Barth, Christ (Christoph), CSgt

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Last Rank
Color Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1908-1910, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry
Service Years
1887 - 1910
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Home Town
Waldorf, Baden
Last Address
Marion, Marion County, Ohio

Date of Passing
Feb 05, 1923
Location of Interment
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Color Sergeant Christ Barth was born in Germany in 1865 and had immigrated with his family to the United States in 1881 settling in Marion County, Ohio.
In 1887 Christ Enlisted with Company H, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and served as a musician until 1892 when he was discharged.
On 20 April 1892 Christ again enlisted this time assigned to Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment where he also served as a musician. In 1897 Christ was promoted to First Sergeant and transferred to Company L, 22nd Infantry where he remained until 1908.
1908 saw First Sergeant Barth sent to Fort William H. Seward, Alaska Territory where he was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant until 1909 when he was made Color Sergeant both times serving with 22nd Infantry Regimental Headquarters.
On 16 June 1910 Color Sergeant Barth retired with 23 years of service having seen campaigns in Indian territory, Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars as well as humanitarian duties in San Francisco  following the great earthquake of 1906.
Upon Returning home to Ohio Christ married Lydia Ambrust in November 1910, who had also immigrated from Germany. The couple remained in Ohio and Christ worked with a steel company.
Christ and Lydia had traveled to Germany in 1915 and again following WWI to visit family whom they were worried about following the war.
in 1923 Color Sergeant Christ Barth passed away in Ohio at which time Lydia returned to her family in Germany where several years later she also passed.
Christ's burial location in Ohio is unknown at this time.
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2nd Cavalry Regiment3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry
  1887-1897, 803, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1897-1909, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry
  1906-1908, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry
  1908-1910, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1887-1891 Indian Wars (US)
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1902 Philippine - American War
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