Etz, David J.
Age: 23, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/9/63, m/i 12/16/63, Pvt, Co. A, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. B 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65 (on roster as Adam Sugmiller)
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Birth: 1838, Batavia, NY
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 162929112
Alias?: Sugmiller, Adam
Pension?: Yes, 12/12/1903, VT; widow Emeroy D., 10/3/1919, VT; lists alias
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
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Death of Well Known Civil War Veteran
David J. Etz of 100 North Main street, well known in this section as a horticulturalist, died Saturday morning at 7:20 o'clock at his home as the result of a stroke of apoplexy last Sunday. Mr. Etz would have been 81 years old on the 26th of September. He had been in unusually good health up to the time of the attack. He attended the Rutland fair every day and acted as judge in the horticultural exhibit.
Mr. Etz was born in Batavia, N.Y. He had traveled extensively, having spent four years in Europe and some time in California, where he made a number of different trips. When the Civil war broke out he returned to Vermont to enlist and joined the 1st Vermont cavalry at Essex, serving through the war. About 30 years ago Mr. Etz acquired an abandoned farm in the southwest corner of the town of Mendon and developed it, living there for 20 years with Mrs. Etz, his only surviving relative. Since leaving the farm he had lived in this city and had followed his hobby of gardening until his last illness.
Mr. Etz was a member of Roberts post, No. 14, Grand Army of the Republic, of this city.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the house, the burial being in Rochester.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 15, 1919.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.