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Joseph Getz
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1842
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1913
Harvey County
Kansas, USA

Joseph Getz, from a family of shoemakers, was the son and youngest child of Henry and Eve Catherine Specht Getz.

Military Service: Joseph served briefly (mustered in between 6-18 Jul and discharged on 2 Sep 1863) in Capt. David Mitchell's Independant Company of Infantry, eventually under the Department of the Susquahanna as part of the Pennsylvania Emergency Militia of 1863.

Joseph's primary service, and combat experience, was from 30 Jan 1864-3 Jun 1864 as a Private in Co. E, 53rd Pennsylvania Vol. Inf.; 3rd Bde and later the 4th Bde, 1st Div, II Corps, Army of the Potomac.

He was wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia on June 3, 1864 (shot through the hand). And was listed in the muster roll as "Not present at muster out."
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Getz (1796 - ____)
  Eve Catherine Specht Getz (1795 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Foreman Getz (1843 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Allen C. Getz (1871 - 1958)*
  Charles F. Getz (1873 - 1945)*
  John O. Getz (1877 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adam Getz (1819 - 1891)*
  David Getz (1824 - 1863)*
  Margaret Getz Lantz (1827 - 1906)*
  Henry Getz (1831 - 1899)*
  John J. Getz (1832 - 1908)*
  Mary Ann Getz Riegel (1833 - 1878)*
  Joseph Getz (1842 - 1913)
  Isaac Hamilton Getz (1842 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FATHER
JOSEPH GETZ
NOV. 30, 1842
MAR. 4, 1913
Co. E, 53 Penn. Vol. Inf.
 
Note: Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Marker
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Newton
Harvey County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Jay Rarick
Originally Created by: Barb
Record added: Apr 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25750336
Joseph Getz
Added by: Barb
 
Joseph Getz
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Added by: Erick Wagner
 
 
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Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Member
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Jan. 24, 2011
Veteran - Union Army - Civil War; Pvt, Co. E, 53rd Pennsylvania Vol. Inf.; 3rd & then 4th Bde, 1st Div, II Corps, Army of the Potomac. Wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor (June 3, 1864), shot through the hand.
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Jan. 24, 2011

- Barb
 Added: Apr. 5, 2008
 
 
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