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John Baptist Demuling
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1828, Luxembourg
Death: Apr. 4, 1898
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA

Jean Baptist Demoulin was born June 10, 1828 in Beaufort, Luxembourg. Demoulin meaning - "Of the Mill or Miller". Jean Baptiste Demoulin changed his French first name Jean to John and tried to change the surname Demoulin phonetically. He dropped the "o" and in an attempt to keep the French nasal, added a "g" at the end.

He was a weaver in Luxembourg. After he came to America he learned the molder's trade; then went into business for himself as a grocer, liquour dealer, and restaurateur.
He came to USA (Erie, Pa) in 1852. Passport dated March 2, 1852 at Bettel (in French), traveled First Class. Key to his character--- nothing but the best.

His first grocery and liquor store (a combination of restaurant and saloon) was on East Eleventh Street between Parade and Wallace sometime between 1855 and 1859. Later he bought property on 12th Street between State and Peach and on Peach Street between 12th and 13th Streets.

Jean Baptist Demoulin, weaver by profession, twenty-five
years of age, born June 11, 1828, militiaman since 1846.
Height about 5 ft., 3 IN.
Hair blond
Eyebrows blond
Eyes gray
Forehead low
Chin round
Mouth large
Face pale
"Employed by Mr. Kohnen at Bettel, commune of Fouhren. Know all
men by these present, that the said Jean Baptist Demoulin, weaver,
native of Beaufort has been working in the commune of Fouhren for
six years and has always been of good conduct. He will depart for
The Netherlands to Antwerp, then to New York on the Maria Chousia.

MILITARY: Enlisted into the union army on March 6, 1865 at the age of 37. Was a private in Company "K" of the 98th Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. General Robert E. Lee surrendered shortly thereafter. John Baptist Demuling became ill in camp and was sent to Columbian General Hospital in Washington, D.C., whence he was discharged on June 14, 1865. His health recovered and was a prominent GAR man (Grand Army of the Republic) and attended all the conventions for years after the War.

CIVILWAR.PENSION: Civil War Pension Index
Pensioner: John Demuling
Company: K 98 Pa Inf
Images Online #: 1015 State Filed: Pennsylvania
Widow: Mary A. Demuling Relative:
Minor: Comments:
(1) Date of Filing: 1 Dec 1881;
Reason: Invalid
Application No.: 426759
Certificate No.: 943841
State Filed: Pa
(2)Date of Filing: 19 Apr 1898
Reason: Widow
Application No.: 684936
Certificate No.: 646342
State Filed: Pa

Nicolai Demoulin and Susanna Welter

Marriage: 28 Dec 1855 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Erie, Erie County, Pa
Family links: 
  Maria Anna Kuhn Demuling (1835 - 1920)*
  Magdalena Demuling Hatch (1856 - 1936)*
  John Baptist Demuling (1859 - 1944)*
  Frank J. Demuling (1861 - 1927)*
  Joseph Jacob Demuling (1863 - 1937)*
  Ludwig Demuling (1866 - 1904)*
  Margaret Demuling (1868 - 1944)*
  Edward V. Demuling (1871 - 1925)*
  Philamena D. Demuling Heald (1874 - 1933)*
*Calculated relationship
Trinity Cemetery
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section Q - Demuling Family Plot
Created by: David Laughlin
Record added: Jul 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93624598
John Baptist Demuling
Added by: David Laughlin
John Baptist Demuling
Added by: David Laughlin
John Baptist Demuling
Added by: David Laughlin
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