George Franklin Deitz

M, #3863, b. 1838, d. 8 July 1863
    George Franklin Deitz was born in 1838 at Clark Co., Indianna, USA. He appeared on the census of Friday, 3 August 1860 in the household of Thomas W. McMillan at Bement, Piatt Co., Illinois, USA. He was entered as: Frank Dietz, age 22 , male, laborer, born Ohio. He began military service on Wednesday, 3 July 1861 at Bement, Piatt Co., Illinois, USA. He enlisted with the 35'th Illinois US Infantry, Company A, rank of Private, his surname was recorded as Dietz. He was described as being: 23, 5' 7", light hair, eyes and complexion, mason, born in Clark Co., Indiana. He signed up for 3 years and was mustered in on August 29, 1861 at St. Louis Missouri. He was promoted from 1'st Sergeant to 1'st Lieutenant December 25, 1861. He and Mary Margaret Townsend, daughter of Jonathan B. Townsend and Louisa McMillan, were married by Judge Alexander G. Boyer on Friday, 3 October 1862 at Piatt Co., Illinois, USA.
     George died on Wednesday, 8 July 1863 at the Officer's Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, at age 25 years of dysentery.


Mary Margaret Townsend b. 1 Nov 1845, d. 1884