My father's name is Melvin Allen Garber. The Garber name is a derivative of a Swiss Mennonite family name, the original spelling being Gerber. Immigration can be traced from the Alsace-Lorraine area of France, in the early part of the nineteenth century; with Grandfather Christian Gerber arriving in the port of New Orleans, migrating to Tazewell County, Illinois. From there, my father's grandparents, Joseph and Bessie Kenagy Garber went to Colorado, where my grandfather Ivan Garber was born, eventually, making his way to Southern California, where my father was born, Jan 3 1928, in Long Beach, Los Angeles County. As time past, he met my mother, and voila'! Here I am!
My father's mother is Hannahretta Electa Bullard. She is half Swedish, Olson and Nelson (Neilson) being her Swedish family names. Bullard is English, but as one who researches family roots discovers, there are many more branches that fill a tree.
My Third Great Grandparents
Dayton Francis Dunham
12 Nov 1814-5 Sept 1895
20 Dec 1817-10 Nov 1897