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Johann Ulrich Heim
Birth: Feb. 20, 1837
Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Switzerland
Death: Jan. 14, 1910
Knox County
Tennessee, USA

Johann Ulrich Heim (Born in Gais,Switzerland): Corporal, 2nd Tennessee Infantry, Co. H. He has a handsome headstone on his grave. Definitely not a government issue. He filed for pension June 28, 1877 # 238039 159717. Wife(Martha) filed July 22, 1910 or 1916. Her # 934335 6977897/. She filed from Tennessee. He lies surrounded by soldiers from all our wars including 2nd Tennessee comrades.

Johann Ulrich Heim emigrated to America in 1853 at the age of 16.

Ulrich lived in the Knoxville, area, and on March 15, 1857, he married Susannah Stewart (1st wife)in Roane County, TN. Ulrich and Susannah had four children. Susannah Stewart Heim died February 4, 1867, leaving Ulrich with four young children ranging from 8 months to 9 years old. He soon remarried; Ulrich Heim and Martha Baker were wed on August 8, 1867, in Anderson County, TN.

Obituary from The Journal and Tribune, Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday Morning, January 15, 1910: "Heim - Ulrich Heim died at his residence at 1731 Jefferson avenue, Park City, at three o'clock Friday morning. The deceased was a corporal of Company H, Second Tennessee Infantry volunteers and was a member of Ed Maynard post, G. A. R. Funeral services at Trinity M. E. church, Luttrell street and Lovenia avenue at 2 p. m. Sunday. Interment in the National cemetery. The pall bearers will be: J. W. Andes, D. G. Thornburgh, L. Haber, G. W. Pearsoll, Elvin Dukes, F. J. Snyder.

"Mr. Heim was a native of Switzerland, but had been a resident of Tennessee since a young man. He was a soldier in the Union Army in the Civil War, a member of the Second Tennessee Infantry. He was a prisoner of war in the Confederate Prison at Andersonville, Georgia, for perhaps a year. He came to Knoxville several years ago, from Grainger County, to accept a position in the local pension office. He was on the roll of clerks at the time of his death; but since last spring when he underwent a surgical operation, he has been unable to perform clerical duties. He was a good and true citizen, faithful to any trust that he bore, loyal to duty, and lived a blameless life. He enjoyed the confidence and the respect of all who knew him in an eminent degree."

On 3/1/1863 Ulrich joined the Union Army. At the time the Confederate Army occupied East Tennessee so he was inducted at Camp Dick Robinson in Kentucky. He was promoted from Private to Corporal on 6/1/1863. He was captured in the Battle of Rogersville, TN and taken prisoner along with several hundred others. They were first sent to Belle Island, Richmond, VA and confined there from 11/13/1863 until transferred to Andersonville, GA on 3/18/1864. Ulrich was interned there until early in 1865 and was then moved to Charleston, SC, and Goldsboro, NC.

Ulrich was "exchanged" 2/26/1865 and ended up in Brownlow General Hospital in Knoxville, TN with a diagnosis of "general debility". Pension records indicate he suffered from neuralgia, scurvy, dropsy, and dysentery.
(Much of the story above researched by Thomas Heim Clark.) 
Family links: 
  Martha Baker Heim (1843 - 1913)
  Susannah Stewart Heim (1833 - 1867)*
  John H Heim (1857 - 1913)*
  George O. Heim (1860 - 1935)*
  Samuel Rufus Heim (1862 - 1918)*
  Mary Fredrica Heim Manley (1866 - 1934)*
  Martha E. Heim Alexander (1867 - 1934)*
  Emma Jane Heim Manley (1870 - 1942)*
  Fritz Grant Heim (1872 - 1896)*
  Henry Baker Heim (1874 - 1916)*
  William S Heim (1877 - 1936)*
  Ulrich V Heim (1879 - 1967)*
  James Blaine Heim (1884 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
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Knox County
Tennessee, USA
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