Thursday, October 25, 2007

Edith Eltzholtz Wagnitz at 80th birthday

First row(left to right): Karen Pepper Coulter, Eileen Peterson Cox, Robert Cox, Doug Weaver, Patricia Pepper Weaver, Bob Wagnitz, Edith Eltzholtz Wagnitz, Roberta Pepper Dresback, Keel Dresback, Joy Potter, Kyle Dresback, Kathy Pressler Dresback (son Andrew on lap), Stephanie Dresback.
Second & third row: Bill Coulter, Lisa Coulter Snowbarger, Craig Coulter, Andrea Cox, Tim Snowbarger, Linda Weaver Elam, Eric Elam, Jo Ann Pepper Briggs, Kerry Briggs, Kerry's boyfriend (name unknown), Doris Cox Kutz, Richard Kutz, Diana Dresback Potter, Josh Potter, Naphtali Potter, David Dresback, Mark Dresback, Dennette Stutzky Dresback, Jim Dresback, Nathan Dresback.
Fourth row: Janelle Briggs Baca, Scott Briggs, Lynn Hilton Briggs with baby Nicole Briggs. Seated in front: Rebecca Dresback, Jonathan Dresback, Shelby Dresback.
Photo and caption information compliments of Karen Pepper Coulter (2007)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Eltzholtz Family Magazine

"The Eltzholtz Family in America and Denmark" is a 76 page magazine format story about the family documented since our first known ancestor arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark from the Pomern region of Germany. The magazine features 12 genealogical charts that document the relationship of nearly 440 descendants of Johann Peter Eltzholtz. Every person named Eltzholtz in the United States and Denmark is related to Johann Peter (1726) Eltzholtz by either a direct line or marriage.
First published and distributed in February, 2007 the magazine has been revised 3 times with added pictures and facts. The fourth printing has been made necessary by family members ordering the magazine to send as Christmas gifts. The magazine cost is $19.00 from the printer including postage. During October, 2007 the printer has agreed to make a set including the Eltzholtz Magazine and 2 additional 16 page publications regarding Ditlev Eltzholtz for a total of $25.00 per set, a savings of $4.00 if ordered alone.
I will need quantity ordered and checks and addresses by October 26, 2007. The revised material and newly added photos will go to the printer by October 29, 2007. The printer will deliver finished magazines to me around November 15, 2007. I'll mail to whatever addresses you supply me, however, I'm not able to gift wrap the order. If you need to talk additional details call me at (816)525-1319 or e-mail at .

16 page magazine format autobiography written by Ditlev Christian Ernst Eltzholtz that traces his life from a gardener at Glorup Castle in Funen, Denmark, through his military service to the King, as the Head Gardener at Glorup Castle while raising his family, to buying land and starting a very successful seed business in Ringe, Funen, Denmark. The regular cost for this publication from the printer is $5.00. During October, 2007 it can be ordered to be shipped as a set along with The Eltzholtz Family Magazine and a publication about a trip Ditlev made to the USA in 1905.

16 page magazine format account of a trip made by Ditlev Christian Ernst Eltzholtz to visit his two sons, Harald and Carl Frederik Albert in the United States of America. It is in diary format and moves fairly quickly. The regular cost for this publication from the printer is $5.00. During October, 2007 it can be ordered shipped as a set that includes The Eltzholtz Family Magazine and the story of Ditlev's life.

The New Jersey Branch

Front: Haylee Dietrich, Amanda Dietrich, Travis Dietrich
Row 2: Joey Dietrich, Kyle Dietrich, Jackie Schwartz, Noelle Dietrich, Corey Schwartz
Back: Alex Schwartz, Peggy Dietrich, Al Dietrich, Jimmy Dietrich, John Dietrich
(Photo 2006)
Kneeling: Conner Leonard
Front: Darren Dietrich, Ed Eltzholtz, Eddie Eltzholtz, Peggy Dietrich
w/ Doug Dietrich in front and Alex Schwartz
Back: Bill Eltzholtz (MO), Arthur (Bill) Eltzholtz (TX), Chris Eltzholtz,
Kevin Eltzholtz w/son Tyler, and Bill Eltzholtz (NJ).
(Photo 1999)

Front: Haylee Dietrich, Jayne Lewis, Corey Schwartz, Caitlyn Eltzholtz. Back: Courtney Eltzholtz, Kerry Hoimark w/Jaime, Janine Eltzholtz King, Sue Eltzholtz, Peg Dietrich, Lee Ann Leonard, Debbie Schwartz w/Jackie, Jill Weldon w/Spencer, MacKenzie Leonard. (Photo: 1999)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Dr. Josephine Charlotte Dorthea Eltzholtz, M.D.

