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Valentine DegitzDegitz Family

An old family scrapbook was found with wonderful photographs and some family history written. Valentine Christopher Degitz was born in Germany in 1851. He "left Germany at the age of 17 in a small sailing vessel. It took 7 weeks to cross the waters and arrive in America." He became a barber, and was proprietor of his own shop until several years before his death in Quincy Illinois, spring of 1931.

Valentine married Matilda Louise Weber. She was born in Quincy Illinois in 1855, and died in 1945. She was a very devout Lutheran, and very active in church work until shortly before she died.

Pictured below on the left is Valentine and Matilda Degitz and their children. In the scrapbook it was written, "Little boy with lace clooar believed to be Walter Degitz." This seems unlikely as the ages do not seem to match up.

John b. 1877, Arthur b. 1879, Carl b. 1881, Robert b. 1883, Laura b. 1886, Mathilda b. 1889, Walter b. 1893, Alice b. 1895, William b. 1899

Degitz family   Val Degitz - Barber


 

Degitz Family Line

1 Valentin Degitz
+ Anna Maria Huell
...2 Katharina Degitz b: 05 Jan 1849 in Neuburg am Rhein BA Germersheim, Bayern, Germany
...2 Barbara Degitz b: 27 Jan 1850 in Neuburg am Rhein BA Germersheim, Bayern, Germany
... + Ludwig Koenig b: 06 Dec 1845, m: 24 Nov 1872
...2 Valentine Wilhelm Degitz b: 23 Mar 1854 in Neuburg Am Rhein, Pfalz, Bavaria, d: 04 Apr 1931 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois USA
... + Mathilda Louise Weber b: 09 Nov 1855 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA, m: 05 Sep 1876 in Adams County, IL, d: 14 Dec 1945 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
......3 John William Degitz b: 04 Jul 1877 in Illinois, d: 08 Oct 1916
...... + Fredericka Ackerman b: 1878, m: 30 Sep 1902 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 24 Feb 1962
.........4 Florence Degitz b: 1904
......... + Lawrence Sonny Weisenborn
.........4 Frank Oliver Degitz b: 26 Nov 1906, d: 04 Dec 1994
......... + Thelma May Oliver
.........4 John H Degitz b: 09 Feb 1912 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 05 Apr 1983
......... + Ferne Madison Collins b: 04 Oct 1912, m: 24 Feb 1933, d: 28 May 2006 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
.........4 Louis W Degitz b: 29 Oct 1916, d: 07 May 1987 in Quincy, Illinois
......... + Clara Belle Wilson b: 22 Jun 1922 in Novelty, Knox, Missouri, m: 04 Jun 1944 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 10 Apr 2016 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
......3 Arthur Louis Degitz b: 05 May 1879 in Quincy, Illinois, d: 13 Apr 1947 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
......3 Carl Degitz b: 25 Sep 1881 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, d: 21 Jan 1919 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
......3 Robert Theodore Degitz b: 31 Dec 1883 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, d: 23 Aug 1943 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois
...... + Elvira Anna Rueter b: 03 Feb 1888 in Quincy, IL, m: 23 Nov 1910 in Quincy, IL, d: 02 Oct 1967 in Quincy, IL
.........4 Melva Louise Degitz b: Abt. 1912 in Illinois
......... + Milton Lawrence Kalmer b: 20 Sep 1906 in Quincy, Illinois, m: 27 Sep 1944 in Quincy, Illinois, d: 24 May 1982
......3 Laura Degitz b: 01 Jan 1886 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, d: Abt. 1957
...... + Herman Zimmerman m: 15 Jun 1911 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 13 Sep 1935
.........4 James W Zimmerman b: 16 Jun 1925 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 08 Oct 2002
......... + Mary Vaughn m: 05 Apr 1947
......3 Mathilda Elizabeth Degitz b: 11 Dec 1889 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, d: 28 Mar 1946 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
...... + Raymond E. Biesecker b: 09 Aug 1889 in Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri, m: 29 Sep 1909 in Quincy, IL, d: 13 Dec 1981 in Cary, McHenry, Illinois
.........4 Serita Louise Biesecker b: 10 Jan 1914 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 09 Nov 1981 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
......... + Ingward Otto Halfpap b: 14 Apr 1908 in Kiel, Germany, m: 25 Dec 1937, d: 30 Nov 1984 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
......3 Walter Henry Degitz b: 09 Jan 1893 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, d: 26 Sep 1994 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois
...... + Esther Bowe b: 04 Jun 1894 in Illinois, d: Dec 1980 in Quincy, Illinois
.........4 Virginia Degitz b: Abt. Mar 1916 in Illinois
+ Brown
.........4 Wilbur W Degitz b: 31 Mar 1918 in Quincy, Illinois, d: 15 May 2006 in Quincy, Illinois
......... + Mary Ann Schell b: 17 Jul 1918, m: 11 Feb 1943 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Quincy, d: 20 Apr 1984 in Quincy, Illinois
......3 Alice Emma Degitz b: 14 Nov 1895 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, d: 12 Aug 1953 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
...... + John George Herrmann b: Abt. 04 Jul 1894 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, m: 26 Jun 1915 in St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, Quincy Illinois, d: 02 Jun 1955 in Quincy, Adams, Illinois
.........4 Willis Christopher Valentine Herrmann b: 28 Sep 1916 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
......... + Francis Wilson
.........4 Marguarite W Herrmann b: 28 Aug 1917 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 19 Dec 2009 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
+ Virgil F. Howser b: 10 Oct 1916, m: 27 Aug 1938, d: 05 Jul 2007 in Quincy, Illinois
.........4 Russell J Herrmann b: Abt. 1920 in Quincy, Illinois, d: 07 Nov 1980 in Xenia, Greene, Ohio
......... + Oleeta Peyton
.........4 Warren R Herrmann b: Abt. 1922 in Illinois
......3 William John Degitz b: 12 Jan 1899 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois, d: 06 Sep 1933 in Quincy, Adams Co, Illinois
...... + Marie Walker b: Abt. 1901 in Illinois, m: 1919 in Adams, Illinois
.........4 Donald Degitz b: Abt. 1922
.........4 Kenneth Degitz b: Abt. 1925
.........4 Gerald Degitz b: Abt. May 1929
...2 Friedrich Degitz b: 21 Sep 1856 in Neuburg Am Rhein, Pfalz, Bavaria
...2 Elisabetha Degitz b: 12 Nov 1858 in Neuburg am Rhein BA Germersheim, Bayern, Germany

Sources for primary Degitz family members:

An old family scrapbook supplied much information. Immigration, christening, and census records verified the bulk of that informaiton.