57 Reg NY Vol Inf
The son of German-born Gotlieb & Margaretta Wilhelmina (Liebhart) Schwartz, in 1860 he was a teacher presumably living in the Philadelphia area, although he is not found in that census.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted and mustered into federal service October 2, 1861, as a private with Co. A, 57th New York Infantry. According to his New York records, he enlisted with the 40th New Jersey Infantry and transferred to the 47th New York, but that is impossible because the 40th New Jersey did not come into existence until 1865, nor does he make any mention of service with a New Jersey regiment. He honorably discharged at term's end August 9, 1864, near Petersburg, Virginia.
He married Elizabeth Koffel and fathered Forest Englebert (b. @1872), Edmund Theodore (b. 08/18/73), William Henry (b. 07/27/76), Gertrude (b. 10/??/78), and George C. (b. ?). He held a number of occupations after the war, including clerk, postmaster, lumber agent, and justice of the peace, and served a term in the state legislature. His son Edmund was born in Clinton County, but he afterward lived in Perkiomen, Bucks County, until reaching his dotage when he moved to his son Forest's Harrisburg home. He there died from "advanced age complicated by fracture of hip caused by falling out of bed at his home."
bio info courtesy of Dennis Brandt
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