Hi Paul, I would love to see the article you mentioned. I will email you with Bill Gretzinger in the subject line. As I heard it he was attacked by a police dog and had some sort of heart problem leading to his death. I am not from the area at all family wise but I do happen to live within a few hours drive right now.
I am a descendant of Bill's youngest daughter Helen Mae. She married a pilot and they moved around a lot for that time and my folks did the same.
If I recall Bill lost a child or two to drowning as well boys I think. I think Helen left the area in her late teens after her mom died (Elizabeth) a few years after Bill and went to live with an older sister Hazel. My mom always thought she was a bit traumatized by the loss she experienced growing up. Mom remembers stories about a jail in Brilliant Ohio. Any information you have on this end of the family would be very much appreciated. My mom never got to meet her maternal grandparents and I'm sure would love to learn more. I may try to drive her down that way next summer when she comes to visit or maybe Christmas if we haven't had a lot of snow. (She isn't a fan of snow, me either for that matter!)
I am not familiar with any Gretzingers in Baltimore currently.
Thanks a bunch!