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William Bechtold
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1836
Darmstadt-Dieburger Landkreis
Hessen, Germany
Death: Feb. 2, 1898
West Pittston
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

Enlisted with Co. C, 15th PA Vol. Militia. After 3 mos. he received an honorable discharge. Re-inlisted for 9 mos. as a musician with the 9th PA Calvary.
(Info provided by contributor MP Lehmann #47371387)

Pittston Gazette - Feb. 4, 1898
After a lingering illness of dropsy, William Bechtold passed away at his home on North Main street about four o'clock on Tuesday. In his death the city loses one of its oldest German relatives, one who had long been identified with its business interests, and who had a host of friends.
Mr. Bechtold was born in Rainrod, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, and had he lived until March next, he would have been sixty-two years of age. He came to this country in 1858, and was married in 1864 to Lisette Zirkel, who survives him. Since 1870, he had been in the hotel business.
The deceased was a veteran soldier, having served two enlistments in the Union Army. He was a private in Co. C, Fifteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, for three months, and after he had received an honorable discharge, he re-enlisted, serving for nine months as musician in the Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry. During his second engagement, he suffered a wound from the effects of which he never fully recovered. He was a member of Nugent Post, No. 245, G.A.R., and also of Luzerne Lodge, I.O.O.F.
There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bechtold five children of whom three survive as follows: Lena, wife of Editor Livy S. Richard, of the Scranton Tribune; Amelia, wife of Charles C. Garrison, of Schenectady, N. Y., and Edward C., who resides at home.

Family links: 
   Lisette Zirkel Bechtold (1844 - 1927)*
  William Bechtold (1866 - 1872)*
  Lena Bechtold Richard (1868 - 1946)*
  Amelia Bechtold Garrison (1870 - 1945)*
  Edward C. Bechtold (1873 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Pittston City Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Apr 17, 2009
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William Bechtold
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William Bechtold
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William Bechtold
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