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Reitzel - Blair

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Thursday, Sept 10, 1907

B. Reitzel of Osceola, Iowa is visiting here. He was born on a farm west of town but left here 50 years ago. He attended the Academy under Profs. Kritz and Coyner and Prof. Kritz is one of the few people he recognizes. He is not sure that he recognizes any of the buildings at all. He brought with him some specimens of Iowa corn. He has become so accustomed to the black soil of his state that he says he does not see how we raise corn here at all.

Source: 1900 census Osceola, Clarke County, Iowa  #101

Reitzel, Blair March 1836 marr 33 years IN Maryland KY Engineer
Sarah L. Jan 1841 2 ch 2 living IN MD MD
Iny dau Nov 1867 Iowa IN IN Teacher

Source: US Civil War Enlistment records

Blair Reitzell age 25
State Served Iowa
Survive war? Yes
Enlisted Co H Iowa 1st Calvary
Promoted several times - Corporal
Sgt. 4 Nov 1863
Mustered out 9 Sept 1864 at Daveport, Iowa

Source: Des Moines (Polk County, Iowa) Masonic Cemetery
Blair Reitzel 1837 - 1926

Sarah L. Adkins (daughter of Wyatt & Mary Ann) born 8 Jan 1841 Monroe County, Indiana
Died 7 March 1930 Des Moines

Daughter, Mary Inez never married (1867 = 1956)
Daughter, Jessie Coons (1868 - 1952) had at least one child, Lindsey Reitzel Coons

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