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Andrew Jackson "Andy" Eutsler, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1833
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1882
Tescott
Ottawa County
Kansas, USA

Husband of Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" (Remy) Eutsler - Best

Andy was a Forsyth Scout, and at the Battle of Beecher's Island in eastern Colorado in 1868.
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1840 US Federal Census
Name: Henry Eatster[Henry Eutsler]
Township: Milton
County: Jackson
State: Ohio
Males - 40 thru 49: 1 - Henry Eutsler 40
Females - 40 thru 49: 1 - Elizabeth (Turner) Eutsler 40
Males - 15 thru 19: 1 - child Eliz 1st marr
Females - 15 thru 19: 1 - wife of above
Males - 10 thru 14: 1 - child os Eliz 1st marr
Males - 5 thru 9: 1 - Andrew J. Eutsler 7
Males - Under 5: 1 - Son Eutsler
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 7
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Census 1850 : OH - Vinton Co., Richland; p. 70
Waldron Philip 87 m w PA
Waldron Elizabeth 50 f w NC
Utsler Andrew Jackson 17 m w OH Laborer
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CENSUS 1860 : Essex, Stark Co., IL
Eastler, Andrew J. 27 m w OH Laborer $100 $100
Eastler, Eliza 27 m w OH
Eastler, James R. 04 f w IN
Eastler, Sarah E. 03 f w IN
Eastler, Lutitia 8m f w IL
Waldon, Elizabeth 61 f w NC Widow
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ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name EUTZLER, ANDREW
Rank PVT Company K Unit 47 IL US INF
Personal Characteristics
Residence WYOMING, STARK CO, IL
Age 28
Height 5' 9
Hair RED
Eyes BLUE
Complexion LIGHT
Marital Status MARRIED
Occupation PRINTER
Nativity HOCKING CO, OH
Service Record
Joined When SEP 17, 1861
Joined Where PEORIA, IL
Joined By Whom J JAMISON
Period 3 YRS
Muster In OCT 1, 1861
Muster In Where BENTON BRKS, MO
Muster In By Whom N/A
Muster Out N/A
Muster Out Where N/A
Muster Out By Whom N/A
Remarks DISCHARGED FOR DISABILITY AUG 23, 1862
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Company K, 47th Infantry Regiment > Battles Fought
Fought on 06 November 1861 at Jefferson City, MO.
Fought on 09 May 1862 at Farmington, MS.
Fought on 19 September 1862 at Iuka, MS.
Fought on 03 October 1862 at Corinth, MS.
Fought on 04 October 1862 at Corinth, MS.
Fought on 02 November 1862.
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FARMINGTON, MISS
MAY 9TH, 1862

