|Birth: ||unknown, Germany|
|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1909|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Courtesy of Kenneth Robison II:
John B. Pannes was born in Cologne, Prussia (now Germany), being raised at that place, and later immigrating to the United States in 1857. Shortly after his arrival the American Civil War began with the Secession of South Carolina and the firing on Fort Sumter in April of 1861. He promptly answered his new country's call for volunteers and enlisted on April 23rd, 1861, at New York City, New York, for two years service, at the age of 23, being mustered into United States service as a Private in Company A of the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Hawkins Zouaves, on May 4th, 1861, at Castle Garden in New York City. He was promoted to Sergeant on October 14th, 1861, and to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant on March 20th, 1862, serving with the regiment in its campaigns along the Virginia and North Carolina Coast and in the Sharpsburg & Fredericksburg Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac. He returned to New York with the regiment and was mustered out of service with the regiment on May 20th, 1863, at New York City, New York.
He didn't remain out of the service long however as he promptly enrolled on June 5th, 1863, at New York City, New York, for three years service, at the age of 26, and was mustered into service as First Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster of the 9th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment on June 9th, 1863, however he was mustered out of service on October 14th, 1863, at New York City, New York, when the regiment was consolidated with several others to form the 17th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was promptly mustered into service as Second Lieutenant of Company I of the 17th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment on December 30th, 1863, at Albany, New York, for three years service, and went west with the regiment serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, & Mississippi, before being detached as the Acting Ordnance Officer of the 16th Army Corps from January of 1864. He continued his service on the staff of the 16th Corps through its campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama, & Tennessee, until he was honorably discharged from service with the regiment on June 29th, 1865. During that time however he had received an appointment as a Captain & Aide-de-Camp of United States Volunteers on March 23rd, 1865, and continued to serve until he was finally mustered out of Volunteer service on October 12th, 1865, thus ending his military service.
Returning to New York City he studied law and on December 16th, 1868, was admitted to the New York State Bar, and joined two former comrades of the Hawkins Zouaves (Colonel Rush C. Hawkins & Lieutenant George A.C. Barnett) in opening the law practice of Hawkins, Barnett, & Pannes, with which firm he remained until 1907 when he started a separate practice under the title of Pannes & Blau until 1909. During his time in New York City he also was active in many civic organizations, including being a founding member of the Heinebund Society in February of 1869 a singing club for German citizens in New York, the Arion Society, and the German-American Citizens Union, serving as Presidents each of those organizations, he was also active in Veterans Organizations as well belonging to the Grand Army of the Republic, the New York Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, and of the Hawkins Zouaves Association of which he served as President.
Captain Pannes died at his home on East Ninety-Second Street in New York City, New York, on Sunday, March 7th, 1909, at the age of 72. His funeral taking place on March 10th, his remains being taken from the Arion Clubhouse to Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 18530, Section F
Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Sep 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58392906
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Companion #08357 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.|
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