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Kaeltz, Adolph
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Adolph Kaeltz was born in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, April 19, 1809. His parents being implicated in the revolution of 1830, lost all their possessions. And so Adolph Kaeltz in 1832 was induced to emigrate to America, where he landed in Baltimore; from there he proceeded to York County, Pennsylvania, and in 1834 came to Quincy. Here he married Juliane Delabar, September 17, 1840, the first child of German parents that came to Quincy from the fatherland. Adolph Kaeltz was a carpenter by trade and for many years was engaged in this calling. He also took part in the Mormon war of 1844, as lieu- tenant of a German military company, the Quincy Guards. In later years he was engaged in the grocery business, and represented the Third Ward in the city council. Adolph Kaeltz died September 18, 1895, aged eighty-six years, while his wife preceded him in death July 18, 1895, she being born May 21, 1822, was aged seventy-three years at the time of her death. Children living are Andrew Kaeltz in Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Julia Vanden Boom in Quincy.

The text here is an excerpt from QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p 294.

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