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John C. Garber
Volga Twp.

John C. Garber, of the firm of John Garber & Son, general merchants, East Elkport, was born in Logan County, Ohio, Apr. 23, 1844. His parents, John and Mary C. (Rife) Garber, were among the early pioneers of Clayton County, coming here when the subject of this sketch was four years of age. His education was received in the common schools of Clayton County, where he was married in 1868, to Elizabeth Livingston, a native of Pennsylvania. By this marriage there were three children, one living, Jessie. His wife died Mch. 7, 1874, and he was again married on Aug. 27, 1879, to Caroline Blanschien, who was born in Germany, and was a daughter of Charles and Caroline (Stahl) Blanchien. In 1877, in partnership with his father, Mr. Garber embarked in the dry goods and grocery business in the town of East Elkport, which they still prosecute. They carry a full and complete stock of general merchandise, and do a profitable business. He is a member of I.O.O.F. lodge; in politics he is a Repbulican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1121
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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