COMPANY  K  OFFICERS  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

[Capt John Francis Wisnewski  37  (1825 - 1908)   Born in Prussia, the son of an officer in the Prussian Army;  Came to America in 1847;  Mustered in 31 May 61 as Capt; brought up on charges by Capt Warren Spencer (Lt Col Pro-tem for the 2nd KY) for "positively refusing" to put his company's tents in formation at Camp Sewell, VA, on 24 Sep 61; The charges were dropped ("not tried on advice of Maj Sedgewick, case doubtful") and Wisnewski was reported "absent with leave" in CIncinnati on 31 Dec 61;  He is still listed as being in Cincinnati (Sick) on 28 Feb 62;  At some point, he tried to transfer to the 2 OH Heavy Art'y, but this was denied because on 18 Aug 62 he was declared a Deserter from the 2 KY; He was officially dismissed from the 2 KY on15 Feb 63, but a note in his file dated 12 Jan 1907 show that he was "considered honorably discharged" on 18 Aug 62 and therefore entitiled to a pension;  In any event, Capt Wisnewski was never at Camp Cripple Creek; After the War, he lived in Buffalo, NY, going by the name of John Frank in some state and federal census records;  His 1890 Veterans' Census lists no company or regiment, only that he was an Ordinance Officer;  His occupation is given as Chemist or Druggist]

 

 

 

1 Lt Louis Stuebing  <36>  (<1827> - 1876?)  Mustered in 8 Jun 61 as Sgt;  Appointed 1 Sgt on 19 Oct 61;  Was "Absent with Leave" in CIncinnati on 31 Dec 61;  Became Acting Commander of Co K on 23 May 62, but might not have been promoted officially to 1 Lt;  Promoted to Capt on 11 Mar 63;  There was some bizarre incident in his file concerning potatoes that were obtained from civilians without a proper receipt being given and the said potatoes were then used to pelt another officer by men under Stuebing's command on 2 Sep 63;  Some records show his last name was Steubing, but he signed his name Stuebing;  Might be the Louis Stubing who was born in Germany 1827, living in Cincinnati by 1851, married Elizabeth Laubach; He died 30 Jan 1876 from a cerebral hemorrhage and is buried in Cincinnati

 

 

2 Lt Theodore Leiser  <42>   (<1820> - 1889)  Born in Germany (Hesse-Darmstadt);  Living in NY in 1855, to Cincinnati by 1860, where he worked as a Tailor;  Mustered in as Private;   Appointed 1 Sgt on ;  Promoted to 2 Lt on 11 Mar 63; Would be promoted to 1 Lt on 7 Nov 63;  Continued as a Tailor/Cutter for a Tailor in CIncinnati after the War;  Entered the Veterans' Home in Leavenworth, KA in Nov 86, suffering from Nervous Exhaustion;  At that time, he was living in Chicago with his brother, Emil, although he lists himself as Married;  He was 5' 8" with a pale complexion, brown hair, and brown eyes;  He was a Protestant and he lists his occupation as Artist;  He left at his own request in Feb 1887;  He died in Kankakee, IL in 1889 and is buried in Chicago

 

 

 

 

  CORPORALS  and  SERGEANTS  of  Co.  K  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

 

Albert, Martin   <22>  (<1841> - )  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Appointed Sgt on 29 May 62;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Bocke, Herman  <26>  (1837 - )  Mustered in on 31 May 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 19 Oct 61;  Slightly wounded at Shiloh;  Appointed Sgt on 11 Mar 63;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64;  Name given variously as Boehke, Bohke, etc.

 

Dick, George A.  <33>   (<1830> - )  Mustered in on 31 May 61 as a Sgt;  Would be appointed 1 Sgt on 7 May 64; Mustered out 19 Jun 64

 

Gutjahr, John G.   24   (1838 - 1906)  Born Johannes Georg Gutjahr in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany on 24 Feb 1838;  Arrived in America in 1855;  Mustered in 31 May 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 1 May 62;  Deserted 6 Nov 62 (incorrectly listed as 64 in one record), but returned 1 Apr 63--once again appointed Cpl, but forfeited pay from Nov 62 - Apr 63; Mustered out 19 Jun 64;  He was married to Catherine Strehle in 1864 (could this be why he deserted?)  Lived in Cincinnati in 1900 and worked as a Butcher;  Died 19 Jan 1906 and is buried in the Vine St Hill Cem in Cincinnati 

