My grandmother was Lovie May Krumholtz, daughter of Frank Krumholtz (b 5/11/1838 d 4/30/1911) and Esther Ann Goodin (b 5/1/1868, d 5/11/1926). My great grandparents lived in Baker, LA. I believe both are buried in Devall Cemetery in Baker. It is rumored that Frank and his brother Arness (spelling????) ran away from home (Germany) and settled in LA.
Others say that a Jakob Krumholtz, a common German Soldier, fell in love with, and eloped with a Lady Sophia Meutter (Countess) sometime aroun 1790... their son Jakob was born on a ship headed for America. Given the ages, Frank could have been the son of Jakob Krumholtz Jr.
I live in Pensacola Florida and it is difficult for me to get to Louisiana to do the proper research.
I have been unable to contact my cousins who entered this story in the Book: BAKER THE FIRST 200 YEARS 1776-1976. I have not been able to confirm this story, nor get any communication from the decendants of Gillie Clifton (my great uncle), who I remember quite clearly.(I'm 72).
I have a magnificent photograph of Frank and Ester Ann Goodwin and am willing to share.
My mother is 92 and still living in Baker. She has several first cousins (decendants of Lou Krumholtz Devall) living in the Baton Rouge area. She is Myrtle Talbot. Her cousins, Winnie Bess Devall and Eula McGill live on Lambert Street in Baton Rouge.(they own the original picture of Frank and Ester Ann).
Ambrose Krumholtz, oldest son of Frank and Ester Ann died at the age of 99 and 50 weeks. I remember him well and also remember the doctor's disappointment that he could not keep Uncle Ambrose alive to celebrate that 100th birthday. Lovie, my grandmother, had the shortest life. She died of cancer in 1941 (54 yrs of age)
Uncle Gillie (Gillie Clifton) got into an argument with another farmer over a cattle brand and changed the spelling of his name to Crumholt. Several of his great grandchildren lived in the Baker area, but I have found them to be "uncommunicative".
Would enjoy hearing anything you've found.
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