Civil War Veteran Co B 7th Iowa Infantry -------- From military records: Asper, Aaron J. Age 27. Residence Floyd County,IA nativity Ohio. Enlisted & mustered Dec. 24, 1863. Mustered out July 12, 1865, Louisville, Ky.
Asper, Rudolph. (possibly a brother) Age 18. Residence Floyd County, nativity Ohio. Enlisted same day into same company.Died March 10, 1864, Nashville, Tenn. Buried in National Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn
Marble Rock Journal Marble Rock, Iowa April 10, 1913
Aaron J. Asper
Aaron J. Aspter was born in Summit Co., Ohio, September 18th, 1835, and died at this home in Marble Rock, Iowa, March 31st, 1913, aged 77 years, six months and thirteen days. His death came after an illness covering a period of a year and a half.
The deceased came to Iowa in 1857 and on the 13th of March 1860 was married to Christina S. Hawks, to this union were born six children, Roderick R., Cora E., Nora M., Edith Irene, Blanche E., and Carl J. Of the children, all still survive, except Roderick R., who died at the age of 32, and Carl J. who died at the age of two years. The wife and mother passed away August 23rd, 1904
Being one of the oldest settlers of this section of the state, Mr. Asper was known by a large circle of acquaintances who appreciated his high type of manhood and citizenship.
In the war of the 60s he showed his love for the flag and country, not only by enlisting himself, but, also by his efforts to enlist others. He proved himself a good soldier, and rendered that service for which all do him honor. Of his career as a soldier the following record is given: "A.J. Asper served in the army of the Tennessee, was a member of Co. B, 7th Regiment of Iowa Infantry, 16th Army Corps. Was detailed at camp Prospect to clerk in the Provost Marshall's office, where he served until the regiment was ordered into line for marching orders when he took his position in the ranks and remained with the Co. until after the battle of Kentucky when he was detailed and served his time out with the Western Sanitary commission."
Since 1881 Dr. Asper has been engaged in the drug business, being at the time of his death the oldest business man of the community. In his business and his social dealings he was appreciated for his genial disposition, and for his gentlemanly and courteous conduct toward all with whom he had dealings. His was a high type of manhood and citizenship and he will be missed by a large circle of friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held at the home in Marble Rock at ten o'clock Wednesday, April 2nd. A large number of friends assembled with the relatives, to express sorrow at the loss of their friend and to express sympathy to the sorrowing ones. At the conclusion of the services, the body was conveyed to East side Cemetery and laid to rest by the side of the loved ones who had preceded him.
Thus another veteran has made answer to the last roll call. Another faithful father has been removed from the family circle, and a kind hearted citizen and one was true to his conception of life has closed his earthly career.
The tender sympathy of every christian heart goes out to the sorrowing ????. May ???? Father sustain and conform them in their hours of sadness.
History of Floyd County Iowa 1882
A. J. Asper Pages 1085 - 1086
Was born in Summit County, O., in 1836. At the age of thirteen he commenced to do for himself by running a retail patent-medicine wagon in Ohio. At this he was engaged about four years. At the expiration of this time he went to Plainfield, Ill., and worked in a drug store with E. G. Wright about five years. In 1858 he became a citizen of Floyd County, locating in Marble Rock, Union Township, where he engaged in farming till 1863. In February 1864, he enlisted in Company B, Seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry; served on the Atlanta campaign as far as Big Shanty, Northern Georgia; then was put into detached service with the Western Sanitary Commission, headquarters at St. Louis; operated at the front till Atlanta was vacated, when he returned to St. Louis and remained in the same avocation till he was mustered out in July 1865, when he returned to Marble Rock and engaged in the grocery business; this he continued about two years, when he sold out and engaged in buying and shipping grain, at which he continued about eight years. In 1880 he purchased an entire new stock of drugs, and is still engaged in that business. A work of comment being admissible, we wish to say he has a fine store and is doing a very good business. In Marble Rock, March 13, 1860, he and Miss C. S. Hawks were united in marriage. She was a native of New York State. They have a family of five children - Roderic R., Cora E., Nora M., Edith L, Blanche E., Carl J. (Courtesy of Chris 46808630)
U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 about Aaron J AsperName: Aaron J AsperResidence: IowaAge at Enlistment: 27Enlistment Date: 2 Dec 1863Rank at enlistment: PrivateState Served: IowaSurvived the War?: YesService Record: Enliste...(Read more) -
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