Henry Baetz

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Henry Baetz
Treasurer of Wisconsin
In office
Preceded by William E. Smith
Succeeded by Ferdinand Kuehn
Personal details
Born July 27, 1830
Died January 2, 1910 (aged 79)
Resting place Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Citizenship  United States
Nationality  Germany
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Union army maj rank insignia.jpg Major
Unit Wisconsin 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

Henry Baetz was Treasurer of Wisconsin.


Baetz was born in Germany on July 27, 1830. He moved to Two Rivers, Wisconsin in 1853.[1] Later, he moved to Kewaunee, Wisconsin before settling in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. During the American Civil War, he served with the 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army and would reach the rank of Major. He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1875. Baetz died on January 2, 1910.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1868, Baetz was a delegate to the Republican National Convention that nominated Ulysses S. Grant for President of the United States. He would serve as Treasurer from 1870 to 1874 and as Secretary of the State Board of Immigration from 1880 to 1883.


  1. ^ "Baetz, Henry 1830 – 1910". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Henry Baetz". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
Preceded by
William E. Smith
State Treasurer of Wisconsin
3 January 1870 – 5 January 1874
Succeeded by
Ferdinand Kuehn