Joshua Weistling Geiter

Joshua Weistling Geiter

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Sep 1863 (aged 21)
Georgia, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section K, 50
Memorial ID 39972101 · View Source
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Son of Henry and Mary;
The following information was contributed by Find A Grave Volunteer: Dennis Brandt (#47232334):
Born: Sep 6, 1842, in Lancaster County PA
Died: Sep 19, 1863, in Chickamauga, Walker County GA

The son of Henry M. & Mary P. (Smith) Geiter, in 1860 he was a butcher living in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted and mustered into federal service at Lancaster August 19, 1861, as a private with Co. A, 79th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was shot in the head and killed instantly at the battle of Chickamauga.

Shortly her son's death, Mary Geiter applied for her son's pension, claiming Joshua as her primary means of support because her husband was an alcoholic who "spent most of his earnings for liquor" and provided corroborating testimony to prove it. Nowhere in the pension records does anyone mention that Joshua's father was serving in the same regiment as Joshua, albeit a different company.


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JOSHUA WEISTLING GEITER
son of
Henry M. & Mary P. Geiter
Private of the 79 Regt. PA
Born September 6th 1842
Killed at the Battle of Chichamaugh, GA
September 19th 1863
Aged 21 years & 13 days


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Linda Stienstra
  • Added: 28 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39972101
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua Weistling Geiter (6 Sep 1842–19 Sep 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39972101, citing Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Linda Stienstra (contributor 46817621) .