In The
Civil War

In the mid-1800s, the United States had grown apart. Since the beginning of the colonies more than 100 years earlier, two regions of the country had developed in very different ways.
They were not the same for many reasons, but the rising tension was starting to tear the nation apart. By 1860, after years of compromise on several issues, war could no longer be avoided.
The time of peace and unity would be shattered by the American Civil War.
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19th Regiment
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Berrien County Civil War Soldiers

Name Enlistment Date Age Place of Enlistment Alliance Company Added notes
Abley, Fred Olin 1 August 1861 31 Niles Union 6th Infantry Reg. Co. A  
Andrew, Henry 16 Feb 1865 22 Three Oaks Union Co E 5th Cav Mich. Reg. -Rank Pvt died of disease - 29 June 1865, Jefferson Barracks, MO.
Bays, Richard 26 August 1864 32 Kalamazoo Union Pvt - Co A 24th Inf. Reg. Mich. resided at Three Oaks, Michigan
Bennett, Gustin 25 Feb 1864   Indiana Union Pvt. - Co H Ind 9th Inf resided at Three Oaks, Michigan
Bock, Thomas 4 January 1864 44 Three Oaks Union Pvt - Co.H 1st Inf. Colored Reg. Mich  
Bohnankamp, Francis 20 August 1861 18 Three Oaks Union Pvt - Co K 6th Mich Inf. Reg  
Brace, James 12 August 1861 18 Three Oaks Union Pvt - Co K 6th Mich Inf. Reg  
Bradley, Thomas 9 Oct 1861 42 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks, Michigan
Brockway, Oliver 22 February 1864 31 Three Oaks Union Co A 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks, Michigan
Brong, Charles E 23 October 1861 32 Buchanan Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich.  
Broom, Thomas 17 November 1861 26 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks, Michigan
Casey, John 2 January 1864 18 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Clark, Charles 4 February 1864 18 Three Oaks Union Co D 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Cole, Peter 4 January 1864 20 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Collins, Kellison 9 August 1862 18 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks, Michigan
Collins, Usher 10 February 1864 23 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks, Michigan
Cook, Amos 23 February 1865 24 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Cox, Robert 4 Jan 1864 20 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Dale,William 2 September 1861 20 St. Joseph Union 3rd Cavalry Reg. Co. L  
Edson, William 9 Feb 1865 33 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich died of disease - 8 Aug 1865; Camden, AR
Enos, Bud 10 May 1861 22 Kalamazoo Union Co K 2nd Inf Reg Mich died of disease 24 Jan 1863 in Falmouth, VA
Enos, George 16 April 1863 19 Coldwater Union 19 he enlisted in Company L of the Ninth Michigan Cavalry,  
Fetterly, Augustus 15 February 1865 28 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Finch, Samuel 4 January 1864 44 Three Oaks Union Co M 3rd Cav Reg. Michi  
Finch, Andrew 16 February 1865 19 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich died of disease 21 Sep 1865; Washington, AR.
Finch, Lewis 16 February 1865 18 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Foster, George 22 November 1861 35 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Frisbee, George 10 August 1862   Three Oaks Union 1st Lieut. Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich  
Frisbee, Morris 11 August 1862 18 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Avery, Mich.
Gilbert, Nathan 15 August 1862 26 Berrien Union 25th Infantry Reg. Co. C  
Grau, John 26 Feb 1864 36 Sodus Union Co L 3rd Mich Cav Rg enlisted at Kalamazoo, died of desease 10 Aug 1864 at Sodus
Green, Gilbert 21 October 1863 21 Three Oaks Union Co K 11th Cav Reg Mich  
Hammond, Samuel 11 October 1861 43 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Hansler, Tobias 15 August 1861 18 Three Oaks Unon Co K 6th Inf Reg Mich  
Hess, John 15 February 1865 30 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Highland, Bonaparte 26 Feb 1864 23 Three Oaks Union Co A 12th Inf Reg Mich died of disease - 18 May 1864; Little Rock, AR.
Hoover, Levi 11 Aug 1862 40 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Hoyt, John 9 Dec 1861 44 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Inman, John 14 August 1862 28 New Buffalo Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
