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George Washington Waughtal
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1838
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1920
Brockway
Jackson County
Wisconsin, USA

George W. Waughtal was s/o Frederick Waughtal and Catherine Baughman (Penn., Dutch). He married 1/w Sarah J. McClintock and had four children: (Clara) Eldora E., Eliza Catherine m. Luther Philander Hill and Charles S. Waughtal m. Jeanette Bloom, and Frederick Waughtal died accidently.

He married 2/w Clara E. Pope 16 July 1875 Sparta, Monroe Co., WI., d/o Cyrus Waterman Pope and Nancy Jane Brown.
George and Clara Pope Waughtal had six sons and one adopted daughter.
Jeremiah Waughtal
Clarence V. Waughtal
Frederick Waughtal m. Ella Nina King
George Delmer Waughtal never married
Edward Guy Waughtal never married
Levi Waughtal m. 1/w Inga Rudd 2/w Belle McCaustland
Adopted daughter Lois A. Waughtal m. 1/h Harry Libby 2/h Arthur E. Straight

George W. Waughtal joined Civil War Co. B, Wisconsin 42 Regiment.
George W. Waughtal kept a diary during the Civil War Years 1864-1867 passed to Levi E. Waughtal's grandson Randall Waughtal of Roberts, WI.
He was Military Honor Guard in Springfield, Illinois for viewing of President Abraham Lincoln's body after his assasination.
He died in Pleasant View-Brockway and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.
His 1/wife Sarah J. McClintock Waughtal buried in Shamrock Union Cemetery, Jackson Co., WI., and daughter Eldora Waughtal.

Obituary:
Newspaper? Probably Black River Falls, WI.
George W. Waughtal, died at his home in Pleasant View, Saturday, Oct. 23, 1920, at 6:40 P.M., after a serious illness of several days and poor health of several weeks, at the age of 82 years, one month and 26 days, having been born in Fulton Co., Illinois August 27th 1838.
He came with his parents into the lead regions of southwestern Wisconsin in early life and settled for a while in Richland County. In those days wild game was very plentiful, even in southern Wisconsin, and young Waughtal at a very early age began hunting and trapping, a ..pass time and sport, which he followed until his advanced age would, no longer permit it.
In 1857 he migrated to Manchester in Jackson County, to follow his chosen sport and callin; it became a paying business with him. Every fall he would walk, from Richland County to Jackson with old fashion muzzle-loading rifle in hand and scour the woods along Robinson Creek in
persuit of game. At first his rendezvous was at Mills Tavern located on the banks of Robinson Creek, on the old road runing from Tomah to Black River Falls, and where H.B. Mills left the hotel property and moved to the present Mills farm. Wauhtal changed his abode to that region for his autumn and winter hunts.
On August 29, 1864, his love of country caused him to heed the call of Abraham Lincoln for men when he volunteered in Co. B. 42nd Regt., Wis. Vol. Inf., in which he served until the close of the war and was discharged there from June 2, 1865. The regiment was not sent to the front but ordered to the relief of older troops in central and southern Illinois and young Waughtal, on account of his good penmanship and fitness was detailed at headquarters of the regiment.
He was a frequent visitor at the home of the writer, in 1862 and after when a deep friendship grew between them that never ceased until death broke the silver chord. During their service they corresponded, Waughtal was at Springfield, Ill., the writer on the battle fields of Virginia. Regret was expressed by Waughtal that he had not reached the front where he could take part in the line of battle; this was a grievance that cropped out in all his letters, but he was in a position where he was placed and, knowing the man we know that wherever place he performed every duty faithfully and well. Soon after his discharge from U.S. service he returned to this county, which has ever since been his home. After years of acquaintance and his return from the army, in 1868, George W. Waughtal was joined in wed-lock with Sarah J. McClintock one of the lovely girls of the Irish valley, in Mancester. He bought land and made them a home on what we now designate as the "Waughtal farm". Happiness, comfort and pleasure seemed to be in store for this young couple. Four children as fruit of this marriage came to this home: Clara E (Eldora),Charles S., Elisa C., and Frederick, but death soon brought sorrows, for it came to this home August 16th, 1870 and took from them little Eldora E. Then came the saddest stroke of all when Sarah J. Waughtal died August 18th, 1874, and was laid to rest in the Shamrock burying ground and in after years Frederick was accidentally killed. Charles S. and Elisa C., still survive and attended their father's funeral. Both are well known and highly respected citizens. Ellen C., is the wife of L. P. Hill, residing with her husband in the town of Albion.
Mr. Waughtal's second marriage was to Miss Clara E. Pope, who survives him. This marriage brought them six children, C.F., Geo. D., Edward Guy, Jeremiah, Clarence V. and Levi E. Waughtal, only three of whom are now living.
An adopted girl, Lois, is now at the Waughtal home, and 12 grand children and 2 great grand-children survive Mr. Waughtal. Two children by the last marriage survive him; Levi Ezra of Roberts, attended the funeral and C.F. resides at Moss Bank, C.B., did not apear at the funeral. The services were conducted at the Pleasant View church by Rev. Crandall. From various parts of this county many relatives, old acquaintances, friends, and survivors of the war of 1861, filled the church and were attentive listeners to a sermon that was appropriate for the occassion.
Geo. W. Waughtal was a faithful and kind husband and father, a loyal friend, good neighbor, honest, upright citizen, devoted Christian from his early days to the time he crossed the dark river. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides the relatives, a large circle of friends, and no enemy to speak unkindly of him. May he rest in peace and enjoy that Heaven in which he placed his faith and hope and to which he pointed others in his church and Sunday school work.
G.M.PERRY 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Waughtal (1803 - 1877)
  Catherine Baughman Waughtal (1810 - 1892)
 
 Spouses:
  Clara E Pope Waughtal (1857 - 1945)
  Sarah McClintock Waughtal (1850 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Eldora E. Waughtal (1869 - 1870)*
  Eliza Catherine Waughtal Hill (1871 - 1938)*
  Charles Summers Waughtal (1874 - 1935)*
  C. Frederick Waughtal (1876 - 1937)*
  Levi Ezra Waughtal (1890 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Waughtal Houston (1831 - 1932)*
  Samuel Baughman Waughtal (1834 - 1897)*
  George Washington Waughtal (1838 - 1920)
  Daniel Boone Waughtal (1841 - 1906)*
  Johnson Minard Waughtal (1843 - 1888)*
  Margaret Emmaline Waughtal Watt (1846 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Black River Falls
Jackson County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Diane L. Teague Webb
Record added: Jul 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72894827
George Washington Waughtal
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George Washington Waughtal
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