One of the oldest and maybe most prized possession of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861 – 1865, Lizabeth A. Turner, Tent 23 is the photo above. Actual daughters and granddaughters of Civil War veterans who are seated in the front row. Dated Oct. 23, 1928 with D of U V across the top this photo taken in front of Memorial Hall. I especially love the daughter (or granddaughter) who lovingly has her hand on her veteran’s shoulder.
Although none of the people in this photo are named I have to think one or some of these gents belonged to the local GAR Mart Armstrong Post No. 202. I’ll just bet some of these men I’ve listed in my many posts as I’ve transcribed the 1908 roster.
Here’s the final page of membership for the GAR’s Mart Armstrong Post No. 202.
Roster – Continued
Thomas, John – Co. C 31 OVI
Tompkins, W. H. – Co. E 20 OVI
Tyler, Moses C. – Co. B 2d N. H. V. I.
Taylor, Wm. H. – U. S. Navy, Ship Hartford
Toy, Nathan P – Co. H 133 OVI
Thomas, W. H. – Co. F 101 Pa. V. I.
Thayer, Isaac E. – Co. E 151 OVI
Troxel, George – Co. – 192 OVI
Underwood, Benj. L. – Co. A 183 OVI
Vogel, Chas. G. – Co. G 136 N. Y. V. I.
Vannatta, Jas. D. – Co. H 2d N. Y. V. I.
Valentine, Aaron, – Co. F 54 OVI
Watt, W. L. – Co. I 27 OVI
White, Reuben – Co. E 81 OVI
Ward, Leonard B – Co. C 4th O. V. Cav.
Westover, J. A. – Co. C 4th O. V. Cav.
If you’ve been following along you know I’m transcribing a local GAR Roster from 1908. Let me tell you I’ve found this to be more of a learning experience for me – than me trying to help others research their Civil War ancestor. First off I have a renewed appreciation for the service of these veterans. Second – There’s lots of genealogy information in obscure places. We just need to search for it! Finally there’s a story, a life story behind every name.
Here are some more men from the Mart Armstrong GAR Post No. 202.
Roster – Continued
Joseph H. Pillars Co. D 180 OVI is buried in the military section of Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima, OH. More than just a name, Joseph answered his president’s call for troops, after the war joined the GAR and later chose to be buried with his comrades. Soldier, rest! thy warfare o’er
So let’s take a look at some of the guys on the roster from G to L:
Roster – Continued
Gilmer, Stephen – Co. G 116 OVI
Grubb, Wm. E. – Co. C 178 OVI
Gardner, Samuel J. – Co. I 78 Pa
Hall, George – Co. A 13 Iowa V. I.
Heman, H. H. – Co. C 37 OVI
Heffner, Geo. A. – Co. D 180 OVI
Hesser, Madison – Co. I 15 OVI
Holdridge, H. A. – Co. I 192 OVI
Hiner, S. B. – A. A. Surgeon, U.S.A.
Hill, Robert N. – Co. E 81 OVI
Harley John – Co. I 141 N. Y. V. I.
Heffner, W. D. – Co. E 67 OVI
Hook, Jas. S. – Co. I 46 OVI
Hollister, O. H. – Co. I 10 Pa. R. V. C. I.
Haines, E. – Co. E 180 OVI
Halliwell, David – Co. K 64 OVI
Hall, John – 22nd Battery Light Art.
Hulliberger, S. L. – Co. H 32 OVI
Hutchinson, J. M. – Co. E 66 Ill. V. I.
Hitchcock, Moses K. – Co. A 121 OVI
Higgins, H. C. – Co. M 1 OVC
Jones, Thos. H. – Co. F 118 OVI
Jolley, Cass M. – Co. F 32 OVI
Johnson, A. L. – Co. I 21 Wis. V. I.
Jackson, E. W. – Co. G 156 OVI
Jones, Owen A. – Co. F 118 OVI
Jennings, G. – Co. C 15 OVI
Kennedy, J. B. – Co. H 19 OVI
Keifer, Wm. – Co. C 202 Pa. V. I.
Keims, W. T. – Co. K 126 Pa. V. Cal.
