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Pvt John F Chrysler
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Birth: unknown
Ontario, Canada
Death: May 31, 1863
Stafford County
Virginia, USA

John F. Chrysler (also spelled Crysler) was born in about 1842 in Ontario, Canada, the son of Jeremiah (1811-1887) and Rhoda Matilda Ford (1820-1914)

Ontario, Canadian natives Jeremiah and Rhoda were married on April 20, 1841, in Ontario, Canada and continued to reside there for over a decade. Sometime between 1852 and 1854 they left Canada and settled in Michigan. By 1860 John was attending school with his younger siblings and living on the family farm in Sparta, Kent County. (Nearby lived Levi Tanner who would also enlist in the Third Michigan.)

John was a 20-year-old farmer probably living in Sparta, Kent County when he enlisted with his father's consent in Company K on August 9, 1862, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, and joined the Regiment on September 8 at Upton's Hill, Virginia. He died of typhoid fever on May 31 or June 1, 1863, and, according to George Bailey, of Company F who had been temporarily assigned as Regimental hospital steward, he died in the Regimental hospital at Falmouth, Virginia. (He may have been buried initially on the Bullard Farm in Stafford County, Virginia.) John was eventually interred in Fredericksburg National Cemetery: grave no. 5021 (old 127).

His parents soon left Michigan and by 1870 had settled in Marine Mills, Washington County, Minnesota. By 1880 they had moved to Big Bend Township, Republic County, Kansas where Jeremiah died in 1887. (He is buried in Rose Mound Cemetery in Big Bend Township.) In 1888 John's mother, Rhoda, was living in Nebraska when she applied for and received a pension (no. 248,775). Sometime between 1900 and 1910 Rhoda went to live with her daughter Florence "Mary" Vickers, in Billings, Montana. She died in Billings in 1914 and her body was sent to White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, Minnesota and buried at Saint John in the Wilderness Cemetery in White Bear Lake. Her daughter Hester or Esther had settled there with her husband William Freeman. 
Family links: 
  Jeremiah H. Chrysler (1811 - 1887)
  Rhoda Matilda Ford Chrysler (1820 - 1914)
  John F Chrysler (____ - 1863)
  Hester Ann Crysler Freeman (1843 - 1936)*
  Robert H Chrysler (1846 - 1926)*
  Charles Gilbert Crysler (1849 - 1916)*
  Jeremiah H Chrysler (1851 - 1928)*
  Nelson James Chrysler (1854 - 1941)*
  Florence May Chrysler Vickers (1858 - 1947)*
  Luella Matilda Chrysler Bayston (1862 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Grave 5021
Maintained by: Hallie
Originally Created by: D K Railsback B
Record added: Dec 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17062833
Pvt John F Chrysler
Added by: Keith Reeves
Pvt John F Chrysler
Added by: Keith Reeves
Pvt John F Chrysler
Added by: Keith Reeves
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