Armistice Day. 1918. The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. The end of "The Great War" thought then to be the "war to end all wars" but alas, it was not to be. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill that changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day, a day meant for honoring all American Veterans, the living as well as the dead, those who served in wartime and those who served during peaceful times.
On May 28, 2007 I posted a list of The Veterans in my Family, which primarily consisted of members of my immediate family as well as my ancestors and a few of their siblings who had served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
I've spent some time over the last two days going through my genealogy database looking for other relatives that served in the U. S. Military. Very little is known about most of these men and women (just two women). For many of them, all it stated in their obituary was that they were a veteran of a war with no details given, not even the name of the unit in which they served. (Sources will be provided upon request.)
The format of the data is:
Name of Veteran (date of birth - date of death)
Service information, if known.
Residence at time of death.
Relationship to me.
An * in front of a name indicates the person died while in the service.
The list is rather long so it will be split into several posts, this first one includes Veterans of the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
~ WAR OF 1812 ~
Levi Goodrich (November 3, 1782 - after 1860)
Private in Israel P. Case's Company, Franklin County, Ohio; War of 1812
Jackson County, Ohio
5th Great Granduncle
Mathias Yarian (1779 - March 26, 1854)
Sergeant in Martin Sittler's Company, War of 1812
Columbiana County, Ohio
4th Great Granduncle
~ CIVIL WAR ~
* Myron Collins (1834 - April 26, 1865)
Drafted into Company H, 184th Ohio near the end of the war, Myron died in the military hospital at Nashville, Tennessee just 16 days after Lee surrendered to Grant.
Portage County, Ohio
Husband of 2nd Great Grandaunt, Lydia Berlin
Aaron H. Conroy (January 15, 1843 - July 2, 1925)
Company B, 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
Homelake, Rio Grande County, Colorado
Husband of 2nd Great-Grandaunt, Lydia Fisher
Adam Fisher (May 28, 1846 - Sep 7, 1923)
Enlisted in Company D, 35th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry.
Whitley County, Indiana
Husband of 3rd Great-Grandaunt, Mary E. Stem
Samuel Fisher (February 24, 1840 - September 7, 1913)
Enlisted as a Private on 28 May 1863; Company A, 9th Cavalry Regiment Kansas on 28 May 1863; Discharged on 17 Jul 1865 at DeVall's Bluff, Arkansas.
Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas
2nd Great Granduncle
* Solomon Fisher (About 1843 - September 19, 1862)
Enlisted as a Private on 7 January 1862 in Company I, 48th Infantry Regiment Indiana
Reportedly died at Iuka, Mississippi.
2nd Great Granduncle
David Goodrich (December 26, 1843 - November 4, 1921)
Musician in Co. B, 44th Regiment Indiana Volunteers (same regiment as his father Ralph)
1st Cousin 5 Times Removed
* Ralph Goodrich (March 30, 1820 - April 8, 1862)
Co. B, 44th Regiment Indiana Volunteers.
Killed in action during the battle of Shiloh (Pittsburgh Landing), Tennessee.
4th Great Granduncle
John Jacob Mohler (September 16, 1836 - January 7, 1928)
Private in Company D, 68th Regiment Indiana Infantry; Civil War
Meade County, Kansas
Husband of 3rd Great Grandaunt, Elmina Wise
Hugh Murray (September 29, 1834 - December 10, 1913)
Enlisted in the Union army August 14, 1862 and served until June 13, 1865 in Co. K, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Nova, Ashland County, Ohio
Husband of 1st Cousin 4 Times Removed, Jane Ann Shidler
Christian Ringgenberg (August 12, 1816 - October 14, 1892)
Enlisted in Company H, 48th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on December 27, 1861. Company H was also known as the "German" company.
Husband of 2nd Great-Grandaunt, Caroline Fisher
John W. Slear (January 6, 1843 - January 18, 1930)
In 1861, at the age of 17, he enlisted and was assigned to Co. D of the 28th Pennsylvania infantry and was with them till the end of the war, being promoted to sergeant. His command participated in the battles of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg and Antietam, besides many clashes of less historical importance.
Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
Husband of 1st Cousin 3 Times Removed, Louisa Walter
James Madison Walker (July 28, 1841 - December 11, 1926)
Served three years in Battery A, First Ohio Light Artillery
Alliance, Stark County, Ohio
1st Cousin 4 Times Removed