Biography of Philip D. Betz
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PHILIP D. BETZ was born May 6, 1836, in Wuertemberg, Germauy, and came to the United States in February, 1857. His parents were Philip J. and Katherina (Heiss) Betz. He lived in Wayne county till 1864, when he removed to Ash. December 20, 1861, he married Lucinda, daughter of Jasob and Octavia (Kunze) Sawslayer, who died April 24, 1866, leaving him with three children: Octavia Sophia, born December 2, 1862; George L., born March 12, 1864; and Lucinda, born February 26, 1866. On the death of his first wife he moved to Detroit, where be lived till 1870, when he came to Ash. In Aug., 1867, he married Eliza Graham, daughter of Richard and Ann (Harldon) Culbert. Her children are: Philip Betz, born January 30. 1869; Alice C., June 22, 1872; Ellen, November 15, 1875; and Eugene C., January 15, 1877.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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