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Info on Adam and Elizabeth Beltz

Jacob W. Beltz
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 21:09:48 EST

You have been posting my family tree on Adam Beltz for some time now. I have finally been able to locate his parents. They were Adam and Elizabeth Beltz from Horse Valley, Franklin Co, PA.

I noticed on your wife's Beltz tree that Jacob W. Beltz was born in 1838.  I have found a Jacob Beltz born in 1838 in Adam, Jr.'s brother's line. His brother was Jacob also. They moved to Jefferson Co., OH. In the 1850 census Jacob's son Jacob was listed as 12 years old and born in Ohio. Could this be any connection? I don't know where they were after 1850. Haven't been able to do too much research of late.

If there is a possible connection, please let me know and maybe we could compare notes. Family legend in Franklin Co. has it that Adam Beltz was a Hessian soldier. The name was spelled in some documents Peltz. There was an Adam Peltz/Pelz who deserted from the Hessian army in 1783 in New York.

Patrick Beltz

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