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Notes for the men of Company D, 27th Iowa.

This information is a compilation of information that I have found. I have not attempted to verify any of it. But if I find a discrepancy between sources, I have noted it. All information in this section should be validated with further research. Corrections are welcome.

I use various sources. I start with the Pension Records Index to see if I can determine the spouse's name. Then I check Census records, and Family Trees on Ancestry.com. If I can determine what county/state he was in, I check the USGENWEB site for that particular county. I also use Find A Grave and Iowa Gravestones Photo Project websites. Last I do a general search of the internet.


Acord, Hugh. He was born in June 1845 in Ohio. He was the son of Enoch and Nancy Acord. He married Virginia Warren on July 13, 1871 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934)

1850 Census, Salt Lick, Perry County, Ohio: Enoch Acord (age 34, born Ohio), Nancy Acord (age 28, born PA), Hugh Acord (age 5), Elizabeth A. Acord (age 3), John A. Acord (age 1), John Acord (age 84, born PA).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Enoch Acord, (age 41), Hugh Acord (age 11), Elizabeth Acord (age 9), John A. Acord (age 6), Nell Acord (age 3) and Nancy Acord (age 0). They had been in Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Enoch Ocord (age 45), Mary Ocord (age 41), Hugh Ocord (age 15), Elizabeth A Ocord (age 13), John Alex Ocord (age 11), Niles Ocord (age 8), Mary E. Ocord (age 4/12), Martin Wooster (age 17).

1880 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Hugh Acord (age 34, farm laborer, born Ohio), wife Jennie Acord (age 26), son George Acord (age 8), daughter Anna Acord (age 7), daughter Nancy Acord (age 5), daughter Julia Acord (age 3), son James Acord (age 7m, born Nov.) (Note: Enoch Acord (age 65) was living next to them.)

1885 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Hugh Acord (age 40, Section 2, Range 4, Section 7, SW NW, born Ohio), Jennie Acord (age 35, Born Ohio.), George Acord (age 12), Anna Acord (age 11), Nancy Acord (age 9), Julia Acord (age 7). James Acord (age 5), Mary Acord (age 2).

Hugh Achord filed for a pension on Sept. 22, 1888 in Iowa.

1900 Census, Elk Township, Clayton County, Iowa: Hugh Acord (born June 1845, age 54, married 29 years, born Ohio), wife Virginia (born July 1866, age 43, married 29 years, 8 children born, 7 still living, born Iowa, parents born France), son George (born June 1872, age 27), daughter Anna E (born Dec. 1873, age 26), daughter Nancy J. (born Jan. 1876, age 24), daughter Julia S. (born Feb. 1878, age 22), daughter Mary V. (born Apr. 1883, age 17), daughter Jennie P. (born Aug. 1885, age 14), son Hugh W. (born Mar. 1888, age 12).

Virginia (Warren) Acord died in 1907 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

1910 Census, Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Hugh Acord (age 65, widowed), son George Acord (age 36), daughter Mary Acord (age 26), daughter Pearl Acord (age 24), and son William Acord (age 22).

1915 Iowa State Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa; Hugh Acord, age 70, widowed, County Delaware, P. O. Manchester Iowa, Occupation at home, Extent of Education: Common 4, can read and write. Birth Place: Ohio, owns his own home with no encumbrances. Value of farm or home $1500. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment 27, Company D. Church Affiliation: Methodist. Years in Iowa 61.

1920 Census, Delaware, Delaware County, Iowa: Hugh Acord (age 74, widowed), son George Acord (age 47), and daughter Nancy Acord (age 44).

1925 Iowa State Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: Hugh Acord (Age 80, widowed, Father's name: Enoch Acord, mother's name not listed), Son George Acord (age 51 , father's name Hugh Acord, Mother's name Jennie Warren.), Daughter Nancy Acord (age 46), and Son Will Acord (age 36). All children listed Hugh Acord and Jennie Warren as parents.

Carried from Burning House

Manchester, Iowa, March 24 – – Hugh Acord, Civil War veteran, suffered burns of minor character last night while being carried from his burning house a mile southeast of town. Acord, and his sons, George and William, had retired before the fire was discovered about 10:30 PM. It is believed to have originated in a shed at the north end of the house and spread to the residence, which was ablaze all over soon after the discovery of the danger.

Chemical supplies of the Manchester fire trucks were exhausted in attempting to check the flames, which destroyed the house and contents to an estimated loss to $5000, which probably will be met by insurance.

The larger of the fire trucks became mired in the mud road and was extricated too late to be effective in pumping water from a nearby creek.

The house was located outside the city water district.

Waterloo Evening Courier, Saturday, March 24, 1928


Motorists Will Be Fined for Interfering with Fire Trucks

Manchester Iowa, March 30 – – the Manchester fire department decided at a meeting Tuesday night to take drastic measures against offenders who drive cars ahead of the fire trucks. Section 15 of ordnance 525 reads: "when an alarm of fire is given all vehicle shall immediately drive to the curb and remain stationary until the fire trucks have passed."

The maximum penalty for interference with fire vehicles is $25 which will be enforced in the future.

The trucks were seriously handicapped during the run to the Hugh Acord fire Friday night by offenders of this ordinance.

Waterloo Evening Courier, March 30, 1928


TROUBLE COMES IN BUNCHES

The proverb that reads "trouble never come singly," rings true in the Hugh Acord family of Manchester. Several months ago their house in the south part of Manchester was destroyed by fire. Deprived of their home, they rented another house until they could have a new structure built. The new building completed, the daughter Miss Nancy, rode on a load of furniture which was being conveyed to the new house. The horses started up unexpectedly and Miss Acord was thrown to the ground with such force that she suffered a fracture of her arm near the wrist.

Fayette County Leader, August 2, 1928

Hugh Acord died July 20, 1930 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.


Adrian, Michael He was born Nov. 16, 1841 in Niederehe, Germany. He was the son of Michael Adrian and Mary Elizabeth Willham. He married Catherine Trasko on Sept. 23, 1865 in Guttenberg, Clayton County Iowa. He married Elizabeth Meyers on Jan 11. 1888 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Michael Adrian and Elizabeth Meyers are my great grandparents.

Michael Adrian1870 Census, Waterloo, Grant county, Wisconsin: Michael Adrin, (age 27, farmer, born Prussia) Catharine Adrin, (aged 26, female, born Prussia), Charles, (aged 8, born Wisconsin), Garhart, (aged 3, born Wis)

1880 Census, Lafayette, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Michael Adrian (age 36, farmer, born Prussia) wife Catharine Adrian (age 38, born Austria), stepson Perry Frederick (age 18, works on farm, born Wisconsin), son Girard Adrian (age 13, born Wisconsin), son William Adrian (age 7, born Wisconsin), daughter Georgianna Adrian (age 2, born Wisconsin), daughter Mary A. age 1, born Wisconsin).

1890 Veterans Census, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Name: Michael Adrian, Rank Pvt, Company D, Regiment 27 Iowa Infantry, Date of Enlistment: Aug 14, 1862, Date of Discharge: Aug 15, 1865, Length of Service: 3 years, Post Office Address: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Disability Incurred: Gun shot right hip and back, Remarks: Pension applied for.

1895 Wisconsin State Census, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Head of Family: Mike Adrian, Aggregate Population: White Male: 1, White Females: 4, Nativity: United States: 3 Germany: 2

1900 Census, Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Adrian, Michael, (born Sept. 1845, aged 54, married 12 years, born Germany, year of immigration: 1856, Number of Years in the US - 44, Naturalized) wife Lizzie Adrian (born Jan 1861, aged 39, married 12 years, mother of 10* children, 8 children living, year of immigration: 1865, Number of Years in the US - 35, Can Read, Can Write, Can Speak English) daughter Annie Adrian (born Aug 1889, age 10), daughter Mary Adrian (born Jan 1892, aged 8), daughter Florence Adrian (born Jan 1894, age 6) daughter Dory Adrian (born Feb 1895, age 5), daughter Vernie Adrian (Sept. 1896, aged 3), son Clyde Adrian, born Dec 1899, aged 5/12)

1910 Census, Cleveland Township, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Mike Adrian (age 68, married 22 years, born Prussia (Ger), wife Eliza Adrian (age 49, married 22 years, mother of 9 children, 7 children living, Born Switzerland (Ger), daughter Mary Adrian (age 18), daughter Florence Adrian (age 16), daughter Dora Adrian (age 13), daughter Vernie Adrian (age 11), son Clyde Adrian (age 9), daughter Nora Adrian (age 3)

1920 Census, Cornell Village, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Mickle Adrian(age 77, married, immigrated in 1842, naturalized, year of naturalization: 1891), Wife Louisa E. Adrian (age 53, married, Year immigrated 1874), son Clyde W. Adrian (age 19)

Michael Adrian died Jan 29, 1923 and is buried in Estella Union Cemetery, Chippewa County, Wisconsin.

His widow Elizabeth Adrian filed for a pension on Feb. 19, 1923 in Wisconsin.

1930 Census, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin Wilber Arts (age 38, born Wisconsin, building contractor), wife Florence Arts (age 35, born Wisconsin), daughter Carolyn E. Arts (age 16, born Wisconsin), son Wilfred W. Arts, (age 14, born Wisconsin), son Alfred Arts (age 12, born Wisconsin), son James D. Arts (age 8, born Wisconsin), daughter Marie Arts (age 4 10/12, born Wisconsin), and mother-in-law Elizabeth Adrian (age 67, widowed, able to read and write, born Switzerland, language spoken in home before coming to US: German, year of immigration to US: 1890, naturalized). (Note: the year she immigrated is clearly an error.)

Elizabeth Adrian died Jan 7, 1933 in Racine Wisconsin and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Racine, Wisconsin.


Ahrend, John He was born about 1844 in Ohio. He married Lydia Elizabeth Troutman on April 4, 1867 in El Dorado, Benton County, Iowa. ( Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992). She was the daughter of Isaac Troutman and Elizabeth Heiner.

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 63136
Grave No: 0
Last Name: Ahread
First Name: John
Rank: Private
Company: D
Regiment: 27
State: Iowa
Branch Of Service :Infantry
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Remarks* Exchanged and mustered out August 3, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa.
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1130
Place Captured: Pearl River, Mississippi
Date Captured: 2/26/1864
Alternate Names: Ahrend
Status: Survived Andersonville
Muster date: 9/13/1862
Age at Muster: 19
More Information Available :NO

Also held at Cahaba Alabama

1870 Census, El Dorado, Benton County, Iowa: Jerome Troutman (age 24, farmer, born PA), Malinda Troutman (age 23), Alfred Troutman (age 10/120. Elisabeth Arend (age 25, born PA), William Arend (age 2), Franklin Arend (age 8/12), Martha Troutman (age 16), Leander Troutman (age 13), John Arand (age 26, Farmer, born Ohio)

I found this information in some of the family trees for Elizabeth Troutman: "John Ahrend appears in the household of Jerome Troutman in the US Census 1870 for Benton County, IA along with wife Elizabeth Ahrend who I take to be Jerome's sister Lydia Elizabeth Troutman. They have two children, William b. 1868 and Franklin b. 1869. Later, it seems, Lydia E. remarries, according to the Simon Baker doc. to Thomas Robison. Their family includes William Ahrend as well as a number of Robison children. "

John Ahrend filed for a pension on Sept. 21, 1869.

John Ahrend died June 16, 1870. He is buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Epitaph: Aged 27 yr. 10 mo. 17 days. 27th Iowa Infantry Civil War. Comments: John's son Frank, less than a year old died Oct. 31, 1870 and is buried beside his father.

His Pension Index has Remarks: See IC 962055 W A 1182.304 Thomas S. Robinson, F38.943 & 9105 Ohio.


Allers, Charles S. He was born about 1828 in Germany. He married (probably) Eliza Jane Neiman.

1860 Census, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Charles Allers (age 35, born Prussia), Eliza Allers (age 30, born Prussia), Amanda Allers (age 14, born Prussia), Matilda Allers (age 12, born Prussia), Mina Allers (age 10, born Prussia), Charles Allers (age 5, born Iowa), and August Allers (age 2, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Washington, Plymouth County, Iowa Charles Allers (age 52, born Prussia), wife Eliza Allers (age 52, born Prussia), son Charles H. Allers (age 23, born Iowa), son August H. Allers (age 21, born Iowa), daughter Amanda Allers (age 12, born Iowa), son Alfred Allers (age 7, born Iowa), and niece Emma Wolf (age 14, born Iowa).

He filed for a pension in Dakota on April 16, 1888.

1890 Veterans Census: Plankinton, Aurora County, South Dakota: Charles Allers, Private, Co. D, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Nov 10, 1864, Discharged June 16, 1865. Length of Service 7 Months, 6 days. Post Office Address: Plankinton, South Dakota. Disability Incurred: Chronic Diarrhea.

Per Find a Grave he died in 1889 and is buried in Plankinton Cemetery, Block 11, Lot 9, Grave 5, Plankinton, Aurora County, South Dakota.

I do question the year of birth AND death associated with the Find a Grave Memorial. It appears that he was on the 1890 census. And his year of birth should have been closer to 1828. The tombstone photo shows that he was in Company D, 27th Iowa Inf. so it is clearly the right person. There is a Charles Allers Jr. buried in the same cemetery. Perhaps that is his son and Charles Jr, was born in 1857. They have the dame tombstone photos on both memorials, so they may not of known which was which.

Note I found a family tree for Charles H. Allers, born 1855, died 1931 and is buried in (probably) Benton County, Iowa. They also have his parents as Charles Allers (born 1828 in Prussia) and Eliza Jane Neiman (born 1828 in Prussia). They only show 4 children for them, but the names match what I found on the 1880 census records (Charles H., August H., Amanda J., and Alfred). So I may have the wrong wrong family. It appears that it could be the same family, but I could be wrong. After I found the cemetery information, I searched for Charles H born about 1857, with father Charles - and I found the 1860 and 1880 census records. But I cannot be certain that the census records are for the same Charles Allers that served in the 27th Iowa. There may be two of them. I am certain about the South Dakota information. I would highly suggest that if you are interested in this solider that you do some further research on the 1860 and 1880 census information.


Anderegg, John. He was born June 12, 1823 in Koppigen, Canton Bern, Switzerland. He was the son of Samuel Anderegg (Sept. 15, 1797 - Mar. 7, 1873) and Anna Barbara Hoobler (or Hubler) (Feb. 2, 1798 - Oct. 10, 1853). John married Anna Magdelena Minger on August 25, 1845 in New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio. She was the daughter of Johan Ulrich Minger (June 15, 1800 - Oct. 22, 1863) and Anna Maria Hofer (Oct. 22, 1797 - Oct. 4, 1881). Her brother Rudolph Minger also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

John Anderegg, a retired farmer who now makes his home in Guttenberg has been for over forty years identified with the development and progress of Clayton County; when he first set eyes upon it, it was a wild uncultivated piece of prairie, sparsely settled and having but little promise of the great future before it. By his assistance and that of the many worthy pioneers who located here in the early 50s, thereafter devoting their energies to its improvement and cultivation, it has come to be known as one of the best and most fertile counties in the sisterhood of the state.

Samuel Anderegg, father of our subject, was born in Switzerland, where he lived until after his marriage, and then started for America, becoming a resident of Indiana, in which state his death occurred in 1873. His wife, who before her marriage was Barbara Hoobler (Huebler), was also a native of Switzerland and departed this life in Ohio. Their son, John, was born June 12, 1824, in the land of the Alps, and until reaching his majority, resided in that picturesque and far-famed country.

It was his privilege to receive a good general school education, and by his studies as well as from friends he learned of the advantages afforded to the native and adopted sons of America, and early made up his mind he would journey to the western part of the United States. On May 16, 1845, after a tedious journey on the ocean he landed in New York City, and from there went to Ohio, where he continued to reside for eight years. In 1853, as we have previously related, he became one of the pioneers of Clayton County, settling on a farm in Jefferson Township, near where the village of Guttenberg now stands.

August 3, 1862, Mr. Anderegg volunteered his services in the defense of his adopted country, donning the blue and enlisting as a member of Company D, 27th Iowa Infantry. For meritorious and valiant service he was promoted from the ranks to be Second, and subsequently First Lieutenant. With his regiment he participated in many important engagements and battles, among them, Little Rock and Memphis, Tenn., receiving an honorable discharge.

Returning to Clayton County he continued for some twenty years longer to operate his valuable farm, which he carried on until 1884, when he retired from its arduous duties. He has just sold his farm of two hundred and ten acres of good farm land, all of which is under fine cultivation, and well improved with substantial farm buildings, fences, etc., to his son, Charles G.

In 1846, the year after his arrival in America, Mr. Anderegg married Miss Magdalena Minger, who was a native of Germany. To them were born five sons and three daughters, John, Lizzie, William, Charles G., Julius, Lydia, Emma and Herman F. The devoted wife and mother, who for nearly forty years had been the trusted and faithful companion and helpmate of Mr. Anderegg, was called from this life in 1884, leaving many friends to mourn her loss. The present wife of our subject was formerly Louise Frieze, and their marriage was celebrated in 1884. Of this union has been born one child, Mattie by name.

In public and local affairs, Mr. Anderegg has always been interested, taking his share, and doing all in his power to advance the best interests of the community. The boys in blue have ever occupied a warm place in his heart, and he is a charter member and one of the founders of Hasen Deufel Post 146, GAR. Politically, he votes with the Republican Party.

The Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa Records

This biography is for his son Herman Anderegg

HERMAN F. ANDREGG submitted by Dick Barton

Herman F. Andregg is a well known and successful auctioneer and farmer living in Garfield township on a highly improved farm of two hundred and forty acres. He is prominent in the county, being acquainted in practically every township, and is a well known and highly respected man of the community. He was born in Clayton county, Iowa, August 19, 1868, a son of John and Magdalena (Minger) Andregg, both natives of Switzerland. The father, who was born in 1823, emigrated to the new world in 1843 and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was by vocation a carpenter and builder and remained engaged in that business until 1856, when he removed to Gutenberg, Clayton county, Iowa , where for a few years he conducted a building and contracting business. He then purchased a two-hundred acre farm near Gutenberg and made his home on that place until 1884, when his wife passed away and he retired from farm work, removing to Gutenberg, where he engaged in the insurance business and became an auctioneer. In his early manhood he supported the Union cause at the time of the Civil war, enlisting in Company D, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served for two years under the stars and stripes. He was a good and loyal soldier and attained the rank of first lieutenant, but on account of disability he was honorably discharged after two years of service. He then returned to his home in Iowa and continued to make that his home until the time of his death, which occurred May 21, 1910 . The mother preceded him to her long rest, passing away in May, 1884.

Herman F. Andregg was reared in Clayton county, Iowa, being educated in its common schools. After the death of his mother, which occurred when he was quite young, he started out for himself, going to Dolton, a suburb of Chicago, where for two years he worked in a brickyard. He then returned to Clayton county and for three years was employed in flourmill, after which he came to Kossuth county and bought eighty acres of land in Garfield township which he set about improving and cultivating. He later purchased one hundred and sixty acres more and now owns two hundred and forty acres, all of which he has operated since it came into his possession. Aside from his farm work he does a large business as auctioneer, being very successful in that capacity. He was the organizer and is a stockholder in the Farmers Cooperative Live Stock Shipping Association with headquarters at West Bent.

Mr. Andregg was married April 25, 1892, to Miss Theressa M. Heckel, a daughter of Fred E. and Charlotte (Bottsford) Heckel, natives of Saxony, Germany, and Connecticut respectively. The father emigrated to the new world in 1866, settling first in Englewood, Illinois, where he remained for six months. He then removed to Dyersville, Dubuque county, Iowa, where he secured employed at milling, having learned that trade in the old country. He remained thus employed for about five years and then removed to Peosta, Iowa, where he engaged in the mercantile business. He remained in the mercantile trade until 1876, when he sold out and removed to Millville, Clayton county, where he purchased a flourmill, which he operated until 1905, when he retired and is now living in that town at the age of sixty-seven years, while his wife is sixty-one years. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Andregg have been born five children, namely: Charlotte, who at the age of nineteen years is teaching school in Garfield township; Edmund J., aged seventeen years, who is attending the West Bend high school; Harold F., who is fourteen years of age and is attending high school; Evelyn P., age nine years; and Mildred M., a maiden of two years.

Mr. Andregg is a democrat in his political faith and is the present clerk of his township. He is also secretary of the local school board and has served as justice of the peace. The family affiliate with the Methodist Episcopal church, being regular attendants at the service of that organization. Mr. Andregg is one of the highly respected and valued citizens of his township. He enjoys a very extensive acquaintance throughout Kossuth county and by all who know him is regarded as a business man of the highest order. He has large numbers of close personal friends.

1850 Census, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio: John Underich (age 26, born Germany), Magdalena Underick (age 25, born Germany), John Underich (age 4, born Ohio), Ann Eliza Underich (age 2, born Ohio) and Wm H. Underick (age 11/12, born Ohio). Living next door were her parents and brothers.

1860 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Andrek age 36, farmer, born Switzerland), Magdaline Andrek (age 30, born Switzerland), John Andrek (age 14, born Switzerland?), Ann Andrek (age 12, born Switzerland), Wm Andrek (age 10, born Switzerland), Charles Andrek (age 8, born Iowa), Julius Andrek (age 6, born Iowa) and Ameliz Andrek (age 1, born Iowa). (Note ancestry.com had this family indexed as Andrie - living next door were her parents and brothers. Obviously the place of birth for the children were incorrect, but that is what the census said).

1870 Census, Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa: John Anderegg (age 47), Magdalena Anderegg (age 45), Charles G. Anderegg (age 15), Julius P. Anderegg (age 12), Lydia Anderegg (age 8), Emma Anderegg (age 4) and Herman Anderegg (age 2).

1880 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Anderegg (age 57), wife Magdalena (age 54), daughter Lydia (age 17), daughter Emma (age 14) and son Hermann (age 11). there was also a boarder and a servant in the household.

Anna Magdelena (Minger) Anderegg (born Oct. 10, 1825 in Limpach, Mulchi Co., Bern, Switzerland) died May 13, 1884 in Jefferson Twp, Clayton County, Iowa. She is buried in St. John's Cemetery, Jolly Ridge, Jefferson Twp., Clayton County (her parents are also buried there).

John married Louise Schutte on Sept. 14, 1884 in Zion Lutheran, Clayton Center, Clayton County, Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Anderegg (age 61, carpenter), Louisa Anderegg, age 40), Elizabeth Frese (age 18), Willie Frese (age 12), Minne Frese (age 9) and Edward Frese (age 7). (Note: Louise Schutte had been previously married to John Freese).

1900 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Anderegg (Born June 1824, age 75, married 15 years, born Switzerland), Wife Louise A Anderegg( born Jan 1845, age 55, married 15 years, 9 children born, 7 still living), daughter Magdalena M. (born June 1886, age 13), son Benjamin J. Frese (born Oct. 1870, age 29), son William Frese (born Dec. 1872, age 27).

1910 Census, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa (April 25, 1910); John Andregg (age 86, married 2 times, present marriage 25 years), wife, Louisa Andregg (age 65, married 2 times, present marriage 25 years, 9 children born, 7 still living) and stepson Willie Frese (age 37).

John Anderegg died May 22, 1910 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.

Obituary
Submitted by David Beck

John Anderegg, Sr., Passed Away
Pioneer and Commander of G.A.R
Passed Away Sunday Morning.

Friends and relatives of John Anderegg were surprised Sunday morning to learn of his death. Although he had been confined to his bed for a week he was thought to be recovering nicely from an operation for hernia performed on him a week before, but it seems the shock was too much for him and he passed away to the great beyond Sunday morning.

John Anderegg was a pioneer settler in Clayton county. He was born at Berne, Switzerland, June 12, 1823 and came to America in 1845. He was twice married, his first marriage being to Magdalena Minger in 1845. To this union eight children were born, five boys and three girls, namely: John A. of Boise, Idaho, William and Herman of West Bend, Charles of this city; Julius of Galveston, TX; Mrs. Lizzie Boell of Dubuque, Mrs. Emma Nichaus of Treton and Mrs. Lydia Miller of this city. His second marriage was to Mrs. Louise Frese at Clayton Center, Sept. 14, 1884, who survives him. One child was born to this union, Mrs. Mattie Abbott of this city. He died at his home in Guttenberg, May 22, 1910 at the advanced age of 86 years, 11 months and 10 days. He was a contractor and builder by trade and also the leading auctioneer in this part of the county for many years, but for the past few years he had retired from active labor. For a man of his years he was considered hale and hearty, of a jovial disposition and as spry and lively as many men twenty years younger than he, and withal a venerable old man, loved by all who knew him.

John Anderegg enlisted in the U.S. Army, August 16, 1862 in Co. D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and was honorably discharged after two years service on account of disability, have attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He had always been a leading spirit in the G.A. R. and was commander of Hassendeifel Post for some years. He was also a member of Guttenberg Lodge No. 126 I.O.O.F. under whose auspices the funeral was conducted from his late residence North First Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. Interment was made in the city cemetery.

His widow Louise Andrick filed for a pension on June 10, 1910 in Iowa. Note the spelling of the last name "Andrick" on the pension index record.

Louise (Schutte) Anderegg died Mar. 5, 1923 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg, Clayton Co., Iowa

Children of Johann A. Anderegg and Anna Magdelena Minger

  1. John H. Anderegg Jr. b. 17 Feb 1846, d. 2 Nov 1910
  2. Anna Elizabeth Anderegg b. 4 Feb 1848, d. 10 Jun 1934
  3. William Heinrich Anderegg b. 13 Aug 1849, d. 11 Sep 1933
  4. Carl Gustav Anderegg b. 15 Jun 1853, d. a 2 Nov 1937
  5. Julius Anderegg b. 25 Aug 1857, d. 14 Dec 1934
  6. Caroline Emilie Anderegg b. 26 May 1860, d. 4 Jul 1863
  7. Lydia Augustine Anderegg b. 27 Aug 1862, d. 25 Nov 1931
  8. Emma Wilhelmina Anderegg b. 16 May 1866, d. 26 Apr 1912
  9. Herman Frederick Anderegg b. 19 Aug 1868, d. 11 Nov 1953

Child of Johann A. Anderegg and Louise Ann Schutte

  1. Martha Marie Magdalena Anderegg b. 12 Jun 1886, d. 18 Jul 1976

Andrews/Anderson, Hugh He was born about 1846 in Illinois. He was the son of Robert C. and Rhoda C. Andrews.

1850 Census, District 37, Whiteside County, Illinois: Robert C. Andrews (age 33, farmer, born PA), Rhoda C. Andrews (age 26, born NY), Hugh Andrews (age 4, born Illinois), Eugena F. Andrews (age 2) and Asa Kingsbury (age 16, born Illinois).

Hugh Andrews was injured during the battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on April 9, 1864. He died August 3, 1864, while a prisoner of war at Camp Ford Texas and is buried at the National Cemetery in Alexandria LA.

1870 Census, Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois: His family was still in Whiteside county: Robert Andrews (age 54), Rhoda Andrews (age 45), Francis (age 21), John (age 19), Mary (age 18) and James (age 14)

His mother Rhoda C. Anderson filed for a pension on Oct. 29, 1875.


Apfeld, Hugo. He was born Feb. 14, 1842 in Prussia. He was the son of Charles Apfeld. He married Caroline Boller on Sept. 16, 1866 in Guttenberg, Iowa. (Note there is a year discrepancy in his year of birth. Tombstone information says 1842. Everything else indicates 1841).

Apfeld, Hugo Harness Maker; Dunleith; born in Prussia Feb. 14, 1841; came to this country in 1852; enlisted in Co. D, 27th Regt. IA. V. 1. Aug. 16, 1862; mustered out Aug. 8, 1865; was engaged in capture of Little Rock, Ark., and eight other severe engagements, under A. J. Smith, 16th Army Corps; married Caroline Boller, of Guttenberg, lA., Sept. 16, 1866; have two children, Edward and Sophia; held office of City Treasurer 1872, Town Clerk two years.

(Source: Dunleith Township Biographical Directory. From "The History of Jo Daviess County Illinois" by H.F. Kett & Co., 1878)

Charles Apfeld was listed as a harness maker in the same source.

1870 Census, Dunleith, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, Hugh Apfeld (age 29, saddler, born Prussia), Caroline (age 27, born Prussia).

1880 Census, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess County, Illinois: Hugo Apfeld (age 39, harness maker, born Prussia) Caroline Apfeld (age 37, born Mecklenberg), son Edward (age 10, born Illinois), daughter Sophy (age 6, born Illinois), father Charles Apfeld (age 74, born Prussia).

1900 Census, East Dubuque City, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Hugo Apfeld (born Feb. 1841, age 59, married 34 years, born Germany, fire insurance agt.), Caroline Apfeld (born Oct. 1843, age 56, married 34 years, 2 children born, 2 still living), son Edward Apfeld (born Apr 1869, age 30, born Illinois, harness maker), daughter Sopha H. (Born July 1873, age 26, born Illinois).

In the Jo Daviess County Marriage Books, Hugo Apfeld was listed as a JP that performed marriages in East Dubuque.

Hugo Apfeld died Jan. 9, 1901 and is buried in East Dubuque Cemetery, Dunleith Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois: Remarks: Co. D. Iowa 27 Inf. GAR.

Also buried in East Dubuque Cemetery is:

  1. Caroline Apfeld Wife, born Oct. 4, 1843, died April 19, 1907.
  2. Charles Apfeld, born Feb. 23, 1806, died Apr 2, 1883.
  3. Edward Apfeld Sept. 3, 1869 - Oct. 9, 1925.
  4. Augusta Apfeld, Wife Apr. 14, 1879-Jan 23. 1948
  5. Hugo C. Dec. 16, 1907 - Sept. 14, 1960 III PVT 1878 Service Unit WWII (note son of Edward)
  6. Carol (Apfeld Beck) August 1, 1911 (note daughter of Edward. Appears to be wife of William Henry Beck).

Bagby, David. AKA Davis Wesley Bagby was born January 11, 1841 in Iowa (Or Illinois). He was the son of Davis Bagby (b: 17 Nov. 1801 in Halifax Co., NC d: 06 Nov 1876) and Frances 'Fanny' Bloodworth b: 13 APR 1813 in Alabama; d. 29 Jun 1899: His sister Nancy C. Bagby married Francis A. Otis, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. His sister Elizabeth Bagby married Benjamin C. Lockridge, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. His brother Thomas H. Bagby also served in Company D, 27th Iowa

This information was provided by Melody Roswell who also confirmed that DAVID Bagby is DAVIS Bagby:

Davis Wesley Bagby was born on 11 Jan 1841 in Mascoutah, St. Clair Co. IL (where most of the other children that were born in IL were actually born in Mascoutah, IL) he died 26 Oct 1863. From my understanding of this Davis Wesley Bagby he was with his Company when he died, they were aboard a steam ship going up a river and it either hit something or sank or it was fired on by the other army. Either way Davis did not know how to swim and therefore drowned. He was only 22 years old at this time. Some people say he had a wife but no children, but I haven't found anything to back that part up at all. They married young and died young considering what our generations die at now.

1850 Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Davis Bagby, (age 49, farmer, born North Carolina), Fanny Bagby, (age 36, born Alabama) Thomas H. Bagby (age 18, farmer, born Tenn), Nancy C. Bagby (age 17, born Ill), Sally J. Bagby (age 15, female, born Ill) Mildred E. Bagby (age 13, born Ill), Davis W. Bagby (age 10, born Ill), Hester A. Bagby (age 8, born Iowa), Elisha M. Bagby, (age 5, female, born Iowa)

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Davis Bagby, age 43, born NC, farmer), Fanny Bagby (age 43, born NY), Thomas H. Bagby (age 25, born Tenn, farmer), Frances Bagby (age 25, born Ill), Sally Ann Bagby (age 19, born Ill), Mildred Bagby (age 17, born Ill), Davis Bagby (age 15, born Iowa), Hester Ann Bagby (age 13, born Iowa), Elish Bagby (age 11, male, born Iowa:), Elizabeth Bagby (age 9, born Iowa), Martha Bagby (age 0, born Iowa).

1860 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa (Post Office Elkport), David Bagsby, (age 62, male, farmer), Fanny Bagsby (age 45, female), Frances Bagsby (age 26, female, born Illinois), Jane Bagsby (age 23, female, born Illinois) Emeline Bagsby (age 21, female, born Illinois), Davis Bagsby, (age 19, male, farmer, born Illinois), Elisha Bagsby (age 17, female, born Illinois), Hester A., Bagsby (age 15, female, born Illinois), Elizabeth Bagsby, (age 13, female, born Iowa) Martha A. Bagsby, (age 4, female, born Iowa).

Davis W. Bagby died Oct. 27, 1863* and is buried in Brown Cemetery, Mallory Twp, Clayton County, Iowa.

His mother Fanny Bagby filed for a pension on August 1, 1881.

* Note: I found several family trees on Ancestry.com that had a date of death of Oct 27, 1873 (as well as others with the 1863 date). The cemetery records on Clayton County USGenWeb page, shows a date of death of Oct 26, 1863. I could not find him on the 1870 census. I found most of the other members of his family -- but not him. I think the 1863 date is correct, but have no proof of that.


Bagby, Thomas Hardy. He was born Mar. 31, 1831 in Memphis, Haywood County, Tennessee. He was the son of Davis Bagby (b: 17 Nov. 1801 in Halifax Co., NC d: 06 Nov 1876) and Frances 'Fanny' Bloodworth b: 13 APR 1813 in Alabama; d. 29 Jun 1899) He married Emily Jane Shaw on June 26, 1856 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of James Shaw (May 26, 1813 - Feb. 26, 1908) and Sarah Emily Smith (Sept. 11, 1815 - Feb. 24, 1902). His sister Nancy C. Bagby married Francis A. Otis, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. His sister Elizabeth Bagby married Benjamin C. Lockridge, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. His brother Davis W. Bagby also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Davis Bagby, (age 49, farmer, born North Carolina), Fanny Bagby, (age 36, born Alabama) Thomas H. Bagby (age 18, farmer, born Tenn), Nancy C. Bagby (age 17, born Ill), Sally J. Bagby (age 15, female, born Ill) Mildred E. Bagby (age 13, born Ill), Davis W. Bagby (age 10, born Ill), Hester A. Bagby (age 8, born Iowa), Elisha M. Bagby, (age 5, female, born Iowa)

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Davis Bagby, age 43, born NC, farmer), Fanny Bagby (age 43, born NY), Thomas H. Bagby (age 25, born Tenn, farmer), Frances Bagby (age 25, born Ill), Sally Ann Bagby (age 19, born Ill), Mildred Bagby (age 17, born Ill), Davis Bagby (age 15, born Iowa), Hester Ann Bagby (age 13, born Iowa), Elish Bagby (age 11, male, born Iowa:), Elizabeth Bagby (age 9, born Iowa), Martha Bagby (age 0, born Iowa).

1860 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa, Hardy Bagsby, (age 25, male farmer, born Illinois), Jane Bagsby, (age 22, female, born Illinois), Thomas W. Bagsby, (age 3, male, born Iowa), Jane Bagsby, (age 5/12, female, born Iowa)

1870 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa : Thomas Bagby (age 39, male, white, farmer, born Tenn.), Emily J. Bagby (age 30, female, white, keeping house, born Ill.), Thomas W. Bagby, (age 11, male, white, at school, born Iowa), Martha Bagby (age 10, female, white, at school, Iowa), James D. Bagby. (age 6, male, white, at school, born Iowa.). Fanny B. Bagby (age 4, female, white, at home, born Iowa (census annotated TWIN), Sarah E. Bagby. (age 4, female, white, at home, born Iowa (census annotated TWIN), Cora M. Bagby (age 6/12, female, white, at home, born Iowa). The Davis Bagby family is a couple of pages over: Davis Bagby, (age 69, male, white, farmer, born NC), Fanny Bagby (age 57, female, white, keeping house, born Miss.), Frances C. Bagby (age 36, female, white, no occupation, born Ill). Sarah J. Bagby, (age 33, female, white, no occupation, born Ill). Martha Bagby (age 14, female white, at school, born Iowa)

1880 Census, Elk Township, Clayton County, Iowa, Thomas H. Bagby, (white male, age 49, married, farmer, born Tennessee, father born NC. Mother born Alb. (maybe Ill.), wife Jane Bagby (white female, age 49, keeping house, born Ill, father born Ohio, mother born Mo.), son Wesley Bagby (white male age 22, single, born Iowa, father born Tenn, mother born Ill.), son James Bagby (white, male, age 16, single, born Iowa, father born Tenn, mother born Ill.), daughter Fannie Bagby (white female, age 13, single, born Iowa, father Tenn., mother born Ill.), daughter Sarah Bagby (white female, age 13, single, born Iowa, father born Tenn., mother born Ill.), daughter Corah Bagby (white female, age 10, single, born Iowa, father born Tenn., mother born Ill.), son George Bagby (white male, age 8, single, born Iowa, father born Tenn., mother born Ill.), and daughter Lillie Bagby (white female, age 6, single, born Iowa, father born Tenn., mother born Ill.)

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Thomas H. Bagby (age 53, farmer, born Tenn), Emily J. Bagsby (age 46, born Illinois), James D. Bagsby (age 21, born Clayton County, Iowa), Sarah E. Bagsby (age 19, born Clayton County, Iowa), Fanny B. Bagsby (age 18, born Clayton County, Iowa), Cora M. Bagsby (age 15, born Clayton County, Iowa), George W. Bagsby (age 16, born Clayton County, Iowa), Lille B. Bagsby (age 10, born Clayton County, Iowa), Martha J. Bagsby (age 24, born Clayton County, Iowa), George D. Bagsby (age 5, born Clayton County, Iowa), James W. Bagsby (age 2, born Clayton County, Iowa).

1900 Census, Lodomillo, Clayton, Iowa, Thomas Bagby (born Mar 1832, age 68, married 44 years, born Tenn. Father born North Carolina, mother born Alabama), wife Emily J. Bagby, (born Sept. 1836, age 63, married 44 years, 11 children 8 living, born Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born Missouri), daughter Belle Luence (born Mar. 1874, age 26, married 7 years, 2 children, 1 living, born Iowa, father born Tennessee, mother born Ill), and grandchild Elise M. Luence (born Sept. 1986, age 3 years, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Iowa.)

1905 State Census, Lodomillo, Clayton, Iowa: Thomas H. Bagby, Post Office Address: Edgewood, Emily Bagby, Post Office Address: Edgewood.

1910 Census, Honey Creek, Delaware, Iowa, Thomas H. Bagby (age 79 married 53 years, born Tennessee, father born North Carolina, mother born Alabama), wife Emily Jane Bagby (age 73, married 53 years, 11 children, 7 living, born Illinois, father born Ohio, mother born U.S.)

Thomas Hardy Bagby died Mar. 13, 1911 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Brown Cemetery, Mallory Twp., Clayton County, Iowa.

His widow Emily J. Bagby filed for a pension on Apr. 27, 1911.

Emily Jane (Shaw) Bagby (b: 24 Sep 1836), d: 02 Feb 1914. She is buried in Brown Cemetery, Mallory Twp, Clayton County, Iowa


Beckman, Frank Heinrich He was born May 17, 1838 in Oglace County, Ohio. He was the son of Friedrich Wilhelm Beckmann (Dec. 17, 1792 - Dec. 14, 1875) and Anna Maria Von Behrends (Oct. 21, 1802 - May 2, 1860). He married Dorothea K. Dahling on Mar. 16, 1857 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Hans Henrich Wilhelm Dahling and Marie Christine Schultze.

1860 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Francis Beckman (age 22, born Ohio, farmer), Dorcus Beckman (age 17, born Germany), Caroline Beckman (age 1, born Iowa). (last name was indexed as Bickman).

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison: 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 63246
Grave No: 0
Last Name: Backman
First Name: Frank
Rank: Private
Company: D
Regiment: 27
State: Iowa
Branch Of Service: Infantry
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Remarks* Paroled October 22, 1864 and Mustered out August 8, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa.
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1136
Place Captured: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Date Captured: 4/9/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Survived Andersonville
Muster date: 9/13/1862
Age at Muster: 24
More Information Available :NO

Also held at Cahaba Alabama

This information came from the Clayton County, IAGENWeb site. Please note that a copy of the discharge papers is available if you contact them.

Know ye, That Frank Beckmann, a Private of Captain Silas Garber Company, (D), 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry VOLUNTEERS, who was enrolled on the nineteenth (19) day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty two to serve Three years, or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this eight (8) day of August 1865, at Clinton Iowa by reason of Genl Orders No 96 Series 1865 Hdqs Dept of the Gulf June 26th 1865 in accordance with instructions, from War Department May 29, 1865.

[No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.*)

Said Frank Beckmann was born in Oglace County in the State of Ohio, is Twenty four years of age, six feet one 1/2 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.

Given at Clinton Iowa, this eight (8) day of August 1865.
E.H. Le'tshy
Major A.A.D.C. Mustering Officer

[written along left margin:]

The soldier named was engaged in the Capture of Little Rock Ark. Sept. 10/63, in the Capture of Ft. De Rufsey La March 14/64 [not sure of day], battle of Pleasant Hill La March 9/64 in which he was severely wounded in his abdomen. Left Prisoner in the hands of the enemy and exchanged October 28th 1864 near Red River Landing. Silas Garber, Capt. Commandy Company

[written at top of form, 2 entries:]

Additional Bounty $100 Paid Mar 11, 1868. E.L. Moore, P.M. U.S.A., Act [illegible] 1866

Paid Aug 8th, 1865, [illegible] Paymaster U.S.A.

[written at bottom left of form, three entries:]

*This sentence will be erased should there be any thing in the conduct or physical condition of the soldier rendering him unfit for the Army.
A.G.O. No 99

Silas Garber, Capt. Commandy Company

Filed January 12th 1884, Charles Schedker, Recorder

source: Soldier's Discharge Record, Volume 1, item 5, 1865-1867, Clayton County, Iowa; LDS film #1516914 #5
-transcribed for Clayton co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall
-transcription note: Every effort has been taken to produce a true & accurate transcription, but errors may exist due to the occasional difficulty in reading the microfilm. The researcher should obtain the original record to confirm accuracy.

Thank-you to IAGenWeb volunteer Constance Diamond for making these records available for transcription!!!

1870 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Frank Beckman (age 32, farmer, born Ohio), Doratha Beckman (age 29), Franklin Beckman (age 9), Elizabeth Beckman (age 5) and Augusta Beckman (age 1/12).

1880 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Frank Beckman (age 42, laborer, born Ohio, Is the person [on the day of the Enumerator's visit] sick or temporarily disabled so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties? If so what is the sickness or disability? Wounded in War.), wife Dorthea Beckman (age 40), daughter Elizabeth Beckman (age 14), daughter Augusta Beckman (age 10, son William Beckman (age 9), daughter Wilhelmine Beckman (age 7), daughter Dorthea Beckman (age 5) and son Fritz Beckman (age 2).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa: Frank Beckman/ Private, Twenty-seventh Infantry, Company D, Residence P.O.: Elkport

1885 Iowa State Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Frank Beckman (Township 92, Range 4, Section 30, Main Street, age 44, laborer, born Ohio), Dora Beckman (age 44), Lena Beckman (age 19, born Clayton County, Iowa), Albert * Beckman (age 16, born Clayton County, Iowa), William Beckman (age 14, born Clayton County, Iowa), Minnie Beckman (age 13, born Clayton County, Iowa), Dora Beckman (age 10, born Clayton County, Iowa), Fred Beckman (age 7, born Clayton County, Iowa), Charles Beckman (age 4, born Clayton County, Iowa) and Louis Beckman (age 4, born Clayton County, Iowa). (Note on previous census records there was no Albert, but there was an Augusta that would have been about 15 or so in 1885. This census record clearly says Albert, but it is most likely an error).

Frank Beckmann died May 22, 1888 and is buried in Union Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

His widow Dorothea Beckmann filed for a pension on June 8, 1888.

Dorothea K. (Dahling) Beckmann (born Aug. 31, 1840), died August 9, 1921 and is buried in Union Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.


Baxter, Cornelius. He was born Aug. 25, 1843 in Ohio. He was the son of Bethel Baxter and Margaret Ellen Gordon.

1850 Census, Harrison, Carroll County, Ohio: Bethel Baxter (age 36, wagon maker (born Penn.), Marget Baxter (age 28, born VA.), James G. Baxter (age 11, born Ohio), Rebecca J. Baxter (age 9, born Ohio), Cornelius Baxter (age 6, Born Ohio) and Margret Baxter (age 4, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Bethuel Baxter (age 42, wagon maker, born PA), Margret E. Baxter (age 35, born VA), James G. Baxter (age 17, born Ohio), Rebecca Baxter (age 15, born Ohio, Cornelius Baxter (age 13, born Ohio), Sary Baxter (age 11, born Ohio), Hester Baxter (age 4, born Illinois) and Joseph Baxter (age 2, born Iowa). The family had been in Iowa for 3 years.

1860 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Bethel Baxter (age 45), Margrett Baxter (age 40), Cornelius Baxter (age 16), Sarah Baxter (age 13), Hester Baxter (age 10), Joseph Baxter (age 6) and Richard Baxter (age 4).

Cornelius Baxter died August 2, 1863, in Moscow, Tennessee. He is buried at Mt. Harmony Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

His mother Margaret Baxter filed for a pension on July 25, 1879.


Beck, George: He was born September 24, 1839, in Bernau, Bavaria, Germany. He was the son of Johann Simon and Anna Barbara Beck.

George BeckPicture and Biography Submitted by: David Beck

Johann George Beck was born September 24, 1839, in Bernau, Bavaria, Germany the son of Johann Simon and Anna Barbara Beck. They were simple farmers and the family of 7 came to America in May, 1852 seeking freedom and new opportunities in the new world. On May 31st they came to port at New Orleans after almost 2 months in steerage on the steamship Olbers. They immediately boarded a steamboat for the journey up the Mississippi River. On June 12th George lost his mother to sickness outside of St. Louis. She was buried on an island in the Mississippi River on 12 June 1852. 6 days later they reached their destination of Guttenberg, Iowa. George immediately went to work for other farmers in the area while his father worked for a beer brewer. After two years in Gutenberg the family moved north about 8 miles to farm in the Garnavillo township of Clayton County, Iowa.

George enlisted at Garnavillo, Iowa on the 15th of August, 1862 under Captain Daniel E. Meyer of the 27th Iowa Infantry. He was mustered-in at Dubuque, Iowa on October 3rd.

On December 3rd, 1862 at Holly Springs, Mississippi George became sick and was sent to a military hospital in Memphis, Tennessee where he died on February 8th, 1863. He was buried in the Mississippi Valley National Cemetery.

His older brother Frederick enlisted in the Missouri Infantry August 1861 and was mustered in December 1861. He was wounded in the Battle of Pea Ridge and was mustered out in December, 1864. He died in Waseca County, Minnesota on July 21st, 1893.

George's other brother, Christian Beck (b. December 17, 1845 - d. May 5, 1905) became a successful merchant in Elkport, Iowa

His sisters were Margaret and Barbara. Margaret (b. Jan 11, 1833 - d. Nov. 7, 1920) married Henry Bluhm on Feb. 19, 1856 and with nothing but what they could put in a covered wagon, moved from Gutenberg to Waseca County, Minnesota.

Barbara Beck (b. April 2, 1841 - d. Sept. 4, 1912) married Karl Senholz on Nov. 19, 1859 and raised her family in the Garnavillo area until 1875 when they moved north a few miles near Postville, Iowa. Then in 1892 they retired from farming and moved to Postville, Iowa.

George also had two half brothers from his father's second wife:

William Beck, b. Jan 3, 1859 - d. June 8, 1905) farmed with his father, then moved to Oklahoma in 1901.

Carl Dietrich Beck (my great grandfather) (b. March 29, 1861 - d. October 4, 1932.), farmed down by Elkport, Iowa.

George's father, Simon Beck, died of complications from a strangulated hernia on October 4, 1884 while visiting his son and daughter in Waseca County, Minnesota.

New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820 - 1945 - Names: Simon Beck, Arrival Date: May 31, 1852, Age 42, Port of Departure: Breman, Germany. Ship Name: Olbers. Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana. Name: Simon Beck Age: 42 Gender: Male: Occupation: blank Country to Which they Belong: Bavaria. Country of which they intend to become Inhabitants: Iowa. Also Listed: Anne B. Beck (age 52) Margaret Beck (age 19), Frederick Beck (age 14), George Beck (age 12), Anne B. Beck (age 10), and Christian Beck (age 6)

Clayton Co. Marriage Record Index 1839 - 1861: Names of Parties: Simon Beck, Names of Parties: Eve Rubner, Date of Marriage: 12/03/1854, By whom Married: H. Muller, Pastor. Vol. No. 1, Page No. 80, Transcriber Notes: blank.

1856 Iowa State Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Simon Beck (age 46, married, had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years, farmer, born Bavaria), Eva Beck (age 36, married, in the state of Iowa 1 year, born Bavaria) Frederick Beck (age 19, born Bavaria), George Beck (age 16, born Bavaria), Paul Christian Beck (age 11, born Bavaria), Barbara Rubner (age 5, born Bavaria) and Niklaus Rubner (age 2, born Bavaria). (It appears that Eve was previously married to a Rubner and that the two youngest children are Eva's by a prior marriage. They show up as BECK in the 1860 census.)

This biography is for a brother of George Beck.

Christian Beck was born in Bavaria, Germany, Dec. 17, 1845. He was the son of Simon Beck, a native of Germany. Christian's mother died when he was six years old. His father emigrated to America in 1852, and settled in Clayton County, Iowa. Christian came to Iowa and remained with his father on a farm fifteen years, after which he learned the blacksmith's trade. He was married in 1870 to Anna Ledin, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and now has three children, of whom two are living --Edward and Jennie. William is deceased. Mr. Beck is politically a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 737
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney

1860 Census, Farmersburg, Clayton County, Iowa: J. S. Renshaw (age 25), Euphena Renshaw (age 20), Harold B. Renshaw (age 1) and George Beck (age 19, farm laborer, born Hanover)

George Beck died Feb. 8, 1863 and is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section A, Site 1799

His father, Simon Beck, filed for a pension on Nov. 15, 1879.


Beilharz, John. He was born May 11, 1842 in Germany. He was the son of Christian Beilharz and Barbara Kubbler

This biography is for Frederick Beilharz. He was a brother of John Beilharz who served with the 27th Iowa.

(Commemorative Biographical Record of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin J. H. Beers, 1901 Pg. 726-727)

FREDERICK BEILHARZ, who, as a blacksmith and wagonmaker, was for many years prominently identified with the industrial and business interests of Cassville, Grant county, has made his home in that place since 1855, locating there when it was a village of about a dozen houses. As a public-spirited citizen he was actively connected with its early development and progress, and after a useful and well-spent life he is now living retired, enjoying a well-earned rest.

Mr. Beilharz was born in Wurternburg, Germany, Oct. 17 1831, a son of Christian and Barbara (Kubbler) Beilharz, who spent their entire lives in that country. In their family were eight children, namely: Mrs. Christiana Christ, a resident of Buffalo, N. Y.; Frederick; Mrs. Barbara Hunter, of Germany; Mrs. Christ, who died in Clayton county, Iowa; Fredericka, a resident of Germany; Dora, who resides at the old home in the Fatherland; Mrs. Caroline Hoover, of Cassville, Wis.; and John, who came to Cassville in 1859, and three years later enlisted in the 27th Iowa V. I., with which he served three years, and is now living at the Soldiers Home in Iowa.

Frederick Beilharz was the first of the family to come to America. He sailed from Rotterdam in April, 1852, and after a long and tedious voyage of fifty-eight days landed in New York, June 17, whence he proceeded at once to Buffalo, N. Y. In that city he worked at his trade for two years before coming to Wisconsin. In 1854, at the land office in Mineral Point, Wis., he entered a tract of land in Cassville township, Grant county, and immediately located thereon, devoting his time and energies to its improvement and cultivation until his removal to Cassville in 1855. Since then he has made his home on the block where he now resides. Erecting a shop, he successfully engaged in blacksmithing and wagon-making for many years, but has now laid aside the cares and responsibilities of business life, and is living retired, enjoying the fruits of former toil. Besides the property he owns in Cassville, he still has a good farm in Cassville township, which he rents.

In 1855, at Cassville, Mr. Beilharz was united in marriage with Miss Mary Munch, a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Rietz) Munch, who, on coming to this country, first located in Hoboken, N. J., and in 1855 became residents of Cassville, Wis. Later Mr. Munch, who was a farmer by occupation, moved to Emmetsburg, Iowa, where both he and his wife died at an advanced age, she being nearly ninety-two at the time of her death. Their children were Mrs. Mary Beilharz; Mrs. Elizabeth Engler and Mrs. Catharine Adrian, both residents of Emmetsburg, Iowa; Lizzie, who died in that State; and Henry, who died in Whittemore, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Beilharz have four children: (1) Mrs. Lusetta Eisenaggerich, of Dubuque, Iowa, has three children, Freddie, Lucy and Arthur. (2) Fritz, a blacksmith of Cassville, married Lucy Bishop, and they have two children, Fred and Emma. (3) Mrs. Mary Shatkin, whose husband is a merchant of Minneapolis, Minn., has four children, Henry, Arnold, Edwin and Fred. (4) Henry, also a blacksmith of Cassville, married Lizzie Gallebrant, and they have three children, Ray, Mabel and Blanche. In his political affiliations Mr. Beilharz is a Republican, having always voted with that party since its organization, and lie is now efficiently serving as a member of the city council. He is one of the prominent pioneers of Cassville, and is still one of its leading and influential citizens. Socially he is connected with the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and religiously is a member of the Lutheran Church.

Werttemberg, Germany Emigration Index: District: Freudenstadt; Name: Beilharz, Johannes; Birth Date: 11 May 1842, Birth Place: Lossburg: Application Date: Apr. 1860; Destination: North America; Number 577777. (this would appear to be him based on his date and place of birth listed below, as well as the immigration information in the 1900 census),

John Beilharz filed for a pension on Dec. 2, 1885.

1890 Veteran's Census: National Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Charles Beilharz, Private, Company D., 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted August 16, 1862, Discharge Aug. 8 1865, Served 2 years, 11 months, 22 days. Disability Incurred: Rheumatism and Dis. of Lungs, Remarks: Since Service, 1887. (Note: "Charles" is not a typo. That is what the record says. I'm not sure why.)

June 1890, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: John Beilharz, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 16, 1862, Guttenberg, Iowa; Rank: Private: Company and Regiment: D, 27th Iowa Inf.; Time and Place of Discharge: Aug. 8, 1865. Cause of Discharge: Close of War: Kind and Degree of Disability: Rheumatism & Consumption. When and Where Contracted: 1888, High More. South Dakota. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where Born: Wittenburg, Germany; Age: 48; Height: 5'9"; Complexion: Light; Occupation: Blacksmith; Residence Subsequent to Discharge: Highmore South Dakota: Married or Single: Single: P. O. Address of Nearest Relative: John Beilharz, South Dakota. HOME HISTORY: Date of Admission: June 2, 1890. Date of Discharge: Dec. 17, 1894. Cause of Discharge: Own request.

1900 Census: Linn, Marshall County, Iowa: Iowa Soldier's Home, Marshall, Iowa: John Beilharz, born May, 1842, age 58, divorced, born Germany, immigrated in 1860, in the US for 40 years, naturalized, blacksmith.

John Beilharz is buried in the Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. Section C, Row 20, Grave 17. There are no dates, but he was on the 1900 Census, so probably died between 1900 and 1910.


John F. Benjegerdes He was born June 16, 1841 in Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany. He was the son of John Dedrich "Dierk" Benjegerdes (Sept. 25, 1808 - Dec. 25, 1848) and Tokalena "Lena" Helen Ehlers. (June 19, 1815 - Nov 25, 1894). He married Anna Berd on Oct. 24, 1866 in Winneshiek County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838- 1934).

1856 Iowa State Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Helena Benjegerdes (age 42, widowed, born Oldenburg, farmer), John D. Benjegerdes (age 17, born Oldenburg), John F. (age 15, born Oldenburg), John G. (age 13, born Illinois), G. H. (age 9, born Illinois) and Frederick Benjegerdes (age 32, born Oldenburg, farmer) This family had been in Iowa for 3 years. (Note: Ancestry.com had this family indexed as Banzegardes).

1860 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton county, Iowa: Fred Benjegerdes (age 35, born Hanover), Ella Benjegerdes (age 46), S. Benjergedes (age 2), Fred Benjegerdes (age 18), John Benjegerdes (age 1&), Henry Benjegerdes (age 10, born Iowa?)

1870 Census, Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa: J. F. Benjegerdes (age 28, clerk in dg. store, born Oldenberg) Anna Benjegerdes (age 23, born Bohemia), Mary Benjegerdes (age 2, born Iowa), and Rosa Benjagerdes (age 5/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Lincoln, Worth County, Iowa: John F. Benjegerdis (age 38), Anna Benjegerdis (age 34), Mary Benjegerdis (age 12), Rosa Benjegerdis (age 10), Therisia Benjegerdis (age 7) and Anna Benjegerdis (age 3).

Anna (Berd) Benjegerdes died May 16, 1884.

1885 Iowa State Census, Lincoln, Worth County, Iowa: John F. Benjegerdes (age 43, widowed), Mary Benjegerdes (age 17), Rosa Benjegerdes (age 14), Theresa Benjegerdes (age 11), Anna Benjegerdes (age 7) and Helen Benjegerdes (age 3).

John Benjegerdes married Anna M. On Oct 28, 1888.

