Biography of Rev. Adolph F. Walz
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Walz, Rev. Adolph F., was born in Dauphin county, Pa., in 1862. His father, the Rev. Frederick Waiz, was born in Baden, Germany, where he received his education and came to this country and settled in Wilmington, Del., where he had charge of the German Lutheran church, and later had charges in Dauphin county and from there to Sellersville, Pa.; for a number of years he was on the editorial staff of the Herold and Zeitschrift, a paper printed in Allentown, Pa. His mother, Charlotta (Stimmler) Walz, was born in Wuerttemberg, Germany. Rev. Adolph received his education in the grammar schools of Sellersville and graduated from the college in Elmhurst, Ill. in 1882, and also graduated from the Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1885. He then took charge of a church in Schlichters, Pa., one year and came to Troy in September, 1886, and took charge of Trinity Lutheran church where he has since been located. He has been very successful in the work he is engaged in. He organized a mission in Cohoes in 1889 which is now self supporting. He is a member of the New York Ministerium and also a member of the State Luther League. In May, 1888, he married Katharine Bissikummer of Albany, and they have one son, Matthias F. Rev. Mr. Walz resides at his home at No. 3. West Sunnyside.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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