|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1843|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1933|
BREYFOGLE, William M. ~~ CIVIL WAR VETERAN ~~
27 Aug 1843 29 Apr 1933
Liberty Calumet O'Brien
(Co. I, 142nd Ill. Inf.) (G.A.R.)
William Milton Breyfogle
Birth: 1843 in Columbus , Ohio
Death: 1933 in Primghar, Iowa
Father: Solomon D. Breyfogle Sr. b: 11 JAN 1780 in Maxatawny, Berks Co.. Pa.
Mother: Esther Peters b: 9 SEP 1782 in Maxatawny, Berks Co.. Pa.
Marriage 1 Abigail Margaret " Abbie " Meyer b: in Canada
William Alexander Breyfogle b: 6 AUG 1874 in Calumet, O' Brien Co., Iowa
Maud Breyfogle b: 1877 in Iowa
Lulu G. Breyfogle b: 1878 in Iowa
William Breyfogle (1843-1933)
Sutherland Courier, 4 May 1933, p 1, Col. 3
Wm. Breyfogle Passes, Age 90
Old Soldier Passes Away at Primghar; Burial at Calumet Monday
William M. Breyfogle, one of the three remaining Civil War veterans at Primghar, passed away there Saturday, April 29, at the age of 90 years. A military funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Trinity Methodist church in Primghar. Dr. M. D. Bush, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. J. R. Beebe of the Congregational church.
The Woman's Relief Corps and members of the American Legion were in attendance. Interment was made at Calumet.
1843 - Wm. M. Breyfogle - 1933
William M., son of Solomon P. and Margaret Breyfogle, was born in Delaware county, Ohio, August 27, 1843, and passed away in Primghar, Iowa, April 29, 1933, being in his ninetieth year.
He enlisted in Company I, 142nd Illinois Infantry, at Polo, Ill. on May 2, 1864.
He served chiefly in guarding duties, and suffered disability from exposure.
He was honorably discharged October 26, 1864. He was a member of the S. F. Jordan Post, G. A. R., at Primghar. In 1870 he came to O'Brien county and settled on section 20 in Liberty township.
On December 6, 1873, he married Abigail Myers. They lived in the southern part of the county until about 1894 when they went to the new region west of the Missouri river in South Dakota.
After one year they returned to O'Brien county and took up their residence in Primghar where he has continued to reside.
His wife died Nov. 1, 1896. She and an infant daughter are buried at Calumet.
Mr. Breyfogle was a truck gardener for many years. He has been an invalid for the last nine or ten years, and of late has been gradually declining until the end came last Saturday morning.
His membership was with the Methodist church.
He was a home-loving man with a quiet nature. His children and even grandchildren will never forget his influence. May his best words ever be in their memories. He has lived a good long life and has faithfully filled his niche in the affairs of men.
He leaves to mourn his going seven children: Wm. A. of Alta, Iowa; Mrs. Margreta Maud Emery of Ames, Ia.; Mrs. Luella Grace Conrad of Perry, Oklahoma; Ernest J., Charles O., and George M. of Primghar and Mrs. Cecil I. Meyerdick of Spencer. He leaves also 41 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Solomon P. Breyfogle (1812 - 1852)
Margaret Hagerman Ocheltree (1820 - 1879)
Abigail Margaret Myers Breyfogle (1857 - 1896)*
William Alexander Breyfogle (1874 - 1961)*
Maude Margretha Breyfogle Emery (1876 - 1969)*
Luella Grace Breyfogle Conrad (1878 - 1967)*
Earnest Joseph Breyfogle (1881 - 1948)*
Charles Oscar Breyfogle (1884 - 1966)*
Queenie Breyfogle (1887 - 1889)*
Cecil Isadora Breyfogle Meyerdirk (1889 - 1937)*
George M Breyfogle (1891 - 1964)*
William Milton Breyfogle (1843 - 1933)
Margaret Nancy Breyfogle Ocheltree (1851 - 1894)*
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Nov 01, 2010
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