1895 Iowa State Census, Lincoln, Worth County, Iowa: Fred Benjegerdes (age 55, married born Germany, laborer, Luthern) Anna M. Benjegerdes(age 49, born New Jersey), Helen Benjegerdes (age 15, born Worth County). (Note there is no mention of the 27th Iowa in the Military Service section).

1900 Census, Manly Town, Worth County, Iowa: John Benjegerdes (born June 1841, age 58, married 12 years, immigrated 1843, in the US 56 years, naturalized,), Anna M. Benjegerdes (born Aug. 1844, age 55, married 12 years, 1 child born, 0 still living, born New Jersey)

1910 Census, Lincoln, Worth County, Iowa: John F. Benjegerdes (age 68, married 2 times, last time for 21 years, born Germany, immigrated 1842, naturalized) , wife Anna M. Benjegerdes (age 64, married 2 time last time for 21 years, 1 child born, 0 still living, born New Jersey). (Note Ancestry.com had him indexed as John F. R??)

1915 Iowa State Census ,Manly, Worth County, Iowa: John F. Benjegerdes (age 74, retired, extent of education Common 8), born Germany, Church Affiliation: Luthern, married, can read and write, Years in the US 56, years in Iowa 52. (Note, this seems to be him, except for the number of years in the US and in Iowa. Ancestry.com has him indexed as John M. Benjegerdes. I can see why, but I could also interpret the middle initial as an F. There is no mention of the 27th Iowa on the military service questions.)

Pension Index Records: John F. Benjegerdes died Mar. 14, 1915 at Hot Springs, Ark. Note: the record originally had that he died at Manly, Iowa, but that was crossed out and "Hot Springs, Ark". was written in. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Rock Falls, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, I have no clue why he would live in Worth County all those years and then be buried in Cerro Gordo County. But other members of his family are buried there also, so there must be a reason.

His Widow Anna M. Benjegerdes filed for a pension on Oct. 16, 1915 in Iowa.

Note: John Diederic Benjegerdes (born Aug. 30, 1839 - died Jan 9, 1917 in Worth County, Iowa. He is a brother to John Frederick Benjegerdes. The tombstone photo for John Frederick Benjegerdes on Find A Grave has the dates above. It appears to me that they put the wrong tombstone photo on the memorial for John Frederick. His wife Anna filed for a widows pension on Oct 16, 1915, so he clearly died before that date.


Beyer, Jabez David He was born Dec. 5, 1841 in Huntingdon, PA. He was the son of William Beyer (Oct. 6, 1808 - Sept. 27, 1849) and Mary Ramey (Oct. 24, 1816 - July 15, 1900). He married first Maria D. McCrum on Oct. 19, 1866. She was the daughter of John D. and Dorothea McCrum. He married second Eunice Kate Fleck on March 15, 1881.

Mallory Twp. -- Jabez D. Beyer was born in Huntingdon County, Penn., Dec. 5, 1841. He came to Clayton County, Ia, in 1845 with his father and settled on section 24, Elk Township. His father died in 1848, and his mother returned to Pennsylvania with her family. Six years later they came again to this country and have resided here since. Jabez D. enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, in Company D, Twenty-Seventh Iowa Infantry, and was mustered out June 26, 1865. He participated in several engagements during the three years of service, and was wounded at the battle of Nashville, Tenn., on Dec. 16, 1864, and was transferred to Jeffersonville, Ind., where he was discharged. He returned to Clayton County, and was married to Maria D. McCrum on Oct. 19, 1866. She was born Oct. 5, 1850, and died Nov. 10, 1878 leaving four children--Mabel B., born Aug. 21, 1867; Charles E., Oct. 25, 1869; Arthur E., March 10, 1873, and Ira R. Sept. 24, 1875. He was married the second time on March 15, 1881 to E. Kate Fleck who was born in Blair County, Pa., Aug. 26, 1843. Mr. Beyer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and in politics is a Republican. He is one of the early settlers and representative men of Clayton County.

History of Clayton County Iowa, 1882, p. 913
Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Company, 1882
Reprinted by: Monona Historical Society, Monona, Iowa
Reproduction by: Unigraphics, Inc., 1401 North Fares Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47711, 1975

1850 Census: Antis, Blair County, Pennsylvania: Mary Beyer (age 33), Jabez Beyer (age 8), John Frederick Beyer (age 5), Esther Elizabeth Beyer (age 4) and Henry Beyer (age 2).

1860 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Mary Byre (age 43, born Penn.), Jabez D. Byre (age 18, born Penn.), John F. Byre (age 16, born Penn.), Esther E. Byre (age 14, born Penn.) and Henry F. Byre (age 12, born Iowa).

This information came from the Clayton County, IAGENWeb site:
Please note that a copy of the discharge papers is available if you contact them.

Know ye, That Jabez D. Beyer a 4th Corporal of 1st Lieut Alexander Bliedung Company, (D), 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry VOLUNTEERS, who was enrolled on the 21st day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty two to serve Three years, or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this Twenty Sixth day of June 1865, at Louisville Ky under provisions of G.O. No. 27 Dept. of Ky 1865.

[No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.]

Said Jabez D. Beyer was born in Hottington in the State of Pennsylvania, is 20 years of age, Five feet Nine 1/2 inches high, Fair complexion, Brown eyes, Slight hair and by occupation when enrolled a Farmer.

Given at Louisville, Ky, this Twenty sixth day of June 1865.

W.P. Auses
Captain & [illegible]
M. D. Ky


[written at bottom of form, 2 entries:]

I hereby certify that the above is a true and correct copy of the original to the best of my knowledge. Charles Schecker, Notary Public [Notarial Seal]

Filed May 23, 1879, C.L. McGonigle Recorder

-source: Soldier's Discharge Record, Volume 1, item 5, 1865-1867, Clayton County, Iowa; LDS film #1516914 #5
-transcribed for Clayton co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall
-transcription note: Every effort has been taken to produce a true & accurate transcription, but errors may exist due to the occasional difficulty in reading the microfilm. The researcher should obtain the original record to confirm accuracy.

Thank-you to IAGenWeb volunteer Constance Diamond for making these records available for transcription!!!

1870 Census: Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Jabez Beyer (age 28), Mariah Beyer (age 19, Mabel Beyer (age 2) and Charles E. Beyer (age 7/12).

Maria D. (McCrum) Beyer was born Oct. 5, 1850. She died Nov. 10, 1878. She is buried in Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Clayton County, Iowa.

Jabez D. Beyer married Eunice Kate Fleck on Mar. 15, 1881 in Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Jabez Beyer (age 43), Katie E Beyer (age 42), Mabel B. Beyer (age 17), Charles E. Beyer (age 15), Arthur E. Beyer (age 12), Ira R. Beyer (age 9) and H. Ottey Beyer (age 1).

Jabez D. Beyer died Sept. 18, 1897 and is buried in Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Clayton County, Iowa. (source: Clay County, Iowa Grave Registration)

His widow E. Kate Beyer filed for a pension on Oct. 24, 1897

Eunice Kate (Fleck) Beyer died Aug. 15, 1938 and is buried in Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Clayton County, Iowa.


Bliedung, Ernst Albert Alexander: He was born Mar 6, 1843 in Silkerade, Kries, Worbis, Sachsen, Preussen. He was the son of William Bliedung (Aug. 18, 1811 - Nov. 13, 1845) and Theodora Friederike Caroline Julie Eggers (Feb. 20, 1816 - Feb. 4, 1848). He married Ida Hoffbauer on Nov. 2, 1867 at Guttenberg, Clayton county Iowa. on familysearch.org, his name was listed as Ernst A. A. Bleeding. Her name was Ida Hoffbower. (Iowa County Marriages, 1834-1838). She appears to be the daughter of William (Sept. 19, 1812 - Jul 28, 1892) and Julie Hoffbaurer (1825 - ?)

Her family was in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa in 1860: Wm Hoffbauer (age 48, physician, born Denmark), Julia Hoffbauer (age 39), Ida Hoffbauer (age 11), Augustus Hoffbauer (age 6), Hanna Hoffbauer (age 4) and Wm Hoffbauer (age 1). All the children except Ida were born in Iowa.

1870 Census: Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin: Alexander Blieding (age 27, dry goods merchant, born Prussia.), Ida Blieding (age 21) and Edmond Blieding (age 2).

Alexander Bliedung died Jan. 25, 1879 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. He is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.

Hon. A. Bleidung, an influential citizen of Guttenberg, Clayton County, died at his home Saturday evening at half past 6 o'clock. The cause of his death was lung fever. Mr. Bleidung came to this country in 1859, and has since resided at Guttenberg. He was a member of the 17th general assembly of Iowa. He served three years in the 27th Iowa Infantry in the war of the rebellion.

Iowa State reporter Waterloo, Wednesday, January 29, 1879

Death Date: 25 Jan 1879 Page #: 18 Birth Date: 1843 Cemetery: City Town: Guttenberg Level Info: Clay County, Iowa Grave Records

Occupation: Merchant
Home County: Clayton
Dates Served: 01/09/1877 - 01/11/1880
District: 63 (Clayton County)

Bio: Alexander Bliedung was born near Nordhausen, Prussia, in March of 1843. He was nineteen years of age when he came to this country, and during all that time he has been identified with the leading interests of the county. During the war he took an active part, and won an honorable record. He was First Lieut. of Co. D., 27th Iowa Vols. Infantry. At the election of 1877, he was elected Representative from Clayton County and was highly spoken of by all who know him as a young man of excellent ability as a statesman and legislator. His record at the State capital is as unimpeachable as his reputation as a business man at home. Last fall he was prominently mentioned for member of Congress from this District. Source:

The Clayton County Journal, Clayton, Iowa, February 5, 1879.

1880 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Ida Bliedung (age 31, born Prussia), Son Edmund (age 11, born Wisconsin), son Willie (age 9, born Wisconsin), daughter Clara (age 6, born Iowa), and daughter Martha (age 4, born Iowa).

His widow Ida Bliedung filed for a pension on Oct. 16, 1890 in Iowa.

Ida Bliedung (born Aug. 24, 1848), died Jan. 14, 1934 and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri. Daughter Martha Julia (born Apr. 27, 1876, died Feb. 1, 1964) is also buried there.

Son William Julius Bliedung, born May 31, 1871 in Wisconsin, died Jan 2, 1938 in California.


Boss, John He was born May 29, 1824 in Schaan, Liechtenstein, Germany. He was the son of Andreas Boss (Nov 26, 1787 - ?) and Katharina Tressell (May 5, 1791 - 1856). He married Agatha VonBruhl on Aug. 28, 1852 in Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa.

John Boss

Note the photo of John Boss was found here

John Boss arrived in New York on May 16, 1851 on the Ship Post (from Bavaria), He was aged 28.

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Boss (age 32, years in the State of Iowa: 7, born Germ.), Agate Boss (age 32, years in Iowa 16?) (Ancestry.com has them indexed as Parr).

1860 Census: Jefferson, Clayton county, Iowa: John Boss (age 36, born Saxony), Argot Boss (age 36, born Saxony), John Boss (age 4, born Iowa), and Mathias Boss (age 2, born Iowa),

1870 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Boss (age 47, stone mason, born Lichenstein), Agatha Boss (age 46, born Austria), John Boss (age 14), Martha Boss (age 12), Andrew Boss (age 7) and Sophia Boss (age 4) (note: Ancestry.com has them indexed as Voss)


1880 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Boss (age 56, stone mason, born Lichenstein), wife Agatha Boss (age 56, born Austria), son Mathias Boss (age 21), son Andreas Boss (age 17) and daughter Sophie Boss (age 14).

This information came from the Clayton County, IAGENWeb site. Please note that a copy of the discharge papers is available if you contact them.

Know ye, That John Boss a Private of Captain [blank] Company (D), 27th Regiment of Iowa Infantry VOLUNTEERS, who was enrolled on the 20th day of August one thousand eight hundred and Sixty two to serve Three years, or during the war, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this 11th day of May 1865, at General Hospital Benton Barracks Mo. by reason of Physical Disability.

[No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.]

Said John Boss was born in Liechtenstein in the State of Germany, is 38 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, Dark complexion, Blue eyes, Dark hair and by occupation when enrolled a Brick mason.

Given at General Hospital Benton Barracks, this 11th day of May 1865.

Bh E. Roimurlle
Col USA
Commanding the Post


[written at bottom left of form:]

Filed: July 13, 1881, Charles Schecker, Recorder

-source: Soldier's Discharge Record, Volume 1, item 5, 1865-1867, Clayton County, Iowa; LDS film #1516914 #5
-transcribed for Clayton co. IAGenWeb by Sharyl Ferrall
-transcription note: Every effort has been taken to produce a true & accurate transcription, but errors may exist due to the occasional difficulty in reading the microfilm. The researcher should obtain the original record to confirm accuracy.

Thank-you to IAGenWeb volunteer Constance Diamond for making these records available for transcription!!!

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Boss (age 60, Township 93, Range 3, Section 35, SW NE), Agatha Bass (age 60).

John Boss died Feb. 4, 1892 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Clayton County, Iowa.

His widow Agatha Boss filed for a pension in Iowa on May 31, 1892.

Agatha Boss died May 21, 1895 in Monroe, Shelby County, Iowa. She is buried in Walnut Cemetery, Section E, Row 15, Walnut, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.


Bremer, Henry He was born in Jan. 29, 1838 in Prussia, Germany. He was the son of Johann Heinrich Bremer (July 13, 1806 - 1848) and Engel Maria Hinz. (Apr. 7, 1805 - 1848). He married Sophie Otting on July 4, 1866 in Sibley, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herman and Margaret Otting.

I found this query posted showing the full name, marriage date, and information regarding a previous marriage for Sophia. "I have a Heinrich J. (Henry) Bremer listed in my Otting database. He was married to Sophia Dorthee Otting Koch on 4 July 1866 in Sibley Co. Sophia was first married to Henry Koch who died in 1865. Henry and Sophia Bremer has 6 children - all girls - Sophia, Wilhelmine, Annie, Auguste, Dorothea and a Baby Girl who died as an infant. Henry's father was William H. Bremer and his mother was Martha Meyer. Henry was born 19 Jan 1838 in Prussia and died on 10 Apr 1910. He died in Arlington Twp., Sibley Co., MN, and is buried in the Weckworth Cemetery in Sibley Co." (Note: his parent's names do not match other information that I found, but the other information appears to be correct.)

Henry and Sophie Bremer The photo is Henry and Sophie Bremer. It was submitted by Bev Krier. More information on this family here

1875 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Sibley, Sibley County, Minnesota: Henrich Bremer (age 37, farmer, born Prussia) Sophia Bremer (age 38), Paulina Bremer (age 7), Wilhelmina (age 5), Anna (age 4) and Augusta (age 0).

1880 Census, Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota: Henry Bremer (age 48), wife Sophia Bremer (age 44), daughter Paulina Bremer (age 12), daughter Minnie Bremer (age 10), daughter Anna Bremer (age 8), daughter Augusta Bremer (age 6) and daughter Caroline Bremer (age 4).

Henry Bremer filed for a pension in Minnesota on April 21, 1882.

May 1, 1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Sibley, Sibley County, Minnesota: Henry Bremer (age 47), born Germany, Served as a soldier in Federal Army during rebellion: Yes), Sophie Bremer (age 48), Pauline (age 17), Minna (age 16), Anna (age 13), Augusta (age 10 and Caroline (age 7)

1890 Veterans Census, Sibley, Sibley County, Minnesota: Henry J. Bremer, Private, Co. L, 16 Veterans Reserve Corps. Enlisted Aug 14, 1862, discharged July 6, 1865. Served 2 years, 10 months, 22 days. Post Office Address: Kelso, Minnesota.

1895 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Sibley, Sibley County, Minnesota: Henry Bremer (age 57, born Ger. in State for 29 years, Soldier in Rebellion), Sophie (age 58), Annie (age 22), Gusta (age 20), Carrie (age 17).

1900 Census, Sibley, Sibley County, Minnesota: Henry J. Bremer (born Jan 1838, age 62, married 34 years, immigrated 1853, in US for 47 years, Naturalized, farmer), wife Sophie M. (born Sept. 1836, age 63, married 34 years, 8 children born, 7 still living, immigrated 1853, in US 47 years.), daughter Anna K, (born Apr. 1871, age 29), daughter August F. (born May 1875, age 26), and daughter Carolina D. (born July 1876, age 23).

Henry Bremer died April 10, 1910 (Pension Index Record) in Sibley County, Minnesota and is buried in Weckworth Cemetery - Located in Section 33 of Arlington Township, New Rome, Sibley County, Minnesota.

His widow Sophie Bremer filed for a pension on June 13, 1910 in Minnesota.

Sophia D. Bremer (born Sept. 30, 1836), died Aug 13, 1917 in Sibley County. She is buried in Weckworth Cemetery, Sibley County, Minnesota.


Buchholz, Diedrich He was born April 1, 1842 in Linsburg, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of Heinrich Buchholz (1813 - about 1855) and Caroline Kahle (Oct. 15, 1815 - Mar. 26, 1902). He married Wilhelmine Sinram.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820 - 1957: Arrival Date: May 30, 1855, Place or Origin: Bremen, Germany. Destination: Iowa. Port of Arrival: New York. Port Arrival State: New York. Port Arrival Country: United States. Ship Name: Union: Heins Buchholz (age 42 years, 3 months, male, joiner, from Hanover. Destination: Iowa), Caroline Buchholz (age 39 years, 6 months), Wilhelm Buchholz (age 22 years, 9 months, carpenter), Caroline Buchholz (age 20 years, 5 months), Heinrich Buchholz (age 18 years, 2 months, joiner), Christina Buchholz (age 16 years, 4 months), Diedrich Buchholz (age 13 years, 6 months), Louisa Buchholz (age 11, 2 months), Fritz Buchholz (age 9 years, 3 months), Minna Buchholz (age 7 years, 1 month).

1870 Census: Fremont, Butler County, Iowa; Diedrich Buchholz (age 28, farmer, born Hanover), Wilhelmina Buchholz (age 24, born Hanover), and Catharine Buchholz (age 1, born Iowa)

Butler County, Iowa

Baptism Records 1873-1889
Evangelisch Lutherische Unierte Gemeinde von Pleasant Valley Church

These records are from the German Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley (Evangelisch Lutherische Unierte Gemeinde). In 1882 the congregation became a member of The Evangelical Synod of North America. Today the name of the church is First United Church Of Christ in Pleasant Valley. It is located in the country, but the postal address is Clarksville.

Name: Diedrich W. Buchholz. Day of Birth: 6-1-1873, Day of Baptism: 7-20-1873 Parents: Diedrich Buchholz and Wilhelmine nee Sinram.

Name: James C.. Buchholz. Day of Birth: 3-9-1875, Day of Baptism: 6-27-1875 Parents: Diedrich Buchholz and Wilhelmiene nee Sinram.

Name: Paul C.. Buchholz. Day of Birth: 3-9-1875, Day of Baptism: 6-27-1875 Parents: Diedrich Buchholz and Wilhelmiene nee Sinram.

1880 Census: Fremont, Butler County, Iowa; Diedrich Buchholz (age 34, farmer, born Hanover), wife Wilhelmina Buchholz (age 36, born Hanover), daughter Katrina Buchholz (age 11, born Iowa), son Henry Buchholz (age 9, born Iowa), son Deidrich Buchholz (age 7, born Iowa), son James Buchholz (age 5, born Iowa), son Paul Buchholz (age 5, born Iowa) and son Benjamin Buchholz (age 2, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: Diedrich Buchholz, Private, Co. D., Post Office Address Clarksville

1885 Iowa State Census: Fremont, Butler, County, Iowa: Diedrick Buchholz (Township 93, Range 15, Section 33, NW NW, age 43, farmer, born Germany), Wilhemine Buchholz (age 40, born Germany), Catherine Buchholz (age 15, born Iowa), Heinrich Buchholz (age 13, born Iowa), Diedrick Buchholz (age 11, born Iowa), James Buchholz (age 9, born Iowa), Paul Buchholz (age 9, born Iowa) and Benjamin Buchholz (age 6, born Iowa).

1895 South Dakota State Census: Smith, Brule County, South Dakota: D. Buchholz (age 53), Wilhelmine Buchholz (age 50), D. W. Buchholz (age 21), James Buchholz (age 20), Paul Buchholz (age 20), Benjamin Buchholz (age 17) and Hugo Buchholz (age 8).

1900 Census: Mapleton, Minnehaha, South Dakota: Dick Buchholz (born Apr. 1843, age 58, married 33 years, born Germany, immigrated 1882*, in US 18 years, naturalized, farmer) Wilhemine (born Oct. 1844, age 56, married 33 years, 7 children born, 7 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1865), daughter Kate Buchholz (born Oct. 1869, age 30, born Iowa), son James Buchholz (born Mar. 1878, age 25, born Iowa), son Paul Buchholz (born Mar. 1878, age 25, born Iowa) and Hugo Buchholz (born June 1886, age 13, born Iowa) (*Note: It is clearly written 1882, but there is no way the immigration year is correct. All of his children (except the youngest) were born in Iowa prior to 1882)

Minnesota Territorial and State Census, June 14, 1905 Hill Lake, Aitkin County, Minnesota: Dick Buchholz (age 63, born Germany, Period of Residence: 2 years), Minne Buchholz (age 63, born Germany), Paul Buchholz (age 30, born Iowa), Katie Buchholz (age 36, born Iowa), Benjamin Buchholz (age 27, born Iowa), Hugo Buchholz (age 19, born Iowa)

Diedrich Buchholz died Feb. 7, 1908 in Hill Lake, Aitkin County, Minnesota. He is buried in Hill Lake Cemetery, Hill City, Aitkin County, Minnesota (SW-NW Section 15, Township 52 N, Range 26W)

(Minnesota Death Index, 1908 - 2002). Name: Deidrich Buchholz. Death Date: Feb 7, 1908. County, Aitkin. State File Number: 000051, Certificate Year, Record Number 4203.

His widow Wilhelmina Buchholz filed for a pension on June 27, 1908 in Minnesota.

1910 Census: Hill Lake, Aitkin County, Minnesota; Wilhelmina Buchholz (age 65, widowed, 7 children born 7 still living, born Germany), daughter Catherine Buchholz (age 42, born Iowa), son Paul C. Buchholz (age 35, born Iowa) and son Hugo Buchholz (age 23, born Iowa).

Wilhelmine (Sinram) Buchholz, born Oct. 2, 1844, died in Nov. 12, 1924 and is buried in Hill Lake Cemetery, Hill City, Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Wilhelmine Buchholz died Nov. 12, 1924. She is buried in Hill Lake Cemetery, Hill City, Aitkin County, Minnesota (SW-NW Section 15, Township 52 N, Range 26W)


Buck, Wilhelm He was born June 15, 1843 in St. Mecklensburg, Germany. He married Maria Matilda Benter on Jan 4, 1866 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Diedrich Benter (Dec. 27, 1813 - May 3, 1873) and Fridarick Shorlotte Elizab. Knollenberg (Oct. 3, 1826 - Apr. 13, 1876).

I found a Wilhelm Buck (age 6) who came to the US on Sept. 3, 1852 on the John Holland. Other's listed with him were: Dorothea Buck (female, age 40), Frederick Buck (male, age 9), Johan Buck (male, age 8). I do not know for sure that this is the correct Wilhelm Buck. He was a little young. He should have been closer to age 9.

1880 Census: Arcadia, Carroll County, Iowa: Wm. Buck (age 37, Implement Dealer, born Mecklenberg), Wife Matilda Buck (age 32, born Ohio), daughter Emily (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Nettie Buck (age 5, born Iowa), son Herman Buck (age 4, born Iowa) and Melinda Buck (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: West Side, Crawford County, Iowa: William Buck (Township 84, Range 37, Section 24, SE NE, age 41, farming, born Germany), Matilda Buck (age 36, born Ohio), George Buck (age 17, born Clayton county, Iowa), Emma Buck (age 13, born Clayton County, Iowa), Matilda Buck (age 11, born Clayton county, Iowa), Hannah Buck (age 9, born Carroll County, Iowa) and Malinda Buck (age 7, born Carroll County, Iowa.

Maria Matilda (Benter) Buck (born Mar. 29, 1848), died Sept 9, 1889.

1900 Census, Deer Creek, Wayne County, Iowa: Henry Bartels (born May 1864, age 36, born Germany), Emma Bartels (born Aug. 1876 age 28, married 11 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Iowa), daughter Francis (born Mar. 1891, age 9, born Iowa), daughter Florence (born Jan 1892, age 7, born Iowa), daughter Blanche (born Mar. 1894, age 6, born Nebraska), daughter Hilda, (born May 1895, age 5, born Nebraska), son Raymond (born Mch 1896, age 3), daughter Ruth (born May 1898, age 2, born Nebraska) and father in law William Buck (born June, 1843, age 56, widowed, born Germany, immigrated 1850, in US 50 years, naturalized).

1910 Census: Deer Creek, Wayne County, Nebraska:: Henry C. Bartels (age 44, born Germany), Wife Emma L. Bartels (age 38, born Iowa), daughter Frances M. Bartels (age 19, born Iowa), daughter Florence A. Bartels (age 17, born Iowa), daughters Blanche M. Bartels (age 16, born Nebraska), Hilda L. Bartels (age 14, born Nebraska), son Raymond D. Bartels (age 13, born Nebraska), daughter Ruth M. Bartels (age 11, born Nebraska), George F. Bartels (age 9, born Nebraska), daughter Ellen E. Bartels (age 8, born Nebraska), daughter Dorothy L. Bartels (age 6/12, born Nebraska) and father-in-law William Buck (age 67, widowed, born Germany).

Wilhelm Buck died Jan. 17 1913 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Westside Cemetery, Block B, Lot 79, Plot 3, Crawford County, Iowa

obituary was found here

Death of William Buck

William Buck died Friday January 17, 1913 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Gettman, near Carroll, aged 69 years, 76 months and 2 days. His remains were taken to West Side, IA and buried beside those of his wife who died in 1889.

Mr. Buck was a native of Mecklenburg, Germany, where he was born June 15, 1843. He came to America when a boy, and at the age of 18 gave his services to his adopted country, enlisting as a member of Company D, 27th Iowa Infantry and serving three and one-half years, or until the close of the war.

He was married to Matilda Benter at Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa, January 4, 1866. To this union were born eight children, all of whom, with one exception, are left to mourn his death. One daughter died in infancy. After a number of years the family moved to Bell Plain, and in 1875 to West Side, Crawford County, Iowa, where they lived until the death of Mrs. Buck in 1889. Since then Mr. Buck has made his home with his different daughters, coming to Wayne county with them. The surviving children are: George and J. H. Buck of West Side, Ia. Mrs. H. O. Bartels, Mrs. Elle Boe, and Mrs. John Gettman of Carroll, Mrs. A. J. Braggemann of Laird and Mrs. Henry Quible of Merrimac.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church. His last illness which followed a stroke of paralysis, continued for twelve weeks and all the skill of physicians and nursing could not stay the hand of death. He was a good citizen, and had many friends who sympathize with the sorrowing relatives.

Wayne Herald
Jan. 23, 1913
Wayne, Nebraska.


Byers, John Paul. He was born Jan 30, 1843 in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. He was the son of John Paul Byers (1813-Apr. 10, 1855) and Willhelmina Damur (Dec. 31, 1820 - Apr. 2, 1878). He married Lura Frances Harwood on Sept. 24, 1871 in Clarion, Wright County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages 1838 - 1934).

1850 Census, Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois: John Byers (age 37), Wilhelmina Byers (age 30), John P. Byers (age 8), Mary J. Byers 9age 5), Charlotte A. Byers (age 3), and Alvesta Byers (age 1).

1880 Census: Pleasant, Wright, Iowa: John P. Byers (age 37, harness maker, born Illinois, father born Maryland, mother born Switzerland), wife, Lura F. Byers (age 29), son John R. Byers (age 7), and son Guy J. Byers (age 3).

1885 Iowa State Census: Belmond, Wright County, Iowa: John P. Byers (age 42, saddlery), Lura F. Byers (age 34), John R. Byers (age 12), Guy J. Byers (age 8) and Lura B. Byers (age 1).

1895 Iowa State Census: Pleasant, Wright County, Iowa: John P. Byers (age 51, born Illinois, Harness dealer, Religious Belief: M. E. , Soldier in the War of the Rebellion: Co. D, 27 IA. Inft. Corporal), Lura F. Byers (age 44), Guy J. Byers (age 18), Lura B. Byers (age 11), and Betsy A. Cutler (age 70, widowed, born VT).

1900 Census: Belmond, Wright County, Iowa: John P. Byers (born Jan 1843, age 57, married 28 years, Insurance Agent, born Ill.) wife Lura F. (born June 1850, age 49, married 28 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Illinois), son Guy J Byers (born Oct. 1876, age 23), daughter Lura B (born Mar. 1883, age 17).

Lura F. Byers (born June 22, 1850), died Feb. 1906 in Belmond, Wright County, Iowa.

1910 Census: Belmond, Wright County, Iowa: John P. Byers (age 67, widowed, truck farmer,), son Guy J. Byers (age 33, divorced).

1915 Iowa State Census: Belmont, Wright County, Iowa: J. P. Byers, age 73, widowed, born Illinois, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company D., Father born West Virginia, mother born Switzerland, can read and write. 55 years in Iowa.

1920 Census: Snohomish, Snohomish county, Washington: Eugene W. Klein (age 40), wife Bessie Klein (age 35), son John W. Klein (age 4 1/2), father-in-law John Paul Byers (age 76, widowed, born Illinois).

1925 Iowa State Census, Belmond, Wright County, Iowa: John Byers (age 82, father: Byers, born Virginia, Mother: Demour, born Switzerland, Parents married in New York), son Guy Byers (age 48, born Iowa, father: John Byers, mother: Laura Harwood, born Illinois, parents married in Iowa).

John P. Byers died Sept. 13, 1927. He is buried in Belmond Cemetery, Belmond, Wright County, Iowa.

Children of Lura Harwood and John Byers are:

  1. John Raoul Byers, born November 16, 1872 in Belmond, Wright Co., IA; died November 10, 1954 in Odessa, Lincoln Co., WA.
  2. Guy Joseph Byers born October 30, 1876 in Belmond, Wright Co., IA; died September 28, 1936 in Belmond, Wright Co., IA.
  3. Walter Francis Sabin Byers, born June 04, 1881 in Belmond, Wright Co., IA; died May 08, 1882 in Belmond, Wright Co., IA
  4. Lura Bessie Byers, born March 29, 1883 in Belmond, Wright Co., IA; died WFT Est. 1922-1978.

Cooper, Hiram Lewis. He was born Mar. 14, 1836 in Chazy, Clinton County, New York. He was the son of Beriah T. Cooper (Feb. 14, 1807 - Oct. 15, 1870) and JoAnn Vaughn (July. 30, 1812 - June 13, 1883). Both parents died in Pocahontas, Iowa. He married Martha Jane Charles on July 16, 1862 in Communia, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of George Charles (1814-1847) and Rebecca Osborn (1824 -? )

1850 Census: Chazy, Clinton, New York: Berich Cooper (age 44), Joanna Cooper (age 38), Maria Cooper (age 15), Hiram Cooper (age 14), Wm. H. Cooper (age 13), Thomas Cooper (age 8), Lois Cooper (age 5), Caroline Cooper (age 30 and Maria Vaughn (age 33).

1860 Census: Volga, Clayton county, Iowa: Beriah Cooper (age 52), Joannah Cooper (age 48), Hiram Cooper (age 24), Henry Cooper (age 22), Thomas Cooper (age 19), Lois Cooper (age 15) and Caroline Cooper (age 13).

1870 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Hiram Cooper (age 33), Jane Cooper (age 25), Wm H. Cooper (age 6), Catherine Evans (age 9).

1880 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Hiram Cooper, (age 46), wife Martha Cooper (age 35), son William Cooper (age 16), daughter Alice Cooper (age 9), son David Cooper (age 5), daughter Daisy Cooper (age 5) and son Hiram Cooper (age 1).

Hiram L. Cooper filed for a pension on Aug. 7, 1891 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Hiram L. Cooper (born March 1836, age 64, married for 37 years, born New York, farmer), wife Martha J. Cooper (born Feb. 1840, age 60, married 37 years, 7 children born, 4 still living, born Indiana).

Cooper, Martha J. (nee Charles), wife of H.L. Cooper, Aug 17, 1855 - Jul 30, 1906. Buried in Asbury Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

1910 Census: Elk, Delaware County, Iowa: James H. McMahan (age 40, married 2 times, last marriage 12 years), wife Sarah L. McMahan (age 27, married 1 time for 12 years, 5 children born, 3 still living), son James H. McMahan (age 15), daughter Jennie C (age 13) son Bert (age 11), son Clarence (age 8), daughter Gladys B. (age 6), brother-in-law George Hansel (age 58, married 1 time for 16 years), sister in Law Daisy L. Hansel (age 36, married 1 time 16 years, 4 children born, 3 still living), Nephew Lewis H. (age 12), niece Etta E (age 7), Father-in-law Hiram L. Cooper (age 74, widowed, born New York).

Hiram L. Cooper died March 1, 1913 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

HIRAM LEWIS COOPER

A message was received by relatives here to the effect that Hiram L. Cooper had died Saturday morning, which was somewhat of a surprise, Mrs. A. H. Hancher and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lowery having just returned from visiting Mr. Cooper, and having left him quite a little better.

Hiram Lewis Cooper was born in Clinton County New York, March 14, 1836, and died at his home in Clayton County, Iowa, March 1, 1913, aged just 13 days less than 77 years.

The three brothers, Hiram, Henry who died in Rolfe, and Thomas who lives north of Rolfe, enlisted in the volunteer army in 1862 and served faithfully to the close of the Civil War, again settled in Iowa, Hiram enlisted in the 27th Iowa Infantry from Clayton County, Iowa.

Deceased leaves to mourn him two sisters and one brother, Mrs. A. H. Hancher, Mrs. Robert Lowery and Thomas Cooper, all of Rolfe and the vicinity.

Thus the participants of the greatest war of the world's history are passing to the eternal bivouac, where the roll of drum and trumpet call will never break their repose, until that day when the hosts will be marshaled for the last time and the faithful will hear "well done good and faithful servant."

Rolfe Reveille, March 6, 1913


Droge, Herman Heinrich. He was born Aug. 14, 1835 in Herford, Germany. He was the son of Johan Heinrich Droge and Anna Maria Ilsabein Budde. He married Wilhemina Schaffer on June 8, 1866 in the German Protestant Church in Garnavillo, Iowa.

Herman Droge

BIOGRAPHY OF HERMAN DROGE, COMPANY D

Written and Submitted by Carol Ellis, Descendant of Herman Droge

Born: 14 August 1835, Place: Herford, Germany

Married: 8 June 1866, Place: Clayton Co. Iowa

Died: 16 December 1916, Place: Council Bluffs, Iowa

Buried: Walnut Hill Cemetery Pottawattamie Co.


Herman Droge was born in Herford Germany. According to records located in the town hall of Herford, by the German branch of the Droge family, in 1851 Johann Heinrich Droge applied to emigrate to the United States with his wife and his five children. Their intention was to arrive in New Orleans. In the 1960 census of Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa we find only Herman Droge, 26, Mary, 19 and Ann 15. This leaves us wondering what happened to their parents and two other siblings, as they are living with a family named Ripke and Herman is working as a laborer and the females as domestics.

On his 27th birthday in 1862, Herman volunteered to serve as a soldier in the Army for a period of three years. He is described as having brown hair and eyes, a dark complexion and being 5'5 1/2" tall. He served in Company D of the 27th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry. Immediately after being mustered in, the Regiment was sent to take part in Major-General Pope's campaign against hostile Sioux Indians waging warfare in Minnesota. The Indians had been put down before the 27th Regiment arrived, so the Regiment proceeded to Cairo, Illinois and then downriver to Memphis where they reported to General Sherman. They served as part of the outer guard protecting Grant at Vicksburg. The Regiment was then sent to Jackson, Tennessee by train. The Confederates had partially destroyed a railroad bridge by fire, and as the structure was about to fall, they put out the flames so that the train would not notice the damage and would cross the bridge. Two women walked ten miles and by waving lanterns caught the eye of the engineer who was able to stop the train in time to avoid plunging into the ravine.

August 20, 1863 Regiment went through Memphis to join General Steel's army then moving on Little Rock, Arkansas and participated in that campaign and the capture of the city, remaining near that place about two months. According to Herman Droge's records, he had been sick at camp for several days before the Regiment left Helena, Arkansas on August 28. His 2nd Lieutenant asked him if he were able to go with the regiment, and he indicated that he could not. On the 26th of September 26th, his 1st

 Blieding found him in the hospital at Duvals Bluffs, Arkansas and he took him to his regiment at Little Rock. He was then court martialed for being absent without leave and was found not guilty.

Until the end of January 1864, the 27th Iowa had not come into direct conflict with the enemy for 15 months, yet they lost more than 25 percent of their soldiers and officers to disease and discharge due to illness. Early in 1864 they moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi where they took part with Sherman in his Meridian, Mississippi raid. Confederate supplies were captured and destroyed as well as railroad tracks and locomotives. Then they were with General Banks in the Red River expedition where they participated in many skirmishes, and in the Battle of Pleasant Hill, their first actual battle, in April of 1864. They took part in the Battle of Nashville on December 15 and 16 and Herman was severely wounded in the abdomen on the 15th of December. From the report of Lieutenant Colonel Lake, "On the 15th inst. at daylight we formed in line of battle. About sunrise, by orders from Colonel Gilbert, we moved across an open field under fire of the enemy's guns, for about a mile. We were ordered to lie down in a cornfield. Here the fire of the artillery was very heavy, the missiles from the enemy's battery, and our own passing directly over my Regiment. About 4 P.M. I received orders from Colonel Gilbert to prepare for the charge. At the command, 'Forward, double quick march,' every man went forward with a will. On reaching the open field, about 200 yards in front of the enemy's works, immediately deployed and went over the parapet in good style. The enemy were doing their best to escape, and we followed them through the woods and across an open field to the foot and up the side of the mountain until men from the top hung out the white flag in token of surrender." Only 13 men from his Regiment were wounded in this battle, two dangerously and most of them severely as was Herman.

Herman was hospitalized in Nashville immediately and then was moved to a hospital in Evansville, Indiana where he remained until May 26, 1865 when he was discharged from the hospital. his discharge from the Army at the end of May.

On June 8, 1866 Herman Droge married Wilhemina Schaffer in the German Protestant Church in Garnavillo, Iowa. Family tradition says that they had lived within 20 miles of each other in Germany, but met in the United States. They had ten children, born between 1867 and 1889 when their last child, Katherine, our progenitor, was born. Note that Herman was 53 years old and his wife was 44 when she was born.

Their first two children were born in Garnavillo, Iowa. Sometime before 1870 they moved to the outskirts of Nebraska City, Nebraska, located on the Missouri River. The 1870 census indicates that they owned a farm valued at $3,000. Herman was eligible to vote, so probably became a naturalized citizen in Nebraska City. Before 1874 the Droges relocated again for the last time. He crossed the Missouri River again and went back to Council Bluffs, Iowa. The 1880 census showed that they lived in town rather than on a farm, and Herman's occupation was teamster.

Granddaughter Ellen Mitchell related that Herman liked to help in the kitchen. "He always peeled the vegetables dry, and then washed them. He seemed to help with the cooking too. When they lived on an acreage on Woodbury Avenue, (the photograph we have of the farm house with the three girls sitting on the ground and their parents nearby) he raised a big garden, and usually a pig or two. In the late fall he would butcher the pig and make two to three kinds of sausage. Also, he would bring some to us, and they were yummy. This house was the place Aunt Lillian (married 1909) held her wedding reception. As a child of 8 or 9, I remember the house was very large with several rooms upstairs."

Herman Droge lived until his youngest daughter was 27, married and the mother of twins! He was 81 and died of a stroke. His wife, Wilhemina, was nine years younger than he, and she died August 31, 1931 at the age of 86.

BIOGRAPHY OF HERMAN DROGE, COMPANY D

Written and Submitted by Carol Ellis
Volume 5, No 2 of The Frontier Chronicle,
Quarterly of the Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Genealogical Society for April - June 1999.

Herman Droge and His Family
1835 - 1916

Droge is an unusual German name literally meaning DRUG. Most genealogists have many common surnames in their ancestry, and the uncommon names make the task of researching much easier. According to Herman Droge's Civil War Pension application, he was born in "Hartfort" in the state of Westphalia, Prussia. The writer was immediately puzzled by Hartfort, as it definitely did not sound like a German town name. However, assistance from the local German Immigrant Genealogy Society yielded the suggestion that perhaps Hartfort was an Americanization of Herford, a city in the state of Westphalia in present-day Germany. Additionally, the German Society had telephone books for Germany, and several Droges were found to be living in Herford.

Thus began a correspondence between the writer and distant cousins in Germany that has continued for 19 years. Through this correspondence and continuing research via the mail to German archives, came the ancestry of Herman Droge, who appeared reluctant to talk about family history during his lifetime.

Herman's father, Johann Heinrich Droge, was born in Werther, a small village near Herford on 15 March 1802, and he married Anna Maria Ilsabein Budde, born in 1816. They were married on 30 June 1834. The marriage records list the parents of both the bride and groom. The writer has requested copies of these records recently from the Evangelische Landeskirche von Westfalen.

Coincidentally, shortly after the correspondence began between the writer and the Droges in Germany, there was a notice in the Herford, Germany newspaper indicating that in the cellar of the district town hall a list of emigrants to the United States was discovered. The Droge cousins obtained a certified copy of this "List of Emigrants, District Herford, 1851. It stated that Johann Heinrich Droge, age 49 years, "intends to emigrate with his wife and his five children to the USA." His children were listed as Herman, born 14 August 1835; Anne Ilsabein, born 15 February 1839; Anne Catherine Marie, born 4 August 1841; Anna Wilhelmina, born 12 July 1846; and Ernst Heinrich, born 4 July 1850. Johann Droge applied for the release of citizenship and indicated his plans to emigrate with the family of Heinrich Strattman to New Orleans, USA. Unfortunately, the Droge and Strattman families have not yet been located on ship's passenger lists.

There remains an unsolved mystery regarding what happened to Johann Droge, his wife, youngest son who was only a baby when the family set sail for the United States, and Anne Ilsabein, born in 1839. In the 1860 census of Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa, we find Herman, age 26, Mary, age 19 and Ann, age 15-all living with the family of Andrew Ripke. Herman was a laborer and his sister Mary was a domestic, and the 15-year-old probably helped with domestic duties also.

On his 27th birthday in 1862, Herman volunteered to serve as an Army soldier in "The War of the Rebellion" for a period of three years. The Volunteer Enlistment describes him as having brown hair and eyes, a dark complexion and being 5' 5 1/2" tall. He served in Company D of the 27th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry.

The internet is an incredible resource, and the writer was able to locate a website for the 27th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry which yielded a day-by-day account of the activities of the Regiment from the date organized, 2 July 1862, until the Regiment mustered out of service of the U.S. at Clinton, Iowa on 8 August 1865. The 27th Iowa marched over 3,000 miles and traveled by steamboat and railroad over 10,000 miles.

However, Herman traveled slightly less than the 10,000 miles in the service of his adopted country, as he was "severely wounded in the abdomen" in the Battle of Nashville on 16 December 1864. He was immediately hospitalized in Nashville, Tennessee and was then moved to a hospital in Evansville, Indiana where he remained until for five months until 26 May 1865 when he was discharged from the hospital and sent home to Garnavillo, Iowa.

In one of those amazing quirks of fate, the writer later learned that 75 years before the marriage of her parents, an ancestor of her father's fought against her mother's grandfather (Herman Droge) in the two-day Battle of Nashville!

Imagine the writer's astonishment at receiving the Civil War papers of Seaborn Reeves who served in the Confederate 7th Regiment Cavalry Alabama, and finding that he was captured by the Union Army on 15 December 1864 in the Battle of Nashville. Unfortunately, Seaborn succumbed to pneumonia while a Prisoner of War at Camp Douglas, Illinois and died on 6 March 1865 of pneumonia.

After Herman Droge recuperated from his severe wound and was sent home to Garnavillo, Iowa, he met and courted Wilhelmina Schaffer. Wilhelmina had just arrived in Iowa from Prussia at the end of the Civil War. Schaffer is a common surname, and the writer has been unable to trace the exact area where Wilhelmina immigrated from, but older family members recalled hearing that the newlyweds had lived 20 miles apart in Prussia and had not known each other. Herman and Wilhelmina or Mina, as she was called, married on 8 June, 1866 in Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa.

The couple remained in Garnavillo for the birth of their first two daughters, who were named for Herman's two surviving sisters, Mary (born 10 February 1867) and Anna (born 18 April 1868). Sometime shortly before 1870, the Droge family moved to the outskirts of Nebraska City, Nebraska, located on the Missouri River. The 1870 census of Otoe County, Nebraska indicates that they owned a farm valued at $3,000. Herman was eligible to vote, so probably he became a naturalized citizen in Nebraska City.

Before 1874, the Droges relocated again for the last time. They crossed the Missouri River again and went to Council Bluffs, Iowa. There six more daughters and two sons were born as follows: Wilhelmina in 1871, Henry Frank on 24 September 1874, William C. on 5 November 1876, Louisa on 13 March, 1878, Rose on 25 August 1880, Lillian on 22 January 1883, Marion on 10 November 1886 and Katherine on 8 February 1889.

The 1880 census of Council Bluffs shows Herman Droge living in town with his wife and the six youngest children. He was no longer engaged in farming but was listed as a teamster. As the year 1900 approached, money was scarce, and the older girls were sent out to work as servants, often living in the households where they worked. One daughter at age 19 was a dressmaker.

One of Herman and Wilhelmina's granddaughters, Ellen Mitchell, who was a teacher in Council Bluffs for many years, is alive today at age 100. She related her personal memories of her grandfather to the writer. She recalled the large house where the Droge family lived on Woodbury Avenue and related that Herman liked to help in the kitchen. She said that he raised a big garden and usually a pig or two. In the late fall he would butcher the pig and make two or three kinds of sausage. She could still recall how delicious the sausages were many, many years later.

With the exception of Wilhelmina who died as a young child and Rose who died of peritonitis at age 20, the remaining eight children all married. All but two of the eight remained in the Council Bluffs area for their lifetimes. The two sons lived with their parents at least until 1910 when they were 30 and 34 years of age. William married in 1916 at age 40 and Henry married in 1923 at age 48. They were both handsome men who worked to build up the Droge Elevator business in Council Bluffs. The business began in 1894 when they began buying hay and built a warehouse where they dealt in hay and grain. A coal department was added in 1908. The brothers later established an ice business and a seed corn plant. The Droge Elevator, located at 1000 Ninth Avenue and Council Bluffs Seed Company were operated by Henry Droge until his death in 1944, although he had a partner after his brother's death in 1922.

Herman died on 16 December 1916 at age 81 and his wife, Wilhelmina died on 31 August 1931 at age 86. The unusual Droge name has been kept alive through the only grandson, Douglas Droge and his descendants. However, today there are hundreds of descendants who owe their very being in part to Herman's Droge's luck and stamina in surviving a "severe stomach wound" during the Civil War at a time when medicine was primitive at best.

Bibliography:

(1) Church records of Evangelische Landeskirche von Westfalen in Bielefeld, Germany;

(2) Certified copy of List of Emigrants, District Herford, 1851;

(3) Marriage Record of Herman Droge and Wilhelmina Schaffer, Clayton Co, IA;

(4) CENSUS RECORDS: 1856, Clayton Co, IA, 1870 Otoe Co, NE, Pottawattamie Co, IA census of 1880, 1885, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1920'

(5) Civil War and Pension Records of Herman Droge (Also Seaborn Reeves);

(6) Death Certificates for Herman & Wilhelmina Droge and all of their children.

1860 Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Herman Droge (age 26, laborer, born Mecklenberg, Mary Droge (age 19, domestic, born Mecklenberg), and Ann Droge (age 13, born Mecklinberg). They were living with the family of Andrew Pupke.

1880 Census, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Herman Droge (age 45, teamster, born Prussia), wife Mena Droge (age 33, born Prussia), daughter Mary Droge (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Anna Droge (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Mena Droge (age 9, born Iowa), son Henry Droge (age 6, born Iowa), son William Droge (age 4, born Iowa) and daughter Louisa Droge (age 2, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Council Bluffs Ward 4, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Herman Droge (9 Street, age 48, born Germany), Mena Droge (age 40, born Germany), Mary Droge (age 18), Anna Droge (age 17), Henry Droge (age 11), William Droge (age 8), Louisa Droge (age 7), Rose Droge (age 5), and Lilly Droge (age 2).

1900 Census, Lewis, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Herman Droge (born Aug. 1835, age 64, married 35 years, born Germany, immigrated 1852, naturalized, farmer), Wife Minnie Droge (born Oct. 1833, age 66, married 35 years, 11 children born, 9 still living, born Germany), son Henry Droge (born Jan 1874, age 25, born Iowa), son William Droge (born Dec. 1876, age 23, born Iowa), daughter Lillie Droge (born Jan. 1883, age 17, born Iowa), daughter Dazy Droge (born Nov. 1886, age 13, born Iowa), daughter Kate Droge (born Jan. 1889, age 10, born Iowa).

1905 Iowa State Census, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Herman Droge, Woodbury Avenue, Willhelmina Droge, Lucy Droge, Daisy Droge, Kate Droge, William Droge, Henry Droge.

1910 Census, Council Bluffs Ward 4, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Herman Droge (age 74, married 1 time for 40 years, born Germany, immigrated 1851, naturalized, own income), wife Mina Droge (age 66, married 1 time for 40 years, 11 children born, 7 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1866), son Henry Droge (age 34, born Iowa), and son William Droge (age 30, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census: Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa: Herman Droge (age 79, married, County Pottawattamie, P.O. 2100 So 9th Street, Council Bluffs, Retired farmer, Extent of Education: Common 7, can read and write, Birth Place: Germany, owns own home or farm. Value of farm or home: $1000. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State: Iowa, Regiment: 27th, Company D. Church Affiliation: Evangelist. Father's birthplace: Germany. Mother's birthplace: Germany. Naturalized yes. Years in U.S. 65. Years in Iowa: 55.

Herman Droge died December 16, 1916. He is buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery (Section 12, lot 065), Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. Note Wilhelmina Drode is buried in the same plot in grave 5. So Herman Droge is most likely buried in grave 4 or 6.

His widow Wilhelmina Droge filed for a pension on Jan. 3, 1917.

Wilhelmina (Schaffer) Droge died Aug. 31, 1931 and is buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Section 12, lot 065, grave 5, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.


Duwe, Frederick He was born July 4, 1837 in Luneburgh, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of George Wilhelm Duwe (June 14, 1811 - May 24, 1876) and Sophia Frederika Stilla (1813 - 1853). He married Louisa Caroline Menke on July 20th 1872. She was the daughter of Peter Menke and Mirmie Hammann.  His sister Mina Duwe  married Henry Heiller, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. 

1860 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: George Duwe (age 40), Mary Duwe (age 45), Henry Duwe (age 26), Fritz Duwe (age 23), Eliza Duwe (age 21-, Wm Duwe (age 19), Mina Duwe (age 15), Diedrick Duwe (age 12) and Christina Duwe (age 10).

1885 Iowa List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: Fred Duwe, Private, Company D. Post Office: Guttenberg.

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Fred Duwe (age 46), Louisa Duwe (age 28) and Amanda Duwe (age 6).

1900 Census: Jefferson, Clayton county, Iowa: Fritz Duwe (born July 1837, age 62, married 33 years, born Germany, immigrated in 1853, in the US for 47 years, naturalized), wife Louise (born July 1850, age 50, married 33 years, 2 children born, 2 still living), daughter Manda Duwe (born April 1881, age 19), and son Harry Duwe (born June 1892, age 8).

Frederick Duwe died August 27, 1904 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

Submitted by
David Beck

Frederick Duwe died at his residence Sunday morning, he was born July fourth 1837 in Linburgh, Hanover, Germany, and came to America with his parents at the age of 16 years.

He lived on a farm near Guttenberg until the guns of Fort Sumter sounded the secession of the south and the clouds of war filled the clear blue sky of peace with gloom. When prompted by a profound spirit of patriotism and true Americanism he volunteered to fight for his country and for a cause that he deemed just. In Company D, 27th regiment Iowa volunteers under the waving folds of "Old Glory" the flag he loved so much, he fought in many a bloody battle in one of which he also bled. From the effects of the hardship of war he never recovered until on August 24th 1904, at his home in Guttenberg after many years of patient suffering death came to his relief. He now, too, may join his comrades in that vast army in the "Great Beyond".

On July 29th 1872 he joined in marriage with Louisa Menke who together with a son and daughter, Harry Duwe and Mrs. A.H. Borman of this city survive to mourn his death.

Mr. Duwe was a brave and gallant soldier, a devoted husband, a kind and affectionate father and in his dealings with men upright and just.

Three sisters and two brothers survive him, Mrs Eliza Duwe of Ceres, Mrs Henry Fisher of Clayton, Mrs Henry Heiller of Brownsville, Minn, Dieterich Duwe of this city and William Duwe of Clayton. He has fought the good fight, his earthly life is done - may he rest in peace. Funeral was held at the residence Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.. Burial in the city cemetery.

Obituary
Guttenberg Press
Submitted by David Beck

Last Saturday occurred the death of Frederick Duwe, one of the old settlers of this city, after a chronic illness lasting several years. He was born in Linsburg, near Neinburg, in the former kingdom of Hanover, Germany, July 4th, 1837. He came to America in 1853 and shortly afterward came to Guttenberg near which town he settled on a farm. He was married in 1878 to Louisa Menke, who, with two children, Mrs. A. H. Borman and Harry Duwe, survive him. Three sisters and two brothers are also left to mourn his death--Mrs. Eliza Duwe of Cere, Mrs. Henry Fisher of Clayton, Mrs. Henry Heiller of Brownsville, Minn, and Messrs. Diedrich Duwe of this city and William Duwe of Clayton. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. D., 27th Iowa Infantry and served until 1865 when he was honorably discharged. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. G. F. Braun officiating and were attended by a large concourse of old friends who came to pay their last respects to the deceased. Interment was in the City Cemetery.

His widow Louisa C. Duwe filed for a pension on Nov. 25, 1904.

Louise C. Duwe died June 8, 1934 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

Louise (Menke) Duwe (Mrs. Frederick) 1854-1934

DUWE, MENKE, BORMAN, BUKER, IHM, PURNHAGE, LARSON, DUBBELS, TANGEMAN

Posted By: Ken Johnson
Date: 5/4/2005

Thursday, 14 June 1934, Guttenberg Press, p1, c1:

Mrs. L. Duwe Passes Away Early Friday

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LIFE-LONG RESIDENT HELD ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Louise C. Duwe, a lifelong resident of Jefferson township, passed away Friday morning, June 8, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Borman in Guttenberg at the age of eighty years. Death came peacefully after a serious illness of several weeks. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two thirty o'clock, Rev. C. a. Jacobi conducting a brief service at the Borman home before the remains were taken to St. Paul's Lutheran church, where regular funeral services were held, Rev. Jacobi officiating. The church choir sang several selections. Interment was made in City cemetery. The casket was borne by Carl and Emil Ihm, John Purnhage, Fred Larson, Emmet Dubbels and Herbert Tangeman.

Mrs. Duwe was born on May 6, 1854, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Menke of Jefferson township and grew to young womanhood on the home place. In 1873 she was married to Frederick Duwe and with him engaged in successful farming for a number of years. Two children were born to them, one son, Dr. Harry E. Duwe, who passed away in 1918, and the daughter Amanda, now Mrs. A. H. Borman, living in Guttenberg. Retiring from farm life some years ago Mr. and Mrs. Duwe moved to Guttenberg where they made their home. Mr. Duwe died in 1904 and in recent months Mrs. Duwe has lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Borman. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Borman, Mrs. Duwe is survived by three grand-children, Maxine L. Borman of Chicago, Roland A. Borman of Guttenberg and Morris F. Duwe of Arlington, one brother Ernest Menke and one sister, Mrs. Henry Buker of Wauseca, Minn.

She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, taking a great interest in the work of the Ladies Guild and the Missionary society, in both of which she held membership. She was also a member of the local Rebecca and Yeoman lodges. She was a great lover of flowers and outdoor beauty, spending much time on her home, garden and lawn, which were noted for their charm and well-kept appearance with an abundance of flowers at all times.

The passing of Mrs. Duwe takes from the community another of the beloved older residents, who have contributed so much to the upbuilding of Guttenberg. The family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Hello,
I was referred to your website by someone else due to the name Frederick Duwe, being mentioned there.

I would like to suggest some amendment on the German location.

Your entry says: Duwe, Frederick - He was born July 4, 1837 in Linburgh, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of George Wilhelm Duwe (June 14, 1811 - May 24, 1876) and Sophia Frederika Stilla (? - 1853).

I assume that the entries may include errors caused by writing German pronunciation in English words, this may help to get closer to the location in Germany.

From 1816, Hannover was a kingdom, and the principality of Luneburg was a part of it in the north. From the pronunciation, Linburgh could be a good way to write the word in English as Luneburg is pronounced in German.

Luneburg today is a city in the state of Lower-Saxony, Germany, and Hannover is the capital of Lower-Saxony. Luneburg is located closer to Hamburg than to Hannover.

Best regards from Hannover, Germany

Christoph Duwe


Dwyer, Edward B He was born March 1843 in Pennsylvania. He married Emma Wright. (see 1880 census AND death record for their sons Edward B. Dwyer and Frank J. Dwyer).

