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George Dillon Cantonwine
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1840
Woodbury
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1862
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

George D. Cantonwine was the son of Jacob and Christena (Dilling) Cantonwine and grandson of Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine.

Charles, the patriarch of the Cantonwine family, immigrated to America from Prussia in 1806, arriving in Philadelphia, Penn., aboard the ship Orlando. The ship's passenger list shows "Chr. Kuntentwine, single man." Eight or so years later, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob and Margaret (Fuhr) Scholl, in about 1814 in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.

George took part in the Civil War as a private in Co. A of the 12th Iowa Volunteers (Union Army). He enlisted in September 1861 in Lithopolis, Iowa. Less than three months later, on Dec. 20, 1861, he entered Good Samaritan G. H. in St. Louis, Mo, with rubeola and died Jan 4, 1862 of pneumonia. His age: 21 years, 11 months, 29 days.

The 12th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry was organized at Dubuque and mustered on November 25, 1861. Four officers and 76 enlisted men of the 12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, were killed and mortally wounded during service. Eight officers and 260 enlisted men died from disease. Total 348 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Cantonwine (1815 - 1887)
  Christina Dilling Cantonwine (1815 - 1869)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry D. Cantonwine (1838 - 1863)*
  George Dillon Cantonwine (1840 - 1862)
  Mary Ann Cantonwine Coon (1842 - 1879)*
  Susan Cantonwine Stewart (1844 - 1910)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Cantonwine Lamb (1847 - 1919)*
  William Wesley Cantonwine (1849 - 1931)*
  Catherine R. Cantonwine Stipp (1852 - 1869)*
  Martha I Cantonwine (1854 - 1854)*
  Alfred Dennis Cantonwine (1856 - 1926)*
  Nancy Ellen Cantonwine Duckett (1858 - 1951)*
  John David Cantonwine (1863 - 1926)*
  Emma Jane Cantonwine Burgman (1863 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Oct 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12191493
George Dillon Cantonwine
Added by: Ann Koch
 
George Dillon Cantonwine
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- Ann Koch
 Added: Nov. 11, 2005

- Ann Koch
 Added: Oct. 28, 2005
 
 
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