|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1841|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1911|
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Claus Sievers
Residence: New Holstein, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 22 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company E, 21st Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 22 Aug 1862.
Mustered Out Company E, 21st Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 22 May 1865.
His mother was Margaretha Henningsen Sievers
Claus Sievers Chilton Times December 16, 1911
WAR VETERAN DIES – Was Buried With Military Honors
The death of Claus Sievers which occurred at his home in the village of New Holstein on Tuesday evening, Dec. 12th, removed from earth another of the pioneers of that section and a veteran of the civil war. On Sunday Dec. 3rd while enjoying his usual good health the old gentleman was stricken with paralysis and lingered on although constantly failing until the end came on Tuesday as above stated. In his death New Holstein loses one of its most respected citizens and substantial men, one who was always a credit to the community in which he lived.
Claus Sievers was born in Germany Jan. 8th, 1841, and came with his parents to this country in 1853, located in the town of New Holstein where his parents purchased government lands and when he was old enough to be useful he assisted his father in clearing the land and converting it into a fertile farm home. On August 22, 1862 at the age of 21 years his patriotism and loyalty to his adopted country prompted him to volunteer his service in the civil war and he was accepted as a member of Company E, of the gallant twenty-first regiment. The history of this fighting regiment is too well known to require a detailed comment. However Mr. Sievers' comrades credit him with being the peer of any soldier in the regiment in point of fearlessness and bravery in the line of battle. In the battle of Bentonville, he was wounded but refused to retire and as soon as able resumed his place in the ranks, remaining with his company until May 22, 1865 when he was honorably discharged.
Returning to New Holstein he was married Nov. 8, 1867, to Margaretha Harder and purchased an eighty acre tract of timber land in the town of Schleswig on which they settled and remained until 1904 when he disposed of the same and moved into the village of New Holstein to spend his declining years in well earned comfort. He was widely known and very popular in grand army circles although he didn't belong to any post.
His is survived by a widow, two sons, Peter, who is principal of the school at North Milwaukee and George who is farming near Moscow, Idaho and one daughter, Mrs. Peter Welker of New Holstein. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the home under the auspices of the Grand Army Post of Chilton. The funeral oration was delivered by Wm. Broeckert of Kiel, and interment was made in the village cemetery.
Peter Sievers (1817 - 1888)
Margaretha Harder Sievers (1848 - 1926)*
Peter Sievers (1868 - 1952)*
George Sievers (1870 - 1965)*
Dora Sievers Welker (1871 - 1963)*
Claus Sievers (1841 - 1911)
Dorothea Sievers Harder (1846 - 1934)*
Henry Sievers Thiel (1847 - 1927)*
Peter Sievers (1857 - 1866)*
Annie Sievers Schildhauer (1860 - 1924)*
Co E, 21 Wis Inf
New Holstein City Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Aug 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40791995