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