Friday, February 19, 2016

Otto Groth

Otto Groth.

Birth: Jun. 3, 1836, Hamburg, Germany.
Death: Mar. 25, 1891, La Porte County, Indiana.

Residence was not listed; 26 years old. Enlisted on 8/18/1862 as a Private. On 8/18/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. IN 99th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 6/5/1865 at Washington, DC Promotions: Corpl

Wife: Isabella Mary Harris Groth (1849 - 1919).

Children: Otto G Groth (1874 - 1902), John Earl Groth (1878 - 1947), Lulu Belle Groth Fisher (1880 - 1953), Loman M Groth (1888 - 1905).

Burial: Westville Cemetery, Westville, La Porte County, Indiana


Born June 3, 1835, in Hamburg, Germany. Came to this country in 1851, and worked on a farm. When the' war broke out he enlisted in the 99th, where he served faithfully for three years. He returned home and clerked in a store for three years. October 29, 1868, he was united with Miss Belle Harris in marriage; to them were born six children, three girls and three boys. After marriage he entered into the mercantile business for himself and continued until his death which occurred at Wanatah, LaPorte county, Indi- ana, March 25, 1891. He was baptized and united with the Christian church in December, 1886; was faithful and a good christian man while he lived. His wife and family still reside at Wanatah, Indiana, and sent the picture which appears in this volume as a token of the respect and honor with which they cherish his memory.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Allen Gentry

Allen Gentry.

Birth: Mar. 3, 1842.
Death: Jul. 4, 1926.

Civil War Veteran-2nd.Lt.,Co."H",42nd Indiana Infantry.

Wife: Cordelia Gentry (1849 - 1889).

Cordelia Wilkinson Gentry. Married May 20, 1880.

Burial: Sunset Hill Cemetery, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana.

ALLEN GENTRY Was born in Spencer county, Ind., March 3, 1842, and entered the United States service with the organization of the 42d Regt. Indiana Vol. Iufty. at the age of nineteen years as corporal of Company H of the regiment, and color bearer for the regiment. Prom corporal he was promoted in the regular line till he reached the rank of lieutenant, in which he was mustered out with the regiment. He held a commission as an officer before he was twenty years old, being the youngest officer in the regime . He is a prosperous farmer now, with a residence near Bockport, Ind., enjoying the confidence and respect of all.