1880 Census: Precinct 4, Houston County, Texas: Edward B. Dwyer (age 34), wife Emma J. Dwyer (age 23), son Edward B. Dwyer (age 6), son Francis J. Dwyer (age 5), daughter Mary Wright Dwyer (age 5/12, born Dec.), sister-in-law Mary V. Wright (age 18, born Texas), (I would interpret this information to mean that Emma J.'s maiden name was probably Wright).

1890 Veterans Census: San Antonio, Bexar County Texas: Edward B. Dwyer, Private, Co. D. 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Oct. 1862, discharge date Lost. Post Office Address: San Antonio, Texas.

1890 Veterans Census: June 1890 Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas: Edward B. Dwyer, Capt. Co. D. 27/12 Iowa. No dates, Post Office Address: Terrell Texas. no remarks. (I'm not sure how he was on two different 1890 Veteran's census. Although they both were done in June 1890, I suppose there could be several days difference as to when they were actually taken)

1900 Census Record for City of Terrell, Ward 1 Dist 75, dated 11 of June, 1900, Edward B Dwyer, Enumerator

1900 Census: Terrell Ward 3, Kaufman County, Texas: Edward D. Dwyer (Born March 1843, age 57, married 27 years, born Pennsylvania), wife Emmie (born Sept. 1856, age 43, married 27 years, 4 children born, 4 still living. born Texas), son Edward B. born Oct 1873 (age 26, born Texas), son John W. (born Oct 1882, age 17, born Texas).

Edward B. Dwyer filed for a pension on Feb. 26, 1891 in Texas.

Texas State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1892, R.L. Polk & Co.: Dwyer Ed B, boarding house

Civil War Soldiers Buried in Kaufman County: Texas: Dwyer, Edward B. Birth Date 1843, Death Date July 27, 1901. Place of Interment: Oakland Cemetery, Regiment and Army Served: Co. D. 12th Iowa Inf. UNION. Source of Information: Obit dated July 27, 1901 and 1890 Census.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Dwyer, Edward B. Pvt, Co. D. 12th Regt. Iowa Infy. Cemetery: Catholic Cemetery at Terrell, Texas. Date of Death, July 27, 1901.

Edward B. Dwyer's widow Emma J. Dwyer filed for a pension on March 25, 1909 in Texas.

Emma J. (Wright) Dwyer (born Sept. 19, 1856), died Sept. 9, 1912 and is buried in Oakland Memorial Cemetery, Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas.

Note: I found the death record of Edward B. Dwyer on Fold3. It shows that he was born 1872 in Texas. Date of death was Jan 8, 1910. Burial was in Terrell Texas. His parents were Edward B. Dwyer, born Pennsylvania and Emma Wright, born Texas.

Death Record for Frank J. Dwyer shows date of birth July 4, 1875 at Crockett, Texas. Date of death Oct. 28, 1944 at Terrell, Kaufman, Texas. Father's name: E. B. Dwyer, born York, Penn. Mother's name: Emma Wright, born Crockett, Texas. Buried in Terrell, Kaufman, Texas.


Ess, Joseph He was born Nov. 19, 1838 in Burgberg, Schwaben, Bavaria. He was the son of Johan Michael Ess (1792 - ?) and Genovefa Kracker (1800 - ?). He married Hubertine Finken in Carver County, Minnesota. License Date: Oct. 29, 1866. Return Date: Nov. 13, 1866. (Marriage records, Book B, page 155).

1857 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Township 116, Carver County, Minnesota: Michael Ess (age 61, born Germany, naturalized), John Ess (age 30, born Germany, naturalized), Joseph Ess (age 20, born Germany), Francise Ess (age 20, born Germany), Anton Ess (age 14, born Germany)

1870 Census: Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota: Joseph Ess (age 31, wagon maker, born Bavaria), Hubertina Ess (age 23), Frank Ess (age 5), Fred Ess Age 2) and Joseph Ess (age 4/12).

1880 Census: Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota: Joseph Ess (age 42, wagon maker, born Bavaria), wife Hubertina (age 33, born Prussia), son Franciscus (age 13), son Gottfried (age 12), son Joseph (age 9), daughter Franciska (age 7), son John (age 5), son William (age 3) and daughter Theresa (age 1). (all children born in Minnesota)

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota: Joseph Ess (age 46, born Germany, Served as a soldier in Federal Army during Rebellion), Hubertine Ess (age 38, born Germany), Frank Ess (age 17, born Minn.), Fritz Ess (age 16, born Minn). Leonhard Ess (age 13, born Minn.), Francis Ess (male (1880 says female) age 11, born Minn.), John Ess (age 10), William Ess (age 8), Therese Ess (age 7), Charles Ess (age 3), Josephine Ess (age 1).

Chaska - A Minnesota River City - Volume I - The 1800s states: 'The Chaska Foundry and Machine Shop was founded by Joseph Ess in 1886. Before starting the foundry, Ess had been a successful wagon maker and blacksmith in Chaska.'

Joseph Ess filed for a pension on July 23, 1890 in Minnesota.

1890 Veteran's Census: Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota: Joesph Ess, Private Co. D, 27th Iowa Inf. Enlist Aug. 20, 1862, Discharged Aug 8, 1865. Served 2 years, 11 months, 19 days. Post Office Address; Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota. No remarks.

1900 Census, Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota: Joesph Ess (born Nov. 1836, age 63, married 34 years, born Germany, immigrated 1852 in the US for 48 years, Naturalized, Wagon Dealer), wife Tina H (born June 1847, age 52, married 32 years, 15 children born, 11 still living, born Germany), son Leonard Ess (born Nov, 1871, age 28), Daughter Francis D (born Oct. 1873, age 26), Son John Ess (born May 1876, age 24), Son Willie M. (born June 1878, age 21), daughter Theresa (born Jan. 1879, age 21), son Charles (born Nov. 1881, age 18), daughter Josephine (born Sept. 1883, age 16), daughter Anna M. (born Nov. 1885, age 14), daughter Emily F. (born June 1891, age 9).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census: Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota: Joe Ess (age 66, born Germany, in state of Minnesota for 51 years, machinery), Hubertina (age 58), Francis (age 31), William (age 28), Carl (age 23), Josephine (age 21), Anna (age 19), Emelia (age 14)

1910 Census: Chaska Ward 2, Carver County, Minnesota: Joseph Ess (age 71), wife Hubertine Ess (age 62), daughter Francis Ess (age 35), daughter Anne Ess (age 24), daughter Emily Ess (age 19) and sister, Mrs. Barbara Ethen, (age 78, widowed). (William and John Ess were living next to them with their families).

1920 Census: Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota: Joesph Ess (age 81, born Germany , immigrated in 1852, naturalized in 1858), wife Hubertina Ess (age 72), daughter Anna Ess (age 34), daughter Emily Bordon (age 28), son in law William Bordon (age 34).,

Hubertine Ess died January 2, 1920. She is buried in Guardian Angels Catholic Church Cemetery, Carver County, Minnesota.

Joesph Ess died Aug. 30, 1927 in Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota. He is buried in Guardian Angels Catholic Church Cemetery, Chaska Township, Carver County, Minnesota: T115N - R23W, section 8.

Children of Joseph Ess and Hubertine Finken

  1. Frank Ess b: 11 Sep 1867 Chaska, MN Carver County d: Sep 1962 in Chaska, MN Carver County
  2. Gottfried Ess b: 21 Nov 1868 Chaska, MN Carver County d: 1933
  3. Joseph Ess b: 12 Apr 1870 Chaska, MN Carver County d: 1883
  4. Leonard Ess b: 15 Nov 1871 Chaska, MN Carver County d: Jul 1967 in Excelsior, MN
  5. Franziska Ess b: 08 Oct 1873 Chaska, MN Carver County d: 1916
  6. John Ess b: 1875 d: 1930
  7. William Ess b: 04 Jun 1877 Chaska, MN Carver County d: Dec 1978 in Chaska, MN Carver County
  8. Theresa Ess b: 03 Jan 1879 Chaska, MN Carver County d: 13 Apr 1916
  9. Charley Ess b: 1881 d: 1961
  10. Josephine Ess b: 29 Sep 1883 Chaska, MN Carver County d: 1981
  11. Anne Ess b: 01 Dec 1885 Chaska, MN Carver County d: 1980
  12. Infant Ess b: 1887 d: 1890
  13. Emily Ess b: 1889 d: 1985

Fitch, John, He was born about 1844 in Rockingham, Virginia. He was the son of Erasamus H. Fitch (1828 - ?) and Ann Mohler (1828 - ?). His sister Sarah Fitch married Martin L. Garber who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa Infantry.

1850 Census: District 2 and A Half, Augusta, Virginia: Erasmus H. Fitch (age 32), Ann Fitch (age 27), John Fitch (age 6), Sarah Fitch (age 5), Jas Fitch (age 3), Erasmus Fitch (age 0).

1856 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa. Erasamus Fitch (age 46), Ann Fitch (age 38), John Fitch (age 12), Sarah Fitch (age 11), James Fitch (age 8), Robert Fitch (age 3), Erasmus Fitch (age 1) and Haty J. Fitch (age 1)

1860 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Erasmus Fitch (age 43, farmer, born Virginia), Ann Fitch (age 41, born Virginia), John Fitch (age 16, born Virginia), Sarah Fitch (age 15, born Virginia), Johnson Fitch (age 10, born Virginia), Robert Fitch (age 7, born Iowa), Oscar Fitch (age 5, born Iowa), Hitta Fitch (female age 4, born Iowa) and Hannah Fitch (age 2, born Iowa).

John Fitch died April 10, 1863 and is buried in Union National Cemetery, Corinth, Miss. Section B. grave 47

His father Erasmus H. Fitch filed for a pension on Feb. 6, 1881.


Fleming, James G. He was born Aug. 7, 1839 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Fleming (Oct 25, 1810 - Apr 23, 1878 and Eliza Gordon (Dec 9, 1819 - Mar. 27, 1892). James G. Fleming married Margaret Matilda Rizer on Nov. 23, 1865 in Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Hugh A. Rizer (Dec. 24, 1817 - July 31, 1885) and Jane Johnston (June 10, 1822 - Nov. 8, 1883). Her brother, William Christian Rizer, also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census: Carroll, Washington County, Pennsylvania: William Fleming (age 40), Eliza Fleming (age 33), Charles Fleming (age 13), James Fleming (age 11), Margaret Fleming (age 9), Mary Fleming (age 3), Laticia Fleming (age 3).

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: William Fleming (age 44), Eliza Fleming (age 40), James Fleming (age19), Charles Fleming (age 17), Margret Fleming (age 15), Mary Fleming (age 13), Artamessa Fleming (age 11), Nancy Fleming (age 5), Emiline Fleming (age 2). All born Pennsylvania. The family had been in Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: William Fleming (age 49), Elizabeth Fleming (age 46), Charles Fleming (age 22, born PA), James G. Fleming (age 20, born PA), Margarette L. (age 18), Mary J. Age 16), Frances (age 14), Nancy, (age 7), Emeline (age 5), Wm H. (age 2).

1870 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: James Flemming (age 29), Margaret Flemming (age 23), James W. Flemming (age 3), Wm A. Flemming (age 1).

1880 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: James Fleming (age 40, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Margeret Fleming (age 34, born Ohio), daughter Carrie (age 8), son Spencer (age 5), Son Perry (age 3) and daughter Lucy (age 3/ 12, born March)

1885 Iowa State Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: James G. Fleming (age 45, Township 91, Range 4, Section 16, NW SE)), Margaret Fleming (age 39), Carrie Fleming (age 12), Spencer Fleming (age 10), Perry Fleming (age 6), Lucy Fleming (age 4), and Ella Fleming (age 3).

Margaret Matilda Fleming (born Jan. 29, 1846 in Ohio), died May 29, 1900. She is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa.

1900 Census, Delaware, Delaware County Iowa: J. G. Fleming (age 60, born August 1839, born Pennsylvania, Landlord), daughter Ella Fleming (born Sept. 1882, age 18, father born Penn. Mother born Ohio), daughter Margaret Fleming (born Dec 1884, age 15, born Iowa, father born Penn, mother born Ohio) and daughter Jessie M Fleming (born Aug. 1886, age 13). (The other three children: Spencer, Perry and Lucy were living together in Elk, Clayton County, Iowa).

1905 Iowa State Census, Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa: J. G. Fleming, Margaret Fleming and Jessie M. Fleming.

James G. Fleming died Feb. 5, 1909 in Manchester, Delaware Iowa. He was buried Feb. 10, 1909 in Asbury Cemetery, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa.

Children of James G. Fleming and Margaret Rizer:

  1. Carrie Fleming b: ABT 1872 in Elk, Clayton, Iowa
  2. Spencer Fleming b: Feb 1875 in Elk, Clayton, Iowa
  3. Perry Oscar Fleming b: 11 May 1878 in Elk, Clayton, Iowa
  4. Lucy Fleming b: Mar 1880 in Elk, Clayton, Iowa
  5. Ella Fleming b: 16 Dec 1881 in Elk, Clayton, Ia
  6. Margaret Emerald Fleming b: 8 Dec 1884 in Elk, Clayton, Ia
  7. Jessie M. Fleming b: 18 Aug 1886 in Elk, Clayton, Ia

Franke, Frederick. He was born July 4, 1839 in Germany. He married Mary Duwe on Feb. 10, 1866 at Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). His obituary also says that he married Mary Duwe. But note that the 1925 census for her children lists her as Mary Shutte/Schuette/Schutte. This indicates to me a possible previous marriage. Is Shutte/Schuette/Schutte her maiden name and Duwe a married name?? I continued to research this and a found a marriage record for an Augustus M. Duwe (born about 1865) that listed her parents as Henry Duwe and Mary Schutte. I would consider the possibility that Mary was previously married to Henry Duwe and that Augusta Franke listed in the census records below is their child.

Frederick and Mary Franke

Frederick and Mary Frank.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Schutte (age 44), AM Schutte (age 40), Wm. Schutte (age 15), Mary Schutte (age 14) and Emma Schutte (age 10). (All born in Prussia. This could be Mary's family.)

1870 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Frederic Franks (age 30), Mary Franks (age 23), Augusta Franks (age 4), Mary Franks (age 3), and Christina Franks (age 1).

1880 Census: West Branch, Sioux County, Iowa: Frederick Franke, (age 41, farmer, born Prussia), wife Mary (age 34, born Prussia), daughter Augusta (age 14), daughter Mary (age 13), daughter Stine (age 11), daughter Emma (age 9), daughter Anna (age 7), son Henry Franke (age 5), and son William Franke (age 4).

Frederick Franke filed for a pension on Oct. 25, 1890 in Iowa.

1900 Census: West Branch, Sioux County, Iowa: Fred Frankie (born July 1836, age 63, married 34 years, born Germany, immigrated 1857, in US 43 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Mary Frankie (born Feb. 1844, age 55, married 34 years, 7 children born, 6 still living.), son Henry Frankie (born Jul 1874, age 25).

Mary Franke died Nov. 17, 1912 and is buried in St. John's Lutheran Ireton Cemetery, Sioux County, Iowa

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota: Battle Mountain Sanitarium: Frederick Frank: MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Each Enlistment: 18-8-62, Guttenberg, Ia. Rank: Corp. Company and Regiment: D 27 Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: 8-8-65 Clinton, Ia. Cause of Discharge: End of War. Disabilities when admitted to the Home: Chr. Art. Rheu, arteriosclerosis, cardiac hypertrophy. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Germany, age 76, height 5 7, complexion lt, gray eyes, gray hair, can read and write, Religion: Prot. Occupation: Farmer; Residence subsequent to discharge: Ireton IA, widowed. Name and address of nearest relative: Mrs. WS. Johnston, Ireton, daughter, Iowa. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension $30.00. Date of Admission Ad. BMS 17-5-16. Discharged June 22-16. Cause of Discharge OR.

1920 Census: Reading, Sioux, Iowa: Will Johnston (age 67), wife Christina Johnston (age 51, born Iowa), daughter Mabel (age 18), son Arthur (age 11) and father-in-law Frederick Franke (age 80, widowed, born Germany, immigrated 1856, naturalized in 1869).

Frederick Franke died July 28, 1920 and is buried in St. John's Lutheran Ireton Cemetery, Sioux County, Iowa

Sudden Death of Early Pioneer

Frederick A. Franke, one Sioux County's pioneer homesteaders and a veteran of the Civil War, died suddenly Wednesday evening, July 28, at his home in Ireton from a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in his usual health and had eaten a very hearty supper. After supper he went out on the lawn with his son Henry and other members of the family and it was while strolling around that he was suddenly stricken. He became unconscious and passed away in a very short time. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Ireton, Rev. J. E. Rich. Schmidt preaching the funeral sermon. The funeral was largely attended. Comrades of the G. A. R., of which order the deceased was an honored member, acted as honorary pallbearers. Interment was made in the Cemetery near St. John's Church Southeast of Ireton.

Frederick A. Franke was born in the province of Hanover, Germany, July 4, 1839. At the age of 17 he emigrated to America and located at Guttenberg, Iowa. On the 8th day of August, 1862 he enlisted in Company D, 27th Iowa Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. His company was first sent to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, on account of the Indian outbreaks, but late in the fall of that year they were transferred to the South. He participated in the siege of Vicksburg and was then sent up to Arkansas to take Little Rock, and participated in a number of engagements in that state. He then went to Mobile, Alabama and participated in the fights at Fort Spanish and Fort Blakely. It was not until August, 1865, that he received his discharge at Clinton, Iowa, having honorably served his country for a period of three years.

After the war he returned to Clayton County, Iowa and in June, 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Duwe.

In 1878 he came with his family to Sioux County and took a homestead in West Branch Township, which was still in his possession at the time of his death. He remained on the homestead until 1901, when he and his wife came to Ireton to make their home. The good wife passed from him November 17, 1912. He is survived by one son, Henry Franke of Ireton, and four daughters, W. S. Johnson of Ireton, Mrs. James Cobb of Norcross, Minnesota, Mrs. Charles Werley of Le Mars and Miss Mary Franke of Denver, Colorado. He also had 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He recently made inquiry regarding the members of his old company and found that he and his comrade Charles Hennrich of Ireton, were the only surviving members. His death leaves only one survivor of that brave 100 men who offered their lives that this government "of the people and by the people should not perish from the earth." Comrade Franke was held in high esteem by everyone and sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved children in their sad hour.

Hawarden Independent, August 5, 1920

A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN ST. JOHN'S CHURCH OF READING TOWNSHIP.
By Rev. C. D. Nuoffer

St. John's ChurchThe German Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Church Organization of Reading Township was established in the year 1875 with a membership of seven, whose names are as follows: Messrs. Carl Hennrich, Ernest Hennrich, Henry Van der Hamm, Henry Baack, John Rentschler, Herman Witt and Fred Franke. Services were at first held in private homes and later on in school house No. 6, on section 14, until 1884, when they erected a neat church edifice on a 40 acre tract of land located in the southeast 1/4 of section 15, which had been bought for church, school and cemetery purposes. Their dedication of their new house of worship occurred on the 13th day of July of the same year. In 1888 a small parsonage was built which has since (in 1904) been remodeled into a large commodious mansion as shown in accompanying cut. In 1894 a school-house was erected near the church building for the purpose of religious instructions. Besides this school, the church also conducts a Sunday school with an attendance of from 40 to 50 pupils.

The 1925 Iowa State Census lists the parents names. In 1925 Henry Franke gave his parents names as Fred Franke and Mary Shutte. Christine Johnston gave her parents names as Fred Franke and Mary Schuette. Anna Werley gave her parents names as Fred Franke and Mary Schutte. So: Mary's maiden name is Shutte/Schuette/Schutte .


Friedlein, Johann Nickolaus. He was born May 12, 1834 in Schmoltz, Bayern, Germany. He was the son of Johann Peter Friedlein and Elizabeth Unknown. He married Mary Ann Schrunk on Oct 14, 1865 in Glen Haven, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of John Frederick Schrunk (Feb. 20, 1801 - Feb. 20, 1891) and Josephine Haman (Mar. 20, 1820 - July 5, 1863).

1860 Census: Millville, Clayton County, Iowa: George Friedlien (age 28), Margaret Friedlien (age 29), Fritz Friedlien (age 10), Eliza Friedlien (age 8), Margret Friedlien (age 3), Ann Friedlien (age 2), Nick Friedlien (age 25)

1870 Census: Millville, Clayton County, Iowa: Nichole Friedline (age 36, born Bavaria), Mary A. Friedline (age 32), George Friedline (age 7), Caroline Friedline (age 3), Eliza Friedline (age 2) and Edward Friedline (age 8/12).

1880 Census: Millville, Clayton County, Iowa: N, Friedlein (age 46, farmer, born Bavaria), wife Mary A. Friedlein (age 41, born Penn.), son George F. Friedlein (age 17, born IA), daughter Caroline Friedlein (age 13, born IA), daughter Eliza Friedlein (age 12, born IA), son Fred Friedlein (age 7, born IA) and daughter Emma Friedlein (age 5, born IA).

1885 Iowa State Census: Millville, Clayton County, Iowa: Nick Friedlein (age 50, township 91, Range 1, Section 6), Mary A. Friedlein (age 44), Luza Friedlein (age 17), Fredy Friedlein (age12), Emma Friedlein (age 10).

1900 Census: Guttenberg Town, Clayton County, Iowa: Nick Friedlein (born May 1834, age 66 married 35 years, born Germany, immigrated 1852, in US 48 years, naturalized), wife Mary A. Friedlein (born Dec. 1838, age 61, married 35 years, 7 children born, 5 still living.)

Nickolas Friedlein died Sept. 1, 1907 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

His widow Mary A. Friedlien filed for a pension on Sept. 19, 1907.

Mary Ann Friedlein (born Dec. 13, 1838), died Jan 23, 1918 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.


Fritz, Daniel He was born about 1825 in Germany. He married Mary Seavert in Ohio. (per 1925 Iowa State Census).

1856 Iowa State Census: Garnavillo, Clayton Count, Iowa: Daniel Fritz (age 30, brick layer), Maria Fritz (age 30), William Fritz (age 3, born Ohio), Henry Fritz (age 0, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Daniel Fritze (age 36, mason (b/maker), Mary Fritze (age 35), Henry Fritze (age 4), John Fritze (age 2), Amelia Fritze (age 6.12)

1870 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Daniel Fritz (age 45, farmer), Mary (age 32), Henry Fritz (age 14, born Ohio), John Fritz (age 12), and Julius Fritz (age 8).

1880 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Fritz (age 24, farmer, born Ohio), mother Mary Fritz (age 48), Father Daniel Fritz (age 58, brick mason, born Germany), brother John Fritz (age 22, born Iowa), brother Julius Fritz (age 18, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Daniel Fritz (age 62, Township 93, Range 3, Section 16, NW SE, Mason ), Maria Fritz (age 57), Julius Fritz (age 22). (Henry Fritz and family lived next door.)

Daniel Fritz died July 1, 1890, and is buried in Old Garnavillo Cemetery, Garnavillo Township, Section 18 SE/SW, Clayton County, Iowa.

United States Application for Headstones for Military Veterans, 1925-1941: It originally had Christopher D. Fritz. That was crossed through and handwritten is: Not found as (Christopher). Written underneath is Daniel Fritz. Rank: Cpl. Company D, Regiment 27th Iowa Inf. Date of Death: July 1, 1890. Name of Cemetery: Old Cemetery. Located in Garnavillo, Iowa. To be shipped to F. E. Sharp, Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa. Signed F. E. Sharp, date June 3rd, 1938.

His widow Mary S. Fritz filed for a pension on Aug. 25, 1890. His name was listed as Christopher D (alias Daniel Fritz).

1925 Iowa State Census, Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa. shows John E. Fritz, age 67, born 1858 in Iowa. Father Daniel Fritz, born Germany; Mother Mary Seavert, born Germany. Parents married in Ohio.


Garber, Hezekiah He was born Oct 1838 in Shelby County, Ohio. He was the son of Joseph Garber (Mar 7, 1799 - Jan 16, 1887) and Eliza Ann Montaine. (May 16, 1800 - Nov. 6, 1879). They are buried in Hillside Cemetery in Floyd County, Iowa. (Note the birthdates of Joseph and Eliza were computed using their age and date of death on the tombstone). He married Electa A. Wallace on July 31, 1867 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John Wallace.

H. Garber was born in Shelby County, Ohio in 1838. At about the age of fourteen he moved with his father, Joseph Garber to Clayton County, Iowa, where he made his home till Aug. 20, 1862, when he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry; served his county three years lacking twelve days, being mustered out Aug. 10, 1865; at Clinton; was in the hospital only twenty days during this time; was never wounded nor taken prisoner. He and his brother Joseph and three cousins enlisted in the same company and at the same date, and all came out unscathed except his brother, who was discharged in about six months after enlistment, and returned home and died finally of disease contracted in the army. Mr. Garber's army life was the experience of a faithful soldier. Participated in many engagements; a few we give below: Little Rock, Ark.; Fort Derussa, Pleasant Hill, Yellow Bayou, Tupelo, battle of Nashville, Fort Spanish and Fort Blakely at Mobile, Ala. After his return from the army he joined his father's family who, in the spring of 1865, moved to Floyd County, where H. Garber has since resided with the exception of the year 1874, which he spent in Clayton County. Mr. Garber was married July 31, 1867, to Miss Electa A. Wallace, daughter of John Wallace, of Marble Rock. They have two children living - Max and Louella, ages five and three respectively.

Biographies
Source: History of Floyd County, Iowa, 1882, Pages 1106 - 1107

1850 Census: Perry, Shelby County, Ohio:  Joseph Garver (age 53, born Kentucky), Eliza Garver (age 50), Jane Garver (age 18), Joseph Garver (age 17), Thomas Garver (age 15), Hezekiah Garver (age 13) and Malissa Garver (age 10).

1856 Iowa State Census; Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Joseph Garber (age 59, born Ky, Carpenter), Eliza Garber (age 56), Joseph S. Garber (age 22), Thomas Garber (age 20), Hezekiah Garber (age 18), and Melisa Garber (age 16). The family had been in Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Joseph Garber (age 64, born Kentucky), Eliza Garber (age 61, born New York), Joseph S. Garber (age 27, born Ohio, teacher), Thomas Garber (age 24, born Ohio), Hezekiah Garber (age 21, born Ohio, teacher), and Sarah M. Garber (age 19, born Ohio).

Transcription of Letter from Hezekiah Garber and Photo
Submitted by Tyler Barth

Vicksburg
March the 5th/64

Respected Brother

Hezekiah GarberWell, Joe, you may think strange by me not writing before but when I received your letter we were laying 3 miles in the rear of this place. I got your letter in the eavening just after we got the orders to be ready to march at daylight so I had not time to write then, we started on the third (ult) towards Jackson and the 2nd day our front began to skirmish with the rebs the next day heavy skirmishing in front and about 4 oclock P.M. they made a stand (Gen) Mcpherson, comdg, 17 Army Corps was on one road came up in line of battle and our Corps (16) und (Gen) Hulburt came up and tried to flank them but they got up skedadled so we marched down where the was standing and I had the Pleasure of seeing some of them with canon ball holes through their carcases and so until the 14th when we reached Meridian a distance of 175 miles we expected to have a big fight but it was no go they would not stand. Meridian is situated on the Rail Roads leading from Mobil Montgomery Canto & several of the Places through east to Atlanta Charleston & Richmond we tore up all the Roads there for 30 miles around well we started back on the 20 and came to Canton and tore up railroad for three days there when we started for this Place which we reached yesterday after a scout on one month and one day marching 21 days traveling over 400 miles all on one cracker a day but we was in a good country for foraging we lost several boys out of our Regt foraging one of our Co. by the name of John Ahrend and in all that round our (Regt) never was brought in action. You ask if Co D was in the fight at Little Rock. No they "supported" the battery all day.

Joe how would you like to set for half an hour and hear the shells buzing over your head, the third days march from here we was setting down in the eavening about an hour by sun while the cavalry and artillery was fighting then the shells was buzing over our heads and the boys was laughing when the Adjutant came along and gave the order to go into camp that our front had been driven back well we went into camp and the Colonel told us to enjoy our selves well, for we had to take the front in the morning. Oh, but you better believe my heart beat then, but then how glad I was in the morning when the word came that the rebes had retreated and the road was clear. Joe as to that land if you think it is worth the money and I can get a wife by the operation why by her and I will do all I can but you must tell me the terms and what I will have to do so as to meet the payments as their likeness I will send them as soon as I can get them but tell Miss Sarah she will have to send hers in return. Tell her if she don't write me a letter why I will write to her one of these days. I will answer all letters with Pleasur so write soon.

This leave me well

Hez

Hezekiah Garber Diary Entry Undated 1863 diary entry by Hezekiah Garber.  Submitted by Tyler Barth.

Friday Clear
On Picket

J. P. Byers, M. Thein, H. Bramer & I on an out post cars (?) Carthage. M. Adrian stay at night with us.

Hezekiah and Louell Garber Photo: Hezekiah Garber and daughter Louell. Submitted by Tyler Barth

Hezekiah Garber married Electa A. Wallace on July 31, 1867 in Floyd County, Iowa. Source: Floyd County Marriages

1870 Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: Hezekiah Gable (age 31, farmer, born Ohio), Electa A. Gable (age 22, born Wis.) and Bertram Gable (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: Hezekiah Garber (age 41, farmer), wife Electa Garber (age 32), son Max B Garber (age 2), daughter Luella Garber (age 8/12, born Oct.) father Joseph Garber (age 83, widowed, born Kentucky), and Gary Wallace (age 17).

1885 Iowa State Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: Hezekiah Garber (age 46, Township 96, Range 17, Section 6, Lot 1 E 1/ NE, farmer), Electa A. Garber (age 35), Max B. Garber (age 7), Luelle O. Barber (age 5), Garrett S. Wallace (age 21), Nina E. Wallace (age 3).

Electa A. Garber died April 28, 1887. She is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Marble Rock. Floyd County, Iowa.

1900 Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: Hezekiah Garber (Born Oct, 1838, age 61, widowed, day laborer), daughter Louelle Garber (age 20).

1910 Census: Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa: Hezekiah Garber (age 71, widowed, born Ohio)

1915 Iowa State Census: Union, Floyd County, Iowa: H. Garber, age 76, widowed, County Floyd, P. O. Marble Rock: Township Union: Occupation: Retired. Extent of Education 8 Common, High School 1, can read and write, Birth Place, Ohio, Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company D. Father's Birth Place KY, Mother's Birth Place NY. Years in Iowa: 63.

Hezekiah Garber died Jan. 6, 1918 (pension index record) and is buried in Hillside Cemetery (also known as Eastside Cemetery) Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa.

ANOTHER G. A. R. BOY CALLED – – HEZEKIAH GARBER

Hezekiah Garber, the last of the family to be summoned, was born in Shelby County, Ohio, October 12, 1833 and died at his home near Marble Rock January 6, 1918, age 79 years, 2 months and 25 days. He came to Clayton County, Iowa in 1854 and enlisted at Elk Port with Company D, 27th Iowa volunteers August 20, 1862, receiving honorable discharge at the close of the Civil War August 12, 1865 after three years of continued service.

Mr. Garber came to Marble Rock, Iowa, about 1866 and was united in marriage with Electa Wallace, July 31, 1867. Five children were born to this union: Bertie, Nettie and Mattie dying in early childhood; Max Bruce and Luella, Mrs. Anton Hagerud of Sheffield, Iowa. Mrs. Garber preceded him to the other world April 28, 1887. The last two children mentioned and an adopted daughter, Nina Wallace, together with four grandchildren survive. Major Max Bruce Garber is stationed at Fort D. A. Russell, Cheyenne, Wyoming, as military instructor to the National Guards.

Mr. Garber was a man reserved in his manner, jovial and lighthearted with his friends; a true and brave soldier, loving his country to the fullest degree. While he cared little for public praise, yet he was always found ministering to the needy comrade, his widow and family, securing for them "help in a time of need."

Marble Rock Journal, Marble Rock Floyd County, Iowa, January 10, 1918


Garber, Joseph S. He was born about 1833 in Shelby County, Ohio. He was the son of Joseph Garber (Mar 7, 1799 - Jan 16, 1887) and Eliza Ann Montaine. (May 16, 1800 - Nov. 6, 1879).

1850 Census, Perry, Shelby County, Ohio: Joseph Garver (age 53, born Kentucky), Eliza Garver (age 50), Jane Garver (age 18), Joseph Garver (age 17), Thomas Garver (age 15), Hezekiah Garver (age 13) and Malissa Garver (age 10).

1856 Iowa State Census; Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Joseph Garber (age 59, born Ky, Carpenter), Eliza Garber (age 56), Joseph S. Garber (age 22), Thomas Garber (age 20), Hezekiah Garber (age 18), and Melisa Garber (age 16). The family had been in Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Joseph Garber (age 64, born Kentucky), Eliza Garber (age 61, born New York), Joseph S. Garber (age 27, born Ohio, teacher), Thomas Garber (age 24, born Ohio), Hezekiah Garber (age 21, born Ohio, teacher), and Sarah M. Garber (age 19, born Ohio).

In a biography for Hezekiah Garber is this statement: "He and his brother Joseph and three cousins enlisted in the same company and at the same date, and all came out unscathed except his brother, who was discharged in about six months after enlistment, and returned home and died finally of disease contracted in the army."

Submitted by
Tyler Barth

Know Ye, That Joseph S Garber, a Private of Captain Meyer's Company (D,) 27th Regiment of Iowa Vol. Infty who was enrolled on the 26th day of August one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two to serve THREE YEARS, is hereby Discharged from the service of the United States, this 12th day of March 1863, at Saint Louis Missouri by reason of Surgeon's Certificate of disability Albumin aria and Hepatitis

(No objection to his being re enlisted is known to exist.*)

Joseph S. Garber was born in Shelby County in the State of Ohio, is 27 years of age, 6 feet ( _ ) inches high, light complexion, brown eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enrolled, a School Teacher.

Given at Saint Louis Missouri this 12th day of March 1863

* This sentence will be erased should there be anything in the conduct or physical condition of the soldier rendering him unfit for the army.

Henry Almstedt
Colonel Commanding Post St. Louis.

STAMP ON FRONT

Paid by ROBERT SMITH
ST. LOUIS.
MAR 17, 1863
PAYMASTER U.S.A.

BACK RIGHT

Head Quarters St. Louis District of Missouri,
St. Louis, March 11th 1863

Joseph S. Garber
a Private Co. D
27th Iowa Reg't of Inf Vol

TO BE DISCHARGED

By order of Brig. Gen'l Davidson
Row Elliott
Lieutenant and A.A.D.C.

Joseph S. Garber died Jan. 20, 1866 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Hillside Cemetery (also known as Eastside Cemetery) Marble Rock, Floyd County, Iowa.


Garber, Joseph, He was born July 4, 1835 in Belle Fontaine, Ohio. He was the son of Martin Miller Garber (Apr. 28, 1793 - Aug. 31, 1851) and Magdaline Mohler (Dec. 23, 1801 - Dec. 8, 1876). He married Catherine Adeline Schaeffer on Oct. 14,1868 in Grundy Co., Iowa.

Martin Garber, born April 28, 1793, according to this record, but according to the record left in the old Coffman German Bible which substantiates the origin of the family by so slight variation, April 24, 1793, in Augusta County, Old Virginia. His mother's maiden name was Miller, his father, Levi Garber, was a preacher in Kentucky. He was one of a family of 15 children and next to the youngest.

5005--Magdaline Mohler, his wife, was born January 23, 1801 (original Mohler Bible record in possession of Dr. Henry Mohler at Grottoes, Virginia, states December 23, 1801, which is the correct date, it being made by her parents).

Martin Garber moved with his wife, Magdaline Mohler Garber, from Virginia to Ohio, where most of their family were born. Both were active in the Dunkard Church. Magdaline Mohler Garber became a member of the National Council of the Dunkard Church, in that manner attaining a most extensive acquaintance through the church in America. Martin Garber's six brothers were all preachers or elders in the Dunkard Church while he remained a layman.

After his death in 1851, Magdaline Mohler Garber, together with all her children and their families, set out for a pioneer life in Iowa and located about the town of Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa, whither had gone two sisters, Hannah Mohler Beddows and Ann Mohler Fitch.

JOSEPH GARBER, meat market. Was born July 4, 1840, in Logan County, Ohio. In 1851 came to Clayton County, Iowa, and engaged in teaching school. He enlisted in 1862 in Co. D, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry. Served to the end of the war. Returned to Clayton County, and continued teaching. June, 1870, he came to Webster County. In 1872 removed to Nuckolls County. Held the office of County Clerk two terms. In 1875, he was elected a member of the Constitutional Convention. Returned to Red Cloud in 1877. Has since been engaged in farming. During 1871 he held the office of County Commissioner. Mrs. Garber was the first resident white woman in Webster County. They have four children, three daughters and one son.

Biographical Sketches of Red Cloud

Genealogy of Ludwig Mohler Family in America is the source for the information below.

Joseph Garber b near Bellefontaine, Ohio; d at Red Cloud, Nebr., where he was buried; married Catharine Adeline Schaffer. They located at Guide Rock, Nebr., May 20, 1870.

They were the first white family to locate in Webster County, and Mrs. Garber (quoted from the Webster County Argus, dated April 30, 1909,) "preferred to share all the dangers and hardships from the beginning with her husband and brothers-in-law. She had drawn a carbine from the State with the men, and she became the best shot of the party with the exception of Silas Garber. Mrs. Garber made her home in the emigrant wagon while the men erected the first stockade of the Republican Valley, and then united in building her a house on the homestead. Mrs. Catherine Garber was the first white woman to cross the county line; the first to engage in housekeeping and homemaking in the entire Republican Valley in the State of Nebraska; and perhaps the first homemaker in that part of the State west of Thayer County and south of the Platte Valley, except the few who had located themselves near the stations of the old overland route between the Missouri River and the mountains. To Mrs. Garber naturally fell the duty of welcoming the homeless and of ministering to the rest in their sickness and needs."

"In 1873 her husband proved up on his claim and took another across the line in Nuckolls County, where he was elected the first County Clerk, 1875; elected to represent the counties of Thayer and Nuckolls in the Constitutional Convention of 1875."

Mrs. Garber died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. E. Tait, at Red Cloud on April 26, 1909, and was buried there.

With every phase of the development of Webster County, Nebr., Joseph and Catharine Garber, known to all old-timers alike as "Aunt Addie", were identified. They removed to Red Cloud in 1876 and from 1877 until 1905 lived on the farm one mile out, when they moved to town.

At the stockade Mrs. Garber gathered the children together and taught them, and throughout her whole life she ministered to the sick and needy, cooked for public "feeds" and was active in the W. R. C.

The two so impressed their personality upon the community that during their last years seats of honor were always reserved for them at all kinds of public gatherings, and they were ceremoniously escorted to the place of honor. No other woman in Webster County grew as close to the hearts and lives of the old-timers of the whole county as Mrs. Garber and no other man was so missed from G. A. R. Circles as Joseph Garber, who up to the day of his death helped the committee of the Interstate Reunion make that affair a success, a few days later.

Joseph Garber was appointed by William H. James, Secretary of State, May 1, 1871, the first Justice of the Peace of Webster County; was delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1875, where he and Silas worked together for a greater Nebraska; County Commissioner of Webster County; member of the Red Cloud school board; one of the directors of the early Webster County Fair Association; a G. A. R.; the local community speaker, and writer of the obituaries of the old-timers. His geniality and fairness developed with age and made him in demand in all public functions, whether Old Settlers' Reunion, Fourth of July picnic, Memorial Service, or whatnot. He was a member of Company "D," 27th Iowa Infantry in the Civil War.

1856 Iowa State Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Magdalena Garber (age 54), Samuel Garber (age 33), Mary Garber (age 25), Martin Garber (age 27), Abram Garber (age 25), Silas Garber (age 23), Joseph Garber (age 20), Isaac Garber (age 18), Martha Garber (age 15, Hannah Garber (age 13), Martin M. Garber (age 3) and Mary Garber (age 0 ). The family had been in Iowa for 4 years.

1860 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Madaline Garber (age 59, born Virginia), Abraham Garber (age 29, born Ohio), Joseph Garber (age 25, born Ohio), Isaac Garber (age 22), Martha Garber (age 19), Hannah Garber (age 15), and Mary (age 5).

1880 Census, Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska: Joseph Garber (age 40, farmer, born Ohio), wife Catherine Garber (age 38, born Prussia), daughter Cora (age 8), son Daniel (age 50, daughter Grace (age 2) and daughter Puss (age 5/12, born Nov.).

Joseph Garber filed for a pension on Jan. 28, 1890 in Nebraska.

1890 Veteran's Census: Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska: Joseph Garber, Corp, Co. D, 27th Iowa Inf., Enlisted Aug. 18, 1862, Discharged Aug. 8, 1865, Served 2 years, 11 months, 20 days. Post Office Address: Red Cloud, Webster Parish, Nebraska.

1900 Census: Red Cloud City, Webster County, Nebraska: Joseph Garber (born July 184, age 59, married 32 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Catherine A. Garber (born May 1842, age 58, married 32 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Germany), son Daniel Garber (born Apr. 1875, age 25, born Nebraska), daughter Grace E. Garber (born July 1877, age 22, born Nebraska), daughter Ivy A (born Nov. 1879, age 20, born Nebraska), Son Joseph A. Garber (born March. 1883, age 17, born Nebraska), Son Abraham L. Garber (born Apr. 1886, age 14, born Nebraska).

Joseph Garber died July 18, 1906 and is buried in Red Cloud Cemetery, (Lot 56, Section 14, Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska (GAR Post 80, Dept. of Nebraska)

His widow Catherine A. Garber filed for a pension on Aug. 16, 1906 in Nebraska.

Catherine A. (Schaffer) Garber died April 26, 1909 and is buried in Red Cloud Cemetery, (Lot 56, Section 14), Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska.

Children of Joseph Garber and Catherine Adeline Schaeffer:

  1. Cora, b Dec. 18, 1871, at Guide Rock, Nebr.
  2. Daniel Martin, b Apr. 3, 1875, at Nelson, Nebr.
  3. E. Grace, b July 11, 1877, at Red Cloud, Nebr.
  4. Lucy A., b Dec. 14, 1879, at Red Cloud, Nebr.
  5. Joseph S., b Mch. 10, 1881, at Red Cloud, Nebr.
  6. Lawrence A., b Apr. 4, 1885, at Red Cloud, Nebr.

Garber, Martin. He was born Jan. 8, 1842 in Logan County, Ohio. He was the son of John Garber (Jan 4, 1818 - August 18, 1886) and Mary Catherine Rife (Mar. 4, 1821 - April 26, 1889). Martin's uncles Silas and Joseph Garber also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. John, Joseph and Silas were sons of Martin M. Garber and Magdaline Mohler). Both John and Mary Catherine Garber are buried in Old Garber Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa. Martin L. Garber married Sarah M. Fitch on Dec. 23, 1869 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Erasamus H. Fitch (1828 - ?) and Ann Mohler (1828 - ?), Her brother, John Fitch, was also in Company D and died during the Civil War. (Note: Ann Mohler Fitch and Magdaline Mohler Garber were sisters).

"John Garber married Mary C. Rife. He was a merchant the greater part of his life at Elkport, Iowa, where he and his wife were buried. Years after his death the Iowa State Legislature changed the name of the town of East Elkport, where the Garbers reared their families, to "Garber, Iowa," in honor of the constructive work done by them in the political and business development of Iowa to the time of his death. Both John and Martin Garber were intimate lifelong friends of Senator Allison of Iowa and of many others of Iowa's leading men, where John Garber was a pioneer and a man of great influence for many years. John Garber had children as follows:

1.--Martin L. Garber, who married Sarah M. Fitch, the issue of which union was Hosea, William, George, and Maude Garber. All of them are living in Iowa. Martin took up land near Guide Rock, Webster Co., Nebr., in the early 70's" .

2.--John C. Garber, known in the family as "Major", married Elizabeth Livingstone, leaving issue Jessie Garber.

3.--Mary Virginia Garber, married August C. Tiede. The issue of which marriage were: Bertha V. Tiede, Josephine Tiede, Blanche Tiede and Clarence Tiede.

4.--Lucy A. Garber, married Jake R. Beddow, no issue.

5.--Olive Delphine Garber, married J. E. Jerome, who was a prominent newspaper man in Iowa for many years. At the time this record was furnished by Mrs. Jerome, Mch. 9, 1915, the family lived at Coweta, Oklahoma.

Source.

1856 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: John Garber (age 37), Mary C. Garber (age 34), Martin L. Garber (age 13), John C. Garber (age 12), Mary V. Garber (age 6), and Leedorah Garber (age 0. The family had been in Iowa for 8 years. (living next to them was the Fitch family: Erasamus Fitch (age 46), Ann Fitch (age 38), John Fitch (age 12), Sarah Fitch (age 11), James Fitch (age 8), Robert Fitch (age 3), Erasmus Fitch (age 1) and Haty J. Fitch (age 1).

1860 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: John Garber (age 42), Mary Garber (age 39), Martin Garber (age 18), John Garber (age 16), Mary Garber (age 10), Lucy A. Garber (age 4) and Olive Garber (age 1).

1870 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Martin L. Garber (age 28, born Ohio), and Sarah Garber (age 25, born Virginia). (living next to them was John Garber (age 57), Mary C. Garber (age 49), Lucy, Mary V, Olive, William and Seward).

1880 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: M. L. Garber (age 38, farmer, born Ohio), wife S. M. Garber (age 36, born Virginia), son Hosie (age 8), son William (age 6) and son George (age 1). (Ancestry had them indexed as Garbea)

1885 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Martin Garber (age 47, (township 92, range 4, section 36, lot 1 of lot 5 ), Kate Garber (age 40), Hose Garber (age 13), William Garber (age 11), and George Garber (age 6). (Living next to them was John Garber (age 67), Mary Garber (age 64) and Lucy, William and Jessie)

1895 Iowa State Census, Kedron, Woodbury County, Iowa: Mart Garber, (age 53, born Ohio, Farmer), Kate M. Garber (age 50, born Virginia), Hosie Garber (male, age 23, born Clayton County), George R. Garber (age 16, born Clayton County) and Maude E. Garber (age 8, born Clayton County.).

1900 Census, Kedron, Woodbury County, Iowa: Martin L. Garber (born Jan 1842, age 58, married 30 years), wife Sarah M. (born Sept. 1845, age 54, married 30 years, 10 children born, 4 still living)., daughter Maude (born June 1886, age 13)

1910 Census: Kedron, Woodbury County, Iowa: M. L. Garber (age 68, married 40 years, born Ohio), Sarah Garber (age 66, married 40 years, 10 children born, 4 still living, born Virginia).

Martin Garber died Sept. 9, 1911 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Correctionville Cemetery, Rock Township, Woodbury County, Iowa: Record Notes: Bur Correctionville, IA, Father, Vet.

Obit in Correctionville News, 14 September 1911, page 1:

The death of M. L. Garber on last Friday night removed from this community one of its well known citizens. For some time Mr. Garber suffered from heart disease and for the past several weeks he was constantly attended by one of his sons when he moved about. He leaves besides his widow, three sons and one daughter, Hosea Garber, a merchant at Peiro, Iowa, W.H. Garber, manager of the Farmers Cooperative store of this place, George Garber, a merchant at Aurelia, Iowa, and Mrs. Maude E. Walker of Correctionville. Deceased was 69 years, 8 months old, having been born January 8, 1842, in Logan Co., Ohio. He was a soldier in the Civil War, serving for three years in Company D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. December 23, 1869, he was married to Miss Sarah J. Fitch, who survives him. Ten children were born them, eight sons and two daughters but four children survive their father. The funeral was very largely attended, Mr. Garber having been widely known and greatly liked. Services were held at the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R.D. Acheson. Flowers were banked high about the handsome casket, a Masonic emblem in flowers, the square and compass being particularly conspicuous, deceased having been a member of the local lodge of Masons. Beautiful floral tributes from the G.A.R. and W.R.C. as well as other friends were on and about the casket. Following the service at the church the Masons took charge of the remains and laid them to rest in the Correctionville Cemetery with Masonic honors, which were most impressive; George I. Thom officiating at the grave. There was a goodly delegation from the Anthon lodge in attendance.

His widow Sarah M. Garber filed for a pension on Sept. 27, 1911 in Iowa.

Sarah M. Garber (1845-1922), is also buried in Correctionville Cemetery, Rock Twp, Woodbury Co, Iowa.


Garber, Silas: He was born Sept. 21, 1833 in Logan County, Iowa. He was the son of Martin Miller Garber (Apr. 28, 1793 - Aug. 31, 1851) and Magdaline Mohler (Dec. 23, 1801 - Dec. 8, 1876). He married Roselle Dana on March 25, 1857 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of George Washington Dana (1800 - 1887) and Maria Dutcher (1812 - 1843). Silas Garber married Lyra C. Wheeler on July 1, 1875 in Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska.

Martin Garber, born April 28, 1793, according to this record, but according to the record left in the old Coffman German Bible which substantiates the origin of the family by so slight variation, April 24, 1793, in Augusta County, Old Virginia. His mother's maiden name was Miller, his father, Levi Garber, was a preacher in Kentucky. He was one of a family of 15 children and next to the youngest.

5005--Magdaline Mohler, his wife, was born January 23, 1801 (original Mohler Bible record in possession of Dr. Henry Mohler at Grottoes, Virginia, states December 23, 1801, which is the correct date, it being made by her parents).

Martin Garber moved with his wife, Magdaline Mohler Garber, from Virginia to Ohio, where most of their family were born. Both were active in the Dunkard Church. Magdaline Mohler Garber became a member of the National Council of the Dunkard Church, in that manner attaining a most extensive acquaintance through the church in America. Martin Garber's six brothers were all preachers or elders in the Dunkard Church while he remained a layman.

After his death in 1851, Magdaline Mohler Garber, together with all her children and their families, set out for a pioneer life in Iowa and located about the town of Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa, whither had gone two sisters, Hannah Mohler Beddows and Ann Mohler Fitch.

Silas GarberSILAS GARBER. This distinguished and well-known citizen of Nebraska served the State most acceptably as its Governor for the two terms, from 1874 to 1878. He was born in Logan County, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1833. There he passed his boyhood days, attending the common schools, and developing into a sturdy and promising young man.

At the early age of seventeen years he was determined to strike out for himself and see what he could do toward making his own living. He was ambitious, yet we very much doubt whether the beardless young man who turned his face Westward in 1850 ever had the remotest idea that he would himself some day be at the head of a great commonwealth, that would be created still further toward the setting sun. At that time he came into Iowa, which was receiving such floods of emigrants from the older settled States. He located in Clayton County and engaged in agricultural pursuits, the occupation which has done so much toward developing some of the best men our Nation has produced. His life for some years was uneventful, yet he was being disciplined and prepared for the honorable and useful positions he was to fill in after years. He took an active interest in all public matters, and was a well-informed, hard-working young man.

When the stars and stripes which had so long floated above Ft. Sumter were fired upon and the little garrison compelled to surrender, the patriotism of the North was aroused as never before in the history of the country. Thousands of the best men of the Nation immediately volunteered their services to aid in suppressing the monstrous rebellion, which had replaced the American banner with the stars and bars. Among this vast arm of patriotic men might have been found Silas Garber. He was mustered into the 3d Missouri Infantry, which was known as the famous Lyon Regiment. He served with this regiment for one year, when he was mustered out and returned to Clayton County. He, however, did not long remain in the quiet of that peaceful section, for we soon again find him at the front. Now he is First Lieutenant of Company D, 27th Iowa Infantry, which he raised. His valiant services soon received recognition, and he was promoted to be Captain of the company, which position he faithfully and ably filled until the close of the war. He participated in all the battles of the Red River campaign, and Pleasant Hill., La., the battles of Old Oaks, Miss., Nashville, Tenn., and others uner (sic) the command of Gen. A. J. Smith.

Upon being mustered out of military service Capt. Garber returned to Clayton County, but soon thereafter went to California, where he passed the next four years. He came to Nebraska in the early part of 1870, and found a suitable location in Webster County, where he still resides, being the oldest resident in Red Cloud. He was indeed a pioneer of the Great West, for when he located in Webster County there were but two settlers in the county.

Upon locating in Red Cloud and ever since Mr. Garber has taken a most important part in both her business and political affairs. He engaged in farming and merchandising, and is to-day President of the Farmers' & Merchants' Banking Company of that city, and also largely identified with its material interests. He was chosen the first Probate Judge of the county, and also represented his district in the Legislature, and served for one year as Register of the United States Land Office at Lincoln.

Capt. Garber became popular both with the people and the politicians, and was nominated for Governor by the Republican Convention, which assembled at Lincoln Sept. 3, 1874, and was elected by a handsome majority. He served so acceptably that he was renominated by the convention which met Sept. 26, 1876. He was again endorsed at the polls in November, and served until the close of his term in 1878. He then retired to his home at Red Cloud, where he has since resided, a highly respected and useful citizen.

"Portrait and Biographical Album of Lancaster County, Nebraska"-
Chicago, Chapman Bros, 1888.
Opening section is bios of US Presidents and NE Governors.

Silas GarberFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Silas Garber (September 21, 1833 - January 12, 1905) was the founder of Red Cloud, Nebraska and was also Nebraska's fourth governor.

Early life

Silas Garber was born in Logan County, Ohio on September 21, 1833. He moved to Clayton County, Iowa when he was seventeen and started farming. At the start of the Civil War, he joined the 3rd Missouri Regiment. He later transferred to Co. D, 27th Iowa Infantry. At the end of the war, Garber left the Midwest and moved to California.

Life in Nebraska

Garber returned to the Midwest in 1870. He settled in Webster County, Nebraska, and in 1872, he laid out the town site of Red Cloud. Garber served as probate judge of Webster County, and in 1872 he was elected to the Nebraska Legislature. In 1873 he became Register of the U.S. Land Office in Lincoln. He received the Republican nomination, and in 1874, Garber became the fourth (third elected) Governor of Nebraska. After re-election and serving out his second term, Garber returned to Red Cloud.

Silas Garber died in Red Cloud, Nebraska on January 12, 1905

HON. SILAS GARBER, retired, is a native of Logan County, Ohio. Was born September 21, 1833. There received a preparatory course of studies. At the age of seventeen he came to Clayton County, Iowa, and engaged in farming. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in the Third Missouri, known as the Lyon Regiment, and served for about one year. He then returned to Clayton County, Iowa. Again entered the service as First Lieutenant, Co. D, twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry. This company he raised. He served in this capacity for about three months, when he was promoted to Captain of this company. He held this position to the end of the war. He participated in all the battles of the Red River campaign, and Pleasant Hill, La., battles of Old Oaks, Miss., Nashville, Tenn., and others, under the command of Gen. A. J. Smith. He then returned to Clayton County. Soon after went to California, where he remained for four years. In May, 1870, he came to Nebraska, and located in Webster County. He is now the oldest resident of Red Cloud. At this time there were but two settlers in the county. He engaged in farming and general merchandising. He owns this town site, also eighty acres of land with his residence, which is one of the finest in the county. He also owns a tract of land of 101 1/2 acres north of town. He was the first Probate Judge in this county. He also represented Webster, Nuckolls, and Jefferson Counties in the Legislature. After serving one year as Register of the United States Land Office, at Lincoln, he was elected Governor, which office he held two terms, from 1874 to 1878. He is now engaged in raising live stock.

Biographical Sketches of Red Cloud

Genealogy of Ludwig Mohler Family in America is the source for the information below.

Gov. Silas Garber b in Logan County, Ohio; died and was buried at Red Cloud, Nebr., in 1905. He was elected the third and fourth Governor of Nebraska, 1875-79, upon the issue of a larger representation for Western Nebraska.

During his first term he was occupied with the revision of the state constitution, standing firmly for the broad principles of education which have resulted in the wonderful development of the University of Nebraska and its co-ordinate public school system, and for closer organization of western Nebraska to accord with his ideals for the future of the state.

He with Joseph and Addie Garber, Abram Garber, and three others settled at Guide Rock, Nebr., on May 20, 1870. There were but three men ahead of them, in the first settlement of Webster Co., with the development of which his life was very closely linked.

He served one year in the 3rd Missouri Union Regiment during the Civil War, then organized Company D, 27th Iowa Inf., and was its Captain. He laid out the town site of Red Cloud and named the town; was the first Probate Judge of Webster County; was in the 9th and 10th sessions of the State Legislature; was register of the U. S. Land Office at Lincoln, 1873-1874; was a farmer, merchant and banker at Red Cloud. On Mch. 25, 1857, he married Roselle Dana, niece of Chas. Dana, journalist, and a son, William S., was born in 1863, the mother dying. He married Lyra C. Wheeler on July 1, 1875, and they, together with Governor Garber's official staff, represented Nebraska at the Centennial of 1876 at Philadelphia, Pa., where they received many special honors.

1856 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Magdalena Garber (age 54), Samuel Garber (age 33), Mary Garber (age 25), Martin Garber (age 27), Abram Garber (age 25), Silas Garber (age 23), Joseph Garber (age 20), Isaac Garber (age 18), Martha Garber (age 15, Hannah Garber (age 13), Martin M. Garber (age 3) and Mary Garber (age 0 ). The family had been in Iowa for 4 years.

1860 Census: Elkport, Clayton County: Sisley Garber (age 26, born Ohio, Carpenter) and Rosella Garber (age 21, born New York). (I'm pretty sure this is him. His first name is hard to make out. Ancestry.com has it indexed as Lisley. They are living next door to Martin and Lucy Garber)

Roselle Garber died July 25, 1862. She was the mother of William Seward Garber. (some family trees say she died during childbirth. In 1870 I found a William Garber, age 7 living in the house hold of John and Mary C. Garber. There was a Seward Garber, age 9 also in that household. Neither are listed as their children in family tree records. I did not find Silas Garber in 1870.)

