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Birth: Oct. 13, 1844
Lafayette County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1899
Kingman County
Kansas, USA

Son of William & Mary C. Scheem Elder
Husband of Nancy Conley Elder

Name: John W Elder ,
Residence: Platteville, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 29 Sep 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 29 September 1863
Enlisted in Company H,
7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 29 September 1863.
Wounded on 31 March 1865 at Gravelly Run, VA
Mustered out Company H,
7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 14 June 1865
Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Wisconsin;
Enlistment date: 29 September 1863.

Death of JW Elder
Medicine Lodge Cresset

Mar 3, 1899
pg 3, col 5
Died: J.W. Elder, well known in this city where he lived for a number of years, died at his home in Spivey, Kingman county, at 7 o'clock last Friday morning. His remains were taken to Kingman for burial. Mr. Elder had been in poor health for a long time. He was an old soldier and a member the of G.A.R. Post in this city. He was about 65 years old. He leaves a wife and several children. Mrs. George Robinett of this city was a daughter. [See above @ Feb 11, 1898 for death of Mrs. Robinett.][Eldred Post No. 174 Resolution of Respect @ Apr 14, 1899, pg 2, col 4.]

Mar 8, 1899
Barber County Index
pg 3, col 2
Died: J.W. Elder died at Spivey February 24th - almost two weeks ago. Mr. Elder resided in this city until about two years ago and was an old soldier. He was in poor health for years. The remains were taken to Kingman for burial.

John Elder purchased a cemetery lot at Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, KS in 1893. daughter Fannie was buried there. Seems strange. Later his daughter was buried there. B C (Bertha) Elder Robinett. LKB 2010
Feb 11, 1898 news about death of Bertha, John is in Spivey, Kansas and in such poor health he cannot attend her funeral. (John also had consumption) 3-26-2010 LKB

Family links: 
  Nancy E Connelly Elder (1849 - 1895)*
  George Washington Elder (1871 - 1904)*
  Bertha C Elder Robinett (1878 - 1898)*
  Fanny Elder (1889 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Kingman County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Mar 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18630362
Pvt John W. Elder
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Please note that John was also married to Mary E Davis 1887 in Texas. Her time and place of death are not known at this time. He and Nancy lost 2 additional children Mary, and Nellie. Another child Louis is lost. No record found for him.
- Linda B
 Added: Jul. 17, 2015
RIP Sir.
- Shirley McDaniel Buckler
 Added: Jan. 25, 2015

- Judy Mayfield
 Added: Mar. 26, 2007

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