Charles L. Holtzer

CHARLES L. HOLTZER, son of William and Leah (Zeis) Holtzer, is a native of Westmoreland county, born August 27, 1863, just east of Greensburg. His father, William Holtzer, was born and spent his life in Westmoreland county. He was a farmer, and a man well and favorably known throughout that district. He was an active member of the Lutheran church. His father was Frederick Holtzer. William Holtzer died in February, 1898, at the age of seventy-nine years. His widow is still living, a resident of Delmont, Pennsylvania. Their family numbered eight children: William, deceased; Robert, deceased; Emma, wife of J. R. Klinginsmith, of Greensburg; Jacob H., a resident of Delmont, Pennsylvania; Charles L., of whom later; Sadie E., wife of John Watters, of Pitcairn, Pennsylvania; Maggie, wife of Weddle Martz, of Delmont; Theodore E., of Youngwood, married Catherine Luce, of Pittsburg.

Charles L. Holtzer was reared on the farm and attended the public schools of his native place. In 1888 he went into the roofing business on his own account, at Delmont, and continued at that for five years. He then engaged as a salesman for a sewing machine business at Greensburg, which position he retained for five years. He then located at Scottdale and opened a music store and sewing machine establishment, May z, 1898, and this business he is conducting at the present time. He has a full line of musical instruments of all descriptions, sheet music, etc. He assumed the agency for the United States Express Company at Scottdale, April 8, 1904. Mr. Holtzer married, October 11, 1891. Alice Smith, daughter of O. P. and Mary Smith, of Westmoreland county. Mr. and Mrs. Holtzer are members of the Lutheran church, he being ordained a deacon in 1903. He is also a member of the Maccabees.  

Source: Page(s) 205-206, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed August 2008 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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