Obit: Holtz, August Ferdinand Frederick (Oct 1851 - 30 Apr 1902)

Contact: Stan


----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/29/1902

Holtz, Mr. (1851? - 1902)

Last Sunday afternoon word was received here that a man named Holtz had been found dead in the woods near Dells Dam, Clark County. It seems that about April 30, Holtz took his shot gun and started through the woods for Columbia to see about having some logs sawed at the mill. He did not return and inquiries were made by relatives, from the mill people who said they had not seen him. Sunday afternoon a neighbor who was hunting for some cattle discovered the body of the missing man in the woods about a mile from his home, the body lying face downward and near it, the gun with both barrels empty. The authorities were notified and Sheriff Campbell impaneled a jury, and with Justice Dudley, an inquest was held on the spot, the verdict being death by accidental shooting. Holtz was a man about fifty years of age and leaves a wife and two children, both grown up.

***August Ferdinand Frederick Holz was born in Blumberg, Germany, the son of Julius Holtz (18361895) ​& Wilhelmina Schroeder 18371913 and was buried in the Neillsville City Cemetery, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin, United States.

Marriage Record

BioM: Retzlaff, Auguste Johanna Wilhelmine (1892)

Groom:  August H. Holz, white male
Event Place Washburn, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States
Birthplace Blumberg, Germany
Father's Name Julius Holz.
Mother's Name Wilhelmine Schroeder
Bride: Augusta J. W. Retzlaff
Spouse's Gender Female, white
Spouse's Birthplace Burkhoff., Germany
Spouse's Father's Name Fredrick M. Retzlaff
Spouse's Mother's Name Wilhelmine Blank
Note Pr Name: of Washburn, Wis.;

BioM: Retzloaff, Auguste Johanna Wilhelmine (1892)

Contact:  Jane Rasmussen

----Source: Family Records

August Hermann Holz, son of Julius Holz and Wilhelmine Schroeder, was born in Blumber, Provence of Pommern, Germany. His marriage license records him as a "workingman" and resident of Washburn, Bayfield Co., WI. Nov. 19, 1892, he married Friedrich Michel Retzlaff, born in Birkhof, Pommern, Germany. They were married in the town of Washburn, Bayfield Co., WI, at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church, by Reb. F. W. Jass. She was the daughter of Wilhelmine Blank. Both were listed as white and the witnesses to the ceremony were Carl Kruegar, Ferdinand Witz, Mary Krueger and Auguste Bender.




Obit: Holtz, Mr. (1851? - 30 APR 1902)

Contact:  Jane Rasmussen  

Jim Meisser, Milda and Gustave were my great aunt and uncle. I have their wedding picture and another of Milda at a much older age with my aunts, etc. Gustave was brother to my grandfather, August Holtz. Maybe we can do some information sharing, etc. ,exchange addresses through Stan and Janet. Jane (WY)


Obit: Holtz, Mr. (1851? - 30 APR 1902)

Contact:  Jane Rasmussen

Jim, ref: post of Mr.? Holtz death in 1902. Milda's mother-in'-law was Wilhelmina Holtz who died in 1913.OBIT on this site. States husband Julius died 17 years prior, most likely Washburn, Bayfield county. May not be entirely correct. I think we are related, stay in touch. Jane (WY).


Obit: Holtz, Mr. (1851? - 30 APR 1902)

Contact:  Jim Meissner

Hi Jane, I was born in Clark county, Wisconsin, but now live in Oregon. Yes, Milda was married to Gus/Gustav Holtz. Her mother, Pauline, was a sister of my great-great-grandmother, Maria Plaul (born in Hartroda, Germany and died in Lynn, Clark, WI). Jim Meissner


Obit: Holtz, Mr. (1851? - 30 Apr 1902)

Contact: Jane Rasmussen

Did a first name ever surface for Mr. Holtz?


Obit: Holtz, Mr. (1851? - 30 APR 1902)

Contact: Stan

I only had the death notice from the Republican & Press. Nothing more appeared in subsequent issues.  Stan Schwarze


Obit: Holtz, Mr. (1851? - 30 APR 1902)

Contact:  Jim Meissner    

I believe I am related to his daughter-in-law, Milda nee Schnabel who married Gus Holtz.



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