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Pvt Warren Frank Anderson
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Birth: 1841
Groveland
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1926
Iowa, USA

Private WARREN FRANK ANDERSON, Co. K, 86th Illinois

Warren Frank Anderson was born on ____________ __, 1841 at Groveland, Illinois in Tazewell County, one of at least six children born to John Anderson and Hannah (Davis) Anderson. John Anderson Sr. was born in 1792, while Hannah is believed to have been born on January 17, 1797. Warren grew to manhood farming the land beside his father.
At the time of the 1850 census, the family is found in Tazewell County, Illinois;
John Anderson M 58
Hannah Anderson F 53
Washington Anderson M 19
John Anderson M 17
Sarah Ann Anderson M 15
Lucinda Anderson F 13
Warren Anderson M 10
Mary Anderson F 8

John Anderson Sr. died sometime before 1860 and at the time of the 1860 census, the family is found residing in Princeville Township in Peoria County, Illinois. On December 11, 1856, Warren's sister, Lucinda was married to James B. Peet, who would also serve in Co. K of the 86th Illinois. On August 4, 1857, John J. Anderson was married to Amanda Harriet Hall in Peoria County.
At the time of the 1860 census, Warren and his mother, Hannah, are found residing in the Village of Princeville, Illinois in Peoria County;
44 Anderson Warren 20 M farmer IL
44 Anderson Hannah 64 F 210 50 PA

On December 1, 1861, Warren Frank Anderson was married to Mary Esther Pigg in Peoria County, Illinois. Mary was born on ___________ __, 18__ (c. 1839/40) at ___________, Indiana, the daughter of Anderson Pigg and Edith (___________) Pigg. Edith died shortly before the 1860 census in Hendricks County, Indiana. At the time of the 1860 census of Union Township in Hendricks County, Indiana, this is the Pigg family as they are found;
912 Anderson Pig, 53, Kentucky
912 William Pig, 28, Indiana
912 Patsey Pig, 24, Indiana
912 Esther Pig, 20, Indiana
912 Lucrecia Pig, 18, Indiana
912 Sarah Pig, 16, Indiana
912 Luann Pig, 14, Indiana
912 John Pig, 11, Indiana
969 Thomas J Pig, 26, Indiana
969 Fanny Pig, 19, Indiana
969 William Pig, 0, Indiana
1003 Anderson Pig, 22, Indiana
1003 Elizabeth Pig, 19, Indiana

Just after the 1860 census was taken, the Pigg family moved west to Illinois, where they settled in Peoria County.
On August 7, 1862, Warren and his older brother, John, volunteered to serve in a company which was being raised in Princeville, Illinois by a Princeville area School Teacher by the name of John F. French. The following day, August 8, 1862, Warren's brother-in-law, James B. Peet, as well as his brother-in-law, William P. Pigg volunteered to serve in the Princeville area company. Four days later on August 12, 1862, another of William Pigg's brother-in-laws, William Rook, also volunteered to serve in this Princeville company.

ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name ANDERSON, WARREN F
Rank PVT Company K Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence PRINCEVILLE, PEORIA CO, IL Age 21 Height 5' 7 Hair BLACK
Eyes BLACK Complexion DARK Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER
Nativity GROVELAND, TAZEWELL CO, IL

Service Record
Joined When AUG 7, 1862 Joined Where PRINCEVILLE, IL
Joined By Whom CPT FRENCH Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks DESERTED AT DANVILLE KY OCT 14, 1862

