Posted By:Peggy Babbs
Subject:Re: Gerber/Hofstetter's in Wayne Co.,
Post Date:October 02, 2002 at 04:48:27
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Found in "History of Wayne County, Ohio 1998" page 172:
Ulrich Gerber married Anna Bachman in Switzerland had son Christian, christening place, Rothenbach, date 8-12-1731 Parish of Steffisburg, Canton Bern, Switzerland. Christian married Catharina Waelti, their children:Michael 1763, Christian 1768, Barbara 1773 and Ulrich 1783.

Michael(died 3-24-1841) married Anna Neuenschwander (1769-1820). Anna's father was Hans Neuenschwander. Michale and Anna had 5 children: Barbara 1797-1870, Anna 1799-1844, Catharine 1801-1877, John M 1803-1879 and Ulrich 1809-1874. Michael and his five children, brother Ulrich, nephew Jacob Gerber and sister Barbara left Switzerland 4-22-1822 on ship Elbe arrived in Sugarcreek, Ohio 9-14-1822.

Jacob Gerber 5-27-1790 4-10-1867 was son of Christian (1768). Jacob married Ann P Lehman (1804-1839) children:Christian, Elizabeth, Peter J. married 4-23-1842 Elizabeth Lehman (1810-1885). Peter & Elizabeth children:Magdalena, Anna (1847-1940), Katherina. Anna (1847-1940) married 1868 Peter Sommer (1848-1932).

John M (1803-1879), son of Michael, married 12-14-1830 Elizabeth Steiner (1812-1855). Elizabeth d/o John Steiner. John M and Elizabeth children: Anna, Catharina, Elizabeth, Peter (1837), Christian, John, Barbara, Fanny, Magdalena, Marie, Daniel and Regina.