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John J. Getz
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1832
New Berlin
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1908
Benfer
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA

A shoemaker by profession, John Getz served in the Union Army during the Civil War from 27 Aug [mustered in 7 Sep] 1864 - 2 Jun 1865.

He served as a Private in, Co. I, 184th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf. which was part of the 1st Bde, 2nd Div, II Corps, Army of the Potomac.

As such, he saw action at the Siege of Petersburg, VA and the breakout and pursuit of the Army of Northern Virginia with actions at Saylor's Creek and Appomattox.

He survived the war and returned home to ply his trade. He was buried 9 Jul 1908.

[Note: Death Certificate states: birth - July 22, 1832; death - June 30, 1908; age - 75 yrs, 11 mos, 8 das; burial - July 2, 1908. However the Death Certificate has several factual errors (e.g. - it lists his brother Isaac as his father) therefore these dates are suspect vice the grave marker.]

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Getz (1796 - ____)
  Eve Catherine Specht Getz (1795 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary E. Zieber Getz (1837 - 1908)
 
 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:
JOHN GETZ
DIED
July 2 1908
AGED 75 Y. 9 M.
Pvt Co I 184 PV
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MARY E his wife
Died JULY 12 1908
AGED 70Y. 9M. 9D.
 
Note: Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Marker
 
Burial:
Adamsburg Cemetery
Beaver Springs
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Jay Rarick
Record added: Mar 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67035946
John J. Getz
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John J. Getz
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John J. Getz
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Veteran - Civil War - Union Army 7 Sep 1864-2 Jun 1865; Pvt., Co. I, 184th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf.; 1st Bde, 2nd Div, II Corps, Army of the Potomac
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Dec. 20, 2012
Member, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.)
- Jay Rarick
 Added: Apr. 28, 2012
 
 
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