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GARMAN, John, farmer, was born at his present home, January 3, 1820. He is a son of John and Catharine Wollaner Garman. The father died August 6, 1846, and the mother March 11, 1857. Their children are : John ; Mary, wife of John Stess ; Sarah, wife of David Alter ; and Susan, wife of Noah Hartzer, of Juniata county. John received his education in schools of his native place. He then engaged in farming with his father, and continued in that occupation up to 1877, when he moved to Harrisburg, and engaged in the mercantile business for six years. At this time he came to the old homestead, where he has since resided. He was married, January 18, 1843, to Miss Emma McKeckan, daughter of Robert and Mary McKeckan. Their children are : John ; Wilhelmina, wife of Jeremiah Hanshaw ; Emiline, wife of Andrew Cameron ; James, Virdilla, Laura, and Robert, deceased. In politics Mr. Garman is a staunch Republican. The family are members of the Lutheran church.

Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Transcribed by Leslie Silvernail ( for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001

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