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Newman Foglesong
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Birth: 1839
Cass County
Indiana, USA
Death: unknown

Newman Foglesong was born in 1839, most likely in Logansport, Cass county, Indiana, a son of Christian and Phoebe (Leslie) Foglesong; he married a woman by the name of Mary, last name unknown. Newman and his wife Mary may have had children, but I find no record of them.

CIVIL WAR RECORD: FOGLESONG, Newman Private, Tiskilwa, Illinois May 2, 1861 Mustered out Aug 1, 1861.

Newman enlisted as a Private in the Civil War in Company F, 57th Infantry Regiment of Illinois on January 1, 1862. He was discharged from Company F on August 15, 1862 because of wounds, at Keokuk, Iowa. His residence at the time was listed as Faribault, Michigan (should be Minnesota). He is listed as being discharged with Distinguished Service. He is not listed in the 1870 U.S. Census & may have died by then.

He and his wife Mary are most likely two of the Foglesong's buried in the Foglesong Private Cemetery listed below; see paragraph seven:


[2 & 1/2 miles East of Logansport , Indiana ]

A long-abandoned, unfenced and neglected pioneer burial-ground, an acre in size, situated near the corner of the frac. S.W. 1/4, Sec.33, T.27N., R.2 E., 2nd Ind. P.M. in
Washington Township, Cass County, Indiana.

Cemetery is on the old J. Elmore UHL farm which was still in the family & occupied by Mr. & Mrs. James Bruner in October 1940. The cemeteries S. E. bank lies just south of "East River Road" which runs along the S.W. flowing Wabash River , and is about 1/4 mile N.E. [upstream] from the eastern end of Kienly's Island . At one time this Island was connected to the main land by an interurban electric railway belonging to the Union Traction Company of Indiana & was to both sides of the river which ran from Kokomo to Logansport, but it has since vanished. Minnow Creek which formerly provided power for more than one important mill in the area joins the Wabash River from the S. [or S.E.], directly opposite this island, [shown on some maps as Island #2]. Between the mouth of this creek and the cemetery is a road that leads south that is sometimes referred to as the "Webster Gravel-Pit Road." East of this road & South of the "East River Road," at the point where they meet is the old UHL homestead. Immediately east of this is a larger & newer framed house which is said to have never been completed nor lived in which was erected about 1912.

The only evidence of the old half-score cemetery today is one broken, fallen old slab which lies under a lonely, isolated gray ash tree which about 5 ft. above the ground forked into two trunks, each being about 1 ft. in diameter & is completely surrounded by cultivated ground, about 80 ft. S.E. of the "East River Road". The tree is on the west-central portion of a low knoll that measured about 250 ft. from east–to-west & 125 ft. north-to-south which gradually slopes in all directions and somewhat resembles and might be an Indian mound or merely a natural formation though there is a tradition of an Indian battle between two tribes as having taken place in this immediate vicinity.

The cemetery is across the Wabash river from a tract of land lying immediately west of a well known row of summer cottages known as "Pottawattamie Point," which is about 2 miles up Wabash river from Logansport's P.R.R. & in the direction of Peru.

In transferring the farm to W. W. Haney on 8-16-1855, Christian & Phebe Foglesong expressly excepted half an acre for this cemetery (Vide D.R.N., 468), an exception which Mr. Haney carefully observed in transferring the farm 12-26-1857 to Joseph Uhl (D.R Q, p.251). So the title to the 1/2 acre presumably is still in possession of the heirs.

Cemetery is about 1/2 mile up the Wabash River from the mouth of Minnow Creek & about 1/2 mile down the Wabash River from Dykeman Springs Park, which is now the property of the Cass County Historical Society of Logansport, Indiana. The mouth of Minnow Creek is near, but east of the South abutment of the now vanished Interurban railway bridge.

According to the historian Dr. J. Z. Powell, fourteen or more persons were originally buried in this cemetery. Among these, he says, were several members of the Foglesong family, including three children of Chris* Foglesong. The children died in & after 1847. Marion Flory, virtually an octogenarian, now living in Mexico, Indiana, professed to recall seeing about six old slabs. The copyist found only a broken slab & foot-stone which when pieced together revealed the following information:


William Foglesong 5-23-1829 12-27-1852
Aged 23 years, 7 months, 4 days

According to Powell, there were also certain family members surnamed Nelson who also were buried here. Comment: the head of this family may have been WILLIAM NELSON, who I find purchased the N. part of nearby Sec.4, [in early 1851], from Chris Foglesong's neighbor, Josiah Butler, [See D.R. L., 595.] Research shows that William Nelson's wife was Mary Ann Nelson. Also a family surnamed Fiedler was buried here.

Study of numerous old deed-records indicates that this Chris Foglesong's given name was CHRISTIAN, though in one instance he is alleged to have signed his name Christopher, but that could be a copy error of an old record. His wife's name was PHEBE Foglesong & he seems to have been closely associated and very likely closely related to John M.; William; & Washington Foglesong.

Powell says that Christian was a brother (cousin) of the late Daniel Foglesong, [b. Rush Co., IN-1823], son of George Foglesong [b. 1801 MD & d. 1863] & Mary [Overleese] Foglesong [of KY & d. 1878].

This report was prepared & submitted by
Robert B. Whitsett Jr., Secretary of
Family links: 
  Christian Foglesong (1801 - 1881)
  Phoebe Leslie Foglesong (1811 - 1903)
  Mary Foglesong*
  William Foglesong (1829 - 1852)*
  John Foglesong (1831 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Foglesong (1832 - 1855)*
  Washington Foglesong (1833 - 1925)*
  Clarissa Foglesong McGrew (1835 - 1890)*
  Phebe Ann Foglesong Nelson (1836 - 1905)*
  Newman Foglesong (1839 - ____)
  Almira Foglesong Drake (1842 - 1929)*
  Mary Samantha Foglesong Van Saun (1844 - 1939)*
  Alonzo Fernando Foglesong (1851 - 1918)*
  Barbara Ann Foglesong O'Neill (1874 - 1951)**
*Calculated relationship
Foglesong Cemetery
Cass County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Blaine Winslow
Record added: Apr 21, 2012
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- LeeAnne Peterson
 Added: Oct. 5, 2015

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