121. Abraham7 GARN (John6 GARN, Conrad5 GERN, Johann Adam4 GERN, Johannes3 GERN, David2 GERN, Johannes1 GERN) was
born on 5 Sep 1810 in Buffalo Mills, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He also
appears as Abram GARN in the records. He if mentioned in the will of his father,
who left him $10.00 in the will. He appeared on the 1840 U.S. Census in Jackson
Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio. He died on 29 Jan 1890 in Burr Oak, Marshall Co.,
Indiana, USA. He was a farmer.
was married to Susanna7 GARN (daughter of John GARN and
Susanna CABLE) about 1832 in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania, USA, most likely.
We are aware that McBride and Capener (p. 32) give 1828 as the year of Abraham
and Susan's marriage. We are convinced this is incorrect for several reasons.
Susanna would have been only 13 years old, which would have been young to marry.
Her father's will, written 31 August 1832 does not indicate that she was married,
and the 1830 U.S. Federal Census of Abraham's father shows a male in the household
who of the right age to be Abraham, suggesting that Abraham, who would have been
about to turn 20 years old, was still in the home Also in the home of Abraham's
father was an under 20 female, who would have been Abraham's younger sister,
Catherine. Although Abraham's obituary reported he had 15 children in all, there
is no reason to place at the beginning the ones who were not named in any records.
We believe the two unnamed children were born in between some of the others where
there are larger age differences between children or possibly were twins who
did not survive. We also believe that Abraham and Susanna married in Bedford
Co., Pennsylvania, because there is no marriage record in Sandusky Co., Ohio,
where one appears for the marriage of Abraham's sister to Susanna's brother.
He was married to Lydia BAUGHMAN on 18 Nov 1866 in Summit Co., Ohio, USA. They appear on the 1870 U.S. Census in Union Twp., Marshall Co., Indiana. Abraham, along with several of his children, moved from Indiana to Nebraska some time after the 1870 U.S. Census because he appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census with Lydia in Beatrice Twp., Gage Co., Nebraska. His sons Martin, Joshua and Benjamin Franklin Garn were also in the township in the 1880 U.S. Census. That census corroborates other information that claims he was born in Pennsylvania. However, it also indicates that Abraham's father was born in Germany and his mother in Pennsylvania. He probably moved back to Indiana soon after the census because his son Martin moved back before 1 January 1881. Lydia BAUGHMAN was born on 28 Jul 1818 in Ohio, USA. She died on 24 Aug 1892.
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