1880 Census: Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska: Silas Garber (age 47, ex governor, born Ohio ), wife Lyra C. Garber (age 29, born Georgia), William S. Garber (age 19, born Iowa).

1890 Veterans Census: Line, Webster County, Nebraska: Silas Garber, captain, Co. D. 27 Iowa Inf., Enlisted Oct 1, 1861, discharged August 8, 1866, served 4 years. Post Office Address: Red Cloud, Nebraska.

1900 Census: Red Cloud, Webster County, Iowa: Silas Garber (born Sept. 1834, age 65 years, married 22 years, born Ohio), Wife Lynn C. Garber (born Mar. 1857, age 43, married 22 years, 0 children born, born Georgia.), Daughter-In Law Winnfred Garber (born Jan. 1869, age 31, divorced, 3 children born, 3 still living, born Nebraska), grand daughter Gladys Garber. (born June 1891, age 9), Granddaughter Frances V. Garber (born July 1893, age 6) and grand daughter Charlotte Garber (born July 1894, age 4).

Silas Garber died Jan. 12, 1905 and is buried in Red Cloud Cemetery, Red Cloud, Webster County, Nebraska Lot 57, Section 14, Grave 8 (GAR Post 80, Dept. of Nebraska)

Obit in The Sioux Valley News, Correctionville, Iowa, 26 January 1905, page 5:

Ex-Governor Garber Dead. Passed Away at His Home in Red Cloud, Nebraska, After long Illness.

Silas A. Garber of Red Cloud, Nebraska, died the morning of January 12, 1905. Governor Mickey was notified and ordered the flag hung at half mast on the State House and government buildings. Gov. Garber had been sick a long time and his death was not unexpected. Silas Garber and his brothers, Abram and Joseph, were among the first visitors to Webster County, Nebraska, coming to that locality as early as 1870, and late in the same year, settled at Guide Rock. He entered as a homestead in July of that year the land now included in the limits of Red Cloud. He was born in 1833 in Logan Co., Ohio, and when but 17 came to Clayton Co., Iowa. At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted in the Third Missouri Regiment and served one year as first lieutenant. Later he returned to Iowa and re-enlisted in Co. D, 27th Iowa Infantry and soon after was promoted to the Captaincy of the company and held that position to the end of the war. He served as judge in Webster County and registrar of the land office in Nebraska where he gained the sobriquet of "Honest Silas". he was then elected Governor serving two terms from 1874 to 1878. He was a man of sterling worth and manhood. Coming to the State without influence or wealth he soon impressed his neighbors with his strong qualities and was given leadership and because he never betrayed the trusts imposed upon him, in less than four years he was elected to the governorship by a larger vote and majority than that received by any other candidate for that office. Mr. Garber was a brother of Mrs. E. A. Hall of Correctionville and an uncle of M. L. Garber who lives south of town. Mrs. Hall had spent some time a few weeks ago at her brother's bedside, and left him slowly recovering, so his death was a sad surprise to her.

His widow, Lyra C. Garber filed for a pension on Feb. 25, 1905 in Nebraska.

On the United States, Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards is a notation that Lyra C. Garber remarried July 6, 1915.

I found a family tree that said she married Swan Augustus Anderson on July 6, 1915 in Portland, Clackamus County, Oregon. They were on the 1920 census in Astoria Ward 2, Clatsop, County Oregon.

Lyra Caroline (Wheeler) (Garber) Anderson died March 2, 1921 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington from "Bright's disease superinduced by tuberculosis". She is reported to be buried in Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Lilac Room, Portland, Clackamas County, Oregon. I initially looked at Find a Grave and did not find a cemetery by that name. But then I googled it and did find it.


Gerbesch, Frederick. He was born about 1842 in Germany.

His widow Martha A. Gerbesch filed for a pension on Nov. 19, 1890 in Miss. I interpreted that be to Mississippi. I do wonder if it might be Missouri.

I found one reference to a Frederick Gerbesch, blksmith, r. Pestalozzi, se cor 8th. It was in a 1878 City Directory for St. Louis Missouri.


Gordon, Thomas (alias Leander Thomas Gordon). He was born Oct. 1, 1843 in Wisconsin. He was the son of John H. Gordon (Apr. 3, 1809 - Sept. 9, 1883) and Sarah S. (Nov. 20, 1808 - Aug. 16, 1846). He married Mary Ellen Fralick on July 4, 1868 in Patch Grove, Grant County, Wisconsin.. She was the daughter of Henry Fralick and Martha Scott.

1850 Census: District 24, Grant County, Wisconsin: John Gordon (age 41, farmer, born KY), Rebecca Gordon (age 34, born Arkansas), James Gordon (age 20, born Ind.), John Gordon (age 19, born Ind), Mary E. Gordon (age 17, born Ind.), Washington Gordon (age 15, born Ind. ), Minerva Gordon (age 12, born Wis.), Rebecca Gordon (age 9, born Wis), Leander Gordon (age 5, born Wis. and Josephine Gordon (age 1, born Wis.)

1860 Census: Glen Haven, Grant County, Wisconsin: John H. Gordon (age 51, Farmer, born Kentucky), Rebecca Gordon (age 44, born Arkansas), Leander Gordon (age 17, born Wisconsin), Josephine Gordon (age 11, born Wisconsin), Alice Gordon (age 9, born Wisconsin), Robert Gordon (age 7, born Wisconsin), Laura Gordon (age 4, born Wisconsin) and domestic Mary Kimbrough (age 15, born Ill.)

Note: Information in the online family trees indicated that he also served with Co. D, 25 Wisconsin. I did not find him on any Wisconsin Roster. And there is no cross reference on his Pension Index Record.

1870 Census: Little Grant, Grant County, Wisconsin: Leander Gordon (age 26, farmer, born Wisconsin), Mary Gordon (age 18, born Wisconsin) and Eugene Powers (age 19, farmer Laborer, born Wisconsin).

Leander Thomas Gordon died Feb. 14, 1873 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Providence Cemetery, Bloomington, Grant County, Wisconsin.

One family tree online showed that Leander Thomas Gordon and Mary Ellen Fralick had one daughter named Edith Allene Gordon (no date of birth). I searched for Edith Gordon born about 1871 on the 1880 census and found this:

1880 Census, Little Grant, Grant County, Wisconsin: William Hope (age 40, farmer, born England), Mary E. Hope (age 28, born Wisconsin), son John G. Hope (age 13, born Wisconsin), daughter Angeline E. Hope (age 10, born Wisconsin), daughter Oliver M. Hope (age 10/12, born July, born Wisconsin) and Edith Gordon (age 7, born Wisconsin). (Note: there was no relationship shown for Edith Gordon, but based on Mary E. Hope's age and place of birth, I believe this is a second marriage for her and Edith is living with her mother and step father. The pension index record seems to confirm that).

Widow Mary E. Hope filed for a pension on Sept. 5, 1893. A pension was filed for a minor on March 11, 1889. Charles R. Thomas was guardian.

Mary Ellen (Fralick) Gordon (born Jan. 11, 1852), died Apr. 22, 1935.


Hall, John L. He was born October 20, 1830 in North. Carolina. He was the son of William Hall and Susannah Parker. John L. Hall married Elizabeth Rizer on July 28, 1853. David Rulon J. Peace. (Clayton County, Iowa Marriage Records, book 1, page 61-70). (Marriage record says Reizer). She was the daughter of ? and Elizabeth Rizer. John's sister Nancy Hall married Elizabeth's brother William W. Rizer, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

1850 Census, District 7, Delaware, Iowa: Wm Hall, (age 49, born NC), Susannah Hall (age 34, born NC), John L. Hall (age 19, born NC), Nancy Hall (age 17, born Indiana), Susannah Hall (age 14, born Indiana), Wm Hall (age 11, born Indiana), Margaret Ed Hall (age 9, born Indiana).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: John L. Hall (age 25, born North Carolina), Elizabeth Hall (age 21, born Ohio) and Miriah Hall (age 2, born Ohio). Living next door to them was William Hall (age 54), Susan Hall (age 50), William Hall Jr, (age 19), and Margaret E. Hall (age 15). John L. Hall had been in the State of Iowa for 7 years. The William Hall family had also been in the state for 7 years.

1860 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: John Hall (age 29, born North Carolina), Elizabeth Hall (age 22(?), born Ohio), Marie (age 5), John W. (age 4) and Margaret (age 4/12).

1870 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: John L. Hall (age 39, born North Carolina), Elizabeth (age 37, born Ohio), Maria E. (age 16), John W. (age 14), Margaret M. (age 12), Margetta (age 10), Louella C. (age 6), Minnie B. (age 4/12) and Effie May (age 4)

1880 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: John L. Hall (age 49), wife Elizabeth (age 46, born Virginia), son John (age 24), daughter Mary (age 19), daughter Luella (age 14), daughter Effa (age 13), daughter Minnie (age 10), Son Henry (age 7) and daughter Nellie (age 4).

Old Soldiers' Reunion 1898

17th Annual Gathering of the Fayette County Veterans
West Union Gazette - 30 September 1898

"Though the rain of Thursday materially interfered with the attendance, all who came were glad. The following is a list of the 140 who registered."

The list included John L. Hall - Co. D - 27 Ia. Inf., Hawkeye.

1900 Census, Auburn, Fayette County, Iowa: John L. Hall (born Oct. 1830, age 69, married 46 years, born North Carolina), wife Elisabeth (born Oct. 1833, age 66, married 46 years, 13 children born, 8 still living, born Ohio), daughter Effie (born Apr. 1864, age 32).

John L. Hall died Dec. 31, 1903. There is a tombstone for him in Elk Creek Cemetery, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa. (Comments: Co. D., 27th Iowa Inf.) However, his obituary says he was buried on his own property under a cedar tree. Note: there is a discrepancy in his date of death. His tombstone and all family trees that I found says he died Dec. 28, 1904. But note the date in the obituary AND the date that his widow filed for a pension. 1903 is probably correct. (Update: April 12, 2013: I was contacted by Jerry Hale, gg grandson of John Hall. I asked if he knew the correct date of death. He sent me a page from John Hall's pension record showing his date of death as Dec. 31, 1903. Jerry's theory is that since John Hall was "buried under a cedar tree" that the tombstone might be a cenotaph and was done at a later date. Someone, somehow, inscribed his tombstone with the wrong date and everyone is using that as his date of death.

Buried under a Cedar Tree

We are called upon this week to chronicle the death of one of the oldest settlers in Elk township, John Lindsay Hall, whose death occurred last Thursday Morning, December 31st, 1903, at his home in Hawkeye, where he and his family moved from north of Wood only a few weeks ago. He has spent the greater part of his life in Elk Township where he could count his friends by the score. He was an honest, upright citizen, loyal to his country and to his flag as his war record will show, and the announcement of his death is received with sadness by all who knew him.

John Lindsay Hall was born in Davie County, North Carolina, October 20th, 1830. When he was about three years old he moved with his parents to Jackson County, Indiana, and lived there until he was seventeen years old when he moved to Iowa and settled in Clayton County, He served as a volunteer in the Civil war in Co. D of the 27th Iowa, from October 12th 1864 to May 30th, 1865.

He was married to Elizabeth Riser July 28th, 1853. To them were born thirteen children - three boys and ten girls. Five of them, one boy and four girls, preceded him to the grave. His wife, who lived with him for more than fifty years, eight children, thirty two grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters, one brother, survive him.

The children living are John Hall, Margaret Nelson, Mary Lodrick, Laelia Arnold, Effie Hall, Missie Smock, Elmer Hall, Nellie Smock.

John Hall was a thorough Christian man. He was converted and joined the Methodist church when he was seventeen years of age and during the fifty-six years he held membership in that church, there was no time during that period that he could not get a church letter of good standing. He was an enthusiastic member of the G. A. R. and his comrades of Hawkeye and Edgewood acted as pall bearers at his funeral service.

Early in September he was taken with a violent bleeding at the nose caused by the bursting of an artery. In order to get better medical aid, he moved to Hawkeye Nov. 9, and it seemed that he would soon be well again. On Dec. 21 he was suddenly taken worse and his life was despaired of, but he rallied and seemed to be again on the road to recovery. But early Monday morning Dec. 28, he again took worse and it seemed he could only last a few hours. He lingered, however till Thursday morning, about 4 o'clock when he fell asleep. He was conscious every moment of the time till the end and talked freely with those about him. He said, "It is not hard for me to die, I'm just waiting to go home.

At his request his pastor, Rev. H. S. Kester of Hawkeye, preached the funeral sermon from Phil. 1:21. It was also his desire to be buried on the old homestead east of Edgewood where the funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1904 and he was laid to rest beneath a large cedar tree planted by his own hands fifty years ago. He was 73 years, 21 months and 11 days old.

The JOURNAL wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to the true and loving wife and her children in the dark hour of sorrow, and earnestly commends them to God for peace and consolation. Father will be waiting for you on the other shore.

The obituary was found here.

His widow Elizabeth Hall filed for a pension on Feb. 20, 1904. A pension for a minor was filed on Feb 15, 1891

1910 Census, Windsor, Fayette County, Iowa: George Vassar, (age 27, married 2 years), Wife Effie Vassor, (age 35, married 2 years, no children), mother-in-law Elizabeth Hall, age 75, widowed, 13 children born, 8 still living, born Virginia, own income, pension).

Elizabeth Hall died May 1910, and is also buried in Elk Creek Cemetery, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa.


Hanneman, Johann Joachim Frederick He was born March 25, 1829 in Neustadt Brenz, Mecklinburg, Schwerin, Germany. He married Karolina Maria Dorathea Duenst on May 8, 1851.

1870 Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County Iowa: John Hannaman (age 41, born Mecklenburg, day laborer), Caroline (age 39, born Mecklenburg), Mary Hannaman (age 18, born Mecklenburg), Mena Hannaman (age 11, born Iowa), Caroline Hannaman (age 8, born Iowa), (Anna Hannaman (age 3, born Iowa), Henry (age 2, born Iowa), and Martha Hannaman (age 4/12, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: John Hahneman (age 51, common laborer, born Mecklenberg), wife Carolina (age 49, born Mecklenberg) and son Henry (age 11).

John Hanneman died Sept. 20, 1886 by suicidal hanging in Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa.. He is buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Elkport, Volga Township, Section 35, NE/NE.

His Widow Karlina Hanneman filed for a pension on June 15, 1890.

Karlina Hanneman died Nov. 8, 1895 and is also buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Children of John Hanneman and Karlina Duenst:

  1. Laura Dorathea A. Hanneman
  2. Marie Caroline Haneman born Dec. 21, 1851, died Dec. 1918.
  3. Wilhemina E. Hanneman, born Feb. 6, 1859, died Jan 10, 1947
  4. Caroline Hanneman born Aug. 7, 1861, died Feb. 8, 1919
  5. Johann Heinrich Hanneman born June 14, 1863
  6. Anna Margaretha Hanneman born Nov. 21, 1866, died May 18, 1873.
  7. Heinrich Johann Hanneman, born April 26, 1868, died Jan 29, 1916.
  8. Julie Margaretha Haneman, born Jan. 26, 1870, died Dec. 11, 1870
  9. Wilhelm Johann Hanneman, born April 22, 1872., died Aug. 20, 1872

Hauch, Nicholas He was born July 15, 1827 in Elschbach, Kusel, Pfalz. He was the son of Johnan Nicolaus Huach and Maria Philipina Fischer. He married Catherine Cook on Sept. 30, 1847 in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Note: I am note 100% sure this is the correct Nicholas Hauch. But he is the only one I found that was the right age born Germany. I could find nothing past 1866 -- He did not have a pension record. I found nothing that connected him to Iowa or the 27th Iowa. I am pretty sure this is the same Nicholas Hauch in the different census records. I am just not sure it is the RIGHT Nicholas Hauch.

HAUCH: Nicoles m: 30 Sep 1847 to: Catharine COOK Milw. County Marriage Records Pg. #224 Doc. #1140

1850 Census, Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin: N. Houch, Jr, (age 23, cooper, born Germany), Catherine Hauch (age 22, born Germany), David Hauch (age 1, born Wisconsin), John Cook (age 60, no occupation, born Germany), Margaret Cook (age 18, born Germany), Mary Cook (age 9, born Germany).

1860 Census, Frankfort, Pepin County, Wisconsin: Nicholas Houch (age 33, cooper, born Germany), Catherine Houch (age 29, born Germany), David Houch (age 11, born Wisconsin), Sarah Houch (age 8, born Wisconsin), Louisa A. Houch (age 6, born Wisconsin), Emma Houch (age 3, born Wisconsin), and Levi J. Rawson (age 21, born New York).

U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments: Nicholas Hauch, Enlisted March 10, 1866, at Ft. Leavenworth, KA, by Lt. Warner, born Bayer, Germany, age 36, occupation: cooper, Brown Eyes, Black Hair, dark Complexion 5 feet, 6 inches. Regiment: 4 Arty, Co. G. Discharged July 22, 66.


Heiller, William Henry. He was born Nov. 11, 1844 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Wilhelm Rudolph Heiller (Mar. 27, 1821 - July 3, 1868). and Sophia Mueller. (May 30, 1824 - Apr. 15, 1905). He married Wilhelmina Duwe on July 3, 1866 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of George Wilhelm Duwe (June 14, 1811 - May 24, 1876) and Sophia Frederika Stilla (1813 - 1853). Her brother Frederick Duwe also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. Henry's father Wilhelm Rudolph Heiller also served in Company D of the 27th Iowa Infantry.

Minnesota, Births and Christenings index shows: George Henry Heiller, born June 4, 1883. Father Henry Heiller. Mother: Minnie Dewey.

Marriage record for Mary Heiller showed parents Henry Heiler and Minnie Dewey.

Marriage record for Ann Heiller showed parents: Henry Heiller and Minnie Duce.

Family tree records show that Henry Heiller and Wilhelmina Duwe married July 3, 1866 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.

1850 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County: Iowa: William Heyler (age 28, farmer, born Germany), Sophia Heyler (age 26, born Germany), Henry Heyler (age 6, born Ohio) and Mary Heyler (age 4, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Wm. Heiller (age 40, born Prussia), Sophia Heiller (age 35, born Prussia), Henry Heiller (age 16, born Ohio), Mary Heiller (age 14), Wm Heiller (age 10), John Heiller (age 8), Ann Heiller (age 6), A. Heiller (age 3) and George Heiller (age 1).

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 65733
Grave No:
Last Name: Heiller
First Name: Henry
Rank: Private
Company: D
Regiment: 27
State: Iowa
Branch Of Service: Infantry
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Remarks* Paroled October 22, 1864 and Mustered out August 8, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa.
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1167
Place Captured: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Date Captured: 4/9/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Survived Andersonville
Muster date: 9/13/1862
Age at Muster: 18
More Information Available :NO

Also held at Cahaba Alabama

1870 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa; Henry Heiler (age 25), Mena Heiler (age 25), Amelia Heiler (age 3) and Elizabeth Heiler (age 6/12).

1880 Census: Jefferson, Houston County, Minnesota; Henry Heiller (age 34), wife Wilhelmine Heiller (age 33), Daughter Emilie Heiller (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Elizabeth (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Anna (age 6, born Iowa), daughter Matilda (age 4, born Iowa) and daughter Maria (age 1), born Minnesota.

1885 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Jefferson, Houston County, Minnesota: Henry Haillar (age 40, born Ohio), Minnie Haillar (age 40, born Germany), Lizzie Haillar (age 16, born Iowa), Annie Haillar (age 11, born Iowa), Matilda Haillar (age 8, born Iowa), Mary Haillar (age 6, born Minnesota), Lena Haillar (age 5, born Minnesota), and George Haillar (age 2, born Minnesota). (Note: the Post Office is shown as New Albin, Iowa. I found this to be a little odd, so I did some checking. New Albin is in Allamakee County, Iowa. Houston County, Minnesota and Allamakee County, Iowa are neighboring counties.)

1890 Veterans Census: Jefferson, Houston County, Minnesota: Henry Heiller, Private, Co. D 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 18, 1862, Discharged Aug 8, 1865, served 2 years, 11 months and 21 days. Post Office Address: New Albin, Allamakee County, Iowa

1900 Census: Brownsville, Houston County, Minnesota: Henry Heiller (born Nov. 1843, age 56, married years, born Ohio), Wife Minnie Heiller (born Apr. 1844 (age 56, married 33 years, 11 children born, 8 still living, born Germany), son George Heiller (born June 1883, age 16, born in Minnesota), daughter Martha (born Aug. 1885, age 14, born Minnesota), son William Heiller (born Mar. 1889, age 11, born Minnesota).

1905 Minnesota Territorial and State Census, Brownsville, Houston County, Minnesota: Henry H. Heiller (age 60, born Ohio, farmer, in Minnesota 25 years, 5 months. In enumeration District 8 years, 6 months), Whilemena M. Heiller (age 60, born Germany), Martha J. Heiller (age 19, born Minn.), George H. Heiller (age 21, born Minnesota) and William A. Heiller (age 16, born Minnesota).

1910 Census, Crooked Creek, Houston County, Minnesota: Henry Hailler (age 65, wife Wilhelmina Hailler (age 66), son George Hailler (age 26), son William Hailler (age 21, married 3 years) and daughter-in-law Amelia Hailler (age 23, married 3 years 0 children born.)

1920 Census, Crooked Creek, Houston County, Minnesota: Henry Heiler (age 75, widowed, born Ohio (Living next door was William Heiller and his family).

Henry Heiller died May 26, 1922 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Church of Peace Cemetery, County Highway 249, Houston County, Minnesota.


Heiller, Wilhelm Rudolph He was born Mar. 27, 1821 in Lengerich, Prussia, Germany. He was the son of Maria Heiller. He married Sophia Mueller in 1843. His son William Henry Heiller also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

Oct. 28, 1837 List of all the Passengers taken at the Port of Bremen on board the Bark Atlantic bound to Baltimore.

  1. Maria Heiller, age 54, mother, farmer, Country: Lengereck, 1 chest of clothing and bed.
  2. Wilhelm Rudolph Heiller, age 17, son, farmer, Country: Lengereck
  3. Frederich Wilhelm Heiller, age 13, son, farmer, Country: Lengereck

1850 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County: Iowa: William Heyler (age 28, farmer, born Germany), Sophia Heyler (age 26, born Germany), Henry Heler (age 6, born Ohio) and Mary Heyler (age 4, born Ohio).

1860 Census: Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Wm. Heiller (age 40, born Prussia), Sophia Heiller (age 35, born Prussia), Henry Heiller (age 16, born Ohio), Mary Heiller (age 14), Wm Heiller (age10), John Heiller (age 8), Ann Heiller (age 6), A. Heiller (age 3) and George Heiller (age 1).

William Heiller died Sept. 3, 1868 in Garnavillo, Iowa. He may be buried in Old Garnavillo Cemetery. See my notes for Jonathan Heiller.

1870 Census, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: John Pohlmann (age 57, keeping Saloon, born Mecklenberg), Sophia Pohlmann (age 45, born Hannover), Frederick Pohlmann (age 20, works in saloon, born Mecklenberg), Barnard Pohlmann (age 16, born Iowa), Anna Pohlmann (age 14, born Iowa), Anna Heilar (age 15, born Iowa) and August Heilar (age 13, born Iowa).

Children of Wilhelm Rudolph Heiller and Sophia Mueller:

  1. William Henry Heiller Nov. 11, 1844 - May 26, 1922.
  2. Mary Heiller, June 24, 1846 - Dec. 3, 1919
  3. John Wilhelm Heiller, May 18, 1851
  4. Anna Marianna Heiller, Aug. 6, 1855
  5. August Conrad Heiller, Apr. 10, 1857 - June 15, 1927
  6. Johann Conrad Georg Heiller, Mar. 1, 1859 - Feb. 17. 1861.
  7. Dorothea Louise Heiller, Nov. 29, 1861.

Heine, William. He was born 1842 in Ohio. He was the son of Conrad Heine (1810 - Mar. 12, 1867) and Dorothea Maria Mueller (June 2, 1817 - Nov. 20, 1892).

1850 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Conrad Hiner (age 40, born Germany), Dorothy Hiner (age 28, born Germany), William Hiner (age 8, born Ohio), Mary Hiner (age 6, born Ohio), Sophia Hiner (age 4, born Ohio), Mina Hiner (age 2, born Iowa) and Henry Mille (age 72, born Germany)

1856 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Conrad Heine (age 46), Dorothea Keine (age 39), Wilkelm Keine (age 14), Mary Keine (age 11), Sophia Keine (age 9), Anna Keine (age 3) and Heinrick Heine (age 1). The family had been in Iowa for 8 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Conrad Heine (age 50), Dorothy Heine (age 47), William Heine (age 18), Mary Heine (age 16), Sophia Heine (age 14), Ann Heine (age 12), Henry Heine (age 10), Dorothy Heine (age 1/12) and Henry Heine (age 80).

William Heine died after wounds received at Pleasant Hill, La, on April 9, 1864.


Heinz, John Nicholas He was born about 1818 in Germany. Nicholas Heinz filed for a pension on June 14, 1878.

1880 Census: Makee, Allamakee County, Iowa: L. W. Irvin (age 32, common laborer, born NY), wife Sophia Irvin (age 23, born Wis.) son Charley Irvin (age 8/12, born Iowa) and Nicholas Heinz (age 62, at home, born Prussia).

1885 Iowa State Census: Waukon, Allamakee County Iowa: Nicholas Heinz, age 68, single, born Germany, Alien who has not taken out first papers.

John Nicholas Heinz died Aug. 6, 1887 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery-German Addition, Linton Township, Allamakee County, Iowa

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: John N. Heinz, Private Co. D. 27, Iowa Inft. Cemetery: German Reform, City or Town, Waukon: County Waukon, State Iowa: Date of Death: Aug. 6, 1887. (Note: it says County: Waukon, but Waukon is in Allamakee County, Iowa.


Helwertz, John B. He was born about 1839 in Germany. John B. Henerts filed for a pension on April 17, 1865.

Source: The Medical and Surgical History of the Civil War, Volume X

Henerts, J. B., Pt, D, 27th Iowa - Wounds through mouth and left shoulder; inferior left maxilla and head and neck of humerus fractured. Amputated at the shoulder by external and internal flaps. Discharged April 1, 1865, and pensioned. Died Dec. 15, 1871.

Date of Death: Dec. 15, 1871. (Information found on the U. S. Civil War Soldier records and Profiles).


Hennrich, Charles He was born Jan. 12, 1844 in Werdorf, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hessen, Germany. He was the son of Jacob Hennrich (Aug. 1, 1814 - May 19, 1880) and Phillippine Snyder (1819 - Oct. 6, 1901). Charles Hennrich married Henrietta Wilhelmina Kukuk on Mar. 28, 1867 in Garnavillo, IA. She was the daughter of Johann David Kukus (June 24, 1815- Nov. 27, 1893) and Wilhelmina Justine Rechow (June 9, 1822 - Aug 8, 1857).

The photos below were found on a family tree in Ancestry.com. Additional information can be found there. From left to right: (1) Charles and Henrietta Hennrich wedding photo. (2) Charles Hennrich (3) Charles Hennrich with his grandson

Charles and Henrietta Hennrich Wedding Photo Charles Hennrich Charles Hennrich with Grandson

They immigrated to the US in 1857: Name: Carl Hennrich, Arrival Date: 1 July 1857, Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844, Age: 13, Gender: Male, Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany, Destination: United States of America, Place of Origin: Preussen, Ship Name: Young Sam, Port of Arrival: New York, Line 32, Microfilm Serial: M237, Microfilm Roll: 175 List No.L 755

1870 Census, Oneida, Delaware County, Iowa: Charles Henrich (age 27), Henretta Henrich (age 22), Frederich Henrich (age 5/12) and Amelia Henrich (age 12).

Charles Hennrich filed for a pension on Oct. 13, 1877.

1880 Census, Reading, Sioux County, Iowa: Charles Henrich (age 36), wife Henrietta Henrich (age 32), son Edward Henrich (age 8), son William E. Henrich (age 5), daughter Linda C. Henrich (age 3), daughter Minnie Henrich (age 1)

1900 Census: Centerville, Turner County, South Dakota: Charles Hennrich (born Jan 1844, age 56, immigrated 1857), wife Henrietta Hennrich (age 52), daughter Bertha Hennrich (age 18), son Otto Hennrich (age 16), son Carl Hennrich (age 13) and daughter Emma Hennrich (age 9).

1910 Census; Reading, Sioux County, Iowa: Charles Hennrich (age 66) and wife Henretta Hennrich (age 62)

1915 Iowa State Census: Ireton, Sioux County, Iowa: Carl Hennrich (age 71, married, can read and write. County Sioux, Town or Township: Ireton. Occupation: Retired, Extent of Education: Common 8, Birth Place: Germany: Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company D. Father and mother born in Germany. Years in U. S. 57. Years in Iowa: 57.

1920 Census: Reading Sioux County, Iowa: Charles Hennrich (age 76) and wife Heneritta Hennrich (age 71).

1925 Iowa State Census, Ireton, Sioux County, Iowa: Charles Hennrich (age 81, father's name Jacob Hennrich, born Germany, mother's name: Philappine Snider, born Germany. Parents were married in Germany). wife Etta Hennrich (age 76, father's name John Kukuk, born Germany, mothers name Wilhamina Rechow, born Germany)

Celebrated Notable Occasion

An event seldom witnessed in any community because of the rarity of such occasions and made beautiful to all who had the privilege to witness it was the 60th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hennrich held at the home of their daughter, Mrs. W. J. Kluter, Monday. This event will be unforgetful to all present. At 11:30 o'clock this noble couple, who 60 years before to a day pledged their all to each other, again took their place and a most impressive ceremony was led by their pastor, Rev. J. E. Rich. Schmidt. Following the ceremony at high noon a two-course dinner was served to the delight of 70 people, who partook of it. A remarkable circumstance was that the bridesmaid of 60 years ago was again present to add her well-wishes to the celebrants. This lady, Mrs. Fred Nieter, a cousin of the aged bride, resides at Spirit Lake, Iowa. The only thing lacking to complete the family circle was the absence of three children of the couple and their families. Edward and Otto Hennrich of Denver, Colorado, could not be here as the former's wife is in a hospital and the latter could not leave his place of business because the boss was away and Mrs. Clinton Knowlton of Iowa City was also unable to be here. However, five children and their families were present, Mr. and Mrs. Will Hennrich and the children of LeMars; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Pederson and family of Centerville, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Renken and children of Ireton; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hennrich and children of Gregory, South Dakota; and Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kluter at whose home the occasion was observed. Many grandchildren and three great-grandchildren were present. The home was beautifully arranged, cut flowers being everywhere in evidence. Open house was held from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. One of the impressive occurrences which brought gladness to the hearts of the aged couple at the dinner hour, was when the commander of Bertram Post of the American Legion had a letter of congratulations read to the worthy couple with hearty well-wishes. Mr. and Mrs. Hennrich wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the Legion for the kindly remembrance.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hennrich, the latter the only remaining Civil War veteran in Ireton, were married near Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, 60 years ago. They came to Sioux County in the fall of 1871 and located on a homestead, moving onto the same in the spring of 1872. This farm is located 6 miles southeast of Ireton, known as the Kuccker farm. Here all their children were born. They left the farm and moved to Centerville in 1900, returned to Ireton in 1909, which place has been their home since. When President Lincoln called for volunteers Mr. Hennrich, then only 18 years old, enlisted from Clayton County, Iowa, August 8, 1862, in Company D, 27th Iowa infantry, and for three years he nobly discharged his duty, participating in many of the principal battles. He received his honorable discharge at Clinton, Iowa, August 20, 1865. Mr. and Mrs. Hennrich are highly respected by young and old and the whole community rejoices with them in this happy event and join in wishing them many happy returns of the day. Those beside the children from a distance who were present were Mr. and Mrs. Emmert Pederson and family of Centerville, South Dakota; Mrs. Carolyn Kukuk, Elmer, John and Reuben Kukuk and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kukuk and family of Brookings, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kukuk and son of Madison, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Wardell Water and son of Wentworth, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wellman and daughter of Colome, South Dakota; and Mrs. Fred Neiter of Spirit Lake.

The Hawarden Independent, Thursday, March 31, 1927

1930 Census, Ireton, Sioux County, Iowa: Carl Hennrich (age 86, age 26 when married, immigrated 1856, naturalized), Wife Hennriett Hennrich (age 82, age 23 when married.).

Hennrietta Hennich died in 1935 and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton, Sioux County, Iowa.

Charles Hennrich died Feb. 9, 1937 and is buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton, Sioux County, Iowa.

Veteran of Civil War Answers Last Roll Call
Carl Hennrich, Northwestern Iowa Pioneer, Passes Away at Iowa City
Fought for His Country
Was Well-Known Farmer Here Many Years

Will E. Hennrich, residing 201 First Ave. NE., received a telegram Tuesday telling him of the death of his father, Charles Hennrich at Iowa City, where Mr. Hennrich had lived the last six or seven years. He had been in poor health since he suffered a stroke the first of year.

Charles Hennrich, 93 years old, was one of the few remaining survivors living in the country of the Civil War.

He was born at Coblentz, Prussia, January 12, 1844, and when a boy of fourteen in 1858 came to America with his parents who settled in Clayton County Iowa, where he grew to manhood. Carl Hennrich volunteered his services to his country after the Civil War broke out and was assigned to Company D, 27th Iowa Infantry in 1862 and served to the end of the war receiving an honorable discharge in 1865.

The Regiment was part of the Army in command of Gen. W. T. Sherman and took part in many actions battles in the South. Carl Hennrich was wounded in the Battle of Shiloh.

At the close of the war he returned to Iowa and was married to Miss Henrietta Kukuk, in 1867.

Came to LeMars

Mr. and Mrs. Hennrich came to LeMars in 1872 and settled shortly afterwards on land a few miles west of where the town of Maurice is now located. They farmed there for a number of years and then bought another farm near Ireton where they lived until moving into the town. Of late years they made their home in Iowa City, were Mrs. Hennrich died in May 1935.

Mr. Hennrich leaves eight children who are: E. H. Hennrich and O. Hennrich, of Denver, Colorado; Mrs. J. W. Kluter, of Ireton; C. H. Hennrich of Gregory, South Dakota; P. M. Peterson, of Centerville, South Dakota; Mrs. Herman Rankin, Redlands California; Mrs. G. C. Knowlton, Iowa City; W. E. Hennrich of LeMars.

Buried with Military Honors

The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Lutheran Church of Ireton. Services will be conducted under the auspices of the American Legion.

Mr. Hennrich was widely known, especially among the older residents, and was an outstanding citizen who enjoyed the respect and esteem of everybody who knew him.

LeMars Semi Weekly, LeMars, Iowa, Friday, February 12, 1937

Taps for Last Civil War Veteran

One of Ireton's most highly regarded and respected citizens for years was laid to his final rest in Pleasant Hill cemetery Saturday afternoon, resting in an acreage of ground, which for years had the beautiful monument recording the names of those who like himself were participants in the Civil War, he being the last of the gallant army in this neighborhood to join his comrades gone before. The body came from Iowa City, where he passed away on Tuesday of last week, on the passenger train from the east which is due about 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The snowstorm which struck east and north of us delayed the train for hours at Granville and it was nearly 5 o'clock when the funeral got underway at St. Paul's Lutheran church where Rev. H. W. Krieger was in charge. Although the funeral had been set for 2 o'clock most of those coming to pay their last respects to the memory of the departed remained all through the waiting hours. Beautiful floral tributes were there in numbers to cast beauty and cheer into the solemn occasion. Honorary pall bearers were members of the church, grown old in service, who and to do with the departed while he lived here. They were John Vlotho, August Vander Hamm, John Vander Hamm, John Renken, Hans Degen and Henry Benit. The active pallbearers were veterans of the Spanish-American and World Wars and were Dr. A. L. Craik, Otis Wandling, F. W. Schuette, H. A. Smith, Adolph Twillnan and Clarence Holtdorf. A military funeral with the firing of guns at the grave and taps, just as the sun went down in the western horizon, closed the final scenes, bidding farewell to the departed.

Cecil William Hennrich was born in Werdorf, Prussia, Jan. 12, 1844. He immigrated to the United States in July, 1857, settling in Clayton county, Iowa. On March 28, 1867, he was married to Miss Henrietta Wilhelmina Kukuk, who preceded her husband in death in May, 1935, after having been privileged to enjoy 68 years of wedded life with the deceased. This union was blessed with 10 children, five sons and five daughters. The two eldest preceded their parents in death. In 1872 the deceased and his wife came to Sioux county and 27 years later, in 1899, they moved to Centerville, S. D. They returned to Iowa in 1910, making their home in Ireton and they lived here until 1930 when they went to Iowa City to make their home with their daughter and son-in-law. The deceased was one of the four charter members who formed St. John's Lutheran church in Reading township in 1873. He served his country during the Civil War for three years as a member of an Iowa company and he had an enviable record to his credit, being one of Sherman's men marching to the sea. He loved his church and was always a faithful attendant when his health permitted, and he had full trust and hope in Him who was his comfort and stay all through his long life. He passed away Feb. 9th at the advanced age of 93 years and 28 days.

He is mourned by four sons, Edward of Denver, Colo.; Will of LeMars; Otto of Denver, Colo., and Carl of Gregory, S. D., and four daughters, Mrs. Linda Kluter, Ireton; Mrs. Minnie Knowltort, Iowa City; Mrs. Bertha Pederson, Centerville, S. D., and Mrs. Emma Renken, Long Beach, Calif. There are also 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends. Those who came here to attend the funeral were Mrs, Bertha Pederson, Centerville, S. D.; Carl Hennrich, Gregory, S. D.; Mrs. Herman Renken and daughter Violet, Long Beach, Calif.; G. C. Knowlton and son Clinton, Iowa City, and Mrs. Linda Kluter.

A well spent life lived in honor and helpfulness is closed but the good lives on in the memories of those who knew and loved him.

Hawarden Independent, February 18, 1937, page 6

Children of Charles Hennrich and Hennrietta Kukuk:

  1. Amelia Ernestine Hennrich (1857 -)
  2. Emilie Liesabethe Emma Hennrich (1868-1868)
  3. Freidrich Theodore Emil Hennrich (1870 - 1872)
  4. Edward Hennrich (1872- 1908)
  5. William B. Hennrich (1875-)
  6. Linda C. Hennrich (1877-1896)
  7. Wilhelmina Emilie Hennrich (1878-1960)
  8. Bertha Hennrich (1881 - )
  9. Otto Hennrich (1883 - )
  10. Carl H. Hennrich (1886 - )
  11. Emma Hennrich (1890 -)

Also see Letters written by Charles Hennrich.


Hirschbueler, John He was born May 12, 1831 in Germany. He married Mary (probably Vomberg).

1860 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Emma Vomberg (age 35), Mary Vomberg (age 16), Louis Vomberg (age 14), Ann Vomberg (age 12), Catherine Vomberg (age 12), Adolph Vomberg (age 8) and Augusta Vomberg (age 5).

1870 Census; Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: John Hushbuhler (age 39), Mary Hushbuhler (age 25), Anna Hushbuhler (age 7) Louisa Hushbuhler (age 1) and Emma Vomberg (age 46).

1880 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton county, Iowa: John Hirschbuhler (age 49, farmer, born Prussia), wife Maria Hirschbuhler (age 36, born Saxony), daughter Louise (age 11, born Iowa), daughter Rosa (age 5, born Iowa), daughter Caroline (age 3, born Iowa) and mother-in-law Emma Vomberg (age 56, born Saxony).

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Hirschpiehle (age 53, mason), Mrs. Mary Hirschpiehle (age 41), Louisa (age 16), Rosa (age 9), Carolina (age 7) and Mrs. Emma Vonberg.

1900 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Hirshbuehler (born May 1831, age 69, married 42 years, born Germany, immigrated in 1855 in US 45 years, naturalized.), wife Mary Hirshbuehler (born May, 1844, age 56, married 42 years, 8 children born, 3 still living, born Germany, Immigrated in 1849, in US 51 years.)

John Hirschbueler died May 25, 1909 (pension records) and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Plot Sec. 9A, Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin,.

His widow Maria Hirschbueler filed for a pension on June 5, 1909 in Wisconsin.

Mary Hirschbueler (1844 - 1929) is also buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Plot Sec. 9A, Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Based on the 1880 census, showing mother-in-law Emma Vomberg, I believe Mary's maiden name is Vomberg. See also the 1860 census for the Vomberg family.

Marriage record for Rosa Hirschbucker to Arnel Grassee on May 17, 1898 in Clayton County Iowa, shows her parents names as John Hirschbuckler and Mary Lou Berg.


Hocke, Charles Frederick He was born April 18, 1837 in Spradow #55 Wesphalia, Germany. He married Anna Marie Meyer born May 15, 1847 in Ahle (auf Bunde), Germany.

1870 Census: Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota: Charles Hacke (age 33, farmer, born Prussia), Anna Hacke (age 22), Henry Hacke (age 3), Anna Hacke (age 2) and William Hacke (age 4/12).

1880 Census: Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota: Charles Hocke (age 43, farmer, born Prussia), wife Anna Hocke (age 39, born Prussia), son Henry (age 19, born Minnesota), daughter Margaret (age 11, born Minnesota), son Wille (age 9, born Minnesota), daughter Louisa (age 8, born Minnesota), son Charles (age 6, born Minnesota), son John (age 4, born Minnesota), and daughter Anna Hocke (age 2, born Minnesota).

1890 Veteran's Census; Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota: Chas Hocke, Private Co. D 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug 15, 1862, discharged Aug. 16, 1865, served 3 years. Post Office Address: Kelso, Minn. Disability Incurred: Fever Ague.

1900 Census; Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota: Charley Hocke (born Apr. 1837, age 63, married 33 years, born Germany, immigrated 1857, in the US 43 years, naturalized), wife Anna (born May 1847, age 53, married 33 years, 11 children born, 11 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1866, in the US 34 years.), Son Charley (born Mar. 1874 age 26), daughter Anna M. (born Feb. 1878 (age 22), son Herman H. (born Dec. 1880, age 19), son Fred H. (born Jan. 1883, age 17), daughter Emma M. (born Apr. 1885, age 15), and daughter Ida P. (born Aug 1887, age 13).

Anna Hocke died Dec. 2, 1905 in Kelso Township, Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota. She is buried in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota.

1910 Census: Kelso, Sibley County, Minnesota; Herman H. Hocke (age 29), sister Emma N. Hocke (age 25), father Charly F. Hocke (age 72). Next to them was Fred H. Hocke (age 27), Sister Ida M. Hocke (age 22) and Sister Anna M Hocke (age 31).

Charles Hocke died Dec. 28, 1918 in Kelso Township, Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota. He is buried in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Gaylord, Sibley County, Minnesota.

This information came from Kristine Zeppelin. I had contacted her to see if she knew where Charles Hocke was buried:

He was buried in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Gaylord, Minnesota. What I know other than the basic genealogy is that Charles was born in Westphalia Province, Germany. He came to this country in 1857, settling is Clayton County, Iowa. In 1859 he came to Minnesota returning to Iowa in 1861. The same year he enlisted in the Union Army and served three years in Company D, 27th Regiment. During that time he was also assigned to the Pioneer Div. He took part in many important battles including Nashville, Mobile, Vicksburg, and Spanish Fort. He was discharged due to pneumonia. After his discharge he resided in Clayton, Co., Iowa for 3 weeks, then he returned to Germany where he was married. In April, 1867, they returned to Clayton County. In late May they moved to Section 19 of Kelso Township, Sibley County, Minnesota to farm. He served his town as chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He was my great great grandfather.


Kottke, August He was born August 16, 1839 in Posen, Prussia, Germany. He was the son of Christ Kottke. He married Mrs. Marie (Voss) Seeman on April 10, 1866 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. (she was the widow of Gottfried Seeman who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa). She was the daughter of Frederick Voss and Engaline Rotter.

August Kottke was born Aug 16, 1839, in Posen, Prussia, Germany, and died Nov 24, 1925, at Guttenberg, IA. His father's name was Christ Kottke. At the age of 18 August emigrated to the US, traveling until he made his home in Jefferson Twp, Clayton Co. At age 23 he enlisted in the army during the Civil War, serving with the Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry. He often saw active combat and received an honorable discharge on Aug 8, 1865. The following year on April 10, 1866, he married Mrs. Marie Voss Seeman at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. She was the widow of Gottfried Seeman who had also served in the same 27th Infantry and who lost his life on the battlefield, leaving his wife and two children, Gustav (b. Aug 2, 1862, d. July 23, 1936) and Louisa (Mrs Frederick Groth, b. Oct 11, 1864, d. Feb 17, 1946).

Marie was the daughter of Frederick and Engaline Rotter Voss, natives of Germany who are buried in the Guttenberg City Cemetery. Marie was born Oct 31, 1846, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to Iowa with her parents when she was seven. Her sister Salina (Mrs. Henry Fredlake) was born Oct 30, 1853, at Guttenberg.

Marie and August were the parents of 13 children: Anna (Mrs. James Noack) b. Dec 14, 1866, d. Oct 17, 1939; Louis (m. Katherine Clefisch) b. Oct 30, 1868, d. Oct 5, 1935;Lena (Mrs. Samuel Noack) b. Feb 28, 1872, d. Jan 20, 1901; Mary (Mrs. Fred Barton) b. July 14, 1870, d. Aug 23, 1898; Lottie b. March 6, 1873, d. March 26, 1873; Emma (Mrs. Joseph Patrick) b. Feb 6, 1874, d. Sept 23, 1954; Gusta (Mrs. Edward White) b. April 9, 1877, d. Feb 22, 1962; Millie (Mrs. Fred Simon) b. March 3, 1879, d. Aug 23, 1942; Clara (Mrs. John White) b. May 29, 1881, d. Sept 1, 1931; Ella (Mrs. Charles Barnhart) b. June 11, 1883, d. Aug 4, 1944; Willie (m. Ella Kickbush) b. June 21, 1885, d. Nov 11, 1918; August Jr. b. Nov 29, 1887, d. Sept 30, 1918, at the Battle of Argonne as a member of the 101st Infantry; Fred b. Jan 21, 1889, d. Feb 2, 1942.

Marie died April 29, 1912, and August thereafter made his home with various of his children. He died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Patrick. August and Marie are buried at St. Paula Cemetery, Jefferson Twp.

1984 History of Clayton County

New York Passenger Lists: August Kottke, Arrival Date, Nov. 4, 1856, Birth Year, about 1839, age 17, Place of Origin, Prussia, Port of Arrival: New York, Ship Name: Elbers (Note he said in 1900 that he immigrated in 1854, so I am no 100% sure this is him)

1870 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa, August Kottke (age 30, farmer, born Prussia), Mary Kottke (age 25, female, white, keeping house, born Ohio), Gustave Kottke (age 7, male, white, at school, born Iowa), Louisa Kottke (age 5, female, white, at home, born Iowa), Anna Kottke (age 3, female white, at home, born Iowa), and Louis Kottke (age 1, male, white, at home, born Iowa.). Note Mary was the widow of Gottfried Seeman. Their children were: (1) Gustav Seeman b: 2 Aug 1862 in Clayton, Ia and (2) Louisa Seeman b: 11 Oct 1864 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia

1880 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa, August Kottke (age 39, married, farmer, born Prussia, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), wife Mary Kottke (age 33, born Prussia, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), step son Gustave Seeman (age 17, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), step daughter Louise Seeman (age 15, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), daughter Anna Kottke (age 13, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), son Louis Kottke (age 11, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), daughter Mary Kottke (age 9, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), daughter Emma Kottke (age 5, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), daughter Augusta Kottke (age 3, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia), daughter Emilie Kottke (age 1, born Iowa, father born Prussia, mother born Prussia),

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Aug. Kottke, (Township 92, Range 3, Section 20, SW SE, age 46, farmer, born Prussia), Mary Kottke, age 40, born Ohio), Gustav Kottke (age 21, born Clayton County, Iowa), Losia Kottke (age 20, born Clayton County, Iowa), Anna Kottke (age 18, born Clayton County, Iowa), Ludwig Kottke (age 16, born Clayton County, Iowa), Mary Kottke (age 15, born Clayton County, Iowa), Lina Kottke (age 11, born Clayton County, Iowa), Emma Kottke (age 10, born Clayton County), Augusta Kottke (age 9, born Clayton County, Iowa), Emilia Kottke (age 6, born Clayton County, Iowa), Clara Kottke (age 4, born Clayton County, Iowa) and Elvina Kottke (age 2, born Clayton County, Iowa).

1900 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa, Louis Kottke, (born Oct,1869, age 30, single, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Ohio, farmer, can read, write, speak English, Rent Farm), father August Kottke (born Aug. 1839, age 60, married 34 years, born Germany, father born Germany, mother born Germany, immigrated 1854, in the US 43 year, naturalized, farm laborer, can read, write, speak English), mother Mary Kottke (born Oct. 1845, age 54, married 34 years, 14 children, 13 living, born Ohio, father born Germany, mother born Germany, can read, write, speak English). sister Clara Kottke (born May 1881, age 19, married, 0 years, 0 children, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Ohio), sister Ella Kottke (born June 1883, age 16, single, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Ohio), brother William Kottke (born June 1885, age 14, single, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Ohio, Farm Laborer, can read, write, speak English), brother August Kottke (born August 1888, age 12, single, born Iowa, father born Germany, Mother born Ohio, at school, can read, write, speak English), brother Fred Kottke (born Jan 1893, age 7, single, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Ohio, at school), niece Elsie Bartens (born Oct, 1896, age 3, single, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa), and bro-in-law John White (born Oct. 1874, age 25, married 0 years, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa). (the family was indexed as Katke).

August Kottke went to Marshalltown this morning with the intention of spending the winter in the Soldiers' Home. Mr. Kottke was a member of Company D, 17th (sic) Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Waterloo Daily Courier, October 17, 1907

1910 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa, August Kottke (age 70, married, 44 years, born Germany, father born Germany, mother born Germany, naturalized 1861, Speaks German), wife Mary Kottke (age 68, married, 44 years, 15 children, 12 living, born Ohio, father born Germany, mother born Germany, speaks German), son Fred Kottke (age 20, single, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Ohio, Speaks English, laborer), granddaughter Elsie Barton (age 12, single, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa, speaks English.) and son August Kottke (age 22, single, born Iowa, father born Germany, mother born Ohio, speaks English, laborer).

Mary (Voss, Seeman) Kottke (born Oct. 31, 1845) died Apr. 29, 1912. She is buried in St. Paula Cemetery, Osterdock Clayton County, Iowa.

1915 Iowa State Census, Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa: August Kattke, (age 76, married, County, Marshall, Town, Marshalltown. Occupation: Farmer, Birthplace: Germany. Military Service: Civil War, Infantry, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company D. Remarks: Soldier's Home.)

1920 Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa, John White (head, own, mortgage, male, white, age 44, married, read, write, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa, Farmer), wife Clara P. White (age 38, married, can read, write, born Iowa, father born Germany, speaks German, mother born Ohio), son Harley A. White (age 17, single, can read write, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa, laborer), daughter Bernice White (age 10, single, can read write, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa), son Emmet A. White (age 5, single, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa.). and father-in-law August Kottke (age 86, widowed, can read, write, born Germany, speaks German, father born Germany, mother born Germany).

August Kottke died Nov. 24, 1925 and is buried in St. Paula Cemetery, Osterdock, Clayton County, Iowa.

Children of August Kottke and Mary Voss:

  1. Anna Sophia Kottke b: 14 Dec 1866 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  2. Louis Kottke b: 30 Oct 1868 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  3. Lena Kottke b: 28 Feb 1872 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  4. Mary J. Kottke b: 14 Jul 1870 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  5. Lottie Kottke b: 6 Mar 1873 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  6. Emma Kottke b: 6 Feb 1874 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  7. Augusta Mary Kottke b: 9 Apr 1877 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  8. Millie Kottke b: 3 Mar 1879 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  9. Clara Pauline Kottke b: 29 May 1881 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  10. Bertha Ella Kottke b: 11 Jun 1883 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  11. William Kottke b: 23 Jun 1884 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  12. August Kottke b: 29 Nov 1887 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia
  13. Fred Kottke b: 21 Jan 1889 in Jefferson, Clayton, Ia

Kuhlman, Henry He was born Sept. 29, 1837 in Hanover, Germany. Per the cemetery listing he was the son of Clamaiste and Frances Kuhlman. (1880 Census record says his mother is Catherine). He married Francesca Freiesco.

1860 Census, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Coolman (age 23) and Frances Coolman (age 24).

Per Kevin Frye, Historian of Andersonville Prison. 13 men of the 27th Iowa were held as prisoners at Andersonville Prison. He sent me the documentation that he had on each of them. If the information has the remark: "Also held at Cahaba, Alabama" Kevin also provided this information:

"Some were sent to Cahaba Prison, Alabama first. A large number of prisoners who were held there eventually were transferred by rail to Andersonville. This may be the case with all those with the 27th at Andersonville." He also has a website for Andersonville Prison.

Code No: 66393
Grave No:
Last Name: Kuhlmann
First Name: Henry
Rank: Private
Company: D
Regiment: 27
State: Iowa
Branch Of Service :Infantry
Date of Death:
Cause of Death:
Remarks* Exchanged and discharged for wounds January 5, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa.
Reference: ADG VOL IV 1176
Place Captured: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Date Captured: 4/9/1864
Alternate Names:
Status: Survived Andersonville
Muster date: 9/13/1862
Age at Muster: 25
More Information Available :NO

Also held at Cahaba Alabama

Henry Kuhlmann filed for a pension on Apr. 10, 1865. Application No. 65553. Certificate No. 44, 071

1870 Iowa: Millville, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Kohlman (age 30, born Hanover), Francie (age 30, born Austria), John (age 10, born Iowa), Henry (age 8, born Iowa), Anna (age 5, born Iowa), Richard (age 1, born Iowa) and Catherine Kohlman (age 67, born Hanover).

1880 Census: District 177, Lincoln, Plymouth County, Iowa: Henry Kuhlmann (age 43, farmer, born Hanover), wife Frances Kuhlmann (age 35, born Bohemia), son John, (age 21), son Henry (age 19), daughter Anna (age 16), son Richard (age 12), son Barney (age 10), daughter Louisa (age 8), son George (age 3), mother Katherine Kuhlman (age 75)

Hutchinson County, South Dakota LIST OF CIVIL WAR PENSIONERS January 1, 1883 Certificate # 44,071, Name of Pensioner: Henry Kuhlman, Post Office Address: Meno, Cause for which Pensioned: g s w rt arm, Monthly Rate: $18.00.

Henry Kuhlman bought land in Hutchinson County, South Dakota: Issue date: 8/1/1883. Land Office Montana State Office. Authority: April 24, 1820, Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat.566). 160 Acres. Document Nr: 1330. Accession/Serial Nr: SDMTAA 113352. Legal Description: Aliquot Parts SW, Section 11, Township 99-N, Range 58-W, Meridian 5th PM, State SD, County: Hutchinson. (Note there are two other entries that he bought land in 1885 and 1890, but it appears to be the same legal description).

1885 South Dakota Territorial Census: Township 99, Range 58, Hutchinson County, South Dakota: Henry Kuhlmann (age 48, farmer, born Germany), wife Frances (age 48), Son Henry (age 25, born Iowa), Daughter Anna (age 20, born Iowa), Son Richard (age 18, born Iowa), Son Bernard (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Louisa (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Minnie (age 12, born Iowa), son George (age 7, born Iowa), daughter Eliza (age 4, born South Dakota). John Kuhlmann (age 26) was living next door with his wife and daughter). (Note: This family was indexed as Rullman on Ancestry.com)

1890 Census: Townships 97 and 98, Hutchinson County, South Dakota: Henry Kuhlmann, Private, Co. D, 27 Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, discharged Jan 18, 1865. Served 2 years, 5 months, 3 days. Post Office Address: Menno, Hutchinson County, South Dakota. Disability incurred: Gunshot wound in right elbow and left foot.

1900 Census, Menno Town, Hutchinson County, South Dakota: Henry Kuhlman (born Sept. 1837, age 62, married 43 years), wife Frances Kuhlmann (born Sept. 1837, age 62, married 43 years, 10 children born, 8 still living), daughter Maggie Kuhlmann (born Aug. 1880, age 19, born South Dakota). Henry Kuhlmann (born Nov, 1862, age 37, married 10 years, born Iowa) and his family was living next to them.

Henry Kuhlmann died Jan. 11, 1908 at Menno, So. Dak (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Menno Cemetery, Twp. 97, R56, S 9 (NE 1/4), Hutchinson County, South Dakota. Notes on the cemetery listing say his parents were Clamaiste and Frances Kuhlman.

His widow Frances Kuhlmann filed for a pension on July 10, 1908 in Iowa.

Francesca (Freiesco) Kuhlmann (Sept. 30, 1837) died Aug. 12, 1922 in Menno, Hutchinson County, South Dakota. She is buried in Menno Cemetery, Hutchinson County, South Dakota.


Lang, George Edwin He was born March 19, 1837 in New Hampshire. He was the son of Lowell Lang (Oct. 28, 1784 - Feb. 10, 1861) and Theodate Page (Nov. 13, 1807 - ?). He married Harriet Medora McNamee on Oct. 17, 1861 in Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838 - 1934.) She was the daughter of Lawrence McNamee and Errelia Cole. (see biography for her father below)

This is a biography for the parents of Harriet Medora McNamee.

