Adam Schalz, Sophia (Wagner) Schalz, and Mary Schalz are buried at St. Felix Cemetary near Kinde MI.
Adam came to Michigan in 1872, and I recall a story told to me about how he was harrased about serving under the Kaiser. This occured during WWI. This story bugged me a bit, so I did some research on it. Adam probably served under none other than Otto von Bismarck during the Franco Prussian War, 1870-71. If this be the case, I must assume that after being mustered out, he came to America to pursue his fortune.
More on this later, as I discover more information.