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Rudolph "Doc" Howery
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1844, Germany
Death: Oct. 25, 1927
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

About 1855 Rudolph, and his parents, and 2 older brothers left Germany and came to the USA, probably on a steamship line. The story has always been told in our family that Rudolph's father died aboard ship and was buried at sea. When the rest of the family got to America they went to Toledo, Ohio.

Rudolph lied about his age, and joined the military on October 24, 1861 in Wood Co. Ohio in order to fight in the Civil War. [Civil War records showing him enlisting (again?) on 1-2-1862]. He was in Company K, 67th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteers. In 1862, in Virginia, he fought at Winchester, Strasburg, Fort Royal, Harrison's Landing and Malvern Hill. On July 8, 1863, while fighting a fierce battle with a unite of black soldiers, (which lasted several days), at Ft. Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina, Rudolph was shot in the right eye. The ball was never removed. He was transferred to the 85th Pennsylvania Veterans Corps for February and March of 1864. [Civil War records show he was transferred to Company 172, 2nd Battn, Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on 9-19-1864 and transferrred out on 9-19-1964] He spent several months recovering from the wound and was discharged from service on Oct. 24,1864 at Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Rudolph returned to Ohio, and to the Junkins farm, only to find the family ill with cholera. Rudolph took care of the animals, climbing in and out of an upstairs window. The entire Junkins family died from the disease.

Rudolph then worked at another farm, where he met Mary Catherine Cunningham, who was born in Henry Co. Ohio. She did the milking, while Rudolph did the heavier chores.
[In the obituary, Mary's name is misspelled. It should be "Cunningham"] 
Family links: 
  Mary Catherine Cunningham Howery (1853 - 1917)
  Mary Matilda Howery Hanna (1871 - 1947)*
  Minnie Phuda Howery Baker/Stid (1873 - 1938)*
  Fred Rudolph Howery (1875 - 1932)*
  William Eber Howery (1877 - 1877)*
  Daisy Adlaide Howery Wellman (1878 - 1924)*
  Viva Charlotte Howery Stid (1882 - 1918)*
  Cecil Albert Howery (1890 - 1969)*
  Alice Howery Stid (1892 - 1979)*
  Nina M Howery Wasper (1895 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Felt Plains Cemetery
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Dec 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31939587
Rudolph Doc Howery
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Rudolph Doc Howery
Added by: Theron & Helen Smith
Rudolph Doc Howery
Added by: Theron & Helen Smith
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- Marilynn Johnson
 Added: May. 16, 2014
Because of you I am here to enjoy life. Thank you for your service in your lifetime. Your great great grandaughter Stasi
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