James. Married October 10, 1949. Robert and Thelma had 2 children.


Joe Ray born July 31, 1950


Jessie Gale born January 9, 1952



Generation 8

Nancy Rose Hamilton Lawrence

Daughter of June and Archie Hamilton. Born March 4, 1932. Married Floyd Dean Lawrence born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Married December 14, 1949 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

They had a son.


Floyd Dean, Jr. born September 1951

(Born in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS)



Generation 7

Verna Leota Fail Cunningham

Daughter of Nannie and Isaac Fail. Born December 5, 1906 in Geneseo, Rice county, Kansas and died in Hutchinson, Reno county, KS. Married Edgar Russell Cunningham born July 8, 1896 in Tipton County, IN and died September 28, 1971 in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Married in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Ed’s parents were William Cunningham and Rose Keifer Cunningham. Both Verna and Ed are buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Ed was elected sheriff of Reno county in 1930 with 9695 votes and re-elected in 1932 with 9,792 votes.177 He also worked as a Detective. Additionally Edgar served in World War II He was a Sergeant in the Infantry.


Reno County Sheriff’s Department 1931

Left to right: Cliff Kennedy, investigator; Bill Richardson, investigator; M.E. Jolliffe, process server; Ed Cunningham, sheriff (center); Paul Cunningham, assistant investigator; Jim Springer, tax collector; Guy Ankerholz, office clerk.178


Verna and Ed had three children.


Genevieve Estella born July 29, 1921 died unknown

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.)


Donald Russell Born April 19, 1924 died March 24, 1980

(Born and died Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Known to friends and family as Don.)


Marvin Dean born August 1, 1926 died December 1, 1994

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno county, KS and died in Sarasota, FL. Buried at sea; his tombstone is in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS with his brother Don’s. Marvin served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a Yeoman based in San Diego, CA and later a Supervisor for Piedmont Airlines from which he retired.)


Verna and Ed later divorced and Verna remarried but nothing known about him.



Generation 8

Genevieve Estella Cunningham Murphy

Daughter of Verna and Edgar Cunningham. Born July 29, 1921 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Alexander Young Murphy born September 12, 1917. Married May 1, 1945 in California.

They had two children.


Timothy Alexander born February 24, 1946

(Born in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California.)


Nancy Laverne born January 26, 1947

(Born in Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California.)



Generation 8

Donald Russell Cunningham

Son of Verna and Edgar Cunningham. Born April 19, 1924 in Hutchinson, Reno county, Kansas and died March 24, 1980 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Rita Ann McConnell born June 25, 1925 in Altoona, Cambria County, Pennsylvania and died August 23, 1999 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas after a fight with cancer. Married November 22, 1945 in Everglades City, Florida. Rita’s parents were Melvin McConnell and Emma McGough McConnell. Rita worked as a social worker for SRS in Hutchinson. She was a catholic and belonged to St. Teresa Catholic Church in Hutchinson.

Known to friends and family as Don. He served in the US Navy during World War II as Chief Petty Officer. AMM Naval Air Force in the Pacific theater. Began his service in April 1941 and was at Pearl Harbor when the base was bombed. He was engaged in loading planes that morning and had just left a hanger when it was struck by a bomb and destroyed. He went to Australia with a reconnaissance patrol, making several flights from Darwin, Australia to the Dutch Indies to rescue Americans as the Japanese invaded the islands.

He was aboard the USS Chicago in the Pacific when the Japanese sank it during an attack.

In July of 1942 while on patrol duty over the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia Don’s PBY, Catalina flying boat was shot down. He and eight other men were adrift for 14 days on a life raft before being rescued. He suffered temporary blindness as a result of sun glare while adrift. He spent a month at an Australian hospital before being transferred to a hospital in Oakland, California where his eyes were treated. After months in hospital he was granted a medical discharge in June 1943.179 After the war he worked in the Airline industry.

Don was buried March 26, 1980 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Rita was also buried there in August 1999.

Don and Rita had six children.


Daniel Russell born October 14, 1947

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.)


Pamela Ann born June 28, 1948

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.)


James Michael born October 9, 1951

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.)


Angela Dawn born August 20, 1955

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.)


Jill Elizabeth born June 27, 1956 died March 19, 1990

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno county, KS and died in San Francisco, California. Married Mark Trump.)


Shawn Clery (male) born September 21, 1959

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Married Karen Darnel. Occupation: Shears Construction, Hutchinson, Reno county, KS.)



Generation 9

Daniel Russell Cunningham

Son of Don and Rita Cunningham. Born October 14, 1947 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Vicki Gaston. Married on December 20, 1969 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Daniel is a teacher in Germany. Vicki was an Administrative Coordinator in the US Army Community Services as of 2001. Bought a home in Auerbach, Germany on October 28, 2000.

They have three children.


Toby Dale born unknown

(Occupation: cook at a Sports Bar in Hutchinson, KS, owned by his aunt Pam Mule.)


Kelly Renee born unknown


Danielle born unknown



Generation 10

Kelly Renee Cunningham Brooks

Daughter of Dan and Vicki Cunningham. Birth date unknown. Married Philip Brooks. Married June 21, 1997. Kelly holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Military service: May 2001, US Army, 72nd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services, Ansbach, Germany.)

Kelly and Philip have two children.


Elias Daniel Philip born 1999


Name unknown born November 2002



Generation 10

Danielle Cunningham

Daughter of Dan and Vicki Cunningham. Birth date unknown. She is a Teacher in the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. In March of 2001 she and her daughter were living in Auerbach, Germany.

Her daughter is:


Brittany born 1992



Generation 9

Pamela Ann Cunningham Mule

Daughter of Don and Rita Cunningham. Born June 28, 1948 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Thomas A. Mule. Married on May 19, 1967.

They had three children.


Charles Thomas born unknown


Anthony Michael born unknown


Travis Shawn born unknown



Generation 9

James Michael Cunningham

Son of Don and Rita Cunningham. Born October 9, 1951 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Karla Jo Broska born October 7, 1955 in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas. Married October 1, 1974 in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Jim works for the City of Hutchinson.

Jim and Karla’s three children are:


Jennifer Nicole born unknown


Nathan Michael born unknown


Gigi Michealle born unknown


Jim remarried to Paula Jo Swafford. Married April 1, 1984 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. No known children.



Generation 9

Angela Dawn Cunningham Griffith

Daughter of Don and Rita Cunningham. Born August 20, 1955 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Steven Eugene Griffith born January 7, 1960 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

They had a son.


Brandon born unknown



Generation 9

Jill Elizabeth Cunningham Trump

Daughter of Don and Rita Cunningham. Born June 27, 1956 in Hutchinson, Reno county, KS and died March 19, 1990 in San Francisco, California as a result of a viral infection. Married Mark Trump.

Jill and Mark had a daughter.


Molly Ann born unknown



Generation 6

Erma Leota Teater Shenkel

Daughter of John and Virginia Teater. Born May 3, 1874 in Walnut City, Iowa and died December 1, 1940 in Geneseo, Rice Co., Kansas. Married William Shenkel. Married March 15, 1898 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas.

Their son was:


Charles Hubert born 1899 died 1931



Generation 7

Charles Hubert Shenkel

Son of Erma and William Shenkel. Born 1899 and died in 1931. Married Edna ____. They had two children.


Beverly Ann born unknown

(Married Elmer Lewis Putnam.)


Charles Hubert Jr. born 1931



Generation 6

Lura Grace Teater Nelson

Daughter of John and Virginia Teater. Born April 17, 1882 in Griffinville, Appanoose County, Iowa and died April 12, 1945 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas (Grace Hospital). When She was a small baby she came with her parents to Ness County, Kansas to a homestead near Bazine, Kansas. In 1888, her parents moved to Geneseo. Kansas where she attended public schools.

She married Thomas Edward Nelson born July 11, 1865 near Springfield, Illinois and died May 25, 1946 in Sterling, Rice County, Kansas. They were married on February 26, 1906 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. As an elderly gentleman he was said by his grandchildren to have looked like Santa Claus because he had white hair and beard. He always had the table set ready for the next meal. When he finished his meal he would take a slice of bread and wipe his plate, bowl and silverware clean and turn them upside down on the table for the next meal.

When she was 25 she confessed her faith in God and was baptized in the Reformed Presbyterian Church. She lived a Christian life and was friend to everyone. Her favorite scripture was John 14: 1-4; her favorite hymns were “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”, “Sweet By and By”, “Over There”; and her favorite poem was “PROMISED”.


God hath not promised skies always blue

Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through

God hath not promised

Sun without rain

Joy without sorrow

Peace without pain


But God hath promised

Strength for the day

rest from labor

Light for the way

Grace for the trials

Help from above

unfading sympathy

undying love


-Author Unknown


In 1927 the couple moved their family to Raymond, Kansas where they lived until they passed away. Lura is buried at Hilltop Cemetery, Raymond, Kansas.

Their six children are:


Floyd Edward Thomas born May 14, 1907 died February 9, 1993180


John Samuel Guy born June 18, 1908 died November 23, 1945


Doris Pearl born June 12, 1910 died July 13, 1967

(Married Adelbert Lounzol Cooper Sr. born August 13, 1908 and died December 4, 1991 in Tyler, Smith County, TX.)


Hattie Bernece born September 27, 1911 died May 28, 1988

(Died in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.)


Harry Elmer Corwin born 1915 died 1922

(Born in Little River, Rice County, KS and died in Sterling, Rice County, KS.)


Marcia Roena born 1919 died unknown

(Married Mural A. Lyle. They had a son for whom no information is available. She was married a second time to Cecil Albert Dawson born November 13, 1919 in Haven Reno County, KS and died August 1984 in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. They were married on January 24, 1941. They had no known children.)



Generation 7

Floyd Edward Thomas Nelson

Son of Lura and Tom Nelson. Born May 14, 1907 near Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas and died February 9, 1993 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Fern Adelaide Halloway born December 19, 1915 in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska and died April 23, 1996 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Fern appears to have previously been married to Floyd’s brother John and married Floyd following John’s death in 1945. They couple were members of the First Church of the Nazarene in Hutchinson.

Floyd was employed as a Shipping & receiving clerk for EMP in Hutchinson between 1946 and 1968. Both Floyd and Fern are buried at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas

Floyd and Fern had a son.


David Reid born December 3, 1946 died July 4, 1968

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno county, KS and died in Vietnam. David was a US Marine - Lance Corporal, USMC, Green Beret in Vietnam War. He began his tour of duty November 12, 1967.181 Killed by hostile fire182 during an enemy ambush.)



Generation 7

John Samuel Guy Nelson

Son of Lura and Tom Nelson. Born June 18, 1908 in Raymond, Rice County, Kansas and died in November 23, 1945 in Rice County, Kansas. Married Fern Adelaide Halloway born December 19, 1915 in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska and died April 23, 1996 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. They were married on July 1, 1934. Fern’s parents were Mae Belle Tyson and Walter Clyde Halloway.

John Samuel was known to friends and family as Guy. He served in the US Navy in the rank of Seaman First Class during World War II. He was killed in an automobile accident.

Guy and Fern had two children.


Eileen Fern born December 30, 1936


Walter Guy born July 5, 1939



Generation 8

Eileen Fern Nelson Henrickson

Daughter of Guy and Fern Nelson. Born December 30, 1936 in Hoisington, Barton County, Kansas. Married Everett Leroy Hendrickson born June 20, 1930 in Little River, Rice County, Kansas and died January 30, 2001 in Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, Barton, Kansas. They were married on June 18, 1953. Everett was a Truck Driver with Graves Truck Lines, Hutchinson. He served in the US Army in Korea during the Korean War. He died as a result of a heart attack.

They had three children.


Guy Russell born July 12, 1955


Leanne born May 7, 1957

(Married Vily Arlen Guidroz born January 12, 1958 on December 20, 1980.)


Gregory Wayne born April 30, 1959



Generation 9

Guy Russell Hendrickson

Son of Eileen and Everett Henderickson. Born July 12, 1955 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Gaynota Lynne Shuff born February 22, 1959. Married December 31, 1984.

They had two children both born in Hutchinson.


Aaron Leroy born September 26, 1987


Tessa Lynne born June 5, 1992



Generation 9

Gregory Wayne Hendrickson

Son of Eileen and Everett Henderickson. Born April 30, 1959 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Constance Lynne Roach born September 17, 1958. They were married on December 9, 1979. They had three children all born in Hutchinson.


Shawn Michael Roach born February 5, 1979


Jeffery Wayne born February 26, 1981


Nicholas Grady born September 3, 1983



Generation 8

Walter Guy Nelson

Son of Guy and Fern Nelson. Born July 5, 1939 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Sandra Sue Hoobler born August 18, 1943 in Neodeasha, Wilson County, Kansas. Married June 5, 1965 in Neodeasha, Wilson County, Kansas.

Their two children are:


Angela Sue born September 12, 1969

(Married Daren Orender.)


Cynthia Reid born December 2, 1972



Generation 7

Doris Pearl Nelson Cooper

Daughter of Lura and Tom Nelson. Born June 12, 1910 in Geneso, Rice County, Kansas and died July 13, 1967 in Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Adelbert Lounzol Cooper Sr. born August 13, 1908 in Ashland, Kansas and died December 4, 1991 in McAllen, Hidalgo County, Texas. Married on November 17, 1929 in Burton, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Adelbert was known to friends and family as Del. Doris received the Certificate of Merit from American Red Cross signed by President Roosevelt. The first certificate of this kind to be awarded in Kansas, May 20, 1943, for saving a drowning child one week after completing her first aid training. She could play the piano and violin by ear. She also liked to can vegetables from her garden.183

Del worked for Senator Whitman on his ranch before getting married. Worked for the railroad early in his marriage. Drove for Santa Fe Trailways in 1938 and drove a bus for Continental Trailways at a later date. He was a member of the Teamster Union, Ayrshire Breeders Association of Hutchinson, Kansas. The family moved to Tyler, Texas in 1978. Upon retirement they became snowbirds returning north every spring. After Doris’ death in 1967 Del remarried in 1981 to Nane Martin.

Both Doris and Del are buried at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

Their seven children are:


Leona May born October 17, 1930 died October 17, 1930


Josephine Pearl born January 18, 1932


Nelson Ray Adelbert born February 1934


Roy Don Eugene born March 19, 1936


Adelbert Lounzol, Jr. born May 27, 1937 died January 15, 1994

(Died in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. Married Marilyn Joyce Granon.)