When French had 100 volunteers he led the Princeville volunteers into Peoria where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, French and 95 of his volunteers were mustered into service as Co. K of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. French was elected Captain of Co. K. James Burk Peet was elected 1st Lieutenant by the men of Co. K, while Warren's brother, John, was elected 7th Corporal.
On September 7, 1862, the men of the 86th Illinois marched out of Camp Lyon, through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, down to the railroad depot. There they were joined by the men of the 85th Illinois, who had been mustered into service at Camp Peoria. At the depot, the men of the 85th and 86th boarded trains bound for Camp Joe Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana, located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. Two weeks later, the men of the 85th & 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Col. Daniel McCook's Brigade, chasing the last Confederate troops in Kentucky. On Oct. 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those troops in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the 86th Illinois suffering the first of many casualties to come. There would be many more in the years to come. After the Union victory at Perryville, the Confederates withdrew from Kentucky and the men of McCook's Brigade began the long march to Nashville, Tennessee, where they went into winter camp.
Of this time, Kinnear in his history of the 86th wrote, "On the morning after the battle our brigade moved forward to the main portion of the battlefield, the enemy having retreated under cover of night, leaving his dead and wounded on the field. The brigade remained in its last position three days, when on the morning of the 12th the army took up the line of pursuit, passing through Danville and Lancaster, and arriving at Crab Orchard on the 16th. The pursuit was now no longer continued, the enemy being allowed to make good his escape with all his forage and plunder."
On or about October 14, 1862, while the men of McCook's Brigade were in the area of Danville, Kentucky, Private Warren Frank Anderson disppeared. Whether he was sick or just sick from what he had been a part of at Perryville, Private Warren Frank Anderson was not to be found. He was officially listed as a Deserter as of October 14, 1862.
As for the rest of his family, Private William Rook is believed to have been left behind sick at Louisville, Kentucky, when the men of McCook's Brigade left the Louisville area. Private Rook was discharged for disability on December 26, 1862. Lt. Peet was discharged for disability on December 24, 1864. John J. Anderson, who was later elected Sergeant, and William P. Pigg, served the remainder of the war with Co. K and were among the 43 men out of the original 96, who were mustered out of the service on June 6, 1865 in Washington City (later D.C.). All five men had survived the war.
Warren apparently returned briefly to Illinois, but he and Esther were soon on their way to Wisconsin. They moved there sometime before 1865. By 1869 they moved to Missouri and then by the summer of 1870 have moved to Kansas. At the time of the 1870 census, Warren and his family are found in ___________ County, Kansas;
Warren Anderson M 28 Illinois
Esther Anderson F 26 Indiana
Allis M Anderson F 7 Illinois
F B Anderson F 5 Wisconsin
M E Anderson F 3 Wisconsin
Mary E Anderson F 1 Missouri

By 1873, they had moved again, this time to Iowa. They are believed to have resided in Iowa the remainder of their lives. At the time of the 1880 census, the Andersons are found in Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa at the time of the 1880 census;
Self W. F. Anderson M 38 Illinois
Wife Esther Anderson F 36 Indiana
Daughter Flora Anderson F 15 Wisconsin
Daughter Martha Anderson F 13 Wisconsin
Son Henry Anderson M 7 Iowa
Daughter Mabel Anderson F 4 Iowa
Daughter Sadie Anderson F 1 Iowa

As seen above, seven children are believed to have been born to Warren and Esther. They include;
1. Alice (or Allis) M. Anderson, born c. 1862/63 in Peoria County, Illinois; Alice may have died or may have married by 1880 as she is not found in the 1880 census; There is a record of a Alice Anderson being buried in the Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Union County, Iowa in the 1930 WPA records, but no dates of birth or death are recorded; This could be her.

2. Flora B. Anderson, born c. 1864/65 in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin; Flora Anderson is last found with the family in Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa at the time of the 1880 census; Nothing more is known of her after this.

3. Martha Ellen Anderson, born on February 24, 1867 in Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin, though her tombstone says she was born in 1871; Union County Marriage Records list a Samuel A. Black, whose parents were A. S. Black & Nancy J. McClay, being married to a Martha L. Anderson, whose parents were W. F. Anderson and Mary E. Pigg, on September 9, 1897 in Creston, Iowa; Samuel A. Black (1868 - 1951) and Martha Ellen (Anderson) were the parents of at least two children. They include;
A. Muriel Irene Black, born c.
B. Warren Alonzo Elmer Black, born July 19, 1898 in Creston, Union County, Iowa. Warren was married to Gladys Beatrice Smart on September 27, 1926 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa. Gladys was born c. 1900 in Carl, Iowa, the daughter of John W. Smart and Maude H. Speed. Warren and Gladys had three children, Harold Warren Black, who was born c. 1929/30 in Iowa, and twins Jean Darlene Black, who did not live, Joan Colleen Black, who were born c. 1937/38 in Iowa. Joan was married to Richard Waddell. At the time of the 1940 census, Warren and his family are found in Hampton Township, Rock Island County, Illinois;
Warren Black Head M 41 Iowa
Gladys Black Wife F 39 Iowa
Harold Black Son M 10 Iowa
Joan Black Daughter F 2 Iowa

Warren A. E. Black died on Feb. 11, 1986 in Grundy Center, Grundy County, Iowa and his mortal remains were laid in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center, Grundy County, Iowa. See his Find A Grave Memorial # 5035611.

At the time of the 1910 census, Martha and her family are found in Creston Ward 2, Union County, Iowa;
Samuel A Black Head M 43 Illinois
Martha E Black Wife F 40 Wisconsin
Warren A Black Son M 10 Iowa
Irene M Black Daughter F 8 Iowa

Samuel and Martha are found in Ward 2 of the City of Creston, Iowa at the time of the 1920 census;
Head S A Black M 48 Illinois
Wife Martha Black F 47 Wisconsin
Daughter Irene Black F 18 Iowa
Son Warren Black M 21 Iowa

At the time of the 1940 census, Sam and Martha are found in Ward 2 of Creston, Creston Township, Union County, Iowa;
Samuel Black Head M 72 Illinois
Margaret Black Wife F 68 Wisconsin

Martha Ellen (Anderson) Black died on Jan. 20, 1947 and her mortal remains were laid to rest in the Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Union County, Iowa. She is listed as having been born on February 24, 1871 and her mortal remains were laid in the Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Union County, Iowa. See her Find A Grave Memorial # 17450605.

