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Pvt Asahel M. "Tuck" Thayer
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Birth: May 21, 1842
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1904
Cedar Rapids
Boone County
Nebraska, USA

Served in the Union Army, Company "D", 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Member of the famed "Iron Brigade". Also served as a sheriff in Nebraska. Husband of Mary Ann (Cogan) Thayer (1840 - 1910).


A. M. Thayer, Sheriff of Greeley County, Neb.; resides in Spring Creek, same county. First came to Nebraska in June, 1875, and located in latter township on a homestead, where he engaged in farming and stock-raising. Now owns 320 acres fine land, ninety acres of which are under cultivation. Elected Sheriff in 1879; re-elected in fall of 1881. Born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., May 21, 1841; lived in native State until 1854, and family moved to Rock County, Wis., and lived until 1872, when he went to Harrison County, Iowa; engaged in farming until he came to Nebraska; enlisted, May 18, 1861, in Company D, Second Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; participated in battles first and second Bull Run, Gaines' Mill, Fredericksburg, South Mountain, Antietam and Wilderness; mustered out July, 1864. Married in Alexandria, Va., fall of 1863, to Miss Mary Ann Cogan, of London, England. They have five children--Ernest H., Maud C., Delia E., Percy and Lewis M. He is a member of Ransom Post, No. 26, G. A. R.

History of State of Nebraska, 1882

The following from a 1904 Nance County, Nebraska, newspaper clipping file, transcribed by Linda Berney:

"Tuck" Thayer, once a saloon keeper in Fullerton over 20 years ago, died at Cedar Rapids recently. The Greeley Leader says: When it was reported last Friday morning that "Tuck" Thayer, one of the best known citizens in the county and an old settler, had been found dead in a hotel at Cedar Rapids, where he had gone on Wednesday to consult Dr. Burgess for an ailment in his left side, people hardly believed it and when his neighbors came to town Saturday they were eagerly questioned, but they had not heard of it, and it was not until in the early evening that the report was confirmed. 
Family links: 
  Asahel Thayer (1807 - 1881)
  Delia Gibbs Segar Thayer (1807 - 1892)
  Mary Ann Cogan Thayer (1840 - 1910)
  Ernest Hoyt Thayer (1865 - 1933)*
  Percy C. Thayer (1875 - 1885)*
  Lewis Marcelles Thayer (1876 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
East O'Connor Cemetery
Greeley County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Marc Thayer, III
Record added: Nov 01, 2006
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