Doris Darlene born September 1, 1938 died November 16, 1978


Kay Charlene born June 27, 1941



Generation 8

Josephine Pearl Cooper Heller

Daughter of Doris and Del Cooper. Born January 18, 1932 in Hoisington, Barton County, Kansas. Known to friends and family as Jo. Married Richard Dean Heller born 1930. Known as Dick he was a welder and fireman. He served in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1954.

Her sister Kay wrote the following of Jo.

Jo is good at decorating a house, crafts, and coordinating a wardrobe. She cans her own vegetables. She worked as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell in Hutchinson and was an insurance agent for many years in Wichita, Kansas.”

Richard and Josephine, 1982


They had three children.


Audie Dean born 1952

(Married Linda Sue Stephens born 1949.)


Michael Duane born 1954

(Married Mary Elizabeth Quirk born 1954.)


Linda Kay born 1961

(Married Larry Wayne Deckard born 1963.)



Generation 9

Audie Dean Heller

Son of Josie and Richard Heller. Born 1952. Married Linda Sue Stephens born 1949. Their three children are:


Heather Dawn born 1973

(Married Claude Gene Gray.)


Hayley Caye born 1977

(Married ____ Depew.)


Breck born 1979



Generation 10

Heather Dawn Heller Gray

Daughter of Audie and Linda Heller. Born 1973. Married Claude Gene Gray. They have a daughter.


Ashley Michelle born 1993



Generation 10

Hayley Caye Heller Depew

Daughter of Audie and Linda Heller. Born 1977. Married ____ Depew. They have a daughter.


Dakiree born 1999



Generation 9

Michael Duane Heller

Son of Josie and Richard Heller. Born 1954. Married Mary Elizabeth Quirk born 1954. Their three children are:


Douglas born 1978


Jessica born 1980

(Married Larry ____.)


Richard Dean, Jr. born 1983



Generation 10

Richard Dean Heller Jr.

Son of Michael and Mary Heller. Born 1983. Has a son with his girlfriend.


Wesley Dean born 2001




Generation 9

Linda Kay Heller Deckard

Daughter of Josie and Richard Heller. Born 1961. Married Larry Wayne Deckard born 1963. They have two children.


McKayla Genise born 1989


McKenna Caye born 1993



Generation 8

Nelson Ray Adelbert Cooper

Son of Doris and Del Cooper. Born February 1934 in Hoisington, Barton County, Kansas. Married Vivian Eileen Murphy born February 22, 1937 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married on October 12, 1957 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas and later divorced.



They have a son.


Konard Ray born May 27, 1960


Remarried Arlene Jane Curley born May 19, 1943. Married on December 20, 1962 and divorced August 23, 1978 in Catoosa County, Georgia. They had three children.


Dennis Jon born March 27, 1964 died August 2, 1984

(Born in New York City, Queens County, New York. Died in Burnswich, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Married Lisa Leavitte.)


Kevin born September 26, 1965


Donna Jean born November 12, 1966

(Married Wesley “Bud” Dickerson.)


Remarried Bobby Faye Mitchell born August 15, 1937 in Fyffe, Dekalb County, Alabama. Married on December 26, 1978 in Trenton, Dade County, Georgia.



Generation 9

Konard Ray Cooper

Son of Nelson and Vivian Cooper. Born May 27, 1960. Wife unknown. They have a son.


Douglas born unknown



Generation 9

Kevin Cooper

Son of Nelson and Arlene Cooper. Born September 26, 1965 in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Married Christina ____. They have a daughter.


Dixie Lee born January 4, 1985

(Born in FL.)



Generation 9

Donna Jean Cooper Dickerson

Daughter of Nelson and Arlene Cooper. Born November 12, 1966 in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Married Wesley “Bud” Dickerson. They have two children.


Dawn Marie born December 4, 1983


Denise Noelle born December 2, 1985




Generation 8

Roy Don Eugene Cooper

Son of Doris and Del Cooper. Born March 19, 1936 in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas. Married Elfreda Maria Carlson born May 6, 1942 in Vienna, Austria. Married on October 11, 1958 in Silver Bay, Lake County, Minnesota and divorced in 1960.

They have a daughter.


Cynthia Theresa born December 13, 1959

(Married Dennis Olson.)


Roy remarried to Wanda Mae Speegle born June 13, 1936 in Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas and died July 9, 1989 in Chandler, Smith County, Texas of cancer. Married on November 24, 1965 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. They had a daughter.


Shelli Denise born December 27, 1977


After the death of his wife Wanda Roy remarried to Barbara Cantrell on December 15, 1990 at Mt. Zion Church in Texas. Divorced in 1991. They had no children.


Roy’s 4th wife was Christine Correra born in September 18, 1945 in Hays, Ellis County, Kansas. Married on August 8, 1992 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas and divorced January 27, 1993 in Smith County, Texas. They had no children.


Roy’s 5th wife was Alana ____. Married on January 15, 2002. They had no children.



Generation 9

Cynthia Theresa Cooper Olson

Daughter of Roy and Elfreda Cooper. Born December 13, 1959 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Dennis Olson. They have two children.


Carly born June 11, 1980


Derrick born May 27, 1985



Generation 8

Adelbert Lounzol Cooper Jr.

Son of Doris and Del Cooper. Born May 27, 1937 in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas and died January 15, 1994 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Marilyn Joyce Granon on August 31, 1958 in Sterling, Rice County, Kansas. He is buried at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.



They had four children.


Scott David born September 25, 1960

(Married Gwen Renee Reimer.)


Steve Douglas born April 18, 1961


Stuart Dane born May 9, 1964

(Married Lisa ____.)


Starla Diane born April 14, 1965



Generation 9

Stuart Dane Cooper

Son of Del Jr. and Joyce Cooper. Born May 9, 1964 in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas. Occupation: Social Rehabilitative Services, Wichita, Kansas. Married Lisa ____.

They had two sons.


Brandon Kyle born December 4, 1995

(Born in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.)


Bryce Kaleb born April 27, 2000

(Born in Pittsburgh, Crawford County, Kansas.)



Generation 8

Doris Darlene Cooper O’Neal

Daughter of Doris and Del Cooper. Born September 1, 1938 in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas and died November 16, 1978 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. In 1970 Doris was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. This condition eventually lead to her death. She was buried November 20, 1978 at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married George Edward O’Neal born October 24, 1933 on June 9, 1957 at Peniel Nazarene Church, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. George worked for the Water Sanitation Department, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. George had worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas from 1957- 1961 until he was laid off.



Doris and George’s Family in 1970


The following wedding announcement ran in the Hutchinson News on June 9, 1957.


In a 3 p.m. ceremony today in Peniel Church of the Nazarene, Darlene D. Cooper, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. L. Cooper, RFD 1, will become the bride of George E. O'Neal, son of Mrs. Phil Smith, 129 East E.

Peach gladioli will decorate the church and Rev. Claude G. White will officiate. Music will be given by Mildred Hammer and Harriett L. Tabor.

The wedding party: Mrs. Edmond Norris, Wichita, sister of the bridegroom; bridesmaid; Mr. Norris, Best man; A.L. cooper., brother of the bride, and Jackie McHaley, ushers; Audie Heller, ring bearer; Cathy Smith, flower girl.

The bride will carry red roses on a white bible and she will wear a gown of nylon and tulle, pink silk lace over taffeta will be worn by her attendant who will carry white daisies.

The bride's sisters, Kay Cooper and Mrs. R. D. Heller, and the bridegroom's sister Mrs. Tom Daines, will assist at the reception.

The bridegroom is employed by Boeing in Wichita where they will live. George & Darlene were married in the Peniel Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson, Kansas.



Their five children are:


Teresa Louise born March 19, 1958


Sarah Lea born February 11, 1960


Sally Ann born September 3, 1961


Jenny Sue born December 22, 1964


Ryan Dale born August 8, 1967 died August 1, 1998

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas and died in Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Married LaDonna Kay Meier Born 1969. He was a truck driver. Cause of death: Multiple organ failure, Heparin induced, thrombocardopenia with thrombosis.)

Doris and George’s daughters, Teresa, Sara, Sally, and Jenny



Generation 9

Teresa Louise O’Neal Showalter

Daughter of Doris and George O’Neal. Born March 19, 1958 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Married Lowell Doyle Showalter born June 15, 1956. Married April 23, 1976 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas and divorced in 1986.

Teresa played the Cello in grade school. Her occupation is listed as IB Packing supervisor, Dodge City, Kansas. Her company moved her to Illinois on March 15, 2001.


They had three children.


Amy Christine born May 3, 1977


Marc Anthony born November 12, 1978


Bradley Wayne born July 26, 1980



Generation 10

Amy Christine Showalter Pauda

Daughter of Tereasa and Lowell Showalter. Born May 3, 1977 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Albert Felan Pauda born September 8, 1966 in Texas. Married on March 25, 1995 in Lakin, Kearny County, Kansas. They have two children.


Albert Matthew born September 15, 1996


Rachel Nicole born September 8, 1999

(Born in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.)



Generation 9

Sarah Lea O’Neal Griffith Crowe

Daughter of Doris and George O’Neal. Born February 11, 1960 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Married Steven Eugene Griffith Jr. born January 7, 1960 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married March 28, 1976 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas and later divorced. They had a son.


Steven Eugene, Jr. born August 5, 1976

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


Sarah partnered with Joe Nathan Crowe and had a daughter.


Jessica Renee born March 22, 1983

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


Partnered with Paul Yoder in 1986. Paul later died. They have twins. The twins were adopted by an Amish family in Yoder, Reno County, Kansas


Michelle Darlene born August 20, 1987


Morgan Jeaninne born August 20, 1987



Generation 10

Jessica Renee Crowe

Daughter of Sara and Joe Crowe. Born March 22, 1983. She has a daughter. No information available on the father.


Serenity born May 12, 1999

(Born in Denver, Arapahoe County, CO.)



Generation 9

Sally Ann O’Neal Dilli

Daughter of Doris and George O’Neal. Born September 3, 1961 in Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Partnered with Reggie Stroh. Relationship ended.

One child was born to them.


David Lamar born May 28, 1979

(Married Jana Sue Troyer.)


Domestic Partner Carl Eugene Flenoid Brown born March 19, 1936. Relationship ended in 1998. This relationship produced six children.


Cheriquita Denise born June 12, 1980

(Married Robert (Bobby) Maloun.)


Sofia Renee born June 19, 1981

(Married Ross Lewis Duane Mayes born 1981.)


Antonio Luciano born May 21, 1982


Carlos Eugeno born May 21, 1982


Elizabeth Darlene born 1984


Channah Nicole born 1994


Married Kevin Dilli born 1967. They have a daughter.


Corree LeAnne born 2000



Generation 10

Cheriquita Denise O’Neal Maloun

Daughter of Sally Ann O’Neal and Carl Brown. Born June 12, 1980 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Robert (Bobby) Maloun on May 10, 2000.

They have a daughter.


Shiann Sky born August 11, 2000

(Born in Newton, Harvey County, Ks.)



Generation 10

Sofia Renee O’Neal Mayes

Daughter of Sally Ann O’Neal and Carl Brown. Born June 19, 1981 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Ross Lewis Duane Mayes born October 21, 1981 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

They have a daughter.


Mikaela Lynn born May 5, 2000

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)



Generation 10

Antonio Luciano O’Neal

Son of Sally Ann O’Neal and Carl Brown. Born May 21, 1982 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Connie Catherine McMurphy born April 18, 1978 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. They have a daughter.


Alysha Jayden born July 12, 2000

(Born in Lyons, Ellsworth County, Kansas.)



Generation 10

Carlos Eugeno O’Neal

Son of Sally Ann O’Neal and Carl Brown. Born May 21, 1982 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Brianna Barkley.

They have a son.


Adondrae Jamahl born March 1, 2002

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)




Generation 9

Jenny Sue O’Neal Ridge Dilbeck Porting

Daughter of Doris and George O’Neal. Born December 22, 1964 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Clifford Gene Ridge born May 27, 1962 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married on September 4, 1982 at First Baptist Church, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas and divorced August 12, 1988 in Hutchinson.

They had two children.


Curtis Wayne born January 24, 1983

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


Dena Maria born September 21, 1984

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


Remarried to Larry Eugene Dilbeck and later divorced. Her 3rd marriage was to Ronnie Dee Porting born 1964.




Generation 8

Kay Charlene Cooper Wilmot

Daughter of Doris and Del Cooper. Born June 27, 1941 at Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas. Married Ralph William Wilmot born November 3, 1935 in Scott Township, Pennsylvania and died October 28, 1996 in Lytle, Atascosa Co. Texas. Married on July 16, 1960 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Ralph served in the USAF from 1955 until 1975. USAF, T/Sgt Ret., Service# 11305641. He was a plumber from 1975 until his death in 1996. He is buried at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas.

Their five children are:


Randy Lee born January 17, 1961


Evelyn Pearl born November 29, 1961

(Born at Lackland, AFB, Bexar, Texas. Ismael Jesus Godina and Kay Marie Wilmot lived with their Aunt Evie most of their life as foster children.)


Marcia Renee born July 3, 1964


James William born December 9, 1968 died July 12, 1995

(Born at Plattsburgh, AFB, New York. Died in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. Buried July 18, 1995 at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.)


Sidney Guy born February 9, 1970

(Born at Plattsburgh, AFB, New York. Suffers from several medical problems. Asthma, Scoliosis, Stryders, ESRD, Kidney Transplant, Degenerative Arthritis)


Children of Kay & Ralph Wilmot

Left: 1996 Randy, Sidney (above), Marcia (below), and Evelyn. Right: James William Class of ‘88



Generation 9

Randy Lee Wilmot

Son of Kay and Ralph Wilmot. Born January 17, 1961 in Travis AFB, Salano, California. Married Lugene Dale Stephens born January 27, 1955 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio. Married March 31, 1984. Randy served in the US Marine Corp 1979 until 1983. USMC, Lance Corprol, Flt 3078, M Co., 3rd Btn., RTR MCRD, San Diego, California. Occupation 2002, Truck driver and construction worker.

They have two children.


Racheal Nicole born September 27, 1983


Christopher Lee born May 5, 1986


Rachael and Christopher in 2001



Generation 9

Marcia Renee Wilmot Godina Prince

Daughter of Kay and Ralph Wilmot. Born July 3, 1964 at Robins AFB, Houston, Georgia. She had a daughter with Johnny Jose Tamez Jr. born October 29, 1963 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She is:


Kay Marie born December 25, 1981


Married Ismael Cardenas Godina born January 2, 1958 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Married August 18, 1984. Divorced January 12, 1993.

