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Johann P "John" Gerberich
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1799
Death: Aug. 22, 1875

John bought a farm from Peter Rank, not far from his father's farm, and farmed there until about the year 1835, when he moved to West Hanover Twp., Dauphin Co., Pa., where he bought a fine 125-acre farm from a man named Fisher. This farm was located near Buck's Tavern, just south of the Jonestown Road, and it seems that in order to purchase this property John had to borrow money from his father, partially repaying him by transferring his farm in East Hanover to Philip's name. Here in his new estate John carried on farming till the year 1867, and during the first two years also conducted a distillery. After retiring from an active farming life he lived in retirement at his home in Shellsville until his death. Gerberich was six feet tall, broad-shouldered, and of an active disposition. [History of the Gerberich Family in America] 
 
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 Parents:
  Johann Philip Gerberich (1769 - 1845)
  Maria Elizabeth Shuey Gerberich (1778 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Regina Backenstoe Gerberich (1801 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Rebecca Gerberich (1824 - 1824)*
  Amos Backenstoe Gerberich (1826 - 1864)*
  Maria Barbara Gerberich Lingle (1828 - 1896)*
  Malinda Catherine Gerberich Shirk (1830 - 1913)*
  Thomas Backenstoe Gerberich (1832 - 1879)*
  Elizabeth Charlotte Gerberich Poorman (1834 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline Christina Gerberich Hedrich (1797 - 1878)*
  Johann P Gerberich (1799 - 1875)
  Elizabeth Gerberich Zimmerman Miller (1802 - 1888)*
  Jacob Gerberich (1803 - 1821)*
  George P. S. Gerberich (1807 - 1888)*
  Thomas P Gerberich (1811 - 1899)*
  David Philip Gerberich (1814 - 1873)*
  Daniel Philip Gerberich (1819 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shells Cemetery
Shellsville
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: GerbLady
Record added: Aug 13, 2005
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Johann P John Gerberich
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