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Biographical Data 

AND 

ARMY RECORD 

OF 

OLD SOLDIERS 

Who Have Lived in 

O'Brien Go. 

Iowa 



COMPILED BY 

Geo. W. Sche.e and O. H. Montzheimer 



Published Privately 
PRIMGHAR. IOWA 



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PREFACE. 

The following pages contain the result of several months' 
labor in an effort to secure biographical data, army service, and 
record of all survivors of the Civil War who have resided in 
O'Brien County. The work is not perfect, nor is the list complete. 
So far as practical and in nearly every case the military data 
have been secured from official records in the offices of the adju- 
tants general of the several states. Besides this, personal inves- 
tigation at the National Capital has been made in an effort to 
complete the work. It has been impossible to trace the record 
of some of the men ; there is no alphabetical list of the soldiers 
serving in the War. Some states have alphabetical lists of their 

^ men; but the lists are useless as it is impossible to determine 
which of several men of the same name is the one wanted. The 
misspelling of names on the original muster rolls has made the 

< work more arduous, and we have adopted the spelling selected by 
the soldier or his relatives. 

The work has been conscientiously done and every effort has 

I been made to make it not only complete, but accurate as well. 

I We have striven to give every man full credit for all the records 

^ show. Mistakes must of course happen, when records over forty 
years old have been consulted, and many details depend on 
the memory of old neighbors and friends. That there are some 
errors must be expected, but we hope there are none of vital im- 
portance. The preparation of the work has required several 
months' hard labor and the work is such that but little of it 
could be left to subordinates. We trust that if errors have been 
made they will be overlooked and forgiven. 



The names of some soldiers who have resided in the county 
are omitted from this list, in cases where relatives have failed or 
refused to furnish information' that would lead to the identifica- 
tion of the proper company and regiment. 

The work of compilation has been largely done by Mr. Montz- 
heimer. Mr. Schee has furnished the funds required to defray 
the expenses of postage, printing and publication. 

The committee are under especial obligation to Congressman 
E. H. Hubbard who has taken an active interest in the work and 
greatly aided in securing information from the government offi- 
cials at Washington. 

By O. H. MONTZHEIMER. 



SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RECORDS. 

There are twenty-four blank pages inserted in the back of this 
book for the purpose of making a record of a more complete his- 
tory of the soldier, his wife, his children and ancestry. I want 
such carefully prepared in short concise statements and if room 
is lacking have the matter typewritten and then put in the book. 
Very few people in this country leave such history of themselves 
and those near and dear to them ; such history should be left for 
our posterity. 

There is a blank form on the next page showing the ques- 
tions asked to aid in preparing the material. 

If enough more names and history of Old Soldiers who have 
at some period lived in O'Brien County, Iowa, and do not appear 
herein are found they will be printed and sent the owner of each 
of these books to be pasted in for record. 

This book is not for sale. 

GEORGE W. SCHEE. 



STATISTICAL REPORT 
Old Soldiers' Association of O'Brien County, Iowa 

Name 

Present Residence - - - 

Date and Place of Birth - 



Father's name, date and place of birth 

Mother's name, date and place of birth.. 



Wife's Name - 

Date marriage and names children. 



Date and place of enlistment 

Co., Regt., Brigade, Div. and Corps 

Army service, name engagements, injuries, etc 



Date and place of discharge 

Date of settlement in O'Brien County. 



Place of residence in O'Brien County 

Date of death and place of burial. 



Remarks such as member of Church, Lodge, Post, Relief Corps 



Fill out and return to Geo. W. Schee, Chairman of Com., 
Primghar, Iowa. 

A bound book including the history of all Old Soldiers who 
ever lived in O'Brien County, so far as it is possible to get the 
facts, will be printed and one copy sent free to each Soldier, so 
send reports full and complete as soon as you can. — G. W. Schee. 



SOLDIERS OF 

THE UNION ARMY IN 

CIVIL WAR 



Old Soldiers Who Have Lived In 
O'Brien County, Iowa. 

Adkins, Sampson. Resides at Scott's Mills, Ore. ; born April 
18, 1846, in Morgan County, Ky., a son of Richard 
Caswell Adkins and Margaret Cormoly Adkins, both of 
whom were born in the same county. He was married to 
Elizabeth Jane Clark March 27, 1869; fourteen children 
were born. Enlisted at Lancaster, Wis., February 20, 1862, 
in Company B, Fifth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Third 
Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps. Later enlisted as 
member Company I same regiment. Took part in following 
battles: Second Bull Run, first and second Fredericksburg, 
Cold Harbor, Antietam, Gettysburg, South Mountain, Wil- 
derness, Winchester, Petersburg, Hay Market; was wounded 
by shell in 1864; discharged July 11, 1865, at Jeffersonville, 
Ind. Settled in O'Brien County in 1888, residing at Sheldon. 
Member I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. 



Alexander, Thos. J. Resides at Winterset, Iowa; born in 
1842; enlisted February 19, 1864, at Madison, Wis., in Fifth 
Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery; served Third Brigade, 
Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps. Engaged at battles 
of Maftd-£k>r 10, Shiluh, Cuiinlh, Pu t yville, S l une Rive i, 
c h inn maii gn rMi ' T'i i" ii i n y Pi ' K r ; Dalton, Tunnel Hill, Rocky 
Face, Kingston, New Hope Church, Big Shanty, Marietta, 
Chattanooga, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, March 
to Sea, Goldboro, N. C, and Review at Washington, D. C. ; 
discharged at Madison, Wis., June 6, 1865. Was member 
E. O. C. Order Post, G. A. R. at Sutherland and McKenzie 
at Sheldon, Iowa ; County Auditor O'Brien County 1884 to 
1886; County Treasurer 1878 to 1883, inclusive. 



8 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Alexander, J. Hartley. Resides at Royal, Iowa ; born Decem- 
ber 16, 1843, in Warren County, Ind., son of Geo. W. and 
Ruth Little Alexander. His parents were natives of Ohio. 
Married February 8, 1856, and eight children were born as 
follows: J. S., G. J., Erne M.. Glenn, Alex., Nellie, Frank 
and Vern E. Enlisted August 11, 1862, at Juda, Wis., in 
Company K, Twenty-second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 
Second Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Corps. Engaged 
in following battles: Resaca, Burnt Hickory, Altoona, Lost 
Mountain, Kenesaw, Peach Tree Creek, Siege cf Atlanta. 
Scout for left wing of Sherman's Army from Atlanta to the 
Sea. Received sunstroke July 20, 1864. Discharged at Mil- 
waukee, Wis., June 12, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County 
September 12, 1869, in Liberty Township. Member Annette 
Post G. A. R., Spencer, Iowa. 

Algyer, David. Resides at Paullina, Iowa; born April 5, 1849, at 
Amsterdam, N. Y., a son of David and Elizabeth Selmser 
Algyer, who were each born in Fulton County, N. Y., in 1811. 
Married Marie S. Gowan November 17, 1874; five children 
are as follows: Durwin Ray, Helen M., Edith M., Harold 
M., and Malcolm D. Enlisted at Albany, N. Y., April 4, 1865, 
in Company A, One Hundred and Fifteenth Volunteer In- 
fantry, and June 17, 1865, was transferred to Company A, 
Forty-seventh New York Volunteer Infantry, Second Bri- 
gade, Second Division, Tenth Army Corps. Served in no en- 
gagements; in the summer of 1865, under provisional gov- 
ernment of Gov. Holden, was engaged in camp duty and 
guarding property at Raleigh, N. C. ; by exposure contracted 
asthma in swamps of North Carolina and Virginia, and has 
suffered with the disease since; discharged August 30, 1865, 
at Raleigh, N. C. Settled in O'Brien County, February 25, 
1872; afterwards resided a short time in Clay County, and re- 
turning to this county, has resided here since; original settle- 
ment was on S. W. 34 Sec. 10, Grant Township. Member 
Congregational Church at Primghar and later of the Presby- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 9 

terian at Paullina; A. F. & A. M.; Royal Arch Masons, and 
formerly member G. A. R. at Primghar; County Superinten- 
dent of Schools, 1882 to 1886 inclusive; County Coroner 1890 
to 1895. Now engaged in practice of law at Paullina, Iowa. 

Algyer, Hiram. Born April 13, 1836, son of David and Elizabeth 
Selmser Algyer, both of whom were born in Fulton County, 
N. Y., in 1811. Married Annie Boyd November 14, 1865; 
seven children : Clarence, Mary, Maud, Ides, Claude, Shirley, 
Katherine. Enlisted January 15, 1864, at Elmira, N. Y., in 
Battery L, Seventy-first New York Artillery; later served in 
Company A, same battery; discharged August 31, 1865, at 
Elmira, N. Y. Settled in O'Brien County in 1876 and died 
at Sanborn February 3, 1887. Member I. O. O. F. 

Albee, Anson. Born April 15, 1839, near Buffalo, N. Y., a son of 
Adolphus and Margaret Short Albee. Married to Helen H. 
Barry January 2, 1867; children are Ina V. C, Edith A., Mat- 
tie L., Cora A. Enlisted at Springdale, Wis., February 16, 
1865, in Company D, Fiftieth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; 
discharged June 12, 1866, at Madison, Wis. Settled in the 
county spring of 1876 on Section 2, Grant Township. Re- 
sides at Clay Town, Clay County, Iowa. 

Albright, Charles F. Born September 22, 1839, at Danville, Pa. 
Married March 23, 1865, to Adaline C. McElwain; children: 
Esther A. Winterble and LeRoy. Enlisted April 24, 1861, at 
Davenport, Iowa, Company C, Second Iowa Volunteer In- 
fantry; at battles of Ft. Donelson, Shiloh and Corinth; dis- 
charged May 27, 1864, at Pulaski, Tenn. Settled in this 
county spring of 1871, homesteading N. W. >4 Sec. 6, Town- 
ship 95, Range 40. Member German Reformed Church ; A. 
F. & A. M. ; S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R. Was Coun- 
ty Supervisor 1873 to 1876, inclusive, and first Mayor of 
Primghar. Died May 10, 1902, and buried at Primghar. 



10 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Allen, James V. Born in 1841, a native of New York. Enlisted 
August 15, 1862, Company K, Fourth Wisconsin Infantry; 
later Company F, Forty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry; dis- 
charged November 8, 1865. Member Sanborn Post G. A. R. 

Allen, Ruel W. Resides at North Yakima, Wash.; born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1835, Antrium, N. H., a son of Alvin Allen (born 
April 2, 1804), and Charlotte Brown Allen (born at Roch- 
ester, N. Y., October 28, 1802). Married August 4, 1860, 
to Sarah Elizabeth Allen; seven children: Ethan, Flora, 
Hattie, Verna, Alice, Elfie, Lottie. Enlisted at Brandon, 
Vt., October 7, 1861 ; Second Battery Vermont Light Artil- 
lery; was promoted Sergeant January 1, 1863; engaged at 
Siege of Port Hudson; arrived home on crutches after dis- 
charge, which occurred at New Orleans, February 20, 1864. 
Settled in O'Brien County, at Sheldon, in 1894. Member 
McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa; Relief Corps; Mead 
Post No. 9, North Yakima. Settled in Lyon County, Iowa, 
in 1871. 

Allen, Thomas F. Born August 21, 1841, at Philadelphia, Pa., 
son of Harrison and Anne Hudson Collins Allen, his father 
being born in New Jersey, May 15, 1815, and mother born in 
Philadelphia, Pa., February 11, 1813. Married January 4, 
1870, to Jennie A. Bentley at Chicago; three children: Mar- 
ietta B., Charles F., and Clara E. Enlisted August 25, 1862, 
at Clinton, Iowa, in Company D, Twentieth Iowa Volunteer 
Infantry, Second Brigade, Second Division of Thirteenth 
Army Corps. Service at Prairie Grove, Vicksburg, Fort 
Morgan and Blakely, Ala. Injuries to right ankle and 
lungs; discharged July, 1865, at Mobile, Ala. Settled this 
county April, 1881, section 22, Franklin Township. Died 
April 29, 1907, and buried at Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn, 
Iowa. Member Methodist Episcopal Church; Onyx Lodge 
No. 419, A. F. & A. M.; Coral Chapter No. 41, O. E. S. ; 
Kenyon Post No. 339. G. A. R. ; M. W. A. ; Iowa Legion of 
Honor. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 11 

Allison, Levi M. Member of Captain Weeks' Company, Second 
Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Settled Section 18, 
Baker Township. 

Anderson, William J. Born February 27, 1842, at Clayton, N. Y., 
a son of John and Lucinda S. Anderson, his father being born 
in Jefferson County, N. Y., and mother in Fuller County, 
N. Y. Married Francilia A. Gould July 26, 1865 ; children : 
Jennie M., and Herbert W. Enlisted August 27, 1861, at 
Watertown, N. Y., Company F, First New York Light Ar- 
tillery. Entered army as private and mustered out as First 
Lieutenant, having been successively Corporal and Second 
Lieutenant; discharged June 17, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y. 
Settled in county 1881, at Sheldon. Died June 8, 1902, at 
Pasadena, Cal. Member Masonic Lodge and G. A. R. Post 
at Sheldon, serving one year as Commander of latter. 

Andrews, Orrison E. Resides at Glenham, S. D. Born Septem- 
ber 3, 1847, in St. Lawrence County, N. Y. His father, Geo. 
W., was born January 5, 1818, in New York, and mother, 
Rachel Dole Andrews, was born in New York March 10, 
1821. Married Maggie Durant October 20, 1880; children: 
Maude, Lodema, Alice, Ella, Willie. Enlisted May 5, 1864, 
at Marengo, 111., in Company K, One Hundred and Forty- 
first Illinois Volunteer Infantry ; wounded in calf right 
limb at Hogback Ridge in Kentucky, southeast of Union 
Hill on Ohio River; discharged October 10, 1864, at Chi- 
cago. Resided in O'Brien County at Sanborn and later Shel- 
don. Member of Methodist Church ; McKenzie Post G. A. 
R., Sheldon. 

Appleton, Abel. Born September 18, 1839, at Shandon, Ohio, son 
of Pierson and Margaret Mahaffy Appleton. Married Mary 
Ann Bridgeford January 22, 1868; children: William P.. 
Charles E., Lulu A., Robert J., Addie M., Clarence L.. 
Thomas E., Emma M., and R. C. Enlisted May 2, 1864. at 



12 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Hamilton, Ohio, in Company B, One Hundred and Sixty- 
Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry; discharged September 8, 
1864. Settled in O'Brien County April 19, 1871. Home- 
steaded Northwest l /\ Section 36, Township 96, Range 42. 
Member McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, and prior to that 
of S. F. Jordan Post, G. A. R., at Primghar. Died May 16, 
1901, and buried at Sheldon, Iowa. 

Arend, George. Born September 7, 1845, Prussia, Germany, a 
son of Nicholas Arend. Married Elmira Joslin February 2, 
1869. Enlisted at Springfield, 111., February 5, 1864, in Bat- 
tery G, Second Illinois Light Artillery; discharged Septem- 
ber 4, 1865, at Springfield, 111. Settled in county November 
6, 1887, at Sheldon. Died January 14, 1901. Member of 
Roman Catholic Church; McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., 
at Sheldon. 

Ashalter, Isaac P. Is reported as having been enlisted in the 
Civil War, but his company and regiment are unknown. 
Lived on S. /2 N. E. J4 and N y 2 S. E. J4, Section 26, Grant 
Township. 

Ayers, Robert W. Resides at Hartley, Iowa. Born September 
15, 1844, in Michigan. Father, Alonzo D., born in New 
York; mother, Mary Shaddolt Ayers, born in New York. 
Married to Ella Hicks in 1877; children: George E., Robert 
W., William A. Enlisted June 1, 1861, at Ashkum. 111., in 
Company G, Twenty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry ; later 
Company K, Forty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Feb- 
ruary 28, 1865). Took part in battles Pea Ridge, Corinth, 
Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, 
Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Big Shanty, Noon Day Creek, Peach 
Tree Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta; discharged No- 
vember 30, 1865, Springfield, 111. Settled in county Septem- 
ber 13, 1881, at Hartley, Iowa. Member Hartley Post, 
G. A. R. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 13 

Bache, Edmund W. Enlisted November 17, 1864, in Company 
D, Forty-eighth Illinois Infantry; discharged August 15, 
1865. Settled in Floyd township prior to 1881. Is living with 
son, Fred S., at Eye Brow, Saskatchwin, Canada. 

Bailey, Peter R. Born April 1, 1844, at Harrisburg, Va., son of 
William and Nancy Bailey. Married Anna B. Benner Sep- 
tember 26, 1867, at Oregon, 111. ; children : J. Frank, Mattie 
E., Hattie B., Will H., Nellie R., Howard E., Benner S. En- 
listed August 13, 1862, at Lima, O., Company A, One Hun- 
dred and Eighteenth Ohio Infantry, Second Brigade, Sec- 
ond Division, Twenty-third Army Corps; appointed Corpo- 
ral March 1, 1865; wounded in foot at Kenesaw Mountain; 
served in battles of Kingston, Tenn. ; Resaca, Kingston, Ga.; 
Big Shanty, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Altoona, Franklin, 
Fort Sugar Loaf, N. C. ; Salisbury, N. C. ; discharged Salis- 
bury, N. C, June 24, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County Feb- 
ruary, 1880, and located in practice of law at Primghar and 
Sheldon. Died March 12, 1907, and buried at Sheldon. Mem- 
ber Joe Hooker Post, G. A. R., Sioux Falls, S. D. ; S. F. 
Jordan Post, G. A. R., Primghar; McKenzie Post, G. A. R., 
Sheldon; also Union Veterans' Union. 

Balcom, Abel H. Resides at Eldora, Iowa; born December 1, 
1826, at Shirley, Mass. His father, Reuben Balcom, was 
born in 1784 at Sudbury, Mass; mother, Elizabeth Hartwell 
Balcom, was born in 1786 at Shirley, Mass. He married Jen- 
nie V. Donovan October 16, 1867; one son, James A., was 
born. Enlisted August 11, 1862, at Grafton, Mass.; was 
member Company F, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteer 
Infantry; transferred February 15, 1865, to Fifth Regiment 
Volunteer Rough Cavalry, Massachusetts; served at First 
Battle of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Bowling Green, Siege 
of Vicksburg, Harper's Ferry, Newport News ; in hospital at 
Vicksburg seven months; discharged July 5, 1865, at In- 
dianapolis, Ind. Settled in O'Brien County May, 1871, on 



14 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

southeast quarter section 12, Baker Township. Member 
Buckner Post. G. A. R., and M. E. Church. 

Ballard, Henry D. Resides at Primghar; born May 11, 1842, Al- 
legany County, N. Y. ; father, Moses R., born Franklin 
County, N. Y. ; mother, Eliza Beecher, born Southampton. 
Conn. Married Mary M. Corcoran November 2, 1884; chil- 
dren: Guy W., and Joy; a son, R. B. Ballard, by first wife. 
Enlisted at Davenport August 8, 1861, in Company B, Sec- 
ond Iowa Cavalry ; was taken sick and not mustered ; second 
enlistment December 12, 1863, at Nevada, Iowa, Company 
A, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, Thirteenth Corps, First 
Brigade, Second Division ; served in Red River Campaign 
under General Banks, and Mobile Siege and Campaign at 
various places in Louisiana and Texas; discharged at New 
Orleans and paid off at Davenport August 10, 1865. Settled 
in O'Brien County May 1, 1909, at Primghar. Formerly Post 
Commander and now a member of G. A. R. Post No. 66, 
Webster City, Iowa ; member Sons of American Revolution 
No. 257 at Des Moines ; grandfather, Moses Ballard, served 
in War of Revolution. 

Barnes, William W. Born September 23, 1829, at Lockport, N. Y. 
Father, Burton, born October 20, 1803; mother, Barbara 
Wingert, born July 29, 1810. Married Mary Wiard June 16, 
1858; children: Herbert. William, Lucy, Minnie. Enlisted 
February 14, 1862, in Company G, Twelfth Michigan Infan- 
try; discharged February 14, 1865. Settled in O'Brien Coun- 
ty fall of 1869, residing Section 30, Grant Township; later at 
Primghar and Sibley, Iowa. Died May 25, 1905, and buried 
at Milwaukee. Wis. Member Congregational Church, Mc- 
Kenzie Post, G. A. R.. at Sheldon, and later member G. A. R. 
Post at Sibley. 

Barry, Don Carlos. Born June 26, 1812, at Burlington, Vt. His 
father, John Barry, was born at Sheffield, Mass., June 30, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 15 

1775; mother, Hannah Rewlson, born September 19, 1791. 
Married Eliza Spoor June 17, 1834; children as follows: Al- 
mira, Helen, John, Lucy, Agnes and Alice (twins), Edgar 
and Edwin (twins). Enlisted December 28, 1861, at Hills- 
boro, Wis., Tenth Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery; dis- 
charged December 13, 1862, and settled in this county about 
1870 on N. E. yi Sec. 28, Grant Township. Died June 8, 
1893; buried at Trimello Cemetery in Clay County, Iowa. 

Barmore, David R. Resides at 2284 North Forty-fourth Avenue, 
Chicago; born April 9, 1845, at Athens, Ohio; father, Al- 
fred Barmore (born in Green County, Pa., 1815), mother, 
Ann Barmore (born in same county in 1817). Married Mary 
F. Alexander September 17, 1867, one son, Virgil A., being 
born. Enlisted September 17, 1863, at Spring Grove, Wis., 
Company D, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery; held office as 
corporal; engagements at Berwick's Bay, Brashear City; in 
charge of mails between Brashear City and New Orleans; 
company suffered loss of 81 men by sickness; discharged Sep- 
tember 12, 1865, at Madison, Wis. Settled in county Septem- 
ber, 1869, Section 24, Liberty Township. Was at one time 
postmaster at Sheldon. Member Baptist Church and Custer 
Post, G. A. R., Chicago. 

Barrett, Orsmond M. Born May 28, 1837, at Oswego, N. Y. 
Married to Ellen C. Waggoner in 1864. Enlisted at Burr 
Oak, Iowa, August 15, 1862, Company D, Thirty-eighth Iowa 
Infantry; commissioned First Lieutenant November 4, 1862; 
served on staff of Major-General Herron at New Madrid and 
Siege of Vicksburg; resigned June 6, 1863. Was for many 
years engaged in practice of law at Sheldon. A Representa- 
tive in the nineteenth General Assembly; Senator in twen- 
tieth, twenty-first, twenty-second and twenty-third General 
Assemblies of Iowa; member Loyal Legion. Died and 
buried at San Diego, Cal., March 1, 1899. 



16 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Bascom, Sylvanus C. Born 1830 in Brown County, Ohio. Mar- 
ried to Mary Brown, and one son, George, born. Enlisted 
August 25, 1862, at Indianola, Iowa. Company D, First Iowa 
Volunteer Cavalry; discharged April 10, 1863, at St. Louis, 
Mo. Resided at Primghar and Sanborn. A member of the 
M. E. Church and minister of gospel for sixteen years. Died 
May 3. 1895. 

Bateman, John F. Born January 25, 1837, at Edensburg, Pa. : 
father, Wesley Bateman (born January 24, 1812, Center 
County, Pa.) ; mother, Jane Thomas (born February 23, 
1815, Edensburg, Pa.). Married to Louisa M. Cannon 
October 10, 1864; wife died April 3, 1869, leaving a daughter 
(Winnie Grace Brown). Enlisted April 26, 1861, at Farm- 
ington, Iowa, in Company F, Second Iowa Infantry ; was 
Seventh Corporal when he was discharged, February 7, 1862, 
at St. Louis, Mo., on account of disability. Settled in county 
December 13, 1892, at Sheldon. 

Beacom, James. Born in Ireland December 13, 1834. Married to 
Ann McLaughlin in 1863; children: W. H., John, Thomas, 
Anna, Susan, James A., George, Catherine, P. A. and C. E. 
Enlisted September 27, 1864, at Anamosa, Iowa, in Company 
C, Second Iowa Infantry ; was with Sherman on March to 
Sea; discharged at Washington, D. C, June 1, 1865. Settled 
in O'Brien County October 28, 1878, at Sheldon. Died Janu- 
ary 11, 1903, at Sheldon, Iowa. Member Catholic Church. 

Beebe, William Wallace. Resides Paullina, Iowa; born May 17. 
1841, in Michigan; his father, Daniel P. (born September 
26, 1809, in New York) ; mother, Eliza Jane Beebe (born 
September 25, 1814, in New York). Was married (Ellen 
Amelia) December 21, 1887; children: Frank Wallace, Ber- 
tha Amelia, Gladys, Fredanna. Enlisted August 5, 1862, at 
Essex, 111., Company B, One Hundred and Thirteenth Illinois 
Volunteer Infantry; served at Hollow Springs, Vicksburg, 












OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 17 

first attack; Arkansas Post, all through siege of Vicksburg 
and Jackson, Miss. ; was shot and taken prisoner; in Libby 
prison ; hospital at Richmond ; four months in prison ; paroled 
and returned to Chicago January 1, 1864, returning to regi- 
ment May 19, at Memphis. Tenn. ; afterwards in fight at Gun- 
town, Miss. ; taken prisoner and held in Andersonville and 
other prisons nine months; discharged at Springfield, 111., 
July 1, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County March 1, 1883, liv- 
ing in Baker Township. Member McKenzie Post. G. A. R., 
Sheldon, Iowa. 

Bennett, Erastus W. Born 1845, McHenry County, 111. Enlisted 
September 30, 1863, Davenport, Iowa, in Company C, Sec- 
ond Iowa Cavalry; discharged June 17, 1865, at Eastport, 
Miss. Member McKenzie Post 72, G. A. R., Sheldon, Iowa. 
Came to the county in 1873. 

Bennett, Leander F. Born 1830, Oswego, N. Y. Enlisted April 
11, 1865, at Auburn, N. Y., Company K, One Hundred and 
Xinety-third New York, and on May 15, 1865, transferred to 
Company H, One Hundred and Xinety-third New York In- 
fantry; discharged January 18, 1866, at Harper's Ferry. 
Member McKenzie Post Xo. 72. G. A. R., Sheldon. Settled 
in O'Brien County about 1873. 

Berray, George E. Resides 2302 Xorth Sixty-second Street, Seat- 
tle, Wash. ; born in Franklin, N. Y. ; father, Edward Berray 
(born at Walton, N. Y., 1815), mother, Losetta Mclntire 
(born same place 1818). Married Kate Lefevre June 12, 
1870; children: Mabel V., Maud, Anna, Benjamin E. Enlisted 
February 3, 1865, Berlin, Wis., Company B, Forty-ninth 
Wisconsin Infantry; was engaged on detached service in 
southwestern Missouri, guarding army trains; discharged 
November 1, 1865, St. Louis, Mo. Settled in county 1875, 
residing at Sheldon. Member Baptist Church, Green Lake 
Post 112, G. A. R. (Post Commander) ; Echo Lodge No. 209. 



18 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 



I. O. O. F. (past Noble Grand) ; Patriarchal Branch, I. O. 
O. F. ; Chief Patriarch at present time in Encampment No. 
62; member W. R. C. 

Bethel, William Thomas. Born May 18, 1846, Paoli, Wis.; his 
father, Thomas Bethel, born in England. Married to Eunice 
Bethel; children: Frank M., Albert and Velma. Enlisted 
February 8, 1864, Madison, Wisconsin, Company H, Eighth 
Wisconsin Infantry; at battle of Gettysburg; mustered out 
September 5, 1865, on account of disability. Settled in 
county December, 1876, residing in Liberty and Union Town- 
ships. Died in 1905 ; buried at Aurelia, Iowa. 

Betz, Michael. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born May 1, 1840, 
in Germany ; father, John Betz, and mother, Katharina Maca- 
tory (both born in Luxemburg, Germany). Married to Eliza- 
beth Genger, July 4, 1870; children: Anna, Maria, Antone, 
John, Christina, Sarah, Katharina, Frank, Nicholas, Michael, 
Elizabeth. Enlisted August 18, 1862, at Franklin, Wis., 
Company K, Twenty-sixth Wisconsin Infantry, Third Bri- 
gade, Third Division, Twentieth Corps; two months in hos- 
pital at Lookout Mountain; battles, Chancellorsville, Get- 
tysburg, Chattanooga and from there to the sea ; discharged 
June 13, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled in O'Brien 
County, March 4, 1895, living in Grant Township and Suth- 
erland. Member Catholic Church. 

Bidwell, Benjamin. Born November 21, 1825, Chautauqua, N. Y. ; 
father, Daniel (born March 23, 1797, Cattaraugus County, 
New York), mother, Maria Rowland (born September 20, 
1804, Chautauqua County, New York). Married Minerva A. 
Barton February, 1848; children: Ervin, Elva, Fletcher, 
Eugene, Effie, Guy, Elma. Enlisted at Rochester, Minn., 
March 20, 1865, Company F, First Minnesota Battalion Vol- 
unteer Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, Second 
Army Corps; engaged in battles at Deep. Bottom, Reams Sta- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 19 

tion, Hatcher's Run; at taking of Richmond was in hospital; 
discharged July 14, 1865; paid off at Fort Snelling, Minn., 
September 25, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County March 1, 
1895, Section 20, Liberty Township. Died December 9, 
1898; buried at Waterman Cemetery, Sutherland. Member 
G. A. R. 

Bidwell, Francis L. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa ; born April 27, 
1843, Chautauqua County, New York; father, Daniel (born 
March 23, 1797, Cattaraugus County, New York), mother, 
Maria Howland (born September 20, 1804, Chautauqua 
County, New York). First married to Margaret Pritchart 
October 6, 1867; to Martha L. Banks January 24, 1897; chil- 
dren: Ora, Francis F., Olive M., Oscar S., Delbert, Everett 
and Lester. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Lancaster, Wis., 
Company C, Twenty-fifth Wisconsin Infantry, Second Bri- 
gade, First Division, Seventeenth Corps; service, suppressing 
Indian outbreak in Minnesota, Siege of Vicksburg, Spanish 
Moss Bend, skirmishing, Resaca to Atlanta, Kenesaw to 
Pine Mountain, Jonesboro No. 15; engagements S. Edisto 
River, Cape Fear River, Bentonville ; marched over seven 
thousand miles through fifteen states; discharged June 7, 
1865, Washington, D. C. Settled in the county January, 
1881, Liberty Township. Member Odd Fellow and Masonic 
Lodges; G. A. R. Post. 

Billings, John D. Resides at LeMars, Iowa; born May 26, 1838, 
at Allegan, Mich. ; father, John H. Billings, and mother, Mary 
Barrager Billings (both born in New York state). Married 
to Alma E. Moore, October 26, 1865 ; children : Morton D., 
John S., Finly C, Charles H., Perry A., Mary A., Carrie L., 
Emma C, Jessie M., Franklin, George K. Enlisted at La- 
porte, Ind., September 5, 1861 ; Company F, Ninth Indiana 
Volunteer Infantry, Second Brigade, First Division, Fourth 
and Twentieth Corps, Army of Cumberland; engagements 
of Green River, Buffalo Mountain, Shiloh, Corinth, Perry- 



20 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

ville. Danville, Stone River, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, 
Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Siege of Atlanta; discharged 
September 6, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien 
County, October, 1879; homesteaded on section 18-98-42 
Osceola County, in November, 1871; later resided at Shel- 
don. Member Mower Post, G. A. R., LeMars, Iowa. 



Bishop, John F. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born at Fredonia, 
X. V.; father, John F. Bishop (born at Belleville, N. Y., in 
1808), mother, Allena Brown (born at Lorraine, N. Y., 
1810). Married Ann Augusta Pinney in 1865; children: 
Frankie, Belle, Leroy K., Albert H., Ella, Walter J., Florence, 
George H., Mabel and Arthur E. Enlisted February 10, 
1862, at Fort Snelling, Minn., Company B, Fifth Minnesota 
Volunteer Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Fif- 
teenth Army Corps ; re-enlisted at Black River Bridge, Mis- 
sissippi, February 12, 1864; was in thirty-three engage- 
ments and sieges, including Vicksburg, Nashville, Spanish 
Fort, Ala.; in Banks' Red River Expedition; wounded at 
Redwood Ferry, Miss., August 18, 1862, and at Spanish Fort, 
Ala., March 29, 1865; commissioned First Lieutenant, July 
13, 1863; discharged September 6, 1865, at Fort Snelling. 
Settled in O'Brien County, 1884. Member McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R., and Iowa Commandery of the Loyal Legion. 
Commander N. W. Iowa Veterans' Association, 1907-1908. 

Blood, Jared P. Resides at Sioux City, Iowa ; born January 18, 
1844. at Whitefield, N. H., father, Arnold Blood (born Febru- 
ary 24, 1799, Ackworth, N. H.), mother, Lavina Newton 
(born 1800, at Unity, N. H.). Wife's name, Jennie Hewitt; 
married June 21, 1870. Enlisted September 20, 1864, at Con- 
cord, N. H., in Company I, First Heavy Artillery, New 
Hampshire, Hardin's Division; Twenty-second Army Corps, 
stationed at forts around Washington; discharged June 15, 
1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled in O'Brien County 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 21 

March, 1871, on southeast J4 section 4, Center township. 
Member A. F. & A. M. ; General Hancock Post No. 22, G. A. 
R. Practicing attorney at Sioux City. 

Boat, Ira. Born 1829 in Holland. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at 
Mendon, 111., in Company A, One Hundred and Nineteenth 
Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry; discharged October 
7. 1862. Settled in O'Brien County 1876, northwest ^ sec- 
tion 6. Center township. 

Bollenbeck, Gustavus. Born in Germany. Married Margaretha 
Weiburch December 15, 1868; children: Emma, Herman, 
Claud, Gustavus. Enlisted September 5, 1862, at Avon, 111., 
Company B, Ninth Illinois Cavalry; suffered poor hearing 
from artillery; discharged June 10, 1865. Settled in O'Brien 
County, 1881, section 25, Baker Township. Died March 27, 
1903, at Kingfisher, Okla. Member G. A. R. and Lutheran 
Chufch. 

Bonner, William. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa ; born in Yorkshire, 
England, son of Robert and Mary Bonner. Wife's name El- 
len ; married December, 1860; children: W. L., J. E., Robert, 
Thomas, Mary, Anna, Elizabeth and Nora. Enlisted Febru- 
ary 20, 1865, at New Diggings, Wis., in Company C. Fiftieth 
Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; discharged at Madison, Wis., 
August 29, 1865. Settled in this county March, 1883, Frank- 
lin Township. Member Kenyon Post No. 339, G. A. R., San- 
born, Iowa. 

Bouton, Byron C. Resides at Fulda, Minn.; born September 9, 
1840, in New York state; father, Cyler Bouton (born at 
Stephentown, N. Y., January 18, 1813), mother, Caroline 
Bouton (born Rensselaer County, New York, September 8, 
1822). Wife's name, Adora ; married November 27, 1873 ; chil- 
dren: Henrietta, Cyler, Thurslow, James B., Nancy E., War- 
ren, Sophia. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Juda, Wis., in Com- 



22 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 



pany K, Twenty-second Wisconsin Infantry, Third Division, 
Twentieth Army Corps; taken prisoner March 25, 1863; dis- 
charged February 26, 1864, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., on ac- 
count of disability. Settled in Omega township, this county, 
April 6, 1884. Member Baptist Church ; Masonic Lodge, and 
Zach Taylor Post No. 42, Fulda, Minn. 

Bowen, William T. Resides at Bernardo, Cal. ; born October 16, 
1846, at Laporte, Ind. ; father, Thomas Bowen (born in New 
York state December 8, 1817), mother, Jane Slocum (born in 
New York state in 1816). Married to Eva M. McKay Oc- 
tober 9, 1872; children: Arthur M., Eva M., Emily, Will T.. 
Jessie. Enlisted December 28, 1863, at Delhi, Iowa, Com- 
pany B, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; served in engagements at 
Guntown, Miss. ; Tupelo, Blue River, Mo. ; Osage, Fort 
Scott, and with General Wilson in Alabama and Georgia ; 
discharged August 8, 1865, at Atlanta, Ga. Settled in O'Brien 
County at Sanborn April, 1880. Formerly a member Kenyon 
Post, G. A. R., Sheldon, Iowa. 

Bowers, John N. Resides at Granville, Iowa ; born February 13, 
1846, at Navarre, Ohio; his father (Christian Bowers) and 
mother (Christina Kline) were both born in Germany. Mar- 
ried to Helen A. Parsons December 13, 1868; children: Or- 
land, Will, Bert, Roy, Floyd, Blanche, Grace and Susan. 
Enlisted May 2, 1864, at Wilmont, Ohio, in Company K, 
One Hundred and Sixty-third Ohio Infantry, Third Brigade, 
Third Division, Tenth Army Corps; re-enlisted in Company 
C, One Hundred and Eighty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 
after expiration of his one hundred days' service in Company 

K; served in engagements at battles of Wilderness, Appo- 
mattox, etc.; was in Army of the James, Gen. B. F. Butler, 
commanding corps; discharged September 20, 1865, at Nash- 
ville, Tenn. Settled in Paullina, this county, November 1, 
1886. Member M. W. A., and formerly member P. M. Coder 
Post, Vinton, Iowa, No. 580. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 23 

Bowne, Walter B. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born March, 1845, 
Mansfield, N. J. ; father, Edward Bowne (born at Flushing, 
L. I.) and mother, Elizabeth (born in New Jersey). Mar- 
ried Edith N. Bowne ; children : Efne G., Francis J., Edith N., 
Hannah J., Anna Mabel. Enlisted August 26, 1862, at Beverly, 
N. J., Company D, Twenty-third New Jersey Volunteer In- 
fantry, First Brigade, Sixth Corps; was in First and Second 
Battles of Fredericksburg, Va. ; discharged June 27, 1863, at 
Beverly, N. J. Settled in Sheldon, this county, April, 1881. 

Boyce, Samuel. Residence, Hartley, Iowa; born November 17, 
1839, Allegany County, New York; father, Samuel, and 
mother, Betsey Ann Hall Boyce, born in Ireland. Married 
to Philena Young February 6, 1886; children: Thomas, 
Adam, William and Charles. Enlisted, Allamakee County, 
Iowa, February 18, 1862, in Company H, Sixteenth Regular 
United States Army, Third Brigade, Second Division, Four- 
teenth Corps; served three years and participated in engage- 
ments of Stone River, Marietta, Peach Tree Creek, Kenesaw 
Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro; was wounded in thigh at bat- 
tle of Stone River; discharged February 18, 1865, at Look- 
out Mountain. Settled at Hartley, in O'Brien County, Oc- 
tober 2, 1883. Member Methodist Episcopal Church; G. A. 
R. Post, and Relief Corps, at Hartley. 

Boyd, Fletcher C. Resides at Lucas, S. D. ; born June 9, 1847, 
at Moline, 111.; father, John A. Boyd (born February 12, 
1810, at Plattsville, Pa.), mother, Elizabeth Boyd (born same 
place June' 18, 1810). Married to wife, Eleanor E., Novem- 
ber 12, 1873; children: Maud E., Mabel E., Charles U. and 
Ladie E. Enlisted at Davenport, Iowa, in Company A, 
Eighth Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, Third Division, Six- 
teenth Corps ; participated in battles at Fort Pillow, Memphis, 
Siege of Mobile, Spanish Fort, Ala. ; wounded in foot and lost 
left thumb and metacarpal bone in last named battle, April 



24 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

8. 1865; discharged April 20. 1866, at Selma, Ala. Settled 
at Paullina, O'Brien County. Iowa, July, 1888. Member 
M. \Y. A. and G. A. R. 

Boyd, Richard M. Resides at Sanborn ; born May, 1843, a son 
of Robert and Mary A. Boyd, each of whom was born in 
Ireland. Married Eliza J. Boyd November 16, 1866, and six 
children were born. Enlisted October 12, 1861, at Marion, 
Linn County, Iowa, in Company H, Fourteenth Iowa In- 
fantry, Sixteenth Army Corps; engagements at Fort Donel- 
son, Shiloh, Corinth, Tupelo, Miss., and in Meridian Raid; 
received bayonet wound in side at Columbus, Ky. ; promoted 
to Third Corporal April 1, 1863; discharged November 16, 
1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien County, on 
northwest l /+ section 22, Grant Township, November, 1871. 
Member G. A. R. ; I. O. O. F. Postmaster at Sanborn for 
two terms. 

Boyd, Robert W. Resides at Sutherland; born June 14, 1845; a 
son of Robert Boyd and Mary Pogue. Married Hannah 
Snider September 28, 1879. Enlisted October 10, 1862, at 
Marion, Iowa, in Company K, Sixth Iowa Cavalry; dis- 
charged February 10, 1863. at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in 
Grant Township, this county, in 1871. 

Boyd, William O. Resides at Ames, Iowa ; born December 18, 
1836, at Stuartstown, Tyrone, Ireland; father, James Boyd 
(born at Annoy, County Antrim, Ireland), mother, Eliza- 
beth Walker (born Stewartstown, County of Tyrone, Ire- 
land). Married to Ella Doney, January 4, 1870; children: 
Emma Helen, Stuart Douglas, Edith May, Alice Ellen. En- 
listed August 16, 1864, at Rochester, Minn., Company H, 
Eleventh Minnesota Infantry, Twentieth Army Corps, under 
General Thomas; served in battle at Nashville; principally en- 
gaged in guarding railroad bridges in Kentucky and Tennes- 
see ; appointed Corporal and Sergeant; discharged June 26, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 25 

1865, at Fort Snelling, Minn. Settled in Caledonia Township, 
O'Brien County, Iowa, 1876, moving family here five years 
later. His birthplace was near the ancestral home of William 
McKinley. 

Brander, William. Born 1832. Enlisted December. 1863, in 
Company A, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; discharged August, 1865. 
Settled northwest ^4 section 4, Center Township, O'Brien 
County. Iowa, in 1873. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, 
G. A. R., Sheldon. Iowa. 

Breneman, John. Resides at Wichita. Kan. ; born May 19, 1840, 
in Maytown, Pa. ; father, Frederick Breneman (born 1814, 
at Maytown, Pa.), mother, Elizabeth Breneman (born 1817 
at Maytown, Pa.). Married to his wife, Paulina Breneman, 
January 18, 1869; children: Frederick. Benjamin, Maggie, 
Edward and Frank. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Iowa City, 
Iowa, in Company E. Twenty-eighth Iowa Volunteer In- 
fantry, Second Brigade. Third Division, Thirteenth Army 
Corps ; suffered a broken knee at Port Gibson, Miss. ; other 
battles : Champion Hill, Black River, Vicksburg, Winchester, 
Va. ; Strasburg, Va. ; Cedar Creek, Va. ; taken prisoner at 
last named battle, October 19, 1864, and served six months 
and thirteen days in Libby Prison; discharged July 31, 1865, 
at Savannah, Ga. Settled at Sheldon, Iowa, 1874. Member 
Methodist Episcopal Church and Garfield Post No. 25, 
G. A. R. 

Breyfogle, William M. Resides at Primghar, Iowa ; born August 
27. 1843, Delaware County, Ohio; father, Solomon P. (born 
in Pennsylvania), mother, Margaret Hagerman (born in 
Delaware County, Ohio). Married to Abigail Myers Decem- 
ber 6, 1873 ; children : William A., Margreta, Maud, Luella, 
Grace, Joseph, Ernest, Charles, Queena, Cecil, and Georgie 
M. Enlisted May 2, 1864, Polo, 111., in Company I, One 



26 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Hundred and Forty-second Illinois Infantry; service con- 
sisted of guarding railroad, and suffered disability from ex- 
posure ; discharged October 26, 1864, at Chicago. Settled 
in this county, section 20, Liberty Township, in 1870. Mem- 
ber Methodist Episcopal Church and S. F. Jordan Post, 
G. A. R., at Primghar. 

Brooks, David H. Born 1838 in Michigan. Enlisted March 11, 
1865, in Company D, Fifty-second Wisconsin Infantry, and 
discharged July 28, 1865. Member Kenyon Post, G. A. R., 
at Sanborn. 

Brown, Aaron. Born 1843, in Ohio. Enlisted October 13, 1864. 
Indianola, Iowa, Company G, Fifteenth Iowa Volunteer In- 
fantry; discharged July 24, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Settled 

southwest 34 section 34, Liberty Township, this county, in 
1875. 

Brock, Andrew J. Born October 13, 1843, at Bono, Lawrence 
County, Indiana; father, Ephraim, (born in Kentucky), 
mother, Hannah Brewer (born in Virginia). Married to 
Florence A. Healy September 18, 1872; one son, Herbert E. 
Enlisted October 25, 1861, at Milledgeville, 111., in Company 
H, Fifty-fifth Illinois Infantry. First Division, Fifteenth 
Corps; served in battles at Chickasaw Bayou, Shiloh, Arkan- 
sas Post, Champion Hill, Siege Vicksburg, Jackson, Mission- 
ary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Benton- 
ville, Goldsboro, Knoxville ; held office First Sergeant; dis- 
charged October 30, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn. Settled in 
O'Brien County, July 27, 1864, and later resided at Primghar. 
Died May 24, 1906; buried at Milledgeville, 111. Member Con- 
gregational Church ; the first Masonic lodge in the county 
(Abiff, at Sutherland) and G. A. R. ; county surveyor of the 
county from 1872 to 1876, and platted an addition to Prim- 
ghar that bears his name ; county recorder of deeds, 1873 to 
1877 inclusive, in O'Brien County. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 27 

Brown, John A. Born April 5, 1836, at Corinth, Vt. ; father, 
James (born May 20, 1871, Thornton, N. H.), mother, Erne- 
line Slafter (born September 20, 1799, Norwich, Vt.). Mar- 
ried in 1874; children: Bertha Shipley, Allie Bingenheimer, 
Ernest. Enlisted August 19, 1862, Company M, Third Ohio 
Cavalry; First Sergeant; at Kenesaw Mountain sickness 
sent him to hospital and was there during most of his later 
service; discharged June 17, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. Set- 
tled in the county in 1873, northeast *4 section 8, Floyd 
Township. Died September 27, 1886, and buried in Sheldon 
cemetery. Member Methodist Episcopal Church; A. F. & 
A. M.; McKenzie Post No. 72. G. A. R.. Sheldon; Relief 
Corps at Sheldon. 

Brown, Edward C. Resides at Thermopolis, Wyo. ; born October 
26, 1846, Marion, Mich,; father, Joseph, and mother, Rosetta 
Warburton, were born in England. Married his wife, Cath- 
erine S., April 24, 1869; children: Willard J., Matilda B., 
Earl W., R. Emmett, Edward C, Charles E., Ernest A. 
Enlisted March 25, 1865, Marion, Mich., Company C, Third 
Michigan Volunteer Infantry; transferred to Company E, 
Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Third Brigade, Third 
Division, Fourth Army Corps; made Corporal September 1, 
1865; Sergeant, January 1, 1866; overcome by heat at Vic- 
toria, Texas, September 13, 1865; discharged March 24, 1866, 
at Galveston, Texas. Settled in Waterman Township, 
O'Brien County, February, 1870, later living at Primghar 
and Sheldon. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., 
at Sheldon ; A. F. & A. M. ; Royal Arch Masons, and Com- 
mandery. Postmaster at Sheldon, and state Railroad Com- 
missioner, serving three years. 

Brown, William H. Resides at Primghar; born July 12, 1842, 
Ross County, Ohio ; father, Samuel Brown (born March 10, 
1811, in Virginia), mother, Margaret Clark (born 1811, Penn- 
sylvania). Married to Anna Robinson July 16, 1874; chil- 



28 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

dren: Frances, Samuel L., Hugh E., Alice, Edith, Clara. 
Will R. Enlisted August 7, 1862, and re-enlisted December 
13, 1863, Company 11, Twenty-fourth Iowa Volunteer In- 
fantry, Fourth Brigade, Second Division, Nineteenth Army 
Corps; under General Banks up Red River; at Mansfield, 
Moss Lane, Pleasant Hill ; crippled in the right knee ; under 
General Sheridan at Winchester, Opecon, Cedar Creek, and 
Fisher Hill; discharged July 17, 1865, Savannah, Ga. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County, homesteading southwest *4 section 
8, Center Township, in April, 1871, living there thirty-three 
years and nine months, since which time he has lived in 
Primghar. Member A. F. & A. M. since 1868; G. A. R. Post 
at Sanborn. 

Brown, Walker W. Born Morgan County, Indiana, May 30, 
1846; father, Coleman B. (born in Kentucky), mother, Nancy 
E. Willhite (born in Virginia). Married to Odessa F. Brown, 
January 13, 1875; children: Lewis H., Victor F. Enlisted 
February 13, 1864, at Indianapolis, Ind., in Company G, Ninth 
Indiana Volunteer Infantry; served with Sherman on March 
to the Sea; received gunshot wound at Kenesaw Mountain; 
discharged May 10, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind. Settled in 
O'Brien County, October 10, 1888, holding pastorates in 
Methodist Episcopal Church at Hartley and Sheldon. Died 
January 18, 1909, and buried in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, 
Iowa. Was a member of Methodist Episcopal Church thirty- 
seven years, and pastor twenty-five years. Member G. A. R. 

