Biography of John A. Swartz of Elba, NY

John A. Swartz was born near Hazelton, Pa., September 16, 1843. His opportunities for education were limited, and he had to work when he was seven years old. January 15, 1864, he enlisted in Co. K, 3d N. Y. Cav., and was discharged April 26, 1865, on account of wounds received in the battle of Cold Harbor, which necessitated an amputation of the leg six inches above the knee. April 12, 1868, he married, at Hazelton, Pa., Anna A. Fasnacht, of Neverell, Switzerland. They lived 11 years in Pennsylvania. They have had five children, of whom one, a son, died in infancy; the others are Lizzie W., John, George, and Charles J. Mr. Swartz died from the effects of his wound June 8, 1887, beloved and respected by all of his friends and neighbors.

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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