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William Langerak
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1842, Netherlands
Death: Apr. 19, 1917
Pella
Marion County
Iowa, USA

William (or Willem) Langerak came from Holland on the ship Maastrom along with his parents, Hendrick and Maria, in April 1847, landing in Baltimore in June.

William Langerak was 18, and living in Pella, Marion Co., Iowa, when he enlisted as a Private in Co. F of the 4th Iowa Cavalry on Nov 11, 1861. He was mustered into federal service on Nov 23, 1861. He became a "Reenlisted Veteran" on Dec 12, 1863. He mustered out of the service on Aug 8, 1865, in Atlanta with the rest of his company.

Among his other duties while serving in the cavalry, he carried mail by horseback, and contracted an illness that eventually contributed to his death.

After the War, he married Jana Rietveld on Nov 2, 1865.

Langerak applied for his Civil War pension in 1896. His application is #1,176,195, and his certificate #959,000. After his death, his wife applied for her widow's pension on April 26, 1917. Her application is #1,100,393, and her certificate #838,449.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jana Rietveld Langerak (1841 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Henry W. Langerak (1867 - 1952)*
  Meyer Langerak (1881 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Wood Cemetery
Pella
Marion County
Iowa, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.41294, -92.92887
 
Created by: Kent Kooi
Record added: Jan 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104307274
William Langerak
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William Langerak
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Co F 4th Iowa Cavalry. Remember those who served.
- kweaver
 Added: Jun. 19, 2013
4th Iowa Cavalry Remembered
- Kent Kooi
 Added: Jan. 28, 2013
 
 
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