Re: Johan A C Weltz 1815
My husband's great grandfather was also Johan August Carl Weltz, born about 1815/16 and living in Norway. We were not aware he had been born in Germany, and maybe this explains why we have drawn a blank when trying to trace his parents! His wife was Jacobine Dorthea Landtvaek/Landtvork, and we only have knowledge of six children, the youngest of whom was my husband's grandfather, Gustav Jacob Kruse Carlsen Weltz, born 1854, who was naturalised British in 1899.
He married a Marie Caroline Bunk, about whose origins we can find nothing.
We believe that after the births of my father-in-law and his sister in West Hartlepool in 1903 and 1906 the family returned to Norway for some years before coming back to England. Gustav was a Master Mariner, and we know he spent some time in Lasqueti, British Columbia, in the 1930s. He died in Cardiff, Wales in 1943, aged 89.
Any more info would be very gratefully received!