The family Gareis is emigrated 1738 from Litschkau in Bohemia, where grandfather Georg was working as a brewermaster. He died before 1738 and just Johanns grandmother, her sons Anton and Joseph, Josephs wife and both in Litschkau born daughters, made themself on the journey to the Saxon Marienthal, where Georgs wife died two years later 1740. The family descends originally not from Litschkau, it descends from the region around Heinrichsgrün. In the local brewery there grandfather Georg has learned the brewer-handicraft by the cousin of his father, the brewermaster Martin Gareis. The Gareis'es was a whole brewermaster-dynasty, and the eldest conserved letter of apprentiseship is from Matthes Gareis, another cousin of his father. Already in 1525 are some Gareis-families traceable in this area, and not far back they are emigrated from the neighboured Francony. In this reason my research applies mainly to the District Elbogen.