|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1838, Germany|
|Death: ||Apr., 1921|
JOHN BANDEROB, a prominent business man of Oshkosh, Wis., and a member of G. A. R. Post No. 241, enlisted under the first call of President Lincoln for 75,000 troops in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. He served with the regiment through three months enlistment and fought at the first Bull Run in which he was wounded in his right arm. On the expiration of his term of enlistment he immediately re- enlisted in the same company and regiment for three years and received honorable discharge June 28, 1864, at the expiration of his period of enlistment. He fought through all the battles and skirmishes in which his regiment participated with the exception of Antietam and included Gainesville, 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, Fitz Hugh's Crossing, Marye's Heights, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Laurel Hill (Spottsylvania), North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Hatcher's Run, Gravelly Run, Five Forks and Appomatox. On the organization he was made Corporal and had been promoted to Sergeant when he was discharged. He was Wounded a second time at Gettysburg in his left leg. He was made a prisoner at Gainesville, but was paroled on the field. Mr. Banderob had four brothers and three of them were soldiers in the civil war. Henry was an enlisted man in the 21st Wisconsin and was killed at Perryville, Oct. 3, 1862. Peter served his full time, and Fred was discharged previous to the expiration of his term on account of disabilities incurred in the service. Mr. Banderob is a member of a prominent firm at Oshkosh, engaged in the extensive manufacture of furniture. One hundred and fifty men are employed in their establishment which is fitted with the most approved machinery for the construction of furniture of the best type.
John Banderob --- Chilton Times --- April 31, 1921
John Banderob, veteran of the Civil war, pioneer manufacturer, for many years alderman, representing the Eighth ward, and twice mayor of the City of Oshkosh, passed away Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home, 252 Ceape Street.
A chronic ailment coupled with old age, proved the conqueror after a long fight against desperate odds. Although he had been failing for a period of years, the valiant spirit did not desert the aged man and he was confined to his bed less than forty eight hours before the end came. He had grown weaker and weaker month by month, as the disease continued to sap his life, but it was his declaration that he "would died with his boots on' and he almost kept his promise. As late as Wednesday of last week he was able to take an automobile ride and he did not take to his bed until Saturday and even after that he was determining to get up and be about the house. The end, when it came, succeeded only a brief period of unconsciousness.
John Banderob was born Aug. 23, 1838, at Heile, in Holstein, Germany. When he was 17 years of age, the family moved to America and the son, who was a expert in woodturning, came to Oshkosh and took employment. He also worked for brief periods at Jefferson and Two Rivers to which places he went from Oshkosh on foot. In 1857 he went to work on a farm in Fond du Lac County and in 1860 returned to Oshkosh.
In April, 1861, he enlisted in Company E of the Second Wisconsin Infantry of the Iron Brigade and established an enviable record as a soldier, being promoted to sergeant for services in the field. He was twice wounded, once at Gainesville and once at Gettysburg. In the second battle of Bull Run, he was taken prisoner but was paroled on the field and exchanged for other prisoners, remaining in service to the close of the war.
Three brothers also fought in the war, one being killed and another being discharged for disability. Returning to Oshkosh, Mr. Banderob was married October 18, 1864, and resided here continiously until his death. In 1871 he started the manufacture of furniture and in 1881 the Banderob & Chase company was formed. He was president of that company up to about a year ago, although he retired from active participation in the details of the business about three years ago.
He served as alderman from the Eighth ward from 1899 to 1907. In the latter year he was elected mayor and held the office for two years. In 1911 he was again elected mayor and was in that position when the commission form of government was voted for and adopted in 1912.
Mr. Banderob was a member of the Odd Fellows and had served in the grand lodge. He was also one of the early members of the John W. Scott post, No. 241, G. A. R., and had acted as commander of the post.
He is survived by his wife, five sons and four daughters. They are Arthur E. Banderob, Walter J. Banderob and Herbert Banderob of this city; Mrs. Olga Heider, superintendent of the state sanatorium at Wales, Wis.; Miss Alma Banderob of this city; Mrs. Sterling Steele of Berlin and Mrs. Edward Lauson of New Holstein. A brother, Herman Banderob, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Lauson, of Thorp, also survive.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence, the Rev. John W. Greenwood officiating. ---- Oshkosh Northwestern
Friedrich Banderob (1806 - 1877)
Catharine Christina Rodes Banderob (1813 - 1896)
Anna B Kramer Banderob (1844 - 1927)*
Olga B Banderob Heider (1869 - 1948)*
Alma Banderob (1871 - 1927)*
John Walter Banderob (1874 - 1941)*
Herbert Banderob (1877 - 1938)*
George Banderob (1877 - 1955)*
Metha Banderob Lauson (1880 - 1968)*
John Andrew Banderob (1838 - 1921)
Claus Frederick Banderob (1839 - 1918)*
Henry Banderob (1841 - 1862)*
Joergen Banderob (1843 - 1907)*
Max Banderob (1844 - 1920)*
Hans H Banderob (1844 - 1908)*
Peter Banderob (1847 - 1916)*
Catherina Margaretha Banderob Lauson (1850 - 1925)*
Herman Banderob (1852 - 1925)*
Plot: block 30 - lot 16
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Feb 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85797867