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Joshua Cretin
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1825
Chest Springs
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 17, 1862
Washington County
Maryland, USA

Joshua was the husband of Matilda Elizabeth (Krise) Cretin 1830-1907

He was the son of Joseph Cretin and Anna Magdelena (Adams) Cretin

Joshua was a pvt in Co. K 125th PA vols

Joshue Cretin was a son of Joseph and Anna (Adams) Cretin, long ago deceased. His helpmate on life's journey was Matilda Krise, the nuptial knot being tied Jan. 19, 1857, in St. Augustine, Pa. She was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Aug. 10, 1830, and was a daughter of John and Sarah Krise, long ago deceased. By this marriage there are three children, Sarah A., John A. and Mary E. Comrade Cretin underwent the hardships and privations of a soldier's life during the late war and was enrolled in 1861 as a private in Co. K, 125 Pa. V. I. He was killed in 1862. He took active part in all the engagements of his command including Antietam; at this famous battle he sacrificed his life on the altar of his country, having fallen for the glorious cause he had upheld. His wife's brothers, Daniel, Steven and Thomas were also in service. Daniel was killed in action. Mrs. Cretin resides in St. Augustine, Pa.
(Presidents, Soldiers, Statemen, Page 1208)

Children of Joshua and Matilda *
1. Sarah Jane born June 19, 1858
2. John Andrew born Nov 14, 1860
3. Mary Elizabeth born Nov 13, 1862
* information of the children birthdates, provided by Donald Coho, findagrave member 
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  Matilda Elizabeth Krise Cretin (1830 - 1907)*
  John Andrew Cretin (1861 - 1939)*
  Mary Elizabeth Cretin Plunkett (1862 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Antietam National Cemetery
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Joan of VA
Record added: Nov 20, 2008
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Joshua Cretin
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In Remembrance-Joshua Cretin-killed at Antietam, Maryland-Co. K., 125th PA Vols
- Joan of VA
 Added: Nov. 20, 2008

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