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Frederick W. Holtman


Frederick William Holtman

   William Frederick Holtman, 88, a resident of Quincy for more than 50 years died at 6:45 o'clock, Monday morning (August 9, 1926) after an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Holtman was born in Hereford, Germany, on March 11, 1838.
   Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Julius (Matilda) Stuckman and Mrs. William (Eleanor W.) Finsberg of Quincy and Mrs. L. Davis of Chicago, one son, Louis Holtman of Quincy, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
   Mrs. Henriette Stocksieck Holtman, his wife, was born February 26, 1840 and died February 6, 1923. Another daughter, Mrs. Julia Ellerman of Quincy, died December 10, 1925.
   Mr. Holtman has been retired for a number of years but was connected for a long time with the old Warfield Grocery Company, one of Quincy's pioneer wholesale houses.
   He was at sea for twelve years when he was a young man. When he was 15 years old, William was working for Mr. Von Wholes in Bremen, Germany who was a ship owner.  Mr. Von Wholes introduced William to the captain of a ship and the captain took William on as a ship's boy. William traveled all over the world for the next twelve years. Some of the ships he served on where the Staghound, the Aurora, the Hanson Gregory, the Rifleman, The Flying Eagle, and the Alabama.
   William was the caretaker for the Greenmount Cemetery for many years. During the Storm of 1902 which did considerable damage to the cemetery grounds, the Holtman home was destroyed and he and his daughter, Tillie, were injured.

William F. Holtman is buried in Block #1 Lot #36

The following stone information was found:
HOLTMAN, William F. 1838-1926 "Father"
Henriette, his wife 1840-1923 "Mother"
FINSBERG, William H. 1881-1955
Eleanor W. 1882-1960

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