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Subject: Re: Dionis Gatz (or Goetz)
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 09:05:55 EST
Unfortunately I do not have anything else that would help on Aloyius. I
have birth dates of Lorenz as August 1, 1830 in Buhl-Moos, County of Buehl,
Baden, Germany and of January as August 18, 1818 also in same place. I am assuming
that all four boys were born there. They immigrated to US through New York
in 1846. On his American Citizenship paper of 1856 Lorenz mentioned giving up
allegiance to Grand Duke of Baden. Lorenz started a clothing store called L.
Gatz & sons in Paris, Il. It is possible that all of them came to Paris, IL
but equally possible others dropped off in Ohio or other places in between. My
Lorenz married Maria Elizabeth Gumm who was born in Horn, Coblenz Germany. I
have notices of death on Lorenz and January but not the other two.
I hope to find time to go back to Paris, IL where there is a very nice small
genealogical library where the people are very helpful. They may have
I will keep your Email and write if I find anything else. Hope we have a