Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Cornelius M. Comegys

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Cornelius Milton Comegys. 

Birth: Aug. 22, 1833, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio.
Death: Nov. 28, 1911, Bondurant, Polk County, Iowa.

Occupation, Farmer.

Parents Jacob Comegys (1804 - 1880).

Wife: Elizabeth Vaught Comegys (1841 - 1929).

Siblings: Cornelius Milton Comegys (1833 - 1911), Sarah Emma Comegys McKee (1840 - 1911), Daniel Comegys (1841 - 1918). 

Burial: Bondurant Cemetery, Bondurant, Polk County, Iowa.

 Cornelius Comegys was born in 1834. On March 23, 1863, he enlisted and was mustered into Company B, 19th Iowa Infantry, as a private. On March 23, 1864, he transferred to Company A, 29th Iowa Infantry. The 19th Iowa Infantry fought at Prairie Grove and the siege of Vicksburg; the 29th Iowa Infantry participated in General Frederick Steele’s Camden Expedition, and fought at Jenkins’ Ferry, Arkansas.  Comegys was mustered out of service on July 29, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. He died on November 28, 1911.

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