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Pvt John Washington Auten
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Birth: 1836
New York, USA
Death: 1910
California, USA

Corporal JOHN WASHINGTON AUTEN, Battery A, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery

John Washington Auten (also spelled Aten), was one of at least five children born to John and Philena Lacey Daniels Aten. John Auten (Aten) is believed to have been born c. 1799 in New York and to have died c. 1877. The elder John was the son of Powell Aten and Mary (Seberinge) Aten. Philena Lacey Daniels was born c. 1804 in Pennsylvania and died c. 1857. Their children were;
1. William H. Auten,born c. 1826; married to Harriet Peet; William H. Auten died in 1908; See his Find A Grave site for more information about him and his family..

2. Eleanor S. Auten, born c. 1828; married to Joseph P. Scofield; Eleanor died c. 1849.

3. George Auten, born c. 1832; married to Nancy Jane Moore; George died c. ______.

4. John Washington Auten, born c. 1836; married to Alice Smith; See their biographies below.

5. James Berkley Auten, born c. November 25, 1839; married to Phebe Jane "Jennie" Adams on November 28, 1867 in Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois; Phoebe was born on May 12, 1842 and died on April 10, 1880 in ___________, Illinois; John died on August 20, 1880/81 in ___________, Illinois.

Now to continue with the biography of John Washington Auten;
John Washington Auten served in Battery A of the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery during the Civil War.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

Company A Unit 2 IL US L ART

Personal Characteristics
Age 24 Height 5' 7 3/4 Hair LIGHT
Eyes GRAY Complexion HEALTHY
Marital Status SINGLE
Occupation FARMER Nativity IL

Service Record
Joined When APR 19, 1861
Joined Where PEORIA, IL
Period 3 YRS Muster In AUG 17, 1861
Muster In Where BENTON BRKS, MO
Muster In By Whom
Muster Out SEP 14, 1864
Muster Out Where SPRINGFIELD, IL
Muster Out By Whom LT SUMNER


The Article on "Civil War Record of Princeville", Vol. II of History and Reminiscences, speaks of the "Lucky Thirteen" who enlisted in Peoria Battery, spring of 1861. As the group were about to start to Peoria to enlist, Rev. Ahab Keller of the Princeville Methodist church made a very devout and fervent prayer that they all might be spared to safely return. The prayer was answered, and all of them did providentially return, after three and four years of service.
The names of the thirteen have now been verified as follows: James F. Carman, Edwin Hoag, Letz Lair, Noah Lair, Will Lair, Win. Best, Enos Frost, Sam Coburn, James McGinnis, John Auten, Morris Smith, Win. Morrow, and H. A. Stowell.

John W. Auten was married to Alice Smith on __________ __, 18__ at __________, __________.

At the time of the 1880 census, John W. Auten and his family are found in Union, Hamilton County, Nebraska. He is farming and his father and mother are listed as having been born in New York and Connecticut, respectively;
Self John W. Auten M 43 New York
Wife Alice A. Auten F 36 Illinois
Daughter Tula R. Auten F 15 Illinois
Son Omer S. Auten M 11 Kansas
Daughter Edna Maude Auten F 9 Kansas
Daughter Philina R. Auten F 1 Nebraska

At the time of the 1910 census, John is found in Fullerton, Orange, California. He is widowed and his parents are both listed as being born in Pennsylvania;
Head Omer S Auten M 41 Kansas
Wife Etta Auten F 36 Illinois
Father John W Auten M 73 New York
Sister Grace Auten F 19 Colorado

John Washington Auten died later that year on ___________ __, 1910 and his mortal remains were laid in the _____________ Cemetery in ____________, California.

Omer S. Auten was married to Etta Jeffers on ___________ __, 19__ in ___________, ___________.

At the time of the 1920 census, Omer is now married and living in Summerland, Pinal, Arizona;
Head Omer S Auten M 51 Kansas
Wife Rose E Auten F 47 Illinois

by Baxter B. Fite III

Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Lot 555, Grave 4.
Created by: Baxter B. Fite III
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95958570
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