|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1837|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 1904|
b. August 2,1837 Hancock County,Ohio
CO. B. 33rd IOWA INF.
Enlisted, 1862. Thirty-third Iowa Infantry, serving the close of the war. He was in the command of General Steele,
participated in the battles of Helena, Arkansas, Saline Pass and a number of serious skirmishes. Twice he was taken prisoner and lay in Confederate stockades. At Davenport,Iowa, on June 14,1865, he mustered out.
P.O.W. February 16, 1863, Yazoo Pass, MS.
P.O.W. April 30, 1864, Saline River, AR.
Severely Wounded, April 30, 1864, Saline River, AR.
Hancock county,Ohio, is the place of his nativity, his birth occurring August 2,1837. His parents were John and Agnes Decker,natives of Pennsylvania and descendants of Holland ancestry. He is a descendant of a long line of patriotic ancestors,antedating the Revolutionary War, in which his maternal grandfather took an active part.
For a number of years he followed the trade of a plasterer in Iowa, going thence to Nebraska,where he lived five years, engaged principally in farming. In 1888 he visited Pudget Sound, in 1891 he located in Stevens county on
the farm which he at present successfully conducts.
In 1857 Mr.Decker married Emily M.Landers,daughter of William and Mary A. (Brown) Landers
Emma DECKER-Wife-M-Female-W-43-IN-Keeping House-KY-KY
W. John DECKER-S-S-Male-W-18-IA-Laborer --- ---
Emily M. Landers Decker (1837 - 1910)*
Loon Lake Community Cemetery
Created by: Bev
Record added: Apr 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14131504
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