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Forrest Glenn Pontzius

Male 1894 - 1969


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  • Name  Forrest Glenn Pontzius  [1, 2, 3
    Born  8 Aug 1894  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • His name was spelled "Forrest Glen" in Pontzius family history at Rootsweb.
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Forest Pontzius, age 0, white, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Research  May 1941  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  4 Mar 1969  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Cause: complications following a heart attack 
    Death Notice  5 Mar 1969  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Forrest Glenn Ponlzius, 74, Morning Sun, died Tuesday as he was being taken to a Burlington hospital, following a heart attack. Services: Morning Sun United Methodist church Thursday at two. The body is at the Pierce funeral home.
    Obituary  6 Mar 1969  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Forrest Glen Pontzius, 74 passed away Tuesday, March 4 1969. He was the son of Cleaver and Fanny Nichols Pontzius and was born August 8, 1894, at Wapello, Iowa.

      On February 27, 1932, he married Exie Bazel at Wapello, Iowa. For many years they farmed in the Morning Sun community before retiring to Morning Sun in 1961.

      He is survived by his wife a home, one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Heitmeier of Morning Sun and three grandchildren; four brothers and one sister, Howard Pontzius, Wapello, Iowa; Tom Pontzius, Mediapolis, Iowa; Albert Pontzius, Wapello, Iowa; Frank Pontzius, Denver, Colorado; and Mrs. Audrey Foster, Camp Verde, Arizona.

      He was a veteran of World War I, a 50 year member of the Hays-Scott Post American Legion, Louisa County Barracks, Methodist church, and the National Senior Citizens of Burlington, Iowa.

      Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Frank Greenwood Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. March 6, at the Methodist church in Morning Sun. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Forrest Pontzius; born: 8 August 1894; died: March 1969; last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [3
    • Name: Forrest G. Pontzius; Sex: M; Born: 1894; Died or Buried: 1969; Age: 75; Buried: Elmwood (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: WW I; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-67; Notes: 1894-1969; WWI Veteran
    Buried  6 Mar 1969  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Person ID  I12433  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Hiram T. "Cleaver" Pontzius,   b. 25 Sep 1856, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1959, near Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Fannie Nichols,   b. 1862, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1941, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Feb 1882  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Issue 
    • There were nine children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F6275  Group Sheet

    Family  Exxa Elma "Exie" Bazel,   b. 1 Oct 1895, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1982, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Feb 1932  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Residence  12 Sep 1946  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Shirley Ann Pontzius
     2. (Son - 18015) Pontzius,   d. Bef 1982
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4468  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2057] Bazel, Christianna "Tan" (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, Thursday, September 12, 1946; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S534] Online Record, see: http://www.transbay.net/~carla/d0002/g0000012.html (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1173] Rootsweb File - Defunct (Reliability: 3).
      Pontzious Family in Louisa County, History: former URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialouisa/Pontzious.html
      Cannot find at the newer Louisa County, Iowa, GenWeb or Louisa County, Iowa Genealogical Society

    5. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S9950] Pontzius, Fannie (Nichols) - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 20, 1941; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S9949] Pontzius, Forrest Glenn - Death and Funeral Notice, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 21, March 5, 1969; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S2059] Pontzius, Forrest Glenn - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 6, 1969; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).