|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1810, Curaçao|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1870|
GE Boom, born on the Isle of Curaçao, Dutch Netherland Antilles, was ship wrecked summer 1832 at Passo Cavallo, Matagorda Bay, TX. He settled in Fayette Co, TX where he was a store keeper in La Grange. He fought in many battles against natives, he was garrisoned at Presidio La Bahia with Capt Horton. He went on to serve with 1st Reg C Co, commanded by Col Jess Billingsley at the Battle of San Jacinto. He then served in the Texas Rangers and in 1846 was with the US Army at Brownsville, TX in the Mexican-American War. In 1850 Gerrit left his family in La Grange and along with 100 men of the La Grange Company went to the gold rush of California where he later served in the Union Army during the Civil War in Co E 2nd Reg CA Cav. Gerrit was admitted to the Soldiers Home in Dayton, OH in 1868, died in 1870 and is buried in the National Cemetery at Dayton.
Dayton National Cemetery
Plot: Section A Row 8 Site 13
Created by: Larry
Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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