Earnest  Zeitter

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Earnest Zeitter
Co. G. Green's Reg
May 14, 1911
Aged 83 yrs.
Full Name: Earnest  Zeitter
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
Row:L  Number:20
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1831 
Died: May 14, 1914 
Burial Date:  
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Germany 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1855 
Residence: Nixon, Texas 
Admitted To Home: December 20, 1912 
Religion: Christian 
Army: Trans. Mississippi 
Brigade: Sibley's 
Regiment: Tom Green's 


ZEITLER, ERNEST (1829-1914) ~ Ernest Zeitler, Confederate veteran, was born in Germany on October 12, 1829. He moved to Texas in 1855.

On September 25, 1861, Zietler enlisted in Captain Jerome B. McCowns Company, 2nd Regiment in Sibley's Brigade of the Texas Mounted Volunteers. He testified on his pension application that during the war, he lost his revolver and his horse was taken by Union forces. He was shot in the right leg near the ankle and taken prisoner at Bayou Teche, Louisiana. There is no record of his parole date.

After the war, Ernest lived in Harris County, Texas where he continued to work as a carpenter for forty-four years. On November 20, 1912, he was admitted to the Confederate Mens Home where he died on May 14, 1914. He is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.

Sources: Confederate Home Roster, War Records, Confederate Pension Application #1819


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