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Henry Custer, Jr
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Birth: May 26, 1844
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1926
Harlan
Shelby County
Iowa, USA

Father of Samantha, Jasper, Perry, Mary, Carl, Leroy, Jesse & Pearl Custer.

Henry Custer was eighteen years of age when he enlisted, on August 14, 1862, in Company A, 29th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted for three years, but on account of disability, he only served ten months.
Before his regiment was made up, he was with Companies A, B, and C of the 29th Iowa, fighting the Indians in the western part of Iowa. With his regiment, he marched through Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico. He was in the battle of Columbus, Kentucky, which lasted two days and in February 1863, he was in the sharp engagement at Helena, Arkansas. Then he fell a victim to the measles and was finally discharged from the service on account of ill health. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Custer (1807 - 1885)
  Elizabeth Burkett Custer (1808 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Wright Custer (1846 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Samantha Caroline Custer Dewey (1865 - 1952)*
  Jasper N Custer (1867 - 1880)*
  Perry B. Custer (1869 - 1870)*
  Mary Demille Custer Noble (1871 - 1947)*
  Carl Custer (1873 - 1960)*
  Leroy Custer (1877 - 1962)*
  Jesse Phillip Custer (1884 - 1951)*
  Pearl Mae Custer Nelson (1887 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rudolph Custer (1831 - 1899)*
  Elizabeth Custer Hack (1836 - 1904)*
  Benjamin Custer (1837 - 1919)*
  Jonathan Custer (1839 - 1863)*
  Henry Custer (1844 - 1926)
  Catherine Custer Waterbury (1847 - 1875)*
  Caroline Custer Shaffer (1849 - 1936)*
  Benton Clemens Custer (1852 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan
Shelby County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Addition:2 Lot:25 Plot:4
 
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Record added: Sep 18, 2007
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN ~~ CUSTER, Henry JR~~~ CO A 29th Infantry (Iowa) UNION Private, age 18, born in IN, residing in Council Bluffs at time of enlistment Nov 7, 1862. Discharged due to disability on June 16, 1863, at St. Louis, MO ~~~~b.1844-d.1926
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CIVI WAR VETERAN ~~ 29 IA INF. ~~
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN
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