|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1864|
William was the son of William F. and Harriet C. Welling. Although born in Medina County, OH the family relocated at Black Earth, WI(Dane County) as shown in the 1860 U.S. Census. William's legal surname may have been Fillmore so that his legal name was Fillmore William Welling. However, he went by the name of William F. Welling perhaps because he did not like the name Fillmore.
By 1864 William F. Welling apparently had returned to Ohio where he enlisted as a private for Civil War service in Company I of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, January 4, 1864, at Wooster, OH (Wayne County). Wayne County is directly south of Medina County where he was born.
Occupation: Clerk. William was more of a replacement recruit as the 103rd O.V.I. had originally been recruited in July and August, 1862. William was subsequently sustained a severe wound in a hip and three other slight wounds at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 14, 1864. He was apparently furloughed on medical leave where he returned to Black Earth, Wisconsin where he died August 10, 1864. The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers shows that he died of his wounds. In reality he may have died from complications brought on by his wound or wounds.
Note: His gravestone appears to show a date of death of August 10, 1864.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section: Old. Lot: 32.
Created by: William Stark
Record added: Apr 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69032030