Christina A. L. Mulz
b. 3 July 1893, d. February 1977
- Father: Theodore Mulz b. January 1867, d. 29 September 1916
- Mother: Maria Luise Laurier b. 24 September 1869, d. 17 July 1931
- Christina A. L. Mulz was born on 3 July 1893 in Manhattan, New York.
- She was known as Tina.
- Maria Luise Laurier and Theodore Mulz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Manhattan, New York, at 84 Third Street. Other members of the household included Christina A. L. Mulz, Frank Theodore Mulz and Rose Mulz.
- The following appeared on 17 June 1908 in the Tampa Morning Tribune: A treat of unusual pleasure was afforded last evening at her home, by Miss Hulda Kreher, the gifted teacher, to the pupils of her large music class, and their parents, by the performance of the genius Ludwig Laurier, a noted violinist. The great virtuoso held his enraptured listeners spellbound, playing with masterful strokes. The delightful program rendered follows: . . [six pieces] . . .
Laurier was born in Speir on the Rhine, Germany. At the early age of 8 years he began his studies under the most celebrated masters of the time. In 1888 Laurier came to Buffalo, N. Y., continuing his studies until his return to Europe. In 1895 he entered the Royal High School of Music in Berlin, Germany, where he studied six years. His remarkable ability and zeal winning for him the friendship and interest of the most famous virtuoso and instructor, James Joachim, whose favorite pupil he became. Laurier was also very successful as instructor among the royalty in Berlin, his pupils being Princess Ratibor, Count Reischach, County Thiele Winkler, Count Hoheman. While in Europe Laurier made concert tours with the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra through France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. In 1902 he returned to America, accepting the high position of first violinist at the Metropolitan Opera company in New York, which position he still fills.
Laurier, accompanied by his niece, Miss Mulz, has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Becker, of Holder, Fla., for the past six weeks, Mrs. Becker being the sister of Laurier. Mr. Becker is one of Florida's prominent phosphate men.
- Maria Luise Laurier and Theodore Mulz appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 3407 Fulton Street. Other members of the household included Christina A. L. Mulz, Frank Theodore Mulz.
- Maria Luise Laurier appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 242 Autumn Ave. Other members of the household included Christina A. L. Mulz.
- She was employed as a feather maker in a feather house, according to the 1920 census.
- She and William A. Marx witnessed the marriage of Catherine A. Marx and Frank Theodore Mulz on 4 April 1920 in Kings County, New York.
- She married Laurence S. Waterman circa 1922.
- Laurence S. Waterman and Christina A. L. Mulz appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, New York, at 142 Shellbank Avenue. Other members of the household included Maria Luise Laurier.
- Christina A. L. Mulz became a widow at the 1934 death of her husband Laurence S. Waterman.
- The SSDI lists Oceanside, Nassau County, New York, as the last residence of record of Christina A. L. Mulz.
- Christina A. L. Mulz died in February 1977 at age 83.
- She was interred at Greenfield Cemetery, Uniondale, Nassau County, New York.
- Last Edited: 11 Apr 2014