Mayer, Adolph   29   (1833 - 1913)  Born in Germany; Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed Cpl on 19 Oct 61;  Appointed Sgt on 23 May 62;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64;  Married Sarah Herzog;  Lived most of his life in Cincinnati, working as a Huckster;  Buried in the Walnut Hills United Jewish Cemetery

 

Michell, Charles  <26>   (<1837> - )  Mustered in on 31 May 61 as a Pvt; Was appointed Cpl on1 May 62;   Would be appointed Sgt on 7 May 64;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64;  Name also given as Mitchell, Michael, Michel

 

 

Stocker, Gotfried   23  (1839 - 1914)  Born in Foersdorf in Alsace;  Married Barbara ____ in 1857 and came to America in 1858;  Mustered in on 31 May 61 as a Pvt;  Appointed to Cpl on 1 May 63;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64;  After the War, lived the rest of his life in Evansville, IN;  In 1900, his occupation is given as Brews Beer;  He died in Evansville and is buried there

 

Stulz, Hermann   26  (1837 - 1879)  Born in Baden, Germany;  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Appointed Sgt 19 Oct 61; Absent with leave in Cincinnati 31 Dec 61; Promoted from Sgt to 1 Sgt on 11 Mar 63; Wounded at Chickamauga, resulting in several months' absence (in hospital?  convalescent camp?  home?);  Given a 20-day furlough from Nashville's Gen Hosp No. 9 on 24 Oct 63;  He was marked as a Deserter by the Hosp staff on 26 Feb 64 when he did not return;  (I believe he was actually present, but misidentified--listed in hospital records as Hammond Stultz!);  His wound from Chickamauga--a GSW to the left knee!--rendered him unfit for duty, even in the Veterans' Reserve Corps;  Discharged by Surgeon's Certificate on 6 May 64;  Described a being 5' 7 3/4" tall with a fair complexion, gray eyes, and brown hair;  Occupation: Clerk;  Married Barbara _______ and lived in Cincinnati where he was a clerk;  He died of a fever and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

        OTHER  PERSONNEL   from  Co.  K  at   CRIPPLE   CREEK

Koch, Henry J.   36   (1827 - 1883)  Born in the Hanover state in Germany; Mustered in on 31 May 61 as Cpl, but reduced to Pvt the next day;  Appointed  Wagoner on 17 Oct 62  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; Worked in various jobs before and after the War:  Teamster, Streetcar Driver, Mud Carrier (?);  Married Dorothea Schumacher about 1850; Buried in the Vine St Hill Cemetery 

                             ENLISTED  MEN  of  COMPANY  K  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Beiser, Andrew   <41>  (<1822> - )  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Slightly wounded at Shiloh on 7 Apr 62;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Boese, William  <23>   (1840 - )   Name also spelled Bose;  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Wounded in Sept 61 and reported in hospital in Nashville in Oct 61;  Had $5 stopped from his pay in Oct 62/Feb 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

Freese, Charles   42  (1819 - 1884)   Born in Prussia;  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Reduced at his own request to Pvt on  1 Jul 61; Detached as Hospital Nurse on 1 Jul 61;  Returned to company on 13 Jun 63; Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; Name also spelled Froese;  Died of Paralysis and buried in Spring Grove Cem

Hempfling, John   <21>    (<1842> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Wounded at Barboursville, VA on 13 Jun 61; Slightly wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;   Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Because of the overlap in the dates, this is not the same John Hempfling who was marked as a deserter from 2 KY Co F on 20 Jun 61

Heschong, Michael  <23>   (<1840> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

Hilberg, Henry  <23>   (<1840> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; Name also spelled Hillberg

 

Jungblut, Nicholas  <20>   (<1843> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; 

Kaltenbrumm, Anton  <36>   (<1827> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Name also spelled Kaltenbrunn

 

Kircherr, Jacob  <23>   (<1840> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; Name also appears as Kircklerr

 

Kruse, Christ*  <25>   (<1838> - 1864)  Mustered in 8 Jun 61;  Would be wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Died in Louisville Hospital 2 Apr 64

Leichtle, Philip  <30>   (<1833> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

