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Corp Jacob W. Gerstenecker

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Corp Jacob W. Gerstenecker

  • Birth 28 Jan 1835 Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 10 Oct 1911 Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Sec. E, Lot 116, North Alley
  • Memorial ID 54553776

At the time he enlisted at Benton Barracks on 29 Aug 1862, Jacob was a 28 year-old cigar maker. He was a member of Company C the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery during the war of the rebellion, and was an actor in many of the most stirring actions of the war. The company was for most of the time stationed in the border lands of the great strife and always in peril and engaged in hazardous undertakings. At the conclusion of the war and after the great muster out, Mr. Gerstenecker again joined the regular forces in warfare and raiding expeditions against the Indians on the great plains of the West. For many years he was a justice of the peace at Collinsville and was considered one of the older pioneerske him in a reminiscent mood and have him recount some of the experiences of the early days. He was a loyal member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and the funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. under the auspices of that organization.

He left surviving children: J. G. Gerstenecker, who is a lieutenant in the special service of the Vandalia railroad: William G. Gerstenecker also of Collinsville, and Maggie, Lizzie and Anna Gerstenecker all of Collinsville.


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  • Created by: Sunnyann
  • Added: 6 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54553776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Jacob W. Gerstenecker (28 Jan 1835–10 Oct 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54553776, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sunnyann (contributor 47063609) .