Saturday, October 04, 2014

William H. Boop.

William H. Boop.

Birth: April 13, 1844, Pennsylvania.
Death: March 6, 1916, South Dakota.

Wife: Maria Mishler Boop.

Children: Clara B. Boop Vantassel, Cora and George Boop.

Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Iroquois, Kingsbury, South Dakota.

Short Biography.
Kent Township, Stephenson County, Illinois.
WILLIAM H. BOOP, farmer. Sec. 36; P. 0. Yellow Creek; born April 13, 1844, in Union County, Pa. ; in 1858, he came with his parents to Kent Township; he owns 90 acres of land. He enlisted, in 1864, in Co. E, 45th I. V. I.;served to the end of the war. Married Maria Mishler, in 1871 ; she was born in Indiana; they have two children; George and Cora.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: BOOP, WILLIAM H. Rank: PVT. Company: E. Unit: 45 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: KENT, STEPHENSON CO, IL. Age: 20. Height: 5' 10. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: LIGHT. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: MIFFLINSBURG, PA.

Service Record. Joined When: MAR 30, 1864. Joined Where: FREEPORT, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: APR 27, 1864. Muster In Where: FREEPORT, IL. Muster Out: JUL 12, 1865. Muster Out Where: LOUISVILLE, KY.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Captain Jerome H. Fee.

Jerome H. Fee.

Birth: 1835.
Death: 1913.

Wife: Mary Backus Fee, ( 18 43 - 1905 ).

Children: Jessie T. Fee, ( 1875 - 1969 ).

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee county, Michigan.

Civil War Veteran.

Michigan First Infantry.
Fee, Jerome H. Enlisted in company K, First Infantry, as Corporal, April 18, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 months, age 26. Mustered May 1, 1861. Mustered out at Detroit, Mich., Aug. 7, 1861.
Jerome H. Fee Biography.
CAPTAIN JEROME H. FEE, Adrian, the subject of the following remarks, was born in Clermont County, Ohio, in the year 1835. He left his native town and went to Cincinnati, where he engage in the grocery business, as a clerk. He remained there but a short time, when he returned to his home and assisted his father, who was engaged in general merchandise. In 1858 he came to Michigan, with the purpose of attending school at Leoni College, in Jackson County ; but he remained there only a short time, and upon the opening of Adrian College he came to the city of Adrian, to complete his education at that institution.

When the war broke out and the call came for volunteers to defend the nation's life, with patriotic ardor he enlisted in the Adrian Cadets, for three months' service, with the 1st Michigan Infantry Regiment. When this time had expired he returned to Adrian, and finished his college course in 1862. The Captain, nothing daunted by his previous army experience, re enlisted, selecting this time, however, a different arm of the service, the artillery. He became a member of the 1st Independent Ohio Battery. He was with his company through all its operations in the campaigns in East and West Virginia, and finally ended his services in Kentucky.

While the Captain was defending the Union he received a commission from the government as captain; and being assigned to a command in one of the newly-organized regiments of Colored Troops, he left his comrades in the battery with the good wishes of all, accepting a more responsible and lucrative position, which called him farther west. The Captain uas not long in his new command when his health began to fail, and in July, 1865, on account of his ill health, was reluctantly compelled to resign his office in the army; and return home. His health continued to be poor for some time, but at the expiration of twelve months he had nearly or quite recovered.

The Captain's life experience had taught him, no doubt, that it was not well to be alone; he therefore surrendered gracefully to Miss Mary J. Backus, of Hillsdale County, Michigan, in 1866. After his marriage he removed to Indiana, where for some time he was associated with his; brother-in-law in teaching a select school.
In the month of March, 1867, Captain Fee returned with his family to the city of Adrian, and immediately after his arrival purchased an interest in the Times and Expositor. Mr. Fee succeeded Mr Rogan, and the firm became Messrs. Lowrie, Applegate & Fee. Several years since the two last-named gentlemen purchased the whole interest in the paper, since which time it has gradually increased in circulation and influence, and now claims to have the largest weekly issue of any paper in the State, outside of Detroit.