Bryan, George. Born in Center County, Pa. Enlisted August 31, 
1864, in Company C, Two Hundred and Eighth Pennsylva- 
nia Volunteer Infantry; discharged June 1, 1865, at Alex- 
andria, Va. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R.. Shel- 
don, Iowa. 

Bryant, Joseph J. Resides near Sutherland, Iowa ; born October 
30, 1840, in Lewis County, Kentucky; father, G. W. (born 
1811), and mother, Nancy Spence (born 1812), both in 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 29 

Lewis County, Kentucky. Married his wife, Annie, in 1885 ; 
children : William, Ora, Roy, Frank, Harry, Charles, Ralph, 
Otto, Gertie, and Betsey. Enlisted in Company K, Thirty- 
second Iowa Volunteer Infantry, July 13, 1862, at Albion, 
Iowa. Served in battles at Pleasant Hill, Mansfield, Fort 
Donelson, Nashville, Mobile, Greentown, Spanish Fort, Ala.; 
discharged August 24, 1865, at Clinton, Iowa. Settled in 
O'Brien County December 1, 1888, on section 10, Grant 
Township. 

Bryson, David. Resides at Hastings, Neb.; born November 10, 
1844, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; father, Thomas (born 
in 1804 in Pennsylvania), mother, Susanna (born in 1808 in 
Pennsylvania). Married to Mary Jane Fitzgerald October 
24, 1866; children: Lewis Edward, Elva Jane, Benjamin F. 
Enlisted August 8, 1862, Hopkins, 111., in Company I, Sev- 
enty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Third Brigade, First 
Division, Fourth Army Corps, Army of Cumberland; served 
at Perryville, Crab Orchard, Stone River, Dalton, Resaca, 
Cassville, Dallas, Pine Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, Culp's 
Farm, Rough Station, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Lovejoy 
Station, Columbia, Nashville, Chickamauga, Lookout Moun- 
tain, Missionary Ridge, Franklin; appointed Corporal; dis- 
charged June 12, 1865, at Camp Harker, Tennessee. Settled 
in O'Brien County, April 16, 1877, on southeast 34 section 12 t 
Baker Township. Member Presbyterian Church ; I. O. O. F. ; 
Commander of Sila A. Strickland Post No. 13, Department 
of Nebraska, and member W. R. C. 

Buchanan, Wallace. A former resident of the county; is said 
to have been a member of a company in the Thirteenth Mis- 
souri Cavalry, but his record has not been secured. 

Buell, D. W. Born 1839. Enlisted September 13, 1861, at Cen- 
tral City, Col., in Company M, First Colorado Cavalry; dis- 
charged October 31, 1864, at Denver, Col. Died 1905 at 
Soldiers' Home, Leavenworth, Kan. 



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Bunce, Joseph D. Born March 17, 1840, Crawford County, Penn- 
sylvania; father, Piatt Bunce (born February 2, 1809), moth- 
er, Marietta Petit Bunce (born January 13, 1815). First 
married to Sarah F. Barrett; after her death, to Mary E. 
Gibson; children: Kenny, Cora, Bradiste, by first wife; a 
daughter, Vera A., was born under marriage to second wife. 
Enlisted June 11, 1861, at Pickering, N. Y., in Company B, 
Thirty-fifth New York Volunteer Infantry; appointed Cor- 
poral November 1, 1861; Sergeant, September 18, 1862; 
mustered out June 5, 1863, and re-enlisted June 30, 1863, in 
Company A, Twentieth New York Cavalry ; discharged July 
31, 1865, near Manchester, Va. Resided at Sheldon until his 
death, February 3, 1904. Member A. F. & A. M. His first 
wife and three children are buried at Sheldon. 

Burke, Dr. F. Resides at Maryville, Mo. ; born January 24, 1839 
at Quincy, 111. ; father, Louis M. (born February 22, 1797, in 
Pennsylvania), mother, Isabella Whitford (born July 30, 
1804, in Pennsylvania). Married to Minerva Ellis Novem- 
ber 23, 1864. Enlisted August 2, 1861, at Des Moines in 
Company D, Second Iowa Cavalry, First Brigade, Third 
Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, Western Army; in battles 
of Fort Pillow, Corinth, Iuka, Rooneville, New Madrid. Pine 
Bluff, Grierson Raid, Jackson; injured at Memphis, Tenn. ; 
promoted to Eighth Corporal January 1, 1863; to Sixth Cor- 
poral May 1, 1863; discharged October 16, 1864, at Daven- 
port, Iowa. Settled in this county in 1872, residing two 
miles east of Primghar in Highland Township. Member 
Methodist Episcopal Church and G. A. R. 

Burnell, A. Livingston. Resides at Prairie Hill, Mo. ; born July 
16, 1843, at Havana, 111; father, Erasmus (born at Northamp- 
ton, Mass.), mother, Lavina (born at Lairdsville, Pa.). Mar- 
ried December 31, 1868; one daughter, Hettie Leota. En- 
listed July 31, 1861, Havana, 111., in Company C, Second Illi- 
nois Cavalry; re-enlisted as veteran; served in battles: Holly 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 31 

Springs, Hatchers Run, Ivy Farm, Spanish Fort, Fort 
Blakely; discharged January 3, 1866, at Springfield, 111. Set- 
tled at Sheldon 1894. Member Methodist Episcopal Church 
since 1866; A. F. & A. M. since July, 1864; Master Prairie 
Hill Lodge No. 566; member Eastern Star; M. W. A.; Royal 
Neighbors; served as Captain of Independent Cavalry Com- 
pany in Sioux and O'Brien Counties, 1882-1884, when com- 
pany was assigned to Sixth Regiment I. N. G. ; served in 
I. N. G. eleven years. 

Burnett, Robert. Born 1841, in Indiana; parents were born in 
France. Enlisted April, 1861, in Company E, Twenty-first 
Ohio Volunteer Infantry; discharged August, 1861. Resided 
at Sheldon, where he was member G. A. R., from whose 
records this statement is secured. 

Burnam, Horatio P. Born November 1, 1846, in New York state. 
Enlisted February 29, 1864, at Waterloo, Iowa, Company B, 
Twelfth Iowa Volunteer Infantry ; discharged January 20, 
1866, at Memphis, Tenn. Died January 10, 1905, and buried 
at Sheldon, Iowa. 

Burnham, William H. Born at Princeton, 111., November 11, 
1839; father, Stephen (born at Argyle, N. Y.), mother, Het- 
tie Ann (born March 9, 1804). Married to Elizabeth James 
September 18, 1866; children: Hiram, Grant, Ella. Enlisted 
February 11, 1864, at Dover, 111., Company B, Ninety-third 
Illinois Volunteer Infantry; transferred to Company D, Forti- 
eth Illinois Infantry, June, 1865; wounded in battle Altoona, 
Ga., October 5, 1864; discharged July 24, 1865, at Chicago. 
Died at Fulda, Minn., October 9, 1902, and buried at Prince- 
ton, Illinois. Settled in O'Brien County about 1892. 

Burnside, Albert C. Born 1844 in New York state. Enlisted 
September 22, 1862, at Eden, Fayette County, Iowa, Com- 
pany C, Sixth Iowa Infantry; discharged October, 1865, 
Sioux City, Iowa. Came to O'Brien County in 1869. 



32 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Burnworth, James. Resides at Calumet, Iowa; born in Hunting- 
ton County, Indiana; father and mother born in Ohio; mother 
was Sarah Menwines. Married August 11, 1868; children: 
William, Charles, R., Oscar L., Fannie, Dessie and Bertha. 
Enlisted November 20, 1863, Company D, One Hundred and 
Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry; served in battles 
Resaca, Ga., and Kingston, N. C. ; wounded at Nashville, 
Tenn. ; discharged August 29, 1865, at Charlotte, N. C. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County, 1904, at Calumet. Member G. A. R. 
and M. W. A. 

Burroughs, Jasper N. Born October 31, 1838, Delaware County, 
Ohio; father, John W., mother, Lydia Slack (both born in 
Ohio). Married to Nancy J. Eatherton July 2, 1864; children : 
John F., Cora M., Jasper N. Enlisted at Tankton, Delaware 
County, Ohio, and served in Civil War, but company and 
regiment have not been obtained. Settled in O'Brien County 
spring of 1870, southeast Y\ section 30, Liberty Township. 
Died March 3, 1884, and buried at Erie, O'Brien County, 
Iowa. 

Burroughs, John F. Resides 1007 E. Sixth Street, Pueblo, Colo. ; 
born Orange, Vt, January 16, 1842. Married December 16, 
1869; one child: C. F. Burroughs. Enlisted May 18, 1864, at 
Peoria, 111., Company G, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Illi- 
nois Infantry; discharged October 28, 1864, at Peoria. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County, section 10, Grant Township, spring 
of 1871. Was county supervisor 1874-1875. 

Butler, John H. Born at Rodgeville, Ohio ; father, John D. Butler 
(born Loraine County, Ohio), mother, Acsah Barr (born 
January 23, 1821, Elyria, Ohio). Married Mary E. Stewart 
November 28, 1875; children: Minnie E., Cora E., Hattie A., 
Herbert, Carl J., Stewart H. Enlisted October 8, 1864, Com- 
pany F, Fifteenth Michigan Infantry; made corporal August 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 33 

1, 1865; received injuries which ultimately caused his death; 
discharged at Little Rock, Ark., August 13, 1865. Settled at 
Sheldon in O'Brien County. Died at Sioux Falls, S. D., June 
4, 1905. Member Joe Hooker Post, G. A. R., Sioux Falls. 



Butler, J. D. Born at Lorraine County, Ohio, May 31, 1820; 
father, John D. Butler (born August 6, 1794, New York 
state), mother, Deborah Jennings (born March 10, 1794, Ver- 
mont). Married Acsah Barr, January 1, 1844; children: 
John H. (who served in Civil War, record last above), Mary 
O., Harriet A., Charles, and J. B. Enlisted September 21, 
1861, Bedford, Ohio, Company D, Forty-first Ohio Infantry; 
transferred to Company B, Regular United States Veteran 
Engineers, July 29, 1864. Settled in O'Brien County, at Shel- 
don, March 30, 1880. Died July 26, 1889, and buried at Santa 
Monica, Cal. Was member Christian Church and G. A. R. 



Butler, Richard. Born 1845, in New York state. Enlisted Sep- 
tember 19, 1862, at York, Delaware County, Iowa, in Com- 
pany G, Sixth Iowa Cavalry; discharged Sioux City, Iowa, 
October 17, 1865. Member Hartley Post G. A. R. Came to 
O'Brien County about 1876. 



Campbell, Benj. F. Resides Waterman Township, O'Brien 
County, at Old O'Brien; born September 12, 1845, Hunting- 
ton, Ohio; father, William Campbell (born in Scotland), 
mother (born Pittsburg, Pa.). Wife, Mattie; children: Mae, 
Howard, Carl, Glen. Enlisted January 4, 1864, in Company 
H, Sixty-seventh Ohio Infantry, First Brigade, Second Di- 
vision, Tenth Army Corps; served in battles at Chester Sta- 
tion, Deep Bottom, Chapins Farm, Fort Gregg, Petersburg, 
Appomattox and was at Lee's surrender; discharged De- 
cember 7, 1865, City Point, Va. Settled at Old O'Brien in 
1907. Member Custer Post, G. A. R. 



34 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Campbell, John W. Resides Primghar; born June 1, 1840, at 
Barnesville, Ohio; father, Samuel (born Guernsey County. 
Ohio, 1809), mother, Matilda A. Mead (born Anne Arundel 
County, Maryland, in 1814). Married Eliza E. Lyles Novem- 
ber 24, 1864; children: Oscar L., Samuel H., Anna M. (Rob- 
inson), and Martha J. (Powers). Enlisted November 12, 
1863, at Erie, Pa., in Captain Eaton's Company of Emergency 
State Militia, Departmental Corps of Monongahela Volun- 
teers, under command of General Brooks; discharged March 
26. 1864. Settled in O'Brien County March, 1892, at Prim- 
ghar. Member S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R., at Prim- 
ghar. 

Canfield, Asa G. Born in 1846, Ashtabula County, Ohio. En- 
listed August 31, 1864, in Company K, One Hundred and 
Seventy-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry ; discharged June 
24, 1865, at Greensboro, N. C. Resided in Floyd Township, 
O'Brien County, and member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. 
R.. Sheldon, Iowa, in 1889. 

Canfield, Luther H. Resides Sanborn, Iowa ; born April 24, 1833, 
at Ashtabula County, Ohio; father Acel Canfield (born Mont- 
pelier, Vt., 1805), mother, Sylvia M. (born Ashtabula Coun- 
ty. Ohio, 1812). Married his wife. Charlotte Ann, July 29, 
1860; children: Pearl. Francoise, Edward, Almon and Arthur. 
Enlisted August 14, 1861, at Ashtabula, Ohio, in Company A, 
Twenty-ninth Ohio Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Di- 
vision; transferred to Regimental Band September 20, 1861 : 
First Drummer Regimental Band ; served at Winchester, 
Culpepper Court House, Shenandoah Valley, Nashville, 
Guard on L. & N. R. R. ; lost right ear and had right eye in- 
jured. Five generations of his family have served in every 
war in which the United States has been engaged. Dis- 
charged July 2, 1862, at Galveston, Texas. Settled in O'Brien 
County March, 1881. Member Methodist Church, Kenyon 
Post No. 339, G. A. R., at Sanborn. He had four brothers 
and three brothers-in-law in the Civil War. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 35 



Carmen, Andrew. Lives at Cherokee, Iowa. Born February 16, 
1835, Green County, N. Y. ; father, Nathan (born March 3, 
1784, at Hempstead, L. I.), mother, Mary Gaibbard (born 
April 30, 1789, at Bristol, R. I.). Married to Emaline Graves, 
November 20, 1866; one step-daughter, Mrs. Emma Well- 
man. Enlisted October 31, 1864, at Grinnell, Iowa, Company 
C, Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry; discharged July 17, 1865, at 
Savannah, Ga. Settled in O'Brien County, southeast Y\ sec- 
tion 6, Dale Township, fall of 1871. Member Lutheran 
Church and Custer Post, G. A. R. 

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Carmichael, Solomon E. Born 1826 in North Carolina. Children: 
John A., Charles, James, Eva, Mary and Lydia. Enlisted 
August 4, 1862, at Chariton, Iowa, in Company K, Thirty- 
fourth Iowa Infantry; discharged May 23, 1863, at Brenton 
Barracks, Mo. Settled in the county in 1878, Grant Town- 
ship. Died March 11, 1898, and buried at Primghar. Mem- 
ber S. F. Jordan Post, G. A. R., Primghar. 

Carpenter, Thomas B. Born 1836 in Maine. Enlisted August 2, 
1862, in Company K, Twentieth Wisconsin Infantry; made 
Corporal and Sergeant; discharged July 14, 1865. Settled 
at Hartley in this county and member G. A. R. Post at that 
place about 1880. 

Carroll, Hugh Erwin. Born May 24, 1830, at Scranton, Pa.; son 
of George and Lydia Carroll. Married Mary Barrett August 
24, 1895. Enlisted September 16, 1864, at Caledonia, N. Y., 
in Company K, Fifteenth New York Engineer Corps ; partici- 
pated in battle Wilderness and wounded in leg and back; 
served as private artificer from December 24, 1864; dis- 
charged June 13, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va. Settled in county 
1880 at Sanborn. Died April 11, 1904. Member Methodist 
Episcopal Church; I. O. O. F. Lodge, and G. A. R. Post at 
Sanborn. 



36 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 



Carson, J. W. Born 1833. Bolivar, N. Y. Enlisted December 15, 
1863, Company K, Second Wisconsin Cavalry; discharged 
May 15, 1865. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at 
Sheldon, Iowa. 

Carter, Samuel A. Resides at Ash Creek, Minn; born February 
16, 1846, at Windsor, N. Y. ; father, H. W. Carter (born at 
Lynn, Mass., 1803), mother, Nancy English (born Dutchess 
County, N. Y., 1803). Married to Sarah Drake December 
20, 1866; children: Frank A., Fred L., Lillian (Winter), 
Charles. Enlisted August 22, 1862, Osage, Iowa, in Company 
K, Twenty-seventh Iowa, Second Brigade, Third Division, 
Sixteenth Corps; battles, Jackson, Corinth, Holly Springs, 
Little Rock, Tupelo, Old Town Creek; crossed Mississippi 
with Sherman, Red River Expedition with Banks, and with 
Price near Kansas City, Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., Fort 
Blakely and Mobile; promoted Corporal June 17, 1865; dis- 
charged August 18, 1865, at Clinton, Iowa. Settled at 
Primghar in 1889. Member Congregational Church; 
Masonic Lodge; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; 
A. A. O. N. M. S. ; Washburn Post No. 10, G. A. R., Egan, 
S. D. Mayor of Primghar 1892 and Sheriff of O'Brien 
County four years. 

Casey, John M. Born July 19, 1825, in Ohio. Married Melinda 
Saylor November 11, 1856; children: M. J., E. C, G. F., W. 
H. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Iowa City, Company A, 
Twenty-second Iowa, First Brigade, First Division ; served 
in about twenty battles, sieges and skirmishes ; discharged at 
Davenport August 3, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County spring 
of 1869, northeast 34 section 32 Highland. Died May 12, 
1902; buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee, Iowa. Member 
Methodist Episcopal Church since childhood ; Custer Post 
No. 25, G. A. R. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 37 

Castledine, William. Born May 27, 1827, Lincolnshire, England; 
father, Samuel (born in England, 1794), mother born in Eng- 
land, 1804. Married, first to Hannah Gadd in 1854; chil- 
dren : Anna M., and W. S. ; second marriage to Anna Nichols; 
no children. Enlisted August 14, 1862, at Walworth, near 
Elkhorn, Wis., Company K, Twenty-eighth Wisconsin In- 
fantry, and transferred to Company F, Twelfth United States 
Infantry January 28, 1863 ; served at Mine Run, Wilderness, 
Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Bristow's Station, Laurel 
Hill, Bethesda Church, Petersburg, Weldon R. R., People's 
Farm and Chapel House; discharged August 14, 1865, at 
Richmond, Va. Settled in county April, 1887, residing at 
Primghar. Died January 7, 1897, and buried at Primghar. 
Member Methodist Episcopal Church and S. F. Jordan Post, 
G. A. R., at Primghar. 

Chandler, Charles E. Resides at Soldier's Home, California. Born 
March 29, 1836, at Avon, Maine; father, Addison (born at 
Concord, N. H.), mother, Mary Sweet (born at Strong, 
Maine). Married Susan M. Edwards; children: Lavina and 
Leroy L. Enlisted July 1, 1861, Marion, Iowa, Company A, 
Sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Second Brigade, First Divi- 
sion, Fifteenth Army Corps, Army of Tennessee; promoted 
to Fourth Corporal January 1, 1864; re-enlisted January 26, 
1864; promoted to Fifth Sergeant April 30, 1865; battles: 
Athens, Mo., Shiloh, Coldwater, Miss., Black River, Miss., 
Siege Jackson, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, 
Kenesaw Mountain, Siege Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy, At- 
lanta, Columbia, S. C, Bentonville, S. C. ; discharged July 21, 
1865, Louisville, Ky. Settled in O'Brien County April, 1869, 
residing in east l / 2 northeast l /+ section 32 Center, and east l / 2 
southeast *4 section 24 Grant Township. Member Hiawatha 
Post, G. A. R., in Kansas; Commander Gordon Grange Post, 
Orange, Cal., in 1888; member Stanton Post No. 55, Los 
Angeles. 



38 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Chapman, DeWitt C. Resides at Primghar; born February 12, 
1826, in Medina County, Ohio; father, Cyrus (born at Caven- 
dish, Vt., 1789), mother, Jerusha Hosmer (born at Spring- 
field, Mass., 1801). Married to Ellen Kennedy, January 1, 
1851; children: Weston, Frank. Orrin, George, Elmer, 
Arthur, Jay, Roy. Enlisted February 24, 1864. at New 
Hampton, Iowa, in Company I, Second Iowa Cavalry ; ser- 
vice at Franklin and Nashville; discharged September 19, 
1865, at Selma. Ala. Settled in O'Brien County June, 1871, 
on east y 2 northwest % and west y 2 northeast J4 section 32 
Center Township. Member Adventist Church and S. F. Jor- 
dan Post No. 417, G. A. R. 

Charlton, Samuel R. Enlisted August 9, 1862, Company H, One 
Hundred and Twenty-third Pennsylvania Infantry; absent 
on sick leave at muster out of company in 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County, northeast )/\ section 4 Center Township, 
1878. Member Kenyon Post No. 339, G. A. R., Sanborn. 

Clark, Charles J. Resides at Talent, Ore. ; born 1835 in Ashtabula 
County, Ohio; father, John (born in New York), mother, 
Sylva Huff (born in Connecticut). Married Sarah M. Gay- 
lord, 1861; children: Rozell, Bertha, George J., Mary, Mark, 
Florence, Violet, Helen, Ruby, Fred. Enlisted August 14, 
1862, at Boscobel, Wis., in Company B, Thirty-third Wiscon- 
sin Infantry, Third Brigade, Fourth Division, Seventeenth 
Army Corps; transferred to Company H, June 5, 1864; served 
at Vicksburg, Coldwater, Black River, Champion Hill ; at- 
tacked with blindness but recovered; discharged December 
27, 1864, Cleveland, Ohio, on account of disability. Settled in 
O'Brien County, 1870, Center and Waterman Townships. 
Member G. A. R. Posts at Primghar and Medford, Ore. 



Clark, W. F. Formerly residing at Paullina, Iowa, is reported as 
having served in Union Army in Civil War. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 39 

Cleghorn, A. M. Born in Indiana. Married to Mary Saylor Oc- 
tober 11, 1856; children: Clarence, Will, Alpha, Carrie, 
Charlie, John, Lelia, Festus and Winfield. Enlisted August 
7, 1862, at Iowa City in Company A, Twenty-second Iowa 
Infantry; served in battles at Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar 
Creek, Vicksburg; was ruptured in service; discharged July 
2?, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. Settled in county, section 28 
Highland Township, 1870. Died September 13, 1901, and 
buried, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Primghar. Member G. A. R. 

Clements, Isaac. Resides at Primghar; born January 15, 1842, 
Sangamon County, Illinois; father, John (born 1800), 
mother, Lyda Smick (born 1804). Married Lydia M. Willert 
December 20, 1865; one child: Ella D. (Johnston). Enlisted 
August 27, 1862, at Dubuque, Company H, Sixteenth Iowa 
Infantry, Third Brigade, Fourth Division, Seventeenth Army 
Corps (Crocker's Iowa« Brigade) ; at battles Lafayette and 
Memphis, Tenn. ; Grand Gulf, Vicksburg, and Meridian, 
Miss. ; Rome, Kenesaw Mountain, Marietta, Atlanta, and 
Sherman's March to Sea; through Carolinas and at John- 
son's surrender and in Grand Review at Washington; pro- 
moted Fifth Corps January 19, 1865 ; discharged May 30, 
1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled in county May 14, 1871, 
southwest *4 section 6, Floyd Township. Member G. A. R. ; 
A. F. & A. M.; M. W. A. Settled at Dubuque in 1846 and 
since resided in Iowa ; County Recorder 1886 to 1890. Mem- 
ber Soldiers' Relief Commission of O'Brien County. 

Clements, John. Born July 3, 1844, Sangamon County, Illinois; 
father, John (born in Virginia, 1800), mother, Lyda Smick 
(born Kentucky, 1804). Married to Lotta Canfield 1866; 
children : three boys and three girls. Enlisted July 28, 1862, 
Dubuque County, Iowa, in Company C, Twenty-first Iowa 
Infantry; wounded in thigh at Black River Bridge in rear of 
Vicksburg, Miss., May 17, 1863. Promoted Fourth Sergeant 
May 15, 1865; discharged Baton Rouge, La., July 15, 1865. 



40 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Settled in county 1873. northwest }4 section, Carroll Town- 
ship. Died October 19, 1903. Member church ; G. A. R., and 
I. O. O. F. at Strawberry Point. Iowa. 

Cleveland, Erastus T. Resides Lake Villa, Illinois; born August 
26, 1844, at Columbia County, New York; father, John C. 
(born July 24, 1807, in New York state), mother, Mary Ann 
Tyler (born November 13, 1813). Married Caroline Marble 
November 30, 1867; children: John S., Katherine and Mary 
A. Enlisted July 13, 1862, at Avon. Lake County, 111., Com- 
pany B, Ninety-sixth Illinois Infantry; wounded in hand at 
Kenesaw Mountain, losing one finger of left hand ; dis- 
charged May 13, 1865, Nashville, Tenn. Settled in county 
March, 1882, at Sutherland. Member Ord Post, G. A. R., 
Sutherland. 

Coats, A. D. Born 1847, Dekalb County, Illinois. Enlisted May 
17, 1864, Company A, One Hundred Thirty-ninth Illinois 
Infantry; discharged October 28, 1864, Peoria, Illinois. 
Settled at Sheldon and member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., 
at that place in 1897. 

Coats, John S. Born January 2, 1844, at Independence, Ind. 
Married to Lizzie Briggs; children: Wilbur, William, Min- 
nie. Enlisted August 21, 1862, Company C, Twenty-seventh 
Iowa Infantry. Promoted to wagoner December 8, 1862; 
discharged August 8, 1865, at Clinton, Iowa. Settled in 
county February 26, 1901, at Sheldon. Died November 8, 
1905, Sheldon. Member Christian Church, McKenzie Post, 
No. 72, G. A. R. 

Cobb, Albert T. Born 1845, Orleans County, New York. En- 
listed February, 1862, at Dowagiac, in Company A, Nine- 
teenth Michigan Infantry; made Corporal August 5, 1862; 
mustered out September 5, 1862; re-enlisted Company M, 
First Michigan Cavalry, February 18, 1864; received bayo- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 41 

net wound in left leg; discharged June 21, 1865, Danville, 
Ky. Settled at Sheldon, in this county, and member Mc- 
Kenzie Post, No. 72, G. A. R., at that place. 

Cobb, George H. Resides at Eldora, Iowa; born February 25, 
1843, at Paw Paw, Mich.; father, Don A. (born 1811, in Con- 
necticut), mother, Mary Jane Newcomb. Married Eliza- 
beth Sarah Walker April 9, 1867; children: William A. 
Revalle, Frank, Amos, Azetta, Jeanette, Bessie, Josephine 
and Nellie. Enlisted September 16, 1861, at Eldora, Iowa, 
Company A, Twelfth Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, Third 
Division, Sixteenth Corps ; wounded and taken prisoner 
April 6, 1862, at Shiloh ; served battles Fort Henry, Fort 
Donelson, Raymond, Jackson, Black River Bridge, Vicks- 
burg, Brandon, Brownsville, White River, Spanish Fort; 
promoted from Eighth Corporal to Fourth Sergeant ; re- 
enlisted December 25, 1863 ; discharged January 20, 1866, at 
Memphis, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County July, 1871, Grant 
Township, section 24. Member E. C. Buckner Post, No. 
154, Eldora, Iowa. 

Colburn, Stephen A. Born 1844 in New York state. Enlisted 
July 11, 1862, Company C, Fourth Michigan Cavalry; re- 
enlisted August 15, 1864, Company C, Thirteenth Michigan 
Infantry; discharged at Washington, D. C, June 8, 1865. 
Member McKenzie Post, No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa. 

Colcord, George F. Born March 9, 1845, son of John L. and 
Mary Webster. Wife, Mary L. Windus; married May 7, 
1872; children: Grace B., Jessie C. Enlisted December 16, 
1863, Boston, Mass., Company L, First Massachusetts Heavy 
Artillery; wounded June 16, 1864, before Petersburg in his 
first engagement ; had been guarding Washington, D. C. ; lay 
in hospital eleven months, till discharged, June 26, 1865, at 
Portsmouth Grove, R. I. Settled in this county March, 1873, 
first locating at Sheldon, later at Sutherland, where he died 



42 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

February 9, 1902. Member I. O. O. F. ; M. W. A.; G. A. R. 
Practicing attorney and at one time postmaster at Suther- 
land. 

Cole, Felix G. Resides at Minneapolis, Minn. Born September 

15, 1840, Shaftsbury, Vt. ; father, David G. Cole (born at 
Shaftsbury, Vt., December 25, 1805), mother, Caroline 
Stickel (born Hillsdale, Ky., May 29, 1807). Married to 
Caroline M. Beebe November 14, 1863; children: David G., 
Minne A., John F., Robert L., Fred M., Edward C, Max O., 
Nellie M. Enlisted August 19, 1861, at Bennington, Vt., 
Company A, Fourth Vermont Infantry, Second Brigade, 
Second Division, Sixth Corps ; promoted Corporal June 6, 
1863; battles, Bull Run, Savage Station, Antietam, Williams- 
burg, Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, Cedar Creek, Fisher's 
Mill ; wounded in leg at Wilderness ; taken prisoner at Peters- 
burg; in Belle Island, Libby and Andersonville prisons until 
June 23, 1864; paroled at close of war; discharged April 24, 
1865, at Brattleboro, Vt. Settled in O'Brien County, at Shel- 
don, October, 1879. Member Appomattox Post, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

Cole, Jesse. Resides at Marshalltown, Iowa ; born Lincolnshire, 
England; father, Thomas (born May 16, 1803, in England), 
mother, Elizabeth Brown (born August 15, 1805, in Eng- 
land). Married Chloe E. Stewart September 30, 1868; chil- 
dren: Clark S., Grace A., Harris B., Clara E., Merrill H., 
Willis B., Earl S. Enlisted September 21, 1861, at Green- 
bush, Wis., as Brigade and Commissary Sergeant, Eighth 
Wisconsin Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Fif- 
teenth Army Corps, Second Brigade, First Division, Six- 
teenth Army Corps; participated in forty-three battles and 
skirmishes at Fredericktown, Mo. ; New Madrid, Island No. 
10, and assaults on Corinth, Iuka and Vicksburg; promoted 
to Commissary Sergeant from Company B November 1, 
1864; discharged at Madison, Wis., September 5, 1865. Set- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 43 

tied at Sheldon in O'Brien County, October, 1887. Member 
Northwestern Iowa Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, 
being presiding elder of the Sheldon district for six years; 
now Chaplain Iowa Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown; Depart- 
ment Chaplain of Iowa one year; Chaplain in Chief, G. A. R., 
one year. 

Coleman, Philo G. Born June 28, 1821, North Lansing, New 
York; father, Nathaniel (born at Urange, N. Y.), mother, 
Polly Guernsey (born July 8, 1785, Connecticut). Married 
Rachel Baldwin April 13, 1848; children: Helen, Mary, 
Henry, Wellington, Ida. Enlisted August 13, 1862, North 
Lansing, N. Y., in Company G, One Hundred and Ninth 
New York Infantry; served in battles Wilderness, Peters- 
burg, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor ; injured while on duty at 
City Point; discharged June 4, 1865, at Delaney House, D. C. 
Settled O'Brien county, 1872, Waterman Township. Died 
September 19, 1893, and buried at Sutherland. Two grand- 
fathers were in Revolutionary War; one brother in Civil 
War; three grandsons in Spanish-American War. 

Collett, George Washington, Darlington Mo. ; born August 1, 
1841, at Lexington, N. C. ; father, John (born at Greensburg, 
N. C, 1800), mother, Sallie Green (born Randolph County, 
North Carolina). Married Frankie Winslow March 13, 1866; 
children: Jane, Sophia, Anna, Eliza. Enlisted January 27, 
1864, at Salem, Ind., Company B, Sixteenth Indiana Infantry, 
First Division, Thirteenth Corps; transferred to Thirteenth 
Indiana Cavalry June 29, 1865 ; service at Richmond, Ky., 
Mansfield, La. ; Nelson Hill, Ark. ; shot through right leg at 
Richmond; shot through left thigh at Donaldsonville, La.; 
discharged November 24, 1865, at Vicksburg, Miss. Settled 
in O'Brien County about 1882, at Primghar. Member 
G. A. R. Post No. 311, Ford City, Mo.; K. of P.. and 
I. O. O. F. at Darlington, Mo. 



44 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Compton, W. A. Resides at Hartley, Iowa; born July 22, 1836. 
Indiana County, Pennsylvania; father, John (born New- 
Jersey, 1802), mother, Susana (born in Indiana County, 
Pennsylvania). Married to Margaret A. Smith March 10, 
1859; children: Wesley and Laura (Scott). Enlisted August 
21, 1862, Company B, Eleventh Pennsylvania Infantry, Sec- 
ond Division, Fifth Army Corps; later consolidated with 
Company A, One Hundred and Ninetieth Pennsylvania In- 
fantry; battles, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Second Battle 
Wilderness; seven weeks to Richmond and Appomattox; in 
army service contracted dysentery, stomach and liver trouble 
and bleeding piles; discharged June 1, 1865, at Arlington 
Heights, Harrisburg, Pa. Settled in O'Brien County May 1, 
1871, and homesteaded southeast }4 section 12, Grant Town- 
ship. Member Methodist Episcopal Church, and G. A. R. 

Conaway, Adolphus. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa ; born Decem- 
ber 14, 1841, Knox County, Ohio; father, B. Conaway (born 
in Maryland), mother, Nancy (born in Washington, Pa.). 
Married Alice V., his wife, January 23, 1868; children: Fred, 
Nancy, Ruth, Earl, Isabelle, Pearl, Charley. Enlisted May 
14, 1864, Iroquois, 111., Company B, One Hundred and Thirty- 
fourth Illinois Infantry; discharged October 25, 1864, Chi- 
cago. Settled in O'Brien County, 1882. Member Primghar 
Lodge, I. O. O. F. 

Conrad, W. H. Resides at Pomona, Cal. ; born December 10, 
1843, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Married Hattie Bank- 
September 9, 1866; children: Jessie, Lyman, Lillie, Mattie, 
Levina, Blanche. Enlisted December 28, 1863, La Crosse, 
Wis., Company B, Fourteenth Wisconsin Infantry, Second 
Brigade, First Division, Sixteenth Corps; battles at Vicks- 
burg, Tupelo, Spanish Fort, Nashville, Pleasant Hill ; dis- 
charged October 9, 1865, Madison, Wis. Settled in O'Brien 
County August 16, 1881, at Hartley. Member Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 45 

Cook, George H. Resides at Primghar ; born November 29, 1823, 
Newark, N. J.; father, Epophras Cook (born October 4, 1801, 
in New Jersey), mother, Abbie M. Bacorn (born November 
24, 1802, in New Jersey). First wife, Katherine M. ; married 
May 4, 1845; one child: John B. ; second wife, Harriet S. ; 
married July 19, 1890. Enlisted August 9, 1862, Shabney 
Grove, 111., Company E, One Hundred and Fifth Illinois In- 
fantry; transferred to Engineer Corps, August 15, 1864; 
battles, Stone River, wounded and lost hearing; shot in left 
arm Coon Mountain, Tenn. ; shot in right thigh Maxson 
Ridge, Tenn; discharged June, 1865, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Settled in Primghar November, 1887. Member I. O. O. F., 
S. F. Jordan Post, G. A. R., Primghar. 

Cook, Harmon. Born 1842, Hendricks County, Indiana. En- 
listed May 20, 1864, Dallas County Iowa, Company C, 
Forty-sixth Iowa Infantry; discharged September 23, 1864, 
Davenport, Iowa. Member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., Shel- 
don, Iowa. Came to O'Brien County, 1871. 

Cook, Uriah. Born 1842 in Indiana. Enlisted September 7, 1864, 
Company K, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry; discharged June 2, 
1865, Washington, D. C. Resided at Sheldon. Member Mc- 
Kenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. 

Cookinham, C. O. Resides at Ayreshire, Iowa; born June 30, 
1846, Watertown, N. Y. ; son of John and Diantha Farley 
Cookinham. Married Elizabeth McDonald December 23, 
1870; children: Charles, John, Edna, Guy, Glenn, Ivo and 
Leo. Enlisted August 12, 1862, Rome, N. Y., Company F, 
One Hundred and Seventeenth New York Infantry, First 
Brigade, Second Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps; 
service at Fort Ripley on Potomac; here received broken 
arm ; at Fort Fisher, Raleigh, Petersburg Heights, Bermuda 
Hundred, and all engagements of the Army of the James; 
discharged June 8, 1865, Raleigh, N. C. Settled O'Brien 



46 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

County spring of 1881, first in Omega Township and then in 
Primghar. Member Congregational Church and S. F. Jordan 
Post, G. A. R., at Primghar. 

Copping, Edward J. A survivor of the Civil War. Settled in 
O'Brien County, south y 2 southwest l /\ section 24, Floyd 
Township, 1880. 

Copping, George W. Resides at 735 First Street, Pasadena, Cal. ; 
born in England August 12, 1844; son of Thomas and Ann 
Copping, who were born in England. Married to wife, Mary 
E., February 7, 1867; children: Thaddeus G., Millicent B., 
Wallace H. and Carleton W. Enlisted October 18, 1861, 
Walworth, N. Y., in Company F, Ninety-eighth New York 
Infantry ; served in Peninsula Campaign ; Peach Orchard, 
Yorktown, Parkersburg.Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, seven days' 
fight at Malvern Hill, Drury's Bluff, Wilderness, Cold Har- 
bor, Petersburg; slightly wounded at Drury's Bluff by hav- 
ing gun shot to pieces in hand; discharged October 18, 1864, 
Capin's Farm, Virginia. Settled in O'Brien County, 1872, 
southwest % section 14, Floyd Township. Member Marvin 
Mills Post, G. A. R., Central City, Iowa. 

Cottle, Charles. Born at Bucksport, Me. ; father, Clark (born in 
Maine), mother, Almira (born in Massachusetts). Married 
wife, Emma, 1873; one child: Ethel. Enlisted October 16, 
1861, Company B, Eighteenth Wisconsin Infantry; taken 
prisoner at Shiloh ; ruptured in service ; discharged as Ser- 
geant, March 14, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County, 1875, at 
Sheldon. Died 1893, at Eugene, Ore. Member I. O. O. F. 

Cottle, F. S. Resides at Colville, Wash. ; born at Bucksport, Me. ; 
son of Clark and Almira Cottle, who were born in Maine and 
Massachusetts respectively. Married his wife, Kate, 1866; 
children : Earl and May. Enlisted April 6, 1865, Company E, 
Thirty-ninth Illinois Infantry; discharged December 6, 1865. 
Settled in O'Brien county at Sheldon about 1875. . 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 47 

Countryman, Elias H. Resides at Paullina, Iowa ; born January 
10, 1843, at Liberty, N. Y. ; father, Cornelius (born at Ulster 
County, New York), mother, Rachel Scott (born Orange 
County, New York). Married Lydia U. Bailey September 
4, 1866; children: Walter A., Mae U., Rachel P., Cora E., 
Logan L. Enlisted November 11, 1861, Avoca, Wis., in 
Company K, Fourteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 
Seventeenth Corps ; wounded in Corinth and took part in fol- 
lowing battles: Shiloh, Corinth, Siege Vicksburg, Iuka, Big 
Shanty, Baker's Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Nashville, Span- 
ish Fort; wounded at Atlanta July 16, 1864; discharged Oc- 
tober 9, 1865, at Mobile, Ala. Settled in Paullina, this county, 
April, 1907. Member Lyon Post No. 11, G. A. R., Grand 
Island, Neb. His service includes a re-enlistment in same 
company, December 11, 1863. 

Cowan, Joseph. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa ; born Robinstown, 
Me.; father, James S. (born in Scotland), mother, Mary Jane 
Pickell (born Eastport, Me.). Married Elizabeth Cleveland 
October 25, 1855. Enlisted Oshkosh, Wis., December 21, 
1861, Company B, Third Wisconsin Cavalry, Second Brigade, 
Third Division, Seventh Army Corps; Commissary Sergeant; 
battles, Perry Grove, Pea Ridge; transferred to reorganize 
Company B February 1, 1865; discharged September 8, 1865, 
Madison, Wis. Settled in O'Brien County January 1, 1871, 
at Sutherland. Member E. O. C. : Ord Post. G. A. R. 



Crain, John C. Resides at Atwood, 111.; born March 1, 1845, 
Piatt County, Illinois; father, William H. (born in Kentucky), 
mother, Eliza (born in Indiana). Married Elizabeth Clapp; 
children : Thomas, Otis, Charles, Virgil, Walter and Arthur. 
Enlisted August 13, 1862, at Bement, 111., Company H, One 
Hundred and Seventh Illinois Infantry, Fourth Brigade, 
Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps; wounded in right 
leg at Atlanta, on the March to Sea; Knoxville, Nashville, 



48 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

and Chattanooga ; discharged July 3, 1865. Settled near 
Hartley in O'Brien County, October, 1882. Member First 
Church of Christ and G. A. R., Atwood, 111. 

Crampton, Palmer. Born 1831. Enlisted August 10, 1863, Com- 
pany F, Twenty-sixth Iowa Infantry ; gunshot wound right 
fore arm at Jonesboro, Ga., August 31, 1864, and again 
wounded September 1, 1864; promoted Fourth Corporal Sep- 
tember 4, 1864; discharged January 25, 1865, St. Louis, Mo. 
Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. Iowa, 
in 1892. 

Creamer, Ancil L. Resides at Primghar, Iowa ; born February 
16, 1846, at Waldoboro, Me.; father, Charles (born 1801), 
mother, Mary Achorn (born 1811), both at same town. Mar- 
ried Frances M. Stanley November 17, 1868; children: 
Clarence H., Charles B., Edson L., Mary E. and Ancil B. 
Enlisted September 10, 1862, at Waldoboro, Me., in Com- 
pany A, Twenty-first Maine, Chapin's Brigade, Center Di- 
vision of Banks' Army ; service, main engagements at Baton 
Rouge and Port Hudson; discharged September 25, 1863, at 
Augusta, Me. Settled in county in 1872, residing till 1900 on 
northeast *4 section 20, Center Township. He had a brother 
who enlisted in the Civil War from Maine. 

Creamer, John H. Born 1836. Enlisted October 2, 1861, Atchi- 
son, Kan., Company C, Eighth Kansas Infantry; re-enlisted 
January 1, 1864, at Strawberry Plains; discharged November 
28, 1865, San Antonio, Tex. 

Crist, Jobe H. Resides at Eldora, Iowa; born June 5, 1842, at 
Rock Island, 111.; father, William (born April 15, 1796, 
Marion County, Indiana), mother, Catherine DeFord (born 
May 10, 1808). Married Louisa Adams November 27, 1864; 
children: Augustus, Harvey, Nettie, Cora, Clara, Jessie. 
Enlisted September 26, 1861, Eldora, Iowa, Company A, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 49 



Twelfth Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, Fif- 
teenth Corps; engagements at Army, Miss.; Fort Henry, 
Tenn. ; Fort Donelson, Tenn. ; wounded October 4, 1862, at 
Corinth, Miss.; discharged April 5, 1864, Mound Valley, 111. 
Settled O'Brien County, 1871, in section 14, Grant Township. 

Crocker, H. M. Resides at Aberdeen, S. D. ; born April 1, 1844, 
Madison, Lake County, Ohio; father, Alonzo (born April 20, 
1819, Amherst, Ohio), mother, Marie H. Sweatland, Madi- 
son, Ohio. Married to C. Elizabeth Sherman June 9, 1869; 
children : Frank and Helen (Metcalf). Enlisted May 30, 1862, 
at Elyria, Ohio, Company I, Eighty-fourth Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry; mustered out September 20, 1862; re-enlisted De- 
cember 18, 1863, Company E, One Hundred and Twenty- 
eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was never in battle; guard- 
ing prisoners on Johnson's Island; father in same company; 
was First Sergeant of Company E; acting Sergeant Major 
when mustered out of service, September 20, 1865, at Camp 
Chase, Ohio. Settled at Sheldon February, 1887. Member 
McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. ; K. of P.; O. E. S. ; Blue 
Lodge Masons; Knights Templar; A. A. O. N. M. S. 

Croson, Thomas H. Resides at Winterset, Iowa; born September 
26, 1844, at Alexandria, Va. ; father, T. J. (born Prince Will- 
iam County, Virginia), mother, Maranda M. (born April 18, 
1818, in Maryland). Married M. J. Macreight; children: 
Harry V., H. L. Hoffa, H. R. and S. E. Rhodes. Enlisted 
January 14, 1864, Aledo, Illinois, Company A, Thirtieth Illi- 
nois Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, Seventeenth 
Corps; wounded at Kenesaw Mountain; service under Sher- 
man in March to Sea ; discharged June 2, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County, 1881, on farm in Franklin Township. 
Charter member Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn; mem- 
ber Presbyterian Church and G. A. R. Post at Winterset, 
Iowa. 



50 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Culbertson, John S. Resides 126 East Sixty-fifth Street, Seattle, 
Wash.; born March 19, 1844, Lawrence County, Illinois; 
father, Robert B. (born in Ohio) ; mother, Lavina David. 
Married Sarah J. Thomas, February 16, 1849, at Mineral 
Point, Wisconsin; children: Solon H., Robert B., May A., 
Mabel H., Albert B., Luther P., Leonard, Mattie C, Julia A., 
Irvin I., Floyd F., Guy R. Enlisted July 16, 1862, at Mifflin, 
Wisconsin, in Company F, Twentieth Wisconsin Infantry, 
Second Brigade, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps; 
engagements at Prairie Grove, Van Buren, Vicksburg, Ya- 
zoo City, Fort Morgan, Mobile ; was in hospital with 
chronic diarrhea; discharged July 14, 1865, Galveston, Tex. 
Settled in O'Brien County April 1871, southeast *4 section 4, 
Highland Township. Member Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Culp, James R. Resides near Paullina, Iowa. Born September 
10, 1844, in Virginia. Father, Edward (born February 26, 
1820; mother, Catharine (born December 16, 1818). Married 
to wife, Georgia; children: Elmer, Albert, Edward, Rachel, 
and Catherine. Enlisted August 15, 1865, Denver Colo., 
Company B, Third Colorado Cavalry ; discharged at Denver, 
Colo., December 28, 1865. Settled in this county. Union 
Township, March 20, 1885. 

Cummings, Robert. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Wheatland, 
Clinton County, Iowa, as Seventh Corporal, Company I, 
Twenty-sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry ; promoted to Third 
and First Corporal, Second and First Sergeant, and Novem- 
ber 28, 1863, promoted to First Lieutenant; served with his 
regiment in all battles in Sherman's March to the Sea, Ben- 
tonville, N. C., and others ; discharged with regiment June 6, 
1865, at Washington, D. C. Formerly lived at Sutherland in 
O'Brien County, Iowa; came to county, 1882; removed to 
Colorado, where he died. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 51 

Damon, Ammon H. Born in 1838 in New York state. Enlisted 
January 10, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa, Company A, Eigh- 
teenth Iowa, for one year's service. Formerly resided in 
Floyd Township, this county. 

Daniels, Isaac. Resides at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Born May 5, 
1845, at Harford, Pa. ; father, Isaac, and mother, Emlira 
(both born in Orange County, N. Y.). Married to Patience 
Vance March 9, 1865; children: Ettie M., Elvira A., Frank 
E., Edna C. Enlisted September 25, 1861, Nicholson, Pa., in 
Company I, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Infantry, Second Brigade, 
Third Division, Ninth Army Corps; engagements at Port 
Royal, White Sulphur Springs, Groveton, Gainesville, Second 
Battle of Bull Run, Chantilly, White House; wounded at 
Chantilly, Va., September 1, 1862; sick at hospital until dis- 
charged, September 26, 1864, at Washington, D. C. Settled 
in O'Brien County March 9, 1874, living in Franklin Town- 
ship for 32 years. Member Onyx Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at 
Sanborn, and Kenyon Post No. 339, G. A. R., at same place. 

Daniels, James E. Resides at Genoa Junction, Wis. ; born August 
26, 1826, Franklin, Delaware County, N. Y. Married his 
wife, Sarah E., August 9, 1867; children: Jennie, May, Lucy. 
Enlisted April 17, 1861, at Kenosha, Wis., in Company G, 
First Wisconsin Infantry; later assigned to Company E, 
same regiment; made sergeant; engagements at Martins- 
burg, Va., etc.; discharged April 21, 1861, at Milwaukee; re- 
enlisted and discharged April 25, 1862, for disability. Settled 
in county at Primghar, 1874; belonged to four G. A. R. posts 
at different times: Sutherland, Primghar, Danborn and Shel- 
don. Mrs. Daniels is a member of the W. R. C. and Daugh- 
ters of Liberty. 