Lawrence McNamee, son of Lawrence McNamee, Sr. and Ruth, nee Marvin, natives of Ireland and Connecticut respectively, was born in New York on Dec. 29, 1805. He was educated in his native State, and in 1842 came to Iowa, locating in Delaware County, where he now resides. He owns 240 acres of fine land lying partly in Clayton and partly in Delaware County, his residence being on the line. He also owns 240 acres in another locality. In 1829 he married Errelia, daughter of Luther and Andria Cole, nee Chase, natives of New York, the former dying in Missouri in 1833, the latter in Delaware County, Ia. In 1862.

By this union there were ten children, of whom C.L., born March 13, 1831, is married and resides in Allamakee County; Mary E., Jan. 31, 1835, married Isaac Otis, of Elk Township; E. Luther born July 22, 1836, is married and lives on the old homestead; Sarah E., born April 20, 1842, is the wife of Robert Fitch; H. Medora, born April 2, 1844, married George E. Lang; and Eva, born July 1, 1845, are living. The deceased are Eliza Jane, Martha S., Truman, and Laura. Mrs. Errelia McNamee died Feb. 8, 1856, and on Dec. 11, 1856, Mr. McNamee married Mrs. Sebrah Clark, sister of his first wife, and widow of Samuel Clark, by whom she had five children; Harriet C., widow of P. G. Bailey ; Norman L., who died in Idaho; Henry G., of Monroe County, Wis.; Benjamin A. and Samuel C. Mr. McNamee has held the office of County Commissioner, Township Assessor, Justice of the Peace, and many other public positions of trust, discharging his duties with honor and ability. He votes the Republican ticket. source:

History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 921-922

This is an additional biography regarding the McNamee family:

McNAMEE, Lawrence, Farmer; Sec. 4; P. O. Colesburg; born in Chenango Co., N.Y., Dec, 29, 1805; emigrated to Missouri Territory in 1819; came down the Ohio river on a boat they built on the headwaters of the Allegheny River, to Shawneetown, Ill., crossed with team to Alton, which was then only a ferrying point -- only one cabin in the place, that of the ferryman; settled at St. Charles; was married March 25, 1829, to Errelia Cole, who was born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 18, 1808; came to this community in 1842; settled on the farm he now occupies; owns 480 acres, nearly all of which was wild land, hazel thicket and timber; Mrs. McNamee died here, in Feb. 8, 1856; she was the mother of eleven children -- Eliza J. and Martha E. (Otis) and three infants died in this township; those living are Cyrus L., Mary E. (Otis), Edwin L., Medora H. (Lang), Sarah B. (Fitch) and Evaline; Mr. M. was again married Dec. 11, 1856, to Mrs. Sebrah Clark (maiden name, Cole), born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 1806; has four children by first marriage -- Harriet C. (Bailey), Benjamin A. and Samuel C.; lost two -- Seth, died here in 1845, and Norman L., died at Rocky Bar, Idaho, in 1873; Mr. McNamee served as County Commissioner, two terms; Justice of the Peace, six years; County Assessor, two, Township Assessor, about fifteen years; family attends the M. E. Church.

1860 Census, Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa: George Lang (age 23, born New Hampshire) (this was the only George Lang I found that was the right age and born in New Hampshire. He was listed with several other people - no other Lang in the household)

1870 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: George E. Lange (age 33, works in woolen factor, born New Hampshire), Dora (age 25, born Iowa), Harry Lang (age 3). Sarah Smith (age 28, works in woolen factory, born MO), was also in the household.

1880 Census - Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa: Dora H. Lang (age 36, married, keeping house, born Iowa), son Harry Lang (age 13, born Iowa) and daughter Florence Lange (age 6, born Iowa) (I could not find George E. Lang -- but Dora was still listed as married)

He filed for a pension on June 3, 1892 in Illinois. (but there was no certificate number).

U. S. Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee, Washington County, Wisconsin: George E. Lang. MILITARY HISTORY: Enlisted: August 20, 1862, Guttenberg, Iowa. Rank: Sgt. Company and Regiment: D, 27th Iowa Inf. Time and place of Discharge: Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Cause of Discharge: Close of War. Kind and Degree of Disability: Inj. of back and senility. When and where contracted: 1887, Cincinnati, Ohio. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Massachusetts. Age: 66. Height 6 feet. Complexion: fair. can read and write. Religion: Prot. Occupation: Superintendent. Residence subsequent to discharge: Cincinnati, Ohio. Single. Name and address of nearest relative: None. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: none. Date of Admission: Ad NW Br. May 26, 1896. Date of Discharge: May 6, 1899. Cause of Discharge: A. W. O. L. GENERAL REMARKS: Admission Paper: One by Co.. J. L. Mitchell, Mgr. Army Discharge: None. Certificate of Service: one. Pension Certificate: None.

I found this newspaper article to be kind of odd. He clearly was a soldier in Company D. -- Unless someone was impersonating him??

We regret to be compelled by a betrayal of confidence, to state that George E. Lang late an inmate of the soldier's home, is in undeserving soldier. Charles L. Langley writes that Lang was dropped from the home for absence without leave. He claims to have been a member of Company D 27th Iowa; wears a blue coat and the button, but is unworthy and our exchanges will do well to warn old soldiers against permitting their charitable impulses to be wrought upon when Lang calls. He is bad fraud.

Cedar Falls Gazette, March 27, 1896.

George E. Lang died May 16, 1899 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Colesburg, Delaware County, Iowa

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veteran: Name: George Lang, Rank and Service: Sgt, Co. D. 27 Iowa Inf., Died: May 16, 1899. Cemetery: Oak Hill at Colesburg Iowa.

WPA - Work Projects Administration 1930 Graves Registration Survey shows the same information.


Lemcke, John He was born about 1819 in Germany. He married Wilhemine Maria Bruggmann about 1853 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Johann Christian Bruggman (1800-1855) and Sophia Christina Schmidt (1801-1855).

1860 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: John Linkie (age 44, farmer, born Germany), Wilhelmina (age 32, born Germany), Mina Linkie (age 4, born Germany?), Sophia Linkie (age 2, born Iowa) and Henry Linkie (age 1, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Cox Creek, Clayton county, Iowa: John Lampka (age 51, farmer, born Mecklenberg), Mena Lampka (age 42, born Mecklenberg), Mena Lampka (age 14, born Iowa), Sophia Lampka (age 12, born Iowa), Louisa Lampka (age 9, born Iowa), Augusta Lampka (age 7, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Saint John, Clayton County, Iowa: John Lembcke (age 61, farmer, born Mecklenberg), wife Mena (age 52, born Mecklenberg), daughter Gusta (age 17, born Iowa) and son John (age 5, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Cox Creek, Clayton county, Iowa: John Lembke (age 65, Township 92, Range 5, Section 9, born Germany), Mina Lembke (age 56) and John Lembke (age 9, born in Clayton County, Iowa).

John Lemcke died Apr. 26, 1894 in Cox Creek, Twp, Clayton County, Iowa. He is buried in Elkader Cemetery (AKA East Side Cemetery), Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990).

His widow Minnie Lemcke filed for a pension on June 15, 1894 in Iowa

1900 Census, Boardman, Clayton County, Iowa: Milo E. Munger (age 42), Sophia Munger (age 41), Franklin A. Munger (age 20), Florence A. Munger (age 17), Henry K. Munger (age 14), Vernon Munger (age 12), and mother-in-law Minnie Lembke (born June 1828, widowed, 12 children born, 3 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1853, in US 47 years.).

1910 Census, Chippewa Ward 1, Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Julius Boettcher (age 44), Gusta Boettcher (age 44), Alfred Boettcher (age 19), Roy Boettcher (age 12) and Mother-in-law Minne Lemke (age 81, widowed, born Germany)

Minnie Lemcke died May 3, 1912. She is buried in Elkader Cemetery. (Find a Grave - spelling of name is Lembke).

From Find a Grave:

Wilhemine Maria Cath. BRUGGMANN
22 JUN 1828 GE-03 MAY 1912 IA?

She married John LEMBKE(1820 Mecklenburg - 1885-1900)

Wilhemine "Mina/Minnie" Maria Catharina BRÜGGMANN was born in 28 JUN 1828 at Môllenhagen, a satellite parish of Ankershagen Parish of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Her baptismal sponsors at Môllenhagen included ? Wilhelm ZANDER of Môllenhagen, ?, and ? ? Catharina HANKE.

According to an undated obituary in a Clayton Co. IA German Language newspaper, she removed from Mecklenburg with "relatives" in 1853 for Garnavillo, Clayton Co, IA where she married in the same year John LEMBKE/LEMKE and they farmed in Cox Creek, Clayton Co, IA till John's death.

She died at the Elkader IA home of son-in-law, Milo MUNGER where she was living in 1900. (BREDBENNER Notes)

A MUNGER Family History related "Milo Enos Munger b. 5-4-1858 Conneaut, Crawford Co. PA. m. Sophia J. Lamcke at Elkader, Iowa on 5-17-1879. She born 6-17-1857 at Clayton CO. Pa. the d/o John and Minnie Lamcke. Milo moved from Pa. to Read Twp. Iowa with his father(Enos) at the age of 8. Since 1886 he was a resident of Elkader as a shoemaker."


Lewis, Henry Harvey He was born about 1841 in Ohio. He was the son of Andrew Lewis (1815 - Dec. 17, 1886) and Jacqueline Bible (May 14, 1818 - July 4, 1857). (note an obituary for his sister Angeline Lewis (Mrs. John Schweikert) says she was born in Maysville, Ohio. -- Perhaps Harvey was born in the same county. Maysville is in Allen County, Ohio).

1850 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Andrew Lewis (age 35, farmer, born Virginia), Jacqueline Lewis (age 32, born Virginia), Harvey Lewis (age 9, born Ohio), Aaron V. Lewis (age 7, born Ohio), Alpheus Lewis (age 5, born Ohio), Angeline Lewis (age 4, born Ohio) and Lucy Lewis (age 1, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Andrew Louis (age 41, born Ohio), J. Louis (female, age 37, born Virginia), H. Louis (male, age 18, born Ohio), E. J. Louis (male, age 10, born Ohio), A. Louis (age 11, born Ohio), E. Louis (age 9, born Ohio), Lewis Louis (male, age 7, born Ohio), And. Louis (male, age 5, born Iowa), A. Louis (female (age 1, born Iowa) and James Louis (age 22, born Ohio). The Andrew Lewis family had been in the state of Iowa for 6 years. James Louis had been in the state of Iowa for 2 years.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Andrew Lewis (age 50, born Ohio, farmer), Mary Lewis (age 49, born Ohio), Henry Lewis (age 20, laborer, born Ohio), Vance Lewis (age 18, born Ohio), Angeline Lewis (age 16, born Ohio), Louisa Lewis (age 12, born Ohio), Andrew Lewis (age 10, born Ohio) and Lucinda Lewis (age 6, born Ohio).

Harvey Lewis died of disease Dec. 17, 1862, Cairo, Ill. (His parents and several siblings are buried in Lewis Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Clayton County, Iowa -- There is no mention of Harvey buried in that cemetery).


Lockridge, Benjamin Cates He was born January 26, 1841 in Hopkins, Kentucky, He was the son of John Lockridge (1804 - Apr. 26, 1872) and Damara (Damey) Todd. (1820 - June 21, 1857). Benjamin C. Lockridge married Elizabeth Margaret Bagby on Nov. 15, 1865 in Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Davis Bagby (17 Nov. 1801 - 06 Nov 1876 and Frances (Fanny) Bloodworth (Apr. 13, 1813 - June 29, 1899). Her brothers Thomas and David (Davis?) Bagby also served in Company D. 27th Iowa. Her sister Nancy Catherine Bagby was married to Francis A. Otis, who also served in Company D. Benjamin's brother Daniel P. Lockridge also served in Company D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

1850 Census: Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: John Lockridge (age 47, born VA), Dama Lockridge (age 30, born NC), John S. Lockridge (age 15, born KY), Daniel P. Lockridge (age 14, born KY), Benjamin C. Lockridge (age 8, born KY), Samuel Lockridge (age 19, born Ill.) (Note family tree information shows Samuel Lockridge as the son of John and his unknown first wife).

1860 Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: John Lockridge (age 57), Wilhemina Lockridge (age 40), Benj. Lockridge (age 19), John Paul Beyers (age 18, born Ill), Mary Beyers (age 15, born Ill), Charlotte Beyers (age 14, born Ill), Alesta Beyers (age 10, born Ill.), Joseph Beyers (age 8, born Ill.)

1870 Census; Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Benj. C. Lockridge (age 29), Elizabeth Lockridge (age 24), Davis M. Lockridge (age 3) and Oran T. Lockridge (age 1).

1880 Census: Center, Monona County, Iowa; B. C. Lockridge (age 39, born Kentucky), wife Elisabeth Lockridge (age 34, born Iowa), son Davis N. Lockridge (age 13), son Orin Lockridge (age 10), Daughter Sarah N. Lockridge (age 8), daughter Kattie M. Lockridge (age 6) and son Fred Lockridge (age 1).

1885 Iowa State Census, Grant, Monona County, Iowa; B. C. Lockridge (age 44, Township 85, Range 44, Section 7, N W N E), E. M. Lockridge (age 38), Davis M. Lockridge (age 18), Owen T. Lockridge (age 15), Nellie S. Lockridge (age 13), Kate M. Lockridge (age 10), Fred S. Lockridge (age 5) and Edwin S. Lockridge (age 2).

1900 Census: District 184, Buckley, Pierce County, Washington: Boarder Benjamin Lockridge (born Jan 1841, age 59, labor in Log Camp.

1900 Census: District 148, Buckley, Pierce County, Washington: Elizabeth Lockridge (born July 1846, age 53, married 35 years, 7 children born, 6 still living), son Davis M. Lockridge (born Oct. 1866, age 33), son Fred S. Lockridge (born Apr. 1879, age 21), son Dola Lockridge (born July 1885, age 14). (Note Family tree information indicates that Dola is a female, but this census record clearly has this name recorded as "son")

1910 Census: District 185, Precinct 1, Pierce County, Washington: Benjamin Lockridge (age 69, married 1 time for 44 years, born Kentucky), wife Elizabeth Lockridge (age 63, married 1 time for 44 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Iowa), son Fred Lockridge (age 31), and daughter Dola Lockridge (age 24).

Benjamin C. Lockridge died Dec. 13, 1916 and is buried in Buckley Cemetery, Buckley, Washington.

Elizabeth Margaret (Bagby) Lockridge (born July 26, 1846) died August 2, 1934 in Buckley, Pierce Co. Washington. She is buried in Buckley Cemetery, Buckley, Washington.

Children of Benjamin Cates Lockridge and Elizabeth Margaret Bagby:

  1. Davis Marcellius Lockridge b: 20 Oct 1866 in Elk, Clayton, Ia
  2. Orin Thomas Lockridge b: 24 Apr 1869 in Elk, Clayton, Ia
  3. Sarah Nettie Lockridge b: 12 May 1871 in Elk, Clayton, Ia
  4. Katy May Lockridge b: 3 Jul 1874 in Elk, Clayton, Ia
  5. Fred S. Lockridge b: 3 Apr 1879 in Elk, Clayton, Ia
  6. Edwin S. Lockridge b: 9 May 1882 in Monona, Clayton, Ia
  7. Dola Lockridge b: 26 Jul 1884 in Monona, Clayton, Ia

Lockridge, Daniel Powell He was born about 1836 in Kentucky, He was the son of John Lockridge (1804 - Apr. 26, 1872) and Damara (Damey) Todd. (1820 - June 21, 1857). His brother Benjamin C. Lockridge also served in Company D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

1850 Census: Malory, Clayton County, Iowa: John Lockridge (age 47, born VA), Dama Lockridge (age 30, born NC), John S. Lockridge (age 15, born KY), Daniel P. Lockridge (age 14, born KY), Benjamin C. Lockridge (age 8, born KY), Samuel Lockridge (age 19, born Ill.) (Note family tree information shows Samuel Lockridge as the son of John and his unknown first wife).

I could not find Daniel on the 1860 Census.

Daniel Lockridge died of disease Aug. 21, 1863, Memphis, Tenn. He is buried in Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, Plot: Sec. A, Site 2185.

Per Melody Roswell: His brother Benjamin was at his bedside when he died of diarrhea and I believe that they were in Memphis, Shelby Co. TN when this happened at a military hospital when Daniel became ill so Benjamin wouldn't leave him, they buried him in Memphis I believe.


McDonald, Irving He was born Sept. 2, 1834 in Scotland. He was the son of James and Jenette McDonald.

1860 Census, Clayton County, Iowa. I found all the McDonald's listed below except for Irving.

1870 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: James McDonald (age 71, farmer), Jenette McDonald (age 66), James McDonald (age 38, farmer), Irving McDonald (age 35, farmer) and Alexander McDonald (age 24, farmer).

1880 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: James McDonald (age 86, born Scotland, farrier), wife Janette McDonald (age 78, born Scotland), son James McDonald (age 48, farrier, born Scotland) and son Irving McDonald (age 46, farmer, born Scotland.)

1880 Agriculture Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Irving McDonald: Owner, 42 tilled acres, 16 acres permanent meadows/pasture, 59 acres woodland and forest. Farm value: 2000.00, value of farming implements and machinery: 50. Value of Livestock: 200. Amount paid for wages for farm labor during 1879, including value of board: 50.00. Estimated value of all farm productions: 475. Grasslands: Mown 5 acres. Not mown: 11 acres, Hay 7 Acres. 2 Horses, 2 milch cows, 4 other. 3 calves dropped. 1 cattle purchased. 1 cattle slaughtered. 50 pounds butter made on the farm. 1 swine, 40 poultry in the year.

1885 Iowa Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa: Name: Irvin McDonald, Rank: Private. Present Post Office Address: Elkport

1885 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa Alex McDonald (Township 92, Range 3, Section 19, S 1/2 NW, age 44, farmer, born Scotland), Jane McDonald (age 38, born England), Irving McDonald (Township 92, Range 3, Section 19, N 1/2 SW, Age 50, farmer, born Scotland), James McDonald (son) age 53, Horse Farrier, born Scotland), James McDonald (age 94, Horse Farrier), and Jane McDonald (age 84, born Scotland).

1900 Census, Elkport Town, Clayton County, Iowa: Irving McDonald (born Sept. 1834, age 65, born Scotland, immigrated 1856, in the US 44 years, naturalized, farmer), brother James McDonald (born Dec. 1831, age 68, born Scotland, immigrated 1859, in US 41 years, naturalized, Veterinary Surgeon). Their brother Alexander was living next door with his family.

Irving McDonald filed for a pension on Oct. 10, 1904 in Iowa.

1910 Census, District 65, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Alex McDonald (age 69, widowed), brother Irving McDonald (age 75, single), son Roy McDonald (age 17).

Irving McDonald died Feb. 1, 1914 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Lot 87, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.


McMonigal, Frank. He was born July 13, 1837 in Huntington, Pennsylvania. Franklin McMonigal married Amanda M. Haught on Mar. 29, 1866. She was the daughter of Abraham Haught and Margaret Merriman. She had previously been married to John S. Crop who died Sept. 7, 1863. John S. Crop and Amanda M. Haught had 3 children: Margaret Ellen Crop (born Nov. 16, 1856), Mary E. Crop (born 1858) and John W. Crop (born Nov. 17, 1859). Pension index records for Frank McMonigal has remarks: "See Min. Ctf. 147.314, John S. Crop, B, 21, Iowa Inf."

Franklin McMonigalFamily tree information on Ancestry.com says he is the son of James J. and Dorothy McMonigal. However, I found the following information online in the " Blaker Family Book"

"Franklin McMonigal was born 13 Jul 1837 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and died 24 Aug 1906 in Clayton County, Iowa. He and Amanda are buried in Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Iowa. Franklin was a veteran of the Civil War, Enlisting in Co. D, 27th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers on 21 Aug 1862 and receiving his discharge 08 Aug 1865.

Franklin's ancestry has been a bit more difficult to piece together. His death certificate states he was the son of James McMonigal and Dortha McCrum, giving McCrum as her maiden name. In Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Iowa is the grave marker of John D. McCrum 1806 - 30 Jun 1887 and wife Dorothy McCrum 18 Apr 1820 - 24 Feb 1900. Using her date of death, we were able to locate her obituary, and it stated, "... one son Franklin McMonigal and one daughter Mrs. Josephine Garber of Marble Rock, survive." We therefore conclude that Dorothy (or Dortha) was at one time married to a McMonigal and later married to John D. McCrum. This seems to be borne out by a scrap of hand written family history belonging to Mrs. Dorothy Palmer, source unknown, which states (paraphrased), " John McMonigal died in Barree Twp, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, in about the year 1842. His wife's name was Isabella. They had four children: Jesse, James, Margaret and Josiah. Josiah died before his father. Josiah had a son, Franklin, who survived his father. Franklin, his mother and step-father moved to Iowa in 1850 and settled in Clayton County." We infer the step-father was John D. McCrum. We have yet to determine if Franklin's father's name was James or Josiah. The Don Blacks share the following information, which also tends to support this theory: "...(we) have information from Huntingdon County that an Isabella McMonigal died in 1856 (widow). No heirs were listed. A James McMonigal continued to live in the county after 1856, No mention of a Josiah could mean he was dead."

Frank McMonigal was a volunteer in the 27th Iowa Infantry Regiment. The Volunteer Enlistment Papers of the National Archives dated 21 August, 1862, had the following information: . Volunteer Enlistment - 27th Iowa Regiment, Co. D. Information: 1. Born Huntington (sic) County, PA. 2. Aged 25. 3. Occupation Farmer. 4. (Enlisted) At Mallory. 5. By Daniel E. Meyer, Recruiting Officer. 6. Witnessed his mark by S. Garber, 1st Lieutenant. 7. Description: blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches tall.

The "Blaker Family Book" had this information about Amanda M. Haught: Amanda M. Haught McMonigal was born 27 Feb 1840 * in Pennsylvania and died 06 Jul 1922 at the home of her son, Seldon in Dubuque, Iowa. We know she was the sister of James Quinter Haught, and his death certificate lists the parents as Abraham Haught and Margaret Merryman, both born in Pennsylvania. From the 1882 "History of Clayton County" (Iowa), we read the biography of Douglas Peck: "....and in 1858 he married Mary, daughter of Abraham and Margaret (Merriman) Hought (sic), native of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, where Abraham died. Margaret is now living with Mr. Peck's family" Margaret Haught is buried at Brown Cemetery, Colesburg, Iowa.; her stone reads 1804-June 12, 1886. This parentage is also confirmed by a hand written list of birthdates of Abraham and Margrett (sic) Haught and their children found among papers belonging to Margaret McMonigal Blaker. This list also shows the following names and birthdates of their children: Nancy Haught b. 02 Sep 1828, John Haught b. 22 Aug 1830, Elizabeth Haught b. 26 Oct 1832, Mary Haught b. 22 Jan 1834, Sarah A. Haught b.07 Aug 1836, David L. Haught b. 11 Mar 1838, Amanda Haught b. 27 Feb 1840, James Q. Haught b. 08 Jul 1843 and Martha Haught b. 09 May1846.

* Note: Stone at cemetery has 27 Feb 1841 on it.

1870 Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Frank Mulligan (age 32, born Penn), Amanda Mulligan (age 30, born PA). John G. Mulligan (age 3), Josiah Mulligan (age 2), Margaret Crop (age 13), and Mary E. Crop (age 12).

1880 Census, District 139, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Frank Mulligam (age 43, farmer, born PA), wife Amanda Mulligam (age 37, born PA), son John (age 13), son Josiah (age 12), son James (age 10), daughter Jane (age 8), daughter Margret (age 5), daughter Maria (age 3) and daughter Julia (age 1).

1885 Iowa State Census, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Frank McMonigal (Township 91, Range 3, Section 25, NW NW; age 48, farmer, born PA ), Amanda McMonigal (age 44, born PA), John G. McMonigal (age 18), Josiah McMonigal (age 17), James McMonigal (age 15), Dorothea McMonigal (age 14), Margret McMonigal (age 10), Marcia B. McMonigal (age 8), Julia C. McMonigal (age 7), Eva McMonigal (age 5), Wm McMonigal (age 2) and Seldon McMonigal (age 0). All the children were born in Clayton County, Iowa.

1900 Census: District 56, Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Frank McMonigal (born July 1833, age 61, married 36 years, born Penn., farmer, cannot read or write), wife Amanda McMonigal (born Feb. 1841, age 59, married 36 years, 14 children born, 11 still living, born Penn.), Son Josiah (born June 1868, age 31), Daughter Julia McMonigal (born Aug. 1873, age 36), son William McMonigal (born Oct. 1882, age 17), and son Seldon McMonigal (born Aug. 1884, age 15).

Franklin McMonigal died Aug. 24, 1906 and is buried in Brown Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa, Section B - Row 6 389.

His widow Amanda M. McMonigal filed for a pension on Oct. 2, 1906.

Amanda (Haught) McMonigal (born Feb. 27, 1841) died July 6, 1922 and is buried in Brown Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa, Section B - Row 6 389.


Meyer, Daniel He was born about 1821 in Germany.

This name was harder to research than I expected. This man was responsible for enlisting a lot of the soldiers of the 27th. I really thought it would be easy to find information on him. The only thing I know for sure is correct is the National Home information and the pension information. The census records are a possibility only.

1860 Census: Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota: Daniel Myres (age 30, born Germany), Mary Myres age 25, born Germany), John (age 4, born Iowa) and Peter (age 10/12, born Minnesota). (Note: this is a possibility. I could not tell for sure. I considered it, based on the statement that John (age 21 in 1880 was born in Minnesota -- However, this John was reported born in Iowa).

1880 Census: Metamora, Woodford County, Illinois: Daniel Meyer (age 55, tailor, born Prussia), wife Maria (age 47, born Prussia), son John Meyer (age 21, works in Machine shop, born Minnesota), daughter Lissy C. Meyer (age 11, born Illinois).

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Northwestern Branch: Name: Daniel E. Meyer, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Oct. 1861, Guttenberg, Ia. Rank: Capt., Company and Regiment: D, 27th Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: April 3, 1853, Young Point, LA. Cause of Discharge: S. O. 93, Dept. Tenn. Kind and Degree of Disability: Rheusm & Dis. of Urinary Organs. When and where contracted: Since the War. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Germany, age 70, height 5/6, complexion grey, Occupation: Hotel Keeper, Protestant, Residence subsequent to Discharge: Chicago, Ill., married. P. O. Address of Nearest Relative: Mary Meyer 3803 Lakeshore(?), Chicago, Ill. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension $12.00. Date of Admission: July 26.91. Date of Death: March 9, 1896 in Hospital. Interred in Home Cemetery, Block # 16, Row #4. Cause of Death: Disease of Kidneys. GENERAL REMARKS: Admission paper by Gen J. C. Black. Certificate of Service, S.O. 93 Dept. Tenn. Pension Certificate 555,100, Pension money $57.00. How disposed of: Forwarded to Mary Meyer (widow), 6539 Sangley Ave., Chicago, Ill. Application approved July 1, 1896 by Col. John S. Mitchell, Social Manager.

Daniel Meyer died March, 9, 1896 and is buried in Wood National Cemetery Block # 16, Row #4, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

His widow Mary Meyer filed for a pension on April 17, 1896 in Illinois.


Minger, Rudolph He was born Feb. 4, 1842 in Switzerland (note the Roster says Germany). He was the son of Johann Ulrich Minger (June 15, 1800 - Oct. 22, 1863) and Anna Maria Hofer (Oct. 22, 1797 - Oct. 4, 1881). He married Elizabeth Ann Walker on Dec. 25, 1866 in Millville Township, Clayton County, Iowa. Rudolph's sister Anna Magdelena Minger married John Anderegg who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

I found the following biographical information here

Rudolph Minger appeared in the as head of household. He was born on February 4, 1841 in Mulchi, Canton Berne, Switzerland, son of Johann Ulrich Minger and Anna Maria Hofer, (date shown on baptism certificate).

Rudolph Minger Rudolph was the youngest of nine children. Records of his birth date vary; the 4th of February 1841 is the date recorded on his baptism certificate in the possession of his great granddaughter, Clara Frommelt, Guttenberg, Iowa. Rudolph was baptized in the church at Messen, Switzerland on 21 Feb 1841.

One of his sponsors was his father's brother, Bendicht Minger of Mulchi; the name of another sponsor, although difficult to read, appears to be his mother's sister's husband, Johannes Bartschi. Other pertinent information on the baptism certificate states that Johannes Minger (father of Rudolph) was the son of Bendicht of Mulchi and that Anna Hofer (mother of Rudolph) was the daughter of Jakob of Limpach. The certificate is dated 3 March 1845 which was the year the Mingers left Switzerland for America. Rudolph was then four years old. We can believe that he was one of the little ones who rode on the oxcart when his family crossed the country of France to reach the seacoast.

The Minger family settled on a farm near New Philadelphia, Ohio. In the 1850 Tuscarawas County, Ohio census Rudolph is listed as being nine years old and that he had been attending school. An entry dated 21 April 1853 in an old book (now in the possession of Reuben White, Guttenberg) reads, "Reudolfel Minger, working one day on the railroad." Rudolph was then twelve years old. In 1856, at the age of 15, Rudolph and his family left Ohio and moved to Guttenberg, Iowa where Rudolph was confirmed three years later in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In the 1860 Clayton County, Iowa census he is listed as a farm laborer and living at home, which was on Section 32 in Jefferson Township.

Rudolph enlisted as a private in the Civil War on 2 October 1862 at Dubuque, Iowa in Company D, 27th Infantry Regiment of Iowa Volunteers. (his brother-in-law John Anderegg was in the same company.) At the time of his enlistment Rudolph was 21 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had blue eyes, black hair and a light complexion. In September 1863 during the Company's march from Durvells Bluff, Clarendon, Arkansas on the White River towards Little Rock, Arkansas, Rudolph showed the effects of exposure connected with service in the field.

In a letter signed by the First Lieutenant of the 27th Infantry the following is written:

"Rheumatism troubled him (Rudolph) to such an extent that he had finally to be transferred temporarily to the so-called Pioneer Corps of our Brigade; thus he could fill the position of a soldier without being liable to Picket daily and similar exposures to the weather. I remember distinctly that I urged him repeatedly to use the ambulance but in vain. He endeavored to struggle along. The same spirit he evinced shortly afterwards when he asked to be permitted to rejoin his Regiment considering himself sufficiently strong again to march, but again he had over estimated himself, when our Regiment marched on to Tupelo, Missouri in July 1864. He had to be ordered again to the Pioneer Corps, not being able to endure the march. To be properly understood, I will say here, that as a Pioneer he had frequent chances to ride on Wagons and preferred this to going into a Hospital."

Rudolph was mustered out of the Civil War on 12 December 1865 in Mobile, Alabama. His record stated that he was engaged in the capture of Little Rock, Arkansas on 10 September 1863; Ft. Derussy, Louisiana on 14 March 1864; Old Oaks, Louisiana on 18 May 1864 and Lake Chicot, Arkansas on 6 June 1864. He was accountable for one knapsack, one haversack and one canteen.

During the time that Rudolph had been in the Civil War, he wrote a letter to his brother Benjamin and although this letter was saved through the many years, it is unknown where it is at the present.

Following his return from the Civil War, Rudolph (known as "Rud") continued to farm and about one year later when he was 25 years old he was married on Christmas Day, 1866, to Elisabeth Ann Walker. Rudolph and Elisabeth Ann had two daughters, Marietta (Ette) and Harriet Elisabeth (Hattie).

When Rudolph was about 31 years old he and his family moved into the town of Guttenberg. A year later Rudolph applied for a War Pension. The pension paper stated that he was then 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall and had grey hair. His severe rheumatism in the left thigh and leg, due to exposure in the Civil War, had become chronic and he could walk only with the aid of a cane.

The home in which Rudolph and his family lived in Guttenberg was built in 1859 and is now on the Historic Walking Tour of Guttenberg. The address of the home is 11 Schiller Street. Of German architecture, it is 2 1/2 stories high with a tin standing seam roof. It was built of limestone rock from a quarry near the town. Rudolph was in the hardware, hotel and tavern business. A patron's directory dated 1886 lists, "Rudolph Minger, Proprietor of Sample Room".

It is said that the family not only lived in their home on Schiller street, but also ran a hotel in it and had a tavern in the basement. Rudolph was in the hardware store business with Will Kords, their store being located where the present Kuempel and Lake Hardware store now stands.

Clara Frommelt remembers visiting Rudolph's daughter, Etta (Minger) Beutel, who lived in this home on Schiller Street. Clara has in her possession the sugar bowl which Rudolph's mother, Anna Maria (Hofer) Minger, brought with her from Switzerland.

Rudolph and Elisabeth Minger's family bible is now in the home Elizabeth (White) Peterson, granddaughter of Rudolph's older brother Johann. These words are inscribed in beautiful handwriting in the bible --

"Rudolph Minger was born in Switzerland, town of Muelchi, Canton of Bern, on the 14th day of February 1841.

Ann E. Walker was born on the 14th day of Feby 1844 in Wisconsin, town of Cassville, Grant County, married on the 25th day of December 1866 in Clayton County, Iowa".

Rudolph lived until 3 September 1897 when he died in his home in Guttenberg at age 56 from cirrhosis of the liver. His widow, Elisabeth Ann, lived until 1917 when she died at age 73. They are both interred in the City Cemetery in Guttenberg.

Rudolph married Elisabeth Ann Walker on December 25, 1866, in Millville Township, Clayton County, Iowa, by the Justice of the Peace, Vincent Harrison.1

On December 21, 1890, his daughter, Harriet, married William Kords.

Rudolph died on Friday, September 3, 1897 at home at 7:30 in the evening in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. He was 56 years old. He was laid to rest on September 6, 1897 in the Guttenberg City Cemetery lot 348 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.1

1850 Census: New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio: John Mingard (age 50, born Germany), Ann Mingard (age 53, born Germany), Jacob Mingard (age 21, born Germany), Frederick Mingard (age 16, Germany), Benjamin Mingard (age 13, born Germany), and Rudolph Mingard (age 9, born Germany). Living next door to them were John and Magdalina Underich (sister to Rudolph).

1860 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Menzer (age 60, farmer, born Switzerland), Ann Menzer (age 60, born Switzerland), Benedict Menzer (age 22, laborer, born Switzerland), Fritz ? (age 30, farm laborer, born Switzerland), Roldolph Menzer (age 19, farmer laborer, born Switzerland). Living next door was John and Magdaline Andrec (Rudolph's sister)

1870 Census: Colony, Delaware County, Iowa: Listed with a large Morley family was Rudolph Minger (age 30, farmer, born Hanover), Ann Minger (age 27, born Hanover) and Ettie Minger (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Rudolph Minger, (age 39, Restaurant, born Switzerland), wife Annie Minger (age 37, born Iowa), daughter Ettie Minger (age 12) and daughter Hariet Minger (age 9).

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Rudolph Minger (age 48, Restaurant), Ann Minger (age 41, born Wisconsin), Etta Minger (age 17, born Delaware County, Iowa), Hattie Minger (age 14, born Delaware County, Iowa.) and Mrs. Lattia Grabill (age 52, born Missouri.).

Rudolph Minger died September 3, 1897. He is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery lot 348 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.

His obituary was in the Guttenberg Press, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa, on September 8, 1897. Source for his obituary is the same as above.

Rudolph Minger

Friday evening, at 7:30, at his home in this city, of cirrhosis of the liver, Rudolph Minger, aged 55 years, 6 months and 29 days.

Rudolph Minger was born in Muelchi, Canton Barren, Switzerland, February 4, 1842. When four years of age, with his parents, he came to the United States, locating in Ohio, where they lived until 1856, when they moved to this county, purchasing a farm near Colesburg. In response to his country's call for volunteers, Rud, as he was familiarly called, enlisted October 15, 1862, in Co. D., 27th Iowa infantry, where he served with distinction until Dec. 26, 1865, when he was honorably mustered out.

December 25, 1866 deceased was united in marriage to Miss Anna E. Walker, of this county, who with two daughters, Etta, Mrs. Gus Beutel and Hattie, Mrs. Wm. Kords, all left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and father.

About ten years ago Mr Minger left farm and came to Guttenberg where with Jacob Falkenbainer he embarked in the hardware business, and later, for a short time he was in business with Jacob Kauffmann. Seven years ago Wm. Kords purchased an interest in the business and since then the firm name has been Minger & Kords.

Mr Minger was a good-natured, jovial companion, a generous giver, charitably inclined where charity was deserved and as honest and straightforward as it was possible for a man to be. In fact he possessed all the qualities of one of natures most noble men. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, under the auspices of the G.A.R. post of this city, which he was a member assisted by W.C. Lewis, and remains interred in the Guttenberg cemetery. A large concourse of relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to an old friend and neighbor.

His widow Ann Eliz Minger filed for a Pension on Oct. 5, 1897.

Elizabeth Anna Walker was born Feb. 14, 1844 in Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin. She died June 25, 1917 in Alta Vista, Chickasaw County, Iowa. She is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

OBITUARY: GUTTENBERG PRESS, Guttenberg, Iowa, Jun 28, 1917, pg. 1, col. 2. Note: Source for her obituary is the same as above.

MRS. ANNA E. MINGER CALLED BY DEATH.

On Monday evening, June 25, 1917, at 10:10 o'clock, at Alta Vista, where she had been residing for the past year, occurred the death of Mrs. Anna E. Minger, a former pioneer resident of Guttenberg. Mrs. Minger had been ailing for some time, and she was a patient sufferer. She was born at Cassville, Wisconsin, on February 14, 1844, later coming to Clayton County, Iowa. She was 72 years, 4 months and 11 days of age at the time of her death. On December 25, 1866, she was married to Mr. Rudolph Minger, who preceded her in death about 20 years ago. For many years the family lived on a farm in Millville township, later coming to Guttenberg to reside. where Mr. Minger was successfully engaged in business for a number of years, and where deceased lived until a year ago, when she went to Alta Vista to reside. The body was brought from Alta Vista to her former home in this city, where funeral services will be held at two o'clock this afternoon. Rev. W.T. Smith, of the M.E. Church of this city, will conduct funeral services. Mrs. Minger's maiden name was Anna E. Walker. She was a woman of exemplary life and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. She was a kind and true mother and friend, and was always ready with heart and hand to help those in need, which won for her many friends during her life, and by whom she will not be forgotten. Her death is deeply mourned by one daughter, Mrs. Etta Beutel, of Alta Vista, two grandchildren, Miss Lucille Beutel, of Alta Vista, and Willis Kords, now in the U.S. Army, and many other relatives and friends. The body will be laid to rest in the City Cemetery.

Children of Rudolph Minger and Anna Elizabeth Walker:

  1. Marietta (Etta) Minger born Oct. 24, 1867, died Dec. 8, 1930 in Lake Co., South Dakota.
  2. Harriett Elizabeth (Hattie) Minger, born Dec. 26, 1870, died June 10, 1910

Mollering, Hermann H. He was born March 10, 1845 in Huecker, Herford, Germany. He was the son of Casper Heinrich Moellering (Mar. 3, 1796 -- Feb. 18, 1867) and Anna Catherine Maria Dustmann (Nov. 5, 1803 - Nov. 10, 1867). Herman Moellering married Bernhardina Beckmann on April 10, 1866 in St. Louis, Missouri (Missouri, Marriages, 1750 - 1920.)

New York Passenger Lists: Herm Mollring, Arrival Date: Apr. 2, 1860. Birth Year: about 1844, age 16, Place of Origin: Germany, Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany, and Southampton, England. Destination: United States of America, Port of Arrival: New York, Ship Name: Bavaria

1860 Census: Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska Territory: Arnold F. Mollring (age 28, Merchant, born Prussian Germany), Mary J. Mollring (age 28, born Hanover, Germany), William A. Mollring (age 3, born Nebraska), Edward D. Mollring (age 2, born Nebraska), Anna Oldham (age 14, seamstress, born Prussian Germany) and Herman H. Mollring (age 15, clerk, born Prussian Germany). (According to online family trees, this is Herman with his older brother Arnold and his family

Herman Mollering filed for a pension on Aug. 18, 1866 in Nebraska.

Herman Mollering died Aug. 3, 1878 and is buried in Helena Cemetery, Lot 29, Grave C, Johnson County, Nebraska. Tombstone says "Harmon" Mollering. Also buried in Helena Cemetery is his son William Edward Mollering (born Aug. 1, 1875, died March 11, 1876, Lot 29, Grave D).

Deana Mollring married Christian Fredreksen on April 10, 1880 in Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska. She was 29, he was aged 27. (Nebraska, Marriages, 1855 - 1995).

1885 Nebraska State Census: Helena, Johnson, Nebraska: C. Fredrickson (age 32, farmer, born Denmark), Dina Fredrickson (age 35, born Prussia), step son H. Moldering (age 15, born Nebraska), step son Lewis Moldering (age 12, born Nebraska), step daughter Laruia Moldering (age 8, born Nebraska), son Geo. Frederickson (age 4, born Nebraska), daughter Nellie Frederickson (age 2, born Nebraska)

A Pension was filed for a minor on Aug 11, 1890? Dina Frederickson was the guardian.

1900 Census: Garfield, Frontier, Nebraska: Cris C. Fredrickson (born March 1853, age 47, married 20 years, born Denmark, farmer), wife Dina Fredrickson (born De. 1847, age 52, married 20 years, 9 children born, 6 still living), daughter Laruy A. Mollring (born June 1877, age 28, born Nebraska), daughter Nelly W. Fredrickson (born May 1883, age 17, born Nebraska), son Leroy Fredrickson (born Oct. 1885, age 14, born Nebraska).

Children of Hermann H. Mollering and Bernadina Beckman:

  1. Alvina Mollring (born 1868)
  2. Charles Henry Mollring (born Aug. 1, 1867 in Johnson County, Nebraska).
  3. Louis W. Mollring (born 1872)
  4. William M. Mollring (born 1875, died 1876)
  5. Laura A. Mollring (born 1877)

Monch, (Moench) August Henry He was born Jan 18, 1844 in Posen, Saale-Holzland-Kries, Thueringen, Germany. He was the son of Frederic Erdman Monch/Moench and Henrietta Guderian. (Oct. 12, 1819 - July 22, 1890). August H. Moench married Theresa Sophia Guderian on Sept. 26, 1876. She was the daughter of Julius G. Guderian (Mar. 20, 1833 - June 4, 1915) and Mathilde Quade. (Oct. 29, 1840 - Mar. 15, 1921)

August Henry Moench was born in Posen (Prussia) East Germany in 1844. He came to the United States in 1856 per S.D. census. He served in Company D of the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered into service on September 13, 1862 and was mustered out of service on August 8, 1865. He was a farmer and he had blue eyes, light hair and light complexion. He was 5' 7" tall. His father Erdman Moench had to sign his enlistment papers for him to sign up during the civil war. His service grave marker reads Monch in South Dakota.

1860 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County: Fred Menk, (age 54), Henrietta Menk (age 49), Emily Menk (age 19), August Menk (age 17), Matilda Menk (age 9), John Menk (age 4) and Henrietta Menk (age 1).

1870 Census, Lizard Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; Edward Monck (age 57), Henrietta Monck (age 50), August Monck (age 27), Henrietta Monck (age 10) and Mary Monck (age 6).

August H. Moench married Theresa Sophia Guderian on Sept. 26, 1876. She was born Nov. 14, 1860 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Julius G. Guderian (Mar. 20, 1833 - June 4, 1915). and Mathilde Quade. (Oct. 29, 1840 - Mar. 15, 1921). Both parents died in Dover, Olmsted, Minnesota.

1880 Census, Lizard, Pocahontas County, Iowa: August Moench (age 36, farmer, born Prussia), wife Tracy Moench (age 18, born Wisconsin), daughter Henrietta Moench (age 2, born Iowa).

August Moench filed for a pension on July 2, 1883 in Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census, Lizard, Pocahontas County, Iowa: August Munch (Township 90, Range 31, Section 32, NE NE, age 41, farmer, born Germany), Theresa Munch (age 25, born Wisconsin), Etta (age 7, born Pocahontas County, Iowa), and Frederick (age 2, born Pocahontas County, Iowa).

List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa in 1885: Name: August Munch, Rank: Private, Co. D. (27th Iowa), Present Post Office Address: Manson

1900 Census, Iroquois Town, Kingsbury County, South Dakota: August Moench (born Jan 1844, age 56, married 23 years, born Germany, immigrated 1856, in US 44 years, Naturalized, Farmer), Wife Theresa Moench (born Nov. 1860, age 39, married 23 years, 13 children born, 11 still living, born Wisconsin), son Fred (born Feb. 1883, age 17, born Iowa), son Otto (born Feb. 1885, age 15, born Iowa), daughter Tilda (born Nov. 1889, age 10, born Iowa), daughter Millie (born Sept. 1891, age 8, born Iowa), daughter Mary (born Mar. 1894, age 6, born South Dakota), daughter Ella (born May 1897, age 3, born South Dakota), son Henry, (born Jan 1900, age 5/12, born South Dakota) and son Harry (born Jan 1900, age 5/12, born South Dakota).

1910 Census, District 133, Homestead, Otter Tail County, Minnesota: August Monch, age 66, married 1 time for 33 years, born Germany, immigrated 1856, naturalized, farmer), wife Theresa Monch (age 44, married 1 time for 33 years, 13 children born, 10 still living, born Wisconsin), daughter Ella Monch (age 15, born South Dakota) son Henry Monch (age 10, born South Dakota), and son Harry (age 10, born South Dakota.). (Note Ancestry.com had this family indexed as Mouch.)

August Monch (Moench) died May 1, 1917 in DeSmet, South Dakota. He is buried in Iroquois Cemetery, Kingsbury County, South Dakota.

His widow Theresa Moench filed for a pension on Aug. 13, 1917 in Minnesota.

Children of August Henry Moench and Theresa Sophia Guderian:

  1. Julius Moench
  2. Henrietta Moench
  3. Leanne Moench
  4. Fred Julius Moench, born 18 Feb 1883 in Iowa, died Oct. 1980 in Minnesota
  5. Otto Henry Moench, born 4 Feb 1885 in Manson, Calhoun, Iowa, died June 17, 1983 in De Smet, Kingsbury, South Dakota.
  6. Matilda Moench, born 29 Nov 1889 in Iowa, died Jan 23, 1984 in Webster, Day, SD.
  7. Emilia Moench, born 9 Sep 1892 in Manson, Calhoun, Iowa, died Nov 29, 1976 in Illinois
  8. Mary Magdalena Moench, born 23 Mar 1894 in Bancroft, [county], South Dakota, USA
  9. Ella Anna Moench, born 25 May 1897 in Bancroft, [country] South Dakota
  10. Henry August Moench, born 23 Jan 1900 in Desmet, Kingsbury County, SD, died Nov. 20, 1971 in Flint, Genessee, MI (SSA Death Index) OR Charlotte, Florida. (Florida Death Index).
  11. Harry Norbert Moench, born 23 Jan 1900 in Kingsbury County, SD, died Aprl 25, 1985 in Detroit Lakes, Becker, Minnesota.

Montgomery, William Gilson He was born Aug. 3, 1845 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Montgomery (July 3, 1812 - Nov. 1851) and Susan Geer (June 29, 1811 - Mar. 18, 1882). William Montgomery married first Martha Cordelia Williams on July 16, 1872 in Madison County, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Richard Williams (1823 - Sept. 20, 1880) and Abagail Cordelia Butterfield (Jan. 9, 1829 - Oct 6, 1872). Both parents died in Nebraska. William Montgomery married second Harriett Amanda Williams (sister of Martha) on Jan. 15, 1883 in Oakdale, Antelope County, Nebraska.

1850 Census, District 7, Dubuque, Iowa: William Montgomery, (age 36, teacher, born VA), Susan Montgomery (age 39, born PA), Mary Ann Montgomery (age 16, born PA), Wm Montgomery, (age 7, born PA), Sarah Montgomery (age 1, born PA)

1860 Census, Concord, Dubuque County, Iowa: Joseph Glew (age 28, born Penn.), Jane S. Glew (age 24, born Penn.), Alice Glew (age 5, born Iowa), Susan Josesphine Glew (age 3, born Iowa), Jasper Glew (age 2, born Iowa), William G. Montgomery (age 11, born Penn.). (This is a wrong age for William Montgomery and I almost overlooked it. But I decided to check to see if Jane could have been a Montgomery. I found Sarah Jane Patton Montgomery (1834-1901) was the daughter of William Montgomery and Susan Geer. She married Joseph Glew on Oct. 18, 1854. So she is William's older sister. Therefore, I am pretty sure this is the correct William Montgomery in spite of the age listed.)

1880 Census, District 102, Grove, Madison County, Nebraska: William Montgomery (age 32, farmer, born Pennsylvania), wife Martha (age 27, born Ohio), daughter Susan (age 8, born Nebraska), daughter Abba (age 6, born Nebraska), son Chester (age 4, born Nebraska), daughter Nella (age 1, born Nebraska) and son Elwin (age 1, born Nebraska).

Martha Cordelia (Williams) Montgomery (born April 9, 1851) died July 21, 1882 in Tilden, Antelope County, Nebraska.

1890 Veterans Census, Grove, Madison County, Nebraska: William Montgomery, Private Co. D., 12th Iowa. Enlisted Dec. 25, 1863, discharged Jan. 20, 1866, served 3 years 1 month, Post Office Address: Tilden. Remarks: Three years service.

Harriet Amanda Williams Montgomery (born Mar. 7, 1863), died Mar. 17, 1897 in Tilden, Antelope, Nebraska.

Obituary: The Oakdale Sentinel - March 20, 1897, Antelope County, Nebraska:

Died on Wednesday morning, March 17, 1897, Mrs. William MONTGOMERY, at her home on Cedar Creek about 3 miles from Oakdale. The remains were interred in the Oakdale Cemetery on Thursday afternoon. The funeral services were held in the Baptist Church with the auspices of the Free Methodist Church. She leaves several children, one a baby only a few days old.

1900 Census, Oakdale, Antelope County, Nebraska: William G. Montgomery (born Aug. 1847, age 52, widowed, born Pennsylvania), son Chester W. Montgomery (born Apr. 1878, age 22, born Wisconsin), son Edwin B. Montgomery (born Jan 1879, born Nebraska), daughter Elvy B. Montgomery, born (Jan 1879, age 21, born Nebraska), Phebe M. Montgomery (born Oct. 183, age 16, born Nebraska), daughter Ada R. Montgomery (born July 1888, age 11, born Nebraska), daughter Elsa B Montgomery (born Aug. 1890, age 9, born Nebraska), daughter Violet M. Montgomery (born Oct. 1892, age 7, born Nebraska), son Guy F. Montgomery (born Sept. 1884, age 5, born Nebraska) (NOTE: Guy's year of birth is most likely 1894, but the census clearly says 1884.)

1910 Census, District 26, Smith, Brown County, Nebraska: William Montgomery, (age 66, widowed, 15 children, 11 still living, born Pennsylvania), daughter Ada R. Montgomery (age 22, born Nebraska), daughter Elsie Montgomery (age 19, born Nebraska), daughter Violet Montgomery (age 17, born Nebraska), son Guy F. Montgomery (age 16, born Nebraska).

1920 Census, Wilson, Brown County, Nebraska: William G. Montgomery (age 74, widowed, born Pennsylvania, farmer), daughter Violet M. Montgomery (age 43, born Nebraska), and son Guy F Montgomery (age 25, born Nebraska).

William Gilson Montgomery died Sept. 13, 1928 in Rocky Point, Campbell County, Wyoming. He is buried in Rocky Point Cemetery, Block I, Lot 14, Rocky Point, Campbell County, Wyoming.

Children of William Montgomery and Martha Cordelia Williams
(submitted by Kathryn Bennett)

  1. Susan Isabell b 17 JUN 1872 d 14 APR 1959
  2. Abbie Jane b 11 DEC 1873 d 9 JUN 1940
  3. Baby 1 b 27 DEC 1874 d 27 DEC 1874
  4. Chester "Chet" b 4 APR 1876 d 24 FEB 1960
  5. Elwin Bertram b 19 JAN 1878 d 26 NOV 1961
  6. Elva Beatrice b 19 JAN 1878 d 25 APR 1953
  7. Baby 2 b 29 AUG 1880 d 29 AUG 1880
  8. William Leonard b 30 AUG 1881 d 26 SEP 1883

Children of William Montgomery and Harriet Amanda Williams

  1. Phebe Maude b 12 OCT 1883 d 24 MAR 1978
  2. Alice Rose b. 19 JUL 1885 d 7 MAR 1898
  3. Charles William b 1 FEB 1887 d 28 FEB 1887
  4. Ada Ruth b 2 JUL 1888 d 21 JAN 1960
  5. Elsie Adell b 4 AUG 1890 d 23 JAN 1947
  6. Violet Madge b 19 OCT 1892 d 18 DEC 1975
  7. Guy Franklin b 5 SEP 1894 d 7 SEP 1981
  8. Earnest Edwin b 15 MAR 1897 d 6 OCT 1897

Muller, Theodore He was born about 1838 in Germany. He married Louisa Unknown on April 17, 1854 in Germany.

1856 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton county, Iowa: Theodore Muller (age 33, born Germany, laborer), Louise Muller (age 36, born Germany), Johann Muller (age 16, born Germany), Wilhelm Muller (age 12, born Germany), Friederike Muller (female, age 10, born Germany), Carl Muller (age 7, born Germany), and Ida Muller (age 1, born Germany). The family had been in Iowa for 1 year.

1860 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Theodore Miller (age 40, farmer, born Hanover), Louisa Miller (age 40, born Hanover), Robert Miller (age 17, born Hanover), John Miller (age 19, born Hanover), Charles Miller (age 12, born Hanover), Edward Miller (age 8, born Hanover). (Note, I am not 100% sure on this one. The parents names seem to fit. The children halfway fit. I have seen many census records where they use the first name on one census and the middle name the next census. So I am going on the assumption this is the same family. There was nothing else similar found. Theodore Muller was a resident of Garnavillo when he enlisted in 1862.

Theodore Muller died March 13, 1863, in Jackson, Tenn., of congestion of the brain.

His widow Louisa Muller filed for a pension on May 5, 1863. Information from her pension file is extracted below:

Louisa Mueller made a statement on April 21, 1863.

She was a resident of Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa.

She was aged forty seven years.

She was the widow of Theodore Muller who was a private in Company D, commanded by Daniel E. Meyer, in the 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers.

He died on the 13th of March 1862* at Jackson, Tennessee in the hospital.

She was married to Theodore Muller on the 17th day of April 1854

She has remained a widow since his death.

*Note this date was an error -- it is BEFORE the 27th Iowa was formed and caused some issues in getting her pension. Other statements in file said he died March 13, 1863


There was a statement in file by John Winterfield that he saw them get married on the 17th day of April, 1854 at Mecklenberg Schwerein in Germany. They were married by Pastor Senatten of the Lutheran Church.

On January 13, 1868, Louisa Muller made a statement: That she continued to be the widow of Theodore Muller. That he left surviving the following children: Ida Muller, age 13 years. That the said Muller left surviving no other children. That she had not abandoned the support of the child named above nor permitted anyone of the same to be adopted by any other person or persons as his/her or their child.

Note: I am still not sure about the 1860 census. I am pretty sure the 1856 census is correct. However, who are the other children listed with them? Per her pension record, they married in 1854. The older children could belong to one of them from a previous marriage. But Ida is the only one born after 1854. According to another statement in file, Ida was born Oct. 28, 1854. She says that Ida is the only surviving child. Did she mean that literally, or was she the only one under the age of 16??


She was granted a pension of $8 per month commencing March 14, 1863. However, it appears that some time passed before she actually got her pension. In January 1865 and April 1866, the pastor of her church wrote a letter to her congressman asking for help in getting her pension. She had been told that it had been allowed, but she had never received anything.


There are statements in file by Charles Rademacher, Lieutenant Alexander Bliedung and Dr. Paul Stockfeld attesting to the fact that Theodore Muller was healthy when he entered the 27th Iowa and died from disease contracted while he was in the service of the United States.


Neubaur, Anthony He was born June 1836 in Germany. He married Anna M. Desoi.

1870 Census: Albany Ward 1, Albany, New York: Anthony Neubauer (age 33, shoe factory, born Wurtemburg), Anna Neubauer (age 23, born Prussia), Anna Neubauer (age 3, born NY), and Theresa Neubauer (age 1, born NY).

1880 Census: Albany, Albany County, New York: Anthony Neubauer (age 48, works in shoe shop, born Prussia), wife Anna M. Neubauer (age 32, born Prussia), daughter Anna Neubauer (age 13, born New York), daughter Tracy Neubauer (age 11, born NY), son Anthony Neubauer Jr. (age 8, born NY), son William Neubauer (age 6, born NY), John Neubauer (age 2, born NY), daughter Kate Neubauer (age 8/12, born Sept. Born New York) and Boarder Joseph S. Clark (age 25, laborer, born Prussia).

Anthony Neubaur (Co. D., 27th Iowa) filed for a pension on July 23, 1890 in New York.

1900 Census; Albany Ward 10, Albany County, New York: Anthony Neubaur (born June 1836, age 64, married 35 years, born Germany, immigrated 1853, in US 47 years, naturalized, shoemaker), wife Anna M. Neubaur (born Dec. 1846, age 53, married 35 years, 6 children born, 6 still living, born Germany), John Neubaur (born Oct 1878, age 21, married 2 years), daughter Catherin Neubauer (born Sept. 1880, age 19, born NY), wife Nellie Neubaur (born Sept. 1878, age 21, married 2 years, 1 child born, 1 still living) son Edmond J. Neubaur (born Mar. 1899, age 1, born NY). (Indexed as Neubam)

1910 Census: Albany Ward 10, Albany County, New York: John Fink (age 30, married 1 time for 6 years), wife Catherine Fink (age 30, married 1 time for 6 years, 1 child born, 1 still living, born New York), daughter Anna Marie Fink (age 4, born NY) and father-in-law Anthony Neubauer (age 72, widowed, born Germany, immigrated 1857, naturalized, shoemaker).

