Lt. (USA) Joshua Martin Wiestling

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Lt. (USA) Joshua Martin Wiestling

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: September 14, 1915 (77)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Place of Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr Joshua Martin Wiestling and Catharine Wiestling
Husband of Georgianna Wiestling
Father of Frank Beecher Wiestling; Walter Scott Wiestling; Private; Private; Private and 3 others
Brother of Dr. Jacob G. Wiestling; Catharine A Lewis and Samuel George Wiestling

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About Lt. (USA) Joshua Martin Wiestling

Joshua-Martin, b. October 5, 1837. He was educated in the private and select schools of Harrisburg, the IIarrisburg Academy and the Cumberland Valley Institute. He entered Franklin and Marshall College in 1855, graduating therefrom in 1857. Began the study of law with A. J. Herr, Esq., and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar, September 4, 1860; and still continues in the active practice of his profession. During the Rebellion, he served as second lieutenant company D, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, Pa. Volunteers, and was promoted, September 1, 1862, to first lieutenant. On the 19th of March, 1863, he was appointed by Surgeon General King, of Pennsylvania, one of the commissioners to visit the general hospitals in the West, to look after and care for the sick and wounded Pennsylvania soldiers. IHe was the first register in bankruptcy under the National bankrupt act of 1867 for the Fourteenth Pennsylvania Congressional district, on the nomination of Chief Justice S. P. Chase, United States Supreme Court, May 29, 1867. IIe discharged the duties of that office until early in the fall of 1868, when, being nominated for District Attorney for the county of Dauphin, he resigned. He was elected District Attorney, October 13, 1868, and reelected, October 10, 1871, serving two full terms. Mr. Wiestling m., June 2, 1864, Georgianna Hoover, daughter of John and Sophia Hoover, of Gettysburg, Pa. They had issue:

  • 1. Frank-Beecher, b. April 5, 1865.
  • 2. Walter-Scott, b. June 8, 1867; d. in infancy.
  • 3. Mary-Ellen, b. September 9, 1869; d. in infancy.
  • 4. Paul-Gilbert, b. June 19, 1871; d. in infancy.
  • 5. Georgianna-Elouise, b. November 8, 1872.
  • 6. Sophia-Margaret'a, b. August 21, 1874; d. in infancy.
  • 7. Joshua Bucher, b. August 17, 1878.
  • 8. Virginia, b. June 4, 1882.

Pennsylvania Genealogies: Scotch-Irish and German

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Lt. (USA) Joshua Martin Wiestling's Timeline

October 5, 1837
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
April 5, 1865
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA, United States
September 14, 1915
Age 77
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA