††† ebook† History of Watertown, Wisconsin
1838 - 1922
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John Muth Appointed
County Judge C. W. Lamoreux on Tuesday last appointed John Muth of Watertown, as a member of the Soldierís Relief Commission.
John Muth was born in Germany in the year 1838 and came to this country in the year 1840 and has lived in Watertown for many years and has at different times represented this ward on the county board.† Mr. Muth served in the Civil War and was a member of Co. E., 20th Wis. Inf.† He served three years and was in the battles at the siege of Vicksburg, Prairie Grove, Fort Morgan and many others.†
Watertown had never been represented on this commission and the friends of Mr. Muth are very much pleased to have him receive the honor of a place on the commission which was made vacant by the resignation of Casper Buerger of Lomira who resigned on account of illness.† We congratulate Mr. Muth and know that he is well qualified for the position.
This Soldierís Relief Commission is composed of three members and the law now provides that two of them must be honorably discharged soldiers of the civil war of veterans of the war with Spain.
In many of the counties of the state the commission is now composed of two civil war veterans and one Spanish war veteran.† In the city of Beaver Dam there is now an association of Spanish war veterans and it is probable that sometime in the future the association will be given representation on this commission.;
The other members of the commission are E. J. Tyler of Horicon and John Seward of the town of Trenton, both being veterans of the Civil War.
Mrs. John Muth
1841 - 1915
Mrs. John Muth, 608 Division Street, died of diabetes on Monday, August 9, 1915.† Deceasedís maiden name was Mary Beisner.† She was born in New York City on May 15, 1841, and came west with her parents when only four years old, locating at Columbus, then at Golden Lake, coming to Watertown in 1858.† On April 15, 1860, she was married to John Muth, who survives her and five children, also four grandchildren, and two brothers, John Beisner of Milwaukee and Henry Beisner of this city.† Her funeral took place from her late home Wednesday afternoon to Oak Hill cemetery.
†††††††††††††† 1877, Volunteer fireman†
†††††††††††††† 1883, Pease Post charter member
†††††††††††††† 1908, Caroline Moser obit, son
†††††††††††††† 1915, G.A.R. officer
†††††††††††††† Civil War veteran, GAR Personal War Sketch, 1890
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