Reuben James Farringer

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Reuben James Farringer

York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Aug 1932 (aged 95)
Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Burial Ashton, Lee County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 8422159 · View Source
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Reuben James Farringer, was born on September 07, 1836 and died on August 11, 1932 son of Frederick Farringer and Rebecca Margaretta [Schmedt] Farringer. He lived to be almost 96 years of age, he was my Great Grandfather.

He served in the home guard from 1861-1864. Then he enlisted on July 09, 1864 and reported for duty Camp Curtain, PA. He was in Co. D. of 195th Regiment of PA. Vol. Infantry were he was injured. He went home to live a lone full life and with lots of family.

After his first wife died (Lovinia [Fry] Farringer) he remarried to Sarah Elizabeth Clemens-Sutter. He was a plaster by trade. After Sarah died he went to a rest home in Mount Morris, Ogle Co. Illinois. When he died in 1932, he was buried beside Sarah.

The Star in picture with head stone is Civil War Marker. I wish I could have known him. For I bet he was very wise.

Joel Farringer

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In 1860, he was a laborer living with and/or working for farmer Henry Kauffman in Windsor Township, York County, Pennsylvania.

A Civil War veteran, he served two terms of service, neither of which brought him into battle:
1. Enlisted and mustered into state service at Harrisburg September 12, 1862, as a private with Co. K, 5th Pennsylvania Militia, and honorably discharged with his company September 26. 1862.
2. Enlisted in Marietta, Lancaster County, July 9, 1864, mustered into federal service at Harrisburg July 18 as a private with Co. D in the hundred-day organization of the 195th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company November 4, 1864.

He moved to Illinois sometime after his discharge and married Lovinia Fry April 24, 1867 (location of marriage uncertain), fathering the children you see linked below. Following Lovinia's death, he married Sarah Elizabeth Clemans, née Sutter, ca. 1895. At various times following the war, he lived in Richardson County, Nebraska, McPherson County, Kansas, Johnson County, Missouri, and Lee County, Illinois, but died in Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Reuben James Farringer (7 Sep 1836–11 Aug 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8422159, citing Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Lee County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Joel Farringer (contributor 46600437) .