Pvt James Lester Annis

  • Birth 2 Apr 1846 Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 6 Mar 1911 Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 41801483

James served in Company K 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery during the Civil War.

The Zumbrota News 10 Mar. 1911


James Lester Annis, one of the most widely known men of this vicinity, died at his home in this village after a lingering illness of several month's duration. Deceased was born in Elkhart, Ind., April 2, 1846, and the age of ten came to Minnesota with his parents settling in Fillmore county. At the age of eighteen he volunteered and served with the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery during the Civil War, being mustered out at the close of conflict.

He came to Zumbrota about twenty-five years ago with his family. His first wife died shortly after that and he was married to the widow who now survives him about seventeen years ago. He is also survived by two sons by his first wife, and aged mother, four sisters and three brothers.

"Old Jim" as he was familiarly known, has been marshal of Zumbrota for eighteen years and was known to every person who visited the village. He was at times gruff and surly of character, but behind his star of authority there beat a kind heart which won for him many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday from the M. E. church where Rev. Allen officiated and at the grave the Odd Fellows of that order, of which he was a member, as well as Scofield Post and W.R.C. and a large body of Company D boys attended. A number of old soldiers and Odd Fellows from Mazeppa and Pine Island were also present.

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  • Created by: Tom Mauer
  • Added: 10 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41801483
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James Lester Annis (2 Apr 1846–6 Mar 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41801483, citing Zumbrota Cemetery, Zumbrota, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Tom Mauer (contributor 47099437) .