Joseph Pitz



Joseph Pitz and family

Back row: Jessie, Bill, Ruth, John, Marie, Joseph, Paul

Middle: Jim

Front: Joseph H Pitz. Theresa, Christina Angst Pitz

(Kathleen - not yet born)


Joseph & Christina Pitz with granddaughter Alice


Joseph Pitz was born in Germany in 1869 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1881 at the age of 12 with his parents, Karl and Mary Pitz.

Joseph H Pitz and Christina Angst Pitz were married in Massillon in 1892.

Sometime after their marriage they moved to Brazil, Indiana where Joseph found work in a coal mine. Two, possibly three of their children were born in Indiana and the other seven were born in Ohio. When they moved back to Barberton, Ohio Joseph built a nine room house for his family.  It is still in use today.  I am not sure how Joseph was employed after his return to Barberton but later on in his life he own a gas station across the street from his home. He ran the station until his death in l936.  Christina Pitz died in 1939.  Both of them are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Ohio