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Adalbert Emanuel Goertz
Birth: Dec. 3, 1928
Death: May 7, 2011
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Adalbert Emanuel Goertz was born on December 3rd, 1928 in Langenau, Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, the son of Paul Gerhard Goertz and Margarete (Goertz) Schukat.

He grew up in East Prussia, attending High School (Gymnasium) in Konigsberg. During World War II he was drafted in 1944 at age 15, witnessed the destruction of historic downtown Konigsberg in August 1944, escaped besieged Konigsberg from the Red Army by boat to West Germany during the spring of 1945.

He graduated from High chool (Oberschule) at St Peter-Ording in 1950. He made his first trip to the US from 1951-1952 where he attended Upland College, CA. From 1952-1958 he studied at the University of Frankfurt completing a Master's Degree (Diplom) in Physics. In 1958 he married Barbel Kittler from Danzig, Germany in the Neuwied-Torney Mennonite Church. In 1960 he emigrated with wife and children (Claudia and Dirk) to Boulder, Colorado. In 1968 he got his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.

The family moved to Waynesboro, PA in 1968 where he taught Physics and Mathematics at various colleges. Over the years he studied history and the families of Mennonites in Prussia. In 1997 he retired with his wife Barbel in Colorado Springs and joined the Beth-El Mennonite Church.

He enjoyed studying the native bees (Apoidea) of Colorado since 2000 and helped to expand the website "FindaGrave" with the addition of more than 4000 memorials.

He is survived by his wife, Barbel, his brother Jan (Thunderbay, Ontario), his sister Ida (Freiburg, Germany) his children (Claudia, Dirk, Elke, Frauke and Hans-Peter), 12 grandchildren (Ali, Hannah, Adeheid, Darwish, Timothy, Haniel, Danial, Tabitha, Kiera, Nadjeschda, Tiphanine, and Aymeric) 3 step grandchildren (Bill, Brandon, Sara) and 2 great-grandchildren (Ivory and Sylvan).

You may find it interesting to follow the link below to Adalbert's mother, where much more information about the family, including Adalbert, can be found.

NOTE: The memorials created by Adalbert Goertz are today being maintained by Tom Crago, the creator of this memorial. You can direct questions to Tom on any of those memorials.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Margarete Johanne Julie Schukat Goertz (1900 - 1996)
 
 Children:
  Gudrun Elfriede Goertz (1967 - 1968)*
 
 Sibling:
  Adalbert Emanuel Goertz (1928 - 2011)
  Johann Goertz (1935 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beth-El Mennonite Church
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.89257, -104.77157
 
Created by: Tom Crago
Record added: May 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69628876
Adalbert Emanuel Goertz
Added by: Tom Crago
 
 
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Thanks for all your work on the Mennonite families.
- Mayflower Pilgrim 332
 Added: Jul. 25, 2015
thank you Adalbert for all your geneolgy work on my family History.and other family.god bless and rest in Peace
- Tom Claassen
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015

- Robert Duran ~
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014
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