Re: Stoltz family - northwestern Indiana
I tried to respond directly to your e-mail and got some virus notice so here is what I was sending you:
I can fill in some blanks for you from Peggy's material:
Children of William A. Stoltz and Bertha Groesche
I show Herman's birthdate as 03-08-1879 and this came from the WWI records and a cemetery transcription
Charles E. Stoltz born 04-02-1881
William Ewald Stoltz born 06-09-1882
Robert Alfred Stoltz born 02-16-1884
Lottie Stoltz born 11-18-1891
Lena M. Stoltz born 08-22-1893
Arthur Stoltz born 04-30-1896
Ludwig (Louis) Daniel Stoltz born December 1897
The family she shows as Walke is, in fact, Welkie and here's what I have on them:
William Welkie born 02-02-1843 married Ernestina Lenz born 12-04-1849
Their children were:
Emil born 1874
Emma born 1876
Ida born 1877
Alvina born September 1879
Augusta M. born January 1881
Bertha born January 1883
Gust Fred born 11-24-1884
Henry W. born 10-21-1886
Otto (Jocko) born 08-17-1888
William Edward, Jr. born 10-13-1890
Also the gentleman that the two sisters married has a last name of Eichstaedt.
I have dates and marriages and deaths for many of these and would give you anything you like.I grew up in Wanatah where these people lived and, in the Welkie family, Otto (Jocko) was a legend - he had an old-fashioned candy/drug/confectionary store and loads of big jars of penny candy.You could go in there and buy a half gallon of ice cream and he'd wrap it in newspaper.He was famous for his candy and goodies and cigars and also the back room where a LOT of gambling went on!He was great - a tiny little man with white hair and just loved by everyone.I volunteered at a nursing home in Valparaiso as a teenager and he ended up going there with dimentia but was such a neat man!
Please let me know what, if anything, further you would like.My tie to the Stoltz family is that my maternal grandmother was a Stoltz - the line was my grandmother, her parents Herman and Ottilie, Herman's parents Carl (Charles) and Elizabeth.
Almost everyone in my hometown of Wanatah was related if you scratch far enough!My grandmother's family was German Lutheran and are almost all buried in Thomaston in the Lutheran Cemetery except my grandmother.
Thank you for sharing your information - I got some dates from your things and hope I can be of some help to you!
Shelley Broviak Dennis