Gazlay Family History

FamilyCarl Adolph Hildebrand


FatherWilliam C. Hildebrand (April 1857 - 5 April 1921)
MotherChristine Sophia Bodeman (17 September 1850 - 17 February 1925)

Personal Information

Record Created: 20 March 2011; Last Edited: 20 March 2011 
NameCarl Adolph Hildebrand
Born 12 March 1886 in Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Married 22 September 1909 in Sandusky County, Ohio to Maria Elizabeth Gazlay2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Died 8 January 1965 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio3, 9
Buried in Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio1


Carl was engaged in the general insurance business, representing several well-known companies. In his youth he was employed by several companies, including the Northern Ohio Telephone Company as wire chief; the Bellevue Ice and Cold Storage Company that he established; the Zahner Packing Company; Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and the Bellevue public schools where he served as engineer. Carl enlisted as a drummer boy at the outbreak of the Civil War, and he served with the New York Volunteer Cavalry, attaining the rank of lieutenant. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He held several posts in Huron County, including deputy treasure, deputy auditor, registrar of vital statistics, and draft registrar during World War I.8


Spouse 1FamilyMaria Elizabeth Gazlay (daughter of John Arvin Gazlay and Henrietta Elmira ‘Etta’ Morgan)
Born 25 June 1883 in Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio
Married 22 September 1909 in Sandusky County, Ohio to Carl Adolph Hildebrand
Died 31 October 1973 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Children of Carl Adolph Hildebrand and Maria Elizabeth Gazlay:
1.FamilyWilliam Arvin Hildebrand
Born 12 January 1911 in Bellevue, Sandusky County, Ohio
Died 15 January 1911 in Bellevue, Sandusky County, Ohio
+2.FamilyHelen Marie Hildebrand
Born 7 June 1912 in Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio
Married 26 August 1936 to Rev. Charles John Bauer
Died 1 April 1996 in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio
+3.FamilyElizabeth Sophia Hildebrand
Born 23 April 1916 in Bellevue, Sandusky County, Ohio
Married 6 November 1938 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio to Rev. Michael David Fetter
Died 26 September 1954 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
4.FamilyDean Gazlay Hildebrand
Born 14 August 1919 in Bellevue, Sandusky County, Ohio
Died 4 July 1928 in Bellevue, Sandusky County, Ohio
5.FamilyArvin Carl Hildebrand
Born 24 September 1924 in Bellevue, Huron County, Ohio
Married 19 December 1943 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia to Gene Isabel Kingman
Died 2 November 1944 in Italy


  1. Find a Grave (website). Carl Adolph Hildebrand, b. Mar. 12, 1886 Bellevue, Huron County Ohio; d. Jan. 8, 1965, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Notes give his wife’s name, marriage date, parents names, and names of two of his children, Helen Marie and Arvin Carl, and their birth/death years.
  2. Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, available at Carl A. Hildebrand and Maria E. Gazlay, married 22 September 1909 in Sandusky County, Ohio. The record includes their ages and birth places, and the names of their parents.
  3. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Hildebrand, Carl, no. 291-30-0821
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Ohio, Huron County, Bellevue, Enumeration District 25, Sheet No. 1B, family of Wm. Hildebrand (43, Germany, Apr 1857, janitor, schoolhouse), wife of 15 years Sophia Hildebrand (49, Ohio, Sep 1850, 2 children, 2 living), son Carl Hildebrand (14, Ohio, March 1886), son Ralph Hildebrand (8, Ohio, May 1892).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Ohio, Sandusky County, Bellevue, Enumeration District 134, Sheet No. 18B, family of John A. Gazlay (63, NY, traveling salesman for cleaning co.), wife of 40 years Henrietta A. Gazlay (55, Ohio, 6 children, 5 living), son-in-law Carl A. Hildebrant (24, Ohio, proprietor, ice plant), daughter and wife of 0 years Maria E. Hildebrant (26, Ohio, no children).
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Ohio, Huron County, Bellevue, Enumeration District 46, Sheet No. 4B, family of A. Carl Hildebrand (33, Ohio, insurance agt.), wife Maria Hildebrand (36, Ohio), daughter Helen Hildebrand (7, Ohio), daughter Elizabeth Hildebrand (3 8/12, Ohio), son Dean Hildebrand (4/12, Ohio).
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Ohio, Huron County, Bellevue, Enumeration District 39-10, Sheet No. 5A, family of Carl A. Hildebrand (44, Ohio, agent, insurance, age 24 at first marriage), wife Maria E. Hildebrand (46, Ohio, age 26 at first marriage), daughter Helen N. Hildebrand (17, Ohio), daughter Elizabeth S. (13, Ohio), son Arvin C. Hildebrand (5 9/12, Ohio).
  8. History of North Central Ohio, by William A. Duff, Historical Publishing Company, Topeka-Indianapolis, 1931. Biographical sketch of Carl A. Hildebrand, pages 918-920.
  9. Ohio Obituary Index, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center; website. Hildebrand, Carl A., died 8 January 1965, Cleveland, Ohio, age 78; married 22 September 1909 to Maria A. Gazlay.