1920 Census: Albany Ward 10, Albany County, NY: John M. Fisch (age 41), wife Catherine A. Fisch (age 40), daughter Marie Fisch (age 14) and father in law Anthony Neubaur (age 82, widowed, born Germany) (Note he was indexed as Newmans)

1925 New York State Census, Albany Ward 10, Albany New York: John Fisch (age 45), wife Catharine Fisch (age 45), daughter Marie Fisch (age 20) and father-in-law Anthony Neubaur (age 87, number of years in United States, 59, no occupation). They lived on Bradford Street.

Anthony Neubaur died June 27, 1929 at Albany, NY (Pension Index Record). The United States Veterans Administratioin Payment Card had date of death June 27, 1929. The "27" was crossed through and below it said "Died June 26, 1929". Remarks: Reimbursement order dated July 12, 1930. Payable to Catherine A. Fisch, Box 97, Carrier 2, Osborn Road, Albany, New York.


Nieter, John Henry He was born Jan. 10, 1838 in New Bremen, Auglaize County Ohio. He was the son of Gerhard Henry Neiter (1814-1842) and Katherine Marie Guskie (1816 - 1850). He married Anna Adelheid Kuenzel on May 25, 1870 in Clayton County. She was born Mar. 13, 1850 in New Bremen, Auglaize County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Christopher Kuenzel and Carolina Paul.

1860 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Neiter (age 22, laborer, born Ohio). He was listed with a large group of people. Head of the household was David Tangeman.

1870 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa; Henry Nieter (age 32, cooper, born Ohio), Anna Neiter (age 22, born Ohio).

1880 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton, Iowa; Henry Nietert (age 42, farmer, born Ohio), wife Anna Nietert (age 30, born Ohio), daughter Carrie Nietert (age 9)., son Louis Nietert (age 7), son Henry Nietert (age 2) and son Frederick (age 2/12 - born Mar 19th)

List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living Iowa in 1885: Name J. H. Nuter, Rank: Private, Company D (27th Iowa), Present Post-Office Address: Garnavillo.

1885 Iowa State Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Nieter (Township 93, Range 3, Section 23, Garnavillo, Lot 2, Block 3), age 46, cooper, born Ohio), Anna Nieter (age 34, born Ohio), Caroline Neiter (age 13, born Clayton County), Louis Nieter (age 11, born Clayton County), John Nieter (age 9, born Clayton County), Harry Nieter (age 7, born Clayton County), Freddie Nieter (age 4, born Clayton County) and Edward Neiter (age 2, born Clayton County)

1895 Iowa State Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry J. Neiter, (age 57, born Ohio).

1900 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Neiter, (born Jan 1838, age 62, cooper, married 30 years, born Ohio), Anna Neiter (born Mar. 1850, age 50, married 30 years, 8 children born, 7 still living, born Ohio), son F. H. Neiter (born March 1880, age 20), son Elmer Neiter (born July 1885, age 14) and son William (born Nov. 1888, age 11).

John Neiter died July 21, 1909 and is buried in Garnavillo City Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa. Comments: Co. D 27th I Inf. Lot 29.

Name: John Henry Nieter
Birth: Jan 10,1838 in New Bremen, OH
Death July 21, 1909 in Garnavillo, IA
Burial July 24, 1909, Garnavillo City Cemetery
Occupation: cooper for the Co-operative Creamery, Garnavillo, IA
Occupation: Justice of the Peace and Notary Public
Occupation: Secretary, Buck Creek School, near Garnavillo, IA for 30 years
Note: Survived by nine grandchildren and one sister in Cincinnati, OH.

Obituary, Thurs, 29 July 1909, Garnavillo News, p7, c.3.

Anna (Kuenzel) Nieter died April 10, 1917 and is buried in Garnavillo City Cemetery (Lot 29). Obituary Thurs. April 19, p4, c3

Children of John Henry Nieter and Anna Adelheit Kuenzel

  1. Caroline Sophie Nieter b: 14 Mar, 1871 in Garnavillo, IA
  2. Louis Christoph Nieter b: 13 Mar 1873 in Garnavillo, IA
  3. John Henry Nieter b: 25 Jun 1875 in Garnavillo, IA
  4. Harry Friedrich Wilhelm Nieter b: 7 Sep 1877 in Garnavillo, IA
  5. Frederick Herman Nieter b: 19 Mar 1880 in Garnavillo, IA
  6. Edward John Nieter b: 16 Aug 1882 in Garnavillo, IA
  7. Almore Henry Nieter b: 23 Jul 1885 in Garnavillo, IA
  8. Willis Adam Othmar Nieter b: 15 Nov 1888 in Garnavillo, IA

Oelkers, Christoph He was born about 1843 in Germany. He was possibly the son of Christopher and Margretha Oelkers.

Bremen, Germany to New Orleans, Louisiana
10 November 1849
DISTRICT OF NEW ORLEANS - PORT OF NEW ORLEANS

I, E. Frerichs Master or Commander of the ship Christoph Columbus do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear, that the within list, signed by me, and now delivered to the Collector of this District, contains the names of all the Passengers taken on board the said ship at the Port of Bremen or at any time since, and that all matters therein set forth are according to the best of my knowledge and belief, just and true. I do further swear, that (blank) of the said passengers have died on the voyage.

Sworn before me, this 10 day of November E. Frerichs
(signature illegible), collector


List of Passengers of the Prussian Ship Christopher Columbus E. Frerichs Master Bound from Bremen to New Orleans

Columns represent: passenger name, age, gender man/woman instead of male/female, occupation, origin, destination and number of pieces of luggage.

  • Between Deck Passengers
  • 91, Christoph Oelkers, 52, man, farmer, Hannover, Cincinnati, 3 pieces of luggage
  • 92, Meta Margretha Oelkers, 50, woman, Hannover, Cincinnati
  • 93, Christoph Hermann Oelkers, 23, man, Joiner, Hannover, Cincinnati
  • 94, Friederich Adolph Oelkers, 16, man, farmer, Hannover, Cincinnati
  • 95, Margretha Chatrina Oelkers, 10, woman, Hannover, Cincinnati
  • 96, Christoph Oelkers, 6, man, Hannover, Cincinnati

1860 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Harmon Oelkers (age 29, farmer, born Germany), Christopher Oelkers (age 62), Margarette Oelkers (age 61), Margarette Oelkers (age 21) and Christopher Oelkers (age 16). (This appears to be the same family that arrived in New Orleans in 1849).

1880 Census, Walnut, Saline County, Kansas: Cristof Oelker (age 36, farm laborer, born Germany), wife Sarah Oelker (age 26, born Wisconsin) and daughter Grace Oelker (age 6, born Iowa).

1885 Kansas State Census: Walnut, Saline County, Kansas: Christopher Oelker (age 46, single, painter and farmer, born Germany, from Iowa to Kansas, Honorably Discharged from the Volunteer Service of the United States, Company D, 27 Iowa Inf.). This is definitely the right one. It appears to me that at this point he may be divorced. The only choices were Married, Single or Widowed. He had "single" checked.

Christoph Oelkers filed for a pension on May 16, 1892 in Missouri.

1900 Census: Fletcher, Mississippi County, Arkansas: Cris Oelker (born June 1843, age 56, single, born Germany, bookkeeper). (Note: I am note 100% sure this is him, BUT this is the only one I found that was the right age, born in Germany. His Pension index record shows that he originally filed for a pension on May 16, 1892. However, there is a second date written above it of May 11, 1907, which indicates to me that he was probably still alive in 1900).

Most of the Oelkers listed above are buried in Garnavillo Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa: Chris (1798-May 11, 1872), Christ Oelkers (age 56, died Feb. 19, 1883), Christ L Oelkers (1864 - 1924), Margaret Oeklers (age 64, died Dec. 10, 1895) and Meta Oelkers (1800 - 1868). None of them appear to be Christoph Oelkers of the 27th Iowa.


Otis, Francis A. He was born about 1824 in New York. He was the son of Isaac Otis (Oct. 13, 1794 - Mar. 5, 1867) and Lydia Sterling (Feb. 4, 1798 - Mar. 31, 1879). He married Nancy C. Bagby on August 4, 1853 in Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Davis Bagby (b: 17 Nov. 1801 in Halifax Co., NC d: 06 Nov 1876) and Frances 'Fanny' Bloodworth (b: 13 APR 1813 in Alabama; d. 29 Jun 1899): Her sister Elizabeth Bagby married Benjamin C. Lockridge, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. Her brothers Thomas H. Bagby and Davis Bagby also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

1854 Iowa State Census: Elk, Clayton, Iowa: F. A. Otis, 1 male, 1 female. Living next door was the Davis Bagby family. Isaac Otis and family were listed on the same page.

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Francis Otis (age 30, born New York, in Iowa 4 years), Nancy Otis (age 20, born Ill, in Iowa 15 years). Also on the 1856 Iowa Census in Clayton County: Isaac Otis (age 69, born Conn. millwright), Lydia E. Otis (age 59, born Eng.), I. A. Otis (age 20, born Mich), Wm. H. Otis (age 14, born Mich), Mary I. Otis (age 17, born Ohio) Living next door to them was Isaac Otis, Jr. age 28, and family. The family had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years.

1860 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Francis Otis, (age 36, farmer, born New York), Katharine Otis (age 23, born Illinois).

Francis A. Otis died June 28, 1863, in Moscow, Tenn.

His widow Nancy C. Otis filed for a pension on Sept. 18, 1864.

Note: The 1856 Iowa State census says Nancy Otis was born in Illinois and had been in the state of Iowa for 15 years. In an effort to determine her maiden name, I searched through the census to see if I could find a family that had been in Iowa for that length of time. The only family I found that had been in Iowa that long was the family of Davis Bagby (they said 16 years -- no other family in Clayton County had been there that long). The older children were born in Illinois. I have already come across this family several times. They had two sons (Thomas and Davis) that were in Company D. Also their son-in-law Benjamin Lockridge (married to Elizabeth Margaret Bagby) was in Company D. The Bagby family had a daughter named Nancy Catherine Bagby born in Illinois. I am certain that Nancy Catherine Bagby was the wife of Francis A. Otis.

Note: I could not find any family tree information to confirm the above. But if my assessment is correct, then she was the daughter of Davis Bagby (17 Nov. 1801 - 06 Nov 1876) and Frances (Fanny) Bloodworth (Apr. 13, 1813 - June 29, 1899.

Update: many months after I had researched this soldier, I found the widows pension records for Nancy C. Otis on Fold3. The pension records confirmed my conclusions. Her application information is extracted below:

Nancy C. Otis, aged twenty seven years, a resident of Colesburg, in the county of Delaware and State of Iowa makes the following statement: That she is the widow of Francis A. Otis who was private in Company D, commanded by Captain Silas Garber, in the twenty seventh regiment of Iowa Volunteers. That her said husband died at Moscow, in the state of Tennessee on the 28th day of June, 1863 of chronic diarrhea contracted while in the line of duty in the service of the United States. She further declares that she was married to the said Frances A. Otis at Clayton County Iowa on the fourth day of August 1853 by one Rev. Mr. Wright, a Minister of the Gospel; that her name before her marriage was Nancy C. Bagby, and that ever since the death of her said husband, she has remained a widow. She has never had any children.

State of Iowa
Delaware County

I, Isaac Otis, of lawful age, being duly sworn do depose & say that I am the father of Francis Otis, now deceased, formerly a member of Co. D, 27th Regt Iowa Vol Infantry. That I well know his widow Nancy C. Otis, formerly Nancy C. Bagby. That her correct name was Nancy C. Bagby, now Nancy C. Otis.

That on examination of the record of the marriage of my said son Francis to said Nancy C. Bagby, it appears that said record gives her name as Nancy A. Bagby, which is a mistake, probably made by the person A. Wright, who performed the marriage ceremony. How the mistake occurred, we cannot not tell, but tell ? as herein set forth.

Isaac Otis
November 9, 1865.


Parno, August He was born about 1829 in Germany.

1860 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: August Parno (age 35, laborer, born Bavaris), Sophia Parno (age 25, born Bavaria), Frances Parno (female, age 20, born Bavaria), Theresa Parno (age 18, born Bavaria), Pauline Parno (age 16, born Bavaria), Lanis Parno (male, age 14, born Bavaria), Herman Parno (age 10, born Bavaria), Fred Parno (age 8, born Bavaria), and Lindsay (male, age 1, born Iowa). (note Ancestry.com has them indexed as Porno)

His widow Sophia Parno filed for a pension on July 24, 1869


Quigley, Dennis C., Jr. He was born March 5, 1843 at Maple Grove, Edwards County, Illinois. He was the son of Dennis Quigley and Charity Spoors. He married Harriet "Hannah" Louise Metcalf on Mar. 12, 1862 in Volga Township, Littleport, Iowa.

Written and submitted by David Yost
GGG Nephew of Dennis C. Quigley

Dennis C. Quigley Jr., - Was the son of Dennis Quigley Sr. and Charity Spoors. He was born 5, Mar 1843, at Maple Grove, Edwards County, Illinois. He died 5, Aug. 1927 at Kenmare, Ward County, North Dakota. He was buried in Coulee, North Dakota. His parent moved to Clayton County, Iowa prior to 1850. In 1864, he was living in Pocahontas, Iowa. Dennis enlisted with the 27th Iowa Infantry, Company "D" on 17, Jan. 1864. He was transferred on 17, July 1865 to the 12th Iowa Infantry, Veteran Vols, Company "D". In Sept. 1865, he contracted measles, and his health never fully returned from the experience. He was mustered out of service 20, Jan 1866 at Memphis, TN., due to expiration of term of service.

He married Harriet "Hannah" Louise Metcalf, 12, Mar. 1862, in Volga Township, Littleport, Iowa. She died 17, Nov 1912. Dennis was 5' 9 1/2", he had hazel eyes and dark hair. Since leaving the service, he lived at Pocahontas County, IA, Stearns County, MN, Palto County, IA, and Ward County, ND. He was a farmer and a mail carrier. He followed his father to a homestead in Osborne County, KS in 1871. His homestead was on Kill Creek near Mt Ayr township. By 1872, Dennis Jr. went back to Iowa and didn't return to his homestead in Kansas again. In 1912 , Dennis was living in Donnybrook, Ward County, ND. At his death in 1927, the government was paying him 72 dollars per month for his Civil War pension. Dennis and Hannah had the following children:

  1. Mary E. b. 16, Feb 1864
  2. William J. b. 1, Jan 1867
  3. Rosa J. b. 28, Feb 1869
  4. Ida May b.7, Sep 1877
  5. Ella Louise b. 6, Mar 1880
  6. Frederick A. b.9, Sep 1882
  7. Ulis A. b. 12, Dec 1885

1850 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Denis Quigley (age 50, farmer, born KY), Charity Quigley (age 50, born NY), William Quigley (age 18, farmer, born IA, Jeremiah Quigley (age 13, born IA), Louise Quigley (age 10, born Ill) and Denis Quigley (age 7, born Ill.). A Nicholas Spores (age 32, farmer, born NY) and family was living next door.

1856 Iowa State Census, Cox Creek, Clayton County, Iowa: Dennis Quigley (age 56, born KY, farmer), Charity Quigley (age 55, born NY), William Quigley (age 23, born Ind), Jeremiah Quigley (age 18, born Ind.), Louisa Quigley (age 15, born Ill.) and Dennis Quigley, Jr. (age 13, born Ill.). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 10 years.

1860 Census, Cox Creek, Clayton County, Iowa: Dennis Quigley (age 60, farmer, born Kentucky), Charity Quigley (age 59, born NY), Louisa Quigley (age 19, born Illinois), Dennis Quigley (age 17, born Illinois), Eleazer Fuller (age 16, born Iowa) and Sylvester Spare (age 27, born Indiana).

1870 Census, Cox Creek, Clayton County, Iowa: Dennis Quigley (age 27, farm laborer, born Illinois), Harriet L. Quigley (age 24, born Connecticut), Mary Emma Quigley (age 6, born Iowa), William J. Quigley (age 3, born Iowa), and Rosa J. Quigley (age 1, born Iowa).

Their son William Jefferson Quigley (born Jan. 1, 1867), died May 18, 1877.

1880 Census, Maine Prairie, Stearns County, Minnesota, Dennis Quigley (age 37, farmer, born Illinois), wife Harriet L. Quigley (age 35, born Connecticut), daughter Mary Quigley (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Rosa Quigley (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Ida May Quigley (age 2, born Iowa) and daughter Ellan M. Quigley (age 3/12, born March, born Minnesota).

Their son Ulis Alonso Quigley (born Dec. 12, 1885), died Dec. 21, 1885.

Their daughter Rosa Jane Quigley (born Feb. 28, 1869), died July 15, 1886.

1900 Census, Ellington, Palo Alto, Iowa: Dennis Quigley (born Mar. 1843, age 57, married 38 years, born Illinois, Farmer), wife Harriet L. Quigley (born Nov. 1845, age 54, married 38 years, 8 children born, 3 still living, born Connecticut), son Frederick A. Quigley (born Sept. 1882, age 17, born Minnesota)

1910 Census: Carbondale, Ward County, North Dakota: Dennis C. Quigley (age 67, married 1 time for 48 years, born Illinois, mail carrier, rural route), wife Harriet L. Quigley (age 64, married 1 time for 48 years, 8 children born, 3 still living, born Connecticut).

Harriet L. (Metcalf) Quigley died Nov. 17, 1912 and is buried in Coulee Cemetery, Coulee, Mountrail County, North Dakota

1920 Census: Carbondale, Ward County, North Dakota: Dennis C. Quigley (age 76, widowed, born Illinois, bus driver, school bus).

1925 North Dakota State Census, Kenmare, Ward County, North Dakota: Dennis C. Quigley (age 82).

Dennis C. Quigley died Aug. 24, 1927 and is buried in Coulee Cemetery, Coulee, Mountrail County, North Dakota.


Rademacher, Charles He was born Sept. 16, 1839 in Prestin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. He was the son of "Chris" Carl Joachim C. Rademacher (1799 - after 1860) and "Mary" Maria Sophia Wilhelmina Sellman (2/13/1803 - after 1880). They immigrated on the Copernicus, leaving Hamburg for New Orleans on Apr. 1, 1856. He married Mary Lembke/Lambke on Jan. 21, 1866 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Note the marriage date was computed from his obituary that stated Jan 21, 1920 was the fifty fourth anniversary of his marriage).

1860 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Chris Rademacker (age 56, mason (brick), born Mecklenberg), Mary Rademacher (age 83, born Mecklenberg), and Charles Rademacher (age 20, Mason (brick), born Mecklenberg).

1870 Census: Township 90, Range 46, Plymouth County, Iowa: Charles Rademaker (age 28, farmer, born Germany), Mary Rademaker (age 25, born Germany), Cynthia Rademaker (age 6, born Iowa) and Lizzie Rademaker (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Hungerford, Plymouth County, Iowa; Charles Radamacher (age 40, farmer, born Mecklenberg), wife Mary Radamacher (age 34, born Mecklenberg), daughter Alvina Radamacher (age 13, born Iowa), daughter Clara Rademacher (age 8, born Iowa) and daughter Emma Radamacher (age 3, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa: Chas. Rademacher (100 6th Street, age 45, laborer, born Germany), Mary Rademacher (age 39, born Germany), Alvina Rademacher (age 17, born Clayton County, Iowa), Clara Rademacher (age 13, born Clayton County, Iowa) and Emma Rademacher (age 8, born Clayton County, Iowa)

1895 Iowa State Census, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa: Charles Rademacher (age 55, born Germany, janitor, Lutheran, Soldiers, Sailor and Marines in War of the Rebellion: Company D, Regiment 27, State: Iowa Infty., Arm of Service: Private), Mary Rademacher (age 49, born Germany), Emma Rademacher (age 18, born Plymouth County, bookkeeper)

1900 Census: Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa: Charles Rademacher (born Sept. 1839, age 60, married 34 years, born Germany, Janitor), wife Mary Rademacher (born Aug. 1846, age 53, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Germany), nephew Charles Rademacher (born May 1876, age 24, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Sioux Ward 4, Woodbury County, Iowa: Charles Rademacher (age 70, married 1 time for 44 years, born Germany, Laborer), wife Mary Rademacher (age 54, married 1 time for 44 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Germany).

1915 Iowa State Census: Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa: Chas. Rademacher (age 75, married, County: Woodbury, P.O. Box: 1310 McDonal Avenue, Sioux City, Ward 4, Occupation: Retired, Extent of Education: Common 6, can read and write, Birthplace: Germany, Church Affiliation: Luthern, Father's Birthplace: Germany, mother's birthplace: Germany, Naturalized, Years in U.S: 57, Years in Iowa: 57.

1920 Census: Sioux City, Precinct 6, Woodbury County, Iowa: Charles Rademacher (age 80, immigrated 1852, naturalized in 1880, born Germany) wife Mary Rademacher (age 84, immigrated 1857, naturalized, born Germany).

Charles Rademacher died Jan. 21, 1920 at Sioux City, Iowa (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa.

Charles J. Rademacher 1839-1920

RADEMACHER, LAMBKE, PRICE, HOWARD, BELL

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 4/26/2012

Charles J. Rademacher, 80 years old, a retired farmer and resident in Sioux City and Plymouth county for 52 years, died at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home in the Shepard flats, Twelfth and Pierce streets, Sioux City. Death resulted from injuries received in a fall on icy steps December 20, which confined him to his bed ever since. The day he died was the fifty-fourth anniversary of his marriage.

Mr. Rademacher was born in Germany in 1839. He came to the United States at the age of 17 with his parents, who settled on a farm in eastern Iowa. He served during the Civil war, from 1862 to 1865 with Company D of the 27th Iowa infantry. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Lambke, in Clayton county, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Rademacher came to western Iowa 52 years ago. They made their home on a farm in Plymouth county until their retirement about 20 years ago when they moved to Sioux City. He was an active member of the Odd Fellows lodge, joining more than 50 years ago.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Morton Howard and Mrs. W.W. Price, of Sioux City, and Mrs. Charles J. Bell, of Chicago.

The funeral will be held this afternoon from his late residence and the interment will be made in Graceland Park cemetery. The Odd Fellows will have charge of the services.

~Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, Friday, January 23, 1920

His widow Mary Rademacher filed for a pension on Feb. 7, 1920.


Rechow, Edward He was born Oct. 10, 1846 in Prussia. He was the son of Carl Wilhelm Rechow and Wilhelmine Bigalke. Edward Rechow was confirmed on Apr. 22, 1860 in St. John Lutheran Church, Guttenberg, IA. Note by Rev. V. Klein of Garnavillo (Eduard, per confirmation Record). Confirmations, book 1, p. 67, no. 11. He married Catherine Renner/Reimer/Resmes. (See my notes at the end of Edward's notes.)

1860 Census, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Willimina Rechow (age 29, milliner, born Prussia), Edward Rechow (age 13, born Prussia), Berta Rechow (age 11, born Prussia) and Louis Rechow (age 4, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Bellevue, Jackson Iowa: Edward Rechow (age 24, born Baden, laborer), Katie Rechow (age 21, born Prussia).

1880 Census, Sabula, Jackson County, Iowa: Edward Recho (age 33, works in S House, born Prussia), wife Catherine Recho (age 32, born Baden), daughter Rosa Recho (age 8, born Iowa), son Charles Recho (age 6, born Iowa), daughter Clara Recho (age 2, born Iowa), daughter Bertha Recho (age 4/12, born Iowa). (Note: ancestry.com had this family indexed as Reckt)

1885 Iowa State Census, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa: Edward Recho (437 Clay Street, age 38, laborer), Katie Recho (age 36), Rosey Recho (age 13, born Jackson County), Charles Recho (age 10, born Jackson County, Iowa), Clara Recho (age 7, born Jackson County), Margaret Recho (age 5, born Jackson County), Bertha Recho (age 3, born Jackson County), and Albert Recho (age 1, born Dubuque County).

1900 Census, Chicago City, Cook County, Illinois: Edward Rechow (born Oct. 1846, age 53, married 32 years, born Germany, immigrated in 1855, in the US 45 years), wife Catherine Rechow (born Mar. 1848, age 52, married 32 years, 12 children born, 8 still living, born Germany), daughter Clara Rechow (born Feb. 1877, born Iowa), daughter Augusta Rechow (born Feb. 1880 age 20, born Iowa), son George Rechow (born May 1884, age 16, born Iowa), daughter Edna Rechow (born Nov. 1887, age 12, born Iowa) and son Theodore Rechow (born Nov. 1887, age 12, born Iowa).

1910 Census, District 1052, Chicago Ward 25, Cook County, Illinois: Walter Sullivan (age 35, married 1 time for 10 years), wife Rosa Sullivan (age 35, married 1 time 10 years, 0 children), father-in-law Edward Rechow (age 64, widowed, born Germany, immigrated in 1847, naturalized, has own income), brother-in-law George Rechow (age 25, born Iowa)

Edward Rechow died June 30, 1915 at Chicago, Illinois (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922) Note: The Pension Index Record says he died June 13, 1915.

Catherine Rechow died Sept. 27, 1907. She is buried in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. (Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922)

Illinois Death Record for Bertha Vassilopulos (spouse John), born 1883, died May 13, 1932 showed parents names as Edward Rechow and Catherine Reimer.

Illinois Death Record for Rose Sullivan (Spouse Walter) born May 16, 1872, died Sept. 23, 1945. Shows parents names as Edward Reckow and Catherine Resmes.

Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-19950 Shows Clara Rechow Spears, born Oct. 23, 1878. Father Edward Rechow. Mother Catherine Renner.

Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935 shows Theadore Rechow, born Mar. 11, 1890 at Dubuque Iowa. Father's name: Edward Rechow. Mother's Name: Katherine Renner Rechow.


Rizer, William Christian Wyric/Warrick He was born in Feb. 1842 in Ohio. He was the son of Hugh A. Rizer (Dec. 24, 1817 - July 31, 1885) and Jane Johnston (June 10, 1822 -Nov. 8, 1883). Both parents are buried in Asbury Cemetery, Edgewood, Clayton County, Iowa. He married Nancy J. Hass on Nov. 23, 1865 in Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992). She was probably the daughter of Balda and Elizabeth Hass. William's sister Margaret M. Rizer married James G. Fleming, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. Note: It appears that his father Hugh A. Rizer was a brother of William W. Rizer, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. If so that would make William C. Rizer the nephew of William W. Rizer.

1850 Census, Salt Lick, Perry County, Ohio: Hugh Riser (age 33, born VA), Jane Rizer (age 26, born PA), William Christian Wyric Riser (age 8, born Ohio), Mary E. Riser (age 6, born Ohio), Margaret M. Riser (age 3, born Ohio), John L. Riser (age 1, born Ohio), Samuel H. Riser (age 1/12, born Ohio), Marshall H. Gebby (age 12, born PA). (Note there was a Peter Riser (age 26) and family on one side of them. There was an Elizabeth Rizer (age 62) and family (Including William Rizer, age 22) on the other side. It seems very likely that Peter, Hugh and William W. were brothers and sons of Elizabeth Rizer. Father is unknown to me at this time.

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Hugh Rizer (age 39, born VA, farmer), Jane Rizer (age 33, born PA), Wm Rizer (age 14, born Ohio), Mary Rizer (age 12, born Ohio), Margaret Rizer (age 10, born Ohio), John Rizer (age 9, born Ohio), Samuel Rizer (age 6, born Ohio). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 3 years. (ancestry.com had this family indexed as Riger.)

1860 Census, Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa: Hugh Riser, (age 43, farmer, born Virginia)  Jane Riser (age 36, born Pennsylvania), Wm Warrick Riser (age 18, born Ohio), Mary E. Riser (age 16, born Ohio), Margaret M. Riser (age 14, born Ohio), John L Riser (age 11, born Ohio), Samuel H. Riser (age 9, born Ohio), Henry W. Riser (age 7, born Ohio), Hugh A. Riser (age 5, born Iowa, and Lydia J. Riser (age 3, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Elk, Clayton county, Iowa: Warrick C. Riser (age 27, born Ohio), Nancy J. Riser (age 23, born Illinois), Clara B. Rizer (age 4, born Iowa), and Wm. A (age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Precinct 3, Dawson County, Nebraska: Wm. C. Rizer (age 36, farmer, born Ohio), wife Nancy J. Rizer (age 32, born Illinois), daughter Clara Rizer (age 13, born Iowa), son Wm A. Rizer (age 12, born Iowa), daughter Anna W. Rizer (age 6, born Nebraska), Daughter Estella (age 5, born Nebraska), Son Delbert (age 3, born Nebraska), Daughter Hattie (age 2, born Nebraska), and son Evert (age 2/12, born Mar. in Nebraska).

1890 Veterans Census, Schneider, Buffalo County, Nebraska: William C. Rizer, Private Co D, 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 28, 1862, Discharged Aug. 8, 1865. Served 2 years, 10 months, 18 days. Post Office Address: Ravenna, Buffalo County, Neb. Disability Incurred: Hemorrhoids.

1900 Census, District 24, Thornton, Buffalo County, Nebraska: W. C. Riser (born Feb. 1842, age 58, married 35 years, born Ohio, farmer), wife Nancy J. Riser (born July 1848, age 51, married 35 years, 11 children born 2 still living, born Illinois), son Adolph Riser (born April 1869, born Iowa), son William Riser (born Nov. 1878, age 21, born Nebraska), Son Evert Riser (born Mar. 1880, age 20, born Nebraska), Daughter Purell (born August 1885, age 15, born Nebraska), daughter Edmen (born Sept. 1891, age 8, born Nebraska). (Note "2 still living" ins not a typo. But the number of children reported as still living, does not match the number that was living with them in 1900.)

From the STANDARD ATLAS OF BUFFALO COUNTY (copyright 1907)

Explanation.-- The date following a name indicates the length of time the party has been a resident of the county. The abbreviations are as follows: S. for Section; T. for Township; P. O. for the Post-office address. When no Section Number or Township is given it will be understood that the party resides within the limits of the village or city named, and, in such cases, the post-office address is the same as the place of residence, unless otherwise stated:

Rizer, W. C., Farmer and Stockraiser and Breeder of Poland China Hogs, S. 36, P. Thornton. P. O. Kearney. 1880.

1910 Census, District 32, Thornton, Buffalo County, Nebraska: W. C. Rizer, (age 68, married 1 time for 45 years, born Ohio, Retired), wife Nancy J. Rizer (age 60, married 1 time for 45 years, 11 children born, 7 still living, born Illinois), daughter Edna A. Rizer (age 18, born Nebraska).

History of Buffalo County and Its People - Volume I
by Samuel Clay Bassett

William C. Rizer

Photo by S. D. Butcher

DECORATION DAY AT RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, GIBBON, 1912

Members of G. K. Warren Post, G.A.R., from left to right: Post Commander P. E. Foxworthy; Past Post Commander James Holloway (supporting the flag); W. C. Rizer; Past Post Commander Emory Wyman; Post Chaplain D. G. Sturdevant; Post Adjutant S. C.. Bassett; kneeling, A Watenpaugh; W. L. Randall, marshall of the day. Following the post are the members of the G. K. Warren W. R. C. In rear of the procession 140 boys and girls bearing wreaths and flowers with which to decorate the graves of seventy soldiers of the Civil ward buried in the cemetery. More than one thousand people of the community were in attendance on the occasion.

William C. Rizer died Oct, 18, 1916 and is buried in Gibbon Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska Lot 125, Grave 6.

Names of Deceased Soldiers at Rest in Gibbon Riverside Cemetery Prior to 1939: Source, The Gibbon Reporter newspaper for Memorial Day, 1939

Submitted by James Hutchinson:

RIZER, William C., Co. D, 27th Iowa Inf.--Died October 18, 1916

His widow Nancy J. Rizer filed for a pension on Nov. 1, 1916 in Nebraska.

Nancy J. Rizer died in 1917 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Gibbon, Buffalo County, Nebraska.


Rizer, William W. He was born about 1829 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of ? and Elizabeth Rizer. He married Nancy Hall on July 28, 1853 in Elk, Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). On the same date, his sister Elizabeth Rizer, married Nancy's brother John L. Hall, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa. Nancy Hall was the daughter of William Hall and Susanna Parker. It appears that William W. Rizer is the uncle of William C. Rizer who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

1850 Census: Salt Lick, Perry County, Ohio: Elizabeth Riser (age 62, born Virginia), Wm. Riser (age 22, born Pennsylvania), and Elizabeth Riser (age 17, born Pennsylvania). (Note: this one is a guess based on the 1860 census showing Elizabeth age 71 living with William and Nancy. This is the only Elizabeth Riser I found, right age, born in Virginia). Next to them was Hugh A. Rizer, (age 27, born PA). Next to him was Peter Rizer (age 26, born PA). It seems very likely that Peter, Hugh and William W. were brothers and sons of Elizabeth Rizer. Father is unknown to me at this time.

1856 Iowa State Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Wm. W. Rizer (age 27, farmer, born PA), Nancy Rizer (age 22, born PA), Esther Rizer (age 2, born Iowa). Both William W. Rizer and Nancy had been in the state of Iowa for 4 years. The family was indexed as Riger.

1860 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: William Rizer (age 33, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Nancy Rizer (age 26, born Indiana), Esther E. Rizer (age 6, born Iowa) Wm. J. Rizer (age 4, born Iowa), Elvina J. Rizer (age 3/12, born Iowa), Elizabeth Rizer (age 71, born Virginia) and George S. Masters (age 26, born Ohio). (family was indexed as Riza)

Discharge Papers

William W. Rizer, A Private of 1st Lieutenant Alexander Blieudung's Company, D. of the 27th Iowa Regiment of United States Vol. Infantry, was enlisted by Capt. Adams of the Regiment at Dubuque, Iowa on the twelfth day of October, 1864, to serve one year. He was born in the State of Pennsylvania, is thirty five years of age, 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches high, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer. During the last two months said soldiers has been unfit for duty 60 days.

Station, New Orleans, LA.

J. B. Baxter, Surgeon

I certify that I have carefully examined the said William W. Rizer of 1st Lieut. Alexander Blieudung's Company and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of chronic diarrhea of long standing & chronic rheumatism - degree of disability - is not fit for Veteran Reserve Corps.

J. B. Baxter, Surgeon

Discharged this 20 day of March 1865 at Barracks of a General Hospital, New Orleans, LA.

J. B. Baxter
Surgeon, USV in Charge

William W. Rizer died April 5, 1865, New Orleans, LA of chronic diarrhea. He is buried in Chalmette National Cemetery, Section 82, Grave 6729 Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, LA.

His widow Nancy Rizer filed for a pension on June 9, 1865. Information from her pension file is extracted below.

From the Widow's Pension of Nancy Rizer:

She was age thirty two, a resident of Elk Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the widow of William W. Rizer who was private in Company D,, commanded by Silas Garber of the 27th Regiment of Iowa Volunteers, commanded by Colonel James I. Gilbert. Her said husband enlisted at Dubuque, Iowa on or about the 12th day of October, 1864 for the term of one year, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of 5 months and 8 days and died at Barrack USA General Hospital New Orleans, LA on or about the fourth day of April 1865 and the cause of his death was chronic diarrhea, contracted and received while in the service of the United States.

That she was married to the said William W. Rizer on the 28th day of July 1853 at Elk Township in Clayton County, Iowa by one Rev. David Rulon,, J. Peace, a Minister of the Gospel, that her husband William W. Rizer died on the day above mentioned; that her name before her said marriage was Nancy Hall, and that she has remained a widow since the death of her husband.

She further states that, at his death, her husband left surviving him only the following named children who were then under the age of sixteen years, that said children reside at Elk Township in Clayton County, Iowa and at the date of this declaration, they were of the age herein stated: Esther Elizabeth Rizer: 10 years, 10 months and 1 day. William Jefferson Rizer, 9 years, 8 months & 25 days. Alvina Josephine Rizer 5 years, 2 months & 8 days & Margaret Samantha Rizer, 3 years 2 months & 9 days.

Hugh A. Rizer and Julia Ann Evans were witnesses.

Note: on the 1850 Census, Hugh A. Rizer and family were living next door to William W. Rizer. Next to them was a Peter Rizer and family. All of them were young enough to be the sons of Elizabeth Rizer who was living with William in 1850 and 1860.

Children:

  1. Esther Elizabeth Rizer, born July 31, 1854
  2. William Jefferson Rizer, born Sept. 6, 1857
  3. Alvina Josephine Rizer, born March 23, 1859
  4. Margaret Samantha Rizer, born March 24, 1861.

1870 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Nancy Riser (age 35, born Ind), Esther Riser (age 16, born Iowa), Jefferson Riser (age 14, born Iowa). Fanny Riser (age 9, born Iowa) and Martha Riser (age 8, born Iowa). (family was indexed as Biser).

Drop Report. Nancy Rizer, Certificate Number 62,999, widow of William W. Rizer, D 27 Iowa, died Dec. 22, 1906.


Roggmann, Frederick He was born about 1838 in Germany. He married Eliese Mueller. She was the daughter of Johann George Muller and Anna Catherine Sophie Kruger. (Note cemetery records say Miller).

1880 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Fritz Roggman (age 42, born Mecklenberg), wife Lizzie Roggman (age 37, born Hessen), son Chas. Roggman (age 10, born Iowa), and son John Roggman (age 6, born Iowa.). Living next door to them is Joachin Roggmann (age 73, born Mecklenberg) and his wife Lena Roggman (age 62, born Mecklenberg).

Frederick Roggemann died June 7, 1882 and is buried in Garnavillo Cemetery, Lot 32, Garnavillo, Clayton county, Iowa. He has a GAR marker.

His Widow Eliese Roggemann filed for a pension on Feb. 25, 1885 in Iowa.

1885 Iowa State Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Elise Rogman (Garnavillo, Lot 2, Block 14, age 41, widow, born Hessen), Carl Rogmann (age 14), John Rogman (age 11), Emilie Rogman (age 4) and Louise Rogman (age 2). All were born in Clayton County, Iowa. Joachim Rogman (age 79 and Lenna Rogman (age 70) were living next door.

Eliese Miller Roggman (born 1842), died Dec. 29, 1927 and is buried in Garnavillo Cemetery, Lot 32, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa.

The following biography is for their son Charles:

Charles Roggman, the efficient and popular cashier of the Garnavillo Savings Bank has been the incumbent of this important executive position from the time of the organization of the institution, in 1904, and his careful and progressive administration has been potent in the upbuilding of its substantial and representative business. He is another of the native sons of Clayton county who have here found ample scope and opportunity for effective and productive enterprise along normal lines of business enterprise and that his is inviolable vantage-ground in popular confidence and esteem is vouchsafed by his having been called upon to serve in various offices of public trust.

One of the four survivors in a family of five children, Mr. Roggman was born on the old homestead farm of his father, in Read township, this county, and the date of his nativity was May 26, 1870. He is a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Mueller) Roggman, both natives of Germany, whence they came to the United States when young folk. They were numbered among the pioneer settlers in Read township, Clayton county, where the father obtained and effected the reclamation and improvement of a good farm, though the original family home was a primitive pioneer house of the type common to the locality and period. Frederick Roggman continued as one of the successful agriculturists until his retirement, and was an honored and influential citizen of Garnavillo afterward until his death, in 1882, and his widow is now one of the venerable and revered pioneer women of Clayton county, she being a devoted communicant of the Lutheran church, as was also her husband.

Charles Roggman passed the period of his childhood and early youth with his parents and in the meanwhile did not fail to profit by the advantages afforded in the public schools. At the age of eighteen years he assumed a position as clerk in one of the leading mercantile establishments at Garnavillo, and in this capacity he continued to render most effective and satisfactory service during the long period of thirteen years. He had made good use of the experience thus afforded and his business experience rendered him definitely eligible for the public office which he then assumed, that of deputy county clerk. Of this position he continued the incumbent three and one-half years, at the expiration of which, in 1904 he left Elkader, the county seat, and accepted the office of cashier of the newly organized Garnavillo Savings Bank, in which post he has since continued his able administration. He is found in tenure also, in 1916, of the office of town treasurer, and for several years has been a valued member of the Garnavillo board of education. He is the treasurer of the Garnavillo Creamery Company. He gives his political allegiance to the Republican party and both he and his wife are zealous communicants of the Lutheran church of Garnavillo, of which he is a trustee.

In 1897 was solemnized the in marriage of Mr. Roggman to Miss Anna Kregel, who likewise was born and reared in Clayton county and who is a daughter of Diedrich and Margaret Kregel, who are well known citizens and honored pioneers of the county. Mr. and Mrs. Roggman became the parents of four children, of whom two are living (Arnold and Bernardine E.). Robert died at the age of four years, and the third child died in infancy.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; page 355-356
-transcribed by Mary Cameron


Ross, Robert. He was born Oct. 20, 1818 in Virginia. He married Elizabeth Catherine Oliver on July 28, 1850 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934) She was the daughter of William Mason Oliver and Elizabeth Galbreath.

I found the following information through a Google search

The family story has always been that Robert Ross was in the army during the Civil War and was hit by a train and killed while on furlough in 1864. However, research has indicated that he died in 1862. It appears that he enlisted with the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was placed in company D in the summer of 1862 as a private. Then records show that he was rejected on October 3, 1862, by the Mustering Officer in reference to being "crippled by the cars" and his residence was listed as Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa. (Report of the Adjutant General Acting Quartermaster General of Iowa, January 1, 1863, Vol. 1, page 963.) He is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa.

There is also a John Ross* with the 27th Iowa Co. D, suggesting that he was related to Robert somehow. According to the Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, January 1, 1865 to January 1, 1866: Private John Ross was captured, April 9, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA. He was not listed on the Iowa Roster and Records of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion. 1908-11. Volume 3-4. Brookhaven Press La Crosse, WI.

After the death of Robert Ross, his wife, Elizabeth Catharine Oliver, was much younger and left with numerous children. According to the family, Catharine became mentally unstable and the children were placed in orphanages. Documentation is lacking on this matter; however, someone filed for a widow's pension and minors were cited on the pension index. The filing date was November 21, 1872.

Note: according to the 27th Iowa Roster, this was actually John BOSS (not ROSS). My research confirms the name. ejj

I'm looking for information on Robert Ross, born in about 1818 in Virginia. He moved to Elk, Iowa in 1836 where he married Elizabeth Oliver of Kentucky in about 1852. Together they had children John, Mary Jane, Elizabeth, Alice, and Squire. He died in 1862 due to an injury suffered during the Civil War. I can't find anything on any of his siblings or parents. I can't even find him on an Iowa census prior to 1850 even though I have found one census record stating he has lived in Iowa since 1836. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am looking for the Oliver family that came to Clayton Co Iowa from Kentucky in the mid 1830s. The father's name was William, and the mother's name was Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). Both parents died within 4 years of moving to the area once known as Bloody Run, in the northern portion of the county.

There were 5 children left to fend for themselves...Elizabeth, William and 3 "unknowns". Some possibilities of the other children MAY have been: Ransler, James (who married a Ruby Blaisdell), Mary, Edward, Robert, and E.P. These were all people with Oliver for a last name who lived near Bloody Run in the mid 1800s (an area that had very few settlers thru 1840).

I do know what happened to the daughter, Elizabeth, my great-great-great-grandmother. She stayed in Clayton County and married Robert Ross July 28 1850. I was never able to find any additional information on Robert other than he was born 10-20-1818 in VA and died 10-15-1862 in Elk, Clayton Co, IA. Any additional information would be great as well!!

The one son, William, went off to California during the gold rush period of 1849. No other siblings apparently went with him. I was able to find him and his family, but lost his grandchildren and most of his children in California. Here's what I do know: William married Mary Jane Walker on 3-4-1847 in Clayton Co. They had 8 sons, one born in Iowa and the rest were born in California around the San Joaquin area. Some stayed there or went to Merced Co, then due to poor writing on the census or lack of information; I was unable to track them any farther.

The 8 sons names were:

  1. Burrell (b. 1848 in IA, d. aft 1920)
  2. Hiram (b. abt 1858, d. ?)
  3. William (1859-?) wife Mary, Children: Hazel Edna Stanley
  4. Daniel (b. 3-1861, d. aft 1900)
  5. John (b. 3-1863, d. aft 1920) wife Myrtle/Margret, son Oscar
  6. James (b. 2-1865, d. aft 1920) wife Blanche, son Barnell?
  7. Oscar (b. 4-15-1867, d. 1-25-1943 in San Francisco)
  8. Austin (12-21-1871 to 10-24-1950) wife Myrtle, child Frances

I am looking for more info on William's family, and also to find out who were the other 3 siblings of Elizabeth and William. Thanks!

1850 Census, Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa Robert Ross (age 26, farmer, born Virginia), Catherine E. Ross (age 17, born Kentucky).

1856 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa Robert Ross (age 37, born Virginia), Elizabeth Ross (age 24, born Kentucky), John E. Ross (age 4, born Iowa), and Mary J. Ross (age 2, born Iowa). Robert Ross had been in the state of Iowa for 20 years. Elizabeth Ross had been in the state of Iowa for 7 years.

1860 Census, Elk Clayton County, Iowa Robert Ross (age 41, farmer, born Virginia), Elizabeth Ross (age 25, born Kentucky), John E. Ross (age 7, born Iowa), Mary I. Ross (age 6, born Iowa), Elizabeth A. Ross (age 3, born Iowa) and Alace K. Ross (age 10/12, born Iowa).

Robert Ross died Oct. 15, 1862 and is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa.

His widow (not named) filed for a pension. A pension was filed for a minor on Nov. 21, 1872. However, there are no certificate numbers, so I can't tell if it was approved or not.

Name: Robert Ross; Birth Date: 1818; Death Date: Oct. 15, 1862; Age: 44; Burial Location: Wlk, Clay; Cemetery, Asbury; Source Clay County, Iowa Grave Records; Page Number: 176.

After the death of Robert Ross, Elizabeth (Oliver) Ross married Hebron Rulon on March 17, 1864 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Note: He was the son of William Rulon and Mary Ashcraft. His brother Hosea Rulon served in Company F, 27th Iowa).

1870 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Hebron Rulon (age 43, farmer, born NJ), Elizabeth Rulon (age 38, born KY), Rosa Rulon (age 5, born Iowa), Jessie F. Rulon (age 4, born Iowa), John E. Ross (age 18, farmer, born Iowa), Elizabeth Ross (age 13, born Iowa), Alice C. Ross (age 10, born Iowa) and Squire Ross (age 8, born Iowa). They were living next door to his parents, William and Mary Rulon.

1880 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa Hebron Rulon (age 53, farmer, born New Jersey), Wife Elizabeth Rulon (age 46, born Kentucky), stepson John Ross (age 28, born Iowa), stepdaughter Rose Ross (age 15, born Iowa) and son Phillip Ross (age 13, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa Hebron Rulon (Township 91, Range 4, Section 35, NE NE, age 57, farmer, born New Jersey), Elizabeth Rulon (age 53, born Kentucky), Rosa Rulon (age 20, born Iowa) and Philip Rulon (age 18, born Iowa).

1900 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa Elizabeth C. Rulon (born Sept. 1832, widowed, farmer, born Kentucky, 7 children born, 7 still living), son Philip Rulon (born Aug. 1866, age 33, farm laborer, born Iowa) and son Squire Ross (born Dec. 1861, painter, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Elk, Clayton County, Iowa Elizabeth Rulon (age 77, widowed, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Kentucky), son Philip Rulon (age 43, married, born Iowa), daughter in law Grace Rulon (age 28, married 1 child born, 1 still living, born Wisconsin) and grandson Merton W. Rulon (no age listed, born Iowa). Elizabeth (Oliver, Ross) Rulon (born Sept. 11, 1832) died Oct. 20, 1910 and is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Elkport, Clayton County, Iowa.

Children of Robert Ross and Elizabeth C. Oliver:

  1. John Edward Ross, born 1862, died July 14, 1903 in Elk, Clayton County, Iowa
  2. Mary Jane Ross, born Mar. 3, 1864, died Feb. 5, 1945 in Los Angeles, California
  3. Elizabeth Libby Ross, born Dec. 1856, died 1934 in Elk, Clayton County, Iowa
  4. Alice C. Ross, born Aug. 4, 1859, died Mar. 18, 1935 in Elk, Clayton County, Iowa
  5. Squire Franklin Ross, born Dec. 19, 1861, died Feb. 16, 1939 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa

Sanson, Aaron AKA Aaron J. Sangston He was born June 1845 in Pennsylvania. He was the son of Isaac Sparks Sangston and Rachel P. Walters. He married Sarah Catherine Bevins on July 4, 1872. (A. J. SANGSTON married S. C. BEVINS on July 4, 1872 in Clayton County. Iowa. (Iowa, Marriages, 1809 - 1992). She was the daughter of John Bevins (1826 - Sept. 7, 1861) and Mary Elizabeth Durst (Feb. 2, 1831 - Nov. 25, 1914).

1850 Census: German, Fayette, Pennsylvania: James Sangston (age 64, farmer, born Pennsylvania), Isaac S. Sangston (age 29, born PA), James M. Sangston (age 10, born PA), John F. Sangston (age 7, born PA) and Aaron J. Sangston (age 5, born PA).

1880 Census: Mallory, Clayton County, Iowa: Aaron J. Sangston (age 34, farm laborer, born Pennsylvania), wife Sarah C. Sangston (age 26, born Iowa), daughter Geneva Sangston (age 5, born Iowa) and son McCrum Sangston (age 3, born Iowa).

1889 Washington State and Territorial Census: Pierce County, Washington: Aaron Sangston (age 42, born PA), Katie Sangston (age 34, born Iowa), Janeva Sangston (age 14, born Iowa), McCrum Sangston (age 12, born Iowa), Mary E. Sangston (age 8, born Iowa), Telphman Sangston (age 4, born WA) and Mary E. Sangston (age 1, born WA).

1900 Census: National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Los Angeles, California: Inmate Aaron Sanson (born June 1845, age 54, born Pennsylvania),

1910 Census: Malibu, Los Angeles, California: National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Los Angeles, California: Inmate Aaron Sangston (age 64, married 1 time for 38 years, born Pennsylvania

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, Pacific Branch: Name: Aaron Sanson, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: January 24, 1864, Guttenberg, IA. Rank: P, Company and Regiment: D, 12 Iowa Inf. Time and Place of Discharge: Jan. 20, 1866, Memphis, Tenn. Cause of Discharge: End of War. Kind and Degree of Disability: Ht. Dis - piles - hydrocal(?) DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born PA, Age 48, Height 5'9", complexion Light, Occupation: Laborer. Protestant, Residence Subsequent to Discharge : Roche Harbor, Wash. Married, P. O. Address of Nearest Relative: Mrs. Sarah C. Sanson, McMillan, Wash. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: 12.00, Date of Admission: May 4, 1894, Date of Death: May 14, 1910. Cause of Death: Arteria Sclerosis. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate 1,142,660, Effects: Labor Money (cash) 5.90. Pension money None. Personal Appraised at $11.20. How disposed of: Turned over to Mrs. S. K. Sangston, June 24, 1910. Location of Grave: Section 17, Row D, No. 9.

Aaron Sanson died May 14, 1910 and is buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery, 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, Section 17, Row D, Site 4.

His widow Sarah K. Sangston filed for a pension on June 20, 1910. Pension Record says Aaron Sanson (alias) Aaron J. Sangston


Sargeant, Samuel He was born about 1824 in Indiana. (Note: I am reasonably certain that this is the correct Samuel Sargeant based on age, place of birth, and county that he enlisted from in 1862. Clearly it is the same family throughout the census records. But, I didn't find anything that proves for certain that this is the correct Samuel.

1850 Census, Fugit, Decatur Indiana: Samuel Sergeant (age 27, born Indiana), Polly A. Sergeant (age 26, born KY), William Sergeant (age 5, born Indiana), John Sergeant (age 3, born Indiana) and Mary E. Sergeant (age 1, born Indiana)

1854 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton county, Iowa: Samuel Sergent (3 males, 2 females) 1 voter, 1 militia. Total 5.

1860 Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: S. M. Sargent (age 37, miner, born Indiana), Polly Sargent (age 37, born Kentucky), W. R. Sargent (age 16, born Indiana), John Sargent (age 14, born Indiana), Mary Sargent (age 12, born Indiana) and Christian Scott (age 18, school teacher, born Vermont).

1870 Census: Mineral, Jasper, Missouri: Samuel Seargent (age 47, Lead Miner, born Indiana), Mary A. Sergeant (age 46, born Kentucky), William R. Sergeant (age 26, miner, born Indiana). John Seargent (age 23, lead miner, born Indiana), Christi Seargent (age 24), Miriaum K. Seargent (age 3), and William Seargent (age 1), lived next door.

1880 Census, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri. John Sargent (age 29, lead Smelter, born Indiana), wife Christie Sargent (age 29,), daughter Miron Sargent (age 1), and son Willie Sargent (age 8), boarder William Sargent (age 32, lead miner, born Indiana).

I was unable to find either Samuel or Mary (Polly) on the 1880 census. There was no pension record for Samuel. I also did not find any online family trees for this family. I did find John (died unknown), Christi (died 1920) and William R. Sargent (died Sept. 22, 1908) buried in Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. (Find a Grave). I was not able to locate a date of death or burial for Samuel.


Sass, Frederick:   He was born Dec. 25, 1846 in Germany.  He was the son of George Sass. Fredrick Sass married Friedericke Heit on Jan. 14, 1895 in Cook County, Illinois. (Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920.)

I don't know for certain if the Frederick Sass in 1880 is the same as the Fred Sass in 1900, 1910 and 1920. However, I do note that the 1910 Census said he had been married 4 times.

1880 Census: Thornton, Cook County, Illinois: Frederick Sass (age 38, born Prussia, laborer), wife Lena Sass (age 25, born Prussia) and daughter Henrietta Sass (age 2, born Illinois).

1900 Census: District 166, Chicago Ward 6, Cook County, Illinois: Fritz Sass (born Dec. 1846, age 53, married 33 years, born Germany, immigrated 1852.), wife Friedric (born Aug. 1842, age 57, married 33 years 7 children born, 2 still living, born Germany,), son Fred Sass (born April 1876, age 24, born Illinois), stepson Charley Walker (born Apr. 1870, age 30, born Illinois), stepdaughter Pauline Heit (born Oct 1844, age 15, born Illinois), stepson Herman Heit (born July 1886, age 13, born Illinois). (Note this one is confusing to me. I'm not sure where the married 33 years came from. Marriage records show they had been married 5 years.

1910 Census: District 290, Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois: Fred Sass (age 63, married 4 times, born Germany, own income, immigration year left blank). Wife Reka (age 67, married 2 times, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Germany

Fredericka Sass (born Aug. 31, 1842 in Germany), died Dec. 25, 1919. She is buried in Jewish Waldheim Cemetery, Cook County, Illinois.

1920 Census: Chicago Ward 5, Cook County, Illinois: John Wolf (age 40, married, immigrated 1881, naturalized, born Germany), wife Pauline Wolf (age 35, born Illinois), daughter Adeline (age 13), daughter Lillian (age 12), son Edward (age 10), son John (age 9) and father-in-law Fred Sass, (age 73, widowed, immigrated 1852, naturalized in 1857, born Mecklenberg). (Note: John Wolf married Pauline Heyd on Dec. 13, 1902 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920.

There is a discrepancy in his date of death:

Frederick Sass died Dec. 1, 1921 at Chicago, Illinois (Pension Index Record) and is buried in Jewish Waldheim Cemetery, Cook County, Illinois

Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922: Name: Frederick Sass. Date of Death: Dec. 1, 1920. Place: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Male White, age 73 y 11 m 5 d, Birth date: Dec. 25, 1846. Birth Place: Germany. Spouse's name: Fredericka Sass Father's Name: Geo. Sass. Burial Place: Waldheim. Burial Date: Dec. 4, 1920.


Saugling Saeugling, Frederick He was born Oct. 30, 1842 in Ulm, Germany. He was the son of Johann Saeugling (1812 - 1865). Frederick Saeugling married Engerline (Angelika) Biedermann in 1866. She was born in 1847 in Lichtenstein, Chemitzer Land, Sachsen, Germany. She was the daughter of Jacob Biederman (1813 - June 27, 1882) and Maria Agatha Biderman (1819 - ?)

Wuerttembert, Germany Emigration Index: District: Ulm, Name: Johann Friedrich Saeugling, Birth Date: Oct. 30, 1842, Birth Place: Ulm, Application Date Oct. 1857, Destination : North America, Number 856374

1860 Census, Pierce, Dekalb County, Illinois: William H. Stark (age 40, born NY), Polly Stark (age 30, born NY), Ruth A. Stark (age 15), Sarah C. Stark (age 13), Daniel Stark (age 75), Edward Russell (age 22), Frederick Seiglin (age 18, farm laborer, born Baden).

