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Capt John Clitz
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1790
Death: Nov. 8, 1836


His obituary follows.

From the National Gazette newspaper,December 27,1836:

Died at Nankin, Michigan, Nov. 8, Captain JOHN CLITZ, of the 2d U.S. Infantry. This officer joined the military service at the commencement of the war of 1812, as a volunteer. Having the rank of a sergeant at the battle of Christler's Field in 1813, he distinguished himself there so as to merit and receive promotion, and being transferred to one of the Infantry Regiments, he was soon appointed the adjutant of it, in which capacity he served eighteen years, and was for several years known as the "father of adjutants." When promoted he was ordered to Mackinac, in the command of which station he remained until his death.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Gale Mellen Clitz (1801 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  John Mellen Brady Clitz (1821 - 1897)*
  William F Clitz (1829 - 1893)*
  Frances Clitz DeRussy (1836 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: War of 1812
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Sgt. Rock
Record added: Mar 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7316310
Capt John Clitz
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Capt John Clitz
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Capt John Clitz
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Rest in peace, brave Uncle. What a proud heritage you have left us with. God bless you.
- Cindy Baldogo
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

- Sarah Johnson
 Added: Oct. 18, 2010
Thank you for your service to our country.
- Meges
 Added: Aug. 25, 2010
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