Ella Viola Bucholtz (Johann Christian Jochim Buchholtz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 12 October 1897 in Circle Hill, Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio.  She died 10 January 1975 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.

Ella married James Lewis O'Roark "Lewis", son of Wilbert and Anna Mary McGoon O'Roark,  on 6 November 1924 in First Presbytarian Church, Troy, Ohio by Pastor Jamie L. Deupau.  Lewis was born 29 March 1897 in New Market, Virginia.  He died 25 August 1975 and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.


They had the following children:

1.  June Louis Bucholtz was born 6 May 1917 and died 27 November 1925.

June Louise Bucholtz was born 6 May 1917 in Bradford, Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio.  She died 27 November 1925 in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.


June passed away of diptheria when she was 8 years 6 months and 20 days old.  She was ill for a very short time, from November 12, 1925 until her death on November 27, 1925.


 DREAD DISEASE CLAIMS SECOND VICTIM - Little June Bucholtz, the beloved eight year old daughter of Mrs. Ella O'Roarke, was claimed by the death angel shortly after 6 o'clock, Friday morning, at her home near the Covington Mills, just as she apparently was well along in the stage of convalescence after a three weeks' struggle with the terrible disease diphtheria.  Little June was getting along well that friends were not so apprehensive, and she passed away very suddenly as she was sitting beside her bed, even before the mother could reach and lift the little form back to its bed.  It is supposed that a blood clot closed some of the vital organs.  Although her stay was brief she was so happy, so loving in the home and among her friends that she will be sadly missed.  Little June was the first victim (torn edge of paper)diphtheria, and the home was close (torn edge of paper) quarantined and it was thought (torn edge of paper) would soon be over it and among her little friends again.  A brief funeral service was held on the porch at the stricken home.  Mr. and Mrs. Lewis O'Roarke, Saturday at 9 a.m., by Rev. McKee, and the beloved form was tenderly laid to rest in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. George W. Miller, funeral director.

SOURCES:  Betty Beeman Thompson, Aunt Marie Buchholtz Miller's scrapbook, death certificates and Ella and Lewis' marriage license.