Dr. Josephine Charlotte Eltzholtz, M. D.
seated at left, with hat probably at the Nilgiri Nursing & Convalescent Home.

Josephine Charlotte Dorthea Christiane Eltzholtz
was the 7th born of 9 children to Johan Christoffer Eltzholtz
and Tobia Marie (Lange) Eltzholtz in 1850.

Josephine Charlotte Dorthea Christiane Eltzholtz born 1850 went to America where she studied medicine. After that she went to India where she served as a missionary and practiced medicine as well. She died in India more than 80 years old.

(Photo and document copies compliments of Richard Foster Eltzholtz Smith)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Merry Edith Smith Branch

Merry Edith (Smith) Horn and Patrick Louis Horn

Ruth Irene (Croskrey) Sims with brother Daniel Dale Croskrey
and Merry Edith (Smith) Horn.

Matthew David (August 11, 1984) with his father
Daniel Dale Croskrey (January 22, 1958)

(L to R) Merry Edith Horn, Thomas Daniel and wife Melanie,
with Rachel Ruth Croskrey

(L to R) Jon-Patrick, Jason Albert, Jeffrey Allen, and Jesse Edward Croskrey
sons of Dallas Charles Croskrey and Angelia Louise (Wells) Croskrey.

(L to R) Stephen Francis and David Michael Croskrey, then
Julie Ann and Janna Ruth Croskrey, then
Merry Edith (Smith) and Patrick Horn

Stephen Francis Croskrey (January 8, 2005) with cousin
Matthew David Croskrey (August 11, 1984)
Janna Ruth Croskrey
February 8, 2007
(Photos compliments of Merry Edith Smith Horn)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Eltzholtz Family visits Sweden

Birgit Moeller sent this picture of members of the Danish Branch of the Eltzholtz Family visiting in Sweden the weekend of September 21 - 23, 2007. Birgit identified the family members (l to r) as Kristine, Frederik Eltzholtz, Arne Honore, Henrik Eltzholtz, Lis Eltzholtz, Tom and Anette Eltzholtz, Birgit Moeller, Jill Nielsen, Pernille Moeller and Hans Christian Eltzholtz. In front Kasper (Lucas' playmate and Lucas Moeller. (Kristine is Frederiks girl friend)
We had a wonderful week-end and the weather was good so that we could walk in the wonderful landscape. Have a nice day - Birgit.
(Photo compliments of Birgit Moeller)

Dean Carl and Vera Eltzholtz Family

Dean Carl Eltzholtz and Vera (Haynes) Eltzholtz

Virginia Eltzholtz
September 18, 1934

Susan Eltzholtz
July 23, 1933 - May 15, 1965

Carl Frederik Eltzholtz
July 13, 1936 - June 28, 1977

John David Eltzholtz
October 4, 1940
(Photos compliments of Richard Foster Eltzholtz Smith)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Karen and William Coulter family

William Cameron and Karen Marie (Pepper) Coulter

(front) Tyler Kelley and Jaymie Kelley (back) Mike Kelley and Cindy Kelley

(l to r) Robin, Craig, Collin and Ashley Coulter.

(front row) Tim Snowbarger, Karen and Bill Coulter and Gage Snowbarger. (back row) Lisa Snowbarger, Kenzie Snowbarger and Cooper Snowbarger.

