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George Bietsch
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1843
Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death: Mar. 9, 1902
Chambersburg
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA

History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 1887
George Bietsch Biography

George Bietsch, manufacturer of cigars and dealer in cigars, tobaccos, etc., Chambersburg, was born at Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, august 30, 1843, the youngest child of Frederick and Elizabeth (Eckstein) Bietsch.

He received a plain education in the schools of his native town.

In 1861 he, in company with his parents, came to America and direct to Chambersburg. In the same year George commenced an apprenticeship with George Bruner at the trade of cigar making, and was next in the employ, as clerk and journeyman, of Moses Greenawald, and continued with these gentlemen, respectively, until 1863.

In that year he taught a German public school at Chambersburg one session. Following the destruction of Chambersburg, he filled a similar position at Pittsburgh for some four years.

In the fall of 1868 he returned to Chambersburg, and commenced the manufacture of cigars and the tobacco trade, in his present location at No. 79 South Main Street, where he is doing a fair business, usually employing from six to eight hands.

In 1865 Mr. Bietsch married Elizabeth Pressler, and to them has been born eleven children, nine of whom are living, five daughters-Eva, Katie, Lottie, Gertie and Alice-and four sons-Emil, George, Charles and Thomas.

Mr. Bietsch is organist of the Episcopal Church, a position he has held for the past ten years. His family attends the same church.

Mr. Bietsch has been a member of the Masonic fraternity since 1879, and master of George Washington Lodge, No. 143, for the past two years.
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 Parents:
  George Frederick Beitsch (1806 - 1870)
  Elizabeth Katherine Eckstein Beitsch (1815 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Pressler Bietsch (1845 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  Emil Frederick Bietsch (1866 - 1954)*
  Evaline Fredericka Bietsch (1868 - 1951)*
  George Edward Bietsch (1870 - 1948)*
  A. Kathrine Bietsch Mowrey (1873 - 1960)*
  Charlotte Mae Bietsch Seaton (1874 - 1951)*
  Charles O. Bietsch (1877 - 1958)*
  Bertha E Bietsch (1877 - 1878)*
  Bertha Bietsch (1879 - 1879)*
  Margaret Gertrude Bietsch Dixon (1881 - 1970)*
  Alice Pearl Bietsch Cramer (1884 - 1977)*
  Tom O. Bietsch (1886 - 1979)*
  J Bert Bietsch (1889 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Philip Bietsch (1837 - 1914)*
  Margaretta Bietsch Hartman (1841 - 1927)*
  George Bietsch (1843 - 1902)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Chambersburg
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Al Wopshall
Originally Created by: Vickie Arana
Record added: Oct 20, 2007
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George Bietsch
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