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Nicholas Shalz
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1836
Obcina Ljubljana
Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia
Death: Mar. 31, 1915
Doniphan County
Kansas, USA

Born Nicolaus: son of Joseph and Maria(Shumizh) Shalz of Nova Lipa. Nova Lipa is a village to the northwest of Vinica in the Municipality of Črnomelj, Republic of Slovenia.

Again death claimed another veteran citizen. Nicholas Shalz, who died last Wednesday March 31. Mr. Shalz was born November 11, 1837 in Slovenia, where he lived the greater part of his lifetime.

He was married Miss Anna Spehar in Slovenia. To this union were born twelve children of whom two sons survive him; Nicholas Shalz of Colby Kansas and George Shalz of Wathena. Mr. Shalz also leaves thirty-two grandchildren and his sister; Mrs. Anna Rogena of Wathena.

Mr. and Mrs. Shalz immigrated to America in 1887, only to return to Slovenia in 1903 for about three years. They return to the US in 1907 where they settled in Wathena. A few years ago they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Soon after this eventful day, Mrs. Shalz died. He continued housekeeping and gardening and frequently sheltered his grandchildren in bad weather during school time. He was an agreeable and obliging Christian gentleman.

Owing to the solemnity of the Holy Week previous to Easter, short funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Saturday afternoon instead of the usual morning hour. Interment was in Mt. Calvary cemetery and on Monday the usual memorial were held in his honor at the Catholic church.

Birth information from the Archdiocese of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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  Joseph Shalez
  Maria Shumizh Shalez
  Anna Spehar Shalz (1837 - 1913)*
  Nicholas Joseph Shalz (1862 - 1936)*
  George M Shalz (1867 - 1945)*
  John Shalz (1868 - 1905)*
  Anna Shalz Rogena (1830 - ____)*
  Nicholas Shalz (1836 - 1915)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Doniphan County
Kansas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.76017, -94.95905
Created by: Walter Doernbach
Record added: Feb 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85016747
Nicholas Shalz
Added by: Walter Doernbach
Nicholas Shalz
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