Articles (Wolzmuth Branch)

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Hauss-Wolzmuth, Henrietta - Death
5 DECEMBER 1939 - Rome Daily Sentinel


  Life-Long Resident of Rome Was Holly Chapter Organist for Nine Years
  Mrs. Richard R. Wolzmuth sr. 607 W. Embargo St. died at her home this morning. She had been in failing health for the past two years.
  Henrietta I. Hauss was born in Rome, March 16, 1889, daughter of the late Michael and Henrietta Hauss. All of her life was spent in this city.
  Here on November 7, 1912, she was married to Mr. Wolzmuth by the Rev. A. A. Juergens. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Church, its Ladies' Aid Society and of Holly Chapter 178, O.E.S, for which she was the organist for nine years.
  She is survived by her husband, a son, Richard R. Wolzmuth jr., a sister, Mrs. Joseph Schmitt, a brother, Earl Hauss, and an uncle, William Bellchambers, all of this city, and an aunt, Mrs. Charles Klocke, Buffalo.
Wolzmuth, David - Death
27 APRIL 1889 - Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen
(Walsmuth in article)

  David Walsmuth died at this home in East Verona last Sunday, aged 83 years. He was brought to our cemetery for interment.
Wolzmuth, Donald - Engagement
28 DECEMBER 1939 - Rome Daily Sentinel
(Walzmuth in article)

  Donald Walzmuth and Pauline Brown to Wed

  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, R.D. 5, announce the engagement of their daughter, Pauline, to Donald Walzmuth, son of Mrs. Edith Snyder, 750 W. Dominick St.
Wolzmuth-Shake, Harriet - Death 
26 JANUARY 1904 


  Rome, Jan 26 -- Mrs. Harriet Shake, aged 66, widow of Sebastian Shake, died Sunday at the home of her son, Michael Shake on the Wilbert farm in the Rome swamp. She suffered a severe cold last spring and had since been in failing health. She was born in Alsace, Germany coming to this country 50 years ago and settling in the town of Rome, where she had since resided. Here she married Mr. Shake his death taking place three years ago next month. Besides the son mentioned. she leaves the following sons and daughters: David, Joseph, Frank, and George Shake. Mrs. William Russi and Mrs. Lewis E. Austin, all of Rome. Also, one granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Hoffert living in West Leyden.  The funeral was held at St. Mary's, Rome at 10:30 a.m., the sons acting as bearers. High Mass of Requiem was celebrated by Father Reigler. The remains were placed in the Schillner Memorial Vault in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Wolzmuth-Shake, Harriet - Death


  Rome, Jan 26 -- Mrs. Harriet Shake, widow of Sebastian Shake, died Sunday at the home of her son, Michael Shake on the Wilbert farm in the Rome swamp. Death was caused by pulmonary hemorrhage. She was born 66 years ago in Alsace, Germany and came to this country fifty years ago, settling in the town of Rome, where she had since resided. Here she married Mr. Shake, whose death occurred three years ago in February. Besides the son Michael, Mrs. Shake leaves the following sons and daughters: David, Joseph, Frank, and George Shake. Mrs. William Russi and Mrs. Lewis E. Austin, all of Rome. She also leaves one granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Hoffert living in West Leyden. The funeral will be held in St. Mary's Church, Rome, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Wolzmuth John - Death
9 MARCH 1900 - Rome Citizen
(Walzmuth in article)

  Death of John Walzmuth

  John Walzmuth, aged 16 years, died at his home in the town of Verona at about midnight yesterday, from typhoid fever. His father died last January. One sister is now ill and another boy, Joseph, has just recovered from the fever, and a short time ago a child fell and broke her arm. His is survived by four brothers, and three sisters.
Wolzmuth John - Death
26 JANUARY 1904 


