COMPANY  K  OFFICERS  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Becker, John   38  (1822 - 1892)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as Capt of Co K; Captured at Stones River and confined in Atlanta;  Returned to his Command on 17 May 63;  Mustered out 18 Jun 64;  Buried in the Vine St Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati;  There is no Widow's pension record, which leads me believe he is the John Becker in Cincinnati 1880 who was a Widower who worked as a Policeman (Also, a family source on Find-A-Grave lists his wife as Barbara who lived 1825 - 1877);  He is probably the John Becker (wife Barbara and children John, Edward, and Louisa), living in Cincinnati in 1850 who ran a Coffee House--if so, then he was born in Bavaria

 

Harning, George Francis  21  (1840 - 1923)   Mustered in as 1 Sgt on 3 Jun 61;  Promoted to 2 Lt on 7 Jul 61;  Granted a furlough for 25 days beginning 20 Dec 61 (no accompanying paperwork in his file, so I don't know if it was business of some kind, a family emergency, or a medical problem of his);  Promoted to 1 Lt on 22 Jan 62;  He was listed as Commanding the Convalescent Regiment from 26 Dec 62 until Mar/Apr 63, at which time he rejoined Co K  (I find no documentation that he was ill or wounded at this time to warrant his being a patient in the Convalescent Regiment);  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Buried in Spring Grove Cem;  Surname spelled any number of ways:  Homung, Harnung, Horning, etc.

 

 

Tilley, Alexander   27  (1834 - )  Mustered in as Sgt on 3 Jun 61;  Promoted to 1 Sgt on 7 Jul 61;  Promoted to 2 Lt on23 Oct 62, although he was not mustered into the position until 6 Dec 62;  Commanded the Company from 31 Dec 62 until 26 Apr 63--Capt Becker had not yet returned from being a POW and 1 Lt Harning was Commanding the Convalescent Regiment in Nashville during this time (On 3 Mar 63, Col Enyart wrote on Tilley's behalf to try to straighten out his pay situation, given the differences in official muster dates with the dates Tilley actually assumed the added responsibilities:  [Tilley]  "...has for a long time been in Command of his Company--and was in battle at Stone River and behaved Gallantly.";  Wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 19 Sep 63;  Detailed as Regimental Adjutant beginning 10 Dec 63;  Mustered out 18 Jun 64;  Name also appears as Tilly;  He might be the Alexander Tilly born in Germany about 1834 living in CIncinnati in 1860, but I don't know

 

 

 

  CORPORALS  and  SERGEANTS  of  Co.  K  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

 

 

Hermann, Charles   20  (1841 - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Musician and, as part of the Regimental Band, a member of Field and Staff--however, the Regimental Band position in F & S was soon done away with and he became just another Pvt;  Appointed a Cpl on 15 Feb 63;  Served as Company Clerk from Jun - Oct 63;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Not to be confused with the Charles Hermann, aged 24, in Co H

 

Hess, John   24   (1837 - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Cpl (although notations on the Muster Roll Cards indicate he was a Pvt to start with and was appointed Cpl either on 10 Jul 61 or 1 Feb 62);  Promoted to Sgt on 23 Oct 62 (AG's Roll erroneously says 63);  Wounded slightly in the left foot at Stones River and sent to Convalescent Camp near Nashville for Jan - Apr 63;  (The Muster Roll Card for 10 Apr shows him Present (with his Company at Cripple Creek) and also at the Convalescent Camp in Nashville--perhaps he was moved to Cripple Creek on that date?);  Mustered out 18 Jun 64

King, Charles F.   20   (1841 - 1910)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Promoted to Sgt on 1 Feb 62;  Promoted to 1 Sgt on 7 Dec 62;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Filed for an Invalid's pension in 1895 from OH and his widow, Kate, filed for her pension in 1910;  It is possible that our Charles is the one listed with wife Kate in the Cincinnati Census for 1900: born in Jun 1842 in Germany, arrived in the USA in 1857, and married about 1867

Leibrandt, Christian   44   (<1819> - <1869>)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Taken prisoner while on picket duty on 27 Aug 61 near Camp Gauley, (W)VA--he was taken to New Orleans on 25 Sep 61 and later to Washington (or Salisbury?) NC where he was paroled on 28 May 62, sent to Camp Chase, OH on 2 Jun 62;    Appointed Cpl 15 Feb 63 (I am not sure about this date, since he did not arrive back with his Unit until 25 Mar 63);  Captured at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63 and sent to Andersonville Prison Camp--I find a record for someone with his name from 1 KY Co K at Andersonville, but he is not marked Absent on any of the Muster Roll Cards from Sept 63 until Jun 64 when he musters out;  Various spellings including Leligg, Librane, Leibrand, Lybrant;  He apparently enlisted in the 181st OH, Co I (or A) on 29 Sep 64 and mustered out 14 Jul 65, since there is a widow's pension in the name of Charlotte Leibrandt filed in 1869 from OH for his service in the 181st OH (no mention of the 1 KY);  Christian and Charlotta are listed in the 1850 Cincinnati Census and Christian is listed in the City Directories through 1869--Am I confusing two different men of similar age and name?

