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Pvt Francis Marion Spohn
Birth: May 19, 1846
Death: Sep. 17, 1864

Frank, named for the beloved "Swamp Fox" General Francis Marion, was the eldest of the four children of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Brunthaver) Spohn. He was born on his parents' farm in Sandusky county, Ohio.

He died at the age of eighteen serving his country in the Union Army during the Civil War, at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri. He was a private in Company F, Seventy-Second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in the sixth month of his service. He died from "Phthisis pulmonalis," i.e. pulmonary tuberculosis.

His father, a veteran of the Mexican and the Civil War, had the sad duty of riding across middle America to retrieve Frank's remains and bring them home to rest with those of family. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Spohn (1822 - 1907)
  Elizabeth Brunthaver Spohn (1825 - 1908)
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Marion Spohn (1846 - 1864)
  Adam F Spohn (1849 - 1937)*
  Jacob Allen Spohn (1851 - 1926)*
  Mary Elizabeth Spohn Grover (1854 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FRANCIS M.
SON OF J. &. E. SPOHN
Co. F. 72 Reg. O. V. I.
DIED
Sept. 17, 1864
AGED
18 y. 3 m. 29 d.
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Oh! bury me not by the wayside,
But take me home when I die
'Tis so [...] and [...] by the [...]
So far from home and friends to lie.

 
Burial:
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Ballville
Sandusky County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Dave Davisson
Record added: Dec 23, 2006
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- Dave Davisson
 Added: May. 26, 2014
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- Rita Jean Arnold
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013

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