Saturday, March 07, 2015

Alexander L. Abbott, New Hampshire.

Alexander L. Abbott.

Death: 1908.

Parents: Philbrick R. & Eilzabeth S. Abbott.

Wife: Abbie M. Hall Abbott.

Married December 22, 1886.

Children: Martha Anna Abbott, ( 1888-1888. )

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Barrington, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

Mr. Abbott was a Civil War Veteran.

New Hampshire 2nd., Infantry.

Alexander L. Abbott, Co. D.; Residence Dover; Age 19; Enlisted May 10, 1861; Mustered in June 1, 1861, as a Private.  Discharged for disability, September 21, 1862; Subsequent service, Company E., 13th., V. R. C.

New Hampshire 13th., Veteran Reserve Corps.

Alexander L. Abbott, Co. E., 13th., regiment; Bron Dover; Age 22; Credited to New market; Enlisted March 20, 1864; Mustered in March 29, 1864, as a Private; Discharged November 39, 1865, at Boston, Massachusetts.

New Hampshire Soldiers Home.

Alexander L. Abbott, Second New Hampshire Infantry; Co. D.; Rank Private; Months in service 16; Nativity New Hampshire; Age 48; Pension Yes; Disability Stomach trouble; Admitted from New Hampshire; Occupation Shoe maker; Married; When admitted December 23, 1890; Remarks: Discharged September 11, 1891 [ Discharged November 17, 1892.]

Friday, March 06, 2015

George Selkregg.

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George Selkregg. 

Birth: Nov. 2, 1838.
Death: Jan. 4, 1920.

Occupation: Farmer.

Wife: Rebecca E. Selkregg (1842 - 1920).

Married 1866.

Children: Chassie E., Laura A., Mary E., Anna M. Selkregg.

Burial: North East Cemetery, North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania Infantry.

Company F.

George Selkregg, Second Lieutenant; Mustered in October 22, 1861; Wounded at Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862; Promoted from Sergeant to Second Lieutenant, September 21, 1863; To Captain Co. A., November 1, 1864.

Company A.

George Selkregg, Captain; Mustered in October 22, 1861; Promoted from Second Lieutenant Co. F.,November 1, 1864; Mustered out with company July 19, 1865.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Andrew Kennedy, New York.

New York 16th., Infantry.

KENNEDY, ANDREW.—Age, 19 years. Enlisted, May 7, 1861, at De Peyster; mustered in as private, Co. G, May 15, 1861, to serve two years; mustered out with company, May 22, 1863, at
Albany, N. Y.

New York 3rd., Cavalry.

KENNEDY, ANDREW.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, June 10, 1863, at Oswegatchie; mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, July 10, 1863, to serve three years; reduced to ranks, no date stated; appointed corporal, April 23, 1865; transferred, August 17, 1865, to Co. B, Third New York Provisional Cavalry; veteran.

New York Third Provisional Cavalry

KENNEDY, ANDREW.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, June 10, 1863, at Oswegatchie, N. Y.; mustered in as sergeant, Co. G, Thirteenth New York Cavalry, July 10, 1863, to serve three years; reduced to corporal, April 23, 1865; transferred, August 17, 1865, to Co. B, this regiment; mustered out with company, September 21, 1865, at Camp Barry, D. C; veteran.

Montana Soldiers Home, 1902.

Andrew Kennedy, New York 16th., Infantry, Co. G., Private and New York 13., Cavalry, Co. G., Sergeant; Months in service 51; Nativity New York; Age 69; Pension $8.; Disability Hornia; From Missoula County; Admitted October 9, 1900; Single;  Occupation Teamster; Discharged September 26, 1902.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

John W. Hooper

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John Ward Hooper. 

Birth: Mar. 29, 1835, Monroe County, Tennessee,
Death: May 21, 1913, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana.

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana.

Kansas 13th., Infantry.

John W. Hooper, Private; Residence Atchison Kansas; Enlisted August 28, 1862 Co. K.
Mustered in September 29, 1862; Mustered out May 28, 1865, Little Rock.

Montana Soldiers Home, 1902.

John W. Hooper, Private, 13th., Kansas, Infantry, Co. K.,Service in months 35, Age 67, Nativity of Tennessee, Pension $7.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Jacob Oldaker.

Jacob Oldaker. 

Birth: 1841.
Death: Oct. 5, 1917, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.                                              

Wife: Johanna Oldaker (1848 - 1925).

Burial: Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Indiana Eight Infantry, Co. D.

Jacob Oldaker, Corporal, Residence Wayne Co., Mustered in September 5, 1861; Mustered out September 4, 1865.

Indiana Soldiers Home, Grant County, October 31, 1902.