  Mrs. Catherine Wolzmuth, 106 Clark Street, has received word from Spearfish, South Dakota, of the death there of her brother-in-law, John Wolzmuth, 78, which occurred last Christmas morning.
  Mr. Wolzmuth was born in Germany at a very early age cam to America and to Rome. We was educated in the public schools of this city and later graduated from the Whitetown Seminary. He then went west and entered upon a long and successful business career. For a number of years he served his community in the territorial legislature and later in the state legislature. He was a Scottish rite 32nd degree mason.
Wolzmuth Joseph. - Death
19 January 1900 - Rome Citizen
(Walzmuth in article)

  Joseph Walzmuth, whose death occurred at his home at East Verona, Tuesday, was employed at the Beet Sugar works here. He had been sick about two weeks with a fever. Besides his wife, he is survived by eight children, Joseph, John, Laura, Richard, Elenora, Bruno, Stanley, and Esther Jane. We was about 40 years of age, and his regular occupation was that of a stonemason.  
Wolzmuth Joseph R. - Death
7 APRIL 1959 - Utica Observer Dispatch

  Rome - Joseph R. Wolzmuth, 77, of 415 S. James St., retired Rome Cable Corp. employee, died April 6, 1959, in Rome Hospital after a long illness.
  He was born July 30, 1881, in Rome, son of Joseph and Catherine Mehl Wolzmuth. He attended Rome schools.
  His first wife, the former Minnie L. Mowers, died in 1942. Later, he married Mrs. Lena Taft.
  Mr. Wolzmuth, who was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, had lived all his life in Rome.
  He was employed as a machinist for many years by General Cable Corp and had worked at Rome Cable Corp for 13 years before his retirement is 1955.
  Besides his wife, he leave a daughter, Mrs. Erwin Aegerter of Scio, Ore; two step-daughters, Mrs. Walter Joanis of Rome, Mrs. Fay Christ of Syracuse; a step-son Chester Taft of Rochester; two sisters Mrs. Norman Berg of Utica, Mrs. Alfred Lee of Arlington, Va; three brothers, Roscoe of Philadelphia, Richard and Stanley, both of Rome; several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
  The funeral will be at 2 tomorrow from the Griffin & Aldridge Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery.  
Wolzmuth Katherine - Death
11 MARCH 1935 - Rome Daily Sentinel



  Mrs. Katherine Wolzmuth died this morning at the home of her son, Roscoe Wolzmuth, in Philadelphia, Pa. She suffered a severe shock a week ago.
  Mrs. Wolzmuth, daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Mehl, was born in the town of Verona, April 6, 1859. She was married to Joseph R. Wolzmuth in 1880 and nine children were born to them, one whom died in infancy. Her husband and one son passed away 35 years ago.
  She was a member of St. Mary's Church of this city and the Ladies' Catholic Benevolent Association.
  Surviving are three daughters and four sons, Mrs. George Seifert, Rome; Mrs. Norman Berg, Utica; Miss Ella Wolzmuth, Philadelphia, Pa.; Joseph, Richard, and Stanley Wolzmuth, Rome; Roscoe Wolzmuth, Philadelphia, Pa. She also leaves two brothers, Jacob Mehl and Chris Mehl, Rome, 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
  The remains will be brought to this city for funeral and interment.
Wolzmuth-Seifert, Laura - Death
2 DECEMBER 1941 - Rome Daily Sentinel 


Wife Succumbs Six Days After Husband; Born in Town of Rome

  Mrs. George J. Seifert, 609 W. Dominick St. died at noon today, less than a week after her husband. Mr. Seifert died last Wednesday.
  Laura Katherine Wolzmuth was born in the Town of Rome Nov. 5, 1885, daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Mehl Wolzmuth. She had been in failing health since August.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mae S. Brown, Mrs. Dorothy Gleaseman jr., Misses Lila and Margaret Seifert, all of Rome; two grandchildren, Geroge and Peggy Jo'nne Gleaseman, both of Rome; four brothers, Joseph, Richard, and Stanley Wolzmuth, all of Rome, and Roscoe of Philadelphia, Pa., and two sisters, Mrs. Norman Berg, Utica, and Mrs. Alfred Lee, Arlington, Va.
  Mrs. Seifert was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Wolzmuth-Berg, Marie - Death
27 MAY 1988 - Utica Observer-Dispatch 

