Name: Henry R Decow Residence: Decorah, Iowa Age at Enlistment: 25 Enlistment Date: 20 May 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Iowa Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal on 06 Nov 1861. Enlisted in Company D, Iowa 3rd Infantry Regiment on 08 Jun 1861. Promoted to Full Sergeant on 05 Aug 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 21 Jul 1864. Mustered out on 15 Aug 1864. Transferred to Company I, Iowa 2nd Infantry Regiment on 15 Aug 1864. Mustered out on 15 May 1865. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 06 Apr 1865.
Birth Date: abt 1836 Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion
Family tree sources show a Henry Decou born 1835 son of Frederick and Mary (Lemon) Decou, and a brother named Walter, born 1840 is also shown along with several other siblings.
Name: Henry R. Decow Home in 1880: Emerson, Gratiot, Michigan Age: 44 Estimated birth year: abt 1836 Birthplace: Canada Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Margaret Father's birthplace: Canada Mother's birthplace: Canada Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Henry R. Decow 44 Margaret Decow 39 Morton Decow 11 Jane Decow 9 Walter Decow 4 Allice Decow 1
1880 Census Emerson, Gratiot Co., MI
Henry R. Decow, age 44, born abt 1836 Canada Margaret Decow, age 39 born abt 1841 MI Wife Morton Decow, age 11, born abt 1869 Iowa Son Jane Decow, age 9, born abt 1871 Iowa Daughter Walter Decow, age 4, born abt 1876 MI Son Alice Decow, age 1, born abt 1879, MI Daughter