Newton E. Viets

Male20 July 1846–29 May 1872

Brief Life History of Newton E.

When Newton E. Viets was born on 20 July 1846, in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Viets, was 32 and his mother, Betsey L Tinker, was 30. He died on 29 May 1872, in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States, at the age of 25.

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Henry Viets
Betsey L Tinker
Harriet Eliza Viets
Elliot Lee Viets
William A Viets
Lewis A. Viets
Newton E. Viets
Egbert H Viets
Truman E. Viets
Lucille Amelia Viets
Edith L. Viets

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  • Newton E Viets in household of Henry Viets, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (5)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 14

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 17

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Viet .

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

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