Solomon Sturtz is reputed to have been born on April 16, 1833 in Oldtown, Allegany County, MD, the son of Jacob and Susanna (Gaumer) Sturtz. His last name also has been misspelled as "Stotts" over the years.
Circa 1850, at the age of 17, he lived with his mother and stepfather on a farm in Union Township, Knox County, OH.
Sources suggest that his wife was Margaret Mowry ( ? - ? ). More will be added here when learned.
He is not to be confused with "Solomon D. Sturtz" (March 30, 1833-April 10, 1917) -- son of Peter and Margaret (Hutzell) Sturtz -- who served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a member of the 160th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E. He enlisted on May 2, 1864 and was mustered out four months later on Sept. 7, 1864. On July 23, 1890, he was awarded a military pension [Invalid App. #824.605 - Cert. #601.348].