|Birth: ||May 12, 1894|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 1895|
This little boy was the brother of my grandpa, making him my great uncle. He appears in church baptism records as Walter Clauss Ettinger, and in his death notice as Walnut Clauss Ettinger; this latter is definitely a newspaper error.
Walter Clauss Ettinger was the son of Charles H. Ettinger and his wife Emma A (nee Clauss) Ettinger. He was brother to Henry C., Paul C., and John C. Ettinger.
He was also a brother to one more child whose name is not known at this time. He was one of two children (of Charles H. Ettinger and his wife, Emma A. Clauss Ettinger) who did not live to adulthood.
According to my mom's cousin Esther, the two babies (Emma's eldest, according to Esther) who died young or were stillborn were buried at Union West End Cemetery. I have not yet verified this anywhere official but believe her recollection which happened to pop out when I mentioned the name of the cemetery to her in a conversation about a different matter. Emma Clauss Ettinger's family members (her mother and Bear/Baer grandparents) were buried there already so this makes perfect sense. (There are other Ettingers buried in this cemetery; we have no proof, going back to 1850, that we are related to them.)
Death Notice in the Allentown Morning Call newspaper on Wednesday, April 3, 1895:
Ettinger, In this city, April 2, 1895, Walnut Clause (sic), son of Charles H. and Emma A. Ettinger, aged 10 months and 21 days.
There may have been a more complete obit than this; Walnut's obituary was run before the Allentown newspapers had online archives, so it will need to be researched at the library, but it appeared on the same day above on page 4.
I searched historical society records for his burial at Union West End Cemetery and did not find it, but his death notice confirms this place of burial.
The records of Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Allentown (224 North 6th Street) show Walter born May 12, 1894, and baptized November 11, 1894, son of Charles H and Emma Ettinger. Since I researched this, I have also seen his baptismal certificate confirming this, and stating the officiant was J. D. Woodring, Minister of the Gospel.
Charles H Ettinger (1866 - 1934)
Emma Amelia Clauss Ettinger (1866 - 1941)
Infant Boy Ettinger (1892 - 1892)*
Walter Clauss Ettinger (1894 - 1895)
Paul Clauss Ettinger (1896 - 1968)*
Henry Clauss Ettinger (1900 - 1971)*
John Clauss Ettinger (1903 - 1976)*
Union-West End Cemetery
Created by: sr/ks
Record added: Oct 28, 2008
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