Biography of Harry Garber
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Harry Garber is a substantial and widely known citizen of Mt. Vernon, where he has spent practically his entire life. He was born at Elmwood, III., Nov. 8, 1876, the son of Michael and Ida (Brentlinger) Garber.

Michael Garber was born at Butler, Ohio, in 1853, and died in Mt. Vernon in 1928. For many years he was well known in this city as the proprietor of a high grade shoe repair business. He was later associated with his son, Harry, who is now proprietor of the business. The shop is equipped with a Goodyear welt shoe repairing system, a royalty being paid for the use of this equipment. The shop is located at 15 South Mulberry Street. Ida (Brentlinger) Garber was born at Beilville, Ohio, and died in 1923. Mr. and Mrs. Garber are buried in Mound View Cemetery. Their children were: Harry, the subject of this sketch; Leon E., married O. A. Maynard, lives at Newark, Ohio; and Cordelia, married John Shaffner, who is a professor of botany at Ohio State University.

Harry Garber was educated in the public schools of Elmwood, Ill., and completed his education at Bellville and Mt. Vernon, having come to this city with his parents when he was 15 years of age. Throughout his business career he has been identified with the business which was established by his father.

Mr. Garber married Miss Ida Schuster, the daughter of Henry Schuster, of Mansfield. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Schuster were: Joseph, Charles, Fred, Jacob, August, Mrs. Nettie Prider, Mrs. Louise Insman, Mrs. Jeanette Smalley, Mrs. Anna Winn, and Mrs. Garber. All are residents of Mansfield except Mrs. Insmaii and Mrs. Garber. To Mr. and Mrs. Garber were born three children: 1. Gladys, married Harry Armentrout, lives at Columbus, and they have two children, Barbara Jean, and Kenyon Forbes. 2. Michael M., a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, now associated in business with his father. 3. Florence, who died at the age of 23 years.

Mr. Garber is a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Mt. Vernon, No. 824. Mr. Garber has in his possession a family portrait of his great-grandparents, Michael and Elizabeth Garber, and their children, Jacob, Henry, Daniel, Mrs. Mary Deltz, Mrs. Barbara Leedy, Mrs. Delilah Cassell, and Mrs. Amy Magill. The latter was the wife of Henry Magill, of Mt. Vernon, who served throughout the Spanish-American War. Daniel Garber, mentioned above, was the grandfather of Harry Garber.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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