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Philip Bietsch, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1870
Chambersburg
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1952
Chambersburg
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Philip Bietsch Sr., 82, of 419 Cedar St., long active in fire manic Circles of the Cumberland Valley, died at 8:30 last evening at the Chambersburg Hospital after only a few hours illness.

Mr. Bietsch was born June 6, 1870, in Chambersburg and lived his entire life in this community. He was the son of the late Philip and Sophia Finniff Bietsch. For many years he was employed by the Wolf Company.

Mr. Bietsch held membership in the Second Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the following organizations; The Good Will Fire Company since April 1, 1889, serving as its secretary for 27 years and also its historian; Pennsylvania State Firemen's Association; member and former president of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association; member and former president of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association of which he was also historian, organizer and past president of the Franklin County Firemen's Association, and member of the Chambersburg Firemen's Relief Association. He was the author of "Backward Glances-The Story of the Good Will Fire Company."

Survivors include four daughters and six sons; Mrs. Ray Michaels, 427 Cedar St.; Mrs. Bertha Martin, 420 Cedar St.; Mrs. Kennedy Michaels, 431 Wayne Ave.; Albert Bietsch, New York City; Philip Bietsch Jr., Nyesville; Mrs. Esther Cormany, 475 Hollywell Ave.; Walter Bietsch, 171 Garfield St.; Robert Bietsch, 926 S. Fifth St.; Arthur Bietsch, Avenel, N. J.; Elmond Bietsch, Shippensburg; 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edward Bietsch, S. Main St.

Burial will be made in Norland Cemetery.
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Children:
Melissa S. Bietsch Michaels (1892 - 1966)
Bertha M. Bietsch Martin (1895 - 1969)
Helen M. Bietsch Michaels (1898 - 1990)
Charles A. Bietsch (1900-1973)resided in Sloathsburg, NY in 1969.
Philip J. Bietsch (1903 - 1972) Chambersburg.
Walter C. Bietsch (1907 - 1981)
Robert E. Bietsch (1909 - 2010)
Elmond R. Bietsch (1913 - 1990)
Ester Bietsch Cormany born abt 1905 resided in Chambersburg in 1950.
Arthur J. Bietsch born Oct 1911 resided in Avenel, NJ in 1969. 
 
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 Parents:
  Philip Bietsch (1837 - 1914)
  Sophia Finnif Bietsch (1842 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Virginia John Bietsch (1873 - 1943)
 
 Children:
  Melissa S. Bietsch Michaels (1892 - 1966)*
  Esther R. Bietsch Cormany (1895 - 1988)*
  Bertha M. Bietsch Martin (1895 - 1969)*
  Helen M. Bietsch Michaels (1898 - 1990)*
  Charles Albert Bietsch (1900 - 1973)*
  Philip John Bietsch (1903 - 1972)*
  Walter C. Bietsch (1907 - 1981)*
  Robert E. Bietsch (1909 - 2010)*
  Arthur James Bietsch (1911 - 2005)*
  Elmond R. Bietsch (1913 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  George A. Bietsch (1863 - 1933)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Bietsch (1865 - 1866)*
  Annie Elizabeth Bietsch Harbaugh (1867 - 1939)*
  Frederick Peter Bietsch (1868 - 1950)*
  Philip Bietsch (1870 - 1952)
  Johannes Bietsch (1872 - 1918)*
  Christina Bietsch (1873 - 1895)*
  William Henry Bietsch (1876 - ____)*
  C. Edward Bietsch (1878 - 1966)*
  Robert Bietsch (1880 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Norland Cemetery
Chambersburg
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Al Wopshall
Originally Created by: Vickie Arana
Record added: Apr 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26398051
Philip Bietsch, Sr
Added by: Al Wopshall
 
Philip Bietsch, Sr
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- Vickie
 Added: Apr. 25, 2008
 
 
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