The image is of (Charles) Carl Friedrich Theodor Johann Boochold (Bucholz's) Lutheran baptismal record in the Parish of Sippenkanzlei of the Evangelische Kirche in  Alt Carin/Alt Karin, Bukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany  on 9 September 1866. It states his parents were Martin Johann Wilhelm Boochold and Ernestine Maria Christine Ohde. (Godparents - Carl Stade, Friederick Frense, ? Schroder, and Johann Mund ?) and also states Charles/Carl was born on August 21, 1866.

Carl Friedrich Theodore Johann Buchholz "Charles or Charlie" (Martin Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 21 August 1866 in Danneborth, Ritteramt Bukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.  He was baptized 9 September 1866 in Alt Carin (Alt Karin) Ritteramt Bukow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.  He died 4 April 1949 at his home and was buried 7 April 1949 in Ford Cemetery, Elsie, Michigan.


Charlie married Idella Coates "Della", daughter of Ezra and Melissa Thomas Coates.  Della was born 1868.  She died 29 March 1899 in Portland, Oregon and was buried in Portland, Oregon.Charles married Idella (Della) Coates on December 6, 1888 in Miami County, Ohio. 


Charlie and Della had the following children:

1.  Minnie Eve Buchholz was born 18 August 1889 in Red River, Darke County, Ohio.

2.  Ella Buchholz was born 2 January 1891 in Red River, Darke County, Ohio.

3.  Edward E. Buchholz/Bucholz was born 11 April 1892 and died 5 December 1955.

4.  Mary Ann Buchholz/Bucholz was born 17 October 1896 Chenowith, Skamania, Skamania County, Washington and died 24 January 1981.


Charles was a lumberman and after Della and he were married they followed the lumber camps throughout the United States into Oregon and Washington State.   Their daughter, Mary was born in Washington State in 1896.  Sometime between 1896 and 1899 Charles and his family moved to Oregon.   Della (Coates) Buchholz died in Oregon of T.B.  According to the State Archives of Oregon and the Oregon Secretary of State, Della died in Portland, Oregon on March 29, 1899.  She is, also, buried in Portland, Oregon.  The family story has been told that Charles put the names of Edward and Mary on their coats and sent them by train to their Grandparents, John William and Mary (Ode) Buchholz's in Ohio.  They stayed with them until their father, Charles, was able to work his way home to Ohio.   In Darke County, Ohio in the Probate Court File# 8408, it states the following:  In the matter of the guardianship of Edward Buchholz and Mary Buchholz, this day (27 January 1900)on his application, the court grants the guardianship herein to Charles Buchholz,  he being the father of said minors.  And it appearing to the court that Edward Buchholz will be eight (8) years of age on the 2, day of April 1900; that Mary Buchholz will be four (4) years of age on the 17, day of October, 1900; and that they are minors and residence of Darke County, Ohio.


From the Physicians Certificate -  Della Bucholz died on 29 March 1899 of Rapid Growing Sarcoma and Secondary infiltration Rapid Tuberculosis Congestion of the Lungs.  Della was ill for three months, she was a 32 year old housewife and she died in the St. Vincents Hospital. Portland, Oregon. She lived at Maygar Landing, Portland, Oregon.  D.H. Rand M.D.  - Undertaker J.P. Finly and Sons



The photo is of Charlie with his two older children: Mary and Ed Buchholz/Bucholz.


The story behind Buchholz becoming Bucholz (one h) is as follows:  When Charlie's son, Ed, went into the United States Army during WWI, the Army dropped an h from Ed's last name, Buchholz, making the Army spelling Bucholz.  Upon discovering this when Ed returned home, Charlie (Ed's father) declared that if the United States Army wanted it spelled Bucholz, then that is how it would be spelled.

Charlie also married (2) Jeanette Catherine Netzley "Nettie", daughter of David and Mary Ellen Feeser Netzley, on 2 August 1902 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio by J. H. Brandon, Justice of the Peace.  Nettie was born 28 February 1883 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio.  She died 20 May 1953 in Saginaw General Hospital, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan and was buried in Ford Cemetery, Elsie, Michigan.


