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Putnam County Civil War Veterans and Story of the 37th Ohio Infantry
A Virtual Cemetery created by: kricker61
Description: This is the story of the men of Putnam County Ohio identified through my research to date who were part of the 37th Ohio Infantry. This Union Army regiment was composed of German-Americans, was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio near Cleveland, and mustered in October 2, 1861. At age 21, Anton Drerup, along with fellow Putnam County residents Henry Doepker (28 yrs) and brothers Ferdinand (23 yrs) and Bernard (20 yrs) Gerding, reported for service on 5 October 1861 and all were assigned to Company I of the 37th Ohio Infantry. The regiment was ordered to the Kanawha Valley, West Virginia after being formed, and moved to a point on the Kanawha River in West Virginia and spent the winter of 1861-1862 in that region. In the spring of 1862 it was engaged in some severe and unsuccessful fighting at and near Princeton, WV in which it lost 1 officer and 13 men killed, 2 officers and 46 men wounded, and 14 men missing. In an expedition to Wyoming Court House in August, a detachment of the regiment fell into an ambuscade and was surrounded by the enemy, but cut its way out of the difficulty with the loss of 2 killed, and 1 officer and 7 men taken prisoners. It was around this time that Henry Doepker died on 4 August 1862 at Raleigh County, WV. Henry is buried at Grafton National Cemetery in Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA. Plot: D,0,19. Other men of Putnam County, Gustav Kahle (27 yrs), John Frederick Bockrath (24 yrs), along with B. Henry Lehmkuhle (39 yrs) and Bernard Lehmkuhle (27 yrs), were all drafted for a 9-month term of service and joined the Regiment as it was being transferred west after being engaged in severe fighting in West Virginia during 1862. All these men reported for service on 8 October 1862, with Mr. Bockrath assigned to Company A, while Kahle and the Lehmkuhles were assigned to Company I. Sergeant Ferdinand Gerding returned to Putnam County after being discharged 19 Jan 1863 on a Surgeon's certificate of disability. Gustav Kahle achieved a rank of Private, and died on 10 April 1863 at Young's Point, Louisiana. This small town on the Mississippi River in Madison Parish LA was used as a major Union Army supply depot and trans-shipping point throughout the Vicksburg Campaign. It is possible Gustav's remains were disinterred and laid to rest at the Vicksburg National Cemetery. During May-July 1863, the Regiment participated in the siege and assaults on Vicksburg and Jackson in Mississippi. The bloody but unsuccessful assaults on the enemy's works at Vicksburg and the subsequent siege of that place, it lost 19 killed and 75 wounded. After the surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, John Frederick Bockrath, B. Henry Lehmkuhle and Bernard Lehmkuhle mustered out on 7 July 1863 upon expiration of their 9-month term of service and returned to Putnam County. Anton Drerup and Bernard Gerding returned home after being mustered out on 13 October 1863 upon expiration of their 3-year term of service.
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Albright, Herman 111723025
b. Oct. 1, 1841 d. Oct. 15, 1923
Saint John the Baptist Ca...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Allen, Joseph Henry 76131740
b. Oct. 27, 1842 d. Apr. 4, 1911
Truro Cemetery
Columbus Grove
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Bailey, James W. 124629388
b. Feb. 21, 1842 d. Mar. 14, 1915
Harman Cemetery
Gilboa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Blakeman, David Schulyer 88198270
b. Sep. 13, 1839 d. Jun. 15, 1908
Harman Cemetery
Gilboa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Bockrath, John Frederick 125149231
b. Sep. 22, 1837 d. Apr. 16, 1927
Saint John the Baptist Ca...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Bushong, Pvt George, Jr 59382924
b. 1826 d. Jul. 26, 1864
Pandora Cemetery
Pandora
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Crawford, Benjamin 39514299
b. Nov. 4, 1829 d. Oct. 14, 1898
Ottawa River Cemetery
Rimer
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Crow, Ephraim 41708695
b. Feb. 13, 1843 d. Dec. 5, 1862
Crow Cemetery
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Doepker, Henry 588036
b. 1834 d. Aug. 4, 1862
Grafton National Cemetery
Grafton
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA
Drerup, Anton "Anthony" 125112610
b. 1840 d. Aug. 3, 1893
Saint John's Pioneer Ceme...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Erhart, Andreas "Andrew" 125809869
b. Mar. 20, 1840 d. Feb. 17, 1906
Saints Peter And Paul Cem...
Ottawa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Frey, John J. 111722919
b. Oct. 11, 1836 d. Sep. 15, 1921
Saint John the Baptist Ca...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Gerding, Bernard 122331625
b. 1841 d. 1902
Saint John the Baptist Ca...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Gerding, Ferdinand 109506343
b. 1840 d. Feb. 18, 1882
Saint John's Pioneer Ceme...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Gribben, Capt James C 36216165
b. unknown d. Apr. 6, 1862
Savannah Cemetery
Savannah
Ashland County
Ohio, USA
Hageman, Gerhard 111617297
b. 1835 d. 1911
Saint John the Baptist Ca...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Hart, John 77849798
b. unknown d. unknown
Pandora Cemetery
Pandora
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Hathaway, Charles M. 104761282
b. 1842 d. Jan. 6, 1929
Pomeroy Cemetery
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
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Jenkins, David 36798777
b. 1832 d. unknown
Cascade Cemetery
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Kahle, Gustav 125156126
b. Jun. 15, 1835 d. Apr. 10, 1863
Vicksburg National Cemete...
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Konst, Peter F 126442996
b. 1837 d. 1890
Saint John's Pioneer Ceme...
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Krieger, Casper 890378
b. Dec., 1842 d. Apr. 6, 1910
Dayton National Cemetery
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Krieger, John Bernard 102554021
b. Sep. 4, 1839 d. Apr. 21, 1908
Saints Peter And Paul Cem...
Ottawa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Long, John 68354883
b. 1845 d. 1930
North Mount Zion Cemetery
Continental
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
McMonigal, Alexander R 112728437
b. Sep. 2, 1845 d. Feb. 4, 1920
Pomeroy Cemetery
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Reed, John Myers 79525274
b. Aug. 8, 1848 d. Dec. 3, 1942
Harman Cemetery
Gilboa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Rice, Americus Vespucius 5885492
b. Nov. 18, 1835 d. Apr. 4, 1904
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Shaw, Sgt Martin L 67282268
b. 1835 d. Nov. 16, 1878
Harman Cemetery
Gilboa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Smith, James Festus 43190206
b. May 10, 1842 d. Nov. 20, 1920
Truro Cemetery
Columbus Grove
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Thrapp, Isaac Smith 13636327
b. Aug. 19, 1845 d. Oct. 23, 1917
Harman Cemetery
Gilboa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Ury, Christopher Columbus 80427928
b. Mar. 24, 1840 d. Sep. 22, 1919
Pomeroy Cemetery
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Wing, Francis Marion 41708600
b. Apr. 4, 1843 d. Sep. 19, 1895
Crow Cemetery
Glandorf
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Wing, Henry 86583144
b. Sep. 8, 1831 d. Mar. 3, 1907
North Mount Zion Cemetery
Continental
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Wright, Prescott P 126043177
b. 1815 d. Jan. 21, 1899
Pomeroy Cemetery
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Zeller, John Jacob 119316138
b. Nov. 7, 1842 d. Oct. 2, 1908
Harman Cemetery
Gilboa
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
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