Re: Holzapfel in Philadelphia, PA
Well, I don't know if there is a Mary in our Holzapfel line yet, but I suspect that there must be some relationship somewhere, because my grandmother was Ruth PAULINE Holzapfel, which tells me that some derivative of Pauline must be a family name, too.
There were a whole bunch of kids in her family, but only one son.His name was William Holzapfel, his father was Herman Holzapfel, Sr.
According to what we've found so far, Herman Holzapfel, Sr. was born about 1844 in Germany.Don't have any more details on that yet.
Herman married Amelia.We don't know Amelia's last name, but we know that it was about 1878 and we assume that she died before 1910 because she is on the 1900 census, but not on the 1910 census.
Herman, Sr. & Amelia had 6 kids that we know of.William (1878), Amelia (1879), Herman Jr. (1882), Kate (1886), Pauline (1889) and Elsie (1890).Kate might be a nickname for Kathryn or Katherine.Their birth years are unconfirmed, but based on their ages at the time of the census. Spellings are from the census records and could be off a little bit.
William is my great grandfather.He married an Anna Hutchinson, who we believe was born in Australia in about 1886.She died in Philly in about 1960.They were married March 14, 1906 in Philly.We have a copy of their keepsake "marriage book."
The only other marriage I know of is Amelia's.She married Jacob (Jake) Hoelzle.It is his house they all were living in during the 1910 census.
My g-grandpa William had 7 kids.Kathryn (1906), Ruth Pauline (1908 - my grandmother), Alvina (1910), William Jr. (1912), Anna (1916), Eleanor (1919), and Iola (1921 - she died as a very young child).
Amelia and Jake Hoelzle had 2 kids that I know about so far - William and Alberta.
Perhaps your line branches off from one of Herman's Srs. other children?The fact that we both have "Paulines" in some form or other is very interesting.I've never found any info on Herman Jrs. wife - at least not yet.
None of William's children are still living and my mom is the eldest of his grandchildren.I have some pictures of g-grandpop and a couple of other relatives from the earlier 1900's.If I scan one or two of them, would you be able to open them as jpeg files?Maybe they will look familiar to you?You can email me at [email protected]
Looking forward to working on this branch with you!