Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mary Kate Egan (1874)

Mary Kate Egan from Lawrencetown, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway Ireland came to Brooklyn, NY at age 16. Picture is of her in her wedding dress appx. age 20-21 to Harald Louis Adolf Eltzholtz. They had 9 children with all but Anna Dorthea, born about 1904, surviving into adulthood. Anna Dorthea died at about age two. Three of the sons born to Harald and Mary are profiled in the following posts and another daughter, Mary Madaline, is profiled in earlier posts.
The photos and information contained in this and the following 3 posts were contributed to the Eltzholtz Blog by Helen Ann Cowen Haas, a daughter of Elizabeth Mary Eltzholtz (1914)

Joseph Francis Eltzholtz (1905)

Joseph Francis Eltzholtz was born to Harald Louis Adolf Eltzholtz and Mary Kate Egan Eltzholtz on March 17, 1905 and married Margaret Corccoran. 3 children were born to this couple; Joseph Lawrence Eltzholtz (1928), William Charles Eltzholtz (1935) and Margaret Ann Eltzholtz (1940). Nicknamed Whitey he served in the Montclair, NJ Police Department during the 1930s and 1940s.

Carl William Eltzholtz (1910)

Carl William Eltzholtz nicknamed Wissy was born October 28, 1910 to Mary Kate Egan and Harald Louis Adolf Eltzholtz and served in the US Navy during WWII. He died June 29, 1989 and there are no records of his ever marrying or having children.

Edward Eltzholtz (1914)

Edward Eltzholtz was the twin of Elisabeth Mary Eltzholtz and they were born on March 24, 1914. Edward married Gertrude Temple and there is no record of any children born to this couple.

Laxegade in Copenhagen

The photo named Laxegade shows the street where Peder Johan had his business; it is the second street to the left of the church.
Carl-Henrik Eltzholtz

Holmens Kirke in Copenhagen

Dear Bill.

The other day I had the opportunity to enter the tower of Christiansborg, the seat of The Danish Government. The tower is under renovation and a man of my acquaintances had the work to renovate the 8 telescopic flagpoles up there, he asked me if I could help him. From the tower there is a great view over Copenhagen. The photo is of Holmens Kirke where the first Eltzholtz born In Denmark was baptized the 16. February 1761. The black building behind is The National Bank, the building to the right, with the green roof, is The Royal Exchange. The photo named Laxegade shows the street where Peder Johan had his business; it is the second street to the left of the church. Thankyou for all the crazy mails I have received during the last month, occasionally it is healthy to have a good laughter.

Best regards,

Carl-Henrik Eltzholtz