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Max Goetze


Company G

Born: March 1847

Died: February 25, 1903

Grave location: Post Cemetery, Fort Meade, Sturgis, South Dakota

Grave GPS Coordinates: N44 24.146 W103 28.559

Max joined the 7th Cavalry at St. Louis in 1871 and was a member of G Troop.  He served with Custer during his Black Hills Expedition of 1874.  After his discharge he became a rancher and later drove the ambulance for the post.  He was a musician and was in the 7th Cavalry band.  He married the widow of trooper David McWilliams, Annie.

From the Sturgis Advertiser (newspaper) of November 22, 1892: Max Goetz has received a patent for an improved "Railway Coach" to prevent accidents in collisions from the US Patent Office.

His obituary appears in the Sturgis Weekly Record of February 27, 1903.

Headstone for Max Goetze at the Post Cemetery - Fort Meade - Sturgis, South Dakota

Max Goetze Obituary - Sturgis Weekly Record - February 27, 1903

Annie Goetze Obituary - Sturgis Weekly Record - January 29, 1915


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