When Joseph L. Droz was born on November 18, 1912, in Pennsylvania, his father, Samuel, was 23 and his mother, Sarah, was 23. He married Helen Josephine Prince on July 11, 1941. They had one child during their marriage. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a First Lieutenant in the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He died on May 5, 1945 and is now buried in Roosevelt Cemetery, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA.