|Birth: ||1845, Germany|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1922|
The son of Amos & Laura (Louisa) Kidd and the husband of Elizabeth Jane Kinsey Kidd, who died in 1909, and Mary Hoffman Kidd, nee Smith. In 1860, he was a laborer living in Jackson Township, York County. He stood 5' 6" tall and had light brown hair and blue eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in York September 1861 with Co. E, 87th Pa Inf, at the rank of private and overstating his age by two years. A comrade commented that he spent his money "as fast as he gets it." He deserted February 12, 1862, and thereafter was deemed "worthless," a then common description. He then enlisted in York August 7, 1862, with Co. K, 130th Pa Inf, and elected corporal but was discharged January 9, 1863, by surgeon's certificate for being "underage and feeble." Once more he enlisted in York, this time on August 12, 1864, with Co. G, 200th Pa Inf, at the rank of private. At last he completed an enlistment and was honorably discharged May 30, 1865. Not suprisingly, the 200th Pa is the only regiment mentioned in his burial records.
Mary Smith Kidd (1865 - 1940)*
Bethany Church Cemetery
Created by: Dennis Brandt
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61428383