William H. Sentz
Matilda Catharine Bollinger
Cornelius Christian Beecher
Emma Margaret Long
David Peter Sentz
Nettie Louise Beecher
John Edward Sentz


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1. Mary Irene Hawk

John Edward Sentz 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 20 Jan 1896, , Adams, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Irene Hawk
  • Died: 11 Dec 1957, Gettysburg, Adams, PA at age 61 1 3 4
  • Buried: 14 Dec 1957, Gettysburg: Gettysburg National Military Park, Adams, PA 1 3 4

   FamilySearch ID: 9V4R-KJ8.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 2 The 1900 census recorded David Sentz, farmer, 33, born Nov 1867, living with wife Nettie, 28, Aug 1872; Pearl L., 11, Jul 1889; Earnest R., 9, Sep 1891; Harry B., 7, Jun 1893; John Edward, 4, Jan 1896; David O., 2, Dec 1898; and an unnamed infant, 4 months, Mar 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except Pearl and Earnest were born in Maryland.

2. Census in 1910 in Hamilton Twp., Adams, PA. 5 The 1910 census recorded David P. Sentz, carpenter, 42, living with wife Nettie L., 39; John E., 14; Earl D., 11; William G., 9; Guy S., 7; Edgar P., 4; and Donald T., 2. David and Nettie were married for 20 years and she had birthed 10 children, 9 alive in 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Cause of Death: John died at Warner Hospital from bronchogenic carcinoma, 11 Dec 1957, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 1

4. Occupation: machine operator, furniture company on 11 Dec 1957 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 1

5. Residence: 167 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA on 11 Dec 1957 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 1

6. Obituary: Gettysburg Times: John A. Sentz, World War 1 Veteran, Dies on 12 Dec 1957 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 4 -----
John A. Sentz, World War 1 Veteran, Dies
John A. Sentz, 61, 167 N. Straton St., died Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock in the Warner hospital where he had been admitted Monday. He had been in declining health for the last two years and had been a patient at the hospital a number of times during the period.
A veteran of World War I, he had been active in Democratic affairs for many years and served as a Democratic committeeman. He also had served for some time as a constable in the First Ward of Gettysburg.
A native of Adams County , he was a son of the late David and Nettie (Beecher) Sentz and had resided in Gettysburg for the last 35 years. During most of that time he had been employed at the Gettysburg Furniture Factories as a machine operator.

Services Saturday

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, of the Albert J. Lentz post of the American Legion, of the VFW Home Association, the Moose, the Eagles, the Gettysburg Fire Department, the Adams County Firemen's Association, the Pennsylvania Fireman's Association and the Veteran Fireman's Association.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Irene Hawk, to whom he would have been wed 40 years on December 24, and these children: John D. Sentz, a chief warrant officer with the U. S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Pine Island, Guy R. Sentz, Edge Grove, Mrs. William Vaughn, Gettysburg R. 4, Mrs. Donald Rombaugh, Gettysburg, and Patsy Sentz, at home.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters. Mrs. Bradley Hoover, Waynesboro, Ernest Sentz, Littlestown, Harry Sentz, Baltimore, Earl Sentz, New Oxford, William Sentz, Taneytown, Guy Sentz, Waynesboro, Edgar Sentz, York, and Donald Sentz, Carlisle.
Funeral services Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bender Funeral Home, Carlisle St., with the Rev. Dr. Paul L. Reaser officiating. Interment in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home Friday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.

John married Mary Irene Hawk. (Mary Irene Hawk was born on 7 Jul 1898 in , , PA,6 died on 28 Mar 1991 6 and was buried in Gettysburg: Gettysburg National Military Park, Adams, PA 6.)


1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 107497. John Edward Sentz. Father David Sentz. Mother Nettie Beecher. Spouse May I. Hawk.

2 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS1C-P4X David P Sentz, Hamilton, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15, sheet 11A, family 249.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45773594.

4 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 12 Dec 1957, page 1. Obituary of John A. Sentz.

5 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGD9-TYX David P Sentz, Hamilton, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15, sheet 11A, family 249.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76672397.

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