Its weekly circulation is about two thousand, and the daily edition has a circulation of between six and seven hundred subscribers. The Times office is fitted out with presses and type for domg all kinds of first class printing, and its publications are all well conducted. Perseverance and talent combined have given this establishment a high rank among the successful journalistic enterprises of the State.
Captain Fee was chosen, at the last re-organization, as a member of the Republican State Committee, and in the spring of 1873 he received the appointment of postmaster at Adrian, which office he has acceptably held, and now manages, in connection with the various duties of his business life. The Captain's family consists of four, himself, wife, and two children, named respectively Harry and May. In personal appearance Captain Fee is a well-proportioned man, a trifle above the medium height, with light-brown hair, full beard and moustache, and a face beaming with intelligence. Affable in his manners, courteous in bis bearing, and reliable in his dealings, he has deservedly won hosts of friends, who, with unanimity, trust he may long live to enjoy the rewards-the otium cum dignitate of a successful career.

Author. Otium Cum dignitate; ( Leisure with dignity ).

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Alexander Gee.

Alexander Gee.

Birth: Jul. 1, 1831.
Death: Mar. 13, 1890.

Wife: Margaret Girardin Gee (1832 - 1899).

Children: Lawrence Gee (1856 - 1941), Lewis or Louis; Died at 1 year, Albert, Celia and Mary E. Gee..

Burial: Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wyandotte, Wayne County, Michigan.

Civil War.

Gee, Alexander (.Veteran), Trenton. Enlisted in company E, Fifteenth Infantry, Dec. 21, 1861, at Trenton, for 3 years, age 3o. Mustered Jan. 29, 1862. Corporal June 1o, 1863. Re-enlisted Jan. 25, 1864, at  Scottsboro, Ala. Mustered March 11, 1864. Mustered out at Little  Rock, Ark., Aug. 13, 1865. Died March 13, 1890. Buried at Wyandotte, Mich.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Charles C. Duff.

Author.  This information  were copied from state records, there may be some errors in the spelling names and dates, if so its the states error and not mine.

Charles C. Duff.

Birth: December 16, 1842-1843.
Death: 1925.

Wife: Flora C. Graham Duff.
Married September 11, 1866.

Children: Luie A. Duff

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Owosso, Shiawassee county, Michigan.

Son of Robert Murray Duff, a native of Scotland and Adeline McGregor Duff.

Charles came to Michigan in Oct. 1865, and engaged in the wholesale and retail grocery business in Owosso, Michigan.

New York State Records.
New York 35th Infantry.
Duff Charles C. -Age 21. Enlisted May 7, 1861, at Constableville, to serve two years; Mustered in as Private, Co. B., June 11, 1861; Mustered out with company June 5, 1863, at Elmira New York.
New York 20th., Cavalry.

DUFF, CHARLES C— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, July 1, 1863, at Denmark; mustered in as private, Co. A, September 3, 1863, to serve three years; appointed sergeant, no date stated; mustered out with company, July 31, 1865, near Manchester, Va.; veteran; prior service in Co. B, Thirty-fifth New York Volunteers.

Wife: Flora C. Graham Duff, signed up for his pension on July 23, 1925.

Shiawassee County Michigan History.

Duff, Charles C. This gentleman is one of Owosso's best-known business men. He is a native of this State, having been born in the town of Brest, Monroe Co., Dec. 16, 1842. Mr. Duff received a common school education, and after the death of his father in 1848, moved to Lewis county, N. Y., where he engaged in farming and school teaching, and also worked for some time in a box factory. At the breaking out of the war, he was the first man to enlist in Harrisburg, N. Y., which he did April 28, 1861, as a member of Company B of the 35th N. Y. Volunteers, and was discharged with this regiment May 7, 1863. He however re-enlisted the same day with the 20th New York cavalry, and served with that regiment until August 31, 1865.

