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Rettig, Frank
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Frank RETTIG, born in 1800, in Gross-Biberau, Grand duchy of Hessen, married Elizabeth MERKER of the same town. They came to America in 1831, locating in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. In 1838 the family came West, locating in Quincy, where Mrs. RETTIG died; her husband later moved to Perry, Pike County, Illinois, where Frank RETTIG, Jr., born November 18, 1833, learned the blacksmith's trade. In 1855 he married Adeline WEBB of Morgan County, Illinois. For twenty years he followed blacksmithing in Loraine, this county. When the Civil war broke out the RETTIG family were patriotic. Frank RETTIG, Sr., enlisted in Company B, Ninety-ninth Illinois Infantry, and Frank RETTIG, Jr., joined Company F, of the same regiment; two other sons rallied to their country's call, Louis RETTIG joined the Third Illinois Cavalry, and Philip RETTIG, the Sixth Illinois Cavalry. Nine years ago Frank RETTIG, Jr., and his wife entered the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Quincy, where he died the latter part of January, 1918. Three sons survive: Charles, a barber in Shreveport, Louisiana; Frank, Jr., a traveling salesman, in Springfield, Missouri; and William RETTIG, in Hanford, California.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 341.

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