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Finding Our Warrick County, IN Ancestors

Roetzel, Helen

This book has no cover, and no index, and no author. I bought it on Ebay; it just has the insides, but it is full of Indiana biographies. I am not researching this family, just thought I would share. I do not know anymore about these families or these surnames. NOTE: I don't know if there is any additional mention of this family in the book, it has no index. I do not want to sell this book. I am typing the biographies from it.

Typed by Lora Radiches:

Surnames in this biography: ROETZEL, Pelzer, Kohrer, Seipel, Weir

MRS. HELEN ROETZEL, who gave characteristically loyal and efficient administration as postmistress of her native City of Boonville for several years, and whose is a gracious and constructive influence in public affairs and in civic, social and cultural circles in her home community, is the adopted daughter of the late Hon. Clamor Pelzer, who was long one of the most distinguished, honored and influential citizens of Warrick County and to whom a memoir is dedicated on other pages of this publication, so that further reference to his life history is not here demanded. Mrs. Roetzel was born at Boonville, Warrick County, December 28, 1879, and here her early education was obtained in. the public schools, in which she continued her studies until she was graduated in the high school, as a member of the class of 1898. Thereafter she was graduated also in the Lockyears Business College, in the City of Evansville, and she had a record of four years of successful service as a popular teacher in the public schools in her home county, she having taught one year in a rural district school and three years in the city schools of Boonville. June 26, 1902, marked her marriage to Conrad F. Roetzel, who is one of the progressive and representative businessmen of Boonville, where he owns and conducts a foundry and machine shop. The one child of this union is Martha Helen, who was born February 28, 1908, and who was graduated in DePauw University as a member of the class of 1929 and with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Conrad F. Roetzel was born and reared in Warrick County, and is a son of H. A. and Madeline (Kohrer) Roetzel, both natives of Germany and the latter now deceased. H. A. Roetzel was a boy when he accompanied his parents from Germany to the United States The family home was established in Spencer County, Indiana, and in this state he was reared and educated, he having eventually become one of the substantial farmers of Warrick County and having died at Boonville November 12, 1929. He was there known and honored as the oldest citizen of the county, he having been ninety-three years of age at the time of his death. Of the eight children of this patriarchal citizen five are living. Henry G. is a coalmine operator in this section of Indiana; Mary K. is the widow of Frederick K. Seipel; Lucy K. remained unmarried until her death; Adolph is associated with the great Tiffany jewelry house in New York City; William, a bachelor, and his sister, Miss Katherine, remain in the home at Boonville; Madeline became the wife of L. H. Weir and is now deceased; and Conrad F. is the other surviving child. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad F. Roetzel are loyal and ardent supporters of the cause of the Republican Party and both are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Boonville. Mrs. Roetzel is a valued member of the Woman's Club of Boonville and served two years as its president, besides which she gave an equal period of service as Warrick County chairman of the Indiana Federation of Women's Clubs. She was chairman of the Boonville Civic Club one year, and she has made her influence count much in connection with all movements and enterprises connoting civic and material progress in her native city and county. In the World war period she was a zealous worker in connection with local patriotic activities, especially those pertaining to the work of the Red Cross, and in her home county she took a prominent part in affairs pertaining to the centennial anniversary of the admission of Indiana as one of the sovereign states of the Union. She is a member of the local Parent-Teacher Association, is affiliated with the local organization of the Daughters of Rebekah, and is a popular member of the alumni association of the Boonville High School, of which she was president two years. She was made executrix of the substantial estate of her revered foster father, Hon. Clamor Pelzer, and received the major part of that estate. August 25, 1927, Mrs. Roetzel was appointed acting postmistress of Boonville, and on January 9 of the following year she received her official commission as postmistress. She has exceptional executive ability and her administration as postmistress of her native city is proved unequivocally efficient and popular. Her heritage from the estate of her foster father includes city property, farmland arid varied financial investments, she being a stockholder in the Peoples Trust & Savings Bank of Boonville and in the American Trust Company of Evansville. 

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