***  Memories of my mother by Evelyn Bucholz Watkins (time frame through the 1920's and until I was 13 years old in 1931):  I remember my mother as being a very organized, happy, hard working woman that did her duties swiftly.  She never complained and I do not remember my Dad and her ever arguing.  My mother sewed our clothes, quilted, her house was always clean, and while cooking on a woodstove would turn out great dishes because she was a marvelous cook.  My Dad and Mother had two gardens.  The large garden was taken care of by my Dad and brothers.  The smaller garden (which was not very small) was taken care of by my mother and us girls.  My mother, having a lovely garden, would put up at least 800 quarts of canned food yearly (including canned beef); everything we ate come out of the garden.  She would say, "800 quarts would get us to the next summer but if I put up 900 quarts of food it would take us through the summer". My mother loved her flowers, my favorite was a corner fence located northeast of the smokehouse.  The high fence which ran southeast had lovely yellow, pink, and a few dark red roses climbing on it.  There were Forget Me Nots growing wild near a small pond in the back yard.  This water seemed to come from across the farm from the west.  My mother loved pansies, had pink and blue morning glories, and had large lilac bushes in the front by the road. 
     On Saturday nights in the fall, winter, and spring the neighbors would take turns at each other homes by getting together and having square dances.  They always had two sets with eight people dancing in each set.  I always wanted to dance so my mother would always tell us little kids to dance about 6 feet from their dancing sets.  Usually my brothers, especially Ike, would get a band together to play at our home or the neighbors homes, it consisted of string instruments and a piano or organ (usually played by a girl).  There was always a table full of food for everyone to eat at the dances.
     My mother always took care of the chickens but if she was in the last months of her pregnancies, she always asked us girls to do it.  She was a wonderful cook but I will always remember her Sunday dinners which usually consisted of chicken, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans or red beets with wonderful homemade cakes or pies. She made homemade bread and baked everyday.  My mother had beautiful dark curly, wavy long hair which was brought up into a knot on top of her head.

     My mother always packed the five (Ike, Carl, Earl, Leona & Evelyn) of our lunches.  It usually consisted of meat sandwiches, an apple or pear, and maybe a cookie or something sweet.  We carried our lunches in a tin like lunch pail.  On the nice days, we usually walked to and from school but in the winter our brothers would pick us up with the horse and wagon or horse and buggy; sometimes we would ride in our relatives car.  My brother Ike would make a chocolate candy or brown sugar candy with nutmeats, he always put it in a cookie sheet like pan.  Ike also would make plain or sweetened popcorn.  Ike signed a contract for a dancehall somewhere south of Ithaca.  He would get ready and be dressed up looking very handsome, he was a good dancer and singer, and could play different instruments. Later, he worked for General Motors.  When I was small Earl got sick and couldn't go to school for 6 weeks and my mother would always put on a special dress when she would tend to him in the upstairs bedroom.  I don't remember what illness Earl had.  Ike, Carl, and Earl were very hard working young men but they liked to play baseball and play catch.


***Memories of my mother by John Bucholz.  When I was very small, I remember my Mother had her own horse and buggy that she would take to town, either Marion Springs, Ashley, or Ithaca, and buy her groceries or items she needed for the week.  My older brothers were always around doing different things for my Dad or Mother.   I was told, by my mother, that when I was a baby my mother and I went to Ohio by train to visit relatives.  She was always in the kitchen baking and cooking; she hung homemade noodles over the kitchen chairs to help them dry.  The most important trait that I remember about my mother was she was very smart, she was quick to learn, could remember everything and never forgot anything.  She was very good to my Dad because he couldn't hear when he got older and she always wrote everything down on a piece of paper so he could understand what was going on.  She liked the stars and sky, she probably would have been good in estronomy.


The photo is of left to right: Charlie, Nettie holding Carl, Ira and Roy behind Charlie.

