|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1923|
HARDER, Abram -- CIVIL WAR VETERAN --
1845 26-Sep-1923 St. Joseph Liberty Twp Woodbury bur Salix, IA; Father, Veteran
Birth: 10 DEC 1845 in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
Death: 26 SEP 1923 in Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury County, Iowa
Father: Jacob HARDER b: 3 JAN 1812 in Mohawk Valley, Herkimer County, New York
Mother: Elizabeth FREELAND b: 7 DEC 1811
Marriage 1 Catherine CLARK b: 13 FEB 1850 in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, Illinois
Married: 9 MAR 1872 in Crystal Lake, Illinois
Ira John HARDER b: 8 FEB 1873 in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
Joseph William HARDER b: 10 JAN 1875 in McHenry County, Illinois
Mary Elizabeth HARDER b: 4 MAY 1877 in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
Ruby Ann HARDER b: 25 OCT 1878 in Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois
Abram Freeland HARDER b: 9 MAR 1885 in Liberty Township, Woodbury County, Iowa
Ellen Isabel HARDER b: 21 MAR 1887 in Liberty Township, Woodbury County, Iowa
Martin Jacob HARDER b: 25 JAN 1891 in Liberty Township, Woodbury County, Iowa
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Harder, Abram - Private - Company A, 1st Nevada Cavalry
Born: 10 Dec 1845 at Woodstock, Mc Henry, Illinois, son of Jacob Ha rder
and Eliza Friehm.
When he was a boy, in August 1855 he lost the thumb of his left han d due
to an accidental discharge of a gun. His mother died and his father mar ried
Anna Spnellner in 1859. Abram resented the marriage so much, that he le ft
home soon afterwards.
When the Civil War broke out, he tried to enlist in the Illinois Volunteers, but was rejected because he was too young. Disappointed at the refusal by the Army, he followed the migration of settlers westw ardtoward the frontier.
Enlisted: 7 Oct 1863 at Fort Churchill, Nevada by Lieutenant Wills f or
Description at enlistment: 18 years old, 5'8", florid complexion, h azel
eyes, brown hair, a farmer Credited to Nevada territory.
Mustered: 20 Jan 1864 at Camp Douglas, Utah.
May 1865: he was on detached service driving government team on roa d to
Camp Douglas for provisions. Mustered out: 12 July 1866 at Fort Churchi ll,
Nevada.. He bought land in the Weedland section of Liberty Township and
cleared his land with the help of Indians from the Winnebago Reservatio n
across the river. He injured his middle finger, of his right hand when he was husking
He recalled anecdotes from cavalry days; when he told of the music of fidd les, spoons, and bones, and the dancing Mormon women. He related that walkin g directly in a house or room was foolhardy. He had learned to sidle in and keep his back to the wall to avoid a knife in his ribs.
Children: Ira John born 8 February 1873, Joseph William born 10
January 1875, Mary Elizabeth born 4 May 1877, Ruby Ann born 25 October 1 878,
Abram Freeland born 9 March 1885, Nellie Isabelle born 21 March 1887, M artin
Jacob born 25 January 1891.
Died: 26 September 1923 at Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and was buried i n
Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Salix, Iowa.
Catherine Clark Harder (1850 - 1935)*
Abram Freeland Harder (1885 - 1919)*
Martin J. Harder (1891 - 1929)*
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Feb 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85103090
Added: Feb. 17, 2012