So I got out the family Bible, Catholic.It says: John Waitzman married Catherine Franz.Their children: Henry (my grandfather), Joseph, Carl, Lawrence, Frank, Herbert, Lena and Mary. Henry married Mary Catherine Lochtefeld.Their children: Martha (my mother), Walter, Richard, Gene, Mary Jo, Lucille and Carolyn.
There is a story about the name Weissman that comes up, but I never got the details.Ellis Island name change perhaps.
My grandmother, Mary Catherine Lochtefeld, who married Henry Waitzman, had a sister, Josephine, who married a Waitzman also. It doesn't say his name.