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James Madison Dietrich, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1847
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1925
Lititz
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA

Burial location is from a cemetery book (b. 11-9-1847; d. 10-4-1925).

OBITUARY:
James Madison Dietrich, Civil War Veteran

James Madison Dietrich, 77 years, 10 months and 28 days, died Sunday morning at 4 o'clock, at his home on East Main street, Lititz, from the effects of a stroke suffered about two weeks ago. He was born near Voganville and resided there until six years ago, when he moved to Mechanicsburg, and later to Lititz. He served throughout the war as a teamster to transfer ammunition to the front, and once had three mules killed in his team and another time an animal was shot on which he was riding. He was a plasterer and cigar māker by trade. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lititz. He is survived by his wife who before marriage was Lydia Smith and six children: Andrew J., of Detroit, Mich.; Mollie, of Lancaster; Mazzie, wife of Harry Herr, of Millway; Amos W., of Lititz; Carrie, wife of John Ludwig, of Voganville; J. Madison, of Lititz. Thirty-two grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two brothers, Sanderson, of Philadelphia; and Daniel, of Lancaster, also survive. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the home and at the Groffdale Mennonite church. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Obituary was published on Thursday, 8 Oct 1925 in The Lititz Record, PA newspaper. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George S Dietrich (1795 - 1886)
  Elizabeth S Stager Dietrich (1812 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Ann Smith Dietrich (1850 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  George S Dietrich (1870 - 1870)*
  Andrew Jackson Dietrich (1875 - 1958)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Dietrich Herr (1876 - 1948)*
  Amos Webster Dietrich (1879 - 1940)*
  James Madison Dietrich (1891 - 1977)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Washington Dietrich (1832 - 1899)*
  Caroline Dietrich Kahler (1834 - 1895)*
  John S. Dietrich (1836 - 1916)*
  Elizabeth Ann Dietrich Ruth (1838 - 1908)*
  James Madison Dietrich (1847 - 1925)
  Daniel Webster Dietrich (1855 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Groffdale Mennonite Brick Church Cemetery
Leola
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Old Section Row 5 Stone 31
 
Maintained by: Bob Cook
Originally Created by: Dana Dancy
Record added: Jun 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71540972
James Madison Dietrich, Sr
Added by: Carol & Pete
 
James Madison Dietrich, Sr
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