Biography of Frederick Leitz of Bethany, NY

Frederick Leitz was born in Germany, April 21, 1817. He received a good education, and in 1852 came to America, landed in New York city, and first located at Lancaster, Erie County, and finally in Wyoming County. November 8. 1858. he married Bridget Haley. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. E, 136th Inf. N. Y. Vols., and participated in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. On the third day of the latter battle, at 3 P. M., he was wounded in the left wrist by a minie ball, was sent to Jarvis Hospital, Baltimore, and was transferred to West Building Hospital, being in both 15 months. After leaving the hospital he served in the Veteran Reserve Corps until his discharge, October 1, 1864, for disability. He came to Bethany in 1871. Mr. Leitz's wrist is much disfigured and entirely useless. He resides on road 35 in this town.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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