George B. Waltz

M, (6 December 1831 - 6 June 1904)
     George B. Waltz was born on 6 December 1831 at Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Samuel Waltz and Nancy Mary Koch. George B. Waltz married Catharina Mutschler, daughter of David Mutschler and Sarah Entz, circa 1856.2 George B. Waltz died on 6 June 1904 at Hepburn Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 72 years and 6 months. He was buried in the Wildwood Cemetery, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
     He This family is listed as 'Family H.9.' on the Blooming Grove, Stammbaum Wäldchen (Family Tree Little Woods) that was originally printed about 1860 - 1862. The one used for this record is currently in the possession of Frederick and Zella Stabler. The Blooming Grove Historical Socitey also has one on display at their musuem. The beginning reads, 'With approximately 20 family trees of families who largely live in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania and who still have living parents at the turn of the century, mostly from Mühringen and Eßlingen in Würtemberg, and who have moved here.'.'.'.' in 1863. The following article about George B. was published on 6 June 1904 in the Gazette and Bulletin, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This article stated:

     George B Waltz May Not Survive

:TAB:Possibly Fatal Accident on Packer Street Hill. Aged Hepburnville Man and His Granddaughter Cross the Street in Front of an East End Car, There was a Collision, the Wagon Turned Completely Over, and the Occupants Alighted on Their Heads on a Flagstone. About 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon George B. Waltz of Hepburnville, and his granddaughter Miss Florence Waltz, were descending the Packer street hill when they met with an accident which may yet terminate fatally. Crossed in Front of Car. Mr. Waltz was on the west side of the street, and at Bennett street turned across the trolley tracks without looking to see if a car was approaching. An East End Car was coming down the hill and was so close that it was impossible for Motorman Norman Jacobs, who was in charge, to prevent the collision. The horses and the front wheels of the wagon had crossed, and the trolley hit the rear wheel of the wagon on the left side. The wagon tracks in the street show where the vehicle slid for a few feet before it tipped completely over. The street car had hit it with almost full force, for there had not been enough time to slow up. The car, however, after hitting the wagon, stopped within its own length. Struck on Their Heads. Mr. Waltz struck on his head on a flagstone at the crossing on Packer street at Bennett street. The girl also struck on her head. She was sitting on the left side of the seat, and as the wagon tipped to the right Mr. Waltz somewhat broke her fall. Mr. Waltz struck his right arm on the ground in falling and the skin was scraped off for four inches on the forearm. The unconscious forms were carried into the residence of John Schrade, and Drs. Baker and Lyon were called. Both were found to be suffering from concussion of the brain. The girl recovered consciousness early in the evening and was taken to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Peter Wise, 633 Market Street. On Sunday she had recovered sufficiently to be sent to her home. Still Unconscious. Mr. Waltz was also removed to his daughter's residence about 9:30 o'clock Saturday evening. Sunday evening he was still unconscious and suffering partial paralysis, showing the probability of a blood clot. He was slightly easier, but his chances for recovery are not better than even. Mr. Waltz is 73 years of ages and this is against him in an injury such as he has suffered. The doctors say they cannot safely predict the outcome at the present time.
The following article about George B. was published on 8 June 1904 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This article stated:

     George B. Waltz Dead.

     Saturday's Trolley Accident Proves Fatal, and Inquest Will be Held. George B. Waltz, who was injured by a trolley car at Bennett and Packer streets Saturday afternoon, died Monday morning at 11 o'clock without having regained consciousness. Coroner Gilmore was called to conduct an inquest, and empaneled the following jury: Daniel Keeler, Dr. Ed Lyon, Charles Springman, William Lamade, John Gilmore and Eder Donnel. After viewing the remains and the scene of the accident the jury adjourned to meet at Dr. Gilmore's office at 10 o'clock this morning to hear evidence.

The following article about George B. was published on 9 June 1904 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This article stated:

     Jury Says Motorman Was Not To Blame.

