Banholtzer Genealogy

Banholtzer
   The Banholtzer (or Baholzer) surname is German: It's a topographic name that is derived from "Holtzer"—a name for someone who lived in a wood, from Holtz + the -er suffix (denoting an inhabitant). The shield on the coat of arms features a crescent, which stands for 'hope of glory,' or one who has been enlightened—a sign of the second son. It also features two mullets, or five-pointed stars, representing a Divine quality bestowed by God—also a sign of the third son.
   The surname was first found in Swabia, where the name came from noble beginnings and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society.
   Our lineage can be traced to JOHANN BAHOLTZER (d. 1723), who married KUNIGUDE STRITTMATTER (1690 - 19 Nov 1742) of Herr Enschwand, on the 18th of November in 1714.
   They had five children, including our ancestor, JOSEPH BANHOLZER (1 Apr 1719 - 13 Dec 1779).
   Joseph married SALOMEA MÜTTER (24 Dec 1719 - 15 Sep 1758) of Rubwihl on the 15th of June, 1742, in Gorwihl.
   They had eight children, including our ancestor, MARIA BAHOLTZER (27 Jun 1743 - 25 Dec 1800). She married JOSEPH WENK (21 Sep 1733 - 17 Aug 1797), also of Russwil, on the 8th of October in 1767.
   They had Johan Michael WENK (11 Dec 1772) in Ebersbirhl, Germany.

GENEALOGY

JOHANN BAHOLTZER (d. 1723) married KUNIGUDE STRITTMATTER (1690 - 1742) and begat...

JOSEPH BANHOLZER (1719 - 1779), who married SALOMEA MÜTTER (1719 - 1758) and begat...

MARIA BAHOLZER (1743 - 1800), who married JOSEPH WENK (1733 - 1797) and begat...

JOHAN MICHAEL WENK (1722 - 1827) who married KATHERINA FALLER (1776 - 1843) and begat...

JOHAN WENK (1801 - 1867) who married IDA GASSMANN (1802 - 1854) and begat...

IGNANZ GASSMANN WENK (1823 - 1897) who married EVA CATHERINE MANZ (1837 - 1923) and begat...

MARTIN WENK (1876 - 1964) who married MARTHA CAROLINA GRIEB (1880 - 1937) and begat...

ERWIN WENK (1910 - 1982) who married DOROTHY PRITCHARD (b. 1918) and begat...

MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) who married CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) and begat...

JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).