King, Henry L 4 June 1862 21 - Union New London, Ohio see below
Mandlin, John 4 December 1861 29 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at New Buffalo, MI
McCann, John 5 Jul 1863 25 Niles Union Co G 1st SS Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
McKie, John 12 Aug 1862 19 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Mendley, Lawrence 12 October 1861 43 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Miller, Nicholas 19 October 1861 30 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Moosbrugger, Joseph 4 February 1864 44 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Mudge, James 23 February 1865 32 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Namett, Charles 25 November 1861 40 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Otwell, Emery 15 August 1862 41 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Otwell, William 14 August 1862 18 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Pangborn, Myron 17 August 1861 25 St. Joseph Union 6th Infantry Reg. Co. B  
Perry, Sumner 14 February 1865 35 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Platts, Josias 14 August 1862 28 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at Three Oaks
Platts, Henry 24 October 1861 20 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks at time of enlistment. Moved to Oregon
died 8 Jun 1914, Clackamas County, Oregon
Reese, Abram 15 August 1861 26 Three Oaks Union Co K 6th Inf Reg. Mich resided Cass Co., Mich
Richie, Elmer 4 January 1864 35 Three Oaks Union Co F 3rd Cav Reg Mich  
Scheille, Godfrey 15 August 1861 28 Three Oaks Union Co K 6th Inf Reg. Mich  
Servis, David 15 August 1861 23 Three Oaks Union Co K 6th Inf Reg. Mich  
Shead, Erasmus 26 November 1861 42 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
Shead, Harrison 15 August 1861 20 Three Oaks Union Co K 6th Inf Reg. Mich resided Three Oaks
Sheridan, Thomas 14 August 1862 21 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided at New Buffalo
Smith, Calvin 31 December 1861 21 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
Smith, James 24 October 1861 22 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
Soper, Rowland 12 August 1862 32 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
Died of wounds - 29 Jun 1864-Chattanooga, TN
Souders, Henry 15 February 1865 40 Three Oaks Union Co C 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Starr, Thomas P 8 December 1862 36 Three Oaks Union Co. F Mich 25th Reg. Inf. MO - 24 Jun 1865 in Salisbury, NC resided at Three Oaks
died Three Oaks MI Jan 5, 1894 - burial - Forest Lawn, Three Oaks, MI
Strehle, Alphonso 15 February 1865 21 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Tittswort, John 14 August 1862 28 New Buffalo Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
VanCampen, William 4 January 1864 27 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich  
Worden, Wallace 5 August 1861 23 St. Joseph Union 6th Infantry Reg. Co B  
Walling, James 19 February 1864 20 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich died of disease 16 Dec 1864; Little Rock, AR
Warner, Orson 14 Aug 1862 34 Three Oaks Union Co F 25th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
Webster, Menzies 20 October 1861 31 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
died 28 June 1862 Cincinnati, OH
West, Franklin 20 October 1861 24 Three Oaks Union Co E 12th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
Whitehead, Sylvanus 2 January 1864 32 Three Oaks Union Co B 12th Inf Reg Mich resided Three Oaks
Williams, Edward 12 August 1861 28 Three Oaks Union Co K 6th Inf Reg Mich  
Wilste, George 21 February 1865 20 Three Oaks Union Co I 16th Inf Reg Michi  
Wright, Cyrus (See Below) 15 January 1864 18 Lake, Michigan Union Co F 25th Infantry, Co. F  
Wright, John 12 August 1862 23 Lake, Michigan Union 25th Infantry, Co. F  
Wright, Hoel 28 November 1861 27 Grand Rapids Union SS Reg. Co. Dygert's  
Yaw, Franklin 10 August 1861 18 St. Joseph Union 6th Infantry Reg. Co B  
Yaw, Joseph 10 August 1861 40 St. Joseph Union 6th Infantry Reg. Co B  
Young, Cornelius 7 September 1861 32 Niles Union 2nd Cavalry Reg. Co. L  

