EDWARD E. BUCHHOLZ/BUCHOLZ
Ed Bucholz played the violin and he also hunted and fished. He enjoyed taking his father, Charles, on fishing trips. He was a very skilled man, good at whatever he wanted to accomplish.
Ed served as a Private in Company E 26 Infantry 1st Division A.E.F. during WWI. Ed was in the Army Infantry in France from June 27, 1917 until November 20, 1918 and in Germany from November 21, 1918 until August 17, 1919 during the WWI. In a letter dated, December 28, 1918, that Ed sent to his Uncle Joseph Buchholz in Brant, Michigan during WWI states the following: "Now I am in the hospital with the mumps; but I am getting better. I was quite sick a few days back. We are located across the Rhine about ten miles from Coblenz, Germany. The weather is quite nasty this morning, it tried to snow but it has been blowing and raining all day. The country here is awful hilly and has been all the way down the Mosel River. We struck it at Luxenburg, Germany; we came here all the way a foot from new Verdune, Germany; quite a hike, Uncle John ought to been with us for he liked to walk. (Ed is writing of Uncle John Buchholtz from Covington, Ohio) I am learning to talk dutch now, a little."
On his passport, it states, Ed's permanent address was Brant, Michigan, and he left the United States on April 9, 1920, and that now he was residing in Coblenz, Germany on May 5, 1920, for the purpose of barber and exchange, on behalf of Chaltas and Bucholz Exchange, 29 Mozelweiserweg, Coblenz, Germany. It states on his application of passport to go back to the United States on August 17, 1920 that Ed has been married to Marie Dotzel since June 5, 1920. They were married in Coblenz, Germany. Ed and his his wife, Marie, sailed on the S.S. Yorck sailing out of Bremel on August 2, 1922 and arriving at the Port of New York on August 14, 1922. Ed was 30 years old and Marie was 23 years old and destination was Brant, Saginaw County, Michigan.
Ed's occupation was a carpenter. Later in life, Ed owned an apartment house in Lansing and Oscoda, Michigan. While in Oscoda, Michigan, he worked for the U.S. Air Force and was in charge of a crew of men doing carpentry work for the Air Force Base.
Information from John W. Bucholz, Ed's younger brother.
2. Della R. Bucholz was born 20 August 1924 in St. Clar Shores, Mi and died 4 February 1997 in Lansing, Michigan.
Della was married to Francis Billings. They had the following children:
1. Frederick Francis Billings was born 12 May 1943 in Genesee County, Michigan and died on 19 January 1986 in Genesee County, Michigan.
2. Michelle Billings
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SOURCES: John W. Bucholz; Dorothy Lewis; Helen Buchholz Smith; Tom Bucholz; United States passport of Edward E. Bucholz with wife, Marie; and a letter to Joseph Buchholz.