4. Mary E. Anderson, born c. 1868/69 in Missouri; Mary must have died in the 1870's as she is not listed with the family in the 1880 census.

5. Harry (or Henry) Washington Anderson, born c. May 30, 1872/73 in Iowa; On April 2, 1898 a Harry Anderson was married to a Sarah Routh in Creston, Union County, Iowa. His parents are listed as F. M. Anderson and __________ Pigg. Her parents are listed as Walker Roth and Mary Hicks; At the time of the 1900 census, Harry and Sarrah are found in Ward 2 of the City of Creston, Creston Township, Union County, Iowa;
Head Harry Anderson M 27 Iowa
Wife Sarrah Anderson F 26 Iowa

At the time of the 1910 census, Harry and Sarah are found in Ward 2 of the City of Creston, Iowa. His parents ares listed as having been born in Illinois and Indiana;
Head Harry W Anderson M 37 Iowa
Wife Sarah A Anderson F 35 Iowa
Adopted daughter Ruth M Anderson F 9 Iowa
Niece Billie B Williams F 0 Missouri

6. Mabel T. Anderson, born c. November 13, 1875/76 in Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa; Mabel is believed to have been married to a ____________ Weeda. At the time of the 1940 census, Mabel Weeda is found widowed, in Ward 6, Davenport, Davenport City Township, Scott County, Iowa. Prior to this she was found in rural Scott County, Iowa. Mabel Weeda, SSN: 480-24-4666, died on March __, 1963 in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa.

7. Sadie Gertrude Anderson, born c. April 2, 1879 in Dunlap, Harrison County, Iowa; Sadie was married to Almond E. Hubbert on ___________ __, 19__. At the time of the 1930 census, Sadie and her family are found in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California;
Almond F Hubbert Head M 52 Indiana
Sadie G Hubbert Wife F 43 Iowa
Donald B Hubbert Son M 22 Indiana
Byron S Hubbert Son M 18 Oklahoma
Ramona E Hubbert Daughter F 16 Oklahoma
Josephine K Hubbert Daughter F 14 Oklahoma
Esther M Shurtz Niece F 31 Illinois

The California Death Index, 1940-1997, tells us that Sadie Gertrude (Anderson) Hubbert died on January 6, 1952 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California and that her mother's maiden name was Pigg and her father's last name was Anderson. Their mortal remains were laid in the Corridor of Mercy, Fuchsia Terrace, Lot 0, Space 7245 in a mausoleum in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles County.

In the 1895 census of Union County, Iowa, the following is found on the Andersons;
Warren F Anderson M 52
Mary E Anderson F 49
Harry Anderson M 21
Noble (this is Mable) Anderson F 19
Sadie Anderson F 15

In 1900, Warren, Esther and two of their children are still found in Ward 2 of the City of Creston in Creston Township, Union County, Iowa, but he is said to have been born in January of 1847 in Pennsylvania, while Esther is said to have been born in January of 1848 in Pennsylvania. Esther is said to have had five children, all of whom are living. She should have about 5 living children at this time, but is really believed to have had seven children. They are said to have been married 33 years;
Head Warren Anderson M 53 Pennsylvania
Wife Ester Anderson F 52 Pennsylvania
Daughter Mable Anderson F 23 Iowa
Daughter Sadie Anderson F 20 Iowa

I can not find Warren and Esther in the 1910 census, but in the 1920 census, Warren and Esther are found again in Ward 2 of Creston, Union County, Iowa. He is again listed as having been born in Illinois and she is again listed as being born in Indiana and they are closer to being the correct ages again;
Head W F Anderson M 78 Illinois
Wife Mary E Anderson F 75 Indiana

Warren Frank Anderson died on ___________ __, 1926, while Mary Esther (Pigg) Anderson died on ___________ __, 1926. Their tombstones state he was born in 1841, while she was born in 1843. Their mortal remains were laid in the Graceland Cemetery in
Creston, Union County, Iowa.

by Baxter B. Fite III

(Baxter would enjoy hearing from anyone, especially descendants of the Anderson family, who might be able to add to the biographical information that we have on Warren Frank Anderson and the Anderson family. Baxter would also dearly love to see copies of any photographs of Warren Frank Anderson that may have survived the years, added to his Find A Grave site for all to see and for the benefit of the Princeville, Illinois Historical Society, who with Baxter's help are trying to obtain photographs of all members of Co. K of the 86th Illinois.)

 
 
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 Children:
  Sadie Gertrude Anderson Hubbert (1887 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Creston
Union County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Jan 20, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123790388
Pvt Warren Frank Anderson
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