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)