|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1838|
|Death: ||May 29, 1909|
Civil War Info.
Enlisted as Private 08-22-1862 Company Battery F Illinois 1st Light Artillery Battery Mustered out 07-10-1865.
Married Nancy Mary Crippen 08-11-1862.
Their suggestion: (#47030676)
Ht. 5.9" , Black hair, hazel eyes, fair complexion when he entered the Civil War.
Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon, IL., Tues., Jun 1, 1909, pg 1
VETERAN OF WAR CALLED TO REWARD
Hiram Hetler Called To Reward On The Eve Of Memorial Day
Funeral Held This Afternoon
Faithful to His Country, His Church and His Home - Death Due to Paralysis
Another old veteran has answered the final roll call. Hiram Hetler, one of the old and well known residents of Lee county and veteran of the civil war, has joined the great army of soldiers who are rapidly passing before us to the great beyond. He passed away at his home at 11:40 Saturday night after a lingering illness covering a period of ten weeks. He was stricken with paralysis on March 22. He rallied from this and was confined to his home for four weeks, when he received another stroke and since that date he was confined to bed.
The deceased was born in Columbia county, Pa., Jan. 19, 1838. The following year he removed with his parents Nathan and Katherine Hetler to Lee county. They settled on a farm east of this city.
On August 8, 1862, Mr. Hetler was mustered into the service of the Union army. He joined what was known as the Cheney Battery and served for a period of three years, being mustered out of service on July 12, 1865. He was engaged in some of the hardest fought battles of the west, Chatanooga, Missionary Ridge, Battle of Nashville and in the engagements of the Atlantic campaign. Mr. Hetler was a faithful member of the Dixon G.A.R. Post. No 299. He was very attentive at all their meetings and always marched with the veterans on Memorial day, never missing taking part in Memorial day services until summoned by death. As a reward for his faithful services he was a number of years ago elected commander of the Dixon Post.
He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Crippen, August 11, 1862 at Dixon. They resided on a farm east of this city until fourteen years ago, when they removed to Dixon, where they have since resided. To this union were born three daughters, Miss Minnie Hetler, residing at home, the others being Mrs. Ida Sanford and Mrs. Lulu Miller, deceased. He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, his daughter, Miss Minnie, and two brothers and two sisters, John and Jerry Hetler, residing in Dixon twp.; Mrs. Margaret Heaton of Dixon and Mrs. Amanda Coleman of River Forest, IL.; also eight grandchildren, two of whom, Harold Miller and Fred Sanford, reside at the home of the deceased.
Mr. Hetler was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he was a faithful attendant. In politics, Mr. Hetler was a staunch republican and always took a great deal of interest in the various political campaigns.
The funeral services were held at the house at 3 o'clock this afternoon. There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors of the family present. Rev. F. D. Stone officiated. Members of the G.A.R. officiated as pall bearers and had charge of the services at the grave. Interment took place at Oakwood cemetery.
Nathaniel Hetler (1810 - 1877)
Catharine Culp Hetler (1807 - 1894)
Nancy M Crippen Hetler (1843 - 1930)*
Ida Gertrude Hetler Sanford (1866 - 1888)*
Lulu May Hetler Miller (1868 - 1898)*
Minnie Hetler Glessner (1879 - 1928)*
Anna Margaret Hetler Heaton (1832 - 1919)*
Mary Ann Hetler Spencer (1834 - 1882)*
Hiram Hetler (1838 - 1909)
Jesse Hetler (1839 - 1907)*
Amanda Hetler Coleman (1844 - 1928)*
John Hetler (1846 - 1930)*
Created by: Scotty P
Record added: Nov 01, 2010
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