Elias Galarno

by Sharon Collins

Sharon is the great great grand-daughter
of Elias Galarno
My grandparents were John and Edna (Galarno) Kahl, my great-grandparents were Walter P. Galarno and Eva (Frederick) Galarno and my great-great grandparents were Elias and Sarah Galarno, the main subjects of this page.
The Galarnos were sometimes listed as French-Canadian, English-Canadian and of Indian ancestry on certain Government Censuses. According to the 1910 State of Michigan Census for Menominee County in Meyer Township, it was Canada English, usually referring to  Ontario, Canada.

Elias Galarno was born sometime between 1816 and 1818 in Canada and died February 19th, 1883, at age 67. Sarah Ann Parker predeceased Elias in 1871.  Elias and his sons Isaac and Joseph were soldiers in the Civil War. Elias was a Private of Company H, 3rd Regiment Michigan Calvary. He enrolled September 10, 1861 at Port Huron and was discharged 1866. Later he applied for disability.  Elias' son Joseph was in the 5th Infantry Company G and was killed May 14, 1864. 
The couple had the following children:

Children of Elias and Sarah Parker

Isaac (born 1840 Canada..)
Joseph E (born 1843 Canada..)
Victoria (born 1844 Canada..)
Mary (born 1846 Canada..) married William Fields
William (born 1848 Canada..)
Peter (born 1851 Canada..)
Walter P. Galarno (born 1854 Canada..) married (Eva Frederick Galarno)
Clara (born 1857 Canada..)
Josephine (born 1860 Michigan..)
Elias married his second wife Catharine Elz. Lasher (about March 17, 1872, in St. Clair, Michigan). Catharine E. Galarno died Feb 7, 1920 in New York. This couple had one child together; Claudestine Desta.

Children of Elias and Catherine Lasher


Elias (Galarneau) Galarno was born abt 1818 and fought in the
US Civil War, 1862 until he was discharged in 1866.

Elias Galarno Files Available

NameYear & DescriptionFiles
Date born; sources 2nd marriage and death date 1816 - 1818  
Marries Sarah Ann Parker 1839 - estimated  
1st Child born 1840 - Isaac   
from Canada to Michigan 1858 Elias arrives in Michigan 
Census 1860 census Elias and family living in Michigan 
Civil War related 1861  
Census 1870 pg1  
Census 1870 pg2  
Marries Catherine Lasher 1872, March 16th 2nd marriage 
Census 1880  
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