b. 18 September 1848, d. 31 January 1927
- Mother: Agatha Molz
- Linus Molz was born on 18 September 1848.
- He was baptized/christened circa 24 September 1848 in Gottenheim, Freiburg, Baden, in der katholischen Kirche.
- Linus Molz arrived in the Port of New York on 18 May 1872, from Bremen via Southhampton aboard the SS Main, traveling in Steerage class.
- He married Wilhelmina Meier say 1873.
- Linus Molz became a widower at the 18 April 1878 death of his wife Wilhelmina Meier.
- He married Anna Maria Surber, daughter of Johann Georg Surber and Maria Barbara Burkhardt, on 21 December 1884 in Manhattan, New York.
- He and Jacob Karl witnessed the marriage of Johann Georg Surber and Catharina Karl on 11 July 1889 in Manhattan, New York, at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church, West 42nd Street; with Pastor Georg F. W. Busse officiating.
- He witnessed the naturalization of Johann Georg Surber on 30 July 1889 at New York.
- Linus Molz appeared in the '1890-1891 New York, New York, City Directory at 311 West 39th Street listed as a baker..
- Linus Molz became a widower at the 9 March 1896 death of his wife Anna Maria Surber.
- He married Wilhelmina Gunz, daughter of Prothasius Gunz and Anna Weigandt, on 24 November 1897 in Manhattan, New York.
- The following appeared on 18 May 1900 in The Evening Post: Real Estate. Nathan H. Weil has sold for Seitz & Herb to Linus Molz the five-story brick flat, No. 413 East Ninetieth Street, for about $25,000.
- Linus Molz and Wilhelmina Gunz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Manhattan, New York, at 316 East 90th Street. Other members of the household included Anna Maria Molz.
- He was a baker, according to the 1900 census.
- Linus Molz arrived in the Port of New York on 24 August 1908, from Bremen aboard the SS Kronprinz Frederich Wilhelm, having departed Bremen on the 15th.
- The following appeared on 27 January 1910 in the New York Daily Tribune: In the Auction Rooms. 86th St. 413 [East, near First Avenue, 4-story flat, 28.4 x 90.8] to Linus Molz for $21,600. . . .
- The following appeared on 9 April 1910 in the New York Daily Tribune: Recorded Transfers, Manhattan. 89th St. 230 East, [5-story tenement] 25x100.8; Edward Miehling, exr. to Linus Molz (mtg $14,000); April 6; $21,550; address; 413 East 90th st.
- Linus Molz and Wilhelmina Gunz appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Manhattan, New York, at 413 East 90th Street. Other members of the household included Linus Molz Jr.
- He was a baker, according to the 1910 census.
- Linus Molz and Wilhelmina Gunz appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Manhattan, New York, at 413 East 90th Street. Other members of the household included Linus Molz Jr.
- He was a baker, according to the 1920 census.
- Linus Molz died on 31 January 1927 at age 78 in Manhattan, New York.
- Wilhelmina Gunz became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at All Faiths Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York.
- The following appeared on 2 February 1927 in The New York Times: Officers and members of the Real Estate Owners' Association of the Twelfth and Nineteenth Wards are hereby notified of the death of our late member, Linus Molz. You are requested to attend the funeral from Kopp's Funeral Parlors, at 410 East 87th St., Manhattan, on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 11 A. M. Ernest N. Adler, President.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Linus Molz and Wilhelmina Gunz.
- Surber family photographs, documents and details generously have been shared by descendants Edward R. Surber and Barbara Surber Hermann.
- Last Edited: 6 Nov 2010
Family 1: Wilhelmina Meier b. 14 March 1848, d. 18 April 1878
Family 2: Anna Maria Surber b. 19 September 1863, d. 9 March 1896
- Anna Maria Molz b. 26 July 1892, d. 29 June 1900