|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1842, Germany|
|Death: ||May 30, 1935|
The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa, Friday, May 31, 1935
Peter Gettert, 93, Civil war veteran, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Hershey hospital. Mr. Gettert had undergone an operation at the hospital recently and failed to rally.
Mr. Gettert was born on April 24, 1842, in province of Hesson, Nassau, Germany, the son of Johannas Jacob and Phillippene Lechert Gettert. He came to the United States when he was 12 years old, settling first in Ohio, then going to Rock Island and from there to a farm about one and one-half miles north of Wild Cat Den state park. He had reside in Muscatine for about 30 years.
Surviving are four children, Henry Gettert, Twin Falls, Idaho, Helen Lang, Otoe, Neb., Addie Garmond, Omaha, Neb., and Theodore Gettert, of Muscatine.
The body is at the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral home, 216 West Third street, where it will remain for funeral services to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. W. B. Milne, pastor of the First Congregational church. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.
Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 636
PETER GETTERT, far.; Sec.5; P.O. Sweetland Center; born in Germany April 24, 1842; came to Muscatine Co., in 1854.
In 1861, enlisted in Co. C, 16th Regiment I.V.I., and served till the close of the war; was in all the battles of the regiment---at Corinth, Pittsburgh Landing, Iuka, Oliver, and Atlanta, where he was under fire eighteen days, taken prisoner and held in Andersonville two months; was on the march to the sea with Sherman; marched from Savannah to Washington, and was at the general review.
Returned to Muscatine Co. in 1866, and married Miss Amelia Fechner, born in Germany in 1840;have four children--- Henry, Lena, Theodore, and Ada.
Mr. Gettert is a Democrat.
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Johannes Jakob Gettert (1797 - 1875)
Philipine Lichert Gettert (1805 - 1890)
Amelia Fechner Gettert (1839 - 1941)*
Alice Harbaugh Gettert (1857 - 1932)*
Theodore Theodore Gettert (1872 - 1962)*
J. Anton Gettert (1821 - 1904)*
Henry C. Gettert (1826 - 1918)*
Peter Gettert (1842 - 1935)
Created by: Carol (Schlueter) Long
Record added: May 29, 2009
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Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 636|
Added: Nov. 23, 2014
Enlisted as a Private on November 12, 1861 at the age of 20. Joined Co. C, 16th Iowa Infantry Regiment on December 11, 1861. Promoted to Corporal on November 15, 1862. Mustered out on July 19, 1865 at Louisville, KY.|
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Added: May. 7, 2011