Peter Hinrich Garms

Peter Hinrich Garms

Birth
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death 22 Jan 1915 (aged 82)
Callahan County, Texas, USA
Burial Bangs, Brown County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 10543179 · View Source
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---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.
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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.



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  • Created by: Warren Dale Tervooren
  • Added: 1 Mar 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10543179
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Hinrich Garms (1 Nov 1832–22 Jan 1915), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10543179, citing Clear Creek Cemetery, Bangs, Brown County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Warren Dale Tervooren (contributor 46780492) .