1870 Census, Jefferson, Clayton county, Iowa: John F. Saugling (age 26, farmer, born Wurtenburg), Angeline Saugling (age 23, born Lichenstien), Frank Saugling (age 3, born Iowa), Amelia Saugling (age 1, born Iowa) and John F. Saugling (age 10 da, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Jefferson, Clayton, Iowa: Friedr Sauechling (age 37, farmer, born Wuertemberg), wife Angeline (age 34, born Lichenstein) son Frank Sauechling (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Emilie Sauechling (age 12, born Iowa), son Friedrich Sauechling (age 10, born Iowa), and son Henry Sauechling (age 8, born Iowa). Living next door to them was Jacob Biedermann (age 67), wife Agatha Biedermann (age 61), son Louis Biedermann (age 23) and daughter Marie Biedermann (age 21)

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Fritz Saeugling (township 92, Range 2, Section 19, S W N E ) (age 47), Engelena (age 38), Frank (age 18), Emelia (age 16), Fritz (age 14), Henry (age 13) and John (age 5). All the children were born in Clayton County, Iowa.

Engerlina (Biederman) Saeugling died Nov. 8, 1890.

1900 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Fred Sauglin (born Oct, 1842, age 57, widowed, born Germany, immigrated 1855, in US 44 years, naturalized, labor man), son John Sauglin (born June 1880, age 19, born Iowa), daughter Anna S. Sauglin (born March 1887, age 13, born Iowa), daughter Amelia Esser (born Oct. 1876, age 23, widowed, 2 children born, 2 still living), grandson Mathias Esser (born May 1889, age 11, born Wisconsin), grandson Oscar Esser (born Jan 1893, age 7, born Wisconsin).

1910 Census, National Home Wisconsin. Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Frederick Saugling (Member, age 67, married 1 time, widowed, born Germany, immigrated 1842, naturalized).

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Northwestern Branch: Name: Frederick Saugling, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 12, 1862, Guttenberg, IA. Rank Private, Company and Regiment: D 27 IA Inf, Time and Place of Discharge: Aug 8, 1865, Clinton IA, Cause of Discharge: Muster out. Disabilities when admitted to the Home: Card. Dilation, myalgia, arrhythmia, arterio sclerosis, chr. arthritis, mental condition appears normal. DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Germany, Age 67, Height 5'11", complexion light, color of eyes blue, color of hair gray, Read and Write yes, Religion Prot, Occupation Farmer, Residence subsequent to discharge IA. HOME HISTORY: Date of Admission: Adm WW Br. Oct 28.09. Date and Discharge and Transfer May 18.10. Cause of Discharge OR, Date of Death April 7, 1918, cause of death; acute gastro enteritis. GENERAL REMARKS: Pension Certificate: 1012689. Location of Grave and Remarks: Body was delivered to S. F. Peacock & Son Undertakers, Milwaukee, Wis. April 18, 1910 for shipment to Guttenberg, IA. Effects, Cash 82.15, Pension Money none. Personal, appraised at $13.50. How disposed of: Effects delivered Dec. 10. 1918. Check mailed April 28, 1819 to Neele B. Neelan, Pub. Admin., 407 Caswell, Block, Milwaukee, Wis. Authority of President Board Managers dated Aug. 19, 1918.

Frederick Saeugling died April 7, 1918 at the Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Lot 369, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.

Obituary
Guttenberg Press
Submitted by David Beck

Frederick Saeugling Passes Away

On Monday morning relatives in this city received the sad news from Milwaukee, Wis., that Frederick Saeugling, formerly of Guttenberg, has passed away at the Soldier's Home there on Sunday, April 7, 1918, at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 13 days. Deceased was born in Wuerttenberg, Germany, on November 24, 1842, and when 12 years of age he came to the United States, settling at Guttenberg, Iowa, where he spent most of his life, until about 8 years ago, when he went to the Soldiers' Home at Milwaukee, Wis., to make his home, where he passed away on last Sunday. He was married at Guttenberg, Iowa, to Miss Engerlina Biederman, who preceded him in death here on November, 8, 1890. He was also an old civil war veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1860 to 1865, when he was honorably discharged. Mr. Saeugling was an honest and ambitious man, and a kind and true father and friend. His death is deeply mourned by four sons, Frank, Fred J., Henry and John, all of Guttenberg, two daughters, Mrs. Amelia Esser of Petersburg, IA, and Mrs. Anna Huene of Guttenberg, and many other relatives and friends, by whom he will be sadly missed. The body was brought here for burial Tuesday and funeral services were held at the Henry Saeugling home in this city on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was made in the City Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended, which showed that deceased was held in high regard by all who knew him. Attorney Chars. E. Scholz, of this city, conducted funeral services.


Schafer, Charles He was born Oct. 14, 1841 in Vehlage Germany.

1880 Census, Rock Creek, Otoe, Nebraska: Charles Schafer (age 39, farmer, born Prussia), wife Anna Schafer (age 21, born Prussia), daughter Lilly Schafer (age 4, born Neb.), son Louis Schafer (age 2, born Neb.) and son Charles Schafer (age 5 months, born Neb.).

Charles Schafer bought land in Oregon in 1889: T 3-N R2-W - Schafer, Charles A. 4/19/1889, Oregon City. (2385, OROCAA 000928). SW Sec.26

1890 Veterans Census, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; Charles A. Schafer, Private, Co. D. 27th Iowa In. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, Discharged Aug 14, 1865, Served 2 years, 11 months and 18 days. Post Office Address: 495 S. Street, Portland, Oregon. Disability Incurred: Rheumatism, Heart Disease. Remarks: is drawing a pension.

U.S. Passport Application: Stamped March 28, 1898, issued March 28, 1898, United State of America, State of Oregon, County of Multnomah, Oregon

I, Charles A. Schafer, a naturalized and loyal citizen of the United States, hereby apply to the Department of State, at Washington, for a passport for myself. (accompanied by my wife etc. was lined through).

I solemnly swear that I was born at Vehlage in Germany on or about the 14th day of October 1841; that I emigrated to the United States, sailing on board the New Orleans from Prussia on or about the 15th day of March 1860; that he resided 38 years, uninterruptedly, in the United States from 1860 to 1898 in Nebraska City and Portland Ore, that he was naturalized as a citizen of the United States before the Circuit Court of Multnomah County at Portland Ore on the 15th day of February 1887 as shown by the accompanying Certificate of Naturalization; that I am the one of the person described in said Certificate; that I have resided in the United States, uninterruptedly for 38 years, from 1860 to 1898 at Nebraska City and Portland Ore, that I am domiciled in the United States, my permanent residence being Portland in the State of Oregon, where I follow the occupation Farmer; that I am about to go abroad temporarily; and that I intend to return to the United States within two years with the purpose of residing and performing the duties of citizenship therein.

Oath of Allegiance

Furthermore, I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; So Help Me God.

Sworn to before me this 21st day of March. 1898, C. F. Tflinger

Signed Charles A. Schafer

Description of Applicant:

Age 56, Stature: 5'6", forehead: round, Eyes: brown; Nose Medium Mouth: medium, chin: round, Hair: dark blonde., complexion: pale, face: Oval.

Identification:

I hereby certify that I know the above-named Charles A. Schafer personally and know him to be the one of the person referred to in the within-described Certificate of Naturalization and that the facts are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. ( could not read the signature.)

Applicant desires passport sent to following address: Charles A. Schafer, C/O Naeglis Hotel, Hoboken, N. J.

Charles Schafer died Jan. 23, 1900 (Pension Index Record) and is buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

His widow Anna M. Zwickey filed for a pension on May 18, 1920 in Oregon.


Scharwath, John He was born March 1847 in Germany. He married Kate Hasler about 1875 in Iowa.

1880 Census, Hampton, Franklin County, Iowa: John Sherworth, (age 33, Keeps Billiard Hall, born Bavaria), wife Kate Sherworth (age 25, born NY), mother-in-law Mary Hasler (age 59, born France), sister-in-law Anna Hasler (age 13, born Wisconsin) and brother in law Alex Hasler (age 18),

It appears that he was in Templeton, Carroll County, Iowa by at least 1882: I found this information in a post:

Templeton

This attractive little town is situated along the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad where the railway reaches its highest point between the Mississippi River and the Missouri River, on the so-called watershed, in the middle of a fertile, softly rolling plain, which as recently as 1881, bloomed forth as a magnificent cornfield.

Likewise, the surrounding area is mostly flat and very fertile with every foot of ground devoted to agriculture. Pretty little stands of trees on each property break up the monotony of this high plain very pleasantly.

The little town owes its origin to the placing of the track of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. The railroad company acquired the land from Mr. Wm. Overmire and in April 1882, divided it into building lots and made further preparations for a train station and station buildings.

The best-situated building locations were quickly taken and construction was begun immediately. The first buildings were erected by R. V. [or R. B.] Hamilton, usually known as "Doc" Hamilton, and James Hart for a blacksmith shop and wagon-making workshop. Almost simultaneously, the following buildings were started in succession: T. W. Pexa [or Pexsie?], a two-floor store building; George Overmire, restaurant; brothers Franz and Conrad Meis, a double store building for hardware with a large hall; Dominick Kesseler, a two-floor store building; Peter Neu, a large store building; John Scharwath, a two-floor store building for a saloon and apartment; Inatz Waldman, a two-story inn and apartment; John Schmied, a two-floor store building; Albers and Seger, a two-floor building for a saloon and apartment. Afterwards, three spacious buildings were constructed by Mr. L. Eike, as well as a number of houses. A large horse rental stable was built by Mr. John Roth, so that by the end of July a striking little town had arisen on the cornfield. In August of the same year came the following: the Nelson brothers, Mr. Frank Seyller, and Mr. Henry Windisch. The former purchased the hardware business from the Meis brothers and sided the large double store and hall with brick, and consequently the first brick block building came into being. Mr. Windisch built himself a general merchandise store. And in the autumn of the same year, the Meis brothers began to construct their brick block building at First and Main Street, which did not open, however, until the summer of 1883, part as a furniture store, part as a hotel. Mr. Robert Anderson was the first hotel keeper, whereby the hotel took the name, "Anderson Hotel" -- A large grain elevator was built by the Montgomery brothers, the Umphrey brothers established a bank, and Frank Meis started a second grain elevator in 1884. It should be noted that the lumberyard of Mr. D. Joyce had already commenced business under the management of Mr. L. E. Stanton and Mr. John Horn.

List of Ex-Iowa Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living In Iowa in 1885: Under 27th Iowa: Name: John Scharwardt Rank: Private, Company D, Present Post Office Address: Templeton.

1885 Iowa State Census, Templeton, Carroll County, Iowa: John Schurwardt, (Township 82, Range 35, Main Street, age 37, born Germany, Billiard Hall), Kate Schurwardt (age 30, born New York).

John Scharwath filed for a pension on Feb. 24, 1886. (doesn't say where).

I had information that showed that at some point (there was no date) John Sherwith, 27th Iowa, Co. D, was in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska and associated with GAR POST 352. So when I could not find him in Iowa in 1900, I looked for him in Nebraska.

1900 Census: Precinct 9, Cedar, Nebraska: Perry Sharworth (born March 1847, age 52, married 25 years, born Germany, immigrated 1857, in US 44 years, naturalized, farmer), wife Kate Sharworth (born Feb. 1855, age 45, married 25 years, 2 children born, 1 child still living), son William F. Sharworth (born April. 1889, age 11, born Missouri) (Note the census does appear to say Perry and that is how Ancestry.com has it indexed. But someone went in and edited it to say John Sharworth - and this is clearly him and his wife as established on the earlier census records.- Also the place of birth for William was a little unclear. It looked like they started to write one thing, then ended up with something else. It looked like Missouri, but the ending looked more like Iowa)

1910 Census, District 45, Randolph Ward 1, Cedar County, Nebraska: John Scherwart (age 63, married 1 time for 36 years, born Germany, immigrated 1856, naturalized, boarding house keeper), wife Katherine Scherwart (age 55, married 1 time for 36 years, 2 children born, 1 still living, born New York), son William F. Scherwart (age 19, born Iowa). There were 6 boarders listed with the family.

1920 Census, District 59, Hot Springs, Fall River, County, South Dakota: Battle Mountain Sanitarium: Enumerated on January 14, 1920: John Scharwath (age 72, widowed, immigrated 1864, naturalized, born Germany

John Scharwath died Nov. 5, 1920 and is buried in Hot Springs National Cemetery, Section 6, Row 6, Site 3, VA Medical Center, Hot Springs, Fall River County, SD. (Note Pension Index Records say DOD is Nov. 22, 1920)


Schimek, John He was born July 13, 1840 in Steinbach Neder Austria. He immigrated to the US about 1854. He married Rosina Seidel. She was the daughter of Friederich Seidel and Maria Sommer.

John Schimek Information from Dianna Schimek: John Schimek was born in Steinbach Neder Austria on July 13, 1840. According to information in the Templeton Iowa Centennial Book he and his father and sister left Schrems, Austria when John was about a year and half in age, although I have yet to find the passenger list which would verify this. We believe his father's name was Franz. They settled in Chicago, although again, I have found no records. At some point his father and sister died and John went to live with an aunt in Guttenberg Clayton Iowa. We think he was about 14 years of age. In 1860, he married Rosina Seidel and they were the parents of five children, Franz, Rosina (Rose), Mary, Theresia, and John Edward, all of whom survived into adulthood. John Edward was my husband's grandfather.

John Sr. enlisted in the union army on August 20th, 1862 at Guttenberg, Iowa and was mustered in as a private in Company D, 27th Regiment on October 2, 1863 at Dubuque, Iowa. He was wounded at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on April 9th, 1864. He was left in the hospital in the hands of the enemy suffering from a gunshot wound to the left foot. He was paroled at Red River Landing, Louisiana on Oct. 23, 1864 and he reported at New Orleans on October 27th, 1864. He rejoined his company as an exchange prisoner of war on November 17, 1864. He also spent six months at Libby prison* and it must have been in that time between the stay in the hospital and the parole at Red River Landing. He was granted a thirty-day furlough on December 11, 1864 at Nashville Tennessee because of suffering from the gunshot wound and chronic diarrhea. He went home to Iowa to recuperate and entered the hospital in Davenport on February 6, 1865. He received a disability discharge from the service at Davenport, Iowa on May 17th, 1865.

*This information was found online, but after some discussion with Dianna Schimek we decided that it is highly unlikely that he was in Libby Prison. She checked his pension records and on a Declaration for Invalid Pension which he wrote and signed, he said he was in the prison at Tyler Texas.

Submitted by:
Dianna Schimek
from the Templeton Centennial Book

John Schimek Family

The John Schimek Family
Front row: Frank, John, Rosina and Rose
Back row: Tracy, John Jr., and Mary

John Schimek came to America as a very small child, from Schrems, Austria, in 1841 with his father and sister. They settled in the Chicago, Illinois area but shortly thereafter he went to live with an aunt in Guttenberg, Iowa. John was born on June 6, 1841. In 1860 he married Rosina Seidel, who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 4, 1843. She told of watching the slave auctions in the south.

John enlisted in 1862, was a private, and served three years in the Iowa Infantry, 27th Regiment of the Union Army. At the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, on April 9, 1864, he was severely wounded, captured and sent to the Libby Prison at Richmond Virginia. He suffered more or less all his life from his injury.

John and Rosina had six children. Frank, who had Photo Studio in Templeton, Maggie, who died as a child; Mary, Mrs. Frank Schnitter of Templeton; Rose, Mrs. Nick Langenfeld of Carroll; Tracy, Mrs. Joe Eich of Spencer; and John Jr. of Elgin, Nebraska.

In 1882 the Schimek family moved to Templeton, where John built the large building on main street which now is Schwaller's T. V. business place. The family lived upstairs and had a "General Merchandise Store" on the ground level. This was one of the first business establishments in Templeton.

John, at the age of 72, died on February 26, 1914. He is the only Civil War Veteran buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Rosina died March 14, 1927 at Elgin, Nebraska, at the age of 84.

Relatives in the immediate Templeton area are: Ed Siepker, grandson of Rose Langenfeld; Clarence Fangman and Harold Heithoff, grandsons of Mary Schnitter; also Wayne Siepker, great-grandson of Rose Langenfild; Mrs. Carol (Jim) Schoeppner, Mrs Jan (Don) Wieland, Clete Sporrer and Mrs. Ja? (Kevin) Klock, all great grandchildren of Mary Schnitter.

1870 Census, Jefferson, Clayton county, Iowa: John Shoemaker (age 29, born Austria), Rosina Shoemaker (age 27, born LA), Frank Shoemaker (age 9, born Iowa), Rosina Shoemaker (age 5, born Iowa) and Mary Shoemaker (age 3, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: John Schimek (age 39), wife Rosina (age 37, born Louisiana), son Franz (age 19), daughter Rosina (age 14), daughter Marie (age 12), daughter Therese (age 5).

List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa in 1885: Under 27th Iowa; Names John Schimek, Rank: Private, Company D; Present Post Office Address: Templeton.

1885 Iowa State Census: Templeton, Carroll County, Iowa: John Schimek (Township 82, Range 35, Main Street, age 49, Dry Goods Store, born Austria), Rose Schimek (age 42), Frank Schimek (age 23, born Clayton County, Iowa), Mary Schimek (age 17, born Clayton County, Iowa), Theresia Schimek (age 10, born Clayton County, Iowa), John Schimek (age 1, born Carroll County, Iowa.)

1900, Templeton Town, Carroll County, Iowa: John Schimek (born July 13, 1840, age 59, married 39 years, immigrated 1854, naturalized), Wife Rosina (born Nov. 4, 1842, age 57, married 39 years, 6 children, 5 still living), son John (born Dec. 10, 1883, age 16). Franz Schimek and family was living next door to them.

1910 Census, Eden, Carroll County, Iowa: John Schimek Sr. (age 69, married 1 time for 49 years), wife Rosina (age 68, married 1 time for 49 years, 6 children, 4 still living), Son John Schimek Jr. (age 26).

John Schimek died on February 26, 1914 and is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Templeton, Carroll County, Iowa.

His widow filed for a pension on March 25, 1914. Rosina (Seidel) Schimek (born Nov. 4, 1842) died March 14, 1927 and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Templeton, Carroll County, Iowa.


Schlake, Gerhardt. He was born June 18, 1840 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of Friedrich Ludwig Oberschlake and Maria Eleonora "Lenore" Walker. His brother Henry Schlake also served in Company D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Garnavillo Twp. -- Joseph Schlake, a pioneer of Clayton County, was born in Hanover, Germany, about 1822, where he was reared and educated. He came to the United States in 1840 with his father, the rest of the family remaining in Germany. They reached the State of Ohio, where they obtained employment and resided two years. The father then started to return to Germany for his family, but was never heard from afterward. Joseph came to Clayton County in 1845, and located in the town of Jefferson, where he resided several years, then settled on section 26, Garnavillo Township, in 1855. He afterward sold this property and removed to Read Township. In February, 1873, he purchased his present farm on section 20, this township. In 1857 he sent to Germany for his mother and the family; the former still resides with him. Two of his brothers, Henry and Gerhardt were soldiers in the war for the Union, and both died while bravely serving their country's cause. Mr. Schlake married Elizabeth Leibers. They have two children--Henry, born in 1857 (married Elizabeth Wilker, of Garnavillo Township, and has one child, Ida) and Louisa.

History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 807-808

Lenore Walker married Friedrich Ludwig Oberschlake before 1822. Ludwig immigrated on July 11, 1842 on board the "Everhard" arriving at Baltimore from Breman, Germany. He went back to Germany for his wife and kids after 1842 and was never heard from again.

Lenore immigrated to America on board the "Industrie" arriving in New Orleans on Nov. 6, 1857 with daughters, Eleonore Oberschlake, age 17 and Anna Marie Oberschlake, age 20

They were met by her son Joseph Schlake in Dubuque, Iowa.

Lenore and Ludwig had 7 children.

  1. Joseph Henrich Schlake (1822-1896)
  2. Johan Henrich Oberschlake (1828-1828)
  3. Clamor Friedrich Oberschlake (1829-?)
  4. Maria Gertrude Oberschlake (1834-1905)
  5. Heinrich(Henry) Friedrich Schlake (1836-1864) Civil war vet
  6. Gerhard Heinrich Schlake (1840-1863) Civil war vet
  7. Maria Eleonora Schlake (1840-1925)

I also found this on several family trees in Ancestry.com:

Name: Friedrich Ludwig OBERSCHLAKE
Given Name: Friedrich Ludwig
Surname: Oberschlake
Sex: M
Birth: 1797
Death: Abt 1842
Immigration: July 11, 1842 Breman to Baltimore, Maryland aboard the Everhard
Note: Immigration records list show his name as Fr. Ludwig Schlake

Marriage 1 Maria Eleonora "Lenore" Walker b: January 1, 1800 in Germany, died Dec. 15, 1885 and is buried in Pioneer Rock church, Ceres, Iowa.

Children of Friedrich Ludwig Oberschlake and Maria Eleonor "Lenore" Walker:

  1. Joseph Heinrich Schlake b: January 17, 1822 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  2. Clamor Albert Schlake b: April 17, 1825 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  3. Johan Henrich Oberschlake b: March 29, 1828 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  4. Clamor Friedrich Ooberschlake b: November 13, 1829 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  5. Maria Gertrude (Mary) Schlake b: January 24, 1834 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  6. Henrich Friedrich (Henry) Schlake b: October 27, 1836 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  7. Gerhardt Heinrich Schlake b: June 18, 1840 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  8. Maria Eleonora Schlake b: June 18, 1840 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany

Gerhardt Schlake died Nov. 11, 1863, Little Rock, Ark., of acute dysentery. He is buried in Little Rock National Cemetery, Arkansas, Section 2, Site 1226.


Schlake, Henry He was born October 27, 1836 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of Friedrich Ludwig Oberschlake and Maria Eleonora "Lenore" Walker. His brother Gerhardt Schlake also served in Company D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Garnavillo Twp. -- Joseph Schlake, a pioneer of Clayton County, was born in Hanover, Germany, about 1822, where he was reared and educated. He came to the United States in 1840 with his father, the rest of the family remaining in Germany. They reached the State of Ohio, where they obtained employment and resided two years. The father then started to return to Germany for his family, but was never heard from afterward. Joseph came to Clayton County in 1845, and located in the town of Jefferson, where he resided several years, then settled on section 26, Garnavillo Township, in 1855. He afterward sold this property and removed to Read Township. In February, 1873, he purchased his present farm on section 20, this township. In 1857 he sent to Germany for his mother and the family; the former still resides with him. Two of his brothers, Henry and Gerhardt were soldiers in the war for the Union, and both died while bravely serving their country's cause. Mr. Schlake married Elizabeth Leibers. They have two children--Henry, born in 1857 (married Elizabeth Wilker, of Garnavillo Township, and has one child, Ida) and Louisa.

History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 807-808

Lenore Walker married Friedrich Ludwig Oberschlake before 1822. Ludwig immigrated on July 11, 1842 on board the "Everhard" arriving at Baltimore from Breman, Germany. He went back to Germany for his wife and kids after 1842 and was never heard from again.

Lenore immigrated to America on board the "Industrie" arriving in New Orleans on Nov. 6, 1857 with daughters, Eleonore Oberschlake, age 17 and Anna Marie Oberschlake, age 20

They were met by her son Joseph Schlake in Dubuque, Iowa.

Lenore and Ludwig had 7 children.

  1. Joseph Henrich Schlake (1822-1896)
  2. Johan Henrich Oberschlake (1828-1828)
  3. Clamor Friedrich Oberschlake (1829-?)
  4. Maria Gertrude Oberschlake (1834-1905)
  5. Heinrich(Henry) Friedrich Schlake (1836-1864) Civil war vet
  6. Gerhard Heinrich Schlake (1840-1863) Civil war vet
  7. Maria Eleonora Schlake (1840-1925)

I also found this on several family trees in Ancestry.com:

Name: Friedrich Ludwig OBERSCHLAKE
Given Name: Friedrich Ludwig
Surname: Oberschlake
Sex: M
Birth: 1797
Death: Abt 1842
Immigration: July 11, 1842 Breman to Baltimore, Maryland aboard the Everhard
Note: Immigration records list show his name as Fr. Ludwig Schlake

Marriage 1 Maria Eleonora "Lenore" Walker b: January 1, 1800 in Germany, died Dec. 15, 1885 and is buried in Pioneer Rock church, Ceres, Iowa.

Children of Friedrich Ludwig Oberschlake and Maria Eleonor "Lenore" Walker:

  1. Joseph Heinrich Schlake b: January 17, 1822 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  2. Clamor Albert Schlake b: April 17, 1825 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  3. Johan Henrich Oberschlake b: March 29, 1828 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  4. Clamor Friedrich Ooberschlake b: November 13, 1829 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  5. Maria Gertrude (Mary) Schlake b: January 24, 1834 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  6. Henrich Friedrich (Henry) Schlake b: October 27, 1836 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  7. Gerhardt Heinrich Schlake b: June 18, 1840 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany
  8. Maria Eleonora Schlake b: June 18, 1840 in Harpenfeld, Hanover, Germany

Henry Schlake died June 5, 1864 and is buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, Section I, grave 7829, Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss.


Schorg, Henry He was born Aug. 27, 1837 in Eisbaden, Germany. He married Elizabeth Lenhart on Aug. 19, 1866 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John Lenhart and Marie Eva Richart.

Henry Schorg was born on 27 Aug 1837 in Eisbaden, Germany. Came to the United States in 1858. He entered military service on 16 Aug 1862 in the Iowa Infantry Volunteers. Henry was a member of Company "D", 27th Regiment, Iowa Volunteers Infantry during the Civil War or the War of the Rebellion. Henry enlisted Aug 16, 1862, mustered in Sept. 13, 1862. Mustered out October Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Henry's physical description at age 25: Height 5' 8", Blue eyes, light hair. His occupation was a miner. Henry died 15 Feb 1915 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, IA. Buried 19 Feb 1915 in City Cemetery, Guttenberg, IA.

Pension claim records show that during the month of May 1880, Henry was working in the saw mill in Guttenberg. He was attending the slab saw. His left hand was struck by the saw and so injured his hand, that a short time afterwards, Dr. W. L. Duffin amputated the fingers and thumb of his left hand.

He was married to Elizabeth Lenhart (daughter of John Lenhart and Marie Eva Richart) on 19 Aug 1866 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, IA. Elizabeth Lenhart was born on 19 Sep 1846 in Kinsbach, Germany. She died on 10 Mar 1937 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, IA. She was buried on 14 Mar 1937 in City Cemetery, Guttenberg, IA. Newspaper account was that she fell at home on 25 Feb 1937 at the age of 89 and passed away of complication of a fractured femur. Henry Schorg and Elizabeth Lenhart had the following children:

  1. Henry Schorg
  2. John Henry Schorg Jr.
  3. August Schorg was born on 3 Nov 1869 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, IA. He died on 22 May 1944.
  4. Elizabeth Girrie (Schorg / Tschohl, born Sept. 1872
  5. Frank Schorg, born Oct. 7, 1873
  6. Emil Schorg was born on 22 Feb 1875 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, IA. He died on 13 May 1948.
  7. Sophie Schorg
  8. William Schorg
  9. Herman Schorg.
  10. Edward Schorg was born on 5 Jan 1882 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, IA. He died in Oct 1976 in San Francisco, California.
  11. Mary Schorg, born Dec. 14, 1884
  12. Selma Schorg, born July 18, 1887

1870 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Schorg (age 33, farmer, born Prussia), Elizabeth Schorg (age 23, born Bavaria), Henry Schorg (age 3, born Iowa), John Schorg (age 2, born Iowa) and August Schorg (age 6/12, born Iowa, born December).

1880 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Schorg (age 43, farmer, born Saxon), wife Elisabeth Schorg (age 33, born Bavaria), son Henry Schorg (age 13, born Iowa), son John Schorg (age 11, born Iowa), son August Schorg (age 10, born Iowa), daughter Elise Schorg (age 8, born Iowa), son Frank Schorg (age 6, born Iowa), son Emil Schorg (age 5, born Iowa), daughter Sophie Schorg (age 4, born Iowa), son William Schorg (age 2, born Iowa) and son Hermann Schorg (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Schorg (Township 92, Range 2, Section 18, SW NE, age 47, born Saxony), Elizabeth Schorg (age 36, born Bavaria), Henry Schorg (age 17, born Clayton county, Iowa), John Schorg (age 16, born Clayton County, Iowa), August Schorg (age 14, born Clayton County, Iowa), Lizzie Schorg (age 11, born Clayton County, Iowa), Frank Schorg (age 10, born Clayton County, Iowa), Emil Schorg (age 9, born Clayton County, Iowa), Sophia Schorg (age 8, born Clayton County, Iowa), William Schorg (age 9, born Clayton County, Iowa), Hermann Schorg (age 5, born Clayton County, Iowa), Edmund Schorg (age 3, born Clayton County, Iowa) and Mary Schorg (age 1, born Clayton County, Iowa).

1900 Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Schorg (born Aug. 1837, age 62, married 34 years, born Germany, immigrated 1853, naturalized), wife Elizabeth Schorg (born Nov. 1847, age 52, married 34 years, 14 children born, 12 still living, born Germany), son Emil Schorg (born Feb. 1875, age 25, born Iowa), son Herman Schorg (born May 1879, age 21, born Iowa), daughter Mary Schorg (born Dec. 1884, age 15, born Iowa) , and daughter Selma Schorg (born July 1887, age 12, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Schorg (age 72, married one time for 34 years, born Germany, immigrated 1857), wife Elizabeth Schorg (age 62, married 1 time for 34 years, 14 children born, 12 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1853). (Note the number of years married is not a typo. Both the 1900 and 1910 census said they had been married for 34 years.)

1915 Iowa State Census, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Schorg (age 77, Clayton County, P. O. Guttenberg, retired, Extent of Education, Common 2, can read and write, birth place: Germany, value of home or farm: 1000. Military Service Infantry, State, Iowa, Regiment 27, Company D, Church Affiliation: Lutheran, Father's Birth Place: Germany, Mother's Birth Place: Germany, naturalized.

Henry Schorg died Feb. 15, 1915 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.

Obituary
Guttenberg Press
submitted by David Beck

Deaths of the Week

Henry Schorg

On Monday afternoon, February 15, 1915, at two o'clock at his home in this city occurred the death of Henry Schorg, after a two months illness. Deceased was born in Eisenach, Germany, on August 27, 1837 and therefore was 77 years, 5 months and 18 days of age at the time of his death. In the year 1858 he came to the United States, settling in Jefferson township, Clayton County Iowa. He was also an old G.A.R. Veteran. For several years he was engaged as a miner in this vicinity. On August 19, 1866, he was married at Guttenberg, Iowa to Miss Elizabeth Lenhart, after which, he and Mrs. Schorg were successfully engaged in farming up until 10 years ago, when they came to Guttenberg to spend their remaining days of life. He was a patient sufferer and all that loving hands could do and medical knowledge could suggest was done for him, but all to no avail. He was an ambitious and trustworthy man during his entire life, and was a kind and true husband, father and friend, always ready with heart and hand to help those in need, which won him many friends and by whom he will be sadly missed. His death is deeply mourned by his wife, eight sons, Henry and Herman, of Remsen, Iowa, John and August of Spencer, S. D., Frank of Jefferson township, Emil of Highmore, S.D., William of Wolsey, S.D. and Edward of San Francisco, Cal., four daughters, Mrs. Emil Tschohl, of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. John Hartgen, of Remsen, Iowa, Mrs. Calvin Schroeder, of Jefferson township, and Mrs. Louis Walke of Guttenberg, a number of grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday, afternoon at two o'clock at the Schorg home in this city. Attorney Chas. E. Scholz of this city, will officiate at the funeral. Interment will be made in the City Cemetery.

His widow Elizabeth Schorg filed for a pension on Feb. 27, 1915.

Elizabeth (Lenhart) Schorg (born Sept. 28, 1847), died March 10, 1937 and is buried in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa.


Schuerman, Frederick He was born Mar. 16, 1845 in Germany. He was the son of Nicholas Schurmann (1797 - 1879) and Louise Becker (1805 - 1879). To be honest, I'm not sure this is the same Frederick Schurmann throughout the years. I started with a family tree online that showed he was born Mar. 19, 1845 (year matches the Roster) and died Apr. 10, 1926, which matched the Pension Index Records. It also had attached the 1870 and 1900 census. If that is correct, then most likely this is the same Frederick throughout. Find a Grave has Fredrich Schurmann died April 10, 1926 in Minnesota with parents Nicholaus and Louise Schurmann.

1870 Census: Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois: Frederick Schurmann (age 27, watchmaker, born Prussia), Elizabeth Schurmann (age 31, born New York), Henry F. Schurmann (age 1/12, born Missouri), Adeline Bullim (age 9, born Missouri), Fritz Bullim (age 7, born Missouri), and Frank Bullim (age 4, born Missouri)

1880 Census: Neosho, Newton County, Missouri: Ferdinand Schurman (age 37, Jeweler, born Prussia), wife Elizabeth Schurman (age 40, born NY), stepson Frank Balleiu (age 14, born MO), son Henry F. Schurman (age 10, born MO) and Wm. A. Schurman (age 4, born MO).

Frederick Schuerman filed for a pension on Sept. 29, 1881 in Iowa. The name on the Index card was Schurmann.

1885 Kansas State Census: Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas: F. Schurmann (age 42, jeweler, born Prussia, from MO. to Kansas), Elizabeth Schurmann (age 42, born NY), Fred Ballein (age 21, born MO), Frank Ballein (age 19, born MO), Henry Schurmann (age 15, born Mo) and Willie Schurman (age 9, born MO).

1890 Census: Sherbrooke, Steele County, North Dakota: Frederick Scherman (Private, Co. D 27 Ia. Inf. Enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, Discharged Aug. 8, 1865, Length of Service: 2 years, 11 months, 22 days, Post Office Address: Hope, Steele Co., N. D., Disability Incurred: Left arm broken by a fall.

1900 Census: Birchdale, Todd County, Minnesota: Frederick Schurmann (born Mar. 1845, age 55, single, born Germany, immigrated 1855, in US 45 years, naturalized, day laborer). He was a boarder in the household of Joseph Wolter and family. I think this is him. But I am pretty sure the following is his family still in Kansas:

1900 Census: Winfield, Cowley, Kansas: Elizabeth Schurmann (Born Feb. 1840, age 60, widowed, 5 children born, 5 still living, born NY), son Henry Schurmann (born May 1870, widowed, born Missouri), son William A. Schurmann (born May 1876, age 24, born Missouri), daughter-in-law Opal Schurmann (born Oct. 1879, age 20, 0 children born, born Kentucky), nephew Victor Anhate (born Feb. 1871, age 29, born Illinois), and niece Julia Saggelke (born Sept. 1883, age 16, born Illinois). The National Homes record below proves that Elizabeth Schurmann was not a widow. But it does appear that they were separated or divorced.

1910 Census, Sauk Centre, Sterns County, Minnesota: boarder in Hotel, Fred Schurman (age 65, single, born Germany, immigrated 1855, naturalized),

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: Sawtelle, Los Angeles, California, Pacific Branch: Frederick Schurmann, MILITARY HISTORY: Time and Place of Enlistment: Aug. 16, 1862, Des Moines, Iowa, Rank P, Company and Regiment: D 27 Ia. Inf., Time and Place of Discharge: 8 Aug. 1865, Clinton, Iowa, Private, Cause of Discharge: E. T. S(?), Disabilities when Admitted to the home: def. vis & hearing, card. hyper., arterio-scler, chr. bronchitis DOMESTIC HISTORY: Where born: Germany, Age 77, Height 5.8, lt. complexion, gr eyes, gr hair, can read and write, Religion: Prot, Occupation: Farmer, Residence Subsequent to Discharge: San Diego, Single, Name and Address of Nearest Relative: Friend Ferd. Borgmann, Sioux Center, Minn. HOME HISTORY: Rate of Pension: $50., Date of Admission. PA Br. Mch 20, 1922, Date of Discharge: May 2, 1922. Cause of Discharge: OR.

Frederick Schuerman died Apr. 10, 1926 at Loretta Hosp., New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota (Pension Index Record). He is buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Sauk Center, Minnesota. Tombstone says Schurmann

I found this record on Familysearch.org: Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985: Name: Frederick Schurmann: Event Year: 1926. Event Place: Stearns, Minnesota; Schedule Type: Will Books; Source Reference: Will Records Volume I 1922-1930. Case Number: 7608; Digital Folder Number: 004515211; Image Number: 353; Number of Images: 2


Schuker (Sheaker) (Schecker), Charles He was born Jan 2, 1826 at Juergensdorf, near Stavenhagen, Mecklenberg-Scherwin, Germany. He was the son of Johann Friedrick Schecker Sept. 19, 1755 - Oct. 18, 1848) and Maria Johnnna Schabow (Dec. 24, 1801 - Apr. 24, 1867). He married Friederike Blanchaime in 1849.

Charles Schecker and wife

Photo Submitted by David Becker. The Photo is identified as Charles Schecker and Wife. It does not identify the wife's name, but I am assuming it is his second wife Mrs. Magdalena Schnepf. (his first wife died in 1868, and he would have been much younger at that time.)

Charles Schecker Photo of Charles Schecker was submitted by David Becker

1856 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Charles Schecker (age 30, born Germany, farmer), Frederica Schecker (age 27, born Germany), Charles Schecker (age 5, born Germany), and Rhendolph Schecker (age 23, born Germany. The family had been in the state of Iowa for 5 years. Charles Blanchame (age 30, born Germany) and family were living next to them.

1860 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Charles Shekker (age 38, born Germany, merchant), Frederica Shekker (age 30,, born Germany), Charly Shekker (age 9, born Germany), Wm. Shekker (age 8, born Iowa), Mary Shekker (age 2, born Iowa), Fredrica Shekker (age 6/12, born Iowa) and Mary Shekker (age 59, born Germany).

Fredericka Shecker died March 1868.

Charles Shecker married second Mrs. Magdalena Schnepf.

1870 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Charles Schecker (age 44, surveyor, born Mecklenburg), Magdalena Schecker (age 44, born France), Mary Shecker (age 11, born Iowa), Frediricka Schecker (age 10, born Iowa), Henryetta Schecker (age 8, born Iowa), Henry Schecker (age 4, born Iowa), Conrad Schnepf (age 13, born Bavaria).

1880 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Charles Schecker (age 54, County Surveyor, disability: heart disease, contracted in War, born Mecklenburg), wife Magdalena Schecker (age 54, born Alace), daughter Mary Schecker (age 22, dress maker, born Iowa), daughter Henriette Schecker (age 18, born Iowa) and son Henry Schecker (age 14, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Charles Schecker (Water Street, age 59, Surveyor, born Germany), Magdalena Schecker (age 59, born Bavaria). William Schecker (age 32) and family was living next to them.

1900 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Charles Schecker born Jan. 1826, age 44, married 32 years, born Germany, immigrated 1851, in US for 49 years, Surveyor), wife Magdalene Schecker (Born Feb. 1826, age 74, married 32 years, 6 children born, 2 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1867, in US for 33 years), boarder Martha Knospe (born June 1890, age 9, born Iowa).

Magdalena Schecker died Oct. 16, 1900.

Elkader Argus:––We think Elkader has the distinction of having the oldest surveyor in active service in the state. Charles Schecker is 78 years old but is always ready for work in that line and frequently engages in it under circumstances that would daunt a younger man, but Mr. Schecker is just as young and active as is possible for a man of his age. He served in Company D, 27th Iowa from 1862-5 and has been doing surveying in this county for over 30 years.

Iowa Postal Card, March 24, 1904

Charles Schecker died Oct. 13, 1906 and is buried in East Side Cemetery (AKA Elkader Cemetery), Elkader, Iowa.

Charles Schecker
Submitted by David Beck

Death of Charles Schecker

Another Veteran Answers the Last Roll Call

Charles ScheckerSaturday morning, Oct. 13 (1906) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.C. Nehls, occurred the death of Charles Schecker, one of the most widely known men in Clayton County. Mr. Schecker had been failing in health for the past year but was not until last winter that he was compelled to give up the active work as surveyor which had made him widely known throughout the county. A complication of diseases due to heart trouble were the cause of death. For several months he had suffered severely. The old gentleman did not give up the fight until his strength was gone and even then he was reluctant to admit defeat. It had been his ambition to live until Oct 12 as on that day he would be the oldest Schecker in several hundred years. He survived it one day.

Charles Schecker was born Jan. 2d, 1826 at Juergensdorf, near Stavenhagen, Mecklenberg-Schwerin, Germany. He was brought up to the occupation of overseer on a large farm. He was married in 1849 to Frederika Blanchaine. In 1850 he served three months in the Schleswig-Holstein war. He emigrated to America in 1851 and came at once to the German Colony which flourished at that time at Communia, and remained with it until its dissolution in 1852. He then rented a farm in Boardman township and followed that occupation for some years. In 1862 he enlisted for the War of the Rebellion of Co. D, 27th Iowa Volunteers and was discharged in 1865 holding the rank of sergeant. Mrs. Schecker died in March, 1868, and he was married a second time to Mrs. Magdalena Schnepf. His second wife died Oct. 16, 1900, and in November of that year Mr. Schecker came to Elkader to make his home. He was the father of six children by his first marriage, three of whom are living. They are Mrs. Aug. Nehls of this city; Charles, of Colorado and William, of Spokane, Wash. C. Schnepf, of East Elkport, is a step-son.

Since returning from the war Mr. Schecker has led an active life, serving the public in various capacities. His official record as compiled by himself is as follows:

"Served as postmaster in Elkport from 1865-1869"
Served 1870 to 1874 inclusive, Deputy County Surveyor under S. L. Peck and E. Hurd.
Served 1875 grainbuyer for A. C. Tiede Co., East Elkport, Iowa
Served 1876-1880 inclusive, County Surveyor
Served 1881 - 1884 inclusive County Recorder
Served 1885-1905 inclusive, Deputy County Surveyor under A. C. Hagensick, A. Burlingame, and surveyor under my own responsibility. (In total 31 years surveyor in Clayton County, Iowa) And since several years the oldest in actual service in the State of Iowa.
1880 and 1890 census enumerator in Volga township.
Served twice as state enumerator in Volga township.
Served seven times as assessor in Volga township.
Served 1866 to 1905 Notary Public"

It was as a surveyor that Mr. Schecker was best known to the people of Clayton county and the excellent likeness shown herewith depicts him in his working costume, a familiar sight to many. He held the record of being the oldest surveyor in active service in the state of Iowa, and there was no weather too severe or difficulties to overcome too great for the old gentleman, until his illness began last winter. Many a younger man who undertook to follow his pace across the hills of Clayton county found to his sorrow that Mr. Schecker seemed endowed with tireless energy. He was always cheery of disposition and many of us have missed the kindly face since the beginning of his illness.

Mr. Schecker was a voluminous reader and a man of considerable literary ability, but few knew of this fact as he was adverse to seeking notoriety. He was a contributor to several papers and some of his writings have been published in Germany bringing forth much favorable comment which was a great pleasure to him in his last years. He retained a strong affection for his birthplace and maintained considerable correspondence with relatives there.

A trait of the character of Mr. Schecker showing his exactness and care in attending to matters, is shown by the fact that he had written farewell letters to his German relatives, all ready for mailing, and with instructions to add the date and particulars of his death and burial.

He was a member of the Turn Verein and Boardman Post G.A.R.

Funeral services were held at the home and at the Congregations church, Rev. A. S. Hock and Rev. F. Leonhardt officiating. The old soldiers to the number of 31 escorted the body of their comrade and performed the last ceremony of consigning it to the grave with the honor due him. Veterans were here from Guttenberg, Elkport, Volga and other towns of the county. The pall bearers were the following veterans: Hugh Acord, Wm. Koehn, George Fleming and David Lighty, of Elk township: J. H. Nieter, of Garnavillo and Jacob Amling, of Elkport.

Of the veterans present Hugh Acord, Geo. Fleming and John Anderegg belonged to the same company as Mr. Schecker; John Evarall and several others belonged to the 27th Iowa but served in different companies.


Seeman, Christopher He was born about 1832 in Germany. He married Amelia Munch/Moench. Christopher Seeman died before Nov. 25, 1865.

Amelia (Monch/Moench) Seeman married 2nd Peter Wendell, who also served in Company D. The biography for Peter Wendell says: On November 25, 1865 he married Amelia Munch *. She was the widow of Christoff Seemans who had passed away soon after his return from the war.

A pension was filed for a minor on March 18, 1878. Peter Wendell was guardian

Christopher Seeman's widow Amelia Wendell filed for a pension on Mar. 22, 1882.

According to the 1925 census records and a biography for Peter Wendell, Amelia's maiden name was Munch/Moench. It would appear that she was the daughter of Frederic Erdman Monch/Moench and Henrietta Guderian. (Oct. 12, 1819 - July 22, 1890). They were the parents of August Henry Monch(Moench) who also served with Company D, 27th Iowa. Family tree information on ancestry.com shows that he had a sister named Amelia. There was no other information about Amelia in any of the family trees I found. But it would seem reasonable to me that she is the same person. Frederic and Henrietta Monch/Moench were also in Pocahontas County as was August Henry Monch/Moench.

1870 Census: New Wine, Dubuque, Iowa: Peter Wendel (age 28, butcher, born Ohio), Emilie Wendel (age 28), Willie Wendel (age 7, born Wisconsin), George Wendel (age 3, born Wisconsin), Edward Wendel (age 1, born Wisconsin), Matilda Mentz (age 18). (it appears to me that since Peter and Amelia married in 1865, that possibly Willie Wendell (age 7, was the son of Christoph Seeman and Amelia. There was a pension filed for a minor, so it appears that they did have at least one child.) According to online family trees, Willie's name was William Gottlieb Wendell, born Jan 2, 1862 in Glennhaven, Wisconsin, which would have been before Peter and Amelia were married.)


Seeman, Gottfried He was born 1831 in Germany. He may have been the son of Georg and Susana Seemann. He married Mary Voss on Sept. 12, 1861 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Frederick Voss and Engaline Rotter.

1856 Iowa State Census, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: George Seemann (age 52, born Germany, labor), Susana Seemann (age 43, born Germany), Godfried Seeman (age 25, born Germany, Coop), Wilhelm Seemann (age 21, born Germany) and Gottleib Seeman (age 4). (I don't know for sure that this is the right Gottfried. I do note the young child in this house. Without the relationship stated I cannot tell what the relationship is between Godfried and Wilhelm -- whose child is Gottlieb??

Gottfried Seeman was killed in the Battle of Pleasant Hill on April 9, 1964.

His widow Marie Seeman filed for a pension on Jan. 16, 1869. She was also listed as Marie Kottke Guardian.

Mary (Voss) Seeman married 2nd August Kottke, who also served in Company D, 27th Iowa.

August Kottke was born Aug 16, 1839, in Posen, Prussia, Germany, and died Nov 24, 1925, at Guttenberg, IA. His father's name was Christ Kottke. At the age of 18 August emigrated to the US, traveling until he made his home in Jefferson Twp, Clayton Co. At age 23 he enlisted in the army during the Civil War, serving with the Iowa 27th Volunteer Infantry. He often saw active combat and received an honorable discharge on Aug 8, 1865. The following year on April 10, 1866, he married Mrs. Marie Voss Seeman at St. John's Lutheran Church in Guttenberg. She was the widow of Gottfried Seeman who had also served in the same 27th Infantry and who lost his life on the battlefield, leaving his wife and two children, Gustav (b. Aug 2, 1862, d. July 23, 1936) and Louisa (Mrs Frederick Groth, b. Oct 11, 1864, d. Feb 17, 1946).

Marie was the daughter of Frederick and Engaline Rotter Voss, natives of Germany who are buried in the Guttenberg City Cemetery. Marie was born Oct 31, 1846, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and came to Iowa with her parents when she was seven. Her sister Salina (Mrs. Henry Fredlake) was born Oct 30, 1853, at Guttenberg.

(source: 1984 History of Clayton County)

Marie Voss (Seeman)(Kottke) died April 29, 1912 and is buried in St. Paula Cemetery, Jefferson, Clayton county, Iowa.

Children of Gottfried Seeman and Mary Voss

  1. Gustav Seeman b: 2 Aug 1862 in Clayton County, Ia
  2. Louisa Seeman b: 11 Oct 1864 in Jefferson, Clayton County, Ia

Seimer, John F. He was born about 1831 in Germany.

He was wounded severely and taken prisoner April 9, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA. He died of wounds while a prisoner May 5, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA.

His widow Mary Seimer filed for a pension on Dec. 10, 1864. There was a pension filed on January 28, 1869 for a minor. J. Durwin was the guardian.


Smith, Robert F. According to the 27th Iowa Roster, he was born about 1845 in Ohio. He could be the son of Elisha Franklin Smith and Sophia Fleming (married Feb. 1839 in Richland County, Ohio. I don't have any proof that this is the correct family, but it is the only Robert F. Smith I found in Clayton County, Iowa. If this is him, he would not have been age 18, when he enlisted in 1863. Census records show that he was born about 1848.

1850 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Elisha F. Smith (age 29, born Ohio, farmer), Sophia Smith (age 25, born Ohio), Eliza S. Smith (age 9, born Ill.), George Smith (age 7, born Ill), Matilda Smith (age 4, born Ill), Robert Smith (age 2, born Ohio), and Nathan Smith (age 22, teacher, born Ohio).

1856 Iowa State Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Franklin Smith (age 35, born Ohio, farmer), Sophia Smith (age 30, born Ohio), Eliza J. Smith (age 15, born Ill), George W. Smith (age 12, born Ill), Matilda J. Smith (age 10, born Ill.). Robert F. Smith (age 8, born Ohio), Martha A. Smith (age 5, born Iowa) and Frances A. Smith (age 3, born Iowa). The family had been in the state of Iowa for 7 years.

1860 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: E. F. Smith (age 39, born Ohio, farmer), Sophia Smith (age 35, born Ohio), Matilda Smith (age 19, born Illinois), George Smith (age 16, born Illinois), Robert Smith (age 12, born Ohio), Martha Smith (age 9, born Iowa), F. M. Smith (age 7, born Iowa and John Smith (age 4, born Iowa.

Robert F. Smith died May 1, 1865 and is buried in Black River Falls Cemetery, Black Rivers Fall, Jackson County, Wisconsin.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Robert F. Smith, Pvt Co. D. Reg. 27, Iowa Inf. Cemetery: Black River Falls, City or Town, Black River Falls, County and State: Jackson, Wis. Date of Death: May 1, 1865. Contract dated Sept. 20, 1886.


Sprague, Perry C He was born about 1844 in New York. He was the son of Francis Marion Sprague (1816 - Dec. 9, 1861) and Matilda Aspinwall (June 18, 1820 - Aug. 18, 1894). He married Naoma Anna Smith on August 26, 1863 in Clayton county, Iowa. (marriage license in Widow's pension).

Note attached to Francis Marion Sprague: "Hubert, great, great grandson, said his great, great grandparents came from the East with two oxen and a cart. He also said they encountered a mountain lion on their trip."

1850 Census: Erin, Stephenson, Illinois: Francis Sprague (age 34, born VT), Matilda Sprague (age 30, born NY), Eunice Sprague (age 8, born NY), Perry Sprague (age 6, born NY), Mary Sprague (age 4, born Ill), Jeanette Sprague (age 2, born Ill), and Elizabeth Sprague (age 4/12, born Ill.

1860 Census: Elk, Clayton County, Iowa: Francis Sprague (age 44, born Vermont), Matilda Sprague (age 40, born NY), Comodore P. Sprague (age 16, born NY), Mary E. Sprague (age 14, born Illinois), Elizabeth A. Sprague (age 10, born Illinois), Emma J. Sprague (age 8, born Illinois), Charles F. Sprague (age 6, born Illinois), and Selden B. Sprague (age 1, born Iowa).

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Perry C. Sprague, Pvt.. Co. D. Reg 27 Iowa Inf. Cemetery: Pleasant Ridge, City or Town: Elkport, County and State: Clayton, Iowa. Died Dec. 9, 1864. Headstone supplied by S. G. Bridges. Contract Dated Nov. 19, 1879. (NOTE: the widow's pension records says he died Dec. 8, 1864).

Find a Grave and other sources say he is buried in Asbury Cemetery, Clayton County, Iowa. There is a tombstone for him at Asbury, Cemetery.

His widow Naoma A. Sprague filed for a pension on Feb. 7, 1865. Information from the pension file is extracted below

Information from Widow's Pension.

Statement by Naoma A. Sprague, dated Jan 3, 1865:

That she was 15 years old and was a resident of Elk Township, Clayton County, Iowa. She was the widow of Perry C. Sprague who was a private in the Company D. commanded by Captain Garber. He enlisted at Elk Township, on Dec. 11, 1863 and continued in actual service for the term of nearly one year. He died at Elk Township on or about the eighth day of December 1864 and the cause of death was inflammation of the lungs received while in the service of the United States. She was married to Perry C. Sprague on the 29th day of August 1863, by William Lason, Magistrate. Her name before marriage was Naoma A. Smith. She has no children. (Note: there was a copy of the marriage record in the pension file.)


Doctor's statement, dated June 6, 1865:

I hereby certify that Perry C. Sprague, Private of Company D, 27th Regt, Iowa Vol. Inft. died in Elk Township, Clayton County, Iowa, Dec. 8th 1864, of disease of the lungs the result of pneumonia - that I visited, examined and prescribed for him Nov. 23, 1864, discovering cavities in both lungs the result of previous inflammation and not of tuberculosis disease.

John A. Blanchard, Examining Surgeon
Fort Dodge, Iowa.


Hospital Statement, dated Aug. 23, 1865:

I, H. R. Hilton, on honor, certify that Priv. Perry C. Sprague Co. D, 2t7h Iowa Inft, was admitted into this Hospital Aug. 17, 1864 with Chronic Diarrhea and was furloughed Sept. 3, 1864, and official evidence was received that he died Dec. 8, 1864.

Naomi A Sprague died May 26, 1882. She may have married George W Wooldridge after Perry's death.


Stoeffler, Louis. He was born about 1844 in Bavaria. He was the son of Franz Stoeffler (1815 - July 28, 1883) and Margretha Langenhorts (Aug. 24, 1823 - March. 13, 1898). He married Mary Elizabeth Balzer on July 29, 1866 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. He was age 22, she was age 17. (Iowa, County, Marriages, 1838-1934).

1870 Census: Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Louis Stoeffler (age 25, day labor, born Bavaria), Elizabeth Stoeffler (age 20) and Franklin Stoeffler (age 1). (Note Jacob Stoeffler (age 57, born Bavaria, Catherine (age 35, born Indiana), Wm (age 11, born Iowa) and Helen Stoeffler (age 8/12, born Iowa) were living next door.)

1880 Census: District 137, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa: Louis Stoeffler (age 36, laborer, born Bavaria) wife Elisabeth (age 31), son Frank (age 11), daughter Helena (age 10), son Ludwig (age 9), son Johann (age 7), daughter Emilia (age 5) and daughter Veronilea (age 2).

1885 Iowa State Census: Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa: Louis Stoeffler (First Street, age 40, born Germany), Elizabeth (age 34), Frank (age 16), Helena (age 15), Louis (age 14), John P (age 11), Emelia (age 8), Veronika (age 6), Hermann (age 4) and Helena Balzer (age 17). All the Stoeffler children were born in Clayton County, Iowa.

He married Mary Catherine Stoeffler on April 25, 1891 in Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. The marriage record showed his parents as Franz Stoeffler and Margaretta Langenhurst. Her parents were Jacob Biedumann and Marie Benknam. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934.).

He filed for a pension on March 9, 1896 in Iowa.

Louis Stoeffler died Nov. 19, 1896 and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Jefferson, Clayton County, Iowa.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name Louis Stoeffler, Date of Death: Nov. 19, 1896, Birth Date: 1844, Cemetery St. Marys, Town Jefferson, Level Info; Clayton County, Iowa Grave Records

His widow Mary Stoeffler filed for a pension on Sept. 20, 1897.

There was a pension filed on Nov. 12, 1903 for a minor.

Mary Catherine (Beiderman) Stoeffler died Jan 23, 1944. She is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Guttenberg, Clayton County, Iowa. She shares a tombstone with her first husband Jacob Stoeffler.

Guttenberg Press, IA, Thursday, January 27, 1944, P1

STOEFFLER SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY
Aged Native of Local Community Died Sunday
ILL 10 DAYS

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the home to St. Mary's church for Mrs. Mary Stoeffler, 83, aged resident of the town of Guttenberg. Mrs. Stoeffler died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday following an illness of ten days.

Born in 1860

The services were in charge of Rev. J. A. Dupont with burial in St. Mary's cemetery in charge of the Steger Funeral home.

As Mary Biederman, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Biederman, she was born February 29, 1860, in Guttenberg, and spent her entire lifetime here. She was married here to Jacob Stoeffler, who died in 1884. She was later married to Louis Stoeffler, who preceded her in death in 1896.

Mrs. Stoeffler was a member of St. Ann's Society of St. Mary's church.

Two Children Survive

Survivors include one son Harry Stoeffler and one daughter, Mrs. Florence Fukey both of Guttenberg; two step-children, Mrs. Helena Lake of Luxemburg and Herman Stoeffler of Dubuque and 8 grandchildren.

Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by two daughters, one son, one step-daughter, and three step-sons.


Note, from the dates on Find a Grave, this would not be the Jacob and Catherine living next door to Louis Stoeffler in 1870. According to his tombstone he was born in 1860. In 1870 Jacob Stoeffler was 10 years old and living with Franz and Margretha Stoeffler. In 1880 he was age 20 and still living with Franz and Margretha Stoeffler. He was their son. So he appears to be a younger brother of Louis.


Sydow, Charles. He was born Nov. 21, 1833 in Prussia. He was the son of Charles Von Sydow and Minnie ?. He married Maria Anna Klein on Jan. 1, 1866 in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of John Nicholas Klein and Mary Ursula Huber.

