Eli Deitz was born in Berne ca. 1837, the son of David Deitz and Martha Wright. His brother Samuel Dietz was also a soldier in the Civil War. Their father presumably died before 1850.
Before the war Eli was a farm laborer
Marriage & Children
|Name:||Eli Deitz or Dietz|
|Enlistment Date:||30 Apr 1861|
|Enlistment Place:||Saratoga Springs, NY |
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||30th NY Infantry|
|Discharged for Disabililty on:||25 Nov 1861 |
|Discharged at:||Upton's Hill, VA|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 23. His promotion was not noted in either Ancestry's databases or in the A-G report. His mother filed for his pension on June 21, 1876, indicating he died sometime prior to that date.|
|Sources Used: Pension application of his mother; Ancestry.com American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1899.|
Eli died on May 18, 1862 at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., NY and is buried at the Baptist Cemetery there. On June 21, 1876, Eli's mother, Martha Deitz, received a pension based on his civil war service.
Additional Research Notes
1850 Berne<br.> Samuel Onderdonk 46 M Farmer Ny<br.> Eve Onderdonk 43 F Ny <br.> Eli Dietz 13 M Ny<br.> Harriet A. Onderdonk 12 F Ny<br.> In the 1850 Berne census he was in the home Samuel and Eva Detiz Onderdonk who were his aunt and uncle.
Stillwater 1860<br.> Duncan Van Wie 26 farmer<br.> Jane 26<br.> Eli Deitz 22 farm laborer<br.> Nancy ?ied 17 domestic<br.>