LEWIS JOHN BUCHHOLTZ/BUCHOLTZ
Lewis John Bucholtz (Johann Christian Jochim Buchholtz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 27 June 1887 in Circle Hill, Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio and was christened 19 February 1888 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Ohio by Paster E. H. D. Winterhoff. He died 16 March 1963 in Covington, Miami County, Ohio and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.
Lewis was baptized, Johann Ludwig Buchholz, at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Ohio on February 19, 1888. Also the church records states that his birthday was July 23, 1887. Lewis's WWI draft registration that was signed by Lewis, states that he was born June 27, 1887.
Lewis was married to Fannie Mae Thompson, daughter of Daniel J. and Sarah Gorman Thompson. Fannie was born 28 April 1887. She died 24 February 1961 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.
Lewis and Fannie had the following children:
1. John Daniel/J.D. Buchholtz was born 20 July 1907 and died 25 September 1978.
2. Lloyd Luther Bucholtz was born 20 July 1909 and died 12 December 2004.
3. Florence May Buchholtz was born 3 April 1912 and died 31 May 1992.
4. Wilber LeRoy Bucholtz was born 23 June 1915 and died 23 September 1918.
5. William Bucholtz was born 4 December 1917 and died 29 June 2002.
6. Glen Edward Bucholtz was born 20 July 1920 and died 14 August 2006.
7. Herbert Eugene Buchholtz was born 29 November 1921 and died 9 April 2002.
The photo is of the Lewis Bucholtz Family: Left to Right - standing: J.D. Buchholtz, Lloyd Bucholtz, Florence Buchholtz, Bill Bucholtz and Glen Buchholtz; sitting Lewis and Fannie Bucholtz. The photo was taken in the 1940's, Herbert Buchholtz was missing due to him serving in the service during WWII.
MEMORIES OF MY GRANDFATHER, LEWIS JOHN BUCHOLTZ BY YVONNE (BUCHOLTZ) JAY
My Grandfather, Lewis John Bucholtz was always very nice to me and appreciated very much who I was and what I had done for him and my Grandmother, Fannie. My grandparents came to our house
often and shared a lot of meals with us. I planted tobacco and tomatoes with my grandfather, he was left handed and I was right handed and it worked out fine on the planter. My family
always helped him with his crops and he with ours. Butchering day was always a big day whether it was beef or hogs. Grandpa trimmed out all of the hams and shoulders and helped us salt
and sugar cure the pork to keep it and put it in our smoke house to smoke it. My grandparents always had a large truck patch and Grandpa had muskmelons by the baskets - they sure were
My grandmother had many strokes late in her life. My grandfather did everything for her (bathed, dressed, and fed her) along with all the house chores. He would call me when he had to go to town for medicine and groceries and my children and I would visit with grandmother while he was gone. They always came to my home to get flowers for memorials to put on the graves. They lost a son Wilbur and during the depression and because money was tight at that time, the tombstone was taken back by the manufacturer. This left only a slot of cement remaining on the gravesite for a long time. I wanted my heirs to know where their great grandparents were buried, so I bought a tombstone with my grandparents and Wilburs name on it. I still decorate the gravesites every year since I made a promise to my grandmother that I would always put flowers on them for Memorial Day. I loved my grandparents very much and the work ethic that they instilled in me and others will always be a part of me. They taught me so much.
1. John Daniel/J.D. Buchholtz was born 20 July 1907 in Circle Hill, Miami County, Ohio. He died 25 September 1978 in Florida and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio.
John married Janet G. Gibboney, the daughter of E.K. and Ollie B. Wolf Gibboney, on 23 February 1933 by Rev. Charles L. Flory of Piqua, Ohio . Janet was born 6 October 1911 in Possum Hollow, Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio. She died 5 July 1995 in Brethren Home, Greenville, Ohio and was buried 8 July 1995 in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio.
John and Janet had the following children:
a. Merrill E. Buchholtz
b. Larry Dean Buchholtz
c. Donald Buchholtz
2. Lloyd Luther Bucholtz was born 20 July 1909 in Bradford, Miami County, Ohio. He died 12 December 2004 and was buried 16 December 2004 in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.
Lloyd married Dorothy M. Gross, daughter of Everett A. and Bertha White Gross, on 28 September 1933 in Covington, Kentucky. Dorothy was born 22 May 1914 in Miami County, Ohio. She died 30 June 2009 in the Koester Pavilion, Troy, Ohio and was buried 3 July 2009 in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Newberry Township, Ohio.
Lloyd and Dorothy had the following children:
a. Yvonne Bucholtz
b. Florence Bucholtz
c. Judy Bucholtz
d. Gay Bucholtz
e. Peggy Bucholtz
f. Jimmy Bucholtz
Dorothy graduated from high school in 1933 from Tippecanoe High School in Tipp City. Dorothy was employed by the former Troy Sunshade Company and Murphy's 5 & 10 Store in Troy, Ohio. She also worked along side her husband Lloyd on the family farm. Dorothy enjoyed the farm life, vegetable and flower gardening.
3. Florence May Buchholtz was born 3 April 1912 in Circle Hill, Miami County, Ohio. She died 31 May 1992 in Villa Convalescent Center, Troy, Ohio and was buried in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio.
Florence married Harold Plank, son of Clarence and Wilma Rench Plank, on 2 September 1912 in Circle Hill, Miami County, Ohio.
Florence and Harold had the following children:
a. Dale Richard Plank
b. Geneva Mae Plank
c. Carl LeRoy Plank
d. Helen Louise Plank
Florence also married Charles I. Flory. Charles was born 17 January 1909 in Miami County, Ohio and died 24 September 1994 in Miami County, Ohio.
5. William Bucholtz was born 4 December 1917. He died 29 June 2002 in Upper Valley Medical Center, Covington, Ohio and was buried 3 July 2002 in Miami Memorial Park cemetery, Covington, Ohio.
William married Pearl "Mae" Caldwell, daughter of Lynnwood and Clara Bitner Caldwell, on 4 December 1945 in Congregation Christian Church by the Rev. Norman R. Gutry. Mae was born 2 August 1914 in Darke County, Ohio. She died 17 December 1990 in Piqua Memorial Medical Center, Piqua, Ohio and was buried 19 December 1990 in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.
Bill and Pearl had the following children:
a. Roberta Jean Bucholtz
Bill served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Bill had retired from farming and retired from the Covington, Ohio Post Office with over 20 years of service. He
was a member of the American Legion, A.B. Cole Post No. 84 in Covington, Ohio. He was also a member of the Greenville Creek Church of Christ in Greenville, Ohio.
***newspaper article - The Piqua Daily Call - Thursday, July 19, 1945 - Page 10
LAUDED BY GENERAL - Recently promoted to a Corporal, William Bucholtz, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Bucholtz, Route 2, Bradford, Ohio has received a letter of honor from Commanding General W.H. Simpson, after serving as Palace Guards for the General and Staff for a period of time after V-E Day. A member of the 15th Cavalry RCN, Squadron., in Germany, he is temporarily stationed with the Seventh Army. Entering service in January 1942, he sailed for overseas the first of March 1944. He now wears four battle stars. Following is General Simpson's letter:
Dear Private Bucholtz: Upon the termination of your service as my security detachment I wish to express my best personal wishes to you and the other members of your troop for the excellence with which you performed your duties. Coming to me in Maastricht, Holland, and maintaining your good work during the Nineth Army's operations from there to the Roer River, and from the Roer to and beyond the Rhine River, your service has not passed unnoticed by any means. Your duties while passive in nature, were successfully performed, as evidence by the complete absence of any local or internal troubles during the time you were with us. For the exceptional performance of these guard duties. I am personally thankful to you. Yours truly, W.H. Simpson - Lt. General, U.S. Army Commanding
***newspaper article - The Piqua Daily Call - November 28, 1945 - Page 6
HOME YANK - BUCHOLTZ-T5 William, Route 2, Bradford, Ohio, released November 19, 1845 at Indiantown Gap, 82 points entered service January 26, 1942 at Fort Thomas, Member of U.S. Army Troop A 15th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron.
I'm not sure what newspaper or what date the article was written but it is about William Bucholtz and his wife, Mae. I'm assuming the article was written around the 1980's.
COVINGTON - With arrival of the energy crunch and frigid temperature this winter, more and more people are giving thought to heating their homes with wood. That idea is nothing new to Bill and Mae Bucholtz, who have used wood to heat their farm house on Falknor Road for nearly 30 years. When the couple moved to the farm in 1947, they heated with coal. Bucholtz saw an advertisement for a woodburner, considered the 30 acres of woodland behind the house, and they made the switch. Bucholtz claims there is a difference in heat generated by burning wood. "It penetrates," he contends. He says he is not comfortable with fuel oil heat. Bucholtz points out there is a difference in varieties of wood. Hard woods, such as oak, hickory, thorn and elm, burn longer. He says it takes about one-fourth more wood if soft woods like mulberry and maple are used. Bucholtz, born in 1917, says this is the roughest winter he has seen, and they've burned more wood than usual. Like many others, Mr. and Mrs. Bucholtz did not anticipate the long spell of cold whether experienced this year, and are hoping their fuel supply lasts.
6. Glen Edward Bucholtz was born 20 July 1920 in Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio. He died 14 August 2006 in Union, Ohio and was buried 18 August 2006 in forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Miami county, Ohio.
He had the following child:
a. Sandra Lucille Buchholtz.
Glen married Sarah "Lucille" Bland on 30 August 1972 in Alpha, Ohio. Lucille was born 11 January 1927 in Somerset, Kentucky.
7. Herbert Eugene Buchholtz was born 29 November 1921 in Casstown, Ohio. He died 9 April 2002 V.A. Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio and was buried 12 April 2002 in Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.
Herbert married Maribelle Ingle, daughter of George Lee and Georgia Ellen Martin Ingle, on 25 May 1949. Maribel was born 20 November 1919 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio. She died 1 November 1998 in Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio and was buried 4 November 1998 in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.
Herbert and Maribelle had the following children:
a. Cathy Sue Buchholtz
b. Tony Eugene Buchholtz
c. Sandra Lugene Buchholtz
Herbert served in the United States Army during WWII. Herbert and Maribelle lived on Buckneck Road, Bradford, Ohio from time of their marriage until 1958. The family moved to North Street, Rt. 721, Bradford, Ohio and lived there until 1963. Herbert worked for Ernest Warner. They then moved to Circle Hill to the potato farm and Herbert worked for Russell Warner until 1979. Later, Herbert worked for Pebbletons Sand and Gravel until he retired in 1987. In 1976, Herbert and Maribelle bought a home in Gettysburg, Ohio where they resided the rest of their lives.
SOURCES: Yvonne Bucholtz Jay; St. John's Lutheran Church Records of Covington, Ohio; newspaper articles and obituaries; FamilySearch.org.