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Augustus "Gus" De Forest
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Birth: May 8, 1843
Madison
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1914
Niobrara County
Wyoming, USA

Gus was a Civil War veteran, who served in the NJ 7th Infantry, Companies C & K. He enlisted as a Pvt., but was discharged as a Sgt. His occupation listed in his Civil War file at the National Archives was "silversmith." He was likely apprenticed to a silversmith in NJ, but after he m. Tillie on 5 March 1868 in Morris Co., NJ, they moved to Iowa and then Nebraska where they farmed. The photo of the De Forest home was taken on the 5th of July, 1902 near Leigh, NE. Pictured left to right are their son George De Forest, their daughter Lily De Forest, their daughter Lottie De Forest who's seated with the family dog, then Tillie & Gus are to the far right in the picture. Tillie told her granddaughter Alice Galbraith that Gus's service during the Civil War, which was in major battles that included Gettysburg, ruined his health. Gus d. of bladder cancer while he and Tillie were living near family in WY. 
 
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 Parents:
  Reuben De Forest (1808 - 1873)
  Charlotte Goldberg De Forest (1809 - 1856)
 
 Spouse:
  Matilda Bruen De Forest (1844 - 1928)
 
 Children:
  Lillian May DeForest Sassenberger (1872 - 1958)*
  George Augustus De Forest (1874 - 1948)*
  Charlotte Catherine De Forest Galbraith (1877 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Amadee De Forest (1833 - 1862)*
  Antoinette De Forest Conklin (1837 - 1891)*
  George William De Forest (1840 - 1904)*
  Augustus De Forest (1843 - 1914)
  James Walter De Forest (1846 - 1910)*
  Emma Louisa De Forest (1846 - 1847)*
  Frances Elisa De Forest Dunn (1848 - 1895)*
  John Sylvester De Forest (1848 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Prairie View Cemetery
Niobrara County
Wyoming, USA
 
Maintained by: Sharon Leon
Originally Created by: Monty
Record added: Sep 18, 2009
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- Cindy (Seifert) Cooper Abelson
 Added: Apr. 22, 2017

- Sharon Leon
 Added: Nov. 3, 2012
Rest in peace.
- Sharon Leon
 Added: May. 24, 2012
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