My name is Larry Schmaltz. My grandfather was Andrew Schmaltz. He came from Marienberg in Russia. I know his brother Anthony (Anton) lived in Colorado but I never met his family. My father, Charles John Schmaltz went to a family reunion in Colorado back around 1963. My younger sister, Carolyn was there and met families with the name of Scheetz at the reunion. She kept up with a daughter Loretta for many years.
My grandfather settled in Gallup, NM. He spelled his name with a "T" and his brother spelled it without the "T".
My dad's family moved to Oregon when I was a baby. I was not around my grandfather much and therefore did not get to learn much family history from him. I have just been trying to piece things together and always looking for new information.