Christian III Garlitz

Christian III Garlitz

Male 1797 - 1873  (75 years)

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  • Name Christian III Garlitz 
    Born 18 Apr 1797  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1873  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He died in 1873 at the age of 76 in Maryland. Here is part of the article that I found in Brown's Miscellaneous Writings
      1880 - 1895
      By Jacob Brown, Cumberland, MD 7-23-1896
      On Page 42 -
      Avilton, Garrett County.There has been a decided improvement in this community not only in the people, but in every way, in the past few years. Beautiful new residences greet your eyes in many places, such as HON. GEORGE BLOCHER and his brother HENRY, who has just finished a handsome residence upon the old BLOCHER-MUSSELLMAN seat, and MR. PATRICK DORSEY, who is comforted in one of the very finest dwellings in the country. We were guests of the widow HANSON BROWN. She and her son JOHN H. BROWN run the best farm on the ridge. Their energy and prudence have been rewarded this season with full crops of all kinds for "man and beast." Her home is one of great hospitality and generosity to the many comers and goers, and of course, she is much liked and respected. She is a reader and a subscriber of the REPUBLICAN, and wonders why her bill does not put in appearance for payment, as it is her only known debt. A healthy financial condition truly. We met another patron, the spouse of a moderate Democrat, and a close reader of the REPUBLICAN - a lady of sense and considerable information. The writer was modestly questioned as to the authorship of certain articles heretofore published in the paper named of a historic character. She seemed to take pleasure in admitting she had read them with pleasure and interest, but she begged to say there was one error, in stating WILLIAM CONRAD was the last survivor of the jury that convicted GEORGE SWEARENGEN IN 1829. She averted her ancestor JACOB WINTERS, one of that panel, died a year or two later than CONRAD. No doubt she is right. A bright woman is hard to beat on matter of fact. There can be no impropriety in saying the lady referred to is MRS. ANDREW LANCASTER. Just here let it be remarked city people greatly mistake and underate the intelligence and general information of the country people. Many of them are careful readers, and make good practical use of what they read and observe. It was not difficult to persuade us to make a visit to our old friend P. DORSEY. Here one finds genuine hospitality and pure civility. His much respected wife died several years ago. His household is handsomely presided over by his trained daughters who make it pleasant for you whether it be a short or long stay. DORSEY is doing a large and prosperous business in the manufacture of lumber and shingles; for the latter there is more demand now than for some years, at good prices. This industry is now the only one of the kind in this part of the country. The pioneer settler in this neighborhood was CHRISTIAN GARLITZ, at least 70 years ago. He built a cabin near where the Catholic church now stands in the dense woods, mostly pine. Tradition has it that in clearing a spot of ground around the house a perverse, tree was felled upon it with the young wife inside. The anxious cry was "SALLY, are you dead." She was unhurt, but strange to say, more than fifty years after, good old CHRISTY was killed in the woods by the fall of a tree. The men here of three score or more, are ELI WHITZELL, CHRISTIAN BLOCHER, ANDREW BLOCHER, LEO McKENZIE, ISRAEL GARLITZ and P. DORSEY, all respectable and good citizens. The two oldest died with the last year -- JESSE W. CHANEY and JEREMIZH McKENZIE. October 16th, 1888.

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      Having been drawn to this place on business, with a few days of social pleasures added, it has been thought fit to furnish the public with suggestion of a local and personal nature, that may not be unacceptable to the reader. The old name of this neighborhood is "BLUE LICK:, latter caller "PEA RIDGE." the post office established here, about a year ago is called "AVILTON," has a tri-weekly mail supplied from LONACONING, with rapidly increasing reading matter. Mr R E GARLITZ is the attentive postmaster. He also runs a country variety store and drive a thrifty business. The ubiquitous drummer has found him, though far in the interior. At convenient distances are two churches -- Catholic and Dunkard, but no school-house range. The frequent remark here is "Why don't the double headed School Board quit wasting the people's money in factious lawsuits?" The OLD ROBINSON MANSION is now being dismantled to be use for school purposes for the coming term. Attended Dunkard church last Sunday. This was their annual meeting and the most important one of the year, being the occasion of the Love Feast, which was celebrated the night before. The ceremony consist of the communion, partaking of the lamb soup and feet-washing. The REV. J. HOOVER, from Salisbury, Pa., was the minister. He is a bright, intelligent man, and preached a very respectable sermon; one worthy of attention. He looks like any other respectable minister, and is orthodox in his opinions and teachings, but not oppressively so. His subject was the covering and uncovering of the head, which was clearly handled. Evidently he was dealing with the hat and bonnet question now vexing that sect. the church here is (PAGE 43) said to be in prosperous condition. But their spacious, plain edifice, now fifteen years old, needs a coat of white paint. They are able, but not willing, for such an enterprise. This whole neighborhood was once densely covered with white pine and spruce, but it has in years past been cut and made into lumber in its various forms. In the places of once pine forests, of pine trees are now many farms under good cultivation, with excellent crops this season and a ready market for all surplus products in the GEORGE'S CREEK VALLEY. The continuous rains for many weeks have delayed and somewhat damaged the crops, but still the yield will be more than an average, even though some buckwheat and corn should be spoiled. Besides the ceriels and provender, there is an immense chestnut crop, now nearing its close. Plenty of sleek pigs in the woods.
    Person ID I01692  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 

    Father Henry Christian Garlitz,   b. 1760, Manchester, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1836, Greenville TWP, Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Magadelena Hutzel,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1783 
    Family ID F00945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harriett McCleary,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. Joseph J. Garlitz,   b. 10 Mar 1854,   d. 2 Sep 1914, Salisbury, Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F00944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah McKenzie,   b. Abt 1788, Mt. Savage, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1854, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1815 
    Children 
     1. Solomon Garlitz,   b. 18 Dec 1808,   d. 21 Sep 1846  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
     2. Samuel Garlitz,   b. 21 Apr 1816,   d. 13 Apr 1880, Avilton, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     3. Israel J. Garlitz,   b. 1817, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, Avilton, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     4. John Thomas Garlitz,   b. 4 Apr 1819, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Laurel Hills Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Johanna (Anna\Anastasia) Garlitz,   b. Abt 1821, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     6. Elizabeth Garlitz,   b. 20 Mar 1822,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     7. Elinora Garlitz,   b. 2 Jul 1823,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     8. Henry Garlitz,   b. 17 Jan 1825, Shades Mill, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1903, Avilton, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     9. Moses Garlitz,   b. 8 Jul 1826,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     10. William Garlitz,   b. 5 May 1829,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F00766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Gravestone of Christian Garlitz (b. 1797)
    Gravestone of Christian Garlitz (b. 1797)


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