Ludwig Kautz    "Lajos"

July 17, 1861 - Nov. 6, 1938

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Birthplace

Baptism

July 18, 1861Hadres, Hollabrunn, Lower Austria

Immigration

October 11th, 1904​

St Michael's     Hadres, Austria

Spouse

Marriage

November 22, 1886

Witnesses

Mόr Handler and István Sztrasza

Children

Lajos Kautz (7/3/1888 - abt 1888)

Janos Kautz (1/31/1890 - abt 1890) 

Edwin Lucas Kautz (9/18/1891 - 8/20/1972)  

Stephen Gregory Kautz (5/19/1893 - 5/22/1958)

Rose Eva Kautz  (3/31/1985 - May, 1964)   

John Kautz  (6/23/1896 - 11/1976)                                           

Victor Kautz  (6/12/1898 - 11/20/1957)                

Emery Kautz (4/10/1900 - 12/4/1976)   

William Kautz (4/13/1902 - 1/1981) 

Mary Margaret Kautz (7/20/1906 -  2/1/1994)

Margaret Theresa Kautz  (3/11/1908 - 1984)

Siblings

Johann Kautz (May 11, 1860 - Jan. 25, 1861) 

Emilie Kautz (Nov. 11, 1862 - Feb. 18, 1864) 

Johann Kautz (Dec. 24, 1863 - ?)  

Maria Kautz (abt 1865-?) 

     Ludwig was a craftsmen who prided himself on quality work.  He believed in slow, methodical work, never sacrificing quality for speed.  He was disenchanted by his work requirements in America, where speed is valued over quality.  In Europe, Ludwig worked diligently 20 hours a day to support his family, but in America he found it difficult to work steadily because he felt little pride in his new work.

     Ludwig, even though he was a sexton as a young man in his local church, was not a religious man.  As a sexton, he witnessed the drunken stupor of a priest as well as other occurrences which disgusted him.  He never returned to the church, except after retirement, when he did upholstery work at a convent.  

     Edwin remarked that even though his father would have an occasional drink, he never drank to excess or came home drunk.  

Church Sexton (boyhood)

Upholsterer until 1923

Occupation

Place of Death

2219 Starling Street, Bronx NY

Cause of Death

Generalized arteriosclerosis 2 years

Cerebral hemorrhage 1 hour

Informant

Rose Kautz Cozens

Ailments

Diptheria (1903)

 Chronic Rheumatism 

Ludwig Rosa Victor Kautz Headstone