Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Herman Werner, Wisconsin.

Herman Werner, he was born in Gross Carbetha, Saxony, Prussia, March 22, 1839, and his parents, Godfried and Maria Rosina (Ziemer) were natives of the same place in " Der Faderland." The family, including himself, father and mother and three sisters, came to America in 1856 and they located at Maple Grove, Wis. A brother, Charles, is a resident of Paris, France, where he was married previous to the removal of his father to America. Amelia married Christian Horn in Briilion in 1857; her children are named Henry, Herman and Carolina. Hannah Rosina was married in 1857 to Hugo Jugeland she is the mother of 12 children. Carolina Sophia married C. Schoeffler of Chicago and has two children.

Sept. 21, 1861, Mr. Werner enlisted in Company B, 9th Wisconsin Infantry, at Manitowoc, Wis for three years and received honorable discharge at Milwaukee, December 1864, his term of enlistment having expired. The "9t.h" is known to the history as the German regiment of Wisconsin and, from Milwaukee, the command went to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. They marched 160 miles to Fort Scott and, in June, went to Baxter's Springs. Many skirmishes took place and, in July, the command went to Flat Rock Creek. Later, it did heavy marching in Missouri and, on the organization of the "Army of the Inoutier", the 9th was placed in the command of General Blunt.  Newfonia was the first battle in which Mr. Werner took part, although he was involved in considerable skirmishing.

He did an immense amount of marching in Arkansas, chasing rebels who evaded battle and, later, he was occupied in guarding trains. He marched to Prairie Grove and back to Rheas' Mills and, afterwards, to Van Buren, returning to the Mills. In patrol, picket guard, forage and march, a large amount of time was passed and, in 1864, the regiment was attached to the Red River expedition. April 2nd,. Mr. Werner was in heavy skirmishing with rebels, fighting Marmaduke's band near the junction of the Washington and Camden road.

The expedition proving a failure before the 9th made connection, the regiment returned to Little Rock. On tlje route, the battle of Jenkin's Ferry occurred, in which the "9th" won its honors. Afterwards Company B was engaged in the construction of forts at Little Rock. On the 3rd of December, Mr. Werner was mustered out at Milwaukee and returned to Wisconsin.

After the war, he went to Maple Grove and has since engaged in farming with success, such as industry, thrift and integrity secure to those who put these traits into ftractical operation. In 1865, Mr. Werner was married to Anna Hieckey and they have 10 children as follows : Mary Ann, Charles Frederick, Daniel Godfried, Herman, John, Henry, William, Dennis, Robert and Phillip. Joseph died when a few- weeks old.

AuthorDeath: November 26, 1909.

Height: 5'4 ". Eye Color: blue. Hair Color: light.

Burial: Brillion Community Cemetery (Old Section), Calumet County, Wisconsin.

No comments: