The Hartwigs, as they were known upon their arrival in Canada in 1877, arrived from Germany and settled in the Killaloe area. After becoming citizens, Frederick Wilhelm and Henrietta Splettstosser changed their last name to Hartwick. Killaloe Millennium Museum Exhibit.
Photo of Ernst Gustave Hartwick and wife Wihelmine Zumach and some of their 11 children, from left to right, Fred, Henry, Ardell (on lap), Wihelmine, Eddie, Ernst, August, Jack and Bill. Not in the photo are Rhinald, Erna, Lilla and Ethel. After Wihelmine’s death in 1916, Ernst married Annie Martha Beaudrick, who bore two more children, Violet and Ester. Killaloe Millennium Museum Exhibit.