Rotz

In the Mainstreams story of an upcoming Hungarian centennial reunion, information about land purchases was incorrectly portrayed. John Rotz, Betty Belanger’s grandfather, bought land west of what is now Highway 169, and is no longer in the family. It’s now a gravel mine. Also, the money that John’s wife, Elizabeth Rotz, brought to America was [...]

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by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer The story of a family reunion in 2012 begins with an inheritance in 1911. In that year, Elizabeth Rotz inherited a small sum of money and a house. She posted a letter from her village in Hungary to her husband, then living in America, in some out-of-the-way place called Elk [...]

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Most family reunions take place in a backyard or a park. The descendants of John and Elizabeth Rotz of Elk River will need most of Meadowvale Elementary School and the grounds surrounding it for theirs. More than 600 family members are signed up for the July 21 centennial reunion of the Rotz family, which began [...]

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