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Pvt Jacob Katzemeir

Pvt Jacob Katzemeir

Birth
Germany
Death 27 Jan 1880 (aged 27–28)
Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Section 1, row 3, grave 2
Memorial ID 12513524 · View Source
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Private, Company G, 7th US Cavalry. In the post monthly report for January 1880, he was reported as initially suffering from acute tonsillitis-pharyngitis, and subsequently died of erysipelas of the head and face, which attacked the membranes of the brain. Cause of death was erysipelas (an acute disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissues caused by a streptococcus bacteria and marked by a spreading inflammation).

Born in Germany, he enlisted on March 27, 1876, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at age 23, by Lieutenant Thomas Gregg, giving his previous occupation as baker. During the 1876 Sioux Expedition by the 7th Cavalry, he was on detached duty at the Yellowstone Depot in Wyoming, and missed the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which 60 percent of his unit was killed. He had blue eyes, light brown hair, a fair complexion, and was 5 feet, 8 1/4 inches tall. His last name was also spelled as Katzenmis, Katzmeir, and Katzenmaier.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 26 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12513524
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Jacob Katzemeir (1852–27 Jan 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12513524, citing Fort Meade National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .