There are two theories as to Henry Garlitz, son of Henry Garlitz of Greenville Twp. One being that he is the Henry who married Elizabeth Fair, the other being that he is the Henry who married a Choctaw Indian maiden. This page discusses both theories, poses a third, and then presents the descendents of Henry Garlits and Elizabeth Fair.
Who was Henry Garlits?
It is unclear of these pages is Henry Garlits son of Henry Garlitz of Greenville Twp born in 1805, who was the son of Hendrey (Christian I). That Henry, whom we have refered to as "1805 Henry", was previously thought to be the father of Theodore Henry, the progenitor, for, among others, the famous race car driver Don Garlits. That Henry was also proported to have married an Indian maiden. We do know, however, that the Henry of these pages did not marry a Choctaw Indian. Rather he married Elizabeth Fair. We find the Fair family interwined with the Garlitz family, both in Greenville Twp and also in Ohio. Census records have the Henry of these pages being born in PA, which would be consistent with him being the son of Henry Garlitz of Greenville Twp.
There was, however, another Henry of the same time period, a cousin, son of Christian II. We have no information for him, no date of birth, no descendents. However, Henry, son of Christian II, would have been born in Maryland, as Christian II had moved there by 1800 and that is where he raised his family. Could it be that Henry the father of Theodore Henry is actually Henry the son of Christian II? We do not know.
Information for the descendants of Henry Garlits and Elizabeth Fair was provided by Hunter Johnson, whose wife Lori is a Garlits descendent.