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Peter Wilhelm Family
(Courtesy of Donna Stevenson Earls)
donnajeanearls@yahoo.com

I am interested if anyone has information on my grandparents, Charles H Stevenson and Sarah Catherine Morris Stevenson,
My ggrandparents James Moses Morris and Armeda P Merrill Morris
My ggrandparents Rhoda Ann Merrill Morris and Crenshaw Morris  
All from  Westernport, Frostburg Allegany Co Maryland
My grandma Sarah had 2 sisters, Mrs Roy Smith and Mrs Thomas Marley and 5 brothers John, Charles, Hugh, William and Thomas Morris.  
David and Matilda Stevenson were my ggrandparents on my fathers side, also from Midland - I have no information on them - maybe someone could help with this also.


 

GARLITZ, Ellen Robeson

Frostburg, February 14 - The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Garlitz, whose death took place Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. McKenzie, near Avilton, Md., a few miles west of this place, after a lingering illness of several days, from old age and general debility, took place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. McKenzie, interment being made at that place, the Methodist minister officiating. The deceased was the widow of the late Israel Garlitz and was well known and highly respected by everybody who knew her. Mrs. Garlitz was formerly a Miss Robeson and was born near this place in 1828, residing in this vicinity for seventy-seven years. She is survived by several children who reside about here. The deceased lost her husband several years ago. Mrs. Garlitz was a remarkable woman for her age, being very active, and was an interesting and entertaining talker for one so advanced in age.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, February 14, 1905

[Editor's Note: Very interesting is the fact that the funeral was conducted by a Methodist minister. Does this mean that she herself was not Catholic, even though her children were raised as such, or that a Catholic priest was not available? Most likely it is the latter. I assume the daughter refered to was Ellen, wife of Charles Mckenzie. If so, sadly, Ellen would join her in death a mere five years later. The Robesons remained close to the Garlitz family down through the years. I know from my dad's stories that they could often be found around the table as he was growing up. (Tom Garlitz)]
Additional Information:
The Garlitz and Hetz History by Madeline Maust records Ellen Robeson as the daughter of William Robeson and Ellen Margaret  (Preston) Robeson who was born in 1798 and sometime after the birth of Ellen was widowed. She then married Lightfoot Durst, a widower, in 1835 or 36. Maust writes, "With their combined families, they had eleven children.  Lightfoot only lived until 1840 and then Ellen Margaret made her home with Morgan Robeson, her son. She was still living during the Civil War, but died  then or soon after, and was buried in the old cemetery, just south of St. Ann's at Avilton, MD. She was thirty years younger than her second husband Lightfoot Durst. Enoch and Herman Robeson families are descendants of her son J. William Robeson, Jr. While Lightfoot was still living he had a mill called "Little Thunders" which was built in 1830. He is buried in the old cemetery on the hill above Salisbury, PA."
A posting on a genealogy site offered the following query. "I found an orphan's court record for Ellen Robeson as a ward of an O'Brian, also in a separate item a Morgan Robeson as a ward of the same O'Brian. Later Ellen evidently married Israel Garlitz as he takes over and manages her property. In one such record Ellen is said to be the heir of a William Robeson/Robboson, etc. Is their a connection to the O'Brian family and the Robeson?"
Another Note: Owen Robeson (grandson of Enoch Robeson)writes - "I see that there is still some confusion over Ellen Robeson. In her obit section that refers to the Maust book, Maust seems to have John and Eva Margaret(Winters) Robeson and William & Rhoda (Preston) Robeson mixed up. Ellen Robeson was the daughter of John Robeson (Robinson, Robertson) and Eva Margaret Winters and the sister of William who married Rhoda Preston"

The record below has Ellen as the daughter of Ellen Margaret Winter (not Preston).
See WINTER
Collins McKenzie

Wilhelm and Winter Surnames
Extended Family for Ellen Robeson, wife of Israel  Garlitz

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Peter Wilhelm:

FIRST GENERATION
 
1. PETER WILHELM was born in 1770 in GERMANY. Died in 1838 in GREENVILE TWSP SOMERSET CO PA.
He married SALOME KNAUSS. SALOME KNAUSS was born on 2 Nov 1771 in PA. Died on 18 Mar 1852 in WELLERSBURG PA.
They had the following children:
 
+2 i. SAMUEL WILHELM
 
SECOND GENERATION
 
2. SAMUEL WILHELM was born in 1797 in PA. Died on 25 Apr 1862 in ALLEGANY CO MD. Buried in WELLERSBURG PA.
He married MARY REICHARD in 1817. MARY REICHARD was born in 1795. Died in 1845.
They had the following children:
 
+3 i. CHRISTIANA WILHELM
 
THIRD GENERATION
 
3. CHRISTIANA WILHELM was born in 1822 in MD. Died in 1909. Buried in NEWBURY CEMETERY, LOWER TURKEYFOOT PA. She married JOHN W. LANCASTER on 11 Apr 1844 in MD [S1,S2]. JOHN W. LANCASTER was born on 30 Jul 1818 in MD. Died after 1880.
1850 CENSUS: HENRY CLAY TWSP PA. JOHN W. LANCASTER AGE 30 B/MD FARMER, CHISTIANNA AGE 32 B/MD SAMUEL AGE 5 B/PA, SARAH J. AGE 1 B/PA
 
1860 CENSUS: HENRY CLAY TWSP PA. JOHN W. LANCASTER AGE 42 B/MD, CHRISTIANA AGE 32 B/MD, SAMUEL AGE 14 B/PA, SARAH AGE 11 B/PA, SOLOMON AGE 9 B/PA, LUTHER AGE 6 B/PA,CATHERINE AGE 5 B/PA
 
1870 CENSUS: HENRY CLAY TWSP PA. JOHN W. LANACASTER, AGE 51 B/MD, CHISTIANA AGE 42 B/MD. CATHARINE AGE 12 B/PA, ZENIAZ AGE 9 B/PA

1880 CENSUS: JOHN W. AGE 61, CHISTIANA AGE 52, ZENIAZ AGE 17. LIVING IN HENRY CLAY TOWNSHIP FAYETTE COUNTY PA. 1873 MENTIONED IN JAMES WILL
They had the following children:
 
+4 i. SAMUEL P. LANCASTER
+5 ii. SARAH JANE LANCASTER
6 iii. SOLOMON LANCASTER was born in 1851 in PA.
7 iv. LUTHER LANCASTER was born in 1854 in PA.
8 v. CATHERINE LANCASTER was born in 1855 in PA.
9 vi. CATHARINE LANCASTER was born in 1858 in PA.
10 vii. ZENIAS LANCASTER was born in 1861 in PA.
 
SOURCES
 
1. FAMILY PAPERS
2. ALLEGANY COURT HOUSE REDORDS INDICATE LICENSE ON APR 8


 

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