They had 2 children.


Ismael Jesus born December 26, 1984


Jessica May born May 7, 1986


Remarried Aubrey Bernard Prince born October 13, 1953. Married on September 3, 1993.



Generation 7

Hattie Bernece Nelson Cooper

Daughter of Lura and Tom Nelson. Born September 27, 1911 in Geneso, Rice County, Kansas and died May 28, 1988 in Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Lannard Lee Cooper born July 11, 1911 in Ashland, Clark County, Kansas and died April 20, 1980 in Hutchinson. They were married October 7, 1929 in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas. Hattie was a homemaker and 50-year resident of Hutchinson. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and HDU.

Lannard was Del Cooper’s brother. Del was married to Hattie’s sister Doris. His parents were Ida May Koach and Clifford Allen Cooper. He had been employed by Krause Plow Company and at one time had been a Pig Farmer.

Hattie and Lannard were Baptists. Both are buried at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

Their children are:


Lura Lee born July 11, 1930


Anita Jean born October 31, 1932 died July 14, 1994

(Born in Raymond, Rice, County KS and died in Hutchinson, Rice County, KS. Married Clinton Barnes on December 13, 1950 in McPherson, Ks. Buried at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.


Kenneth Richard born May 13, 1935 died September 24, 1996


Ruby Louise born August 20, 1941 died April 7, 1943

(Born in Raymond. Rice County, KS and died in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS. She was killed in an auto accident. Buried at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Ks. On April 10, 1943.)


Edward Dean born September 23, 1943

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Anne Meade Eisminger on July 7, 1963 at the Park Place Christian Church in Hutchinson. No known children.)


Ronald Duane born October 19, 1945



Generation 8

Lura Lee Cooper Bryan

Daughter of Hattie and Lannard Cooper. Born July 11, 1930 in Raymond, Rice County, Kansas. Married Charles Bryan Jr. on July 17, 1948 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

They had three children.


Rita Sharon born unknown


Janice Lynn born unknown


Charla born 1955

(It is known she has a daughter but nothing in addition to that.)



Generation 8

Anita Jean Cooper McHaley Barnes

Daughter of Hattie and Lannard Cooper. Born October 31, 1932 in Raymond, Rice County, Kansas and died July 14, 1994 in Hutchinson. Married Jack Lavon McHaley born in 1930. They married December 13, 1950 in McPherson, Kansas. They had two children.


Jack Leon born unknown


Belenda born unknown


Anita was also married to Clinton Barnes but it is unknown whether this was before or after her marriage to Jack McHaley. There are no known children from this marriage.



Generation 9

Belenda McHaley Collins

Daughter of Anita and Jack McHaley. Birth date and place unknown. Married ____ Collins. They had a son.


Dustin born 1973



Generation 8

Kenneth Richard Cooper

Son of Hattie and Lannard Cooper. Born May 13, 1935 in Raymond, Rice County, Kansas and died September 24, 1996 in Hutchinson. Married Janet Kay Stewart on November 11, 1955. They since divorced.

Their three children are:


Winona born unknown


Keri born unknown


Bret born unknown



Generation 8

Ronald Duane Cooper

Son of Hattie and Lannard Cooper. Born October 19, 1945 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Linda Jo Gamble on July 21, 1967 at the Free Methodist Church in Hutchinson. Ron served in the US Air Force, ser. 3 17723749, 3411th CMR2, Keesler AFB, Mississippi.

They had three children.


Darin born May 1968


Jaime born September 25, 1978


Jamie born May 15, 1979




Generation 6

Harry Alva Teater

Son of John and Virginia Teater. Born October 16, 1887 in Bazine, Ness County, Kansas and died July 5, 1962 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas. Harry served in the US Army as a Private in Quartermaster Corps., during World War II. Married Jennie Francis Carter born August 13, 1893 in Ellsworth County, Kansas and died May 7, 1916 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas. They were married on October 30, 1912 in Ellsworth County, Kansas.

Jennie died from burns received when a kerosene stove exploded. She was only 27 years old.

The following is her obituary:


Mrs. Harry A. Teater

Jeannie Francis Carter was born near Geneseo, Kansas, August 30, 1893 and departed this life at her home in Geneseo, Sunday May 7, 1916; aged twenty-seven years eight months and seven days

She was united in marriage to Harry A. Teater on the 30th day of October, 1912. To this union one child. a boy, was born, who with the father is left to morn the untimely death.

She was of a cheerful disposition and her life was a blessing and a benediction to many. Hers was a Happy home, and many are the friends who can testify to the truthfulness of this statement.

The funeral was held at the Methodist Church, Rev. Byers preaching the funeral sermon, which was a wonderful and sweet tribute to the wife and mother. The body was laid to rest in the Geneseo Cemetery.


Death rides on every passing breeze,

And Lurkes in every flower;

Each season has its own disease,

Its peril every hour

-Heber


Harry and Jennie had one son.


Gerald Leon born April 20, 1914 died January 14, 2001



Generation 7

Gerald Leon Teater

Son of Harry and Jennie Teater. Born April 20, 1914 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas and died January 14, 2001 in Hutchinson Hospital ER., Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married LoRee Claricy Buckbee born October 12, 1923 in Pollard Community, Rice County, Kansas. Gerald was known to friends and family as Shorty. He attended Kansas State University for one semester. He was a member of the American Legion, Geneseo, Kansas. Military Honors by Ft. Riley Honor Guard. From June 1959 until he retired in 1978 Shorty worked for Consolidated Rebuilders, as a mechanic and welder. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, in Hutchinson, Kansas.

He suffered from Alzheimer’s and died of Respiratory Arrest.

Shorty and LoRee had three children.


Sheryl Elain born January 21, 1952


Linda Louise born February 13, 1953


Jerry Lee born September 29, 1955



Generation 8

Sheryl Elain Teater Self

Daughter of Gerald (Shorty) and LoRee Teater. Born January 21, 1952 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. Married Orval C. Self on March 27, 1970. Sheryl works at Lowens, rebuilding screens.

She and her husband have two children.


Kevin Michael born October 20, 1973


Dennis Wayne born August 7, 1976



Generation 9

Kevin Michael Self

Son of Sheryl and Orval Self. Born October 20, 1973 in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas. Married Kristine Porter on August 5, 1991 and later divorced.

They had a daughter.


Brittany Nicole born February 1996


Kevin partnered with Kelli Teater to have a daughter.


Michaela Jade born February 1998



Generation 8

Linda Louise Teater Zelenka Burns Leonard

Daughter of Gerald (Shorty) and LoRee Teater. Born February 13, 1953 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. Married Ronald Zelenkain 1973. They had no children.

Linda remarried to ____ Burns in 1984 and had a daughter. They are now divorced.


Jenny born November 3, 1984

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno County, KS.)


Linda’s third marriage was to Richard Leonard in 1985. They had a son.


Benjamin Arthur born February 22, 1986 died 1986

(Born in Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS.)


Linda works for Sterling Bank, Sterling, Rice, Kansas.



Generation 8

Jerry Lee Teater

Daughter of Gerald (Shorty) and LoRee Teater. Born September 29, 1955 in Ellsworth, Kansas. Married Marsha Elaine Bonham born February 5, 1953. They were married on May 5, 1980 at Westside Baptist Church, Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas.

They had four children all born in Hutchinson, Kansas.


Thomas Ashley born June 22, 1982

(May 30, 2000 US Army, Fort Benning Georgia.)


Danielle born December 23, 1983


Malcolm born July 4, 1986


Jeffery born January 13, 1987



Generation 6

Gladys Inez Teater Reynolds

Daughter of John and Virginia Teater. Born February 10, 1892 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas and died 1961 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. Married Elmer Oaks Reynolds born April 7, 1887 in Ellsworth, Kansas and died October 9, 1951 in Topeka, Kansas. They were married on August 7, 1909 in Ellsworth. Both are buried at Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo, Rice, Kansas.

They had ten children.


Helen Geneva born July 25, 1910 died December 26, 1994


Roy Everett born March 23, 1912 died May 14, 1990184

(Born Geneseo, Rice, KS and died in Great Bend, Barton, KS.)


Francis Orville born November 3, 1913 died October 19, 1990


Claude Elmer born November 7, 1915 died June 26, 1982


Alfred Carl born February 11, 1918 died December 30, 1986


Earl Eugene born May 19, 1920 died April 14, 1997185


Homer Leon born June 9, 1922


Donald Richard Elmer born July 30, 1924


Virginia Marie born May 26, 1927


George Dean born May 28, 1930



Generation 7

Helen Geneva Reynolds Garber

Daughter of Gladys and Elmer Reynolds. Born July 25, 1910 in Geneseo, Rice County, Kansas and died December 26, 1994 in Lyons, Rice County, Kansas. Married Chester "Chick" Winford Garber born May 19, 1900 in Little River, Kansas and died January 13, 1994 in Sandstone Heights, Little River, Rice County, Kansas. They were married April 4, 1931 in Lyons, Kansas.

Both are buried at Bean Cemetery, Little River, Kansas.


The Monitor-Journal, Jan 20, 1994, Little River, Ks.


Chester W. Garber

Chester W. "Chick" Garber, 93, Lyons, Kan., died Thursday, Jan 13, 1994 at Sundance Heights Nursing Home, Little River.

He was born May 19, 1900 in Little River, the son of John L. and Hannah [Margaret] Saylor Garber, and married Helen Reynolds at Lyons April 4, 1931. A Lyons resident since 1976, having lived most of his life in the Little River, he was a retired mechanic and a former employee of Boeing Aircraft, Wichita.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, Dean, Enid and Eugene, Lyons; a daughter, Louise Johnson, Little River; a brother Paul, Grand Junction, Colo; and four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, Jan 15, at the Sillin Funeral Home, Lyons, the Rev. Bill Best officiating. Burial was in the Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River.

Memorials may be made to the Sandstone Heights Nursing Home.


The Monitor-Journal, Jan 3, 1995, Little River, Ks.


Helen Geneva Garber

Helen Geneva Garber passed away Monday, December 26, 1994, at her home in Lyons at the age of 84.

Born July 25, 1910, in Geneseo to Elmer O. and Gladys I. Teater Reynolds she married Chester W. Garber on April 4, 1931, He died January 13, 1994.

She had lived in Lyons since 1976 and was a former resident of Little River. She was a retired telephone operator, waitress and employee of Stansel Dry Cleaners, all in Little River.

She was a member of the Congregational Church and the American Legion Auxiliary since 1948, both in Little River.

Survivors are two sons, Dean of Enid, Okla., and Eugene of Lyons; a daughter, Louise Johnson of Little River; four brothers, Earl Reynolds of Canyon, Texas, Richard "Don" Reynolds of Wichita, George Reynolds of Derby and Homer Reynolds of Enid, Okla.; a sister Virginia Unruh of Cassoday; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The funeral was Wednesday, December 28, at Sillin Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Brooks officiating. Burial was in Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River.

A memorial fund has been started for Park Place, in care of the funeral home.


Helen and Chick had three children.


Chester Dean born January 7, 1934 died April 6, 2000

(Born in Little River, KS and died in Enid, Garfield, OK. Married Judy Mae Storm born January 6, 1942 in Michell, South Dakota. Married November 22, 1959 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.)


Helen Louise born February 2, 1936


Roy Eugene born February 12, 1940



Generation 8

Helen Louise Garber Johnson

Daughter of Helen and Chick Garber. Born February 2, 1936 in Little River, Rice County, Kansas. Married Arthur Godfrey Johnson, Jr. born September 28, 1929 in Little River, Kansas. They were married December 27, 1953 in Little River. Arthur’s parents were Arthur Godfrey Johnson Sr. and Stella Irene Fortner Johnson.

Helen and Arthur had two children.


Deanna Louise born September 9, 1954


Cari Lynne born November 16, 1958



Generation 9

Deanna Louise Johnson Leach

Daughter of Helen and Arthur Johnson. Born September 9, 1954 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Married Dale Leonard Leach born June 17, 1953 in McPherson, Kansas. They were married on May 31, 1974 in Little River, Rice County, Kansas.

They had two children both born in McPherson, Kansas.


Danita Michelle born January 17, 1978


Dirk Ryan born December 23, 1981



Generation 9

Cari Lynne Johnson Tipton

Daughter of Helen and Arthur Johnson. Born November 16, 1958 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Married Monte Lewis Tipton born April 2, 1950 in McPherson, Kansas. They were married on May 23, 1981 in McPherson, Kansas. They had two children both born in McPherson.


Chase Whitney born October 7, 1983


Alisa RheAnn born March 29, 1985



Generation 5

William Samuel Teater

Son of Susannah and Cyrus Teater. Born January 14, 1852 and died on November 1, 1901 in Lucas County, [Oklahoma186]. Married Mary Eliza Law born June 27, 1853 in Virginia. Married January 7, 1875 in Appanoose County, Iowa.

To them were born three children. Their names are:


Irene born unknown died August 10, 1903

(Known as Rena. Died in Croydon, Wayne Co., IA. Married Ralph Sherod.)


Walter Alman born 1879 died 1950

(Married Winona C. Mackey born 1883 in IA and died 1951 in Lucas County, IA. Married circa 1904. They had 1 known daughter. No information is available on her.)


Ora Lee born unknown died unknown



Generation 5

Henry B. Teater

Son of Susannah and Cyrus Teater. Born December 6, 1853 and died February 19, 1923 in Douglas County, Roseburg187, Oregon. Married Mary McCoy on February 8, 1880 in Appanoose County, Iowa188.

The couple had three children.


Ray


Edna


Everett



Generation 5

Rachael Margaret Teater Elam

Daughter of Susannah and Cyrus Teater. Born April 29, 1856 and died June 8, 1930. Married Martin J. Elam born July 14, 1840 in Bond County, Illinois and died 1911 in Appanoose County, Iowa. Married September 23, 1889 in Appanoose County, Iowa. Martin’s parents were Joel E. Elam and Frances Smith Elam. Martin was previously married to Harriet Cross (born 1836 in Monongalia County, Virginia) and had a daughter with her. It is believed Harriet passed away and Rachael raised the child.

Martin and Harriet’s daughter’s name is:


Dara Ann189



Generation 5

Sylvester McCalester Teater

Son of Susannah and Cyrus Teater. Born March 31, 1858 and died January 25, 1918. Married Jane Dixon on February 27, 1883. Three children were born to them.


