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William Giebner
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1794
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1883
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA

Friday, December 23, 1883

On December 23rd, 1883, the venerable citizen whose name heads this article departed this life in the fullness of nearly ninety years. He was born in Westmoreland county on July 4th, 1794, and in 1800 came with his father and his brother John to the farm in Sandy Lake township, now occupied by J. J. Geibner. Inheriting a vigorous constitution, he was well calculated to grapple with the hardships incident to life in that early day and through indominitable energy and perseverance the primeval fosist gradually bowed before his sturdy arm. When about fifteen years old, through the prayers of a pious mother, he sought and obtained the evidences of pardon and acceptance which through seventy-five years of active life were his solace and support and a source of joy and rejoicing while passing through the "valley of the shadow of death." In 1812 he was one of those who responded to the call to arms in his country's defense in that memorable war.
In 1821 he married Miss Eleanor Parrish, of Wheeling, West Virginia, and settled on the farm where he died. The union was a happy one, but on September 2nd, 1868, the sharer of his earthly joys was called away, and of their four children but one, Mrs. Abraham Farrah, survives him. Since his wife's death he has been faithfully cared for in the midst of his great infirmities by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Amelia Geibner, widow of his son, C. W. Geibner. He has frequently said to the writer, "she is next to my wife, and cares for me as no one else could." His relatives and the community will ever hold her in grateful esteem. The funeral services were held on Tuesday in the M. E. church, of which body he has been a member since conversion, and the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

Note: William is the son of Charles and Jane Giebner. He has a sister Polly Giebner and three brothers, his twin Augustus and Valentine C. and Samuel.
Family links: 
  Charles August Giebner (1756 - 1834)
  Jane Giebner (1766 - 1814)
  Eleanor Parrish Giebner (1795 - 1868)
  Polly Giebner McCloskey (1791 - 1880)*
  Augustus Giebner (1794 - 1881)*
  William Giebner (1794 - 1883)
  Valentine C. Giebner (1797 - 1868)*
  Samuel Giebner (1800 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Yankee Hill Cemetery
Sandy Lake
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: JFDavis
Record added: Apr 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26140498


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