Notes on Opal Evalena Starcher NitzOpal Evalena Starcher was born June 25, 1911 to Allen B. and Icie Starcher. An image of her birth record is available AT THIS LINK.
She married Greela Nitz on May 26, 1929. Opal was 18, Greely was 22. An image of their marriage certificate is available AT THIS LINK.
Greeley Willie Nitz (the name listed on his birth record AT THIS LINK) was born May 5, 1907, the son of Dee and Mary Nitz. He died July 1965.
Opal and Greela moved to Barberton Ohio shortly after their marriage in 1929.
A large Nitz family soon appeared.
Children of Opal and Greely Nitz:
Robert D., b. 7/25/1931
Allen D, b. 10/31/1933, d. 7/26/1999
Roy Eugene, b. 1/17/1936
Norma Murl, b. 3/14/1939
Donald Wayne, b. 10/13/1942
John Greela, b. 10/18/1945
Carol Ann, b. 5/29/1947
Greely died July 15, 1965. This writer remembers the occasion of the sudden demise of "Uncle Grill" as the first time -- and come to think of it, the only time -- that this writer, then age 10, has visited the environs of Barberton Ohio.
Rites in Barberton For Greela W. Nitz
Opal died August 29, 1997 in Barberton Ohio.
Obituary of Allen Nitz, son of Opal and Greely Nitz, from the Calhoun Chronicle, archived AT THIS LINK:
Opal Starcher Nitz and Greely Nitz...
...and the family.
Newspaper clipping from the Calhoun Chronicle, found in the personal effects of Viola Starcher Cogar.
The 1910 Federal census indicates...|
Dee Nitz age 30
Mary Nitz age 28
Freeda Nitz age 6
Ivy Nitz age 5
Greely Nitz age 3
The 1920 census indicates...|
Dee Nitz age 39
Mary Nitz age 38
Freda Nitz age 16
Icey Nitz age 14
John G. Nitz age 12
Otto D. Nitz age 9
William F. Nitz age 7
Zelma Nitz age 5
Carl Nitz age 3
Bertha M. Nitz 11/12
The 1930 Federal census shows Opal and Greely |
living at the home of Dee and Mary Nitz
Nitz, Dee Head age 50 married at age 22
Mary Nitz wife age 49 married at age 21
Otis son age 20 single
Foster son age 18 single (? name)
Zelma daughter age 16 single
Carl age 12 single (? name)
Fenton son age 9 single (? name)
Greela son age 23 married at age 22
Opal daughter in law female age 19 married at age 18
Dee Nitz Services Held Here Wednesday|
Dee Nitz, 89, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, Aug. 18 in a Parkersburg hospital following and extended illness.
Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late William and Moriah Boggs Nitz. He had operated a livestock farm near Arnoldsburg, and was a member of Stoney Point United Methodist church.
Survivors include four sons, Foster Nitz of Parkersburg, Otis Nitz of Barberton, Fenton Nitz of Grantsville, and Carl Nitz of Capon Bridge; three daughters, Mrs. Murle Price of Arnoldsburg, Mrs. Freda Sayer of Barbverton, and Mrs. Zelma Harker of Malta, Ohio; 31 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death in 1959 by his wife, Mrs. Mary Goff Nitz.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 20 at Stump funeral home with Rev. C.E. Pierson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion cemetery.