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Title Horace M. Witzel
Catalog Number P2000.27.90
Accession number 6231
Object Name carte de visite
Description Albumen print mounted on white cardstock of Horace M. Witzel.
Date 1881-1881
Event Spanish American War
People Witzel, Horace Mark
Subjects Victorian
United States Navy
Portrait photographs
Spanish American War
Military officers
Military personnel
Military uniforms
Photographer Ely
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Clara Witzel Sterling
Catalog date 2001-03-28
Cataloged by Radig, Dan
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Emulsion/Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Horace wearing a military dress coat with epaulets and a bow tie. He also sports a handelbar moustache. Horace Mark Witzel was born in Oshkosh in 1858, the son of William Henry Witzel and Sophia Dahl Witzel. He was the older brother of Clara Witzel Sterling. He entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD in 1873 and graduated in 1877. He served on board the USS Vandalia and other ships. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. On Aprill 22, 1884 he married Adele Tennent Adams, the grand-daughter of John Quincy Adams, at Wilmington, Delaware. They had one daughter, Adele Adams Witzel, who died in 1931. He retired in 1905 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He died in Milwaukee in 1927. Same as images p2000.27.91 and p2000.27.92
Orig/copy Original