Charles Gebbers was born January 6, 1838, in the Kingdom of Hanover of Germany, and grew to manhood there; emigrated to this country in 1857, locating in Lee County, Iowa, first, where he followed the stone trade; moved to Knox County, Missouri, in 1860, and in 1861 enlisted in the army in company E, Twenty-first Missouri Infantry; served three years; then re-enlisted in the tenth Missouri cavalry, company D; he took part in numerous small engagements, and mustered out at St. Louis; returned to Knox County, and then in 1866 removed to Iowa, where he has lived ever since. Mr. Gebbers has a half section of land in section 11. He was married to Adelaide Stubbs, July 9, 1872. They have three children living: Mary, born April 24, 1874; Reuben and Margie, twins, born May 15, 1879; deceased, Hannah and Harry, twins, died April 1, 1872; Theodore, died August 20, 1878. Mrs. Gebbers was born in 1845, July 14,, in Maine. Mr. G.'s father died eight years ago at the age of seventy years, and was buried on his farm. Mr. and Mrs. G. are members of the Evangelical church.
Montgomery County Iowa Biographical Sketches From the 1881 History of Montgomery County, Iowa Sherman Township http://shell.idt.net/~u1211419/Montgom/Biosherm.htm
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