|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1831|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1908|
Rudolph Brown was born September 3, 1831. In 1860, was a clerk living in or near Abbottstown, Adams County, and stood 5' 4" tall with dark hair and dark eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he was drafted in Adams County October 16, 1862, mustered into federal service in Gettysburg November 6, as a musician with Co. G, 165th Pennsylvania Infantry (aka "Drafted Militia"), and honorably discharged with his company July 28, 1863. He also enlisted in Harrisburg September 22, 1864, mustered into federal service that day as a private with Co. I, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (160th Pa), and honorably discharged by general order June 21, 1865.
He married Lavinia C. Sellers, née Bargelt, March 29, 1871, in Hanover, York County. It was a childless relationship, and there were times when Lavinia did not know if her husband were dead or alive. He left home often, allegedly to seek work, and finally deserted Lavinia in 1895. In 1906, he entered the Soldiers' Home in Elizabeth City, Virginia, but left after a few weeks because "they did not give the people enough to eat." In 1907, he was living in the Soldiers' Home in Erie but soon returned to live with his sister, Letitia Bowers, in Steelton, Dauphin County, which presumably is the reason he is buried in Baldwin Cemetery.
Plot: #2438 N. H.
Created by: Robert Viguers
Record added: Jul 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73869251