Bio: Dietlein, Andrew (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 222.


ANDREW DIETLEIN, is a native of Bavaria, Germany; born there Dec. 3, 1833, and emigrated to America when about nineteen years of age, landing in New York in July, 1852. He immediately went to Rochester, and there learned the trade of cooper; came to Milwaukee in the Fall of 1854, and there followed his trade until 1860. In December, 1863, he enlisted in the 35th Wisconsin V. I., Co. C, which regiment was assigned to the 19th Corps, but subsequently put into the 13th Corps, which operated in Louisiana. Alabama and Texas. He, with his command, was engaged in several skirmishes, and took part in the light at Spanish Fort and Ft. Blakely, on the Mobile Bay. After the surrender of these forts, accompanied his command up the Alabama and Tombigbee, and built a fort at Mcintosh Bluff, after which they returned to Mobile, and went into camp about three weeks, and then went to Brownsville, Tex , where his regiment remained until April, 1866. His health failing, he got home on a furlough, and, not getting better, was sent to hospital, at Madison, and discharged on general order, Jan. 16, 1866. He came to Bloomer in 1867, and owns 160 acres of farming land in the town of Bloomer. Was married in Milwaukee in September, 1856, to Miss Katrina Houde. She was born in Prussia, September 17, 1833, and came to America in 1855. They have five children—Mary, Magdelena G., Katrina, Andrew and Emma F.



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