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Name: janet drexel <Jntpolar>
Date: 2012-12-09
My Interests bertha holtz
bob,i have other info. on bertha , this other cousin says berthas mother is not fisher janet

Name: Juanita Strohl <>
Date: 2012-08-16
How I found this page
My Interests Ferris family
Trying to find proof that Jesse Ferris the father of Leonard Ferris. I am the g granddaughter of James S. Ferris . Please contact me at

Name: Robert Louis Holtz III <>
Date: 2012-07-13
How I found this page google
Great site!!

Name: Justus Ferris <>
Date: 2012-06-28
How I found this page Google
My Interests Ferris wheel
URL of my Website
Just a matter of interest going around

Name: Richard Earl Holtz Jr. <>
Date: 2012-05-08
How I found this page surfing
My Interests research Holtz family
so far, I have only gotten back as far as my GGFather being John Holtz who emigrated from Germany in the 1870's and settled in Olean, New York. I have a lot more work to do.

Name: Pam Thorbahn <>
Date: 2011-11-05
How I found this page rootsweb
Wondering if Jenny Thorbahn, my great aunt, would be related to the Covell part of your tree?

Name: Kelly (Holtz) Stamper <>
Date: 2010-12-30
How I found this page Internet Search
My Interests Finding my Holtz Ancestry
URL of my Website None
I am tracking down the roots of my Holtz ancestors who settled in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

Name: Rob Miller <>
Date: 2009-11-11
How I found this page NOne
My Interests None
URL of my Website
Cool site.

Name: Robert R. Grauer <>
Date: 2009-09-07
How I found this page Did a search for Geo. L. Mitchell
I am the oldest son of Irene Isabella Mitchell Grauer (Renee Mitchell)

Name: Thomas K Grauer <>
Date: 2009-09-07
How I found this page Brother Bob Grauer
My Interests Grauer & Mitchell Tree's
Looking for Grauer tree

Name: Rob Miller <>
Date: 2009-09-02
URL of my Website
I liked your site.

Name: Anne Midgley <>
Date: 2009-07-04
How I found this page Google search
My Interests Zadoc(k) Ferris
Hi- thanks for the great reference material! I'm researching my husband's family history - he descended from Jesse Ferris, via son Zadoc Ferris, grandson Aaron Ferris, great grandson Lewis Smith Ferris, GGGranddaughter (Bill's grandmother) Mildred Louise Ferris.

Name: Cheryl stonebridge <>
Date: 2009-04-25
How I found this page searching for my maternal ancestors
This is fascinating... my 3x Gt Grandfather is William Covell 1789 who married Ann Sutton march 1825 Sleaford, Lincolnshire. My mother is a Covell.

best wishes with your research



Name: Maranda Mack <>
Date: 2009-02-06
How I found this page Google
My Interests Looking into my roots
URL of my Website N/A
I can't wait to take a look at this.
My grandfathers last name is Holtz so I'm
trying to research some of my family's history.
The only problem is that i'm adopted and don't
get to speak with my biological grandparents very often.
I hope to find something, but if nothing else I will get
to research someone from the Holtz family!



Name: Ron Holtz <>
Date: 2008-01-27
How I found this page surfing
My Interests Researching my family tree
The Holtz branch of my family goes back to a couple named Fredick and Lizbeth Holtz. Don't know when they came to America or from where but they had a son named Fredrick Holtz who married a gal named Mary Gieger. Young Fredrick was born in 1835 so I am guessing the parents were born around 1800 or so. I am told my family came from Austria but not for sure. My research is still a work in progress.

