Pvt Lambertine (AKA Lambertin), was a musician assigned to Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry. During the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Lambertine was not present due to illness.
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Frank Lambertin was born in Koln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany in 1852. No information of parents.
Grandpa Lambertin: says 1879 as year of immigration from 1900 census record (not possible). He enlisted in U.S. Army in 1875, when he was 23 years old. Pvt Lambertin (AKA Lambertine), was a musician assigned to Company H, 7th U.S. Cavalry and during the l876 campaign at Little Big Horn he was a non participant, and at Fort Lincoln at the time sick. He showed on the muster roles in 1876. He originally enlisted at St Louis, Missouri in 1875, then transferred to Fort Sulley in the Dakota Territory in 1876, then in 1880 transferred to Fort Meade, Lawrence, Dakota Territory, and in 1883 he was back at Fort Sully, and married to Caroline Bauer, and they had their first child that year also, Josephine was also born while at Fort Sully, and by 1887 he transferred to Madison Barracks in New York State, according to birth places, sons Frank and Theodore were born while he was at Madison Barracks. I have heard the Charlotte was born in NY and also in NM?? also heard that they traveled by wagon train from NY to AZ, and by 1893 he was transferred to Fort Whipple, outside Prescott, in the Arizona Territory. Where his last three children were born, in Prescott, AZ. Frank died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1913, due to heavy alcohol consumption. My mother, Theresa, remembers him walking the floor with her at night when she has ear aches
Caroline Bauer Lambertin
1864–1944 (m. 1882)
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