Darnell, Mortimer B. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born in Cham- 
paign County, Ohio; father, Wm. Darnell (born in Mason 
County, Ky., 1796) ; mother, Mary Latta (born in Maryland, 



52 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

1805). Married; children: Mortimer, Lettie, Caroline, Sarah 
and Homer L. Enlisted October 2, 1861, at Mount Pleasant, 
Iowa, in Company E, First Iowa Cavalry; on November 1, 
1861, was transferred for promotion as sergeant to Company 
B. Eighteenth United States Infantry; served a little over 
two years, at Shiloh, Mill Springs, Perryville, etc. ; discharged 
at Louisville, Ky., on account of disability. Settled at Shel- 
don in 1883. 

Davids, George B. Born July 4, 1834, Rutland Vt. Married 
Sarah A. Rogers March 10, 1864; one daughter: Louise (Mc- 
Neill). Enlisted from New York state and served in the 
navy, including three months on ship Tennessee, watching 
for blockade runners off Charleston, S. C. Settled in O'Brien 
County July 2, 1880, northeast 34 section 7 and southwest Y\ 
section 5, Summit Township. Member Masonic order and 
G. A. R. at Sanborn. 

Davis, George W. Born August 27, 1835, in Ohio; father, Cyrus 
(born in New York state) ; mother, Sarah A. Willits (born in 
Ohio). Married Nancy R. Marmon December 25, 1856; chil- 
dren: Gertrude A., Chester, Annie, Ada J., Leona, Clayton 
A., Fred C. Enlisted December 29, 1863, Marion Township, 
Henry County, Iowa, in Company K, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; 
promoted to farrier July 1, 1864; discharged August 8, 1865, 
at Atlanta, Ga. Settled 1879 at Primghar, residing at that 
place and later at Sheldon. Died March 1, 1905, and buried at 
Shenandoah, Iowa. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. 
R., at Sheldon and later at the Post at Shenandoah. Mem- 
ber Christian Church. 

Davis, Edgar J. Sheldon, Iowa ; born April 5, 1844, Winnebago 
County, 111. ; father, Nathan (born 1817 in Canada) ; mother, 
Bessie Hawkins (born in England, 1822). Married Mariette 
Mitchell, March, 1869; children: Eva A., Frank E., Inez M., 
Fanny A., Leroy L. Enlisted January 7, 1862, at Pecatonica, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 53 

111., in Company A, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, First Brigade, 
First Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac; re-en- 
listed as veteran and sent West February 29, 1864, being 
transferred to Company A, as consolidated, as sergeant; en- 
gagements: Darksville, Va., Harper's Ferry, Antietam; shot 
in foot here and in hospital six weeks ; in Stoneman raid; cav- 
alry fights and Kelly's Ford, Aldie Gap, Gettysburg; in Red 
River campaign; in Tennessee at close of war and then 
Texas; discharged at Springfield, 111., June 15, 1866. Settled 
in O'Brien County March 1, 1882, at Sheldon. Member G. A. 
R. Post at Sanborn. 

Davis, Jerome B. Born in Maryland ; father, Middleton, and 
mother, Mary (both born in same state). Married and chil- 
dren as follows : Wm. H., Albert G., Middleton F., Mary M., 
Levina and Caroline. Enlisted August 11, 1862, Hartford, 
Iowa, as musician in Company B, Thirty-fourth Iowa, Second 
Brigade, Second Division, Thirteenth Corps; participated in 
siege and capture of Arkansas Post September 11, 1863; 
battles: Vicksburg. Brownsville, Mobile, Fort Esperanza; 
siege of Fort Morgan, August 23, 1864; promoted to drum 
major May 1, 1864; transferred to Thirty-fourth Iowa No- 
vember 12, 1864, on consolidation of companies; discharged 
February, 1865. Settled in section 26, Liberty Township, 
March, 1870. Died February 2, 1899. Member Kinsman 
Post No. 27, G. A. R., Des Moines, Iowa. 

Davis, Joshua, W. Resides at Eagle Rock, Missouri; born Sep- 
tember 1, 1838, Fayette County, Ohio, a son of David and 
Hannah Davis. Married wife, Susanna H., June 13, 1859. 
Enlisted at Benton County, Iowa, September 24, 1862, in 
Company H, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, serving as Second Farrier; 
discharged October 17, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in 
the county June, 1872, residing at Primghar and later at Shel- 
don. 



54 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Davis, L. E. Born 1840. Enlisted December 4, 1861, in Company 
C, Eighteenth Wisconsin Infantry ; received gunshot wound 
in head at Shiloh, Tenn., April 7, 1862; discharged March 14, 
1865. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon, 
Iowa. 

Davis, Thomas E. Born August 19, 1826, in Wales. Married 
Sarah Lawson, 1866; children: John, Mary, Rachel, William 
J., Fred. Enlisted September 15, 1861, at Oro City, Colo., in 
Company E, First Colorado Cavalry; discharged November 
28, 1864, at Denver. Settled in county May 1, 1881, at Hart- 
ley. Died June 6, 1907. Belonged to A. F. & A. M. and G. 
A. R. Post at Marshalltown. Buried at Hartley. 

Day, Harley. Born 1842. Enlisted June 28, 1862, at Canton in 
Company K, One Hundred and Sixth New York Infantry; 
made first sergeant August 27, 1862; captured July 9, 1864, 
at Monocacy and paroled April 16, 1865; commissioned but 
not mustered as Second Lieutenant June 29, 1865 ; discharged 
July 3, 1865, at Washington. Settled in county, 1871, north- 
west 34 section 26, Carroll Township, afterwards residing at 
Primghar and Sanborn ; was a practicing attorney, a county 
supervisor, 1873 and 1874; county superintendent of schools, 
1878 to 1881 inclusive. Died February 7, 1903, and buried 
at Minot, N. D. 

Deacon, John R. Born in Ireland, a son of David and Margaret 
Deacon; first wife, Annie; second, Cornelia Tuttle Tippling: 
three children by first wife : William, James and Thomas. 
Enlisted August 15, 1861, at Ripon, Wis., in Company C, 
First Wisconsin Cavalry; transferred to Field and Staff as 
Regular Hospital Steward of First Wisconsin Cavalry, June 

1, 1864; discharged September 1, 1864, at Cartersville, Ga. 
Resided at Sheldon and died and was buried there in 1888. 
Member Methodist Episcopal Church and McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 55 

DeLong, Abram. Resides at Salem, Ore. ; born March 9, 1844, at 
Ripley, N. Y. ; father, Awry DeLong (born at Herkimer, N. 
Y., January 10, 1807) ; mother, Polly Fox (born same place 
May 11, 1806). Married to Emma Ludwick, January 1, 1867; 
children : Laure, Willia, Grace, Jay, Augusta, Earl, Myra, 
John, Bernard, Mildred, Blanche and Adra. Enlisted August 
13, 1862, at Clinton County, Mich., in Company G, Twenty- 
third Michigan Infantry, Second Brigade, Second Division, 
Twenty-third Corps ; battles of Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, 
Buzzard's Roost, Burnt Hickory, Big Shanty, Atlanta, Dallas, 
Altoona, Snake Creek, Jonesboro, Nashville, Franklin, Straw- 
berry Plains, Wilmington, Rome, Spring Hill ; discharged 
June 28, 1865, at Salisbury, N. C. Settled in county 1879 at 
Sanborn. Member Methodist Episcopal Church and G. A. R. 

Denny, George. Born 1847. Enlisted February, 1864, in Com- 
pany K, Eleventh Michigan Infantry; discharged August, 
1865. 

Denny, Henry. Born in England, 1833. Married and had three 
children, a daughter and two sons. Enlisted January 4, 1865, 
at Mattoon, 111., in Company E, Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry; 
made sergeant ; discharged November 23, 1865. Settled in 
county 1876, Floyd Township. Died 1879 and buried in Shel- 
don Cemetery. 

Dewey, Cyrus I. Resides at Osceola, Mo.; born 1847, in Man- 
chester, Mich. ; father, Cyrenus J. Dewey (born in Vermont) ; 
mother, Beulah Wilcox (born in Vermont). Married 
Rhoada, his wife, 1878; children: Harlan, Esther, Fred, Nel- 
lie. Enlisted February 26, 1864, at Detroit, in Company K, 
Eleventh Michigan Infantry; transferred to Company K, as 
reorganized April 15, 1865; made corporal May 8, 1865; 
served in battles at Peach Tree Creek and Kenesaw Moun- 
tain; discharged September 16, 1865, at Detroit, Mich. Mem- 
ber Christian Church and G. A. R. Post. Settled in county 
at Primghar in 1873. 



56 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Dewey, James T. Resides at Primghar ; born August 8, 1842, at 
York, Mich.; father, C. J., and mother, Beulah Wilcox (born 
in Vermont) ; is a brother of Cyrus Dewey last above. Mar- 
ried wife, Lizzie E., April 10, 1867; children: Hattie B., Nel- 
lie M., and Eddie. Enlisted August 1, 1861, in Company H, 
First Michigan Infantry, Fifth Corps; from January, 1863, to 
April, 1864, was attached to Company K, Fifth United States 
Artillery; served in battles at Bull Run, Fredericksburg, 
Gaines Mills, Malvern Hill, Spottsylvania C. H., North Anne 
River, Petersburg, Gettysburg; wounded at Malvern Hill 
August 12, 1862; re-enlisted March 15, 1865, in Company H, 
Eighteenth Michigan Infantry, and joined regiment at 
Huntsville, Ala., March 26, 1865; transferred to Company E, 
Ninth Infantry, June 25, 1865 ; discharged August 31, 1864, at 
North Weldon, Va., under first enlistment; finally mustered 
out September 15, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County April, 
1871, homesteading land on section 12, Highland Township. 
Member Methodist Episcopal Church. 

DeWitt, Clinton. Resides at Lennon, S. D. ; born December 12, 
1837, in Holmes County, Ohio; son of David and Rachel 
DeWitt; married wife, Melissa R., June 12, 1892; adopted 
children: Edgar, Frederick, Maude. Enlisted June 1, 1861, at 
Oxford, Mahaska County, Iowa, in Company H, Third Iowa 
Infantry, Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Fifteenth Corps; 
transferred to Company I, July 8, 1864; enlisted as private 
and mustered out as Captain ; served in battles of Blue Mills, 
Shiloh, Corinth, Siege Vicksburg, Jackson, Grand Bluff, Fort 
Gibson, Champion Hill, Atlanta, March to Savannah and 
Grand Review at Washington ; wounded four times ; re-en- 
listed December 17, 1863; taken prisoner March 27, 1865, 
near Goldsboro, N. C. ; discharged July 12, 1865, at Louis- 
ville, Ky. Settled in county at Sanborn in 1887. Member of 
Presbyterian Church, I. O. O. F., and G. A. R. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 57 



DeWitt, James A. Born 1822, a son of Mathew and Jane Ammer- 
man DeWitt. Married Phoebe Streeter July, 1842; children: 
John M., Russell M., Willard W., Abbie J., Charles H. En- 
listed August 14, 1862, at Auburn, N. Y., in Company C, 
Ninth New York Heavy Artillery; mustered in as corporal in 
Company C, One Hundred Thirty-eighth New York Infan- 
try, August 14, 1862; was wounded at Cedar Creek; dis- 
charged July 6, 1865, at Washington. Settled in county in 
1873 at Old O'Brien. Died May, 1878. Member of Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church. 

DeWitt, Russell. Born October 17, 1848, at Auburn, N. Y., a son 
of James A. DeWitt last above. Married Nellie Taylor May, 
1878; children : Russell and Olive. Enlisted August 30, 1864, 
at Auburn, N. Y., in Company C, Ninth New York Heavy Ar- 
tillery ; participated in battles at Cedar Creek and Peters- 
burg; discharged July 12, 1865, at Washington. Settled in 
county in 1870 at Old O'Brien ; died January 14, 1894, at Des 
Moines. Member G. A. R., K. P., and M. W. A. 

DeWitt, William C. Born 1840 in Ohio; first wife, Betty Selix, 
whom he married in 1862; second wife, Amelia McDonald, 
married June 3, 1877; children by first wife: Mary, Jennie, 
Willie, Dora, Belle, Lettie ; by second wife: John, Sherman, 
Maggie and Agnes. Enlisted March 21, 1864, in Company B, 
Ninety-first Ohio Infantry; discharged June 24, 1865. Set- 
tled in this county 1882 at Sanborn; died January 12, 1908, 
at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. at Sanborn. 

Didiott, Charles A. Enlisted December 19, 1861, at Hillsboro, 
Wis., in Tenth Wisconsin Light Artillery; on March 31, 1862, 
he was transferred to Ninth Battery Light Artillery; after his 
discharge he re-enlisted as veteran volunteer in the Ninth 
Battery Light Artillery May 1, 1864; made corporal February 
10, 1865; discharged September 30, 1865, at Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kans. Settled in O'Brien County about 1869, on 
northwest x /\ section 36, Grant Township. 



58 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Diggins, Geo. H. Resides at Spencer, Iowa ; born September 4. 
1843, at Harvard, 111. ; father, Franklin, and mother, Lucinda 
Diggins (born in Vermont). Married Alice E. Barry in 1869; 
children: Ida E., Lottie A., Lula A., Addie A., Eddie and 
Kate. Enlisted April 15, 1862, at Chicago in Battery M, Sec- 
ond Illinois Light Artillery; served at Harper's Ferry, Straw- 
berry Plains, Rogersville, etc. ; discharged June 6, 1865, at 
Nashville, Tenn. Settled in county in 1877, Grant Township, 
and later in 1890 at Primghar. Member Christian Church. 
Annett Post, G. A. R., Spencer, Iowa. 

Dingley, C. B. Born 1821. Enlisted September 13, 1861, at 
Stoughton, Mass., in Company A, Twenty-fourth Massachu- 
setts Infantry; discharged June 3, 1864, for disability. Settled 
in county about 1869 on northeast y 2 section 6, Baker Town- 
ship. 

Doling, Julius C. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa ; born June 2, 1830, 
in New York; father, Thomas (born in Washington County, 
New York), mother, Annie (born in Canada). Married Ellen 
Dodge, Sept. 7, 1858; children: Henry W., Lillie M., Wil- 
liam H., Thomas C, Huston, Roma E., Kittie M., Agnes 
E. Enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, at Oshkosh, Wis., Company D, 
Thirty-second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry ; served with 
Price and VanDorn through Tennessee and Mississippi and 
in the principal engagements; held office as Corporal; dis- 
charged March 13, 1865, for disability. Settled in county 
June 1, 1870. Charter member Abiff Lodge, A. F. & A. 
M.; Chapter No. 20, R. A. M., at Ripon, Wis.; O. E. S., 
No. 82, at Sutherland; Andrew Mills Post, No. 219, G. A. 
R., and E. O. C. Ord Corps. No. 105, W. R. C, Sutherland. 
Mr. Doling held office of county treasurer of the county dur- 
ing 1874 and 1875. 

Donaldson, Ireneus. Born 1833. Enlisted Jan. 5, 1864, Carlton, 
Tama County, Iowa, in Company E, Twenty-fourth Iowa 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 59 

Infantry; discharged July 17, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. Was 
member G. A. R. Post at Sanborn. 

Donohue, Timothy. Resides at Sheldon; born July 12, 1839, in 
Ireland. Enlisted Aug. 27, 1863, at Boston, in Company E, 
Third Massachusetts Heavy Artillery; served in the forts 
near Washington, D. C. Settled in the county June, 1878, 
in Floyd Township. For years he was an active Repub- 
lican, often a delegate to county and state conventions; 
served as representative in the Twenty-ninth General As- 
sembly of Iowa. 

Donovan, A. J. Born July 14, 1838, at Canton, Pa. ; father, 
Jeremiah Donovan (born Westboro, Mass., May 26, 1810), 
mother, Mary E. Billiard (born Aug. 15, 1814, at Milford, 
Mass.). Married to Ada L. Harrington, December 25, 1871 ; 
children: Maud, Mary and Fay. Enlisted November 18, 
1861, at Westboro, Mass., Company A, Thirty-second Mas- 
sachusetts Infantry; discharged January 4, 1864, and re-en- 
listed January 5, 1864; engaged in a number of battles in fore- 
part of war, with slight wounds ; was Colonel Preskel's right 
hand man of the Thirty-second and accompanied the Col- 
onel's remains to Boston, after he was shot; discharged July, 
1865, at Washington. Settled in Baker Township, this 
county, 1870; later resided at Sheldon, where he died on 
August 11, 1889, and was there buried. Member G. A. R. 
Post at Sheldon. 

Donovan, Albert. Born August 18, 1854, at Holliston, Mass.; 
a brother of A. J. Donovan, last above. Married to Eliza 
Richardson in 1853, and July 16, 1888, again married, to 
Maria G. Chapman; children: Mary A., Henry A., Alice 
S., Ella F., Clarissa S., Lottie A., and one son, who died in 
infancy. Enlisted August 27, 1861, at Canton, Pa., Com- 
pany D, One Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania Infantry; 



60 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

served as Corporal. Settled in O'Brien County 1884; died 
September 20, 1905, and buried in Chicago. Member G. A. 
R. Post in Chicago. 

Donovan, Byron. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born July 11, 1842, 
at Canton, Pa. ; a brother of the three other Donovans 
named herein. Married Lucy Kallenberg, April 2, 1872; 
children: Ada, Mable and Eva May. Enlisted August 2, 
1862, at Worcester, Mass., Company C, Thirty-fourth Massa- 
chusetts Infantry, Twenty-fourth Army Corps ; saw hard 
service, participating in eight or ten battles, but was not se- 
verely wounded ; had charge of 75 Rebel prisoners at Martins- 
burg, \Y. Va. ; last year's service was as clerk in medical head- 
quarters at Annapolis; discharged July 1, 1865, at Annapolis, 
Md. Settled in O'Brien County October 15, 1870, residing 
on northeast 34 section 20, Baker Township. Member and 
Commander McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. ; M. B. A.; 
member city council of Sheldon. 

Donovan, J. W. Born March 18, 1847, at Canton, Pa.; a 
brother of the three other Donovans named herein. Was 
married twice, first to Addie Curtis, in 1871, and later to 
Katherine Kuhn ; children: Carrie and Byron E. Enlisted at 
Wellsboro, Pa., February 10, 1864, Company A, One Hun- 
dred and Eighty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry; discharged 
August 31, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County, southwest x /\ 
section 12, Baker Township, October, 1870. Died June 23, 
1908, and buried at George, Iowa. Member G. A. R. and 
I. O. O. F. Formerly an officer in the Massachusetts Re- 
form School. 

Dorman, Christian. Resides at Melvin, Iowa; born 1839 in Ger- 
many; children: Louisa, Fred, William, Christian, Eliza- 
beth, Barnarline, Minnie, Henry, Augusta, Carl, Mary. En- 
listed October 8, 1861, in Clinton County, Iowa, Company 
B, Sixteenth Iowa Infantry, Seventeenth Corps; battles of 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 61 



Shiloh, Iuka, Corinth, Atlanta; taken prisoner April 6, 1862, 
at Shiloh; exchanged and returned to company September 
22, 1864; discharged November 13, 1864, at Nashville, Tenn. 
Settled in this county in 1891. Member G. A. R. at Hart- 
ley. 

Dorsey, Willard H. Said to have been a survivor of the Union 
Army in Civil War; came to the county in 1871, residing 
on southeast % section 2, Carroll Township. He was a 
brother of the Dorsey of Star Route fame in United States 
post office affairs. 

Dorward, William H. Resides at Modesto, Cal. ; born May 21, 
1838, at Little Hampton, England; father, Wm. A. Dorward 
(born in Scotland 1812), mother, Eliza S. Andrews (born in 
England 1809). Married Amareen Stewart, October 4, 1876; 
children: Lillian M., Howard P. Enlisted Fox Lake, Wis., 
August 15, 1862, in Company E, Twenty-ninth Wisconsin 
Volunteer Infantry, Third Brigade, Hovey's Division, Thir- 
teenth Corps ; battles of Champion Hill, Black River, Vicks- 
burg, Red River Expedition, Sabine Cross Roads, Alexandria, 
Fort Blakely, Spanish Fort, Mobile, Ala., Shreveport, La. ; 
served as Sergeant ; discharged June 22, 1865, at Shreveport, 
La. Settled at Sheldon, in O'Brien County, September, 1884. 
Pastor First Baptist Church at Sheldon; member G. A. R. 
Post, twice elected commander of Grant Post G. A. R., Mo- 
desto, Cal. 

Drake, John Edwin. Born September 22, 1844, Buckfield, Me., 
son of John S. and Sarah Spiller Drake (both of whom 
were born in Maine). Married Sylvia Lillian Bacon May 
25, 1874; children: Edwin E., Charles B., Grant H., and 
Marian Adelaide. Enlisted November 26, 1863, at Augusta, 
Maine, in Company B, Second Maine Cavalry; served as bu- 
gler; discharged December 6, 1865, at Barrancas. Fla. Set- 



62 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

tied in O'Brien County January, 1881, at Sanborn. Died Sep- 
tember 15, 1908, and buried at Des Moines. Member A. 
F. & A. M. at Sanborn. 

Dummett, William H. Resides Sanborn, Iowa ; born September 
23, 1841, Millville, N. J. ; a son of Henry J. and Christina 
Wescott Dummett. Married Mary A. Daly September 23, 
1869; children: Mary E., Henry J., Sarah A., Elmer B, Wil- 
liam H., George A., Minnie B., Charles L. Enlisted Sep- 
tember 24, 1862, at Vinton, Iowa, in Company H, Sixth Iowa 
Cavalry; served in battles of White Stone Hill and Falling 
Springs; promoted to Seventh Corporal August 4, 1865; dis- 
charged October 17, 1865, at Sioux City, Iowa. Settled in 
the county, homesteading on section 8, Franklin Township, 
in 1872. Member of Kenyon Post G. A. R. at Sanborn. 

Dunn, James B. Resides at Callaway, Neb. ; born March 5, 1844, 
in Warren County, Indiana; father, Wm. N. Dunn (born 
Warren County, Ohio, November 18, 1818), mother, Ruth 
Dunn (born Green County, Ohio). Married Maria M. Hiatt 
November 18, 1865; children: William H., Martha H., Hiram 
W., Francis E., Samuel L., James A., Charles W., Lawrence 
C, Clarence L. Enlisted September 4, 1861, at Monroe, 
Wis., in Fifth Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, Third Bri- 
gade, Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps; served in the 
Army of Cumberland at Corinth. Perryville, Stone River, 
Tullahoma, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kene- 
saw Mountain, Jonesboro, Bentonville, through Atlanta cam- 
paign and March to Sea ; discharged June 6, 1865, at Madison, 
Wis. Settled in O'Brien County about December 1, 1880, re- 
siding at Primghar, Sutherland and Sheldon. Member 
Methodist Episcopal Church, G. A. R. and Masonic Order. 
Was county attorney of O'Brien County January 1, 1887, to 
January 1, 1893; resided in Taylor County, Iowa, 1893 to 
1907, and attorney of that county 1903 to 1907. Is 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 63 

now practicing attorney at Callaway, Neb. Two sons, Sam- 
uel L. and Hiram W., served in the Fifty-first Iowa in the 
Spanish War, and both died from wounds and sickness. 

Durgin, John V. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born January 20, 
1840, at Dixmont, Me.; father, Andrew (born at Effingham, 
N. H.), mother, Delana Wright (born at Farmington, Me.). 
Married Ellen Durgin October 26, 1867; children: Lida B., 
Ethelyn, Lillian, Allard, Edna. Enlisted August 21, 1862, 
Milwaukee, Wis., in Company D, Twenty-fourth Wisconsin 
Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army 
Corps; discharged June 10, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. Set- 
tled in county April, 1880, at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. 

Eaton, Willard H. Resides at Primghar; born at Fredonia, N. 
Y. ; father, Stutson F. (born in New Hampshire), mother, 
Almira Blodget (born in New Hampshire). By his first wife 
(Mary A. Gano), whom he married May 12, 1861, he had the 
following children : Ella J., Blanche M., Carrie and Geo. D. 
Married Alice D. McCann November 25, 1884, and two chil- 
dren have been born to them: Myra A. and Willard H. En- 
listed August 15, 1862, at Waupaca, Wis., in Company G, 
Twenty-first Wisconsin Infantry, First Brigade, First Di- 
vision, Fourteenth Army Corps ; in battles at Perryville, 
Mitchellville, White Pike, Stone River, Jefferson Pike, Tulla- 
homa, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Buzzard's Roost, 
Resaca, Altoona Pass, Kenesaw Mountain, Chattahootchie 
River, etc.; discharged at Madison, Wis., May 11, 1865. Set- 
tled in the county December 16, 1878, living in Center, Lin- 
coln and Hartley Townships. Member S. F. Jordan Post, 
G. A. R., Primghar. 

Eckman, Biram. Born 1834 in Pennsylvania. Enlisted as Byram 
Eckman September 23, 1861, at Buffalo Prairie, 111., Company 
H, Forty-fifth Illinois Infantry; discharged December 23, 
1864. Settled in the county about 1869, on the southeast }4 



64 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

section 2, Grant Township. Died February 26, 1896, leaving 
his children: John M., A. W., Geo. M., Belle (Magee), 
Grant, Arthur R., Chester; his wife, Ruth Anna Eckman, had 
died prior to that time. He was a member of the Hartley 
Post G. A. R. 

Edington, Perry A. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born October 19, 
1842, at Newark, Ohio. Married to Carrie Eddington ; chil- 
dren: Warren, Nellie and Grace. Enlisted August 6, 1862, 
at New Lexington, Ohio, in Company H, Ninetieth Ohio In- 
fantry; served as Corporal; discharged December 22, 1862, 
as Sergeant at Nashville, Tenn., on account of disability. Re- 
sided at Sheldon and Primghar. Was county treasurer 1898 
and 1899. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County in 1880. 

Edwards, A. J. Born March 20, 1813, at Sidney, Ohio; father, 
William Edwards (who was born at sea, February 13, 1762, 
and lived to be 100 years old) ; mother, Susana Hickenlooper 
(born in Alabama). Married to Lovina Vial, in 1843; chil- 
dren: George, Frank, Charles, Mary, Susan, Anna. By a 
second marriage he had children as follows: Arminta, Wil- 
liam and Frederick. He enlisted July, 1861, at Sidney, Ohio, 
serving as Captain of Company C, Twentieth Ohio Volunteer 
Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, Fifteenth Army 
Corps; slightly wounded at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; discharged 
July 17, 1863, at Vicksburg, Miss. Settled in O'Brien County 
April, 1867, on east ^ of northeast ]/\ section 24, Grant 
Township. Died at Smiths Center, Phillips County, Kan., 
July 4, 1888. Was a member Methodist Episcopal Church 
and I. O. O. F. County Auditor of O'Brien County 1872 to 
1875 inclusive. 

Eggleston, Orson F. Born 1839 in New York state. Enlisted 
at Castalia, September 19, 1861, in Company I, Ninth Iowa 
Infantry; discharged for disability September 19, 1863, at 
Black River Bridge, Miss. Resided at Paullina, Iowa. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 65 



Eighmy, Philip. Born 1839 in New York state. Enlisted August 
27, 1862, at Callicoon, Company H, Fifty-sixth New York 
Infantry; discharged December 18, 1862. Was a Methodist 
minister located at Sanborn 1887 and 1888 and a member of 
the G. A. R. Post there. 

Eldredge, Daniel G. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born March 23, 
1833, at Canton, N. Y. ; father, Charles F. (born at Mont- 
ville, Conn., October 1, 1797), mother, Harmony Vickery 
(born at Bridgeport. Vt, October 13, 1799). First married 
to Margaret A. Edwards, September 24, 1856; second mar- 
riage to Mary W. Small, July 23, 1876; children: Gilbert 
A. and Adella E. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Strawberry 
Point, Iowa, Company B, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry; 
August, 1864, at Chicago, he enlisted as Corporal in Com- 
pany A, Thirty-first Illinois Infantry; February 16, 1865, en- 
listed at Springfield, 111., as First Lieutenant Company F, 
One Hundred and Forty-ninth Illinois ; was discharged from 
the Twenty-first Iowa for disability March 16, 1863, at Gene- 
vieve, Mo. ; served in battles at Beaver Creek, Mo., Hart- 
ville, Mo., Port Gibson, Miss., Black River and Siege of 
Vicksburg, attack on Cleveland, Tenn; made Adjutant in 
One Hundred and Forty-ninth Illinois, but declined commis- 
sion; discharged January 27, 1866, at Dalton, Ga. Settled 
in O'Brien County March 23, 1883, residing at Sanborn and 
Sheldon. Member Congregational Church for Fifty-two 
years; McKenzie Post, G. A. R., and elected Post Com- 
mander 1885-6; Mustering Officer Eleventh District of Iowa, 
1886; member Code of Arms Department of Iowa, 1887; 
Delegate National Encampment, 1888; Chief Mustering Of- 
ficer Department of Iowa, 1892; Senior Vice Commander 
Northwestern Association of Iowa, 1893 ; Lieutenant-Colonel 
Twenty-first Iowa Veterans' Association, 1894; A. D. C. 
National Commander, 1897-8; Senior Vice Commander De- 
partment of Iowa, 1898-9. 



66 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Elliott, William A. Resides at Slayton, Minn.; born August 23, 
1834, at Donegal, Ireland, a son of George and Mary Belle 
Elliott. Married Ann Jane Hyndman, May, 1855; children: 
George William, Cora, Lewis, Henry, Emma, Dema, Robert 
and Margaret. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Foreston, 111., 
in Company E, Ninety-second Illinois Mounted Infantry, 
First Brigade. First Division. Reserve Corps ; served as 
Color Sergeant of the regiment from November 10, 1863, 
till February 11, 1865, when he was captured at Aiken, S. 
C, and sent to Andersonville Prison ; prisoner till close of 
war; served at battles of Franklin, Harrison Landing, Chicka- 
mauga, Lookout Mountain, Ringgold, Resaca, Atlanta, 
March to Sea; discharged June 24, 1865, at Springfield, 111. 
Settled in O'Brien County, at Hartley, January, 1892. Mem- 
ber Methodist Episcopal Church for fifty years and a mem- 
ber G. A. R. at Slayton, Minn. 

Emery, Phil. A. Born 1844 in Canada, son of Daniel and Eliza- 
beth Toll Emery. Married Eliza Jane West 1872; children: 
Alfred, Irvine, Eldin P., Carrie. Enlisted March 3, 1862, 
Company E, Sixty-fifth Illinois Infantry; re-enlisted March 
31, 1864, and transferred to Company K, consolidated; in 
Sherman's March to the Sea and Libby Prison ; discharged 
July 13, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County, 1871, in Liberty 
Township, near Sutherland. Died November 18, 1890, and 
was buried at Manning, Iowa. Member Christian Church ; 
A. F. & A. M. and G. A. R. Post at Manning. 

Epperson, Benjamin F. A colored man who homesteaded south- 
east 34 section 8, Grant Township, and is said to have been 
a soldier in the Union Army. 

Evans, John. Resides at Lowville, N. Y. ; born in 1843 in Wales, 
son of Edward and Margaret Jones Evans (both of whom 
were born in W'ales). Enlisted August 1, 1862, at Turin, N. 
Y., Company I, Fifth New York Heavy Artillery; mustered 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 67 

into Company B, Third Battery, Black River Artillery, Sep- 
tember 11, 1862, which became Company K, December 31, 
1862; discharged June 1, 1865, at Lowville, N. Y. Settled 
in O'Brien County April 24, 1871, on northeast ^4 section 
24, Center Township. Member G. A. R. Post at Lowville, 
N. Y. 

Eves, George M. Resides at Sugar City, Colo.; born May 25, 
1843, in Morgan County, Ohio; a son of James and Susan 
Eves. Married Addie Watson October 25, 1870; a daughter, 
Stella, was born. Enlisted July 22, 1862, at Muscatine, Iowa, 
in Company B, Thirty-fifth Iowa, First Division, Sixteenth 
Army Corps; in battles of Pleasant Hill, Siege of Vicksburg, 
Jackson, Tupelo, Spanish Fort, Nashville, Yellow Bayou, 
Lookout Mountain; promoted to Corporal June 1, 1865; dis- 
charged August 16, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in 
O'Brien County September, 1904, residing at Sanborn, where 
he belonged to the G. A. R. Post. 

Ewers, Gladney. Born at Fredericktown, Ohio, April 15, 1834. 
Married Susan Condon of Fredericktown, Ohio, and they had 
one child, Melvin Monroe, who died in infancy. Enlisted 
August 15, 1862, Company A, Sixty-seventh Ohio Infantry; 
was injured in service and discharged October 8, 1863, at 
Camp Chase, Ohio, for disability. Settled in O'Brien County 
fall of 1871 and homesteaded southeast yi section 32, Car- 
roll Township; later resided at Sheldon. Died February 17, 
1901, and was buried at Sheldon cemetery; also lived near 
Pipestone, Minn., for several years; his wife died at Mr. 
Schee's home in Primghar, February 26, 1905, and is buried 
beside her husband. 

Fields, Dewitt C. Resides at Highmore, S. D. ; born May 9, 1846, 
at Warren, Pa.; father, Alexander, and mother, Charlotte 
B. Fields (both born in Pennsylvania). Married Ida M. 
Fields. Enlisted February 18, 1864, at Delhi, Iowa, in Com- 



68 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

pany I, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, First Brigade, First Di- 
vision, Thirteenth Army Corps ; transferred to Thirty-fourth 
Iowa, July 12, 1865 ; with General Banks on Red River, at 
siege of Spanish Fort, Blakely and Mobile, Ala. ; discharged 
August 15, 1865, at Houston, Texas, and paid off at Daven- 
port, Iowa, a month later. Settled in O'Brien County May 
19, 1869, and is the oldest living settler of Liberty Town- 
ship. Settled on the northeast }4 of section 26. Member 
of G. A. R. Post and Relief Corps at Highmore, S. D. 

Fields, Thos. J. Born July 7, 1836, Warren County, Pa., a son 
of Alexander and Charlotte Fields. Married Lydia Daniels, 
having two children : Lena and Cyrus. Enlisted September 
30, 1864, at Delhi, Iowa, in Company C, Fifteenth Iowa In- 
fantry ; participated in several battles and was with Sherman 
on his March to the Sea; discharged June 2, 1865, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. Settled in O'Brien County May 19, 1869, 
on northwest Y\ section 26, Liberty Township. Was county 
supervisor in 1871 and is a Free Methodist preacher. 

Finley, Martin. Resides at Mason City, Iowa; born March 25, 
1833 ; parents were Irish and he was born in Ireland. Mar- 
ried his wife, Louisa, July 5, 1859; children: Frank, James 
and Mae. Enlisted September 25, 1861, in Crawford County. 
Wisconsin, in Company F, Eighth Wisconsin Infantry, Six- 
teenth Army Corps; at battles of Pilot Knob, Corinth, Iuka, 
Tuscumbia; discharged September 16, 1864, at Madison, 
Wis. Settled in O'Brien County April 27, 1883. at Sanborn. 
Member G. A. R. and I. O. O. F. at Sanborn. 

FJanders, Marion. Born 1844. Enlisted July 10, 1862, at Perry 
Township, Marion County, Iowa, Company L, Ninth Iowa 
Cavalry; after serving in this company for full time he re- 
enlisted July 4, 1863, in Company G, Eighteenth Iowa Vol- 
unteer Infantry; discharged February 3, 1866, at Little Rock, 
Ark. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 69 



Ford, Alpheus H. Resides at Lacon, 111. Enlisted August 9, 
1862, in Company D, Seventy-seventh Illinois Infantry; later 
transferred to V. R. C. ; discharged for disability July 3, 1865. 
Formerly member G. A. R. at Sheldon. 

Free, Israel. Born October 3, 1829, at Richmond, Wayne 
County, Ind. ; his father (Israel Free), was born in France; 
mother's maiden name was Julia A. Miller. He was married 
to Sarah Merritt March 4, 1852; children: Mary E., Robert 
C, Margaret. Flora F., Gertrude F., John M. and George 
H. Enlisted August 12. 1862, at Rock Island, 111, in Com- 
pany G, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Illinois Infantry; 
served in various battles, including Siege of Vicksburg; dis- 
charged July 12, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County, August, 
1881, on northwest Y\ section 6, Center Township. Died 
October 13, 1907, and buried at Roseland Cemetery, San- 
born. Member Kenyon Post No. 339, Sanborn. 

Freeman, Charles W. Born 1841 at Warren, Vt. Enlisted June 
5, 1862, at Albany, N. Y., in Company E, Ninth Vermont 
Infantry; discharged June 13, 1865. Member McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R.. at Sheldon. 

Freeman, Zadoch P. Resides at Eureka Springs, Ark.; born 
at Prattsville, Green County, N. Y. ; father, Samuel (born in 
Lincolnshire, England), mother, Mary Silvernail (born West 
Kill, N. Y., April 1, 1800). Married Mary A. Bascom, De- 
cember 30, 1860; children: Charles E. and Nina M. En- 
listed August 12, 1862, at Newark, Mich., Company D, 
Twenty-sixth Michigan Infantry, First Brigade, First Divi- 
sion, Second Corps ; was appointed Hospital Steward of regi- 
ment December 17, 1863, and commissioned Assistant Sur- 
geon of the regiment May 1, 1865: discharged June 4. 1865, 
at Alexandria, Va., but paid off June 10, 1865, at Jackson, 
Mich. Settled in O'Brien County April 8, 1870, on south- 
east yi of section 2. Highland Township. Is Past Grand 



70 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Patriarch I. O. O. F. of the state of Arkansas and Past Grand 
Representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge; Past Com- 
mander of Lyon Post No. 6, G. A. R. ; is a member of no 
church but a believer in the Fatherhood of God and Brother- 
hood of man. 

Frush, John H. Born February 1, 1836, a son of George and 
Jane Frush. Married Elizabeth Jane Steele January 29, 1867; 
children : Minnie, Alva, Maggie, Frank, Dollie, Vera F. 
Enlisted July 19, 1861, at Abington, Jefferson County, Iowa, 
in Company K, Seventh Iowa Infantry ; participated in bat- 
tles of Fort Donelson, Fort Henry, Shiloh, Chattanooga, 
Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain ; discharged April 10, 1864, at 
Chattanooga, Tenn. Settled in the county in 1878, residing 
most of the time at Sutherland. Died February 9, 1898, and 
buried at Waterman cemetery, Sutherland, Iowa. Member 
Methodist Episcopal Church and I. O. O. F. 

Fuller, J. W. Born 1835 in New York state. Enlisted September 
1, 1862, at Davenport, Iowa, Company E, Twentieth Iowa 
Infantry; promoted November 16, 1862, to Seventh Corporal; 
discharged July 8, 1865, Mobile, Ala. Was a member Mc- 
Kenzie Post, No. 72, Sheldon, and is buried in Sheldon 
cemetery. Settled in O'Brien County about 1882. 

Fuller, William S. Born August 16, 1845. in Chicago; father. Asa 
Fuller (born in New York state), mother, Mary (born in 
Collier, Scotland). Married to N. A. Wilson March 10, 1868; 
children: Mary, Sidney and Harry. Enlisted August, 1863, 
at Paynes Point, 111., Company M, Seventeenth Illinois Cav- 
alry; made Corporal November 9, 1863; discharged as 
Sergeant July 28, 1865, at Jefferson City, Mo. Settled in 
Waterman Township, this county, in March 1870; later re- 
sided at Hartley and later removed to Artesian, S. D., where 
he died March 29, 1909. He was buried at Hartley, in this 
county. He was a member of the G. A. R. and A. F. & 
A. M. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 71 

Fumal, John B. Born at Red River, Wis., 1840. Married to Vic- 
toria Leclair 1872; one child: Francis. Enlisted July 25, 
1861, at Piano, 111., Company F, Eighth Illinois Infantry; dis- 
charged January 5, 1864, and immediately re-enlisted as 
veteran at Vicksburg, Miss. ; wounded in head at Pittsburg 
Landing, Tenn. ; mustered out May 4, 1866. Settled in 
O'Brien County 1881, in Grant Township. Died January 
20, 1885, and buried at Trimello cemetery in Clay County. 

Gage, Joseph L. Resides at Blaine, Wis. ; born March 25, 1845, 
in Lake County, 111. ; father, Leonard Gage (born June 23, 

1807, in New York state), mother, Alsena (born March 10, 

1808, in New York state). October 11, 1868, married to 
Ellen A. Colby, who died November 12, 1878; married to S. 
A. Wilcox September 24, 1879; children: Alsena M., Delia, 
Josie, Ruby (Hillock), Louis B., Genevieve. Enlisted Feb- 
ruary 11, 1865, at Joliet, 111., in Company L, Eleventh Illinois 
Cavalry (Captain G. O. Cole), Third Brigade, Department 
of Tennessee; discharged September 30, 1865, at Memphis, 
Tenn. Settled in county at Hartley July, 1885; later re- 
moved to Wisconsin ; receives mail at Minong, Wis. 

Gano, Benjamin D. Born in Athens County, Ohio ; father, John 
Gano (born Otsego County, N. Y., January 28, 1811). Mar- 
ried to Harriet Eaton June 25, 1868; children: George S., 
Frank B., Charles E., Mary F. Enlisted August 29, 1861, at 
Waupaca, Wis., but mustered in at Madison in Company A, 
Eighth Wisconsin 'Infantry, Second Brigade, Second Di- 
vision Army of Mississippi; was appointed Corporal in 1862; 
re-enlisted as veteran January 4, 1864; made Sergeant same 
year and later First Sergeant ; commissioned First Lieuten- 
ant May 17, 1865, and Captain upon his discharge September 
13, 1865; discharged at Demopolis, Ala. Settled in this 
county June, 1871, on northeast ]i section 2, Center Town- 



72 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

ship. Died January 16, 1889, and buried in O'Brien County. 
Member G. A. R.. at Hartley, and A. F. & A. M. at same 
place. 

Gano, David M. Resides at 770 S. Fortieth Street, Tacoma, 
Wash.; born 1840 in Ohio; father, John (born Otsego 
County, New York, January 28, 1811), mother, Elizabeth 
Drake (born in New York state 1815). Married to Mary E. 
Chamberlain August 8, 1865 ; children : Lena M., Sarah E., 
Willard J., Katie A., Etta M., Excena A., Jennie M., Marion 
H., Alvin D. Enlisted September 29, 1861, at Waupaca. 
Wis., in Company A, Eighth Wisconsin Infantry ; wounded 
in battle of Corinth ; discharged at Madison, Wis., September 
16, 1864. Settled in O'Brien County, section 14, Center 
Township, in 1870. 

Gardner, Warren N. Said to have been a soldier in Union Army 
in Civil War. Lived on section 18, Grant Township. 

Gaskell, William. Born May 21, 1818, in Tomkins County, N. 
Y. ; father, Levi Gaskell (born September 10, 1785), mother, 
Kezia Weeks (born January 14, 1786). Married to Pamelia 
Benschooter January 10, 1850; children: Levi C, Angelata, 
Diana, Almond, Alvin, Albert, Luella and Lewis. Served in 
Mexican War but not in Civil War. Settled in O'Brien 
County in fall of 1870 on east Yz of southeast %. section 
12, Highland Township. Died August 31, 1888, and buried 
at the Doyle cemetery in Highland Township, this county. 

Gates, Livingston T. Born September 2, 1829, at Maine, N. Y. ; 
father, Cyrus Gates (born at Union, N. Y., July 30, 1803), 
mother, Arabella Leadbetter (born November 10, 1805, at 
Stockbridge, Mass.). Married to Agnes Brockett October 
10, 1860; children: Samuel. Grace, Cleve, Eugene and 
June. Enlisted September, 1864, at Maine, N. Y., in Navy 
on United States Ironclad "Dictator" ; employed in Engi- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 73 



neering Department ; discharged June 23, 1865, in New York 
City. Settled in the county March 1, 1878, on northwest 
Y A section 26, Highland Township. Died March 18, 1903, at 
Viroqua, Wis. Member Baptist Church; E. O. C. Ord 
Post, Sutherland, Iowa. 

Gebert, Henry Frederick. Born about 1838 in Germany. Mar- 
ried Mary Rosenberg October 22, 1867. Enlisted January 
4, 1864, in Company H, seventeenth Illinois Cavalry; dis- 
charged December 15, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kans. 
Settled in the county about 1881 in Caledonia Township. 
Died February 26, 1907. at Paullina. Member German 
Lutheran Church. 

Gere, Francis A. Resides at Primghar, Iowa; born April 25, 
1835, at Chenango, N. Y. ; father, E. W. Gere (was born at 
Chester, Mass., December 7, 1796), mother, Mary Brown 
(born October 16, 1802) ; his grandfather (father to Mary 
Brown Gere), was a Continental soldier in the War of the 
Revolution. Married to Marietta Alden Gere April 28, 1842; 
children: Lyman A., William F., Minnie M., Emma, James 
E., Ethel, Charles, Eva F., Kate A. Enlisted February 16, 
1865, at Marengo, 111., in Company A, One Hundred and 
Fifty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry; discharged Septem- 
ber 21, 1865, at Springfield, 111. Settled and homesteaded in 
Cherokee County, Iowa, in spring of 1869; removed to 
O'Brien County March, 1888. Member of S. F. Jordan 
Post, No. 417, G. A. R., and W. R. C, at Primghar. 

Gibson, William. Born December 9, 1826, in Essex County, 
N. Y. ; father, John, and mother, Sarah McKee (both born 
at Tyrone, Ireland). Married wife, Hannah McKee, May 
29, 1848; children: John H., Kate, William T., Fremont S., 
Grace, Sadie F., Frank E. and Edward Charles. Enlisted 
April 22, 1862, at Jay, N. Y., in Company G, Eleventh New 
York Cavalry; discharged September 20, 1862; re-enlisted 



74 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

September 2, 1864, at Plattsburg. in Company E, Second 
New York Cavalry; served in battles at Cedar Creek, Brick 
Church, Waynesboro, Five Forks, Sailor Creek, Appomat- 
tox; received broken hip at Five Forks; mustered in as Sec- 
ond Lieutenant Company G, and mustered out as Quarter- 
master Sergeant ; discharged June 5, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. 
Settled in O'Brien County, Iowa, fall of 1902, at Sheldon. Is 
Methodist minister; a member of McKenzie Post, No. 72, 
G. A. R., and I. O. O. F. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa. 

Gillespie, Milton. Born December 28, 1843, at Dover, N. J. ; 
father, James M. (born in Orange County, New York), 
mother, Maria Miller (born in New York City). Married 
Eugenia M. Brown March 15, 1870, at Durant, Iowa; chil- 
dren : Harry, Edna, Orie, Bertha, Mabel, Nellie, Gertrude, 
Albert, Genevieve. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Durant, 
Iowa, in Company G, Twentieth Iowa Infantry, Second Di- 
vision, Thirteenth Army Corps. Discharged July 8, 1865, at 
Mobile, Ala. Settled in this county April 13, 1871, on section 
32, Carroll Township, later residing at Sheldon, where he 
died May 29, 1907. Baptized in Presbyterian Church ; char- 
ter member K. P. Lodge at Sheldon. 

Gingrey, James N. Resides at Hartley, Iowa; born September 1, 
1832, Wayne County, Ohio; father, Daniel (born at Bedford 
County, Pennsylvania, 1801), mother, Mary A. (born at Ship- 
pensburg, Pa., 1810). Married his wife, Barbara E., July 6, 
1858; children: Franklin W. and Charles E. Enlisted July 
14, 1863, at Urbana, Ohio, in Company G, One Hundred and 
Thirty-fourth Ohio Infantry ; was with Grant at Petersburg, 
James River, Malvern Hill, Wilderness and Appomattox; dis- 
charged August 31, 1864, at Columbus, Ohio. Settled in 
O'Brien County July 14, 1891, at Sheldon. His wife, who 
died at Sheldon January, 1908, was an active member of one 
of the women's societies which sent supplies, lint and ban- 
dages to the sick in hospitals during Civil War. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 75 



Ginther, John A. Enlisted at Millersberg, Iowa, October 7, 1861, 
in Company I, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry; discharged Decem- 
ber 31, 1863, and immediately re-enlisted (January 1, 1864); 
promoted Corporal July 1, 1865; discharged July 2, 1865, at 
Louisville, Ky., and paid off at Davenport, July 21, 1865. 
Resided in this county at Sheldon, where he was a member 
of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. 

Glenn, James A. Resides at Chico, Cal. ; born December 18, 1843, 
at Wethersfield, Ohio; father, William, and mother, Margaret 
Glenn, born in Pennsylvania. Married Mary J. Woods Sep- 
tember 26, 1865 ; children : Harry D., Maggie E., Grace G., 
Millie M., Nellie M., Frances A. Enlisted February 20, 1864, 
at Meadville, Pa., Company B, One Hundredth Pennsylvania 
Infantry, First Division, Third Brigade, Ninth Army Corps; 
participated in battles Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court 
House, W'elden Railroad, Mine Run, Petersburg, Cold Har- 
bor; wounded at Spottsylvania, and Welden Railroad; dis- 
charged July 24, 1865 ; in 1863 served for three months in 
Company M, Second Pennsylvania Infantry. Settled in this 
county March 1, 1872, near Sheldon; member Masonic Lodge 
and Halleck Post No. 19, Chico, Cal. 

