Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


JOHN H. GARBER, who has held the office of County Surveyor of Monterey County continuously since 1882, is a native of Pennsylvania, having been born in Trappe, Montgomery County, January 13, 1845. He was born and raised on a farm. His early education was obtained at the public schools of his native place, studying later at Muhlenberg College, Allen-town, Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1871. After graduating he taught school in the oil regions for a year, after which he took a post-graduate course of one year and a half, at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1875 he came to California, coming direct to Monterey County. He served four years as Deputy Clerk under John Markley, after which he went East for a short visit. After his return to this county he received the appointment to the office which he has held ever since. Mr. Garber has thus far resisted the wiles of Cupid and maintains his state of single blessedness.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.