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CONTENTS

Ancestors of Johann Adam Stoltz 7 - 17Ancestors of Maria Eva Jordi 28 - 50Journey to America 51 - 54Early American Settlements 55 - 68Johann Adam Stoltz and Maria Eva Jordi 16 - 28BRANCH IEVA MARIA STOLTZ and GEORGE FRIEDRICH MARX 69

Their children: (1) George, (2) Clara (Kappas), (3) Henry, (4) Peter, (5) Thomas, (6) Caroline (Willihem), (7) Charles, (8) George Adam, (9) Martin, (10) Louis, and (11) Melawania (Seibert) 78 - 80

(1) MARX, George Friedrich and Wilhelmina Schaun 80

Their children: Lewis, George, Franklin, Henrietta, Mary, Simpson, Julia (Fletcher), Albert, and Elizabeth (Deisher) 80 - 84

Their grandchildren: Ezra, Otto, Effie, William, Oscar, Alfred, Elmer, George, Eva (Hall), Edward, Earl, Lawrence, and Mary Pearl (Hall) 84 - 92

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Deisher, Wirth, Corrie, Compton, Miller, Richardson, Mascher, Neikirk, Brown, Peach, McCaw, Youngman, Painter, Henry, Doan, Alka, Allen, Sager, Taylor, Acord, Stanley, Fletcher, Thomson, Carroll, Gould, Cornell, McWilliams, Shearer, Linxwiler, Houchin, Foshee, Arniel, and Hall 92 - 119

(2) KAPPAS, Peter and Clara Leah Marx 120

Their children: Edward and Anna 120

(3) MARX, Henry and Catherine Beehn 120

Their children: Emma (Mullen), Jacob, George, Charles, Samuel, Alice, Katie (Fletcher), John, and Bertha (Chapman).

Their grandchildren: Clarence, William, Edwin, Mae, Roy, Clara, Walter, Mabel (Schafer), Helen (Brewer), and George 120 - 124

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Schafer, Chapman, Hopkins, Mullen 120 - 124

(6) WILLIHEM, George and Caroline Marx 124

Their children: Elizabeth (Schultz) 125

(7) MARX, Charles and Millie Shelby 125

Their children: Mary Ann (Gill), Sarah (Longbons), William, John, and Jane (Deischer)

Their grandchildren: Alva, Cloyd, Dail, Melvin, Mary (Longbons), Viola (McKibben), Benjamin, Edna (Nash), Raymond, Hattie (Laudsdown), Homer, Louis, Edward, Frank, Mary Ann (Beagley), Edith (Works), Edna (Gentz), Ethel (Schonert), Maude (Hedrick), Earl, Niva (Schwartz), Ruth (Hamlow), Veta (Powell), Windle, Wallace 126 - 143

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Gill, Longbons, Marx, Daischer, Deischer, Ely, McKibben, Gines, Nash, Works, Gentz, Schonert, Schwartz, Hamlow, Powell, Frankland, Saxe, Plaster, Davis, Porter, Walsh, Campbell, McIntire, Bond, Schmier, Arends, Sievert, Serin, Winson, Adkins, Moody, Cubberly, Lopez, Smith, Etheridge, Mosberger, Phillips, Garner, Niland, Krauss, Horn, Foster, Veerman, Lofton, Peach, Zeilinski, Johnson 143 - 183

(9) MARKS, Martin Peter and Eliza Shelby 184

Their children: Isabella (Martin), George, Effie (Ridens), Remus, Fredrick, Mary (Deischer), Anna (Roby), Eliza (Byford) Dannie, Lannie, and Joseph 185 - 190

Their grandchildren: Aletha (Sager), Agnes (Thread), Thomas, Hermon, Sylvia, Ernest, Alva, Wallace, Elsie (Buckles), Margie (Totten), Ruby (Compton), Clara (Boyd), Louella (Strine), Roy, Lulu (Beauchamp), Earl, Beulah, Blanche, Pernie, Esther (Riggs), Norma, Thelma, James, Clesta (Akert), Erma (Gertsch), Fredrick, Ida (Johnson), Cloyd, Martin, Zella (Burton), George, Cyril and Mildred (Kabilski) 190 - 203

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Martin, Ridens, Barnes, Roby, Byford, Fritchley, Sager, Thread, Buckles, Totten, Boyd, Strine, Marks, Johnson, Burton, Kubilski, Applebey, Porter, Lamont, Meadows, Bunting, Walker, Pierson, Lomas, Kelsey, Bussard, Adcock, Lemke, Nicholas, Dittus, Myers, Knight, Uknavage, Farley, Murphy, Brown, Beadles, Timbrook, Blair, Repperger, Marco, Daugherty, Gerlach, Hermon, Malone, Morris, Davis, Clark, Womack, Miller, Tracy, Koerner, Burrer, Feldman, Swisher, Stevens, Shriver 190 - 244

(10) MARX, Louis Fredrick and Margaret Deischer 245

Their children: Adam and Sadie 247 - 248

Their grandchildren: Lovie (Chastain), Lee Harlan, Glenn, Ernest, Florence (Jackman), Velveteen (Berry), Walter, Hazel (Rambo), Daisy, and Rudy 248 - 252

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Chastain, Jackman, Berry, Fowler, Anderson, Abell, Kiser, Poland, Rambo, Pine, Huston, Borden, Stanford, Fielden, Brown, Burgett, Ridgley, Vickers, Robinson, Grissom, Hees, Tooley 252 - 269

(11) SEIBERT, Jacob and Melawania Marx 269

Their children: Elizabeth (Fromm), Louis, Anna (Julian), Amelia, Amanda, William, Ida (Donham), Nora (Gambrel), Jacob Clarence, Mabel (Burns), and Earl 271 - 274

Their grandchildren: Gerald, Fredrick, Clara (Williams), Charles, Dewey, William, James, Bessie, Helen (Johnson), Lillian, Emma (Kasson), Ella, Paul, Delbert, Iva (Buster), Viola (Armstrong), Jacob, Mabel, Henrietta (McCown), Ronal, Priscilla (Ten Barge), Elwood, Ernest, and Beulah (Jones) 275 - 284

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Donham, Gambrel, Burns, Julian, Williams, Kasson, Buster, Ten Barge, Jones, Baker, Burke, Salmey, Marshall, Roberts, Richardson, Eddy, Klein, Walker, Dunkel, Barton, Davault, Nelson, Peach, Deyarmin, Steeves, Hobby, John, Cardwell, Martin, Dildine, May, Coon, Figgins, Stoner, Pearcy, Pemberton, and Deming 274 - 311

 

BRANCH II

JOHANN ADAM STOLTZ and MARGARET & ELIZABETH LEIPOLD 313

Their children: (1) Elizabeth (Deisher), (2) Lewis, and (3) Margaret (Seibert) 317 - 318

(1) DEISHER, John and Mary Elizabeth Stoltz 325

Their children Adam, Elizabeth (Seibert), John, George, Daniel, James, Charles, and Nora (Brines)

Their grandchildren: Herbert, Mayme (Roland), Clyde, Myrtle (Landis), Paul, Howard, Fern (Peters), Delbert, Velma (Hawf), and Pearl (Talley) 325 - 334

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Brines, Roland, Landis, Peters, Hawf, Seibert, Talley, Pope, Montgomery, Byford, Kennedy, Beehn, Kelsey, Biehl, Skidmore, Saffel, Reid, Lomas, Coomer, Jedrzejak, Peasley, Carpenter, Garls, Fisher, Ponzi, Clemons, Fetherling 325 - 356

(2) STOLTZ, Lewis Franklin and Caroline Fornoff 356 - 376

Their children: John, Henry, Elizabeth (Knoerr), Lewis, Lillie (Gehret), and William 376 - 400

Their grandchildren: Alvin, Marshall, Geneva (Cook), Jack, Elmer, Nora, Ruth (Price), Eurus, Cecil, Melvin, Golda (Brown), Genevee, Herbert, Pauline, Eileen (Saner), George, and Betty 400 - 443

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Fornoff, Bode, Hinderliter, Storkman, Wise, Nelgen, Miller, Knoerr, Gehret, Seibert, Deisher, Mowe, Walton, Cook, Price, Brown, Gilliatt, Goldsberry, Broce, Musgrave, Kingsbury, Keepes, Putt, Saner, Rayborn, Riggs, Kurtz, Witsman, Leach, Risner, Garwood, Dunham, Mabry, Miller, Hadra, Fryman, Niemen, Jesperson, Morris, and Koertge 356 - 466

(3) SEIBERT, Benjamin F. and Margaret Stoltz 466

Their children: George, Harvey, Adam, Eva (Case), and Ruth (Tombaugh) 467 - 470

Their grandchildren: Ralph, Mildred (Brines), Ivan, Roland, Wendell, Elma (Ronk), Oliver, Violet (White), Marjorie (Tussey), Wilbur, Alvin, Aaron, Archie, Wilma (Deputy), Floyd, Ruth (Moody), Eugene, Geneva (Rigg), Mary (Simpkins), Kenneth, Robert, and Ray 471 - 481

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Case, Tombaugh, Brines, Ronk, White, Tussey, Deputy, Moody, Rigg, Cox, Wells, Ross, Grobleben, Cromer, Morton, Litherland, Highsmith, Worstell, Ice, Conner, Martin, Ross, McBride, Reising, Ness, Cummuta, Sparrow, Denny, Henager, Niehaus, Welch, McKinney, Seibert, Patton, McAboy, Walters, Ray, Wintizer, Roberts 481 - 504

BRANCH III

MARIA MAGDALENA STOLTZ 504

 

BRANCH IV

JOHANN GEORG STOLTZ and MARGARET HINKLE 505

Their children: (1) Henry, (2) Andrew, (3) Peter, (4) George, (5) Mary Ann, (6) Susan (Xanders), (7) Sarah (Walter), (8) Franklin, (9) Jacob, (10) John, (11) Margaret (Kohlhaas), (12) Lora (Litherland), and (13) Clara (Foster) 510

(1) STOLTZ, Henry and Hester Deischer 511

Their children: William, Ollie (Gardner), Nora, Effie (Collison), and Ada (Highsmith) 512

Their grandchildren: Authwin, Oma (Brines), William, Dorothy (Hall), Florence (Sharp), Anna (Rowlen), Marjorie (Lewand), Esther (Curran), Ethel (Painter), Emil, Regenia (Hollister), Paul, Ada (Roach) 512 - 520

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Stoltz, Brines, Collison, Sharp, Rowlen, Lewand, Purcell, Curran, Painter, Highsmith, Roach, Puntney, Garrison, Fredrick, Bessent, Satterlee, Sprinkle, and Gullion 520-528

(2) STOLTZ, Andrew and Josephine Seitz 529

Their children: Dora (Canull), Margaret (McCreary), Minnie (Stallings), Harmon, Frances (Moore), Addie (Leet), and Ora (Moore) 534

Their grandchildren: Grace (Nance), Lawrence, Elsie (Wagner), Elma (Talley), Lena (Paul), Hazel (Mosher), Benjamin, Mary, Cloyd, Arthur, Clara, Della, James, Ethel, Etta (Kemp), Crystal (Kennedy), Leslie, Minnie (Litherland), Lester, Geraldine (James), Ross, Robert, Betty (Meredith), Richard, Mable (Talbert), Henry, Charles, Aleene (Nightlinger), Nona (Schaffer), and Veda (Henry) 535-547

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Nance, Paul, Mosher, Kemp, Kennedy, Stallings, Litherland, James, Meredith, Nightlinger, Henry, Young, Scherrer, Scoggan, Lear, Caldwell, Schaffer, Canull, Capito, Julian, Kingston, Glick, Cravey, Green, Sabbe Braswell, Bayes, Lazedon, Toledo, Flores, Musgrave, Talley, Feather, Moore, Bast, Leet, Stewart, McCreary, Monahan, Whalen, Rodgers, Myers, Waite, Dodson, Mason, Fischer, Watkins, Talbert, Wagner, and Newport 535 - 580

(3) STOLTZ, Peter and Mary L. King; Louella Boaz 581

Their children: Emma (Newman), John, and Louella (Hughes) 581

Their grandchildren: John, Bertha (Reed), Woodson, Walter, Benedict, Louis, George, Charles, Clarence, and Garcia 583 - 588

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Newman, Kozil, Thomas, and Imel 588 - 595

(4) STOLTZ, George Lewis and Eva Weyl 595

Their children: George H., Edgar, Clarence, Otto, Carl, Eva (Brown), Clara (Case), and Hazel (Stein), and Emma (Beauchamp) 595 - 603

Their grandchildren: Ruth (Keech), Bernard, George, Robert, Sterling, Mae (Cote), Richard, Herman, Isabell (Legg), Clarence, Florence (Hayes), Earl, 0pal (Benoche), Robert, Woodrow, Florence (Castor), Dorothy (Foster), Clara (Brown), Herbert, Donald, Marjie (Trial), Viola (Graves), Gladys (Rodgers), Eva (Majors), Rose Mary (Kieffer), Thelma (Richardson), and Cecil 604 - 618

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Stoltz, Stein, Hawes, Larrow, Cote, Legg, Hayes, MacPhee, Benoche, Foster, Castor, Brown, Trial, Graves, Rodgers, Majors, Kieffer, Richardson, Milaszewski, Baron, Cress, Witkowski, Homer, Neiderman, Howard, Bukowski, Fogg, Paton, Nelson, Boswell, Mulligan, English, Porter, Potter, Crane, Stead, Canner, Cress, Beauchamp, and Keech 618 - 648

(6) XANDERS, Joseph and Susan Marie Stoltz 648

Their children: John, James, Rose (Matthews), Curtis, Mary (Day), Thomas, and Charles 648 - 652

Their grandchildren: William, Robert, Laura (Leet), Arthur, Mildred (Teters), Joseph, Charles, Frederick, Oma (Tapley), George, Rosco, Ralph, Leonard, Roy, Nena (Canull), Bernice (McCurdy), Macel (Ellis), Pearl (Murphy), Prina, (Weisenberger), Cynthia (Moode), Jesse, Clifford, and Cleo (Xanders) 652 - 664

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Matthews, Day, Leet, Teters, Tapley, Canull, McCurdy, Ellis, Murphy, Weisenberger, Mood, Xanders, Garey, Seifert, Gray, Mace, Bosaw, Godare, Henton, Warren, Roberts, Rush, Eiberger, Edelman, Jones, Simpson, Walter, Dunkel, Stevens, Skaggs, Murphy, Mattox, Hooper, Aldrich, Groleau, Sloter, Reed, Koker, Morris, Bodnar, Lloyd, Belt, Wagner, and Schell 664 - 696

(7) WALTER, Zack and Sarah Elizabeth Stoltz 696

Their children: Herman, George, Mollie, Joseph, Peter, Hugo, and Emma (Baker).

Their grandchildren: Bernard, Josephine (Dunkel), Lucile (Stevens), Zelda (Waddell), Harold, and Maxine (Belt) 696 - 700

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Kaufman, Kolb, and McWilliams 696 - 700

(8) STOLTZ, Franklin and Nancy Litherland 700

Their children: Susan (Sharp), Amy, Nellie, William, Jesse, Ezra, Alvin, Golda, Clara (Koontz), and Lucille (Smith)

Their grandchildren: Charles Sheldon, Alvin George, Dollace (Martin), Nolan, Iris, Eleanor, Madonna, Samuel, Verl, Earl, Norval, Lucretia (Isle), and Frances (Simons) 701 - 706

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Stoltz, Sharp, Smith, and Martin 702 - 706

(9) STOLTZ, Jacob and Harriet ‘Hattie’ Dixon 706

Their children: Mary (Stallings), Cora (Seibert), Margaret Blanche (Stoltz), Myrtle (Keen) Iva (Parker), Adam, and Gladys (Linker) 708 - 711

Their grandchildren: Ernest, Stella (Kays), Beulah (Smith), Roy, Oliver, Violet (White), Marjorie, Wilbur, Eurus, Cecil, Melvin, Irma Jean (Her), James, Harold, Keith, Beatrice Bernoulli (Seals), Leland, Wanda (Root), Patsy (Stivers), Lloyd, Donald, and Gerald 711 - 718

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Stoltz, Root, Stivers, Seals, Stallings, Linker, Her, Bunny, Ruschmeir, Parker, and Keen 711 - 719

 

(10) STOLTZ, John Hamilton and Armies Deisher 719

Their children: Norman, John, Elmer, and Irwin 719-721

Their grandchildren: Harlin, Ralph, Clarence, Stanley, Raymond, Bonnie, Jack Hamilton, Thelma, Beulah (Williams), Elvin, Murrel (Wright), John, Robert, Clara (Morris), and Betty Jean (Berry) 719 - 725

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Stoltz, Campbell, Wright, Cougill, Haskins, Dudley, Madden, Finley, Leech, Holcomb, Williams, Morris, and Berry 719 - 729

(11) KOHLHAAS, August and Margaret Stoltz 729

Their children: Ida Ellen (Hill) and George Elmer 729 - 730

Their grandchildren: George, Mary Lucille (Davies), Donna (McPherson), and Mary Helen (Montgomery) 730

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Hill, Davies, McPherson, Park, and Kohlhaas 729 - 731

(11) LITHERLAND, Alexander and Lora Stoltz 732

Their children: Lora Alice (Axtell), George Givens, Nye, Sterling, and Hughes 733 - 734

Their grandchildren: Fredrick, William, Bonnie (Trudgeon), Lora (Pullen), Mary Alice (Morris), and Richard 734 - 735

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Trudgeon, Pullen, Morelock, Morris, Hoffman, and Litherland 735 - 738

(13) FOSTER, William Davis and Clara Ellen Stoltz 738

Their children: Otto, George, and Bertha (Larson) 738 - 739

Their grandchildren: Ellen, William, Bertha, Bernice, George, Otto, Aldena, and Ellen Lucille (Wulf) 739

BRANCH V

FREDRICH STOLTZ and C. LESCHER, M. LITHERLAND, & M. MILLER 740

Their children: (1) Anna, (2) Adam, (3) John, (4) James, (5) Sarah (Anthis), (6) Melvina, (7) Louisa (McKinney), (8) Lewis, (9) George, (10) Rachel (McClain), (11) Henry, (12) Samuel, and (13) Charles 740 - 742

(4) STOLTZ, James Edward and Etta Ramsey 741

Their children: Jesse Clyde, Isabel (Reisinger), and Mary (Nettleton) 742

Their grandchildren: Hildred (Garrett), Agnes (Newman), Robert, Edward, Beulah (Fogle), Floyd, Bess, and Jean 742

(7) MCKINNEY, Talbert and Louisa Stoltz 741

Their children: Clyde and Claude 742 - 743

Their grandchildren: Paul 744

(8) STOLTZ, Lewis and Hannah Deisher 741

Their children: Alonzo and William 741

(12) STOLTZ, Samuel and Lula Smith 742

Their children: Helen Louise (Eckiss) and Elmer 744

Their grandchildren: Clark and Charlotte (Bathe) 746 - 747

(13) STOLTZ, Charles and Alice Cunningham 742

Their children: Roxie and Edith (Griggs) 747

Their grandchildren: Nancy Elizabeth (Reinagle) 747

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Stoltz, Bathe, Eckiss, Griggs, Blair, Titzer, Newman, Reisinger, Taylor, Douglas, Potts, Moore, Fogle, McKinney 740 - 747

 

BRANCH VI

LUDWIG (LOUIS) STOLTZ and MARIA LESCHER 748

Their children: (1) Charles, (2) William, (3) George, (4) Henrietta, (5) Mary (Coleman), (6) Samuel, (7) Samuel, (7) Edmond, and (8) Lilly (Spencer) 748

(2) STOLTZ, William and Frances Dyar 748

Their children: Clyde, Lyle, and Imogene (Duffy) 749

Their grandchildren: Genevieve, Paul, and Howard 750

(7) STOLTZ, Edmond Lee and Frances Fearheily 749

Their children: Rosco, Charles, Noble, Hubert, Maria, Lester, Russell, and Frances 750

Their grandchildren: Bernadine (Stewart), Geraldine (Kieffer), Ellis, and Charleen (Wood) 750 - 751

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Stoltz, Wood, Smith, Root, Pearson, Sheehan, Risley, Kieffer, Griffin, Stewart, and Duffy 750 - 754

BRANCHES VII and VIII

DOROTHEA MARIA STOLTZ 754

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DOROTHEA MARIA STOLTZ 754

BRANCH IX

DOROTHEA MARIA STOLTZ and GEORG MICHAEL BERNHART 755

Their children: (1) Sarah, (2) George, (3) Adam, (4) Mary, (5) Elizabeth, (6) Jacob, (7) Margaret, and (8) Susan 755 - 757

(1) KNUST, Christian and Sarah Bernhart 755

Their children: George, Mary Ann (Medler), Dora (Batson), Jacob, Henry, Nellie (Fildes), Clare, and Amos 757 - 759

Their grandchildren: Thomas, Robert, Glenn, Donald, Goldie (Feldman), Blaine, Eldred, Herschel, Harvey, Edith (Reid), Dale, Mary (Medler), Henry, Thomas, Dorothy (Rossman), Sylvia (Gentz), Gladys (Downey), Harold, Genevieve (McKinzie), Sarah, Bernice (Balding), Bonnie (Mason), Erwin, Robert, Joyce (Slunaker), Nila 759-765

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Tribe, Downey, Mitchell, Huggins, Yates, Gentz, Brake, McKinzie, Fildes, Bowen, Medler, Barklay, Feldman, Nalder, King, Mason, Balding, Rossman, Johnson, Reid, and Knust 757 - 770

(2) BARNHART, George and Anna Lambert & Mary Deischer 755

Their children: Dorothea (Harris), Lucy, Lora (Mull), George, Anna Mary (Luthe), Robert; also, Nellie (Luthe), Henry, Joel, Elsie (Hopper), Harry, Eliza (Arteberry), Wilbur, Laura (Wiseman), and Flora (Parks) 771 - 773

Their grandchildren: Maurice, Ralph, Veva (Henry), Anne (Johnson), Ernest, Anna, Shelton, Marjorie (Dillon), Blanche (Witte), Mildred (Clodfelter), Gladys (Pankau), Virgie (Deischer), Edith (Mason), George, Robert, Edna (Libkie), Dorothy (Currie), Wilma (Gillard), Vernon, Lucille (Tucker), Clyde, Bernadine (Rowley), Joe, Mary Lou (Stanfield), Robert, Frank, Lee, Gilbert, and Betty (Conaway) 774 - 790

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Conaway, Wiseman, Barnhart, Stanfield, Arteberry, Zasada, Currie, Clodfelter, Gillard, Smith, Luthe, Tucker, Mowrer, Thomas, Hicks, Boewe, Mason, Nunez, Deischer, Witte, Bowen, Owens, Cornelius, Dillon, Worland, Mull, Apt, Meeks, Ward, Harris, Johnson, Henry, Crawford, Brokaw, and Lame 755 - 790

(3) BARNHART, Adam and Mary Elizabeth Bond 756

Their children: Clara (Howey), Lewis, Henry, Tressie (Balding), Huldah (Bailey), George, Zillah (Sawyer), and Glenn 791 - 793

Their grandchildren: Mary (Bunting), Vera (Buckels), Reatha (Brown), Alvin, Mearl, Virgie (Henby), Mildred (Graff), Charles, Mary Eva (Hubble), Erma (Dalton), Ornetta (Carter), Wanda (Heskitt), Julie (Meeks), Doris (Wilson), and Robert 793 - 797

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Jones, Deig, Buckels, Galloway, Meeks, Carter, Dalton, Hubble, Bailey, Brewer, Graff, Henby, Hout, Jones, Brown, Bunting, Wilson, Holt, Balding, Howey, Barnhart, Sawyer 790 - 802

(4) CLODFELTER, Philip Michael and Mary Barnhart 756

Their children: Harry, Thomas, Julia, Nellie (Hedrick), and Cora Alice (Betebenner) 803 - 804

Their grandchildren: Charles, Gilbert, Clyde, Allen, Helen (Garber), Ross, Mary (Scranton), and John 804 - 806

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Scranton, Carter, Fugate, Hankes, Hedrick, Clodfelter, Markman, Betebenner, Miller, Ile, and Reckling 803 - 809

(5) BENNETT, William and Elizabeth Bernhart 756

Their children: Nellie and Henry 809

(7) BENNETT, William and Margaret Barnhart 757

Their children: George, Letha (Reckling), Laura (Miller), Chester, Ellis, Gilbert, and Edith (Greathouse) 809 - 811

Their grandchildren: Ruth (Marks), Kenneth, Mildred (Gill), Clyde, Blanche (Reid), Betty (Seals), Virginia (Wallace), Norma (Strine), Allen, William, James, Rosemary, and Glenna (Northrip) 811 - 814

Other descendants with last names as follows:

Reckling, Miller, Reid, Seals, Strine, Greathouse, Northrip, Marks, Gill, Beehn, Deutsch, and Bennett 810 - 817

(8) PHELPS, Bedford Eldon and Susan Barnhart 757

Their children; Bernice, Ethel (Bunn), Elmer, Laura May (Lankford), and Ruth Marie (Hossel) 817 - 818

Their grandchildren; Robert, Bernice, and Bernice Lucile 817 – 818

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PREFACE

In compiling and recording statistical data for a genealogy, accuracy becomes a factor of utmost importance. Names should be correct and dates should be accurate; otherwise, the data loses its value. In the writing of this genealogy, care has been taken in an effort to avoid any inaccuracies. However, in working with data of this nature, where names and dates number in the hundreds, it is assumed that errors have been made. Some errors may be typographical; other errors may have occurred in interpreting and transmitting the data from the rough line age charts to the final draft, but regardless of how the error crept in, it should be corrected when discovered.

During the recording, when conflicting dates of an official record and a family record were noted, the family record was the one used, especially if it was from the family Bible. Also, when contradictory dates were submitted by different individual family members, the date which appeared to be most appropriate was recorded.

Family members in the Johann Adam Stoltz genealogy are listed in chronological order and the generations are identified in numerical order. The numbering system used to identify an individual in the genealogy is based on the order of birth of the children in each family. The Branches I to IX designate the nine children of the emigrant Johann Adam Stoltz. Johann Adam Stoltz (who was the sixth generation in Germany, but the first generation in America) will be identified by the number 6. His first child, Eva Maria Stoltz, will be identified by he two digits 61. Her family will be listed under Branch I, Number 61 (Second Generation). Johann Adam’s other children will follow the same pattern. For example, the second child, Adam Johann Stoltz, will be identified by the two digits 62, Branch II (Second Generation). In the succeeding generations, the first child in each family will be designated by the addition of the numeral 1, the second child by the numeral 2, etc. For example, "Number 625, Lewis Franklin Stoltz" actually identifies three persons the ‘6’ standing for Lewis’ grandfather, Johann Adam Stoltz; the ‘2’ standing for Adam Johann Stoltz, Lewis’ father (the second child of #6, Johann Adam Stoltz); and the ‘5’ standing for Lewis (the fifth child of Adam Johann Stoltz). Therefore, by taking the number of any descendant in the genealogy, his or her parent in direct line may be found in the preceding generation with the same number less the last numeral or digit. In like manner, a direct Line back to the emigrant Johann Adam Stoltz and beyond can be ascertained. This makes it possible for each descendant to trace his own ancestral lineage or family tree.

The blood or biological relationship of any two members in any branch or branches of the genealogy may be determined by the following method. The respective name and numbers of a family member may be written down, one directly beneath the other, then starting from the left, the first digit common to both members will be the common ancestor or progenitor; the next digit in each number being dissimilar will represent a brother or a sister; the next digit in each number will represent first cousins; the next digit in each number will represent second cousins, etc. First, second, third, etc. cousins, once, twice, or three times removed, may also be determined. Of any two names and numbers, if one name has one less digit, the first, second, third, etc. cousins are once removed, two digits less, twice removed, etc. The number times removed indicate the number of generations the cousins are separated.

Occasionally, a brief lineage of an allied or related family is included with a Stoltz ancestor or descendant. The paternal lineage of the son or daughter marrying a Stoltz ancestor or descendant is identified by the letter "P" and the maternal lineage is identified by the letter "M" prefixing the numeral system the same as that used to identify individual Stoltz ancestors and descendants.

The Table of Contents has been expanded to help locate a general area in the book where an individual listing may be found.

A Relationship Chart is on the next page with instructions on how to determine relationships.

COMMON LAW RELATIONSHIP CHART

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RELATIONSHIPS

Relationship charts are used in the study of genealogy to determine how two people are related to each other. There are two recognized methods of determining relationship. One is called the Common Law Method and the other is the Civil Law Method. Both methods agree when figuring the direct or lineal descent. They differ only in figuring collateral relationship. The Common Law Method is now generally used by courts of law and genealogical societies because it gives a more accurate description of "cousin relationship". This is the method illustrated for your use in determining the relationship of a descendant to a progenitor to the tenth generation. Also the relationship between descendants, in any combination of degrees from him or her down to and including the tenth generation.

How To Use Relationship Chart

You will note that the two upper columns are outlined in heavy lines. These are the common progenitor and his descendants. "CP" stands for common progenitor, the one who is the head of the two lines of descendants. "S" is his son or daughter as the case may be; "GS" his grandson or granddaughter; "GGS" his great grandson or granddaughter; "2GGS" his second great grandson or granddaughter, and so on down to his eighth great grandson or granddaughter.

All the diamonds inside these heavy lines show the relationship between his descendants. By following columns "1" from both sides of the chart, we find they cross on the "B" diamond, showing that the sons of the common progenitor are brothers. By following, columns "2" to the center, we find they cross at the "1C" diamond, indicating that grandsons of the common progenitor we first cousins to each other. And so on down: his great grandsons are second cousins; his second great grandsons are third cousins; his third great grandsons are fourth cousins, etc.

To this point few people have trouble in figuring relationships. It is when they start to figure the "cousinship" and "times removed" that they have difficulty. But with this chart you will find no trouble with any combination up to the tenth generation, and by following the pattern set by this chart, you can go Pas many generations as you desire. Say you want to figure your relationship to a distant cousin. You are eight generations removed from the common progenitor, or his sixth great grandson. Your "distant cousin" is six generations removed or his fourth great grandson on another line. To figure your exact relationship, simply follow columns "8" on the one side and "6" on the other to where they cross and you find "5C 2R" indicating you are fifth cousins twice removed.

As additional aids to understanding terms used in relationship description, we give the following:

1. The parents of your great grandmother or great grandfather are your second great grandparents and you are a second great grandson to them, etc. (2GGS).

2. The children of your nieces and nephews are your grandnieces or grandnephews (GN) and you are granduncle to them.

3. The children of your grandnephews and grandnieces are your great grand nephews or great grandnieces (GGN) and you are great granduncle to them.

4. The children of your first cousins are first cousins once removed to you and you are the same to them. (IC 1R)

5. The son of your third great grandfather is your second great granduncle and you are a second great grandnephew or grandniece to him.