Glynn, Charles W., Jr. Resides at Beulah, Kan. ; born May 28, 
1849, Kalamazoo, Mich. ; father, Charles W., and mother, 
Mary E. Pray Glynn, born at Utica, N. Y. Married to Eliza- 
beth Smith in 1887 ; children : Mabel and Walter D. Enlisted 
March 15, 1865, Battle Creek, Mich., in Company C, Twen- 
tieth Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry; re-enlisted 
Company H, Second Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry 
at Plattsburg, Va., April 1, 1865 ; served in battles Five Forks, 
Petersburg and at Lee's surrender to Grant; never excused 
from duty and never wounded; discharged May 6, 1865, at 
Detroit, Mich. Settled in county at Sheldon 1880. Member 
G. A. R., Girard, Kan. ; M. E. Church and I. O. O. F. 



76 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Goldtrap, David. Said to have been member Company D, Fiftieth 
Illinois Infantry. Formerly resided at Sutherland, in this 
county. 

Goodman, Henry. Resides at Waterloo, Iowa; born May 31, 
1835, at Cornwall, England ; father, Edward, and mother, 
Eliza Mallott Goodman, were both born at Cornwall. 
Married to Levinya Martin November 18, 1856; children: 
Edward M., Eliza L.. Luella J., Ada, William H., Estella. 
Enlisted August 28, 1864, at W'iota, Wis., Company I, 
Fifth Wisconsin Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, 
Sixth Corps ; served in battles near Winchester, Va. ; Five 
Forks, picket line in front of Fort Fisher, taking of Peters- 
burg and Richmond ; wounded and left for dead at Appo- 
mattox; discharged as Corporal, June 20, 1865, at Arling- 
ton Heights. Settled in O'Brien County May, 1864, at 
Primghar. Member Methodist Church ; S. F. Jordan Post 
No. 417, G. A. R., and W. R. C. at Primghar. 

Grady, Leonard. Formerly resided Baker Township; born in 
Pennsylvania, 1843. Enlisted August 13, 1862, in Com- 
pany E, Seventy-fifth Illinois Infantry; discharged June 12, 
1865, at Camp Parker, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County, 
section 32, Baker Township, 1882. Died June 17, 1900. 
Member McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa. 

Grapes, Samuel. Born August 6, 1837, in Pennsylvania; son of 
George and Elizabeth Grapes. Married his wife, Elizabeth, 
June 24, 1868; children: Fred, Mrs. H. C. Robbins. Mrs. J. M. 
Rinehart, Mrs. A. F. Stafford, George, Mrs. A. J. Wilson, 
Sylvia. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Dubuque, Iowa, in Com- 
pany K, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry; was in various engage- 
ments and received slight wounds; discharged July 15, 1865, 
at Baton Rouge, La. Settled in O'Brien County fall of 1888, 
at Hartley. Died December 26, 1891, at Hartley. Member 
M. E. Church and G. A. R. Post at Hartley. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 77 



Greer, P. E. Born 1833. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Clarinda, 
Iowa, in Twenty-third Iowa Infantry. Enlisted as Sergeant; 
promoted to First Lieutenant, and Jiily 7, 1864, to Quarter- 
master; discharged July 26, 1865, at Harrisburg, Texafe. 
Resided at Sutherland. 

Greenfield, George A. Resides at 466 E. Holt Avenue, Pomona, 
Cal. ; born February 4, 1843, at Orleans, Jefferson County, 
New York; father, James, and mother, Teaney Greenfield, 
born in Cazenovia County, New York. Married Grace Green- 
wood September 25, 1870; children: Teaney, Helena, Edna, 
Eugena, Deward A., and Ai. Enlisted October 15, 1861, at 
Winona, Minn., in First Minnesota Light Artillery; in Sher- 
man's Division until April 5, 1862, and then transferred to 
Prentiss' Division; served in battles Shiloh, Siege Corinth, 
Iuka, Siege Vicksburg, Champion Hill, Big Shanty, Kene- 
saw Mountain, Atlanta, Savannah and Cheraw, S. C. ; left 
ear was injured at Vicksburg by firing of cannon; discharged 
July 1, 1865, at St. Paul, Minn. Settled in O'Brien County 
fall of 1885 at Sheldon. Been member G. A. R. since 1875; 
member M. E. Church. 

Gregg, Emmor R. Resides at Los Angeles ; born April 16, 1839, 
Morgan County, Ohio; father, Caleb (born Belmont County, 
Ohio, in 1806). mother, Millicent (born 1808). Married 
his wife, Margaret, October 19, 1865; children: Grant, Ida, 
Maud. Enlisted August 11, 1862, Springville, Iowa, in Com- 
pany H, Twenty-fourth Iowa ; at Champion Hill, Miss., May 
16, 1863, was shot through lungs and through left arm and 
right shoulder; was with Grant around Vicksburg; up Red 
River, and with Phil Sheridan up Shenandoah Valley; dis- 
charged July 17, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. Settled in O'Brien 
County in 1872, section 24, Floyd Township. Member 
Church of Nazarene. 

Gregg, Elijah W. Born 1830 in Ohio; a son of Caleb and Milli- 
cent Gregg. He was a brother of Emmor R. Gregg, last 



78 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

above. Married Ella Welch; children: Eva L., Fred W., 
Harvey and Hattie. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Springville, 
Iowa, in Company H, Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry; served 
in battles Cedar Creek, Wilderness and at Siege of Vicks- 
burg; promoted Seventh Corporal June 20, 1864; discharged 
July 17, 1865, at Savannah, Ga. Settled in O'Brien County 
in 1874, northeast ]/\ section 24, Floyd Township. Died 
August 14, 1887, St. Paul, Neb. Member Friends Church; 
Masonic Lodge Chapter, and Knights Templar. 

Griffith, Thomas V. Resides at Hartley, Iowa ; born April 22, 
1841, Madison County, Ohio; father, John, and mother, 
Margaret Ahle Griffith, born in Ohio. Married to Nancy 
Jane Phillips October 25, 1865; children: Albert, Carrie and 
Arrabell. Enlisted November 22, 1861, Company B, Forty- 
fourth Indiana Infantry ; engagements at Fort Donelson, 
Pittsburg Landing; wounded at Tyree Springs and in hos- 
pital at Bowling Green, Ky. ; discharged January 26, 1863, at 
Bowling Green, Ky. Settled in O'Brien County January 1, 
1894, at Hartley. Member G. A. R. Post at Hartley. He 
had three brothers, John A., Joseph and A. D., in the Civil 
War. 

Griffith, Daniel. Born June 21, 1829, at Cardiganshire, South 
Wales. Married Sarah Williams, of his home town, Novem- 
ber 17, 1849; children: Anna, Isaac, David, George, Mathew 
and Mary. Enlisted January 28, 1865, at Lancaster, Wis., 
Company K, Forty-seventh Infantry. Suffered from chronic 
bowel trouble incurred while in service ; discharged July 
22, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County, 
northeast y^ section 8, Center Township, in 1870. Died Feb- 
ruary 18, 1898, at Lancaster, Wis. Member Congregational 
Church. 

Gross, Reuben. Resides at 2624 Caldwell Street, Omaha, Neb. ; 
born December 17, 1845, Portage County, Ohio; mother, 
Sarah E. (born at Harrisburg, Tenn., July 31, 1814). Mar- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 79 



ried to his wife, Sarah C, January 11, 1888; one child, Annis 
M. Enlisted September 13, 1862, Kent County, Michigan; 
mustered into service October 13, 1862, Company F, Sixth 
Michigan Cavalry, First Brigade, First Division, First Cav- 
alry Corps; served in battles of Gettysburg, Hagerstown, 
Culpepper Court House, Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Mil- 
ford, Hanover, Hunterstown and others; was injured in hip 
by being thrown from horse at Bradby Station, Va., October 
11, 1863; discharged November 24, 1865, at Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kan. Settled in O'Brien County, November 20, 1870, 
on north y 2 , southwest l /i, section 4, Grant Township. 
Member I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. at Cherokee, Iowa. 

Guthrie, Frank H. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born Center 
County, Pennsylvania; father, Idings Guthrie (born in 
Chester County, Pennsylvania), mother, Martha Leathers 
(born Center County, Pennsylvania). Married his wife, 
Mary A., May 28, 1868; one adopted son. Enlisted February 
26, 1864, at Meadville, Pa., Company G, One Hundred and 
Forty-fifth Pennsylvania, and later Company A, Fifty-third 
Pennsylvania Infantry, Fourth Brigade, First Division, Sec- 
ond Corps, under General Hancock; served in battles of the 
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Welden 
Railroad and Appomattox; received several slight wounds 
and a sunstroke; discharged June 30, 1865, at Harrisburg, 
Tenn. Settled in county 1872 at Sheldon. Member Mc- 
Kenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. ; A. F. & A. M., and O. E. S. 
at Sheldon. 

Hackett, Leroy S. Formerly a resident of the county, is said to 
have been a soldier in the Union Army in the Civil War. 

Hadden, Nelson M. Resides at Primghar, Iowa; born December 
31, 1839, Kendall County, Illinois; a son of Elijah and Lucy 
Burroughs Hadden. Wife, Margaret Shannon; children: Ai, 
W. J., Lucy J., Harvey and Nelson L. Enlisted August 14, 



80 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

1862, at Piano, 111., in Company K, One Hundred and 
Twenty-seventh Illinois, Second Brigade, Third Division, 
Fifteenth Corps; served in battles Chickasaw Swamps, Ark.; 
Black River Skirmish, Vicksburg, all fights at Atlanta, his 
regiment preceding Sherman ; taken prisoner at Atlanta, 
Ga., July 22, 1864, and in Andersonville prison sixty-three 
days ; exchanged on special exchange between Sherman and 
Hood; discharged June 5, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County 
spring of 1902, at Primghar. 

Hakeman, George. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa ; born August 5, 
1841, Lincolnshire, England; a son of Isaac and Elizabeth 
Hakeman, who were likewise born in England. Married 
Sarah Albaugh February 2, 1861 ; after her death he married 
Sarah Delapp, October 14, 1882; children, first marriage: 
Charles, Margaret, James, Clinton, Lily, Nora, Mary, Clare, 
Nellie; second marriage: Callie and Amy. Enlisted August 
5, 1862 (his twenty-first birthday), at Tipton, Iowa, in Com- 
pany C, Twenty-fourth Iowa, Second Brigade, Third Di- 
vision, Thirteenth Corps ; transferred to Nineteenth Corps 
June 15, 1864; participated in engagements at DeBall's Bluff, 
Port Gibson, Raymond, Champion Hill, Siege Vicksburg, 
Alexandria, Pleasant Hill, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Middle- 
ton, Fisher's Hill, New Market and others; sent to hospital 
because of sickness; discharged August 4, 1865, at Daven- 
port, Iowa. Settled in the county August, 1872, northwest 
}4 section 24, Highland Township. Later moved to Sanborn, 
where he now resides. Member G. A. R. ; A. F. & A. M., 
and I. O. O. F., at Sanborn. 

Hall, Alf. Formerly residing at Hartley, is said to have been a 
member Company L, First Indiana Cavalry, enlisting March 
29, 1864, and discharged June 28, 1865 ; Adjutant-General of 
Indiana says Alf Hall does not appear in Company L, First 
Indiana Cavalry. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 81 

Hall, James. Formerly residing- at Hartley, Iowa. Enlisted 
February 14, 1865, in Company D, One Hundred and Fifty- 
third Illinois Infantry, as a musician; discharged September 
21, 1865. 

Ham, Philip A. Resides at Waupaca, Wis. ; born July 26, 1843, 
at Ava, Oneida County, N. Y. ; father, Philip (born April 7, 
1807, Dutchess County, New York), mother, Esther (born 
1807, Otsego County, New York). Married wife, Esther A., 
December 29, 1869; children: Lottie E., Marian B. and Katie 
M. Enlisted August 13, 1862, at Waupaca, in Company G, 
Twenty-first Wisconsin Infantry, Second Brigade, First Di- 
vision, Fourteenth Corps; participated in battles Perryville, 
Stone River, Jefferson Pike ; transferred to Veteran Reserve 
Corps November 1, 1863 ; discharged July 2, 1865, at Chicago. 
Settled in this county June, 1871, southwest *4 section 2, 
Center Township. Member Garfield Post No. 21, G. A. R.; 
A. F. & A. M., and M. W. A. at Crystal Lake, Wis. 

Hannan, Marquis (Mark). Born August 21, 1832, in Ireland; a 
son of James and Ann Hannan. Married to Cecilia Hannan 
February 18, 1872; children: Elizabeth, Mary, William, 
Vance, Daniel, Delbert and Frank. Enlisted January 4, 1864, 
at Wolcott, N. Y., Battery A, Ninth New York Heavy Ar- 
tillery; captured July 9, 1864, at Monocacy, Md. ; paroled 
September 20, 1864; lost one foot in Shenandoah Valley; 
wounded October 19, 1864, Cedar Creek, Va. ; discharged 
August 2, 1865, for disability at United States General Hos- 
pital, Rochester, N. Y. Settled in O'Brien County 1871, in 
Center Township. Died October 10, 1890. Was member 
G. A. R. at Sanborn. 

Hart, Miles H. Formerly residing section 36, Carroll Township, 
is said to have been a soldier in Union Army in the Civil 
War. Came to county about 1871 ; homesteaded southwest 
section 36-96-42. 



82 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Hardell, George B. Born 1850, LaSalle, 111. Enlisted September 
3, 1864, Company B, First Wisconsin Cavalry; was wounded 
in hip and wrist during his army service; discharged July 
19, 1865. Formerly member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., at 
Sheldon, Iowa, about 1877. 

Hardenbrook, Abraham K. Resides Sutherland, Iowa ; born No- 
vember 15, 1842, Morrow County, Ohio; son of William and 
Matilda Hardenbrook. Married Frances Marple December 
26, 1876; children : W. S. and S. H. Enlisted August 9, 1862, 
Viola, Mercer County, Illinois, in Company D, Eighty-third 
Illinois Infantry; wounded at Fort Donelson, February 3, 
1863, in the left shoulder; discharged June 26, 1865, at Nash- 
ville, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County February, 1884, on 
farm near Old O'Brien in Waterman Township. Member 
M. E. Church and Van Davis Post, G. A. R., Peterson, Iowa. 

Harkness, Asa. Resides at Akron, Iowa; born March 13, 1829, 
Clinton County, New York; father, Asa, and mother, Sarah 
Harkness, both born in New Hampshire. Married wife, 
Louisa, March 1, 1857; children: Joseph, Ruth, James, 
George, Asa, Ernest, Lyma, Fannie, Nellie, Delias. En- 
listed November 17, 1861, at Troy, Kan., in Company D, 
Third Regiment, Second Brigade, Kansas Volunteer Militia ; 
discharged January 20, 1862, at Troy, Kan. Settled in 
O'Brien County, 1871, at W r aterman Township. Belongs to 
Church of Christ. 

Harkness, David. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born September 
4, 1835, Lorain County, Ohio; son of Asa and Sarah Hark- 
ness and brother to Asa Harkness, last above. Married 
Louisa Bookman September 6, 1861 ; children: Albertis, Carl, 
Amanda, Maud, Frank, Haley, Betsey and Geno. Enlisted 
September 28, 1861, Dubuque, Iowa, in Company G, Ninth 
Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, Seventh Division, Fifteenth 
Army Corps. Engagements at Sugar Creek, Pea Ridge, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 83 

Chick Bayou, Miss. ; Jackson, Siege of Vicksburg, Siege of 
Jackson, Lookout Mountain, Dalton, Kenesaw Mountain, 
and Atlanta. Discharged September 28, 1864, at East Point, 
near Atlanta, Ga. Settled in O'Brien County May, 1870, 
section 2, Liberty Township. 

Harmon, Abner W. Resides 952 South Superior Street, Mason 
City, Iowa; born April 12, 1845, at Calais, Me.; son of Henry 
and Lucy Harmon. Married Mary S. Balcome January 26, 
1867; children: Roy P., Kittie M. Enlisted March 1, 1863, at 
Waverly, Iowa, Company C, Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, Sec- 
ond Brigade, Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps; served 
in battles at Pleasant Hill, La. ; Tupelo, Miss. ; Oxford, Miss. ; 
Pilot Knob, Leesburg and others; discharged November 16, 
1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien County Janu- 
ary 12, 1882, residing at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. Post 
at Mason City and Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers. 

Harmon, Desalvo B. Resides near Sutherland, Iowa ; born 
Oswego, N. Y.; father, Simon M. (born 1813 in Onion River, 
Vt.), mother, Ann A. (born 1814). Married wife, Josephine, 
December 19, 1865; children: May, Charlie and Ellen. En- 
listed October 6, 1861, at Milwaukee, Wis., in Company I, 
First Wisconsin Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, 
Fourteenth Army Corps ; transferred to Veteran Reserve 
Corps November 1, 1863; served in battles Perryville, Stone 
River, Green River, Ky., and others; received gunshot 
wound on left knee; gunshot wound in left hand and small 
scalp wound; discharged October 9, 1864, at Point Look- 
out, Md. Settled in O'Brien County April 6, 1869, section 
36, Grant Township, and has resided on same farm since. 
Member Iowa Legion of Honor; G. A. R. Post at Suther- 
land, and M. W. A. Over forty years on his homestead in 
the county. 

Harris, Stephen. Born December 6, 1842, at Brunswick, Me.; 
father, Stephen (born at Topsham, Me.), mother, Lillian 



84 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Clark Simpson (born at York, Me.). Married Lydia Gault 
in 1870; children: Charles, J. S. and George W. ; after her 
death he married Ida Bell Rerick, by whom he had children 
as follows: Lula Bell, Vivian, Lloyd F., Louise, and Idella. 
Enlisted at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1862, in Company L, 
Twentieth New York Cavalry. Served as Orderly to one of 
General Grant's staff; no engagements; eyes injured by fire 
and smoke at taking of Richmond; discharged at close of 
war, and settled in this county in 1869. Elected County 
Superintendent of Schools, this county, and served 1870 to 
1872 inclusive; Clerk of Courts, 1871 to 1872 inclusive; 
County Treasurer 1876 to 1877 inclusive; later in the banking 
business at Paullina. On his first settlement in the county he 
homesteaded south l / z southwest *4 section 20, Grant Town- 
ship; later resided at Primghar and then Paullina. Died 
September 29, 1899, at Paullina. Member Swedenborgen 
Church; A. F. & A. M., and M. W. A. 

Hart, Albert T. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born May 25, 1844, 
Hadley, Mich. Married to wife. Jane E., January 23, 1867; 
children: Arza L., William H., Ada A., Arthur N. and Ross 
L. Enlisted August 12, 1861, at Albia, Iowa, in Company H, 
First Iowa Cavalry; battles of Prairie Grove, and others; 
running fight with Marmaduke April 1863 ; Capture of Little 
Rock, and all engagements with General Steele on Red River 
Expedition; promoted to Eighth Corporal July 1, 1865; re- 
enlisted January 4, 1864, and served till his discharge, Febru- 
ary 15, 1866, at Austin, Texas. Settled in this county at 
Sheldon, July, 1907. 

Hathaway, Philip E. Born March 23, 1847, at Sandusky, Ohio; 
father, Philo W. (born 1822 in Massachusetts), mother, 
Rhoda Gould (born 1825 in Ohio). Married Rachel V. 
Kelley in 1872; children: Charles, Jennie, Guy, Villa, Jose- 
phine, Philip, Katie, May, Blaine, Esther, Hugh. Enlisted 
February 23, 1864, at Sandusky, Ohio, in Company D, Third 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 85 

Ohio Cavalry, Second Brigade, Second Division, Wilson's 
Cavalry Corps; was injured severely by horse falling on him. 
At Lovejoy station when Kilpatrick was surrounded; at 
charge at Selma, Ala. ; discharged August 4, 1865, at Edge- 
field, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County, 1885, at Hartley. 
Died December 7, 1907, at Snohomish, Wash., and there 
buried. Member Hartley Post, G. A. R. ; Christian Church, 
and I. O. O. F. 

Haye, George. Resides Center Township, near Primghar, Iowa; 
born January 9, 1846, Tuscarora, Ohio; father, John (born 
April 17, 1821, in Pennsylvania), mother, Sarah Kennedy 
(born December, 1821, in Pennsylvania). Married to Tina 
Smidt, October 1, 1873; children: Alma, Eva, Cornelia, Fred, 
George W., Viva, Charles, Claude and Clare. Enlisted Feb- 
ruary 22, 1864, St. Charles, 111., in Company M, Eighth Illi- 
nois Cavalry; served in various skirmishes; discharged July 
17, 1865, at Chicago. Settled in this county March, 1888, 
section 36, Highland Township. Member I. O. O. F. 

Hayes, John M. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born July 8, 1842, 
Clinton County, New York; father, John (born May 27, 
1801, Granville County, New York), mother, Pamelia (born 
January 19, 1807, Plattsburg, N. Y.). Married Elizabeth 
Hayes January 20, 1867; children: J. B., Ordel F., C. D., 
W. W. and Mabel C. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Shabbona, 
DeKalb County, 111., in Company E, One Hundred and Fifth 
Illinois Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth 
Corps; served through Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South 
and North Carolina, with Sherman on March to Sea, serving 
in all battles with his company; discharged June 7, 1865, near 
Washington. Settled in O'Brien County, at Sheldon, March 
20, 1884. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at 
Sheldon. 

Head, Luther E. Born 1843 at Tamworth, N. H. ; a son of Luther 
and Athalinda Bennett Head, both of whom were born in 



86 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

New Hampshire. Married Julia A. Wiggin December 18, 
1869; children: G. P. and Leontine. Enlisted October 14, 
1861, at Tamworth, N. H., Company I, Eighth New Hamp- 
shire Infantry; re-enlisted in Company C, Eighth New 
Hampshire Infantry, January 1, 1865; service as hospital 
nurse; discharged October 28, 1865. Settled in O'Brien 
County, March, 1870, section 22, Grant Township. Died 
September 21, 1872, and buried at Sutherland, Iowa. Was 
member I. O. O. F., Waubeek, Iowa. 

Healy, Patrick. Formerly residing at Sheldon ; born in 1839. 
Enlisted October 7, 1862, at Waukon, Iowa, Company F, 
Sixth iowa Cavalry. 

Heastand, David. Resides at Mountain View, Cal. ; born May 
31, 1845, North Georgetown, Ohio; son of John and Hannah 
Heastand, both of whom were born in Columbia County, 
Ohio. Married his wife, Sue, October 28, 1866. Enlisted 
September 27, 1863, North Georgetown, Ohio, in Company 
B, Twelfth Ohio Cavalry, Second Division, Fourth Army 
Corps; served in Army of Tennessee; discharged at Nash- 
ville, Tenn., November 14, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County, 
1885, at Sheldon. Member M. E. Church; McKenzie Post, 
G. A. R. ; W. R. C, and M. B. A., at Sheldon, Iowa. 

Hecker, William. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born February 18, 
1846, in Germany. Married Jennie Lias, September 22, 1872; 
children: L. J., William, W. O. Enlisted April 27, 1867, at 
Milwaukee in Company A, Thirteenth United States Regu- 
lars. Engaged in Indian service in West; discharged April 
27, 1870. Settled in O'Brien County, November, 1872, near 
Sheldon. Wife a charter member W. R. C. at Sheldon. He 
is a member of McKenzie Post, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Herrick, August F. Born September 22, 1847, at Watertown, 
N. Y. ; father, Frederick P. Herrick (born in Vermont), 
mother, Lucy Matvina Priest (born in Connecticut). En- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 87 

listed October 8, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa, Company E, 
Eleventh Iowa Infantry; discharged at Louisville, Ky., July 
15, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County, northeast *4 section 12, 
Carroll Township, April, 1870. Died September 25, 1877, 
and was buried at Sheldon Cemetery. 

Hiatt, ElarrL Resides at Edmond, Okla. ; born July 31, 1844, at 
Jonesboro, Ind. Married wife, Laura, March 7, 1869; chil- 
dren: Owen A., C. E., Lelia I., William R., E. W., H. R., 
H. L. and Mary E. Enlisted May 7, 1864, at Winterset, 
Iowa, in Company E, Forty-seventh Iowa Infantry; lost one 
eye from effects of exposure while on duty; discharged Sep- 
tember 28, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien 
County, October 10, 1874, on northwest *4 section 36, Lib- 
erty Township. Member G. A. R. and Christian Church at 
Edmond. 

Hicks, James H. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born April 1, 
1830, in Oneida County, New York ; father, John Hicks 
(born February 4, 1800, in New York), mother, Susan 
Cleveland Hicks. Married Margaret Bohan August 13, 
1865; children: Bert, Gertrude, Maude, Eugene, Belle, John, 
Jennie, Earl and Carrie. Enlisted September 9, 1861, at 
Milwaukee, Wis., in Company K, First Wisconsin Infantry; 
served as wagonmaster; discharged October 14, 1864, at 
Milwaukee, Wis. Settled in county October 12, 1870, on 
southeast 54 section 14, Liberty Township. Member E. O. 
C. Ord Post, G. A. R.. at Sutherland. 

Hicks, J. W. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; a brother of James H. 
Hicks, last above. Married Sarah Rogers, July 6, 1864; 
children: Lillian, Zena, Lucia, Gladys, Bessie, Marguerite, 
Wesley, George, Ralph, Clair. Enlisted August 12, 1864, at 
Oshkosh, Wis., in Company E, Forty-second Wisconsin In- 
fantry; discharged June 20, 1865, at Madison, Wis. Settled 
in O'Brien County, 1870, near present site of Sheldon. 



BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 



Hicks, P. C. Resides at Sheldon ; born 1837 in New York. En- 
listed February 29, 1864, while a resident of Springvale, 
Wis., in Company B, Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry. Served 
as Corporal and Sergeant; discharged July 12, 1865. Settled 
in O'Brien County in 1870. 

Hicks, William, Jr. Formerly resided at Sheldon; born 1832, 
Ross County, Ohio. Enlisted August 12, 1862, in New York 
City, serving in Company H, First Marine Artillery of New 
York; discharged April 20, 1863, at Hilton Head, S. C. Mem- 
ber McKenzie Post, G. A. R., Sheldon, Iowa. Came to 
O'Brien County in 1870. 

Hillyer, J. C. Resides Dale Township, O'Brien County, Iowa; 
born June 28, 1838, in New Jersey; father, Jacob (born in 
Pennsylvania), mother, Mary Magee Hillyer (born in New 
Jersey). Married to Mary Smith December 10, 1869; chil- 
dren: Sidney, Harley, Charley, Fred. Enlisted February 
10, 1865, at St. Paul in Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Vol- 
unteers; served until his discharge at St. Paul February 24, 
1866. Settled in this county in 1870, in Dale Township. His 
father served in the War of 1812. 

Himebaugh, Hiram H. Resides at Webster City, Iowa ; born 
December 7, 1845, Erie County, Pennsylvania; father, C. C, 
(born December 8, 1817, in same county), mother, Clarissa 
Beers (born in Vermont, 1819). Married his wife, Angelina, 
June 2, 1870; children: Cyrenius, George, Ortie, Mabel M. 
Enlisted May 14, 1864, Jones County, Iowa, in Company C, 
Forty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, Sixteenth Corps; 
discharged September 15, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Set- 
tled 1871 in Grant Township. Belongs to Winfield Scott 
Post "No. 66, G. A. R., at Webster City. 

Hitchcock, Almoran A. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa ; born March 
4, 1843, at Buck Hill, N. Y. ; father. J. W. (born in Con- 
necticut), mother, Jane Wilson (born in New York state). 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 89 

Married wife, Mary A., August 12, 1878; children: Mildred, 
Charles and Harmon. Enlisted at Neosho, Wis., August 15, 
1862, in Company I, Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry, Sec- 
ond Brigade, Third Division, Thirteenth Corps; served in 
siege and taking of Vicksburg; disabled at Helena, Ark.; 
discharged June 22, 1865, at Shreveport, La. Settled in 
O'Brien County July 3, 1887, at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. 
and Masonic Lodge. 

Hoagland, Henry E. Born November 11, 1846, Marion, Mich.; 
father, Christopher (born in New Jersey, September 15, 
1800), mother, Clarinda (born in New Work, February 21, 
1808). Married Emma McLain; children: Paul, Ruth, 
Claude, Bertha, Florence, Russel, Millie, Clara and Olive. 
Enlisted March 14, 1865, at Pontiac, Mich., in Company D, 
Eleventh Regiment Michigan Infantry, Third Brigade, Sec- 
ond Division, Army of Cumberland; sick at Cleveland, Ohio, 
June 19, 1865; admitted to Harper Hospital July 26, 1865; 
discharged August 5, 1865, Detroit, Mich. Settled in this 
county 1870, Liberty Township. Died January 25, 1893, at 
Sutherland. Member AbifT Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at Suther- 
land ; member Board of Supervisors three years — 1876-78. 

Hoffman, Harvey. Resides at Mapleton, Iowa ; born January 4, 
1842, in Lafayette County, Wisconsin; father, Calvin (born 
in Ulster County, New York, 1817), mother, Juliet Cox 
(born in New York, 1818). Married Angie Compton April 
20, 1876; children: Lora, George, Etta and Henry. Enlisted 
October 21, 1861, at Stevenson, 111., in Company F, Thir- 
teenth Illinois Cavalry; discharged November 19, 1862, on 
account of disability; re-enlisted December 16, 1863, in Com- 
pany D, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry; finally discharged May 26, 
1865, at Memphis, Tenn. Settled in county June, 1870, in 
Grant Township. 



90 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Holford, John E. Born in 1844, in New York state. Enlisted 
August 5, 1862, at Lisbon, 111., in Company E, Ninety-first 
Illinois Infantry; discharged July 12, 1865. Resides at Hart- 
ley and member G. A. R. Post at that place. Settled in 
O'Brien County about 1885. 

Holland, James. Born 1832 in England. While residing at 
Yorkville, Wis., enlisted, February 12, 1864, in Company H. 
Twenty-second Wisconsin Infantry; wounded at battle 
Peach Tree Creek; transferred to Third Wisconsin Infantry 
June 10, 1865 ; discharged June 22, 1865. Was formerly mem- 
ber G. A. R. Post at Sheldon and is now deceased. 

Hollenbeck, Zeph D. Resides at Rock Valley, Iowa; born May 
15, 1842, in Vermont; father, B. F., and mother, Minnie 
Hollenbeck, both born in Vermont. Married, wife Linnie. 
Enlisted August 27, 1861, at Green Lake, Wis., in Third Wis- 
consin Battery of Light Artillery; made Corporal and Ser- 
geant; wounded at Stone River; served in battles at Shiloh. 
Corinth, Iuka, Nashville, Perryville, Chattanooga, Mission- 
ary Ridge; discharged April 1, 1865, at Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Settled in O'Brien County, 1876, later residing at Sheldon. 

Holt, Elias T. Born June, 1832, at Taftsville, Vt. ; father, Lemuel 
(born at Hartland, Vt., July 2, 1804), mother, Susan M. 
Kenzie (born Berlin, Vt., March 6, 1810). First married to 
Martha Stratton, by whom he had three children: Irving L., 
Mattie B., Bertha (Martin) ; after death of first wife he mar- 
ried Mary L. Maguire, December 20, 1890, by whom he had 
two children: Vera and William. Enlisted October 21, 1861, 
First Rhode Island Cavalry, originally serving in Company 
I, wherein he was made Sergeant; October 26, 1862, he was 
appointed regimental saddler and transferred to non-com- 
missioned staff; discharged for disability at Falmouth, Va., 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 91 

January 17, 1863. Settled in O'Brien County May, 1890, at 
Primghar. Died there October 8, 1901, and was buried at his 
former home, Webster City, Iowa. 

Holyoke, Horace Parker. Born January 26, 1840, at Brewer, 
Me.; father, Edward (born August 22, 1802), and mother, 
Malinda Snow (born February 27, 1808) ; both born at 
Brewer, Me. He was never married. Enlisted October 3, 
1861, at Portland, in Company F, First Maine Cavalry; 
served as Sergeant ; wounded in left arm and through the 
body and in ankle in battle of Middlebury, Va. ; discharged 
December 12, 1863. Settled in O'Brien County, living on 
northeast yi section 34, Carroll Township, 1871. Later he 
lived at Sheldon, where he was a deacon and active mem- 
ber of the Congregational Church. He died October 24, 
1890, and was buried at Sheldon. 

Hook, Calvin. Resides at Sioux City, Iowa; born on the present 
site of Cleveland, Ohio, April 14, 1842; father, Stephen (born 
in England), mother, Lydia Fish (born in Vermont). Mar- 
ried wife, Jennie L., October 29, 1870; children: Hattie B., 
Flora I., Ella M., Clarence H., Anna M. ; John and Elisha, 
died in infancy. Enlisted January 4, 1864, at Evansville, 
Wis., Company F, Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry; was 
wounded at Atlanta and health impaired by sickness con- 
tracted in army; discharged May 27, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. 
Settled in O'Brien County March, 1873, residing at Sheldon. 
Member M. E. Church; charter member McKenzie Post, 
G. A. R., at Sheldon ; later transferred to Cottrell Post, G. A. 
R., at Hull; later to G. A. R. Post at Sioux City; charter 
member I. O. O. F. at Sheldon. 

Hopfe, Christopher. Born March 14, 1816, in Germany. Mar- 
ried Katharine Schlarbaum October 15, 1845; children: John, 
Jacob, Henry, C. L., Chris., William and Dorothy. Enlisted 



92 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

at Keokuk, January 21, 1863, in Company C, Eighth Iowa 
Infantry; served in battles of the Wilderness, Murfreesboro, 
Chattanooga, Sheridan's Raid in valleys of Shenandoah, 
Gettysburg and Vicksburg; transferred to Veteran Reserve 
Corps April 28, 1865, and discharged August, 1865, at St. 
Louis, Mo. Settled in O'Brien County in 1888, northeast 34 
southeast ^4 section 6, Omega Township. Died in 1889. and 
buried at Hartley cemetery. 

Hoxie, Charles W. Resides Grant Township, O'Brien County, 
Iowa; born at Algansee, Branch County, Mich., in 1846; 
father, Orton (born Cayuga County, New York, February 
3, 1823), mother, Hannah VanPatton (born at Schenectady, 
N. Y., December 31, 1823). Married Cornelia A. Bishop 
March 10, 1871 ; children: Alice, Nina, Frank and Ray. En- 
listed October 7, 1864, Jackson, Mich., in Company I, Thir- 
teenth Michigan Infantry, Second Brigade, First Division, 
Fourteenth Corps ; served in battles at Averysboro, N. C. ; 
Bentonville and Siege of Savannah; discharged July 25. 
1865, at Louisville, Ky., but paid off at Jackson, Mich., Au- 
gust 7, 1865. Settled in this county in 1871, northwest j4 
section 10, Grant Township, where he now resides. Member 
Spencer Free Baptist Church; Annett Post No. 124, G. A. R., 
at Spencer. Wife member W. R. C. at Spencer. 

Huber, Elnathan S. Born September 19, 1841 ; in Cedar County, 
Iowa; father, John S. (born Lancaster, Ohio, February 17, 
1811), mother, Harriet A. (born October 24, 1820, Delaware, 
Ohio). Married Dora Elanor Newson August 27, 1873. En- 
listed August 8, 1862, at Tipton, Iowa, in Company C, 
Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Second Brigade, Nineteenth 
Corps; wounded by gunshot through left side at Champion 
Hill; taken prisoner and paroled; at Siege of Vicksburg, 
Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and others; dis- 
charged August 5, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 93 

O'Brien County, 1871 or 1872, southeast }4 section 24, Car- 
roll Township. Died August 6, 1879, and buried at Tipton, 
Iowa. Member G. A. R. at Tipton. 

Hudson, Edward L. Enlisted August 11, 1862, at Taftton, Wis., 
in Company D, Thirty-third Wisconsin Infantry; discharged 
August 9, 1865. Formerly resided at Sutherland, Iowa. 

Hulbert, Samuel B., who was sheriff of O'Brien County during 
1869 and 1870, and later removed to Jacksonville, Fla., is 
said to have been a Union soldier in the Civil War, but we 
have no record of his service. 

Hunt, Andrew. Born July 26, 1817, in New Jersey. Married 
Adeline Updike November 16, 1840; children: Ambro, Eb- 
enezer, Tilly, Elijah, Vorhees and Lizzie. Enlisted Septem- 
ber 12, 1864, in Company G, Thirty-eighth New Jersey In- 
fantry, and discharged June 30, 1865. Settled in county 
March, 1888, at Sheldon. Died May 14, 1890, and buried at 
Lancaster, Wis. 

Hunter, Abner M. Resides at Canton, S. D. ; born October 23, 
1842, at Harrison County, Indiana; father, A. L. (born Sep- 
tember 10, 1807), mother, Priscilla (born January 27, 1808, 
in Kentucky). Married wife, Merabah E., October 3, 1868; 
three children: Alanson Earl, deceased; Mark M., and a son 
who died in infancy. Enlisted February 23, 1865, at Peoria, 
111., in Company B, Seventh Illinois Infantry; discharged July 
9, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Settled in Highland Township, 
O'Brien County, about 1877. 

Hurley, Albert. Resides at Hamburg, Iowa; born August 18, 
1846, Elkhart County, Indiana ; father, James W., and moth- 
er, Marinda (both born in Ohio). Married wife, Mary E., 
1886; children: Albert L. and Bessie L. Enlisted August 11, 
1864, Greencastle, Mo., in Company E, Forty-second Mis- 



94 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

souri Infantry; discharged June 28, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. 
Settled in O'Brien County, 1899, at Sheldon. Member 
Mistletoe Lodge, A. F. & A. M.. and McKenzie Post No. 72, 
G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Hurley, Edmund J. Born 1837 in New York. Enlisted Decem- 
ber 28, 1863, giving his residence as Fort Howard, Wis., in 
Company E, Twelfth Wisconsin Infantry; discharged June 
13, 1865. Member Hartley Post G. A. R. in 1888. 

Hutchinson, Benjamin. Born in 1836. Enlisted July 17, 1862, in 
Company D, One Hundredth Ohio Infantry; discharged 
June 10, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio. Settled in this county on 
southwest *4 section 24, Carroll Township, about 1871. 
Present residence unknown. 

Ingraham, David. Settled in O'Brien County about 1870, resid- 
ing on southeast }%. section 12, Center Township, is reported 
as having been a soldier in the Civil War, but his record has 
not been secured. He died January 1, 1883. 

Inman, Daniel W. Resides at Salem, Ore. ; born February 14, 
1835, Wayne County, New York; father, Willard (born in 
Connecticut, 1801), mother, Lydia M. Peck (born in New 
York). Married Franchette E. Johnson June 19, 1860; chil- 
dren: Iva, Katie, Stella, Claude, Claire. Enlisted October 
10, 1864, at Butler Center in Company I, Ninth Iowa In- 
fantry, Third Brigade, First Division, Fifteenth Corps. 
Served in all engagements with Sherman to the Sea; 
wounded in right side at Bentonville, N. C, March 21, 1865; 
discharged at Louisville, Ky., July 18, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County September, 1866, in Grant Township. Later 
resided at Sanborn. County Supervisor in 1867; County 
Surveyor, 1868. Member Masonic Lodge at Primghar and 
Sanborn and now at Stayton, Ore. ; member Salem Post, 
G. A. R., at Salem, Ore. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 95 

Inman, Chester W. Born February 10, 1837; brother to Daniel 
W. last above. Married Kate Baker. Enlisted August 20, 
1861, at Clarksville, in Company I, Ninth Iowa Infantry, 
Third Brigade, First Division, Fifteenth Corps; participated 
in battles of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, and others; 
wounded severely in thigh May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg; pro- 
moted First Lieutenant June 14, 1862; resigned February 
15, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Settled in O'Brien County Sep- 
tember, 1866, section 26, Grant Township. Was superin- 
tendent of Schools, 1869; County Recorder, 1868 and 1869; 
County Treasurer, 1868 and 1869; County Supervisor, 1871 
and 1872. 

Inman, John C. Formerly residing at Sanborn, Iowa. Enlisted 
August 9, 1862, at Seneca, in Company A, Thirty-first Wis- 
consin Infantry; served as corporal and sergeant; discharged 
June 20, 1865. Present residence unknown. 

Jackson, W. C. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born May 4, 1845, at 
Principio Furnace, Cecil County, Md. ; father (born Decem- 
ber 11, 1811, at same place); mother (born May 10, 1818, at 
Wellsville, Va.). Married to Florence A. McCall July 27, 
1875; children: Martha M. and Victor McCall Jackson. En- 
listed August 11, 1862, at McConnelsville, Ohio, in Com- 
pany C. Ninety-seventh Ohio Infantry, Second Brigade, Sec- 
ond Division, Fourth Corps ; appointed corporal December 
17, 1864; served in battles Perryville, Stone River, Man- 
chester, Chickamauga, Kenesaw Mountain, Rocky Face 
Bridge, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, Siege Atlanta, Jones- 
boro, Knoxville, Missionary Ridge, Franklin and Nashville; 
discharged June 10, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio. Settled in 
O'Brien County May 13, 1892, at Sanborn. Member Ken- 
yon Post G. A. R., at Sanborn, having transferred from 
Phil Sheridan Post, Malta, Ohio; also member I. O. O. F. 
and K. P.; member Board of Supervisors, elected for 1909, 
1910 and 1911. 



96 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Jacob, August. Born 1823 at Oldenberg, Saxony, Germany, 
Married Emelia Gessner May 26, 1853; children: Mrs. T. W. 
Baldus, Mrs. W. H. Pheteplace, C. A. and H. W. Enlisted 
August 21, 1862, at Boscobel in Company G. Thirty-third 
Wisconsin Infantry; shot through left shoulder at Vicks- 
burg; in Red River Campaign, Vicksburg and March to the 
Sea; wounded at Camargo Cross Roads, Miss., July 13, 1864; 
discharged August 9, 1865, at Vicksburg, Miss. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1880, section 1, Grant Township, later 
residing at Hartley. Member German Reformed Lutheran 
Church. Died March 3, 1896, and buried in Clay County, 
Iowa. 



Jenkins, James C. Resides at Washta, Iowa; born November 
20, 1837, at McCullin, Inver Parish, Scotland, a son of 
James and Jennie Scott Jenkins. Married Ann Neeley Feb- 
ruary 22, 1865; children: Jennie S., William R., Sarah Ann, 
James M., Alexander T., Sidney, Adellia, Maggie. Enlisted 
July 20, 1863, in New York City as coal passer on United 
States Steamer "Electric Spark" in the navy; was captured 
by Confederate ship Tallahassee and taken to Havana; 
thence returned to New York on sailing vessel ; later served 
on United States Steamship Baltic; in March 13, 1864, was at 
Fort de Russy, La. ; was present in December, 1864, at the 
first bombardment of Fort Fisher with Gen. B. F. Butler in 
command; discharged at Brooklyn Navy Yard. Settled in 
county, 1881, section 13, Waterman Township. Member of 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Jessup, John. Resides at Primghar; born November 19, 1846, 
at Kankakee, 111.; father, Stephen (born in Ohio); mother, 
Elizabeth Hurley (born in Kankakee County, 111.). Enlisted 
January 18, 1865, at Waseca, 111., in Company F, One Hun- 
dred Fifty-fifth Illinois Infantry; discharged September 4, 
1865. Came to the county about 1884. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 97 

Johnson, Corwin M. Resides at Chatfield, Minn. ; born January 
5, 1840, in New York; father, F. S. (born 1813 in New 
York); mother, Mary J. Luther (born 1817 in New York). 
Married Margaret L. David October 21, 1867; children: 
Frances, Otis, Edith, Pearl, Zoe, Zula, Burr, Ray, Inez. En- 
listed August 20, 1862, at Chatfield in Company D, Eighth 
Minnesota Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, Twenty- 
third Corps; served two years on Minnesota and Dakota 
frontier and then one year in North Carolina and Tennessee; 
discharged July 12, 1865, at Charlotte, N. C. Settled in 
O'Brien County, August, 1868, in Grant Township. Member 
of E. C. Kenny Post No. 84. G. A. R., at Chatfield. 

Johnson, W. W. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born March 3, 1844, 
in England; father, George Johnson (born August 8, 1818); 
mother, Mary Wilson (born May 5, 1820), both born in 
England. Married Louise Jacobs November 19, 1868; chil- 
dren : Mary C, John A., Charles A., J. Frank, Hannah. Enlist- 
ed August 9, 1862, at Iowa City in Company A, Twenty-sec- 
ond Iowa Infantry, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps; 
promoted to Eighth Corporal March 1, 1863; to Seventh 
Corporal May 15, 1863; at Siege of Vicksburg; May 22, 1863, 
received severe gunshot wound in left shoulder; discharged 
October 19, 1863, at Vermillion, La. Settled in O'Brien 
County in March, 1871, section 20, Highland Township. 
Member of Board of Supervisors 1876 to 1878, 1894 to 1899; 
belongs to Kenyon Post No. 339, G. A. R., at Sanborn, 
Masonic Lodge and I. O. O. F. He voted to make county 
warrants worth par instead of fifty cents on the dollar. 

Jones, Charles. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born August 1, 1843; 
father, Elisha (born May 8, 1807, in Vermont) ; mother, Al- 
mira Jewett (born March 2, 1807, at Stafford, Conn.). Mar- 
ried Josephine Brown September 26, 1877; children: Frank 
E., Lena J., Ella A., Bertha A., and Fred S. Enlisted August 
14, 1862, at Elk, Delaware County, in Company F, Twenty- 



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seventh Iowa Infantry ; served campaigning- against Indians 
in Northern Minnesota; discharged April 7, 1863, at Daven- 



port, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien County October 1, ^£64, at 
Sanborn. Member of Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Jones, George C. Resides at Faullina, Iowa ; born September 
17. 1835, at Point Pleasant, W. Va. ; father, Joseph, and 
mother, Nancy Yates (born at Culpepper, Va.). Married 
Esther Burt Culver February 22, 1859; children: Eva, Ada, 
Abbie, George E. Enlisted February 29, 1864, at Madison, 
Wis., in Company I, Third United States Cavalry; service 
mostly in Arkansas on Red River; engagement at Hurri- 
cane Creek near Benton, Ark., and other minor engage- 
ments; discharged February 28, 1867, at Fort Sumner, 
N. H. Settled in O'Brien County, 1881, at Paullina. 

Jones, George W. Born July 21, 1825, at Trenton, N. Y. ; father, 
Richard (born April 1, 1789, in Wales); mother, Nancy 
Thomas (born April 21, 1782, in W T ales.). Married Emily A. 
Hubbell July 12, 1868; children: Oscar G. and Alice. En- 
listed January 2, 1864, at Fort Dodge in Company I, Thirty- 
second Iowa Infantry; July 29, 1865, transferred to Com- 
pany B, Eighth Iowa ; discharged September 4, 1865, at 
Nashville, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County September 30, 
1870, on northeast ]/\ section 6, Grant Township. Died June 
16, 1875, and was buried in Grant Township Cemetery. 

Jordan, Samuel J. Resides near Sutherland, Iowa ; born May 19, 
1845, at Royalton, Ohio; father, Henry Calhoun Jordan 
(born at Chester, Vt., March 7, 1812) ; mother, Louisa Brown 
(born at Harpersfield, N. Y., March 25, 1815). Married 
Margaret Prime March 7, 1869; children: Ralph C, Clay P., 
Aural B. Enlisted November 4, 1863, at Royalton, in Com- 
pany K, Sixty-seventh Ohio Infantry, First Brigade, First 
Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps; later transferred to 
Company E, same regiment ; discharged December 7, 1865, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 99 

at Columbus, Ohio. Settled in Grant Township, O'Brien 
County, Iowa, in spring of 1869. Member Abiff Lodge No. 
347, A. F. & A. M., Sutherland, Iowa. 

Jordan, Stephen F. Born April 5, 1841, in Ohio, a brother of 
Samuel J. Jordan, last above. Married Tennah Hagaman 
September 20, 1866; children: F. H. and Ada M. Enlisted 
October 27, 1861, in Company F, Sixty-seventh Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry; appointed corporal from date of enlistment; 
discharged June 12, 1862, for disability; engaged in battles 
at Kearnstown, Va., March 23, 1862; Strasburg, Va., March 
27, 1862; Front Royal, Va., May 30, 1862; again enlisted 
May 2, 1864, in Company D, One Hundred and Thirtieth 
Ohio Infantry; appointed sergeant May 2, 1864; mustered 
out with company September 22, 1864. Settled in O'Brien 
County 1873, on southeast *4 section 8, Summit Township. 
Died December 2, 1885. An early member of Kenyon Post 
No. 339, G. A. R., at Sanborn; S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, 
G. A. R., Primghar, Iowa, was named after him. 

