Capt Sylvester Seymour “Silvester” Bookhammer

Capt Sylvester Seymour “Silvester” Bookhammer

Death 12 Oct 1893 (aged 62)
Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Burial Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 108798694 · View Source
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Captain, Co. K, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Mustered in: October 5, 1861
Promoted from 1st Lt., June 17, 1862
Wounded Bull Run, August 30, 1862
Resigned November 11, 1862

Bookhammer later became postmaster of Lewes, Delaware and was active in local politics, after his death, his wife, Mary L Bookhammer became the first postmistress of Delaware.

BOOKHAMMER - At Lewes, Del. on October 12, 1893, Captain, Company K, Eighty eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers

Mortuary Notice - Philadelphia Inquirer - 1893-10-15

Sylvester Bookhammer's first wife, Mary Louise Ebert Bookhammer died September 28, 1862 and was buried October 2, 1862 in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.



A loving husband and father
A true patriot and friend
Lies beneath here

Gravesite Details Thanks to FAG Contributer Lois Loser #47931899 for her help.



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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Sylvester Seymour “Silvester” Bookhammer (22 Oct 1830–12 Oct 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108798694, citing Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Todd Leiss (contributor 47181180) .