6. The children of your second cousins are your second cousins once removed and you are the same to them.

7. The grandchildren of your second cousins are your second cousins twice removed and you are the same to them.

8. The great grandchildren of your second cousins are your second cousins thrice removed and you are the same to them.

A simple formula for figurine cousin relationships by the above method is this: Call the common ancestor "O" and count down to the subjects; subtract one from the smaller of the two figures - this is the cousin relationship. Then subtract the smaller number from the larger and this gives you the times removed. Example: one subject is seven steps down from the common ancestor, the other is four steps down -- one from four is three, so the cousinship is third cousins, and four from seven is three (three times removed) making them third cousins three times removed (3C 3R).

If you want to find your relationship to the son of your fifth great grandfather, follow columns "1" and "7" which show you are his fourth great grandnephew (4 GGN). Likewise you are a first cousin six times removed (1C 6R) to the grandson of your sixth great grandfather.

Of course, if the steps down from the common ancestor are the same, you simply subtract 1 from that number and it gives you their cousinship and there are no times removed to be figured. Remember also that the common ancestor is never counted when figuring the steps down to the subject, just as it appears on the chart.

"A builder builded a temple

He wrought it with grace and skill;

Pillers and groins and arches

All fashioned to work his will.

Men said, as they saw its beauty,

‘It shall never know decay.

Great is thy skill, 0 builder;

Thy fame shall endure for aye.’

A teacher builded a temple

With loving and infinite care,

Planning each arch with patience,

Laying each stone with prayer.

None praised her unceasing efforts,

None knew of her wondrous plan;

For the temple the teacher builded

Was unseen by the eyes of man.

Gone is the builder’s temple,

Crumbled into the dust;

Low lies each stately pillar,

Food for the consuming rust.

But the temple the teacher builded

Will last while the ages roll,

For that beautiful unseen temple

Is a child’s immortal soul."

--Author Unknown

HISTORICAL NOTE

During the search of the historical background of the Stoltz lineage, two interesting findings were noted. One has to do with the origin and meaning of the name "Stoltz". Surnames probably originated about 1100 A.D. when families became so numerous that given names would no longer suffice to distinguish the most prominent members of a tribe. Surnames have their origin under four primary sources: (1) occupation, (2) location or one’s whereabouts in his immediate vicinity, (3) patronymical (father’s name), and (4) personal characteristics. The surname Stoltz appears to be of the fourth source and characteristic in origin. It is a derivative of the German word "stolz" meaning one who is a very proud and adamant man. Today in the German language the word "stolz" means proud and is used in several different ways. In converting the original common word "stolz" into a proper noun, several variations of spelling have emerged such as Stolz, Stultz, Stoles, Stoltze, and Stoltzes. The most commonly recognized authority on the source of surnames is "Heintze-Casorbi, Die deutschen Familien Names" by Halle, 1915.

The other finding noted concerns the family coat of arms. It seems that family crests or coats of arms had their origin during the Middle Ages and were designed for the families of royalty, army generals, the Crusaders, and other especially important family heads knighted or dubbed by kings and princes. During the era of the Middle Ages when individuals had only one name and did not have surnames to identify the different family groups, the coat of arms or family crest served as a banner under which the different families could rally or be identified. Admittedly, a Stoltz coat of arms or family crest can be purchased from several different organizations whose artists have illustrated a coat of arms from information recorded in the heraldic archives; however, in this particular search of the Stoltz lineage, no evidence was found to indicate that a coat of arms or family crest existed for the Stoltz family. The documentation for most coats of arms can be found in Rietstap Armorial General. A "coat of arms" is one of the rare devices remaining that can provide an incentive to preserve our family heritage.

THE STOLTZ LINEAGE

1. MATTHIAS STOLTZ

Matthias Stoltz was born about 1634 at Buchenbach, Bavaria. Bavaria at this date was a territory of the Allemanni. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the Franks took control of this region and Bavaria became a part of Charlemagne’s empire. After Charlemagne’s death, the kingdom was divided into three regions and Bavaria, a part of the Roman territory Alsace, became an independent duchy. The German Allemanni Tribe settled Alsace. The name for early Germany was Allmogne.

Matthias was most likely of the Catholic faith and probably was a peasant. He may have been a keeper of sheep and cows rather than a farmer of grain. The name peasant or farmer included two divisions of farming--the shepherd and the agriculturist, each having his own garden and fruit trees.

The Oberbetschdorf Parish records gave no family information as to the name of Matthias’ wife, who his father was, or the date of Matthias’ death.

It seems, therefore, that Matthias Stoltz is the oldest known Stoltz ancestor, or it may be more appropriate to say that Matthias is the progenitor of the Herr Johann Adam Stoltz family lineage.

Research did reveal, however, that Matthias had a son.

11. Johann Balthasar Stoltz was born about 1656 at Buchenbach, (Bavaria) Germany.

11. JOHANN BALTHASAR STOLTZ

Johann Balthasar Stoltz was born about 1656 at Buchenbach, (Bavaria), Alsace, Germany. Johann Balthasar Stoltz married Maria Catharina Schumann about 1687-1688. Maria Catharina Schumann was born about 1667 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information as to the names of her parents.

Johann Balthasar Stoltz died 23 December 1741 and Maria Catherine died 3 April 1752. Both are buried at Oberbetschdorf church cemetery, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Johann and Maria Catharine Stoltz had three sons, all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

111. Johann Adam Stoltz, born about 1692.

112. Hans Adam Stoltz, born about 1694.

113. Theoboldt Stoltz, born abbot 1698 or 1700.

111. JOHANN ADAM STOLTZ

Johann Adam Stoltz, the son of Johann Balthasar Stoltz and Maria Catharina Schumann, was born about 1692 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Adam Stoltz married Maria Magdalena Diehl 20 November 1725 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Alsace-Lorraine, France. Maria’s father was Johann Martin Diehl. Her mother’s name is not known.

The date of death and place of burial of Johann Adam and Maria Magdalena Stoltz is unknown.

Johann Adam and Maria Magdalena (Diehl) Stoltz were the great grandparents of Johann Adam Stoltz who married Maria Eva Jordi.

Johann Adam and Maria Magdalena Stoltz had seven children.

1111. Georg Michael Stoltz, born 29 September 1726 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. See page 11.

1112. Johann Balthasar Stoltz, born 29 October 1728 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Johann Balthasar Stoltz.

1113. Anna Catharina Stoltz, born 5 February 1731 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Catharina Stoltz married her first cousin, Georg Jacob Stoltz, born 8 August 1723 at Oberbetschdorf; Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

1114. Maria Magdalena Stoltz, born 27 January 1733 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Maria.

1115. Johann Martin Stoltz, born 16 March 1741, at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann lied 3 June 1742. Burial is probably at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, where his brothers Georg Adam and Georg Matthias are buried.

1116. Georg Adam Stoltz, born 21 April 1743 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Georg died 7 February 1744. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

1117. Georg Matthias Stoltz, born 1745 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Georg died 21 April 1758. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf.

Of Johann and Maria Catharina’s seven children only four survived the childhood diseases of those times to become adults. The mortality rate during those times was about forty to fifty per cent.

112. HANS ADAM STOLTZ

Hans Adam Stoltz, the son of Johann. Balthasar Stoltz and Maria Catharina Schumann was born about 1694 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hans Stoltz married Ursula Frey 26 January 1723 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Ursula Frey was born at Batten, Germany. No date of her birth was given. Ursula’s father was Georg Frey. No information on her mother.

Hans Stoltz died 11 July 1768. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on Ursula’s death.

Hans Adam and Ursula (Frey) Stoltz had four children.

1121. John Balthasar Stoltz, born 14 October 1723 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. John Balthasar Stoltz married Eva Brettel 19 November 1754. No other information on John and Eva Stoltz.

1122. Johann Philipp Stoltz, born 1 May 1725 at Oberbetschdorf. Johann died 15 October 1728. Burial is at the Oberbetschdorf church cemetery, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

1123. Maria Catharina Stoltz, born 7 March 1729 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Maria.

1124. Johann Adam Stoltz, born 4 February 1733 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Oberbetschdorf is upper Betschdorf and Niederbetschdorf is lower Betschdorf. Only Betschdorf is shown on the map. Johann Adam Stoltz married Anna Rosina Steck 3 October 1753. No other information on Johann and Anna Stoltz.

113. THEOBOLDT STOLTZ

Theoboldt Stoltz, son of Johann Balthasar Stoltz and Maria Catharina Schumann, was born about 1698 or 1700, Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Theoboldt Stoltz married Margaretha Wagner 4 May 1723 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, Margaretha Wagner was christened 19 April 1705 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Margaretha probably was born 17 April 1705.

At this date it is safe to presume that most of the Stoltz family were Lutherans. The Lutherans strongly believed their babies should be christened no later than three days after birth. If a child died before being christened, they believed this child would not go to heaven.

Margaretha Wagner’s father was Hans Wagner Jr., born about 23 November 1671 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Anna Maria Sturm. See Number M-122, page 38.

Theoboldt and Margaretha Stoltz had an only son.

1131. Georg Jacob Stoltz, born 8 August 1723 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. See page 14.

Theoboldt Stoltz died 10 November 1724, a young man. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on Margaretha’s second marriage, other children or her death.

Margaretha (Wagner) Stoltz’s grandfather was Hans Wagner Sr., born about 1643 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her grandmother was Agnes Stumpf, born about 1650. Agnes’ father was Martin Stumpf. Hans Wagner Sr.’s father was Heinrich Wagner, born about 1693 at Niederbetschdorf. Heinrich Wagner married Anna Maria Kochersperger on 24 January 1714. Anna Maria’s father was Hans Adam Kochersperger. No other information.

Hans Wagner Sr. and Agnes Stumpf were married 23 January 1671 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. They had ten children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

(1) Hans Wagner Jr. christened 26 November 1671. Hans Wagner Jr. married Anna Maria Sturm 29 May 1696. They had seven children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

(11) Maria Wagner, christened 1 January 1694. Maria probably was born 30 December 1693 as it was customary to christen or baptize babies no later than three days after birth. Maria died 29 August 1739.

(12) Johannes Wagner, christened 16 March 1698.

(13) Maria Wagner, christened 14 November 1700. Maria married Johann Georg Heinemann 30 January 1720.

(14) Michael Wagner, christened 27 December 1703. Michael died January 1704; burial 31 January 1704 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(15) *Margaretha (Wagner) Stoltz.

(16) Hans Jacob Wagner, christened 20 November 1708. Hans married Maria Eva Usselmann, 19 January 1731. Hans died 10 June 1782. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hans Jacob and Eva (Usselmann) Wagner had several children. One son was:

(161) Georg Jacob Wagner, born 25 January 1735 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Georg married Maria Salome Heinemann 27 January 1761 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria’s father was Fritz Heinemann No other information.

Georg Jacob and Maria (Heinemann) Wagner had ten children, all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

(1611) Georg Jacob Wagner, born 20 August 1762. Georg died 19 September 1762. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1612) Georg Jacob Wagner, born 24 March 1765. When older brothers and sisters died, it was customary to bestow the same name to the next child to be born. Georg married Maria Eva Greiner 27 November 1787 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Eva Greiner was born 28 January 1770 at Niederbetschdorf. Her father was Johann Heinrich Greiner and her mother was Anna Barbara Weber. See the Maria Eva Jordi family Number P-M-1612, page 41.

Georg Jacob and Eva Maria Wagner had two children both born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(16121) Maria Eva Wagner, born 29 September 1789.

(16122) Georg Jacob Wagner, born 27 December 1791. Georg died 17 January 1792; burial at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1613) Marie. Eva Wagner, born 29 November 1766. Maria married Georg Jacob Kleibor 23 November 1734.

(1614) Maria Salome Wagner, born 5 August 1768. Maria died 20 September 1772. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf.

(1615) Eva Dorothea Wagner, born 22 May 1772.

(1616) Phillip Heinrich Wagner, born 24 December 1773.

(1617) Maria Salome Wagner, born 7 April 1775. Please note Maria was named after her deceased sister, Maria Salome.

(1618) Georg Heinrich Wagner, born 16 November 1777. Georg died 23 November 1777. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1619) Georg Heinrich Wagner, born 19 February 1779. Georg died 2 September 1779. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf. Georg, too, had his brother’s name.

(161-10) Eva Margaretha Wagner, born 27 April 1783.

Please note that the mortality rate of Georg and Maria’s children is forty percent. How traumatic it must have been for the parents to sustain such a great loss in their family.

(17) Anna Catherine Wagner, born 15 April 1719 at Niederbetschdorf. Anna died 12 September 1723. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen.

Hans Wagner Jr. died 23 January 1724 and Anna Maria Sturm, his wife, died 29 November 1734. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf.

(2) Martin Wagner christened 4 January 1674 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(3) Jacob Wagner christened 10 June 1677 at Niederbetschdorf. Jacob married Barbara Sommer 27 August 1697. Barbara’s father was Jorg Sommer of Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Jacob Wagner died December 1745. Burial 20 December 1745 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on Barbara’s death.

Jacob and Barbara (Sommer) Wagner had nine children, all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(31) Anne Maria Wagner, christened 21 December 1698.

(32) Margaretha Wagner, christened 7 November 1700. Margaretha died in July 1709. Burial was 8 July 1709 at Niederbetschdorf.

(33) Hans Jacob Wagner, christened 14 January 1703. Hans died in October 1706. Burial 23 October 2706 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(34) Anna Barbara Wagner, christened 15 November 1705. Anna married Johann Georg Maurer 25 January 1724.

(35) Clara Dorothea Wagner, christened 18 March 1708. Clara married Johann Jacob Seligman 16 November 1728 at Niederbetschdorf.

(36) Anna Catherine Wagner, christened 7 January 1716.

(37) Margaretha Wagner, christened 7 January 1716. She was named after her deceased sister.

(38) Johann Jacob Wagner born 26 August 1718.

(39) Johann Heinrich Wagner born 3 August 1721.

(4) Maria Catherine Wagner, christened 16 March 1679. Died January 1691; burial 26 January 1691 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(5) Anna Wagner born 1681. Anna married Johann Georg Greiner 30 March 1704. Anna died 1 February 1765. See Number M-122, Page 38. They were the great-grandparents of Maria Eva Jordi who married Johann Adam Stoltz.

(6) Hans Georg Wagner born 1684. Hans died in May 1688; burial 17 May 1688 at Niederbetschdorf.

(7) Heinrich Wagner, christened 17 September 1686. Heinrich died 17 September 1686 or the day he was born He was buried 18 September 1686 at Niederbetschdorf.

(8) Georg Heinrich Wagner, christened 11 June 1688.

(9) Hans Matthew Wagner, christened 24 August 1690. Hans married Anna Catherine Dangler about 1713. Hans and Anna Wagner had four children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(91) Hans Jorg Wagner, christened 29 June 1714. Hans died 23 August 1731 at age seventeen. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(92) Hans Matthew Wagner, christened 15 September 1717.

(93) Anna Catherine Wagner. Born 27 January 1720. Anna died 23 April 1722. Burial at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(94) Anna Catherine Wagner, born 4 October 1724. Anna married Johann Georg Heinemann 8 May 1742.

(10) Maria Wagner, christened 1 January 1694. Maria married Hans Barthel Haushalter 1 September 1712 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hans’ father was Barthel Haushalter, Hans and Maria (Wagner) Hanshalter had no children.

Hans Wagner Sr. died September 1696. He was buried 1 October 1696 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

After Hans’ death, Agnes (Stumpf) Wagner, his wife, married second Johann Georg Kleiber 20 January 1699. There were no children from this union in marriage.

Agnes (Wagner) Kleiber died 11 December 1730. Burial at Niederbetschdorf. No information on the date of Johann Georg Kleiber’s death or the names of his parents.

1111. GEORG MICHAEL STOLTZ

Georg Michael Stoltz was born 29 September 1726 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, and christened 1 October 1726. Georg’s father was Johann Adam Stoltz and his mother was Maria Magdalena Diehl. See Number 111, page 7.

Georg Stoltz married Maria Dorothea Schmidt 8 May 1748 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Dorothea Schmidt was born 21 February 1725 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. George Michael Stoltz died 22 July 1792. Burial is at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on the death of his wife, Maria Dorothea (Schmidt) Stoltz.

Maria’s father was Johann Georg Schmidt, born about 1695, and her mother was Anna Barbara Grunnagel, also spelled Grunnagle, born 22 August 1693 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann George Schmidt and Anna Barbara Grunnagel were married 22 November 1717. Johann Georg Schmidt was a tailor and sexton. Johann Georg and Anna Barbara (Grunnagel) Schmidt had five children all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1) Johann Georg Schmidt III, born 28 August 1718.

(2) Anna Catharina Schmidt, born 15 February 1720. Anna Catharina Schmidt married Johann Frederich Bauer February 1740 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann’s father was Frederich Bauer and his mother was Christina Spiegler. Johann Bauer was a tailor.

Johann and Anna (Schmidt) Bauer had two children both born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(21) Christina Margaretha Bauer, born 13 October 1746.

(22) Maria Dorothea Bauer, born 10 February 1749.

Anna Catharina (Schmidt) Bauer died 14 March 1751. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Frederich Bauer married second Katherina Barbara Fischer 1 February 1752, probably at Oberbetschdorf. (No issues)

(3) Anna Maria Schmidt, born 15 December 1722.

Anna Maria Schmidt married Georg Gerwig 31 January 1747 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Georg’s father was Paul Gerwig and his mother was Anna Maria Gresel.

Georg and Anna Maria Schmidt Gerwig had seven children all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(31) Georg Heinrich Gerwig, born 2 January 1748. Georg married Maria Margaretha Haushalter 20 April 1768.

(32) Johann Jacob Gerwig, born 2 January 1750. Johann died 28 December 1752. Burial at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(33) Maria Magdalena Gerwig, born 24 June 1752. Maria died 12 November 1752 at age 4 months and 2 weeks. Burial at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(34) Stillborn baby boy, 12 November 1753. Burial at Oberbetschdorf.

(35) Maria Dorothea Gerwig, born 7 January 1755. Maria died 3 June 1760. Burial at Oberbetschdorf.

(36) Maria Magdalena Gerwig, born 26 November 1757. Maria Magdalena was named after her deceased sister. She died 5 July 1760, age 2 years 8 months. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf.

(37) Anna Maria Gerwig, born 24 November 1760. Anna married Daniel Brackonier 20 September 1785 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Georg Gerwig died about 1763. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria (Schmidt) Gerwig, his wife, married second Johann Michael Bub, 15 February 1768 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. (No issues)

(4) *Maria Dorothea (Schmidt) Stoltz.

(5) George Michael Schmidt, born 2 January 1728.

Anna Barbara (Grunnagel) Schmidt died 21 August 1739. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Georg Schmidt, after the death of his wife, Anna Barbara Grunnagel, married second Anna Maria Ketter. No other information on Anna Maria Ketter.

Johann Georg Schmidt died 27 March 1759. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Maria Dorothea (Schmidt) Stoltz’s maternal great-grandparents were Johann Valentin Grunnagel and Anna Maria, maiden name not known. Johann Valentin was born about 1617 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He was a weaver of cloth by trade. Johann Grunnagel died October 1672; burial 16 October 1672. No information on Anna Maria, his wife.

Johann Valentin and Anna Maria Grunnagel had eight children all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1) Anna Maria Grunnagel. No date given of her birth. Anna Maria married first Melchior Leibe 20 February 1672. Her second marriage was to Blass Grassel, 9 July 1677.

(2) Dorothea Grunnagel. No date of birth given. Dorothea married Georg Wendling 13 March 1671.

(3) Johann Conrad Grunnagel, born about 1660 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He was a weaver of cloth by trade like his father, Johann Valentin Grunnagel.

Johann Conrad Grunnagel married Anna Rotelsperger 16 November 1682 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Rotelsperger was born about 1660 at Oberbetschdorf. Anna’s father was Matthias Rotelsperger and her mother was Anna "____". Matthias Rotelsperger died 15 September 1697 and his wife, Anna, died 13 January 1707 at 0berbetschdorf. Both probably are buried at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna (Rotelsperger) Grunnagel had a younger sister, Magdalena, who married Johann Michael Grassel 7 September 1683 at Oberbetschdorf. (He probably was a brother to Blass Gressel who married Johann Conrad Grunnagel’s sister, Anna Maria Grunnagel.)

Johann Conrad Grunnagel and Anna Rotelsperger were the maternal grandparents of Maria Dorothea (Schmidt) Stoltz. Johann Conrad Grunnagel died 22 July 1723 and his wife, Anna (Rotelsperger) Grunnagel died 22 February 1714. Burial probably is at Oberbetschdorf.

Johann Conrad and Anna (Rotelsperger) Grunnagel had six children, all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1) Maria Margaretha Grunnagel, christened 4 May 1683.

(2) Anna Catharina Grunnagel, born in 1684. Anna married Stephen Freyer.

(3) Maria Magdalena Grunnagel, christened 25 May 1687; died before 1689.

(4) Maria Magdalena Grunnagel, christened 9 January 1689. Maria is named after her deceased sister, Maria Magdalena. Since Maria was born in January 1689, we know then that her sister, Maria Magdalena, died before 1689.

(5) *Anna Barbara Grunnagel, christened 22 August 1693. Anna Barbara Grunnagel married Johann Georg Schmidt. See Number 1111, Georg Michael Stoltz, page 11.

(6) Johann Valentine Grunnagel, christened 6 October 1697. Due to the family’s religious beliefs, newborn babies were christened no later than three days after birth. Therefore, the birth dates can be pretty accurately determined.

George Michael and Maria Dorothea (Schmidt) Stoltz had nine children.

11111. Catharina Magdalena Stoltz, born 20 June 1748 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Catharina.

11112. Georg Jakob Stoltz, born 2 May 1750 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Georg Jakob.

11113. Georg Michael Stoltz, Jr., born 24 January 1752 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Georg Michael.

11114. Maria Barbara Stoltz, born 26 May 1753 at Reimersweiler. Maria died 26 November 1756. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

11115. Anna Maria Stoltz, born 27 August 1755 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna died 11 December 1756. Burial is with her sister at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

11116. Johann Georg Stoltz, born 23 April 1758 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Georg married Maria Catharina Stambach. See Number 11116, below.

11117. Johann Adam Stoltz, born 7 June 1760 at Reimersweiler. No other information on Johann Adam.

11118. Johann Martin Stoltz, born 26 May 1762 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Martin died 2 June 1762, age one week. Burial is with his sisters at Oberbetschdorf Church Cemetery, Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

11119. Johann Heinrich Stoltz, born 26 June 1763 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Johann Heinrich.

1131. GEORG JACOB STOLTZ

Georg Jacob Stoltz, son of Theoboldt Stoltz and Margaretha Wagner, was born 8 August 1723 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Georg Jacob Stoltz married Anna Catharina Stoltz 5 May 1750 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Catharina Stoltz was born 5 February 1731 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna’s father was Johann Adam Stoltz, born about 1692 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Maria Magdalena Diehl, whose father was Johann Martin Diehl.

Georg Jacob Stoltz and Anna Catherine Stoltz were first cousins. Their fathers were brothers, Theoboldt and Johann Adam Stoltz. See Number 111, page 7. Georg Jacob and Anna Catherine. (Stoltz) Stoltz had an only daughter.

11311. Maria Magdalena Stoltz, born 7 August 1752 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Marie.

11116. JOHANN GEORG STOLTZ

Johann Georg Stoltz, son of Georg Michael Stoltz and Maria Dorothea Schmidt, was born 23 April 1758 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Georg Stoltz married Maria Catharina (Stambach) Eyer 16 July 1782. This was Maria Catharina’s second marriage. She was widowed eight years before marrying Johann Georg Stoltz. Maria Catharina Stambach was born 22 March 1750 at Niederkutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. One other record gives her birth at Feldbach, Germany. Her father was Johann Georg Stambach, born about 1724 at Niederkutzenhausen (lower Kutzenhausen) Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Maria Catharina Reis born about 1726. Johann Georg Stambach and Maria Catharina Reis were married in 1749. Maria’s father was Johann Balthasar Reis and her grandfather was Johann Balthasar Reis or Reyss, Sr.

Johann Balthasar Reis Sr. was born about 1642 probably at Engweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He married Elizabeth "____", born about 1640.

Johann Balthasar Reis Sr. died 11 January 1706 and his wife, Elizabeth, died 1 August 1694. Burial is at Engweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Balthasar Reis Jr. was born 26 September 1667 at Engweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He married Anna Maria "____" 21 February 1713.

Johann Balthasar Reis Jr. died 11 April 1745. Burial is at Gumbrechtschofen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on the date of Anna Maria, his

wife’s death.

Maria Catharina (Stambach) (Eyer) Stoltz’s paternal grandparents were Johann Georg Stambach St., born about 1698, and Maria Barbara Meyer, born about 1698, at Retschweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Georg Stambach was a cartwright or coach builder. His father was Ulrich Stambach of Losban, Germany.

Johann Georg Stambach Sr. married Maria Barbara Meyer in 1721. Maria Barbara Meyer’s father was Jacob Meyer, born about 1667 at Retschweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Jacob Meyer was a cow herdsman. He died in 1775. Burial is at Niederkutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Johann Georg Stambach Sr. died in 1773 and his wife, Maria Barbara, died in 1777. Burial is at Niederkutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Johann Georg and Maria Barbara (Meyer) Stambach Sr. had eight children all born at Niederkutzenhausen (lower-Kutzenhausen) Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1) Eva Barbara Stambach, born about 1722.

(2) *Johann Georg Stambach, born about 1724. Johann Georg married Maria Catharina Reis, sometimes spelled Reyss, in 1749. See Number 11116, page 14.

(3) Anna Catharina Stambach, born about 1727. Anna Catharina Stambach married Balthasar Reis in 1750. He probably was the brother of Maria Catharina Reis, the mother of Maria Catherina Stambach who married first Johann Jacob Eyer and second Johann Georg Stoltz.

(4) Johann Adam Stambach, born in 1729.

(5) Johann Stambach, born 1732. Since Johann has his brother’s name, Johann Adam Stambach probably died before 1732. Johann Stambach died in 1751. He was only a young man of age nineteen.

(6) Johann Jacob Stambach, born in 1736.

(7) Johann Stephen Stambach, born in 1737.

(8) Maria Magdalena Stambach, born in 1743.

Johann Georg Stambach was a cartwright or coach and wagon maker. Johann Georg and Maria Catharina Stambach were Lutherans. They had an only daughter.

(1) *Maria Catharina Stambach (Eyer) Stoltz. Maria Catharine Stambach married first Johann Jacob Eyer in 1768. Johann Eyer was born in 1738 and died in 1775. Johann Jacob and Maria Catharina Eyer had three children.

(1-1) Maria Catharina Eyer, born in 1769.

(1-2) Johann Georg Eyer, born in 1772.

(1-3) Dorothea Eyer, born in 1775, the year her father died.

After the death of Maria Catharina (Reis) Stambach, Maria Catharina Stambach (Eyer) Stoltz’s mother, her father, Johann Georg Stambach, married second Salome Schultz in 1761. Therefore, Maria Catharina Stoltz’s mother died when Maria was about ten years of age.

No other information on Johann Georg and Salome (Schultz) Stambach as to their children, if any, dates of death and where buried.

Johann Georg and Maria Catharina Stambach (Eyer) Stoltz were of the Lutheran faith. This is the first time the Lutheran Church appeared in the records of the Stoltz family, but it is clearly evident by church records that the family had broken away from the Catholic Church at a much earlier date, perhaps a hundred years earlier. Johann Georg and Maria Catharina Stoltz lived at Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Georg was a shepherd.

Johann Georg and Maria Catharina Stoltz had three children all born at Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

111161. Barbara Stoltz, born 23 January 1784 at Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Barbara Stoltz married Joseph Schnelle 7 July 1807 at Kutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France in a double ceremony with her brother, Johann Adam. Joseph Schnelle was a shepherd. Joseph and Barbara (Stoltz) Schnelle had three children.

1111611. Heinrich Stoltz Schnelle, born 27 January 1808 at Niederkutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France. Heinrich died 27 February 1827 at his grandfather Johann Georg Stoltz’s home. Burial is in the cemetery at Kutzenhausen.

1111612. Franz Joseph Schnelle born 13 June 1810 at Niederkutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France. Franz died 27 September 1832. Burial is in the cemetery at Kutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France.

1111613. Salome Schnelle, born 21 January 1817 at Niederkutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France. Salome died 22 February 1830. Burial is in the cemetery at Kutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France.

Barbara Stoltz Schnelle died 21 April 1830, two years after her brother, Johann Adam, left Kutzenhausen for America. Burial is in the cemetery at Kutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France. When Barbara died, her husband was away from home. Following is a copy of the death record of Barbara (Stoltz) Schnelle.

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111162. Johann Adam Stoltz, born 11 April 1786 at Kutzenhausen. Johann Adam Stoltz married Maria Eva Jordi (sometimes spelled Jordy) 7 July 1807 at Kutzenhausen, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France. Johann Adam and Maria Eva (Jordi) Stoltz and their children left Kutzenhausen in 1828 and came to America and became one of the many pioneer families that settled in Wabash County, Illinois. The descendants and related families of Johann Adam and Maria Eva (Jordi) Stoltz are continued a few pages later. The ancestral lineage of Maria Eva Jordi follows the resume of Johann Adam Stoltz’s direct line of ancestors. See Number P-1, page 28.

111163. Catharina Salome Stoltz, born 1788 at Kutzenhausen. No other information on Catharina.

Johann Georg Stoltz died 19 August 1833, five years after his son, Johann Adam and his family had left their native homeland. Maria Catharina (sometimes spelled ‘Katharina’) Stoltz, his wife died 24 May 1834. Both are buried at the Lutheran Church Cemetery at Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Following are copies of church records of the deaths of Johann Georg Stoltz and his wife, Katharina (Stambach) Stoltz, and translation.

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Aug. 21, 1833 there was buried on the cemetery at Kutzenhausen Johann Georg Stoltz, a day laborer at this place, husband of Katharine, Stambach. He was born in the year 1759, and died Aug. 19, 1833 at the age of approximately 79 years.

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May 25, 1834 there was buried on the cemetery of Oberkutzenhausen (Upper Kutzenhausen) Katharina Stambach, surviving widow of Georg Stoltz. She was born March 22, 1750, and died May 24, 1834 at the age of 84 years and two months.

Translation of information from the church records at Kutzenhausen, in Alsace (Bas-Rhin) France was furnished by Pasteur Jean Haessig.

111162. JOHANN ADAM STOLTZ

Johann Adam Stoltz, son of Johann Georg Stoltz and Maria Catharina Stambach, was born 11 April 1786 at Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Johann Adam Stoltz married Maria Eva Jordi, (sometimes spelled Jordy) 7 July 1807 at Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Eva Jordi was born 18 September 1783 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria’s father was Johann Heinrich Jordi and her mother was Maria Margaretha Greiner. See Number P-11512, page 32.

Johann Adam Stoltz lived at Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He was a shepherd. People who made a living off the land were called agriculturists and herdsmen. The agriculturist was a grain farmer. He also had fruit trees, vegetable gardens, milk cows and goats, pigs, chickens, geese, and ducks. The herdsmen specialized in the raising of animals. He, too, would have fruit trees, vegetable gardens and fowls at his home in town where he lived. Adam was a shepherd or raiser of sheep and perhaps some goats. He rented his land from the peasants. There were no fences so the animals had to be kept together while grazing. In the evening the animals would be corraled in a portable pferch, meaning ‘shut in tightly together’. The next evening the pferch would be moved to a new location adjacent to the preceding night’s location. By this method the land was organically fertilized.

