Lieutenant Commander Horace M. Witzel

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Collection Clara Witzel Sterling
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Description Large photographic print mounted on cardboard stock of Horace W. Sterling.
MARKS: Imprint, "Vaughan & Keith/14 Grant Ave./San Francisco", Inscription, "February 1899"
Year Range from 1899
Event Spanish American War
Year range to 1899
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Horace M. Witzel wearing naval officer's full dress uniform, taken shortly after the end of the Spanish-American War.
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.
Object ID P2000.27.186
Object Name Cabinet Card
People Witzel, Horace Mark
Place San Francisco, CA
Print size 6" x 8"
Subjects Portrait photographs
United States Navy
Spanish American War
Title Lieutenant Commander Horace M. Witzel
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