Veda


Lennie


Elmer



Generation 5

Eleanor Elizabeth Teater Bartlett

Daughter of Susannah and Cyrus Teater. Born March 6, 1860 and died in 1935. Eleanor is buried in Wayne County, Iowa. Married John Brown Bartlett on December 7, 1879. To them were born three children. They are:


Frank


Allie J.


James



Generation 5

Calvin Sheridan Teater

Son of Susannah and Cyrus Teater. Born February 3, 1867 and died June 1, 1945. Calvin is buried in Concord Cemetery in Griffinsville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Married Dora Ann Elam on April 10, 1888. Dora’s parents were Martin Elam and Harriett Cross (Dora Ann's mother was a Cross Indian from Downs, Kansas.)

The couple had five children.


Burr born December 21, 1888 died January 1975


Isabel Lee190 born July 17, 1890 died March 8, 1992

(Known as Belle. Married Willis Robertson. They had a son, Lawrence (deceased). Married Dennis Walsh. Dennis Walsh died in 1973. They lost their only son at birth. She was a retired schoolteacher.)


A stillborn son - unnamed


Martin Merle born August 7, 1901 died April 4, 1981


Hall James191 born September 3, 1903 died April 15, 1988

(Known to friends and family as Jim. He lived and died in Temple City, Los Angeles County, CA. Never married.)



Generation 6

Burr Teater192

Son of Calvin and Dora Teater. Born December 21, 1888 and died January 1975 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa193. Married Leta Morlan born April 26, 1898 in Appanoose County, Iowa and died June 6, 1997 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa194.

Leta’s father was William Elijah Lafayette Morlan born in Putnam County, Indiana, on November 9, 1849, and died April 22, 1928 in Appanoose County, Iowa. Her mother was Eunice Freeman who died August 10, 1907. Lafe and Eunice were married December 19, 1872. Leta’s parents are buried in Jones Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa. Burr and Leta are buried in Concord Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa.

They had six children.


Harl Lafeyette born March 1, 1917 died October 5, 1997


Marylin Burrleta born June 29, 1930


Ardys Calvin195 born January 15, 1919 died November 20, 1985


Charlotte born June 2, 1928


Alyn J. born November 1, 1932

(Middle name is just initial.)


Eunice Joan born November 18, 1936



Generation 7

Harl Lafeyette Teater196

Son of Burr and Leta Teater. Born March 1, 1917 in Iowa and died October 5, 1997 in Centerville, Iowa. Married Oma Lovell Buck197 born October 8, 1922 and died March 1978 in Centerville, Iowa. Harl served in the US Navy during World War II in the submarine corps. After he left the Navy he was employed by the ISU the electric company in Iowa at that time.

Harl and Oma had two sons.


Ronald Wayne born unknown

(Married Rebecca, known as Becky. They live in West Burlington, IA as of 2003. He is a schoolteacher . The couple has 3 adopted children from India.)


David born unknown



Generation 7

Marylin Burrleta Teater Condra

Daughter of Burr and Leta Teater. Born June 29, 1930. She retired from being a schoolteacher. Married Marvin Condra born 1931 in Centerville, Iowa. Marvin retired from being a Teamster. They lived in Utah for a while where their children were born. As of 2003, they were cattle farming in Unionville, Missouri.

They have two children.


Daniel born unknown


Jaynee born unknown



Generation 8

Daniel Condra

Son of Marylin and Marvin Condra. Birth date unknown. He is divorced with three children. No information available on his wife. Danny is a truck driver in Centerville, Iowa.


Amy Jennett born unknown

(Nicknamed “Pepper” married ____ Robinson.)


Dominic born unknown


Cassey born unknown

(Married Charles Henderson.)



Generation 8

Jaynee Condra Morehead

Daughter of Marylin and Marvin Condra. Birth date unknown. Married Randy Morehead. As of 2003 they were living in Oklahoma. They have two children.


Jeffery


Jennifer



Generation 7

Ardys Calvin Teater198

Son of Burr and Leta Teater. Born January 15, 1919 in Appanoose County, Iowa and died November 20, 1985 in Cupertino, Santa Clara County, California. He was career Navy. Married Josephine M. Zowada199 born July 22, 1922 and died May 19, 1999 in Granite Bay, Placer County, California.

They had two children.


Linda Marie born unknown

(Married Bohannon. Divorced.)


Gary born unknown

(Served in the Navy during WWII. As of 2003 he is a Computer engineer in CA. Married Diane. 2 daughters. No other information is known.)



Generation 7

Charlotte Teater Overturf

Daughter of Burr and Leta Teater. Born June 2, 1928 in Appanoose County, Iowa. She was a schoolteacher. Married Russell E. Overturf200 born March 11, 1928 and died November 24, 1973 in Harris County, Texas. Air Force WWII.

They had three daughters.


Rita Rosanne born unknown

(Married ____ Lewis. They have 2 sons and a daughter. As of 2002 they live in TX.)


Susan born unknown

(Married ____ Botkin. As of 2002 they resided in TX.)


Kathleen Marie201 born September 6, 1957 died April 21, 1979

(Died in Harris County Texas and is buried in Moravia, IA.)



Generation 7

Alyn J. Teater202

Son of Burr and Leta Teater. Born November 1, 1932 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Married Elinor Linda DeVore. Alyn served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He served aboard the USS Orion AS18.203 See a World War II shot of the Orion. Or another of the Orion from above.

As of 2002 he and his wife were still living in Centerville.


They had two children.


Mark Alyn born September 29, 1970

(Advertising at local radio station.)


Marsha Eleanor born September 14, 1973

(College Student. Truman University, Kirksville, MO.)



Generation 7

Eunice Joan Teater Eberman

Daughter of Burr and Leta Teater. Born November 18, 1936 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Married Charles Arthur Eberman and later divorced. As of 2002 she was living in Davenport, Iowa.

They had three children.


Barbara Ann born unknown


Dennis born unknown

(He was married and later divorced. They had a child named Charles who was born circa 1986.)


Steve born unknown

(He was known to be single and living in Iowa in 2002.)



Generation 6

Martin Merle Teater

Son of Calvin and Dora Teater. Born August 7, 1901 and died April 4, 1981 in Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois204. Married Bessie May Taylor205 born January 20, 1903 and died October 1978 in Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois. They were married on June 11, 1934. Both are buried in Concord Cemetery in Griffinsville, Appanoose County, Iowa.

They had four children.


Laura Jacquelyn born unknown died unknown

(Married and has children. Nothing else is known.)


George Calvin born unknown died unknown

(Moved to CA. Never married.)


Ava Amy born unknown

(Married. May have lived in Des Moines, IA.)


James Edward born unknown









The David Henry Garber

Family



Generation 4

David Henry Garber

Son of John and Sarah Garber. Born August 7, 1829 and died May 22, 1889 in Canon City, Colorado.206 Married Rebecca Burkhart207 on February 22208, 1854. David Henry was married for a second time to Elizabeth Ellen Winder born February 10, 1849 and died April 1922. They married on August 29, 1866. In the 1880 US Census David listed his occupation as a carpenter.

The couple had one child.


Sarah Elizabeth born November 21, 1870 died December 15, 1940



Generation 5

Sarah Elizabeth Garber Riggs

Daughter of David and Elizabeth Garber. Born November 21, 1870 and died December 15, 1940. Married Charles Millard Riggs, (July 15, 1856 - May 19, 1932), on March 4, 1890.

Nine children were born to this marriage.


Elstum Levi born December 12, 1880


Charles Wilbert born January 18, 1892


Theodore Oliver born April 23, 1893


Bessie Ellen born April 5, 1896


Margaret Eusebia born April 5, 1900


Hanna Cleoma born March 17, 1902


Elizabeth Eunice born unknown


John David born unknown died July 1983


Mary Ellen born unknown








The Samuel Albaugh Garber

Family



Generation 4

Samuel Albaugh Garber

Son of John and Sarah Garber. Born January 1, 1832 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania209 and died June 14, 1888 in Decatur Co., Iowa. Married Nancy Adaline Peebler born September 10, 1834 in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois and died May 21, 1910 in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa. They were married in 1853. Both are buried in Franklin Cemetery in Decatur County, Iowa.

Samuel was an ordained Elder serving the surrounding area of Franklin Church. He and his wife Nancy moved their family to Decatur County in 1855. They moved to land where an airport is presently located north of Leon, Iowa. The land was entered under the name of Michael Fair Peebler. Mr. Peebler’s two sons-in-law drew straws for the land as well as a farm in Union County. The farm was located northeast of Leon, Iowa, four miles northeast of Township 6925.

In the 1856 Iowa Census for Decatur County Samuel listed his occupation as “Farmer”. The family lived in a log house on the east side of the farm until they moved into a new frame house in 1870. In the 1860 US Census his occupation is listed as Farmer/Clergy, his property valued at $950, and personal assets of $350. In 1880 the US Census shows his sister Phoebe Evans, by then widowed, living with the family.210

Samuel was killed by lightning during a summer thunderstorm. He is buried in the Leon Cemetery. Bonus Materials: Samuel’s tombstone, Nancy’s tombstone Photos of the cemetery, and A History of the Brethren Church in Southern Iowa.

Decatur County Journal
June 2l, l888


KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
S.A. GARBER IS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND INSTANTLY KILLED WHILE ON THE ROAD HOME FROM LEON.


The community was startled on last Thursday afternoon when the news came announcing that Samuel A. Garber, of Center Township, had been killed by lightning.  At that time this vicinity was visited by a thunderstorm and shortly before the rain began to fall, Mr. Garber, in company with his daughter, Fannie, got into their buggy and started for home.  When near the Oscar Bran place, one and one-half miles northeast of Leon, a clap of thunder came, followed by a sharp flash of lightning which struck and instantly killed Mr. Garber.  He was thrown to the ground, leaving his daughter in the buggy, who was stunned by the shock, while the team commenced to run and would have probably done a great deal of damage to life and property had it not been for the timely assistance of Harve Rambo, who had stopped at the Bran place until after the storm.  He saw the team running at full speed up the road and going out, he succeeded in stopping them.  He at once proceeded to look after the lady in the buggy but was told to go and look after her father.  An investigation proved that he was dead, being killed by lightning striking him at the base of the brain, fracturing the skull, which of course, must have been instant death.  No other marks were visible.

Samuel A. Garber was an old settler in Decatur County and was one of the active, well-to-do farmers of Center Township, and was an Elder in the German Baptist Church for many years.  He has resided for many years at the present home of the family, three miles northeast of Leon and was at the time of death in his 57th year.  The funeral was held Saturday morning at l0 o'clock from the residence and was largely attended by friends from all over the county.  REV. Holder, of Batavia, conducted the ceremonies.  The remains were interred in the Franklin Township Cemetery.

His daughter, Fannie, who was in the buggy at the time of the accident, narrowly escaped the same fate as her father and though she was not killed, she did not entirely escape injury.  As soon as possible after the accident, Dr. W. Van Werden was sent for who pronounced her condition a serious one, but by the proper treatment she would recover. At this writing she is doing nicely.

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This next clipping was found at the bottom of an article announcing the opening of the new Leon, Iowa Brethren Church in 1914.


Decatur County Journal
October 29, l9l4


The work of the Brethren began in Decatur County in l856 when Elder Abraham Repiogie, of Appanoose County gathered together the members of the church at the village of Franklin and organized them into a church with William J. Stout, Samuel A. Garber and Harvey Spurlock as the ministers in charge. The charter members were Susan Hendricks, Jacob Sears and wife, Christ Heaston and wife, Jacob Heaston and wife, Samuel Sears, William Stout and wife, Harvey Spurlock and wife, Samuel Garber and wife, Jas. Ownesby and wife. The first communion was held at the home of Jas. Ownesby at Decatur City.

As long as they lived, Elders Stout and Garber went everywhere preaching the gospel with apostolic fervor according to the interpretation of the Brethren. As a result thirty years ago there was scarcely a person in the county but who had heard one of the elders preach, and adherents to the faith of the Brethren are to be found in every corner of the county.

The following are some of the places in Decatur County where they preached with some regularity at various times: Franklin M.E. Church, Franklin School, White Oak, Pleasant View, Whitehall, Bradney, Reynolds, McAlister, High Point, Kendall, Riddle, Beavers, West Eden, Welcome, Virnon Ridge, Jack Oak, Rauch, Decatur City, Stone, Foland, Westerville, Machlan, Wilson, Elm--mostly school houses. They also preached in Mercer, Nodaway, Harrison and other Missouri counties as well as almost every county in southern Iowa. This is an astonishing field of labor for these pioneer preachers who earned their living by farming. We gladly pay them the tribute of our admiration and praise.

The first Brethren Church was built in Decatur County in l874 at a point about six miles northeast of Leon where it still stands and is known as Franklin Church.

In l883 came the unfortunate division of the Brethren over the question largely of uniformity in religious garb. The liberal conference joined with the Presbyterians in building a union chapel at Crown, where more converts have been made doubtless than at any other church in the county during twenty years. The following preachers have served there: S.H. Bashor, Mrs. Clara Flora, Noah Flora, Isaac Thomas, Sadie Gibbons, W.A. Witty, S.G. Wood, F. Rawlinson, J.F. and F.A. Garber, G.T. Ronk.

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The Samuel Albaugh Garber family

Top Row: Frank, Fannie, Mike, Josie, and John. Bottom Row: Nancy, Mattie, Samuel, and Lewis.213


Born to this union were ten children.


William Ellis born February 1, 1854 died May 26, 1855


Joanna born November 14, 1855 died January 12, 1859


Josephine (Josie) born November 14, 1855 died July 18, 1937


Lewis Daniel born August 8, 1858 died December 29, 1936


John Fair born February 13, 1860 died December 22, 1940


Edwin born February 20, 1864 died October 14, 1864


Frank Angelo born May 8, 1865 died November 26, 1964


Michael Peebler (Mike) born November 8, 1866 died March 7, 1958


Sara Frances (Fannie) born December 26, 1870 died October 6, 1948


Mattie Angie born October 14, 1872 died June 20, 1963


The Children of Samuel Albaugh Garber

Top Row: Mike, Frank, John, and Lewis.

Bottom Row: Josie, Fannie, and Mattie.


S.A. Garber's Great-Grandchildren 2002 Garber Reunion in Leon, Iowa

Back row: Myron Peters, Marion Peters, Louise (Thelma Louise) Peters, Jack Peters, Mary Ruth Peer, Peggy Peters Jones, Peter Peer.

