“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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1864.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Phoenix AZ 85007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Jacob Waltz Gravesite image. Click for full size.
June 5, 2014
2. Jacob Waltz Gravesite
Grave site located at 33.444485, -112.090367
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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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Phoenix.
Pioneer and Military Memorial Park - site of Jacob Waltz gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Peter Fischer, July 24, 2020
3. Pioneer and Military Memorial Park - site of Jacob Waltz gravesite
Note that this marker is located within the Pioneer and Military Memorial Park, a City of Phoenix fenced, gated and locked area.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2014, by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 219 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2014, by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az..   3. submitted on July 28, 2020, by Peter Fischer of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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