Edith Eltzholtz Wagnitz at 90th birthday

Edith Eltzholtz Wagnitz and Robert Wagnitz with - (front row) Kenzie Snowbarger and Tyler Kelley, (second row) Collin Coulter, Cooper Snowbarger, Gage Snowbarger, Jaymie Kelley
and (back row) Ashley Coulter

Edith Eltzholtz and Bob Wagnitz (foreground) with the family of Karen and William Coulter

with only Mike Kelley and Tim Snowbarger not present.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Alfred Foster Smith Family

Alfred Foster and Ruth Eltzholtz Smith with their children
Richard Foster Eltzholtz, Stephen Bruce, Merry Edith and Carol Anne
(Photo circa: 1943 - 1944)
Richard Foster Eltzholtz Smith (02/07/1934) and Carol Anne Smith Kenyon (01/14/1935)
(Photo circa: 1943 - 1944)

Stephen Bruce Smith (02/22/1940) and Merry Edith Smith Horn (12/12/1937)
(Photo circa: 1943 - 1944)
Stephen Bruce Smith, Merry Edith Smith Horn, Richard Foster Eltzholtz Smith,
and Carol Anne Smith Kenyon.
(Photo circa: November, 2005)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

John Wesley and Mary Edith Fowler Eltzholtz family photographs

James Everett and Edith Eltzholtz Pepper (1936)
(Photo compliments of Karen Marie (Pepper) Coulter
Page 58 of the Eltzholtz Family Magazine
Mary Edith Fowler Eltzholtz

March 8, 1874 - September 6, 1921

Mary Edith Fowler Eltzholtz


Dean Carl Eltzholtz

Ruth Eltzholtz Smith
July 15, 1911 - December 28, 1951

Ruth Eltzholtz Smith on honeymoon in Paradise, Montana September 9, 1931

traveling via Model T Ford.

Ruth Eltzholtz Smith, Dean Carl Eltzholtz and Edith Eltzholtz Pepper Coxat Yellowstone View Ranch (Smith Ranch), Paradise Valley, Pine Creek, Montana.

Edith and Ruth Eltzholtz with Crazy Mountains, Montana in background.

James Everett Pepper and Edith Eltzholtz with Alfred Foster Smith and Ruth Eltzholtz on September 21, 1931 on the event of Their Double Wedding Ceremony at the Fowler family home in Porcupine, Montana.

Guests at the Double Wedding Ceremony

George Ted Cox and Edith Eltzholtz Pepper at the event
of their Marriage on June 3, 1945

Alfred Foster and Ruth Smith with
Edith Eltzholtz Pepper Cox and George Ted Cox
June 3, 1945

Roberta Pepper, Doris Cox, Robert Cox, Karen Pepper, Patricia Pepper
and in front Jo Ann Pepper

Karen Marie Pepper and Merry Edith Smith
in Montana, 1944.

Merry Edith Smith and grandson Stephen Croskrey at the Fowler family home in Porcupine, Montana August, 2007.
Bill Eltzholtz (Photos courtesy of Karen Coulter and Merry Smith Horn)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The California Branch of Eltzholtz

The California Branch of the Eltzholtz Family in the United States is descended from Carl Frederik Eltzholtz (1840 - 1929) the son of Johan Christoffer Eltzholtz (1801 - 1883) and a younger brother to Ditlev Christian Ernst Eltzholtz. The family charts for the California Branch start on page 56 of "The Eltzholtz Family in America and Denmark" magazine and continue through page 61.
The top photo is the only photo I have of Johan Christoffer and Tobia Marie Eltzholtz. The second photo is (seated) Rev. Carl Frederik Eltzholtz and Ingeborg (Belle) his wife, (standing) Mary Edith Fowler Eltzholtz and Rev. John Wesley Eltzholtz the son of Carl Frederik.
The bottom photograph, and it's one of my all time favorites regarding the Eltzholtz Family. is (l to r) is Edith, Dean Carl and Ruth Eltzholtz the children of John Wesley and Mary Edith Eltzholtz. The photo was made in 1912. Those two twin sisters and the expression of Dean Carl's face will just steal your heart.
The Califirnia Branch represents many members of the Eltzholtz Family but these are the only pictures that I have at this time. My hope is that continued interest in the Eltzholtz Web Site and the Eltzholtz.Blog will generate more photographs in the future.
Bill Eltzholtz - (Photos compliments of Richard Foster Eltzholtz Smith)