Farmington, Miss., May 9, 1862. Two Brigades of the Army of the Mississippi. During the siege of Corinth, the 1st demi-brigade, 2nd division, Army of the Mississippi, marched to Farmington on the 8th. Four companies, under Maj. J. W. Jefferson, were left there as an advance guard, while the remainder of the brigade bivouacked in front of a creek in the rear of the town. Early the next morning the enemy began firing on Jefferson's command, which held its position until about 9 o'clock, when it was forced to retire. Gen. Palmer's brigade, in the meantime, had come up and taken the front, leaving the 1st brigade, under command of Col. J. M. Loomis,
to act as a reserve. After several hours of fighting, the Federals were obliged to retire across the creek, leaving the Confederates in possession of Farmington and the Union camping ground of the night before. The bridge across the creek was burned by the enemy. The Confederate loss was 9 killed and wounded, while the Federal forces lost more heavily, the casualties being 16 killed, 148 wounded and 14 captured or missing.
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American Civil War Soldiers Record
Name: Andrew Eutzler ,
Residence: Wyoming, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 17 September 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Illinois
Unit Numbers: 370 370
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 17 September 1861
Enlisted in Company K, 47th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 01 October 1861.
Received a disability discharge Company K, 47th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 23 August 1862
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Andrew J. Eutsler, his wife and six children came to Ottawa Co. KS. from Stark Co. Il. in 1866. They lived on a farm 1 1/2 miles east and south of Tescott on the south side of the Saline River. They also lived for a time in Ellsworth Co. on a farm near Elkhorn Creek and Eliza Eutsler went to Fort Harker at Kanapolis to help cook for the soldiers that were stationed there. Four children were born after they came to Kansas. Andy Eutsler, died in 1882. Later the Eutslers sold the farm near Tescott to T.E. Scott, and moved to town. Some time after that their grandson Ray Eutsler, bought the farm from the Scotts and lived there until his death in 1937.
History written by : Adeline Eutsler Disney, granddaughter.
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In Sep 1868, Andy was one of Fifty volunteers involved in the Battle at Beecher's Island. He received injuries in this battle that troubled him for the rest of his life, and in 1882 he died from complications of these injuries.
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On Sept. 17, 1868, several hundred painted Indians confident of an easy victory swooped down on Major George A. Forsyth and his little command of fifty civilian scouts. The command took refuge on a little island in the Arickaree river, this is a branch of the Republican river in North Eastern Colorado. During the early hours of the battle five were killed and sixteen were wounded. By digging holes and using their dead horses as barricades and eating the putrid flesh of their horses and mules they survived until relief came on the ninth day. The indian losses are unknown but Roman Nose, the invulnerable Cheyenne, was killed and the eastern press used the story of the battle to affect policy against the Indians.
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20 Jun 1870 > Trippvile, Ottawa, Kansas; p. 364, # 53, # 54
Eutsler, A.J 37 self m w OH Farmer $1000 $800
Eutsler, E.A. 37 wife f w OH Housekeeping
Eutsler, James R. 14 son m w IN School
Eutsler, Sarah Elizabeth 13 dau f w IN School (No W)
Eutsler, Lelia L. 11 dau f w IL School
Eutsler, Charles A. 9 son m w IL School (No W)
Eutsler, Andrew J. 7 son m w IL School
Eutsler, Emazetta 5 dau f w IL
Eutsler, George W. 3 son m w KS
Eutsler, Ida May 1 dau f w KS
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01 Mar 1875 > Fort Harker P.O., Empire, Ellsworth, Kansas; Pg 6, # 64, # 66
Eutsler, A. J. 42 m OH (Last of ILL) Farmer $795
Eutsler, E. A. 42 f OH (Last of ILL)
Eutsler, J. B. 19 m IN (Last of ILL)
Eutsler, S. E. 17 f IN (Last of ILL)
Eutsler, L. A. 15 f ILL (Last of ILL)
Eutsler, C. A. 14 m ILL (Last of ILL)
Eutsler, A. J. 12 m ILL (Last of ILL)
Eutsler, E. Z. 10 f ILL (Last of ILL)
Eutsler, G. W. 07 m KS
Eutsler, J. M. 06 f KS
Eutsler, U. S. 03 m KS
Eutsler, W. E. 3m m KS
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During the holidays in 1876, there was an epidemic of what was called "Influenza" sweeping the plains of Kansas. Members of this Eutsler family were not immune to the tragedy of this outbreak. Two of Eliza and Andy's children died from the disease around Christmas of that year : George died 16 Dec 1876, age 9; and 2 weeks later on 30 Dec 1876, Lelia also died, age 16.
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CENSUS 1880 : KS - Ottawa Co., Culver; p. 426C
Eutsler, Andy J. 47 self m w OH VA SC Farmer
Eutsler, Eliza A. 47 wife f w OH OH OH Housekeeping
Eutsler, James K. 24 son m w IN OH OH Farmer
Eutsler, Sarah E. 22 dau f w IN OH OH
Eutsler, Charles A. 19 son m w IL OH OH Farmer
Eutsler, Andy J. 17 son m w IL OH OH Farmer
Eutsler, Emma Z. 15 dau f w IL OH OH
Eutsler, Ida May 11 dau f w KS OH OH
Eutsler, Ulysses G. 9 son m w KS OH OH
Eutsler, William 5 son m w KS OH OH
HUSTED, Grace 21 Othr f m OH NY NY
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CENSUS 1880 : KS - Ellsworth Co., Empire; p. 468a
Eutzler, Charles 19 self m w IL Herder
Eutzler, Jack 17 other m w IL Herder
Dana, W.A 21 other m w IL Herder

