biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ARISH GARNER, deceased, was born in Kentucky, near Crab Apple Orchard, Sept. 22, 1823. His parents died in Kentucky. He learned the tanner's trade, and followed it many years, and while yet a young man removed to Ohio, where he became acquainted with and was united in marriage to Miss Catharine Payne, who was born in Belmont County, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1821. Her parents were William and Mary Payne. Mr. and Mrs. Gamer were married in January, 1847. By this union there were three children, viz: Lafayette A., born Dec. 9, 1849; Harriet I., born June 8, 1854, and died Aug. 5, 1860; Margaret E., born April 27, 1860, now the wife of A. W. Glaze of Atchison, Kan. Mr. Garner served twelve months in the Mexican War, and received an honorable discharge. He was also a soldier of the late war, enlisting in 1861 in Company H, 97th Ohio Volunteers. He was always found at his post, and discharged every duty imposed upon him with fidelity. He participated in the hard-fought battles of Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and many other battles and skirmishes. During his service he contracted disabilities necessitating his discharge, and from the effects of which he died in Oskaloosa, July 31, 1882. Mr. Garner was a member of the I. O. O. P. Magnolia Lodge, Agency City, Iowa, in which he was insured for $1,000. He was a loving husband and an indulgent father, and a man respected by all who knew him. His widow still survives, and resides in Oskaloosa.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy