Edward E. Buchholz/Bucholz (Carl Friedrich Theodore Johann Bucholz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 11 April 1892 in Red River, Darke County, Ohio.  He died 5 December 1955 and was buried in Tawas City, Iosco County, Michigan.


This is a return address that Ed wrote in a letter to his Uncle Joseph Buchholz on December 18, 1918 while serving in the United States Army in Germany during WWI.



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.



Ed married (1) Marie Doetzel in Coblenz, Germany on 5 June 1920.




Marie (Ed's first wife) with their son, Eddy Bucholz as a baby.




photo owned and identified by Helen Buchholz Smith



Ed and Marie had the following children.


1.  Edward Joseph Bucholz was born in 1923 in Detroit, Michigan and died

2.  Della R. Bucholz was born 20 August 1924 St. Clair Shores, Michigan and died 4 February 1997.





The photo is of Ed and Marie with their children, Eddy and Della.




The photo is of Eddy and Marie Bucholz



1.  Edward Joseph Bucholz married Helen Irene Kriseler Dow on 31 August 1948 in Shiawassee County, Michigan.  Helen Irene's parents were Roy E.  and Hazel E. Diamond Kriseler.  Helen was born in Vassar, Saginaw County, Michigan.

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





Ed also married (3) Marge Downs.   Ed had a step-daughter whose name was Carol Ann Downs.


In 1940 Ed, Marge and Carol lived in Meridian, Ingham County, Michigan and also in Lansing, Michigan in 1949.




Ed married (2) Viola Decker.


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.