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Samuel W. Grinnell Post 283
Department of Michigan
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We are compiling a biography for each of the members of the Samuel W. Grinnell Post 283, Department of Michigan, G.A.R. In no way are they complete and should only used as a guideline for your own research. Please provide us with any corrections or missing information.
Demond, Charles S.
Charles was born in New York on September 10th, 1841, died October 19th 1919 at the Old Soldier Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he was buried in the Old Soldier Home Cemetery on October 21st, 1919. In 1860 Charles was living with his parents in Woodland, Michigan working on the farm with his father. Charles served in 12th Michigan Infantry Company G, as a Private January 31st 1862 and relisted in January 1863. He mustered out on February 15th, 1866 at Camden Arizona. Charles joined the Samuel W Grinnell Post 283 Department of Michigan, G.A.R. on April 10th, 1886. PDF of the G.A.R. Application.Fourina, Peter
Peter was born in Monroe County, Michigan around 1829. Peter served in 4th Michigan Infantry Company A, as a Private on May 16th, 1861, he reenlisted on December 28, 1862 and mustered out on June 11th, 1865. Peter joined the Samuel W Grinnell Post 283 Department of Michigan, G.A.R. on April 14th, 1887. (This is all according to his GAR application.) I did find a Peter and Ellen Fourine in Raisinville, Monroe County this that ended up in Shaytown, Eaton County. This Peter has a pension record that states he was an invalid in 1890 and died his wife drew a widow's pension October 5th, 1898. By 1894 both were living in Charlotte. This is a good match but not confirmed. PDF of the G.A.R. Application.Leonard, Angevine (Photo)
Angevine was born in Gaines County, New York in 1841, died July 16th 1911 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He married Hattie C. before 1880; they had one child, Willie. Hattie died before 1908 when Angevine married Emma. Angevine served in 6th Michigan Cavalry Company I, as a Private from February 16th 1864 to November 17th 1865 when he transferred to the 1st Michigan Cavalry, when he mustered out on March 10th 1866 in Salt Lake City Utah by General Order. Angevine was at the Appomattox Court House surrender. Angevine joined the Samuel W Grinnell Post 283 Department of Michigan, G.A.R. on September 13th 1900 PDF of the G.A.R. Application.Miller, Frederick
Frederick Miller was born in W?rttemberg Germany between 1836 and 1839, the date of his death was sometime after 1900. He married Christina in 1868, they had six children; Jacob, Elizabeth, Elias, Gordon, Katie and John. The Miller family live in Sunfield Township Section around 1870 to 1900. Frederick served in 8th Michigan Cavalry Company A (Brown Book), or Company E (GAR application) as a Private from December 30th 1862(Brown Book), September 1st 1862(GAR application) in Marshall, Michigan until September 22nd 1863 in Nashville, Tennessee by General Order. Frederick joined the Samuel W Grinnell Post 283 Department of Michigan, G.A.R. on September 2nd 1886. PDF of the G.A.R. Application.Wells, Charles
Charles was born in Sunfield, Michigan in 1848, died 1916, he was buried in the Freemire Cemetery Sunfield. In 1876 Charles married Ida M. and they had nine children; Bertha M, Floyd, Charles Clara B, Alta, Alice, Ward, Marion, and Bernice. Charles work around Michigan as a farm laborer and settled down as a farmer around Sunfield. Charles served in 8th Michigan Infantry Company K, as a Private on September 9th 1864, he mustered out on June 1st, 1865 at Washington DC. Charles joined the Samuel W Grinnell Post 283 Department of Michigan, G.A.R. on March 19th, 1896. PDF of the G.A.R. Application.Williams, Elvin A.
Elvin was born in Washtenaw County, Michigan on March 27th, 1847 the son of William and Elizabeth (Reed). He died on May 10th, 1915 at the Old Soldiers Home in Grand Rapids Michigan, and was buried at Mulliken, Michigan. Elvin married Drusilla (Gates), and they had three children; Camilla, Jesse and William. Charles served in 10th Michigan Cavalry Company L, as a Private on October 23rd, 1863, he mustered out on November 11th 1865 in Memphis Tennessee. Elvin joined the Samuel W Grinnell Post 283 Department of Michigan, G.A.R. on May 24th, 1897. PDF of the G.A.R. Application.
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