Judd, Demetrius B. Resides on section 36, Baker Township, 
O'Brien County, Iowa ; born July 27, 1835, at Cleveland, 
Ohio; father, Obadiah B. (born at Syracuse, N. Y.) ; mother, 
Amelia M. (born at Hartford, Conn.). Married to Mary B. 
Adams ; children : Frank D., Lillian, Belle, Howard and Hat- 
tie. Enlisted December 7, 1863, at Cleveland, Ohio, in Com- 
pany E, One Hundred Twenty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infan- 
try; served as corporal; discharged July 13, 1865, at Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Settled in O'Brien County, March 5, 1873, on 
section 36, Baker Township, and has continuously resided 
there since. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at 
Sheldon. 

Kaestlen, Samuel. Born February 17, 1823, at Sennheim, France. 
His father was born in Switzerland and his mother in France. 
Married Magdalena Newhart in 1860; children: Louisa and 



100 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Samuel E. Upon death of his first wife he was again married 
to Magdalen Karsten June 6, 1883. Enlisted April 15, 1861, 
at Cleveland, Ohio, in Company K, Seventh Ohio Infantry; 
discharged February 2, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County in 
1880, at Hartley ; died May 6, 1895, at Cleveland, Ohio. Mem- 
ber of G. A. R. Post No. 451 at Hartley. 

Kelley, Eleazer J. Resides at Mitchell, S. D. ; born at Walnut, 
111.; father, E. Kelley (born 1808 at Unity, Me.); mother, 
Hannah (born 1820 at Hartford, Conn.). Married his wife, 
Maggie C, 1867; children: Jenny, Irvie, Charlie, Ira. En- 
listed January 22, 1864; mustered in February 28, 1864, in 
Company D, Thirty-fourth Illinois Infantry, Second Brigade, 
Second Division, Fourteenth Corps; was a resident of Am- 
boy, 111., when he enlisted; discharged July 12, 1865, having 
served from Rocky Face to Savannah. Settled at Hartley 
in this county in 1895. Member G. A. R., Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, W. R. C. ; was 
mayor of Hartley 1896 and 1897. 

Kelley, John W. Married Martha B. Boland; children: Anas- 
thasia R., Mary E. and Kittie M. Enlisted August 29, 1862, 
in Company D, Ninetieth Illinois Infantry, his residence then 
being Joliet; served as first lieutenant; discharged June 6, 
1865. Settled in O'Brien County, section 22, Grant Town- 
ship, 1867 or 1868, later residing at Sanborn and Primghar; 
died April 1, 1902, at Clarinda, Iowa. 

Kelly, Franklin. Resides at Hartley; born January 31, 1827, at 
Seneca, N. Y. ; father, James (born in Seneca County, New 
York), and mother, Mary A. Anten (born in New Jersey). 
Married Nancy M. Bailey October 6, 1849; children: James 
and Mary A. (Thatcher). Enlisted September 1, 1864, at 
Racine, Wis., in Company G, Forty-third Wisconsin Infan- 
try; served as musician; in battle at Nashville and others; 
discharged June 2, 1865, at Milwaukee. Settled at Hartley, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 101 

this county, in 1882. Member G. A. R. Post at Hartley; I. 
O. O. R; mayor of Hartley, 1890 and 1891. Both he and 
his wife, each over 80 years of age, are still living- at Hartley. 

Kenyon, James. Formerly residing on southwest *4 section 20, 
Grant Township, but now deceased, is said to have been a 
survivor of the Union Army, serving in the Civil War. 

Ker, John. Resides at Primghar; born May 20, 1830, Cork 
County, Ireland. Married Lorena Phelps by whom he had 
children as follows : Phoebe, Robert, Edward, May, Maude, 
and John; after death of first wife he married his present 
wife, Emily Graves, April 10, 1901. Enlisted April 9, 1862, 
at Fort Snelling, Minn., in Company D, Fourth Minnesota 
Infantry; served in battles at Farmington, Corinth, etc.; also 
in detached service in commissary department of Sherman's 
army; discharged April 15, 1865, at Washington. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1886, on southeast Y^ section 15, Baker 
Township, later residing at Primghar. 

Kimball, George W. Born 1841. Enlisted August 17, 1864, at 
Champion, N. Y., in Company H, One Hundred Eighty-sixth 
New York Infantry; wounded in action April 2, 1865, before 
Petersburg, Va. ; discharged June 5, 1865, at Washington. 
Formerly resided at Sanborn, Iowa, about the year 1882. 

Kirk, Joseph M. Formerly residing on section 32, Floyd Town- 
ship, is said to have been a soldier in the Civil War serving 
in the Union Army. 

Klock, George N. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born December 26, 
1844, at Java, Wyoming County, N. Y. ; father, Peter L. 
(born August 31, 1803, Herkimer County, N. Y.) ; mother, 
Lucinda Klock (born 1820 at Utica, N. Y.). First married to 
Viola Harkness August 31, 1867; children: Gerrit N., Peter 
G., George, Wallace, Jerry, Nora, Luella and Maud; married 



102 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Josephine Wunderle January 21, 1892; children: Bessie, 
Georgie and Margelda. Enlisted June 4, 1861, at Waterloo 
in Company G, Ninth Iowa Infantry, First Brigade, First 
Division, Fifteenth Corps ; served as corporal ; battles : Sugar 
Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy, Savannah, Pea Ridge, 
Chickasaw Mountain, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Raleigh, 
N. C, Piney Creek, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, 
Resaca, etc. ; wounded in battle at Bentonville, N. C, March 
21, 1865; discharged July 17, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Settled 
in O'Brien County, Grant Township, April 15, 1869; home- 
steaded northeast j4 section 8, Carroll Township, December 
1872, later residing at Sheldon. His first wife died October 
5, 1888. Was charter member of McKenzie Post, G. A. R., 
Sheldon, Iowa. He says the blank for list of battles he was 
in is too small. 

Knepper, William H. Resides at Buffalo, Wyo. ; born August 
17, 1843, Preston County, Virginia; father, Henry (born 
August 25, 1812, in Pennsylvania) ; mother, Sarah A. (born 
May 12, 1814, in Pennsylvania). Married wife, Almira, Oc- 
tober 15, 1871; children: Ira, N. S., Hubert, Asher, Buren 
R., Edna E., John G., William C, Sarah and Waldo H. En- 
listed September 2, 1861, in Company C, Thirty-fourth Illi- 
nois, Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Corps, 
Army of Cumberland ; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps 
January 22, 1864; battles: Shiloh, Stone River, Liberty Gap; 
received gunshot wound through right thigh and slight 
wound in groin at siege of Corinth ; discharged September 1, 
1864, at Indianapolis, Ind. Settled in O'Brien County, 
March, 1871, residing on northwest }4 section 4, Baker 
Township. 

Kroft, David. Born May 23, 1833, in Stark County, Ohio, a son 
of John and Sarah Kroft. Married Ann Maria Gingery Sep- 
tember 28, 1867; children: Ida A., Irvin A., Nine, Nora, Oara 
and Frederick J. Enlisted February 27, 1865, at Mendota, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 103 

111., in Company E, One Hundred Fifty-sixth Illinois In- 
fantry; discharged at Memphis, Tenn., September 20, 1865. 
Settled in O'Brien County in 1898 at Hartley; died June 15, 
1903, at Hartley. A member of G. A. R. Post at Hartley. 

Lane, Henry C. Born in Cattaraugus County, New York, in 

1842, a son of Andrew and Mercy Lane. Married Florence 
May Lane in 1884; children: Constance, Clifford and De- 
ronda. Enlisted August 6, 1861, at Middleton, in Company 
I, Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry; served in battles of Mission- 
ary Ridge, Lookout Mountain and others ; served as cor- 
poral ; discharged September 15, 1864, at Springfield, 111. 
Settled in O'Brien County, 1872, residing at Sheldon; died 
May 4, 1903, and buried at Sheldon. Member of Unitarian 
Church and McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 
Engaged in lumber, banking and mercantile businesses. 

Langley, Edwin T. Resides at Santa Ana, Calif.; born May 3, 

1843, at Meigsville, Ohio; father, John E. (born January 20, 
1818, at Louden, Va.) ; mother, Degenira Murray (born Oc- 
tober 19, 18^4, in Pennsylvania). Married Lavancia E. Blood- 
good January 15, 1867; one son, Clifford C. Enlisted Octo- 
ber 12, 1861, at Marion, Iowa, in Company H, Fourteenth 
Iowa Infantry, serving in right wing of Sixteenth Army 
Corps; promoted to Irrsi sergeant April 1, 1863; served in 
battles at Fort DonelsoivxShiloh, Red River Expedition, 
Pleasant Hill, Kane River, Tupelo, Old Town Creek (at 
which battle, July 15, 1864, he was slightly wounded in foot 
but not off duty), Pilot Knob and running fight of two days, 
finishing at Leesburg; taken prisoner with General Prentice 
at Shiloh ; in prison at Memphis, Mobile, Cahawba and Ma- 
con ; paroled July 4, 1862 ; discharged November 16, 1864, at 
Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien County in November, 
1895, practicing law at Sanborn for several years; later re- 
moved to Santa Ana. Member of Methodist Episcopal 
Church; has been a Mason since 1864; member Sedgwick 



104 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Post No. 17, G. A. R, Department of California and Nevada; 
Past Department Commander of South Dakota and Present 
Commander of Southern California Veterans' Association. 



Lasher, Wallace. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born April 10, 1836, 
at Andover, N. Y. ; father, James Lasher, and mother, Lydia 
Slocum (Both born at Andover, N. Y.). Married present 
wife, Harriet Johnson Lasher, in July, 1895; by his first wife, 
Lucinda, he had children as follows: James, Charles and Jef- 
ferson. Enlisted August 15, 1861, at Augusta, 111., in Com- 
pany B, Seventh Missouri Cavalry, serving in battles of Lex- 
ington, Mo., Independence, Mo., Boonville, Mo., and numer- 
ous skirmishes ; discharged August 27, 1862, at Camp Ber- 
ton, Mo. Settled in this county in 1884 in Baker Township, 
later removing to Sheldon. Member of McKenzie Post, G. 
A. R., at Sheldon. 



Lee, Frank M. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born June 16, 1830, 
in Erie County, Pennsylvania; father, Stephen C. (born 
April 17, 1793, in Massachusetts) ; mother Hanorah Birchard 
(born January 17, 1799, in Berkshire County, Massachu- 
setts). Married wife, Annie C. Baldwin, August 5, 1858; 
children : Nellie and R. W. Enlisted March 31, 1864, in Thir- 
teenth New York Independent Light Artillery; served in all 
engagements of Atlanta campaign and with Forrest at Mur- 
freesboro in winter of 1864; discharged July 28, 1865, at 
New York City. Settled in O'Brien County March 31, 1899, 
at Sutherland. Member E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R., and 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Lee, J. W. Born 1845 at Clermont, Ohio. Enlisted in August, 
1861, in Company G, Eighth Illinois Cavalry; served as cor- 
poral; discharged in July, 1865. Member of McKenzie Post 
No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 105 

Lett, T. J. Born 1839 at New Brighton, Pa. Enlisted September 
7, 1861, at Cicero, 111., in Company F, Eighth Illinois Cavalry, 
serving as corporal; after expiration of term re-enlisted as 
veteran; also served as bugler; engaged in battles Antietam, 
Martinsburg, etc.; discharged July 17, 1865, at Burton Bar- 
racks, Mo. Formerly resided at Sheldon, where he was a 
member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., about 1878. 

Lemaster, Theodore. Resides at Alpena, S. D. ; born August 23, 
1845, in Berkeley County, West Virginia, a son of J. and 
Mary A. Lemaster. Married Mary E. Wellman May 1, 1873. 
Enlisted January 12, 1864, at Martinsburg, W. Va., in Com- 
pany G, Third West Virginia Cavalry, Third Brigade, 
Eighteenth Army Corps ; injured at Charleston, W. Va. ; dis- 
charged July 10, 1865, at Wheeling, W. Va. Settled in 
O'Brien County May, 1871, section 24, Carroll Township. 
Member Methodist Episcopal Church and W. H. L. Wallins 
Post No. 85, G. A. R. ; formerly a member of McKenzie Post 
No. 72, Sheldon. 

Lemburg, D. H. Resides at Lynd, Minn. ; born 1835. Enlisted 
August 16, 1861, in Company E, Second Iowa Cavalry; pro- 
moted to saddler October 1, 1864; discharged September, 
19, 1865, at Selma, Ala. Formerly member of E. O. C. Ord 
Post, G. A. R., at Sutherland, Iowa, where he resided for a 
number of years, about 1885 to 1905. 

Leonard, Elias. Born 1845 in Ohio. Enlisted while living at 
Cherry Grove, December 30, 1863, in Company D, Forty- 
sixth Illinois Infantry; muster roll shows name spelled 
"Lenart"; discharged January 20, 1866. Formerly resided at 
Sanborn, this county, where he was a member of Kenyon 
Post No. 339, G. A. R., about 1888. 

Lewis, James M. Resides at Archer, Iowa; born September 21, 
1837, Carroll County, Ohio, a son of Hugh and Sarah Lewis. 
Married Eliza Barker; no children. Enlisted April 18, 1861, 



106 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

at Iowa City in Company B, First Iowa Infantry; discharged 
August 21, 1861, and re-enlisted October, 1861, in Four- 
teenth Iowa and later transferred to Seventh Cavalry ; 
served in battle of Wilson Creek; discharged June 22, 1866. 
Settled in O'Brien County, near Archer, 1883. Member 
McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. 

Lias, J. O. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born September 10, 1847, 
at Huntington, Pa.; father, J. W. Lias (born 1817 in Penn- 
sylvania), mother, Margaret (born 1825 in Pennsylvania). 
Enlisted February 16, 1864, at Davenport, in Company H, 
Fifth Iowa Cavalry, Second Brigade, Fourth Division; Sec- 
ond Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Army Cumberland; served in 
cavalry operations Chattanooga to Atlanta; in Hood's cam- 
paign to Nashville; battles: Dallas, Resaca, Pulaski, Frank- 
lin, Nashville, Wilson's Raid, and others; wounded at Frank- 
lin November 30, 1864; discharged August 11, 1865, at Nash- 
ville, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County, May, 1888; settled 
in Sioux County in 1871 ; later resided at Sheldon. Member 
Mistletoe Lodge No. 376, A. F. & A. M. ; Malta Lodge No. 
144, K. of P.; McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. 



Lias, John W. Born 1817 in Pennsylvania. Married to Margaret 
Lias, 1843; children: Harriet A., J. O., Frank, Thomas and 
Emma E. Enlisted August, 1862, Bellevue, Iowa, in Com- 
pany M, Second Iowa Cavalry, Hatch's Division of Army of 
Mississippi; discharged August, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. 
Settled in O'Brien County, 1888, residing at Sheldon. Died 
July 30, 1892, and buried at Sheldon. Member Methodist 
Episcopal Church and McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R.. at 
Sheldon. 

Lingenfelter, Charles. Formerly a resident of Floyd Township, 
is said to have been a survivor of the Union Army in War of 
Rebellion. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 107 

Lockwood, Robert B. Born 1836 in Ohio; parents born in New 
York. Enlisted August 12, 1862, in Company B, Ninety-sec- 
ond Illinois Infantry; later transferred to Company G, Sixty- 
fifth Illinois Infantry; served as corporal; discharged June 
21, 1865. Formerly resided at Sheldon, where he was a 
member of McKenzie Post, G. A. R. 

Loder, John. Resides at Jewell, Iowa; born April 22, 1844, at 
Coshocton County, Ohio, a son of James and Ann Loder. 
Married his wife, Polly, in fall of 1867; children: William A., 
Walter J., Alta M., Katie D. Enlisted at Coshocton, Ohio, 
January 13, 1864, in Company D, Fifty-first Ohio Infantry, 
Second Brigade, First Division, Fourth Corps; served in 
battles Buzzard's Roost. Resaca, Lost Mountain, Atlanta, 
and Jonesboro, Ga. ; discharged May 24, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County, 1871, residing in Grant Township, six miles 
east of present site of Primghar. He was a member and 
deacon in the Congregational Church presided over by Rev. 
Mr. Covey on section 6, Grant Township. 

Long, Alexander Q. Born September 14, 1843, at Effingham, 111. ; 
father, James M. (born in Virginia) ; mother, Rachel Mills 
(born in Virginia). Married Rachel A. Johnson October 25, 
1865; children: William, George and Daisy. Enlisted April 
18, 1861, at Cedar Rapids in Company A, First Iowa Infan- 
try; re-enlisted January 1, 1864, in Company K, Eleventh 
Iowa Infantry; wounded in forehead at Wilson Creek, Mo., 
and a prisoner in Andersonville five months ; discharged July 
15, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County in 1883, residing in 
Highland Township; Sanborn, Center Township, and Suther- 
land. Died April 6, 1889. and was buried at Sutherland. 
Member of I. O. O. F. at Dayton, Nev. ; A. O. U. W. at Vir- 
ginia City, Nev., and E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R., at Suther- 
land. He was taken prisoner July 22, 1864. 



108 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Louthan, George W. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born in Jef- 
ferson County, Virginia; father, William W. (born in Scot- 
land). Married Abigail E. Neeley January 17, 1857. En- 
listed August 21, 1862, in Company E, Twenty-fourth Iowa 
Infantry; served in battles at Vicksburg, Sabine Cross Roads, 
Winchester, Red River Expedition, Champion Hill, Jackson, 
Cedar Creek and Fort Gibson ; discharged at Savannah, Ga., 
July 17, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County in 1878. Died 
April 19, 1895, and buried at W'aterman Cemetery, Suther- 
land. Member of I. O. O. F., A. F. & A. M. and G. A. R. 
Post, Sutherland. 

Luce, William W. Enlisted May 22, 1863, in Company A, Fifth 
Wisconsin Infantry as musician; discharged June 10, 1864. 
Came to the county about 1870, residing in Baker Township. 

Luce, Benjamin F. H. Resides at Edmonds, Wash. ; born May 
16, 1824, at Rochester, N. Y. ; son of Cheney and Polly Luce. 
Married Julia Rost October 29, 1846; children: Sarah J., W. 
W., J. N. and Clara L. Enlisted June 20, 1861, at Wausau, 
in Company A, Fifth Wisconsin Infantry, Hancock's Bri- 
gade, Sixth Army Corps; served as drum major on non- 
commissioned staff; first served as drummer and promoted 
to second principal musician May 1, 1863; served in battles 
at Williamsburg, Potomac Station, Fredericksburg, Mal- 
vern Hill, Antietam, Gettysburg, Wilderness; wounded in 
latter battle; discharged June 16, 1864. Settled in O'Brien 
County in 1869, homesteading northeast 34 section 36, Floyd 
Township. Local preacher in Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Member of Stevens Post No. 1, G. A. R., at Seattle. 

Lyle, William. Born in 1836 in New York State; father born 
in Scotland, and mother in New York. Enlisted October 31, 

1861, at West Camden to serve three years in Company B, 
Ninety-third New York Infantry; discharged November 11, 

1862, at Albany, N. Y., for disability. Settled in this 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 109 

county in 1870, residing on southwest ]/^ section 2, Floyd 
Township. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., 
Sheldon. 

Lyon, Asher. Resides at Redfield, Iowa ; born May 14, 1840, 
in Ingham County, Michigan; father, Chalon (born 1805 in 
New Jersey), mother, Hannah Barr (born March 19, 1820, 
in New York). Married Margaret L. Tice December 24, 
1869; children: Anna J., Charles F. B. and Anna L. B., En- 
listed October 30, 1861, in Company G, Thirteenth Michi- 
gan Infantry, Wood's Division, Buell's Corps; served as 
Corporal ; battles : Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Stevenson, 
Ala. ; was shot in head and legs, six wounds in all, by bush- 
whackers, near Stevenson, on September 1, 1862; discharged 
February 25, 1863, at Nashville, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien 
County June 20, 1871, on northwest }4 section 10, Highland 
Township. Member Marshall Post No. 43, G. A. R., Red- 
field, Iowa. Had two brothers, Robert and Charles, in Civil 
War. 

Lyons, Mortimer. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born in New York 
City November 18, 1840; father, Israel (born 1814, Eliza- 
beth, N. J.), mother, Frances (born 1819). Married wife, 
Rose I., February 27, 1878. Enlisted at Columbus, Ohio, 
August 31, 1861, in the One Hundred Eighty-fifth Ohio In- 
fantry; served in battle at Mill Spring, Ky. ; discharged at 
Louisville, Ky., May 18, 1862; re-enlisted in Eighteenth 
United States Infantry, First Battalion, and discharged Sep- 
tember 26, 1865. Member of G. A. R. Post No. 403 at 
Williamsburg, Iowa. 

Lyons, George H. Formerly residing at Paullina. Enlisted 
August 13, 1862, in First Wisconsin Cavalry; discharged 
July 19, 1865. 



110 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Mack, Squire. Residing- at Spencer, Iowa, formerly residing on 
east y 2 northeast % section 30, Grant Township; is said to 
have been a soldier in the Civil War serving in the Union 
Army; refuses to answer or give company, regiment, or 
other facts. Was an early settler in Grant Township, 
O'Brien County. 

Manly, Joseph. Born April 1, 1837, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 
Married Olive Salisbury July 4, 1860; children: Lottie T., 
William J., Elon D., Junis N., John E. and Edwin S. En- 
listed February 28, 1865, at Boscobel, Wis., in Company D, 
Eleventh Wisconsin Infantry ; discharged September 4, 
1865, at Madison, Wis. Settled in county in June, 1870, on 
southwest }4 section 6, Liberty Township. Died September 
9, 1890, and was buried in Liberty Township Cemetery. 

Marks, William. Formerly residing in Section 20, Grant Town- 
ship; is said to have been a soldier in the Civil War, serving 
in Union Army. There was a William Marks in Company 
G, Tenth Iowa, also in Company H, Twenty-sixth Iowa In- 
fantry. 

Markham, Isaac E. Born in 1845 in New York. Enlisted De- 
cember 17, 1864, in Company E, Forty-fourth Wisconsin 
Infantry; discharged July 29, 1865, at Prairie du Chien. 
Formerly resided at Sheldon and was a member of McKen- 
zie Post No. 72, G. A. R., about 1885. 

Marsh, Jasper N. Resides at Primghar, Iowa ; born September 
8, 1843, at Grafton, 111.; father, Ephraim (born July 9, 1789, 
at Manchester, Mass.), mother, Mary Houcks (born in 1800 
at Covington, Ky.). Married Sarah Johnson December 31, 
1881; children: Jasper N., Elmer B., William N., Sarah E., 
Johnnie and Elsie May. Enlisted October 31, 1863, at 
Mount Carroll, 111., in Company C, Ninety-second Illinois 
Mounted Infantry, Second Brigade, First Division, under 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 111 

Kilpatrick; later transferred to Company C, Sixty-fifth Illi- 
nois Infantry; served in skirmishes at Atlanta and Aiken, 
S. C. ; surrounded at both places but escaped; went around 
the Rebel army under Hood at Atlanta with Kilpatrick and 
cut their communications; discharged July 13, 1865, at 
Greensboro, N. C. Settled in O'Brien County August 21, 
1889, in Center Township, later residing at Primghar. Mem- 
ber of S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R., at Primghar. 
Had a brother in same company and father and brother-in- 
law were in War of 1812. 

Marshall, L. D. Born in 1844 in Louisa County, Iowa. Enlisted 
July 1, 1862, at Council Bluffs, in Company E, Twenty-third 
Iowa Infantry; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps Feb- 
ruary 16, 1864; discharged July 6, 1865, at Wilmington, Del. 
Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Marston, James. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born in 1837, in 
Maine; parents, S. R. and Arind Marston (born in Maine). 
Married wife, Margaret, 1865 ; children : Frankie and Eu- 
gene. Enlisted May 17, 1864, at Boscobel, Wis., Company 
E, Forty-first Wisconsin Infantry; discharged September 
23, 1864, at Milwaukee. Settled in county in 1872. 

Martin, James P. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born November 
10, 1847, in Aberdeen, Scotland; father, William (born De- 
cember 25, 1796), and mother, Mary Lumsden (born July 16, 
1792), both being born at Aberdeen. Married Mary Brady 
August 30, 1870; children: Fred L., William R., Olive F., 
Clyde A., Mary A., Elsie L., James B. and Lora B. Enlisted 
September 22, 1864, in Company H, First Wisconsin Heavy 
Artillery, Twenty-second Army Corps, Eastern Division; 
suffers from deafness incurred in service ; discharged June 
26, 1865, at Fort Lyon, Va. Settled in O'Brien County No- 
vember 16, 1887, in Waterman Township. Member Masonic 
Lodge; Yeoman; Homestead; E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R. 



112 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Had four brothers in the army: William, in Company E, 
Thirtieth Wisconsin Infantry; Samuel, in same company; 
John C, in Battery H, First Wisconsin Artillery; George F.. 
in first call for troops. Samuel died in service. 

Martin, Robert. Born January 12, 1844, a son of Joseph and Jane 
Mitchell Martin. Married Mary B. Allison November 15, 
1870. Scott A. is the only child. Enlisted June 16, 1863, at 
Pittsburg, Pa., Company H, Fifth Pennsylvania Artillery; ap- 
pointed Corporal September 3, 1864, when he re-enlisted; dis- 
charged June 30, 1865, at Vienna, Va. Settled in O'Brien 
County March, 1882, at Sheldon. Died February 24, 1905, 
at Sheldon. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., and 
K. of P., Sheldon. 

Mason, James B. Resides at 6555 Minerva Avenue, Chicago; 
born July 15, 1842, in Lake County, Illinois; father, Matthias 
(born in Franklin County, Illinois) ; mother, Maria Rice 
(born in Brattleboro, Vermont). Married to Maria Wilcox 
March 22, 1865; children: Fred, Susan, Everett, John, 
Charlie, Roy, Bernice, Stella, Gladys. Enlisted August 19, 

1861, Company F, Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry; saw ser- 
vice in battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Chalk Bluffs, 
Siege of Vicksburg, Sugar Creek, Springfield, Newton, Neo- 
sha, King's River, Van Buren and others ; discharged Sep- 
tember 29, 1864, at Chicago. Settled in O'Brien County 
April, 1881, in Liberty Township. Member of Masonic bod- 
ies, including Knights Templar. 

Matott, Francis. Born August 14, 1825, in Champlain, New 
York; his father bore the same name. Married Mary Bu- 
shore September 8, 1846; children: Frank, Joseph, Mary 
and Andrew. Enlisted at Valparaiso, Indiana, August 18, 

1862, in Company C, Ninety-ninth Indiana Infantry; dis- 
charged June 5, 1865. Settled in Center Township, O'Brien 
County, in 1871. Died June 13, 1900, in Dakota City, Iowa. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 113 

Matott, Frank. Born in 1848 in Vermont. Enlisted May 27, 
1864, in Company C, One Hundred and Thirty-eighth In- 
diana Infantry; discharged September 30, 1864. Settled in 
county* on northeast Y\ section 10, Center Township, in 
1871. Member Kenyon Post No. 339, G. A. R., at Sanborn. 

McArdle, Bernard. Born in 1845 in Ireland. Enlisted October 
17, 1864, in Company I, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry; was 
wounded during his army service; discharged July 3, 1865. 
Formerly member Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn. Came 
to O'Brien County about 1882. 

McBath, Thomas. Resides near Sutherland, Iowa ; born in Cen- 
ter County, Pennsylvania; father, William (born in same 
county 1806) ; mother, Lucetta Coble (born in Berkshire 
County, Pennsylvania). Married to Angelina Musleman 
March 14, 1878. Enlisted August 22, 1862, at State College, 
Pennsylvania, in Company C, One Hundred and Forty- 
eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, 
Second Corps; served in battles of Chancellorsville, Hay- 
market, Gettysburg, Auburn Mills, Bristol, Kelley Ford, 
Wilderness, Deep Bottom; wounded five times; severely 
wounded at Deep Bottom, Virginia, August 14, 1864; trans- 
ferred to Third Company, Second Batallion Veteran Re- 
serve Corps; discharged August 5, 1865, at Washington, D. 
C, on account of disability. Settled in O'Brien County, 
1870, Grant Township. Member of G. A. R. Post at Suth- 
erland; wife is a member of the W. R. C. 

McBroom, John D. Born April 16, 1834, in St. Lawrence County, 
New York ; father, John, and mother, Jane Dean (both born 
in Ireland). Married to Lucy Hill May 3, 1859; children: 
Walter Hill, Sophia, Isadore and Charles Sheridan. En- 
listed October 16, 1861, while residing at Russell, New York, 
in Company L, Ninth New York Cavalry, Banks Division; 
made Sergeant November 2, 1861, and transferred to Com- 



114 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

pany K, One Hundred and Sixth New York Infantry, April 
9, 1862; served as Captain of Company K, serving with the 
Army of the Potomac at Peninsula, Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, 
Cold Harbor, Wilderness and many other engagements; re- 
ceived gunshot wound through left arm at battle of Cold 
Harbor; received his commission as First Lieutenant August 
27, 1862, and as Captain January 29, 1863 ; discharged Janu- 
ary 13, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled in O'Brien County 
at Sheldon, March 1, 1901. Died May 11, 1908, and was 
buried at St. James, Minnesota. Was Chaplain of One Hun- 
dred and Sixth New York for two years. Member G. A. R. 
Post at Sheldon, and Commander for two years; member 
Masonic Lodge. Pastor Methodist Episcopal Church at Ed- 
gerton, Jackson and Bigelow. Minnesota. 

McCandless, John C. Settled in the county on east l / 2 of north- 
east Y\ section 18, Grant Township, in 1869, and is said to 
have been a soldier in the Civil War, serving in the Union 
Army. 

McClellan, Marcellus G. Born in 1827, in Erie County, Pennsyl- 
vania; father, Henry McClellan (born in Pennsylvania). 
Married to Rachel Brush October 22, 1852; children: E. H., 
Nettie, Grace, William and two that died in infancy. En- 
listed as Sergeant August 30, 1864, in Company L, One 
Hundred and Thirty-seventh New York Infantry ; was in 
service till mustered out on June 9, 1865, near Bladensberg, 
Maryland. Settled in O'Brien County in 1872, homesteaded 
northeast *4 section 10, Carroll Township; removed to Shel- 
don, in 1883, where he died March 15, 1889. He was a 
charter member of the Congregational Church and a mem- 
ber of the G. A. R. Post at Sheldon. 

McCormack, Joseph E. Formerly resided at Sanborn about 1893. 
Enlisted August 2, 1862, at Belvidere, in Company G, Ninety- 
fifth Illinois; discharged August 17, 1865. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 115 

McCulla, Lewis J. Resides near Sutherland, Iowa; born Septem- 
ber 20, 1842, at Montreal, Canada; father, John (born in 
Scotland), mother, Elizabeth Livey. Married Mary A. Cole- 
man September 23, 1873; children: Walter P., Carrie E., Ben 
B., Roy, Thomas, Henry, Mary E., Asa L., Sam Alfred. 
Enlisted August 16, 1861, at Muscatine in Company H, 
Eleventh Iowa Infantry, Crocker's Brigade, McArthur's Di- 
vision, Seventeenth Corps; re-enlisted January 1, 1864, in 
Company C, First Missouri Light Artillery; served in bat- 
tles of Shiloh, Corinth (both seige and battle), Meader Sta- 
tion, Siege of Vicksburg, Atlanta Campaign, Kenesaw Moun- 
tain ; taken prisoner September 8, 1864; mustered out at 
Louisville, Kentucky, July 15, 1865. Settled south of present 
site of Sutherland, just across the line in Cherokee County, 
in 1870, and lives at the same place now. Member G. A. R. 
at Sutherland, and gets his mail there. 

McDonald, Arch. Born April 4, 1830, at Campbeltown, Scot- 
land; father, Archibald McDonald; mother, Jennett Arnott. 
Married Mary Wallace August 4, 1853; children: Mary J., 
David W., Jessie A., Agnes A., Barbara E., Cora May, Clar- 
ence I. and Archibald A. Enlisted January 2, 1864, at New 
Hartford, in Company D, Thirty-second Iowa Infantry; July 
28, 1865, transferred to Company B, Eighth Iowa Infantry; 
served in battles of Fort de Russy, Tupelo, Old Town 
Creek, Nashville and Seige of Fort Blakely; appointed Sev- 
enth Corporal of Company D, January 20, 1865 ; promoted 
to Sixth Corporal July 8, 1865 ; discharged April 20, 1866, at 
Selma, Alabama. Settled in O'Brien County May, 1870, on 
southeast % of section 36, Center Township. Died February 
27, 1907, and buried at Hartley. Member of Presbyterian 
Church and Hartley Post G. A. R. 

McElwain, Oscar. Resides near Archer, Iowa; born September 
17, 1845, at Stanford, Vermont; father, Nicholas (born in 
Massachusetts), mother, Cynthia Whitcome (born in Ver- 



116 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

niont). Married Marietta Morrow February 24, 1869; chil- 
dren: Frank, Alfred, LeRoy and Eva. Enlisted January 2, 
1864, at Millersberg, in Company I, Twenty-eighth Iowa In- 
fantry, First Division, Nineteenth Corps; served in battles 
of Sabine Cross Roads, Cane River, Middle Bayou, Yellow 
Bayou, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek ; dis- 
charged August 3, 1865, at Savannah, Georgia. Settled in 
O'Brien County April 1, 1869. 

McLaren, Alfred P. Born September 29, 1844, in New York 
state; father, Peter (born in New York in 1808), mother, 
Nancy Gillespie (born in New York in 1813). Married to 
Emily A. Waterman November 2, 1873 ; children : Orrin P., 
Nina G., Raymond A., Wayne W., Earl G., A. Frances and 
\Y. Bruce. Enlisted December 17, 1863, at Grand Rapids, in 
Company M, First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics; 
served during Sherman's March to the Sea in all the engage- 
ments; discharged September 22, 1865, at Nashville, Tennes- 
see. Settled in O'Brien County May 6, 1870, on section 30, 
Center Township. Died February 14, 1908, at Sioux City, 
Iowa. Member G. A. R. 

McMaster, Smedley H. Resides at Kimbrae, Minnesota; born 
April 3, 1840; father, Harvey (born in Massachusetts), moth- 
er, Alma (born in Vermont). Married wife, Edna M., 
February 28, 1860. Enlisted August 16, 1862, at McGregor, 
Iowa, in Company B, First Iowa Cavalry; served in battle of 
Prairie Grove; discharged May 14, 1863, at Mount Grove, 
Mo. Settled in O'Brien County in 1887 at Hartley, Member 
of Methodist Episcopal Church and A. F. & A. M., at Fulda, 
Minnesota. 

McMillan, J. E. Burn in 1839, in Madison County, Ohio. En- 
listed September 28, 1861, in Company E, Fourteenth Iowa 
Infantry; received severe gunshot wound in hip at Shiloh, 
Tennessee, April 6, 1862; discharged October 25, 1862, at 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 117 

Keokuk, Iowa. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., 
at Sheldon. Came to the county in 1871, residing on south- 
west 54 of section 8, Carroll Township. 

McOmber, George A. Resides at Gage, Oklahoma. Was County 
Sheriff of O'Brien County in 1871, and is said to have been 
a soldier in the Civil War, serving in the Union Army. A 
brother of Ezra W. McOmber next below. 

McOmber, Ezra W. Resides at Primghar, Iowa ; born February 
12, 1839, at Providence, near Saratoga, New York; father, 
Joseph McOmber (born in 1805 in Saratoga County, New 
York), mother, Betsey Austin (born in 1806 in Saratoga 
County). Married Anna Maria Gould December 15, 1864; 
children: Margaret, Samuel, Adrian. Enlisted September 1, 
1862, at Saratoga, New York, in Company A, Seventy- 
seventh New York Infantry, Third Brigade, Second Division, 
Sixth Army Corps ; wounded at Antietam, September 17, 
1862; served in battles of Culpepper Court House, Freder- 
icksburg, Chancellorsville, Second Battle of Bull Run; 
wounded at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; was discharged from 
McDougal Hospital, New York, on account of his wounds, 
December 14, 1863. Settled in this county March 19, 1869, 
homesteading land on section 12, Waterman Township; has 
resided in county continuously since. Died January 25, 1909, 
and was buried at Primghar ; was serving as commander of 
S. F. Jordan Post, No. 417, G. A. R., at Primghar, when he 
died. 

Meier, William. Resides at Calumet, Iowa; born September 16, 
1844, at Lippe, Detmold, Germany; father, Herman, and 
mother, Wilhelmina Schueremeier. Married Johanna Hick- 
man January 5, 1867; children: George H., Henry A., Ed- 
ward W. and August F. Enlisted December 14, 1863, in 
Company H, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Crocker's Third Bri- 
gade, Seventeenth Corps ; served in battles at Atlanta, Kene- 



118 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

saw Mountain, Kingston, N. C. ; contracted fever and ague 
and rheumatism at Atlanta; received sunstroke on march 
from Raleigh to Petersburg, Virginia; discharged July 21, 
1865, at Louisville, Kentucky. Settled in O'Brien County 
March, 1884. Member Evangelical Church, Calumet, and 
E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R., at Sutherland. 

Mennig, George. Born in 1842 in Pennsylvania; parents born 
in Germany. Enlisted April 13, 1861, in Company B, Second 
Iowa Infantry; wounded slightly February 15, 1862, at Fort 
Donelson, Tennessee; promoted to Sixth Corporal May 1, 
1862; Fifth Corporal January 1, 1863, and Third Corporal 
March 1, 1863; re-enlisted October 4, 1864, in Company F, 
Tenth Iowa Infantry; discharged April 28, 1864. at Pulaski, 
Tennessee, to date June 28, 1865, under provisions of Act of 
Congress approved July 5, 1884. Settled on section 18, Car- 
roll Township, in 1870, homesteading southeast Y\ and lives 
there now. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at 
Sheldon, Iowa. 

Merrill, James M. Born September 2, 1846, at Keene, New 
York; father, James Merrill, and Mother, Orinda McKenzie 
Merrill. Married Ophelia D. Lindsay May 2, 1882. En- 
listed December 28, 1863, in Company C, One Hundred and 
Eighteenth New York Infantry; served also in the Ninety- 
sixth New York Infantry, to which regiment he was trans- 
ferred June 13, 1865; served in the battles of Petersburg, 
Drury's Bluff, Fort Harrison, Fair Oaks, Carter, Cold Har- 
bor, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Long Bridge, Jones Ford, 
Malvern Hill, Charles City, Cross Roads and campaign re- 
sulting in the fall of Richmond; discharged February 6, 1866. 
at City Point, Va. Settled in O'Brien County in 1871. resid- 
ing near Sheldon. Died May 28, 1904, and was buried at 
Sheldon. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 119 

Merwin, Charles W. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born January 
6, 1844, at Portageville, New York; father, David (born 
August 4, 1791, in Connecticut), mother, Almira Worden 
(born in 1820 in New York). Married Margaret Elston 
January 17, 1864; children: Wm, D. and Frank. Married 
second wife, Tennah Jordan, November 16, 1897. Enlisted 
October 8, 1864, in Company C, Forty-second Illinois In- 
fantry, Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourth Corps; 
served in battle of Springhill, Tennessee, November 29, 1864; 
was shot through side of head and sent to hospital at Nash- 
ville, then to Jeffersonville, Indiana, then to Keokuk, Iowa; 
released from hospital March 10, 1865, rejoining company in 
Alabama; discharged October 8, 1865, at New Orleans. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County April 20, 1880, residing in Grant 
Township and later in Sanborn. Member of Kenyon Post, 
No. 339, at Sanborn, and I. O. O. F. 

Messer, Erwin Barker. Resides at Hartley, Iowa ; born August 
24, 1838, at Leicester, Vermont, a son of James S. and Julia 
Ann Messer (both of whom were born in Vermont). Mar- 
ried Eliza A. Howell September 25, 1862; children: Ida L. 
and Jay S. Enlisted August 19, 1861, at Libertyville as Cap- 
tain Company F, Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry, Army of 
the Frontier, and also Thirteenth and Nineteenth Army 
Corps; in May, 1861, received thirty days in camp of in- 
struction under state service; also served as Lieutenant Col- 
onel of One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Illinois Infantry; 
served in battles of Sugar Creek, Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, 
Newtonia, Mo.; Chalk Bluff, Mo., and Vicksburg; the regi- 
ment compaigned all the way and back and forth from Boone- 
ville, Mo., to Brownsville, Tex, carrying the old flag from 
16,000 to 18,000 miles; resigned as Captain of the Thirty- 
seventh Illinois June 25, 1864, serving as Lieutenant-Colonel 
of the One Hundred and Fifty-sixth Illinois Infantry till Sep- 
tember 25, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County August 24, 
1887, residing at Hartley. Member of A. F. & A. M. ; Hart- 



120 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

ley Post No. 451, G. A. R. ; Iowa Commandery Loyal Legion; 
Mayor of Hartley 1888 to 1889. Mrs. Messer is a member of 
the W. R. C at Hartley. Colonel Messer is now engaged in 
the hardware business at Hartley. 

Messer, Edwin P. Resides at Sheldon; born August 24, 1838, 
at Leicester, Vermont, being a twin brother of Erwin B., 
last above; father, James S. (born in Leicester, Vermont, 
1811), mother, Julia A. Barker (born Leicester, Vermont, 
1813). Married Celeste French March 24, 1864. Enlisted 
at Liberty ville, Illinois, August 19, 1861, in Company F, 
Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry, Army of Frontier, as First 
Lieutenant; promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant January 
4, 1864; served in battles at Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Vicks- 
burg and Yazoo City; at Brownsville, Texas, winter of 1863- 
1864; resigned October 15, 1864, and discharged at Memphis, 
Tennessee. Settled in O'Brien County in 1882, first residing 
at Sutherland and later at Sheldon. Member of Christian 
Science Church ; Masonic Lodge (up to and including Knight 
Templar degrees) ; member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., 
at Sheldon ; was an original member of E. O. C. Ord Post, 
G. A. R., at Sutherland. 

Metcalf, John. Born February 9, 1842, at Yorkshire, England, a 
son of Thomas and Mary Harker Metcalf (both of whom 
were born in Yorkshire). First wife, Mary A. Simpson, by 
whom he had three children: Wilbert C, Nettie V. and John 
T. First wife died in September, 1892, and he married Belle 
Raw January 1, 1894; children of this marriage: Lucile and 
Marion. Enlisted March 2, 1865, at Council Hill, in Com- 
pany A, Ninety-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Fourth 
Army Corps; transferred to Company B, Twenty-first Illi- 
nois Infantry, March 2, 1865; went with regiment to East 
Tennessee and was with Sherman when war closed ; dis- 
charged December 16, 1865, at San Antonio, Texas. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County January 1, 1884, at Paullina, where 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 121 

he was for years engaged in banking and grain and live stock 
business. Mr. Metcalf was one of the heaviest real estate 
owners in the county and always took an active part in pro- 
moting the general good of the community; liberal in his 
benevolences, he has been one of the best supporters of 
Morning Side College at Sioux City. He died November 
28, 1908. and was buried at Paullina. 

Miller, Andrew. Formerly resided at Sheldon and was a mem- 
ber of McKenzie Post Xo. 72, G. A. R. The post records 
are deficient and fail to show his army service. 

Miller, John B. Born in Lake County, Illinois. Enlisted March 
9, 1862, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, in Company C, Fifth 
Minnesota Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Fif- 
teenth Army Corps ; served at Tupelo, Corinth, Jackson, 
Vicksburg, Nashville, Spanish Fort and many others; dis- 
charged March 5, 1865. Formerly resided at Sheldon and 
was a member of McKenzie Post, No. 72, G. A. R. He was 
wounded at Tupelo, Mississippi. 

Miller, Leonard. Resides at Livingston, Wisconsin ; born April 
8, 1842, in Cayuga County, New York; father, Ezra B. (born 
August 18, 1818, in Cayuga County, New York), mother, 
Nancy Hyde (born June, 1821, at Sterling Center, New 
York). Married Alice A. McKinney December 12, 1883; 
children: Pearl J., E. P., Thelma, Lois and a stepdaughter, 
Hattie McKinney. Enlisted April 29, 1861, at Kilbourne 
City, Wisconsin, in Company D, Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, 
Nineteenth Corps, Department of Southwest; this was one 
of the first three regiments to enter New Orleans; served 
in battles of Grand Gulf, Baton Rouge, New Stone, rear 
Port Hudson, Pattersonville, La., Alexander, and all the 
charges and sieges of Port Hudson under Banks. Taken 
prisoner Jan. 11, 1864, and in prison at Cahawba, Anderson- 
ville, Charleston and Florence, North Carolina; nearly 



122 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

died of scurvy ; escaped and reached Sherman's Army at 
Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865, after 13 
months and 6 days in prison ; discharged March 29, 1865, 
at Madison, Wisconsin. Settled in O'Brien County April 
17, 1885, residing at Hartley. Was Mayor of Hartley in 
1892 and 1894. Member of Hartley Post, G. A. R. 

Mills, Wilbur F. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa ; born at Levant, 
Penobscot County, Maine; father, Stephen (born at Saco, 
Maine), mother, Sarah A. Mills (born in Manchester, New 
Hampshire). Married wife, Mary C, August 16, 1865; chil- 
dren: Albert M., Evelyn S., William D., Lulu, George and 
Harry. Enlisted August 9, 1862, at Iowa City, in Company 
I, Twenty-second Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, Second Di- 
vision, Thirteenth Army Corps; transferred to Nineteenth 
Corps, June, 1864, at New Orleans; served in battles of 
Winchester, Savannah, Cedar Creek, Newburn, North Caro- 
lina, Shenandoah and City Point; detailed in Quartermaster's 
Department most of time; suffered from chronic diarrhea; 
furlough at Matagorda Island, his weight having been re- 
duced from 160 to 100 pounds; discharged July 25, 1865, at 
Savannah, Georgia. Settled in O'Brien County, 1880, at 
Sanborn. Member of G. A. R. Post at Sanborn ; had four 
brothers in the Sixth Maine Infantry. 

Monroe, Charles. Born May 5, 1815, in New York. Married in 
1845 ; children : Chibura A., Mary and Alonzo. Enlisted 
December 14, 1861, at Watama, Wisconsin, in Eighth Bat- 
tery Wisconsin Light Artillery ; discharged at Louisville, 
Kentucky, on account of disability, on October 22, 1862. Set- 
tled in this county, at Old O'Brien, 1869. Died July 12, 
1886, and was buried at Peterson, Iowa. Was a member of 
the Baptist Church. 

Montis, N. Harrison. Born in 1835 in Ohio; father was born in 
Germany and mother in Pennsylvania. Enlisted January 11, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 123 

1865, at Mason City, Iowa, in Company I, Second Iowa 
Cavalry; taken sick and sent to General Hospital at Hunts- 
ville, Alabama, August 2, 1865 ; discharged September 19, 
1865, at Selma, Alabama. Settled in O'Brien County at 
Sheldon. 

Montzheimer, Julius. Resides at Gallup, New Mexico; born 
March 17, 1834,at Minden, Prussia, Germany; father, Freder- 
ick (born in 1794, at Koenigsberg, Prussia), mother, Emelie 
Renschuch (born in 1800 at Berlin). Married Isabel Hillock 
November 6, 1860; children: Marie, Frederick, Otto H., Ar- 
thur and James L. Enlisted August 16, 1861, as private sec- 
retary to General Sigel ; mustered in September 3, 1861, at 
St. Louis, Missouri, in Company K, Seventeenth Missouri 
Volunteer Infantry; commissioned Second Lieutenant De- 
cember 30, 1861, to date from September 3, 1861 ; promoted 
to First Lieutenant of Company E, Seventeenth Missouri 
Infantry, November 1, 1862; acted as secretary to General 
Sigel, who then commanded a brigade, and in December, 
1861, was appointed Aid-de-Camp on staff of General Sigel; 
May, 1862, was assigned to staff of General Osterhaus ; con- 
tracted malarial fever in Helena, Arkansas ; served in battles 
of Bentonville, Missouri, March 2, 1862, Pea Ridge and 
numerous skirmishes; injured by fall with horse on Novem- 
ber 19, 1861. near Rolla, Missouri; received flesh wound in 
right thigh from an ambush June 29, 1862, on march from 
Jacksonport to Helena, Arkansas; skirmish at Salem, 
Missouri, May, 1862, while on march to escort General Sigel 
to Batesville, Arkansas; in command of 28 men; resigned on 
account of disability and discharged December 4, 1862. 

Moon, Charles. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born April 3, 1840, 
at Worcester, Massachusetts; father, Sanford (born in 1816 
in Worcester County, Massachusetts), mother, Sarah Ann 
(born at Widham, Connecticut, April 3, 1814). Married to 
wife, Mary E., October 4, 1863; children: Anna, Sadie and 
Irving. Enlisted January 24, 1865, in Company E, Eleventh 



124 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Illinois Cavalry; right eye injured in service; discharged 
September 30, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee. Settled in 
O'Brien County September, 1870, homesteading northeast ^ 
section 6, Center Township. 

