Other spellings commonly used: SLITZ, SIETZ, SEILTZ, and my favorite of them all...STILTZ! A story passed down says that our name was pronounced vonzeal. As our ancestors came into the new country it was Americanized to Siltz. I haven't found anything to prove or disprove this yet. I have found a few of us living in Germany today( Hi, Carsten and Eric!), and have seen the name as far back as a Mr. Siltz in 1681.  There are 3 towns of SILZ-2 in Germany and 1 in Austria. I know my 2nd great grandfather, Philip, immigrated here in 1866 at the age of 27 from the Prussian area of present day Germany. It is said that 2 brothers came to America together. One stayed/went north and started the "New England Siltz's". ( Hi, Tara and Karen!) I don't know why Philip decided to come south. I believe it was because of the railroad. He was a tailor and the most proud looking man of my ancestry. He chose Frankfort, KY as his first home and moved to Floyd Co., IN sometime before 1900 to spend the remainder of his life.

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**1. Philip W. Siltz, Sr. b: April 12, 1839 in Germany. d: August 26, 1914 in Floyd Co., IN)  m: 1868
**+ Margaret E. (May, Maggie, Mary) Hornung b: 10-14-1843 in MO  d: 8-3-1923 in IN
  2. Caroline (Carrie) Siltz b: 1869 in KY  d: before age 31
  2. William Siltz b: May 1871 in KY d: before 1952  m: 1900
    + Mollie Sweasy
  2. Frederick Siltz b: May 1873 in KY  d:  in MA??
  2. George Henry Siltz b: August 7, 1875 in KY d: Sep 21, 1950 in IN  m: 1900 in IN
    + Lula M. Frey b: 1876 in IN  d: 1958 in IN
     3. Walter G. Siltz b: November 22, 1903 d: Dec 10, 1927 in IN
     3. Raymond Carlton Siltz b: 3-23-1902 d: November 22, 1947 in IN
       + Gertrude Wessels
  2. Emma Siltz b: 1879 d: ? before age 21
  2. Russell Siltz b: May 30, 1884 in KY d: July 20,1954 in IN  m: 1911 in IN
   + Mamie Briggs (or Dieckman)
**2. Philip Siltz, Jr. b: April 12, 1881 in KY d: December 21, 1952 in IN
      **+ Cleo Hilt b: September 5, 1881 in IN d: January 26, 1965 in IN
           3. Kenneth Stacy Siltz b: December 19, 1904 in IN d: May 19, 1948 in IN
       **3. Margaret E. Siltz b: Sept 5, 1911 in IN  d: Feb 25, 1985
         ** + Lloyd Atkins b:   d: Aug 6, 1972
                4. Patricia Atkins  b: private
                  + Richard Lockwood  b: private
                   5. Pam Lockwood
                     6. private
                   5. Stacey Lockwood b: private
                      + Leo Rapp b: private
                   5. William E. Lockwood
                       + Amy Owens b: private
       **3. Stanley Earl Siltz, Sr. d: December 21, 1911 in IN d: October 9,1991 in IN
        ** + Dorothy Marguerite Weber b: private
          **4. Stanley E. Siltz, Jr. b: private
                5. Terri Lynn Siltz  b: private
                   + John Renfro  b: private
      **4. David Martin Siltz  b: December 17, 1941 m: January 29, 1963  d: November 12, 1998  (My Mom & Dad)
         ** + Launa Jean Harmon b: June 20, 1942 d: January 16, 1988
            ** 5. David S. Siltz b: private Dave's homepage
             **5. Dina L. Siltz  b: private
                 +/- Dennis M. Emerson b: private
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        **5. Neisha D. Siltz  b: private
              **+ Christopher K. Gooden b: private
                 **6. Devynne L. Gooden b: private
                 **6. Logan M. Gooden b: private
        **4. Wayne R. Siltz b: private
            **+ Carol Wilson b: private
                5. John Siltz (Carol's son) b: private
                    6. Christopher J. Siltz  b: private
                5. Kimberly D. Siltz (Carol's daughter) b: private
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               5. Michael W. Siltz b: private
                 + Charlotte  b: private
                   6. private
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              5. Christina L. Siltz b: private
                + Scott Adams b: private
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