Old Time Listing of Veterans in
St. Joseph City Cemetery - aka - Lakeview Cemetery

Veterans - - -
       
Abbott, Newman   Jan 2, 1862 Co I 7th Missouri Inf
Aiken, Calvin W   Mar 20, 1885 Co B 24th Mich Inf
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Benhard, Edward October 16, 1830 Dec 3, 1912 per death cert.
burial in Silver Brook Cem.
enlisted 2 Aug 1864 fought in Civil War, Black Hawk War and Mexican War
buried in Niles Cemetery.
Barnes, W. B. Capt   Nov 9, 1872 Co C 4th NY Heavy Art.
Boughton, Jack   Nov 24, 1879 Co B 7th Mich. Cav
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Brant, John   Sep 21, 1870 Co I 28th Mich Inf
Brewer, Aaron   May 29, 1874 Co I 19th Mich Inf
Britain, Calvin Gen   Dec 8, 1840 War of 1812
Brown, L. J.   May 20. 1863 Co I 19th Mich Inf
Brown W. W.   Nov 16, 1884 Co B 7th Mich Cav
Calmer, C. H. Capt   May 15, 1864 Co I 19th Mich Inf
Cassiday, John H   Apr 1, 1878 Co C 7th Mich Cav
Clark, John D   Jun 15, 1882 Co H 22nd Reg. Ind Inf
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Condon, Lyman   June 15, 1865 Co C 7th Mich Cav
Deutch, Anthony     Co L 3rd Mich Inf
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Edmunds, W. W. Capt   May 22, 1861 Co. I 7th Missouri Inf

     
Freund, Wm   Jan 14, 1884 Co L 3rd Mich Cav
Gordon, Robert M Capt.   Oct 21, 1872 Co K. 25th Wisc. Inf
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Hummel, Abram F   July 5, 1880 Co A 52nd Wis Inf
Johnson, Frederick   May 1872 US Navy
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Ketchum, Florence   May 31, 1872 Co I 12th Mich Inf
King, Robert B   June 16, 1870 Co B 12th Mich Inf
Lawrence, Alfred   1872 Co G 102d US Inft
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Lingwell, R. S     Co. A. 1st Oregon Inf
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Lysaght, Richard Capt   Aug 7, 1872  
Miller, Robert   Oct 6, 1875 Co I 19th Mich Inf
Morse, Charles   Jun 16, 1862 Co L 3rd Mich Cav
Potter, Edwin W     Co K 132nd Regt, Ill Inf.
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Reynolds, Charles W   Jan 10. 1874 US Navy - Missouri squadron Gun boat Louisville
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Schoenbeck, Charles   Jan 8, 1866 Co I 19th Mich Inf
Shaw, Otis   Jan 18, 1875 Co A 4th Mich Cav
his Co. captured Jeff Davis
Stephens, Samuel J   Dec 21, 1883 Co. A. 88th Ill Inf
Stevens, Fitz H,   Sep 7, 1870 Quartermaster, 12th Mich Inf.
Steveson, David A   Oct 5, 1863 Co I 12th Mich Inf
Sweet, Hewey M   Aug 7, 1871 Co B 12th Mich Inf
Twist, Oliver   1870 Co G 102 US Inf
Upson, Gates   died July 4, 1862 Pvt. Co. B 19th Mich Inf - govt marker
Enlisted at age 46 in Oct. of 1861
Upson, Nelson   died Apr 21, 1876 Pvt. Co. I 7th Mo. Inf
Van Riper, Jeremiah   Apr 2, 1865 Co A 156 Ill Inf
William, ?     War of 1812
Wood, Stillman Capt. abt 1788 Jan 19, 1881 3rd Regt. NY Inf. Rifleman
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
additional note served war of 1812

Royalton Cemetery - now within Riverview Cemetery - Civil War and a few 1812 Veterans
Listing in Progress