A legal document authorizing the public announcement of the upcoming marriage of Johann Adam Stoltz and Maria Eva Jordi appears on the following pages. An English translation of this document is also included. Adam and his sister Barbara had a double marriage ceremony.

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Translation of German Document

In the year one thousand eight hundred and seven, on the seventh day of the month of July, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, there appeared before Christian Preiss, an official of the community of Kutzenhausen, Canton Sulz, Department of Lower Alsace, Adam Stoltz, who is twenty-one years old, a shepherd, adult son of Georg Stoltz, citizen and shepherd, living at Kutzenhausen, and his wife Katarina Stambach, both here present, and on the other part the young woman Maria Eva Jordi, who is twenty-four years old according to her baptismal certificate issued at Betzdorf. She is the daughter of Heinrich Jordi, citizen and tiller of the soil, living in Rillendorf, and his wife Margaretha, nee Greiner, both here present. And because the people concerned about the wedding have asked us for a public announcement of their consent, the first announcement to be made to the community on the twentieth day of the month of June, at the hour of Noon, and the second on the twenty-eighth day of June at the hour of noon. Since no protest has been made from this region, we grant their request with all honor according to the content of the above mentioned writings; so we asked the husband-to-be and the wife-to-be whether they want one another for man and wife. Each one separately answered with "yes". Therefore we have, in the name of the law, set up this attest for Adam Stoltz and Maria Eva Jordi:

Johann Georg Kuehn, a brother-in-law of the bridegroom, living in Salbach, and thirty-eight years old; and Jacob Ludwig Kuehn, who is forty-two years old, a friend of the bridegroom, a shepherd living in Atweiler, then Georg Eyer, who is thirty-eight years old, living in Oberkutzenhausen, a friend of the bridegroom, and Heinrich Jordi, who is thirty-six years old, a tiller of the soil and brother of the bride, and living in Rillendorf. These have together with us signed the present document after it was read to them.

Adam Stoltz, bridegroom Maria Eva Jordi, bride

Johann Heinrich Jordi, father of the bride

Georg Reich, Jacob Ludwig Kuehn, Johann Georg Eyer, Heinrich Jordi

A. Beiss, Mayor

Johann Adam and Maria Eva (Jordi) Stoltz had nine children.

1111621. Eva Maria Stoltz, born 16 January 1808 at Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin Alsace, France. See Branch I, Number 61, page 69.

1111622. Adam Johann Stoltz, born 19 December 1811 at Niederkutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. See Branch II, Number 62, Page 313.

1111623. Maria Magdalena Stoltz, born 23 July 1814 at Niederkutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin Alsace, France.

A review of the 1830 census for Northampton County, Moore Township, Pennsylvania, lists only one female child of age five years and under. This child would be Dorothea, Adam and Maria’s youngest child. This means that Maria Magdalena had died before June 1830. This information was provided by the Federal Archives and Research Center, South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois. A search of the Lutheran Church records of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, did not reveal the date of death or the place of burial of Maria Magdalena. It is probably safe to presume that she is buried in Moore Township, Pennsylvania.

1111624. Johann Georg Stoltz, born 17 February 1817 at Niederkutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. See Branch IV, Number 64, page 505.

1111625. Friedrich Johann Stoltz, born 17 August 1819 at Feldbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Feldbach is near Kutzenhausen. See Branch V, Number 65, Page 740.

1111626. Ludwig (Louis) Stoltz, born 16 June 1821 at Feldbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. See Branch VI, Number 66, page 748.

1111627. Dorothea Maria Stoltz, born 15 March 1824 at Feldbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Dorothea died 2 April 1824, an infant of two weeks old. Burial is in the cemetery at Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

1111628. Dorothea Maria Stoltz, born 17 June 1825 at Feldbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Dorothea died 15 February 1826 at age seven months. Burial is in the cemetery at Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

1111629. Dorothea Maria Stoltz, born 31 January 1827. Dorothea received the name of her two deceased sisters. Dorothea was only about one-and-one-half years old when the family left Kutzenhausen for a new home in America. See Branch IX, Number 69, page 755.

A legal German record of the dates of birth of Maria Magdalene, Johann Georg, Friedrich Johann, Ludwig and the three Dorothea Marias is reproduced on this and the next page. Also reproduced is the record of the deaths of the two Dorothea Marias who died in infancy.

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Johann Adam Stoltz and his family left their native land of Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, in the early spring of 1828 and emigrated to Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, of the United States of America, thence to Wabash County, Illinois, as early pioneers of a wild and unsettled land where he and his children acquired land and established permanent homes. They were accompanied to America by the Michael Johann Marx family. See Branch I, Number P-71.

On the following page is a map of a small portion of the area of Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, showing the various towns where the Stoltz family and related families were born, lived, and died. It is unfortunate that the old records did not mention the different occupations and trades the heads of the families pursued. We do know, however, that Johanna Adam Stoltz was a shepherd, but we do not know what his father’s or grandfather’s occupation was.

Kutzenhausen is located about 40 miles or 60 kilometers south of the city of Wissembourg and about 100 miles or 160 kilometers north of the great city of Strassbourg, France.

On page 25 are two pictures. One is a picture of Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, formerly Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, where Johann Adam Stoltz and his family lived before coming to America. The other is a picture of the Lutheran Free Church in Kutzenhausen where the Stoltz family worshiped. The church spire can be seen in the picture of Kutzenhausen. This Lutheran church is over four hundred years old and Sunday and weekly worship services are conducted regularly.

On pages 26 and 27 are two Ancestor Charts illustrating the direct paternal and maternal lineage of Johann Adam Stoltz.

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Town of Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

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Lutheran Church of Kutzenhausen

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Paternal Ancestors of Maria Eva Jordi Wife of Johann Adam Stoltz

P-1. GEORG JORDI

Georg Jordi, sometimes spelled Jordy, was born about 1635 at Canton of Bern, Switzerland. His wife’s name was Magdalena "____", born about 1618 in Bern, Switzerland. Georg Jordi died in 1685. No information on Magdalena’s death.

In researching the records, one son was positively identified and a second son was later found.

Georg (Jordy) Jordi was the great-great-grandfather of Johann Heinrich Jordi who married Maria Margaretha Greiner and whose daughter, Maria Eva Jordi, married Johann Adam Stoltz. See Number P-11512, page 30.

P-11. Georg Jordi, born about 1657 at Canton of Bern, Switzerland.

P-12. Ulrich Jordi, born about 1662 at Canton of Bern, Switzerland. See Number P-12, below.

P-11. GEORG JORDI

Georg Jordi, son of Georg and Magdalena Jordi, was born about 1657 at Canton of Bern, Switzerland. Georg Jordi married first Catharina Blase. No other information on Catherine as to date and place of birth, her parents, or date of death. Evidently Georg and Catharina Jordi had no children.

Georg Jordi married second Veronica Senn 30 January 1691 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Veronica Senn was born about 1665 at Canton of Bern, Switzerland. No information on Veronica Senn’s parents.

George Jordi was a dairy farmer and lived at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Georg Jordi died 16 July 1723 and Veronica was buried 24 June 1721. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Georg and Veronica (Senn) Jordi had six children, all born at Kuehlendorf and christened at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-111. Veronica Jordi, christened 25 November 1691. Veronica died 11 October 1702. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-112. Magdalena Jordi, christened 10 February 1693.

P-113. Anna Rosina Jordi, christened 3 October 1694. Anna died 5 January 1695. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-114. Anna Maria Jordi, christened 6 January 1696. Anna died 16 November 1717, a young woman of twenty-one.

P-115. Johann Heinrich Jordi, christened 17 January 1703. Johann married Anna Catharina Fuchs 26 September 1724. See Number P-115, page 29.

P-116. Anna Ursula Jordi, christened 13 March 1707. No other information on Anna.

Georg Jordi and Veronica Senn were great-grandparents of Johann Heinrich Jordi who married Maria Margaretha Greiner and whose daughter, Maria Eva Jordi, married Johann Adam Stoltz.

P-12. ULRICH JORDI

Ulrich Jordi, son of Georg and Magdalena Jordi, was born about 1662 at Canton of Bern, Switzerland. He, too, was a dairy farmer like his brother, Georg.

Ulrich married Maria Sahmen 8 February 1684 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria’s father was Ulrich Sahmen. No other information as to her mother, etc.

Ulrich Jordi died a young man 3 January 1692 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria, his wife, married second Paul Scherer.

Ulrich and Maria Jordi had five children all born at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and christened at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-121. Maria Magdalena Jordi, christened in 1684. Maria died 28 April 1687 at age three. She is buried at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-122. Hanss Michel Jordi, christened 16 September 1686. Hanss died 22 April 1689 at age three. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-123. Maria Barbara Jordi, christened 25 March 1688. Maria died 5 September 1689 an infant. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-124. Hanss Jacob Jordi, christened 22 May 1689. Hanss died 19 July 1707 at age eighteen. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-125. Eva Jordi, christened 2 March 1692. Eva was the only child to reach adulthood. How saddened the family must have been to lose four of their five children, ages from an infant to age three, and a youth of eighteen.

P-115. JOHANN HEINRICH JORDI

Johann Heinrich Jordi, son of Georg and Veronica Jordi, was born at Kuehlendorf and christened 17 January 1703 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Heinrich Jordi married Anna Catharina Fuchs 26 September 1724 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Catharina Fuchs was born about 1709 at Leitersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna’s father was Hans Fuchs of Leitersweiler. No other information on Hans Fuchs and his family.

Anna Catharina (Fuchs) Jordi died 25 March 1735. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Heinrich and Anna Catharina (Fuchs) Jordi had five children, all born at Kuehlendorf, sometimes spelled Kulendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-1151. Johann Georg Jordi, born 30 May 1725.

P-1152. Johann Heinrich Jordi, born 30 August 1726.

P-1153. Johann Jacob Jordi, born 18 March 1728.

P-1154. Johann Michael Jordi, born 23 January 1730.

P-1155. Anna Catharina Jordi, born 26 August 1732. Anna Catharina married Johann Georg Wold 12 November 1754.

After the death of Anna Catharina (Fuchs), Johann Heinrich Jordi married second Esther Haushalter 15 November 1735. No information on Esther’s parents. They could have been Hans Barthel Haushalter and Maria Wagner. See the Wagner family in the lineage of Maria Eva Jordi’s mother, Maria Margaretha Gruner or Greiner.

No information was found as to whether Johann Heinrich and Esther (Haushalter) Jordi had children.

Johann Heinrich Jordi and Anna Catharina Fuchs were the grandparents of Johann Heinrich Jordi who married Maria Margaretha Greiner and whose daughter, Maria Eva Jordi married Johann Adam Stoltz. See Number P-11512, below.

P-1151. JOHANN GEORG JORDI

Johann Georg Jordi, son of Johann Heinrich Jordi and Anna Catharina Fuchs, was born 30 May 1725 at Kuehleodorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Georg Jordi married Anna Maria Etter 16 July 1749 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria was born 6 July 1728 at Hatten, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Georg Jordi died 18 December 1789 and Anna Maria Etter, his wife, died 22 April 1776 only seven years after her youngest child Anna Eva was born. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, sometimes spelled Kuhlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Anna Maria’s father was Johann Peter Etter, born about 1701 at Rittershofen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Anna Maria Leopoldt, born about 1692 at Hatten, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. They were married 28 September 1726 at Hatten, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Peter Etter died 3 September 1754 and Anna Maria, his wife, died 2 July 1754. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria Leopoldt’s father was Johann Georg Leopoldt, born about 1666 at Wurttenberg, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Maria "____" born about 1669 or 1670. No other information. Johann Georg Leopoldt died in 1729.

Johann Peter Etter was a cow herdsman and a weaver of cloth. Johann Peter and Anne Maria (Leopoldt) Etter had six children all born at Hatten, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(1) Johann Michael Etter, born 2 February 1727. Johann Michael Etter married Juliana Salomea Lenning 20 February 1770. Johann Michael Etter died 12 April 17?6.

(2) *Anna Maria (Etter) Jordi.

(3) Maria Eva Etter, born 4 July 1730. Maria Eva married Melchior Hufschmidt 24 September 1754.

(4) Maria Magdalena Etter, born 18 March 1732.

(5) Maria Catharina Etter, born 19 November 1733.

(6) Johann Adam Etter, born 1 November 1736. Johann died 1 April 1753, age seventeen. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany

Johann Georg Jordi was a herdsman. He and Anna Maria (Etter) Jordi had ten children all born at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11511. Johann Georg Jordi, Jr., born 9 September 1749. This Johann Georg Jordi could be the one listed in the passenger lists of emigrants who came to America. A Johann Georg Jordi is listed among the passengers who came to America via Rotterdam, Holland, and landed in America 17 September 1771. Nothing was found in the records to verify this supposition.

P-11512. Johann Heinrich Jordi, born 19 November 1751. Johann married Maria Margaretha Greiner 26 January 1773. See Number P-11512, page 32.

P-11513. Dorothea Jordi, born 6 November 1753.

P-11514. Maria Catharina Jordi, born 25 December 1755.

P-11515. Johann Michael Jordi, born 19 August 1757.

P-11516. Diebold Jordi, born 27 June 1760.

P-11517. Lorentz Jordi, born 26 March 1762. Lorentz died 27 July 1766. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11518. Anna Eva Jordi, born 23 June 1764. Anna died 8 October 1766 at age two years. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11519. Lorentz Jordi, born 3 March 1767. Lorentz was given the name of his deceased brother.

P-115-10. Anna Eva Jordi, born 17 December 1769. Anna was given the name of her deceased sister who died at age two years. Anna, too, died 19 July 1772 at age three years and six months. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-1152. JOHANN HEINRICH JORDI

Johann Heinrich Jordi, son of Johann Heinrich Jordi and Anna Catharina Fuchs, was born 30 August 1726 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Heinrich Jordi married Maria Dorothea Sommer 16 September 1749 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Dorothea was born about 1831. No information was given as to the dates of death or place of burial of Johann Heinrich and Maria Dorothea (Sommer) Jordi. Maria’s father was Johann Georg Sommer and her mother was Maria Dorothea Haushalter. No other information given. However, it is thought that Maria Dorothea Haushalter is a sister or cousin to Esther Haushalter, who married Johann Heinrich Jordi’s father. See Number P-115, page 29.

Johann Heinrich and Maria Dorothea (Sommer) Jordi had nine children, all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11521. Johann Heinrich Jordi, born 12 May 1750.

P-11522. Georg Jacob Jordi, born 9 July 1751.

P-11523. Maria Dorothea Jordi, born 16 April 1753.

P-11524. Eva Margaretha Jordi, born 21 October 1754.

P-11525. Johann Georg Jordi, born 25 November 1755.

P-11526. Maria Magdalena Jordi, born 9 May 1757. Maria died 31 July 1757, an infant. Burial is probably at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11527. Georg Friederich Jordi, born 23 October 1758.

P-11528. Johannes Jordi, born 5 June 1760.

P-11529. Maria Magdalena Jordi, born 25 December 1765. Maria was given the name of her deceased sister.

P-1153. JOHANN JACOB JORDI

Johann Jacob Jordi, son of Johann Heinrich Jordi and Anna Catharina Fuchs, was born 18 March 1728 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Jacob Jordi married Eva Haltmann 11 May 1756 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No date given of Eva’s birth. The dates of Johann Jacob and Eva (Haltmann) Jordi’s deaths and their place of burial was not given. They probably were buried at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Eva’s father was Johannes Haltmann. No other information was given on Eva or her parents as to date of birth and death and children.

Johann Jacob and Eva (Haltmann) Jordi had seven children all born at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11531. Maria Eva Jordi, born 7 March 1757. Maria died 21 November 1757. Burial is probably at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11532. Georg Jacob Jordi, born 6 October 1758.

P-11533. Johann Heinrich Jordi, born 5 July 1760.

P-11534. Maria Eva Jordi, born 14 March 1762. Maria was given her deceased sister’s name.

P-11535. Johann Georg Jordi, born 15 July 1764. Johann Georg died 10 July 1766; age two years. Burial is probably at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-11536. Maria Magdalena Jordi, born 30 May 1766.

P-11537. Catharina Jordi, born 11 February 1769.

P-11512. JOHANN HEINRICH JORDI

Johann Heinrich Jordi, son of Johann Georg Jordi and Anna Maria Etter, was born 19 November 1751 at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Heinrich Jordi married Maria Margaretha Greiner, (originally spelled Gruner) 26 January 1773 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Margaretha Greiner was born 9 March 1748 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Heinrich Jordi died 14 April 1810 and his wife, Maria Margaretha Greiner, died 18 December 1829. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Maria Margaretha’s father was Johann Jacob Greiner, born in August 1712 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and christened 10 August 1712 at Niederbetschdorf, and her mother was Anna Barbara Wolff, born February 1717 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and christened 21 February at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. They were married 24 September 1738 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Jacob Greiner died 16 November 1786. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann’s wife, Anna Barbara (Wolff) Greiner died 9 October 1766. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Jacob Greiner was a publican or innkeeper. He and Anna Barbara Wolff had nine children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsaas-Lothringen, Germany.

(1) Georg Jacob Greiner, born 26 December 1739. Georg died 27 August 1740. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(2) Anna Greiner, born July 1740. Anna married Martin Sturm 20 September 1774 at Niederbetschdorf. Anna died 29 September 1786.

(3) Georg Jacob Greiner, born 4 December 1742. Georg Jacob died 14 October 1747. Burial at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(4) Anna Barbara Greiner, born 21 April 1746.

(5) *Maria Margaretha (Greiner) Jordi.

(6) Johann Jacob Greiner, born 19 November 1750.

(7) Johann Georg Greiner, born 19 November 1753. Johann Georg died 29 August 1759 at age five years. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

(8) Johann Martin Greiner, born 21 April 1757.

(9) Johann Georg Greiner, born 3 September l761. Johann Georg was given the name of his deceased brother.

Johann Heinrich and Maria Margaretha (Greiner) Jordi lived at Rittendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He was a farmer and day laborer. Johann Heinrich and Maria Margaretha Jordi had eight children all born at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-115121. Maria Margaretha Jordi, born 21 October 1773. Maria died 28 October 1773, age one week. Burial place not given but most likely at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-115122. Maria Margaretha Jordi. Maria married Johann Martin Marx of Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Martin Marx was a day laborer. Their son, Heinrich Georg Friedrich Marx, married Eva Maria Stoltz, daughter of Johann Adam Stoltz and Maria Eva Jordi, a sister to Maria Margaretha (Jordi) Marx. Heinrich Georg Friedrich Marx and Eva Maria Stoltz were first cousins.

P-115123. Magdalena Jordi, born 22 October 1776.

P-115124. Maria Salome Jordi, born 13 August 1778.

P-115125. Johann Neinrich Jordi, born 18 November 1780.

P-115126. Maria Eva Jordi, born 18 September 1783 and christened at Betschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria married Johann Adam Stoltz 7 July 1807. See Number 111162, pare 16.

P-115127. Johann Georg Jordi, born 21 June 1786. Johann died 25 February 1787, age ten months. Burial is probably at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-115128. Catharina Jordi, born 26 February 1788.

An Ancestor Chart, illustrating the direct ancestral lineage of Johann Heinrich Jordi, son of Johann Georg Jordi and Anna Maria Etter, whose daughter, Maria Eva Jordi, married Johann Adam Stoltz, is on the next page.

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Maternal Ancestors of Maria Eva Jordi Wife of Johann Adam Stoltz

M-1. HANSS GRUNER

Hanss Gruner was born about 1623 or 1624 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hanss was called the "Schwab". He was the first of the Gruner lineage that was found in the, Parish Registers of Oberbetschdorf, Germany.

Hanss Gruner married Margaretha about 1645 or 1646. No information on Margaretha or her parents.

The Parish Registers of Oberbetschdorf gave no date of birth and death or place of burial for Margaretha Gruner. Hanss Gruner died in 1669.

Hanss and Margaretha Gruner had three sons all born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. There may have been more children because of the age difference of their three sons.

M-11. Hanss Heinrich Gruner, born about 1647. Note the different spelling, Gruner and Greiner. (See below, Number M-11.)

M-12. Hanss Jacob Gruner, born 1656. See Number M-12, page 36.

M-13. Hanss Martin Gruner, born in 1658. See Number M-13, page 36.

Hanss and Margaretha Gruner were the great-great-grandparents of Maria Margaretha Greiner.

M-11. HANSS HEINRICH GREINER (GRUNER)

Hanss Heinrich Greiner, son of Hanss and Margaretha Greiner, was born about 1647 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Heinrich Greiner married Catharina Blase 8 November 1668 probably at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on Catharina’s parents.

Hanss Heinrich and Catharina Greiner had one daughter.

M-111. Anna Magdalena Greiner, christened 8 September 1669 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Magdalena Greiner married Hans Jacob Herrmann 29 January 1697 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hans Jacob’s father was Lorentz Herrmann. Hans’ mother is unknown. Anna Magdalena died 24 April 1739. Date of Hans’ death or place of burial not given. The Oberbetschdorf Parish Records listed no children.

Catharina (Blase) Greiner died about 1680. Burial is probably at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Heinrich Greiner married second Anna Maria Stotzle 10 December l681 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria Stotzle was born about 1656, Wuerttenberg, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hanss Heinrich Greiner died 7 January l705 and Anna Maria Stotzle, his wife, died 13 November 1732. Burial is at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria’s father was Hanss Georg Stotzle (Stotzl). No other information.

Hanss Heinrich and Anna Maria (Stotzle) Greiner were the great-grandparents of Maria Margaretha Greiner, the mother of Maria Eva Jordi.

Hanss Heinrich Greiner and Anna Maria (Stotzle) Greiner had four children all born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-112. Anna Margaretha Greiner, born 18 May 1682. Anna Margaratha married Daniel Funfrock. Anna died 26 June 1753. No other information given.

M-113. Anna Maria Greiner, born 4 June 1683. Anna Maria married Hans Jacob Wolff 25 November 1706. See page 37.

M-114. Anna Barbara Greiner, born in 1685. Anna Barbara married Michel Mauer 18 August 1705. See page 38.

M-115. Catharina Greiner, born 29 December 1692. Catharina married Michael Eyer. Catharina died 30 April 1761. No further information.

M-12. HANSS JACOB GREINER (GRUNER)

Hanss Jacob Greiner, son of Hanss and Margaretha Gruner, was born in 1656 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Jacob Greiner marr ied Anna Knecht in 1679 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Knecht was born in 1655. Hanss Jacob Greiner (Gruner) died 19 April 1738; burial at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Knecht, his wile, died in February 1718; burial 11 February 1718. Place of burial not given, but probably at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Anna’s father was Hanss Knecht, born in 1622 and her mother was Anna "____", born in 1619. Hanss Knecht was buried 3 July 1638 and Anna, his wife, was buried, 30 December 1694. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Jacob Greiner and Anna Knecht were great-grandparents of Maria Margaretha Greiner, daughter of Johann Jacob Greiner and Anna Barbara Wolff. See Number M-1225, page 46.

Hanss Jacob and Anna (Knecht) Greiner had three children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-121. Ann-Barbel (Barbara) Greiner (Gruner) born in 1680. Ann-Barbel married Hans Sturm 5 February 1709. No other information.

M-122. Hanss Jorg Greiner (Gruner) was christened 1 December 1684. Hanss Jorg married Anna Wagner 30 March 1704. See page 38.

M-123. Hanss Jacob Greiner (Gruner), christened 12 January 1687. Hanss Jacob married Margaretha Wolff 27 May 1710. See page 42.

M-13. HANSS MARTIN GREINER (GRUNER)

Hanss Martin Greiner, son of Hanss and Margaretha Gruner, was born in 1658 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Martin Greiner married Anna Stotzle 2 February 1680 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Stotzle’s father was Hanss Georg Stotzl. Anna is the sister of Anna Maria Stotzle (Stotzl) who married Hanss Heinrich Greiner, Hanss Martin Greiner’s brother. See Page 35, Number M-11.

Hanss Martin and Anna (Stotzle) Greiner had five children all born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-131. Hanss Wendel Greiner, born 17 February 1681.

M-132. Hanss Jorg Greiner, born in 1683. Hanss Jorg Greiner married Barbara Jung 8 May 1703. No other information.

M-133. Anna Maria Greiner, born 16 January 1685. Anna Maria married Hans Michael Kettler 13 May 1715.

M-134. Margaretha Greiner, born 22 August 1688. Margaretha died in March 1694 and was buried 20 March 1694 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-135. Hanss Jacob Greiner, born 31 May 1693. No other information on Hanss Jacob.

M-113. ANNA MARIA GREINER

Anna Maria Greiner, daughter of Hanss Heinrich Greiner and Anna Maria Stotzle, was born 4 June 1683 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Anna Maria Greiner married Hans Jacob Wolff 25 November 1706 at Oberbetschdorf Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hans Jacob Wolff was born about 1684 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hans Jacob Wolff died 16 May 1762 and his wife, Anna Maria Greiner, died 8 November 1763. Burial is at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hans Jacob and Anna Maria (Greiner) Wolff were the grandparents of Maria Margaretha Greiner, the mother of Maria Eva Jordi.

Hans Jacob’s father was Hans Jacob Wolff, born about 1656 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and his mother was Anna "____". Hans Jacob and Anna Wolff had nine children all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen Germany.

M-P-1. Dieboldt Wolff, born in 1682. Dieboldt Wolff married Maria Margaretha Schneiderin 17 February 1705 at Oberbetschdorf. See M-P-1, page 44.

M-P-2. *Hans Jacob Wolff born in 1684. Hans Jacob married Anna Maria Greiner 25 November 1706.

M-P-3. Anna Christina Wolff, born in 1685. Anna Christina married Johann Wendling Marzolff 22 November 1701. Anna married second Conrad Gudelmann. Anna Christina died 28 August 1754.

M-P-4. Margaretha Wolff, christened 30.May 1688. Margaretha married Johann Jacob Greiner 27 May 1710. Margaretha died 14 February 1763. See Number M-123, page 42.

M-P-5. Anna Maria Wolff, christened 22 July 1691. Anne Maria married Theobaldt Holtzmann 21 May 1726.

M-P-6. Hans Heinrich Wolff, christened 3 June 1694. Hans Heinrich married Anna Catharina Heimlich 23 January 1720. See page 43.

M-P-7. Anna Barbara Wolff, born 31 March 1698.

M-P-8. Maria Wolff, (twin) born 15 November l70l. Maria died 24 November 1701 an infant of nine days old. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-9. Magdalena Wolff, (twin) born 15 November 1701. Magdalena died on the same day as her twin sister, 24 November 1701. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany

Hans Jacob and Area Maria (Greiner) Wolff had eight children. The first one was born at Oberbetschdorf and the others were born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-21. Anna Maria Wolff, christened 13 November l707. Anna Maria married Theobaldt Holtzmann. Anna Maria died 8 March 1773.

M-P-22. Margaretha Wolff, christened 21 February 1710. Margaretha married Andreas Holtzmann 24 April 1731. Andreas was a brother to Theobaldt Holtzmann who married Anna Maria, Margaretha’s sister. Margaretha died 29 November 1767.

M-P-23. Johann Heinrich Wolff, christened 24 April 1712. Johann Heinrich married Anna Christina Mauer 13 November 1736. See page 44.

M-P-24. Hans Jacob Wolff, christened 11 November 1714.

M-P-25. Anna Barbara Wolff, christened 21 February 1717. Anna Barbara married Johann Jacob Greiner 24 September 1738. Johann Jacob Greiner is the son of Hanss Jorg Gruner and Anna Wagner. See Number M-1225, page 46.

M-P-26. Diebold Wolff, born 7 November 1719. Diebold is also listed in the church records as Theobaldt. Theobaldt (Diebold) married Anna Elizabeth Kobler 17 November 1739. See Number M-P-26, page 45.

M-P-27. Johann Phillip Wolff, born 18 May 1722. Johann Phillip died .5 October 1723. Burial is at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-28. Anna Wolff, born 9 September 1725. Anna married Heinrich Staub 3 July 1753.

M-114. ANNA BARBARA GREINER

Anna Barbara Greiner, daughter of Hanss Heinrich Greiner and Anna Maria Stotzle, was born in 1685 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Anna Barbara Greiner married Michel Mauer 18 August 1705 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on Michel’s date and place of birth or who his parents were; also no information on the date of his death and place of burial. Anna Barbara Greiner, his wife, died 10 January 1762. Burial is at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Michel and Anna Barbara Mauer had children but only one was recorded in the church records.

M-1141. Anna Christina Mauer. No information was given as to Anna’s date and place of birth. Anna Christina Mauer married Johann Heinrich Wolff. See page 44.

M-122. HANSS JORG GRUNER (GREINER)

Hanss Jorg Gruner, son of Hanss Jacob Gruner and Anna Knecht, was born 1 December 1684 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Jorg (Gruner) Greiner married Anna Wagner 30 March 1704 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Wagner was born in November 1681 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Both Hanss and Anna were christened at the Oberbetschdorf church. Hanss (Johann) Jorg Gruner or Greiner died 15 December 1766 and Anna Wagner, his wife, died 1 February 1765. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Jorg Gruner and Anna Wagner were the grandparents of Maria Margaretha Greiner, the daughter of Johann Jacob Greiner and Anna Barbara Wolff and the mother of Maria Eva Jordi.

Anna’s father was Hanss Wagner, born about 1643 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Agnes Stumpf, born about 1650 at Rittershofen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hanss Wagner’s father was Jacob Wagner and Agnes’ father was Martin Stumpf of Rittershofen, Elsass-Lothringen Germany. No information on who their mothers were. Hanss Wagner and Agnes Stumpf were married 23 January 1671 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Hanss Wagner died in September 1696; burial 1 October 1696 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. After Hanss’ death, Agnes Stumpf, his wife, married second Johann Georg Kleibler 20 January 1699. Agnes died 11 December 1730. Burial place not given.

Hanss and Agnes (Stumpf) Wagner had ten children, all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-1. Hans Wagner, christened 26 November 1671. Hans Wagner married Anna Maria Sturm 29 May 1696. See page 39.

P-M-2. Martin Wagner, christened 4 January 1674.

P-M-3. Jacob Wagner, christened 10 June 1677. Jacob Wagner married Barbara Sommer. See page 39.

P-M-4. Maria Catharina Wagner, born 1679. Maria Catharina died in January 1691; burial 26 January 169, at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-5. *Anna Wagner. Anna married Hanss Jorg Gruner (Greiner).

P-M-6. Hans Georg Wagner, born in 1684. Hans Georg died in May 1688; burial 17 May 1688 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-7. Heinrich Wagner, christened 16 September 1686. Heinrich died probably on 17 September 1686 as he was buried 18 September 1686 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germ my.

P-M-8. Georg Heinrich Wagner, christened 11 January 1688.

P-M-9. Hans Martin Wagner, christened 24 August 1690. Hams Martin married Anna Catharina Dangler. See page 40.

