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PETER VANDERHOOF

Was born Oct. 25, 1842, of parents, Peter and Caroline (Johnson) Vanderhoof, deceased. He was married June 19, 1864, to Abby Trumble who was born Aug. 20, 1843. Her father, Amasa Trumble, is deceased, but her mother, Polly (Fairchild) is still spared. One child has been born to this union, Inez. Comrade Vanderhoof underwent the hardships and privations of a soldier's life when the Nation was in peril during the late unpleasantness. He was 28 years old when he enlisted Nov. 23, 1863, at Coldwater, Mich., as a private in Co. A, 19th Mich. V.I. In 1864 he was confined in hospital at Nashville ten weeks with typhoid fever. He was captured by guerrillas in 1864, but made his excape soon afterward. In 1865 he was transferred at Washington, D.C., to Co. B, 10th Mich. V.I. In 1864-5 he was detailed a short time as forage master. He was to the front in the following engagements: Dallas, Missionary Ridge, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savannah, Culpeper C.H. and Goldsboro. He was honorably discharged June, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. He had five brothers in service, Seneca, Martin, Harvey was killed, Alva was taken prisoner, and David, also taken prisoner. His wife's brother William also served his country in the hour of peril. Comrade Vanderhoof has been Sergt.-Guard of Kilburn Post; he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Sherwood, Mich.

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JACOB B. VAN NUYS

Was born in Seneca county, N.Y., Jan. 6, 1848, of parents Lyman and Sarah (Wickoff) Van Nuys, the latter on is living. He was united in the bonds of matrimony Dec. 5, 1874, in Ovid, Mich., to Lucinda Evans, who was a native of Indiana, born Aug. 29, 1846. Her parents, no longer living, were John and Elizabeth (Harmon) Evans. Two children have been born to them, Arthur and Della G. When the war broke out his heart was with the Northern cause and he entered the Federal service Feb. 13, 1865, at Coldwater, Mich., as a private in Co. H, 11th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 14th A.C. April, 12865, he was confined in hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., three days suffering with chronic diarrhea. Owing to his late enlistment he did not take part in any battles, and was honorably discharged Sept. 16, 1865, at Jackson, Mich. His brother Verannes served in Mich. CAv.; his grandfather served in the war of 1812. Comrfade Van Nuys has been school director three years; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Colon, Mich.

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GEORGE VORSE

Was born in Wayne county, N.Y., May 25, 1844, and was a son of George and Martha (Grawleder) Vorse, deceased. Anna Moore became his companion on life's journey Oct. 17, 1867, in his native county. She was born Nov. 16, 1848, a daughter of Peter and Emily (Cabock) Moore, still living. Of this union wwere born five children, Frank, Clara, George, Mabel and William. Comrade Vorse offered his services as a soldier to help defend the flag so near and dear to every soldier's heart. He was enrolled March 9, 1865, at Sunburg, when 17 years of age, in Co. G, 93d N.Y.V.I., and was soon promoted to the rank of Corp. In 1865 he was detailed to guard cattle and spent two months in this way at Winchester. he was honorably discharged November 1865, having taken part in no battles on account of his late enlistment. His brother David served in a N.Y. Regt. and was wounded in leg. Comrade Vorse is a member of Hackett Post, No. 185, in which he is J.V.C.; he is successfully engaged in farming and his address is Bronson, Mich.

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HENRY N. WARREN

Was born in Ontario county, N.Y., Sept. 22, 1840, of parents, Ephraim and Margaret Warren, no longer living. He was married Feb. 29, 1872, to Lydia Billings, who was born in Genesee county, N.Y., Feb. 8, 1849. Her father, William Billings, is still living, but her mother, Ann (Stimers), has gone to her reward. Comrade Warren sorked on his farm till Aug. 24, 1861, when, being a loyal and ardent supporter of the Union cause, he enlisted at White Pigeon, Mich., as a private in Co. G, 11th Mich. V.I., 2d Brig., 3d Div., 14th A.C. and was promoted to Corp. From that time to the close of service he was always at his post of duty. He was to to the front in the following battles: Stone Ridge, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Peach Tree Creek, Resacca, Kenesaw Mt., Atlanta and several other engagements and skirmishes. He was honorably discharged at Sturgis, Mich., Sept. 25, 1865. Comrade Warren is a member of Liddle Post; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Colon, Mich.

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EDWIN P. WELLESLY

Was born in Huron county, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1842; his father, Edward C. Wellesly, is still spared, but his mother, Sarah J. (Van Wormer), is deceased. He was married first, July 1, 1867, in Centerville, Mich., to Lydia A. Hafer, who was born in Pennsylvania, a daughter of Samuel and Matilda (Haffer) Hafer, long ago deceased. Four children were the issue of this marriage, Charles, Edgar and Edward (twins), Lena and Pearl. He was again married to Cornelia Thompson. Being a loyal and true patriot of his country, he responded to the president's call for volunteers, and has the distinction of being the first man to enlist from this state. He was enrolled at the age of 18 years April 1861, from Colon, Mich., as a private in Co. G, 1st Mich. V.I. and soon rose to the rank of 1st Sergt. Jan. 1, 1863, he was wounded at the battle of Stone River by minie ball; he was confined in hospital at Nashville, in August, 1862, three months, receiving treatment for typhoid fever. His term of service having expired, he was honorably discharged at Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 1861, and re-enlisted Aug. 24, 1861 at White Pigeon, Mich., in Co. D, 11th Mich. V.I. He fought at Nashville, Murfreesboro, Stone River and pursuit of Morgan. He was honorably discharged May 14, 1863, at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Comrade Wellesly is Q.M. of Liddle Post, and his wife is a member of W.R.C.; he has been coroner two years, J.P. four years and notary public five years; he is by trade a cooper and his address is Colon, Mich.

