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Samuel Bretz
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1810
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1881
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA

Feb. 24, 1881
The Wilton Review

In Wilton, Sabbath morning, February 20th, 1881, Mr. Samuel Bretz, aged 70 years, 10 months, and 13 days. Mr. Bretz was born in Cumberland Co., Penn., April 7th, 1810, and was married to Miss Susanna Erford, Nov. 13th 1828. In the spring of 1850 they moved to Iowa and settled on a farm near Muscatine. In 1864 he disposed of his farm and removed to Wilton where he has since resided in a quiet and comfortable home. He entered upon the Christian life in early manhood and in company with his wife, united with the United Brethren Church. On coming to Wilton, finding no church of their order, they united with the Free-Will Baptists. The wife of his youth, with whom he had lived a little more than 52 years, survives with three sons and two daughters. Four children died in infancy. The sons are Mr. Levi S. and John E., living in Muscatine, and B. F. who now resides in Nebraska. The daughters are Mary A., wife of Mr. Adam Wagner, and Catherine, wife of Mr. W. F. Greiner. The last illness of Mr. Bretz was caused by a dropsical affliction, and though painful and protracted, was borne with patience, and thoughtful solicitude for those who cared for him. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. P. Smith in the Congregational church, on Monday at 2 P.M. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susann Erford Bretz (1810 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Levi S. Bretz (1831 - 1913)*
  John Bretz (1837 - 1914)*
  Benjamin F. Bretz (1840 - 1923)*
  Mary Ann Bretz Wagner (1843 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: age 71
 
Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Wilton
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 14, 2007
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