Children of Andy & Eliza Eutsler :

01) James Riley "Ryle" Eutsler
02) Sarah Elizabeth "Libby" Eutsler
03) Lelia Letitia Eutsler
04) Charles Augusta "Charley" Eutsler
05) Andrew Jackson "Jack" Eutsler Jr
06) Margaret Zetta (Eutsler) Blanchard
07) George Washington Eutsler
08) Ida May Eutsler
09) Ulysses Grant "Yul" Eutsler
10) William Edward "Will" Eutsler< /a>

All Buried in same plot
Andrew Jackson "Andy" Sr & his (widow)Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" (Remy) Eutsler - Best; and Eliza's 2nd husband step-grandfather John Best; also buried in plot is Hugh Eutsler, son of Andrew & Eliza's son Yul & wife Gertude (Stewart) Eutsler, Hugh was aged 2 yrs.
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NOTE : It was long believed that Charles was the father of Andrew Jackson Eutsler, for 2 reasons : 1) at the time of the 1850 census A.J Utzler was 17 yrs and found on a farm in the same county as Charles. A.J. was living with Philip and Elizabeth Wadren. And 2) the name Charles has been carried down through the generations. But ... Charles was married twice (to sisters) Clarissa and Sarah Elizabeth Hawk. But, the Elizabeth that A.J. was living with was in reality his mother. Elizabeth was born in NC in 1800 and was married in 1819, became a widow before the 1830 census, where she was listed with 2 young sons. In 1832 Elizabeth Turner (her maiden name) married to Henry Eutsler and they had 2 sons including A.J., Henry and Elizabeth are listed in the 1840 Census, but he must have died soon after the census because she remarried again to Philip Waldren. A.J. married in 1851 and moved to Indiana and then on to Illinois. Elizabeth is listed as living with him and his family in the 1860 census. She also accompanied the family on their move to Kansas where she died in 1866. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Turner Waldron (1800 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Ann Remy Best (1833 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  James Riley Eutsler (1855 - 1941)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Eutsler Jones (1857 - 1930)*
  Lelia Letitia Eutsler (1859 - 1876)*
  Charles Augusta Eutsler (1861 - 1925)*
  Andrew Jackson Eutsler (1863 - 1940)*
  Margaret Zetta Eutsler Chase (1865 - 1949)*
  George Washington Eutsler (1867 - 1876)*
  Ida May Eutsler Goode (1869 - ____)*
  Ulysses Grant Eutsler (1871 - 1923)*
  Frederic R. Eutsler (1874 - 1874)*
  William E. Eutsler (1875 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
A. J. Eutsler
d. Feb 10, 1882
Age 48 yrs
 
Burial:
Franklin Cemetery
Tescott
Ottawa County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 2, Lot 78
 
Created by: Randy Eutsler
Record added: May 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27208491
Andrew Jackson Andy Eutsler, Sr
Added by: Randy Eutsler
 
Andrew Jackson Andy Eutsler, Sr
Added by: Randy Eutsler
 
Andrew Jackson Andy Eutsler, Sr
Added by: Randy Eutsler
 
 
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To my 1st cousin 4 times removed. Gone but not forgotten.
- Shirley McElyea
 Added: May. 20, 2012

- D. Chandler
 Added: Jun. 4, 2011
Veteran of Civil Warand Indian Wars
- Randy Eutsler
 Added: Nov. 11, 2009
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