Christian Garber (D17) Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties 1824-1928
Christian Garber, born 1772, son of Michael and Catherine Johntz Garber of Earl Township, Lancaster County, engaged, farming, uncle Christian, Hempfield Township, 1800; moved, father to Frankstown, Huntingdon County, 1805; helped, formation of Hollidaysburg; contractor, nephew from Virginia, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1832-1840; major force behind the formation of Blair County; elected, Democratic Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1816-1818; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1824-1828; died, September 22, 1841, (age 69), Huntingdon (later Blair) County, interment, Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Democratic Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1816-1818.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties, 1824-1828.
Since he died before Blair County formed, he is not recognized much locally.