This bio was found in a family tree on Ancestry.com:

Christian Carl Frederick Wilhelm Von Sydow was born in Germany the son of German royalty. He came to the United States aboard ship in 1856, landing in the port of New York. He was a dealer in grain lumber and stock. He Americanized his name to Charles F Sydow. He was well educated in both German and English. His occupations included accountant and clerk prior to leaving Germany. Initially he settled in Wisconsin where he had friends. After touring many Southern states, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, he settled in Iowa. He enlisted in the army as a private in company D 27 of Iowa Infantry, participated in most of the battles in which his company was engaged. At the battle of Pleasant Hill he was commissioned on the field of battle to the office of Second Lieutenant of his company. He was mustered out at the close of the war in 1865. He married and had 9 daughters. He was a well respected public servant in the town of Conover Iowa. His various positions included: serving on the board of supervisors of his county, he was the first recorder of his town Conover, served as assessor, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge chapter and encampment of the blue lodge in Decorah, Iowa. He was also a member of the Knight Templars.

1870 Census, Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Charles Sydow (age 37, wheat buyer, born Prussia), Mary Sydow (age 32, born Indiana), Bertha Sydow (age 3, born Iowa), Hedvig Sydow (age 1, born Iowa), Wm Klein (age 10, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Charles Sydorr (age 47, Grain and Lumber Dealer, born Germany) Wife Mary A. Sydorr (age 32), Daughter Bertha C. Sydorr (age 13), daughter Hedrrig (age 11), daughter Amelia (age 8), daughter Emma 9age 5), daughter Clara (age 2).

Charles F. Sydow filed for a pension on March 14, 1882 in Iowa.

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: Under 27th Iowa: Name: Charles Sydon, Rank: Lieutenant, Company D, Present Post Office Address; Conover.

1885 Iowa State Census, Conover, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Charles Sydow, (Brooks Street, age 51, Grain and Lumber, born Germany), Mary Sydow (age 37), Bertha Sydow (age 18), Hedwig Sydow (age 15), Emilie Sydow (age 13), Emma Sydow (age 10), Clara Sydow (age 7), Otte Sydow (age 3) and Arabela Sydow (age 1).

Mary Sydow died July 8, 1890 and is buried at Ft. Atkinson, Iowa.

1895 Iowa State Census, Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Charles Sydow, (age 61, widowed, born Germany, Grain Dealer, Christian, Soldier in the War of the Rebellion: Co. D, Regiment: 27, State Iowa, Arm of Service and Rank: Inf, Lieutenant.), Bertha Sydow (age 28), Hedwig Sydow (age 25), Emilie Sydow (age 22), Emma Sydow (age 20), Clara Sydow (age 17), Ottilie Sydow (age 13), Arabela Sydow (age 11), Alma Sydow (age 5). All the girls were born in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

1900 Census, District 126, Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa: Charles Sydow (born Nov. 1833, age 66, widowed, born Germany , immigrated 1856, in US 44 years, naturalized, Gardner), daughter Hattie (born July 1869, age 30), daughter Emma (born Feb. 1875, age 25), daughter Otelia (born Oct. 1881, age 18), daughter Arabella (born Apr. 1884, age 16) and daughter Alma (born Feb. 1890, age 10).

Charles Sydow died Dec. 19, 1902 and is buried in Calmar City Cemetery, Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans: Charles Sydow, 2 Lieut Co. D, 27 Regt, Iowa Inf. Cemetery: Local at Calmar, Iowa, Date of Death: Dec. 19, 1902. Headstone supplied by Lee Marble Works, Lee, Mass. contract dated Aug. 25, 1902.

There was a pension filed for a minor on March. 9, 1903 in Iowa. F. C. Jones was the Guardian.

Children of Charles Sydow and Maria Anna Klein:

  1. Bertha Clara Sydow (Nov. 9, 1866 - Nov 12, 1896 - cause of death, diphtheria)
  2. Laura Sydow (March 30, 1868 - ?)
  3. Hedwig Ursula Sydow (July 29, 1869 - Dec. 25, 1955)
  4. Emelia Wilhelmina Sydow (Sept. 21, 1872 - Feb. 7, 1947)
  5. Emma Marie Sydow (Feb. 2, 1875 - May 24, 1960)
  6. Ottelia Hermina Sydow (July 19, 1878 *- July 28, 1955)
  7. Clara Magdaline Sydow (July 25, 1878 - April 7, 1949)
  8. Arabella Louise Sydow (April 14, 1884 - Oct. 1977)
  9. Alma Gertrude Sydow (Feb. 2, 1890 - ?)

*The dates of birth were in a family tree on Ancestry.com. The date of birth for Ottelia does not match the dates in the 1900 census. (and does not appear to match any other census record) This date may be incorrect, especially since they are also showing another daughter (Clara) born in 1878).


Thayer, Francis Melvin He was born Jan 1842 in Scipeo, Senica County, Ohio. He was the son of David Barnes Thayer and Ann Richardson. He married Hannah A. Kimber on Dec. 19, 1867 in Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa County Marriage, 1838-1934).

1850 Census: Scipio, Seneca County, Ohio: David Thayer (age 31, born, Landlord, born NY), Ann Thayer (age 29, born England), Francis M. Thayer (age 9, born Ohio), James A. Thayer (age 4, born Ohio), Sarah Thayer (age 55, born NY).

1860 Census, Volga, Clayton county, Iowa: David Thayre (age 40, stone mason, born NY), Ann Thayre (age 40, born England), Francis Thayre (age 18, farmer, born Ohio), and James Thayre (age 15, born Ohio).

1880 Census: Volga, Clayton county, Iowa: F. M. Thayer (age 37), wife Hanna Thayer (age 33), son Willis Thayer (age 11), son Emmet Thayer, age 10, son Charles Thayer (age 9), daughter Annette Thayer (age 7), and son Burton Thayer (age 4).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa. Under 27th Iowa: Name: F. M. Thayer, Rank, Private, Company D, Present Post-Office Address: Mapleton.

Frank M. Thayer filed for a pension on Feb. 11, 1889 in Iowa.

1900 Census: Battle Creek Ward 3, Calhoun County, Michigan: Frank Thayer (Born Jan 1842, age 58, married 33 years, born Ohio, Painter(?) and Plasterer). wife Hanna A. Thayer (Born Jan 1847, age 53, married 33 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Ohio), Son Emmett Thayer (born Feb. 1870, age 30, born Iowa), son J. Burt (born Mar. 1876, age 24, born Iowa), son Fielding Thayer (born Apr. 1882, age 18, born Iowa), Son Clarence Thayer (born Jan, 1885, age 15, born Iowa), ward Elsie Kruger (born June, 1889, age 11, born Nebraska), ward Earle Loy (born May 1890, age 10, born Iowa), Dtr-in-Law Gertrude Thayer (born Aug. 1874, age 25, married 7 years, 2 children born, 2 still living, born Ohio), granddaughter Beatrice Thayer (born Dec. 1894, age 5, born Iowa) and Grandson Kenneth Thayer (born Dec. 1897, age 2, born Iowa).

1910 Census: Battle Creek Ward 5, Calhoun County, Michigan: Frank M. Thayer (age 68 married 1 time for 42 years, born Ohio), Hannah A Thayer (age 63, married 1 time for 42 years, 7 children born, 6 still living, born Ohio), son-in-law, Frank M. Tisdel (age 34, married 1 time 13 years), daughter Annette W Tisdel (age 32, married 1 time for 13 years, 2 children born, 0 still living), Lodger Truman A. Tisdel, age 78, widowed), grandson Kenneth Thayer, (age 12).

Hannah A. Thayer, died Oct. 4, 1913 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Section A, Lot 82, Rt. 6, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

1920 Census: Battle Creek Ward 8, Calhoun County, Michigan: Frank M. Tisdel (age 46, born Wisconsin), Nettie F. Tisdel (age 43, born Iowa), Father-In-Law Frank M. Thayer, age 78, widowed, born Ohio.)

Frank M. Thayer died Nov. 3, 1920 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Section A, Lot 82, Rt. 10. Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.


Thein, Michael. He was born Sept. 29, 1839. He was born on shipboard while his parents were voyaging across the Atlantic ocean from Germany to establish a new home in the United States. He was the son of Jacob Thein and Margurite Stack. He married Katherine Berks on June 12, 1875. She was the daughter of John Berks and Maria Sophia Schornagel.

Photo and Biography found on the
Clayton County USGENWEB site
There is a lot of additional information about the Thein family on the website.

Michael Thein

Michael William Thein was born on September 29, 1839 off New York, Atlantic ocean & died August 11, 1917 in Garnavillo, IA. He married Katharina Berks on June 12, 1875. Katharina was born June 15, 1858 in Prussia & died on August 10, 1951 in Atlantic, Cass co. Iowa. Both are buried in City Cemetery, Garnavillo. Michael was 36 & Katharina was 17 when they got married and they raised 12 children. Remarkable! Katharina was the last widow of a Civil War Veteran to die.

Katharina Berks was the daughter of John Berks, born 1806 & Sophia Schornagel, b. 1817 in Prussia. The Berks family came to America in 1867 & established a pioneer farm near Elkport, Clayton Co. Berks children as given in the 1916 Clayton Co. History: 1. Anton Berks (Kossuth, Co.) 2.Henry Berks (deceased) 3.Gerhardt Berks (Wesley, Kossuth Co.) 4. Katharina Berks Thein 5. Annie Berks (deceased).


Children of Michael Thein & Katharina Berks:

  1. Annie Margaret (July 1876 - 1960), married 1902 to Peter White. They both taught school. No children
  2. Josephine (Jan. 18,1878 -July 2, 1926), married Louis Benschneider June 15,1898. Josephine was a school teacher. They had 3 children.
  3. Bertha (Nov. 29, 1879 - July 15, 1942), married May 30, 1906 to William Larkin Rutledge. They had 6 children.
  4. Katherine (Aug. 27, 1881-Dec.17, 1965), married Feb. 20,1907 to Henry Ortman. They had 4 children.
  5. Garfield Michael (Dec. 1883 - Nov.1, 1956), married Aug. 21,1907 to Julia McDonald. They had 4 children. He was a doctor.
  6. Charles F. (1886-1887 aged 1 yr 6 mo 27 day)
  7. Richard Henry (1888-1902 aged 13 yrs 6 mo 14 days)
  8. Adelaide (Dec. 07, 1890 - June 1967) Single. Was a school teacher.
  9. Alice (Aug. 08, 1893 - Oct. 7, 1978), married in 1916 to Benjamin Henry Bothmer. Alice was a school teacher. They had 3 children.
  10. Ethel Myrtle (May 22, 1896 - Aug. 29, 1987), married on Sept.03,1924 to Fred Meder. Ethel was a school teacher. They had two children.
  11. Lillian Rose (Mar. 22, 1899 - Sept. 2, 1985), married in 1939 to: Marvin Tow. He worked on the Lock and Dams when they were built in Guttenberg. No children.
  12. Arthur (Aug. 22, 1901 - June 18,1983), married on May 28,1924 to Irene K. Tuecke. Four sons. boys. Arthur was a farmer in Clayton Co.

Michael Thein has passed virtually his entire life thus far in Clayton county and is an honored representative of one of the earliest of the pioneer families of this favored section of the Hawkeye state, his parents having established their home on an embryonic farm near the present thriving little city of Guttenberg, Clayton county, in 1850, and his father having been one of the stalwart and worthy sons of Germany who contributed in generous measure to the early development and progress of this county along both civic and industrial lines.

He whose name initiates this paragraph has most effectively upheld the prestige of the family name, has for many years been one of the prominent and successful exponents of agricultural industry in Clayton county, and his was the distinction of having been one of the valiant and loyal young men who went forth from Iowa to render gallant service in defense of the Union during the climacteric era of the Civil war.

Michael Thein is by no means a man without a country, but he can legitimately claim no land as the place of his nativity, for he was born on shipboard while his parents were voyaging across the Atlantic ocean from Germany to establish a new home in the United States. Thus it was that on a sailing vessel of the type common to that period, that Michael Thein was ushered into the world on the 29th of September, 1839, a son of Jacob and Marguerite (Stack) Thein, who were born and reared in Germany and whose ambition led them to sever the ties that bound them to their Fatherland and to seek a new home in America. They first located in the state of Ohio, where they remained about seven years, after which they resided four years in Wisconsin. In 1850 they came with their children to Iowa and numbered themselves as members of the sturdy German colony that was formed about the present town of Guttenburg, Clayton county. This section was then virtually on the frontier of civilization, and this honored couple lived up to the full tension of pioneer life, the while the father assisted materially in the development and upbuilding of Clayton county -- a man of strength of physique and of mind and one whose course was guided and governed by the highest principles of integrity and honor, so that to him came the fullest measure of popular confidence and good will. He developed one of the productive farms of Volga township, was a staunch Whig, and later a Republican, in his political proclivities, and both he and his wife held membership in the Catholic church. Jacob Thein continued his residence in Clayton county for nearly half a century and was one of its most venerable and honored pioneer citizens at the time of his death, which occurred on the 16th of January, 1897, his devoted wife having been summoned to the life eternal on the 29th of April, 1895. They became the parents of six children, of whom the firstborn was Peter, who was a child at the time of the family immigration to America, and who served as a soldier of the Union in the Civil war, after the close of which he resumed his association with agricultural pursuits in Clayton county, the closing years of his life having been passed in Carroll county, Iowa, and his age at the time of death having been about sixty-five years. Adam, the second son, likewise went to the front as a member of an Iowa regiment in the Civil war, in which he sacrificed his life, as he was captured by the enemy and died while in durance at the odious Andersonville prison of the Confederacy. Michael, the immediate subject of this review, was the next in order of birth. Henry is a resident of Elkport, Clayton county. Josephine died when about sixty-three years of age. Joseph maintains his home at Elkport and is the youngest of the children.

Michael Thien was reared under the conditions and influences that obtained during the pioneer epoch in the history of Clayton county, and he made good use of such advantages as were afforded in the schools of the locality and period. He continued to be actively associated with the work and management of his father's farm until there came to him the call of higher duty, when he tendered his aid in defense of the nation's integrity. On the 14th of August, 1862, when twenty-two years of age, he enlisted as a private in Company D, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, with which he proceeded to the front and with which he continued in active service until final victory had crowned the Union arms. He was mustered out at Clinton, Iowa, on the 8th of August, 1865, with the rank of corporal and with a record that shall reflect lasting honor on his name. He took part in many engagements, including a number of the important battles marking the progress of the great fratracidal conflict. He was in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee, on the 15th and 16th of December, 1864, and on the latter day received a wound in the left arm. He assisted in the capture of Little Rock, Arkansas, on the 10th of September, 1863, and a brief record of the other actions in which he took part with his gallant regiment is here given: Fort De Russy, Louisiana, March 14, 1864; battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 9, 1864; Old Oak, Louisiana, May 18, 1864; Lake Chevot, Arkansas, June 1, 1864; Tupelo, Mississippi, July 14, 1864; Old Town Creek, Mississippi, July 15, 1864; Nashville, Tennessee, December 15-16, 1864; siege and capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama, April 9, 1865. In later years Mr. Thein has perpetuated the more gracious memories and associations of his military career by retaining active affiliation with the Grand Army of the Republic, in which he holds membership at Elkport. It is interesting to record that he cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln, and that during the long intervening years he has not wavered in his allegiance to the Republican party. After the close of the Civil war Mr. Thein returned to Clayton county, where he has continued to the present time as a prominent and resourceful representative of the great basic industry of agriculture, though he has now virtually retired from the more active and onerous labors that so long engrossed his time and attention, as he has sold his farm near Elkport and only retains a small plat of land. He is a broad-minded, loyal and public-spirited citizen who has inviolable place in the confidence and esteem of all who know him. As before stated, he is a Republican in politics.

On the 12th of June, 1875, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Thein to Miss Katherine Berks, who was born in Germany, and who came with her parents. John and Sophie Berks, on their immigration to America, in 1867, the family home being established on a pioneer farm near Elkport, Clayton county, Iowa, and the parents having passed the residue of their lives as honored and valued citizens of this county. Of the children the eldest is Anton Berks, who now resides in Kossuth county, this state; Henry is deceased ; Gerhardt resides at Wesley, Kossuth county; Mrs. Thein was the next in order of birth, and Annie is deceased.

Concerning the children of Mr. and Mrs. Thein brief record is entered in the concluding paragraph of this review. Annie is the wife of Peter White, of Cedar county, this state; Josephine is the wife of Louis Benschneider, of Elkport, Clayton county; Bertha is the wife of Larkins Rutledge, of Elkport; Katherine is the wife of Henry Ortman, of Littleport, this county; Garfield is a representative physician and surgeon of his native county and is engaged in the practice of his profession at Elkport; Charles and Richard are deceased; Adelaide is a student at Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Alice is a teacher at home; Ethel M., who has likewise proved an efficient teacher, remains at the parental home, as do also Lillian R. and Arthur.

History of Clayton County, Iowa
By Realto E. Price

1856 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Jacob Thein (age 44, born Germany, farmer), Margaret Thein (age 46, born Germany), Peter Thein (age 20, born Germany), Adam Thein (age 18, born Germany), Michael Thein (age 17, born Germany), Ansom Thein (age 13, born Ohio), Josephine Thein (age 6, born Wisconsin), and Joseph Thein (age 2, born Iowa. The family had been in the State of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Jacob Thein (age 48, born Germany, farmer), Margrett Thein (age 50, born Germany), Peter Thein (age 24, born Germany), Adam Thein (age 23, born Germany), Michael Thein (age 20, born on the ocean), Ancelm Thein (age 17, born Ohio), Rachael Thein (age 10, born Wisconsin) and Joseph Thein (age 6, born Iowa).

1870 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Jacob Thein (age 58, born Bavaria, farmer), Margrett Thein (age 61, born Bavaria), Michael Thein (age 31, farmer, born on the ocean), Henry Thein (age 27, born Ohio), Josephine Thein (age 20, born Wisconsin) and Joseph Thein (age 16, born Iowa).

1880 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: M. W. Thein (age 40, farmer, wounded in war, born on the Atlantic), wife Catherine Thein (age 22, born Prussia), daughter Anna Thein (age 4, born Iowa), daughter Josephine Thein (age 2, born Iowa), and daughter Bertha Thein (age 6/12, born Nov., born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: M. W. Thein Private, Co. D, Present Post Office Address: Elkport.

1885 Iowa State Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: M. W. Thein (Township 90, Range 3, Section 38, E 1/2 SE, farmer, born NY), Caroline Thein (age 26, born Prussia), Anna Thein (age 8, born Clayton County, Iowa), Josa Thein (age 6, born Clayton County, Iowa), Bertha Thein (age 3, born Clayton County, Iowa) and Michael Thein (age 1, born Clayton County, Iowa).

1900 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Michael Thein (born Sept. 1839, age 60, married 25 years, born New York, farmer), wife Katherine Thein (born June 1858, age 40, married 254 years, 11 children born, 10 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1869), daughter Anna Thein (born June 1876, age 23, born Iowa), daughter Bertha Thein (born Nov. 1879, age 20, born Iowa), daughter Kathie Thein (born Aug. 1881, age 18, born Iowa), son Garfield Thein (born Dec. 1883, age 16, born Iowa), Son Richart Thein (born Aug. 1888, age 11, born Iowa), daughter Adeline Thein (born Dec. 1890, age 9, born Iowa), daughter Alice Thein born Aug. 1896, age 6, born Iowa), daughter Ethel Thein (born May, 1896, age 4, born Iowa), and daughter Lillian Thein (born Mar. 1899, age 1, born Iowa).

1910 Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Michael W. Thein (age 70, married 1 time for 34 years, born At sea, German, immigrated 1840, naturalized, farmer), wife Catherine Thein (age 51, married 34 years, 12 children born, 10 still living, born Germany), daughter Adele Thein (age 19, born Iowa, daughter Alice Thein (age 16, born Iowa), daughter Ethel Thein (age 14, born Iowa), daughter Lillian Thein (age 10, born Iowa) and son Arthur Thein (age 8, born Iowa).

1915 Iowa State Census, Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa: Michael Thein, Clayton County, Garnavillo. Occupation: Retire farmer, extent of education: common 3, can read and write, Birthplace: New York, Value of farm or home: 5000, Military Service: Civil War, State: Iowa, Regiment: 27, Company D. Father's birthplace: Germany. Mother's birthplace: Germany. Years in Iowa: 74

Michael Thein died August 11, 1917 and is buried in Garnavillo Community Cemetery, (Lot 23) Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa.

Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Michael Thein, Death Date, 1917, Page #205, Birth Date 1839, Cemetery: City, Town Garnavillo. Level Info: Clay County, Iowa Grave Records.

His widow Katherine Thein filed for a pension on Sept. 4, 1917 in Iowa.

Catherine (Berks) Thein died Aug. 10, 1951 in Atlantic, Cass County Iowa. She is buried in Garnavillo Community Cemetery, (Lot 23) Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa.


Thein, Peter Francis He was born June 1, 1836 in Bavaria, Germany. He was the son of Jacob Thein and Margaret Stack. He married Julia McDonald on March 5, 1867 in Volga Twp Clayton Co. Julia was born on January 14,1833 in Scotland. She was the daughter of James McDonald & Janet Hunter.

Peter TheinPhoto and Biography found on the Clayton County USGENWEB site

There is a lot of additional information about the Thein family on the website.

Peter & Julia were the parents of:

1. Maria Josephine, born 05/01/1868

2. Adam John, born 09/27,1869 & died 12/24/1926 Soda Lake District Fallon, Nevada. Had a sister residing in Calexico, CA. Adam married Mary A. (unknown) in 1903 at Seattle, WA. Mary was from Fort Atkinson, IA.

3. Peter Ansulem, born 10/29/1871 & died 1912 Carroll co. IA, age 41. He married Anna Stangl (9/25/1904- 5/19/1978). Peter is buried Catholic Cemetery at Templeton, Carroll Co. IA

4. Margaretha, born 1874 Clayton Co. IA. That same year her parents moved to Carroll, IA.

Julia (McDonald) Thein died Dec. 4, 1889 in Carroll County, Iowa. She is buried in Carroll City Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.. (Iowa Cemetery Records: Name: Julia (McDonald) Thein. Death Date: Dec. 4, 1889, Page # 122. Birth Date: 1832. Cemetery: Municipal. Town: Carroll, Level Info: Tombstone Records of Carroll County.

Peter Francis Thein married second Annie Marie Adams. They were the parents of 4, all born in Carroll Co. IA:

1. Roy Edward Herbert (7/21/1893-3/26/1940 El Reno OK). Cause of death had teeth pulled, gangrene set in and he choked to death. Buried El Reno Cemetery, OK. Father of 7 children

2. Raymond A. (Aug. 1896- 9/26/1918) Killed in World War I in France & Mihiel cemetery, France. Private, Co C 358th Inf.

3. Russell J., born April 1898 & died at a young age in Caddo Co., OK. Accidentally killed in a gun accident by his brother Raymond when frog hunting (told to me by a son of Felix Thein).

4. Felix Edgar born August 03, 1901 & died Nov. 22, 1978 in Kerman, CA. Burial El Reno Cemetery, El Reno OK. Father of 8 children.

1856 Iowa State Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Jacob Thein (age 44, born Germany, farmer), Margaret Thein (age 46, born Germany), Peter Thein (age 20, born Germany), Adam Thein (age 18, born Germany), Michael Thein (age 17, born Germany), Ansom Thein (age 13, born Ohio), Josephine Thein (age 6, born Wisconsin), and Joseph Thein (age 2, born Iowa. The family had been in the State of Iowa for 5 years.

1860 Census, Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Jacob Thein (age 48, born Germany, farmer), Margrett Thein (age 50, born Germany), Peter Thein (age 24, born Germany), Adam Thein (age 23, born Germany), Michael Thein (age 20, born on the ocean), Ancelm Thein (age 17, born Ohio), Rachael Thein (age 10, born Wisconsin) and Joseph Thein (age 6, born Iowa).

1870 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Peter Thein (age 34, farmer, born Bavaria), Julia Thein (age 34, born Scotland), Mary J. Thein (age 2, born Iowa) John G. A. Thein (age 1/12, born Iowa) and Catherine Burns (age 12, born Prussia). Living next door was Julia's parents and siblings: James McDonald ((age 71, farmer, born Scotland), Janet McDonald (age 66, born Scotland), James McDonald (age 38, born Scotland), Irving McDonald (age 35, born Scotland) and Alexander McDonald (age 24, born Scotland).

1880 Census: Roselle, Carroll County, Iowa: Peter Thein (age 45, farmer, born Bavaria), wife Julia Thein (age 46, born Scotland), daughter Mary Thein (age 12, born Iowa), son Adam Thein (age 10, born Iowa), son Peter Thein (age 9, born Iowa) and daughter Margaretha Thein (age 6, born Iowa).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa: Peter Thein, Private, Co. D, Present Post Office Address: Roselle.

Julia (McDonald) Thein died Dec. 4, 1889 and is buried in Carroll City, Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.

Peter Thein married second Annie Marie Adams about 1891. She was the daughter of Stephen Adams (Aug. 2, 1823 - Aug. 3, 1903) and Margaret Diffendall (1830 - 1903).

1900 Census, Walnut, Adair County, Iowa: Peter Thein (born June 1836, age 62, married 9 years, born Germany, immigrated 1851, farmer), wife Annie M. Thein (born Aug. 1862, age 38, married 9 years, 4 children born, 3 still living, born Maryland), son Ray E. H. Thein (born July 1893, age 6, born Iowa), son Raymond A. Thein (born Aug. 1896, age 4, born Iowa), son Russell J. Thein (born Apr. 1898, age 2, born Iowa).

Peter Thein died in Carroll, Iowa on November 21, 1901. He is buried in Carroll City Cemetery, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa.

His widow Anna M. Thein filed for a pension on Dec. 2, 1901 in Iowa.

Anna M. (Adams) Thein died in 1936 and is buried in El Reno Cemetery, El Reno, Oklahoma.


Von Berg, C. Louis He was born Oct. 18, 1835 in Baden, Germany.

A Rattling Letter from a Plymouth County Man with a Pair of Good Eyes and a Set of Nimble Fingers
Atwood, Rawlings County, Kansas, June 7

Dear Buck, it is now over four weeks since I left Plymouth County for a Western trip to Nebraska and Kansas, and during my travels I've seen a good many fine counties and a few towns. After leaving Sioux City my route of travel was to Grand Island, on the Platte River, which is, by the way, a very fine city. The Platte River looks more like a sheet of water or a lake than a river, though not deep, but running rapid and very muddy, like all rivers heading near the Rocky Mountains. The country on both sides of the Platte is a great, wide bottom, with scattering timber of cottonwood and some ash, and is one of the finest farming countries I ever saw, in fact you may call it the Garden of Nebraska. Crops look well, but I noticed some of our old friends the hoppers here,––they are lovely and doing well. Some pieces of wheat they have ruined, while the next to it is yet unhurt; but still they cannot do much damage here. Next I struck for the Republican River, to a place called Red Cloud, where I found ex-Gov. Garber, my old Capt. of 27th Regiment Iowa Volunteers. He stuck his stakes here first nine years ago and built up this town, with a good prospect before him. The governor named the place after the old Indian chief, Red Cloud, whose daughter is buried on the hillside, so I am told, pony, saddle, blankets, and I suppose everything that was holy and dear to her. The country around Red Cloud is fine, and nice crops can be seen. Fall wheat does well here, also peaches. The most fun I had on my route was with my greyhounds and the jack rabbits. They have caught ever so many, which are fine eating, and it is real sport to hoop-'em up a little with the dogs, but they are getting quite footsore. After crossing the Republican I pushed over into Kansas through Smith and Phillips County's to Kirwin, where the U. S. Land Office for this Northwestern District is located, at which place I found our townsmen, Lem Fairchild and H. W. Van sickle. Lem struck a good place and owns considerable town property here, which is increasing in value fast, and is bound to make a good point. They have a mill here, and I saw as fine fall wheat here to be ground to flour as ever grew. They have a very fine building stone here, that looks like marble, and can readily be cut with a saw to any size, and very fine buildings are to be seen here now, which speaks more for the country than all description. After leaving Kirwin I followed up the Solomon River and crossed over the Sapa River to Obertin, a little place just growing like a mushroom in this great Western Country. I found our townsman Byron Churchill here, doing well and keeping the Tremont House, which is a big thing here; but he has struck a better thing than that––his wife had a bouncing boy the other day, and Byron thinks this is one of the finest countries he ever saw. Now take heed ye old bachelor's in Plymouth County. Just before I entered town I killed two antelope with my rifle; one of these I flagged up to me with some red flannel, but the other one showed me the cold shoulder and run, but I outwitted him and brought him to time. They are sometimes very bold and again very shy, but are no fools. Leaving in the Sapa River I crossed over the divide to the Beaver River, where the streams unite and make three forks in Rawling County, Kansas. Here I pitched my tent and were it not for the kindness of Mssrs. Metheny and Andrews, I would not have known I was right in the middle of the town of Atwood. The fact is these gentlemen are laying out a town here, and a fine site it is too. There are but three houses here as yet,––one occupied by Mssrs. M. and A., who are lawyers; and the other two houses occupied by stockmen or rangers. Now you may talk about stock raising, but this is a natural stock country. The grass is of the buffalo variety, and they make no hay here for the cattle, the grass cures itself, and looks like a fine Brussels carpet; but the fact is cattle and horses come here poor and in a short time are fat. Mr. McCoy, the principal cattle man in this valley, owns over 5000 head of steers, besides he is herding for other parties. I am told he made over $9000 last year. While this is a good country for stock, the stockmen discourage settlers and tell them all kinds of stuff, but they will have to leave here soon. There is a fine bottom along the Beaver River, and is belted with a fair quantity of timber, such as ash, hackberry and white willow, but most of the timber is up on the two forks, and is quite plenty. There is a fine chance for a mill here. Stone is plenty here, but not very good for building purposes. I selected me a timber claim up on the South Fork of the Beaver, about 10 miles up, and found a quarry of almost pure limestone, also a vein of white emery and five feet thick, which is a fine thing to polish brass, copper and other metals, (note this was the bottom of the page and it appears that at least one line is cut off)

(This started at the top of the next column) the gentle waves of a great green ocean, and plain, without any weeds, in fact is becoming great American pasture–land, where the noble red man found his cattle, the bison; here they hunted and lived happy––it might be called the happy hunting ground of the Red––but you can see the destruction; the white man has slaughtered hundreds of thousands of buffalo just simply for their hides, the meat left to decay, and their bones now bleaching on the planes tell the pitiful story; so I did not feel very sorry after seeing what I have, that the Indians did scalp a few of those wholesale slaughterers; if this is allowed much longer the American bison will soon be extinct. But I must come to a close, as my paper gives out. I would like to have a copy of the Sentinel, but there is no mail here, so please send a copy to Matheny and Webb, Atwood, Rawling County, Kansas.

Yours, Charles L. V. Berg

1880 Census: District 174, America, Plymouth County, Iowa: Charles V. L. Burg (age 45, farmer, born Baten), wife Mary B. Burg (age 40, born Canada), son Charles L. Burg (age 17, born Iowa), son Albert Burg (age 11, born Iowa), son William Burg (age 6, born Iowa) and daughter Anna Burg (age 1, born Iowa).

1885 Iowa State Census: Plymouth, Iowa: Charles Berg, Township 42 (or 92), Range 46, Section 14, NW 1/4 NW 1/4, age 49, farmer, born Germany, Mary Berg, (age 42, born Canada), Albert Berg (age 14), William Berg (age 9) and Anna Berg (age - couldn't read).

Passport Application No, 8287, Issued Oct. 29, 1886

United States of America

State of Iowa
County of Plymouth

I, Charles Louis von Berg, do swear that I was born in Baden, Germany, on or about the eighteenth day of October, 1835; that I am a NATURALIZED AND LOYAL CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, and want to travel abroad; and further, that I am the Identical person described in the certificate of Naturalization herewith presented.

Signed Charles Louis von Berg

Sworn to before me this 12th day of Oct, 1886,
Chas H. Hunt, notary public

Description of Charles Louis von Berg: Age 50 years, Stature: 5 feet 11 1/2 inches, Forehead: high, Eyes: grey, Nose: stern & fairly long, mouth: large, chin: small beard on chin, Hair: dark, complexion: dark, Face: Thin.

I, Charles L. von Berg, do solemnly swear that I will support, protect, and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States against all enemies, whether domestic or foreign; and that I will bear true faith, allegiance, and loyalty to the same, any ordinance, resolution, or law of any State, Convention or Legislature to the contrary not-withstanding; and further, That I do this with full determination, pledge and purpose, without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever; and further that I will well and faithfully perform all the duties which may be required of me by law. So help me God.

Signed: Charles Louis von Berg
Sworn to before me this 12th day of October, 1886
Charles H. Hart, Notary Public.

Applicant desires passport sent to following address: Chas. L. Von Berg, Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa.
I respectfully recommend granting the passport on the above Case. (could not read the name).
Written in the right margin: District Court, Black Hawk County, Iowa, Sept. 21, 1868, Chas. Louis von Berg.

Charles L. Van Berg married Martha Mayes on April 29, 1889 in Goshen, Washington County, Arkansas. He was age 53. She was age 24. (Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957)

1910 Census: District 142, Fayetteville, Ward 3, Washington County, Arkansas: Charles Von Berg, age 74, married 2 times, current marriage 21 years, born Germany, Own Income), wife Louisa M. Von Berg (age 44, married 1 time current marriage 21 years, 1 child born, 0 still living, born Arkansas).

VISIT TO AN OLD SCOUT

Is Known As Curfew Blower of the Ozarks

Many old-timers in Plymouth County remember Charles L von Berg, who lived here in pioneer days. Charles was always a mighty nimrod and when the county began to get more thickly settled and game scarcer he moved West away from the crowded haunts of man. The following from the Fayetteville, Arkansas Republican will be of interest to his old friends:

"Just at 9 o'clock the faint tones of the bugle fell upon the ear of a visitor to Fayetteville. It was his first night in Arkansas and he had heard nothing of any military encampment nearby.

"What's that?" He asked.

"That's the 'Old Scout.' He blows the town to bed every night from his lodge up on East Mountain."

Capt. Charles L. von Berg, the 'Old Scout'––he is 81––was pottering among some roses when the next morning the visitors arrived puffing heavily from the stiff climb. Arkansas roads are not much to brag on at their best and it is small wonder that only a bridle path leads up to the Lodge where for the last 26 years the Old Scout, there being no more Indians to fight, has made his home among the peace and grandeur of the hills.

"You came to see me?" There was almost surprise in his tone as if some great honor had been conferred. "I am not attired as I should be to receive a visitor. If for a moment you will excuse me I will change my coat."

Motioned to a bench built of hewn trees, the visitor watched the Scout, clad in a coarse cotton suit, vanish into the Lodge and waited expectantly, yet hardly prepared for the vision of his host when a little later he came out dressed in full Scout regalia; a suit made of buckskin, embroidered in silks and beadwork; a broad brimmed hat with a very wonderful beadwork band.

"I now welcome you to my little Lodge," he said doffing his big hat and bowing in a manner that at once bespoke good breeding and genuine hospitality. Your interest must be in my little home." (note: there appears to be another paragraph, but the newspaper copy is very poor and dark. I cannot read it.

LeMars, Iowa Tuesday, September 19, 1916

Charles Louis Von Berg died March 2, 1918 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Fayetteville National Cemetery, Plot 13, 0, 1315, Washington County, Arkansas. There is a discrepancy in the date of death. The Pension Index clearly says Mar. 2, 1918. The tombstone has the date March 3, 1918.

U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control forms 1928-1962. Report of Interment: Charles L. Von Berg, Name of Cemetery: Fayetteville, Arkansas, Emblem: Christian. Pvt, Civil War. Co. D, 27th Regt, Iowa. Date of death: 3/3/1918. Grave Loc. Plot 13, Grave 1315. Remarks: Wife buried in same grave.

Arkansas Death Index, 1914- 1950: Charles L. Vonberg. Death Date: March 2, 1918, Washington County, Volume 18, Certificate Number: 1021

His widow Martha Louisa Von Berg filed for a pension on March. 19, 1918 in Arkansas. The Pension Index Record showed that, in addition to Co. D. 27th Iowa Inf, he also served with Vaughn's Indpt. Batty, Ill. Light Artillery

Martha Louisa (Mayes) Von Berg died July 22, 1940 and is buried in Fayetteville National Cemetery.

U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control forms, 1928-1962. Interment in Fayetteville Arkansas National Cemetery: Name: Mrs. Martha Louise widow of Charles L. Van Berg. Rank Pvt, Co. D, 27th Regt. Volunteers, Iowa Infantry, died 3/3/18. Date of Death: July 22, 1940. Date of Interment: July 24, 1940. Grave: Section 13, Grave No. 1315. Buried in same grave with husband. No headstone required.


Waterman, Henry Gottlieb He was born Feb. 19, 1840 in Loedingsen, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of Henrich Waterman and Charlotte Hartge. He married Pauline Ritter on Oct. 25, 1867 in Elkport, Iowa. She was the daughter of Andreas Ritter and Frediricka Roeske. The attached pdf document proving Henry Waterman's date of birth  was submitted by Bob Kuehn.

1870 Census: Volga, Clayton county, Iowa: Henry Wattiman (age 29, farmer, born Hanover), Polly Wattiman (age 22), Emma Wattiman (age 1) and John Wattiman (age 8/12). Living next door were Andrew Ritter (age 58), Fredicka Ritter (age 40), Anna Ritter (age 13) and Adelia Ritter (age 8)

1880 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: Henry Watermann (age 40, farmer, wounded in war, born Prussia), wife Pauline Watermann (age 31), daughter Emma Watermann (age 11), son John Watermann (age 10), son Henry Waterman (age 9), son Charles Watermann (age 7), son August Waterman (age 6), son George Watermann (age 3), and daughter Anna Watermann (age 10 months.)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa: Name: Henry Waterman, Private, Co. D. 27th Iowa Inf., Luzerne, Benton County.

1885 Iowa State Census: Leroy, Benton county, Iowa: Henry Waterman (township 82, Range 11, Section 6, age 45, farmer, born Germany), Polly Waterman (age 36), Ema Waterman (age 16), John Waterman (age 15), Henry Waterman (age 14), Charles Waterman (age 12), August Waterman (age 10), George Waterman (age 8), Anna Waterman (age 5?) and Helen Waterman (age 1).

1895 Iowa Census: Leroy, Benton County, Iowa: Henry Waterman Sr. (age 54, born Germany, farmer, Lutheran, Co. D. 27th Iowa Infantry), Pauline Waterman (age 46), John Waterman (age 25), Henry Waterman (age 23), Charles Waterman (age 21), August Waterman (age 20), George Waterman (age 18), Annie Waterman (age 15), Tillie Waterman (age 11), William Waterman (age 8) and Martin Waterman (age 4). All the children except the last two were born in Clayton County. William (age 8) and Martin (age 4) were born in Benton County).

1900 Census: District 16, Leroy, Benton county, Iowa: Henry Waterman (born Feb. 1840, age 60, married 32 years, born Germany, immigrated 1854, in US 46 years.), Pauline A. Waterman (born Sept. 1849, age 50, married 32 years, 10 children born, 10 still living, born Germany, immigrated 1853, in the US 47 years), daughter Anna C. Waterman (born July 1879, age 20), daughter Tillie L. Waterman (born Oct. 1883, age 16), son Willie G. Waterman (born May 1886, age 14), and son Martin F. Waterman (born Feb. 1891, age 9).

Henry Waterman died March 14, 1909 in Luzerne, Benton County, Iowa. He is buried in Lutheran Cemetery, near Luzerne, Benton County, Iowa.

His widow Paulina Waterman filed for a pension on April 17, 1909.

Paulina Waterman (born Sept. 28, 1843) died Aug. 25, 1922. She is buried in Lutheran Cemetery, near Luzerne, Benton County, Iowa.


Wendell, Peter He was born April 7, 1842 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. He was the son of Peter and Caroline (or Catherine) Wendell. The biography below says he was raised by his Uncle John Rice. I would at least consider that his mother might be Caroline/Catherine Rice.

Early Residents of Bellville Township: Wendell, Peter - in the spring of 1871 homesteaded section 22 in Bellville township. Peter was born April 7, 1842 the son of Peter and Caroline Wendell. Six months after his birth there was a terrible cholera epidemic in Cincinnati, Ohio which killed both his parents. He has an elder brother still living in Ohio. Peter was raised by his Uncle John Rice, who moved to Iowa when Peter was 10. On August 2, 1862 in Guttenberg, he enlisted at the age of 18 for three years as a member of Company D, 27th Regiment Iowa Infantry. At the Battle of Town Creek he was severely wounded, the ball passing through his left lung, fracturing five ribs. He was honorably discharged at Memphis, Tennessee on May 25, 1865. On November 25, 1865 he married Amelia Munch *. She was the widow of Christoff Seemans who has passed away soon after his return from the war. He has a fine farm. Peter and Amelia had seven children. Edward died in April, 1888 at age 19. In 1887 son William married Folena Schon and they removed to Fonda. From about 1890 to 1900 William and his brother George were partners in a meat market. William and Folena have five children-Harrison, Clarence, Gilroy, Pearl and Adelia. George married Lizzie Griffin in 1896. They reside in Fonda and have one child. Albert married Anna Wendell. They later moved to Marietta, Ohio. Lillie married Charles Kennedy, proprietor of a barber shop in Gilmore City. Ida is a teacher of high merit in the public schools of the county. Emma became Mrs. Benjamin Kidd in 1898 and they live on a farm in Lake township.


*It would appear that Amelia was the daughter of Frederic Erdman Monch/Moench and Henrietta Guderian. (Oct. 12, 1819 - July 22, 1890). They were the parents of August Henry Monch(Moench) who also served with Company D, 27th Iowa. Family tree information on ancestry.com shows that he had a sister named Amelia. There was no other information about Amelia in any of the family trees I found. But it would seem reasonable to me that she is the same person. Frederic and Henrietta Monch/Moench were also in Pocahontas County as was August Henry Monch/Moench.

1870 Census: New Wine, Dubuque, Iowa: Peter Wendel (age 28, butcher, born Ohio), Emilie Wendel (age 28), Willie Wendel (age 7, born Wisconsin), George Wendel (age 3, born Wisconsin), Edward Wendel (age 1, born Wisconsin), Matilda Mentz (age 18). (it appears to me that since Peter and Amelia married in 1865, that possibly Willie Wendell (age 7, was the son of Christoph Seeman and Amelia. There was a pension filed for a minor, so it appears that he did have at least one child. However, research shows that Willie Wendel married and died as William Wendall, so I could be wrong.)

1880 Census: Bellville, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Peter Windle, (age 38), farmer, born Ohio), wife Amelia Windle (age 38), son William Windle (age 19), son George Windle (age 14), son Edward Windle (age 12), son Albert Windel (age 10), daughter Matilda Windle (age 7), daughter Ida B. Windle (age 5), daughter Emma Windle (age 1) and servant Menie Weiderman (age 16)

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: Under 27th Iowa: Peter Wendell, Private, Co D., Current Post Office Address: Manson

1885 Iowa State Census, Bellville, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Peter Wendel (Township 90, Range 32, Section 22, SE NW, age 43, farmer, born Ohio), Emilia Wendel (age 43), William G. Wendel (age 23), George W. Wendel (age 19), Edward Wendel (age 17), Albert Wendel (age 15), Matilda Wendel (age 11), Ida Wendel (age 9), and Emma Wendel (age 6).

1900 Census, District 160, Bellville, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Pete Wendell (born April 1842, age 58, married 34 years, born Ohio, farming), Emelia Wendell (born June 1842, age 58, married 34 years, 7 children born, 6 still living), daughter Ida Wendell (born May 1878, age 22).

1910 Census, Palmer, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Peter Wendell, (age 65, married 1 time for 45 years, proprietor Restaurant), wife Amelia Wendell (age 66, married 2 times, currently 45 years, 7 children born, 6 still living. ), and daughter Ida Wendell (age 32).

1915 Iowa State Census: Palmer, Pocahontas County, Peter Wendel, age 72, Occupation Restaurant Man. Total earnings for 1914 from occupation: $500. Extent of Education: Grammar 8, Birth Place: Ohio, Value of farm or home: $2000. Military Service: Civil War, State Iowa, Regiment 27, Company D. Church Affiliation: Evangelical German Father's birth place: Germany, mother's birthplace Germany. Married, can read and write. Years in Iowa 20.

Amelia Wendell died in 1918. She is buried in Union Cemetery, Pomeroy, Calhoun County, Iowa.

1920 Census: Bellville, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Peter Wendell (age 74. widowed, Confectionary Store-Owner), daughter Ida Wendell (age 30)

1925 Iowa State Census: Palmer, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Peter Wendell (age 84, widowed born Ohio, father's name: Peter Wendell, born Germany, Mother's Name: Catherine Unknown, born Germany, parents married in Germany), daughter Ida Wendell (age 54. father's name: Peter Wendell, born Ohio, Mother's name Amelia Moench, born Germany, parents married in Clayton County, Iowa.)

Peter Wendell, born 1844, died Oct. 23, 1928 (Pension Index Record). He is buried in Union Cemetery, Pomeroy, Calhoun County, Iowa.


Wickie, Charles He was born about 1833 in New Brunswick. He married Dorothea Schutt on Nov. 24, 1870 in Scott County, Iowa. Witness: Philip Hehner. (Iowa Marriages 1851- 1900)

1880 Census: Davenport, Scott County, Iowa: Charles Wycke (age 56, janitor, born Prussia), wife Dora Wycke (age 58, born Prussia).

1885 List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa: 27th Iowa, Charles Wicke, Private, Co. D., Post Office: Davenport

1885 Iowa State Census: Davenport Ward 2, Scott County, Iowa: Charles Wieke (919 W. Second, age 60, laborer, born Germany), Dorothea Wieke (age 62, born Germany).

His widow Dorothea Wickie filed for a pension on Aug. 2, 1897 in Iowa.

Pine Hill Cemetery, Scott County, Iowa: Charles Wicke, grandfather, listed with Chas. F. Schutt

1900 Census, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa: Dorothea Weichie (born May 1828, age 78, widowed, 5 children born, 1 still living, born Germany).


Winch, Frederick He was born May 18, 1840 in Germany. He may be the son of Philip and Christine Winch. He married Anna Futterer on Nov. 27, 1868 in Volga, Clayton County, Iowa. (Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934). She was the daughter of Martin Futterer (1804 - Dec. 16, 1894) and Josephine Mesirmosier (1729 - about 1875).

1880 Census: Centerville, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Fredrick Winch, (age 40, farmer, born Prussia), wife Annie Winch (age 28), son Henry Winch (age 10), daughter Kate Winch (age 8), son George Winch (age 5) and daughter Elisabeth Winch (age 3).

1890 Census, Centerville, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Fredrick Winch, Private, Co. D, 27th Iowa Inf. Enlisted Aug. 21, 1862. Discharged May 19, 1865, served 2 years, 9 months 3 days. Post-Office Address: Roca, Lancaster Co., Neb., Disability Incurred: Shot through shoulder and back, Remarks: Taken Prisoner.

1900 Census District 34, Centerville, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Fred Winch (born May 1840, age 60, married 32 years, immigrated in 1854 in the US 46 Years, pa, farmer), wife Anna Winch (born Aug. 1850, age 49, married 32 years, 8 children born, 8 still living, immigrated in 1854, in US 46 years), son George Winch (born Oct 1874, age 25, born Iowa), daughter Lizzie (born Oct. 1878, age 22, born Iowa), son Willie Winch (born Marc. 1879, age 21), born Nebraska), daughter Emma Winch (born Mar. 1881, age 19, born Nebraska), daughter Minnie Winch (born April 1882, age 17, born Nebraska), and son Fred (born August 1886, age 13, born Nebraska). Henry Winch (born Sept. 1869, age 30, born Iowa), his wife Kate and son Earl (age 10 months) were living next door.

1910 Census, Lincoln Ward, Lancaster, Nebraska: Fred Winch (age 69, married 44 years), Anna Winch (age 59, married 41 years, 8 children born, 8 still living), son George Winch (age 34) and son William Winch (age 30).

Frederick Winch died June 4, 1917, and is buried in Centerville Cemetery, Row 2, Sprague, Lancaster County, Nebraska

His widow Anna Winch filed for a pension on June 21, 1917. in Nebraska.

Anna Winch died July 29, 1928 and is also buried in Centerville Cemetery, Lancaster County, Nebraska.


Wolfe, John David He was born Feb. 15, 1812 - 1819 in Preston, WV. He was the son of David Wolfe (1796) and Elizabeth Highland (1796). He married first Elizabeth Bartlett on March 16, 1839 in Booneville, Missouri. John Wolfe married 2nd Mary (Weidmann) (Alloway)? on Dec. 3, 1899 in Dundee, Iowa.

I found the information below in one of the online family trees:

Also listed as John David WOLF, Jr.

His birth year has ran the gambit from 1812 to 1822, and John himself may not have known it? He is listed in early census as born 1819 but later ones place him around 1813-14, which matches his death certificate date. But his parents were supposed to have been married in 1817, so this would fit the 1819 year better and his war records.

Also birth date of February 15, 1819.

Grandchild Clarence Milton Odell (1875-1947) lived with him from age 3 until John's death.

Served Civil War, Co. D, 27th IA Inf. as noted on a grave marker. Enlisted 8/20/62 as private at Dubuque, IA (age 44) under name John WULFF (note spelling) and mustered out at Clinton, IA 8/8/65 (short of the 3 1/2 years noted below). Lived at Elkport (Clayton Co), IA Source: "Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion" page 1221


Newspaper article about his 100 birthday party. His real age was not exactly known then...and this was premature.

Date - 1912
DUNDEE RESIDENT IS 100 YEARS OLD

JOHN WOLF, VETERAN OF MANY WARS, PASSES CENTURY MARK SATURDAY.

Dundee, Ia., Dec. 20. --Special--

Delaware county enjoys the unique distinction of having a resident who recently celebrated his 100th birthday anniversary, Mr. John Wolf, a resident of this city, and a veteran of the Mexican war, the Civil war and of numerous Indian campaigns under Kit Carson, the famous frontiersman, celebrated the noted event on Saturday. "Uncle John", as he is familiarly known in his home community, was born in December, 1812, in Preston county, Virginia. He left his home at the age of thirteen years. He first came west as far as the Missouri river, and remained there until the outbreak of the Mexican war, in which he saw eighteen month's service. He also served through the Black Hawk war in Illinois and Iowa. Following Lincoln's call for volunteers, he enlisted in the Civil war, serving for three and a half years. In the ranger service on the plains he encountered many sensational experiences in encounters with Indians, while he was assisting emigrants across the western prairies and plains. In his work as a ranger, he was associated with Kit Carson, the noted Indian fighter. He saw much of Indian warfare, and was associated with many of the army officers and Indian chiefs of earlier days. He was twice married, his first wife dying many years ago, and the second wife passing away about ten years ago. Since the death of his second wife he has lived alone, owning a comfortable little home in this place. His brothers, sisters and all of his children are dead, though he has fourteen grandchildren living. The following was written about his 100 birthday party:

Centurion Birthday Party

It is not an every day occurrence to eat dinner with a centurion, but that is what the relatives and friends of Mr. John Wolfe did at his home in Dundee last Saturday. There were about fifty who took their dinners and gathered at his home to help him celebrate his one hundredth birthday. Those present were his two nephews, William Wolfe, Worthington, Iowa, and Peter Wolfe and family of Dundee. A grandson, Clarence Odell, and family of Dundee. Also one step-daughter, Mrs. Emma Wait, of Edgewood. Mr. and Mrs. George Bright and daughter Helen, Cascade, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Best and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Seward and daughter Irma, Mr. and Mrs. C. Robinson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schure and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. Amers and family, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Ives, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zemanck, Jr., Nelson Gilbert, F. W. Meyen, A. P. Lee, Nelson Ives, Roy Smith, Mesdames A. A. Firman, J. Coffin and daughter and Misses Edith Smith and Belva Davis, all of Dundee and Ralph Stone of Edgewood. Edgewood Journal.

This statement was in another family Tree:

From Steven R. Page, Richmond, Va.:

John Wolfe was a colorful character, fought in several smaller wars, and rode with Kit Carson, the famous Indian scout/fighter. My great grandmother had collected newspaper articles on him including ones citing his 100th birthday, which never came. His birth year varied from 1812-1822 but later through deeper research found it to be 1819. Grandchild Clarence Milton Odell (1875-1947) lived with him from age 3 until John's death.

1850 Census: Volga, Clayton County, Iowa: John Wolfe, age 31, farmer, born VA), Elizabeth Wolf (age 30, born MO), Mary A. Wolfe (age 10, born MO), Sarah A. Wolf (age 7, born M)), Rachel E. Wolf (age 5, born Iowa), Angeline A. Wolf (age 3,born Iowa), and Mariah E. Wolf (age 1, born Iowa).

1880 Census: Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: John Woolf (age 60, farmer, born Virginia), wife Elizabeth Woolf (age 60, born Missouri).

1885 Iowa State Census: Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: John Wolf (Township 90, Range 6, section 22, SE SE, age 70, laborer, born Vermont), Betsey Wolf (age 69, born Missouri), Delia Mitchell age 24, born Clayton County, Iowa), William Mitchell (age 9, born Delaware County, Iowa), Floyd Mitchell (age 7, born Delaware County, Iowa), and Mary Mitchell (age 2, born Delaware County, Iowa.

Elizabeth (Bartlett) Wolfe: died Jan 16, 1898, age 78 years

1900 Census, Richland, Delaware County, Iowa: John Wolf (born Mar. 1814, age 86, married 0 years, born Virginia, day laborer.), wife Mary Wolf (born Sept. 1836, age 63, married 0 years, 6 children born, 3 still living born Pennsylvania).

Mary Wolf died Dec. 17, 1902 in Dundee, Delaware County, Iowa.

John Wolfe died Apr 22, 1917 in Dundee, Iowa and is buried in Forestville Cemetery, Dundee, Richland, Delaware County, Iowa

Children of John Wolfe and Elizabeth Bartlett

  1. Mary A Wolfe b: 1842 in MO
  2. Sarah Ann Wolfe b: 11 MAR 1843 in St Louis, MO
  3. Rachel Elizabeth Wolfe b: 10 JAN 1845 in Cascade, IA
  4. Angelina Ann Wolfe b: 07 MAY 1847 in IA
  5. Edna Maniah Wolfe b: 28 FEB 1849 in IA
  6. Cornelia Margaret Wolfe b: 24 JUL 1851 in Clayton County, IA
  7. Laura Isabell Wolfe b: 16 OCT 1853 in Clayton County, IA
  8. Iola Jane Wolfe b: 16 OCT 1853 in Clayton County, IA
  9. Josephine Wolfe b: 18 NOV 1856 in Clayton County, IA

Zanter, Ferdinand He was born April 1831 in Germany. He married Caroline Filhafer on Aug. 24, 1866 in Webster County, Iowa (Early Marriages 1853 - 1867 Salt Lake City Family History Library, Microfiche #6046861)

Lizard Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa - Those coming in 1865 - Zanter, Ferdinand - section 22. His marriage is said to be the first in the township. He married Caroline Fieldhaber in September, 1866. He spent three years as a soldier in the civil war.

1880 Census, Lizard, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Ferdinand Zanter (age 50, farmer, born Prussia), wife Caroline Zanter (age 29), daughter Mary M Zanter (age 12), son Henry J. Zanter (age 9), son Ludwig Zanter (age 5) and daughter Caroline M. Zanter (age 1 month).

1885 Iowa State Census, Lizard, Pocahontas County, Iowa: Ferdnand Zanters (age 54), Carline Zanters (Township 90, Range 31, Section 22, S W S W, Farmer, age 34), Mary Zanters (age 17), Henry Zanters (age 14), Lavious Zanters (age 10), Etta Zanters (age 4) and William Zanters (age 2), All the children were born in Pocahontas County.

Ferdinand Zanter filed for a pension on Dec. 13, 1889 in Iowa.

1900 Census: District 355, Township 95, Yankton County, South Dakota: Louvic Kietzmann (age 77), wife Pauline Kietzman (age 64) and Ferdinand Zanter (Boarder, Born Apr. 1831, age 69, divorced, born Germany, immigrated 1856, in US for 44 years)

1900 Census District 358, Bridgewater, McCook County, South Dakota: Caroline Zanter (born Dec. 1850, age 49, married 39 years, 11 children born, 6 still living, born Germany, farmer, immigrated 1856, in US 44 years.), daughter, Etta D. Zanter (born Nov. 1880, age 19), born Iowa), Son William F. Zanter (born Feb. 1883, age 17, born Iowa), Daughter Emma M. Zanter (born May 1885, age 15, born Iowa), daughter Minnie C. (born April 1887, age 13, born Iowa), and Albert Helmick (born July 1880, age 19, born Iowa).

Brule County Naturalization Index

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Brule County Register of Deeds
300 S. Courtland, STE 110
Chamberlain, SD 57325-1599

ZANTER, Karolina, Date 12-03-1902, Book 2, Page 411

1910 Census, District 240, Clayton, Hutchinson County, South Dakota: Ludwig Zanter (age 35, married 11 years, born Iowa), wife Rosa Zanter (age 30, married 11 years 2 children born, 2 still living), Father Ferdinand Zanter (age 79, widowed, born Germany), son Hennrich (age 10, born South Dakota), and son Albert (age 8, born South Dakota).

Ferdinand Zanter died April 18, 1915. He is buried in Unity Lutheran Cemetery, Hutchinson County, South Dakota.

His widow Karoline Zanter filed for a pension on May 12, 1915 in S. Dakota.