Santa Cruz County History - People



Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

ALBITZ, PIUS (1838-1913)

Sawtelle Soldiers Home Records

Headstone of Pius Albitz
Headstone of Pius Albitz
LA National Cemetery

NAME: Pius Albitz
REGISTER #: 6355

Military History

RANK/CO/UNIT: Pvt. / Co A / 75th PA Inf
ENLISTMENT: 1861/08/09 Philadelphia, PA
DISCHARGED: 1863/12/31 Murfreesboro, TN Re-enlistment
RE-ENLISTMENT: 1863/12/31 Lookout Mtn, TN
RNK/CO/UNIT: Cpl / Co A / 75th PA Inf
DISCHARGED: 1865/09/01 Close of war
DISABILITY: Injured knee 1862 Virginia

Domestic History

BORN: Germany (1838?)
AGE: 65
HT/CMP/EYE/HR: 5'6 / Dk / Literate
RELIGION:
OCCUPATION: Laborer
RESIDENCE: Boulder Creek, CA
MARRIED SINGLE: Single
NEXT OF KIN: Simon Albitz, Baden Germany

Home History

PENSION AMOUNT: $25
ADMISSION: 1904/04/20   1911/10/06   1913/07/07
DISCHARGED: 1907/04/22 Own Request 1913/04/16 Own Request
DATE OF DEATH: 1914/10/30
CAUSE OF DEATH: Chronic Diffuse Nephritis

General Remarks

PENSION CERT: # 1,034,785

EFFECTS: $85.25 Cash $90 Pension $6.40 Personal Appraisal
HOW DISPOSED OF:
BURIAL INFO: Section 25 Row G No. 1

Santa Cruz Surf (December 18, 1901)

Pius Albitz of Boulder Creek is credited with the receipt of a $6 Pension.

Mountain Echo (November 28, 1908)

Our old friend Pius Albitz of Ben Lomond has gone to the Veterans home at Yountville, Napa County.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (October 27, 1912)

Local People at Soldiers' Home

[C.J. Todd Tells of Santa Cruz People Among the Old Veterans- Ed. Sentinel]

"Most every day I see French (Dutch) Pete, Grover Company's old mule skinner holding down a bench under a shady tree. He is very fat and frequently falls from dizziness. He chews tobacco, drinks a little, and attends the Mission and tells his experience most every night. Old soldiers must have some amusement, and while they are doing these things they're not doing worse."

C.J. TODD


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