Name: Donna(Covell)Carroll <>
Date: 2008-01-14
How I found this page When looking up Jack Covell
My Interests Family Grandfater Fredrick H Covell
I just began doing this with my sister in law Mary Covell My Dads Name is Earl Henry Covell son of Fred and Edna (Robinson) I was shocked to fine all this info its Great keep up the good work Donna Covell Carroll

Name: Bruce Genewich <>
Date: 2007-11-18
How I found this page Web reply
My Interests Just starting
Wow, al I can say is WOW, Thank You Bob

Name: Caroline Martin <>
Date: 2007-11-02
How I found this page Researching
Hi, great site, I'm the grand-daughter of Caroline Agusta Kettenberg. I have really enjoyed looking through her family tree. My brother's late wife has old photos and some of Grandma's records. If I find something interesting will let you know.
Thanks for the great site!
Caroline Martin


Name: Pam Westman <>
Date: 2007-09-06
How I found this page random
My Interests Voss, Letson, Thompson, Kane
I am just beginning to search and don't have much information. A phone call to my mom and dad usually clears things up. My parents are Donald Gerald Voss and Ann Marie Kane (Michigan). Dad's parents were John Doyle Voss and Rita Thompson (Michigan). The parents of Grandpa John Voss were John Henry Voss and Tina Letson (Michigan). If I have my information correct, my great grandfather John Henry Voss may have come from a family of 13... however 8 died of dyptheria. I would love to hear from anyone who thinks we might be related.
Pamela Ann Voss Westman


Name: Julie Marie Kettenburg-Hubbard <>
Date: 2006-07-24
How I found this page
My Interests church, scrapbooking
A friend just introduced me to and in searching for my family info, I found this! I am the granddaughter of Avery and Evelyn (Linder) Kettenburg, daughter of Robert Kettenburg and former Paula (Cuzzacrea) Kettenburg, now Paula Parks. Any other information about my family is always welcome and I am more than happy to help anyone with information I have available.

Name: Julia Rife <>
Date: 2006-06-10
How I found this page
My Interests Taylor Family History
I am tracing my family history from Thomas Taylor 1776 to approximately 1980, and less extended family to the present. His 7th child, Isaac Taylor is the one I am directly decended from. His granddaughter Emily C Taylor (b. 1850) married Sylvester Amos Craig. They produced 6 children. The second child was Rilla Craig. I was immediately struck by the similarity of Marilla and Rilla Craig and believe them to be the same person. Marilla married Ed Hines in my family history as in yours.
Their third child was Kenneth Sylvester Hines born in 1910 the same as your Kenneth Sylvester Hines. My history shows Kenneth with six offspring but the wife is not named. Your history shows he married Violet Ladue. My history shows his brother with a child named Violet. There is so much similarity, I thought you might be interested in having this information. I have no website, but I do have a fairly complete history of the Taylor family. I would be glad to communicate this information in more detail if you decide it is of interest to you. I do have his grandchildren listed to 1965. My information goes no further. Sincerely Julia Rife


Name: Ida Raypole <>
Date: 2006-06-10
How I found this page rootsweb
My Interests Alonzo Ferris or Robert W Ferris
I am looking for Alonzo Ferris, my grandfather.
Born in MN, living and died in OH. Father is Robert W Ferris and mother Virgina ?
This is a great website, you should be proud.


Name: Frances Ferris Reeves <>
Date: 2006-03-02
How I found this page by random
Just beginning to look for relatives, and I hate computers so it is a little rough

Name: W. Jones <>
Date: 2005-12-30
How I found this page rootsweb
My Interests Bayles
It was a pleasure visiting your website. Thank you for the great work you put into it! (I am looking for Bayles ancestors who lived in Tennessee, Kentucky, and then Illinois.)

