Date of birth:  15 December 1848 Hesse Darmstadt, Germany
Date of death: 14 February 1938 Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

SOURCE: Franklin Evening Star, 15 February 1938



Adam Goetz, 89, Succumbs––
Funeral to be Thursday


EDINBURG, Feb. 15.—Adam Goetz, 89, a native of Germany, passed away Monday evening at 7:15 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Webb Snyder, on Kyle street. Mr. Goetz had been in ill health since the first of the year and had been seriously ill since February 4.

Funeral services will be conduct­ed Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Edinburg Methodist church. The burial will be made in Rest Haven cemetery.

Mr. Goetz was born in Hess Darm­stadt, Germany, December 15, 1848. He came to this country at the age of 15 and lived with his brothers here until his marriage to Elizabeth Stillabower, Jan. 15, 1874. To this union six children were born, three of whom preceded him in death. Mrs. Goetz died March 23, 1925.

Surviving him are three children, Mrs. Webb Snyder and Mrs. Katie Goetz, of Edinburg, and Louis Goetz of the Kansas community; two grand­children, Mrs. Serona Love­lace, and Mrs. Donald Zeigler, and one great-grand­child, Richard Lee Lovelace.

Mr. Goetz was a member of the Ohio Ridge Lutheran church since early manhood and attended the Edinburg Methodist church when his health permitted.

Submitted by Mark Wirey