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Louise Perdelwitz Getz

Louise Perdelwitz Getz

Louise Perdelwitz Getz (Feb 10, 1895 - Sept. 7, 1986), daughter of Henry Otto Perdelwitz and Sophia Friederike Fischer Perdelwitz. Henry Otto Perdelwitz was born in Prussia, Germany. Henry's father was Johannes “John” Fischer from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Henry immigrated to the United States and settled in Kansas where he was a farmer.

A year before Louise's marriage, when she was 23, tragedy stuck the large family. Her father, Henry, died from injuries when a load of lumber on his wagon slipped and he was thrown out of the wagon. This was compounded with another, prior tragedy, when Louise's young sisters Minnie Perdelwitz, 3, and Ida Mae Perdelwitz, 1, drowned when a flash flood came down a gully, washing away the wagon in which they were riding.

Louise married Walter F. Getz (1893–1976) in 1919. Walter F. Getz was the owner of the Mapleside Egg Farm in Tremont, Illinois, and also served in World War I (1918-1919).

Property of, and used by permission of the Tremont Museum and Historical Society, corner of Sampson and Madison Streets, Tremont, IL.

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