Name: doug ferris <>
Date: 2005-11-21
very nice site

Name: Melissa Jacobs <>
Date: 2005-11-08
How I found this page just surfing
My Interests Strussenberg/Jacobs
URL of my Website none
Sorry forgot to mention that we live in Texas. We are in Brenham,Texas at a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.
Melissa Jacobs


Name: Melissa Jacobs <>
Date: 2005-11-08
How I found this page just surfing
My Interests Strussenberg/Jacobs
I am the wife and (amateur)genealogist of Rev.Matthew P.Jacobs of Hilton/Hamlin,N.Y. I have been researching the Jacobs/Strussenberg line for years.
Very nice site!
Melissa Jacobs


Name: KIMMER <>
Date: 2005-08-25
How I found this page ROOTSWEB NEWLETTER
I loved this site, it was just wonderful. Good, clean layout, etc

Name: Lee Clark <leeclark7@AOL.COM>
Date: 2005-08-24
How I found this page Newsletter - Rootsweb
My Interests Sophia HOLTZ
SOPHIA HOLTZ born April 29, 1829 in Mecklenberg, Germany and died October 04, 1902 in Olean, Cattaraugus, New York was my Great-Great Grandmother. Her husband was CHRISTIAN FREDRICH PUHL. Would like to find a connection with your HOLTZ family.

Name: Judy Voss <>
Date: 2005-08-16
How I found this page Friend
My Interests Voss Genealogy
My husband's family came from Oklahoma.

Name: Joleen Krauss <>
Date: 2005-04-10
My Interests Ferris family
I'm trying to find my fathers family

Name: Peter W Holtz <>
Date: 2005-02-12
How I found this page Family Tree Magazine
My Interests Holtz Family history
My Great Grandfather was Jacob Holtz born appr 1830, Germany.His wife Mary(or Maria) died in Brooklyn, NY USA March 18,1892. Unknown when they arrived in USA, but their son Ernest, arrived in either 1875 or 1885.Died, 2/3/1915,Brooklyn,NY. Ernest married Annie Chisholm.
They had a son, my father, Ernest,born 1902,Brooklyn, NY


Name: Kevin Buhr <>
Date: 2004-07-22
How I found this page Researching information on my Grandfather: Ernest A. Buhr Jr who is descendent of I am part of the descendants of Johann Voss.
I could research geneology for hours..this site is so informative and easy to navigate!

Name: jenni gardiner (nee holtz) <>
Date: 2004-07-09
How I found this page surfing
My Interests plenty
looking for any related holtz's!!!!! just beginning tho. live in sunny south africa, only one family with 3 brothers, i am the offspring of one cyril j holtz. my 2 uncles are eric holtz and lucas holtz. we must fit in some how, please help!!!!!

Name: Carol Price <>
Date: 2004-07-06
How I found this page searched for Schwasdorf
My Interests Voss information
My grandfather was #27 on the Voss tree, and my mother Leva Carolyn Voss was #74.

Name: lorraine ferris <>
Date: 2004-02-05
How I found this page surfing the web
My Interests adoption search
Hello my birth name is lorraine ferris and i am 44 born in new york and adopted. My mother's maiden name was ferris and her first name may have been elizabeth. she was about 19 at my birth. I have cancer and am in dire need of medical help and need my history. I do not want to disrupt anyone life and i realize the ferris family may not know of my birth. i will just like to have my medical history and thank my mother for the gift of life before it is too late. She is white, may or may not be of irish descent. My father nmay have been black or hispanic/ thank you

Name: Lunette Boy <>
Date: 2004-01-13
How I found this page rootsweb .com
My Interests Finding my Faimly roots
I was Surprise in how much my face is shaped like the oval pitcure on the Clare Boye and Frances Boye I have Please if any more pitcure are out their I would like to see them thank So very Much Lunette Boy Email Address

Name: Al Covell <>
Date: 2003-10-18
How I found this page Surfing
My Interests Covell/Gates/Ekdahl/Jurva
URL of my Website
My Covell line starts with James, born in London, England and baptised at St. Dunstan's in the East on 20 April 1620.

Name: Judy Brown <>
Date: 2003-10-03
How I found this page You signed my guestbook.
My Interests Genealogy
URL of my Website
Thanks for visiting my site. Yours in beautifully laid out. Was wondering if any of your Vosses ended up in Texas as there is a large clan in the San Antonio area that I am not able to connect to although I believe they haul from Illinois same as mine.

