Jack Louis Stevens

Jack Louis Stevens

Birth
Barton, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
Death 6 Dec 1910 (aged 73)
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot block 18-3-6
Memorial ID 122393156 · View Source
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from a history of Clark County:

Jack was born 10 Oct 1837 in Barton, VT, the 2nd son in a family of 14 children. In 1847, he moved west with his parents, Samuel and Fanny M., to settle in Janesville, WI. At the breaking of the Civil War, he was in IL and was one of the first responders to Abraham Lincoln’s call for soldiers. He served with Co. F & E, 9th Ill. Inf. until the 2nd battle of Corinth, when he was shot through the left thigh. He then returned to Janesville, where he remained until his wound healed and he could rejoin. This term of his service lasted until the end of the war and was spent with the 12th Wis. Battery. from 17 Aug 1864 to 7 Jun 1865. After his discharge, Jack went to St. Joe, Missouri, to join an overland caravan, and drove 6 mules to Salt Lake City, UT, with a load of merchandise. There were many encounters with Indians during this expedition, and a few of his companions were taken. From Salt Lake City, he went on to CA, where he remained until 1888 when he returned to Janesville, WI. The next year, he moved to Greenwood, WI, and made his home with his brother, Perry M. "Peter" Stevens, who was the proprietor of the Commercial House Hotel... For 16 years "Old Jack" was a janitor at the school. In 1906, because of failing health, he was taken to the National Soldiers Home in Milwaukee. He died there, Tuesday, 6 Dec 1910, at the round old age of 73 years, and services were conducted by his remaining comrades. His body was taken to his old home by his brother, Charles, to be buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, where his body now lies. His surviving siblings were John, Lorinda (Mrs. E. S. Williams), Calista (Mrs. Kelsey), Perry, and Charles.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 122393156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Louis Stevens (10 Oct 1837–6 Dec 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122393156, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .