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Free Genealogy Biography of Oliver Garrett,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Oliver W. Garrett

Oliver W. Garrett, farmer, was born in West Manheim Township, York County, November 21, 1845, is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Wildason) Garrett, and is of German descent.

He was educated at the schools of West Manheim Township, and in 1859 was hired out to work on the farm by his mother. Then he began the huckstering business, which he has since continued, but in 1881 he added general merchandising. He keeps dry goods, boots, shoes, groceries and notions. He has also a small but well improved farm where he lives.

He was married, in 1866, to Miss Eliza Utz, and had born to him two children: Lillie A. and Minerva A. Mrs. Garrett died in 1872, and the next year Mr. Garrett married Emily Jane Klinedinst, a native of Manheim Township. To this union have been born seven children, viz.: Clara M., Annie E., Harrison M., Mary V., Oliver C., Jacob V. and Macy J.

Mr. Garrett enlisted in 1865 in Company G, Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 74th Regiment for one year.

He is now a Democrat but was formerly a Republican, and with his wife is a member of the Lutheran Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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