George Woltz (1744-1813) was a clock maker and cabinetmaker in Hagerstown and an active member of his community as evidenced by frequent references in the contemporary press. In 1776 at Annapolis he is listed as a 2nd major in the Maryland Militia; in 1791 he was a charter member of the Hagerstown Fire Company. The Federal Gazette of June 5, 1801 describes a meeting of the Mechanics Society in York, Pennsylvania, held for the purpose of promoting the member's trades. Various toasts were made to "good fellowship." George Woltz earnestly proposed: "May virtue continue to the main spring of our government. May the friends of order wind up its chains, and may its hands always point to the public good."
Literature: Whisker, Hartzler and Petrucelli, Maryland Clockmakers, 1996, p. 102