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Noyce Bruce Smith
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1839
McKean County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1891
Adams County
Wisconsin, USA

Noyce was born January 9, 1839, in Alleghany, McKane County, Pennsylvania, son of Merrett and Amanda Smith. He died August 12, 1891, at New Haven, Adams County, Wisconsin, aged 52 years, 7 months and 3 days. His remains were interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Kilbourne City, Columbia County, Wisconsin. At the time of his death he was the Postmaster of Kilbourne City.

On July 5, 1863, while Noyce was working as a clerk, he was united in marriage to Elvira C. Fedderly, by Buthier M. Jackson, at Easton, Adams County, Wisconsin. Elvira was born in July 1843, at Sacetts Harbor, New York, daughter of Henry and Emily Fedderly. She died February 13, 1911, at the home of her daughter Adda in Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, aged about 67 years and 7 months and was buried next to the remains of her husband in the Spring Grove Cemetery at Kilbourn City, Wisconsin. They were the parents of four children, of which the only the birth date of the son born at New Haven, Adams County, Wisconsin, is known: Noyce B., b. 9 Feb 1879; Adda; Minnie & Guy.

Noyce was a Civil War veteran having served as a Private in Company D, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry & Sergeant in Company K, 37th Wisconsin Infantry.

Noyce enlisted May 19, 1861, at Kibourn City, Columbia County, Wisconsin, to serve three years as a Private in the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. On July 2, 1861, he was mustered in to Federal Service with Company D at Camp Utley, near Racine, Wisconsin.

On the muster roll of August 31, 1861, it was noted that Noyce was detailed as a nurse at the hospital on July 20, 1861, by order of Dr. Van Mastrin. On the muster roll of from January 1, to April 30, 1862, it was noted that he was sick at the General Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. On the muster roll of may/June, 1862, it was noted that he was absent sick at Baton Rouge, La., since June 16, 1862. On the Special Muster of August 18, 1862, it was noted that he was absent by permission of General Williams. His name appeared on a list of absentees at the Special Muster of August 18, 1862, with the notation that Noyce had been taken prisoner by the rebels on the Mississippi river in July 1862. His date of exchange was not noted, but was probably soon after his capture.

On or about June 1861, Noyce was involved in raising a Liberty Pole at Camp Utley, and while so engaged fell from the pole and injured his back, which troubled him throughout the rest of his service. On December 29, 1862, he was given a Disability Discharge at Baton Rouge, La. after it had been determined that he was incapable of performing the duties of a soldier due to his back injury. It was also noted that the injury occurred prior to his muster in to the Federal service, but while in the state service. At that time it was noted that he was a 22 year old, 5'10" tall lumberman, with dark brown hair and a brown complexion, born in Alleghany, Pennsylvania.

After his discharge, Noyce returned to his home in Kibourn City, where he resided for the next 15 months. On March 31, 1864, he enlisted at Kilbourne City, Wisconsin, to serve three years as a Private in Company K of the 37th Wisconsin Infantry. On June 17, 1864, he was mustered in to Federal service with his company at Madison, Wisconsin. At that time he received $60.00 of his $400.00 bounty as a veteran volunteer, $13.00 advance pay, and was listed as a 22 year and 9 month old, 5'10" tall farmer, with light hair, blue eyes and a sandy complexion, born in McKane County, Pennsylvania. His enlistment was credited to Dell Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin.

On the muster rolls of July/Oct., 1864, it was noted that Noyce was absent on detached recruiting service by order of Lt. Col. Charles S. Lovell. At that time it was also noted that his rank was 1st Corporal. On January 9,1865, he was promoted to 2nd Sergeant and on January 24, 1865, to 1st Sergeant. Sometime in March or April, 1865, he apparently went on furlough, as on the muster roll for that period it was noted his pay was stopped $16.46 for transportation. On July 27, 1865, he was mustered out of Federal service at De Lany House, near Washington, D.C. On the muster out roll it was noted that he was 22 years of age and due $35.02 of his clothing allowance and $240.00 of his enlistment bounty.

After his discharge, Noyce returned to his home and family in Adams County, Wisconsin.

 
 
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  Elvira C. Fedderly Smith (1843 - 1911)*
 
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Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Wisconsin Dells
Columbia County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Aug 27, 2003
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Noyce Bruce Smith
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A Civil War veteran having served as a Private in Company D, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry & Sergeant in Company K, 37th Wisconsin Infantry.
- John Christeson
 Added: May. 19, 2010
 
 
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