P-M-10. Maria Wagner, christened I January 1694. Maria married Hans Barthel Haushalter 1 September 1712 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. They had no children. Maria died 17 October 1763. Burial place not given.

P-M-1 HANS WAGNER

Hans Wagner, son of Hanss Wagner and Agnes Stumpf, was christened 26 November 1671 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hans Wagner married Anna Maria Sturm 29 May 1696. Anna Maria Sturm was born in 1675. Hans Wagner Jr. died 23 January 1724 and Anna Maria Sturm, his wife, died 29 November 1734. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf.

Hans and Anna Maria Wagner had seven children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-11. Maria Wagner, christened 1 January 1697. Maria died in August; burial 29 August 1739 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-12. Johannes Wagner, christened 16 March 1698.

P-M-13. Maria Wagner, christened 14 November 1700. Maria Wagner married Johann Georg Heinemann 30 January 1720.

P-M-14. Michael Wagner, christened 27 December 1703. Michael died and was buried 31 January 1704 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-15. Margaretha Wagner, christened 19 April 1705. Margaretha married Theoboldt Stoltz 4 May 1723. See Number 113, Theoboldt Stoltz, page 9.

P-M-16. Hans Jacob Wagner, christened 20 November 1708. Hans Jacob married Maria Eva Usselmann . See Number P-M-16, page 40.

P-M-17. Anna Catharina Wagner, born 15 April 1719. Anna Catharina died 12 September 1723. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-3. JACOB WAGNER

Jacob Wagner, son of Hanss Wagner and Agnes Stumpf, was christened 10 June 1677 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Jacob Wagner married Barbara Sommer 27 August 1697 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Barbara was born about 1677-1678. Jacob Wagner died in December and was buried 20 December 1745 and Barbara, his wife, died 10 January 1731. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Barbara’s father was Jorg (Georg) Sommer. No other information on her parents.

Jacob and Barbara (Sommer) Wagner had nine children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-31. Anna Maria Wagner, christened 21 December 1698.

P-M-32. Margaretha Wagner, christened 7 November 1700. Margaretha died in July and was buried 8 July 1709 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-33. Hans Jacob Wagner, christened 14 January 1703. Hans Jacob died in October and was buried 23 October 1706 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-34. Anna Barbara Wagner, christened 15 November 1705. Anne Barbara married 25 January 1724. (Not certain who she married.)

P-M-35. Clara Dorothea Wagner, christened 18 March 1708. Clara Dorothea married Johann Jacob Seligmann 16 November 1728.

P-M-36. Anna Christina Wagner, christened 5 October 1710. Anna Catharina died in February and was buried 22 February 1717 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-37. Margaretha Wagner, christened 7 January 1716.

P-M-38. Johann Jacob Wagner, born 26 August 1718.

P-M-39. Johann Heinrich Wagner, born 3 August 1721.

P-M-9. HANS MARTIN WAGNER

Hans Martin Wagner, son of Hanss Wagner and Agnes Stumpf, was christened 24 August 1690 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Gemany.

Hans Martin Wagner married Anna Catharina Dangler about 1713 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No other information on Anna Cath-arina Dangler or her parents. Hans Martin Wagner died in March and was buried 17 March 1744. Place of burial not given but probably at Niederbetschdorf. No information as to the date of his wife’s death.

Hans Martin and Anna Catharina Wagner had four children all born and christened at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-91. Hans Jorg Wagner, christened 29 June 1714. Hans Jorg (Georg) died 23 August 1731, a youth of seventeen years. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-92. Hans Martin Wagner, christened 15 September 1717.

P-M-93. Anna Catharina Wagner, christened 27 January 1720; died 23 April 1722.

P-M-94. Anna Catharina Wagner, christened 4 October 1724. Anna Catharina married Johann Georg Heinemann 8 May 1742 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-16. HANS JACOB WAGNER

Hans Jacob Wagner, son of Hans Wagner and Anna Maria Sturm, was christened 20 November 1708 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hans Jacob Wagner married Maria Eva Usselmann 19 January 1731. Maria Eva Usselmann was born about 1710-1712. No information on her parents. Hans Jacob Wagner died 10 June 1,782. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on death and burial place for his wife, Maria Eva Usselmann.

Hans Jacob and Maria Eva Wagner had children but only one son was found recorded.

P-M-161. Georg Jacob Wagner, born 25 January 1735 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-16l. GEORG JACOB WAGNER

Georg Jacob Wagner, son of Hanss Jacob Wagner and Maria Eva Usselmann, was christened 25 January 1735 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Georg Jacob Wagner married Maria Salome Heinemann about 1760 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Salome was probably born about 1738. No information on her parents. Georg Jacob Wagner died 18 November 1782. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, with his deceased children. No further information on his wife, Maria Salome (Heinemann) Wagner.

Georg Jacob and Maria Salome Wagner had ten children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-1611. Georg Jacob Wagner, born 20 August 1762. Georg Jacob died 19 September 1762, an infant one month of age. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-1612. Georg Jacob Wagner, born 24 March 1765. Georg Jacob was given the name of his deceased brother. Georg Jacob married Maria Eva Greiner. See Number P-M-1612, below.

P-M-1613. Maria Eva Wagner, born 29 November 1766. Maria Eva married Georg Jacob Kleiber 23 November 1784.

P-M-1614. Maria Salome Wagner, born 5 August 1768. Maria Salome died 20 September 1772 at age four years. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-1615. Eva Dorothea Wagner, born 22 May 1772.

P-M-1616. Philipp Heinrich Wagner, born 24 December 1773. Philipp Heinrich died 28 December 1773, an infant only four days old. Burial is at Neiderbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-1617. Maria Salome Wagner, born 7 April 1775. Maria Salome was given the name of her deceased sister.

P-M-1618. Georg Heinrich Wagner, born 16 November 1777. Georg died 23 November 1777, an infant only one week old. Burial at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-1619. Georg Heinrich Wagner, born 19 February 1779. Georg was given the name of his deceased brother. Georg died 2 September 1779 at age six months and two weeks. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-161-10. Eva Margaretha Wagner, born 27 March 1783. Eva Margaretha was born five months after the death of her father.

P-M-1612. GEORG JACOB WAGNER

Georg Jacob Wagner, son of Georg Jacob Wagner and Maria Salome Heinemann , was born 24 March 1765 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Georg Jacob Wagner married Maria Eva Greiner 27 November 1787 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Eva Greiner was born 28 January 1770 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and christened 31 January 1770 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Eva’s father was Johann Heinrich Greiner, born about 1746-1748 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Anna Barbara Weber. No information on Anna Barbara Weber.

Georg Jacob and Maria Eva (Greiner) Wagner had two children born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-M-16121. Maria Eva Wagner, born 29 September 1789.

P-M-16122. Jorg Jakob (Georg Jacob) Wagner, born 27 December 1791. Jorg died 17 January 1792, an infant three weeks of age. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hanss Jorg or Hans Georg (Gruner) Greiner and Anna Wagner (M-122, page 38) had ten children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-1221. Anna Maria Greiner, christened 25 June 1704. Anna Maria died 24 August 1704; burial at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-1222. Hans Georg Greiner, christened 22 June 1705. Hans Georg married first Margaretha Weber 17 April 1731 and second Barbara Seligmann 27 November 1753, both marriages at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. See Number M-1222, page 46.

M-1223. Hans Jacob Greiner, christened 14 February 1708. Hans Jacob died in May 1711; burial 11 May 1711 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-1224. Anna Barbara Greiner, christened 7 September 1710. Anna Barbara died in May 1711; burial 29 May 1711 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. What a traumatic experience for the family when losing two children within days of each other.

M-1225. Hans Jacob Greiner, christened 10 August 1712. Hans Jacob married Anna Barbara Wolff 24 September 1738 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. See Number M-1225, page 46. Anna Barbara Wolff was christened 21 February 1717 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna’s father was Hans Jacob Wolff, born about 1684 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and her mother was Anna Maria Greiner, born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and christened 4 June 1683 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria Greiner’s father was Hans Heinrich Greiner and her mother was Anna Maria Stotzle. See Number M-11, page 35. Hans Jacob and Anna Maria (Greiner) Wolff had eight children. Hans Jacob Wolff was a weaver, forester, innkeeper and legal official. He was a prosperous citizen. See Number M-113, page 37.

M-1226. Eva Maria Greiner, christened 2 October 1714. Eva Maria died July 1717; burial 24 July 1717 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-1227. Hans Martin Greiner, christened 10 January 1717. Hans Martin married Anna Maria Fuchs 17 April 1742 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. See M-1227, page 47.

M-1228. Johann Heinrich Greiner, christened 28 June 1719. No other information.

M-1229. Johann Greiner, christened 11 June 1721.

M-122-10. Johann Friederich Greiner, christened 29 July 1723. Johann Friederich married Anna Eva Fuchs, a sister to Anna Maria Fuchs who married Hans Martin Greiner, Johann Friederich’s brother. See M-122-10, page 48.

M-123. HANSS (JOHANN) JACOB GREINER

Hanss or Johann Greiner, son of Hanss Jacob Gruner (Greiner) and Anne Knecht, was born at Niederbetschdorf and christened 12 January 1687 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Jacob Greiner married Margaretha Wolff 27 May 1710 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Margaretha Wolff was christened 30 May 1683. Johann Jacob Greiner died 18 February 1760 and his wife, Margaretha Wolff, died 14 February 1763. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Margaretha’s father was Hans Jacob Wolff, born about 1684, and her mother was Anna Maria Greiner, born 4 June 1683 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. See Number M-113, page 37.

Johann Jacob and Margaretha (Wolff) Greiner had eleven children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-1231. Hanss Jorg Greiner, christened 13 September 1711. Hanss Jorg died in February, an infant of five months, and was buried 25 February 1712 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-1232. Maria Catharina Greiner, christened 17 April 1713. Maria Catharina died in August, an infant of four months, and was buried 28 August 1714 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-1233. Eva Maria Greiner, christened 17 April 1713. Eva Maria was a twin to Maria Catharina who died in infancy.

M-1234. Eva Maria Greiner, christened 2 October 1714. Eva Maria was given the name of her deceased sister, so Eva Maria, the twin to Maria Catharina, died before October of 1714. Eva Maria married Johann Georg Kopp 15 January 1735.

M-1235. Hans Jacob Greiner, christened 29 December 1715. Hans Jacob married Maria Catharina Sturm 23 February 1745. Hans Jacob died 30 September 1781.

M-1236. Margaretha Greiner, born 6 February 1718. Margaretha married Heinrich Haushalter 15 June 1735.

M-1237. Johann Georg Greiner, born 3 September 1719.

M-1238. Johann Heinrich Greiner, born 25 August 1721. Johann Heinrich married Anna Barbara Weber 9 February 1762.

M-1239. Theobaldt Greiner, born 8 July 1723.

M-123-10. Maria Catharina Greiner, born 2 January 1726. Maria Catharina was given the name of her deceased sister. Maria Catharina died 8 June 1726, an infant of six months. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-123-11. Anna Barbara Greiner, born 7 May 1727. Anna Barbara died 6 September 1731 at age four years. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-6. HANS (JOHANN) HEINRICH WOLFF

Johann Heinrich Wolff, son of Hans Jacob and Anna Wolff, was christened 3 June 1694 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Heinrich Wolff married Anna Catharina Heimlich 23 January 1720 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anne Is father was Johann Heimlich. No other information on Anna or her parents.

Johann Heinrich and Anna Catharina (Heimlich) Wolff had eight children all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

M-P-61. Anna Magdalena Wolff, born 27 August 1721. Anna Magdalena married Joseph Gotie 26 January 1751.

M-P-62. Johann Jacob Wolff, born 28 October 1723. Johann Jacob married Maria Margaretha Ronimuss 18 September 1753.

M-P-63. Johann Heinrich Wolff, born 16 March 1726. Johann Heinrich married Anne Maria Koehler 21 February 1757.

M-P-64. Johann Georg Wolff, born 13 September 1728. Johann Georg married Catharina Gress 10 August 1756

M-P-65. Anna Catharina Wolff, born 12 April 1731. Anna Catharina married Heinrich Sturm 30 January 1753.

M-P-66. Theobaldt Wolff, born 6 October 1733. Theobaldt died 6 June 1789. Burial place not given.

M-P-67. Maria Margaretha Wolff, born 31 March 1739. Maria Margaretha died 6 January 1757. Burial place not given.

M-P-68. Anna Barbara Wolff, born 30 November 1741. Anna Barbara died 22 February 1748 at age six years and two months. Burial is at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-23. JOHANN HEINRICH WOLFF

Johann Heinrich Wolff, son of Johann Jacob Wolff and Anna Maria Greiner, (Anna Maria was also recorded as Annen Marien Greiner) was christened 24 April 1712 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Johann Heinrich Wolff married Anna Christina Mauer 13 November 1736 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Heinrich Wolff died 22 August 1786 and was interred at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. No information was given as to the date of death and place of interment of his wife, Anna Christina Mauer. Anna Christina was the daughter of Michel Mauer and Anna Barbara Greiner. See Number M-114, page 38.

Johann Heinrich and Anna Christina (Mauer) Wolff had seven children all born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-231. Anna Barbara Wolff, born 1 October 1737. Anna Barbara married Johann Georg Eyer 16 February -762.

M-P-232. Georg Heinrich Wolff, born 14 October 1744.

M-P-233. Matthias Wolff, born 24 February 1747.

M-P-234. Maria Dorothea Wolff christened 6 December 1749. Maria Dorothea died on the day she was christened, 6 December 1749. Burial is at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-235. Georg Jacob Wolff, born 7 January 1751.

M-P-236. Dieboldt Wolff, born 15 October 1753.

M-P-237. Johann Heinrich Wolff, born about 1754-1755. Johann Heinrich married Maria Magdalena Seyter 28 January 1776.

M-P-1 DIEBOLDT WOLFF

Dieboldt Wolff, the son of Hans Jacob Wolff and Anna "____" Wolff, was born in 1682 at Oberbetschdorf. Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Dieboldt Wolff married Maria Margaretha Schneiderin 17 February 1705 at Oberbetschdorf I Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Maria Margaretha Schneiderin was born about 1684 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on who her parents were.

Dieboldt and Maria Margaretha Wolff had six children all born at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-11. Johann Heinrich Wolff, christened 29 April 1705. Johann Heinrich married Margaretha Gerwig 21 January 1727.

M-P-12. Hanss Jacob Wolff, christened 9 October 1707. Hans Jacob married Maria Magdalena "____" 31 August 1734.

M-P-13. Dieboldt Wolff, christened 19 December 1710. Dieboldt married Maria Salome Grassel 15 February 1762.

M-P-14. Anna Barbara Wolff, christened 12 November 1713. Anna Barbara married Melchior Kohafter 9 November 1734.

M-P-15. Margaretha Wolff, christened 9 August 1716. Margaretha married Johann Andreas Holtzmann 8 November 1735. Johann Andreas Holtzmann is a brother to Andreas Holtzmann who married Margaretha Wolff. See Number M-P-22, page 37. Johann Andreas died and Margaretha married second Johann Jacob Haushalter 19 January 1745.

M-P-16. Maria Magdalena Wolff, christened 14 November 1717. Maria Magdalena married Johann Georg Frey 14 November 1741. Maria Magdalena died 27 May 1762.

M-P-26. "DIEBOLD" THEOBALDT WOLFF

Theobaldt Wolff, son of Johann Jacob Wolff and Anna Maria Greiner, was born 7 November 1719 at Schwabweiler and christened at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Theobaldt Wolff married Anna Elizabeth Kobler about 1740 at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Elizabeth was born about 1720. Her father was Casper Kobler and her mother was Anna Elizabeth Postetern.

Theobaldt and Anna Elizabeth Wolff had six children all born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-261. Georg Jacob Wolff, born 19 February 1741. Georg died 14 July 1741 at age six months. Burial is probably at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-262. Georg Heinrich Wolff, born 6 August 1742.

M-P-263. Eva Dorothea Wolff, born 24 June 1745. Eva married Johann Jacob Foll 17 February 1778.

M-P-264. Maria Eva Wolff, born 11 September 1747. Maria died 30 August 1748 at age one year. Burial is probably at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-265. Maria Magdalena Wolff, born 20 June 1750. Maria married Georg Heinrich Sturm 6 October 1772.

M-P-266. Diebold or Theobald Wolff, born 9 June 1753. Diebold married Anna Catharina Stotzle 11 February 1777. Anna Catharina Stotzle is probably a second cousin to Anna Maria Stotzle who married Hans Heinrich Greiner.

Anna Elizabeth (Kobler) Wolff died before 1757. Burial place is not known but is most likely at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Theobaldt Wolff married second Anna Eva Bastain 1 February 1757. No information on the date and place of Anna Eva Bastain’s birth. Her father was Hanss Jacob Bastain. No further information.

Theobaldt and Anna Eva (Bastain) Wolff had six children all born at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-267. Eva Elisabetha Wolff, born 7 November 1757. Eva married Johann Martin Kleiber 23 May 1786.

M-P-268. Christina Wolff, born 27 February 1759. Christina married Johann Michel Schneider 18 May 1784.

M-P-269. Johann Martin Wolff, born 2 December 1761. Johann died 2 December 1761, the same day he was born. Burial is probably at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-P-26-10. Eva Catharina Wolff, born 3 March 1763. Eva married Georg Jacob Bastain 1 May 1787. Georg Jacob Bastain was probably a close relative of Eva Catharina Wolff.

M-P-26-11. Phillip Heinrich Wolff, born 14 January 1765. Phillip married Maria Eva Mauer 13 February 1787.

M-P-26-12. Salome Wolff, torn 12 January 1767. Salome died 28 March 1767 at age two months. Burial is probably at Schwabweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

No information was given as to the dates of death and burial place of Theobaldt Wolff and Anna Eva Bastain, his wife.

M-1222. HANS GEORG GREINER

Sense Georg Greiner, son of Hanss Jorg Gruner and Anna Wagner, was christened 22 June 1705 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hans Georg Greiner married Margaretha Weber 17 April 1731 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Margaretha Weber was born about 1691. Her father was Georg Friederich Weber. No other information.

Hans Georg and Margaretha Greiner had two children both born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12221. Eva Elizabeth Greiner, born 22 February 1732. Eva Elizabeth married Jacob Haushalter 31 July 1753.

M-12222. Maria Dorothea Greiner, born 6 June 1733. Maria Dorothea died 15 June 1733. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Margaretha (Weber) Greiner died 23 August 1753. Place of burial not given. Hans Georg Greiner married second Barbara Seligmann 27 November 1753 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Barbara’s father was Johann Jacob Seligmann. No information on her mother, etc.

Hans Georg and Barbara (Seligmann) Greiner had four children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12223. Dorothea Greiner, born 11 April 1756. Dorothea died 15 September 1756, age five months. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12224. Johann Georg Greiner, born 11 August 1757. Johann Georg married Maria Margaretha Heinemann in October 1781.

M-12225. Maria Dorothea Greiner, born 19 October 1759.

M-12226. Maria Dorothea Greiner, born in May 1760. Maria Dorothea was given the name of her older sister, so she must have died before May of 1760. Maria Dorothea, too, died 8 August 1760. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hans Georg Greiner died 2 June 1760. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No information on the date of death of Barbara Seligmann Greiner, Hans Georg’s wife.

M-1225. HANS (JOHANN) JACOB GREINER

Johann Jacob Greiner, son of Hanss Jorg Gruner (Greiner) and Anne Wagner, was born at Niederbetschdorf and christened 10 August 1712 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Jacob Greiner married Anna Barbara Wolff 24 September 1738 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Barbara Wolff was christened 21 February 1717 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Jacob Greiner died 16 November 1786. Burial is at Kuehlendorf, Elsass-Lothringen,

Germany. Anna Barbara, his wife, died 9 October 1766. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, with her deceased children. Anna

Barbara Wolff’s father was Johann Jacob Wolff and her mother was Anna Maria

Greiner, daughter of Hanss Heinrich Greiner and Anna Maria Stotzle. See Number M-113, page 37.

Johann Jacob Greiner lived at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He was an innkeeper and publican (a public office holder).

Johann Jacob and Anna Barbara Greiner had nine children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12251. Georg Jacob Greiner, born 26 December 1739. Georg Jacob died 27 August 1740 at eight months of age. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12252. Anna Maria Greiner, born 6 July 1740. Anna Maria married Martin Sturm 20 September 1774. Anna Maria died 29 September 1786.

M-12253. Georg Jacob Greiner, born 4 December 1742. Georg Jacob died 14 October 1747 at age four years and ten months. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12254. Anna Barbara Greiner, born 21 April 1746.

M-12255. *Maria Margaretha Greiner, born 9 March 1748. Maria Margaretha married Johann Heinrich Jordi 26 January 1773 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Johann Heinrich Jordi and Maria Margaretha Greiner are the parents of Maria Eva Jordi who married Johann Adam Stoltz. See Number P-11512, Johann Heinrich Jordi, page 32.

M-12256. Johann Jacob Greiner, born 28 February 1750.

M-12257. Johann Georg Greiner, born 19 November 1753. Johann Georg died 29 August 1759 at age six years. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12258. Johann Martin Greiner. born 21 April 1757.

M-12259. Johann Georg Greiner, born 3 September 1761. Johann Georg was given the name of his deceased brother.

M-1227. HANS MARTIN GREINER

Hans Martin Greiner, son of Johann Georg Greiner and Anna Wagner, was born at Niederbetschdorf and christened 10 January 1717 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Hans Martin Greiner married Anna Maria Fuchs 17 April 1742 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria Fuchs was born about 1720. Anne’s father was Christian Fuchs and her mother was Catharina Jordi. Catharina Jordi was probably a cousin to Johann Heinrich Jordi, Maria Eva Jordi’s great-grandfather, who married Anna Catharina Fuchs. This is only a supposition.

Hans Martin and Anna Maria (Fuchs) Greiner had four children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12271. Maria Eva Greiner, born 18 February 1743. Maria died 17 January 1751. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-12272. Anna Catharina Greiner, born 1 August 1744.

M-12273. Johann Georg Greiner, born 19 August 1744. The Oberbetschdorf Parish Register lists the dates of birth as 1 and 19 of August. It is my opinion that these two children must have been twins and were born on either the 1st or 19th day of August 1744. Johann Georg married Eva Dorothea Wagner 6 May 1766.

M-12274. Maria Margaretha Greiner, born 20 January 1746. Maria was born three months after her father’s death. Maria married Johann Heinrich Dangler 6 May 1766. Maria died 31 May 1769.

Johann (Hans) Martin Greiner died 13 October 1745 at age twenty-five years. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Maria (Fuchs) Greiner, his wife, married second Johann Heinrich Ketterer 4 February 1749 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. No further information on Anna Maria and Johann Heinrich Ketterer as to children etc.

M-122-10. JOHANN FRIEDERICH GREINER.

Johann Friederich Greiner, son of Hanss Jorg Gruner (Greiner) and Anne Wagner, was christened 29 July 1723 at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Johann Friederich Greiner married Anna Eva Fuchs 21 January 1742 at Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Anna Eva Fuchs was born about 1720. The dates of death and place of burial for Johann Friederich Greiner and his wife, Anne Eva Fuchs, were not recorded. They most likely were buried at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

Anna Eva’s father was Christian Fuchs and her mother was Catharina Jordi. No other information on Anna Eva’s parents. Anna Eva Fuchs was a sister to Anna Maria Fuchs who married Hans Martin Greiner, a brother to Johann Friederich Greiner. See Number M-1227, page 47.

Johann Friederich and Anne Eva (Fuchs) Greiner had ten children all born at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-122-10-1. Anna Catharina Greiner, born in August 1744. Anna Catharina died 16 August 1744 an infant a few days old.

M-122-10-2. Maria Eva Greiner, born 15 October 1746. Maria Eva died 18 August 1747 at one year old. Burial at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-122-10-3. Georg Jacob Greiner, born 25 July 1748.

M-122-10-4. Maria Dorothea Greiner, born 20 January 1750. Maria Dorothea died 15 May 1757 at age seven years and three months. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-122-10-5. Anna Eva Greiner, born in July 1752. Anna Eva died 9 October 1752, age three months. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

M-122-10-6. Friederich Johann Greiner, (twin) born 1 December 1754.

M-122-10-7. Johann Martin Greiner, (twin) born 1 December 1754. You will note that both twins lived to adulthood. Usually one or both twins died at an early age.

M-122-10-8. Philipp Heinrich Greiner, born 6 April 1758.

M-122-10-9. Johann Michael Greiner, born 13 May 1760.

M-122-10-10. Anna Magdalena Greiner, born 26 May 1763. Anna Magdalena died 18 August 1766 at age three years and three months. Burial is at Niederbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

An Ancestor Chart illustrating the direct paternal lineage of Maria Margaretha Greiner, daughter of Johann Jacob Greiner and Anna Barbara Wolff, and the mother of Maria Eva Jordi who married Johann Adam Stoltz is on the following page.

INSERT CHART PAGE 49

This concludes the lineage of the Stoltz and Jordi families in Germany.

The next section of the genealogy begins with the departure of Johann Adam Stoltz and his family from Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, in 1828, and their journey to America.

As, one by one, the autumn leaves fade

into the forest deep,

So, one by one to each of us must come

the touch of sleep.

As, one by one, the rose bursts

into the morning light,

So, one by one, your souls shall wake

again beyond the night.

Author Unknown

THE EPIC JOURNEY TO AMERICA

Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, the native land of the Johann Adam Stoltz family and their ancestors, had been subjected to political wars, social strife and religious conflicts for many, many years.

The area of Elsass-Lothringen was part of a larger territory called Alsace, so named by the Romans when they controlled this land in the early 300’s A.D.

Elsass-Lothringen remained a part of Germany until 1795. That year it was ceded to France, isolating the German people who had settled there from Germany. In 1801 France gained additional land on the west bank of the Rhine and annexed the territory, Elsass-Lothringen, and name it Alsace-Lorraine, which it still remains today.

This separation from Germany caused the German inhabitants to fear their German heritage was in jeopardy and would be lost. Further, universal military conscription had degenerated from an honorable and patriotic privilege of service to an intolerable burden imposed upon the peasants and craftsmen. The nobility, professional men and burgers were exempt from service in the ranks, but were obliged to serve as officers or buy out.

In 1825 aspirations for individual and economic freedom were literally suppressed. There was a real need for reorganization between the church and state. The Lutheran and Evangelical Churches had a most difficult situation relative to their relationship between church and state in the Catholic Rhineland, including Alsace (Bas-Rhin), Frances, where Johann Adam Stoltz and his family lived.

Compulsory military conscription and the heavy hand of autocratic power caused Johann Adam Stoltz to reflect on the thought to leave his native land end bring his family to America, as many Germans and others of the immediate Stoltz family had done for the past one hundred years.

A research of the records at the Newberry Library of Chicago, Illinois, under Rupps 30,000 Names of Immigrants to Pennsylvania, 1726-1776, lists the following Stoltzes that preceded Johann Adam Stoltz to America.

1. Heinrich Stoltz, age 31, from Rotterdam. Entered Pennsylvania port on the ship HOPE, September 23, 1734.

2. Georg Stoltz, from Amsterdam on the ship DAVEY, October 25, 1738.

3. Johann Jacob Stoltz, from Rotterdam on the ship FRIENDSHIP, November 2, 1744.

4. Johannes Michael Stoltz, from Rotterdam, last from Coves, England, September 19, 1749 on the ship PATIENCE.

5. Johann Adam Stoltz, from Rotterdam on the ship PHOENIX, September 25, 1751.

6. Johann Heinrich Stoltz, age 49, and Johann Peter Stoltz, age 20, from Rotterdam on the ship EDENBURGH, October 2, 1753.

7. Johann Conrad Stoltz and Carrelle (wife) from Rotterdam on the ship PRINCE OF WALES, November 5, 1764.

All of these Stoltzes took and subscribed to the Oath of King George of England add the government. It was also stated that they were not highly educated, but were not ignorant or illiterate as each signed his own port of entry record add Oath of Allegiance to King George. No effort has been made to research the church records of the Perish Registers of Oberbetschdorf, Alsace (Bas-Rhin), France, to establish their lineage in the ancestral Stoltz families as recorded on pages 7 through 27. Because of their particular names, there can be no doubt as to their rightful heritage in the Johann Adam Stoltz family lineage.

After much serious thought and discussion with other members of the family on emigrating to America, the die was cast. Based on the strength of their trust in God, faith, courage, and their hope that America would be for them a land of opportunity for freedom and prosperity which they had been denied in their own fatherland, the decision was made to seek and establish a new life in America, a land where they could acquire land, work and live in freedom.

The time of their departure was to be in the spring of 1828. They must arrange for departure before December; otherwise young Adam would be conscripted for military training.

Members of the family departing for America were: Johann Aden Stoltz, his wife, Maria Eva Jordi, and their children; Eva Maria Stoltz, who was married to Georg Friedrich Marx, and their infant son, Georg Friedrich Marx, age about nine months; Adam Johann Stoltz, age 17; Magdalena Stoltz, age 14; Johann Georg Stoltz, age 11; Friedrich Johann Stoltz, age 9; Ludwig (Louis) Stoltz, age 7; and Dorothea Maria Stoltz, age one year and four months; Michael Johann Marx, his wife, Margaret Bisch, and their infant daughter, Anna Barbara Marx, about two months old, and a Leipoldt girl, who was young Adam’s sweetheart and probably a sister or niece to Adam Leipoldt who came to America about 1834 or 1836. Adam and Eva (Stupple, also spelled ‘Strupple’ in the records) Leipoldt lived in Hessen, Darmstadt, Germany, about thirty miles northeast of Kutzenhausen, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Young Adam Stoltz was the great-great-grandson of Anna Maria Leipoldt and Johann Peter Etter. Adam Leipoldt was a direct descendant of the Anna Maria Leipoldt family. Anna Maria’s father was Hans Georg Leipoldt of Hatten, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Michael Johann Marx and Georg Friedrich Marx were first cousins. Their fathers were brothers.

Members of Johann Adam Stoltz’s immediate family remaining at Kutzenhausen, (Bas-Rhin) Alsace, France, were his father, Georg Michael Stoltz and his mother, Maria Dorothea Schmidt; his sister Barbara Stoltz and her husband, Franz Joseph Schnelle and their daughter, Salome, and son, Franz Joseph. Barbara had a son, Heinrich, born 1 July 1808, who had died 27 February 1827. Johann Adam Stoltz had no brothers; his other sister, Catharina Salome died young.

Members of Johann Adam Stoltz’s wife’s (Maria Eva Jordi’s) immediate family remaining at Kutzenhausen were her four sisters and one brother: Maria Margaretha Jordi, her husband Johann Martin Marx and children; (Maria Margaretha was the mother of Georg Friedrich Heinrich Marx who married Eva Maria Stoltz); Magdalena Jordi (her husband and children not known); Johann Heinrich Jordi (his wife and children not known); and Catharina Jordi (her husband and children not known). It is not known whether Maria Eva’s father and mother were still living. If they were, they would have been 77 and 80 years of age.

Michael Johann Marx left behind his father, Johann Michael Mary, and his mother (maiden name not known).

