Biography of John Oltz
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Oltz, the late John, was born on West Hill, Ithaca, May 23, 1835, was educated in the public schools, and early in life learned the capenter's trade, becoming a contractor and builder. November 12, 1868, he married Margaret Neideck, of Ithaca, of which union two children were born: John, born November 4, 1874, who is one of the intelligent young farmers of the town of Ulysses, managing his mother's farm; and a daughter Flora, who died in infancy. Mr. Oltz died March 17, 1889, mourned by a large circle of friends as well as by his bereaved family. They came to reside in the town of Ulysses in 1889. Mrs. Oltz's father, Adam Neideck, was born near the Mosell River, Germany. and at the death of his father, he resided with his uncle, in France. He was born February 11, 1812, and after a time, he returned to his native place. About 1839 he married Margaret Loucks, and they came to America in 1850. Of their eight children, two died in infancy, and six survive: Adam, Anna, Albert, Lana, Margaret, Catharine, and Mary. Mr. Neidick enlisted in Company B, Eighty ninth New York Volunteers, and was wounded at the battle of Antietam, dying three days later of his wounds. Albert, his son, was also a soldier in the late war, and was honorably discharged at its close.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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