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 Lester M Corbett

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Lester M Corbett

  • Birth 1 Apr 1843
  • Death 8 Jan 1935
  • Burial Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 84872819

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Lester M. Corbet
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Wisconsin
Regiment Name: 14 Wisconsin Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private

Lester M Corbett January 9, 1935 Sheboygan Press

Lester M. Corbett aged 91, pioneer resident of Greenbush and Civil War veteran, was called to rest Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Delbert Utter of Niagara, Wis. Death was caused by a stroke. Mr. Corbett had lived at Greenbush for about eighty years and since the death of his wife in April 1934, had resided in Niagara but returned to his home for several visits.
Mr. Corbett was born April 1, 1843 at Benson, Vermont, son of Peter and Malinda Corbett. He was twelve years of age when his parents came to Greenbush which had been his home until nine months ago. He helped his parents on the farm and attended school until he was able to teach. After teaching two years, one term in the old Keach district and one in what is known as the State road district, Mr. Corbett enlisted in the Civil War March 30, 1864 in Co. H, 14th Wisconsin Infantry and was mustered out in October 1865, with his company. He was with Sherman before Atlanta and took part in the battles of Nashville and Franklin and the capture of Ft. Blakley Spanish fort and Mobile. Upon his return from the war, Mr. Corbett bought a farm about two miles north of the village retiring after many years and later resided in the village.
His marriage to Miss Annie E. Pettit was solemnized May 27, 1866. Down through the years Mr. and Mrs. Corbett worked in harmony and they had the privilege of celebrating their golden and diamond wedding anniversaries. Mr. Corbett was a member of the F. W. Bapitist church from 1869 until services there were discontinued when he and his wife worshipped in the First Methodist Episcopal Church at Greenbush. He was an active member of the IOOF.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Wilson, Marinette and Mrs. Lettie Utter, Niagara. A son, Dr. Adelbert Corbett preceded his father in death on September 22, 1902. He was the last surviving member of a family of eleven children. Throughout the years, Mr. Corbett was a familiar figure at reunions of and parties for the member of the Grand army of the Republic. His philosophy of life was always entwined in the speeches he made at these affairs and his sense of humor was frequently injected in his remarks. He endeared himself to many who were privileged to know him and call him a neighbor and friend. The happiness of their home-life was reflected in the lives of both Mr. and Mrs. Corbett. Their home was always open to relatives and friends and many memorable gatherings were held there. Birthdays and wedding anniversaries were always celebrated. The young people were always heartily welcomed and it was the couples interest in their affairs that kept them so young in spirit.



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  • Created by: Rose Mohnsam
  • Added: 12 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84872819
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lester M Corbett (1 Apr 1843–8 Jan 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84872819, citing Greenbush Cemetery, Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Rose Mohnsam (contributor 47105797) .