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Tom Mauer (#47099437)
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Bio Photo I am an amateur Civil War historian.I live in SE Minnesota and I have walked thru aprox 750 cemeteries in Southern Minnesota , Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa looking for Civil War Veteran burial sites. As of Aug 2014 I have personally located, identified and visited aprx 6700 Union Civil War Veterans burial sites.
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Carol Zastera Michels
Marie Bernadette Michels Rothgarn
Thank you so much for photographing her headstone. It's beautiful.

Added by Carol Zastera Michels on Oct 17, 2014 12:09 PM
Civil War vet unmarked grave
I thought you might know the answer to this. There is one Civil War vet that I've come across, probably more maybe as I go along that has lost his marker. He has a record for it here., but the cemetery records and the cemetery show no trace of the man. Would I have to be a relative to have it marked and if not is it an expensive procedure? This would be 137298712 which I just made today as he did not have a page before. His son in Law Henry Parks was also in the war and is buried at Ellsworth.
Added by RiverFallsHistory on Oct 15, 2014 4:10 PM
Arthur F. Meincke
Otto Rose
I Thank you for your time and dedication for my request. Sincerely, Arthur Meincke.
Added by Arthur F. Meincke on Oct 13, 2014 8:30 PM
Lawrence and Martha VINING @ St Mary's
Thank you, Tom for the photo of their marker. I appreciate the time it takes to hunt these down.
Added by g-wizzz on Oct 13, 2014 7:35 PM
Dian Babcock
Matthew McArthur name
These dates and place fit in with Milton James McArthur of the civil War not Matthew McArthur Can we find out if this is correct.
I added the obituary for Milton James McArthur under Matthew McArthur. Dian
Added by Dian Babcock on Oct 12, 2014 8:34 PM
Sharon Sabel Pike
Thanks for the transfer Tom. I appreciate it.
Added by Sharon Sabel Pike on Oct 11, 2014 8:30 PM
Sharon Fulton
Chester Hill photos
Hello! You have taken a few headstone photos at Chester Hill Cemetery that pertain to people in our family tree. I was wondering if you would allow me to attach (with appropriate credit given) those photos to our tree, which is on Ancestry?

Thanks for considering my request. :)

Added by Sharon Fulton on Oct 08, 2014 7:18 AM
Civil War blog
Maybe you already know about this but there is an excellent blog on those from Western Wisconsin and the coverage here at this website.

Thank you for accepting my edits. I have done lots of work on family genealogy to those who live now and have in the past in Pierce County, so I swear you can trust my edits. - Dan
Added by RiverFallsHistory on Oct 07, 2014 11:26 AM
Semper Fi Mom
RE: Squire Mazeppa mn
Hi Tom --

Thank you so much! Yes, their son George Henry married Rachel Phillips. If you get over to Mazeppa again some time, would love to have photos of their graves as well.

Interesting story about George and Rachel -- their only son Yale Henry Squire (named after my Great-Great Grandfather, Yale Henry, was a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune. In April, 1917, he applied for a passport and went to France to join the American Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Instead, he ended up as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and was an instructor at the 2nd Aviation Training Center. He died in an airplane accident at Fere-en-Tardenois on June 27, 1918 and is buried in the American Cemetery at Oise-Aisne. He was 24 years old.

Again -- I appreciate your efforts on my family's behalf.
Mary Beth
Added by Semper Fi Mom on Oct 06, 2014 7:20 PM
Semper Fi Mom
William Henry Squire's Grave
Hi Tom,
William Henry Squire was married to Mary Jane Ingamells,who came to this country in 1851 with her family. Her sister Darcey went to work as a domestic housekeeper for my 2nd Great Grandfather and married him after his first wife died in 1873.
Darcey pretty much raised my Great Grandfather and his brothers and sister and was much loved in Jefferson, WI.

Two of the Ingamells brothers, Charles and George, both enlisted in the Union army on Sept. 7, 1861 at Waterloo in Jefferson County, WI. Charles was killed at Memphis, TN and George died in one of the final battles at Fort Blakeley, near Spanish Fort, AL.

I have tried to find the other members of the family with no success. If you don't live too far from Mazeppa Cemetery, could you see if Mary Jane is buried with William H. Squire and take a photo of her grave?

It might also be possible that there are some members of her family there, including her mother, Mary Marfleet Ingamells, although I doubt that.

Thank you for your time and effort on behalf of our Civil War soldiers.
Mary Beth
Added by Semper Fi Mom on Oct 05, 2014 8:06 AM
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