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Sgt Josiah "Jesse" Minnich
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1836
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1908
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Josiah was the son of Michael and Ruth Kern Minnich. During the Civil War, Josiah served with Co. A, 16th U.S. Infantry. He was married 3 times, first to Elizabeth Deibler, second to Rebecca Johns, and third to Ellen Maurer.

The information that follows is courtesy of Find A Grave contributor Dennis Brandt:

The son of Michael & Ruth or Rosa (per death certificate) Ann (Kern) Minnich, he married Elizabeth Deibler and fathered Aaron (b. 04/12/60). In 1860, he was a carpenter living in Halifax Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and stood 5' 7" tall with brown hair and gray eyes.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted with the regular army in Harrisburg February 25, 1864, and assigned to Co. A, 16th U.S. Infantry. He honorably discharged at term's end July 23, 1867, at the rank of sergeant.

Elizabeth died in 1871, and he married Rebecca Johns, fathering Amos Franklin (b. 11/27/69), Joseph Osceola (09/17/71 - Sp-Am War), Claude Eugene (b. 03/26/75), Edward Austin (b. 02/12/77), and Anton Blaine (b. 06/21/84). Rebecca died in 1885, and he married Ellen Maurer, fathering Robert Henry Heilner (b. 05/29/91). Cause of death is listed as an "intestinal obstruction" of four days duration. 
 
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 Parents:
  Michael Minnich (1811 - 1891)
  Ruth Ann Kern Minnich (1812 - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth Deibler Shiro (1842 - 1871)
  Rebecca Jane Johns Minnich (1847 - 1885)*
  Ellen Maurer Minnich (1855 - 1940)*
 
 Children:
  Aaron Minnich (1860 - 1917)*
  Amos Franklin Minnich (1869 - 1955)*
  Joseph Osceola Minnich (1871 - 1898)*
  Claude Eugene Minnich (1875 - 1962)*
  Edward Austin Minnich (1877 - 1958)*
  Anton Blaine Minnich (1884 - 1952)*
  Robert Henry Heilner Minnich (1891 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jeremiah Minnich (1834 - 1857)*
  Josiah Minnich (1836 - 1908)
  Cyrus Minnich (1839 - 1900)*
  Uriah Minnich (1841 - 1901)*
  Elias Minich (1844 - 1864)*
  Sarah M Minnich (1845 - 1850)*
  Catharine Minnich Miller (1850 - 1928)*
  Sarah A Hoke (1853 - 1889)*
  Mary Jane Minnich (1856 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Lykens
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Russ Ottens
Record added: Nov 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22951819
Sgt Josiah Jesse Minnich
Added by: Russ Ottens
 
Sgt Josiah Jesse Minnich
Added by: Russ Ottens
 
 
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 Added: Dec. 28, 2011
 
 
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