Date of Birth: March 18, 1863
Place of Birth: Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Death: November 6, 1941
Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.
William Sulzer was an American lawyer and politician. He was nicknamed “Plain Bill Sulzer.” A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from March 4, 1895 to December 31, 1912, and Governor of New York, January 1, 1913 to October 17, 1913.
William was the son of Lydia (Jelleme) and Thomas Sulzer. His father was German, from Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg. His mother was born in Sneek, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands. His brother, Charles August Sulzer, was also a Democratic politician, who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alaska Territory, from March 4, 1917 to January 7, 1919, and again, from March 4, 1919 to April 15, 1919. He was raised on the family farm.
William was married to Clara Rodelheim.
William’s maternal grandfather was Peter Jellema/Jelleme (the son of Jan Murks Jellema and Tietje Pieters Westra). Peter was born in Sneek, Súdwest-Fryslân, Friesland, The Netherlands. Jan was the son of Murk Jans Jellema and Maaike Hettes.
William’s maternal grandmother was Charlotte Reinstra (the daughter of Emke Rientjes Rienstra and Lijkeltje Bauwkes van Dijk). Charlotte was born in Friesland.
Source: Genealogy of William Sulzer (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com