Husband: Revrend George Britzius (1 2 3 4 5 6 7)
Born: 04 Nov 1845 in Rodgersville, Tuscarawas Co., OH (8 9)
Married: 28 Feb 1868 in Lamberton, Minnesota (39)
Died: 27 Jan 1924 in Minneapolis, MN (10)
Father: Theobald H. Britzius
Mother: Christina Elizabeth Maurer
Spouses:
Wife: Margaret Brown (11 12)
Born: 18 Feb 1850 in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio
Died: about 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Henry Adam Britzius (13 14)
Born: Jan 1871 in Minnesota (15)
Died:
Spouses: Eleanore Arns
02 (F): Ella Rosina Britzius (16)
Born: between 1872 and 1876
Died:
Spouses:
03 (F): Lydia Helena Britzius (17)
Born: 02 Feb 1878 in Morristown, Minnesota
Died: 1953 in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York
Spouses: Charles Daniel Russell
04 (M): Albert Charles Theobald Britzius (18 19)
Born: 06 Jan 1878 (20)
Died: Jun 1967 in Harlowton, Wheatland, MT (21)
Spouses: Mary
05 (M): Wesley Andrew Britzius (22 23)
Born: 20 Dec 1879 (24)
Died: Mar 1968 in Harlowton, Wheatland, MT (25)
Spouses:
06 (M): George William Britzius (26 27 28 29)
Born: 19 Jan 1882 in Minnesota
Died: 1962 in Montana
Spouses: Bertha L. Lausted
07 (F): Lillian Britzius (30)
Born: 05 Jun 1884 in Minnesota
Died: Apr 1973 in Redlands, San Bernadino, California (31)
Spouses: Emil Richard Lausted
08 (M): Reuben B. Britzius (32 33)
Born: Nov 1886 in Minnesota
Died:
Spouses: >>>
09 (M): Edwin Britzius (34 35)
Born: Oct 1888 in Minnesota
Died:
Spouses: Ruth
10 (M): Milton C. Britzius (36)
Born: 27 Feb 1893 in Minnesota (37)
Died: Dec 1977 in Dobbins, Yuba, CA (38)
Spouses:
Additional Information

Revrend George Britzius:

Notes:

Per Moyer - 1863 - George was living in Wisconsin

per Moyer in 1864 George was living in Winona County, MN

Per 1870 Census: George and Marguarite are living next door to George's birth family. They both state that both their parents are of foreign birth. George's occupation is farmer. Value of personal estate is $300.00.

Per Moyer - in 1880 George was a Lutheran Minister - 8 miles SE of Buffalo Lake, MN, McLeod or Sibley County

per Moyer - In 1919 living in Minneapolis, MN

Per Britzius File II - p. 16 - "(George) was a Lutheran minister in rural Minnesota, gave his sermons in German. Earned $600 a year, sent $100 to his 'boys' homesteading in Montana. George may have originally obtained the land in Montana (near Harlowton) for his sons to settle. . . Don Russell grandson of George's, son of Lydia) wrote me in 1978 about his grandparents as follows: . . .'And my grandfather had strong opinions about telling the truth--as well as card playing, booze, Catholics and Jews; all bad. He was a stong believer in honesty, hard work, his church, fairness as he saw it. And he was a pretty good natural physician (meaning he believed in the curative power of natural herbs). In some of his parishes he was the only 'doctor' in the area. He was also kind and generous, so it was only natural (one obituary said) that friends came to his funeral from as far away as 100 miles. His medical assisstance was usually rewarded with farm produce; from laying hens to a barrel of fall apples - sometimes spring plowing help. His chief vanity was the ownership of the best looking pair of horses in his parish - he knew how to drive them, too. You could say he loved good horses the way I like my red Cadillac.'"

1900 Census - Dakota County, MN, Hampton twsp - George and Maggie "Britzus" shown with 4 younger children.

Margaret Brown:

Notes:

Per 1870 Census: George and Marguarite are living next door to George's birth family. They both state that both their parents are of foreign birth. George's occupation is farmer. Value of personal estate is $300.00.

Per Bill Moyer, Britzius II file, "Maggie" Brown's parents were Carl Braun, b. 9 Jul 1823 and Christina Britzius, b. 14 Mar 1827. They were from Bisterschied.