After the long marches of Pope's retreat, which commenced at Fredericksburg and ended at Antietam, during which time his regiment was engaged in the battle of Cedar Mountain, Georgetown, second Bull Run, Chantilla, South Mountain, and Antietam, his present disability, which begun in the form of rheumatism some months before, had assumed such serious proportions that he was taken with the sick and wounded to the Patent Office hospital at Washington, where he remained five weeks, and returned to his regiment. Afterward, he was transferred to the Band of the regiment on account of his disabled condition

His regiment was the first white troop to enter Richmond on the morning of April 3, 1865, and their band was the first to play the "Star Spangled Banner" and other national music in Richmond after its capture. At the close of the war he returned to Lewis county, N. Y.,' and shortly afterward came to Owosso and accepted a position as clerk in the grocery store of his brother-in-law, Mr. M. L. Stewart, and remained in his employ until 1870, when he engaged in the business for himself, and which he has successfully operated since that time.

In 1890 Mr. Duff erected the store building on Exchange street which he now occupies and where he conducts both a wholesale and retail grocery business.

He was married in 1866 to Miss Flora G. Graham, daughter of Dr. J. M-. Graham. To this union have been born two daughters. During his . long residence in Owosso, Mr. Duff has made many warm friends, and has built up a large and profitable business. Though a Republican in politics, he has never sought public office, but has often been solicited by his friends to do so.

A short Biography on his father.

Charles C. Duff father was Robert Murray Duff, a native of Scotland, who was born in 1802. He married Adeline McGregor, a native of Lewis County, N. Y., and soon after that event established his home in Monroe County, this State. There he spent the remnant of his days, dying in 1847. His widow survived him one year. They had seven children, five sons and two daughters, and Charles is the fourth on the family roll.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

John M. Manderville.

John M. Manderville.
Birth: abt, 1834,
Death: Unknown.
Wife: Sophronia E. Freeland Manderville.
Children: Franklin F. Manderville, Laurence W. Manderville or John Lawrence Manderville.
Author. Laurence W. and John Lawrence could be the same son as both were born in March of 1861.
Burials: Unknown, no records found.

John M. Manderville, was living in Chelsea, of Suffolk county, Massachusetts in 1861, was a Stair Builder, lived at 62, Shurtleff Street.
Massachusetts First Infantry.
Battle of Second Bull Run
Company H.

The charge of Company H was made just at dawn of day, over an open field, every foot of which was exposed to battery and rifle-pit fires, yet not a man faltered. " Forward, double-quick," over miry, uneven ground they went, in too much of a hurry to fire, with bayonets fixed, and determined to take the works, or die in the attempt. When within a few yards, the men raised a shout for Old Massachusetts : through the ditch, and up the parapet, over went the gallant company ; and the rebels, who previously had been pouring in a deadly fire, broke and fled in every direction. The picks and shovels of the Eleventh quickly accomplished the destruction of the redoubt.

Company A was out in the field under fire, and Company I in reserve if H should need support ; but H had nobly and thoroughly done its work.

There were about seventy men in Company H, which made the brilliant charge described. They never fired a shot till they reached the ditch in front, when they fired one volley, and leaped the ditch.

Privates Patrick J. Donovan and John M. James, with Orderly-Sergeant Manderville, were the first within the redoubt on the right, and Lieut. Chandler the first on the left, closely followed by Corporals John H. Newling and William A. Smith, and Sergeant C. H. Carruth.

MANDERVILLE, JOHN M. Corporal Co. H, 1st Regiment Infantry, mustered May 23, 1861, for three years; appointed 1st Sergeant, Sept, 1, 1861 ; discharged for promotion July 17, 1862 ; mustered 1st Lieut., July 17, 1862. Aug. 29, 1862, killed in action at Manassas, Va.

Mandeville, John M., Corporal Residence Chelsea; Age 27; stair builder; enlisted May 22, 1861; mustered in May 23, 1861; commissioned  1st Lieutenant to date July 17, 1861; killed August 29,1862, at second Bull Run, Virginia Va., as 1st Sergeant..