Viola Volz

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Heinrich J. Volz (b. 8 March 1833, Germany; d. 14 Nov 1912, Baltimore Co., MD) m. Margaretha Brauner (b. 17 Aug 1834, Germany; d. 14 April 1894, Baltimore Co., MD) The Volz family immigrated approximately 1852 and settled in the Rossville area of Baltimore County. Like many German families in the area, they farmed vegetables for the markets of Baltimore city. Eight children have been identified in census records: Christina, Joseph, Carolina, J. Henry, Mary, John C., and Katharine. Anna Barbara Volz (1840-1907), a sister of Heinrich, married Heinrich Betz, another Rossville immigrant truck farmer, and from them is descended Frederick Betz, who married Charlotte Koppelman. Viola Volz, who married Frederick Koppelman, one of CharlotteŐs elder brothers, descended from John C. Volz.


John C. Volz (b. March 1872, MD; d.1938, Baltimore, MD) m. Amelia Henrietta R. Schaub abt. 1897 (b. 27 October 1872, MD; d. 20 Apr 1942, Baltimore, MD[1]) John Volz appears in the 1900 census as a farmer living on Franklin Avenue, in the 14th District, near the Koppelmans. Amelia was the daughter of Amelia Melchior Schaub and Louis E. Schaub. 1917 pamphlet celebrating Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran ChurchŐs 75th anniversary lists John Volz as a member, but they are buried in the cemetery of Zion Lutheran U.C.C. Church on Golden Ring Road. John and Amelia had five children, Johanna Elvena, Janetta Viola, Carolina Alice, Henry M., and Roland H. Volz:


1) Johanna Elvena Volz (b. March 1898, MD; d. ?)


2) Janetta Viola Volz (b. April 1900, MD; d. 1975) m. Frederick Koppelman 1924

(b. November 26, 1895, Baltimore Co., MD; d. August 20, 1944, Baltimore Co., MD) Fred farmed with his father John Harman Koppelman and brother George Elmer Koppelman, first on Franklin Avenue, then after 1920, off Hamilton Avenue, closer to Philadelphia Road. G. Edward Koppelman, Jr., remembers Fred Koppelman as a kind, good-natured, hard-working man. Among the four Koppelman brothers, Fred was closest to William Herman Koppelman. Many photos depict them clowning and socializing. Julia Koppelman Wald recalls that Viola sang and played the piano beautifully, filling summer afternoons with music that floated out the farmhouse windows into the fields. Fred and Viola had no children. After FredŐs death, Viola eventually sold her share in the family farm to FredŐs brother, George Elmer. Fred and Viola are buried in the Koppelman plot in Parkwood Cemetery, Parkville, MD.


3) Carolina Alice Volz (b. approx. 1906, Baltimore Co., MD; d. ?)


4) Henry M. Volz (b. 18 Apr 1909, Baltimore Co., MD; d. 2 Nov 1989, Baltimore, MD[2])


5) Roland H. Volz (b. approx. 1913, Baltimore, MD; d. ?)


NOTE: I am grateful to Cyndy for unraveling the relationship between Heinrich Volz and Anna Barbara Volz.






















[1] Maryland State Dept. of Health Certificate of Death #03766

[2] Social Security Death Index