|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1842|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1915|
ANOTHER VETERAN IS CALLED TO HIS REWARD
In the death of John Wolfgang of Heathville, Jefferson County loses one of its oldest and most beloved residents and one of its rapidly depleting number of civil war veterans, the end of a most remarkable career having come at 9:30 last Saturday evening April 10th 1915 at his farm home at Heathville, Beaver Township, the cause being heart failure, the attack coming very unexpectedly to his household and friends.
The subject of this sketch was born in Clarion County January 17, 1842 and was aged 73 years, 2 months, and 28 days. On June 29, 1865 he was united in marriage to Miss Catharine Guthrie, to which union twelve children were born, five of whom died in infancy. The seven children surviving are: John D. and Asa of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Fred Heckman, of Ohl; Mrs. W.C Spare of Heathville; James J. of DuBois; Mrs. Reed Brosius of Summerville and Thos. T. at home. Also surviving is his wife and two sisters Mrs. Philip Fillhart of Henderson Township, near this place and Mrs. Ephriam Hetrick of Howe.
The funeral services were conducted in the Evangelical Church at Heathville, of which the deceased had been an active and consistent member since early life. Rev. Valentine, his pastor, officiating, at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon and interment was made in the cemetery at Ohl.
As a Civil War Veteran he held a most honorable and enviable record in the service of his country, having enlisted as a volunteer at Brookville, Feb. 17, 1862, and became a member of the Third Battalion and later became a member of the 18th Reg. U.S. Vol. Infantry. He fought in the battle of Perrysville, Oct. 8, 1862; Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, Jan. 1 and 2, 1863 and was then transferred to 2nd Battalion, Co. E in which he served until he received his honorable discharge, Feb. 17, 1865.
As a member of this company he fought in the battle of Hoover's Gap, June 27 and 28, 1863; Tallahoma, July 1, Elk River, July 3rd; Chicamangua, Sept. 19 and 20; Chattanooga Nov. 23; Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, Nov. 24; Rock Face Ridge and Resaca, May 13 to 16, 1864; Dallas, May 25; Kenesaw Mountain, June 9 to 30, (Skirmishes); lay in seige of Atlanta July to Sept. 1864; battles of Peach Tree Creek and Jonesboro, Sept. 1864. Discharged at Lookout Mountain Feb. 17, 1865.
He returned to his home and engaged in farming at the home where he passed his declining years. He was active in social, religious and political circles of Jefferson County and was very widely and favorably known and only a year or two ago was a member of the Beaver Township board of education. His cheerful spirit remained with him to the last and he retained his clearness of intellect to the closing hour of his life.
Those from this place to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Philip Fillhart, Mrs. Frank Reiter, Mrs. Wm. Carney, Mrs. Alfred Crawford, Mrs. Savilla Wolfgang; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Wolfgang.
He was buried with all the honors due a veteran and the floral tributes in a measure, showed the esteem in which he was held by his countless friends.
Catharine Ellen Guthrie Wolfgang (1846 - 1931)*
John David Wolfgang (1874 - 1938)*
Maintained by: Diane Wolfgang Ross
Originally Created by: Sue
Record added: Jul 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40071828