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Updated June 11, 2007

William Lawrence Kurtz

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Surnames:KURTZ NEWHARD HOUK RICKENBACH SUTPHEN ZIRCLE

I am searching for information on my ancestral families stated above.

Willis Rickenbach KURTZ, my great-grandfather, was born on 10 Apr 1863 in Hancock County, OH, 5 miles west of Carey and died on 03 Dec 1925 in Carey, OH. Willis' parents were Henry Bard KURTZ and Sarah RICKENBACH.

Willis married Hallie Gertrude HOUK on 27 Sep 1887 in Carey. Hallie was born 16 Sep 1868 and died 10 Jul 1942 [in Carey]. Hallie's parents were Henry HOUK (21 Apr 1819 - 6 Apr 1880) who was born in Bavaria Germany and Elizabeth Catherine SUTPHEN (1 Nov 1835 - 5 May 1915).

Henry's parents were Paul HOUK and Anna C. ????. Elizabeth's parents were Richard DeMott SUTPHEN and Sarah ZIRCLE.

Henry Bard KURTZ owned and operated a Dry-goods store in Carey called H.B.KURTZ & Sons. My grandfather, Russell Harold KURTZ was born in Carey on 27 Jun 1890 and died in Orleans, MA on 19 Mar 1974. He was married to Lulu Persis NEWHARD [also of Carey] 29 Jul 1916. She was born 14 Jun 1889, in Carey, and died 26 May 1968 in White Plains, NY.

Lulu's parents were Jacob NEWHARD II and Mary Rebecca Bixby. Jacob II's father was Jacob NEWHARD I, who died in Carey on 26 Nov 1853.

If anyone has any further information or can clarify any that I already have, I would appreciate getting it. Thank you
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