In August, Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz released his first book, “Honoring World War Casualties of Madison County, New York.”
The book tells the stories of more than 190 soldiers who were killed in the service during the First and Second World Wars. Urtz uses newspapers, personal accounts, military records, census records, and more to describe the veterans’ pre-war lives, their experiences in the service, and how they died.
The historian limited his research to veterans who were born in, lived in, were buried in, were educated in, worshipped in, and/or worked in Madison County.
He plans to donate the first $1,000 from book sales to the Madison County War Veterans Memorial in Wampsville.
The book can be purchased from retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, and Target.
To read a recent article detailing all the research that went into creating the book, go to: https://eaglenewsonline.com/publications/cazenovia-republican/2022/10/03/madison-county-historian-releases-first-book-honors-veterans-of-world-wars/