Hi Eileen and Larry. My name is Bill Garlough and I am a descendant of Johann Heinrich Gerlach from Germany. Johann arrived in the US at philadelphia. He arrived on October 17, 1749 on the ship Fane. Fane sailed from Rotterdam Prussia (now Germany but not in 1749) via Cowes England. The Fane's only time to cross to the atlantic to the US was this crossing as the ship hit an iceburg and sank going back. He married a a Swiss woman and they had two boys named Adam Garlough sometimes used Gerlough and John Henry Garlough. Johann setteled in the Washington County Maryland area. In 1783 when he was 55 he enlisted in the Revolutionary War effort as well as his son John Henry. In 1807 The entire Garlough Family moved from Washington County Maryland to Greene County Ohio near Springfield ( later split off to form Clarke County in 1818.There is A Garlough family cemetary in Pitchin Township, Clarke County Ohio. Johann is the first person buried there in 1810. I can trace my paternal father and grandfathers in the cemetary. Descendent Tree is as follows: William Jay Garlough (Me)1952 living Carlton Elias Garlough 1918 to 2001 Jay Harold Garlough 1893 to 1963 Carlton Durward Garlough 1863 to 1927(1 of 7 sons) Edward Rowan Garlough 1836 to to abt 1910 Jacob Garlough 1796 to 1878 John Henry Garlough 1767 to 1823 Johann Heinrich Gerlach born in Prussia 1728 to 1810 Garlough on the tombstone).
TA lot of descendents of this Garlough line have moved away from the Family homestead. Our research of all other Garlough's start in the mid 1800's. We know Adam Garlough son of Johann is not buried in the Cemetary and he moved away from Clarke county and we do not his whereabouts.
Other Ares Garlough's have lived: Dundas County Canada Illinois. My Great Grandfather Carleton Durward was a Dean of Mathematics a Wheaton Collage in Chicago. There is a a Garlough house residence hall at Wheaton named after him. Iowa California Nevada Nebraska Minnesota, in St. Paul there is a Elementary School named after a Garlough.
We have heard about a Garlough-Gerlough-Garlock tie and we believe it might have come through the Adam Garlough desendents, son of Johann from Prussia.
I hope I have not gone overboard with all of this information and I hope it helps.