Moore, William H. Resides at Xapa, California; born March 22, 
1846, at Phillipsburg, New York; father, John, and mother, 
Lorena Hart Moore (born in New Jersey). First wife, Anna 
Belle Echlin, married June 21, 1871 ; one son, George E. ; sec- 
ond wife, MinnieE. Kimball, marriedOctober, 1891; children: 
Minnie E. and Lorena. Enlisted March 23, 1864, Company 

A, Thirty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry, First Brigade, First 
Division, Ninth Army Corps; served as Corporal; served bat- 
tles at Hatch's Run, Fort Steadman, Fort Mahon, Fort Hill ; 
in defenses of Washington; in provisional battalion at time 
of Early's advance; discharged July 27, 1865, near Wash- 
ington. Settled in O'Brien County 1889 at Sheldon. Member 
Masonic Lodge. At present in California Soldiers' Home 
for medical treatment. 

Mous, D. Born in Germany. Enlisted August 9, 1862; enlist- 
ment rolls give name as Dominick Mous ; served in Company 

B, One Hundred and Fourth Illinois Infantry; discharged 
June 6, 1865, at Chicago. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, 
Sheldon. 

Morfitt, Daniel. Resides Baker Township, O'Brien County, 
Iowa; mail at Sheldon; born January 12, 1841, Erie County, 
Pennsylvania; father, Daniel (born May 20, 1818, in Rhode 
Island), mother, Elizabeth Gray (born at Byington, Ct., 
September 1, 1815). Married Florence Estella Hunt De- 
cember 19, 1872; children: Ivan Clyde, Charles Byington, 
Herbert K., Chester G., Frederic D., Ernest, William Lester 
and Earl Leroy. Enlisted at Iowa City, August 15, 1862, 
Company G, Second Iowa Cavalry; served battles Holly 
Springs, Coffeyville and others ; crushed under horse and 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 125 

ruptured at Coffey ville ; discharged March 21, 1863, at La- 
grange, Tenn.; settled in O'Brien County April, 1871, section 
20, Carroll Township. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, 
Sheldon, Iowa. He is a quiet, hard working man, tending 
strictly to his own business, and a successful farmer. 

Morrill, Comfort C. Resides at Fox Lake, 111. ; born July 18, 1849, 
Lake County, Illinois; father, J. Franklin, and mother, Me- 
lissa Belden Morrill. Married Mary G. Marvin January 18, 
1877; children: M. Arlette, Arthur G., Ray W., Guy B. En- 
listed September 3, 1864, at Waukegan in Company D, One 
Hundred and Forty-sixth Illinois Infantry; discharged July 
8, 1865, Springfield, 111. Settled in county March, 1882, at 
Sutherland. Member G. A. R. Post No. 368, Wauconda, 111., 
and M. W. A. 

Morris, I. Born July 25, 1826. Married Christina Sailors; chil- 
dren: Emeline, Martha, Sarah, Selena, Johnson and Cora. 
Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Nashua, in Company G, Twenty- 
seventh Iowa Infantry; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps 
March 13, 1865 ; served at Fort Snelling during Indian up- 
rising; Siege of Vicksburg, Red River Expedition, Mobile and 
Fort Morgan, Ala.; discharged August 14, 1865, at St. Louis, 
Mo. Settled in county spring of 1882, at Hartley. Died 
July 12, 1895, and buried at Cromwell Center, Clay County, 
Iowa. Member G. A. R. 

Morris, R. A. Born 1843 at Eaton, Ohio. Enlisted August 2, 
1861, at Macomb, 111., in Company B, Tenth Missouri In- 
fantry; discharged August 24, 1864. Member McKenzie Post 
No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa. Came to O'Brien County about 1882. 

Morrison, Fred P. B. Born 1838 at Newburyport, Mass. En- 
listed October 8, 1862, at Grinnell, in Company E, Fourth 
Iowa Cavalry; discharged January 3, 1865, at Memphis. Tenn. 
Resided at Sheldon, where he was member McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R. 



126 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Morse, Jerome. Resides at Dayton, Texas. Born November 23, 
1844, at Marengo, 111. ; father, L. L. (born at Waterbury, 
Vt.), mother, Mary (born in New York). Married Nancy 
Ann, his wife, June 18, 1898; children: John, William, Nancy 
Ann and George R. Enlisted September 28, 1863, at Waver- 
ly, in Company G, Ninth Iowa Infantry, First Brigade, First 
Division, Fifteenth Army Corps; served in battles at Resaca, 
Dalton, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Columbia 
and Goldsboro; discharged February 3, 1866, at Clinton, 
Iowa. Settled in county fall of 1866, residing in Waterman 
Township and later in Sheldon. 

Morton, Alfred. Born Oswego, N. Y., in 1836. Married his wife, 
Mary A., November 13, 1861; children: Edith, Alfred and 
Joe. Enlisted March 29, 1865, at Auburn in One Hundred 
and Ninety-third New York Infantry; commissioned as 
Major May 6, 1865, with rank from March 29, 1865; later 
received commission of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel; dis- 
charged January 18, 1866, at Harper's Ferry; early in the re- 
construction period President Grant appointed him Circuit 
Judge in Virginia; he held this office two years, residing at 
Richmond, removing to Iowa and settling at Sheldon June, 
1879. Died April 19, 1896, and buried at Sheldon. Member 
Congregational Church ; G. A. R. Post at Sheldon and Ma- 
sonic Lodge at Phoenix, N. Y. He was actively engaged in 
the practice of law at Sheldon until time of his death. 

Morton, James. Born June 20, 1820, Derbyshire, England. Mar- 
ried Anna Margaret Wilt in 1847; children: John H., Will- 
iam, Charles, Elizabeth, Retta, Clara and Susie. Enlisted 
August 1, 1862, Fort Wayne, Ind., in Company C, Eighty- 
eighth Indiana Infantry; discharged February 14, 1863, 
Bowling Green, Ky. Settled in O'Brien County 1876, in 
Center Township, later residing at Hartley and Primghar. 
Died October 19, 1900, and buried at Primghar. Member 
S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R., at Primghar. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 127 

Myers, Lewis. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born April 22, 1825, 
in Germany; a son of Henry and Frederica Myers. Married 
Matilda Britch February 27, 1855; children: Mary, William, 
Lydia, Matilda, Frank, Charles, Clyde. Enlisted February 
25, 1865, in Company H, Fifteenth Illinois Infantry; dis- 
charged September 16, 1865, at Springfield, 111. Settled at 
Sheldon, Iowa, 1905. Member M. E. Church; John A. Davis 
Post No. 98, G. A. R., and W. R. C, at Freeport, 111. 

Neff, Albert H. Born October 15, 1843, at Panama, Chautauqua 
County, New York ; father, Lucius E. Neff (born September 
9, 1812, at Holden, Mass.), mother, Susan S. Neff (born April 
8, 1813, at Auburn, Mass.). Married Celesta Neff February 
7, 1874. Enlisted July 17, 1861, at Westfield, N. Y., to serve 
three years, in Company G, Seventy-second New York Vol- 
unteer Infantry, Sickles' Brigade, Hooker's Division; served 
in battles at Stafford Court House, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks 
(seven days' fight), Pittsburg Landing, Culpepper, Manas- 
sas, Harper's Ferry. Settled in O'Brien County September 
23, 1881, at Sheldon. Died October 14, 1908, at Sheldon. 
His wife died November 10, 1902, being a member of the 
W. R. C. at Sheldon. 

Nelson, George. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born September 
4. 1843, at Bristol, Wis.; father, Underhill Nelson (born in 
Maine, September 21, 1798), mother, Harriet (born in New 
York February 14, 1804). Wife, Ann Eliza. Married 
March 27, 1873; children; Elias B., Alma B., Beach H., Elva, 
Grace, Elizabeth, Berton and George W. Enlisted August 
19, 1862, at Milford, Wis., in Company F, Twenty-ninth 
Wisconsin Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, Thirteenth 
Army Corps; served in battles Port Gibson, Champion Hill, 
Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson and others; discharged June 22, 
1865, at Shreveport, La. Settled in O'Brien County June, 
1871, Liberty Township. Member Masonic Lodge; I. O. O. 
F., and E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R., at Sutherland. 



128 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Newell, William. Resides at Knoxville, Neb. ; born August 7, 
1844, at Springfield, 111.; father, William, mother, Jane Archer. 
Married Mary J. Johnson January 18, 1868; children: Will- 
iam, George, Guy, Irving, Myrtle, Merle, Van. Enlisted 
August 20, 1864, Company I, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry; 
served principally in guarding railroads and bridges in Ken- 
tucky and Tennessee; discharged at Fort Snelling, Minne- 
sota, January 26, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County 1867, re- 
siding in Grant Township. Member M. E. Church and 
G. A. R. 

Nicodemus, George. Born February 17, 1831, Bedford County, 
Pennsylvania. Married Margaret Fouse, October 12, 1851; 
children : Susan, Mary, Sarah, Ida, Barbara, Adam, Edwin, 
John, Isaac. Enlisted March 7, 1865, Company K, Fifteenth 
Illinois Infantry; discharged July 31, 1865, at Fort Leaven- 
worth, Kan. Settled in O'Brien County, 1890, residing at 
Hartley. Died July 5, 1900, and buried at Hartley. Member 
Presbyterian Church and G. A. R. Post at Hartley. 

Nott, Thomas B. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born February 
10, 1841, Devonshire, England; father, Thomas (born in 
England, 1806), mother, Ann Lucy Bucknell (born Devon- 
shire, England). Married Flora A. Kelley August 23, 1870; 
children: Fred S., Lewis, Charles, Ray J. and Frank. En- 
listed August 25, 1864, Company H, Fifth Wisconsin In- 
fantry, Third Brigade, First Division, Sixth Army Corps; 
served as Corporal ; engaged in battle at Petersburg and 
others; in hospital at City Point three months with lung fever; 
discharged June 20, 1865, at Madison, Wis. Settled in 
O'Brien County May, 1870, in Liberty Township. Member 
E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R. at Sutherland. 

Olinger, William. Born 1832. Enlisted February 23, 1865, Com- 
pany D, One Hundred and Eighty-ninth Ohio Infantry; dis- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 129 

charged September 28, 1865. Resided at Sheldon, where 
he was member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., about 1880. 

Oliver, William. Born January 10, 1838, Clinton County, Ohio; a 
son of William and Lavina Nelson Oliver. Married Martha 
A. Kelly August 23, 1862; children: Arminta, E. J., Minnie 
A, O. K., Emma M., Katie M., O. W. and M. Belle. Enlisted 
September 6, 1862, Company I, One Hundred and First 
Indiana Infantry; served with Sherman in March to Sea; 
received severe bayonet wound December 1, 1864; dis- 
charged June 25, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. ; held rank as Ser- 
geant. Settled in O'Brien County, June, 1873, Center Town- 
ship. Died April 8, 1908, and buried at Primghar. Member 
M. E. Church since 1862; at one time member G. A. R. Post; 
County Supervisor 1879, and 1890 to 1892 inclusive. 

Oppelt, William H. Resides at Aitkin, Minn. ; born December 10, 
1845, Tuscarora County, Ohio; father, Charles H. (born 
January 6. 1800, Canada), mother. Rachel S. Belling (born 
November, 1800, in Pennsylvania). Married Sarah E. King 
March 12, 1868; children: Virgie Z., Mabel C, Leslie V., 
Grace E., Glenn F., Ethel E., Clifford M., Clinton L., Frank, 
Halcyon A. Enlisted December 17, 1863, at Vinton, Iowa, 
in Company D, Twenty-eighth Iowa Infantry, Second Bri- 
gade, Third Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, and Nine- 
teenth Army Corps; served in battles at Sabine Cross Roads, 
Pleasant Hill, Middle Bayou, Cane River, Yellow Bayou, Alex- 
andria, La.; discharged July 31, 1865, Savannah, Ga. Settled 
in O'Brien County, Lincoln Township, 1883; later residing 
at Hartley. Member General Sumner Post No. 65, G. A. R.. 
Department of Minnesota : belongs German Reform Church. 

Osborn, Robert E. Resides at 511 Magnolia Avenue, Long 
Beach, Cal. ; born February 16, 1832, Honesdale, Pa. ; father, 
Woodruff (born near Elizabeth, New Jersey, February 17, 
1803), mother, Susan C. Humes (born Newark, N. J., 1806). 



130 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Married Prudence E. Falor November 1, 1855; children: Eva, 
Addie and Pearl C. ; second marriage, March 14, 1898, to 
Mrs. S. A. Wilson. Enlisted October 8, 1862, at Akron, Ohio, 
in Company K, Seventy-sixth Ohio Infantry as musician; 
served in battles at Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jack- 
son, Black River, Vicksburg, Nashville, Fort Fisher, Wil- 
mington, Goldsboro, Raleigh, Gainsboro and at surrender of 
Johnson's army; discharged August, 1863; re-enlisted Au- 
gust 4, 1863. Company G, One Hundred and Seventy-seventh 
Ohio Infantry as musician; discharged July 3, 1865. Settled 
in O'Brien County June, 1871, homesteading northwest Y\ 
section 14, Floyd Township ; later residing at Sheldon. Mem- 
ber G. A. R. and W. R. C. 

Owen, Chauncey F. Resides at Wolcott, Colorado ; born October 
26, 1843, DeKalb County, Indiana; father, Jesse (born Oc- 
tober 9, 1809, Broome County, New York), mother, Lamy 
Kark (born June 14, 1814). Married Amanda Brown, April 
7, 1868; children: Fred B. and E. Claude. Enlisted April 27, 
1864, Davenport, in Third Battery Iowa Artillery, Captain 
Lyon, Seventh Corps ; on detached service at Little Rock, 
Ark., in office of Chief of Ordnance, Seventh Army Corps; dis- 
charged October 23, 1865, at Davenport. Settled in O'Brien 
County July, 1880, at Sanborn. Member Onyx Lodge No. 
419, A. F. & A. M., at Sanborn ; Chapter O. E. S. ; M. W. A. ; 
formerly postmaster at Sanborn and now postmaster at 
Wolcott, Colo. 

Paisley, Robert. Resides in McLean County, North Dakota; 
born 1845 at Buffalo, N. Y. ; father, Samuel (born 1819 in 
Scotland), mother, Mary Ann Deasing (born 1824 in Ire- 
land). Married Catherine Arnold March 29, 1867; children: 
David A., William, Sadie, Carrie, Enid, Maggie. Enlisted 
May 29, 1864, Company E, One Hundred and Forty-second 
Illinois Infantry; served in various skirmishes with Forrest 
in Tennessee; discharged October 26, 1864, at Chicago, Illi- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 131 

nois. Settled in O'Brien County May, 1884, in Hartley Town- 
ship. Member Presbyterian Church and G. A. R. Post at 
Hartley. 

Palen, David. Resides Fulda, Minn. ; born December 7, 1844, in 
Ulster County, New York; father, Silas (born same county 
May 26, 1821), mother, Martha (born same county January 
31, 1826). Married wife, Polly, February 28, 1870; children: 
Martha, Alice, Silas, Lowell, Marian. Enlisted February 5, 
1864, Sullivan County, New York, Company E, Eightieth 
New York Infantry; served in battle at Petersburg April 1, 
1865 ; discharged January 29, 1866, at Portsmouth, Va. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County August, 1870, northwest }4 section 
12, Center Township. Member A. F. & A. M. No. 170, Fulda, 
and G. A. R. Post No. 42, Fulda, Minn. 

Palen, Silas. Born May 26, 1821, in Ulster County, New York; 
father of David Palen, last above. Married wife, Martha, and 
had children as follows: Maria, H. D., John, C. H., Mary K., 
Sarah A., Ella, Lida, William, David. Enlisted September 
25, 1861, Company E, Eightieth New York Infantry. Re- 
enlisted February 18, 1864, as Veteran; served in battles at 
North Ford, Sulphur Springs, Gainesville, Bull Run, 
Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, 
Gettysburg, Petersburg; promoted Corporal December 1, 
1864; discharged January 29, 1866, Portsmouth, Va. Settled 
in O'Brien County August, 1870; homesteaded northeast yi 
section 12, Center Township. Belonged to G. A. R. Post at 
Hartley. Died August 17, 1901, and buried at Hartley, Iowa. 

Pancoast, Israel. Born 1826, Fayette County, Ohio. Married Lydia 
Showalter January 22, 1850. Enlisted April 5, 1865, in Com- 
pany K, One Hundred and Ninety-seventh Ohio Infantry; 
discharged July 31, 1865, at Camp Bradford, Md. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1884. Died March 9, 1902, and buried at 
Everly, Iowa. 



132 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Parker, Edward W. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born 1845, 
Pittsburg, Pa.; father, B. C. (born in New York, 1819), 
mother, Nancy Patterson (born 1818, in Pittsburg). Mar- 
ried Gertrude Clark in 1903. Enlisted August 1, 1861, at 
Madison, Wis., in Company A, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer 
Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, First Army Corps ; 
served in all battles along Rappahannock, Cedar Mountain, 
Gainesville, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellors- 
ville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, 
Siege of Petersburg, Mine Run; in Iron Brigade charge at 
Fitzhugh Crossing; prisoner at Gainesville; wounded at 
Gettysburg; discharged July 3, 1865, at Jeffersonville, Ind. 
Settled in O'Brien County in 1890, residing at Sutherland; 
originally settled in Cherokee County, Iowa, in 1865. Is a 
practicing physician. His brother, James W. Parker, was 
First Lieutenant in Company F, Thirty-first Wisconsin In- 
fantry; Grandfather Patterson was in War of 1812; great- 
grandfather was in Revolutionary War. 

Parkhurst, Edmund F. Born June 16, 1845, at Guilford, 111. ; fa- 
ther, Edmond (born Dunstable, Mass.), mother, Elmira 
Morse (born Westfield, N. Y.). Married Annis J. Riddell, 
March 5, 1867; children: Sherman, Franklin, Frances and 
Margaret. Enlisted August 5, 1862, Company A, Seventy- 
fourth Illinois Infantry; wounded in shoulder at Murfrees- 
boro, serving in several other battles; discharged May 6, 
1863, on account of wounds received in service. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1871, residing at Sheldon. Was Repre- 
sentative from this district in the Twenty-second General 
Assembly of Iowa. Member Masonic and Elks orders. Died 
April 17, 1901, and buried at Salem, Ore. 

Parks, James Jr. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa ; born August 10, 
1841, in Knox County, Ohio; father, James (born March 4, 
1809), mother, Christine Ely (born January 1, 1812, in Penn- 
sylvania. First married January 28, 1864, to Martha W. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 133 

Hilton; children: Wentworth T., Byron D. ; second mar- 
riage to Elizabeth Clifton; children: Lucy May. Enlisted 
September 9, 1861, at Monroe, Wis., in Fifth Wisconsin Bat- 
tery of Light Artillery, Third Brigade, Third Division, Four- 
teenth Corps; served in battles at Island No. Ten, Shiloh, 
Corinth, Perryville, Stone River, Second Chickamauga, Mis- 
sionary Ridge, Dalton, Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face, Kingston, 
New Hope Church, Big Shanty, Marietta, Chattanooga, 
Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, March to the Sea, 
Goldsboro, N. C, and Grand Review at Washington; dis- 
charged at Madison, Wis., June 6, 1865. Settled in O'Brien 
County March, 1887, at Sutherland. Member Christian 
Church ; Masonic Lodge, including Chapter and Command- 
ery, at Cherokee, Iowa; Eastern Star; I. O. O. F. ; Rebekah 
Lodge; Commander E. O. C. Ord Post No. 219, and mem- 
ber W. R. C. at Sutherland. 

Partridge, Wallace. Resides at Woodburn, 111. ; born September 
14, 1843; a son of James and Sarah Pendleton Partridge. 
Married Isabella G. Edington October 6, 1881; children: 
Winfred, Clarence, Harriet G., Herbert J., Perry, George 
and Frank. Enlisted April 17, 1861, Bunker Hill, 111., Com- 
pany F, Seventh Illinois Infantry, Third Brigade, Fourth 
Division, Fifteenth Corps; battles at Fort Henry, Fort Don- 
elson, Shiloh, Altoona; wounded in leg at Corinth; served 
on March to Sea; discharged August 1, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1882, residing on section 2, Highland 
Township. Member Baptist Church. 

Patterson, George. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born September 6, 
1833, in Ohio, a son of George and Elizabeth Nolan Patter- 
son. Married wife, Elizabeth O., April 19, 1857; children: 
Andrew, J. S., Felix, Louise, and Pamelia. Enlisted Sep- 
tember 7, 1861, at Philadelphia, Ohio, in Company A, Fifty- 
first Ohio Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth 
Corps; served in battles at Murfreesboro, Stone River, Re- 



134 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

saca, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Jonesboro, Big 
Shanty; shot in head and right leg; discharged November 
16, 1864, at Columbus, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County 
October 1, 1882, section 18, Floyd Township, later residing 
at Sheldon. 

Peaker, Charles. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born October 18, 
1846, at Pittsburg, Pa. ; a son of Peter and Katherine Peaker. 
Married Eunice L. Morse October 20, 1866; children: Cora 
M., Minnie C, Frank E., Elsie R. Enlisted March 2, 1864, 
in Company G, Sixty-third Ohio; discharged July 8, 1865, at 
Columbus, Ohio. Settled in county, Waterman Township, 
1870. Died and buried at Sutherland October 1, 1901. Mem- 
ber Christian Church ; A. F. & A. M. ; I. O. O. F., and E. O. C. 
Ord Post, G. A. R., at Sutherland. 

Peanor, James H. Born 1839 in New York. Enlisted November 
3, 1861, while residing at Stevens Point, Wis., in Eighth Wis- 
consin Battery Light Artillery; discharged March 24, 1865. 
Settled in O'Brien County about 1890, on section 1. Omega 
Township. Member G. A. R. Post at Hartley. 

Peasley, Bradford J. Resides at Primghar; born December 19, 
1846, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; father, Rufus L. (born 
in New Hampshire May 5, 1815), mother, Matilda Lord. 
Married Rachel F. Bailey February 15, 1871 ; children: Jessie, 
Fred, Clarence, Edith, Rufus, Bert, Tip and Laura. Enlisted 
September 30, 1863, in Company M, Ninth Iowa Cavalry, 
serving as trumpeter; discharged February 3, 1866, at Little 
Rock, Ark. Settled in county July, 1894, at Primghar; mem- 
ber S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R. Rufus Peasley 
served as drummer boy in Regular Army during Black Hawk 
War and Fife Major with the Twenty-third Iowa Infantry 
during War of Rebellion. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 135 

Peck, John H. Resides Grant Township, post office, Royal, Iowa; 
born May 16, 1843, Waukesha County, Wisconsin; father, 
Winthrop D. ("born August 15, 1815, in New York), mother, 
Sarah A. (born January 29, 1816, in New Hampshire). Mar- 
ried to wife, Lewanna, January 16, 1868; children: Charles 
P., Tartus H., and Ida M. Enlisted May 3, 1864, at Keokuk 
in Company F, Forty-fifth Iowa Infantry ; discharged Sep- 
tember 16, 1864, at Keokuk. Settled in O'Brien County, 
1882, residing on "Cedar Cliff Farm," Grant Township. 
Member G. A. R. Post at Spencer, Iowa. 

Peckham, G. F. Resides at 1811 F Street, Lincoln, Neb.; born 
April 11, 1843, Allegany County, New York; father William 
A. (born December 10, 1810, in New York), mother, Lydia 
M. Chapin (born August 25, 1819, in New York). Married 
Rosella Lyons February 7, 1866; children: Amine, William, 
Nellie, George, Cornelia, Eva, John and Ralph. Enlisted 
September 24, 1861, at Madison, Wis., in Company C, 
Eleventh Wisconsin Infantry, Second Brigade, First Di- 
vision, Thirteenth Corps; served as wagoner; engaged in bat- 
tles at Peach Orchard, Cash Creek, Ark. ; Vicksburg, Jackson 
and Mobile; discharged September 4, 1865, at Mobile, Ala. 
Settled in O'Brien County October, 1879, at Sanborn. Mem- 
ber Farragut Post No. 25, G. A. R., Department of Nebraska. 

Peden, James. Sheldon, Iowa; born December 29, 1830, in Gallia 
County, Ohio; father, Samuel (born Pittsburg), mother, 
Mary Lewis (born same place). Married Eliza Everett No- 
vember 3, 1853; children: Orrin, Allen, Mary, Eliza, Fannie, 
James, Eli, Arthur, Joseph, Charles. Enlisted August 17, 
1861, in Company E, Third Iowa Cavalry; served at Tupelo, 
Little Rock, Selma, Columbus; promoted Third Corporal 
January 1, 1864; re-enlisted as Veteran January 1, 1864; dis- 
charged August 19, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in 
O'Brien County September, 1904. Has been resident of 
Iowa sixty-three years. 



136 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Perkins, Francis M. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born June 14, 
1839, Genesee, N. Y. : father, A. P. (born September 5, 1800, 
in Vermont), mother, Sarah Wonsey (born in New York). 
Married Sarah S. Roberts December 7, 1868; children: Clari- 
bel, Dora M., Kate I., Mabel M., Frank H., Walter R. En- 
listed September 3, 1861, at Grand Rapids, Mich., in Com- 
pany E, Second Michigan Cavalry, Cavalry Corps, Army of 
Cumberland; served in battles Boonville, Corinth, Perry- 
ville, Chickamauga, Mossy Creek ; wounded and taken pris- 
oner October 30, 1864, near Florence, Ala; kept in prison at 
Cahawba, Ala., until close of war; survivor of Sultana dis- 
aster April 27, 1865; promoted Corporal November 10, 1863; 
re-enlisted January 5, 1864; made Sergeant March 1, 1864; 
discharged June 27, 1865. at Detroit, Mich. Settled in 
O'Brien County November 25. 1892, at Sheldon. 

Perry, J. I. Born June 6, 1837, at Nile's, Mich. ; father, Titus E. 
(born at Lenox, Mass.), mother, Phoebe Jodbin (born Lenox, 
Mass., 1815). Married Miranda V. Warner, 1861; children: 
Albert and Luena. Enlisted September 3, 1863, at Berlin, 
Wis., in Company D, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery; dis- 
charged June 30, 1865, at New Orleans. Settled in O'Brien 
County about 1893, having homesteaded in Osceola County 
in 1881. Resided at Sanborn, in this county. Died August 
14, 1901, and buried in Osceola County. Member M. E. 
Church and Kenyon Post, G. A. R., Sanborn. 

Pfitzenmaier, George P. Enlisted July 10, 1861, Company C, 
Seventh Wisconsin Infantry; wounded at Gettysburg, July 
1, 1863; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps January 5, 
1864; discharged May 15, 1865. Formerly resided in Center 
Township, southeast % section 26. Died April 15, 1871. 

Philby, Enoch. Post office, Sheldon; born March 26, 1841, in 
Franklin County, Indiana ; a son of J. J. and Sidney Ann 
Lyons Philby. Married wife, Martha, December, 1872; chil- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 137 

dren : Enos W., Nevada, E. L. and W. E. Enlisted October 
26, 1861, at Winterset, Iowa, Company I, Fourth Iowa Cav- 
alry; discharged April 13, 1862, at Springfield, Mo., on ac- 
count of disability. Settled in O'Brien County in 1870, home- 
steading northwest }4 section 10, township 95, range 42. Re- 
sided in same place thirty-nine years. 

Philby, J. J. Born in Virginia. Married Sidney Lyons ; children 
as follows : John, Enoch, Green, Sarah, Melissa, Alex., James, 
Lucinda, Walker. Enlisted October 26, 1861, at Winterset, 
Iowa, in Company I, Fourth Iowa Cavalry; discharged June 
20, 1862, at Batesville, Ark., on account of disability. Set- 
tled in Baker Township, O'Brien County, 1889. Died Janu- 
ary 16, 1892. He was father of Enoch Philby, last above, 
father and son serving in same company. 

Pool, Silas. Said to have been a soldier in the Union Army, 
serving in the War of the Rebellion. Settled in this county 
in 1871, on northeast Y\ section 26, Carroll Township. He 
married a daughter of John Sheets, who lived on section 14, 
same township. 

Pool, Ira G. Resides at 2531 Jackson Street, Minneapolis; born 
July 28, 1844, at Clymer, N. Y. ; father, John (born Novem- 
ber 18, 1808), mother, Adaline A. (born November 14, 1818) ; 
father's nativity was New York ; mother's, Connecticut. Mar- 
ried wife, Christie, August 4, 1880; children: Leonard J., 
John E., Sarah E., Luella M., Edward, Ira G., Harry R. En- 
listed February 12, 1864, at Monroe, Wis., in Company M, 
Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, serving as Corporal ; transferred 
to Company B, Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry, August 23, 1865 ; 
also served as sergeant; participated in Siege of Mobile; dis- 
charged May 28, 1866, at Brownsville, Texas. Settled in 
O'Brien County November, 1879, residing at Sanborn. Mem- 
ber William Downs Post No. 68, G. A. R., and I. O. O. F. 



138 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Powers, Ai Seeley. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born June 20, 
1835, in Lorain County, Ohio; father, Samuel (born April 
6. 1803, in Vermont), mother, Lydia Powers. Married Erne- 
line Chase, December 13, 1857; children: Gertrude, Nettie, 
Lydia, Fred, Frank and Harry. Enlisted August 11, 1862. 
in Medina County, Ohio, in Company B, One Hundred and 
Twenty-fourth Ohio Infantry, General Hazen's Division of 
the Fourth Corps; served in battles as follows: Franklin, 
Nashville, Chattanooga and others; discharged June 9, 1865, 
at Cleveland, Ohio; resided in O'Brien County since 1888, at 
Sheldon. Member Christian Church and McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Pratt, David W. A son of Jonah and Hannah Spencer Pratt. 
Married Sarah Hall May 30, 1867; children: Harry, Frank, 
Fred, Herbert, Clay. Enlisted September 4, 1861, at Mon- 
roe, Wis., his residence being Mount Pleasant, in Fifth Wis- 
consin Battery of Light Artillery, Third Brigade, Third Di- 
vision, Fourteenth Corps; re-enlisted at expiration of his 
term, serving as veteran; participated in battles at Island No. 
10, Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, 
Missionary Ridge, Dalton, Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face, Kings- 
ton, New Hope Church, Ackworth, Big Shanty, Pine Moun- 
tain, Marietta, Chattanooga, Peach Orchard, Atlanta, Jones- 
boro and on March to the Sea; discharged June 6, 1865, at 
Madison, Wis. Settled at Sutherland in the early '80s. Died 
December 6, 1904, and buried at Monroe, Wis. Member M. 
E. Church; A. F. & A. M. ; Eastern Star; E. O. C. Ord Post 
No. 219, G. A. R., at Sutherland. 

Pratt, R. G. Born 1839 in Maine. Enlisted December 14, 1863, 
at Allamakee County, Iowa, in Company B, Twelfth Iowa 
Infantry; discharged January 25, 1866, at Davenport, Iowa. 
Member Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY. IOWA 139 

Pringlc, Caleb. Born 1839 in Pennsylvania. Enlisted November 
4, 1861, Company G, Fifty-second Pennsylvania Infantry; 
discharged November 5, 1864, at expiration of term. For- 
merly resided at Sanborn, where he was member Kenyon 
Post, G. A. R. 

Protexter, John G. Resides at Sibley, Iowa ; born September 7, 
1834, at Gleiberg, Germany; father, Adam (born August 10, 
1812, in Germany), mother, Catharina Ehler (born in Ger- 
many). Married Charlotte Ehrke, June 20, 1857; children: 
George, John, William, Henry, Walter, Daniel, Ellen and 
Flora. Enlisted September 29, 1864, at Davis, 111., in Com- 
pany D, Twelfth Illinois Infantry, Third Brigade, Fourth Di- 
vision, Fifteenth Corps; served in battle of Atlanta; injured 
and returned to accompany new recruits to the front; dis- 
charged June 3, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled at San- 
born April 10, 1881, later living at Sheldon. Member M. E. 
Church, BcKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., Sheldon, and later 
a member of G. A. R. Post at Sibley. Wife is member W. R. 
C, at Sibley. 

Pruyn, Henry. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born 1845, Oswego 
County, New York; a son of Daniel and Mary Ann Pruyn. 
Married Mary Frances Freeman October 23, 1867; children: 
Howard F., Jessie M. Enlisted February 24, 1864, at Bar- 
aboo, Wis., Company L, Third Wisconsin Cavalry; served in 
engagements near Fort Gibson, Ark., and Fort Larned, 
Kan. ; was ruptured in service ; discharged November 24, 
1865, at Madison, Wis. Settled at Sanborn in 1884. Mem- 
ber Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn, and I. O. O. F. 

Pumphrey, John R. Born 1846 at Fairview, Guernsey County, 
Ohio; his father bore the same given name and his mother's 
maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Bradshaw. He married 
his wife, Nellie Chrysler, May 9, 1872; children: Mary E. 
Eugene R., William and Maud. Enlisted in 1863 at Wheel- 



140 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

ing, W. Va., in First West Virginia Light Artillery; dis- 
charged at Wheeling June, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County 
in 1869, northeast }4 section 24, Liberty Township. After- 
wards he removed to Primghar and still later to Sanborn ; 
was in banking business at Primghar; was County Treasurer, 
1870 to 1875. He was also engaged in mercantile business at 
Sanborn and Primghar. He died February 13, 1909, and is 
buried at Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Pursel, William. Born August 29, 1831, at Crawfordsville, Ind. ; 
father, Basil (born in Madison County, Kentucky), mother, 
Ann Nicholson (born in Ross County, Ohio). Wife, Jane 
Sturman; children: Ada, Jessie, Kate, Georgie and Imogen. 
Enlisted at Winterset, Iowa, June 10, 1861, Company D, First 
Iowa Cavalry; transferred October 1, 1861, to First United 
States Lancers and promoted to Captain Company I, Fourth 
Iowa Cavalry November 16, 1861 ; served in battles at Jack- 
son, Champion Hill, Vicksburg, Guntown, Tupelo, Selma. 
Montgomery, Pea Ridge, Chancellorsville ; resigned as Cap- 
tain October 26, 1864, on surgeon's certificate of disability ; 
discharged April 10, 1865, at Atlanta, Ga. Settled in O'Brien 
County April 15, 1871, northeast *4 section 4, Baker Town- 
ship. Died January 17, 1909, and buried at Minneapolis, 
Kan. He was a member of Minneapolis Lodge No. 143, A. F. 
& A. M,, and Kenesaw Post No. 43, G. A. R., at Minneapolis, 
Kan. Served as Clerk of District Court, Madison County, 
Iowa, while he lived in that county. 

Regan, Joseph W. Resides at Sibley, Iowa; born August 29, 
1843, Johnson County, Indiana; father, Samuel H. (born 
October 1, 1813, in Ohio), mother, Ruth Cook (born Novem- 
ber 13, 1815, in Ohio). Married first wife, Mary F., July 1, 
1874; children as follows: Samuel H., Cecelia E., Nellie J., 
Amos B., Frances L. ; married second wife, Harriet, May 21, 
1901. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Mooresville, Ind., in Com- 
pany D, Seventieth Indiana Infantry, First Brigade, Third 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 141 

Division, Twentieth Army Corps; served in battles at Russel- 
ville, through Atlanta Campaign and with Sherman on March 
to Sea, through Carolinas to Washington; discharged June 
8, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled in O'Brien County, 
September, 1881, at Sheldon. Belongs to Friends' Church 
and G. A. R. Post at Sibley. Was a charter member of Mc- 
Kenzie Post, Sheldon. 

Reager, J. H. Born 1847 in Indiana; father born in Virginia and 
mother in Indiana. Enlisted January 21, 1864, while resid- 
ing in Center Township, Madison County, Iowa, in Company 
D, Second Iowa Infantry; promoted Corporal January 1, 
1865 ; discharged July 12, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County 
in 1885, residing at Sutherland. Member E. O. C. Ord Post 
at Sutherland. 

Redman, Hiram W. Resides at Cherokee, Iowa ; born at Ypsi- 
lanti, Mich. Married Violet Watkin February 9, 1873 ; chil- 
dren : Myrte I., Edith M., Henry W., Pearl M., Jessie A. En- 
listed March 24, 1864, Waushara County, Wisconsin, in Com- 
pany D, Thirty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry, but transferred 
to Company E, Thirty-eighth Wisconsin Infantry, First Bri- 
gade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps, April 28, 1864; 
served at Petersburg, blowing up mine, and at capture of 
Petersburg; served as one of the guards of the assassin of 
President Lincoln; discharged July 24, 1865, at Washington. 
Settled in O'Brien County in 1878, in Liberty Township; later 
resided in Waterman Township. 

Remington, Newman. Born January 8, 1842, Oswego, N. Y. ; 
father, Solomon (born in New York), mother, Mary 
Ostrander (born in New York). Married E. M. Himebaugh 
September 18, 1869; one child : Merton C. Enlisted at Monti- 
cello, Iowa, August 19, 1861, in Company D, Ninth Iowa In- 
fantry, First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps; served in bat- 
tles at Pea Ridge, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Vicksburg, Chero- 



142 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

kee. Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, Res- 
aca, Dallas, New Hope, Big Shanty, Kenesaw Mountain, At- 
lanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy and Columbia ; discharged at Lou- 
isville, Ky., January 3, 1864. Settled in O'Brien County 
March, 1871, residing on section 6, Grant Township. Died 
February 15, 1906, and buried at Troy Mills, Iowa. Member 
M. E. Church; G. A. R. ; I. O. O. F. ; Rebekah Lodge, and I. 
O. G. T. Re-enlisted January 23, 1864, and discharged at 
Louisville. Ky., July 18, 1865. 

Renville, Julius. Enlisted August 11, 1862, in Company F, Eighty- 
eighth Illinois Infantry; discharged June 11, 1865; settled in 
O'Brien County about 1881. Member E. O. C. Ord Post, 
G. A. R., at Sutherland. 

Renville, Louis. Born March 7, 1834, Naperville, Canada; father, 
Louis (born in Canada, 1810), mother, Amelia (born in 
Canada, 1816). Married his wife, May, 1871 ; one child born, 
but died in infancy. Enlisted August 8, 1862, in Company K, 
Seventy-sixth Illinois Infantry; November 9, 1863, trans- 
ferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps; discharged October, 
1864, at Vicksburg, Miss. Settled in Grant Township about 
1881. Died January 24, 1899. 

Renville, Napoleon. Born September 22, 1844, Naperville, Can- 
ada; father, Louis (born 1810, in Canada), mother, Amelia 
Reugnier (born 1816, in Canada). Married Adelle Pouton 
August, 1872; children: Jennie and Oregenia O. Enlisted 
August 8, 1862, at Loda, 111., in Company K, Seventy-sixth 
Illinois Infantry; was disabled at Siege of Vicksburg, through 
loss of an arm; discharged August 15, 1864, on account of 
wounds. Settled in O'Brien County September, 1881, in 
Grant Township. Died February 13, 1892, and buried at 
Trimello, Clay County, Iowa. Member Catholic Church and 
E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R., at Sutherland. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 143 

Renville, Nicholas. Born April 24, 1836, Naperville, Canada; fa- 
ther, Louis (born 1810, in Canada), mother, Amelia Reug- 
nier (born 1816, in Canada). Married Margaret Duton in 
1883; five children. Enlisted August 8, 1862, in Company 
K, Seventy-sixth Illinois Infantry; lost one eye in service; 
discharged May 23, 1865, at Vicksburg, Miss. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1881. Died in 1905, and buried at Kan- 
kakee, 111. 

Rerick, Isaac L. Resides at Primghar, Iowa; born May 4, 1834, 
in Indiana; father, Henry (born 1804, in New York), mother 
Julia Ann Lamb (born in Ohio, 1807). Married Samantha 
Clark March 22, 1867; children: Henry, Manford, Ida, Belle, 
Mary, Dora, Bertha, Ross. Enlisted as Corporal September 
28, 1861, at Vandalia, Iowa, in Company E, Fourteenth Iowa 
Infantry, Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixteenth Army 
Corps; wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La. The in- 
jury was in left shoulder and very severe; served in battles 
at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Tupelo, 
Meridian, Jackson, Pilot Knob, Fort de Russy; captured Ap- 
ril 6, 1862, at Shiloh; in prison at Macon, Ga., fifty-two days; 
discharged December 12, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled 
in O'Brien County, March 6, 1871, in Liberty Township; later 
resided at Paullina and then Primghar. Member M. E. 
Church; S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R. Grandfather 
Rerick was in War of 1812. Comrade Rerick served as Re- 
corder of O'Brien County for four years, 1899 to 1902; was 
Mayor of Paullina, 1883 ; County Supervisor, 1872. 

Rhinehart, William. Enlisted January 7, 1862, in Company M, 
Second Iowa Cavalry; served as Sergeant; discharged March, 
1865. Member E. O. C. Ord Post, at Sutherland, about 1884. 

Rich, Peter. Resides at Somerville, Tenn. ; born 1844 in Lake 
County, Illinois; father, David (born 1814 in Vermont), 
mother, Maria (born in Vermont, in 1817). First wife, Mag- 
gie E., was married in 1870; children: Guy W., Ralph D., 



144 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Edith, Judson J., Charles, Harry ; second marriage was to 
Ella F. Donelly, November 24, 1887; children: Delbert, Ray, 
Peter and Albert. Enlisted at Chicago February 10, 1861, in 
Company C, Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry; served in bat- 
tles at Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Vicksburg and Fort 
Blakely; discharged May 15, 1866, as Sergeant, at Spring- 
field, 111. Settled in O'Brien County March, 1883, residing 
at Paullina. 

Richardson, Jonathan. Born at Chazy, N. Y. Enlisted January 
14, 1862, at Avoca, in Company I, Nineteenth Wisconsin In- 
fantry; served as Sergeant; discharged April 29, 1865, at 
Madison, Wis. Settled in county in 1870, section 22, High- 
land Township. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., 
at Sheldon. 

Rickey, Jasper H. Born 1845 in Indiana. Enlisted October 11, 
1861, at Marshalltown, Iowa, in Company H, Thirteenth 
Iowa Infantry; discharged March 5, 1863, at Providence, 
La., and re-enlisted August 5, 1863, in Company I, Eighth 
Iowa Cavalry; discharged August 26, 1865, at Louisville, 
Ky. Settled in O'Brien County about 1880, residing at San- 
born. Member Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn. 

Riddell, Eugene. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born September 4. 
1847, in Boone County, Illinois; father, William O. (born 
Chautauqua County, New York, 1819), mother, Caroline 
Wilcox (born in New Y'ork, 1828). Married Nellie Fitzmor- 
ris in 1873; children: Mae and Gertrude. Enlisted May 2, 
1864, in Cherry Valley, Illinois, in Company E, One Hundred 
and Forty-first Illinois Infantry; discharged October 10, 1864, 
at Camp Fry, Chicago. Settled in Sheldon, 1882. Member 
McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Rider, Joseph. Born 1842 in Stark County, Ohio; parents born 
in Virginia. Enlisted April 8, 1865, in Company K, Four- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRTEN COUNTY, IOWA 145 

teenth Illinois Infantry, as re-organized ; discharged Sep- 
tember 16, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Formerly re- 
sided at Sheldon and a member of McKenzie Post No. 72, 
G. A. R. 

Riley, William H. Born January 16, 1827, Shelby County, Illi- 
nois; father, Jonathan Riley (born in Kentucky). First mar- 
ried Julia Ann Crow; October 15, 1855, he married Nancy E. 
Anderson ; children : Julia, Nancy, Lincoln, Lucia, George, 
Mary. Enlisted July 5, 1861, in Company C, Thirty-fifth Illi- 
nois Infantry ; wounded in right knee at Chickamauga ; dis- 
charged September 27, 1864, at Springfield, 111. Member of 
Baptist Church and McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Shel- 
don. Died July 21, 1897, and buried at Soldiers' Home at 
Leavenworth, Kansas. 

Rinker, Wallace E. Born in Ogle County, Illinois, a son of Elijah 
and Judith Drumond Rinker. Married Margaret Sutter; 
children: Luella M., George, Charles, Andrew. Enlisted at 
Willow Grove, 111. (his residence then being at Ogle) on De- 
cember 26, 1863, in Seventy-fifth Illinois Infantry; he was not 
assigned to any company in this regiment, but was trans- 
ferred to Company K, Eighty-ninth Illinois Infantry, and 
later to Company L, Fifty-ninth Illinois Infantry; discharged 
June 18, 1865, at Chicago. Settled in O'Brien County in 
1870, on southwest y!\ section 2, Baker Township. Member 
of Evangelical Church. Died February, 1881, and buried at 
Stanton, Kansas. 

Roberts, James. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born September 13, 
1843, in Mercer County, Pennsylvania; father, Thomas (born 
in same county October 29, 1803) ; mother, Lenna Waters 
(born in same county in 1806). Married Clarissa Lauretta 
Winchester October 4. 1874. Enlisted May 29, 1862, at War- 
ren, Ohio, in Company C, Eighty-fourth Ohio Infantry; was 
wounded in right ankle in the service; discharged September 



146 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

20, 1862, at Camp Delaware, Ohio. Settled in Waterman 
Township in O'Brien County in 1871, being one of the orig- 
inal owners of the town site of Primghar, platted in 1872; 
later he removed to Carroll Township and then Sheldon. 
Member of M. E. Church. McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R. 
and W. R. C. 

Robinson, Alanson Clark. Resides at Hardingrove, S. D. ; born 
August 12, 1838, in Geneva, N. Y. ; father, Nathan (born 
March 19, 1793, at Ontario, N.Y.), mother, Polly Booth (born 
December 28, 1798, same place). Married Amelia Durffie in 
1863; children: Nellie and Mrs. Cora Yeoman. Enlisted Oc- 
tober 8, 1864, at Rochester, Minn., in Company H, First Min- 
nesota Heavy Artillery; served as Sergeant; contracted rheu- 
matism and heart trouble in service; discharged October 9, 
1865, at St. Paul. Settled in O'Brien County in Grant Town- 
ship in 1878 and afterwards resided at Hartley. Member of 
G. A. R. Post at Hartley. 

Roden, Henry. Formerly resided at Sanborn and is said to have 
been a soldier in the Union Army in the War of the Rebel- 
lion. When last heard of was living in Colorado. His wife, 
Marie Roden, lives at Appleton, Wis. 

Royce, Edwin Y. Born June 3, 1825, at Berkshire, N. Y., son of 
Deodatus and Emily Royce. Married first wife, Sophia B., 
in April, 1853; second wife, Susan B., married May 23, 1871 ; 
children: Frank B., Addison, Margery C. and William. En- 
listed at Stevens Point, Wis., February 18, 1862, in Eighth 
Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery; discharged September 
18, 1862, at Madison, Wis., on account of disability. Settled 
in O'Brien County in 1883 at Sheldon. Member of McKenzie 
Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon, and served as Mayor of 
Sheldon, 1894 and 1895. Died January 27, 1907. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 147 

Rutherford, George W. Born 1830 in Indiana. Enlisted August 
8, 1862, at Camp Macon, 111. (his residence being Decatur), 
in Company B, One Hundred Sixteenth Illinois Infantry; dis- 
charged June 7, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County in 1873. 

Ryan, Thomas. Entered service at Carlton, Minn., January 5, 
1865, in Company H, Fourth Minnesota Infantry, First Bri- 
gade, Third Division, Fifteenth Army Corps; discharged at 
Louisville, Ky., July 19, 1865. Formerly resided at Sheldon. 

Salisbury, Russel. Born February 7, 1835, in Summit County, 
Ohio; father, William, and mother, Sylvia (both born in 
Rhode Island). Married Sarah Jane Bethel September 12, 
1861; children: Norman W., Hubert D. Enlisted March 19, 
1864, at Winona, Minn., in First Minnesota Light Artillery, 
Fourth Division, Seventeenth Army Corps; served in siege 
and battles of Atlanta, Ezra Church, March to Sea and 
Cheraw, S. C. ; taken prisoner at Bentonville, N. C, March 20, 
1865; released June 22, 1865; discharged July 1, 1865, at 
Fort Snelling, Minn. Settled in this county June 18, 1875, 
on southeast 34 section 30, Highland Township. Died Sep- 
tember 22, 1903, and buried at Paullina. 

Sanford, George. Born December 24, 1840, at Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y.; father, Robert (born May 26, 1811), mother, Eliza 
(born May 24, 1814). Married Harriet A. Reed September 
16, 1868; children: Edwin G., Charles B. and Franklin L. 
Enlisted August 11, 1862, at Binghamton, N. Y., in Company 
B, One Hundred Ninth New York Infantry; served as wag- 
oner most of the time; discharged June 4, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County in spring of 1873, residing on southwest Y\ 
section 6, Center Township. Killed by lightning May 5, 1884, 
and buried at Warren, 111. Member G. A. R. Post. 

