Wednesday, August 27, 2014

George Jacob and Elizabeth Lutz Schweitzer

This beautiful monument at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of George Jacob Schweitzer and his wife Elizabeth (Lutz) Schweitzer. According to Sandusky Einst und Jetzt, George Jacob Schweiter was born in Bayern, Germany on March 1, 1819. He came to the United States in 1847.

 In November, 1854, George Jacob Schweitzer married Elizabeth Lutz, who was born in Hesse, Germany in 1835. On the marriage record at Erie County Probate Court,  Mr. Schweitzer listed his first name as Jacob.

In the 1880 U.S. Census, Jacob Schweitzer was listed as a laborer, age 61. His wife Elizabeth was age 44. They had two children, Elizabeth, age 22; and Amelia, age, 20. The family was residing in Sandusky, Ohio on Adams Street. On April 13, 1896, George Jacob Schweitzer passed away. Mrs. Elizabeth Lutz Schweitzer died on September 2, 1912. Mrs. Schweitzer was survived by two daughters at the time of her death.

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