|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1845|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 26, 1924|
-- CIVIL WAR VETERAN --
Seymour Conger was born at Pierpont, Lawrence County, New York, Oct. 22, 1845, and lived to the age of 78 years, 10 months, 4 days. When only a little over 16 years, he enlisted with the "Nine Months Men" in Co. B, 12th Infantry in the late days of 1861. He was a Civil War Veteran.
When his term of enlistment expired, he enlisted in the Co. A, 1st Vermont Cavalry and participated in the Battle of Gettysburg where he was wounded. After being discharged from the hospital at Baltimore, he again joined his command and served until the end of the war when he moved to Durand, Wisconsin.
Here he was married April 26, 1867, to Laura Kella (born Dec. 5, 1850)in Wisconsin, the groom at that time being 21 and the bride 16. He was the son of Ezra and Sarah (Cady) Conger. They lived there 10 years and then moved to Hamilton County, Iowa, for a year and in 1878 located in Ida County, Iowa. Mr. Conger was a farmer, and for many years they farmed in the grove near Ida Grove, Iowa, moving to Ida Grove 22 years ago.
Mr. Conger was brought up as a Quaker and belonged to the Friends Church in Ida Grove as long as it was in existence. He was also a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, G.A.R. He was a man who loved his home.
Mr. and Mrs. Conger had no children of their own, but they helped to take care of three nieces and two nephews, most of whom died in childhood, one niece living until a few years ago and the fifth being Darrel D. Conger of Ida Grove.
Seymour belonged to a family of 8 brothers and sisters, all of whom have passed away, except, one brother, T. D. Conger, in Adair, Alberta. There were three brothers in the Union Army in the Civil War, one perishing from disease while in the service.
The funeral services were held at the Conger home in Jacobs Addition, and burial was made in the Ida Grove Cemetery with military honors at the grave by an honorary escort of American Legion members.
Ezra Conger (1817 - 1885)
Laura Kelley Conger (1850 - 1931)*
Seymour Conger (1845 - 1924)
Sarah Elizabeth Conger Francisco (1858 - 1912)*
Ida Grove Cemetery
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Apr 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18935224