Maj Jacob Roemer

Maj Jacob Roemer

Birth
Germany
Death 15 Jul 1896 (aged 78)
Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 12238633 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. Major of the 34th New York Independent Battery. He was born in Hesse Darmstadt and served in the cavalry of the German army but purchasing his discharge came to this country in 1839, settling in New York city, where he married, and from whence he came to Flushing in 1842. He enlisted in the Hamilton light artillery in 1845 as a private, and worked his way up from the ranks, securing his commission as captain after the battery’s reorganization by the War Department by a competitive examination. Early recognized as a practical artillerist he was intrusted with the defense of the most critical points, and, as has been remarked, won the rank with which he retired on the field of battle the commission bearing with it the appointment as chief of artillery on the staff of Major General Wilcox. At the close of the war Major Roemer resumed the business, of a boot and shoe dealer in Flushing, and was one of her most successful business men and honored citizens.


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SACRED TO THE
MEMORY
OF
SYBILLA M.
WIFE OF
MAJOR J. ROEMER
BORN JUNE 2ND 1815
DIED DEC. 18TH 1879
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MAJOR JACOB ROEMER
34TH N.Y.I.V.V. bATTERY
U. S. V.
1818 -- 1896

ROEMER


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  • Created by: Gregory Speciale
  • Added: 2 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12238633
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Jacob Roemer (3 Apr 1818–15 Jul 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12238633, citing Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Gregory Speciale (contributor 31762373) .