Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: George W. and Sarah J. Retzer

Woodbine Church Cemetery, Independent Hill, VA
(photo by C. Lynn)
Co. D 8th Ind.
Vet Vol.
1834 - 1923

His Wife
1839 - 1919

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Baltimore Sun (Maryland)
June 16, 1922*

GEORGE W. RETZER, 83 years old a Union veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday at the Maryland General Hospital after an illness of a month from infirmities of age.  He was born in Lancaster county, Pa. but had been a farmer at Independent Hill Va. for 20 years.  He retired three years ago and since that time had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Josephine R. Graeff, 1206 West Lexington Street.

Mr. Retzer is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Linton, of Independent Hill, two sons, William W. Retzer of Herndon, Va. and George Perry Retzer, of Vienna, 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Manassas Journal
June 23, 1922

--Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Retzer, of Vienna, were in Manassas last Saturday, having been called here to attend the funeral of Mr. Retzer's father, G. W. Retzer, who died in Baltimore Thursday of last week, and whose remains were brought to this town and interred in Woodbine cemetery.

*Although the obituary for George W. Retzer is dated June 1922, his headstone is erroneously dated 1923.

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