Links to pages with Garlitz
1790 Bedford County PA (Included what would become Somerset County) Census Data. Text Files.
Two Hendrey Garlits are listed. One of these, presumably, is the first Garlitz in the area, the one to which all our records are traced, known here as Christian I. Just 10 years later only one Henry Garlitz is listed in the Somerset County Census. Perhaps the other Henry lived in a township that remained within the old Bedford County. Or perhaps it was a mistake in the census. And yes, census records are not totally reliable. To date, no Garlitz lines in America from colonial times have been traced to any other progenitor except Christian I. Evidence from census and immigration records indicate that several Garlitz families arrived from Prussia in the mid 19th century and onward. (see below).
Primarily Somerset County PA. (Bedford) and Allegany County MD (Garrett) Census Data. Text or image files.
Cenus Records for Elk Lick Twp 1800 - 1880 along with other records
Henry Garlits Bedford
Christian Garlitz (Bedford Twp)
1820 (Bedford Twp)
Henry, Jacob Garlets (listed as Ganlets but I'm certain this is Garlets)
Jacob Garlitz and family
Christian Garlitz York PA
Another Christian Garlitz York PA
York County PA
There is a Christian Garlitz age 50+ living with two females. 15+ and 90+. Is he a member of our clan? Was he from Western PA/MD and then move east to York County? Neither he, nor any other Garlitz, appear in the 1850 York census.
Allegany County MD 1850 Census. Images. Links to pages with Garlitz.
Allegany County 1860 Census: Images Links to pages with Garlitz
Israel & Ellen Garlitz and children
1850 (Greenville Twp)
Henry and Lavina Garlitz (Virginia - WVA)
Allegany County Marriages in Bride Order (1826-1847)
Garrett County 1880 Census: Images. Links to pages with Garlitz
and Lucy Garlitz & children
George Garlitz, wife Nancy and children
Other census records:
Simeon Garlitz 1870 Census. Kansas. Originally from MD
1880 Adams County, IL David Garlets
George and Drucilla Garlitz and family. Colorado. 1920
Joseph Garlitz and family. Mesa Colorado. 1920. Originally from PA
Lawrence Garlitz and family. 1920. Everret Washington .
Later Garlitz Immigrants
Almost all Garlitzs (Garlits, Garlets) in the U.S. are descended from the Garlitz Clan of Western PA and Western Maryland. A number of Garlitz families, however, immigrating from Germany, Prussia, Russia from the mid-nineteen century onward, settling in such places as Texas, Boston, New York, Indiana, and Chicago.
Charles Garlitz 1850 Census. Indiana. German birth
David Garlitz and family. 1850 census. Indiana. German birth
David Garlitz and family. 1860 census. Indiana. Germany (same family as above. Wife and a couple children no longer listed.)
Christian Garlitz and family 1880 census. Texas. Prussian birth
Ludwig Garlitz and family. 1880 census. Chicago. Prussian birth
Arnold Garlitz. 1900 census. San Francisco. Inmate. German birth. It is interesting to note that a fellow inmate is a Hostetler, a common name for Greenville Twp. PA, and among the neighbors of the Garlitz clan. Could it be that these two claimed German birth to falsify their identity, or that a lazy census taker just recorded them that way.
Samuel Garlitz and family. 1920 census. Boston. Russian birth
Lewis Garlitz and family. 1930 census. New York. Russian birth