Littig, Christian  18  (1843 - 1928)   Born in Germany;  Mustered in 3 Jun 61;  Promoted to Cpl on 23 Oct 62;  Wounded at Stones River and sent to Hospital in Louisville;  Returned to his company (at Cripple Creek, I assume) on 16 Jun 63;  Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA 10 Sep 63;  Sent to Andersonville Prison 19 Mar 64;  Paroled 14 Dec 64 from SC;  Mustered out 20 Feb 65; Was described as 5' 10(?)" with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair; A Confectioner by trade;  Married Eliza Haggerty in 1870;  Lived in Cincinnati as a Street Car Driver and Street Car Oiler; In 1904, he entered the Disabled Veterans' Home in Dayton, OH;  He transferred to the Mtn Branch Veterans' Home in Johnson City, TN in 1908, He transferred to the Western Branch Veterans' Home in in Leavenworth, KS in 1918, but left on his own recognizance a few days later; a few months later he went back to Johnson City for a few more months, but left in 1920;  Did he live with his step-daughter for the last 8 years of his life?;  Admission information included he was 5' 10", light complexion, grey hair and eyes; Protestant, Can read and write; Laborer;  Medical conditions detailed in his admission records included the loss of left index finger due to a GSW, varicose veins in both legs, cicatrix of old ulcer on left leg, loss of teeth, smallpox scars, chronic rheumatism, arteriosclerosis, cardiac hypertrophy, and senility;  He is erroneously listed as having been in the 10th KY Inf in the Johnson City admission info; buried in the St. Joseph's New Cemetery       

Lott, John*  38   (1823 - 1864)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 20 Feb 63;  Captured at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63;  He died in a POW hospital in Richmond, VA on 4 Apr 64 of Anasarca (Extreme, generalized swelling);  His POW record shows him as being 45 and a Gunsmith in civilian life

Mauritz, Florenz   32   (1829 - 1902)  Born in Prussia, came to America 1857;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Promoted to Sgt on 1 Feb 62;  Detailed on a Recruiting Service in Newport, KY, from 23 Dec 63 until 15 Apr 64;  Mustered out on the 18 Jun 64;  Listed in the AG's Roll as Florenz Novety, but other variations abound--Florence, Mauritz, Morritz, Mowitz, etc.  Lived in the Cincinnati suburb of St. Bernard where he was the Sexton of a Graveyard;  Buried in the Calvary Catholic Cem

Norden, Charles*  30   (1831 - 1864)  Born in Germany;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 from Cincinnati, where he worked as a Butcher;  Described as being 5' 7" tall with a dark comlexion, brown eyes, and black hair;  Appointed Cpl on 23 Oct 62;  Taken prisoner at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63;  Confined in prison at Richmond, VA;  Paroled at City Point, MD on 21 Mar 64 and taken to the Army Hospital in Annapolis, MD where he died of Typhoid Fever on 4 Apr 64;  Buried in the Ash Grove National Cemetery in Richmond--his death record says he was 27 when he died in 64 (meaning he was born around 1837), but his enlistment form has him being 30 years old in 1861 (meaning he was born around 1830);  Surname given variously as Norton, Norten, Norden, etc.

Rain, Frederick  27  (1834 - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl 1 Feb 62, although on 21 Feb 62 he had 1 month's pay stopped out of his wages as penalty for some unspecified disciplinary infraction;  Was slightly wounded at Shiloh--apparently was not absent from the Company;  Detailed to the Pioneer Corps on 22 Sep 63 and remained with them until he was mustered out on 30 Jun 64;  Name erroneously appears as Bain in the AG's Roll;

Wehmann, Ernst   18  (1845 - 1878)  Born in Prussia and came to America in 1857;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 6 Dec 62;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Enlisted in Co E of the 17th OH on 24 Sep 64 and served until he mustered out of that unit on 7 Jun 65;  Name spelled variously as Wamann, Wamar;  Lived in Cincinnati before and after the War, working as a Barber and raising a family with Louisa, his wife;  He died of Meningitis and was buried in the Vine Street Hill Cemetery

