Saturday, September 07, 2013

Israel Minnie.

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Israel Minnie, Born April 3, 1839, in Montreal, Canada, and came with his parents to Miami county, Indiana, where in 1862 he enlisted in Company D. After the war he returned to that county and October 5, 1867, married Amanda Hall, and lived on a farm near Peru, a man known and respected by all. Spent five years, from 1870 to 1875, in Kansas. He was a great friend of his old comrades and attended nearly every reunion of the regiment, where his good nature and genial ways made him a great favorite. In the summer of 1899, he was passing along the street in Peru when a runaway team came dashing along, threatening to run over a large number of school children just crossing the street; he rushed in, grasped the frightened horses and averted the danger, but was himself so injured that he only survived a few days, dying as a hero dies who gives his life to save others. He leaves a wife, but no children. Her address is Peru, Indiana. .

Indiana State Records. 

Enlisted in the 99th., Indiana infantry, Co. D., August 13, 1862, at Peru. Indiana, age 23.  Rank Private  Discharged June 5, 1865.

Authors note.  On the rosters he is listed under Israel Miney.

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