Front row: ? possibly a Kemp?, Ruth Bunch Dyer, Mary Virginia Ridgeway Beers, Richard Ridgeway, Mildred Ridgeway Bryngelson, Robert Kemp


2002 Garber Family Reunion in Leon Iowa, Labor Day weekend

Back row: Ruth Bunch's daughter-in law, Richard Ridgeway, ? Ridgeway, Gregory Dyer, boy (one of Gregory's sons), Mary Dyer Shackelford, ?, ?, ?, Myron Peters, Jack Peters, ?, ?. Second row: 2 ladies standing are ? and ?, Seated – Marion Peters and his wife, Jim Andrews, Jack Peters's son, Boy ?, Peter Peer, Mary Peer, Louise Peters, ? , Mary Beers, ? , ?.

Front row: Robert Kemp, Myron Peters' wife, Margaret Andrews, ?, Ruth Bunch Dyer, Alice Garber Peer, Peggy Peters Jones, Bunch girl?, Mildred Bryngelson, the boy in front is unknown, possibly Andrew Dyer.

Generation 5

Josephine Garber Shy

Daughter of Samuel and Nancy Garber. Born November 14, 1855 in Leon, Iowa and died July 18, 1937. She was the twin of Joanna Garber who died at 3 years old. Known to friends and family as Josie. Married William Neil Shy, (Nov. 28, 1852 - Feb. 24, 1923), on February 9, 1873. William “was a school teacher as well as a farmer.” In later years the couple resided in Carlisle, Arkansas. Both were members of the Church of the Brethren.

William was buried at the Shy Cemetery, west of Leon.214


Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, March l, l923


William Neil Shy, son of Richard [Neil] and Sarah [Elizabeth] Shy, was born Nov. 28, l852, in Delaware County, Iowa, died Feb. 24, l923, at his home near Carlisle, Ark., age 70 years, 2 months and 26 days. When he was about 4 years of age, his parents moved to Decatur County, Iowa, settling on a farm 4 l/2 miles northwest of Leon, where he continued to reside until the spring of l907 when he moved his family to Arkansas.

On Feb. 9, l873, he was united in marriage to Josephine Garber. To this union four children were born, Frank P. Shy, of Rupert, Idaho; Samuel L. Shy, of Carlisle, Ark.; Mrs. Jessie Woodmansee, of Lamoni, Iowa; Mrs. Edna Millsap, Hazen, Ark.

On Feb. 9th, Mr. and Mrs. Shy celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary and it was a great comfort to him to have his children all present. He had been in declining health for the past two years, but was not confined to the house at any time and his death was really unexpected.

Short services were held at the home, Sunday, Feb. 25th at l:30, conducted by Elder Hargis, Pastor of the Christian Church of Carlisle, after which he was brought to Decatur County, his old home where he had lived for 5l years, to be buried by the side of his father and mother, and sister. He was one of the pioneer teachers of Decatur County. He was of a quiet but happy disposition, always honest and upright in his dealings and to know him was to be his friend. In his death the family have lost a kind and loving father and husband and the community a true friend.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 28, l923, at 2:30 at Union Chapel, conducted by Rev. G.T. Ronk of the Brethren Church, and the body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

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Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert February 5, 2002215


The couple had four children.


Frank Pierce born June 28, 1874 died September 21, 1944


Samuel Lewis born May 11, 1881 died December 11, 1960216


Jessie Olive born June 30, 1883 died May 6, 1963


Lena Edna born June 12, 1888 died February 13, 1968



Generation 6

Frank Pierce Shy

Son of Josephine and William Shy. Born June 28, 1874 and died September 21, 1944. Married Edna F. Moore, (June 10, 1882 - December 12, 1971), on January 7, 1904. Edna was the daughter of John W. Moore and Lydia L. Moore.

In his early career Frank worked as a jeweler. Later in life Frank became a farmer a trade he continued until his death.

The couple were members of the Christian Church where he was an elder and she a Bible School teacher.217

They had five children.


Marion Josephine born September 25, 1904


Myra Lois born April 20, 1906


Wesley Neal born November 24, 1907 died June 3, 1979


Melba Marie born April 2, 1915


John Wendall born June 26, 1918



Generation 7

Marion Josephine Shy Frisk

Daughter of Frank and Edna Shy. Born September 25, 1904. Married Dale Frisk, (Oct. 29, 1898 - May 14, 1977), on August 25, 1929.

To this marriage were born three children.


Edith born July 15, 1930


Marshall born January 25, 1932


Marion born September 25, 1934



Generation 8

Edith Frisk Cleaveland

Daughter of Marion and Dale Frisk. Born July 15, 1930. Married Elbert Cleaveland on June 12, 1950.

They had three children:


Richard born April 19, 1951


Diane born May 11, 1952

(Married Gary Parker on August 19, 1970.)


Rex born May 29, 1954



Generation 8

Marion Frisk

Son of Marion and Dale Frisk. Born September 25, 1934. Married Betty Johnson, (October 5, 1939), on April 19, 1969. The couple had six natural children and adopted one child.


Jessie born July 9, 1957


Terry born December 7, 1960


Robert born February 9, 1962


Dan born January 3, 1964


Carlene born October 2, 1965


Gary born April 9, 1968


Edward born November 2, 1969

(Adopted child.)



Generation 7

Myra Lois Shy Suchan

Daughter of Frank and Edna Shy. Born April 20, 1906. Married George B. Suchan, (September 3, 1903 - December 29, 1976), on June 4, 1928.

They had three children.


George Jr. born December 14, 1931


Donald born March 7, 1937


Frank born July 23, 1948



Generation 8

George Suchan Jr.

Son of Myra and George Suchan. Born December 14, 1931. Married Carmen Mell, (January 19, 1936), on June 10, 1954.

Six children were born to them.


Sharon born September 9, 1955

(Married Steven Hutcheson on October 1, 1976.)


Dwayne born March 27, 1958


Mark born September 20, 1960

(Married Lacerie Stalling on March 23, 1979.)


Brenda born July 26, 1963


John born July 31, 1968


Brent born January 17, 1972



Generation 8

Donald Suchan

Son of Myra and George Suchan. Born March 7, 1937. Married Donna Stublifield on January 25, 1959.

They had four children.


Kathy born November 4, 1960


Caroline born December 31, 1961


David born March 10, 1964


Michael born November 4, 1969



Generation 8

Frank Suchan

Son of Myra and George Suchan. Born July 23, 1948. Married Joyce Anderson on September 19, 1970.

They had three children.


Mary Chris born September 19, 1973


Joanna born September 10,1977


Russell born August 31, 1980



Generation 7

Wesley Neal Shy

Son of Frank and Edna Shy. Born November 24, 1907 and died June 3, 1979. Married Clara Winn on April 12, 1927. Their two children are:


Edna born July 9, 1930


Clyde born April 12, 1940



Generation 8

Edna Shy Thompson

Daughter of Wesley and Clara Shy. Born July 9, 1930. Married Dale Thompson on September 9, 1948.

The couple had three children.


Debbie born October 25, 1958

(Married Jerry Kirkman.)


Michael


Karen

(Married Terry Allen on July 16, 1973.)



Generation 8

Clyde Shy

Son of Wesley and Clara Shy. Born April 12, 1940. Married Patricia Truite on June 29, 1963.

They had two children:


Scott


Amy born May 4, 1972



Generation 6

Samuel Lewis Shy

Son of Josephine and William Shy. Born May 21, 1881218 in Leon, Iowa and died December 11, 1960219 in Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1907 Sam moved with his family to Carlisle, Arkansas.

Married Anna Barbara Banzhof, (September 5, 1880 in Elmira, New York), on December 21, 1910 in Elmira, New York. Her parents were Michael and Marie Banzhof.

Sam Shy was one of the very early rice growers on the Grand Prairie and the first to raise cotton on the prairie. He was a member and acting Elder of the Christian Church and a Master Mason.”220

They had one child. Her name is:


Mary Josephine born September 13, 1919



Generation 7

Mary Josephine Shy Robinson

Daughter of Samuel and Anna Shy. Born September 13, 1919 in Carlisle, Arkansas and died October 20, 2000 in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico221. She was a graduate of Central College, Conway, Arkansas and Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa. She worked as a dietician as well as a Home Demonstration Agent in Aztec, New Mexico before retiring to Farmington.222

Mary married Robert Clarke Robinson, (July 8, 1923), on November 28, 1953 in Aztec, New Mexico. Robert’s parents are Charles Clark and Gladys Stouffer Robinson. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State College, Stillwater, Oklahoma with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He ran a shop, which specialized in the design, sale, and installation of sound and photographic equipment.

The couple had only one child.


Robert Lewis born August 28, 1954

(Born in Socorro, New Mexico. Married Donna Lynn Keenom August 23, 1989 in Bloomfield, New Mexico. They were living in Farmington, NM and Robert was employed as a boiler mechanic as of 1993.)



Generation 6

Jessie Olive Shy Woodmansee

Daughter of Josephine and William Shy. Born June 30, 1883 in Leon, Iowa and died May 6, 1963. Married James E. Woodmansee, (March 15, 1882 - August 28, 1941), on March 14, 1904 in Leon, Iowa.

Jessie was a schoolteacher and a member of the Leon Brethren Church. “Her hobbies [were] music and sewing and she [was] a capable business woman.”223

James was the son of George and Lydia Woodmansee of Decatur, Iowa. He was a farmer and real estate broker. The family were members of the Brethren Church. James was buried in Leon, Iowa.

They had two children.


Georgia Josephine born June 9, 1907 died September 9, 1953


Wilma Marguerite born September 1, 1917



Generation 7

Georgia Josephine Woodmansee Borland

Daughter of Jessie and James Woodmansee. Born June 9, 1907 and died September 9, 1953. Married Vernon E. Borland on June 9, 1929.

They had a daughter.


Shirley Mae born September 23, 1930

(Married Dirk Van Zante, (June 9, 1930), on November 25, 1970. A graduate of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. She was an editor at the Meredith Publishing Company in Des Moines. Her hobbies included music and sports. They were members of the Methodist Church in Des Moines.)224



Generation 7

Wilma Marquerite Woodmansee Davis

Daughter of Jessie and James Woodmansee. Born September 1, 1917 in Lamoni, Iowa and died October 7, 1992 in El Paso, Texas.225

Married David Irvin Davis226, (October 3, 1914 in Weldon, Iowa – May 29, 1998 El Paso, Texas)227, on September 8, 1935. David’s parents were David T. and Mary W. Davis of Weldon, Iowa. David worked in civil service and he was involved in Youth works.

Wilma was an office manager in El Paso, Texas. The family were members of the Grandview Baptist Church.

Wilma and David had a son.


David James born November 13, 1938



Generation 8

David James Davis

Son of Wilma and David Davis. Born November 13, 1938 in Leon, Iowa. Married Edith Ann Visto, (June 23, 1944), on December 23, 1962228.

The couple had two children.


Louise Machael born March 9, 1968


Lynette Michelle born April 26, 1969



Generation 6

Lena Edna Shy Millsap

Daughter of Josephine and William Shy. Born June 12, 1888 and died February 13, 1968 in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon.229 Known to friends and family as Edna. She married Clyde S. Millsap, (September 25, 1886 in Decatur, Iowa - May 20, 1968 Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon)230, on January 29, 1908 in Hazen, Arkansas.231

Lena was a schoolteacher. Clyde was an auto mechanic and a farmer. The family were members of the Christian Church where they lived in Corvallis, Oregon. Both are buried at Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Corvallis, Oregon.

Edna and Clyde had a son.


Samuel Lester born June 13, 1909 died November 15, 1995

(Born in Hazen, Arkansas and died in Albany, Linn, Oregon.232 Married Margaret McAllister, (July 9, 1909 – March 28, 1999 in Albany, Linn County, Oregon)233, on September 10, 1933 in Springfield, Missouri. Sam was a farmer, auto mechanic, and electrician. Margaret held a degree and worked for the US government in agriculture and chemistry. They were members of the Methodist Church. The couple had 2 residences, spending their winters in the warmer climate of Yuma, Arizona. They is no documentation of any children.)




Generation 5

Lewis Daniel Garber

Son of Samuel and Nancy Garber. Born August 8, 1858 in Leon, Iowa and died December 29, 1936 in Center Township, Iowa of liver cancer. Married Mary Ann Gittinger born March 16, 1868 and died February 18, 1924 at her home in Decatur County, Iowa.234 They married on April 30, 1882.

Mary Ann’s parents were Daniel Reese and Sarah Gittinger. They lived all of their lives on the same farm five and a half miles northeast of Leon. They were members of the Brethren Church.235


From the Leon newspaper.

Lewis Daniel GARBER, son of Samuel A. and Nancy GARBER, was born in his father's pioneer home, four miles north of Leon, August 8, 1858, and died at his home in Center township, Dec. 29, 1936, being at the time of his death 78 years, 4 months and 21 days, having been a resident of Center township all his life. His father and mother came to Iowa when children, he from Pennsylvania and she from Illinois.

He was united in marriage on April 30, 1882, to Mary A. GITTINGER. To this union eight children were born, six of whom are left to mourn his passing. They are Bessie BUNCH, Georgia RIDGWAY, and Josephine DALE, all of Leon, Myra RYAN of Derby, Lucie Stephens and Clara Peters of Pine bluffs, Wyoming. His wife, and infant daughter and a son Samuel R., having preceded him in death.

The sudden death of his wife, and son in a comparatively short time was a shock from which he never recovered and no one can tell of the suffering and disappointment he experienced at his loss.

He also leaves twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He has three brothers and three sister living. Their combined ages the day of his death being 508 years, 5 months and 1 day, his death being the only death among his brothers and sisters in seventy-two years.

In his younger days he was a man of untiring energy and whether it was religion, farming, or the good of the community, he was promoting, his judgment and influence was recognized by all. He became a member of the Brethren church in February 1876, and he was active in the Sunday school and church work. He was superintendent of the Sunday school at Franklin and later at Crown chapel for years. He bought the farm where he lived when it was unfenced prairie, improved it and made it his home from the time of his marriage until his death.

These lines penned by one who has grasped his proffered hand in childhood and clung to it at the brink of the Silent River can only feebly express our love and our loss at his passing.

Funeral services were held at the Stewart Funeral Home at two o'clock Friday afternoon, with Rev. S. C. Henderson in charge. Interment was in the Leon cemetery.*

The pallbearers were six of his grandsons: Burwell RYAN, Chester RYAN, Lewis RYAN, Lewis BUNCH, James BUNCH and Ellsworth DALE.236


The Lewis Daniel Garber Family

Top Row:: Jo, Clara, Myra, Sam, Lucy, Bessie, and Georgia.

