“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Jacob Waltz

Jacob Waltz Marker image. Click for full size.
July 24, 2008
1. Jacob Waltz Marker
Inscription. Jacob Waltz was born in the kingdom of Wurttemberg Germany circa 1810. He immigrated to the USA in 1839 and became a naturalized citizen in 1864. Waltz was prospecting in Arizona and is reputed to have found a gold deposit near the superstition mountain now known as the legendary lost Dutchman Mine.

In 1868 Jacob Waltz was living as a humble farmer on the north bank of the Salt River. He died on October 26, 1891 and was buried in the southwest corner of City Cemetery.
Erected 1993 by E Clampus Vitus and Dons of Arizona.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 26.812′ N, 112° 5.475′ W. Marker is in Phoenix, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Avenue and West Jefferson, on the right when traveling north on 13th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenix AZ 85007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1897 Smurthwaite House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arizona Copper Company's Locomotive #2 (about 600 feet away); Boras Headframe (about 600 feet away); Arizona's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial - In Memory of the Gallant Men
Jacob Waltz Grave site image. Click for full size.
June 5, 2014
2. Jacob Waltz Grave site
Grave site located at 33.4444857564557 -112.090367674 gps
(about 700 feet away); Arizona World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Arizona Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Father Albert Braun O.F.M. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Phoenix.
Categories. Notable Persons
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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