Saturday, January 9, 2010

Franz (Frank) James Motzko

FINALLY a boy joins the Philipp and Maria Motzko family.  Franz (aka Frank) James Motzko        (b. 10/1/1889; d.6/5/1965; buried Cloverdale Cemetery, Boise ID).

Frank married Martha Viola Volkmer  (b. 5/31/1899 Burlington Iowa; d. 5-28-1979 Boise ID; buried Cloverdale Cemetery, Boise ID) on August 15, 1919 in Boise.  They had one daughter Helen Bernice Motzko.

Frank joined the army in November 1918, at the recruiting office in Salt Lake City for service in the quartermaster corps as a baker. He was stationed at Camp Lewis Washington and Camp Kearny California (now Miramar Marine Air Station).

Frank bought an acreage in Marsing, Idaho and started a hardware store there. The store is still there, but is now Marsing True Value Hardware. This store was sold to the Herman (Frank's sister's (Catherine's) husband). There seems to be a little conflict between the descendants of  Frank and Catherine even to this day.

There is a Motzko Street in the Marsing city limits. Frank and his family still have roots in that area

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 Mary Post Warren


1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I'm fairly new, as well, and have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    Keeping telling your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"