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Silas Preston Pottorff
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1835
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1908
Davis County
Iowa, USA

Silas Preston married Lucinda Jane Jay on 13 June 1857 in Davis co., Iowa. They were the parents of Melvina, Mary L., Richard Ellsworth, Julia Belle, Rebecca J., Louisa M., Daniel Sylvester, Lillie Arvilla, Maud E., and Minnie Alice Pottorff.

Name: Silas P Pottorff ,
Residence: Davis County, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 08 February 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Unit Numbers: 175 175
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 08 February 1864 at the age of 27
Enlisted in Company D, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Iowa on 26 February 1864.
Mustered out Company D, 3rd Cavalry Regiment Iowa on 16 May 1865 in Davenport, IA

At 12:30 the services in memory of Brother Silas Pottorff, were conducted by C.L. Walker, in the Christian church.
Brother Pottorff was a man well and favorably known being an old resident of the county. He was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of the 3rd, Iowa Calvary, Company D. He was also a worthy member of the Christian church at Floris.
He was in his 72nd year. He was united in marriage to Lucinda Jay, June 12, 1859. Ten children were born to them seven of whom with the widow still survive him. He was a good citizen, a modest, unassuming man of whom no harm could be spoken.

Family links: 
  Preston Pottorff (1811 - 1877)
  Louisa Russell Pottorff (1811 - 1872)
  Lucinda Jane Jay Pottorff (1842 - 1925)*
  Mary L Pottorff Ellis (1863 - 1902)*
  Richard Ellsworth Pottorff (1866 - 1944)*
  Julia Belle Pottorff Gant (1868 - ____)*
  Rebecca Jay Pottorff (1870 - 1874)*
  Daniel S. Pottorff (1874 - 1933)*
  Lillie Arvilla Pottorff Fisk (1877 - 1950)*
  Maude E Pottorff Downing (1880 - 1954)*
  Minnie Alice Pottorff Hastings (1882 - 1951)*
  Camilla Ann Pottorff O'Neal (1832 - 1879)*
  George Leman Pottorff (1834 - 1908)*
  Silas Preston Pottorff (1835 - 1908)
  Milton F Pottorff (1839 - 1862)*
  Elizabeth Louvisa Pottorff Grant (1841 - 1924)*
  Amanda Pottorff Benge (1843 - 1927)*
  Allen Sylvester Pottorff (1845 - 1903)*
  Nancy A Pottorff Lewis (1848 - ____)*
  Richard Albert Pottorff (1850 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Husband of Lucinda Jane Jay
Jay Cemetery
Davis County
Iowa, USA
Created by: karen christy meeker
Record added: Oct 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21929557
Silas Preston Pottorff
Added by: MLC
Silas Preston Pottorff
Added by: karen christy meeker
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Co. D, 3rd Iowa Cavalry Regiment
- C & N Rasmussen
 Added: Jul. 6, 2011

- Tom Black
 Added: Apr. 29, 2011

- karen christy meeker
 Added: Jul. 2, 2010

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