|Birth: ||1836, At Sea|
Henry J Wetlaufer, son of Henrich Wetlaufer (AKA Wettlaufer) (1811-1898) and Anna Elisabeth Römer (1810-1868), was born at sea in 1836. The family resided in New York until about 1854 when they moved from New York to Alden, McHenry county, Illinois.
During the Civil War he was a member of 8th Illinois Cavalry Company H. He enlisted as a private and mustered out of service as a Corporal on July 17, 1865. A pension application (#1189912) was filed 23 April 1897. Certificate #990121.
1860 Census: Alden, McHenry, Illinois, USA - The household included Henry Wetlaufer (50), Catherine Wetlaufer (48) & their children Henry (23), Wm (21), George (18), Catherine (14), Charlotte (12) & Elizabeth (8).
1870 Census: Alden, McHenry, Illinois, USA - The household included Henry Wetlaufer (58) & his children Henry J Wetlaufer (33). William Wetlaufer (32), Charlotte Wetlaufer (20), and Elizabeth Wetlaufer (16).
1871: He married Harriet Langdon on 2 Mar 1871 in McHenry, Illinois, USA.
1880 Census: Alden, McHenry, Illinois, USA - The household included Henry Wetlaufer (43) & his wife Harriet Wetlaufer (43).
1900 Census: Alden, McHenry, Illinois, USA - The household included Henry Wetlaufer (63) & his wife Harriet Wetlaufer (62).
11 Jun 1921: Havard, McHenry, Illinois, USA - He was killed by an automobile.
PHOTO: 8th Cavalry at "First Shot Marker" at Gettysburg - Per National Park Rangers at Gettysburg National Military Park: "The regimental surgeon, Abner Hard, published a unit history that was re-printed in 1996. (Hard, Abner. “History of the Eighth Cavalry Regiment Illionis Volunteers, During the Great Rebellion.” Dayton, OH: Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1996. ISBN: 0-89029-078-4; call number E505.4 8th H1) Page 28 (xxviii) of the preface includes a photograph “Veterans of the Eighth Illinois Cavalry” at First Shot marker at the 50th anniversary of the battle, July 1, 1913. Second from left is Private Henry Wetlanfer, but the index spells the last name correctly, Wetlaufer. The photo is courtesy of Ken Baumann of Milan, Minnesota."
Henry Wettlaufer (1811 - 1898)
Anna Elisabeth Römer Wettlaufer (1810 - 1868)
Harriet F Landon Wetlaufer (1837 - 1915)*
Henry Wetlaufer (1836 - 1921)
George P. Wetlaufer (1841 - 1863)*
Big Foot Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Kidd Gunn
Record added: Jun 18, 2003
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