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Albert D.J. Cashier
Original name: Jennie Hodgers
Birth: Dec. 25, 1843
County Louth, Ireland
Death: Oct. 10, 1915
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Folk Figure. Jennie Hodgers aka Albert D.J. Cashier, enlisted in the civil war at Belvidere, Illinois. She served her full term of three years. Even after the civil war she kept the identity and name of Albert Cashier. She lived on the farm of Cheeseboro in a white clapboard house. She also worked for Senator Lish in Saunemin, Illinois. While working in the driveway picking up sticks Mr. Lish accidently ran her over breaking her leg. The doctor diagnosed her as having a broken leg but also as being a woman. Since her age was growing the sent her to the Sailor and Soldier home in Quincy. While being diagnosed however, she made them keep the secret of her true identity. It was while in Quincy that news broke out. She is now buried in Saunemin, just outside of Pontiac in a little cemetery near the school. The plot is close to the road by the school a little ways from where you enter. Jennie Hodgers is remembered in a memorial at the battle of Vicksburg, she also has the distinguished honor of being the first woman to vote, disguised as a man. (bio by: Doug and Linda Bell) 
Sunny Slope Cemetery
Livingston County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Doug and Linda Bell
Record added: Feb 27, 2004
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