Mathias Balzer, 18591941 (age 81 years)

Mathias Balzer
Name
Mathias Balzer
Given names
Mathias
Surname
Balzer
Birth March 5, 1859 30
Note:

Bettingen (Kr. Saarlouis), Rheinland, Preußen, Germany Today its Schmelz, Saarland Germany

Immigration 1885 (Age 25 years)

MarriageAnne WitzmannView this family
June 3, 1885 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Emil Andreas Balzer “Andrew”
June 18, 1886 (Age 27 years)
Note:

Today, Walterfangen is part of Dillingen Sarr (Sarrlouis became a German state in 1947 and renamed Saarland).

Birth of a daughter
#2
Catherine Balzer
October 31, 1887 (Age 28 years)
Death of a daughterCatherine Balzer
1887 (Age 27 years)

Birth of a son
#3
Charles Balzer
February 5, 1888 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Magdelina (Lenore) Balzer
April 18, 1890 (Age 31 years)
Note:

Dillingen Germany on the Danube river Bayren Region Also known as Saarland County Pachten is a couple of miles SW of Dillingen

Birth of a son
#5
John Jacob Balzar “Jack”
June 8, 1892 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Joseph Max Balzar
October 1894 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Viola Francis Balzer
January 19, 1898 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Lauretta Elizabeth Balzer
October 27, 1900 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Catherine Viola Balzar
May 1, 1902 (Age 43 years)
Naturalization November 7, 1904 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Marie Leona (Margaret) Balzar
August 3, 1905 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childOrville William BradleyMagdelina (Lenore) BalzerView this family
1913 (Age 53 years)
Death of a sonCharles Balzer
1914 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Ruptured ulcer
Death of a daughterViola Francis Balzer
1914 (Age 54 years)
Death of a daughterLauretta Elizabeth Balzer
1930 (Age 70 years)

Baptism of a daughterCatherine Viola Balzar

Address: St Marys Church 800 Wisconsin Street
Death 1941 (Age 81 years)
Burial
Address: Saint George Cemetery
Family with parents
father
mother
elder sister
1855
Birth: March 4, 1855 26Bettingen, Rheinland, Prussia (Germany)
4 years
himself
Mathias Balzer
18591941
Birth: March 5, 1859 30Bettingen, Rheinland, Prussia (Germany)
Death: 1941Kenosha, Kenosha Co, Wisconsin, USA
Family with Anne Witzmann
himself
Mathias Balzer
18591941
Birth: March 5, 1859 30Bettingen, Rheinland, Prussia (Germany)
Death: 1941Kenosha, Kenosha Co, Wisconsin, USA
wife
Marriage: June 3, 1885Fraulautern, Saarland, Germany
13 months
son
18861979
Birth: June 18, 1886 27 22Walterfangen, Saarland, Germany
Death: February 19, 1979Toma, Monroe Co, Wisconsin, USA
17 months
daughter
18871887
Birth: October 31, 1887 28 23Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: 1887
3 months
son
18881914
Birth: February 5, 1888 28 24Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: 1914Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan, USA
2 years
daughter
Lenore Balzer
18901971
Birth: April 18, 1890 31 26Dillingen, Saarland, Germany
Death: May 12, 1971Anna Maria Island, Manatee Co, Florida, USA
2 years
son
Jack Balzer
18921951
Birth: June 8, 1892 33 28Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: February 20, 1951Kenosha, Kenosha Co, Wisconsin, USA
2 years
son
1894
Birth: October 1894 35 30Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA
3 years
daughter
Viola Balzer
18981914
Birth: January 19, 1898 38 34Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: 1914Detroit, Wayne Co, Michigan, USA
3 years
daughter
19001930
Birth: October 27, 1900 41 36Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: 1930
18 months
daughter
Catherine Balzer
19022000
Birth: May 1, 1902 43 38Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: January 22, 2000Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin, USA
3 years
daughter
Marie Balzar
19051972
Birth: August 3, 1905 46 41Racine, Racine Co, Wisconsin, USA
Death: October 1972Shawano, Shawano Co, Wisconsin, USA
Birth

Bettingen (Kr. Saarlouis), Rheinland, Preußen, Germany Today its Schmelz, Saarland Germany

Note

He was the son of Philipp Balzer and Maria Kleinbauer. Mathiaas was married on 3 June 1885 in Fraulautern (today part of Saarlouis map!) Anna Witzmann born on 5 Jan 1864 in Wallerfangen, was the daughter of Peter Witzmann and Anna Winter in Wallerfangen. Their first child Andreas was born on 19 Jun 1886 in Pachten (today part of Dillingen/Saarland).

Mathias Balzer in Germans to America 1850-1874 Mathias Baltzer naturalized in Racine on Nov 7, 1904 name spelled Baltzer. Went to Racine Wisc in Aug 1887 and returned to Germany in Nov 1889, wife was home sick. It was there that Lenore Balzer was born. Returned to the US in 1891. Per 1900 Census, lived at 1357 Howe Street in Racine Spelling of last name is Baltzer Re: St. Marys Church, 800 Wisconsin Street Baptized records: John Jacob b 6/8/1892, bap 6/12/1892 Joseph Max b 11/29/1893 bap 12/7/1893 Viola Francis b 1/19/1898 bap 1/30/1898 Lauretta Elizabeth born 10/27/1900, bap11/11/1900 Catherine Viola b 5/1/1902, bap 5/5/1902 Marie Leona b 8/3/1905 bap 8/27/1905

He was a mold maker in the JI Case steel foundry. After that, he owned a tavern. Lived on a farm outside of Racine. Lightning struck chimneys of farmhouse around 1905 and it burn to the ground with all possessions lost. Left Racine sometime after 1905 for Kenosha, Wisconsin. Owned a tavern in Kenosha. Stayed in Kenosha till diagnosed with Rheumatism, moved to Luddington MIchigan for 1 year. Returned from Luddington to Kenosha, then moved to Green Bay for some period of time, owned another tavern, then returned to Kenosha. The two oldest boys were looking for work and went to Detroit. They worked in the Studebaker and Packard auto plants.Talked Mathias into moving to Detroit. Perhaps in late 1912, moved family to Detroit Michigan for 1 year, where two children died. Charlie who worked for the Studebaker plant died of a ruptured ulcer and Francis died of complication of a cold. He then returned to Kenosha WI and continued in the tavern business and also worked for Nash Motors foundry in Kenosha. Is said to have had cabins in Green bay, Kenosha and Racine.

1930 census: Kenosha, molder in auto factory