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Peter Hinrich Garms
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1832
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: Jan. 22, 1915
Callahan County
Texas, USA

---Peter was born in Poppenhusen (near Wohrden) Schleswig, Germany (North of Hamburg) the son of Detlef Garms and Telsche [ Hinrich ] Garms. His siblings are believed to be Anna Cathrina Garms - 1829. Marareta Dorthea (Dorthy) Garms -1836, and Detlef Ferdinand (Dudley?) Garms -1838.

---Peter imigrated to the USA and worked his way across and sent money back for his brother and sisters to come later. The 1900 Census states he immigrated in 1859.

---Peter immigrated to Bloomington Illinois.. was naturalized there ( Sept 16, 1874 according to one source) and married Margaret Lillienthall (also from Schleswig, Germany) there Oct. 13, 1864. The June 17, 1870 census lists his family in McLean Co. Ill, age 37, and from as Holstein as was his parents and with sons William, Louis, and John, plus a brother-in-law Henry Lillienthal. Elizabeth, Henry, Caroline were born in Ill. and the rest ( Mary, Christina, Ben) were born in Texas. This would also indicate they came to Brown Co.,Texas near Bangs about 1876.

---He had nine children: William (Bill) Garms -1865, Louis Garms -1867, John Garms -1869, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Garms-1871, Henry Garms -1873, Carolina (Carrie) Garms [Wright], Mary Garms [Mosier] -1877, Christina Wilhelmina Garms [Tervooren]-1879, and Benjamin Peter Garms -1883.

Peter was a farmer.

An copy of the obit. in Manard Messenger paper states that he died at the home of Doc Lockett (son-law) in Callahan Co. It stated he died of lagrippe. 
Family links: 
  Margaret ( aka. Mary or Maggie) Lillienthal Garms (1840 - 1911)
  William ( Bill or Will) Garms (1865 - 1961)*
  Louis Garms (1867 - 1948)*
  Christina (Tina) Wilhelmina Garms Tervooren (1879 - 1951)*
  Benjamin Franklin Garms (1883 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Clear Creek Cemetery
Brown County
Texas, USA
Created by: Warren Dale Tervooren
Record added: Mar 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10543179
Peter Hinrich Garms
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From another Great-Great-Grandson and Daughter in-law, Larry and Jennifer Garms in New Market, MD.
- Jennifer Garms
 Added: Jun. 27, 2011
One of your many Great-Great-Grandsons.
- Warren Dale Tervooren
 Added: Mar. 1, 2005

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