Julius Alexander Schulz and Mary Rose Fritsch
and related families
Waco, McLennan, Texas
Julius Alexander Schulz
, was born on March 18, 1870
in Posen (Pozan) Poland. Like all young men of 1870, Julius longed to live
in America. The boy's uncle had immigrated from Antwerp, Belgium to South
Texas and their uncle sent money for the boy and his other sister Emma Alwine Schulz to come to America.
Julius Siblings are: Herman Schulz (never came to Texas); Edward Fredrick
Schulz (Caldwell, Burleson, Texas) and Emma Alwine Schulz (Falkenberg)
(Malone, Hill County, Texas)
The twelve year old boy and fourteen year old sister travelled to steerage
via the "Lone Star"
from Posen, Germany to New York on Feb 28, 1882 and Julius worked as a scullery boy for a freighter from New York to Galveston,
eventually arrived at his uncle's farm in South Texas.
Julius often stated that he was accustomed to his virtual peonage in Posen
that several years he lapsed before he learned to speak and understand
English and the boy was told by a friend that he had longed over paid his
indenture ship to his uncle and he was free to leave his uncle farm and seek
his fortune elsewhere.
Julius was especially good at the care of horses and had several jobs where
the care of horses was required. At one time in his early career he worked
for a cotton gin and also for a brewery, hauling barrels of beer. Julius was
thrifty and saved money to help his mother
pay for her passage to America. His mother and her daughter
met ultimately settled in Malone, Hill County, Texas.
on Nov 10 1896. When he was almost 27 years of
age and his bride was 18.
Mary Fritsch was born in Weimer, Texas on Aug 19 1878. Her father was Joseph
Fritsch of Austrian descents and her mother Rosina Berger who was also
Austrian. Both of Mary's parents were from the village of Gross Petersburg
near Vienna Austria.
Mary Fritsch had an older brother named Frank who went north to Texas
supposedly to Wisconsin where the Koebernik's had settled. But Frank was never
heard of again when he left, much to Mary Fritsch great sorrow.
Another of Mary's brothers:
and wife Julia (Gassman) settled in
high hill a German settlement in High Hill, Fayette County Texas. Adolf
Fritsch and Family and The Waco Schulz family visited each other periodically.
Another of Mary brother
Charles Edward Fritsch
settled in Weimer.
eventually moved to San Antonio and finally Waco. He and his wife, Mary (Gold)
are buried in Rosemound Cemetery in Waco.
After and Julius and Mary married worked as a farmer near High Hill. In
Fayette co, later moved to a farm near Marlin in Falls County.
Julius later moved to Waco and worked as a Cabinet maker for (E Nelson
Manufacturing Co) The family lived at 1818 So. 11th in Waco. For many many
years and were loved and highly respected by all their acquaintance
His alien registration in Waco, McLennan Co, Texas, Feb 21, 1918. became
naturalized on Nov 6, 1919 in Western District of TX. #929922
Back Left: Ida (Cooke), Emma Mary (Harrell), Annie Amelia (Tynes),
Mary Louise (Wemple),
Louise Rosena (Lewis), Albertina Petronilla (Threkled/Smith), Hilda Rubie
Front: Julius Alexander Schulz, Mary Rose Fritsch Schulz, Julius Herman
Charlie Paul Schulz - He died suspiciously at the Heat O' Texas Fair, found
on the hood of the car behind the Baylor stadium when he was about 18 years
Edward Fredrick Schulz and Family
Emma Alwine Schulz (Falkenberg)