Charles Glotzbach Declared Dead by Navy Department
Charles George Glotzbach was born on May 15, 1920 at Sleepy Eye, Minn., to George J. Glotzbach, Jr. and Anne Hillesheim Glotzbach. He was baptized May 20, 1920 by Rev. James Klien at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sponsors were Dolores and Edwin Laue. He was confirmed at St. Anne's in Santa Ana, California, on May 27th, 1934 by the Most reverend John J. Cantwell.
In January, Donald 1928 and he moved to Santa Ana, Calif. with his mother and brothers Donald and John. He attended several grade schools, and on Sept. 1, 1934 entered St. Anthony's Seminary & College at Santa Barbra, Calif. He completed four years of study and graduated on June 4, 1938. After several years at Santa Ana College and the University of Notre Dame at South Bend, Indiana, he was employed by Southern California Edison Company until joining the United States Naval Reserve. He was appointed ensign on August 7, 1943, to rank from August 20.
On Sept. 3, 1943 Charles and Jane Harcoff were married in Santa Barbara, Calif. Jane was born Jan. 23, 1918 in Chicago, Ill., to Constantine Alexander Harcoff and Lyla, Marshall Harcoff.
On April 1, 1944 Charles completed the course of instruction in submarines at the U.S. Submarine School, US. Submarine Base, New London, Conn., and soon advanced to the rank of Lt. (jr. gr.). He served on the submarine U.S.S. Barbel, which was reported missing as of Feb. 18th, 1945. (Please see news clipping from the Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch of Match 7th, 1946)