(02) Ella Rosina Britzius:

Notes:

From Britzius FileII - Eldon lived in Fairbault, MN. She "married (1) Dan Hagan, had children Lillian and Clifford. Mr. Hagan had a livery Stable, but was a beer drunk. One time things got so bad Eldon tied him to the bed and beat him with a stick. Eldon married (2) _____ Bowman, in Minneapolis, but he was 'shiftless.' She married (3) _____ Kenneberg. She ran away from home when about 17 or 18, moved to St Peter, MN. Leona (Lydia) went with her. The girls found life in the country with a strictly religious father too oppressive. They always had to live poorly, wearing old clothes given by parishioners, and to care for the 'smelly babies' of the people attending services or visiting the minister. Leona said Eldon had a 'come hither look' that attracted men, even though she said she wasn't trying to flirt. Leona said she left home with Eldon to 'keep Eldon out of trouble.'

The SSdeath index lists Ella Britzius B. 8 Feb 1880 and death Jan 1967 in Mandan ND. I believe this may be our Ella but the birth in 1880 can't be right.

(05) Wesley Andrew Britzius:

Notes:

per Britzius II - Wesley was a dentist in Rochester, MN. He moved to Harlowton, MT. He did not have children.

(10) Milton C. Britzius:

Notes:

Milton ranched in Montana. When he died his estate went to his nieces and nephews. He is believed to have had one son, who also lived in Dobbins, Cal, but milton Jr. may have died before his father.

Footnotes
  1. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  2. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II, Letter from Don Russell to Bill Moyer.
    (1978)

    I'd say my grandfather was born in Ohio, and my great grandfather in Alsace. At least that's what my grandparents and my mother told me. And my grandfather had strong opinions about telling the truth--as well as card playing, dancing, booze, Catholics and Jews; all bad. He was a strong believer in honesty, hard work, his church, fairness as he saw it. And he was a pretty good natural physician (meaning he believed in the curative powers of natural herbs.) In some of his parishes he was the only "doctor" in the area. He was also kind and generous, so it was only natural (one obituary said) that friends came to his funeral from as far away as 100 miles. His medical assistance was usually rewarded with farm produce; from laying hens to a barrel of fall apples--somketimes spring plowing help. His chief vanity was the ownership of the best looking pair of horses in his parish--he knew how to drive them, too. You could say he loved good horses the way I love my red Cadillac.

  3. Census, Federal - 1900 - Dakota Co., MN, Hampton, Ancestry p. 11 of 25.

    George Britzins
    [George Britzius]
    Age: 51
    Birth Date: Nov 1845
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1900: Hampton, Dakota, Minnesota
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Maggie Britzins
    Marriage Year: 1869
    Years Married: 31
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: Germany
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Britzins 51
    Maggie Britzins 50
    Lillie Britzins 15
    Reuben B Britzins 13
    Edwin Britzins 11
    Milton C Britzins 7

  4. Census, Federal 1850, Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio.

    Name: George Buzas
    [George Britziius]
    [George Britzius]
    Age: 4
    Birth Year: abt 1846
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1850: Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 238
    Household Members: Name Age
    Theobald Buzas 30
    Elizabeth Buzas 23
    Elizabeth Buzas 6
    George Buzas 4
    Phebe Buzas 3
    Catharine Buzas 2
    Theobald Buzas 0
    Jacob Buzas 62

  5. Census, Federal 1860, Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio.

    Name: Geo Pretzeus
    [Geo Britzius]
    Age in 1860: 14
    Birth Year: abt 1846
    Birthplace: Bavaria
    Home in 1860: Auburn, Tuscarawas, Ohio
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Ragersville
    Value of real estate: View Image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Delnalp Pretzeus 38
    Elizabeth Pretzeus 35
    Elizabeth Pretzeus 17
    Geo Pretzeus 14
    Margaret Pretzeus 12
    Adam Pretzeus 10
    Jacob Pretzeus 7
    Nicholas Pretzeus 5
    John Pretzeus 2
    Jacob Pretzeus 69

  6. Census, Federal - 1870 - Olmsted Co., Minnesota, Quincy Twsp, PO Little Valley, p. 11.

    Line 27

    Britzius T. age 51 Farmer RE: $7,000 PE: $2,350 born: Biow
    Elizabeth 44 keeping house Biow
    Addicum 17 Ohio
    Jacob 14 Ohio
    John 10 Ohio
    Henry 7 Ohio
    Mary 6 MN
    Theobald 4 MN
    Caroline 1 MN
    Line 36

    Britzius Geo. 24 Farmer PE: $300 Ohio
    Margurite 20 Keeping House Ohio

  7. Bill Moyer.
  8. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  9. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
  10. Sheri Wheeler@qwest.net, Wheeler Family Tree (Ancestry.com).
  11. Census, Federal - 1870 - Olmsted Co., Minnesota, Quincy Twsp, PO Little Valley, Ancestry page 11.

    Line 27

    Britzius T. age 51 Farmer RE: $7,000 PE: $2,350 born: Biow
    Elizabeth 44 keeping house Biow
    Addicum 17 Ohio
    Jacob 14 Ohio
    John 10 Ohio
    Henry 7 Ohio
    Mary 6 MN
    Theobald 4 MN
    Caroline 1 MN
    Line 36

    Britzius Geo. 24 Farmer PE: $300 Ohio
    Margurite 20 Keeping House Ohio

  12. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
  13. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  14. Linda Britzius, Email 31 Aug 2007.

    Other brother are
    'Doc' and Harry, both listed as dentists.

  15. Census, Federal - 1900 - Jackson Co., Minnesota, Jackson twsp ED# 111, 1A.
  16. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  17. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
  18. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  19. Census, Federal - 1930 - Wheatland Co., Montana, Mansure, ED # 19, Sheet 1A; Ancestry p. 1 of 2.
    (2 Apr 1930)

    Line 35 dwelling 9 Family 9

    Britzius, Albert Head age 52 m at 27 MN OH MN Farmer
    Mary wife 45 20 MN OH IL
    Berniece dau 12 IA MN MN

    Line 47 dwelling 11 Family 11

    Britzius, Edward Head age 41 m at 23 MN IA IA Farmer
    Ruth wife 37 19 WI WI WI
    Ellen dau 15 MT MN WI
    Phil son 13 MT MN WI

    page 2
    Merle son 8 MT MN WI

    Line 52 dwelling 12 family 12
    Britzius, George Head 48 24 MN OH OH Farmer
    Bertha wife 45 21 WI Berlin, Ger Berlin, Ger
    Robert son 20 S MN MN WI Laborer on farm

  20. Social Security Death Index.
  21. Ibid.
  22. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  23. Linda Britzius, Email 31Aug 2007.

    Other brother are
    'Doc' and Harry, both listed as dentists.

  24. Social Security Death Index.
  25. Ibid.
  26. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  27. Census, Federal - 1930 - Wheatland Co., Montana, Mansure, ED # 19, sheet 1B; Ancestry p. 2 of 2.

    Line 35 dwelling 9 Family 9

    Britzius, Albert Head age 52 m at 27 MN OH MN Farmer
    Mary wife 45 20 MN OH IL
    Berniece dau 12 IA MN MN

    Line 47 dwelling 11 Family 11

    Britzius, Edward Head age 41 m at 23 MN IA IA Farmer
    Ruth wife 37 19 WI WI WI
    Ellen dau 15 MT MN WI
    Phil son 13 MT MN WI

    page 2
    Merle son 8 MT MN WI

    Line 52 dwelling 12 family 12
    Britzius, George Head 48 24 MN OH OH Farmer
    Bertha wife 45 21 WI Berlin, Ger Berlin, Ger
    Robert son 20 S MN MN WI Laborer on farm

  28. Census, Federal 1940, Harlowton, Wheatland, Montana.

    Name: George Britzius
    Age: 58
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Minnesota
    Marital status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Harlowton, Wheatland, Montana
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Farm: Yes
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Harlowton, Wheatland, Montana
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Sheet Number: 4B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 67
    Occupation: Farming
    House Owned or Rented: Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2000
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 88
    Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    George Britzius 58
    Rutha Britzius 55

  29. World War I Draft Registration.

    Name: George William Britzius
    County: Wheatland
    State: Montana
    Birth Date: 19 Jan 1882
    Race: White

  30. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  31. Social Security Death Index.
  32. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  33. Linda Britzius, Email 31 Aug 2007.

    my grandmother, Lila, entered a LOT of relatives. Included are Ben and Ed as great-uncles. Ben is described as "chief of police, mechanic" and Ed is a "farmer"

  34. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  35. Census, Federal - 1930 - Wheatland Co., Montana, Mansure, ED # 19, Ancestry p. 1 of 2.

    Line 35 dwelling 9 Family 9

    Britzius, Albert Head age 52 m at 27 MN OH MN Farmer
    Mary wife 45 20 MN OH IL
    Berniece dau 12 IA MN MN

    Line 47 dwelling 11 Family 11

    Britzius, Edward Head age 41 m at 23 MN IA IA Farmer
    Ruth wife 37 19 WI WI WI
    Ellen dau 15 MT MN WI
    Phil son 13 MT MN WI

    page 2
    Merle son 8 MT MN WI

    Line 52 dwelling 12 family 12
    Britzius, George Head 48 24 MN OH OH Farmer
    Bertha wife 45 21 WI Berlin, Ger Berlin, Ger
    Robert son 20 S MN MN WI Laborer on farm

  36. Bill Moyer, Britzius File II.
  37. Social Security Death Index.
  38. Ibid.
  39. Bill Moyer, Britzius File I (received via USPS 24 Feb 2005).
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