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Joseph Reichert (abt. 1827-1890)

Joseph Reichert was from the Town of Oak Grove (Pierce County) when he enlisted on August 15, 1862, in Company F of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry. He was transferred to Company I on October 23, 1862; became a sergeant; and mustered out on July 15, 1865.

Following are Reichert’s obituaries in the area newspapers.

From the Pierce County Plaindealer (Prescott):

August 8, 1890:

The Sons of Veterans dance billed for tonight has been indefinately [sic] postponed on account of the sudden death of Joseph Reichert, one of the old veterans of this city.

August 15, 1890:

Died.

At Prescott, on the 8th day of August, 1890, Joseph Reichert, aged 63 years.

Mr. Reichert was born in Baden, Germany, and came to this country 39 years ago—married his wife who now survives him in New York, and settled in Prescott about 31 years ago [ca. 1859].  He enlisted and served through the late war, and has since been in active business in Prescott.  His last sickness was of short duration.  His surviving relatives tender their sincere thanks to those friends who assisted at the burial of their beloved dead.

From the Pierce County Herald (Ellsworth):

August 13, 1890:

JOSEPH REICHERT, one of the oldest residents of Prescott, died last Friday morning after a short illness.

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