IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 02/21/2021

Old Garber Cemetery
aka Garber family cemetery

Section 25, Volga Township

Garber cemetery - photo by Helen Jennings 2008
~photo by Helen Jennings 2008

~photo by Judy Holthaus ca2005

~photo by Judy Holthaus ca2005

~photo by Judy Holthaus ca2005

(There are more photos below the burial list)

The cemetery is located on a hill above Garber. It overlooks the Turkey river and is across the river from the Elkport cemetery. It is on the hill behind the fire station and must be reached by walking. The cemetery was restored in the early 1990's.

View photos of all the gravestones in Old Garber cemetery
Obits for some of the people buried in the Old Garber cemetery (opens the obituary index)

Sources used to compile this burial list:
~incomplete burial list from a grave survey done in the early 1990's - contributed by Charlene Barnhart
~gravestone inscriptions & notes - added from photos taken by Phyllis Peterson
~WPA records, Fold-3 military records, FamilySearch.org, census records, news articles & obituaries - added by the Clayton co. coordinator

Name Birth Death Remarks
Bradley, John 05/21/1838 03/21/1893  
Bradley, Mary 02/05/1847 06/27/1892 w/o William
Dana, Malvina 06/25/1833 02/20/1857 age 24y; d/o G.W. & M.
Garber, Bertha   01/03/1872 d/o J.C. & E.A.; ssa infant son
Garber, infant son   02/25/1874 s/o J.C. & E.A.; ssa Bertha; Note: DOD possibly is 1871
Garber, infant son   03/17/1855 s/o J. & M.
Garber, Caroline 'Lena' nee Blanchaine 04/27/1849 06/24/1885 36y 1m 22d; w/o Major J.C. Garber
Garber, Elizabeth A. nee Levinstine / Livingston 04/17/1848 03/07/1874 w/o John C.
Garber, George W.   08/16/1841 3y 7m 11d; s/o J. & M.; note: possibly 8y rather than 3
Garber, Isaac 'Ike' 05/28/1838 09/08/1863 s/o Martin & Magdaline; Co. I, 3rd MO Inf., Civil War
Garber, John 01/04/1818 08/18/1886 68y 7m 14d; h/o Mary C.; originally buried in Kansas, his remains were reburied in the Garber cemetery: "The remains of Judge Garber were brought home from Kansas Tuesday morning. The remains were laid to rest in the Garber cemetery at East Elkport." ~Elkader Weekly Register, March 28, 1889
Garber, Magdalene 07/28/1855 04/17/1862 d/o S. & M.
Garber, Martha C.   10/01/18?? age ? 23d; d/o J. & M.
Garber, Mary C. nee Rife 03/04/1821 04/26/1889 68y 7m 22d; w/o John
Garber, Rosalia nee Dana   07/25/1862 age 24y; 1st w/o Silas Garber (buried in Neb.); d/o G.W. & M. Dana
Garber, Rosalia   02/??/1863 d/o Silas & Rosalia
Kimber, Margarette W. nee Beddow 05/16/1827 05/06/1909 w/o Zara C.
Kimber, Zara C. 1822 aft 1870
bef 1880
h/o Margarette; Note: no death or burial record has been found and his burial here has NOT been confirmed!
Lutje, infant 04/31/1890 04/31/1890? ssa Amanda, Elsabea & Sophia; assume born & died same day, only one date on stone
Lutje, Amanda J. 03/23/1900 01/31/1905 d/o Claus
Lutje, Elsabea P. 06/09/1894 09/15/1899 d/o Claus
Lutge, Sophia W. 01/25/1888 10/03/1891 d/o Claus
Matson, Elijah 1824 09/11/1874 age 50y
McEvers, son 02/??/1889 12/28/1889 age 10m; s/o John
McEvers, Delbert A. 02/??/1878 05/11/1879 age 16m; s/o J.N. & D.M.
Taft, Almina / Elmina nee Mattson 1817 09/27/1887 age 67y; 2nd w/o George; Note: her obit gives 1st name as Elmina
Taft, George W. 01/24/1807 04/23/1882 age 75y; h/o 1st Nancy Whitmore (d. 1835), 2nd Almina Matson
Taft, Harry   08/15/1873 age 6m; s/o H.P. & Rubie
Talmadge, Edna 1875 11/16/1879 age 3y 1m 15d; d/o W.E. & A.T.
Talmadge, Oramel G. 07/07/1815 08/19/1879  
Taylor, son     age 3y
Taylor, Caroline nee Dana   03/28/1862 age 33y; w/o Marcellus; d/o G.W. Dana
Taylor, Emmet Allen   03/28/1862 age 3y; adopted s/o Marcellus & Caroline
White, Frances E. nee Palmer 03/06/1831 09/26/1861 age 30y 6m 10d; w/o George
White, Joseph   09/18/1861 age 11d; s/o George & Frances
White, Mary   10/07/1862 age 1m 7d; d/o George & Frances

The following photos in the Garber family cemetery were taken by Judy Holthaus on a peaceful, sunny summer day....

Bradley gravestones

Isaac Garber, CW veteran

Magdalene Gaber gravestone

Rosalia Garber & daughter

Caroline Garber gravestone


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