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CHARLES N. WHEELER

The subject of this brief sketch was a native of Ohio, where he was born March 13, 1840. His father, Mathias Wheeler, is deceased, but his mother, whose maiden name was Mary Nestleroad, is still living. When the stirring events that had just happened at Sumpter had fired the patriotic hearts of the boys of the North with patriotism, our subject was enrolled Aug. 18, 1861, at Lima, Ind., when 21 years of age. He entered the ranks of Co. G, 30th Ind. V.I., which did duty in 5th Brig., 2d Div., 4th A.C. In 1862 he was confined in hospital at Louisville, Ky., three weeks, suffering with camp fever. Jan. 1, 1863, he was captured at Stone River by Texas Rangers; he was held in Libby and Castle Thunder prisons forty-two days, when he was released on parole. Sept. 9, 1864, he was honorably discharged at Chicago, Ill., and re-enlisted same day in old command as a veteran, thus obtaining the usual thirty day furlough. He took part in the battles of Shiloh, Stone River, and Siege of Corinth. He was honorably discharged Nov. 15, 1865, at Springfield, Ill. He had three brothers in service, Eli, who was killed at Stone River, Lewis and Samuel, who was held in Libby prison. Comrade Wheeler belongs to Fassett Post, No. 193; he is living in retirement and his address is Mendon, Mich.

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PETER WHITE

Was born in Pennsylvania July, 1821, and came to Ohio September, 1824, with his parents, Jacob and Rachel (Briton) White, deceased. He settled in St. Joseph county, Mich., in 1888, having previously married, Oct. 16, 1850, in Summit county, O., Anna E. Brewer, who was born in New York state June 19, 1826. Her parents, deceased were Lawrence and Mary (Wagar) Brewer. Two children were born to them, William and Cora M. When the stirring events that had just happened at Sumter had fired the hearts of the loyal boys with patriotism, he enlisted when 41 years of age, August, 1862, as a private in Co. A, 42d O.V.I. He was confined in field hospital near New Orleans ten weeks on account of chronic diarrhea; he was then given a thirty day furlough, returning to Columbus at end of time; he was then sent to hospital for two months and was treated for same disease at Camp Dennison hospital. He bore conspicuous part in the battles of Vicksburg, Little Rock, Thompson Hill, Black River Bridge, Siege of Vicksburg and Siege of Jackson. He was honorably discharged March, 1864, at Camp Dennison, O. His wife's grandfather served in the Revolutionary war. Our subject's wife died Aug. 17, 1895. His son Wm. married Marian Shaw and they have one child. Cora married J.J.A. Parker, editor of the Daily Hustler at Three Rivers. Our subject still holds fellowship with the "boys," being a member of Prutzman Post; he has a pension and his postoffice address is Three Rivers, Mich.

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ABRAHAM H. WYANT

Was born in Pennsylvania Aug. 8, 1835, and was a son of George and Barbara (Snook) Wyant, deceased. In May, 1868, he was married to Lavina Worts, and their hearthstone has been graced by two children, Irene and William. His wife was born in Pennsylvania May 12, 1836, of parents Thomas and Elizabeth (Hoffer) Worts, still living. Comrade Wyant enlisted Aug. 24, 1861, at White Pigeon, Mich., when 24 years of age as a private in Co. D, 11th Mich. V.I., and was a faithful and worthy veteran. He had previously been engaged in farming. May, 1862, he was slightly wounded at Belmont, Ky., by gunshot. He was stricken with diarrhea and was cared for in hospitals at Nashville, Louisville and Detroit, five months. In 1863 he was detailed as nurse at Murfreesboro, and spent nine months in this way. He took part in some of the most hotly contested battles of teh war, Gallitan, Stone River, Buzzard Roost, Kenesaw Mt., Kinston and Atlanta. His father served in the war of 1812. He had six brothers who served their country in the hour of peril, Isaac Wyant, Reuben, Eli, Henry, Perry and John, who was killed. Comrade Wyant is a member of Liddle Post; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Fairfax, Mich.

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RODERICK YOUNG

Was born in Huron county, O., July 16, 1838, and was a son of Jesse and Ruth (Palmer) Young, deceased. He was happily married Nov. 7, 1865, in Huron county, O., to Mary Weldon, who was born in Pennsylvania April 3, 1846. Her parent deceased, were Frederick and Catherine Weldon. Two children have blessed this marriage, Jesse and Marion A. Comrade Young was 23 years of age when the late war of the Rebellion began. His patriotic love for freedom actuated him to enlist and he was enrolled Sept. 6, 1864, at Mansfield, O., as a private in 1st Indpt. O. Bat. March 11, 1865, he was thrown from his horse and sustained an injury to back. He fought at Cedar Creek and did considerable scouting, skirmishing, guard and garrison duty. Upon the close of the war he was honorably discharged Aug. 16, 1865, at Columbus, O. His brother Julius served in the late war. Comrade Young has been highway commissioner; he belongs to O.J. Fast Post; he is living in retirement and his address is Mendon, Mich.

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A very special "Thank you" to LeAnn K. Clark for her generous contribution of this material

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