Biography of Christian Gerber
Allen County, OH Biographies

CHRISTIAN GERBER, farmer, P. O, Bluffton, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, September 6, 1823, only child of Ulrich (a farmer) and Elizabeth (Leatherman) Gerber, natives of Switzerland, and who came to America in 1822, settling in Wayne County. Our subject received a common school education, and has been a farmer all his life. He is now the owner of a well-improved farm, comprising 116 acres of laud, in Richland Township, where he has resided since 1852. He was united in marriage in 1854 with Mary, daughter of John Basinger, a farmer and an early settler of Allen County, Ohio, and of German descent. Their children are Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Amstutz; Leah, wife of Peter B. Amstutz; David, farming on the home farm, and Hannah. Mr. and Mrs. Gerber are members of the Mennonite Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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