After all the relatives and friends had expressed their good wishes for good health and a safe journey. Johann Adam Stoltz and his family departed amid tearful good-byes and embraces from Kutzenhausen in the early part of May 1828 never to return or see any of their family members again.

The family took the customary route on the Rhine River to Rotterdam, Holland, on the Meuse River, confluence of the Rhine River. From Kutzenhausen to the Rhine River was about twenty miles to the east. Actually, Johann Adam Stoltz and his family lived in Niederkutzenhausen (lower Kutzenhausen) a lower part of Kutzenhausen.

A true and factual account of the journey was never chronicled; only obscure events were handed down in the family by oral history. It is on this basis than an impression of the journey is reconstructed and verified by written accounts of other families making this same journey by the writer.

The journey to America consisted of two stages. The first stage, and by no means easy, was the trip down the Rhine River to Rotterdam, Holland. The second stage was from Rotterdam to New York harbor, New York, United States of America.

The trip down the Rhine covered some three-hundred-and-fifty miles and took from four to six weeks depending on the attitude of the officials of the custom houses passed along the way. There were a total of twenty-six custom houses and their boat and passengers were examined at each custom house at the convenience of the custom house officials. Emigrating at this time was difficult because there were no powerful commercial companies or church-sponsored agencies to provide guidance, security and protection. Johann Adam Stoltz and his family were strictly on their own. It was up to their own combined individual efforts to obtain their destination.

Although the boat trip down the Rhine was long and tiring, it was a gently flowing river with many splendid and majestic scenes along the way. There were castle-crowned summits, walled villages, Roman ruins, and fortresses of bygone empires. There was the Rheinstein Castle, the spires of Bacharach, the famous Mouse Tower, Lorelei Rock and the Rhine Falls. The Rhine’s lush banks were covered with vineyards which produce the famous Rhine wines.

When their boat entered Rotterdam, the passengers were again detained for a week or so by emigration officials. The port of Rotterdam was about thirteen miles from the coast of the North Sea. At Rotterdam, the Stoltz family boarded a freighter ship, taking the North Sea route to one of the several English ports, probably Coves on the Isle of Wight or Doves, the favorite stopping places of ships from Rotterdam and Amsterdam enroute to North America. The rate of fare charged was $28.00 for each adult passenger and adjusted down to $12.00 for children to age twelve. Babies and young children in their mothers’ arms were not charged.

Thus began the second stage of their long journey. At the English port there was another delay of one to two weeks while the ship took on supplies, passed through customs and waited for favorable weather and wind conditions before weighing anchor to begin the long Atlantic Ocean voyage to America.

This ocean voyage was marked by much personal hardship and suffering due to the rough sea at times. Sea-sickness, dysentery, typhoid, etc. were a constant threat. Severe storms would erupt very quickly, turning the calm waters into a maelstrom. The ship would lurch and groan as the large waves crashed against its bow causing the ship to wallow in the churning Atlantic sea. Oftentimes it seemed to the passengers that the ship would capsize and sink to the bottom of the ocean. During these severe squalls and storms, large waves would engulf the ship and leave water in the passenger section, below deck, a foot or more in depth. These were trying times for the passengers below the deck.

After several weeks at see, oral history reveals that the Stoltz family experienced two emotional events which had a more traumatic effect on the family than the written word can tell. Fraulein Leipoldt, young Adam Stoltz’s sweetheart, due to short help in the galley, assisted in preparing the food. One day just before the noon meal, and during one of the frequent storms, she was standing up near the galley door cooking and tasting a "slick" dumpling. As the ship was rocking and swaying, some one fell or was thrown against the galley door. The galley door slammed hard against her back causing her to choke and die from strangulation. Fraulein Leipoldt was buried at sea.

It is to be noted here that "slick" dumplings boiled with meat and potatoes was considered by the German people a staple meal. A "slick" dumpling is made like noodles, except no eggs are used. The dumpling itself is somewhat thicker than noodles, about one-and-one-half to two inches wide and three-and-one-half to four inches long.

The other incident was the illness of Johann Adam’s baby daughter, Dorothea. Dorothea was a few months over one year old. Dorothea became gravely ill very suddenly and remained unconscious for several days. At one time the family thought she was dead. However, to their great joy and thankfulness, she gained consciousness and miraculously recovered. Oral history does not state the sequence of these events or the time separating them. The family did, however, enjoy one happy occasion. Baby Georg Friedrich Marx, son of Eva Maria Stoltz and Georg Friedrich Marx, celebrated his first birthday, August 3, 1828, at midway on the Atlantic Ocean.

After fifty-one days on the ocean, the ship docked at New York harbor, with its passengers tempest-tossed and weary. The long journey from Kutzenhausen had required perhaps five months to complete.

It should be noted here that since the family did not keep a diary of their journey, the key to the entire time of the journey and voyage is August 3, the birth date of Georg Friedrich Marx, whose birthday was celebrated in mid-ocean and the fifty-one days on the Atlantic Ocean.

Also, a search of the records at the United States Archives, Washington, D.C., of the passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1820 - 1846, revealed no record of the Stoltz family. This is reliable evidence to indicate that the ship the Stoltz family had passage on was a freighter and not a regular passenger ship.

Immediately upon arrival at the New York port of entry, the health officers visited the ship and examined all the passengers. Those with infectious diseases were quarantined and removed to a camp about one mile away from the city of New York. The other passengers remained on board for another twenty-four hours before they were allowed to disembark and register as immigrants. When the Stoltz and Marx families disembarked from the ship, there was no one there to greet and welcome them. They were all alone in a new and strange land.

The Stoltz family and the others accompanying the family obtained supplies, procured means of transportation and headed directly for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, about seventy-five miles to the west to be among their own kind and perhaps some relatives where they could learn to adjust to the life in a new country.

SETTLEMENT IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

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OVERLAND TRIP TO WABASH COUNTY ILLINOIS

Johann Adam Stoltz and his children took up residence in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

It needs to be clarified here that in the early 1800’s, the original Northumberland County was a large area of the northeast part of Pennsylvania. Some time after the fourth United States Census, Northumberland County was sub-divided into several smaller counties: Monroe, Northampton, Lehigh, Northumberland, etc. Northampton County was about seventy miles east of the newly formed Northumberland County. Johann Adam Stoltz and his family located in the newly formed county of Northampton, in old Northumberland County in Moore Township. He and his family were always located in Northampton County, although oral history indicated that they came from Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, to Wabash County, Illinois.

Here in Pennsylvania, Johann Adam Stoltz worked in the coal mines. His older son, Adam, worked at the carpenter trade. George, Adam’s brother, also learned the carpenter trade when he became old enough to work.

Some time before 1830, Johann Adam and Maria Eva lost their second daughter, Magdalena, about fifteen or sixteen years of age. A strict search of the Lutheran church records for Northampton County revealed no date of death or place of burial. Unfortunately, the county did not keep such records at this early date. This search was made by the Genealogical Society of Northampton County and the Division of Vital Statistics, State Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

In 1831, Peter Welty Marx was born. He was the second son of Georg Friedrich Marx and Eva Maria Stoltz, Johann Adam’s daughter. Peter Welty Marx was the first grandson of Johann Adam Stoltz to be born in America.

In 1833, Johann Adam lost his wife, Maria Eva (Jordi) Stoltz. The Division of Vital Statistics under the State Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, had no record of her death or place of burial because no such records were kept at this early date. However, the Genealogical Department of the Eastern Area Public Library, Easton, Pennsylvania, was contacted for any information they might have on Maria Eva Stoltz, who died in 1833. Records of the Lutheran churches of Moore Township were searched and the Salem Lutheran Church, Moore Township, cemetery records listed Eva Maria Stoltz, born 1785, died 1833. She was the only Stoltz listed. Although the ‘Maira’ name is spelled differently and the date of birth is off two years (Maria Eva was born 1783) she is no doubt the wife of Johann Adam Stoltz.

Some time before or in 1834, Johann Adam married Susan Marx. No information on date of the marriage or on Susan Marx or her parents could be found. Susan was born in Pennsylvania in 1800. She was undoubtedly a relative to Michael Marx. Johann Adam and Susan (Marx) Stoltz had no children.

In the early spring of 1834, after six years in Pennsylvania, young Adam and his brother, George, made a trip on horseback to Wabash County, Illinois. Oral history does not account for the purpose of this trip, but presumably it was to observe and survey the general appearance and characteristics of the virgin land in Wabash County that was available for purchase from the United States Land Offices at $1.25 per acre.

On their return to Pennsylvania, Adam and George reported that Wabash County adjoined the Wabash River and was sparsely populated, the soil was fertile, mostly prairie land with rolling hills and wooded areas, clear streams, with plenty of wild game, including deer and some bears. This land was in many ways similar to their native homeland. Treaties had been made with the Indians and only a few friendly families remained. Wabash County, a land of wilderness, seemed to them to have great agricultural potential.

Caught up in the pioneer spirit of the day and zeal for acquiring land, preparations were made to embark on the overland trip west of some seven hundred miles to Wabash County, Illinois, where they would establish their permanent future home.

Perhaps one may be inclined to wonder why Johann Adam waited six years before starting to Illinois to purchase land, when that was one of the main reasons he left Kutzenhausen, France. There were two probable valid reasons: (1) time needed to acquire enough money for the trip and to purchase an adequate amount of government land, (2) the cholera epidemic that had spread along the Cumberland National Road which they must travel to Illinois. By late 1833, the National Road was reported to be free of cholera.

The Stoltz family, including Friedrich and Eva Maria (Stoltz) Marx and their four children, Friedrich, Clara, Henry and Thomas, left Pennsylvania for Wabash County, Illinois, in the early summer of 1834 in horse drawn covered wagons.

The road that they must use to travel westward was the National Road. The most approachable way to the National Road from Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, was to travel south, cross the Schuylkill River making junction with the Lancaster Turnpike. There were toll gates every three to five miles. The toll for one wagon and two horses was four-and-one-half cents per mile. Before arriving at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they crossed Whitner’s Bridge. This bridge was erected in 1800. It was five-hundred-forty feet long, nineteen feet wide and was constructed of stone consisting of nine semi-circle arches. The crossing of this bridge was free to the public since its completion in 1827. This bridge still stands today and is one of the many scenic places in Pennsylvania. At Lancaster, they probably made connection with Forbes Road, crossed the Susquehanna River, and traveled west until reaching Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Forbes Road was an old military route cut by General Forbes during the French and Indian wars. It originated in New Jersey and ran west through Pennsylvania and terminated at Fort Duquesne where Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, is now located. Leaving Chambersburg, the families traveled south into Maryland joining the Baltimore Pike at Hagerstown, Maryland then west to Cumberland, Maryland, where they junctioned with the National Road, the great highway of pioneer western migration.

Every ten to fifteen miles there were located toll houses. These toll houses also had inns to accommodate travelers. Many of the traveling caravans would camp out along the roadside or nearby. Today this historic National Road is closely followed by United States Highway 40 and United States Interstate 70.

When about a half day’s drive beyond Cumberland, the horses had a hard pull through rack-ribbed precipices and over one-thousand feet of elevation in fourteen miles up Big Savage Mountain. About two-and-one-half miles beyond the Big Savage, they entered a dark tunnel called "Shades of Death" because of frequent hold-ups and murders committed there. It was a favorite the Youghiogheny River, called the Big Crossing. A few miles beyond the Big Crossing, the road traversed a level stretch of road called Jockey Hollow, where horse races and cockfights were famous. Some miles after leaving Jockey Hollow, they passed Fort Necessity, built by George Washington and his Virginians in 1754. It was here that General Washington and his soldiers were defeated during the French and Indian Wars by a superior force in the Battle of Great Meadows. Several miles further on, they saw the place where the brave but obstinate British General Braddock had been buried in the road-bed and wagons driven over his grave to conceal it from the Indians. In 1804 workmen repairing the National Road unearthed his skeleton, collected his bones and buried them under an oak tree alongside the road with a wooden marker reading "The Grave of General Braddock".

The next river crossing was the Ohio River at Wheeling, Virginia, now West Virginia. A good day’s journey from Wheeling, the National Road went westward straight as an arrow over level terrain and open land as far as Indianapolis, Indiana (the land of the Indians).

The Stoltz and Marx families had now completed the difficult and dangerous part of their overland journey. The hazards along the way were very different from those suffered on the ocean, but of no less consequence. From here on the trip was easy and uneventful.

From Richmond, Indiana, on west, they met up with many drovers taking their cattle and hogs to market on foot to Cincinnati. Leaving Indiana at Terre Haute, they crossed the Wabash River and entered Illinois, and some twelve to fifteen miles further, they left the National Trail and headed south to the town of Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, where one of the United States Land Offices was located. Here they were able to obtain information as to what acreage was available in Wabash County. It was probably here that the decision was made to homestead on Section 20, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, Wabash County, about three miles south of Lancaster, Illinois. See map of Stoltz Settlement on page 61.

Leaving Palestine, the families traveled south some forty miles to Mt. Carmel, Illinois, then took the Old Maysville Road running northwest about eight miles to Section 20, located in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, where they squatted as immigrant pioneers. Their long journey from Germany and years of waiting to own land had finally ended. Their trust in God, faith, courage and strong character had prevailed over many hardships and sorrows. Here in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, a chapter in their lives ended and a promising new one began.

Johann Adam Stoltz and his family were more than mere immigrants in the ordinary sense of the word. They were from a beloved but despoiled land, not of eminence in the fatherland, but subjected as were many to penury. They were true pioneers in that they came and helped transform the Illinois wilderness territory, Land of the West, into the America of today.

THE STOLTZ SETTLEMENT IN WABASH COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Johann Adam Stoltz and his family, including his married daughter, Eva Maria Marx and her family, traveled the Old Maysville Road (running northwest from Mt. Carmel to Maysville, Illinois, now Claremont) about eight miles to Lick Prairie Precinct. Here near the road Johann Adam Stoltz and his family squatted on the S.W. 1/4 of the S.E. 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, dug a well and constructed a log house. Sand stones were used for the log house’s foundation and to wall up the well. The sand stones were quarried about two miles east and one-half mile north of their settlement. The old log house was razed and the well filled up several years ago. Today there is no evidence of the old building site. One of the sand stones used at the building site has been kept as a memorial by Eurus Stoltz.

Technically, Johann Adam was a homesteader, but legally, he and his family were squatters, because Illinois in 1820 declared that all United States Government land must be purchased by cash, with no time extension for credit. There was a valid reason for squatting. Johann Adam Stoltz and his two sons, Adam and George, had not yet become naturalized citizens. Unless one was a naturalized citizen, he could not purchase United States Government land. Immigrants had seven years in which to become naturalized. When Johann Adam Stoltz became naturalized in late 1834 or in 1835, his youngest son, Friedrich, and daughter, Dorothea, also became naturalized since they were sixteen years of age and under. Susan, Johann Adam’s wife was a natural United States citizen as she was born in Pennsylvania. Johann Adam and his children were not United States naturalized citizens, but citizens of the State of Illinois. It was not until the 14th Amendment was passed in 1868 that naturalized citizens were given United States citizenship.

Two important things should be noted here: (1) The record of Johann Adam‘s naturalization was never found. It was destroyed by the great cyclone that hit Mt. Carmel June 4, 1877. The County Court House and many buildings were partly destroyed. Many official records were lost. (2) The History of Wabash County gives Johann Adam’s location as Section 21, but this is an error. However, by 1850, three-fourths of Section 21 had been purchased by Adam and George Stoltz, Johann Adam’s sons.

Shortly after the well was dug and the building structures were erected, Eva Maria Stoltz, Johann’s daughter, and her husband, George Friedrich Marx, bought forty acres from Robert Bryan and settled on the N.W. 1/4 of the N.E. 1/4 of Section 20, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, about one mile north of the Stoltz settlement site.

Johann Adam Stoltz claimed the east half of the S.E. 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

It is to be noted here that Michael Johann Marx and his family did not come to Wabash County with the Johann Adam Stoltz and George Friedrich Marx families. He and his family and his brother, Heinrich Marx, not yet married, came to Wabash County, Lancaster, Illinois, in 1835. Michael Marx purchased two tracts of land; The east half of the N.E. 1/4 of Section 17, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, 80 acres, and the N.E. 1/4 of the N.E. 1/4 of Section 17, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, 40 acres. He built a log house and settled on the east 1/4 of his 80 acre tract about 20 rods from the road.

Heinrich Mark, Michael’s brother, purchased a forty acre tract on 29 July 1836, located and described as the S.W. 1/4 of the S.W. 1/4 of Section 17, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian. All three tracts are recorded in the United States Land Office of Palestine, Illinois, Tract Book A, Volume 670.

Adam and George Stoltz, Johann Adam’s sons, did not purchase land at this time. Adam soon left and traveled north to Chicago, buying and selling land. George continued to work at the carpenter’s trade.

On 16 or 17 May 1836, Johann Adam Stoltz, his son, Friedrich, and Michael Johann Marx made a trip to the United States Land Office located at Palestine, Crawford County, Illinois, some forty-five miles to the north, to purchase the land they had squatted on. The government land was sold for $1.25 per acre. Tract Book A, Volume 670, and Register of Receipts Book A, Number 291, record the location of and payment for the properties. Johann Adam’s receipt is Number 6077 for $100, dated 17 May 1836, page 17. Michael Marx’s receipts are Numbers 6078 and 6079 for $50 and $100, dated 17 May 1836, page 17. These books are in the Illinois State Archives Building, Springfield, Illinois.

Since Friedrich Stoltz was now sixteen years of age, he was eligible to purchase government land, with his father as sponsor. When Friedrich offered payment for the forty acre tract the family had squatted on, to their surprise, it had already been purchased by Joseph Williams on 5 March 1836. Williams also owned another forty acre tract just south across the Maysville Road. Shortly after May of 1837, Friedrich purchased from Joseph Williams the forty acre tract where the family first squatted and built a log house.

Johann Adam Stoltz built his log house on the northwest corner of his eighty acre tract near the crossroad that went to Lancaster and Friendsville, Illinois. See map on page 61. The purpose of this map is to depict a part of Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, Wabash County, Illinois, illustrating the contiguous precincts, Lick Prairie, Friendsville and Lancaster, and to show the original location where Johann Adam Stoltz and his family squatted and other registered names and dates of other land transactions by the early settlers to year 1850.

Johann Adam Stoltz and his family settled in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, seventeen years after Illinois had acquired statehood, the twenty-third state in the Union, with the state capitol located at Kaskaskia in southern Illinois and ten years after Wabash County, previously a part of Edwards County, had become officially charted with Centerville as county seat. Centerville was located one-half mile west and one mile south of Friendsville, Illinois. In 1829 the last court session was held at Centerville and the county seat was moved to Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Mt. Carmel had been incorporated as a village in 1825.

Wabash County had less than five-hundred families. The village of Mt. Carmel had one newspaper -- "The Sentinel and Wabash Advocate". One interesting article in this paper, dated November 4, 1834, was a published price list for farm products. This price list is quoted as follows:

"Beef, 2 to 30 per lb.; Pork, 2 to 30 per lb.; Mutton, 62 cents per quarter; Veal, 62 cents per quarter; Venison, 250 per quarter; Bacon, 60 per lb.; Wild Turkey, 12 to 18 Its., 250 each; Geese (domestic) 18 to 25 lbs., 250 each; Chickens, 750 per dozen; Quail, 12 1/2 cents per dozen; Butter, 10 to 12 1/2 cents per lb.; Eggs, 6 1/4 cents per dozen; Cornmeal, 310 per bushel (60 lbs.); Wheat, 500 per bushel (60 Its.); Flour, $2.00 per IGO lbs.; Potatoes, 37 1/2 cents per bushel; Turnips, 250 per bushel; Sweet Potatoes, 620 per bushel; Corn, 200 per bushel (70 lbs. ear, 52 lbs. shelled); Castor Oil beans, 370 per bushel; Cabbage, 6 cents per head."

One special item was United States Government Land, $1.25 per acre.

The troublesome Indians had been removed to Missouri and Oklahoma and the countryside was peaceable and ready for agricultural development. Although the troublesome Indians had been removed to the Indian reservations, there were still several Indian families remaining who mingled with the settlers. Three such peaceful Indian families lived near Johann Adam Stoltz. Two families lived about one-and-one-half miles to the northwest, near Jordan Creek. These families became friends with Johann Adam’s family and would visit. They loved the German food. The story is told that they would eat until full; then they would get up from the table, go outside and run around the log house several times, come back in and sit down at the table and eat more.

Near the location of Johann Adam’s house and about fifty yards to the northeast is a plot of four or five unmarked graves. No one knows for certain who is buried there. It is pretty well established, however, that two or three of these graves are of Indians. The other grave is most likely of a child of Johann’s daughter, Eva Maria Marx, since the Old Brick Lutheran Cemetery, north of Johann Adam’s place, was not yet in existence.

Wabash County was divided into six precincts. Lick Prairie Precinct was the smallest and least populated of all six precincts. This precinct was named after its prairies and the several salt-licks where deer, buffalo and other animals came for salt. Johann Adam and his family were the oldest German settlers in Lick Prairie Precinct, truly pioneers of this virgin land.

The area of about one mile radius where Johann Adam Stoltz lived was given the name "Stoltz Prairie", a name which is still used to this day.

Within three miles of where Johann Adam lived were two growing towns and one small village: Lancaster to the north, Friendsville to the east, and Gards Point to the southwest. Each of these villages had a United States Post Office and a public school. The newest public schools were Buzzard Roost, about one-and-one-half miles east in Friendsville Precinct and Lick Prairie School, about two miles south in Lick Prairie Precinct. See map on the following page.

The Old Shawnee Trace or Indian Trail running from Vincennes, Indiana, to Shawneetown, Illinois, passed one-and-one-fourth miles east and one-half mile south of Johann Adam’s farm.

There were no organized church denominations, as such, in the vicinity. Religious services were held in individual family homes and were conducted in German. Adam Stoltz and his family were Lutherans. In 1836 the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church was organized and a brick church was constructed new Jordan Creek, Lancaster Precinct, about one-and-one-half miles north and one-half mile west of Johann Adam’s home. Johann Adam and all of his family were charter members of this church.

The Stoltz family continued to speak in their native German language, especially at home. Even some of the great-grandsons and great-granddaughters of Johann Adam Stoltz started to school without being able to speak English. English was not predominant in the Stoltz family until the very late eighteen hundreds.

HISTORY OF THE JORDAN CREEK LUTHERAN CHURCH

The churches and schools were the center of all the communities’ social and political affairs. PROGRESS OF A CENTURY, "A History of the Illinois Synod of the United Church in America" gives the following account of the establishment of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, two miles southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

In 1830 the Reverend Daniel Scherer came to preach at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois. He lived at Hillsborough, Montgomery County, some one-hundred-and-twenty miles to the north, and was known as the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in southern Illinois. Reverend Scherer served Hillsborough, Vandalia, Mt. Carmel and various other places. He frequently traveled one-hundred-fifty miles on horseback in order to minister to scattered families of the Lutheran faith. Reverend Scherer served about five years from 1830 to 1835. In January of 1836, Reverend C. F. Heyer came to Mt. Carmel on a tour of inspection and succeeded in rallying the scattered adherents of the Lutheran faith. He gathered together the nuclei of two congregations, one at Mt. Carmel and the other at Jordan Creek, two miles southwest of Lancaster, Illinois.

During this time, the Ministerium of Pennsylvania became interested in the Illinois field and, in September 1835, sent a Reverend Professor Haverstick from Philadelphia to minister to Illinois Lutherans. He first visited St. John’s Lutheran Church at Jonesboro, Union County, and assisted Pastor Scherer. Reverend Haverstick spent nine months in Illinois during 1835 and 1836 surveying the field. In March of 1836 he visited Wabash County and stayed for six weeks at Jordan Creek preaching and instructing the young. During this time Professor Haverstick organized and perfected the Jordan Creek congregation. On Saturday, April 23, 1836, Professor Haverstick and the Reverend C. F. Heyer confirmed fifteen young persons and on Sunday, April 24, administered communion to sixty-nine persons. On Monday, April 25, 1836, they laid the cornerstone of the new brick church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Jordan Creek. This was the first brick church in the state of Illinois. The church site was on the Georg Glick farm. About one month later, Reverend Professor Haverstick left Illinois. Soon after, both of these pioneer ministers retired from the field.

Johann Adam Stoltz and his family were charter members of the newly founded St. Peter’s Jordan Creek Lutheran Church. He and his sons helped construct the church structure.

The new St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Jordan Creek was dedicated on March 11, 1838 by the Reverend Daniel Koebler, a home missionary sent out by the East Pennsylvania Synod. Following the dedication services, Reverend Koebler proceeded to Mt. Carmel where he organized the Zion Lutheran congregation. Reverend Koehler served both the Jordan Creek and Zion Lutheran churches.

Reverend Koebler was succeeded by Reverend Barthol who was succeeded by Reverend Hobler. Reverend Hobler was succeeded by Reverend Lauer of Evansville, Indiana in 1841.

An area east and adjacent to the church building was designated as the cemetery and was called ‘Little Brick Cemetery’. Later this cemetery was to be known as the ‘Old Brick Cemetery’. The first grave was dug in 1841. It is not known who the deceased person was because the cemetery records are now lost.

The Reverend Lauer was succeeded by the Reverend Henning. Up to Reverend Lauer’s appointment, worship services at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Jordan Creek had been conducted in German in the A.M. and in English in the P.M. Reverend Henning was unable to preach in the German language, and many who preferred the German language withdrew. At this time matters were in a very unsettled condition, the disturbing elements being the question of language and methods of administration of sacraments. The original congregation was now divided into two separate congregations: the Evangelical Lutheran congregation and the Evangelical German Reformed congregation. The church building was held jointly.

At this juncture in time, on September 29, 1844, the Reverend Daniel Scherer returned to Wabash County and became the regular pastor in charge. In 1850 he moved to Jordan Creek for economic reasons. On April 4, 1852, Reverend Scherer died and was buried at Sand Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. The Zion Lutheran Church records at Mt. Carmel show that A. Stoltz (Johann Adam) and his son, George, contributed to the purchase of Reverend Scherer’s headstone.

The Reverend G. Wolf was appointed a temporary replacement. On September 5, 1852, Reverend Conrad Kuhl took charge of the Jordan Creek Church for three years. During his administration the old German documents and records were translated into English and incorporated into the church book.

Jordan Creek Church up to this time did not have ownership of the land on which it was erected. The first record of the divided Jordan Creek Church was dated September 3, 1853. It states: We the undersigned certify with our own hand and seal that we have been duly elected trustees of the Evangelical Lutheran Church on Jordan Creek, Wabash County, Illinois, to take charge of the property held jointly by said church and the German Reformed Church for the term of 10 (ten) years. Peter Dorney, George Stoltz, Ephraim Staninger and George Stephens.

On November 8, 1853, Jordan Creek Church purchased ten acres of land from George and Rachel Glick. Deed Record C-289 and Y-323, Wabash County Court House, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, states: Know all men by these presents that we, George Glick and Rachel, his wife, of the County of Wabash and State of Illinois, in consideration of 15 (fifteen) dollars to us paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have remissed, released, and forever quit claimed unto Peter Dorney, George Stoltz, Ephraim Staninger, George Stephens, Trustees of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan Creek, Wabash County, Illinois, to take charge of the property held jointly by said church and the German Reformed and their successors in office forever, the following described tract of land situated lying and being in said county and state and being (1) ten acres to include the church in the west side of the west half of the South East quarter of Section number eight in Township one (1) North of Range (13) thirteen West to be laid off so as to have the church in the middle of said (10) acres North and South and to extend East from the West line forty paces, to hold the same, to the said trustees and their successors in office forever.

In testimony whereof the said George Glick and Rachel, his wife, have hereunto set their hand and seal this Eighth day of November A.D., One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-Three.

George Glick

Rachel X. Glick

(Please note that Rachel could not sign her name.)

In 1856 Reverend Conrad Kuhl was succeeded by the Reverend L. C. Hiller who served Jordan Creek for two years. In 1858 he was succeeded by Reverend John Kroch who remained until 1861.

On October 7, 1859 the congregation of the Jordan Creek Evangelical Church met and elected its first trustees for five years. They were: Gideon Schlenker, Daniel Staninger, John Seibert, John Darney and Reuben Seibert. Thus the Jordan Creek Church had two separate groups of church trustees and ownership of ten acres of land.

In 1861 Reverend James M. Harkey became pastor and remained until 1873. The records show that on August 29, 1863, a meeting was held at the Jordan Creek Church for the purpose of electing trustees for the Lutheran Jordan Creek congregation, the Reverend J. M. Harkey, minister, presiding. Charles Seibert was appointed secretary and the following persons were duly elected Trustees for said church or congregation, viz.: Ephraim Staninger, Charles Biehl, and George Stoltz, to serve for a term of two (2) years and until the successors are elected and qualified. J. M. Harkey, Chairman.

Deed Record G-472, Wabash County Court House, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, records: Know all men by these presents that we, George Glick and Rachel, his wife, of the County of Wabash and State of Illinois, in consideration of the sum of eighty-five (85) dollars to them in hand paid receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have remissed, released, and forever quit claimed, and by these present to revise, release and forever quit claim unto the trustees of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan Creek in the County of Wabash and the State of Illinois and to their successors in office, the following described tract of land situated lying and being in the county and state aforementioned and known and designated as follows to wit: Being seventy (70) acres of the West half of the South East quarter of Section Number Eight (8) in Township one (1) North, Range Number thirteen (13) West, being of said west half of said quarter Section except ten (10) acres of the West side including the church previously conveyed to said trustees of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan Creek in the County of Wabash and State of Illinois to have and to hold the aforesaid premises with the privileges and appurtenances unto the said trustees and their successors in office and to their use and behoof forever--So that neither the said George Glick and his wife nor their heirs, not any person or persons claiming under them shall hereafter have claim or demand right or title to said premises or appurtenances or any part thereof forever. In testimony whereof the said George Glick and Rachel, his wife, have hereunto set their hands and seals this Seventh (7) day of March A.D. 1865.

George Glick

Rachel X. Glick

The Jordan Creek Church congregations now owned eighty (80) acres of land.

In 1873 the two congregations of the Jordan Creek Church met for the purpose of re-uniting into one congregation. Deed Record L-33 records:

"I, J. M. Harkey, do solemnly affirm that a meeting of the members of the Evangelical Lutheran and Evangelical German Reformed Church of Jordan Creek, Wabash County, Illinois, held in the old brick church two miles southwest of Lancaster in said county on the fifteenth (15) day of February A.D. 1873 for that purpose, the following persons were elected, Solomon Seibert, Jacob Geishe and Daniel Ginther, serve trustees according to the rules and usages of such congregation and said congregation adopted as its corporate name Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois, and at said meeting this aforesaid acted as chairman." James M. Harkey

During the year 1873, the Reverend James M. Harkey was succeeded by Reverend George H. Schnur, who served for three years. Deed Record M-392 records the following important meeting of the Jordan Creek congregation:

"I, G. H. Schnur, do solemnly swear that at a meeting of the members of the Jordan Creek congregation in the County of Wabash and the State of Illinois held at (the Old Creek) Church two miles Southwest of Lancaster on the 29th day of August A.D. 1876 for the purpose, the following persons were elected viz.: Ephraim Staninger, Charles Biehl and George Stoltz, Sacretary, Trustees according to the rules and usages of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and said congregation adopted as its corporate name "The Evangelical Lutheran Jordans Creek Congregation". At said meeting said affiant acted as chairman." G. H. Schnur

The Old Jordan Creek Lutheran Church is now composed of two separate corporate congregations or churches, each to be issued a charter by the State of Illinois: The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and The Evangelical Lutheran Jordans Creek Church.