Foreground: Mary Ann and Lewis Daniel.


They had eight children. *Bonus Materials: Photos of the Leon Cemetery


Unnamed daughter born April 21, 1883237 died May 3, 1883238


Bessie Frances born November 24, 1884 died November 27, 1948


Lucy Viola born June 29, 1887 died September 13, 1944


Samuel Reese born March 6, 1890239 died November 3, 1928

(Born in Leon, Iowa. Known to friends and family as Sam. The following is his obituary provided by Peggy Ann Peters Jones:


Samuel R. Garber, only son of L. D. and Mary A. Garber, was born in Center Township, Decatur County, March 6, 1890 and died at home, November 3, 1928. His living sisters are Mrs. Garfield Bunch, Mrs. Ralph Ridgeway and Mrs. Roy Dale, of Leon, Iowa, Mrs. Calvin Ryan, of Corydon, Iowa, and Mrs. Clyde Stephens and Mrs. Henry Peters, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. His entire life was spent at the parental home in Center Township. His mother died February 18, 1924. He graduated from the Leon High School in the class of 1911. While in school he was active in athletics, playing on the football team and participating in other contests of this nature. At the age of twelve years he was converted and united with the Brethren church at Crown Chapel, after a few years he became quite active in the work of the church and Sunday school, first as a singer then as Sunday school superintendent. Under his leadership the Brethren Sunday school in Leon became a great success and Sam is loved by hundreds of children and older folks who come in contact with him in the Sunday school. During his work in the Sunday school he was often called on to fill the pulpit in the absence of the pastor and later he became pastor of the Brethren church at Udell, Iowa. He served as pastor at that place until his death. He was a forceful, logical speaker and was a devoted follower of the Master. He had very definite opinions and was fearless in expressing them, honest and sincere himself, he hated hypocrisy in others. To those of us who knew him as a baby in his mother's arms, as a child beginning to talk, as a school boy fearless and strong, as a Christian faithful and true, as a friend loving and kind. His death comes as a mighty sorrow and the memory of the times when we knelt with him at the altar of prayer or joined in the solemn ordinances of the church, or stood by his side while we sang the songs of comfort to those who mourned will remain with us as a sacred experience never to be forgotten. He has been a great sufferer for the last four months and his greatest worry as he approached the end was the knowledge of the great grief which would come to his father and friends by his death, and while he longed to meet the loved ones on the other shore he held to the hands of those he loved here.

May the hand which led him through the dark waters be with us while we linger here and help us across death's river, where God grant that no more sorrowful passings will ever come.

A striking incident in his death was that he passed away while his Aunt Mattie was reading from his religious calendar the following: "Love worketh no ill to his neighbor, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."

The funeral service was held at the home Monday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. and was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and neighbors. His body was laid to rest by the side of his mother in the Leon cemetery.”


Leon Death Records show that Sam died of General Diffuse Peritonitis.)


Clara Cora born February 9, 1894 died December 26, 1981


Myra Emma born June 5, 1896 died April 8, 1981


Georgia Etta born February 22, 1899 died September 17, 1971


Mabel Josephine (Jo) born November 20, 1900



Generation 6

Bessie Frances Garber Bunch

Daughter of Lewis and Mary Garber. Born November 24, 1884 in Center Township, Iowa and died November 27, 1948. Married James Garfield Bunch, (August 4, 1884 in Monticello, Kentucky - July 13, 1957 in Decatur County, Iowa), on February 23, 1908.

James Garfield Bunch was known to friends and family as Garfield. He was a farmer in Decatur County.

They had five children.


Mildred Frances born June 2, 1909 died at birth


James Garber born June 23, 1911 died June 24, 1995


Ruth Joy born May 12, 1915


Lewis George born November 30, 1917 died April 10, 1982


Marion Garfield born April 30, 1927 died March 2, 1974

(Born in Leon, IA. He never married and lived near Leon and Mt. Ayr all of his life. He farmed and worked for the telephone company. He died at his home in Mt. Ayr.)



Generation 7

James Garber Bunch240

Son of Bessie and James Bunch. Born June 23, 1911 in Leon, Decatur County, Iowa and died June 24, 1995 in Leon.241 Married Marjorie Louise Tuller, (September 19, 1912 – December 4, 1999 in Leon), on February 22, 1936.

Marjorie’s parents were Fay Ellis and Eugene Tuller. She worked as a teacher. James farmed, worked as a hog buyer, and in his later years was the head custodian at Leon High School.

Bonus Material: History of Leon High School.

Eight children were born to them:


Ronald James born September 28, 1936


Marilyn Jean born February 17, 1938


Zelda Faye born December 15, 1942


Louise Bessie born July 10, 1945


Dennis Eugene born July 11, 1947


Donnella Ann born May 11, 1950


Joan Dixie born November 28, 1951


Daryl Lee born April 30, 1954



Generation 8

Ronald James Bunch

Son of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born September 28, 1936 in Iowa. Married Virginia Lee Garretson, (July 14, 1936), on June 22, 1958.

Virginia’s parents were John Carl Garretson (April 21, 1902 – August 27, 1989 in Seymour, Wayne County, IA)242 and Cora Gard (February 22, 1902 – November 1983 in Seymour, Wayne County, IA.)243

Ronald Graduated from Iowa State University with a PhD in animal nutrition. He has spent his career in the feed industry. Virginia works as a secretary. The family lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.244

They had three children.


Rodney Alan born November 4, 1965

(Graduated from Northeast Missouri State University in Agricultural Business and was working for Funks Seed Corn as of 1993.)


Diane Lynne born February 23, 1968

(Graduate of University of Iowa in Political Science. As of 1993 she was looking toward an eventual law degree with political aspirations.)


David Michael born April 21, 1972



Generation 8

Marilyn Jean Bunch Graham

Daughter of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born February 17, 1938. Married Ronald Ware Graham, (July 15, 1935), on June 16, 1956 and divorced January 1976.

They had four children.


Ronda Lynn born April 25, 1957


Marla Joan born June 30, 1960


Randy David born May 17, 1964

(Graduated from Central Bible College, Springfield, MO.)


Monty Allen born March 15, 1967

(Served in the US Army from January 19, 1986 to January 13, 1989.)


Marilyn remarried to Jerry Horn, (May 10, 1941), on May 23, 1979. Jerry’s parents were Werner Horn and Hilder Rydel.

In 1993 both were employed by Principal Financial Company in Des Moines, where Jerry had been for 25 years and Marilyn for 20 years. They lived in Ankeny, Iowa.245



Generation 9

Ronda Lynn Graham Shortell

Daughter of Marilyn and Ronald Graham. Born April 25, 1957. Married Danny Dean Shortell, (January 16, 1957), on May 15, 1976.

Danny’s parents are Leonard Shortell and Lee Madison. He was employed by UPS in 1993 and the family lived in Altoona, Iowa.246

They had five children.


Joshua Paul born February 8, 1980


Nathaniel John born October 24, 1983


Rachel Lynn born May 7, 1986


Nichalos Ware born November 15, 1987 died March 15, 1988


Laurie Lee born March 21, 1990



Generation 9

Marla Joan Graham Wipperman

Daughter of Marilyn and Ronald Graham. Born June 30, 1960. Married Denny Ray Wipperman on May 8, 1982. They lived in Adel, Iowa in 1993.247

Three children were born to them.


Emily Jean born October 14, 1982


Jesse Ray born July 24, 1984


Alicia Rustin born July 5, 1986



Generation 8

Zelda Faye Bunch Davis

Daughter of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born December 15, 1942. Married Walter Davis, (January 1, 1943), on June 2, 1963.

Walter’s parents were Wendell Davis and Beulah Nordyke. He worked for the Pirelli-Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company in Des Moines in 1993.

Zelda had an upholstery business in Des Moines for 25 years and in 1993 she was operating a craft business.

The couple were members of the Des Moines Baptist Church.248

The couple had two children.


Ricky Allan born February 21, 1964

(Attended Faith Bible College 1982-1984. Attended Hyles Anderson College 1986-1988. Graduated Des Moines Baptist Mission College in 1990.)


Brenda Sue born January 29, 1969

(Married David Allen Beehler on June 2, 1990. Attended Hyles Anderson College and Des Moines Baptist Mission College.)



Generation 8

Louise Bessie Bunch Nulph

Daughter of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born July 10, 1945. Married Ronald Nulph, (December 6, 1945), on March 20, 1964. Ron’s parents are Joe Nulph and Marguerite Smith Nulph.

As of 1993 Louise worked in the medical records department at the Decatur County Hospital in Iowa.249

They had three children.


Sandy Lou born September 24, 1964


Cindy Lou born September 24, 1964

(Twin sister of Sandy Lou. In 1993 she was living in Osceloa, Iowa.)


Dawn Ronae born July 9, 1969

(In 1993 she was living in Seebring, Florida and working as a secretary.)



Generation 9

Sandy Lou Nulph Marcus

Daughter of Louise and Ronald Nulph. Born September 24, 1964. Married Stanley Bernard Marcus, (January 24, 1965), on May 6, 1984.

As of 1993 Stan worked at Boyt Manufacturing in Osceloa, Iowa. Sandy was an LPN at the Decatur County Hospital.250

They have two children.


Elizabeth Ruth born October 11, 1986


Benjamin Joseph born April 16, 1990



Generation 8

Dennis Eugene Bunch

Son of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born July 11, 1947. Married Judith Ann Kathol, (March 16, 1951), on July 10, 1974.

Dennis graduated with a Masters in Secondary education from Northwest Missouri in 1975. He was a wrestling coach as well as a teacher. In 1975 he was named coach of the year. He now owns and operates a hardware business in Lenox, Iowa.

Judy’s parents are Roland (Bud) Kathol and Ruth Johnson Kathol. Judy graduated from Iowa State University in 1973. She has taught school.251

They had three children.


Amy Theresia born July 14, 1977


Aaron James born September 4, 1980


Adam Dennis born January 28, 1991



Generation 8

Donnella Ann Bunch Welborn

Daughter of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born May 11, 1950. Married Wayne Welborn, (September 28, 1950), on March 20, 1970. In 1993 Donnella was a secretary at a pharmacy.

Wayne’s parents are Glen Welborn and Agnes Snyder Welborn. He is a carpenter and an electrician.252

They had three children.


Linda Sue born February 19, 1971


Vickey Lou born September 10, 1972


Susan Rae born February 19, 1975



Generation 8

Joan Dixie Bunch Gandy

Daughter of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born November 28, 1951. Married Harold Ross “Bunker” Gandy, (December 24, 1951), on December 24, 1970.

His parents are Albert Gandy and Loyce Baugh Gandy. In 1993 Bunker was a Deputy Sheriff in Warren County, Iowa.

They had two children.


Bunker Joe ”BJ” born August 9, 1977


Tarica Jill born October 18, 1980



Generation 8

Daryl Lee Bunch

Son of James and Marjorie Bunch. Born April 30, 1954. Married Robin Marie Leighninger, (March 5, 1956), on November 1, 1975.

Robin’s father is Robert Leighninger. In 1993 Robin worked as the Office Manager for Life Investors in Cherokee, Iowa.

Daryl graduated with a BS in Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1976. He has taught industrial arts and coached several sports such as wrestling, baseball and football. In 1993 he was an agent for Life Investors.253

Their three children are:


Jamie Robin born April 27, 1976


Robert Daryl born September 14, 1978


Andrew Lee born April 27, 1981



Generation 7

Ruth Joy Bunch Dyer

Daughter of Bessie and James Bunch. Born May 12, 1915. Married Albert Raymond Dyer born March 5, 1906 in Decatur County, Iowa and died February 23, 1986 at his home in Decatur County. They married on May 31, 1949.

Known to friends and family as Raymond. His parents were Albert Dyer and Mabel A. Harmon Dyer born March 22, 1885 and died April 15, 1969 in Farmington, Van Buren, County, Iowa.254 Raymond worked as a farmer, carpenter, and an electrician. He is buried at the Leon Cemetery.

Ruth was a schoolteacher in the Decatur County Schools.

The couple had two children.


Mary Ellen born February 6, 1950


Gregory Harmon born January 14, 1952



Generation 8

Mary Ellen Dyer Shackelford

Daughter of Ruth and Albert Dyer. Born February 6, 1950. Married Dennis Shackelford, (May 5, 1940), on November 10, 1972.

Dennis grew up at Gutherie Center. His parents are Wayne and Mildred Shackleford. He served in the US Navy in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. He was also an Assistant Park Ranger at Lake of Three Fires State Park near Bedford, Iowa.

Mary graduated from Northwest Missouri State University and was a substitute teacher in the Bedford Community Schools.255

The couple had two children.


Anthony Wayne born April 4, 1973


Joy Lynn born June 30, 1974



Generation 8

Gregory Harmon Dyer

Son of Ruth and Albert Dyer. Born January 14, 1952. Married Barbara Jean Wilson, (November 24, 1952), on June 16, 1979.

Barbara is a beautician in Fairfield, Iowa. Greg graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 1976. He taught at Savannah, Missouri and as of 1993 the family was living in Richland, Iowa. He is a self-employed electrician.256

They have three sons.257


Andrew Raymond born January 8, 1990


The names of his younger children are unknown.



Generation 7

Lewis George Bunch

Son of Bessie and James Bunch. Born November 30, 1917 and died April 10, 1982.258 Married Luella Cover Kelly born June 1, 1923 in Dewey County, South Dakota. They were married July 16, 1967.

Luella moved to Decatur County with her family in 1933.

Lewis graduated from Leon High School in 1936. He fought in the European theater and became a POW in Nazi Germany during World War II. After his return he farmed and at the time of his death he was doing custodial work at Central Decatur.259

Luella had four children from an earlier marriage.


Jean Kelly born unknown


Larry Kelly born unknown


Jerry Kelly born unknown


Ginger Kelly born unknown



Generation 6

Lucy Viola Garber Stephens

Daughter of Lewis and Mary Garber. Born June 29, 1887 in Leon, Iowa and died September 13, 1944 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She married Clyde Stephens, (September 4, 1886 - October 5, 1947), on March 10, 1907 in Leon, Iowa.

In 1916 the family move to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Both are buried there in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.

