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PVT Anton Schoenberger

PVT Anton Schoenberger

Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 21 Feb 1922 (aged 82)
Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Burial Yates City, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 10199792 · View Source
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Anton Schoenberger died in Soldiers' Home in Columbia Falls. Body Brought to Yates City for burial in family lot. He was born in Reihen Styn, County of Ehingen, Wurtemberg, Germany, and from the time he was fourteen years old until about twenty-one, was considerable of a traveler over Europe. He came to the United States at the age of twenty-one, which was 1860, and lived in New York until he enlisted October 14, 1862 in Co. C, 162nd New York Infantry.
He served through the civil war and was discharged at New York in October, 1865 as corporal. Within sixty days from his discharge he re enlisted in Co. G, 5th US Cavalry December 11, 1865, as teamster; discharged December 11, 1868. The next spring he again enlisted in Co. G, 8th US Cavalry. on May 19, 1869; discharged February 22, 1873 at St. Sheldon, New Mexico.
Thus he served through the great civil war, through the west in different Indian campaigns until the time of his last discharge in 1873.
On December 27, 1871 at Ft. Union, New Mexico, he was united in marriage with Miss Carolina Louis Neilson, and for some time they resided in St. Louis, and later in and about Yates City.
To Mr. and Mrs. Schoenberger were born nine children. They were Anna (Mrs Robert) Marshall, Ida Marie (Mrs. Robert) Sandall, Minnie (Mrs. Alex)Beaton, Lillie (died in infancy), Paul Anton Arthur, John Henry, Charles, Lillian (Mrs. R.C.) Grabill, and Egidius George. Mr. Schoenberger lived in Yates City until the death of his wife in 1908, when he went to Montana to live with his sons.
He later took up a homestead on the north fork of Flathead River within the boundaries of what is now Glacier National Park.
In later years he found his chief pleasure and contentment in the company of his old comrades at the Montana Soldiers' Home, where he lived many years, visiting his children at times, but ever eager to return to the home with his comrades.
Mr. Schoenberger was one of Yates City's best known residents, and when residing here was one of the most active citizens, serving the village as Marshall, and otherwise carrying on the duties of a good citizen, faithful soldier and honest friend and neighbor.


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