Charlie and Nettie had the following children:


5.   Goldie Bucholz was born 6 August 1900 and died 14 April 1945.

6.   Roy Glen Bucholz was born 22 February 1903 and died 31 October 1949.

7.   Myrtle Leora Bucholz was born 21 January 1906 and died 25 December 1986.

8.   Ira Joe Bucholz was born 14 June 1909 and died 10 November 1976.

9.   Carl Charles Bucholz was born 28 October 1911 and died 28 March 1974.

10.  Earl Viril Bucholz was born 16 September 1913 and died 14 August 1955.

11.  Leona Hazel Bucholz was born 4 September 1915 and died 21 February 1985.

12.   Evelyn Viola Bucholz was born 12 December 1917 and died 31 December 2011.

13.   Margie Margaret Bucholz was born 1 April 1920 and died 19 April 2006.

14.   Mildred Louise Bucholz was born 25 September 1921 and died 15 February 1991.

15.   Dorothy Marie Bucholz

16.   John W. Bucholz was born 30 January 1926 and died 28 August 2008.





Charlie Bucholz




The photo is of Charlie and Nettie Bucholz - photo taken in the 1940's.

The photo is of Charlie Bucholz and his family:  probably left to right:  Goldie Bucholz, Leona Bucholz, Earl Bucholz, Mary Bucholz, Roy Bucholz on left horse, Charlie Bucholz, Ike Bucholz on right horse, and Nettie Bucholz holding Evelyn Bucholz.  Probably taken the spring of 1918. 


***Memories of my father, by Evelyn (Bucholz) Watkins (time line all through the 1920's - until I was 13 years old in 1931) - Some memories that I have growing up on my family homestead farm on Gary Road in Saginaw County:  The conversation as we sat around the dinner table was that of my Dad talking about what he and my older brothers did out in the field that day.  I remember that we lived in a two story house, there were apple and pear trees located on the east side of the house.  There were rows of grapes also in the same area.  My dad built a root cellar which was six feet in the ground and about six feet above the ground that had a rounded roof.  It was located just to the east of our house.  You would step down 2 steps and walk down an aisle with bins on both sides filled with potatoes, cabbages, beets, carrots, apples, and pears and toward the back of the root cellar there were bins for pumpkins, melons, and corn. My mother had a spot for her crocks filled full of pickles and sauerkraut, she always put a plate on the top with a stone placed on the plate.  My Dad had a smoke house which was located about 15 feet northeast from the house.  He would smoke butchered pigs by hanging them from the ceiling for a few days and on the ground a large smoke pit was built out of hickory wood and stones which was lit and smoked the meat.  We would be able to eat delicious, bacon, hams and side pork, my mother always canned the beef.  When I was small my father bought a tractor that the boys drove.  Even after my dad got the tractor, he still personally used the team of horses to farm.  My dad always had cows and horses he raised.  He didn't like his daughters to use lipstick and makeup, he frowned against it.  I remember my dad being an extremely hard working man. 


***Memories of my father, by Margie (Bucholz) Wudel - Dad's word was alway law.  Whatever he told us kids to do, we did, with no arguing back.  Dad would take the boys into the fields to work with him, but he'd say to us girls, "You help your mother in the kitchen or in her garden.  That's what girls are for."

***Memories of my father, by John Bucholz - My father was 60 years old when I was born and I remember always trying to be very good and respectful toward him.  He had a horn he would put up to his ear to help him hear.  He also wore sometype of strap around his abdomin because he had a double hernia and it helped keep the problem secure.  All of my dad's sons were good to him but I remember Ed taking him on different fishing trips in Northern Michigan. I do have the honor of receiving my father's watch after he passed away.  The watch was given to me by mother, Nettie.  The story goes that when Charlie was around 12, 13 or 14 years old, during a Fourth of July Celebration, he got to close to a cannon that was being discharged and became deaf in one ear.  Sometime after the incident around 1880, Charlie's father, John William Buchholz, bought him a pocket watch from a Greenville, Ohio watchmaker, I.H. Lynch.   "I remember my father always wearing the watch, every single day of his life."   

***Memories of my grandfather, by Betty (Hammond) Smith - What I remember about Grampa Bucholz is that he was deaf and I was a little afraid of him.  Not that he did anything to me scary but I was such a shy bashful kid and you had to yell to make him hear.  And I would have died before I yelled.  He was very nice to me and would set me on his lap and call me Gretchen.  I don't know where the Gretchen came from and I don't know how many grandchildren grampa had when I was about 5 or 6 years old (I was born in 1926).  My mother told me grampa was very strict.  If you didn't mind you got a whipping with a razor strap.  He was not mean, it was just the German way.  Mom said he had a smokehouse where hams and bacon and sausage was hung.  He also made beer when she was young.  Once there was a bunch of people visiting and beer was out so she got some and drank it and got drunk (she said) and she sat in the rocking chair and rocked and rocked and rocked.  She didn't say if she got punished but that might be why she didn't like alcoholic beverages. 


Memories of my mother, Myrtle Bucholz Hammond,  and her Bucholz family, by Opal  "Betty" (Hammond) Smith (Born in 1926):  People liked my mother to bring her molasses cake for special occasions.  It seemed to be a favorite.  I asked my mother in later years how she made it and she said she didn't have a recipe,  she just mixed it up.  She seldomed used recipes. My mother said, she made bread ever since she was 9 years old.  She had to stand on a stool to do it.  Mom had to quit school after the 5th grade to help with the younger children.  Mom always loved babies and children.  What a crime but I guess that was the fate of older sisters in those days.  Mom said when she was 7 or 8 years old when grampa was off working at the logging camp.  Grandma woke her up in the night and told her to get her some scissors and cord (I suppose it was something grandma had ready) and then she was told to go back to bed.  When she woke up the next morning, there was a new baby in the house.  Evidently Grandma had managed on her own.  Imagine!!! The baby was her sister, Margie.   I remember Uncle Ike was very friendly and really liked to play music.  I think he may have played the violin a little.  He would come to our house and Mom would chord on our organ and he would play something but I've forgotten what it was.  My mother could chord on that old organ and it sounded like real music, very pretty.  That was when we lived on Meridian Road and when we moved to a smaller house the organ was gone.  Dad, probably sold it.

 I think Carl and Earl played baseball every Sunday, they went all around the area and played.  Sometimes they were close enough for my family to go watch them play.   All the Bucholz's loved to dance.  There was a dance hall in Fenmore and I'm sure it saw a lot of the Bucholz's.  Aunt Evelyn stayed with us at one time when I was small.  I remember Margie was always laughing and chewing gum.  I believe she was the one that taught me to Charleston.  She and Dorothy were great dancers.  I don't remember much about Mildred except she had pretty curly hair.  Dorothy and John were nearer my age so we saw quite a bit of them.  John was a good friend of my brother, Bud's.

I was born in 1926 and all of my memories are of the depression and we were very poor.  That is all I remember about the Bucholz's except one time Ike and Cindy were at our house and we were butchering a pig.  This was after my family lived on Huff Rd, so I was grown and in my last year of high school.  The last time I was at dinner at Grandma's house was Thanksgiving 1946 or 1947.  I had come home from Flint where I was working and went to Grandmas with my folks.  I was working a split shift at Michigan Bell at the time and had to be back at a certain time.  Dad was going to take me to the bus station in Owosso but John offered to drive me there.  I think that was the last time I saw my grandparents as I went to California not long after that.  I was in California when Grampa died and I don't know the reason I wasn't at Grandma's funeral.  I must have had a good reason


The 1920 photo is of Charlie and Nettie's children:  left to right:  Leona Bucholz, Earl Bucholz, Myrtle Bucholz holding Margie Bucholz, Carl Bucholz, Evelyn Bucholz and Ike Bucholz.



The 1921/1922 photo is from left to right:  Earl Bucholz, Nettie holding Mildred Bucholz, Evelyn Bucholz, Leona Bucholz, grandson, Jay Lewis (Mary Buchholz Lewis's son), and Margie Bucholz.




The 1923/1924 photo is of left to right: Leona Bucholz, Mildred Bucholz, Dorothy Bucholz, Margie Bucholz and Evelyn Bucholz.

The Fischer School in Marion Township, Saginaw County, Michigan in the mid 1920's.

Pictured is some of the Bucholz children with other school children.


Left to Right:

Top Row -       Dorothy Ball and

4th Row  -       Frank Morbitzer

3rd Row  -       Carl Bucholz, Edward Morbitzer and Norman Cross

Standing -       Helen Buchholz

2nd Row  -      Alice Ball, Eileen Carstensen, Helen Morbitizer, Leota Cross and Leona Bucholz

Bottom Row  - Evelyn Bucholz, Louise Morbitzer, Margie Bucholz and Walter Cross  



photo owned and identified by Helen Buchholz Smith




The 1925 photo is of left to right - front row: Mildred Bucholz and Dorothy Bucholz - back row: Leona Bucholz, Margie Bucholz and Evelyn Bucholz.

The 1926 photo is of left to right - front row:  Dorothy Bucholz and Viola Hammond; 2nd row: Margie Bucholz, Mildred Bucholz, and Wava Hammond; back row - Evelyn Bucholz, Leona Bucholz, Nettie Bucholz holding John Bucholz and Goldie holding Leonard Hammond.  These are Nettie's children and grandchildren (Goldie Hammond's children).



The photo is of Roy Bucholz (Charlie's son) Joseph Buchholz, Charlie Bucholz and Grover Buchholz (Joseph's son)  the girl in the front is Helen Buchholz (Joseph's daughter)

The Bucholz Family photo was taken around 1944:  The family members are left to right - kneeling:  Dorothy Bucholz, John W. Bucholz, Leona Bucholz Mau, and Roy Bucholz; first row - Wava Bucholz Hammond, Esther Buchholz (Joseph Buchholz's wife), Nettie Bucholz, Charlie Bucholz, Ike Bucholz and Rosie Bucholz (Roy Bucholz's  wife); back row: Helen Buchholz Smith, Loring Buchholz and wife, Margie, Margie Bucholz Meyer and husband, Herman Meyer, and George Smith (Helen Buchholz Smith's husband)


photo owned and identified by Helen Buchholz Smith




The photo is of Dorothy Bucholz's 20th birthday.  Charlie and Nettie's grandchildren  are left to right:  Joe (Skip) Watkins (Evelyn's son), Margie Griffith (Millie's daughter), Harold Mau (Leona's son), Dorothy, Marion Mau (Leona's daughter) with Kay Meyer (Margie's daughter).  Photo taken around 1943.





The photo is of Charlie Bucholz and Joseph Buchholz's grandchildren:  front row - left to right: Tom Bucholz and Carol Mau (Charlie Bucholz's grandchildren) 2nd row - left to right: Mancell Jr. Boyd (Charlie Bucholz's grandson) Barbara Buchholz (Joseph Buchholz's granddaughter); 3rd row - left to right: Ellen Bucholz (Charlie Bucholz's granddaughter), Ruby Smith (Joseph Buchholz's granddaughter) and Kay Meyer (Charlie Bucholz's granddaughter); back row - left to right: Meryl Hammond (Charlie Bucholz's grandson), Gary Smith (Joseph Buchholz's grandson), Harold Mau (Charlie Bucholz's grandson) Jim and Joyce Buchholz (Joseph Buchholz's twin grandchildren) Marion Mau, Little Evie Bucholz holding Darlene Boyd (Charlie Bucholz's granddaughters)   Photo taken around 1945.


children identified by Betty Hammond Smith, Ruby Smith Kientiz, Kay Meyer Mosher, Jackie Rohde




The photo is of Nettie with her grandchildren: Tom Bucholz (Ike Bucholz's  son), Elaine and Joe (Skip) Watkins (Evelyn Bucholz Watkins children).



The photo is of Charlie and Nettie Bucholz's grandchildren eating in Grandma Nettie's kitchen.  The grandchildren from left to right are:  Joe Watkins (Evelyn's son), Elaine Watkins (Evelyn's daughter), Kay Meyer (Margie's daughter) standing Harold Mau (Leona's son), Carol Mau (Leona's daughter), Ellen Bucholz (Ike's daughter), Tom Bucholz (Ike's son) and Shirley Meyer (Margie's daughter).




The photo is of Nettie Bucholz with her granddaughter, Yvonne Bucholz (John W. Bucholz's daughter).  Tony Mitas (Dorothy Bucholz's husband) is in background.  Photo taken around 1953.

SOURCES:  Evelyn Bucholz Watkins, John W. Bucholz, Margie Bucholz Wudel, Don and Betty Smith, Helen Buchholz Smith, Tom BucholzRuby Smith Kienitz,