Rev. Martin Garber

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Rev. Martin Garber

Birthplace: York County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1815 (53-54)
Flat Rock (Forestville), Shenandoah Co, VA
Place of Burial: Forestville, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev Johannes "John" H. Garber, Sr. and Barbara Bechtel Miller
Husband of Rebecca Garber
Father of Elizabeth Wine; Jacob Garber; Catherina Garber and Rebecca Bowman
Brother of Rev. Samuel Levi Garber; Rev. John H. Garber, Jr.; Rev. Abraham Garber; Anna Miller Miller; Rev. Jacob G. Garber and 4 others

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About Rev. Martin Garber

Martin Garber and wife Rebecca are buried here. However the grave is unmarked, possibly decayed with the passage of time. Martin Garber was the son of Elder John H. Garber and Barbara Miller Garber. Born in York County, PA, he grew to adulthood in Frederick County, MD. When his parents and younger siblings moved to Virginia, he remained behind with older brothers to pursue farming. He married Rebecca Stoner, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena Stoner, of Frederick County, MD. His brother Samuel married Molly Stoner, sister to Rebecca. In 1782, both of the newlywed couples, along with a few other families, moved to the Flat Rock vicinity, joining their parents and the rest of the Garber family. Some of the Stoner family also moved to the area. Several of them are buried in the Stoner family cemetery, located off Route 881 northwest of Timberville, Rockingham County. Tradition persists that these families left Maryland because they had remained true to the non-resistant principles of their Dunkard faith, and as a result, the authorities had confiscated their property. Upon arriving, Martin Garber took his place as an Elder in the Brethren Church. He became one of the leading elders in that district, which contained the region from Harrisonburg, Va to the Maryland line at the Potomac River.In 1783, Martin Garber was granted a deed for 400 acres in the Flat Rock vicinity. Martin and Rebecca Garber had at least four children: Elizabeth, Jacob, Catherine, and Rebekah. His death was considered a great loss to the community and church and widely mourned.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Aug 28 2018, 1:21:55 UTC

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Rev. Martin Garber's Timeline

York County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 11, 1783
Forestville, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
April 13, 1785
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
October 28, 1787
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States
July 6, 1790
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Age 54
Flat Rock (Forestville), Shenandoah Co, VA
Lydia Garber Cemetery, Forestville, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States