Name: Dorothy M. Holtz <>
Date: 2003-03-11
How I found this page e-mail from Bob
Great job! Very interesting. Will have to investigate further when not at work.

Name: lorraine ferris <>
Date: 2003-02-02
How I found this page referred by friend
My Interests computers, church. nursing
my name is lorraine fewrris born 4-26-59 in new york and adopted. mother was a ferris possibly elizabeth about 62 or so now. i have beeen diagnosed with terminalk cancer with a matter of monthes to live. would like to find family and medical history to pass on to 8 beautiful children. also would like to thank both parents for the gift of life because i have been blessed. please help

Name: andria holtz <>
Date: 2002-12-06
How I found this page yahoo seach
was your last name "Holtz" shorthened from the German name "Rustenholtz?"

Name: Jim Ferris <>
Date: 2002-11-10
How I found this page Ferris List
My Interests Ferris Genealogy
URL of my Website
Have enjoyed your information and great photos. Too bad we cannot tie Dewitt into the Ferris Tree, but will keep working.
Great Job.
Jim Ferris


Name: Traci Tabb <>
Date: 2002-10-08
My Interests Looking for info about my great grandparents
Looking for information about my great grandparents Edwin H. Holtz and his wife Edna Mae (Ralph) Holtz They were married in Chicago, IL married July 20, 1907 and had four children; Mildred, Clifton (Clifford), Virginia and Orville.
Edwin H. Holtz died Nov 29, 1942. Edna Holtz died Feb. 1956
If anyone can help me I would sincerely appreicate it.
Virginia had 5 children Jerome, Edwin, Mildred, Diana and Edna.
Orville had one child Orville Jr.


Name: Traci Tabb <>
Date: 2002-09-19
How I found this page Looking for some info
My Interests founding info on my great-grandfathers family
His name was Edwin H. Holtz Born 1887 supposedly in Frankfort,Germany. Died November 29, 1943. Lived in Chicago, Illinois. Had four children Mildred, Virginia, Orville and Clifton (Clifford). Married to Edna Mae Ralph (Holtz). If you have any info please email my address. Thank You so much....

Name: Doug Holtz <>
Date: 2002-09-16
How I found this page push mail
My Interests genealogy, PC's
URL of my Website
I have 1053 people in my Brothers Keepr database. I had all this on line until I upgraded my OS. Now I'm struggling to get it back on line.

Name: Richard Earl Holtz, Jr <>
Date: 2002-09-15
How I found this page web search
My Interests many
I am surprised that my Great Grandfather John Holtz of Olean, New York does not seem to be related to any of the Holtzes listed.

Name: Phyllis [Holtz] Smith <>
Date: 2002-09-12
How I found this page On Holtz surname list I believe
My Interests Holtz Ebel Roehrdanz Martens Menk Keel Schroeder
URL of my Website Don't have one
My family came from Kambs, near Roebel, Mecklenburg. Am searching for the birthplace of Catherine Dorothea Holtz[Maiden name] who had a son b. 1814. Heinrich Ludwig Holtz.
Family migrated to southwestern Michigan.

Phyllis [Holtz] Smith


Name: Wayne A. Sheeler <>
Date: 2002-09-12
How I found this page email "rootsweb"
My Interests Holtz - Sheeler (Schuler)
Just a beginner. Trying to find my family's roots.

Name: Charles Holtz <>
Date: 2002-09-12
How I found this page RootsWeb Review
My Interests Holtz in Wisconsin
My great grandfather August Holtz (1841-1906) m. Paulina emigrated from Germany to Milwaukee. Any connection here?

Name: Robert W. Holtz sr. <>
Date: 2002-09-08
How I found this page Saw it on HOLTZ-L @Rootsweb
My Interests Finding where my Holtz is from in Gernamy
Always hoping to find a related Holtz member