Reverend George H. Schnur was succeeded by Reverend J. M. Lingle, who was succeeded by Reverend R. E. McDaniel, both ministers serving short terms. During these years the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran congregation decided to leave the Old Jordan Creek Church and build a new church in Lancaster, Illinois. Following this decision on March 24, 1877 the St. Pauls’ Evangelical Lutheran Church was established. At this time, Reverend H. C. Grausman had replaced Reverend R. E. McDaniel who remained until 1879. It was during Reverend Grausman’s a pastorate that the Jordan Creek Church was divided and the new church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, was established on March 24, 1877.

It is to be noted here that the Trinity Evangelical congregation had a separation from the Jordan Creek Church in mind for some time, because on July 24, 1876, Lot Number 21 as known on the Town Plat of Lancaster was conveyed to the Trinity Lutheran congregation.

On March 24, 1877 the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church elected its first trustees. Deed Record M-529 lists the following trustees: Charles Seibert, Ephraim Staninger, David Seibert, George C. Betsbener, John A. Leighty and Reuben Seibert. The church had a membership of one-hundred.

The St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on March 1, 1878 sold seventy-five acres of the property originally sold to the Jordan Creek congregation on November 8, 1853 and on March 7, 1865. This left only five acres for the Evangelical Lutheran Jordan Creek Church.

Deed Record R-137 records that on April 19, 1883, the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Lancaster purchased additional Lots 18, 19 and 20 from John A. Leighty and Sarah E. Leighty, his wife, for five-hundred dollars.

In 1888 a beautiful new brick church was erected. The St. Paul’s Lutheran Church was an active church until the early 1920’s. About the year 1920 or 1921, worship services were discontinued and the windows boarded up. Several years later the church structure was razed.

The Old Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, now the "Evangelical Lutheran Jordan Creek Church" continued its services, its cemetery being used also by the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lancaster.

Some time after 1900, tragedy struck the old church structure at Jordan Creek and it was burned to the ground. Only the chimney remained standing until 1919 or 1920 when it collapsed. The fire probably was caused by lightning as the church stood among several large white oak trees. One large white oak still stands at what had been the south entrance of the building.

The date of the fire never was established. Many of the old church records were lost. The records that were saved were given to the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Lancaster. When the St. Paul’s church was closed, all records seem to have become lost, since no trace of them can be found. Even the cemetery records of the Jordan Creek church were lost.

Some time after the fire, the congregation made plans to build a new Lutheran Church on the Marx property across the road and adjacent to Stoltz

School. See map on page 61. After a ceremony, the Stoltz School band playing in their uniforms and several speeches, the project failed. The lumber that had been brought for the occasion remained on the ground and rotted.

However, later, the congregation erected a church building near the Jordan Creek Cemetery. Its history was very short and it, too, was soon abandoned with the members going to the several other churches now in existence within a reasonable distance of their homes.

Although the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church is no longer in existence, the cemetery, called "Old Brick" and sometimes "Little Brick", is still maintained and used. Trustees are elected to maintain and designate burial plots. Since the old cemetery records were lost, designating a new burial lot for a particular family member is sometimes very difficult.

In the months of September and October when the ground is dry and the grass becomes brown, the dimensions of the old church foundation is clearly visible. A large white oak tree still stands close to where the church once stood, a reminder of by-gone days.

In this cemetery, Johann Adam Stoltz, his wife Susan, his sons, except Louis, and his older daughter, Eva Maria, are buried, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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6. JOHANN ADAM STOLTZ

Johann Adam Stoltz never was called by his first name, even in Germany. His signature for all legal documents and for other purposes was just ‘Adam’ or ‘A.’ Stoltz.

Johann Adam Stoltz was a good farmer. He lived an upright and honest life; always a good neighbor, a Christian person and an exemplary citizen. Johann Adam never purchased any land in addition to his eighty acres of United States government land.

The Wabash County History records that members of the Johann Adam Stoltz family were most successful farmers in the community. They were known to be public spirited, good Christians and prosperous citizens. They were held in high regard throughout the community, having won the esteem of all their neighbors by their sterling worth and excellencies of character.

In later years when Johann Adam had retired and his son, George, had taken over the homestead, he spent much of his time with his daughters, Eva Marx and Dorothea Bernhardt.

Johann Adam Stoltz died 21 October 1865 at the age of 89 years, 6 months, and 10 days, having lived much of his life in both the 18th and 19th centuries. He was one of the oldest German settlers of Wabash County. Johann Adam was buried at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Susan (Marx) Stoltz, his wife, died before the 1860’s. No record of the date of her death has been found. She, too, is buried at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church. The inscriptions on the grave stones have been erased smooth by the elements.

Patriarch immigrant ancestor, Johann Adam Stoltz, is the sixth generation in Europe and the first generation in America. His children are the seventh generation in Europe and the second generation in America. Henceforth in the Johann Adam Stoltz Genealogy, each of Johann Adam’s children will be identified by the number ‘6’ followed by the number in order of their birth. The number 6 will designate the sixth generation and the numbers following will designate the subsequent generations. Johann Adam’s children will be identified by numerals 61, 62, etc., in order of their birth, thus designating nine generations, 6+1; 6+2, etc. of the Johann Adam Stoltz family when the family arrived in America. The numerals 61, 62, etc. have two digits with each digit representing one generation in America. To further simplify the order of relationship of the descendants in the genealogy, each of Johann Adam’s children will be categorically separated into individual branches. The eldest child will be identified as Branch I, 61; the second child, Branch II, 62, and so forth with a total of nine branches. However, Branch III, 63, will only list the name of the child Maria Magdalena, since she died before 1830; Branches VII, 67 and VIII 68 will only list the names of the two Dorothea Marias who died in infancy.

Using this system of identification, each of the descendants of Johann Adam Stoltz can determine what generation he or she is in the Stoltz family and what relationship any particular individual is to another or to his or her ancestors. See Relationship Chart on page 3.

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BRANCH I

61. EVA MARIA STOLTZ

Eva Maria Stoltz was born 16 January 1808 at Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Eva is the daughter of Johann Adam Stoltz and Maria Eva Jordi. See Number 111162, page 17. Eva Stoltz is of the seventh generation of the Stoltz family in Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, and the second generation in America.

Eva was christened in the Lutheran Church at Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. She was called by the affectionate name, ‘Vieve’.

Eva Maria Stoltz was united in marriage to Georg Friedrich Marx 17 July 1827 in the Lutheran Church at Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Georg Friedrich was born 6 October 1806 at Reimersweiler, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. In France Georg Friedrich was a day laborer.

Below is a record written in Gothic German followed by an English translation of this marriage as recorded at the Lutheran Church at Kutzenhausen, in Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. This information was obtained by the Pasteur Jean Haessig, Schillersdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

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July 17, 1827 there were married in the church Georg Friedrich Marx, son of Martin Marx, day laborer at Reimersweiler, and Margareta Jordi, a married couple, and Eva Stoltz, daughter of Adam Stoltz, shepherd at Feldbach, and Eva Jordi, a married couple.

An official copy of the marriage bond is on the following page. Georg Friedrich was always called ‘Freddie’ or ‘Fred’. Fred’s father was Johann Martin Marx, born 11 December 1773 at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, now Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Johann Marx went by his middle name, Martin. He died in 1837, nine years after his son came to America. No information on Fred’s mother, Maria Margaretha (Jordi) Marx. She was a sister to Johann Adam Stoltz’s wife, Maria Eva Jordi.

Fred’s grandfather was Philip Heinrich Marx, born about 1729 at Preuschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. He was a tailor. Philip Heinrich Marx married Eva Margaretha Wilhelm. Eva Wilhelm was born about 1734 at Klimbach, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Philip Heinrich Marx died 15 March 1779; burial is at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany. Eva Margaretha, his wife, died in 1793; burial place not given, but most likely at Reimersweiler.

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Philip Heinrich Marx and Eva Margaretha Wilhelm had eight children all born at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-1. Catharina Barbara Marx, born 16 March 1759. Catherine married Johann Georg Sitterle.

P-2. Georg Heinrich Marx, born 8 July 1761.

P-3. Johann Georg Marx, born 22 January 1763. Johann died 2 September 1775. Burial is at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-4. Georg Jacob Marx, born 16 February 1765. Georg died 9 March 1765. Burial is at Reimersweiler, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany.

P-5. Maria Salomea Marx, born 19 February 1766.

P-6. Eva Margaretha Marx, born 28 October 1768.

P-7. Johann Michael Marx, born 6 April 1771. The only information we have on his family is that two of his sons were Michael Johann Marx and Heinrich Marx. As was stated earlier, Michael Johann Marx married Margaret Bisch (earlier spelling was Buesch) in Germany and came to America in 1828 along with Johann Adam Stoltz and his family. Heinrich Marx also came to America, but at a later date.

P-8. *Johann Martin Marx, born 11 December 1773. Johann was called by his middle name, Martin. He married Maria Margaretha Jordi, a sister to Maria Eva Jordi, wife of Johann Adam Stoltz. We have no record of his children except Georg Friedrich Marx, who married Eva Maria Stoltz, daughter of Johann Adam Stoltz and Maria Eva Jordi. The above information was recorded in the Parish Records at Oberbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

P-71. Michael Johann Marx and Margaret Bisch were married in Germany. Margaret Bisch was born 2 June 1806. The date of Michael Marx’s birth and the date of Michael and Margaret (Bisch) Marx’s marriage are unknown. They and their daughter, Barbara Ann, came to America in 1828 with the Johann Adam Stoltz family. Michael Johann Marx purchased one-hundred-twenty acres of government land in Section 17, one-half mile west and one-and-one-half miles south of Lancaster, Illinois.

Michael Marx died 11 December 1878 and his wife, Margaret Bisch, died in November of the same year. Burial is at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church about one-half mile north of his farm. They were members of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church.

Michael Johann Marx and Margaret Bisch had six children.

P-711. Barbara Ann Marx, born 25 March 1828 in Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. Barbara Ann married Jonas Deisher. See Branch IV, Number 641, page 511; also see P-71244, page 73.

P-712. Samuel Clinton Marx, born 13 August 1830 at Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Samuel Clinton Marx married Fannie Schlenker 2 February 1853 in Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Fannie was born about 1833 or 1834, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Fannie’s parents were Gideon and Sarah Schlenker. They are buried in the Old Lancaster Cemetery, one-half mile west of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Samuel Clinton Marx died in 1895. No date of his wife’s death. Samuel and Fannie are buried at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Illinois. Samuel was a member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at Jordan Creek and Fannie was a member of the Albright Evangelical Church at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Samuel and Fannie Marx had eleven children all born in Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-7121. George Linder Marx.

P-7122. Esther Marx, born 1856.

P-7123. Lizzie Clara Marx.

P-7124. Samuel S. Marx, born in 1860 at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Samuel married Mary A. Hinderliter 27 April 18__ in Wabash County, Illinois. Mary A. Hinderliter was born 1 March 1866 at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Mary’s father was Louis Hinderliter. See Branch II, Number 6251, John Adam Stoltz. Mary’s mother was Armenia "Minnie" Fornoff, a sister to Caroline Fornoff Stoltz. See Branch II, Number 6251 and Sub-number P-12, John Adam Stoltz.

Samuel Marx was kicked in the stomach by a colt when still a young man. The injury later caused his death. He is buried at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Samuel S. and Mary A. (Hinderliter) Marx had four children all born at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-71241. Verma Marx, born 1883. Verma married George Marvel 31 July 1901. They lived about one-quarter mile east of Friendsville. Verma is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch IV, Number 64, George Stoltz.

P-71242. Sherman Marx. Sherman married Josie MacMimman. They had one son.

P-712421. Melvin Marx (died in infancy).

P-71243. Herbert A. Marx, born 24 March 1887. He is pictured in a Stoltz School picture. See Branch IV, Number 64, George Stoltz. Herbert was always called ‘Bert’. Bert Marx married Arzula May Wise at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois, in 1907 at the home of Samuel C. Marx, Justice of the Peace. Arzula was born 29 September 1883 at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois, the daughter of James Franklin Wise and Amelia Elizabeth Hinderliter. She died in the early 1930’s and is buried at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Wabash County, Illinois. For more information see Branch II, Adam Johann Stoltz, Number 6251, John Adam Stoltz, Sub-number M-1, the Wise family.

Bert and Arzula (Wise) Marx had seven children all born near Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

712431. Dorothy Mae Marx. She married "____" Young. She died young in 1929. Burial is at the Old Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

712432. Calvin Marx. Died in 1975; burial is at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

712433. Sylvia Marx (died in infancy); burial is at Old Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

712434. Mary Elizabeth (died young); burial is at Old Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

712435. Donald Marx. Donald was a gunner on a bomber plane and was killed on a bombing mission in World War II. He was given a military funeral and burial is in the National Cemetery at Washington, D.C.

712436. Mary Monzelle Marx (died in infancy); burial is at the Old Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

712437. Betty Jean (Marx) Goldman. Betty married Clyde Goldman. He died in 1961 or 1962. Betty Goldman lives at Cowling, Illinois. Her address is R. R. 2, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863.

Note: These children may not be in order of birth.

Bert Marx was a carpenter and building contractor. He was Carpenter Foremen for the Mt. Carmel Sand and Gravel Company of Mt. Carmel for many years. He was a member of the Carpenters Union at Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Bert married second Aleene Nightlinger 8 November 1942 in Wabash County. Aleene was the granddaughter of Andrew Stoltz. See Branch IV, Johann George Stoltz, Number 6427, Oma Stoltz. Bert and Aleene Marx had no children from their marriage. Bert died 22 August 1977. Burial is at the Restwood Cemetery, Clute, Texas. Aleene resides at 806 Sycamore, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566.

P-71244. Pearl Marx. Pearl Marx married Clint Guisewite. Clint owned and operated a grocery store in Friendsville. He specialized in moving buildings and also was a hauler of grain and livestock.

After the death of Samuel, Mary (Hinderliter) Marx married second Israel Deisher. Israel was a brother to Margaret Deisher who married Louis Frederich Marx. Israel’s father was Jonas Poney Deisher and his mother was Barbara Ann Marx, daughter of Michael Johann Marx and Margaret Bisch. See Branch IV, Number 641, Henry Stoltz.

Israel and Mary Deisher had no children from their marriage. Israel Deisher was shot and killed under a bridge near Evansville, Indiana. Israel promised to lend a considerable sum of money to a friend. Israel kept his money in a bank at Evansville, Indiana. He went to Evansville to get the money and later was murdered. Family tradition has it that he took a load of livestock to Evansville or went with someone from near his home who took a load of livestock. His murder was never solved.

Israel Deisher is buried at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Mary Amelia (Hinderliter) Deisher died in the spring of 1918. She, too, is buried at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church.

P-7125. Sarah Amanda Marx, born in 1862. Sarah was always called by her middle name, Amanda. Sarah married Reuben Adam Seibert 17 May 1885 at her home in Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Reuben was born in 1862 near Lancaster, Illinois. Sarah died in 1920 and Reuben died in 1928. Reuben’s father was Reuben Seibert and his mother was Mary Markley.

Reuben and Sarah Amanda Seibert lived on an eighty acre farm in Section 21, about two miles south of Lancaster, Illinois. Reuben and Amanda had three children.

P-71251. Alva A. Seibert. Alva was a school teacher and a farm implement dealer.

P-71252. Gideon E. Seibert. Gideon married Jessie Thompson.

P-71253. Josie G. Seibert. Josie never married.

Reuben Seibert was a brother to Benjamin Franklin Seibert who married Anne Margaret Stoltz, granddaughter of Adam Johann Stoltz and Margaret Leipold. See Branch II, Number 625. For more on the Seibert family lineage see Branch II, Number 6256, William Edward Stoltz.

P-7126. Mary Ellen Marx, born 1865. Mary Ellen was called ‘Mollie’. She married Sidney S. Seibert 13 May 1888 at her home near Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Sidney was the son of Solomon Seibert and Catharina Ann Seibert. Solomon and Catharina were first cousins. Solomon Seibert was born 15 August 1838 and died 4 August 1900. Catharina Ann Seibert was born 19 July 1840. They were married 19 July 1860 in Wabash County, Illinois.

Sidney and Mary Ellen (Marx) Seibert had several children.

P-71261. Roy Seibert.

P-71262. Blanche Seibert.

P-71263. Josie Seibert.

Mary Ellen (Marx) Seibert died and Sidney Seibert married second Jenny Dietrich. For more information on the Seibert lineage, see Branch II, Number 6256, William Edward Stoltz.

P-7127. Gideon Marx, born 1868, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. No other information.

P-7128. Jemima B. Marx, born 1872, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-7129. Isaac Marx, born 1874. Isaac Marx was married two or three times. Isaac’s second wife was Bertha "____", born 1877. Isaac lived about two miles south and one-half mile west of Lancaster, Illinois. He was a farmer. Isaac Marx died in 1933 and Bertha died in 1925. Burial is at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Isaac Marx had seven children.

P-71291. Gilbert Marx.

P-71292. Harlan Marx. Harlan is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

P-71293. Levitt Marx. Levitt is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

P-71294. Grace Marx. Grace married Bass Abel.

P-71295. Harry Marx. Harry is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

P-71296. Fannie Marx.

P-71297. Inez Marx.

P-712-10. Belle Marx. Belle married Frank Smith. They lived about two-and-one-fourth miles south of Lancaster, Illinois, on the Lancaster-Cabbage Corner road. Belle and Frank had no children.

P-712-11. Charles Henry Marx, born 1877 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. No further information on Charles.

P-713. Philip Henry Marx (sometimes spelled ‘Philipp’), a brother to Samuel Clinton Marx, was born 21 April 1832 at Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Philip came to Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois with his parents, Michael Johann Marx and Margaret Bisch in 1836.

Philip Marx married Margaret Stephens 5 March 1857 at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Margaret Stephens was the daughter of George Stephens and Margaret Miller, natives of Germany. They lived a number of years in Ohio where their daughter, Margaret, was born in 1837; then moved to Shelby County, Indiana, and from there to Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, only a few years before Margaret married Philip Marx.

Philip and Margaret (Stephens) Marx lived on a three-hundred-seventy-four acre farm about three or four miles west and north of Lancaster, Illinois. They were members of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church. Philip Marx died in 1915 and Margaret died in 1910. Burial is at the Old Lancaster Cemetery, one-half mile west of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Philip and Margaret Marx had five children all born on their farm, Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-7131. Samuel Clinton Marx, born in 1858 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Samuel attended the Burton rural grade school, usually called Hell Texas School and the Friendsville Seminary at Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. At age twenty, he began teaching school and taught at Lancaster, Illinois, for eighteen years, working at farming during the spring and summer months.

Samuel Marx married Julia Anna Burton 4 September 1881 in Wabash County, Illinois. Julia Burton was born in 1862 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. She was the daughter of James Burton and Martha Adams. James Burton was a farmer new Burton School, Wabash County, Illinois. The Burtons were natives of Nashville, Tennessee. See Number 6119 page 83.

Samuel and Julia Burton Marx lived on a one-hundred acre farm located in Section 7, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Samuel specialized in breeding shorthorn registered cattle and Jersey Red hogs. Samuel and Julia were members of the United Brethren in Christ Church. He served as Sunday School Superintendent for several years. Samuel and Julia Marx had ten children all born on their farm about three miles southwest of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-71311. Bertha Marx.

P-71312. Della Marx, born 1883. Della married H. Curtis Hinderliter 14 November 1906 at Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. See Branch 11, Number 6251, John Adam Stoltz, for the Hinderliter family lineage as related to the Stoltz family.

P-71313. Henry E. Marx (died in infancy).

P-71314. Alvan C. Marx (died at age 8 years).

P-71315. Martha E. Marx.

P-71316. James Stephen Marx (died at age 6 years).

P-71317. Samuel Burton Marx.

P-71318. Phillip Hermon Marx.

P-71319. Fay Beatrice Marx.

P-713-10. Alma Edith Marx.

Samuel Clinton Marx died in 1895.

P-7132. William M. Marx born in 1859 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. William Marx married Annetha Seibert 31 March 1883 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Annetha Seibert was born in 1864 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Jacob Seibert Jr. and Mary Jane Williams. Jacob Seibert Jr. was born 11 September 1836 in Pennsylvania and Mary Jane Williams was born 6 June 1859 in Wabash County, Illinois. Jacob Seibert Jr. died 28 November 1906. Burial is at the Old Lancaster Cemetery, one-half mile west of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. See Branch II, Number 6256, William Edward Stoltz, for the Seibert family lineage as related to the Stoltz family.

William and Annetha (Seibert) Marx had five children. Following are listed three of their children.

P-71321. Estelle ‘Katie’ Marx, born 1883. Katie Marx married Edgar Stoltz 6 May 1903 at Bellmont, Wabash County, Illinois. See Branch IV, Number 644, George Stoltz.

P-71322. Cora A. Marx, born 1885 at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Cora married Walter Woods 12 July 1903 at Bellmont, Illinois. Walter’s parents were John and Ann Woods of Bellmont.

P-71323. Ferman Marx, born 1887 at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Ferman married Dessie M. Mills 11 March 1908 at Bellmont, Illinois.

P-7133. John Henry Marx was born 26 October 1861 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

John Marx married Amelia Seibert 12 September 1883 at Henry Stoltz’s house. Henry Stoltz was the Justice of the Peace of Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. He was the son of Johann George Stoltz. See Branch IV, Number 641. Amelia Seibert was born in 1863 in Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Her father was John Seibert Jr. born 23 May 1833 in Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois, and her mother was Susan Ginther. John and Susan (Ginther) Seibert were married 9 August 1860 in Wabash County, Illinois. John Seibert Jr. is a brother to Jacob Seibert who married Melawania Marx, daughter of Fredrich and Eva Maria (Stoltz) Marx. See Branch I, Number 61-11, page 269.

John Henry and Amelia (Seibert) Marx lived on his father’s farm about one mile north of Stoltz School, Lick Prairie Precinct. John and Amelia had two children.

P-71331. Katie C. Marx, born in 1884, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Katie Marx is pictured in a Stoltz School Class picture. See Branch IV, Johann George Stoltz, Number 64. Katie Marx married Robert Storckman of Lancaster, Illinois. Robert Storckman was the son of August Storckman and Ellen Jane Hinderliter, a niece to Caroline (Fornoff) Stoltz. See Branch II, M-1742, page 375.

P-71332. Orra Edwin Marx, born in 1885, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Orra and his sister, Katie, attended Stoltz School and the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church. Orra Marx is pictured in a Stoltz School Class picture. See Branch IV* Johann George Stoltz, Number 64.

Amelia (Seibert) Marx died in September of 1888. Burial is at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Katie and Orra Marx were taken by their paternal grandparents, Philip and Margaret (Stephens) Marx, and raised.

Orra Marx married Lulu May Wise 26 April 1911 at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Lulu Wise was born 29 May 1888, Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Lulu was the daughter of William Henry Wise and Mary Streich of Lancaster. See the Wise lineage, Branch II, Number 6251, John Adam Stoltz.

Orra Marx was a farmer before retirement. Orra and Lulu Marx had three children.

P-713321. Paul Emerson Marx. Paul died in infancy. He probably is buried at the Old Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-713322. Eunice Marguerite Marx, born 19 July 1915 at the family home, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Eunice is not married and lives at home.

P-713323. Esther Lorene Marx, born 6 September 1918 at the family home, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Esther is not married and lives at home.

Lulu May (Wise) Marx died 13 November 1979 at the family residence. Burial is at the Old Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Lulu became a member of the Methodist Church in 1904 and at her death she was a member of the United Methodist Church. In her youth, she served as church organist.

Orra Marx died 27 October 1980. Burial is at the Old Lancaster Cemetery Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

John Henry Marx married second Flora Arilla Baird 7 April 1889, Wabash County, Illinois. Flora was always called ‘Arilla’. Flora Arilla Baird was born 13 May 1872 in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Flora Arilla was the daughter of Adam Fletcher Baird and Leauretta Mundy.

John Henry and Flora Arilla (Baird) Marx had ten children all born on the farm one mile north of Stoltz School, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-71333. Callie Marx, born 21 December 1889. Callie Marx married Lewis Morgan of Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Lewis Morgan came from Kentucky. He was a timber worker and hewed railroad ties by hand. Callie Marx died 1 May 1968; burial is at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-71334. Josie E. Marx, now Mrs. Frank (Fessel) Horn of Seattle, Washington.

P-71335. Effie May Marx. Effie was a school teacher and taught Stoltz School in 1915 - 1917. She married a Harbors and lived at Exland, Wisconsin. She is deceased. Effie is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch IV, Number 64, and Branch II, Number 62541.

P-71336. Jessie G. (Marx) Wolf. She is deceased.

P-71337. Fern Anetta (Marx) Blackmore of Clarksville, Iowa.

P-71338. Raymond Marx, deceased. Burial is at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-71339. Ida F. (Marx) Ramussen of Hardy, Arkansas. Ida is pictured in a Stoltz School Claus. See Branch II, Number 62541.

P-7133-10. Mattie Bell Marx. Mattis married a Hesse. She is deceased. Mattis is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

P-7133-11. James Marx. James married and lived in McCordsville, Indiana. He died in March 1980.

P-7133-12. Neva Marx. Neva married a Mordan and resides at Adelphi, Maryland. Neva also taught Stoltz School for one term in the 1940’s.

John Henry Marx died 30 May 1934 and is buried at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

After the death of John Henry Marx, Flora Arilla (Baird) Marx, his wife, married Edward R. Seybold, now deceased. Edward R. Seybold was a brother to Charles Seybold who married Anne Nora Knoerr, a sister to William Knoerr who married Elizabeth Nora Stoltz, daughter of Lewis Franklin Stoltz and Caroline Fornoff. See Branch II, Number 625, Sub-number P-15. Flora (Marx) Seybold died 17 November 1958 and is buried by her first husband, John Henry Marx, at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Flora was a member of the Christian Church.

P-7134. Catharine Marx, born 1864. Catharine Marx married Charles Seibert 3 June 1886. Charles Seibert, born 1862, was a brother to Edward Seibert who married Catharine’s sister, Mary Marx. See Branch II, Number 6256, William Edward Stoltz, for the Seibert family lineage as related to the Stoltz family.

P-7135. Mary Marx, born 1869. Mary Marx married Edward Seibert 4 August 1892. See Branch II, Number 6256, William Edward Stoltz.

Edward and Mary (Marx) Seibert had two children.

P-71351. Irene Marx (Bradham).

P-71352. Edna Marx (Pixley).

P-714. Lena Marx, born at Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Lena married George Schafer in Wabash County, Illinois Lena is buried at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-715. Margaret Marx, born at Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Margaret married William Schafer. William and George Schafer were brothers. Margaret is buried at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

P-716. Mary Marx, born probably in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Mary married Martin Stevens of Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Their daughter, Anna Belle Stevens, married John Adam Leipold. See Branch II, Number 62.

Fred and ‘Vieve’ Marx settled on a farm one-half mile north and one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School, N.W. 1/4 of N.E. 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, Wabash County, near her father’s farm. At this date Stoltz School had not been authorized or built. The school is only being used as a landmark in establishing the location of Fred and Vieve’s home. See map on page 61.

Fred and Vieve lived in a log house. Fred did not purchase government land. He purchased his land from Mr. Robert Bryan who had purchased the land in 1836. Family history does not reveal whether Fred built their log house or if it was built by the previous owner. Fred and Vieve were members of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church southwest of Lancaster, Illinois.

Fred died July 1846, still a young man. Cause of death is not known. Burial is at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Fred was one of the early burials in the cemetery as the first burial was in 1841.

Vieve never remarried. She remained on the farm with several of her children. Her youngest child, Melowania, called ‘Lovania’, was not yet born at the time of Fred’s demise. After the death of Susan (Marx) Stoltz, her stepmother, Vieve’s father, Johann Adam Stoltz, lived with her until his death. Vieve died 13 February 1876; burial is at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church. Fred and Vieve had eleven children.

611. Georg Friedrich Marx, born 3 August 1827 at Feldbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace France. The record of Georg’s birth was found in the Parish Records at Kutzenhausen, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. The record written in German and translation is given below:

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Aug. 3, 1827, a boy was born at Feldbach and called Georg Friedrich. The parents are Georg Friedrich Marx and Eva Stoltz. See Number 611, page 80.

612. Clara Leah Marx, born 13 March 1829 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Clara was the first grandchild of Johann Adam Stoltz to be born in America. See 612, page 120.

613. Henry Marx, born in April 1831 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. See Number 613, page 120.

614. Peter Welty Marx, born 27 April 1832 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Peter died young, sometime before 1835.

In reviewing the Illinois Census Records of 1835, Wabash County, Illinois, we find no mention of a boy of this age. Young Peter most likely is buried in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. However, research of church records in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, did not reveal his name or burial place. It is very possible that Peter Welty Marx is buried on his grandfather Johann Adam Stoltz’s farm, Section 20, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

615. Thomas Marx, born about 1833 in Moore Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Thomas died soon after 1840 at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. At this time there was a cholera epidemic throughout southern Illinois and Thomas probably succumbed to this dreadful disease. It is very possible that the cholera could have been the cause of Peter Welty Marx’s death. Thomas’ burial place is not known. There is no doubt, however, that he is buried at one of two places--either on his grandfather Johann Adam Stoltz’s farm or at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Family tradition informs us that the first burial at Old Brick Cemetery was in 1841 and this could have been the burial of Eva and Fred’s son. On his grandfather’s farm there is a plot of four or five unmarked graves about fifty yards northeast of the old log house. We do not know who is buried there. Tradition also tells us that two of these graves are of Indians. Johann Adam Stoltz was a good friend to at least three Indian families living near his home.

616. Caroline Marx, born 1834 at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, in a log house, her parents’ home, one-half mile north and one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School. Caroline was the first grandchild of Johann Adam Stoltz to be born in Wabash County, Illinois. See Number 616, page 124.

617. Charles Edward Marx, born 1838 at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, at home in a log house. See Number 617, page 125.

618. George Adam Marx, born 21 March 1840 at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, at home in a log house. George was baptized and confirmed into the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. He attended the Long Prairie rural school about one-and-one-half miles north of his home.

George Marx never married. He lived with his brother, Louis Marx, one mile north and one-fourth mile east of Stoltz School. George was always called ‘Batch’. It is said that George was not considered too kindly by his sister-in-law, Louis’ wife, and oftentimes he did not eat his meals at the family table. George was a kind and friendly person who always minded his own business.

George Marx died 2 April 1921. Burial is at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, two miles southwest of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

619. Martin Peter Marx, born 20 October 1842 at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, at home in a log house. See Number 619, page 184.

61-10. Louie Fredrich Marx, born March 1845 at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, at home in a log house. See Number 61-10, page 245.

