I have two different Betz Families in my database (very distantly related to me through marriages) Trying to see if the two are tied in together in anyway. Here it goes...
Descendants of Joseph Betz
Generation No. 1
1. JOSEPH BETZ was born 1820 in Bavaria, Germany. He married CATHERINE REDDING, daughter of CATHERINE. She was born 1822 in Bavaria, Germany (Her siblings were Nicholas, Maria ( m. Jacob Anschutz), Joseph, and Jacob Redding) They all started out in Norwegian Twp Schuylkill county, which later became New Castle Township in 1847.
Children of JOSEPH BETZ and CATHERINE REDDING are:
i. JOHN BETZ, b. July 11, 1845, St John the Baptist Church Schuylkill County.
ii. ELIZABETH BETZ, b. September 27, 1846. St John""""
2. iii. JACOB R BETZ, b. 1848.
iv. JOSEPH BETZ, b. 1850.
v. PETER BETZ, b. 1852.
vi. GEORGE BETZ, b. 1857.
vii. MARY BETZ, b. 1858.
viii. CATHERINE BETZ, b. 1864.
ix. CAROLINE BETZ, b. 1868.
Generation No. 2
2. JACOB R BETZ (JOSEPH1) was born 1848. He married MARY MCDONNELL, daughter of PETER MCDONNELL and HANNAH PATTON, Locust Gap, PA. She was born 1847, and died April 1912.
More About JACOB R BETZ:
Occupation: 1870, Cabinette Maker
Residence: 1870, St Clair Schuylkill County
Children of JACOB BETZ and MARY MCDONNELL are:
i. GEORGE FRANCIS BETZ, b. August 14, 1887.
ii. HARRY BETZ.
iii. ROBERT BETZ.
iv. THOMAS BETZ.
Not 100% certain of Jacob R and Mary Betz's children--please correct me.
Now, from an obit of Rita M Betz, today, I discovered a different line.
Rita's mother, Jane (Fitzpatrick) Betz is tied into my Fitzpatrick, as she was the granddaughter of My James Fitzpatrick in Locust Gap.
Jane's husband, Philip J Betz, born in 1917, is another Betz Line.
I cannot tell who Philip's parents were, as he was living his grandfather, Philip J Betz, born in 1853 in the 1930 census. There were a bunch of people living in that household, and I am not sure which ones were his parents. I do have the Philip J Betz line listed below...
1. PHILIP J BETZ was born March 1853 He married CHRISTINA. She was born July 1854.
Now, I think Philip was born in Mauch Chunk, PA as it is the only place I can find a Philip Betz in 1870. The one I found was born the same year, 1853, and was living with..:father, Philip Betz, born 1815, mother, Isabella, born about 1828, siblings, Sarah, Gideon, Sevilla, Mary, Samuel, Elizabeth, Isabella, Emma. The parents were listed as having been born in Baden--I presume Germany
Philip J Betz, born in 1853's Family:
Children of PHILIP J BETZ and CHRISTINA are:
ii. JACOB HENRY BETZ, b. February 18, 1877; m. MARGARET.
iii. DAVID BETZ, b. January 1878.
iv. GEORGE BETZ, b. February 07, 1881.
v. JOSEPH PETER BETZ, b. November 23, 1886.
vi. FRANCIS EDWARD BETZ, b. March 31, 1890.
vii. ANNA BETZ, b. June 1892. (twin)
viii. CHRISTINA BETZ, b. June 16, 1892; d. December 1975.
ix. ETTA BETZ, b. June 1894.
x. HENRIETTA BETZ, b. September 1894.
Generation No. 3
PHILLIP J BETZ (child of??? Betz) was born June 15, 1917, and died June 28, 1996. He married RITA M HUMPF August 18, 1945, daughter of JACOB HUMPF and JANE FITZPATRICK. She was born September 13, 1919.
Wow, if anyone can straighten this out, it would help me clear up my head.