91st PA: George Getz

George Getz

Before the war

He was born in 1846/47 (2 (14 in 1861), 3 (14 in 1861), 4 (16 in 1863)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4).

When he enlisted, he was a drummer, and was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2, 3, 4).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 4 feet 7-1/2 inches tall, and had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair (2, 3, 4 [4'8"]).

During the war

He was enlisted and mustered into service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 October 1861 (1, 2, 3, 5). He was enlisted for three years by Captain Gilbert (2, 3). He was a musician in company G (1).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (9).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 26 December 1863 (1, 2, 4, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant Swan (4).

He returned from desertion on 3 August 1864 (7).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865, with his company (1, 2). He was a musician, in company G (12).

After the war

In 1890, he was living at 905 North 28th or 29th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5, 6). He was a bartender (6).

On 22 April 1891, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 10).

He died on 11 February 1901 (10, 11). He was buried on Sunday, from his sister's residence, 1521 North Alder Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11).

On 16 February 1901, his widow, Mary A Getz, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (8, 10).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (George Getz)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 29 January 2005 (George Getz)

3 company G, descriptive roll, entry 16 (George Getz)

4 company G, second descriptive roll, entry [6] (George Getz)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (ward 29), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 696, page 1 (image 2245 on Ancestry) (Geo W Getz)

6 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (George W Getz)

7 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 3 August 1864 (Musician Getz)

8 pension index, by name (George W Getz)

9 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (George Getz)

10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (George W Getz)

11 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 17 February 1901 page 9 (George W Getz)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George Getz)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia (ward 29), supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 696, page 1 (image 2245 on Ancestry)]
[line] 4
[house] 329
[family] 371
[name] Geo W Getz
[rank] musician
[company] G
[unit] 91 Pa V
[enlistment date] Oct 19 1861
[discharge date] Dec 25 1863 [?]
[length of service] 2 years, 1 month, 6 days
[post office address] 905 N 28th Phila
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
George W Getz, bartender, h 905 N 29th [sic]
George W Alden, machinist, h 905 N 29th
John Heberle, engineer, h 905 N 29th

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Getz, George
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Musician | Musician
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer 17 February 1901 page 9, George W Getz]

GETZ.--On February 11, 1901, George W. Getz. Funeral on Sunday, at 1 o'clock, from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Lex, 1521 North Alder Street. Interment private.


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