Joseph Garlitz


Son of Christian III and his second wife Harriet Layman Cleary. Joseph married Ellen Brieg.

Children:  Fanny L. born c 1878, Gertrude, Earl both born after 1880

The following information is from Betty Smith

1880 Census
Census Place: Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania
 Source: FHL Film 1255195  National Archives Film T9-1195     Page 279D
 Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Joseph GARLITZ Self M M W 26 MD
 Occ: Coal Miner Fa: MD Mo: MD
Sarah E. GARLITZ Wife F M W 22 PA  
 Occ: Keeping House Fa: POLAND Mo: PA
Fanny L. GARLITZ Dau F S W 2 PA
   Fa: MD Mo: PA

see complete census record

Joseph Garlitz Obituary

The Somerset County Start, Elk Lick, PA Sept. 3, 1914
Joseph Garltiz, aged 60 years, 6 months, and 23 days, died at his residence in Elk Lick township at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after an illness of many months. Mr. GARLITZ was a son of Christian GARLITZ and was born in Garrett County, MD. He came to Somerset county in early manhood, and for many years was a resident of West Salisbury. Some years ago he purchased a small farm southeast of town on which he resided at the time of his death. The deceased was married to Ellen BREIG, a daughter of Mrs. Phoebe BREIG of this place, and is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Fanny BAKER of Frostburg, MD, Mrs. Gertrude BRANT of Butler and Earl GARLITZ of Akron, Ohio.
Interment will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Friday afternoon.

Ellen Brieg was relations of the McKenzies and Weimers often found in the Garlitz family tree. See additional Breig family records.

"My grandmother was Clara Emma MCKENZIE, youngest daughter of Joseph McKenzie and Margaret Klingaman. Clara married George F. BREIG, son of Ambrose BREIG and brother to the Elizabeth Rose BREIG who married Ozias WEIMER. Joseph McKenzie's sister was Drucilla MCKENZIE who was the mother of Osias WEIMER. There weren't that many people in the area then...and fewer Catholics." Betty Smith