Their three children are:


Charles Williams born May 13, 1908 died November 22, 1971


Neil Austin born December 22, 1911 died January 28, 2000


Mary Jane born August 13, 1929



Generation 7

Charles Williams Stephens

Son of Lucy and Clyde Stephens. Born May 13, 1908 in Leon, Iowa and died November 22, 1971 in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming260. Married Evelyn Ailleen Mount born July 23, 1913 in Fort Worth, Texas and died October 10, 1987 in Aurora, Nebraska261. They married on January 23, 1930 in Phoenix, Arizona.

In the 1930 Census taken on April 14, Charlie and Evelyn were living with his parents on the family farm in Pine Bluffs. Charlie listed his occupation as a farmer.

They had two children.


Charles William, Jr. born December 26, 1930


Richard Dale born August 20, 1932



Generation 8

Charles William Stephens Jr.

Son of Charlie and Evelyn Stephens. Born December 26, 1930 in Pine Bluffs, Laramie County, Wyoming. No information available on Charlies first marriage.

This union produced three children.


Clifford Duane born July 27, 1951


Cathy Lynn born May 30, 1952


Erin Kim born May 20, 1953


Charlie remarried to Toddy Petroff born January 2, 1932262 in Denver, Colorado. They married on March 8, 1956 in Walden, Colorado.

The couple had three children.


Bradford Charles born January 28, 1957


Mark Alan born March 16, 1958


StevAnne (female) born October 15, 1960



Generation 9

Clifford Duane Stephens

Son of Charles William Jr. Born July 27, 1951 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. No information is available about Cliffords first marriage.

Three children were born.


Gabriel Lee born February 28, 1979


Remarried to Jamie Peterson born June 25, 1952 in Glendale, California. They were married on August 17, 1985.

This marriage produced a daughter.


Madeline Joy born May 27, 1987


Jamie had two children from a previous marriage.

They are:


Rebecca Grace Moore born October 10, 1976


Chelsea Alyce Moore born July 1, 1978263



Generation 9

Cathy Lynn Stephens

Daughter of Charles William Jr. Born May 30, 1952 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She has a daughter. Her name is:


Cori Lee Stephens born August 10, 1970264



Generation 9

Erin Kim Stephens

Daughter of Charles William Jr. Born May 20, 1953 in Kimball, Nebraska265. Erin never married. Her son is:


Michael Joseph Arnold



Generation 10

Michael Joseph Arnold

Son of Erin Stephens. Born in Davenport, Iowa. No information available. His son is:


Brant Michael




Generation 9

Bradford Charles Stephens

Son of Charles William Jr. Born January 28, 1957 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Married Linda Ekanger born March 2, 1961 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. They married on August 15, 1992 in Denver, Colorado.

Brad is in sales and works from their home. Linda works in sales and marketing. Linda’s parents also live in Denver and she has two brothers, Dan and David. As of 2003 Brad and Linda were living in Littleton, Colorado. They are active members of Cherry Hills Community Church.266

They have two children.


Luke Andrew born September 9, 2001

(Born at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.)


Lauren Nicole born May 26, 2003

(Born at home on the bathroom floor before going to Rose Medical Center.)




Generation 8

Richard Dale Stephens

Son of Charlie and Evelyn Stephens. Born August 20, 1932 in Del Norte, Colorado267 and died July 6, 1999 in Pine Bluffs, Laramie County, Wyoming.268 Married Virginia Lee Brown born May 14, 1933. They were married on June 29, 1951 in Pine Bluffs.

Richard was the President of Farmers State Bank in Pine Bluff.

The couple had three children.


Charles Jay born December 10, 1952

(Born in Kimball, Nebraska. As of 1993 he was a Family Practice Doctor in Denver, Colorado.269)


Candace Sue born September 3, 1958


Julia Anne born September 1, 1959



Generation 9

Candace Sue Stephens Danahue

Daughter of Richard and Virginia Stephens. Born September 3, 1958 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Married James Q. Danahue, (October 2, 1956), on July 30, 1977.

The couple had two sons. They are:


James Richard born May 7, 1984


Michael Charles born August 17, 1987



Generation 9

Julia Anne Stephens Malm

Daughter of Richard and Virginia Stephens. Born September 1, 1959 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Married Jody Dent Malm, (August 21, 1959), on April 4, 1982.

They had 2 children.


Gunnar Stephen born August 21, 1983


Kirsten Michele born May 13, 1986




Generation 7

Neil Austin Stephens

Son of Lucy and Clyde Stephens. Born December 22, 1911 in Leon, Iowa and died January 28, 2000 in Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado.270 Married Evelyn Marie Johnson, (February 24, 1917), on November 25, 1943.

Their five children are:


Donald Eugene born June 3, 1946


Mildred Faye born August 22, 1947


Janet Marie born February 27, 1949


John Austin born November 12, 1953


Kent Williams born April 6, 1956



Generation 7

Mary Jane Stephens Sundin

Daughter of Lucy and Clyde Stephens. Born August 13, 1929 in Pine Bluffs, Laramie County, Wyoming. Married Robert E. Sundin, (April 5, 1923), on June 10, 1949.

Their three children are:


David Stephen born June 19, 1950


John Russell born August 19, 1952


Duane Robert born April 4, 1958



Generation 8

David Stephen Sundin

Son of Mary and Robert Sundin. Born June 19, 1950. Married Robin Linn on August 15, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona.271

They have a daughter. She is:


Chelsea Sybil born June 23, 1986



Generation 8

John Russell Sundin

Son of Mary and Robert Sundin. Born August 19, 1952. Married Nadine Williams on July 10, 1973 in Elk Mountain, Wyoming.272

They had three children all born in Ault, Colorado. They are:


Davonne Patrice born April 10, 1974


Denise Lorelle born November 3, 1976


Danette Cherise born February 3, 1980



Generation 6

Clara Cora Garber Peters

Daughter of Lewis and Mary Garber. Born February 9, 1894 in Iowa and died December 26, 1981 in Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri.273 She married Henry Allie Peters274 born February 14, 1894 and died January 18, 1993 in Mountain Grove. They were married on September 13, 1916 by her Uncle John Garber.

In 1919 they moved to Wyoming and after living there 20 years they moved to Missouri January 1939 and bought a farm 5 miles north of Mountain Grove. They sold their farm in March of 1977 and retired to a new home in Mountain Grove, Missouri.275

Both are buried at Hillcrest Cemetery at Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri.

They had seven children.


Paul Alley born December 6, 1916


Marion Luciene born December 31, 1918


Delbert Max born February 18, 1921


Thelma Louise born September 26, 1922

(As of 2002 lives in Mountain Grove, MO. Moved from Pine Bluffs, WY to Mountain Grove, MO in 1939. Graduated from High School at Mountain Grove in 1940 and worked as a clerk for the Frisco Railroad during World War II. She went to two years of Bible College. She retired from Brown Shoe in 1985. She is a Member of the First Baptist Church. She teaches ages 4 and 5 in Sunday school and does volunteer work at nursing home.276)


Myron Jr. born March 10, 1924


Jack Albert born October 31, 1929


Peggy Ann born April 30, 1932



Generation 7

Paul Alley Peters

Son of Clara and Henry Peters. Born December 6, 1916 in Iowa. Married Edna Leone Moody, (December 7, 1917), on September 1, 1941 and divorced on December 21, 1981.

Paul served in the US Navy June 1943 to November 1946. He has worked as a carpenter general contractor, building new homes and general repair. He also built and remodeled commercial buildings. He spent the 12 years working for a major contractor as superintendent for building new retail stores for Kmart.

They had four children.


Leonard Paul born October 3, 1942

(Married Ineke Grosnick, (August 5, 1950), on June 21, 1969. Leonard served in the US Navy. Leonard works as a carpenter and takes care of real estate rental property. Ineke works as a secretary for the Government. As of 2003 they resided in Cheyenne, Wyoming.)


Linda Faye born December 3, 1946


Lester Howard born October 5, 1949

(Married Kathleen Rose Falzone, (September 30, 1946), on September 30, 1977. He served in the US Navy. Lester worked as a carpenter for a while. As of 2002 he is information systems coordinator for the Cheyenne, WY school system.)


Loren Ray August 22, 1954


Paul retired in 1981 and remarried August 1, 1982 to Dorothy Welch Ardena born July 18, 1927 and died May 14, 2000 in Pampa, Gray County, Texas.277

The couple honeymooned in Israel. During their time together they lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, spending the summer months from May until October in Pampa, Texas.

Paul married Ann Louise Perry born in August 20, 1926 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. They were married on January 14, 2001 in Pampa Texas. Ann spent most of her life living in Oklahoma before moving to Texas where she eventually met Paul.

As of March 2003 the couple resides full time in Pampa.278



Generation 8

Linda Faye Peters Pennington

Daughter of Paul and Edna Peters. Born December 3, 1946. Married Donald Austin Pennington, II, (December 21, 1945), on December 4, 1966. Linda served in the US Marines. and Don works at Boeing Aircraft Manufacturing plant. IN 2002 they resided in Seattle, Washington.279

They had four children.


Cynthia Marie born July 8, 1967


Christine Joy born November 15, 1969


Donald Austin, III born May 6, 1973


Daniel Paul Allen born December 22, 1975



Generation 9

Cynthia Marie Pennington Perreault Gann

Daughter of Linda and Donald Pennington. Born July 8, 1967. Married James Perreault, (August 14, 1968), on December 31, 1986. They are divorced. She remarried to Robert Gann date unknown.

They have twin daughters.


Christine Joy born September 22, 1987


Stephania Lynn born September 22, 1987 married November 2009



Generation 9

Christine Joy Pennington Rich

Daughter of Linda and Donald Pennington. Born November 15, 1969. Married Anthony Rich they are divorced.280

They had a daughter.


Antoinette Elizabeth born June 14, 1992


Christine had a child in another relationship. The father’s name is unknown.


Cynthia Leona Pennington born September 29, 1997

Generation 9

Daniel Paul Allen Pennington

Son of Linda and Donald Pennington. Born December 22, 1975. Married November 22, 2008 to Nichole Allia Lysen.280

They had a Son.


Donald Austin Blanchard born September 3, 2009




Generation 8

Loren Ray Peters

Son of Paul and Edna Peters. Born August 22, 1954. Married Connie Sue Shannon, (October 25, 1958), on October 20, 1979. Loren was working as a carpenter and now is working for a medical appliance store. Connie is teaching and doing some writing and has had several short stories sold.281

Their two children are:


Loni Ann born December 28, 1981


Elie Nathaniel born April 10, 1985



Generation 7

Marion Luciene Peters

Son of Clara and Henry Peters. Born December 31, 1918. Married Helen Elizabeth Anderson, (February 24, 1923), on April 19, 1944. Marion served in the US Army from March 26, 1941 to December 23, 1945 in the 35th Division 140th Infantry. Marion was a farmer and rancher. They are members of the Albin Baptist Church. Helen taught in the school system for 31 years and retired in 1983.282

They had three children.


LaRae Ann born September 23, 1946


Marvin Lloyd born August 29, 1948


Howard Eugene born May 4, 1959

(Married Ceil Lanthorn, (March 31, 1944), on September 7, 1985. Howard served in the US Army from 1969 to 1972 in the 84th Engineer Battalion and graduated from the University of Wyoming in Agri Business in 1978. Ceil graduated from Carroll College, Helena, Montana with a degree in Medical Technology. In 2002 they resided in Prescott, Arizona. Howard Peters is a realtor associated with Better Homes and Garden Realty in Prescott, Arizona. Ceil is employed at the Medical Center in Prescott.)



Generation 8

LaRae Peters Blocker

Daughter of Marion and Helen Peters. Born September 23, 1946. Married Delbert Alan Blocker, (October 1, 1946), on July 12, 1971.

LaRae was educated at the University of Wyoming where she graduated in Elementary Education in 1970. She is a teacher at Gertrude Burns Elementary School in Newcastle, Wyoming. Delbert has a degree in Business Education from Southern State College in 1968. He was a teacher at Newcastle High School.

They had two children.


Alan Frederick born June 24, 1976

(Married Jane Anne Field March 16, 2001 at her parents home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was born October 10, 1973, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alan graduated from Casper College, with Associate Degree in Fire Science. He also graduated from Sparatan Air School in Tulsa and is a licensed commercial pilot. Jane graduated from Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri, with Associate Degree in Business. Is a medical records clerk at Springer Clinic in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.283)


Daniel Lee born October 24, 1981

(Joined the US Navy June 7, 2000 and is serving on USS Bridge, a supply ship.)



Generation 8

Marvin Lloyd Peters

Son of Marion and Helen Peters. Born August 29, 1948. Married Donna Sue Anderson, (August 8, 1952), on June 9, 1972.

Marvin served in the US Army from December 31, 1970 to September 30, 1973 in Special Forces. He graduated from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas with a degree in Secondary Education in 1971. As of 2002 he was a carpenter in southeast Wyoming.

Donna graduated from Laramie Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming with a degree in Secretarial Science. Donna is the school secretary at the Albin School in district #2.

Their three children are:


Anne Ruth born March 26, 1977


Amanda Marie born February 6, 1981


Amy Beth born September 19, 1983



Generation 7

Delbert Max Peters

Son of Clara and Henry Peters. Born February 18, 1921. Known to friends and family as Max. Married Alice Laura Campbell, (June 5, 1920), on December 3, 1942.

Max served in the US Navy from October 1942 to December 1945, and after his discharge he was employed as a Mechanic in California until 1954. Max was a farmer and rancher from 1954 to 1987. He worked for Missouri conservation for 16 years and retired in 1987. Alice was a registered nurse in Greenfield, Missouri and is now retired.

The couple had three children.


Eugene Max born December 24, 1943


Norman Ray born December 24, 1943

(Twin brother of Eugene Max)


Mary Margaret born October 27, 1952



Generation 8

Eugene Max Peters

Son of Delbert and Alice Peters. Born December 24, 1943. Married Aileen Moenning284, (May 12, 1944), on May 22, 1965. They later divorced.

Eugene served in the US Navy from 1961 to 1964.

They had two children.


Eugene Max, Jr.285 born August 23, 1967


Mark Lewis born April 24, 1970


Eugene remarried to Mary Elizabeth Rook, June 1, 1998 in Springfield, Missouri. As of 2002 he works for the Burlington Northern Railroad.



Generation 9

Eugene Max Peters Jr.

