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Pennsylvania State Senate

Enoch D Yutzy

Photo credit:

Governor’s Photograph Album, 1878, RG-22, PSA; Wm. H. Welfley, History of Bedford and Somerset Counties, Pennsylvania, ed. Wm. H. Koontz (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906



Session Position District Party
1875 36 Republican
1877 36 Republican
 Counties   Bedford, Fulton, Somerset


1835 - 1894

Col. Yutzy (Jutsi) was the son of Daniel and Anna (Brenneman) Yutzy, born Feb. 1, 1835, Lower Turkey Foot, Somerset County.  He attended common schools, graduated as a civil engineer from Mt. Union College, Stark County, Ohio, and pursued a career as Somerset County surveyor.  He married Nancy Scott of Somerset in 1860; enlisted in Co. C, 54th Regt. on September 30, 1861 at Camp Curtin; deployed for the defense of Washington, D.C.; and promoted to Captain during the battle of Falling Waters, Virginia (W.Va.).  On June 30, 1861, Captain Yutzy led his company to Capon Bridge, Virginia, protecting B&O communication lines in the Potomac Highlands.  Promoted to major, commanding the 54th during the Shenandoah Valley (or Lynchburg) Campaign, Yutzy participated at New Market, Piedmont, Lexington, Lynchburg, Snicker’s Ferry, Winchester (Opequon), Fisher’s Hill, and Cedar Creek; mustered out, three-years service, Jan. 1, 1865, Harrisburg, having attained the rank of colonel.  He returned to Somerset where he read law; was admitted to the bar in 1865; pursued a career in railroad construction and management, and traveled to Harrisburg as state Senator, 1875-1878.  Senator Yutzy passed away in Somerset, September 30. 1894.