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Lieut Henry R. Decou
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Birth: 1836, Canada
Death: Feb. 1, 1890
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA

Lieut. CO I 21st A Iowa Infantry

Name: Henry R Decow
Residence: Decorah, Iowa
Age at Enlistment: 25
Enlistment Date: 20 May 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Iowa
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal on 06 Nov 1861.
Enlisted in Company D, Iowa 3rd Infantry Regiment on 08 Jun 1861.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 05 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 21 Jul 1864.
Mustered out on 15 Aug 1864.
Transferred to Company I, Iowa 2nd Infantry Regiment on 15 Aug 1864.
Mustered out on 15 May 1865.
Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 06 Apr 1865.

Birth Date: abt 1836
Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion

Family tree sources show a Henry Decou born 1835 son of Frederick and Mary (Lemon) Decou, and a brother named Walter, born 1840 is also shown along with several other siblings.

Name: Henry R. Decow
Home in 1880: Emerson, Gratiot, Michigan
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Canada
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Margaret
Father's birthplace: Canada
Mother's birthplace: Canada
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Henry R. Decow 44
Margaret Decow 39
Morton Decow 11
Jane Decow 9
Walter Decow 4
Allice Decow 1

1880 Census Emerson, Gratiot Co., MI

Henry R. Decow, age 44, born abt 1836 Canada
Margaret Decow, age 39 born abt 1841 MI Wife
Morton Decow, age 11, born abt 1869 Iowa Son
Jane Decow, age 9, born abt 1871 Iowa Daughter
Walter Decow, age 4, born abt 1876 MI Son
Alice Decow, age 1, born abt 1879, MI Daughter 
Family links: 
  Margaret Decou (1841 - 1915)
  Morton Decou (1868 - 1904)*
  Walter Decou (1879 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: The civil war record and the information on the headstone differ as far as Company and Infantry. Headstone could have wrong info but do not know for sure.
Oak Grove Cemetery
Saint Louis
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Square Hill Blk J Lot 51
Created by: Sandra Moore
Record added: Feb 14, 2010
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Lieut Henry R. Decou
Added by: Sandra Moore
Lieut Henry R. Decou
Added by: Sandra Moore
Lieut Henry R. Decou
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 Added: May. 28, 2010
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