Son of Eugene and Aileen Peters. Born August 23, 1967. Married Adrienne Wehrley on September 25, 1999. He graduated from SMSU in Springfield, Missouri, one of two top students. Then attended University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology. He is currently employed as a Senior Research Scientist at Cargill, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio. Adrienne has a Master's degree in Sociology from Kent State University and works as a Geriatric Licensed Social Worker.

They have a daughter.


Gwendolyn Alice born October 15, 2001



Generation 9

Mark Lewis Peters

Son of Eugene and Aileen Peters. Born April 24, 1970. Married Kelli Leonard born December 19, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri. They were married on April 29, 1995. Mark graduated from Iowa State University with an MS in Statistics. Mark is Manager of Decision Sciences for Collection Strategy for GE Card Services in Phoenix, Arizona. Kelli graduated from Iowa State University with an MS in Statistics. She is VP of Collections Reporting, Analysis, Strategy at Bank One Credit Corp, Phoenix, Arizona.

They have a son.


Adam Leonard born February 20, 2000



Generation 8

Norman Ray Peters

Son of Delbert and Alice Peters. Born December 24, 1943. Married Judith Ann Wilcox, (February 1, 1945), on December 26, 1964, and divorced in 1981.

Norman served in the US Navy from 1961 to 1964, and again in 1966 to 1968.

Two children were born.


Eric Todd born November 9, 1966


Michelle Rene born May 13, 1970

(Married David Gardner on August 4, 1989.)


Norman remarried to Kathy Hood, (August 1952), on January 27, 1982.

As of 2002 Norman works for the Burlington Northern Railroad.



Generation 9

Eric Todd Peters

Son of Norman and Judith Peters. Born November 9, 1966. Married Nancy Pisachubbe born January 22, 1967. They were married on February 24, 1990.

Todd has made the Navy his career and is currently a Navy Seal Chief. While stationed in San Diego, California he was ordained as a Christian minister in the Baptist Church. In the fall of 1999 he was transferred to Virginia Beach after spending three years teaching winter survival at Kodiak Island, Alaska.

They have three children.


Daniel Brock born September 27, 1990


Erica Haven born December 17, 1993


Gabrielle Brooke born May 4, 1996



Generation 9

Michelle Rene Peters Gardner Kirk

Daughter of Norman and Judith Peters. Born May 13, 1970. Married David Gardner on August 4, 1989. She was divorced in 1990. She married Cecil Kirk on February 14, 1993.

As of 2002 they reside in Springfield, Missouri. Cecil is self-employed as a carpenter in Springfield area and Michelle helps him when she can.286

Michelle and Cecil have a son.


Ethan Andrew born November 8, 1999



Generation 8

Mary Margaret Peters Scheel

Daughter of Delbert and Alice Peters. Born October 27, 1952. Married Gary Lee Scheel, (August 22, 1952), on June 23, 1971.

As of 2002 they reside in Pacific, Missouri. Gary is employed by Daimler-Chrysler in Fenton, Missouri as a repairman and Mary is an accounting clerk for Memco Barge Line in Chesterfield, Missouri.

The couple had three children.


Stephanie Lea born March 23, 1972


Benjamia Ray born July 14, 1974

(Married Becky Jo Pedrotti, June 30, 2001 in the Pacific Baptist Church in Pacific, Missouri. As of 2002 he is working as a laborer in metal shop in St. Louis, MO.)


Sarah Lynn born May 30, 1978

(Graduated with an Accounting degree at Hannibal-LaGrange Baptist College in Hannibal, MO. She is working in Pacific, MO.)



Generation 9

Stephanie Lea Scheel Robinson

Daughter of Mary and Gary Scheel. Born March 23, 1972. Married Anthony Ray Robinson born August 1, 1972. They were married on June 18, 1994. They reside in Springfield, MO. She graduated from SMSU in Springfield, Missouri with an English degree. Anthony graduated from Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri with a teaching degree and went on to receive a Master's degree in Education Administration from Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Missouri. He is currently employed as an Professor at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.

They have two children.


Noah Ray born April 3, 1998


Jonah Kai born August 24, 2001



Generation 7

Myron J. Peters

Son of Clara and Henry Peters. Born March 10, 1924. Married Hulen Danner Anderson Tyree, (December 2, 1921), on September 7, 1947. Myron served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946. Myron graduated from John Brown University in 1950 with a BS. He attended the University of Arkansas 1957-1959 and the University of Oklahoma 1960-1961. Myron worked for John Brown University for 39 years.

Hulen graduated from John Brown University in 1950 with a BS Magna cum Laude. She has a Masters degree in Education from the University of Arkansas. She was Business Teacher, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, high school for 30 years.

They are members of the First United Methodist Church.

They had two children.


Kathy Lynn born March 15, 1951


Melody Ann born April 8, 1954



Generation 8

Kathy Lynn Peters McAlister

Daughter of Myron and Hulen Peters. Born March 15, 1951. Married Louis Francis McAlister, (April 28, 1952), on August 22, 1981.

Kathy attended the University of Arkansas and received a BS in Broadcast Journalism. Louis attended the University of Arkansas and graduated with an BA in English. He received his MS in Telecommunications from the University of New York.

They are members of the Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

They had three children.


Louis Jett born November 14, 1979


Andrew Colin born November 14, 1984


Schuyler Stratton born May 24, 1989



Generation 8

Melody Ann Peters Freeman Taylor

Daughter of Myron and Hulen Peters. Born April 8, 1954. Married Ritchie Mack Freeman, (March 24, 1952), on December 31, 1973. They were divorced in May of 1987.

Melody graduated Magna Cum Laude from John Brown University in 1976 with a BS in Education.

The couple had two children.


Patrick Luke born January 22, 1981


Andrew Danner born March 28, 1983

(Enlisted in the US Coast Guard in September 2001.)


She married Craig Taylor on November 21, 1990.

Melody teaches the first grade at Siloam Springs School.



Generation 7

Jack Albert Peters

Son of Clara and Henry Peters. Born October 31, 1929. Married Ellen Irene Page born December 3, 1924 and died September 1, 1990. They were married November 3, 1950.

Jack is a member of the Presbyterian Church and an Elder. He resides in Girard, Illinois. Jack is retired from Fiat-Allis and runs a lawn mower repair shop.

Jack and Ellen had four children.


Randall Glen born August 15, 1952


Eric Wayne born August 24, 1954


Teresa Ellen born July 26, 1955


Dan Allen born March 2, 1957



Generation 8

Randall Glen Peters

Son of Jack and Ellen Peters. Born August 15, 1952. Married Kathy Sue Ferris born August 15, 1954. They married May 26, 1973 and divorced in February 2002. Randall works for Pillsbury Mill and residues in Woodbury, Tennessee.287

Randall and Kathy had three children.


Jack Robert born August 24, 1974


Lacy Mae born September 13, 1980


Ty Glen born May 11, 1983



Generation 8

Eric Wayne Peters

Son of Jack and Ellen Peters. Born August 24, 1954. Married Carol Sue Hart, (March 14, 1956), on October 23, 1976. As of 2002 they live in Auburn, Illinois. Eric is a coal minor, also rebuilds and sells lawn mowers. Carol works for the state of Illinois.

Their two children are:


Bethany Louise born August 14, 1980


Thomas Allie born March 25, 1983

(Married Jennifer Lainhart on December 29, 2001 at the Brethren Church in Virden, Illinois. They are both serving in the US Army. Thomas is an Army Ranger.)



Generation 8

Teresa Ellen Peters Boggs

Daughter of Jack and Ellen Peters. Born July 26, 1955. Married Eugene288 Boggs born October 29, 1953 and died July 1982 in Virden, Macoupin County, Illinois.289 They were married on May 19, 1973.

Teresa is an LPN nurse and lives in Girard, Illinois.

Teresa and Ennis had three children.


Tonya Michelle born December 22, 1973


Tara Jean born November 2, 1976


Travis Eugene born November 14, 1980



Generation 9

Tonya Michelle Boggs Smith

Daughter of Teresa and Eugene Boggs. Born December 22, 1973. Believed to have married ____ Smith.

Her children are:


Cody Ray Smith born March 17, 1996


Hunter Alexander Smith born May 17, 2001




Generation 8

Dan Allen Peters

Son of Jack and Ellen Peters. Born March 2, 1957. Married Connie Sue Starks born October 1, 1956. They married on February 26, 1979 and divorced in 1993. As of 2002 Dan resides rural Auburn, Illinois.

Dan has four children. Only Tesha is known to be Dan and Connie’s child.


Brandi Renee born May 17, 1973


Tabatha Lynn born May 14, 1974


William290 Ray born April 13, 1976


Tesha Jean born September 6, 1980




Generation 7

Peggy Ann Peters Jones

Daughter of Clara and Henry Peters. Born April 30, 1932. Married T/Sgt. Billy291 Ray Jones born April 30, 1932. They were married on November 14, 1954.

Peggy was employed at American National Bank, Baxter Springs, KS as a Credit File Clerk and Loan Secretary. Bill was in the Air Force for 21 years and spent 10 years as a business teacher in Baxter Springs. They are retired and reside in Miami, Oklahoma.

Their 2 children are:


David Ray born April 29, 1959


Mark Anthony born August 8, 1963



Generation 8

David Ray Jones

Son of Peggy and Billy Jones. Born April 29, 1959. Married Janice Sue Meador born February 23, 1962. They were married on July 29, 1979 and as of 2002 reside in Miami, Oklahoma. In 2002 David was employed by Continental Bakery as a Route Driver and Salesman for Wonder Bread and Cakes. In that same year Janice was employed at Marvin's Grocery.292

Their children are:


Jennifer Lee born March 31, 1983


Jessica Ann born March 26, 1985



Generation 8

Mark Anthony Jones

Son of Peggy and Billy Jones. Born August 8, 1963. Married Sandra Denise Manka born April 10, 1966. Married on August 31, 1986 and divorced in March of 1990. Mark served in the US Air Force from September 1981 to September 1985. Mark and Sandra had no children.

Mark remarried to Lynette Denise Lee Hornback on June 22, 1991. Mark and Lynette are now divorced. Mark is a Deputy Sheriff in Wilson County Kansas.

Mark and Lynette have one child.


Christopher A. born May 17, 1992




Generation 6

Myra Emma Garber Ryan

Daughter of Lewis and Mary Garber. Born June 5, 1896 and died April 9, 1981 in Derby, Lucas County, Iowa.293 Married Calvin Burwell Ryan born May 25, 1893 and died May 1976 in Derby, Lucas County, Iowa.294 They were married on December 29, 1915. Myra and Calvin lived and raised their family on a farm near Derby. Both are buried in the Leon Cemetery.

They had eight children.


Raymond Burwell born October 7, 1916 died April 27, 1998


Lewis Orren born July 17, 1918 died March 28, 1974


Chester Donald born February 4, 1920


Ruby Alice born September 20, 1923

(Born in Derby, Iowa. She served as a missionary in the Belgian Congo. As of 1993 she was retired and living in Escondido, California.295)


James Ira born July 26, 1925 died August 1, 1988


Roselyn Darlene born April 11, 1927


Georgia May born December 1, 1928


Robert Calvin born November 19, 1931 died January 18, 1933



Generation 7

Raymond Burwell Ryan

Son of Myra and Calvin Ryan. Born October 7, 1916 in Derby, Iowa and died April 27, 1998 in Baltimore, Maryland.296 Married Mary Elizabeth Tauber, (May 3, 1921), on July 30, 1943.

Ray moved to Baltimore, Maryland in August 1940 to take a job at the Glenn L. Martin Defense plant. After World War II, he worked 12 years as an underwriter for an insurance company. He graduated from John Hopkins University with a degree in Business Administration in 1958. He worked the next 28 years for the Social Security Administration before retiring in 1986.297

Ray and Mary had three children.


Raymond Chester born July 22, 1944


Robert Wayne born January 22, 1952


Richard Dwayne born May 3, 1953

(Married Laura Ann, (June 5, 1960), on September 18, 1982. He was ordained as a Baptist minister on May 15, 1991 at the deer Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. As of 1993 he was serving as an associate pastor and Music Director at a Methodist Church in Corydon, Indiana.298)



Generation 8

Raymond Chester Ryan

Son of Raymond and Mary Ryan. Born July 22, 1944. Married Diane H___, (February 2, 1951).

Their children are:


Raymond Michael299 born October 14, 1966


David Timothy born February 23, 1968



Generation 8

Robert Wayne Ryan

Son of Raymond and Mary Ryan. Born January 22, 1952. Married Jackie Shock, (October 7, 1951), on October 28, 1977.300

They had two children.


Erika301 Michelle born October 10, 1978


Kimberly Rae born October 2, 1980




Generation 7

Lewis Orren Ryan

Son of Myra and Calvin Ryan. Born July 27, 1918 and died March 28, 1974. Married Opal Snook, (May 10, 1922), on October 21, 1939. Lewis was a feed salesman in Garden Grove, Iowa.

Ten children were born to them.


Karen Jean born June 25, 1940


Myra Elizabeth born April 26, 1942


Vivian Kay born November 5, 1943


Daniel Lewis born February 25, 1945


Barbara Louise born July 28, 1946


Jane Ellen born July 21, 1947


Rebecca Alice born September 22, 1949


Samuel Lee born June 23, 1951


Debra Sue born October 17, 1953


Michael Calvin born October 14, 1959



Generation 8

Karen Jean Ryan Morgan

Daughter of Lewis and Opal Ryan. Born June 25, 1940. Married John Edward Morgan, (February 5, 1940), on March 14, 1961.

Their three children are:


Jonda Jean born October 7, 1964


Andrew Edward born December 28, 1967


Holly Lynn born December 20, 1972



Generation 9

Jonda Jean Morgan Eisler

Daughter of Karen and John Morgan. Born October 7, 1964. Married Richard Eisler, (March 14, 1965), on November 24, 1983.

The couple has one child.


Spencer born August 10, 1984




Generation 8

Myra Elizabeth Ryan Wagehoft

Daughter of Lewis and Opal Ryan. Born April 26, 1942. Married Raymond Leroy Wagehoft, (July 18, 1941), on June 7, 1964.

Their two children are:


Laura Ann born November 30, 1971


Ryan Lee302 born October 28, 1974 died March 19, 1993



Generation 8

Vivian Kay Ryan Dee

Daughter of Lewis and Opal Ryan. Born November 5, 1943. Married Elbert Lim Dee303, (June 13, 1940), on February 2, 1966.

The couple’s three children are:


Melissa Kay born September 5, 1966


Kimberly Jo born March 8, 1969


Heide Lim born April 2, 1972