VETERANS      
       
Brander, Robert   May 3, 1881 Co H 53rd Ind Inf
Cromer, Edward L Oct 30, 1842 Jan 20, 1919 Civil War Vet Co. I 19th Mich Inf
Curtis, Wm M   Feb 28,. 1882 Co B 12 Mich Inf
Evans, Abram S   Jan 30, 1885 Co L 6th Reg Mich Cav
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Gregg, Riley A.   Apr 15, 1877 2nd Leiut. Co B 7th Mich Cav.
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Hager, John   Mar 1, 1863 Co L 7th Mich Cab
Haskins, Harris akd Hanie   Sep 4, 1877 Co D 15th Mich Inf.
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Kanter, Michael   Feb 7, 1884 Co I 2nd Wis Inf
Lane, Asher Corp. abt 1812 18?? Co I 19th Mich Inf.
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Riley, Phillip   Nov 14, 1884 war of 1812
Risley, Alanson   Apr 10. 1863 Co B 6th Mich Inf
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Shearer, John abt 1846   Go G 19th Mich Inf
Sinn, Adam   Jan 6, 1883 Co B 7th Mich Inf.
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886
Wilber, Lewis   Mar 8,. 1867 Co G 12th Mich Inf
Wilbur, Nelson 1843 Mar 18, 1862 Co. G 12th Mich Inf.
stone sent for with others
Sep 28, 1886

Adams, William - Born abt 1841 but death certificate shows dob as Aug 14, 1839 in Michigan. Enlisted - Private William Adams. He served in Company C, 102nd Regiment, Colored Troops. He enlisted in Kalamazoo, MI, August, 1864 and assigned to duty the same year on October 14.
During this period he became quite ill and was formally discharged form General Hospital at Beaufort, South Carolina on June 16, 1865. William suffered from Rheumatism in his limbs and back.
   He lived in Van Buren County but also Benton Harbor for many year, where he was born. He was the husband of Mary Adelia (Hill) Adams and the father of several children. They lived at 122 Cornelia St. Benton Harbor. He passed away 1 June 1914, and is buried at Morton Hill Cemetery. age at time of death 75yrs 9mos 17days. He and Mary Adelia had a total of 12 children of which 10 are still living in referencing the 1900 census.

Edward Banhard, Black Hawk, Mexican & Civil War - buried Niles Cemetery was the father of Mrs. Louis Corwin of St. Joseph and the grandfather of Mrs. Ida Sander. A daughter Mrs. E. Dilley of Berrien Springs had Mr. Banhard's army discharge papers following these various wars.

King, Henry Lawrence
# Henry L. King came to Michigan in the fall of 1843 when he was three years old with his parents and sister Eunice. He had but very limited educational privileges, for he was busy from an early age. When but a boy he hauled staves to St. Joseph, where they were used in the manufacture of barrels.
   Henry L. King remained at home until twenty-one years of age, after which he returned to Ohio. Following the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted at New London, Ohio, in the Eighty-seventh Ohio Infantry on June 4, 1862 for three months' service. He was captured at Harper's Ferry but was immediately exchanged and returned to Ohio. There he re-enlisted in 1863 as a member of Company G, Twelfth Ohio Infantry under Captain Graves, at which time he joined his regiment. His brother George enlisted at the same time. In the spring of 1864 he was sent to join the command of General Steele at Little Rock, Arkansas, and was discharged with his regiment on February 15, 1866.
   When the war was over Henry L. King returned to his home and was married the following year, 1866, to Miss Esther Lawrence, a cousin of John Lawrence and a daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Simonds) Lawrence, who had come from Canada before the war. Her father died while serving in the United States army and her mother, who long survived, passed away at the very advanced age of ninety years. She had lived with her daughter, Mrs. King.
   It was in the spring of 1866 that Mr. King began to clear his tract of land of forty acres, which had been given to him by his father. He has since lived upon this place and has transformed it into a very valuable farm. He also worked up the timber and this gave to him a living while he cleared the land. He also has a tract of forty acres near by, but has made his home upon the original forty acres for four decades, his attention being given to general agricultural pursuits. In all that he does he is practical and he works persistently and with determination to make the most of the farm and gather therefrom good crops. Unto Mr. and Mrs. King have been born six children. Herman, who died at the age of twenty-eight years, was a veterinary surgeon of Grand Rapids, having graduated from the Detroit Veterinary College, after which he was getting a good start in practice when he died. Nellie is the wife of Dr. Leonard C. Conkey, a veterinary surgeon of Grand Rapids. Cuba is at home. Elmo is a veterinary surgeon at Lake View, Michigan. Myrtle is the wife of Harry Wyman of Benton Harbor and Bert is also at home. Mr. King's study of the political issues and questions of the day has led him to give unfaltering support to the Republican party since age conferred upon him the right of franchise and yet he has never sought or desired office for himself, preferring to concentrate his time and energies upon his business affairs. Formerly he was identified with George H. Thomas Post, G. A. R., at Benton Harbor and he manifest the same loyalty in citizenship in times of peace that he displayed when in times of war he followed the old flag upon the battle-fields of the south. ** "A Twentieth Century History of Berrien County, Michigan", Judge Orville W. Coolidge, Author and Editor. 1906, The Lewis Publishing Company American Civil War Soldiers Name: Henry L King , Enlistment Date: 28 November 1863 Side Served: Union State Served: Michigan Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 November 1863 at the age of 22 Enlisted in Company G, 12th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 23 December 1863. Promoted to Full Corporal on 18 March 1864 Promoted to Full Sergeant on 01 September 1865 Mustered out Company G, 12th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 15 February 1866 in Camden, AR HintsAncestry Hints for Henry Lawrence King 1 possible historical record matches Father: George W. King b: 12 JAN 1816 in Pompey, Onondaga Co. New York Mother: Susan Williams b: ABT 1815 in New York
Upon his death, about 1925, (some family records show 1926) Henry was laid to rest in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Berrien County, Michigan. His wife Esther has proceded him in death before 1910.

McClary, James P - per family histories - born 6 July1844 in Ohio. Stated to be the son of Alexander and Anna S.(Hudson) McClary. James wed Sarah C. Hanes in Missouri and then had a total of 8 children, 6 of which lived into the 20th century. They live in both Missouri and Iowa, for a brief time and then move to Niles where they lived out the remainder of their lives in Niles Michigan, after the Civil Wat.
Civil War:  James Enlisted Co. E Michigan 2nd Inf on the 13th Sep 1861 and discharged with wounds in Detroit, MI on  12 Sep 1862
He died 29 August, 1921 in Niles Michigan with burial at Silver Springs Cemetery, this county. Sarah died in 1936 and both a table stone and a monolith mark
James, his wife and a son, James W. McClary, grave.

Miller, Aaron - Aaron Miller - 12th Michigan Infantry, Company C. August 30, 1864-Sept. 12, 1865. - contributed by - Peggy Mawby

Mott, Oscar - Oscar Mott at the time of his death, January 12, 1947 at 101 years of age; was the last surviving Civil War Veteran in Berrien County, Michigan. He was born in St.Joseph, Michigan 16 November 1845. He enlisted on the 5th of January 1864 as a Pvt. into Company E 12th Wisconsin Infantry and on July 16, 1865 he was discharged in Louisville, Kentucky. After the war his occupation was that of a machinist in Benton Harbor. His wife Philena Shanks born about 1841 in Ohio wed Oscar on 11 June 1878. She died about 25 years before him. They had one child, Lillian, who married W. L Sarber.
Upon his death, Oscar was laid to rest in the family plot in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Berrien County, Michigan.

Moyer, Henry - G. A. R. Vet Passes - 1 January, 1926 Henry Moyer, 83, Berrien Springs Civil War veteran, member of the Berrien County battalion and commander of Kilpatrick post of the GAR.

Myron Pangborn, of Buchanan, Michigan 6th regiment, Heavy Artillary, Co. B; died 3 Feb 1863, New Orleans; (4) John Templar, of Weesaw, Michigan 12th Infantry, Co. H, died 18 Feb 1901, buried Glendora Cemetery, Weesaw. - info from Laura Cox

Plummer, Alonzo H - born Feb 18, 1842 enlisted in Civil War at age 12 in the North Maine Battery as a Pvt. Promoted on Feb 9, 1864 to Second Lieut. Co. A. United States Colored Troops and made full Lieut the following July. Participated in battles at Cedar Mountain, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Battle of Wilderness, Siege of Petersburg, capture of Fort Fisher, in North Carolina the capture of Willimington and many other minor engagements. In 1867 he married Ellen Hawkes. Died August 9, 1907 - Remains laid to rest at Mortin Hill this county

Pope, Lorenzoborn Illinois - Enlisted in Co F 65th Ill Inf and Co A 142nd Ill Inf on 18 June 1864 and was MO on 26 Oct 1864. According to his ancestor, Jeannie Watson,
Larenzo Pope (11/10/1843(?) -3/29/1900) served his country in the Civil War, was part of the burial detail that brought the wagon train of deceased local sons home from Gettysburgh and brought the Civil War cannon to Michigan that now rests in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan, Michigan.
Our research also shows that he wed Catherine Andrus in Berrien Co., Michigan on 15 February 1872. They had a total of 5 children. Lorenzo is laid to rest in Shanghai Cemetery. His widow Catherine filed for his pension in April of 1900.

Swem, Daniel
- Daniel Swem, veteran Civil War Company I 27th Ohio Infantry. Husband of Corinthia (Paddock) Swem. Daniel married Corinthia Paddock on 25 Jun 1867 in Berrien County, MI.
The Portrait and Biographical Record of Berrien and Cass Counties, Michigan was published in 1893 by the Biographical Publishing company of Chicago. There is a biography of Daniel Williams Swem on page 519 and 520 of that book and it reads:


"Daniel Williams Swem, an artist by profession, now properously following the occupation of general agriculture, is also a highly successful stock-raiser, handling some of the finest horses bred in the State of Michigan. Residing upon a fine homestead located in Weesaw Township, Berrien County, he has held with able fidelity the official position of Justice of the Peace, and is highly esteemed by the home community. Mr. Swem was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, April 14, 1843. His parents, John and Sarah (Glass) Swem, made their home for some length of time in the Buckeye State, but the father was a native of New Jersey, born in 1810. He however removed with his parents to Ohio in an early day, and was there reared, educated and married, and finally emigrated from near Lima to Berrien County, Mich., settling in Galien Township in 1862, and making this part of the State his residence until 1868, when he removed to Shelby County, Mo., and lived in that locality ten years. The father then returned to Berrien County, where he later died in about 1887. He was of German and Scotch descent, and devoted the labor of his life to the pursuit of agriculture. The mother was a native of Pennsylvania, and died in Berrien County, in 1888. The parents were in early life members of the Baptist Church and afterward joined the Christian Church. They were both active in good work and highly respected by all who knew them. Ten children had blessed the home, seven sons and three daughters. Daniel W., the fifth in order of birth, was reared near Lima, Ohio, and attended the district schools, receiving a good common education. In July, 1861, when about eighteen years of age, he enlisted in company I, Twenty-seventh Ohio Infantry, as a private and, afterward promoted, became Corporal and later First Sergeant. Our subject had a brother, John, in the same company. Until his discharge, July 31, 1865, Mr. Swem constantly participated in scenes of danger and privation, but, never wounded or taken prisoner, actively engaged in twenty-two of the fiercest battles of the rebellion. He was present at the fights of Blackwater, Mo., New Madrid, Mo., Tiptonville, Ky., Island No. 10, siege of Corinth, Iuka, second battle of Corinth, and Hatchee Bridge. He took part in the campaign and march through Georgia, and was in the battle of New Berne, N.C., the last battle in which he engaged. His brother John, the color-bearer, also marvelously escaped capture or wounds, having only received a wound sufficient to draw blood. Another brother, William Swem, courageously fought in the Fifth-fourth Ohio Infantry. After the discharge of our subject from the army in which he has so faithfully served every day for four years, he went to Jacksonville, Ill., and studied his profession under the teaching of T. T. Delzell, an able instructor. Becoming thoroughly versed in his art, he was known as Prof. Swem, for fifteen years devoting his time and labor to his chosen avocation. For two years he traveled and successfully gave lessons in his art, but finally determined to spend the remainder of his life in the tilling of the soil and stock-raising, in which branch of farming Mr. Swem has acquired a reputation, especially as a breeder of fine horses, not long since selling a span for $ 900.


In 1867, Daniel Williams Swem and Miss Corinthia Paddock, a native of Weesaw Township, were united in marriage. Unto our subject and his estimable wife have been born four sons and two daughters. Olefa is the wife of George W. Painter; Elmo is at home; T. Guy, C. Clyde, Dale and T. Dot complete the group who yet gather in the parents' home. Mr. Swem is not connected with any church, but is known as a liberal-minded man of sterling integrity. Fraternally, he is a member of Custer Post No. 208, G.A.R., at Galien and was a charter member and held the office of Cammander two terms and was the second Representative to the State Encampment. He is likewise a member of the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Comapny of Berrien. He is a member of Galien Lodge No. 347, I.O.O.F., and has filled all the chairs and represented his lodge at the Grand Lodge at Lansing. Mrs. Swem is a Rebecca degree member and will represent her lodge at Lansing this fall. Our subject is now Vice President and has been President of the Anti-Horse Thief Association, and is connected with all township enterprise conducing to mutual welfare. Politically, he has with one exception identified himself with the Republican party, the exception being when he voted for Weaver as the candidate of the Greenback party. He cast his first Presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln and has closely adhered to the principles of the 'Party of Reform.' Mr. Swem has with ability discharged the duties of Justice of the Peace of Weesaw Township and, a man of earnest purpose, a strong advocate of temperance, and ever to be found upon the side of right and justice, Commands the esteem of all his fellow townsmen."


Additional Note: Daniel Swem died in 1931 and is buried in Galien Cemetery, along with much of his family and his wife Corintha. - Contributed by: William Brackett

Umphrey - Peter Umphrey - 25 Michigan Infantry, Company B-Private - enlisted at Watervliet August 15, 1862 at age 31 and died at Bowling Green, Kentucky on 9 March 1863. Cause of death listed as Lung Fever. He left a widow, Elizabeth Newman Umphrey and three small children, Philip, Elizabeth, and Peter Umphrey
Contributed by: Peggy Mawby

Nelson Upson - Civil War - Elizabeth Upson - Widows Pension

Cyrus Wright stone  Cyrus Wright, of Lake, Berrien, Michigan, 25th Infantry, Co. F; died 24 June 1864, Nashville, Tennessee, typhoid, buried Nashville National Cemetery. He was only 19 years old. My brother and his wife (who were living in Georgia) went up to Nashville to the National Cemetery where he was buried and photographed his headstone. Poor Cyrus died of typhoid in a Nashville hospital. His uncle, John Wright, went on with the regiment and poor John was shot during the second day of the Battle of Resaca, Georgia. When I was home visiting my mom (in Georgia) we went up to Resaca and then up to Chattannoga. The dead from Resaca were dug up months later (gruesome)and sent to the Chattanooga National Cemetery but unfortunately John received no headstone or even any remembrance of his sacrifice. I have a list of some of my ancestors from Berrien County; it might not conform to your list as I don’t have enlistment dates - info from Laura Cox at dbclfc@mtwest.net  

Wright, John - John Wright, of Lake, Michigan 25th Infantry, Co. F; died 14 May 1864, Resaca, Georgia; buried either on the fields of Resaca or in the Chattanooga National Cemetery - info from Laura Cox

Colonel John Whittenmyer of the regular army and also in the Mexican Wars, interred in St. Joseph City Cemetery.

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