I am researching the family of Ernest Julius Zeitz b. April 1812 in Wortenberg, Prussia (Germany). His wife was Leopoldina Schmidt b. Feb 2, 1807, in Germany. They had six children, pauline, Ernest robert, Bertha, Gus, Albert and Otto. It is believed that the two girls stayed in Germany while the four boys immigrated to the United States. Ernest Robert b. Mar. 22, 1843, in Marienwald, co. Arnswald, district of Frankfort/Oder, Prussia, immigrated to the U.s. about 1869.
he married Michilina Van Den Wiltenberg and homesteaded outside Cadillac, Michigan. Gus Zeitz, also settled in the area. I have little information on Albert or Otto.
Ernest Robert and Michilina had 12 children, all born on the homestead: Margaret Kenyet Zeitz b. Mar 17, 1873,(m. Sterling Altman), Bertha Wilamina Zeitz b. May 23, 1875 (m. Charles Marian Mercer), Otto Barnard Zeitz b. June 2, 1877, Amilia Copohlina b. June 19 1879 (m. Alex White), Ernest William Zeitz b. Oct 12, 1880, (m. Gertrude Agnes Wendt), Juluis Cornelius Zeitz b. March 4, 1882, Robert John Zeitz b. Nov. 20, 1885,(m. Edna Ward), Rose Cornelia Zeitz b. Nov. 6 1887,(m. Herman Steebe), Henry Fredrick Zeitz b. June 15, 1889,(m. Ethyl Marie Carpenter), Charles E. Zeitz b. Apr. 23, 1890, (m. Golda Meyers), Roland Albert Zeitz b. June 1, 1891, (m. Ethel Louisa Mercer), and Cornelius Emanuel Zeitz b. Oct 12, 1893,(m. Bernice Estella Mercer).
Gus Zeitz and his wife Agusta or Anna, had 8 children: Emma Agusta Zeitz (m. ? Smith), Bertha Marie Zeitz, Anna Louisa Zeitz, Millie Zeitz(m. Harry Griffith) Mary Clara Zeitz (m. ? Stockberg), George Grover Zeitz (m. Violet Sutton), Minnie Zeitz, and Maude Grace Zeitz (m. Fred Smith).
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