  Mrs. Marie D. Berg

  Mrs. Marie D. Berg, 90, of 4 Kellogg Ave., Utica, died Wednesday, May 25, 1988, at the Eden Park Nursing Home.
  She was born in Rome, on April 11, 1898, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Mehl Wolzmuth. In Rome, in 1916, she married to Norman J. Berg. Mr Berg died in 1951. For many years, Mrs. Berg was employed at the Utica Knitting Co. until her retirement in 1963. She had made her home in Arlington, VA from 1963 until returning to Utica in 1984. She is a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Utica.
  Mrs. Berg is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law: Norman and Jean Berg, Sr. of Utica. Robert Berg of Whitesboro. Edward and Patricia Berg of Yorkville; a daughter and son-in-law, Ella Mae and Edward Kraft, a brother and sister-in-law: Stanley and Loretta Wolzmuth, of Rome, NY; several granschildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
  The funeral will be Saturday morning at 10:30 at the Heinz Funeral Home, 1517 Whitesboro St. and 11:00 at the Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours at the Funeral Home are Friday 2-4 and 7-9.
Wolzmuth-Horn, Mary Agnes - Death 
26 JULY 1909 - Utica Herald-Dispatch 
(Walzmuth in article)



  Rome, July 26 - Mrs. Mary Agnes Horn, widow of Adam Horn, died at 6:45 this morning at the home of her son, Max G. Horn, ??? West Willett Street. Two weeks tomorrow she fell off the steps and fractured her right collarbone, and had since been confined to the bed. About three years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis affecting her right side, and the recent injury hastened her death, the direct cause of which was paralysis. 
  She was born in Alsace, Germany, 74 years ago, and came to this country when about 10 years old and located in the town of Rome. She had lived in New London, Wright Settlement, Coonrod, and other place in this county, and also for a time in Bridgeport, Conn. but the greater part of the time had been spent in Rome. 
  In this city about 55 years ago, she married Adam Horn, who died here two years ago this coming Fall. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary here.
  Mrs. Horn was an earnest member of St. Mary's Church and had many friends in this locality who will learn of her death with regret.
  The following children survive: Mrs. Charles Smith, Mrs. Jacob Mehl, Miss Elizabeth Horn, Mrs. Frank Meyers, Adam and Max Horn of Rome, Mrs. Margaret Thayer of Greenway, Mrs. Alvin Herin of New London; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Oxner of Los Angeles Cal, Mrs. Michael Stein, Bridgeport, Conn; and one brother, John Walzmuth of Spear Fish, Dak., also by 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Wolzmuth-Richard - Wedding
7 NOVEMBER 1912 - Rome Daily Sentinel

  Wedding of Richard Wolzmuth and Miss Henrietta Irene Hauss

  The marriage of Henrietta Irene Hauss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Hauss, 302 Expense Street, and Richard Wolzmuth, 609 W. Dominick Street, occurred at 3:15 o'clock this afternoon at the parsonage of the German R. L. Trinity Church, Rev A. A. Juergens, pastor of the church, officiating. This bride wore a handsome traveling suit with a hat to match. The couple were unattended. The bride and groom left on the 4:23 train for a short wedding trip. The bride is a very popular and talented young lady and has been prominent in musical circles, and the groom is a valued employee of the Rome Wire Company. Both have a host of friends and acquaintances here who wish them joy. After December 1, they will be at home in their newly furnished flat at 315 W. Dominick Street.
Wolzmuth-Richard R. - Wedding
7 JULY 1940 - Utica Observer-Dispatch 


  Rome - Miss Janice L. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ward Brown, 527 W. Bloomfield St., and Richard R. Wolzmuth, so of Richard and the late Henrietta Hauss Wolzmuth, were married Saturday in Trinity Evangelical Church by the Rev. H. J. Leomhuis, pastor.
  They were atteneded by Miss Ruth Bartholomay and Evan Evans. A lunch at the Green Lantern Restaurant followed. The couple will reside at ?? after a trip though New England.