Re: Jacob Gerber b.1728 Switz. arrived U.S on11/9/1738
Dennis, I do not know if this is an ancestor of mine or not; but the places you mention are exactly coincident with a Garber ancestor of mine.
All I know is a Barbara Garber who married my 3rd great grandfather, Jacob Landis.Based on their childrens' dates, they must have married about 1805 or a little later, but before 1810.The Landis family were based in Lancaster Co, PA.Barbara and Jacob had at least 8 children, some of whom were born in Lancaster PA; but their son, my 2nd great grandfather, at least, moved to the Elkhart Indiana area, with a stop in Wayne Co Ohio.I believe others of the family moved westward as well to these same locations though I don't have as much information about them.
The coincidence of places makes me wonder.Let me know if we can share information as I know nothing at all further about the Garber connection!Sorry to be able to offer so little....
Hope to hear from you