61-11. Melowania Marx, born 25 November 1846 at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, at home in a log house. Melowania was born about five months after her father’s death. Melowania was always called ‘Lovania’. In German, the letter ‘W’ is pronounced as ‘V’. See Number 61-11, page 269.

61l. GEORG FRIEDRICH Max

Georg Friedrich Marx was born 3 August 1827 at Feldbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace France. Georg was the son of Georg Friedrich Marx and Eva Maria Stoltz. See Number 611, page 78.

George was less than one year of age when the family left for America. Family tradition informs that the family celebrated his first birthday in mid-ocean enroute to America. Georg was always called ‘Fred’ like his father.

Fred Marx married Wilhelmina Schaun (sometimes spelled ‘Shoun’) some time after 1850 in Wabash County, Illinois. The exact date of the marriage cannot be ascertained because the county marriage records were destroyed by a cyclone in 1877. Wilhelmina was always called ‘Minnie’. Minnie Schaun was born 26 April 1834 in Illinois. One family record states her date of birth 26 August 1834. She was the daughter of Friedrich Schaun who took up eighty acres of United States government land in 1836 on the south half of the S.W. 1/4 of Section 20, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Friedrich Schaun and his family were immigrants from Germany.

Fred Marx was a farmer. He and his family lived about two-and-one-half miles south of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. He owned forty acres just south and adjoining his father’s farm. The location is one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School. He and Minnie were members of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Fred Marx died 4 May 1910 and Minnie, his wife, died 22 February 1888. Burial is at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Minnie’s name is spelled ‘Willamenia’ on her gravestone.

Fred and Minnie (Schaun) Marx had ten children all born in a log house on their farm at Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School.

6111. Lewis Edwin Marx, born 28 May 1854. See Number 6111, page 81.

6112. George Thomas Marx, born 4 May 1857. See Number 6112, page 82.

6113. Franklin Fredrich Marx, born 19 August 1859. Franklin Marx never married. He remained on the home place with his two unmarried sisters, Etta and Mary. Franklin Marx died 15 December 1940. Burial is at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

6114. Henrietta Matilda Marx, born 20 October 1861. Henrietta was always called ‘Etta’. Etta never married. She and her sister Mary lived with their brother Frank on the home place one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School. Etta Marx died 12 August 1938. Burial is at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

6115. Mary Carolina Marx, born 3 April 1866. Mary never married. She lived with her brother Frank and sister Etta on the home place one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School. Mary Marx died 4 May 1939. Burial is at the Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Mary’s father, George Friedrich, built a two story log house on his farm. This log house was occupied until the early 1950’s when it burned.

Mary Marx possessed a special gift of being able to stop the flow of blood on both animals and humans by repeating a verse in the Holy Bible. Mary said she could pass this gift on to one of the opposite sex, but so far as the family knows, she never did. Many of her neighbors owed her a deep debt of gratitude, especially in the spring during the de-horning of yearling cows.

6116. Simpson Marx, born in 1869. Simpson died in infancy and is buried at Old Brick Cemetery, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

6117. Infant girl. Date of birth and death not known. Burial is at Old Brick Cemetery, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

6118. Julia Ann Marx, born 3 July 1874. The United States Census gives date of birth as 1875. See Number 6118, page 82.

6119. Albert Peter Marx, born 18 January 1876. See Number 6119, page 83. 611-10. Elizabeth Ann Marx, born 16 May 1877. Elizabeth Ann is pictured in a Stoltz School Class picture. See Branch IV, Number 64. See Number 611-10, page 84.

6111. LEWIS EDWIN MARX

Lewis Edwin Marx was born 28 May 1854 one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. His father was Georg Friedrich Marx and his mother was Minnie Shoun. See Number 611, page 80.

Lewis Marx married Henrietta Hinderliter 21 December 1876 at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Henrietta was always called ‘Harriet’. She was born 27 January 1854 near Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Harriet’s father was William Hinderliter, born February 1820, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and her mother was Mary Wise, born 5 March 1821, in Pennsylvania. William Hinderliter was a farmer. He died 21 May 1882 and Mary, his wife, died 15 October 1902. Burial is at the Old Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

William and Mary Hinderliter were members of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Illinois. William and Mary Hinderliter had eight children: (1) Mary, born 1843, (2) Henry James, born 1844, (3) Samuel, born 1847, (4) Louis, born 1849, (5) Susan, born 1852; married William Fornoff, (6) *Henrietta ‘Harriet’ Marx, (7) Sarah, born 1862, and (8) Mary Jemima born 1862, a twin to Sarah. Mary married George Thomas Marx, a brother to Lewis Edwin Marx. See Branch II, Number 6251, John Adam Stoltz.

Lewis and Harriet Marx lived on a farm one-half mile north of Cabbage Corner. They were first members of the Lutheran Church, but later probably transferred their church membership to the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church. Lewis died 2 January 1940 and Harriet died 21 November 1944; burial is at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church (now United Methodist) Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Lewis and Harriet Marx had four children all born about one-fourth mile south of Nye Chapel Church, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

61111. Ezra Edwin Marx, born 10 May 1878. See Number 61111, page 86.

61112. Allen Otto Marx, born 28 September 1881. See Number 61112, page 86.

61113. Effie Christina Marx, born 28 April 1884. Effie died 3 September 1892. Burial is at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

61114. William Emory Marx, born 19 May 1887. William died 21 August 1892, two weeks before his sister, Effie. Burial is at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

6112. GEORGE THOMAS MARX

George Thomas Marx was born 4 May 1857 one-half mile west and two-and-one half miles south of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Stoltz Prairie, Wabash County, Illinois. George’s father was Georg Friedrich Marx and his mother was Wilhelmina Shoun. See Number 611, page 80.

George Marx married Mary Jemima Hinderliter in 1878 at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. He was a farmer and resided about one mile south and one-half mile east of Lancaster, Illinois. Mary Jemima, his wife, was born 29 August 1862 new Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Mary was called by her middle name, Jemima. Her sister, Henrietta, married Lewis Edwin Marx, a brother to George Thomas Marx. See Number 6111, page 81.

Jemima’s father, William Hinderliter, was born February 1820 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer and lived about one-and-one-half miles southeast of Lancaster, Illinois. He came to Lancaster in the 1830’s. William married Mary Wise. Mary was born 5 March 1821 in Pennsylvania. William died 21 May 1882. His wife, Mary, died 15 October 1902. They were members of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church and the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Lancaster. They are buried in the Old Lancaster Cemetery, one-half mile west of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Jemima Hinderliter was the youngest of eight children: (1) Mary, born 1843, (2) Henry James, born 1844, (3) Samuel, born 1847, (4) Louis B., born 1849, (5) Susan, born 1852, (6) Henrietta, born 1854, (7) Sarah, born 1862, and (8) *Mary Jemima Marx, a twin to Sarah. See Branch II, Number 6251, John Adam Stoltz, for the Hinderliter family lineage as related to the Stoltz family.

George Thomas and Mary Jemima (Hinderliter) Marx had three sons all born one-and-one-quarter miles southeast of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

61121. Oscar Adam Marx, born 26 August 1888. See Number 61121, page 87.

61122. Alfred Felix Marx, born 8 May 1894. See Number 61122, page 87.

61123. Elmer Omer Marx, born 8 August 1900. Elmer was nicknamed ‘Fritz’. He never married. He lived with his brother, Oscar, and his family, in the town of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Elmer died 5 February 1972. Burial is at the New Lancaster Cemetery (Harrison Cemetery), one-fourth mile north of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

George Marx died February 1928 and his wife, Jemima, died 3 March 1940. Burial is at the New Lancaster Cemetery (Harrison), Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

6118. JULIA ANN MARX

Julia Ann Marx was born 3 July 1874, one-quarter mile west of Stoltz School (Stoltz Prairie) Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Julia’s father was Georg Friedrich Marx and her mother was Wilhelmina Shoun. See Number 611, page 80.

Julia married Lee A. Fletcher in Wabash County, Illinois. Lee was born 8 June 1872, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. He and Julia resided in the Lick Prairie Precinct community. Lee’s father, David Fletcher, was born 12 February 1831 in England. His mother, Sarah A. Douglas, was born in January 1861 in Gibson County, Indiana. David was a farmer living in the Lick Prairie Precinct vicinity, Wabash County, Illinois. David died 8 January 1890. Date of Sarah’s death is unknown. Both are buried at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Lee A. and Julia Ann (Marx) Fletcher had one son who died in infancy. Shortly after his death, Julia died 23 December 1903; burial at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

61181. Abraham Rudolph Fletcher, born 27 August 1900 in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois; died 14 October 1900. Burial at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

After the death of Julia, Lee Fletcher married Katie Jane Marx, Julia’s first cousin. Katie was the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Beehn) Marx.

Lee and Katie had no children. See Number 6139, page 123.

Lee Fletcher married at least a third time. He died 15 September 1958. Burial is at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6119. ALBERT PETER MARX

Albert Peter Marx was born 18 January 1876 one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Albert was the son of Georg Friedrich Marx and Wilhelmina Shoun, (originally spelled Schaun). See Number 611, page 80.

Albert Marx married Martha Jane Tarpley 17 February 1902, Wabash County, Illinois. Martha Tarpley was born 11 January 1881 near Burton School (commonly called Texas School) about three or four miles west of Lancaster, Illinois. Martha was the daughter of George W. Tarpley, born 15 November 1849 in Tennessee and Loretta Jade Burton, born in 1860 east of West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois. George and Loretta Tarpley were married 5 December 1878 and lived on a farm near Burton or Texas School. They attended the Pleasant Grove United Brethren Church a few miles south of their home.

George Tarpley’s father was James Pleasant Tarpley and his mother was Sara McKeys. George Tarpley died 29 July 1936 and Loretta died 15 June 1898 Burial is at the New Lancaster Cemetery (Harrison), one-fourth mile north of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Loretta Jane’s father was James Burton and her mother was Martha Adams. Loretta Jane had six brothers and sisters: (1) George Burton, (2) James Burton, (3) Mary Burton who married a Tarpley, (4) Julia Burton who married Samuel Marx; see Number P-7131, page 74, (5) a sister, name not known, who married a Biehl, and (6) a sister who died at an early age.

George and Loretta Jane (Burton) Tarpley had six children. (1) *Martha Jane (Marx), (2) Della May, born 4 December 1882, (3) Samuel C., born 25 December 1884, (4) Mary Eliza, born 11 April 1889; died 6 October 1893, (5) James Edgar, born 4 June 1893; died 5 July 1894, and (6) Eva Ethel, born 12 October 1895; died 16 September 1968.

Albert Marx was a farmer. He purchased his grandfather’s home place. Albert was a civic-minded person. He served for several years as one of the directors of Stoltz School, Lick Prairie Precinct.

Albert was quite a long range weather forecaster. He would cut six onions in halves, one half for each of the twelve months of the year. Into each half of onion he would put some case sugar and then place all twelve onion halves in line on a window sill that provided a goodly amount of sun. At the end of a certain number of days, he would examine all twelve onion halves. Each onion half in numerical order was representative of the twelve months of the year. Those halves that were wet would be wet months and those that were dry would be dry months for the current year. This procedure was done during the month of January.

Albert Marx and his wife, Martha Jane, were members of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church. Martha Jane Marx died 22 May 1911, one week after the birth of a baby girl. Albert did not re-marry. Albert Marx died 1 April 1966. He and Martha Jane are buried at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church southwest of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Albert and Martha Jane (Tarpley) Marx had four children all born in the homestead log house one-half mile north and one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

61191. George Fredrick Marx, born 20 September 1902. See page 88.

61192. Eva Matilda Marx, born 28 April 1905. See page 89.

61193. Edward Albert Marx, born 18 January 1909. See page 89.

61194.Infant daughter (no name), born 15 May 1911 and died 15 May 1911.

Burial is at Old Brick Cemetery, Jordan Creek Lutheran Church, Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

611-10. ELIZABETH ANN MARX

Elizabeth Ann Marx was born 16 May 1877 one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Elizabeth was the daughter of Georg Friedrich Marx and Wilhelmina Shoun. See Number 611, page 80.

Elizabeth was always called ‘Lizzie’. Lizzie Marx married Grant Jonathan Deisher 26 April 1896. Their marriage license was obtained at Albion, Edwards County, Illinois. Grant Deisher was born 17 March 1864, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash county, Illinois. Grant Deisher was the son of William Deisher, born 22 August 1819 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and Clementine Kroh, born 31 May 1828.

Clementine’s father, Jonathan Kroh, purchased a forty acre tract of land in Wabash County in 1838. He and his family lived about three-fourths of a mile east of Nye Chapel United Brethren Church in Section 27, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Jonathan Kroh was a violin maker. His great-grandson, Lawrence Oliver Deisher, Number 611-10-2, page 91, possesses one of his violins made in 1812 in Germany. This instrument is very valuable and a most prized heirloom.

William Deisher was a farmer and lived in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. He and Clementine were members of the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church. William Deisher died 14 September 1903 and Clementine died 4 February 1909. Burial is at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

William and Clementine Deisher had ten children all born in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

(1) Mary Elizabeth Deisher, born in 1849. Mary married Andrew Reisinger. They had four children: (1) Rebecca, Rebecca never married. (2) Lena J., who married Adam Jonas Marx. See Branch I, Number 61-10-2. (3) Ella Clementine, who married George Franklin Seibert, son of Benjamin Franklin Seibert and Anna Margaret Stoltz. See Branch II, Number 626, Anna Margaret Stoltz. (4) Earl, who married Isabella Stoltz, daughter of James Edward Stoltz. See Branch V, Number 655, Fredrich Johann Stoltz.

(2) Hannah Deisher, born in 1851. Hannah married Louis Stoltz, son of Friedrich Johann Stoltz. See Branch V, Number 658.

(3) Harrison Deisher, born in 1853. Harrison married Kate Duncan. He died in 1929.

(4) Nathan Deisher, born 11 January 1855. Nathan married Della Drescott Draggoo. Nathan died in 1944. Burial is at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

(5) Rebecca Deisher, born in 1856. Rebecca married Richard Rose. Rebecca died in 1947.

(6) Daniel Deisher, born in 1859. Daniel married Emma Ramsey. Daniel died in 1912.

(7) Ephraim Lincoln Deisher, born 12 August 1861. Ephraim was always called ‘Link’. Lincoln married Minnie Rose, 28 November 1897. Minnie was born 28 August 1877. She was the daughter of Robert T. Rose and Dora Gard. Lincoln Deisher died 7 October 1957 and Minnie died 15 May 1961. Burial is at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

(8) *Grant Jonathan Deisher.

(9) William Deisher, born in 1866. No other data on William.

(10) Jacob Deisher, born in 1868. Jacob died young, about 1876. Burial at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

See Branch IV, Number 641, Henry Stoltz, for the Deisher-Deischer family lineage as related to the Stoltz family.

Grant and Lizzie (Marx) Deisher lived one-half mile south and one-half mile west of Stoltz School on forty acres in Section 29, N.E. 1/4 of the N.W. 1/4, Township 1 North, Range 13 West of the 2nd Principal Meridian, Lick Prairie Precinct, on land originally owned by Elisha Harris, purchased in 1822.

Grant Deisher was a farmer, but specialized in making sorghum molasses and apple butter. He was a member of the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church (now United Methodist) and Lizzie was a member of the Jordan Creek Lutheran Church. Lizzie (Marx) Deisher died in November of 1904 from complications from childbirth. Grant Deisher never re-married. He raised his younger son, Lawrence. His eldest son, Earl, and infant daughter, Pearl were taken by his wife’s brother Frank, and two sisters, Etta and Mary Marx, who had never married. They raised the children as their own. They lived one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct.

Grant Deisher died 6 October 1940. He and Lizzie are buried at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Grant and Lizzie (Marx) Deisher had three children all born at home, Stoltz Prairie, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

611-10-1. Earl Fredrich Deisher, born 30 August 1897. See page 90.

611-10-2. Lawrence Oliver Deisher, born 1 October 1899.See page 91.

611-10-3. Mary Pearl Deisher, born 3 May 1904.See page 92.

61111. EZRA EDWIN MARX

Ezra Edwin Marx was born 10 May 1878 one-half mile north of Cabbage Corner, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. His father was Lewis Edwin Marx and his mother was Henrietta Hinderliter. See Number 6111, page 81.

Ezra Marx married Pearl Zelma Stroah 14 April 1910 in Wabash County, Illinois. Pearl Stroah was born 12 May 1886 near Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. Pearl’s father was William Henry Stroah, born 2 July 1854, Wabash County, Illinois, and her mother was Isabelle Mahon, born 21 October 1856, Wabash County, Illinois. William Stroah was a farmer living near Friendsville, Illinois. William and Isabelle Stroah attended the Cabbage Corner Methodist Church, three-fourths mile south of Nye Chapel United Brethren Church.

William and Isabelle Stroah had seven children: (1) Mary, (2) Jesse, (3) Harry, (4) Nettie, (5) Grace, (6) *Pearl Zelma (Marx), and (7) Kathleen. William Stroah died 11 June 1946 and Isabelle, his wife, died 21 February 1939. Burial is in the Hallock Cemetery, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Ezra and Pearl Marx lived on the home place with Ezra’s parents, one-half mile north of Cabbage Corner, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. They attended the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church. Ezra Marx died 9 April 1959. Burial is at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church (now United Methodist), Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Pearl is still living in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Ezra and Pearl Marx had an only child.

611111. Euris Edwin Marx, born 9 November 1912 one-half mile north of Cabbage Corner, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 93.

61112. ALLEN OTTO MARX

Allen Otto Marx was born 28 September 1881 one-half mile north of Cabbage Corner, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Allen went by his middle name, Otto. He was a farmer and lived one-half mile south of Cabbage Corner, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. His father was Lewis Edwin Marx and his mother was Henrietta Hinderliter. See Number 6111, page 81.

Otto Marx married Claudia May Shearer 13 September 1905, Wabash County, Illinois. Claudia was born 26 July 1879 near Gards Point, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Claudia’s father was Barber Austin Shearer, born 5 July 1836 in Wabash County. He was a farmer and lived east of Gards Point, Wabash County, Illinois. Claudia’s mother was Edith ‘Eliza’ Brines, born 16 December 1846 in Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Barber Shearer died 9 April 1915. Edith, his wife, died 9 September 1912. Both are buried at Gards Point Cemetery, Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Claudia Shearer was the third of four children: (1) Thomas, (2) Mary (Palmer), (3) *Claudia May (Marx), and (4) Harry Garfield.

Otto and Claudia (Shearer) Marx had three children all born at home, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

611121. Mary Edith Marx, born 31 August 1906. Mary goes by her middle name, Edith. She is unmarried and resides at R. R. 1, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863. She is a school teacher.

611122. Ralph Estol Marx, born 25 October 1909. See page 93.

611123. Lester Sharon Marx, born 18 June 1915. Lester is known by his middle name, Sharon. He is a farmer residing at R. R. 1, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863. Sharon attends the Nesbit Chapel Church (Methodist) near Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Sharon never married.

61121. OSCAR ADAM MARX

Oscar Adam Marx was born 26 August 1888, one-and-one-fourth miles southeast of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. His father was George Thomas Marx and his mother was Jemima Hinderliter. See Number 6112, page 82.

Oscar Marx married Mabel Gertrude Streich 2 October 1911, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Mabel was born 9 January 1894, Richland County, Illinois. Oscar was a truck gardener. He was known as the Strawberry King of Lancaster and Wabash County, Illinois. He and his family resided in Lancaster, Illinois. They attended the Evangelical (Albright) Church of Lancester.

Mabel’s father was Fred William Streich, born 6 September 1864, Richland County, Illinois, and her mother was Sarah Vilina Seibert, born 6 November 1874 near Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois Sarah’s father was John Seibert Jr., born 23 May 1833 and her mother was Susan Ginther. John Seibert and Susan Ginther were married 9 May 1860 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. John Seibert died 17 December 1901. Burial is at Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. See Branch II, Number 6256, William Edward Stoltz, for the Seibert family lineage as related to the Stoltz family. Fred Streich was a farmer and lived one-half mile south of Lancaster, Illinois, and forty rods east up a lane to his residence. Fred and Sarah were members of the Evangelical (Albright) Church. Fred Streich died 7 July 1947 and Sarah died 9 March 1943. Both are buried in the New Lancaster Cemetery (Harrison) a short distance north of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Mabel Streich is the oldest of three children: (1) *Mabel Gertrude (Marx), (2) Charles, and (3) Mary Streich, born 1901.

Oscar and Mabel Gertrude (Streich) Marx had three children all born at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

611211. Thelma Marguerite Marx, born 5 January 1913. See page 94.

611212. James Clyde Marx, born 24 February 1917. James died in infancy and is buried in the New Lancaster Cemetery (Harrison), Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

611213. Arthbella Irene Marx, born in 1919. See page 95.

61122. ALFRED FELIX MARX

Alfred Felix Marx was born 8 May 1894 one-and-one-fourth miles southeast of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Alfred’s father was George Thomas Marx and his mother was Jemima Hinderliter. See Number 6112, page 82.

Alfred Marx married Ossie Leila Keen 30 June 1920 at Bridgeport, Lawrence County, Illinois. Ossie was born 22 July 1896 near Friendsville, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Ossie’s father was Ancil Marion Keen, born 11 June 1862 in Hickory Hill Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, and her mother was Sarah Belle McCoy, born 5 August 1873 in Indiana. Ancil Keen was a farmer. He and Sarah attended the Methodist Church. Ancil died 12 June 1944; his wife, Sarah, died 3 March 1937. Both are buried at the White House Cemetery, Lawrence County, Illinois.

Ancil and Sarah Keen had nine children; (1) Bessie Olive, (2) Nina Irene, (3) Orble Newton, (4) *Ossie Leila (Marx), (5) Lora Dulcie, (6) Omer Elmer, (7) Ethel Marie, (8) Dorothy Erma, and (9) Ivan Floyd.

Alfred Marx was an oil field worker. He and Ossie attended the Methodist Church. Alfred and his wife, Ossie Leila, reside at 125 G. Street, Martin’s Trailer Court, Stuart, Florida 33494. Alfred and Ossie Leila (Keen) Marx had an only daughter.

611221. Glenna Thoread Marx, born 7 April 1921 at Petrolia, Lawrence County, Illinois. See page 95.

61191. GEORGE FREDRICK MARX

George Fredrick Marx was born September 1902 on the old home place one-half mile north and one-quarter mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. His father was Albert Peter Marx and his mother was Martha Jane Tarpley. See Number 6119, page 83. George was always called ‘Georgie’. When a young child, George was baptized into the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Lancaster, Illinois. Later when a young married man, George became a member of the Barney’s Prairie Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, one mile east of Friendsville, Illinois. He and his family attended this church for several years. George attended the rural Stoltz School. He is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

George Marx married Mabel Esther Majors 5 April 1924, Wabash County, Illinois. Mabel Majors was born 29 July 1904 in Mt. Carmel Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Mabel’s father was Joseph Emory Majors, born in Mt. Carmel Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, and her mother was Fannie Marial Shearer, born 17 January 1882, Friendsville Precinct, Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. Joseph Majors was a farmer and lived next to Cabbage Corner School, Cabbage Corner, Wabash County, Illinois. The family attended the Methodist Church at Cabbage Corner, Lick Prairie Precinct. This church is no longer in existence. Joseph Majors died January 1946; his wife, Fannie died 28 December 1970. Both are buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

Mabel Majors was the second of five children: (1) Thelma (Seibert), (2) *Mabel Esther (Marx), (3) Ralph, (4) Kenneth, and (5) Geneva (Rieffel). Kenneth Majors married Eva Stein, daughter of Hazel Laura (Stoltz) Stein, who was a granddaughter of Johann George Stoltz, a sister to Eva Maria (Stoltz) Marx, who was George Fredrick Marx’s great-grandmother. So George Fredrick Marx and Eva (Stein) Majors are second cousins.

George and Mabel Marx resided on a farm south of Friendsville, Illinois, for many years. In later years, George and his family left the Barney’s Prairie Church and attended the Christian Church at Mt. Carmel, Illinois. George’s wife, Mabel, resides at 604 Algonquin, Jackson, Michigan 49203.

George Fredrick and Mabel Esther (Majors) Marx were blessed with three children.

611911. Aleta Elinor Marx, born 3 December 1925, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, in a log house on her grandfather’s farm. See page 96.

611912. Georgia LaVaughn Marx, born 26 March 1930, Friendsville Precinct, south of Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 96.

611913. Carl Ray Marx, born 19 June 1937, Friendsville Precinct, south of Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 97.

61192. EVA MATILDA MARX

Eva Marx was born 28 April 1905 in a log house on her father’s farm, one-half mile north and one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Her father was Albert Peter Marx and her mother was Martha Jane Tarpley. See Number 6119, page 83. Eva was baptized in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Lancaster, Illinois. She attended and graduated from rural Stoltz School. Eva Marx is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

Eva Marx married Leslie Irwin Hall 22 January 1927, Wabash County, Illinois. Leslie Hall was born 25 July 1902, Douglas County, Illinois. His father was Joseph Tharp Hall, born 10 January 1873 in Illinois and his mother was Sarah Francis Watts, born 14 February 1870 at Kansas, Edgar County, Illinois. Joseph Hall was a farmer. He and his family lived southeast of West Salem, Illinois. They were members of the Christian Church. Joseph and Sarah Hall had six children: (1) Leonard Dwight, (2) Sylvia (Tarpley), (3) Simpson Deltz, who married Mary Pearl Deisher. See Number 611-10-3, page 92. (4) *Leslie Irwin, (5) Harold and (6) Harlan (twins). Harlan married Inez Neikirk, niece of Gladys Seibert Stoltz; see Branch II, Number 6256, page 400 and a sister to Ruth (Deisher); see Branch 11, Number 62255, page 333 and George Neikirk who married Avonna Lou Deisher; see Number 611-10-12, page 100. Joseph Hall died 1 January 1949 and his wife, Sarah, died in February 1955; burial at the Moravian Church Cemetery, West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois.

Leslie and Eva Hall lived on a farm in Wabash County southeast of West Salem, Illinois. Leslie died 21 December 1972; burial at the Moravian Church Cemetery, West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois. Leslie and Eva Hall had no children. Eva resides at West Salem, Illinois.

61193. EDWARD ALBERT MARX

Edward Albert Marx was born 18 January 1909 in a log house on his father’s farm, one-half mile north and one-quarter mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Edward’s father was Albert Peter Marx and his mother was Martha Jane Tarpley. See Number 6119, page 83. Edward was baptized in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. Edward attended and graduated from the rural Stoltz School. He is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

Edward married Lillian Maude Painter 22 April 1931, Wabash County, Illinois. Lillian was born 4 March 1912 at Browns, Edwards County, Illinois. Lillian’s father was George Albert Painter, born 16 September 1885 at Albion, Edwards County, Illinois. He was a carpenter and also did some farming. He and his family first resided in Missouri, then moved to Browne, Illinois, and later to Bone Gap, Illinois. Lillian’s mother was Gertrude Leota Shaw, born 6 August 1892 at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois. They attended the Bone Gap Methodist Church. George’s father was George W. Painter and his mother was Lillie C. Elliott. Gertrude’s father was Fred Shaw and her mother was Mary Barton, born 1872, died 1946; burial at Bone Gap, Illinois. George Painter died 6 May 1973 and Gertrude, hie wife, died 9 April 1977. Both are buried at the Bone Gap Cemetery, Bone Gap, Edwards County, Illinois.

Lillian Painter was the second of five children: (1) Mary, born 10 May 1910, died 10 May 1910; burial at Elismore, Missouri, (2) *Lillian Maude (Marx), (3) John, born 18 March 1918, died 18 March 1918, Elismore Missouri, (4) Mildred Leota, married Melvin Stoltz; see Branch II, Number 62543, and (5) Howard, married Betty Arzelia Hall; see Number 611-10-31, page 107.

Edward and Lillian lived on a farm one-half mile South and one-and-one-half miles west of Friendsville, Illinois, when they first were married. Later Edward purchased his grandfather Lewis Marx’s farm one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School. Lillian Marx died 4 September 1956; burial at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was a member of the Nye Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church. Edward Marx never remarried. He lives at R. R. 3, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863.

To Edward and Lillian Marx were born four children, all born in Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

611931. Betty Virginia Marx, born 8 June 1936. See page 98.

611932. Robert Edward. Marx, born 18 March 1939. Robert is not married. He resides at R. R. 1, Sumner, Illinois 62411.

611933. Martha Sue Marx, born 21 February 1941. See page 98.

611934. Donald Richard Marx, born 21 March 1947. See page 99.

611-10-1. EARL FREDRICK DEISHER

Earl Fredrick Deisher was born 30 August 1897 on his father’s farm one-half mile south and one-half mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Earl’s father was Grant Jonathan Deisher and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Marx. See 611-10, page 84. Earl was baptized into the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Lancaster, Illinois. When a youth, he joined the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. After the death of his mother, Earl was taken by his Uncle Frank and Aunts Mary and Etta Marx and raised as their son. Neither Frank Marx nor his sisters Mary and Etta ever married. Earl attended the Stoltz School near his home.

Earl Deisher married first Myrtle V. Hutchinson 20 October 1927, Wabash County, Illinois. Myrtle was born 14 February 1901, Wabash County, Illinois. Myrtle’s father was Henry Clayton Hutchinson, born 9 April 1854, Wabash County, Illinois. He was a farmer near Allendale, Illinois. Her mother was Cynthia Althie Humphery, born 22 March 1862, Wabash County. Henry Hutchinson died 19 February 1927 and Cynthia, his wife, died 23 February 1901, one week after giving birth to Myrtle. Both parents are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

Myrtle was taken and raised by Sam and Ida Higbee as their own. Even though her legal name was Hutchinson, Myrtle grew up as Myrtle Higbee. Sam and Ida Higbee lived on a farm one-eighth mile east of Cabbage Corner, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

Myrtle Hutchinson was the youngest of seven children: (1) Perry Francis, born 8 May 1887; died 17 April 1969, (2) Elizabeth Bell, born 20 Kay 1889; died 18 October 1913, (3) Laura Ann, born 11 May 1891; died 6 December 1896, (4) Cora Emma (Guard), born 28 September 1892; still living, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, (5) William Clayton, born 15 July 1896; died 28 April 1897, (6) Anna May (Bunting), born 27 October 1898; died 22 March 1968, (7) Myrtle V. (Deisher).

Earl and Myrtle Deisher lived with his Uncle Frank and Aunts Mary and Etta Marx on the home place one-quarter mile west of Stoltz School. Earl was a farmer. He served for several years as Director of Stoltz School. Earl was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Lancaster, Illinois. Myrtle died 4 November 1934, death resulting from childbirth. She is buried at the Allendale Cemetery about one mile north of Allendale, Wabash County, Illinois, on State Route 1. Earl and Myrtle Deisher had three children all born on the Marx homestead in a log house, Stoltz Prairie, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

611-10-11. Searoba Mae Deisher, born 8 July 1929. See page 99.

611-10-12. Avonna Lou Deisher, born 3 November 1931. See page 100.

611-10-13. Estrella Loree Deisher, born 5 June 1934; died 22 November 1934; burial at Allendale Cemetery, one mile north of Allendale, Illinois, on State Route 1.

