Also, two weeks ago I found the Oltman genealogy ‘The Descendants of Benjamin Adams’ by Murray Oltman. Benjamin is English, and John D. Oltman married his daughter, Rebecca. From this union comes Mathilde Oltman who married Doctor Freidrich Wilhelm Stuttmeister, from whom members of the Broderick and Presco family get their first name. My father was Victor William Presco, and my brother, Mark Broderick Presco. Victor Stuttmiester was Freidrich’s son.
In the photo of the picnic below taken in the Oakland Hills, William Broderick is the third person from the left, and his wife, Alice Stuttmeister is the fourth. In Alice I can see my two sisters, Christine Rosamond, and Victoria Mary Presco. Take note of the rifle hanging in the tree.
The Stuttmeisters had a twenty six acre fruit orchard in the Oakland Hills and built forty homes on streets they named after trees, such as, Maple and Fruitvale Avenue. We lived on Berlin Way, a street named after the street the Stuttmeisters lived on in the Pankow district of Berlin. The Poet, Joaquin Miller, was friendly with the Stuttmeisters, and would come down from ‘The Heights’ to catch the Fruit Vale trolly car to the Oakland ferry, my grandmother, Melba Broderick, accompanying him with my infant father in his lap.
According the Dayrl, Doctor Stuttmiester lived on Liberty Street in New York that is located where the two Trade Centers towers once stood, and where the most magnificent monument to the victims of 911 will soon soar in the anthem air.
The genealogical study of the Stuttmeisters is in its infancy, and will be added to as more is revealed.
My cousin has done most of the work, and is to be commended.
Editor: Royal Rosamond Press Co.
Looking for Mathilde(Mathilda) Oltmann’s parents. They were possibly from Philadelphia. She married in New York, 1844 to Friedrich Wilhelm Stuttmeister at the German Evangelical Lutheran Church; she died at the age of 46 in San Francisco in 1875.
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