GARN Book Information

102. Susanna7 GARN (John6 GARN, Johannes5 GERN, Johann Adam4 GERN, Johannes3 GERN, David2 GERN, Johannes1 GERN) was born on 2 Dec 1815 in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania, USA. There is little doubt that her maiden name was also GARN. Death records of at least seven of her children have been located. Although the mother's name was unknown on several of those death records, at least four listed the mother's maiden name as some variation of Susan with the last name Garn. No record of another maiden name has been found for her. She died on 11 Jan 1866 in Burr Oak, Marshall Co., Indiana, USA. She is named in her father's will.

She was married to Abraham7 GARN (son of John GARN and Susannah SMITH) 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.

Abraham and Susan appeared on the 1850 U.S. Census in Jackson Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio. Abraham7 GARN 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.

The Obituary of Abram Garn as it appeared in The Republican, February 7, 1890 reads as follows:
Abram Garn for over 31 years a resident of Burr Oak Flats, died Wednesday night of last week, January 29th, aged 80 years, 4 months and 24 days.
Deceased was born in Bedford County, Pa., Sept. 10, 1810, went to Ohio from Pennsylvania and came from there to Marshall county in 1858, settled on the farm where he died and where he had ever since lived, near the village of Burr Oak, in Union Township. He was the father of 15 children, nine of whom are now living; John in Fulton county, David, in West township, George, Mandas, P. J. and B. F. in Union township, Martin, in Michigan, Joshua in Nebraska and Mrs. Sarah E. Weirman, in Paulding county, Ohio. All of these children are prominent citizens in the communities in which they reside.
Abram Garn was an honest, industrious, quiet citizen, respected by all who knew him. He was twice married; his first wife died in 1866, his second is still living, aged 72 years. His death was caused by rheumatism and softening of the brain. The remains were interred at the Voreis cemetery [Burr Oak cemetery], Friday, Rev. Mr. Tracy and Rev. Mr. Dustin conducting the funeral services, which were largely attended. Deceased was a member of the Evangelical church. All of his children except Joshua and Martin were at his bedside when he died. Susanna GARN and Abraham GARN had the following children:

child357 i. Josiah8 GARN was born on 24 Jan 1834. He died on 17 Nov 1835.
child+358 ii. John Washington8 GARN.
child+359 iii. David8 GARN.
child+360 iv. Samuel8 GARN.
child361 v. William8 GARN was born on 6 Feb 1840. He died on 22 Jan 1842.
child362 vi. Mary8 GARN was born on 4 Nov 1841 in Ohio, USA. She appeared on the 1850 U.S. Census with her parents in Jackson Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio. She died on 4 Oct 1859. She was buried in Burr Oak Cemetery, Union Twp., Marshall Co., Indiana.
child+363 vii. Philip James8 GARN.
child+364 viii. Martin8 GARN.
child365 ix. Sophia8 GARN was born on 26 Apr 1847. She died on 16 Jul 1849.
child+366 x. Joshua8 GARN.
child+367 xi. Benjamin Franklin8 GARN.
child+368 xii. George Washington8 GARN.
child+369 xiii. Mandes Edward8 GARN.
child+370 xiv. Francis Aaron8 GARN.
child+371 xv. Sarah Ellen8 GARN.

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