|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1832|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1911|
Residence: Columbia City, Indiana.
Enlisted 3 September 1862 as a Private.
On 3 September he mustered into "E" Co., Indiana 17th Infantry.
He was mustered out on 21 June 1865.
Federal Pension Infomation:
Applied 19 February 1878, Pension #248,909.
His widow (Sarah J. Appleton) applied 24 April 1911 State of Indiana application #963,544.
Submitted by Tad D. Campbell, Gilroy California, >firstname.lastname@example.org<.
The Columbia City Post, Columbia City, Whitley Co., Indiana Wednesday 12 Apri8l 1911, Vol. 43, No. 58, Weekly Edition, p. 1.
AGED VETERAN DEAD AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS.
John H. Appleton passed away Monday at his home in this city.
Following an illness of five weeks from kidney trouble, John H. Appleton, and aged veteran of the civil war and well known resident of this city, died at his home on East Ellsworth Sreet at 9:30 Monday morning. For the past year he had not been in good health on account of a fall that he sustained but except for that he was vigorous for a man of his age. The encroachments of the last disease were rapid and during the last few days he suffered untold agoney till relieved by the quieting medicines administered to him.
John H. Appleton was born in Center County, Pennsylvania, 27 November 1832, and died in Columbia City, Whitley Co., Indiana 11 April 1911, aged 78 years, 4 months, and 13 days. He came with his parents as a boy to Wabash County and later took up land in Whitley County in Thorncreek Township. In 1857, 24th June, he was married to Matilda Dupler-Egolf. When the war broke out he went with others and enlisted for the defense of his county, leaving his wife and family of three children. He served till the close of the war as a private in Company E, 17th Indiana. At the close of the war he returned to this country and remained on this farm till after the death of his first wife, 11 April 1878. He was married a second time in 1886, to Sarah J. Beemer and with the exception of two years in that time they to have lived in this city. One year was spent on a farm and the other at Marion. A sister, Mrs. Mary Ramey, of Laketon, survives him as do his wife and five children. The children are George, Mrs. Elizabeth Alkire, of Manistee County, Michigan; Jonathan, Nashua, Montana; Aaron, and Mrs. Laura Hively, Thorncreek Townwhip. Mr. Appleton was a member of the Baptist Church in this city, the George W. Stough Post, G.A.R., and the Odd fellows. order.
The deceased was not only a brave solier but an honorable and upright citizen who always endeavored to deal fairly and justly with his fellow man. He lead an exemplary life and his good name swill be cherished by his family and friends.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock at the Baptist Church. Rev. D. W. Sanders of Churubusco to officiate, himself a Civil War veteran; interment at Hively Cemetery in Thorncreek Township.
*Twenty-five members of the G.A.R Post marched from the house to the church. The pall bearers were all old soldiers, most of them members of Co. "E", 17th Indiana Infantry. [Emil Doriot, John F. Lawrence, Jonathan Williams, James F. Johnson, Otis Hersel and John Fry.)
SCOURCES: Used by Historical Data Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 35, Duxbury, Ma 02331 >www.civilwardata.com< Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Information provided by HDS subscribers, National Archive - Index to Federal Pension Records.
Created by: David L. Bush
Record added: Dec 04, 2004
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