After the death of Myrtle, Earl married second Mary Viola Dorney in 1937. Mary was called by her middle name, Viola. Viola was born 6 July 1908, Lukin Township, Lawrence County, Illinois. Her father was Obe Dorney, born 26 November 1880. He was a farmer living north of Lancaster, Illinois. Viola’s mother was Rose Shipley, born 1883. Obe Dorney died 2 April 1902 and Rose died in 1909. Both are buried at the New Lancaster Cemetery (Harrison), Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

Viola Dorney was the second of eleven children: (1) Jesse (deceased, (2) *Mary Viola (Deisher), (3) Clete (Bass), (4) Dale, (5) Nina (Abel), (6) George, (7) Bernard (half-brother), (8) Kathline (Pierson) (half-sister), (9) Robert (half-brother), (10) John (half-brother), and (11) Eva Mae (half-sister) (deceased).

Earl and Viola Deisher had one son.

611-10-14. Carl William Deisher, born 4 November 1939 at West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois. Carl is unmarried and lives west of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, on a rural route 62863.

Several years after Viola’s death, Earl and his young son, Carl, moved to the Adam Stoltz home place, one-half mile east and one-quarter mile north of Stoltz School. Later he moved a few miles west of Mt. Carmel where he was mortally wounded when his tractor turned over on him. Earl died 19 June 1975; burial is at the Allendale Cemetery, one mile north of Allendale, Wabash County, Illinois, on State Route 1.

611-10-2. LAWRENCE OLIVER DEISHER

Lawrence Oliver Deisher was born 1 October 1899 one-half mile south and three-fourths mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Lawrence’s father was Grant Jonathan Deisher and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Marx. See 611-10, page 84. Lawrence attended the Eye Chapel United Brethren Church (now United Methodist), Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. He attended and graduated from Stoltz School. Lawrence is pictured in a Stoltz School Class. See Branch II, Number 62541.

Lawrence Deisher married Gladys Marie Miller 3 March 1921, ‘Wabash County, Illinois. Gladys was born 10 December 1905, Wabash County, Illinois. Her father, Lee Sharon Miller, was born 2 August 1884, Wabash County, Illinois. Her mother, Amy May Litherland, was born 6 May 1883, Wabash County, Illinois. Gladys attended the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. She attended two or three different rural schools. She graduated from Stoltz School.

Lee Miller was a brother to Nora Miller who married Norman Stoltz. See Branch IV, Number 64-10-1. Amy May Litherland was a sister to Nye Litherland. See Branch IV, Number 648.

Lee Miller was a farmer and lived on several different rented farms. For several years he and his family resided one-and-one-half miles west of Friendsville on the Charles Miller farm. The last farm he lived on was the Baird farm about two miles west and one-half mile north of Cabbage Corner, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Later Lee Miller retired and moved to Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Lee Miller died 7 October 1964 and Amy, his wife, died 6 April 1950. Both are buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

Gladys Miller is the oldest of five children: (1) *Gladys Maria (Deisher), (2) Gilbert, (3) Raymond, (4) Melvin, and (5) Floyd.

Lawrence and Gladys Deisher live on the old home place one-half mile south and three-fourths mile west of Stoltz School. Lawrence is a part-time former and a retired employee of the Snap-On Tool Company, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. They are members of the Nye Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church (now United Methodist), Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Lawrence and Gladys have thirteen living children all born on the home place, Stoltz Prairie, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Lawrence and Gladys are parents of the largest number of children in the Deisher and Marx families.

611-10-21. Floyd Oliver Deisher, born 30 June 1922. See page 101.

611-10-22. Wilma Fern Deisher, born 15 April 1924. See page 101.

611-10-23. Mary April Deisher, born 12 April 1926. See page 102.

611-10-24. Velma Jean Deisher, born 6 October 1928.See page 102.

611-10-25. Esther Mae Deisher, born 26 October 1930. See page 103.

611-10-26. Betty Ann Deisher, born 30 March 1933. See page 103.

611-10-27. Loren Kenneth Deisher, born 12 January 1935. See page 104.

611-10-28. Loree Viola Deisher, born 14 February 1937. See page 104.

611-10-29. Lois Maria Deisher, born 12 December 1939. See page 104.

611-10-2-10. Kay Carolyn Deisher, born 29 October 1942. See page 105.

611-10-2-11. Lloyd Jonathan Deisher, born 13 January 1945. See page 105

611-10-2-12. Donald Eugene Deisher, born 12 June 1947. See page 106.

611-10-2-13. Beverly Sue Deisher, born 12 October 1950. See page 106.

611-10-3. MARY PEARL DEISHER

Mary Pearl Deisher was born 3 May 1904, one-half mile south and one-half mile west of Stoltz School, Stoltz Prairie, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Mary was always called by her middle name, Pearl. Pearl was the daughter of Grant Jonathan Deisher and Elizabeth Ann Marx. See Number 611-10, page 84. Pearl was baptized into the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Lancaster, Illinois. However, she never became a member of this church. Pearl attended Stoltz School near bar home. When a young woman, Pearl was baptized a second time and joined the Evangelical United Brethren Church (now United Methodist) at West Salem, Illinois.

Pearl married Simpson Deltz Hall 17 February 19--, Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois. Simpson was born 11 August 1900, Douglas County, Illinois.

Her father was Joseph Tharp Hall, born 10 January 1873. He was a farmer living west of Lancaster, Illinois. Simpson’s mother was Sarah Francis Watts, born 14 February 1870, Kansas, Edgar County, Illinois. Joseph and Sarah were members of the Christian Church. Joseph Hall died 1 January 1949; Sarah died in February 1955. They are buried at the Moravian Church Cemetery, West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois.

Simpson Hall is the third of six children: (1) Leonard Dwight, (2) Sylvia, (3) *Simpson Deltz, (4) Leslie who married Eva Marx; see Number 61192, page 89, (5) Harold and (6) Harlan (twins).

Simpson was a farmer near West Salem, Illinois. He died 22 September 1971; burial is at the Moravian Church Cemetery, West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois. Pearl lives at 315 Albion Street, West Salem, Illinois 62476. Simpson and Pearl affiliated with the Methodist Church, West Salem, Illinois. Simpson and Pearl Hall had an only daughter.

611-10-31. Betty Arzelia Hall, born 23 June 1930, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 107.

611111. EURIS EDWIN MARX

Euris Edwin Marx was born 9 November 1912 on his grandfather’s farm one-half mile north of Cabbage Corner, Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Euris was the son of Ezra Edwin Marx and Pearl Zelma Stroah. See Number 61111, page 86. Euris was baptized and confirmed into the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Before his marriage, he was Sunday School teacher of the youth class for several years. Euris graduated from the Cabbage Corner rural school, one-half mile east of Cabbage Corner, Friendsville, Precinct. Euris attended Lancaster High School, Lancaster, Illinois.

Euris Edwin Marx married Imogene M. Dorsam 27 May 1936, Edwards County, Illinois. Imogene Dorsam was born 11 May 1918 in Lawrence County, Illinois. Imogene’s father was Fred Henry Dorsam, born 2 December 1876 in Dubois County, Indiana, and her mother was Emaline Abel, born 9 July 1879 or 1880 in Dubois County, Indiana. Fred Dorsam was a farmer and lived near Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois. He and his family attended the First Christian Church of Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Fred and Emaline Dorsam had six children: (1) Alice (deceased), (2 and 3) Infant twins, stillborn, (4) Ethel, (5) Earl (deceased), and (6) Imogene M. (Marx). Fred Dorsam died 22 December 1961 and Emaline died 5 October 1942.

Burial is at the Bethel Cemetery, Lawrence County, Illinois.

Euris and Imogene Marx live at 1115 Chestnut Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863. They are members of the First Christian Church of Mt. Carmel. Euris is employed by the Mt. Carmel Public Utility Company. Euris and Imogene have an only daughter.

6111111. Juanita Emogene Marx, born 4 April 1937 in Wabash County, Illinois. See page 107.

611122. RALPH ESTOL MARX

Ralph Estol Marx was born 25 October 1909 in Wabash County, Illinois. His father was Allen Otto Marx and his mother was Claudia May Shearer. See Number 61112, page 86. Ralph attended the Methodist Church and rural school at Cabbage Corner, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. The church and school were one-half mile apart. The school was east of Cabbage Corner in Friendsville Precinct. Ralph lived and worked on his father’s farm until his marriage.

Ralph Estol Marx married Marjorie Helen Fuller 24 November 1934 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Marjorie Fuller was born 13 September 1917 in Posey County, Indiana. Marjorie’s father was Samuel Aden Fuller, born in June 1871 in Posey County, Indiana. He was a farrier and attended the Baptist Church. He died in February 1941. Marjorie’s mother was Lou Anne Puckett, born in March 1883 in Posey County, Indiana. She attended the Christian Church. Lou Anne Fuller died in June 1941. Both parents are, buried at the Maumee Cemetery at Johnston, Indiana.

Marjorie Fuller was the fifth of six children: (1) Amos, born in February 1903; died 1958, (2) Arthur, born 21 July 1912; died 1977, (3) Pearl, born 11 January 1912; died 1977, (4) Elsie, born 14 November 1915, (5) *Marjorie Helen (Marx), and (6) Veda, born 21 July 1920. Ralph and Marjorie Marx live at 302 North 3rd Street, Allendale, Illinois 62410. Ralph is a retired meat cutter.

To Ralph and Marjorie (Fuller) Marx were born five children.

6111221. Betty Jane Marx, born 26 August 1935, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois; died 10 February 1937. Burial is at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6111222. Marcela Marx, born 9 June 1937 near Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Marcela married Jerry McConnell. They reside at 1059 Lakeview Road East, Jacksonville, Florida 32211. No further information on Marcela.

6111223. Patricia Maria Marx, born 29 April 1939 near Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Patricia is not married and lives at the home of her parents.

6111224. Linda Lou Marx, born 30 November 1941 near Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 108.

6111225. Denna Kay Marx, born 19 January 1945 near Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Denna is not married.

611211. THELMA MARGUERITE MARX

Thelma Marguerite Marx was born 5 January 1913 at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Thelma’s father was Oscar Adam Marx and her mother was Mabel Gertrude Streich. See Number 61121, page 87. Thelma attended the Evangelical Church (now United Methodist) of Lancaster, Illinois. She graduated from the Lancaster High School.

Thelma married Lyman Wesley Wirth 27 June 1938 at Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky. Lyman was born 22 December 1915 in Lukin Township, Lawrence County, Illinois. Lyman’s father, James Henry Wirth, was born 12 February 1886 in Lukin Township, Lawrence County, Illinois, and his mother, Oma Tabetha Price, was born 12 September 1882 in Denison Township, Lawrence County, Illinois. James Henry Wirth was a timber and saw mill man. He and his family resided at R. R. 1, St. Francisville, Lawrence County, Illinois. They attended the Methodist Church. James Wirth died 12 July 1970. Oma, his wife died 30 July 1956. Both are buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Lukin Township, Lawrence County, Illinois.

Lyman Wirth is the sixth of ten children: (1) Charlette (deceased), (2) James Clayton, (3) Irene Elizabeth, (4) John Henry, (5) Oma Maria, (6) *Lyman Wesley, (7) Lillian Pearl, (8) Marjorie Faye, (9) Claude Price, and (10) Rosalie.

Lyman and Thelma Wirth reside at R. R. 1, St. Francisville, Illinois 62460. He is an oil well driller. They attend the Methodist Church.

Lyman and Thelma Wirth have three children.

6112111. John Fredrick Wirth, born 24 June 1939 at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 108.

6112112. Carole Irene Wirth, born 21 July 1940 in Lukin Township, Lawrence County, Illinois. See page 109.

61123-13. Lyman Wesley Wirth, Jr., born 18 July 1953 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 109.

611213. ARTHBELLA IRENE MARX

Arthbella Irene Marx was born in 1919 at Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Arthbella’s father was Oscar Adam Marx and her mother was Mabel Gertrude Streich. See Number 61121, page 87. Arthbella attended the Evangelical Church (now United Methodist) of Lancaster, Illinois. She graduated from the Lancaster High School.

Arthbella married Robert Donald Frye 24 December 1938 at Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky. Robert was born in 1907 near Orio, Wabash County, Illinois. Robert’s father, Thaddius Frye, was born in 1879 at Camargo, Douglas County, Illinois. His mother Eliza E. Wasson, was born in 1882 at Chrisman, Edgar County, Illinois. Thaddius was a farmer and lived northeast of Friendsville, Illinois. Thaddius and his family attended the Presbyterian Church at Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. Thaddius died in 1949 and Eliza died in 1941; burial is at the Wabash Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Orio, Wabash County, Illinois.

Robert Frye was the third of four children: (1) Fleta, (2) Theodore W., (3) *Robert Donald, and (4) Russell T. Robert is an employee of the Chrysler Motor Corporation. He and Arthbella reside at 16680 Fairmont Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48205. They attend the Presbyterian Church. Robert and Arthbella have two children.

6112131. Arthur Donovan Frye, born in 1940 at Detroit, Michigan. Arthur is not married.

6112132. Judith Kaye Frye, born in 1944 at Detroit, Michigan. Judith married Kenith G. Arneil 23 May 1964. They have two children.

61121321. Kenith R. Arneil, born in 1966.

61121322. Sandra K. Arneil, born in 1972.

The above information on Judith Kaye was submitted by her mother, Arthbella (Marx) Frye.

611221. GLENNA THOREAD MARX

Glenna Marx was born 7 April 1921 at Petrolia, Lawrence County, Illinois. Glenna is the daughter of Felix Marx and Ossie Leila Keen. See Number 61122, page 87.

Glenna Marx married Philip Dayton Corrie 30 June 1940 at Pinkstaff, Lawrence County, Illinois. Philip Corrie was born 29 September 1920 at Bridgeport, Lawrence County, Illinois. His father, Fred Raymond Corrie, was born 18 March 1896 at Sumner, Lawrence County, Illinois and his mother, Ethel Mae Clift, was born 13 January 1903 at Chauncey, Lawrence County, Illinois. Fred and Ethel Corrie divorced and he moved from Lawrence County, Illinois to Longview, Texas. They were members of the Methodist Church. Fred Corrie was a sign painter by trade. Fred and Ethel Corrie had only one son. (1) *Philip Dayton Corrie. Philip has a half-brother, (2) B. J. Richardson. Fred Corrie died 9 October 1956; burial is at Longview, Texas. Ethel died 10 September 1962; burial is at Bridgeport, Lawrence County, Illinois.

Philip and Glenna Corrie live at 7880 S.E. River Lane, Stuart, Florida. They are members of the Baptist Church. Philip is owner and operator of a sign company. Philip and Glenna have two children.

6112211. Karen Sue Corrie, born 28 April 1942 at Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana. See page 110.

6112212. Debra Lee Corrie, born 10 September 1956 at Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois. Debra is not married. She lives at 2030 Belle Vue Way, Apartment 63, Tallahassee, Florida 32304.

611911. ALETA ELINOR MARX

Aleta Elinor Marx was born 30 December 1925 in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, at her grandfather’s home in the family old log house. Aleta is the daughter of George Fredrick Marx and Mabel Esther Majors. See Number 61191, page 88. Aleta attended the Barney’s Prairie Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, one mile east of Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois, and the rural Monarch School. She graduated from the Mt. Carmel High School, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. At a later time, the Marx family attended the First Christian Church of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Aleta Marx married Darrell Max Compton 6 October 1946 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Darrell Compton was born 26 December 1924 at Keeneburg, Wabash County, Illinois. Darrell’s father, Clarence Welborn Compton, was born 26 October 1889 in Posey County, Indiana. He was a farmer and lived near Griffin, Indiana. His mother, Viola Blanche Snyder, was born 18 February 1893 in Gibson County, Indiana. Both attended the Griffin Christian Church. Clarence Compton died 9 February 1976; burial is at Poseyville, New Harmony County, Indiana. His wife, Viola resides at Griffin, Indiana.

Darrell Compton was the fifth of eight children: (1) Lloyd Leon, (2) Genevieve Ruth, (3) Aaron Snyder, (4) Herbert Dunne, (5) *Darrell Max, (6) Farrah Jean, (7) Jack Ray, and (8) Gail Welborn.

Darrell and Aleta Compton reside at 604 Algonquin, Jackson, Michigan 49203. They attend the First Presbyterian Church. Darrell works in land activities. Aleta is a homemaker. Darrell and Aleta Elinor (Marx) Compton have two children.

6119111. Jean Ann Compton, born 17 May 1951 at Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. See page 110.

6119112. David Max Compton, born 12 May 1953 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 110.

611912. GEORGIA LAVAUGHN MARX

Georgia LaVaughn Marx was born 26 March 1930 in Wabash County, Illinois. Georgia is the daughter of George Fredrick Marx and her mother is Mabel Esther Majors. See Number 61191, page 88. Georgia Marx as a young girl attended the Barney’s Prairie Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, one mile east of Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. She attended the rural Monarch School and graduated from the Mt. Carmel High School. During this time the Marx family was attending the First Christian Church of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Georgia married Robert Leo Miller 19 June 1949 at the First Christian Church, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Robert Miller was born 15 April 1930 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. His father, Charles Leo Miller, was born 25 January 1906, Wabash County, Illinois. His mother, Wilma Fern James, was born 10 March 1908 in Edwards County, Illinois. Charles Miller and his brother, Glen, were in the laundry business for many years. Later he owned and operated the Charles L. Miller Insurance Agency. Charles was a Master Mason and Past Master of the Mt. Carmel Masonic Lodge #239. Worshipful Brother Charles Miller died 3 May 1964; burial is at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, His wife is also a member of the First Christian Church and resides in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Charles Miller was a nephew of Norman and Nora Miller Stoltz. See Branch IV, Number 64-10-1.

Robert Miller is the second of four children: (1) Ronald Ray (died in infancy), (2) *Robert Leo, (3) Joyce LaVon (Walter), born 6 August 1940, and (4) Brenda Kay (McClane), born 16 August 1947.

Robert and Georgia Miller reside at R. R. 2, Sunset Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 47542. Robert is vice-president of the Holland National Bank and Georgia is an interior decorator. Georgia is a member of the Salem United Church of Christ and Robert maintains membership in the First Christian Church of Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Robert and Georgia have three children.

6119121. Robert Kent Miller, born 15 June 1950 at Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. See page 111.

6119122. Kathleen LaVon Miller, born 21 May 1954 at Effingham, Effingham County, Illinois. See page 111.

61192.23. Robin Kaelynn Miller, born 10 September 1962 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Robin is not married.

611913. CARL RAY MARX

Carl Ray Marx was born 19 June 1937 in Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Carl is the son of George Fredrick Marx and Mabel Esther Majors. See Number 61191, page 88. When a young boy, Carl attended the Barney’s Prairie Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, one mile east of Friendsville, Wabash County, Illinois. Later, he and his family attended the First Christian Church of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Carl attended the rural Monarch School until the reorganization of the Wabash County Schools in 1948. He then bussed to Mt. Carmel where he completed the eighth grade and graduated from the Mt. Carmel High School.

Carl Ray Marx married Nelda Rae Maidlow in May 1957 at Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois. Nelda Maidlow was born 30 May 1940 in Illinois. Her father, Howard Maidlow, was born 10 October 1904 in Indiana and her mother, Opal Brines, was born 5 August 190.5. Howard is a farmer living in Indiana. Opal is a member of the United Methodist Church. She lives in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Howard and Opal Maidlow had five children: (1) Patricia, (2) Irma, (3) Wilma, (4) Melba, and (5) *Nelda Rae (Marx).

Carl and Nelda live at 1202 Indiana Avenue, Pontiac, Illinois 61764. They are members of the Christian Church. Carl is an employee of the Standard Oil Company. Nelda is a homemaker. Carl and Nelda have three children.

6119131. Tressa Rae Marx, born 29 December 1957 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6119132. Pamela Lynn Marx, born 28 September 1961 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6119133. Sandrea Denise Marx, born 4 August 1977 at Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois.

611931. BETTY VIRGINIA MARX

Betty Virginia Marx was born 8 June 1936 in Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Betty is the daughter of Edward Albert Marx and Lillian Maude Painter. See Number 61193, page 89. Betty attended and joined the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. She attended the Lancaster elementary school and graduated from the Mt. Carmel High School, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Betty Marx married Danny Michael Foshee 20 August 1954 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Danny was born 6 October 1932 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Danny’s father, James Edward Foshee, was born 16 March 1894 at Moscow, Tennessee. He was a refrigeration technician. Danny’s mother, Grace Hoffner, was born 18 October 1904 at Grayville, Edwards County, Illinois. Both are members of the First Christian Church. James Foshee died 18 March 1977; burial is at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Danny’s mother resides at Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Danny Foshee is the second of three children: (1) Robert Edward, (2) *Danny Michael, and (3) Sandra Annette.

Danny and Betty (Marx) Foshee reside at 131 West Grand, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858. They have three children.

6119311. Lynn Annette Foshee, born 9 February 1958 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Lynn is unmarried and is a school teacher. She lives and teaches at Marietta, Georgia.

6119312. Jeffery Michael Foshee, born 7 July 1960, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Jeffery is unmarried. He is a welder by trade and lives at Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

61l9313. David Edward Foshee, born 26 August 1964, Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

611933. MARTHA SUE MARX

Martha Sue Marx was born 21 February 1941 in Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Martha is the daughter of Edward Albert Marx and Lillian Maude Painter. See Number 61193, page 89. Martha Marx attended the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church (now United Methodist), Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois, and the Lancaster elementary school and graduated from the Mt. Carmel High School, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Martha Marx married Stephen ‘Steve’ Richardson 7 April 1957 at the Bone Gap Christian Church, Bone Gap, Edwards County, Illinois. Steve Richardson was born 30 August 1940 in Gibson County, Indiana. His father, Melvin Guy Richardson, was born in September 1908 in Gibson County, Indiana, and his mother, Edna Lillian McClellan, was born 11 May 1908 in Gibson County, Indiana. Melvin Richardson is a former and he and his wife reside at R. R. 1, Owensville, Indiana.

Steve Richardson is the seventh of nine children: (1) Benjamin Wayne, (2) Marjorie Louise (Guller), (3) Madge LaVawn (Searles), (4) Sallie V., (5) Russell Wallace, (6) Eddie Ross (deceased), (7) *Stephen, (8) Priscilla Fawn (Hall), and (9) Jimmy Ray (deceased).

Steve and Martha Sue Richardson reside at R. R. 3, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863. Steve is an employee of the New York Central Railroad and is a part-time farmer. Steve and Martha are affiliated with the Christian Church of Lancaster, Illinois.

Steve and Martha (Marx) Richardson have five children.

6119331. Sherry Lee Richardson, born 20 October 1957 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. See page 112.

6119332. Debra Rae Richardson, born 17 February 1959 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6119333. Stevie Joe Richardson, born 11 March 1961 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6119334. Merry Ann Richardson, born 25 December 1963 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6119335. Dustin James Richardson, born 24 June 1976 at Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

611934. DONALD RICHARD MARX

Donald Richard Marx was born 21 March 1947 in Friendsville Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Donald is the son of Edward Albert Marx and his mother was Lillian Maude Painter. See Number 61193, page 89. When a young boy, Donald attended the Nye Chapel United Brethren Church (now United Methodist), Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. He attended the Lancaster elementary school and graduated from the Mt. Carmel High School, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Donald Marx married Joyce Ann White 22 December 1968 at Allendale, Wabash County, Illinois. Joyce White was born 14 April 1949 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Joyce’s father, Sharon Edgar White, was born 11 July 1919 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Joyce’s mother, Gloria Lee Parks, was born 16 September 1927 at Stone Fort, Saline County, Illinois. Sharon White is an oil well pumper. He and Gloria live at Allendale, Illinois. Gloria is a member of the First Christian Church.

Joyce White has an older sister and brother: (1) Gloria Marie (Gray) and (12) Sharon Edgar White, Jr.

Donald and Joyce Marx reside at R. R. 3, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863. They are members of the Christian Church of Christ, Lancaster, Illinois. Donald is a factory worker. Joyce is a homemaker. Donald and Joyce Marx have four children, all born at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois.

6119341. Tracy Wade Marx, born 26 June 1971.

6119342. Christopher Leslie Marx, born 26 January 1973.

6119343. Alan Matthew Marx, born 14 October 1976.

6119344. Ryan Lee Marx, born 20 May 1979.

611-10-11. SEAROBA MAE DEISHER

Searoba Mae Deisher was born 8 July 1929 in Lancaster Precinct, Stoltz Prairie, Wabash County, Illinois, one-fourth mile west of Stoltz School on the George Fredrick Marx home place. Her father was Earl Fredrick Deisher and her mother was Myrtle (Hutchinson) Higbee. See Number 611-lo-1, page 90. Searoba was baptized into the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Lancaster, Illinois. Until her marriage, she attended the Hope Lutheran Church at Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Searoba attended the rural Stoltz School and high school at Lancaster, Illinois.

Searoba Deisher married Clyde Daniel Mascher 8 July 1951 at Newton, Jasper County, Illinois. Clyde was born 24 February 1922 in Jasper County, Illinois. Clyde’s father, Louie Daniel Mascher, was born 19 July 1889 at Wheeler, Jasper County, Illinois, and his mother, Nellie Crews, was born 24 August 1891 at Wheeler, Jasper County, Illinois. Louie Mascher was a farmer. He and Nellie were Methodists. Louie Mascher died 19 April 1951; burial is at Wheeler, Jasper County, Illinois. Nellie resides at Marshall, Illinois.

Clyde Mascher is the third of four children: (1) Helen (Griffy), (2) Lou E., (3) *Clyde Daniel, and (4) Elinor (Wyatt) (deceased.

Clyde and Searoba Mascher reside at Marshall, Illinois, R. R. 2, 62441. Clyde is a salesman. Searoba is in the health occupations. Searoba took the G.E.D. test and received her certificate. After training, she passed the State Board examination in 1951 and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Searoba first worked as a professional surgical nurse. In 1964, she returned to college and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, specializing in Psychology, in 1970. Later she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and took a teaching position at Reitz High School, Evansville, Indiana.

In 1973, Searoba and Clyde moved to Marshall, Illinois. She is presently Director of the Study Skill Center and Counseling at Lincoln Trail Community College, Robinson, Illinois. She specializes in their two year nursing curriculum. She received her Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology in 1976.

Clyde and Searoba are members of the Methodist Church. Searoba joined the Methodist Church after her marriage to Clyde. They have three children all born at Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois.

611-10-111. Mary Frances Mascher, born 25 August 1954. See page 112.

611-10-112. Rebecca Jean Mascher, born 22 April 1957. Rebecca is single. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana receiving a degree in Computer Engineering. She lives at 2735 Rice Street, Apartment 210, Roseville, Minnesota 65113.

611-10-113. Helen Kay Mascher, born 20 November 1958. Helen is not married. She is presently completing her internship at Lakeview Medical Center at Danville, Illinois. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana. Helen is a medical technologist.

611-10-12. AVONNA LOU DEISHER

Avonna Lou Deisher was born 3 November 1931 in a log house on the George Friedrick home place, Lancaster Precinct, Stoltz Prairie, Wabash County, Illinois. She is the daughter of Earl Fredrick Deisher and Myrtle (Hutchinson) Higbee. See Number 611-10-1, page 90. Avonna Lou was baptized in the Nye Chapel Evangelical United Brethren Church, Lick Prairie Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. Avonna Lou attended the rural Stoltz School.

Avonna Lou married George Lemuel Neikirk 18 November 1949, Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois. George was born 1 February 1922 at Brocton, Edgar County, Illinois. George’s father, John Kellis Neikirk, was born 12 March 1889 at Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, and his mother, Eulalia G. Seibert, was born 10 September 1892, three-fourth mile north and one-fourth mile east of Lancaster, Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois. (Eulalia’s sister, Gladys Seibert, married William E. Stoltz. See Branch II, Number 6256.)

John and Eulalia Neikirk lived on a farm one-half mile west and one-half mile south of Lancaster when John was killed by lightning during a summer storm. He died 10 August 1929. Eulalia never remarried. She died 2 December 1966. John and Eulalia were members of the Lancaster Evangelical Church. They are buried at the New Lancaster Cemetery (Harrison), Lancaster, Wabash County, Illinois.

George Neikirk is the youngest of six children: (1) Ruth, who married Delbert Deisher; see Branch II, Number 6256, (2) Inez (Hall), (3) Irene (Guisewite), (4) Blanche (Gray), (5) *John Harold, who married Betty (Hall) Painter; see Branch II, Number 6256, and (6) *George Lemuel.

George and Avonna Lou Neikirk reside at R. R. 3, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863 near Lancaster, Illinois. George is custodian of a school. Both are members of the United Methodist Church, formerly the Evangelical Church of Lancaster, Illinois. George and Avonna Lou have five children, all born in Lancaster Precinct, Wabash County, Illinois.

61l-10-121. Jerry Lee Neikirk, born 25 March 1951. See page 113.

611-10-122. David Eugene Neikirk, born 15 July 1952. See page 113.

611-10-123. Tommy George Neikirk, born 16 September 1954. See page 113.

611-10-124. Patty Ann Neikirk, born 9 August 1955. See page 114.

611-10-125. Barbara a Sue Neikirk, born 10 September 1957. See page 114.

611-10-21. FLOYD OLIVER DEISHER

Floyd Oliver Deisher was born 30 June 1922 in Lick Prairie Precinct, Stoltz Prairie, Wabash County, Illinois. His father is Lawrence Oliver Deisher and his mother is Gladys Marie Miller. See Number 611-10-2, page 91. Floyd attended the Nye Chapel Church and the rural Stoltz School.

Floyd Deisher married Anna Belle Ibbotson 10 July 1946 at Albion, Edwards County, Illinois. Anna Ibbotson was born at West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois. Her father, Earl Jennings Ibbotson, was born 5 January 1903 in Edwards County, Illinois, and her mother, Ella Pearl Hodgson, was born 3 November 1904 at Albion, Edwards County, Illinois. Earl and Ella Ibbotson reside in West Salem, Illinois. They are members of the Christian Church. Anna Belle Ibbotson is the second of four children: (1) Bernice (Ford), (2) *Anna Belle (Deisher), (3) Thelma Strum, and (4) John.

Floyd and Anna Deisher live at 518 West 6th Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863. Floyd is an employee of the Snap-On Tools Corporation. He is a member of the Pentecostal Assembly of God Church and Anne is a member of the Christian Church. They have an only daughter.

611-10-211. Mariette Deisher, born 18 January 1947 at Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana. See page 114.

611-10-22. WILMA FERN DEISHER

Wilma Fern Deisher was born 15 April 1924 in Lick Prairie Precinct, Stoltz Prairie, Wabash County, Illinois. Her father is Lawrence Oliver Deisher and her mother is Gladys Marie Miller. See Number 611-10-2, page 91. Wilma attended Nye Chapel Church and graduated from the rural Stoltz School.

Wilma Deisher married John William Brown 27 December 1946 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. John Brown was born 22 February 1923 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. John’s father, Rollie Brown, was born in 1898 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois, and his mother, Mildred Francis Price, was born 18 February 1903 at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois. Rollie Brown was an employee of the Cowling Company. He and Mildred resided at Mt. Carmel, Illinois. They were members of the Church of God. Rollie