Wolf, Joseph   22  (1839 - 1885?)  Born in Prussia;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Promoted Sgt on 1 Feb 62;  Spent the last few months of his enlistment sick in hospitals from Bridgeport, AL to Nashville, TN to Cincinnati--his illness was not specified;  Mustered out 18 Jun 64;  Lived in Cincinnati with his family after the War where he worked as a Cigar Maker;  He might be the Joseph Wolf who died 10 May 1885 and is buried in the Vine St. Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati;  His widow, Magdalena filed for her pension in 1886

Wurst, George  29   (1832 - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 15 Oct 61;  Promoted to Sgt on 1 Jan 63 (He was also detailed as Bugler by order of Col Enyart beginning on 1 Jan 63--I guess he was a Sgt who could "blow his own horn"!);  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Enlisted in Co C of the 11th OH for the last few months of the War;  His name appears as Worst, Wurst, Warste;  He filed for an Invalid's pension in 1891 from TX, but I can find nothing else that is definitely our George

   OTHER  PERSONNEL   from  Co.  K  at   CRIPPLE   CREEK

Koelsch, John***   24  (1837 - 1863)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Pvt, but was listed as a Deserter on 15 Jul 61--he was found driving a wagon for a different regiment and arrested;  He claimed he lost his unit and fell in with the other unit;  He apparently lost much of the uniform and equippage the Army provided him with and it had to be replaced (at his expense);  Capt Becker was not pleased and brought him up on charges, but it is not clear what the disposition was;  He was allowed to rejoin Co K on 21 Oct 61;  He was appointed Wagoner on 1 Jun 62, unfortunately, this may have contributed to his death, in that he was killed in a wagon accident on 25 Apr 63 at Camp Cripple Creek  (See Calendar for accounts of this tragedy);  I would assume he was buried at Cripple Creek, but I cannot find any record of his being reburied at Stones River National Cemetery or anywhere else

Wunker, Frederick "Fred"  18  (1844 - 1906)  Born in Hanover, Germany;  Came to America in 1860;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Was sent to a hospital when he was at Camp Gauley in Sep/Oct 61;  Appointed Wagoner on 26 Apr 63 (the AG's Report erroneously says 62) after Wagoner John Koelsch was killed in a wagon accident;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  He worked as a Dairyman in Cincinnati and later in Terre Haute, IN;  He filed for an Invalid's pension in 1895 and his widow, Lucy, filed for her pension shortly after his death in 1906;  He was buried in the Highland Lawn Cemetery in Vigo Co, IN;  His name spelled so many different ways:  WInker, Winkind, Frederic, etc.

                       ENLISTED  MEN  of  COMPANY  K  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Baker, John F.     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Baumann, Frederick  35   (1826 - 1889)  Born in Switzerland, he lived in Cincinnati before the War and worked as a Nailsmith;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Gun Shot Wound (slight?) in right arm and captured at Stones River, but paroled almost immediately on 3 Jan 63;  Present with Co K until he was sent to hospital in Murfreesboro on 29 Jun 63 (had his wound become infected?);  Discharged from hospital and sent to the Invalid Corps (which would later be called the Veterans' Reserve Corps) at Camp Joe Holt in Jeffersonville, IN on 20 Aug 63;  He was described on his discharge papers as being 5' 7" tall with black hair, dark eyes, and a dark complexion;  He joined Co E of the 4th OH in Aug 64 and served until the end of the War;  Suffered effects from his GSW and from Chronic Rheumatism;  Entered Disabled Veterans' Home in Dayton, OH in 1873;  He was a Widower with no next of kin;  He died there in 1889 of Phthisis Pulmonaris and Aortic Stenosis and is buried in the National Cemetery there in Grave H - 5 - 9

 

Buehren, Henry   23   (1840 - 1911)  Born in Germany;  Came to America in 1860; Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Missing after Stones River--captured and sent to Richmond, VA prison 16 Jan 63;  Paroled City Point, VA on 26 Jan 63;  Arrived Camp Chase, OH on 22 Mar 63;  Returned to his company on 9 Jun 1863;  Wounded in left hand at Chickamauga, GA on 19 Sep 63;  Hospitalized in Louisville and at Camp Dennison until being mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Filed Invalid Petition 1879;  Married Bertha Lorenz in 1877;  Worked as a Newspaper Deliveryman in 1900;  Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery;  Numerous variations on his name

Devaine, Nicholas     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Wounded at Chickamauga, GA on 19 Sep 63;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

