Garber, Isaac 'Ike' 1838-1863
GARBER, SCHECKER, MOHLER
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 9/23/2015 at 03:18:14
The following was sent us written in German. As the request was not made to publish it in that language, we give a literal translation of the same; so that all our readers may have the benefit of the piece:
Elkport, Sept. 4, 1863
Mr. Editor: You would confer on me a favor by giving the following lines a place in your columns.
Died, yesterday at 3 o'clock, P.M., at the residence of his mother, Ike Garber, in consequence of an attack of Dyssentery and Bilious Fever.
The deceased was the youngest brother of Sheriff John Garber and of Silas Garber, Captain of Co. D, 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers. He enlisted with his brothers, Silas and Abe, in the fall of 1861, and was a member of Co. I, in the 3d Mo. Regiment. Fortunately he escaped the bullets of the rebels in several skirmishes, until at Vicksburg, disease threw him on his bed, from which, with the help of his brother Abe, he succeeded in getting a furlough to come home, to the circle of his family - to die!
He was one of the best of those young men who took up arms against the rebels, and his relatives have reason to deeply mourn his loss, but, the knowledge that he died, like many others, for a good cause - for his country - will solace and comfort them in this their bereavement.
Again recovered from a lingering illness, I will in a few days return to the South, to follow the flag of my regiment anew. It was not in my power, friend, to aid and comfort thee in last thy hours! -thou hadst to die young - but if fortune favors, I will take revenge on those who indirectly may have been the cause of thy untimely death.
Of all who knew thee, thou wert beloved and respected; mayst thou softly repose, and the friendly earth be light upon thee!
Sergeant of Co. D, 27th Reg. Iowa Vol.
~Clayton Co. Journal, Thursday, September 10, 1863
Notes: Burial is in the Old Garber cemetery. He was the s/o Martin M. Garber and Magdalene (Mohler) Garber.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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