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John Gager
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1843
Ontario, Canada
Death: May 30, 1929
Howard County
Iowa, USA

Oldest Civil War Soldier of Cresco, Iowa at the time of his obit in the Mason City Globe Gazette of 31 May 1929. His wish had been to live until Memorial Day of that year to attend the Veterans gathering.
He enlisted in the Ninth Kansas Cavalry 10 Dec. 1861 and that unit combined with Company G of the 2nd Kansas Cavalry Regiment.
He mustered out 13 Jan, 1865 in Leavenworth, Kansas, at which time he returned to Iowa to marry Miss Adaline E. Trask. 
Family links: 
  Adaline Elsina Trask Gager (1849 - 1913)*
  Nettie Eleanor Gager Strawn (1866 - 1951)*
  J Arthur Gager (1870 - 1893)*
  Lorenzo D Gager (1872 - 1924)*
  Evelyn Adeline Gager Jones (1875 - 1942)*
  Virginia Pearl Gager (1880 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Howard County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Margaret Rae
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97576751
John Gager
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John Gager
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John Gager
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