William Henry Beltz

12 October 1864–12 September 1932 (Age 67)
Ohio, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Beltz was born on 12 October 1864, in Ohio, United States, his father, Moses Beltz, was 24 and his mother, Sophronia Knapp, was 19. He married Lottie Corbin on 2 July 1889, in Montmorency, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Montmorency, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Briley Township, Montmorency, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 September 1932, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Briley Township Cemetery, Atlanta, Montmorency, Michigan, United States.

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William Henry Beltz
Lottie Corbin
Marriage: 2 July 1889
Ward Hazelton Beltz

Spouse and Children

2 July 1889
Montmorency, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Moses Beltz


    Sophronia Knapp




World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 15

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 18

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

South German: probably a metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle High German bel(lī)z ‘fur’, ‘skin’, (from Late Latin pellicia).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William H Beltz in household of Moses Beltz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Baltz in household of Moses Baltz, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William H. Beltz in entry for Ward Beltz, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"

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