|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1830|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1894|
From the book HISTORY OF STEELE & WASECA COUNTIES, MN., published in 1887:
BERLIN TOWNSHIP Philo Sawyer, in company with M. Warren and J. O. Colver, came to Steele County, Minn., and took up government land in Berlin Township in 1856. Mr. Sawyer is a native of Vermont, born August 22, 1830. In 1844 his parents, A. And Demarius (Well) Sawyer, removed to Wisconsin, where the father died in 1848. The mother died in 1863 in Minnesota. After securing his land here in 1856, Philo returned to Wisconsin, remaining until 1857, when he came here to stay. In 1864 he enlisted in Company D, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry, under Col. Ball, serving until the close of the war. He received his discharge in Gallagin, Tenn., since which time he has followed farming on his original homestead. He has been identified with the interests of his township, having been a township officer for a number of years, and is an active and highly respected citizen.
Info from Rod Sawyer:
Enlisted 22AUG1864 as a pvt; 36; Residence=Somerset, MN; Occupation: Farmer; Mustered in 22AUG1864 MN 11 Inf, Co. D.
Mustered out 26JUN1865 at St. Paul, MN.
Note: Sick at US general hospital, Gallatin, TN 8NOV1864-26NOV1864.
Physical: 5' 8", dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.
Born: 22AUG1830 LaMoille Cointy, VT of Arannah 1802-1848(WI) + Demarius Well -1863(MN).
Married: Katie Bettschen 1841-1902; Children: Hubert 1971(MN); G Almon 1873(MN).
1850: Hustisford, Dodge, WI; Age 21; Occupation: Farmer; Living w/ family; Born in VT
1870: Berlin, Steele, MN; Age 39; Married(Kate); Occupation: Farmer; Born in Vermont; In household, Mary Bettchen, 61.
1880: Berlin, Steele, MN [as Philon]; Age 49; Married; Occupation: Farmer; VT,CAN,VT,VT.
1885: State census; Berlin, Steele, MN; Age 54; Born in VT.
Pension: Invalid MAY1886 365593; Widow 533106. [pension card]
Died: 23SEP1894. Buried Berlin Cem, Ellendale, Steele, MN. Gravestone (SUV Grave Registration)
-1900: Berlin TWP, Steele, MN; Kate Sawyer, 59; Widow; Occupation: Farming; Living w/ son Almond, 27; 1 child / 1 living.
Katie Bettschen Sawyer (1841 - 1902)*
Created by: DaveVang
Record added: May 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52263267
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