     The Inquest Inquiring Into the George B. Waltz Fatality Resulted In a Verdict of Accidental Death. An Inquest was conducted in the case of George B. Waltz, who was fatally injured by an East End trolley car Saturday morning. The jury consisted of Daniel Keeler, foreman; Edward Lyon, MD William Lamade, William Springman, Eder Donnel, and John F Gilmore. The inquest was held at Dr. Gilmore's office. After hearing the testimony the jury rendered a verdict declaring the death of Mr. Waltz to have been accidental, and exempting Motorman Jacobs from all blame. From the evidence it seems that the team driven by Mr. Waltz must have frightened at the noise of the car behind them and then ran onto the track before the driver could control them. 11 witnesses testified. They were C. M. Renaut, who occupied the front seat on the car when the accident happened; Walter R. Thompson, Mrs. W. H. C. Huffman, Mrs. Fred Huffman, Miss Kate Krouse, all passengers on the car; McCall Snyder, William Coleman, Ernest Harman, Harry Dearry, who saw the accident, and Motorman Norman Jacobs and Conductor D. M. Guthrie.

     In addition to the above article the following was also in the newspaper:

     Her Condition Improved.

     Florence Waltz, who on Saturday was injured in the trolley accident at Bennett and Packer streets, on Tuesday was improved and her recovery is looked for.

Children of George B. Waltz and Catharina Mutschler

Last Edited=24 Nov 2007


  1. [S24] Harold Eugene Jr. Bower, "Family Group Sheets (The Families of Blooming Grove)," supplied 24 November 1999 ([address for private use,] Valrico, Florida; USA).
  2. [S544] Stammbaum Wäldchen of the settlers of Blooming Grove, original family tree, printed in German. Stammbaum Wäldchen means "Family Tree Little Woods," being several family trees within a single large registry. This document was recorded exactly as it was printed by Kevin L. Sholder in 1997, and then all but the names were translated into the English language by Mrs. Steiner of the Centerville High School German Department, Centerville, Ohio in 1998.

    The document states at the beginning: "With approximately 20 family trees of families who largely live in Lycoming Co., Pa. and who still have living parents at the turn of the century, mostly from Mühringen and Eßlingen in Würtemberg, and who have moved here."

    At the end is the following explanation or legend: "The letter and numbers of this family tree agree with each other. Branches and smaller branches always were counted from left to right. So one finds the members of their family according to their age. Wherever the family of both parents is given, the families are usually indicated twice, ex. a. 1., designates a family - father's side, while 1.2. indicates the mother's side. In the list of names the children and grandchildren of the father's side only are given, except when the sex of the father is not registered, then the mother's side is given. The letter s. stands for see the following letter a. or b. etc. indicates the family line from that s. person, and the number after that indicates the order then of the ages of the range of siblings, as one can see when one looks up the family tree according to the letters indicating the names and then the branch which is indicated with the designated number. The ever appearing K. = Kinder (children). The † behind a name indicates that the person has died, as well as an entire branch that has died out. The number following indicates the J jahr an unknown date M monat [month] W woche [week] or I Iag [day] of their age = indicated by capital letter. † indicates a person whose name was unknown."

    At the very bottom of the document it states: "Upon request of friends, this has been set up and put into print." This document is 28 inches by 28 inches in size and contains 19 primary families, that make up approximately 500 individuals listed within. Based on known years of birth and death from other sources of persons within this tree, this document was printed circa 1860-1862.

    The founding individuals and families arrived in Pennsylvania between 1804 and 1817. At the time that the Blooming Grove community produced this document many of the original settlers were still living resulting in the high quality of this source.

    The document used for this record was handed down from Johann Michael Stäbler (family m. 2. in the document) to his son Abraham Stabler then to his son Pierce Albert Stabler it remained in the family home, 1453 Job's Run Road, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania with his son Frederick U. Stabler, it was then passed to Fred's son Daniel Leroy in the year 2000 and then to his son Kurtlan Daniel Stabler, circa 2013, who built a new home in place of the original homestead still located at 1453 Job's Run Road, Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania where it remains a fixture within the home of Kurt and wife Lyndsay (Shader) Stabler. Kurtlan Daniel Stabler (Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, USA), Family H9. Hereinafter cited as Stammbaum Wäldchen.