Schee, James. Resides at Lincoln, Neb.; born in 1845 in Ohio. 
Enlisted March 31, 1864, in Company I, Thirty-third Iowa 



148 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Infantry; transferred to Company I, Thirty-fourth Iowa In- 
fantry as consolidated, July 12, 1865; served in siege of Span- 
ish Fort and capture of Mobile in March and April, 1865 ; dis- 
charged August 15, 1865, at Houston, Texas; paid off at 
Davenport. Iowa, September 5, 1865. Never resided in 
O'Brien County. 

Schee, George W., of Primghar, Iowa, was born in June, 1847 or 
1848, in Missouri. He was an only child of Arnold Schee 
and Martha Schee; his grandfather Schee was a Scotch- 
man ; his father was born in Ohio and his mother in Ken- 
tucky. George W. Schee enlisted the last time on March 
21, 1864, and was mustered in on the same day in Company 
C, Thirty-third Iowa Infantry, and sent at once to the regi- 
ment in Arkansas 7 ;^ was in all marches and engagements of 
that regiment ; was at the siege of Spanish Fort and capture 
thereof about 1 o'clock at night; at the capture of Mobile; at 
Swisler Station and at Fort Blakeley, but not in much of the 
danger of the last two engagements ; discharged and paid 
off at Davenport, Iowa, September 5. 1865. Came to O'Brien 
County June 5, 1871, homesteading southeast *4 section 26, 
96, 42. Married October 1, 1877, to Miss L. A. Dunning; 
children : Mavis, Wm. S., George A., and Arlie ; the last died 
March 1, 1888, and was the first person buried in the Pleasant 
Hill Cemetery near Primghar. His youngest uncle, John 
Schee, was in the Union Army in a Missouri regiment and 
several times wounded. His cousins, Oliver M. and James 
Schee, were in the Thirty-third Iowa Infantry and his cousin, 
James S. Webster of Hartley, was also in the Union Army. 

Scott, Ephraim. Born April 3. 1832, in Columbia County, Penn- 
sylvania; father, Ephraim (born in Scotland), mother, Hulda 
Tingly (born in America). Married Martha Anderson Oc- 
tober 30, 1853; children: William A., Thomas E., James H., 
Walter W., Charles E. and Ella M. Enlisted August 15, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 149 

1862, at Ottawa, 111., his residence being at Mission, 111., in 
Company G, One Hundred Fourth Illinois Infantry, First 
Division, Fourteenth Corps; wounded in head in service; dis- 
charged June 6, 1865, at Washington, D. C. Settled in this 
county in March, 1873, Center Township. Member of M. E. 
Church and S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, Primghar, Iowa. Died 
November 22, 1902, at Jennings, La. 

Scott, Henry A. Born June 13, 1840, in Maine, a son of Daniel 
and Jane Scott. Married Frances Hicks August 6, 1864; 
children: W. E., Susie, Willard, Grace. Enlisted November 
1, 1861, at Chicago; re-enlisted in 1864 in Company A, Fifty- 
eighth Illinois Infantry; served as Sergeant and also as Cor- 
poral; discharged April 1, 1866, at Montgomery, Ala. Settled 
in O'Brien County October 28, 1870, residing at Sheldon at 
time of his death, May 10, 1907. Member, and at one time 
commander of McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa. 

Seeley, William H. Resides at Geddes, S. D. ; born November 
16, 1839, at Buffalo, N. Y. ; father, William H. (born Oneida 
County, New York, October, 1811), mother, Mary Ann 
Loucks(born in Germany, 1815). Married Nancy E. McClure 
April 7, 1868; children: Nettie, Hattie, Archie, Willia, Lor- 
ing, Ida, Earle, Lloyd. Enlisted January 25, 1862, in Niagara 
County, New York, in Company I, Seventy-eighth New York 
Infantry; mustered in as Corporal; company assigned to 
Third Brigade, Second Division, Twelfth Corps; re-enlisted 
as a veteran February 16, 1864, and transferred to company 
I, One Hundred Second New York Infantry, June 12, 1864; 
served at battles Harper's Ferry, Cedar Mountain, Pope's 
Campaign, Antietam, Winchester, Chancellorsville, Gettys- 
burg, Atlanta, Savannah, including March to Sea; discharged 
July 21, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County April 17, 1882, re- 
siding in Grant and later in Center Township. 



150 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Seidell, Joseph. Born March 25, 1835, in Pennsylvania. Married 
his wife, Lydia, in 1853; children: Ellen, Sarah, Mary, Emma 
and Harvey. Enlisted September 6, 1861, at Fort Madison, 
Iowa, in Company F, Fifth Iowa Cavalry; taken prisoner 
May 5, 1862, at Lockridge Mills, Tenn. ; escaped and returned 
to company June 10, 1862; discharged September 25, 1862, 
for disability. Settled in county March 25, 1884, section 10, 
Center Township. Died November 25, 1891, and buried at 
Sheldon. 

Shaffner, Thomas T. Resides at Sanborn; born October 2, 1837, 
at Bucyrus, Ohio; father, Martin (born January 27, 1787), 
mother, Susanna Bear (born at Harrisburg, Pa.). Married 
to Mary J. Curtis October 12, 1865; children: Luella, Mar- 
tin, Edward, Lizzie, Walter, Ira, Clara, Roy. Enlisted at 
Winona, Ind., July 26, 1862, in Company B, Eighty-seventh 
Indiana Infantry, Third Brigade, Second Division, Four- 
teenth Army Corps; served with regiment from Louis- 
ville to Chickamauga; Perryville, Nashville, Stone River; 
wounded in left shoulder October 20, 1863; discharged 
February 4, 1864, and re-enlisted as a veteran, serving as 
hospital steward in Regular Army; finally discharged April 
7, 1866. Settled in O'Brien County in 1871, on southwest }4 
section 6, Dale Township; moved to Sanborn in 1882, where 
he has since resided. Member M. E. church; Kenyon Post, 
G. A. R., and A. F. & A. M. 

Sharar, Joseph. Resides at Dunnell, Minn. ; born at Keithsburg, 
111. ; father, John, and mother, Margaret Sharar (both born 
in Germany). Married Amanda J. Johnson September 16, 
1866; children: Ernest, Byron, Fred, Amy, Joseph L. and 
Raymond. Enlisted December 29, 1863, at Eldora, Iowa, in 
Company G, First Iowa Cavalry; discharged February 14, 
1866, at Davenport. Settled in O'Brien County in 1871, on 
section 2, Grant Township. Member of M. E. Church. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 151 

Shaw, Jonathan T. Born 1839 in Ohio. Enlisted August 15, 
1862, in Company D, One Hundred and Fourth Ohio Infan- 
try; discharged February 20, 1864, at Knoxville, Tenn., on 
account of disability. Formerly resided at Sheldon. 

Shea, Edward. Resides at Blencoe, Iowa; born July 20, 1845, 
near Boston, Mass. ; father, John, and mother, Ellen (born in 
Ireland). Married Harriet A. Gibbs October 8, 1871; chil- 
dren: Edward A., Clara, Nettie, John, Ina, Ernest and Wal- 
ter. Enlisted April 15, 1864, at Madison, Wis., in Company 
E, Eleventh Wisconsin Infantry; discharged September 4, 
1865, at Mobile, Ala. Settled in O'Brien County in 1870 on 
section 10, Highland Township. 

Sheldon, Daniel M. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born Decem- 
ber 4, 1846, at Belvidere, 111. ; father, Daniel (born March 16, 
1799, in New York), mother, Harriet Melvin (born Septem- 
ber 26, 1809, in New York). Married Catherine E. Davis 
January 29, 1874; children: Frederick E., Charles M., Edna 
B., Ethel I., Frank M., Roy H. Enlisted August 14, 1862, at 
Cherry Valley, 111., in Company E, Seventy-fourth Illinois 
Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, Fourth Army 
Corps, Army of Cumberland; served in battles at Perryville, 
Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Resaca, Dalton, 
Kenesaw Mountain, New Hope Church, Franklin, Nashville; 
wounded in face by musket ball July 4, 1864, at Marietta, Ga. ; 
discharged June 10, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn.; served as 
Corporal. Settled in O'Brien County at Sutherland in July, 
1882. Has been engaged in mercantile business over thirty 
years. Member of E. O. C. Ord Post, G. A. R., at Suther- 
land; Abiff Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; member Board of Super- 
visors, 1884 to 1886 and 1894 to 1899 inclusive. 

Shepard, Edwin T. Born March 7, 1840, in Cook County, Illi- 
nois; father, Thompson Shepard (born May 25, 1812, at 
Montreal, Canada), mother, Lucretia Barry (born April 7, 



152 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

1813, in Vermont. Married Ruth Ella Long February 9, 
1867; children: James E., Mabel I. (deceased) and Thomas 
C. Enlisted December 23, 1861, New Lisbon, Wis., in Tenth 
Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery; served in battles at Cor- 
inth, Wilderness, Stone River, Resaca, Red Oak, Jonesboro, 
Lovejoy Station, Durant Bridge, Glass Bridge, Atlanta, Pow- 
der Springs, Buffalo Town. Van Wert, Bear Creek Station, 
Macon, Griswoldville, W'aynesboro, Buckhead Church, Rey- 
nold's Cross Roads, Savannah, Bentonville, N. C, and others; 
wounded twice; discharged April 26, 1865, at Madison, Wis. 
Settled in Grant Township, O'Brien County, February, 1877. 
Died in April, 1895, and was buried at Primghar. Member 
G. A. R. Post at Primghar. 

Short, Charles M. Born March 25, 1825, in Tennessee; father, 
William, and mother, Sarah Sproddle Short (both born in 
Virginia). Married Nancy A. Wood January 10, 1847; chil- 
dren: C. William, Sarah, Mae, Thomas W., Amy A. and 
Joseph J. Enlisted February 21, 1865, at New Diggings, La- 
fayette County, Wis., in Company C, Fiftieth Wisconsin In- 
fantry; discharged June 16, 1866, at Fort Price, Darlington, 
Wis. Settled in O'Brien County in 1884, at Sutherland. Died 
in August, 1907, and was buried at Primghar. Member of 
M. E. Church and G. A. R. Post. 

Short, William. Resides in Osceola County, Iowa, getting mail at 
Melvin; born June 28, 1843, in Germany; a son of Henry and 
Margaret Short. Married his wife, Susan, March 29, 1872; 
children: Emma, Miles, William, Albert, Alta, Mable, Mae, 
Oscar, Clara, Luella and Nathan. Enlisted at Dixon, 111., 
September 20, 1864, in Company I, Ninety-second Illinois In- 
fantry; served in battles at Kingston and Raleigh and others; 
discharged June 21, 1865, at Concord, N. C. Settled in 
O'Brien County in March, 1900, residing in Baker Township. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 153 

Shrenk, John M. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born March 3, 1848, 
at Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio; father, John (born Jan- 
uary 14, 1820), mother, Jane Faloon (born at Bucyrus, Ohio, 
August 11, 1823) ; father was born at Harrisburg, Pa. Mar- 
ried his wife, Catherine, March 25, 1875; one child: Datus M. 
Enlisted October 10, 1863, at Republic, Seneca County, Ohio, 
in Company I, Ninth Ohio Cavalry; served in Tennessee, 
Alabama and Georgia with Sherman on March to the Sea and 
through the Carolinas ; discharged August 20, 1865, at Co- 
lumbus, Ohio. Settled in Sheldon in 1901. 

Shryock, Seymour. Resides at Aberdeen, S. D. ; born July 6, 
1840, at Hamilton, Ind. ; mother, Mary (born in 1813 in New 
York), father, John (born in 1810 in Maryland). Married 
his wife, Mary, in 1869; children : Alfred I., M. Belle, B. Ros- 
coe, Ira M. and Josie. Enlisted July 15, 1861, at Earlville, 
Delaware County, Iowa, in Company K, Fifth Iowa Infan- 
try, Third Division, Seventeenth Army Corps ; served in 
battles at Springfield, Mo., Iuka, Champion Hill, Black River, 
Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge : wounded severely 
in right groin by gunshot September 19, 1862, at Iuka, Miss. ; 
promoted to Fourth Corporal July 26, 1863 ; Third Corporal 
July 27, 1863; discharged July 30, 1864, at Chattanooga, 
Tenn. Settled in county in September, 1871, on northwest }4 
section 8, Floyd Township. 

Sill, George. Born in 1840. Enlisted August 30, 1862, at Fort 
Edward, N. Y., in Company L, Second New York Cavalry; 
wounded June 1, 1863; discharged July 27, 1863, for dis- 
ability. Formerly resided at Sheldon. Died July 20, 1904, 
and was buried at Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown. 

Sisson, James F. Born January 1, 1828, in Albany County, N. Y. ; 
father, Bennett, and mother, Mercy Wing Sisson (both born 
same place). Married his wife, Mary E., December 13, 
1860; children: Lydia and Dehave. Enlisted September 26, 



154 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

1864, at Manitowoc, Wis., in Company K, Twenty-seventh 
Wisconsin Infantry; discharged July 14, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County October 15, 1884, at Sanborn. Died July 9, 
1900, and was buried at Reading, Minn. 

Skipworth, James P. Born in 1842 in Kentucky. Enlisted August 
15, 1862, at Bunker Hill, Allamakee County, Iowa, in Com- 
pany I, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry; discharged August 
14, 1863. Settled in O'Brien County about 1871 on north- 
west 34 section 30, Center Township. 

Slack, William. Born July 22, 1817, in Delaware County, New- 
York; father, William Slack, and mother, Lucy C. Slack 
(born in Tioga County, New York, October 29, 1824). Mar- 
ried Lucy C. Deland March 4, 1844; children: Edwin P., 
Charles, Anna A., Ida, Helen and William D. Enlisted Sep- 
tember 1, 1862, at Maine Village, N. Y., in Company E, Fif- 
tieth New York Engineers under Captain Hines; discharged 
from hospital on account of disability April 16, 1863. Settled 
in O'Brien County in 1871, homesteaded northwest Y\ sec- 
tion 6, Grant Township. Died February 14, 1874, and was 
buried in Grant Township Cemetery. Member of Congre- 



Shine, John. Enlisted October 12, 1864, at Milwaukee, in Com- 
pany H, Forty-fifth Wisconsin Infantry, his name being 
spelled on the muster rolls as "Schine" ; discharged July 17, 
1865. Formerly belonged to G. A. R. Post at Sanborn. 

Slocum, Charles H. Resides at Boulder, Colo. ; born at Albany, 
Whiteside County, 111., February 29, 1844; father, Stephen B. 
(born in White County, Illinois, in 1811), mother, Letitia 
McCall (born in Scioto, Ohio). Married his wife, Dora E. 
Rust, in July, 1887; children: Mabel L. and Cecil H. Enlisted 
September 7, 1861, at Sterling, 111., in Company A, Thirty- 
fourth Illinois Infantry, Second Brigade, Second Division, 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 155 

Fourteenth Corps; re-enlisted as veteran December 23, 1863; 
served in battles at Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone River, 
Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Atlanta; wounded through 
the right shoulder, left thigh, and through the head, a musket 
ball passing through both cheeks; taken prisoner at Stone 
River and in Libby Prison, from December 31, 1862, to June 
2, 1863 ; served as corporal of his company. Settled in Prim- 
ghar in 1888 and for nearly twenty years was actively en- 
gaged in banking business, being president of the First Na- 
tional Bank at Primghar. Member of S. F. Jordan Post No. 
417, G. A. R.; A. F. & A. M., and Royal Arch Chapter at 
Primghar, and Knights Templar at Cherokee. Served as 
Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Iowa. 

Smith, Edwin R. Born in 1846 in Ohio. Enlisted May 4, 1864, 
Homer Township, Benton County, Iowa, in Company D, 
Forty-fourth Iowa Infantry; discharged September 15, 1864. 
Settled in O'Brien County about 1870; homesteaded north- 
east J4 section 8, Grant Township. 

Smith, Charles H. Born in 1840 at Wauwatosa, Wis. Enlisted 
March 28, 1864, at Hartford, Wis., in Company B, Fifty-sec- 
ond Wisconsin Infantry; discharged July 28, 1865, at Fort 
Leavenworth, Kansas. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, 
Sheldon, Iowa. 

Smith, Ezra F. Resides at Waukee, Iowa; born February 14, 
1849, in Emmet Township, Calhoun County, Michigan; 
father, Erastus (born in New York City), mother, Rachel L. 
Spaulding (born at Lisle, Broome Co., New York). First 
married Susan R. Gentry October 28, 1872; one child: Myrtle 
O. ; second marriage occurred February 10, 1881, to Sarah A. 
Drake; children: Madison, Eva, Wallace, Arthur and Ray- 
mond. Enlisted January 31, 1865, at Peoria, 111., in Company 
D, Eighty-third Illinois Infantry; transferred in June, 1865, 



156 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

to Company D, Sixty-first Illinois Infantry; engaged in de- 
fending supply trains; discharged September 8, 1865. Settled 
in O'Brien County in 1870; homesteaded southeast Va sec- 
tion 18, Center Township. First wife died September 24, 
1873. Member of M. E. Church and G. A. R. 

Smith, John N. Enlisted Eebruary 27, 1864, at Richland Center 
Wis., in Company A, Thirty-sixth Wisconsin Infantry; served 
as corporal; discharged July 13, 1865. Formerly resided at 
Hartley in 1881. Died August 16, 1887. 

Smith, William H. Resides at Lake View, Wash. ; born October 
30, 1830; father, Ephraim J. (born at Bennington, Vt., Au- 
gust 22, 1794), mother, Helen (born at Sidney, N. Y., May 7, 
1799). Married his wife, Laura, February 19, 1864. Enlisted 
at Stevens Point, Wis., April 31, 1864, in Company D, Fifth 
Wisconsin Infantry, Third Brigade, First Division, Sixth 
Corps; served in battles at Hatch's Run, Petersburg, Appo- 
mattox; discharged June 20, 1865 ; paid off at Madison, Wis., 
July 7, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County June 20, 1872. in 
Center Towmship. Member of Custer Post No. 6, G. A. R., 
at Tacoma, Wash., and has been such for twenty-eight years. 

Snider, John M. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born June 30, 1837, 
at Wheeling, W. Va. ; father, Jess (born December 28, 1814, 
in Greenbrier County. West Virginia), mother, Catherine 
McLaughlin (born January 8, 1818, at Brownsville, Pa.). 
Married Katherine Yahne August 31, 1865; children: Minnie 
and Annie. Enlisted March 11, 1862, at Muncie, Ind., in 
Company G, Thirty-sixth Indiana Infantry, Third Brigade, 
Second Division, Fourth Army Corps ; afterwards transferred 
to Company H, Thirtieth Indiana Infantry as reorganized ; 
served in battle at Corinth ; wounded in left leg at Stone 
River; also served in battles at Chickamauga. Lookout 
Mountain, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Atlanta campaign, 
Nashville, Franklin, and Kentucky campaign after Bragg; 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 157 

discharged March 20, 1865, at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. 
Settled in O'Brien County on southeast J4 section 25, Liberty 
Township, May 20, 1872. Belongs to E. O. C. Ord Post, 
G. A. R., Sutherland. 

Soucey, Francis. Born in 1833 in Canada. Is shown by the rec- 
ords of Hartley Post No. 451, G. A. R., to have enlisted in 
1862 in Company B, Thirteenth Illinois Infantry and dis- 
charged February 25, 1863. Was a member of that post and 
formerly resided at Hartley. 



Sperry, H. C. Enlisted June 11, 1861, in Company B, Third Wis- 
consin Infantry; served as Sergeant; re-enlisted as veteran; 
discharged July 18, 1865. Formerly resided near Suther- 
land. 

Sprague, Charles W. Born October 2, 1839, in Illinois; father, 
Isaac (born June 12, 1801, in Vermont), mother, Nancy 
Jaquith (born November 23, 1799). Married Emma Saylor. 
Is said to have been an old soldier, serving in the Union 
Army during War of the Rebellion. Settled in this county 
in 1885 at Paullina. Died February 28, 1901, and was buried 
at Princeton, 111. 

Sprague, Isaac. Born July 22, 1827, in Bennington, County, Ver- 
mont; father, Isaac (born June 12, 1801, at Winhall, Vt.), 
mother, Nancy Jaquith (born November 23, 1799, at Lynn, 
Mass.). Married Mary Kidder November 28, 1853; children: 
Hubert, Adell, Frank W., Fred K. and Jessie. Enlisted Au- 
gust 8, 1862, in Putnam County, Illinois, in Company B, 
Seventy-seventh Illinois Infantry; served as Sergeant; in 
battles of Fort Pickens, Black River, Champion Hill, Vicks- 
burg; discharged for disability June 15, 1863, at Vicksburg. 
Settled in O'Brien County May 1, 1871, homesteaded north- 
west Y\ section 34, Carroll Township. Died February 27, 
1909, and was buried at Paullina, Iowa. Member of M. E. 
Church; mayor of Paullina 1886 and 1889. 



158 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Squire, William M. Resides at Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas; 
born March 24, 1833, at Lincolnshire, England; father, 
George (born January 19, 1779), mother, Elizabeth (born 
February 20, 1797). Married Lillie Brander October 29, 
1856; children: Chester G., Frank G., Lottie E., Homer W. 
Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Madison, Wis., in Company K, 
Twenty-third Wisconsin Infantry, First Brigade, Tenth Di- 
vision, Thirteenth Army Corps; discharged January 6, 1864, 
on account of disability; re-enlisted February 2, 1865, in 
Company A, Forty-ninth Wisconsin Infantry; served in 
battles of Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, New 
Orleans; injured at Vicksburg; discharged November 18, 
1865, at St. Louis, Mo. Settled in O'Brien County, June 10, 
1870; homesteaded northeast % section 34, Highland Town- 
ship. Member Christian Church and G. A. R. 

Stansbury, Charles H. Resides at Orting, Wash.; born October 
28, 1845, in New York City, a son of Erskine and Abby H. 
Stansbury. Married wife, Mahala J., in November, 1898; 
children: Helen B. and Howard E. Enlisted August 13, 1862, 
at Oconomowoc, Wis., in Company C, Twenty-eighth Wis- 
consin Infantry; discharged at Helena, Ark., April 14, 1863, 
on account of disability. Settled in O'Brien County in No- 
vember, 1885, at Sanborn. Belongs to Griffith Post, G. A. R., 
at Eagle Grove, Iowa. 

Stebbins, John. Formerly of Sanborn, was a member of the G. A. 
R. Post at that place, but his record is not shown by the Post 
books. 

Steece, James. Born in 1822 in Ohio. Enlisted October 1, 1861, 
in Company G, Fourth Ohio Cavalry; served as Sergeant; 
discharged January 29, 1862, for disability. Died January 3, 
1898, and was buried at Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa. 
Formerly member of G. A. R. Post at Hartley about 1888. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 159 

Steelman, John W. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born February 7, 
1843, at Springfield, Ohio; father, E. Ashton Steelman (born 
in New Jersey in 1815), mother, Margaret Cullen (born in 
1813 in Ireland). Married Margaret J., his wife, April 15, 
1898. Enlisted in July, 1861, in Company I, One Hundred 
and Tenth Ohio Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, 
Third Corps ; re-enlisted September 22, 1862, for three years ; 
served in battles at Winchester, Antietam, Seven Pines, Fair 
Oaks, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine 
Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg; 
wounded in left knee at battle of Sailor's Creek; wounded 
in battle of Monocacy, Md., July 9, 1864; appointed Ser- 
geant August 13, 1864; discharged on account of dis- 
ability, wounds received in action May 30, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County in March, 1902, residing at Sheldon. Past 
Commander McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Stephens, Henry C. Born in 1841 in Bradford County, Tennessee. 
Enlisted April 22, 1861, in Company I, Sixth Regiment P. R. 
V. C. ; appointed Sergeant April 22, 1861 ; commissioned Sec- 
ond Lieutenant September 2, 1863; discharged June 11, 1864. 
Member McKenzie Post No. 72. G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Stephenson, Charles M. Resides in Spring Township, Cherokee 
County, Iowa; born June 10, 1839, in Ashtabula County, 
Ohio; father, Daniel D. (born at Lynn, Conn., May 12, 1794), 
mother, Maria Gibbs (born at Palmyra, N. Y., October 10, 
1807). Married his wife, Arthella Kella, September 3, 1869; 
children: Theodore M., Otis A., Alonzo H., Martin L., Laura 
E. and John A. Enlisted July 25, 1862, in Oskaloosa, in Com- 
pany E, Thirty-third Iowa Infantry; served in battles at 
Helena, Little Rock, Saline River, Mobile and others; dis- 
charged September 17, 1865, at New Orleans. Settled in 
O'Brien County at Old O'Brien, Waterman Township, in 
1865; afterwards lived in Grant Township; homesteaded 
northwest >4 section 4, Grant Township. Served as County 
Sheriff 1866 and 1867. 



160 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Stevens, Philo. Born May 19, 1837, in Oneida County, New- 
York; father, Matthias (born March 19, 1837), mother, Eliza- 
beth David (born in Pennsylvania April 4, 1811). Married 
Julia High August 1, 1864. Enlisted August 19, 1862, in 
Mifflin, Wis., in Company B, Thirtieth Wisconsin Infantry; 
discharged April 15, 1864, at Milwaukee on account of dis- 
ability. Settled in county in May, 1871, Center Township. 
Died in October, 1872, and was buried in Center Township. 
Member of M. E. Church. 

Stewart, James M. Settled in the county about 1876, residing on 
northwest *4 section 30, Liberty Township, which he home- 
steaded; was a soldier in the Union Army in Civil War, but 
his record has not been secured. Enlisted in 1861, in Com- 
pany E, Twenty-third Illinois Infantry, Irish Brigade. 

Stewart, Thomas G. Resides at Primghar ; born July 3, 1823, in 
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; father, William Stewart 
(born in Pennsylvania), mother, Mary Gravatt (born in New 
Jersey). Married Sarah J. Black March 27, 1845; children: 
William J., Samuel B., Mary J., G. W., John H., Clarinda, 
Isolina and Frances. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Vandalia, 
Iowa, as Corporal in Company G, Twenty-third Iowa, Sec- 
ond Brigade, Thirteenth Corps; served as Corporal; trans- 
ferred September 4, 1864, to Invalid Corps; served in battles 
of Magnolia Church, Fort Gibson, Champion's Hill, Black 
River Bridge; at last named battle was shot through both 
cheeks May 17, 1863; discharged while on duty at Washing- 
ton, D. C, June 29, 1865 ; Company discharged July 26, 1865, 
at Harrisburg, Texas. Settled in O'Brien County in 1876, 
on section 28, Liberty Township. Member of S. F. Jordan 
Post No. 417, G. A. R., at Primghar; his father was in Revo- 
lutionary War, serving nearly seven years; his son, William 
J. (next below), also served in an Iowa regiment. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 161 

Stewart, William J. Born February 5, 1846, at Pittsburg, Pa.; 
father, Thomas G. (born July 3, 1823, in Allegheny County, 
Pa.), mother, Sarah J. Black (born November 25, 1823, in 
Ireland). Married to Marsali G. Clark September 20, 1866; 
children: Mary Ellen, Albert L., Myrtle M. Enlisted July 
16, 1863, at Newton, Iowa, in Company L, Ninth Iowa Caval- 
ry, Seventh Corps, under General Banks; received a sun- 
stroke while in service; discharged February 3, 1866, at Little 
Rock, Ark. Settled in O'Brien County March 11, 1871 ; home- 
steaded northwest Y\ section 20, Liberty Township; later 
resided at Primghar where he is now a member of S. F. 
Jordan Post No. 417, G. A. R., and Relief Corps. Father, 
Thomas G. (mentioned above), was a soldier in an Iowa regi- 
ment; grandfather, William Stewart, was a soldier in same 
war, Company I, Thirty-seventh Iowa Infantry, the Grey- 
beard Regiment from Jasper County, Iowa. Great-grandfa- 
ther was in Revolutionary War, serving six years and seven 
months. 



Stockwell, J. H. Born February 28, 1828, in Canada. Married 
Hannah Farrand. Enlisted August 12, 1862, at Strawberry 
Point, Iowa, in Company D, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry; dis- 
charged for disability at Houston, Mo., December 15, 1862; 
re-enlisted September 10, 1864, in Company L, Sixth Iowa 
Cavalry; discharged October 17, 1865, at Sioux City. Settled 
in O'Brien County in 1881. Died May 8, 1905, and was bur- 
ied at Sutherland. Was a member of G. A. R. Post at 
Sutherland. 

Stokes, Samuel J. Resides at Freeport, 111. ; born December 22, 
1843, at Chambersburg, Pa., a son of George and Ann Stokes, 
both of whom were born in England. Married his wife, Mary 
E., September 21, 1870; one child: Guy D. Enlisted October 
6, 1864, at Adeline, Ogle County, 111., in Battery K, Second 



162 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Illinois Light Artillery; discharged July 14, 1865. Settled in 
(>'Brien County April 6, 1881, at Sanborn. Member of 
Masonic Lodge and G. A. R. Post while in Sanborn. 

Stone, J. F. Born March 25, 1837, at New Paris, Ohio. Married 
Josephine Griffith, who died in 1893; children: Lossa, Mor- 
ton and Lyle; married Clara C. Goodyear September 9, 1895, 
by whom he had two children: Curtis and Alice. Enlisted 
October 1, 1861, at Marshalltovvn, Iowa, in Company H, 
Thirteenth Iowa Infantry; knee injured in service; dis- 
charged February 28, 1863, at St. Louis. Settled in O'Brien 
County in 1873; homesteaded southeast ]A, section 8, Carroll 
Township; later resided at Sheldon. Member of G. A. R. 
Post at Sheldon. Died January 16, 1904, and was buried at 
Sheldon. 

Stone, L. S. Enlisted August 15, 1862, at Delhi, Iowa, in Com- 
pany K, Twenty-first Iowa Infantry ; enlisted as Wagoner ; 
served as Corporal ; promoted to Musician December 28, 
1863; taken prisoner December 24, 1862, at Beaver Creek, 
Mo.; paroled and transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps; dis- 
charged June 17, 1865. Resided on northwest l /± section 18, 
Floyd Township. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. 
R., at Sheldon. Came to county about 1871. 

Story, John I. Born 1843, at McHenry, 111. Enlisted February 6, 
1865, in Company I, One Hundred Forty-seventh Illinois In- 
fantry; discharged January 21, 1866. Formerly resided at 
Hartley, where he was a member of the G. A. R. Post in 1888. 

Stratton, William P. Born in 1843 in Illinois. Enlisted August 
10, 1862, at Carlinville, 111., in Company D, One Hundred 
Twenty-second Illinois Infantry; at time of enlistment his 
residence was given as Brighton, 111.; discharged July 15, 
1865, at Camp Butler, 111. Formerly resided at Paullina, 
Iowa. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa. 
Settled in O'Brien County in 1883. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 163 

Streeter, Enoch R. Resides at Marshalltown, Iowa; born May 
22, 1842, at Westfield, Pa. ; father, Sheldon E. (born in Con- 
necticut), mother, Harriet (born in New York). Married 
his wife, Artinza Ellen, February 18, 1872; children: Lulu, 
Clara May, Valorous G., William S., Octavia, Harriet N. En- 
listed February 27, 1864, in Company D, Tenth New York 
Cavalry, Second Brigade, Second Division; his residence was 
then given as Rome, N. Y. ; mustered in as saddler; served 
in battles of Spottsylvania, Whitehouse Landing, Cold Har- 
bor, in front of Richmond; disabled in right elbow joint by 
fall from horse July 3, 1864; discharged May 26, 1865, at El- 
mira, N. Y., on account of disability. Settled in O'Brien 
County in May, 1869; homesteaded southeast }4 section 14, 
Grant Township. Member of Masonic order since 1873. 

Streeter, James. Resides in Waterman Township, post office 
Sutherland, O'Brien County, Iowa; born April 15, 1845, at 
Victory, Cayuga County, N. Y. ; father, John (born at El- 
bridge, N. Y., in 1818), mother, Charity Ammersman (born 
at Ira, Cayuga County, N. Y.). Married Roxanna McNutt 
February 6, 1866; children, W. H., Annie M., Abner M., Ida 
M. Enlisted April 5, 1865, at Detroit, Mich., in Fourteenth 
Michigan Infantry; unassigned to any regiment; sent to 
hospital and discharged from service May 15, 1865, at Hart 
Island, New York Harbor. Settled in O'Brien County in 
1871 in Grant Township. Member of I. O. O. F. 

Strong, William N. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa ; born January 28, 
1840, at Whiting, Vt. ; father, Harmon, and mother, Polly 
Needham (each born at Whiting, Vt., in 1798). Married 
Lucena D. Johnson July 4, 1869; children: Harmon A., Sher- 
man F. Enlisted August 22, 1861, at Cleveland, Ohio, in 
Company C, Fourteenth Independent Battery, Ohio Light 
Artillery; appointed Corporal January 14, 1862; First Ser- 
geant January 31, 1865; served in battles at Ft. Donelson, 
Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Resaca, Atlanta, Nashville, Dal- 



164 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

las, Kenesaw Mountain and others; his service included a 
second enlistment as a veteran; discharged August 11, 1865, 
at Camp Denison, Ohio. Settled in O'Brien County in 1874; 
been engaged in lumber business at Sheldon for many years; 
served as clerk of the District Court of O'Brien County in 
1881 and 1882. Member of A. F. & A. M., Congregational 
Church and McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Sutter, Henry. Born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania; father, 
Daniel (born in same county). Enlisted December 28, 1861, 
at Harrisburg, Pa., in Company D, Fifty-fourth Pennsylvania 
Infantry; wounded in left leg at Chancellorsville and also 
wounded at Head Grove; shot at Fisher's Hill, Virginia; dis- 
charged January 30, 1865, at Harrisburg. Settled in O'Brien 
County in 1870; homesteaded northeast }4 section 14, Baker 
Township. Died April 30, 1903, and was buried in the Na- 
tional Cemetery in Springfield, Mo. 

Sutter, Samuel G. Resides at Diamond, Mo. ; born in Somerset 
County, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1843 ; father, George 
(born in same county March 20, 1820), mother, Catherine 
Weimer Sutter. Married Catherine C. Hunter November 9, 
1871; children: Beulah, George R., Thomas C. Enlisted at 
Dixon, 111., August 12, 1862, in Company H, Seventy-fifth 
Illinois Infantry; transferred to Company F, First United 
States Veteran Volunteer Eng. July 1, 1864, at Chatta- 
nooga; served as Artificer; discharged June 27, 1865. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County in 1870, on northeast* 34 section 2. 
Baker Township. Member of M. E. Church; O. P. Morton 
Post, G. A. R., at Joplin, Mo., and I. O. O. F., at Diamond, 
Mo. 

Sutton, Orville A. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born April 8, 
1842, at Gilbert's Mills, N. Y. ; father, Himan (born Septem- 
ber 7, 1794, at Bristol, Vt.), mother, Olive Scott (born Jan- 
uary 8, 1800, in New York state). Married Adalaide F. Put- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 165 

nam October 5, 1862; children: L. W., Olive M., C. D., J. L., 
D. D. and Addie H. Enlisted August 31, 1862, at Phcenix, 
N. Y., in Twenty-first Independent Battery, New York Light 
Artillery, Third Division, Thirteenth Army Corps; after- 
wards in the Nineteenth Army Corps ; served in battles at 
Siege of Port Hudson, Spanish Fort and others; discharged 
September 8, 1865. Settled in Grant Township, this county, 
section 14, in March, 1872. Member of M. E. Church for 
forty-nine years; A. F. & A. M. ; E. O. C. Ord Post No. 219, 
G. A. R., at Sutherland. 

Tarr, Rufus. Born March 11, 1824, near Bangor, Maine; father, 
John (born in Maine September 26, 1777), mother, Mary 
Pettingill (born in Maine October 15, 1781). Married his 
wife, Sarah J. Bates, May 21, 1861; children: William K., 
Marian A., Harriet E., Herbert, Chester and Lucy. Enlisted 
November 16, 1864, at Waupaca, Wis., in Company E, Sixth 
Wisconsin Infantry; his residence at that time was Amherst, 
Wis.; served in two battles at Hatch's Run; discharged Feb- 
ruary 7, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County in April, 1888, at 
Hartley. Member of G. A. R. Died May 25, 1898, and was 
buried at Crystal Lake, Wis. 

Taylor, Joseph W. Born 1844 in Jackson County, Iowa. Enlisted 
October 22, 1862, in Company K, Second Nebraska Cavalry; 
received gunshot wound at battle of White Stone Hills; dis- 
charged December 1, 1863. Member of McKenzie Post No. 
72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Tenant, Joel W. Resides at Hartley, Iowa; born October 11, 
1838, in Clinton County, New York; father, Amarest, and 
mother, Louisa (both born in New York state). Married 
Ella A. Dickerson August 17, 1864; children: M. L., Delia, 
Lottie, Laura and Earl. Enlisted October, 1861, at Grand 
Rapids, Wis., in Company B, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry; 
re-enlisted February 6, 1865, in Company B, Forty-sixth Wis- 



166 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

cousin Infantry; discharged September 27, 1865, at Madison, 
Wis. Settled in O'Brien County in April, 1883, residing in 
Hartley. Member of James C. Taylor Post No. 172, G. A. R., 
at Algona, Iowa ; member A. O. U. W. 

Terry, George. Born March 24, 1839, in Canada. Married Julia 
F. Ward October 25, 1864; children: Elmer and Lucy. En- 
listed August 29, 1862, at West Fairlee, Vt, in Company A, 
Fifteenth Vermont Infantry; mustered in October 22, 1862, 
at Brattleboro. Served in battle of Gettysburg and others; 
discharged at Brattleboro, Vt., August 5, 1863. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1874 at Sheldon; first wife died in 1880; 
married to Mrs. B. A. Mills June 2, 1883. Member and 
trustee in M. E. Church. Died April 22, 1894, and was buried 
at Selma, California, where his widow now lives. 

Thomas, James. Born July 28, 1843, in Jefferson County, New 
York; father, E. K., and mother, Emeline Brown (both born 
in New York). Married his wife, Elizabeth H., December 
27, 1866; children: Lillie M., Laure E., Clara E., Cora A., 
Myrtle E., Maud B. Enlisted November 14, 1861, at Kings- 
ton, Wis., in Company C, Third Wisconsin Cavalry; re-en- 
listed as veteran to reorganize Company H, March 3, 1865 ; 
was wounded in left arm and side while in service ; was sick 
at Milwaukee when discharged, June, 1865. Settled in 
O'Brien County in fall of 1871 ; homesteaded in section 8, 
Baker Township; had tree claim in Carroll Township; re- 
moved to Sheldon in 1886. Died July 6, 1902, at Dexter, 
Iowa. Member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Shel- 
don and Congregational Church at Sheldon; later member 
of M. E. Church at Dexter, Iowa. 

Thomas, John W. Born January 21, 1844, in Coles County, 111.; 
father, Eli D. (born August 16, 1817), mother, Sarah Gaston 
(born November 16, 1820). Married Clara Arnold March 
18, 1865; children: M. Odessa (Williams), E. Stephen. Edna 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 167 

G. (Tracy). Enlisted May 18, 1864, at Courtland, Company 
E, 142 Illinois Infantry ; was continuously sick while in serv- 
ice ; discharged October 26, 1864. Settled in O'Brien County 
1882 at Hartley. Died February 15, 1900, and buried at 
Ocheydan, Iowa. 

Thomas, Lewis D. Resides at Minneapolis, Minn. Born Febru- 
ary 20, 1834, Utica, N. Y.; father, Daniel (born September 
8, 1808, at Newport), mother, Elizabeth Davis (born Sep- 
tember 15, 1808, at Newport). Married Mary L. Stiles Sep- 
tember 3, 1857; children: Ida I., Cora E., Mamie L., Reuben, 
Benjamin, Veva S. Enlisted August 6, 1862, Lebanon, Mo., 
Company L, Third Iowa Cavalry; on detached service at 
Hartsville and through to Little Rock ; went to Memphis and 
in Wilson's last raid at Atlanta; served at battles of Selma, 
Columbus and Macon; promoted Corporal May 28, 1863, but 
reduced to ranks at his own request, February 1, 1865; dis- 
charged August 9, 1865, at Atlanta, Ga. Settled in O'Brien 
County July 4, 1876, residing at Primghar and Sanborn. 
Charter member G. A. R. Post and Odd Fellow Lodge. 

Thompson, John J. Born February 10, 1844, in Hendricks 
County, Indiana ; a son of Daniel and Mary Griggs Thomp- 
son. Married Nancy Baughman November 9, 1865 ; children : 
Mary, Hiram, Latilla, Emma, Benjamin, Henrietta and Ora. 
Enlisted July 28, 1862, at Montezuma, Iowa, in Company B, 
Fortieth Iowa Infantry. Served in battles at Belmont, Fort 
Henry, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Siege Corinth, Resaca, Lay's 
Ferry, Dallas, Iuka, Kenesaw, Marietta, Atlanta, Altoona, 
Savannah, Jonesboro, Bentonville, N. C. ; promoted First 
Sergeant March 12, 1865; discharged August 2, 1865, at Fort 
Gibson, N. C. Settled in O'Brien County, 1894, Omega 
Township, later residing at Hartley. Died February 2, 1905, 
and buried at Hartley. Member G. A. R. Post; A. F. & A. 
M. ; I. O. O. F. ; Yeoman, and Rebekah. He was very pro- 



168 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

ficient in Blue Lodge Masonry, being commissioned as lec- 
turer and qualified to instruct by the Grand Lodge custodi- 
ans. 

Thornton, Milton. Born in Ohio, a son of James and Mary E. 
Thornton. Married Elizabeth Ward. Enlisted May 1, 
1861, under name Milton Tifft in Company D, First Ken- 
tucky Infantry; re-enlisted under right name in Company E, 
One Hundred and Eighty-fifth Ohio Infantry; discharged 
July 18, 1864, at Covington, Ky. Settled in O'Brien County 
in 1876, residing in Center Township, and later at Sanborn. 
Died, and buried at Sanborn. 

Tiffany, Herman. Born in New York state ; a son of George and 
Mary Tiffany. Married Mabel Swailes in 1871 ; children : 
Hattie, James, William, Charles and Lillie. Enlisted Sep- 
tember 30, 1861, at Madison, Wis., in Company K, Four- 
teenth Wisconsin Infantry; discharged January 30, 1865. 
Settled in county 1871 ; homesteaded northeast *4 section 34, 
Highland Township. Died August 6, 1886, and buried at 
Esbon, Kan. Formerly member G. A. R. Post at Sutherland. 

Tift, Claudius. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born March 27, 1817, 
in Madison County, New York ; father, Reuben (born in 
Rhode Island), mother, Betsy Decolan (born December 25. 
1829, in New Jersey). Married Mary E. Mullen May 9, 1846; 
children: Mary F., Tena, Scott, Kate and Annie. Enlisted 
October, 1861, at Newport, Ky., as Lieutenant Company B, 
Twenty-third Kentucky Infantry, Third Brigade, Third Di- 
vision, Twentieth Corps; promoted to Captain Company H, 
November 20, 1862; served in battles Stone River, Win- 
chester, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and others ; was 
wounded four times; discharged October 17, 1864, on account 
of injuries received in battle. Settled in O'Brien County in 
Center Township, March, 1871; later resided at Sanborn; 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 169 

Member I. O. O. F. Lodge, and Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at 
Sanborn. He also served in the Mexican War, enlisting Sep- 
tember 10, 1845, serving as Captain Company B, Third 
United States Light Artillery; discharged September 10, 
1850. 

Todd, John W. Born March 22, 1841, at Dubuque, Iowa; a son 
of Henry Todd, who was born in England. Married Louisa J. 
Crawford May 8, 1867; children: Fred E. and Edith M. En- 
listed August 31, 1861, in Company H, Seventh Wisconsin 
Infantry; transferred December 12, 1863, to Company C, 
Twentieth Veteran Reserve Corps, serving as Corporal; 
wounded at South Mountain, Md. ; discharged September 2, 
1864, at Washington. Settled in O'Brien County, April 17, 
1888, residing at Sanborn. Died November 25, 1907, and 
buried at Sanborn. Member Onyx Lodge No. 419, A. F. & 
A. M.; Coral Chapter No. 41, O. E. S., and Kenyon Post 
No. 339, G. A. R., at Sanborn. 

Todd, Samuel S. Resides at Sutherland; born August 31, 1838, 
in Knox County, Ohio; father, William S. (born at Wheeling, 
W\ Va.), mother, Margaret Stewart (born at Hagerstown, 
Md.)- Married Melissa D. Rigby October 1, 1871; children: 
Margaret M., Florence B. Enlisted July 14, 1862, Mechanics- 
ville, Iowa, in Company B, Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry; 
served in battles Grand Gulf, Magnolia Hill, Port Gibson. 
Champion's Hill, Black River Bridge, Siege of Vicksburg, 
Jackson, Sabine Cross Roads, Yellow Bay, Winchester (Sec- 
ond), Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill; mustered out July 17, 1865, 
at Savannah, Ga., but paid off September, 1865, at Daven- 
port, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien County August 28, 1905 ; 
has resided in Iowa most of the time since 1864. Was for- 
merly a Methodist minister; now a member of the church; 
member Masonic Lodge. He had three brothers in the Civil 



170 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

War: B. F., in an Illinois regiment; J. H., Deputy Provost 
Marshal, enlisted in Ohio Regiment, and George S., in Com- 
pany B, Twenty-fourth Iowa. 

Toothaker, Charles W. Resides at Palo Alto, Cal. ; born May 13, 
1846, at Danville, Iowa; father, Nathaniel E. (born Sears- 
mont, Me., January 31, 1821), mother, Lucy L. (born same 
place, September 22, 1826). Married wife, Jennie, March 6, 
1879; children: Nellie J., Alva Ray, Lucia May, Lottie 
Estella, Lillie Bella, Minnie Fern. Enlisted January 20, 1864, 
Lockridge, Iowa, in Company M, Fourth Iowa Cavalry, First 
Brigade, Fourth Division, Cavalry Corps of Georgia ; was 
in fourteen engagements; knocked out for awhile near Vicks- 
burg, Miss. ; assisted the regiment during time of service in 
making more captures than there were men in the regiment 
at any time, including one hundred and forty-six Rebel of- 
ficers, twenty-one pieces artillery, two thousand small arms, 
and one thousand horses and three battle flags; discharged 
August 8, 1865, at Atlanta, Ga. Settled in O'Brien County 
in the spring of 1871, living on northwest }4 section 12, Car- 
roll Township. 

Toreson, Peter. Enlisted August 15, 1863, at Ridgeway, Wis., in 
Company M, Third Wisconsin Cavalry; transferred to Com- 
pany F, March 23, 1865 ; discharged May 16, 1865, on account 
of disability. Formerly resided at Primghar. 

Treaster, Andrew J. Born 1842, in Stark County, Ohio. Enlisted 
November 27, 1861, in Company K, Sixty-eighth Ohio In- 
fantry; discharged July 10, 1865. Member McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Trulock, Thomas J. Resides at Primghar; born June 27, 1843, 
in Scott County, Indiana; father, Abraham (born in Vir- 
ginia), mother, Sophia Weaver (born in Kentucky). Mar- 
ried Mary Margaret Peacock December 25, 1872. Enlisted 






OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 171 

February 3, 1865, Company C, One Hundred and Forty-fifth 
Indiana Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, Army of 
the Cumberland; discharged January 1, 1866, at Macon, Ga. 
Settled in O'Brien County April 1, 1883, southwest J4 sec- 
tion 2, Dale Township. 

Tuffree, Frank. Resides at Marshalltown, Iowa; born March 12, 
1840, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; father, Joseph 
(born New Castle County, Delaware, February 10, 1810, and 
still living), mother, Mary Ann Woolston (born New Jersey, 
January 25, 1818). Married Euphemia Shryock March 4, 
1866. Enlisted October 26, 1864, in Eden Township, Mar- 
shall County, Iowa, in Company H, Thirteenth Iowa In- 
fantry; discharged July 21, 1865. Formerly member McKen- 
zie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon; he was paid of at Dav- 
enport with his regiment, August 1, 1865, but formally dis- 
charged at Louisville, Ky ; served in battle near Kingston and 
Raleigh; injured right ankle at Raleigh. Settled in O'Brien 
County June, 1878, residing in Floyd Township. 

Tuttle, Daniel, who settled in this county about 1870, residing 
southwest % section 28, Liberty Township, where he had a 
government homestead, is said to have been a soldier in the 
Union Army in the War of the Rebellion. 

Vance, Lewis Perry. Born December 9, 1837, in Indiana; father, 
George W. (born 1811, in Virginia), mother, Elizabeth (born 
in Virginia, 1812). Married Elizabeth Pearcy Heron May 
6, 1868; children: Minnie A., George C, Blanche L., Jessie 
M., Harold N., Oscar P. Enlisted August 16, 1862, at Ox- 
ford, Mo., in Thirty-fifth Missouri Infantry; promoted Sec- 
ond Lieutenant July 15, 1863, and Captain April 12, 1865; dis- 
charged June 28, 1865, at Little Rock, Arkansas. Settled in 
O'Brien County, at Sutherland, September, 1890. Died May 
5, 1902, and buried at Sutherland, Iowa. 



