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Henry Bretz

Dorinda (View posts)
Posted: 5 Aug 1999 7:45AM GMT
I'm looking for information on a Sgt. Henry
Bretz. he would have lived in Schuylkill co.
His Wife's name was Katie. If you have any info it would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Dorinda Heilman,

Bretz in Schuylkill County

Katie Bretz-Dunn (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jan 2000 3:22PM GMT
My father, George Miller Bretz b 1919, was born
in Pottsville PA (Schuylkill Cty). His father was
Gilbert Freck Bretz and his grandfather, George Michael
Bretz, a photographer. His parents were Jacob and Mary
Dipple Bretz of Carlisle. Where abouts did Henry


dorinda heilman (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jan 2000 8:19AM GMT
Henry´s Daughter lived in pleasant valley
right outside of pine grove. Could this
be the same Bretz?

Emma Bretz

Sandra Derliunas (View posts)
Posted: 3 Aug 2000 9:40PM GMT
Do you have the name Emma Bretz anywhere in your notes? You mentioned some of your line, being from Carlisle.
Emma Bretz married John Leroy Machamer, I assume while he was intructing at Carlisle Indian Boarding School. She was born 1858 till 1939. John was my gg grandfather's brother. He and Emma Bretz Machamer are buried at Wiconisco cemetery. I saw the one reference to Pine Grove, as well. Thought I'd try to see if anyone could place Emma. I don't know much else about her.
thanks for checking.

Bretz in Schuykill County

Posted: 10 Aug 2000 7:57AM GMT
Edited: 4 Jul 2001 9:13PM GMT
My ggg grandfather was George Bretz, born 1803, married to Hannah Emrich, may have been related (a brother?) to Jacob Bretz. Do you know the parents of Jacob or his siblings names? My e mail is

Emma Bretz

Posted: 21 Aug 2000 7:47AM GMT
The Emma Bretz that I have is my g grandmother, but
her maiden name is Emma Gilbert, daughter of Jacob and
Catherine Gilbert. I don't have a date of birth for
her, but her husband, my g grandfather, George Michael
Bretz, was born 6/6/1842. George Bretz was born in
Carlisle, son of Jacob Bretz. Is it possible that Emma
Bretz remarried, because George Michael died in the
early 1900's, I believe.

Maybe this will help. Katie Dunn

George Bretz in PA

Posted: 21 Aug 2000 8:02AM GMT
My ggg grandfather was Jacob Bretz Sr b.10-22-1772 and wife
was Mary Ann Boyer b. 1760. I don't know how
many children they had, but Jacob Jr, is my gg
grandfather, b. 1806. He had many brothers and
sisters, one of whom was George Ziegler Bretz, who
I have a picture of, which was taken by his nephew, my
g grandfather, George Michael Bretz. This picture shows
him in a Union army uniform. Could this be the George
Bretz in your family?

Katie Dunn

Sgt. Henry Bretz

Posted: 8 Mar 2001 4:09PM GMT
Edited: 4 Jul 2001 9:13PM GMT
I believ there was a Henry Bretz, whose father was Michael Bretz, who fought in the Civil War. Michael Bretz was the grandson of Captain Michael Bretz who was an officer in the Penn. Militia during the Revolutionary War. My e mail is for more info. Harry

Re: Bretz in Schuylkill County

Posted: 31 Jan 2010 2:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, This is quite an old post I'm writing to. I would like to ask about a Sara(h) Bretz, from Pottsville, who married Harrison Walton. He was born around 1842, I think, so she would have been around the same. I believe one of their children was Thomas?
If you have any information on her and her children, it would be just wonderful!
Thanks much,
Annie Walton
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