GARN Book Information

364. Martin8 GARN (Susanna7 GARN, John6 GARN, Johannes5 GERN, Johann Adam4 GERN, Johannes3 GERN, David2 GERN, Johannes1 GERN) was born on 21 Jun 1845 in Sandusky Co., Ohio, USA. He appeared on the 1850 U.S. Census with his parents in Jackson Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio. Twenty years later, just prior to his marriage, he appeared on the U.S. Census with his father and step mother in Union Twp., Marshall Co., Indiana. He died on 4 Aug 1901 in Eden Twp., Mason Co., Michigan, USA. He was a farmer.

He was married to Sarah Jane HAWKINS (daughter of William W. HAWKINS and Talitha Ann OWENS) on 1 Sep 1870 in Starke Co., Indiana, USA. A handwritten marriage record reads as follows:

Martin Garn and Sarah Jane Hawkins were united by me in the holy bonds of Matrimony at W. W. Hawkins the 1st day of Sept in the year of our Lord 1870 In the presence of T. J. Garn and W. W. Hawkins. Signed E. E. Randar

Martin and Sarah appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census in Beatrice Twp., Gage Co., Nebraska. Twenty years later, after Sarah had died, Martin appeared, unmarried, on the 1900 U.S. Census with several of his children in Eden Twp., Mason Co., Michigan. Sarah Jane HAWKINS was born on 15 May 1849 in Starke Co., Indiana, USA. She appeared on the 1850 U.S. Census with her parents in Marshall Co., Indiana. In 1860 and 1870 she appeared with them on the census in North Bend Twp., Starke Co., Indiana. She died on 6 Jun 1892 in Eden Twp., Mason Co., Michigan, USA. She died of consumption (tuberculosis). Since the death record of Martin Garn reports that he was buried in Eden Cemetery, and since Martin and Sarah Jane were buried in the same cemetery, we reported in our Hawkins book of 2005 that they were buried in the Eden Township Cemetery. However, we later located an index of the Lakeside Cemetery, also in Eden Twp., which indicates both were buried there. A descendant of Martin Garn and Sarah Jane Hawkins has verified that their grave markers are in Lakeside Cemetery in Eden Township.

A record, probably from an obituary or funeral record, about Sarah written by G. H. Barrett reads:
Sarah Jane Garn was born in Indiana & married Martin Garn Sept 1, 1870. She died June 6, 1892 at age 43.
They moved to Wexford County in the Spring of 1885, and in April 1892 moved to Eden Mi.
In April 1888 while Bro. L. P. Lawton was holding a revival meeting at the Dayhuff school house, the Holy Spirit did his office work in converting Bro. & Sis Garn. She held fast the profession of faith unto the end.
For over 1 year while consumption was wasting the physical, Sis Garn was "drawing water with joy from the wells of salvation["], saying at the last, "Instant death will be instant glory."
She leaves a husband, five sons and three daughters.
The writer conducted the service assisted by R. S. McClain.
Text I Cor. 15:55
Signed: G. H. Barrett

Martin GARN and Sarah Jane HAWKINS had the following children:

child+866 i. Aaron Francis9 GARN.
child+867 ii. Hattie Ellen9 GARN.
child+868 iii. Cora Belle9 GARN.
child+869 iv. Charles William9 GARN.
child+870 v. Minnie Viola9 GARN.
child871 vi. Bessie9 GARN was born on 14 Sep 1884. She and Jesse were twins. She died about 14 Sep 1884. It was reported that she died shortly after she was born.
child+872 vii. Jesse Alvia9 GARN.
child+873 viii. Archie Edwin9 GARN.
child+874 ix. Chauncy Earl9 GARN.

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