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 Henry Bruce Piper

Henry Bruce Piper

Birth
Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Dec 1900 (aged 61)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section: 02. Grave: 5924.
Memorial ID 2596281 · View Source
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In 1860 Henry resided in Ward 2, Cleveland, Ohio(Cuyahoga County), with his parents, Andrew J. and Annie Piper with 5 siblings and 3 domestics. Andrew was a builder. Henry volunteered for Civil War army service in Company E(Cleveland Grays), 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 16, 1861, as a private, for a term of 3 months. He was mustered out with company E at Columbus, Ohio, August 1, 1861. He was listed as Henry W. Piper on the company roster in the Official Roster of Ohio soldiers. He had to register for the draft in Cleveland in June of 1863 and was listed as Henry B. Piper, 23 years old, a bookkeeper, single, and born in Vermont. One of his brothers, Edgar, was already serving in the 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in Kentucky. For his service his name is on Panel #1 in the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio. See www.soldiersandsailors.com for more Monument information.

Henry appears in the 1870 U.S. Census as residing in Ward 7, Cleveland, Ohio, 31 years old, a bookkeeper, born in Vermont with Louisa, his wife, 29 years old, born in New York. Two children are shown, Mabel, 3, and a son, Louis, 1, both born in Ohio. He does not appear in the 1880 U.S. Census or the 1890 U.S. Veterans' Census but does appear in the 1900 U.S. Census for Ward 22, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, still as Henry B. Piper, still employed as a bookkeeper. His wife, this time, is shown and Hattie J. Piper, born June 1866 in New York. They had married in 1888 and had 3 children: Elwin W., born March 1890, Mildred A., born Aug. 1892, and Harold B., son, born Nov. 1895, all in New York.

His interment card at Cypress Hills National Cemetery shows him as Henry S. Piper. Henry had applied for an invalid pension Nov. 28, 1900, just four days before his death. Hattie applied for a widow's pension Dec. 22, 1900. it was granted as Certificate 569982. Hattie does not appear in any U.S. Census returns after 1900.



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  • Maintained by: William Stark
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2596281
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Bruce Piper (31 Jul 1839–1 Dec 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2596281, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by William Stark (contributor 46521610) .