Kiplinger, A. P. – Co. E 60 OVI
Kennedy, Thos. R. – Co. E 195 OVI
Klatte, John – Co. C 37 OVI
Keracofe, Robert – Co. G 81 OVI
La Rue, W. A. – Co. K 33 OVI
Long, T. A. – Co. E 197 OVI
Lehman, Chris – Co. B 81 OVI
Louthan, Fred D. – Co. F 69 OVI
Lepley, Daniel – Co. D 54 OVI
Long, Wm. H. – Co. C 55 OVI
Light, Franklin – Co. G 81 OVI
When I’m through transcribing the entire Roster I’m going to tally the regiments and see which ones had the most veterans who were members of this post. Not exactly scientific but a representation of the community at the time. Already by far the 81st OVI has the most veterans. I was aware that the 81st was the regiment of this area but didn’t realize how big. The 81st OVI deserves some big time research as I look into my local Civil War history!
After a wonderful holiday weekend I’m back to transcribing a local GAR Roster from 1908. I found the Roster in the papers of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Lizabeth A. Turner, Tent 23. I’m a member and have access to this fabulous genealogical info! The GAR held their encampment in Lima, Ohio in 1908. So that’s probably the reason for printing this roster.
Mart Armstrong is the name of the GAR Post and it was No. 202.
So today we’re getting the veteran’s names and regiments as listed on page 2 of the roster:
Conner, George – Co. D 54 OVI
Custar, Jacob – Co. A 151 OVI
Carr, Solomon – Co. E 180 OVI
Clausing, Theodore – Co. K 56 OVI
Clutter, D. W. – Co. G 71 OVI
Clark, Alva – Co. A 49 OVI
Carter, Wm – Co. K 99 OVI
Crum, Henry G. – Co. G 87 OVI
Copeland, George H. – Co. I 34 OVI
Charters, John – Co. F 43 OVI
Conrath, Israel – Co. F 206 Pa Inf
Craig, Jordan S. – Co. E 81 OVI
Dobbins, T. W. – Co. E 180 OVI
Davis, E. F. – Co. F 118 OVI
Davis, J. G. – Co. B 99 OVI
Dilley, Henry – Co. D 52 OVI
Donze, C. F. – Co. A 38 OVI
Davis, Samuel – Co. E 13 OVI
Dunifon, Peter – Co. K 46 OVI
Decker, Francis M. – Co. C 17 OVI
Dickason, John – Co. F 9 O V Cav
Downing, S. D. – Co. L 50 N.Y.V.I.
Dukeman, A – Co. F 125 OVI
Daniels, R. F. – Co. M 10 OVI
Drew, Solomon – Co B 118 OVI
Douglas, Wm – Co. D 180 OVI
Evans, S. D. – Co. F 20 OVI
Edman, Elijah – Co. B 151 OVI
Elliott, Wm. V – Co. K 15 OVI
Francis, Owen – Co. H 57 OVI
Flath, Philip – Co. F 37 OVI
Frushey, Calvin – Co. K 66 ILL.V.I.
Foster, T. E. – Co. C 151 OVI
Fletcher, Samuel M – Co. D 136 Pa. V. I.
Fisher, A. Lewis – Co. E 101 OVI
Furguson, Samuel – Co. F 4 O. V. Cal
Fisher, Chas – Co. I 46 OVI
Faurot, Wm. N. – Co. C 129 OVI
Feeman, Robert – Co. C 102 OVI
Goldsmith, Joseph – Co. A 15 OVI
Garner, Wm. V. – Co. E 81 OVI
Now something cool for me in doing the transcribing is the side notes I scribble down to eventually follow up on. Faurot is a well-known surname of one of this city’s prominent citizens of the late 19th century. So, was William Faurot a brother to Benjamin Faurot? I’ll have to check it out!
I recognize the name John Charter from my work with the 4th OVC. but this John Charters was a veteran of the 43 OVI. I want to do some research and see if he reenlisted with another regiment.
Finally one of my Van Meter’s, George S. was killed during the war serving with the 9th OVC. Could John Dickason, Co. F 9th OVC help me out with my research on George S. Van Meter?
It’s pretty neat how I’m benefiting with new research ideas from doing some transcribing that I hoped would eventually help someone else in their family history research!