Jacob Oldaker, Age 62; Nativity Indiana; Rank Corp.: Service Indiana Eight Infantry, Co. D.; Months of service 41; Pension $17.; Read and Write yes; Disability Disease of Lungs and Throat plus Chronic Diarrhcea.

Joanna Oldaker, Age 55; Nativity Ohio; Wife; Disability Varicose Veins.



Post Office Greenton, Mo., is the son of Bainbridge and Dulcina Christy, and was born in this county, Oct. 18, 1839. He was raised and educated in this county and has lived here all his life. His parents were from Kentucky and came to this county in 1837. He has been occupied in farming and stock-raising, and has a fine farm of 440 acres in the Greenton Valley. He was married to Miss Martha Stapp, Oct. 24, 1866 granddaughter of Allen Jennings, who came to this county at an early day. They have four children living Elnora, Alma S., Lucy H. and Joseph Gilbert.

In August 1861 he enlisted in Capt. Keith's company, M. S. G. and was wounded at the siege of Lexington, Mo., which disabled him for a year. He then went south and enlisted in Bullard's company, Gordon's regiment, Shelby's command, C. S, A., and was in the battles of Lexington, Cape Girardeau, Helena, Bayou Metre, Little Rock, Mark's Mills, Poison Springs, Newtonia three times, Westport, etc. surrendered June 12, 1865 at Shreveport. He is a deacon in the C. P. church, and also a member of the Grange.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Augustus G. Weissert

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Sgt Maj Augustus Gordon Weissert. 

Birth: Aug. 7, 1844
Death: Apr. 24, 1923

Wife: Mary E. Weissert.

Children: Florence E. Weissert.

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee Milwaukee County Wisconsin

Augustus Gordon Weissert Commander-in-Chief 1892-1892 Augustus Gordon Weissert was born at Canton, Ohio on August 7, 1844, the son of Michael and Magdalene (Bernard) Weissert.

 At age 17, he enlisted in Co. K, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, the live eagle regiment, enrolling September 10, 1861, having been rejected several times before on account of his age and stature.

Command-in-Chief of G. A. R.
After three years of campaigning with Grant and Sherman, he was promoted to Sergeant Major of the regiment on September 3, 1864, He shared in the 8th Wisconsin's fortunes until the battle of Nashville. When the army was in line at Nashville, Sgt. Maj. Weissert traversed the lines to ascertain whether his regiment was properly supplied with ammunition, and when his duty was
completed, he received an order to remain at the rear to make up the regimental returns, then 15 days behind, on account of the constant campaigning.

When the army advanced, Weissert was found in position with his regiment. When reminded of the order, he replied, I deemed this my place and thought I would go with the regiment, and finish the reports after the battle.

Reunion of the 8th.,
August 18, 1913.
Later that day, he received a bullet just over the knee, which he carried for many years as an open wound. He convalesced sufficiently and rejoined his regiment on crutches. He was breveted a captain with rank to June 6, 1864 for conspicuous bravery during the Red River expedition and for gallantry at Lake Chicot, Arkansas, June 6, 1864, and at Nashville, December 15th. The following March, he received an appointment to West Point, but he refused because of his wound.

Sgt. Maj. Weissert was mustered out with his regiment on September 17, 1865. Pasat Commander-in-Chief Weissert died at his home, 101 Eighteenth Street, Milwaukee, on Tuesday, April 24, 1923. He was 79 years old

Sources: Soldiers & Citizens Album of Biographical Record, 1889. Vol. 2, Brown & Brown. The Milwaukee Sentinel

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Joseph H. McGilligan.

Joseph H. McGilligan.

Birth: January, 1846-1847, Pennsylvania.
Death: Unknown.

Burial: Montana Veterans Home Cemetery, Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: MCGILLIGAN, JOSEPH N. Rank: PVT. Company: D. Unit: 46 IL US INF (NEW).

Personal Characteristics. Residence: SILVER CREEK, STEPHENSON CO, I. Age: 17. Height: 5' 3. Hair: DARK. Eyes: HAZEL: Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: LANCASTER CO, PA.

Service Record. Joined When: DEC 29, 1863. Joined Where: DIXON, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: JAN 30, 1864. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Muster Out: JAN 20, 1866. Muster Out Where: BATON ROUGE, LA.

Montana Soldiers Home.

He was admitted June 6, 1898, Age 35, pension $10, later $12., from Flathead County, Montana, He could Read and Write, Occupation Cook.

The 1900, records state his disability was Dislocated Hip, and Rheumatisum.
The 1906 records state his disability was the Dropsy.

After 1906 he can no longer be found on the Homes records.  However pension records shows he was still receiving a pension in 1922. He never married.