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A Brickwall Broken Down!

Quite sometime ago, I found an 1825 newspaper marriage announcement for my 3x’s great-parents Jacob and Anna Garber. In the marriage announcement they were recorded as Jacob Gerber and Anna Cummel. Jacob and Anna lived in Berks County, PA, in the area of Amity township. Anna had apparently died before the 1850 census, and I had been unable to find any further information on her. I was also unable to positively identify all of the children of Jacob and Anna  — but that all changed a couple of days ago!! Continue reading