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C. W. Giebner

C. W. GIEBNER, deceased, farmer, was born July 8, 1832, in the house where his widow now resides. He was a son of William Giebner, who is mentioned elsewhere. He was one of four children, two of whom grew up, C. W. and Sarah J., who married Abram Farrah. The deceased was married October 9, 1857, to Miss Amelia Vath. He enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and a short time after his return from the war he was returning from town in a wagon, when his horse took fright and threw him out, breaking a leg, from the effects of which he died April 28, 1865. He was the father of three children: Georgie E., married E. W. Thompson; C. W., at home with his mother, and John E., who married Nellie Robinson, and is a prosperous merchant of Sandy Lake. Mr. Giebner believed in the doctrines of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which organization his widow is attached.

Dr. J. P. Vath, the father of Mrs. Giebner, was born in Germany, where he was educated. His father and brother Philip were prominent physicians in that country. His sister Maria married George Albright, and subsequently settled in Mercer County. She died leaving six children: Barbara, Margaret, Amelia, Cassie, Mary and Susan. Dr. Vath left Germany during a war, and practiced in New York City, and there was married to Frances Webber, and subsequently removed to Buffalo, practiced there and in Norwalk, Ohio, for some time, and then came to what is now Sandy Lake, in 1838, and built a house on the site of A. P. Rose's residence. Here he died July 19, 1854. His widow died about twenty years later. Their children were: J. P., Amelia, Theressa, married Alexander Lowrey; Louesa, Lewis P., Harriet, married James Smith, and Joseph, who is dead. Dr. Vath formed a partnership with Dr. Giebner a short time before his death. He and his wife were members of the Catholic Church, and were buried in the graveyard of that organization a short distance north of Mercer. Their daughter Louesa married Samuel Bowers, by whom she has two children: Della, married Newton Holland, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Lewis P., a printer, of the same city.

History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 1056-1057

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