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 Jacob “Lost Dutchman” Waltz

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Jacob “Lost Dutchman” Waltz Famous memorial

Birth
Germany
Death
13 Oct 1891 (aged 82–83)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Plot
Section XIX
Memorial ID
6172003 View Source

Jacob Waltz was born in the kingdom of Wurttemberg, Germany, circa 1810. He immigrated to the USA in the 1840s and became a naturalized citizen in 1861. By 1864, Waltz was prospecting in Arizona and is reputed to have found a gold deposit near the Superstition mountain, known now as the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. In 1868, Jacob Waltz was living as a humble farmer on the North bank of the Salt River which runs through Phoenix. He died on October 13, 1891 and was buried in the Southwest corner of City Cemetery.

Jacob Waltz was born in the kingdom of Wurttemberg, Germany, circa 1810. He immigrated to the USA in the 1840s and became a naturalized citizen in 1861. By 1864, Waltz was prospecting in Arizona and is reputed to have found a gold deposit near the Superstition mountain, known now as the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. In 1868, Jacob Waltz was living as a humble farmer on the North bank of the Salt River which runs through Phoenix. He died on October 13, 1891 and was buried in the Southwest corner of City Cemetery.

Bio by: Jeff M. Sullivan

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jeff M. Sullivan
  • Added: 11 Feb 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6172003
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6172003/jacob-waltz: accessed ), memorial page for Jacob “Lost Dutchman” Waltz (1808–13 Oct 1891), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6172003, citing City Loosley Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .