The story is told of a Solomon Garlet (spelled thus) who went West and changed the spelling of his name. It is said that he left in the night and would not talk about it. Family lore has it that he was an Oklahoma "Sooner". While the story is attributed to Solomon son of Henry and Magdalena Garlitz, we know he died in 1846, forty three years before the Sooners of April, 1889. Perhaps the story is of his son Solomon Gregory.
A more precise history of Solomon Garlitz is offered by descendent Charles
Son of Henry Garlitz and Magdalena
Married Rebecca (Unknown) possibly McKenzie
|Simeon Christopher||b.3/19/1834||Maryland||d. 1923 Caldwell, KS||m. Lucy Haskett|
|one child: Minnie. b. about 1878; d. 1881.|
|1870 Census image|
|Samuel||b. 4/14/1836||Maryland||m. Elizabeth Durst|
|Mary Elizabeth||b. 3/10/1838||Maryland||d. 1921 Ames, OK||m. Henry Peterman|
|Rebecca Jane||b. 3/02/1839||Maryland||m. Henry Kurtz|
|(or m1 Henry Albright and m2 Robert Turner)|
|Sarah Ann||b. 1/13/1841||Maryland||m Peter Long 5 children|
|Dennis Levi||b. 8/18/1884||Maryland|
|Drucila Emily||b. 9/28/1885||Maryland||m. Charles Edgar Lampkin|
|Solomon Gregory||b. 8/25/1846||Maryland||d. Aug 15, 1908||m1 Caroline Laird|
|m2 Effie Jane Hakes|
see 1850 census Solomon Sr. is not listed in the 1850 census along with Rebecca and children.
Rebecca and Simeon are listed among the old settlers of Saline County KS having arrived there in May of 1859.
Joseph, Simeon and brother-in-law Henry Peterman are listed in the 1865 Saline County KS census. As well, Joseph and Henry are listed with the Calvary Co. 1863 of Saline County.
Solomon Garlitz 1870 Census Kansas
Daughter of Solomon and Rebecca Garlitz
Married: Peter Long
Peter Long was the son of Daniel Long and Elizabeth Engle. Elizabeth Engle was the daughter of Peter Engle and Anna Barbara Garlitz. Anna Barbara was Sarahan's great aunt and Peter Long's grandmother.
|Clara Long||b: 22 FEB 1867, Ohio||d. 1943|
|Oscar Long||b.: 25 AUG 1868, Ohio||BURIAL: Maple Grove Cem,Ohio||m. Mary E. Robart|
|Orpha Long||b.: 23 FEB 1873|
|Mable Long||b.: 24 OCT 1875, Ohio||d. 21 NOV 1927|
|Daisy Long||b. 8 DEC 1878, Ohio|
Daughter of Solomon and Rebecca Unknown Garlitz
Mary Elizabeth Garlet Peterman
b. 3/10/1838 d. 21 JUL 1921 in Ames OK
Married Henry PETERMAN b: 1828 in Tuscarawas Co OH
iv. Mary Elizabeth b: 25 MAR 1873
According to a Peterman descendant three additional children should be added. Charles, b. 1870. (Since he's not in the 1880 census he must have died as a child.) Berniece, b. 1881 and Eleomoram, b. 1887.
More notes on Henry and Mary Garlets Peterman
Henry Peterman married Mary Elizabeth Garlitz in 1863 in Saline county, Kansas
where they raised their children who received their religious training at the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salina. In 1894/95 they sold their farm in the
Smokey River area of Saline county to Joseph Debold a neighbor and moved to
Woods county Oklahoma, which later became Major county ,Ames was their closest
town. Henry took out a homestead but died before improving the section; Mary had
to start the paperwork all over again;therefore the homestead is in her name.
She lived on the property until her death in 1921. Mary sold her property to her
son Louis Peterman Henry and Mary are buried in the Ames Cemetery ; but probably
didn't have head stones. from Ann Wells
son of Solomon Garlet
married Elizabeth Durst
i. Dennis. b. 5 October 1862.
ii. Jacob. b. 17 December 1864.
iii. Edward, b. 10 December 1866.
iv. Solomon. b. 11 January 1868.
v. Samuel. b. 9 April 1870.
vi. Emma. b. 11 July 1873.
vii. Will. b. 9 January 1875.
Other Garlitz’s buried on Lot 158 in the Caldwell cemetery are Orpha, d. 1880; (she appears in the 1880 census as a 2 year old daughter); Howard, d. 1883; William Allen, (perhaps the Will mentioned above), d. 25 April 1964; and Nora, b. 11 December 1880, d. 25 November 1969. Some of these are and all may be children of Samuel and Elizabeth.
Marriage record for William and Nora
Drucila Emily Garlet
Daughter of Solomon Garlet
married Charles Edgar Lampkin
i. Emma. b. 9 August 1873.
ii. Ida Rebecca. b. 9 March 1875.
iii. Lucy Irene. b. 22 April 1876.
iv. Edgar N. b. 13 October 1879; died 7 September 1955 at Coldwater, Kansas.
son of Solomon
married Caroline Laird married 2nd Effie Hakes (July 31, 1878) record
Children of Solomon and Caroline:
i. Honorah. b. 2 November 1870; died 13 September 1912.
ii. Anna Rebecca. b. 24 March 1872; died 11 March 1941.
Children of Solomon and Effie Jane:
iii. Grace Vanet. b. 9 April 1877; died 16 October 1944.
iv. Lymon Leroy. b. 19 November 1881; died March 1887.
v. James Harvey. b. 7 August 1884; died 11 March 1944.
vi. Effie Gertrude. b. 13 October 1886; died September 1888.
vii. Charles Bernard. b. 22 December 1888; died 16 November 1956.
viii. Lettie Genevieve. b. 20 August 1891; died 10 July 1962.
ix. Clarence Gregory. b. 23 May 1894; died 18 November 1943.
x. Eugene Marion. b. 18 October 1898; died 20 February 1989.
xi. Effie Sequinna. b. 1 January 1901; died 10 March 1960.
These men are great. uncles of my husband and I have chased them from MD/PA to OK. Solomon Gregory, his given name, also married Effie Jane Hakes on 31 Jul 1875 in Saline Co KS. On the 1890 Territory Census the family can be found in Oklahoma City. It also list his civil war unit from TX. I haven't researched that yet. Could be Confederate. On the 1913 Grant Co OK Tax List, Sol and his bro Dennis are listed as living at Hillsdale. They were buried in Caldwell KS. That was where they were before the opening of the Strip to homesteaders. Sol did change his name to Garlets as did Dennis, and their brother Simeon who last spelled his name as Garlits. Ann Wells
1875 census for Solomon Garlets