Saturday, October 24, 2015

Henry Joseph Schwethelm

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Capt Henry Joseph Schwethelm.

Birth: Sep. 4, 1840.
Death: Aug. 16, 1924.

Texas Ranger.

Parents: Sibbila Katharine Heinen Schwethelm (1820 - 1889).

Wife; Emilie Stieler Schwethelm (1846 - 1933).

Children: Earnest Schwethelm (1863 - 1935), Walter Schwethelm (1875 - 1932).

Burial: Glen Rest Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas.

Adjutant General Reports

Company E., Lieutenant Henry Schwethelm, stationed in Kerr county, reports that on June 29, 1S73, his  Company had a running fight with 15 Indians, and captured 7 horses and mules.

February 24, 1875 . Lieutenant Henry Schwethelm, Kerr county minute men, had a fight with  ndians, wounded several, and recaptured some horses.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Joseph M. Shew.

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Joseph M. Shew was one of the citizens of Noble County whose memory deserve to be cherished long among his former associates and in the permanent records of the county. He was a man of great enterprise and usefulness, though physically a cripple, and did a great service as a teacher, an occupation he followed many years, and also at one time held the office of county treasurer.

He was born in Ohio May 21, 1841, and came with his parents to Noble County, Indiana, when a boy. The family located in York Township, three miles north of Albion, and in that locality he grew up attending the common schools and also the college at Wolcottville. He had a well trained mind, and used it as a teacher in the public schools of this county for twenty-eight terms.

All the time he was teaching he lived on the farm. In 1889 he was s elected county treasurer, and filled that office with signal ability for four years. He was always active as a republican and was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Albion.

He married for his first wife Melissa A. Niles, who died at the age of twenty-six. She was the mother of two children : Clarence W., cashier in Campbell & Felters Bank at Kendallville, and Bertha, wife of Clyde Bowman, a resident of Chicago. Mr. Shew married for his second wife Mrs. Almeda (Deater) Spencer, widow of Clifford Spencer. Mrs. Shew, who is still living in Washington Township, on the farm of 110 acres, which is cultivated by renters, was born at Albion, Indiana, in 1860. By her first husband, Clifford Spencer, she had one son, who died at the age of fourteen months. Mrs. Shew is the mother of three children: Paul N., a mechanic at Warsaw, Indiana; Leila, wife of Floyd Fetters, of Noble County; and William B., who lives with his mother. Mrs. Shew is a member of  the Baptist Church and is affiliated with the Rebekah Lodge.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

THomas Harlow.

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Corporal Harlow of Company C, was born December 2ist, 1842, on Atkinson(now Congress) street, Boston, and was left, without father and mother when but ten years old. When the war broke out, he was learning the photo graph business.

In 1861, Mr. Hill, who was with the Chickering Piano Company offered him $300 to go into the army for him as a substitute. Harlow declined. No man could hire him to fight for his country. In 1862, he enlisted in Roxbury, in the Forty-first regiment, Company C. He was a total stranger to every member in the company. As a member of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry from the date of the enlistment until he was discharged at Falls Church, Va., he never was reported on the sick list. He was taken prisoner May 1st, 1864, at Pineyville La., and confined at Tyler, Texas.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Daniel Embree.

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Daniel Embree

Birth: 1839.
Death: 1926.

1880 was a Hotel Keeper..

Wife: Agnes Johnson Embree, (  1843-  1917.)

Children: Bertha Embree Dodds.

Burial: Ames Cemetrey, Ames, Story County, Iowa.

Was a Civil Veteran.

Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Regimental History.
page 610, Lieut., G. Co., Daniel Embree, of Indianola, commissioned March 7, '63, from 3d Sergt. in command of B. Co., ept.  '64, mustered out end of term of service Dec. 18, '64.

page 618, Lieut., G. Co., Daniel Embree, of Indianola, commissioned Aug. 27, '64; not mustered, from 2d Lieut., declined commission.