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Samuel Oliver Bereman
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1842
Belleville
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1904
Atchison
Atchison County
Kansas, USA

Samuel O. Bereman was 19, and living in Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa, when he enlisted as a Private in Co. K of the 4th Iowa Cavalry on Oct. 25, 1861. He was mustered into federal service on Nov. 25, 1861.

During his term of service, Bereman was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on Jan. 1, 1864, and then to 1st Sergeant on Jan. 16, 1865.

He mustered out of the service with his company on Aug. 8, 1865, in Atlanta.

His brother, William A. Bereman, also served in the 4th Iowa Cavalry as a 2nd LT. Another brother, Jonathan, enlisted in the 25th Iowa Infantry, but came home in 1863 and died of disease contracted in the service. Alvah Bereman was appointed Captain of the 18th U.S. Infantry, and later became Colonel of the 45th Iowa Infantry. T.A. Bereman was a Major in the 1st Iowa Cavalry. T.H. Bereman was a Private in the 1st Iowa Cavalry.

Not to be outdone, the father of these six brave sons also joined up as a member of the 37th Iowa Infantry, better known as the "Graybeards." He became sick during the war, and died in his son, William's, tent.

The boys' mother served as a Union nurse during the war, and two sons-in-law also joined the Union army. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Emerson Bereman (1805 - 1864)
  Eleanor Hampton Ellis Bereman (1806 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Damaris Ross Bereman (1844 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Theona Ellis Bereman (1871 - 1944)*
  Jessie Bereman Searle (1872 - 1935)*
  Samuel Roy Bereman (1876 - 1918)*
  Fay Millicent Bereman (1881 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Johnathan Slaughter Bereman (1828 - 1863)*
  Alvah Hamilton Bereman (1829 - 1887)*
  Emeline Ramsey Bereman Ritner (1831 - 1909)*
  Thomas Armstrong Bereman (1833 - 1904)*
  William Allen Bereman (1835 - 1926)*
  Caroline Marquis Bereman Wilson (1837 - 1880)*
  Tilghman Howard Bereman (1839 - 1899)*
  Samuel Oliver Bereman (1842 - 1904)
  Sarah Eleanor Bereman (1844 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Atchison
Atchison County
Kansas, USA
Plot: RB-BL9
 
Created by: Kent Kooi
Record added: May 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52139630
Samuel Oliver Bereman
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Samuel Oliver Bereman
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Samuel Oliver Bereman
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- Karen Frederickson
 Added: May. 25, 2012
Thanks for your service to our country. Rest in peace.
- Sue
 Added: Jul. 12, 2010
Co K 4th Iowa Cavalry. "May this nation never forget the sacrifices made for freedom."
- kweaver
 Added: Jun. 6, 2010
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