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
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