William Henry Santelmann, musician. member United States Marine Band, Sept.
Santelmann, William Henry was born on September 24, 1863 in Offensen, Hanover, Germany. Son of Heinrich W. and Henrietta (Sohnemann) Santelmann.
Graduate Conservatory of Leipzig, Germany, in practical and theoretical music. Doctor of Music, George Washington University, 1908.
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.
Member United States Marine Band, Sept.
Married Washington, Clara Becke, November 10, 1888.