???Domire, Frederic  27   (1834 - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  On Detached Duty as part of the Pioneer Corps beginning 18 Nov 62 and this note would apear on most of his Muster Roll Cards after this, however he is listed as Present (in Camp with Co K?) for Mar/Apr 63--Was he actually at Cripple Creek?;  Mustered out 18 Jun 64;  Name spelled variously as Domeier, Domier, Domeyer, etc.;  He apparently enlisted in Co I of the 106th OH in Sep 64 and was mustered out 29 Jun 65;  There is a Fred Domeyer who enlisted in the Regular US Army and was honorably discharged on 26 Oct 68;  He might be the Frederick Domeir who lived in Cincinnati in 1870 with Jette Domeir

Feadler, Martin     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

First, Ludwick     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Flabick, Michael     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Flecker, Ferdinand     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Guettfer, Philip      ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on 11 Nov 63

Hainback, Peter     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Hefter, Raymond     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Hermansteifer, Charles     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Huber, Joseph     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Kautz, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Keller, Frank   29   (1832 - 1916)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Re-enlisted in 2 US Vet Vol;  Bur in Spring Grove Cem

Krumm, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64 

Lenart, Leonhart     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Captured at Graysville, GA on 10 Sep 63

Miller, Frank     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Miller, Rudolph     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Moehlmeier, William  25  (1836 - 1880)  Born in Bavaria; Married Dorothea Warner;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Worked in a Soap Factory in 1880; Buried in the Vine Hill Cemetery;  Listed in the AG's Report as Moremeir, as Mulmire in Fold3 records, and Moehlmeier in Ancestry records

Nagel, Henry   21   (1840 - 1899)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64,  Buried in the St. Mary's Cem in St. Bernard

Poppe, August  26   (1836 - 1872)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Buried in the Vine St. Hill Cem

Roliver, Frank     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Rosenberger, Adam     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Rueffel, Martin     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on 20 Nov 63

 

 

Sauter, Gotfried     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

 

Schaefer, Albert     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61:  Transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on 11 Nov 63

 

Schaub, Baltasar     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Schmetz, Christian  36   (1826 - 1873)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Buried in the Walnut Hill Cemetery

 

Schneider, August     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Scholge, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Schroeder, Henry     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Schubert, Adolph     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Schweiger, Ludwig   21   (1840 - 1891)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Buried in the St. Joseph's German Catholic Cemetery

 

Sellenkamp, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

Simon, Frederick     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Stein, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Stuverer, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Walthalle, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Waussler, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Wederkind, August     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Weiss, Frederick   35   (1826 - )  Born in Germany;  Lived in Cincinnati and worked as a Varnisher before the War;  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Sent to Hospital in Tullahoma, TN on 13 Aug 63;  Sent to Hospital in Louisville, KY and discharged from there on 2 Nov 63, due to Chronic Diarrhea and Extreme Emaciation;  At the time of his discharge, he was described as 5' 5" with a light complexion, blue eyes, and light-colored hair;

 

Werner, Henry     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Wippragtiger, Joseph     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64

 

Wonderhaar, Clemence   39   (1822 - 1893)  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 18 Jun 64;  Buried in the Walnut Hills Cem

 

Yost, Philip     ( - )  Mustered in on 3 Jun 61;  Transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on 11 Nov 63 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           MEN OF COMPANY K WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK

       DIED                       GONE HOME          TRANSFERRED       UNACCOUNTED  FOR          IN HOSPITAL   

Bigge, Frank

Boettger, William

Burgheimer, Frank

Felsel, Herman

Frabel, William

Koppenhill, William

Krackenberg, John

Kuhle, Joseph  (Sgt)

Wolf, Jacob

Arnold, Michael

Berty, George

Bepler, Frederick H.

Forster, Hartsman

Gausman, John  (Cpl)

Gerdes, Herman

Hauck, Charles  (Cpl)

Hune, Renick

Johnson, Frank

Kotsbue, Charles

Kramer, George

Lowenstein, Samuel B.  (2Lt) 

Nedecke, Bernhardt

Scherer, John

Sponhaner, Christian

Sundmeyer, Henry

Willenberg, Frank  (Sgt)

Wohman, Christian

Wolf, Frederick  (2 Lt)

 

 

Oemich, Joseph -- To 1st

   KY Indep Battery

 

Went to Hospital--Never Heard

    From Again

Kanuck, John H.

 

"Deserters"

Albecker, Jacob

Stohn, Herman

Theis, Jacob  (1 Lt)

 

Severely Wounded on the

   Battlefield When Last Seen--

   Missing In Action

Kan, Daniel

Weiser, Frederick

Zaiher, Jacob

Zander, Anton  (Cpl)

 

 

 

 

Rauscher, Jacob -- Discharged 18 Mar 63