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musician

William Henry Santelmann, musician. member United States Marine Band, Sept.

Background

Santelmann, William Henry was born on September 24, 1863 in Offensen, Hanover, Germany. Son of Heinrich W. and Henrietta (Sohnemann) Santelmann.

Education

Graduate Conservatory of Leipzig, Germany, in practical and theoretical music. Doctor of Music, George Washington University, 1908.

Career

Enlisted as member United States Marine Band, September 24, 1887. Resigned and became leader orchestra, Columbia Theatre, Washington, September 4, 1895. Appointed captain United States.M.C. by special act of Congress, March 3, 1898.

Leader of band, United States Marine Corps, until May 1, 1927 (retired). Home: 44 Grafton St., Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Membership

Member United States Marine Band, Sept.

Connections

Married Washington, Clara Becke, November 10, 1888.

father:
Heinrich W. Santelmann

mother:
Henrietta (Sohnemann) Santelmann

spouse:
Washington