Saturday, January 8, 2011

Valentine BLITZ and Margaretha LUTZ family

Although I have written about the Valentine BLITZ and Margaretha LUTZ family before, I was able to find more about their children using the St. Boniface Catholic Church Records (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) that have been microfilmed.

Valentine BLITZ was born about 1828 in Hesse Darmstadt. On 9 August 1852, he arrived in New York City aboard the Genl Dunlop. He married Margaretha LUTZ in the 1850s. He was naturalized on 4 September 1858 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Valentine settled in Williamsport and worked as a stone mason. They had 8 children and all were baptized in St. Boniface Catholic Church. Margaretha died on 18 November 1897 and Valentine died in 1898. They are both buried in St. Boniface Cemetery in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The children of Valentine and Margaretha were:

Eva Catherine BLITZ was born 27 October 1857 in Williamsport. She married Frank A HAEFNER (1853-1933) on 22 July 1879 at St. Boniface. She died 25 February 1939 and was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Anna Maria BLITZ was born 23 April 1860 in Williamsport. She never married and died on 12 Jan 1953 and was buried at St. Boniface Cemetery.

Margaretha BLITZ was born 11 June 1861 in Williamsport. She married Charles SCHNEIDER/SNYDER (1858-1934) on 15 June 1882 at St. Boniface. She died 19 October 1934 and was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Magdalena BLITZ was born 22 March 1864 in Williamsport. She married Frank J GAUS (1863-1932) on 21 September 1886 at St. Boniface. She died on 12 March 1926 and was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Joseph BLITZ was born 29 March 1869 in Williamsport. He drowned in the river on 30 August 1879.

Wilhelm Bernard BLITZ was born 12 October 1872 in Williamsport. He married Catherine UEBELHOER (1869-1934) on 31 January 1893 at St. Boniface. He died 16 October 1937 and was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Adam BLITZ was born 8 June 1875 in Williamsport. He married Mary B HOUCK and was the only BLITZ child to not get married at St. Boniface Church. He died on 18 October 1947 in Elmira, New York and was buried in Resurrection Cemetery in Williamsport.

Mary Margaret BLITZ was born 11 May 1880 in Williamsport. She married Fred S BERTIN (1879-1941) on 26 May 1904 in St. Boniface Church. She died on 26 March 1953 and was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery.

Look for some of the documents I have gathered about this family later this week. If you would like to collaborate on this line, please email me at genwishlist@gmail.com

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