Born: November 26, 1832, Thurmont, Maryland.
Died: January 16, 1893, Annville, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pennsylvania.
Baltzell was the husband of Cecilia C. James.
He was converted and joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856.
In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference, and in 1868 transferred his membership to the East Pennsylvania Conference, to which he now belongs.
He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He has been a delegate to three General Conferences, and was at one time a trustee of Otterbein University.
In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication ofHymns for the Sanctuary.
Shuey, pp. 243–44