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Jerry (#47207041)
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RE: Fort Phil Kearny
My ancestor was Pvt. Christian Oberly (sometimes spelled Oberley or Oberle). He was killed Oct 6, 1866 when he and another soldier were outside the fort collecting wood.

His death appears in the U.S., Registers of Deaths in the Regular Army, 1860-1889 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. "killed by indians with arrows"

Testimony about his service at Ft. Phil Kearny is given'christian%20oberly'%20'mary%20dager'&pg=PA392#v=onepage&q='christian%20oberly'%20'mary%20dager'&f=false
as part of his widow's appeal for pension benefits.

Apparently his body was taken back to the post, but I have no idea where he is buried.

Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Added by melcryer on Apr 25, 2015 11:17 AM
Fort Phil Kearny
I see that you have added all the names on the Fort Phil Kearny cemetery. Did you actually walk the site and those 15 were all that were there? Or are these entries based on research?

My ancestor was assigned there and was killed by Indians in May 1866. Testimony on his widow's pension is that he was taken back to the post for burial, but he's not listed anywhere (and I'm not getting any response from the staff at the site via email).

So I'm wondering if he's still at the post or if he was moved as well.
Added by melcryer on Apr 24, 2015 5:41 PM
RE: Custer National Cemetery Photos
Glad to help out. It makes a nice day trip.
Added by Dutchtower on Apr 23, 2015 6:25 PM
P. Mazankowski
Kenneth Murphy
Thank you for trying to get a picture of Kenneth Murphy's headstone. Hard to believe he didn't have one. P. Mazankowski
Added by P. Mazankowski on Apr 12, 2015 8:18 PM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
RE: William Yost
Not yet.... Am looking at all of my Yost family tree information and very few were born in Ohio... Since he was reburied in Nebraska, it would lead you to think he was born on the trip coming to USA with his parents; they would be Yosts born prior to 1845.... probably buried in Nebraska. ;o)

If you know something that gives additional clues, I would love to incorporate the thoughts for my search.

It is worth the effort for these older Veterans memorial, for sure!

Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Mar 31, 2015 1:03 PM
Harold Edwards
Thanks Jerry for the photo of Harold's military stone. Very much appreciated.
Added by hartair66 on Mar 09, 2015 3:38 PM
RE: Clyde Dillard Photo

Please let me know if you get a response to your request. I appreciate your kindness involving in attaining a headstone for Clyde Dillard.

Best Regards,
Erika Bonaparte
Added by Anonymous on Mar 09, 2015 7:16 AM
Clyde Dillard.

On behalf of my family please accept our sincere gratitude in fulfilling our photo request.

Best Regards,
Erika Bonaparte
Added by Anonymous on Mar 09, 2015 6:45 AM
RE: Evelyn Langston
That would be great, I would be happy to help out too!

Thank you,
Added by Pennia on Feb 28, 2015 1:10 PM
Melanie Nolan
Cline's Headstone
Thank you for taking the time to post the picture of George and Esther Cline's headstone. They are my great aunt and uncle.
I really appreciate you doing this request!
Melanie Nolan
Added by Melanie Nolan on Feb 18, 2015 7:05 AM
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