Re: Mathias Leitz
Claudette, this is what I know about my Leitz ancestors:Mathias Leitz, born Nov. 20, 1832 in Wurtemburg, and his wife, Caroline Veit Leitz, born Jan. 11, 1833 in Wurtemburg, were married 1857 in Wurtemburg.Their son, Joseph A. Leitz was born in 1859 in Wurtemburg, and the three immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio in Nov. 1871.Joseph married Maria Schenk in Cincinnati Feb. 1881.They had a son Franc Mattheaus Leitz but both Maria and the baby died in Dec. 1881.Joseph married again in 1883 to Anna Volkmar.Joseph and Anna both died in 1888.
Mathias and Caroline had 3 more children born in Cincinnati:
Alexander, born Nov. 20, 1872.He married Elizabeth Saenger and they had 6 children.He died Feb. 9, 1948 in Cincinnati.
Augustus, born Feb. 1874 and died Apr. 25, 1882 in Cincinnati.
Marie Anna, born Nov. 7, 1875.She married Charles Wassman and they had 6 children.She died Nov. 8, 1954.She is my maternal grandmother.
I have information on Alexander's 6 children and Marie's 6 children.The only time the name Frank shows up in all my records is the baby who was born and died in 1881.Perhaps if your Frank was a relative of Mathias, this baby could have been named for him.