Pvt William Avery "Allo" Setzer

27 December 1835–22 April 1925 (Age 89)
Catawba, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Avery "Allo"

When Pvt William Avery "Allo" Setzer was born on 27 December 1835, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Lanier Setzer, was 31 and his mother, Delilah Eliza Deal, was 26. He married Harriet Zoarella Bost on 27 November 1860, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Mountain Creek Township, Catawba, North Carolina, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 22 April 1925, in Catawba Township, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Center United Methodist Church Cemetery, Catawba, Catawba, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pvt William Avery "Allo" Setzer
Harriet Zoarella Bost
Marriage: 27 November 1860
George Pinkney Setzer
Sarah Ann Setzer
Frances Ellen Setzer
Quince Adam Setzer
Elizabeth Catherine Setzer
Eliza Emma Setzer
Cora B. Setzer
Daniel Jacob Setzer
William Lester Setzer
Rhoda C. Setzer

Spouse and Children

27 November 1860
Catawba, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 18

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 27

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name for a market inspector or possibly a tax official, Middle High German setzer, an agent derivative of Middle High German setzen ‘to set (prices)’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Setzer, Yiddish zetser ‘typesetter’, ‘compositor of typography’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Setzer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Setzer in household of Jacob Setzer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Letzer, "United States Census, 1880"

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