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Pennsylvania State Senate

Christian Garber


Session Year Position District Party
1823 17 Democratic-Republican
1825 17 Democratic-Republican
1827 17 Democratic-Republican
 Counties   Huntingdon, Mifflin


1772 - 1841

Christian Garber was the son of Michael and Catherine (Johntz) Garber of Earl Township, Lancaster County, born in 1772.  He pursued farming with his uncle Christian in Hempfield Township, 1800; moved with his father to Frankstown, Huntingdon County, about 1805; helped in the formation of Hollidaysburg; served as a contractor, with his nephew from Virginia, for the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1832-1840; and in 1839, he became a major force behind the formation of Blair County.  In addition to his Senate service, Christian was a member of the House of Representatives, 1816-17.  He died on September 22, 1841, 69 years, in Huntingdon (later Blair) County, interred in the Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg.