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Garber, Jacob

Born: 1802 Virginia

Died: 1886-07-04 Petersburg, Illinois

Father of Hezekiah H. Garber, Jacob Garber was a farmer in Petersburg. While farming, he also served for many years as a justice of the peace and from 1849 to 1853, as a county judge. He was also the bookkeeper for a dry goods firm. By 1860, he was working as a bookkeeper and owned $2,000 in personal property.

Gravestone, Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; Petersburg Observer (IL), 10 July 1886, 3:6; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Meanrd County, IL, 300; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Petersburg, Menard County, IL, 217; R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 98; Miller v. Rawlings, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; Abraham Lincoln to William L. Marcy.