172 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Vanness, Britton. Enlisted September 5, 1861, in Company K, 
Forty-ninth Ohio Infantry; wounded November 25, 1863, 
at battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn. ; discharged November 
9, 1864. Formerly member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., at 
Sheldon, Iowa. 

Vancampen, John C. Born October 9, 1838, at Elmira, N. Y. ; 
father, Elijah (born Chemung County, New York), mother, 
Sarah (born in New York). Married Amanda M. Lowing; 
children: F. E., V. E. and J. A. Enlisted September 30, 1861, 
in Company E, Ninety-third New York Infantry; discharged 
for disability September 27, 1862, at Elmira, N. Y. ; re-en- 
listed as veteran February 18, 1864, Company K, Fiftieth 
New York Engineers; promoted artificer July 21, 1864; 
served in battles at Williamsburg, Spottsylvania, Wilderness, 
Hatcher's Run, Fredericksburg; was shot through right side; 
discharged June 13, 1865, at Fort Barry, Va. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1873. Member McKenzie Post, G. A. R., 
No. 72. 

Vanderlip, Harrison, Resides at Sanborn ; born at Concord, 
N. Y. ; a son of Truman and Carolina Vanderlip, who were 
born in Vermont. Married wife, Hattie, November 9. 1892: 
children: Nellie M., Harry L. Enlisted June 1, 1861, at Dan- 
ville, 111., in Company B, Twenty-fifth Illinois Infantry; 
served in battles at Pea Ridge, Corinth, Perryville, Stone 
River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Peach Tree Creek, 
Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, etc. ; discharged Sep- 
tember 5, 1864, at Springfield, 111. Settled in O'Brien County 
November 1, 1893, at Sanborn. Member A. F. & A. M. ; 
O. E. S., and G. A. R., at Sanborn. 

VanEpps, George. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born at Albany, 
N. Y. ; father, Charles (born in 1783 at Schenectady, N. Y.), 
mother, Angelica Vedder (born same place). Married Belle 
M. McElroy September 15, 1867; children: Maggie May and 






OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 173 

Ervvin M. Enlisted February, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa, in 
Company A, Mississippi Marine Brigade; served in battles 
at Coleman's Cross Roads and Old River Lake, Ark. ; dis- 
charged September 28, 1864, at Vicksburg, Miss. Settled in 
county in 1871 ; homesteaded southeast Y\ section 10, Carroll 
Township. Afterwards resided at Sheldon. Has been famil- 
iarly known as "Doc" VanEpps. Member McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Vanhom, Richard M. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born Janu- 
ary 30, 1845, at Kenosha, Wis. ; father, John J. (born New 
York, 1800), mother, Mary S. (born New York, 1812). Mar- 
ried Amy J., his wife, June 10, 1883; children: Everett J., 
Verla J. Enlisted December 30, 1863, at Waukegan, 111., in 
Company I, Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry, Second Brigade, 
Second Division, Seventh Army Corps; served in battles at 
Little Osage, Little and Big Blue River, including all en- 
gagements in October, 1864, on Price's Raid; discharged 
November 23, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Settled in 
O'Brien County in 1871, Liberty Township. Member E. O. 
C. Ord Post No. 219, G. A. R. 

Viers, Sidney. Resides at Alton, Osborne County, Kansas; born 
April 9, 1836, in Coventry Township, Summit County, Ohio; 
father, James (born in same county, December 19, 1809), 
mother, Elizabeth Shook (born April 4, 1813, Stark County, 
Ohio). Married Statira M. Higbee September 12, 1857; 
children: Julia, Anna, Mary, Eunice. Enlisted August 13, 
1862, at Indianola, Iowa, in Company C, Thirty-fourth Iowa 
Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, Thirteenth Army 
Corps; served in battles at Chickasaw, Bayou, Arkansas Post, 
Siege Vicksburg, Yazoo City, Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan, 
Graham's Plantation, Fort Blakely; transferred to Company 
B, Consolidated Battalion, Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry, No- 
vember 12, 1864; discharged August 15, 1865, at Houston, 



174 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Texas. Settled in O'Brien County December, 1869, north- 
east *4 section 28, Liberty Township. Member General H. 
C. Bull Post No. 106, G. A. R., at Alton, Kan. 

Vincent, Joseph M. Born 1836 in Pennsylvania. Enlisted Sep- 
tember 2, 1861, at East Galena, 111., in Company C, Forty- 
fifth Regiment Illinois Infantry, as First Sergeant; promoted 
April 23, 1863, to rank as First Lieutenant as of May 9, 1862; 
promoted to Captain to rank as of April 20, 1865; discharged 
May 29, 1865 ; formerly member Kenyon Post No. 339, G. A. 
R., at Sanborn. Settled in O'Brien County in 1887. 

Virgil, William G. Resides near Gaza, Iowa; born September 11, 
1843, Saratoga County, New York; father, G. William (born 
in 1833 at Saratoga, N. Y.), mother, Hannah Bevins (born 
in 1832 at Saratoga, N. Y.). Married Rebecca Kegley No- 
vember 8, 1866; children: Mary, George, Annie, Grace and 
Carrie. Enlisted December 18, 1863, in Company M, Seven- 
teenth Illinois Cavalry; served in battles at Willow Creek, 
Springfield and Price's Raid; discharged November 23, 1865. 
Settled in O'Brien County March, 1869, homesteading on 
section 28, Highland Township. Still resides on old home- 
stead and has never lived elsewhere since coming to the coun- 
ty. Member E. O. C. Ord Post No. 219, G. A. R., at Suther- 
land. 

Vrooman, David K. Born at Hamlin, Ohio. Married Polly L. 
Morton; children: Lydia, James, Addie and Frank. Enlisted 
at Baraboo, Wis., February 4, 1865, in Company E, Forty- 
Ninth Wisconsin Infantry; discharged November 8, 1865, at 
Benton Barracks, Mo. Settled in O'Brien County, 1896. Is 
dead and buried at Sheldon. Formerly member G. A. R. 
Post at Sheldon. 

Waldsmith, Henry M. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born Septem- 
ber 18, 1836, at Prov. Nassau, Germany; father, John (born 
in 1798), mother, Philipena (born in Germany). Married 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 175 

wife, Charlotte, October 1, 1864; children: Harry C, Ed. W., 
Arthur J., Fred, Nellie. Enlisted August 15, 1861, at Aurora, 
111., in Company F, Thirty-sixth Illinois Infantry; transferred 
to Battery H, Fourth United States Artillery, December 18, 
1862; served in battles at Pea Ridge, Perryville, Stone River, 
Chickamauga, Buzzard's Roost; left foot broken and knee dis- 
located by fall of horse ; discharged August 15, 1864, at Nash- 
ville, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien County January 18, 1882, 
southeast 34 section 11, Summit Township. Member M. E. 
Church; Mistletoe Lodge No. 376, A. F. & A. M. ; Locust 
Lodge No. 367, I. O. O. F., and McKenzie Post No. 72, G. 
A. R., at Sheldon. 

Walker, O. W. Enlisted October 5, 1864, at Dubuque, Company 
F, Fifth Iowa Cavalry; discharged August 11, 1865, at Nash- 
ville, Tenn. Formerly member McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. 
R.. at Sheldon. 

Walker, Warren. Resides at Des Moines, Iowa; born April 11, 
1847, near Sandwich, LaSalle County, Illinois; father, Wash- 
ington (born June 16, 1813, in Pennsylvania), mother, Anna 
Warren (born August 23, 1815, at Rochester, N. Y.). Mar- 
ried Mary A. Knale, daughter of Rev. William H. Knale, De- 
cember 30, 1866; children: Edith (Burns), Roy A. Enlisted 
April 15, 1861, at Sandwich, 111., in Company H, Tenth Illi- 
nois Infantry, but not mustered in on account of age ; re-en- 
listed May 5, 1864, at Sandwich, Company F, One Hundred 
and Forty-first Illinois Infantry; mustered out October 10, 
1864; made his third enlistment at Somonauk, DeKalb Coun- 
ty, 111., February 22, 1865, in Company H, One Hundred and 
Fifty-sixth Illinois Infantry, Third Brigade, Second Division, 
Army of the Cumberland; his first enlistment was made the 
same day President Lincoln made his first call for troops, and 
Company H was in Cairo, 111., within forty-eight hours after- 
wards, having gone to Chicago and thence to Cairo; served 
with Sherman, Grant and Thomas; wounded seven times 



176 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

and finally discharged from hospital under general orders, 
May 16, 1865, at Chattanooga, Tenn. Settled in O'Brien 
County, April, 1871 ; pre-empted land on section 8, Carroll 
Township, and homesteaded northwest }4 section 6, Baker 
Township. Later resided at Primghar, and then at Sanborn. 
Was a practicing attorney in the county and editor of a news- 
paper until 1895, when he removed to Des Moines. Served 
as County Supervisor, 1874 to 1876. Member G. A. R. and 
U. V. U. Claims to be the youngest soldier who actually car- 
ried a musket, considering the date of enlistment. 

Walston, Henry M. Born February 12, 1838, Stockholm, N. Y. 
Married Nancy J. Bullock August 26, 1865 ; children : Herbert 
W., Charles J. After death of first wife he married Julia A. 
Lathan; children: Leon L., Eugene H., lad M., Ida A., Clara 
E. ; afterwards married Helen L. Lich; again married Maria 
L. Walston, who survives him. Enlisted August 31, 1864, in 
New York, in Company I, Ninety-first New York Infantry; 
suffered in service from chronic diarrhea and hernia; dis- 
charged May 17, 1865, at U. S. General Hospital, York, Pa. 
Settled in O'Brien County September 1, 1896, at Sanborn. 
Died April 25, 1905, and buried at Algona, Iowa. Member 
Prudence Lodge, A. F. & A. M. No. 205, and J. C. Taylor 
Post, G. A. R., at Algona, Iowa. 

Ward, Edwin A. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born 1837 in New 
York; father, William (born in 1802 in Vermont), mother, 
Sophia (born in 1807, in New York). Married wife, Hen- 
riette R., October 7, 1868; children: Emilie G., Ed A. En- 
listed August 10, 1862, at Prairieburg, Iowa, in Company G, 
Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Second Brigade, Second Di- 
vision, Nineteenth Army Corps; transferred to First Bat- 
talion Veteran Reserve Corps; first served in Fourth Bri- 
gade, Twelfth Division, Thirteenth Corps; detailed in Thir- 
teenth Corps, hospital, and further detailed United States 
barracks, New Orleans, La.; discharged April 18, 1865, at 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 177 

United States General Hospital, New Orleans, La. Settled 
in O'Brien County October 12, 1871 ; homesteaded northwest 
Yx section 30, Floyd Township. Member Mistletoe Lodge 
No. 376, A. F. & A. M., and McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., 
at Sheldon. 

Washburn, Lester C. Resides at Council, Idaho; born April 17, 
1848, at Sterrettania, Erie County, Pa. ; father, Seymour 
(born June 12, 1816, in Otsego County, New York), mother, 
Lydia B. (born October 12, 1819, at Otsego, N. Y.). Wife, 
Charlotte E. ; married January 1, 1868; children: Elmer E., 
Lydia E., Ira E., Seymour, Elsie. Enlisted March 27, 1865, 
Ridgway, Pa., Company G, Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania In- 
fantry, Third Brigade, Third Division, Fifth Corps ; promoted 
Corporal June 11, 1865; discharged June 30, 1865, at Wash- 
ington. Settled in O'Brien County in 1870, east x / 2 northwest 
]/\ section 28, Liberty Township. Church member and be- 
longs to Blue Lodge of Masons. 

Waterman, Almeron. Resides at Deer Creek, Minn. ; born Janu- 
ary 31, 1831, at Cattaraugus County, New York; father, 
Simon, and mother, Annie, both born in Vermont. Married 
wife, Julia, March, 1851; children: Frank A., Minnie B., 
Ernest T., Sarah F., Lida M. and John L. Enlisted March 
1, 1865, at Moline, 111., in Company H, Forty-seventh Illinois 
Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, Sixteenth Army 
Corps; served in Siege of Spanish Fort; discharged January 
21, 1866, at Springfield, Ohio. Settled in Waterman Town- 
ship, this county, October, 1875. 

Waters, William W. Born March 22, 1840, at Milford, N. Y. 
Married Eleanor M. Warn November 4, 1863; children: Jesse 
W., Josephine L., and Mary E. Enlisted August 20, 1862, at 
Lyons, N. Y., in Company D, One Hundred and Eleventh 
New York Infantry; discharged February 28, 1864, at Con- 
valescent Camp, Va., on account of disability. Settled in 



178 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

O'Brien County, May, 1871, in Baker and Floyd Townships. 
Died September 15, 1908, and buried at Forest Home, 111. 
was member G. A. R. Post at Sheldon, Iowa. 

Webster, Homer H. Resides at Burlington, Kan. ; born April 10, 
1847, at Rockland, 111.; father, Charles A., and mother, Olive 
Campbell Webster. Married to Ruth Alexander; nine chil- 
dren being born, of whom five boys and three girls are living. 
Enlisted January 21, 1864, at LaCrosse, Wis., in Company 
G, Twenty-fifth Wisconsin Infantry, Fourth Division, Six- 
teenth Corps, and Second Division, Seventeenth Corps; 
transferred to Company F, Twelfth Wisconsin Infantry, June 
2, 1865; served in battles at Resaca, New Hope Church, 
Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, etc.; discharged July 16, 1865, 
at Louisville, Ky. Came to the county in 1870; homesteaded 
northeast l /\ section 32, Highland Township. 

Webster, James S. Resides at Hartley, Iowa; born in Clark 
County, Mo.; father, Charles (born in 1824 in New York), 
mother, Anna Schee (born in Ohio in 1827). Married to 
Viola Holty in 1873; to Emma Beach in 1887; two adopted 
daughters : Helen and May. Enlisted February 14, 1865, at 
Tuscola, 111., in Company B, One Hundred and Fifty-fourth 
Illinois Infantry; discharged September 18, 1866, at Spring- 
field, 111. Settled in O'Brien County in 1883, residing at 
Hartley. Member M. E. Church and G. A. R. Post. 

Wellman, Horace. Born March 11, 1823, at Milford, N. Y. ; fa- 
ther, Alfred (born in Vermont in 1797), mother, Nancy Stan- 
ton (born in Massachusetts in 1797). Married Lepha Stowel 
Boynton, June, 1848; children: Emmer J., Clarence E., 
George T. and Fannie H. Enlisted October 1, 1861, Coopers- 
town, N. Y., in Battery M, Third New York Light Artillery; 
served in battles at Newbern, N. C. ; Spring Hill, Va. ; Fort 
Powhattan, Wilson's Landing, Siege of Petersburg, Bermuda 
Hundreds; he was the sole survivor of the battery; dis- 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 179 

charged November 16, 1864, at Hatcher's Farm, Va. Settled 
in O'Brien County about 1891. Resided at Sheldon. Died 
February, 1902. Member Crockett Post No. 10, G. A. R., at 
Oneonta, N. Y., and Masonic Lodge at Laurens, N. Y. 

Wells, Nelson. Enlisted March 16, 1864, at Pleasant Grove, 
Company M, Second Iowa Cavalry; discharged September 
19, 1865, at Selma, Ala. Formerly resided at Sutherland. 

Welton, George H. Resides at Letcher, S. D. ; born January 8, 
1846, at Lowell, Mass.; father, L. C. (was born in Vermont), 
mother, Mary E. (born in Maine). Married wife, Betty, No- 
vember 12, 1869, at Sigourney, Iowa; children: Mary, Leon- 
ard, Samuel, Mark and Lawrence. Enlisted January 4, 1864, 
at Janesville, Wis., in Company H, Thirteenth Wisconsin In- 
fantry, Third Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Army 
Corps and Fourth Army Corps; served guarding property 
and suffered from exposure and poor food; discharged No- 
vember 24, 1865, at San Antonio, Texas. Settled in O'Brien 
County March 25, 1882, at Hartley. Member Hartley Post, 
G. A. R. 

Wheeler, Hiram C, who homesteaded northwest *4 section 8, 
Liberty Township, and received patent February 10, 1876, is 
said to have been a soldier in the Union Army in the Civil 
War. He enlisted on the first call, April, 1861. 

Wheeler, Martin D., who homesteaded southwest ]A, section 8, 
Liberty Township, is said to have been a soldier in the Union 
Army in Civil War. 

White, Tobias D. Born February 29, 1840, in Harlan County, 
Ohio; a son of John and Sarah White, who were born in 
Pennsylvania. Married Mary J. Frink December 1, 1860; 
children : Ida, Eddie, Hattie, Nellie, John, Maud and Dallas. 
Enlisted August 15, 1861, at Shellsburg, Iowa, in Company 



180 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

B, Eighth Iowa Infantry, serving as First Lieutenant; was 
discharged for disability at St. Louis, Mo. Settled in O'Brien 
County, 1878, residing at Sanborn. Died November 4, 1903, 
and buried at Sanborn. Member Kenyon Post, G. A. R. ; 
I. O. O. F.. and A. F. & A. M., Sanborn, Iowa. 

Whitman, Orlando M. Born October 17, 1842, in New York; fa- 
ther. Nathan (born July 2, 1801, in New York state), mother, 
Elizabeth Waterhouse. Married Lydia Gano September 16, 
1865 ; children : Lizzie, Guy, Ernest, Lillie. Enlisted August 
29, 1861, at Waupaca, Wis., in Company A, Eighth Wiscon- 
sin Infantry (Eagle Brigade); wounded at Lake City, Ark., 
and taken prisoner; discharged September 16, 1864, at Madi- 
son, Wis. Settled in county about 1871, residing northeast 
*4 section 14, Center Township and later at Hartley. Died 
February 17, 1905, and buried at Tacoma, Wash. Member 
M. E. Church twenty-five years, and member Custer Post. 
G. A. R., in Tacoma, Wash. 

Whitney, Charles E. Born November 11, 1835, in Maine; father, 
Samuel (born in Scotland), mother, Delinda Howard (born 
in Scotland). Married Lusetta, his wife, 1867; one child: Ina 
M. Enlisted February 22, 1865, Madison, Wis. ; residence at 
that time Lincoln, Wis. ; served in Company I, Forty-ninth 
Wisconsin Infantry; discharged at St. Louis, Mo., November 
8, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County in 1882, and has since re- 
sided at Sanborn. Member Kenyon Post, G. A. R., and 
B. L. E. 

Wicks, William. Born January 29, 1846, at Brunswick, Ohio; 
father, William (born in New York state), mother, Ruenna 
Bogue (born May 16, 1821, in Ohio). Married Emma J. 
Brooks March 4, 1868, at Mentor, Lake County, Ohio; chil- 
dren: Mrs. DeEtte Cooper and William E. Enlisted Febru- 
ary 1, 1864, Cleveland, Ohio, in Company G, Second Ohio 
Cavalry; served in Army of the Potomac, including battles 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 181 

of the Wilderness, Strasburg, destroying railroads near 
Lynchburg; Five Forks and at Lee's surrender; was given 
poisoned milk by Rebel commissary's wife; discharged Sep- 
tember 11, 1865, at Benton Barracks, Mo. Settled in O'Brien 
County in 1886, section 31, Omega Township. Died June 15, 
1901, and buried at Primghar. Member S. F. Jordan Post 
No. 417, G. A. R., at Primghar; was active member in Church 
of Christ at Primghar and contributed largely to its support. 

Wildrick, Nelson P. Born 1840. Enlisted October, 1861, Com- 
pany L, Fifty-ninth Regiment (Second) Pennsylvania Cav- 
alry; discharged May, 1865. Member McKenzie Post No. 
72, G. A. R., at Sheldon, Iowa. 

Wiley, William J. Resides at Topeka, Kan. ; born December 26, 
1841; at Piqua, Ohio; father, Robert, and mother, Brilla 
Crozier Wiley. Married Nancy J. Munday October 3, 1867; 
children: Elmer G., Louisa B., Francis, William A., Jesse L., 
Thomas E., Richard M., Samuel R., Alice B., John W. En- 
listed August 27, 1861, at Piqua, Ohio, in Company I, First 
Ohio Cavalry; served in Buell's campaign, battles Pittsburg 
Landing, Corinth, Bardstown, Ky. ; Stone River, Chatta- 
nooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Knoxville, Dalton, 
Moulton, Atlanta, and others ; discharged October 6, 1864, at 
Columbia, Tenn. Member Sheldon Post, G. A. R. Settled 
in Sioux County, Iowa, June 11, 1879, near Sheldon, but 
never resided in O'Brien County. 

Wiley, James J. Resides at Estero, Lee County, Fla. ; born May 
18, 1843, at Piqua, Ohio; father, Robert (born in Piqua, 
Ohio), mother, Brilla Crozier (born in Scotland). Married 
Louisa Liston October 1, 1873; children: Albert, Brilla and 
Gussie. Enlisted September 5, 1862, at the old Day home- 
stead in Sidney, Ohio, in Company C, Ninety-ninth Ohio In- 
fantry, serving under Buell; engaged in battle at Perryville; 



182 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

discharged March 11, 1863, at Sidney, Ohio. Settled in 
O'Brien County March 1, 1879, northwest *4 section 26, Car- 
roll Township. 

Wilkins, Melvin C. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born March 7, 
1842, in Calhoun County, Mich. ; father, Ira J. (born St. Law- 
rence County, New York), mother, Susan Willis (born Cal- 
houn County, Mich.). Married Hanna M. Rice February 12, 
1864; children: Hattie, George D., Willard T., Lulu, Jessie, 
Alberta, Ira and Earle. Enlisted June 24, 1861, at Marengo, 
Iowa, in Company G, Seventh Iowa Infantry, Fourth Bri- 
gade, Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps. Re-enlisted 
December 30, 1863, and remustered January 5, 1864; served 
in battles at Belmont, Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Pitts- 
burg Landing, Corinth, Lay's Ferry, Peach Tree Creek, At- 
lanta, Boonesboro, March to the Sea, Grand Review at Wash- 
ington; received sunstroke at Second Battle Corinth; dis- 
charged July 12, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Settled in O'Brien 
County spring of 1871, northeast Y\ section 18, Center Town- 
ship. Member Kenyon Post No. 339, G. A. R., Sanborn. 
Had a brother, James H., who served in Company G, Four- 
teenth Iowa Infantry and was wounded and taken prisoner at 
the battle of Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864. 

Willcox, Ransom R. Born June 25, 1816, Sherbrooke, Canada; a 
son of Joseph and Sapha Willcox. Married Lottie C, his 
wife, December 28, 1865 ; children : Emma, Mina, Joseph, Err, 
Otto, William, Kittie, Henry, Edward, Sarah, Guthrie and 
Charles. Enlisted at Durand, 111., September 8, 1861, in 
Company C, Fifty-fifth Illinois Infantry; suffered from rheu- 
matism incurred in service; discharged October 31, 1864, at 
Chicago. Settled in O'Brien County in 1897 at Sanborn. 
Died May 31, 1908, and buried at Milford, Iowa. Member 
M. E. Church and Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn. 

Willey, Clement M. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born March 
26, 1847, in Medina County, Ohio; father, Merrill (born in 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 183 

Connecticut), mother, Bevah (born in New York). Mar- 
ried Abbie Z. Monts. Enlisted May 18, 1864, at Tipton, Iowa, 
in Company I, Forty-sixth Iowa Infantry, under Colonel 
Henderson; discharged September 23, 1864, at Davenport, 
Iowa. Settled in county July, 1899, at Sutherland. 

Williams, Edward D. Born Haley Head, North Wales ; a son of 
Thomas and Mary Williams. Married wife, Margaret; chil- 
dren: William, Mary, Ellen, Hannah, Maggie, Thomas, 
Joshua, Hugh, John, Robert. Enlisted August 21, 1862, at 
Cambria, Wis., Company F, Thirty-second Wisconsin In- 
fantry; his residence at that time was Cortland; served as 
Corporal; served battles at Memphis, Chattanooga, Corinth, 
Lookout Mountain, and March to the Sea; lost sight of one 
eye and injured in back during army service; discharged May 
5, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County in 1881, January, at 
Hartley. Member G. A. R. Post at Hartley. Died Novem- 
ber 21, 1904, and buried at Hartley. 

Wilmuth, J. C. Born 1843 at Warren, Ohio. Enlisted August 15, 
1862, in Company G, Ninety-ninth Ohio Infantry, and dis- 
charged August 15, 1865. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, 
G. A. R. at Sheldon. Present residence unknown. 

Wilsey, George W. Resides at Cherokee, Iowa; born April 3, 
1843, at Boonville, Oneida County, N. Y. ; father, Hiram 
(born at Herkimer, N. Y.), mother, Cordelia Denslow (born 
Aldercreek, N. Y.). Enlisted June 20, 1861, at Richland Cen- 
ter, Wis., Company H, Fifth Wisconsin Infantry; discharged 
April 1, 1863, for disability; re-enlisted as veteran Company 
B, Twenty-fifth Wisconsin Infantry, on January 1, 1864; 
served as bugler; transferred Company I, Twelfth Wiscon- 
sin Infantry June 2, 1865; discharged on July 16, 1865, at 
Louisville, Ky. ; he served as Corporal in Company H, Fifth 
Wisconsin. Settled in O'Brien County in 1887, at Sheldon, 
Iowa. A member of McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Shel- 
don. 



184 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Wilson, James M. Resides at Ocheydan, Iowa; born April 20, 
1833, at Philadelphia; parents, J. F. and Jane Wilson; born 
in Scotland. Married wife, Agnes, 1860; children: John, 
Charles, Burt, George, Arthur, Mary and Alice. Enlisted 
March 29, 1864, at Washington, Iowa, in Company H, Thirty- 
third Iowa Infantry; transferred to Company I, Thirty-fourth 
and Thirty-eighth Iowa Infantry, consolidated July 12, 1865 ; 
served at Siege of Spanish Fort and other battles; mustered 
out August 15, 1865, at Houston, Texas, but paid ofif at Dav- 
enport, Iowa, September 5, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County 
in 1880, at Hartley. Member Congregational Church. 

Wiltse, William H. Resides at Eugene City, Ore. Married 
Emaline Bethel January 12, 1870; children: May, Meda, 
Mandy and Minnie. Enlisted October 12, 1861, at Fort 
Snelling, Minn., in First Minnesota Light Artillery, Fourth 
Division, Seventeenth Army Corps; on expiration of his en- 
listment he re-enlisted as veteran ; served at Siege of Atlanta ; 
when General McPherson was killed at Atlanta his horse was 
caught by William H. Wiltse and Charles Horton; discharged 
July 1, 1865, at St. Paul. Settled in O'Brien County, section 
4, Liberty Township. He was a minister of the Christian 
Church. Came to the county about 1871. 

Winter, Mathias. Born 1818, in New Jersey. Enlisted July 1, 
1863, Company G, Fifty-ninth Pennsylvania Militia; dis- 
charged September 9, 1863. Formerly resided at Hartley, 
where he was member of G. A. R. Post. 

Winters, Henry H. Born 1841 Oswego, N. Y. Enlisted Septem- 
ber 12, 1861, Company I, Tenth Wisconsin Infantry; taken 
prisoner at Chickamauga; discharged May 30, 1865. For- 
merly resided at Sheldon, where he was member McKenzie 
Post No. 72, G. A. R. Died in Sheldon about the year 1900. 

Wood, John, Jr. Born Albany, Wis. Enlisted May 14, 1864, at 
Albany in Company A, Fortieth Wisconsin Infantry; dis- 






OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 185 

charged September 16, 1864, at Madison, Wis. First settled 
in O'Brien County, residing- in Baker township. Member 
McKenzie Post No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. Came to the 
county about 1871. 

Wood, Samuel C. Resides at Primghar, Iowa; born January 3, 
1847; father, Edward (born in Ohio), mother, Elizabeth 
Shomer (born in Indiana). Married Sarah Jimmerson Feb- 
ruary 8, 1865 ; children : Elizabeth, Philip FL, Stella F., Ade- 
lia and Nettie. Enlisted September 17, 1864, at Spring 
Creek, Blackhawk County, Iowa, in Company F, Seventh 
Iowa Cavalry; served in engagements with Indians on 
Tongue River, Montana, and from Julesburg, Colo., west; 
discharged November 30, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 
Settled in O'Brien County April, 1895, residing at Primghar. 
Member M. E. Church and S. F. Jordan Post No. 417, Prim- 
ghar, Iowa. 

Woodard, John. Born 1817 in Connecticut. Enlisted December 
5, 1861, at Florence, N. Y., in Company C, Ninety-seventh 
New York Infantry. Enlisted as musician; discharged No- 
vember 28, 1862, on account of disability, at Alexandria, Va. 
Formerly member McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, Iowa. 

Woodman, William H. Resides at Des Moines, Iowa; born in 
London, Canada; father, Frank (born Buxton, Me.), mother, 
Maria Reynolds (born London, Canada). Married Eunice 
M. Thomas June 2, 1879. Enlisted March 1, 1865, at Green 
Bay, Wis., Company K, Twenty-second Wisconsin Infantry; 
transferred to Third Wisconsin Infantry June 10, 1865; dis- 
charged June 24, 1865, at Madison, Wis. Settled in Sanborn, 
O'Brien County, 1881. Member Masonic Lodge and Kenyon 
Post No. 339, G. A. R. 

Wolf, Jacob H. Resides at Primghar, Iowa; born July 3, 1841, 
near Washington, Pa. ; father, John H. (born August 26, 



186 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

1813, near Washington, Pa.), mother, Maria A. Alter (born 
1824, Washington, Pa.). Married Sarah J. Mickey, Septem- 
ber 14, 1865; children: Fannie E., Harry E., Herbert A., Will- 
iam F. and Frederick B. Enlisted July 14, 1863, at Washing- 
ton, Pa., in Company H, Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry, 
First Brigade, First Division, Twelfth Corps, and Twentieth 
Corps; served in Mine Run Campaign, 1863, in Virginia; in 
Hospital No. 4, Murfreesboro, Tenn. ; in Atlanta Campaign, 
Sherman's March to the Sea, and Carolina Campaign, in 
1865, Averysboro and Bentonville, N. C. ; discharged July 16, 
1865, Arlington Heights, Va. Settled in O'Brien County 
April 19, 1873, being second settler in Franklin Township; 
first located on southwest }4 section 14, later removed to 
Sanborn, where he engaged in newspaper business, later 
removing to Primghar, where he is at present publishing the 
"O'Brien County Bell." Is an exhorter, steward and class 
leader in M. E. Church ; has been Sunday school superintend- 
ent for thirty-two years ; master Onyx Lodge, A. F. & A. M., 
for five years; High Priest in Samara Chapter, Royal Arch 
Masons No. 105 for eight years; Prelate Crusade Command- 
ery, Knights Templar, at Cherokee, Iowa; member Rising 
Star Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; Eastern Star and S. F. Jordan 
Post, G. A. R., at Primghar; Past Commander S. F. Jordan 
Post. Was a member Board of Supervisors, 1879 to 1881 
inclusive. 

Wollenberg, John. Resides at Germantown, Iowa; born De- 
cember 29, 1844, in Germany ; father, Joseph, and mother, 
Anna Wollenberg (both born in Germany). Married wife, 
Mary, December 25, 1872; children: Annie and Mary. En- 
listed August 14, 1862, at Chicago, 111., in Company A, One 
Hundred and Thirteenth Regiment Illinois Infantry; made 
Corporal April 1, 1865; served at Siege of Vicksburg and 
minor engagements; discharged June 20, 1865, at Memphis, 
Tenn. Settled at Germantown, O'Brien County, Iowa, 
March 1, 1883. Member German Lutheran Church. 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 187 

Wood, Edwin R. Born 1844, Oswego, 111.; father, Reuben R. 
(born 1819 in Maine), mother, Rebecca Teteswote (born in 
Oswego, 111.). Married Mary Frances Tift January 9, 1876; 
one child, Nellie, adopted. Enlisted October 28, 1861, Patch 
Grove, 111., in Company C, Second Wisconsin Cavalry; re-en- 
listed in Company A, Fifty-third Wisconsin Infantry, as a 
veteran; served as Corporal, Sergeant, and promoted First 
Lieutenant April 9, 1865 ; discharged September, 1865. Set- 
tled in O'Brien County, 1872, residing first in Center Town- 
ship, then Sanborn and later Primghar. Member I. O. O. F. ; 
Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn; elected County Clerk of 
Courts 1901 to 1903, inclusive. Died November 25, 1906, and 
buried at Sanborn. 

Woods, Warren J. Born 1839 in Grant County, Wisconsin. En- 
listed January 11, 1864, in Company C, Seventh Wisconsin 
Infantry; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps June 25, 
1865; received gunshot wound in head at Laurel Hill., Va. ; 
discharged July 26, 1865. Formerly member McKenzie Post 
No. 72, G. A. R., at Sheldon. 

Worden, Hiram A. Born June 14, 1841, Cambria, N. Y. ; father, 
Paul (born Seneca County, New York), mother, Sarah 
Eleanor Dillingbaugh. Married wife, Fannie A., April 28, 
1861 ; children: Emma J., Edith, Florence E., Frances P. and 
Shirley B. Enlisted August 6, 1862, Twenty-third New York 
Independent Battery, Light Artillery; was in post hospital at 
Washington, D. C, with typhoid fever; discharged July 14, 
1865, at Buffalo, N. Y. Settled in O'Brien County spring of 
1869, southeast y^ section 34, Liberty Township. Died Oc- 
tober 17, 1905, and buried Cedar Cemetery, Cherokee County, 
Iowa. 

Worth, Lionel A. Born January 6, 1842, at Van Buren, Ind. ; 
father, Lionel (born June 5, 1805, in Vermont), mother, 
Asenath Martin (born Kingston, Canada, February 2, 1804). 



188 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

Enlisted April 20. 1861, at Davenport in Company B, Second 
Iowa Infantry; promoted Eighth Corporal March 1, 1863; 
Fourth Corporal, June 25, 1863 ; Fifth Sergeant September 
30, 1863; Fourth Sergeant, November 15, 1863; served in 
battles at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth and others; dis- 
charged April 28, 1864. Settled in O'Brien County June, 
1869, residing in Waterman Township. Died April 19, 1903, 
and buried at Sutherland. Member I. O. O. F. and K. of P. 

Wright, Jesse H. Resides at Little Rock, Iowa ; born February 
21, 1833, in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania; father, Enoch 
born in New York), mother, Ann Hoover Merlind. Mar- 
ried Fedelia Work August 6, 1857; children: Sarah A., Ed. 
H., Jesse E., Louise J., Henry W., Frank M., William S., Obe, 
Belle, Grant H., and Delia. Enlisted September 4, 1861, 
Farmers Creek, Jackson County, Iowa, in Company M, Sec- 
ond Iowa Cavalry; served in battles New Madrid, Farming- 
ton, Boonville, Blackland, Coffeyville, Jackson, Guntown, 
Nashville, "Island No. 10," Memphis, and others; discharged 
October 3, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien 
County, June 4, 1870, on section 10, Liberty Township. 
Member First Christian Church, Red Oak, Iowa; member 
G. A. R. Posts at Sutherland, Sibley and Red Oak, Iowa. 

Wyatt, William S. Born 1834, in New York ; father (born in Eng- 
land), mother (born in New Hampshire). Enlisted August 
17, 1861, in marine service, as Ordinary Seaman, steamer 
Seminole; discharged June 19, 1863. 

Wykoff, James. Resides at Sheldon, Iowa; born January 11, 
1843, Ontario County, New York; father, Daniel, and moth- 
er, Evelin Howe,( each born in New York). Married wife, 
Lyda A., December 24, 1868; children: Esther A., Inez O., 
J. Earle, Olive G. and W. S. Enlisted December 19, 1863, at 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA 189 

Hopewell, N. Y., in Company L, Fiftieth New York Engi- 
neers; discharged June 13, 1865, at Fort Berry, Va. Settled 
in O'Brien County, July 2, 1872, at Sheldon, Iowa. 

Wyman, Frank E. Resides at Mountain View, Cal. ; born May 

7, 1848, Hartford, Conn. ; father, C. D. (born at Shrewsbury, 
Mass.); mother, M. A. (born at Northboro, Mass.). Mar- 
ried Ada A. Pursell October 12, 1873; children: W. P., J. L., 
Frank E., A. B., P. B., and Ada D. Enlisted May 13, 1864, 
Fulton, 111., Company D, One Hundred and Fortieth Illinois 
Infantry; discharged October 29, 1864, at Chicago. Settled 
in O'Brien County, September 20, 1872, residing in Baker 
Township and Sheldon. Member McKenzie Post No. 72, 
G. A. R., and W. R. C. 

Wynn, Hiram. Resides at Sanborn, Iowa; born June 10, 1838, 
Warren County, Pennsylvania; father, Isaac (born 1808 in 
Livingston County, New York), mother, Roxena Johnson 
(born Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1810). Married Helen Drake, 
July 4, 1862; children: Guy, Gertie and Charles. Enlisted 
August 11, 1862, Osage, Iowa, Company K, Twenty-seventh 
Iowa Infantry; served in battles at Pleasant Hill, Tupelo, 
Guntown, Nashville, Fort Blakely, Big Blue River; dis- 
charged August 8, 1865, at Clinton, Iowa. Settled in O'Brien 
County in June, 1905, at Sanborn. Member G. A. R. Post 
No. 19, Aberdeen, S. D. 

Yeoman, John M. Born 1843 in New York. Enlisted August 15, 
1862, at Morris, 111., in Company D, Ninety-first Illinois In- 
fantry; discharged July 12, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County 
about 1884, residing at Hartley. Died at Excelsior Springs, 
Mo., about 1908. Member G. A. R. Post at Hartley. 

Young, E. M. Born 1839, at Clinton, Iowa. Enlisted March 16, 
1864, at Center Township, Madison County, Iowa, in Com- 



190 BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 

pany H, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry; transferred to Twenty- 
ninth Infantry; discharged August 10, 1865, at New Orleans, 
La. Formerly member McKenzie Post No. 72, Sheldon, 
Iowa. 

Zechman, Charles. Resides at Sanborn; born Williamsburg Pa.; 
father, John, and mother, Nance (born in Germany). Married 
Elizabeth Royer, 1865 ; children : Emma, Cora, Harry and 
James. Enlisted at Lewisburg, Pa., February 11, 1864, in 
Company H, Fifty-first Pennsylvania Infantry; served in bat- 
tles Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Appomattox; discharged 
July 27, 1865, at Washington. Settled in O'Brien County in 
1876, residing in Franklin Township, later at Sanborn. Mem- 
ber M. E. Church and Kenyon Post, G. A. R., at Sanborn. 



(Received too late for inserting in alphabetical order) 
Sprague, Tyler Edward. Residence, Alta, Iowa. Born December 

21, 1845, at North Stratford, N. H. Father's name. Edward 
Sprague. Jr. Born May 1, 1808, at East Randolph. Vt. Moth- 
er's name, Clarissa Tyler. Born January 30, 1813, at East 
Randolph, Vt. His wife's name was Charlotte A. Potter. 
Was married March 7, 1871. Children's names: Augustus P. 
Sprague, Tyler Edward Sprague, Jr., Effie J., Iva J. and Clara 
Sprague. Enlisted at Randolph, Vt., January 24, 1862, in 
Company G, Eighth Vermont, Second Brigade, Second Divi- 
sion, Nineteenth Corps. Was in engagements as follows: 
Bishland, April 11, 1862; Port Hudson, from May 27 until 
July 9, 1862; taken prisoner at Bayou Des Allemands, La., 
September 4, 1862. Re-enlisted January 5, 1864. Discharged 
at Washington, D. C, June 28, 1865. Settled in O'Brien 
County, Iowa, April, 1870; living on the southwest }4 section 

22, Liberty Township. Member of S. A. Hulbert Post No. 
82, Alta, Iowa. 



APPENDIX 



OLD SOLDIERS OF O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA i93 



OFFICERS AND MEMBERS HARTLEY RELIEF CORPS 
NO. 189, HARTLEY, IOWA. 

President — Mrs. Nina Sims. 

Senior Vice-President — Mrs. Maggie Kelley. 

Junior Vice-President — Mrs. Jennie McCormack. 

Secretary — Mrs. Gertrude Medland. 

Treasurer — Miss Gussie Metcalf. 

Chaplain — Mrs. Nancy Kelly. 

Conductor — Mrs. May Messer. 

Guard — Mrs. Philena Boyce. 

Assistant Conductor — Mrs. Lillie McDonald. 

Assistant Guard — Mrs. Flora Sims. 

Patriotic Instructor — Mrs. Elvira Kelly. 

Press Correspondent — Mrs. Lulie McElwain. 

Color Bearer, No. 1 — Lulu Conn. 

Color Bearer, No. 2 — Anna Herbst. 

Color Bearer, No. 3 — Mary Hesse. 

Color Bearer, No. A — Lizzie Vogel. 

Musician — Mrs. Ida M. Conn. 



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BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD 



MEMBERS HARTLEY RELIEF CORPS. 



Kate Corrington. 
Etta Davis. 
Mary Doughty. 
Lelia Ewoldt. 
Clara Erion. 
Mollie Feldhahn. 
Kate Gunther. 
Mary Gunther. 
Carrie Howard. 
Mertie Patch. 
Ida Planck. 
Nettie Stewart. 
Susana Story. 
Amanda Sitler. 
Eva Smith. 
Delia Shonkwiler. 
Nellie Stanton. 
Carrie Sherbon. 



Eliza Messer. 
Jessie Worley. 
Maggie Williams. 
Olga Rae. 
Kathryn McCready. 
Stella Magee. 
Mary McCord. 
Ida Muxlow. 
Carrie Nelson. 
Jennie Sayre. 
Mary Titus. 
Mary Thatcher. 
Nellie Vangalder. 
Louise Wagner. 
Susana Walters. 
Ruby Boyce. 
Nellie Coleman 
Nellie Cooper. 



BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ARMY RECORD. 



OFFICERS AND MEMBERS KENYON POST NO. 
339, WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS, SANBORN, IA. 

President— Martha Kissler. 

Senior Vice-President— Lucelia Melvin. 

Junior Vice-President— Dora Flint. 

Secretary — Lutie Allen. 

Treasurer— Mary Kings. 

Chaplain— Jessie Johnston. 

Conductor— Ellen Long. 

Guard — Mary Neese. 

Assistant Conductor — Viola Glazier. 

Assistant Guard— Frances Perry. 

First Color Bearer— Maggie Eldridge. 

Second Color Bearer— Pauline Seufferlein. 

Third Color Bearer- Edith Gallup. 

Fourth Color Bearer— Minnie Miller. 

Press Correspondent— Lou Foley. 

Patriotic Instructor— Martha Willcox. 

MEMBERS KENYON POST. 

Anna Coleman Lou Zimmerman 

Mary Moon Anna Bonner 

Mary Mills Eunice Woodman 

Belle Francis Emma Wright 

Anna Magee Cathrine Grace 

Louisa Johnson Harriet Horton 



BIOCKAHIICAI. DATA AND AKMY RECORD. 



Mary Coleman 
Mary Shaffner 
Hannah Wilkins 
Mary McCullough 
Rachel Chrisman 
Unie Helmer 
Lottie Willcox 
Hattie Vanderlip 
Sarah Hakeman 
Susan Hoffa 
Caroline Biggs 
Mary Merrill 
Clara Magee 
Mary Searls 
Ada Peacock 
Bell Brundage 
Effie Jackson 
Mary Taylor 
Mabel Van Eman 
May Willcox 
Mae Mitchell 
Olga Bradberry 
Lizzie White 
Mary Addy 
Agnes Foote 
Cad Burns 
Ella West 



Hannah Magee 
Lucinda Satterlee 
Ellen Durgin 
Anne Lunby 
Ida Smith 
Ella Mehren 
Cora Strange 
Josephine Hoffman 
Nettie Heard 
Neva Belle Crippen 
Lydia Barker 
Maud Arnold 
Mabel Cogswell 
Nancy Wardelle 
Eva Inman 
Hattie Barber 
Mary Cowell 
Celia Brown 
Nellie Moran 
Ruby Wagner 
Maggie Cantrall 
Martha Stoddard 
LeviniaQuilleash 
Minnie Hoffman 
Anna Soop 
Amanda Harges 
Mary Lashley 



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OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF S. F. JORDAN WOMEN'S 
RELIEF CORPS NO. 203, PRIMGHAR, IOWA. 

President — Emma Wicks. 

Senior Vice-President — Samantha Rerick. 

Junior Vice-President — Mary Holt. 

Secretary — Ida Bunce. 

Treasurer — Esther A. Winterble. 

Chaplain — Emily Powers. 

Conductor — Jane McCreath. 

Guard — Nancy M. Gere. 

Assistant Conductor — Marcella Stewart. 

Assistant Guard — Anna McOmber. 

Corresponding Secretary — Sarah J. Wolf. 

Patriotic Instructor — Amy L. Bossert. 

First Color Bearer — Mary Seeley. 

Second Color Bearer — Ella North. 

Third Color Bearer — Elizabeth Short. 

Fourth Color Bearer — Hattie May. 

Musician — Batrice Short. 

Anne Short. 

Sophia Yeager. 



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OFFICERS AND MEMBERS McKENZIE POST NO. 181, 
WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS, SHELDON, IOWA. 

President — Eugenia M. Gillespie. 
Senior Vice-President — Elizabeth Hayes. 
Junior Vice-President — Sarah A. Nelson. 
Secretary — Dora Mayfield. 
Treasurer — Harriette Ward. 
Chaplain — Harriet Hurd. 
Conductor — Ida Edwards. 
Guard — Leora Groff. 
Assistant Conductor — Tillie Evert. 
Assistant Guard — Loretta Roberts. 
Patriotic Instructor — May W. Eldredge. 
Press Correspondent — Eleanor F. Gibson. 
First Color Bearer — Amy Guthrie. 
Second Color Bearer — Ada Bloxham. 
Third Color Bearer — Mary Peters. 
Fourth Color Bearer — Lucy Donovan. 
Musician — Christine Ostrom. 



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197 



MEMBERS 

Elmira Arend. 
Nellie Jones. 
Margaret Lias. 
Maggie Andrews. 
Sarah Perkins. 
Althea O. Merrill. 
Margaret Steelman. 
Marjory Schildgen. 
Rachel Darnell. 
Belle M. Van Epps. 
Lizzie Rogers. 
Emline Powers. 
Eliza Peden. 



McKENZIE POST. 

Mary A. Miller. 
Celia Perry. 
Catherine Shrenk. 
Harriet Lasher. 
Jane Hart. 
Mary S. Hicks. 
Augusta Bishop. 
Celeste Messer. 
Lida Kenzie. 
Birdie Davis. 
Nellie Donahue. 
Minnie Chase. 
May Winter. 



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OFFICERS AND MEMBERS E. O. C. ORD POST NO. 105, 
WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS, SUTHERLAND, IOWA. 

President — Mary Martin. 
Senior Vice-President — Augusta Bark. 
Junior Vice-President — Elizabeth Parks. 
Secretary — Georgia A. Haines. 
Treasurer — Flora Nott. 
Chaplain — Hannah Waterman. 
Conductor — Anna Jenner. 
Guard — Elizabeth Dammann. 
Assistant Conductor — Bertha Pickrell. 
Assistant Guard — Armitta Barry. 
Patriotic Instructor — Oliva Keene. 
Press Correspondent — Roma W. Woods. 
First Color Bearer — Ella Michael. 
Second Color Bearer — Emma Mueller. 
Third Color Bearer — Cora Adams. 
Fourth Color Bearer — Mattie Townsend. 
Musician — Cora Doling. 



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MEMBERS E. 

Bettie Adams. 
Luella Baker. 
Augusta Bark. 
Huldah Baker. 
Ellen Carroll. 
Elizabeth Dammann. 
Belle Doling. 
Amy Fairley. 
Nellie Fairley. 
Agnes Gates. 
Georgia A. Haines. 
Carrie Armstrong. 
Maggie Hicks. 
Anna Jenner. 
Oliva Keene. 
Rachel Long. 
Mary Martin. 
Mary Moothart. 
Cora Adams. 
Johanna Meir. 
Lizzie Glaspy. 
Maria Dunn. 
Susan Truman. 
Tennie Glidden. 



O. C. ORD POST. 

Bessie McCauley. 
Emma Mueller. 
Flora Nott. 
Elizabeth Parks. 
Bertha Pickrell. 
Sarah Pratt. 
Phoebe Gelse. 
Elizabeth Sheldon. 
Lottie Slick. 
Edith Tinkham. 
Mattie Townsend. 
Amy Van Horn. 
Lois Vance. 
Hannah Waterman. 
Roma Woods. 
Angeline McBath. 
Anna Triplett. 
Cora Doling. 
Armitta Barry. 
Hannah Boyd. 
Martha Ward. 
Ella Michael. 
Margareta Schultz. 
Augusta Peters. 



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