Friday, September 11, 2015

Christian & Simon Streit, Conn.

Christian Streit.
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STREIT, LIEUT. CHRISTIAN, born in Germany, May 21, 1822; served in the German army; came to the United States, and finally settled in New Haven. He was an accomplished musician, was a member of the New Haven City Band and of other organizations of the kind. He served with the Second Connecticut regiment early in the war, and when that regiment's period of service had expired, he organized a band for the Ninth regiment. He enlisted in the Ninth as leader of the band, Sept. 14, 1861, and was mustered Oct. 4. He was promoted to be second lieutenant of Company F, July 3, 1864, and was transferred to Company B, of the Ninth battalion, Oct. 12, that year. He was mustered out Aug.3, 1865. Lieut. Streit died Nov. 12, 1880, leaving a wife and seven children.

His brother, Simon Streit, also served with the band of the Ninth, being honorably discharged Sept. 17, 1862. He reenlisted as a private of Company B., June, 1864, was promoted to corporal that month, and was transferred to Company A, Ninth battalion Oct. 12, 1864. He was mustered out Aug. 3, 1865. After the war, Simon enlisted, Aug., 1866, in the regular army and was assigned to Company K, Seventeenth U. S. Infantry, which became, in Dec, 1866, Company K, of the Twenty-sixth infantry. He was appointed principal musician of the regiment, Feb. 1, 1869, was transferred to the non-commissioned staff of the Tenth U. S. Infantry, March 3, 1869, and was honorably discharged Aug.18, that year. He is now a member of the New Haven police force.

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Luther N. Curtis

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Luther N. Curtis.

Birth: 1841.
Death: 1924.

Wife: Emily Loomis Burt Curtis (1845. .

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut

Was a Civil War Veteran.

Connecticut twenty-First Infantry, Co. A.

Luther N. Curtis, Residence Harford; Mustered in August 11, 1862. Promoted Second Lieutenant, Co. K., January 26, 1864; Wounded in the Lungs dangerously, about June 2, 1864

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Samuel B. Sigler.

Samuel B Sigler.

Birth: Jun. 19, 1838, Smithsburg, Washington County, Maryland.
Death: Aug. 26, 1918, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Wife: Annie Alvina Hayslett Sigler (1841 - 1922).

Children: Edward R. Sigler (1872 - 1946), Bertha M. Sigler Grove (1880 - 1959).

Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Civil War Veteran..

Maryland  First Cavalry Co. D., "Coles" Cavalry.

Samuel B. Sigler, Second Lieutenant, Enlisted November 8, 1861.Enlisted as a Private; Promoted Commissary Sergeant; First Sergeant; Second Sergeant August 25, 1863; taken prisoner, August 18, 1863.  Mustered out December 2, 1864.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Emilius Ilgenfritz Weiser

Capt. Emilius Ilgenfritz Weiser.

Birth: Apr. 16, 1835 York County Pennsylvania,
Death: 1902

Parents: Samuel Weiser (1788 - 1856) Anna Maria Ilgenfritz Weiser (1808 - 1876).

Wife: Mary Louisa Von Hoff Weiser (1843 - 1915).

Children: Emilius James Weiser (1867 - 1937), William Walter Weiser (1870 - 1872), Harry Martin Weiser (1885 - 1938).,

Burial: Phelps Cemetery Decorah Winneshiek County Iowa

Winneshiek County History.

Captain E. I. Weiser was born in York, Pa., April 10, 1835, and emigrated from the place of his nativity to Decorah in 1856.Being possessed with a warm heart and a genial nature, and a patriotic love of country, the threats of war against the Union aroused his impulsive nature to a desire to make any sacrifice hardship, sufiering, even life itself — in his country's cause. As a result, when the first cry of a distressed country was heard, call-ing on her sons for protection against the assaults of traitors.

Capt.. E. I. Weiser was the first and foremost of her patriots in Winneshiek County to respond. Capt, E. I. Weiser was the first man to enlist from Winneshiek County in his country's service in the late civil war. He enlisted as a high private in Company D, and was elected first Lieutenant at the first election held by the company.

Capt. E. I. Weiser participated in many warm skirmishes and two hard fought battles. He was wounded at Shiloh; also at Hatchie, on the 5th of October, 1862. The wound he received at Hatchie disabled him from further active military service during the war. Eight months he was detained in the hospital by his wound, and seven of these eight months he was compelled to lie in one position on his back. He was with his company one week while it was at Memphis. While here the boys of Company D presented him with a silver pitcher, as a mark of their regard and the appreciation they had for him as a soldier and commander. Capt. Weiser was brave, cool, efiicient, and possessed all the noble attributes requisite in a successful commander. His physical disability is a glorious certificate of his bravery.