Leins, Willaim  <39>   (<1824> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Name also spelled Lains, Luns

Lutz, Frederick   34   (1827 - 1891)  Born in Bavaria, Germany;  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61; Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Also known as Fred Lotz;  Fred worked many different jobs in his life: Tailor, Printer, Turner, Soap Boiler; In the 1890 Veterans' Census, he states that he suffered from severe asthma for 3 years when he was in the army;  Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

 

Mueller, John*   31  (1830 - 1863)   Born in Germany, he was a Cooper by trade;  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Noted as being "Absent sick" on the Muster Roll Card for 30 Apr - 31 Aug 62, as well as the Card for Sept - Oct 62;  He was noted as being "Absent sick" on the Muster Roll Card for 30 Jun - 31 Oct 63; The next Card, for Nov / Dec 63 notes the sad news that John died in Louisville, KY (Gen Hosp #7) on 18 Nov 63 of Chronic Diarrhea;  John was described as being 5' 5" tall with a pale complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair; He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery

Nesselhop, Anton  <38>   (<1825> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

???Oger, Herman   <24>   (<1839> - )  Mustered in 8 Jun 61;  Captured at Stones River;  Exchanged 10 Jun 63;  Returned to his company by 30 Jun 63, but was he ever at Cripple Creek?;  He was charged $7.40 fro transportation from Columbus, OH following his release in Jun 63--did he somehow miss the regularly offered transport back to the front and had to make other arrangements at his own expense?;  Would be wounded severly in the thigh at Chickamauga;  Returned to his company 5 Jun 64

 

Riede, Louis  <35>   (<1828> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Wounded at Shiloh;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

 

Schindler, Adam  <34>   (<1829> - )   Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Name also given as Schendler

Schmitt, Peter   <32>  (<1831> - )  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; Name also appears as Schmidt

 

Seifer, Henry  <46>   (<1817> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Deserted on 17 Dec 61 from Charleston, WV;  Returned 29 May 63--tried by General Court Martial but found Not Guilty;  Was marked "Absent -- Sick" at a Convalescent Hospital in Bridgeport, AL in Feb, Mar, and Apr 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Name also spelled as Seiffer, Seifert 

Seigel, Godfried***  <42>   (<1821> - 1863)  Born in Germany, he was a Carpenter before the War;  Mustered in 8 Jun 61;  Listed as Absent, at Convalescent Camp in Nashville from 26 Dec 62;  Was back with his company by Mar/Apr 63;  Was described as being 5' 8 3/4" tall with gray eyes and brown hair (and a "healthy" complexion);  Committed suicide at Camp Cripple Creek on 13 Jun 63 (Found dead in tent on the morning of 13 Jun 63); Name also spelled Siegel; Left a wife, a son, and a daughter in Cincinnati

Shields, John   <26>  (1837 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61; Taken Prisoner of War at Chickamauga; Name also spelled Schields

Stephens, John  <37>  (<1826> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

Voelker, Casper   24   (1837 - 1918)   Born in Bavaria, Germany, the son of Lawrence and Margaret (Schumann) Voelker; Came to America in 1852 (or 1858);  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Detailed as Division Teamster from 8 Mar 63 until 28 May 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Married Elizabeth Graeser in 1866;  Kin to Lorenz Voelker?; Worked a a Wood turner Filed for an Invalid's Pension in 1884;  Elizabeth filed for her Widow's Pension shortly after Casper died;  He was buried in St Mary's Cemetery in St. Bernard, OH 

Voelker, Lorenz   26  (1836 - 1916)   Born in Bavaria;  Came to America circa 1852;  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; Married Wilhelmina (Minnie) Voltz circa 1867;  Lived most of his life in Aurora, Dearborn Co, IN;  Occupation: Cooper;  Filed an Invalid's Pension Petition in 1887;  Minnie filed for her Widow's Pension in 1917; Buried River View Cemetery; Also known a Lawrence Felker;  Kin to Caspar Voelker?

Walser, Godfried   <31>  (<1839> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; First name also given as Gotlieb

 

Warner, Christian   <24>  (<1839> - )  Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

 

Weber, Adam   <33>  (<1830> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Not to be confused with Adam Weber, born ca 1840, of Co E or with Bugler (Musician) H. H. (Henry or Herman) Weber of Co K who Deserted 1 Sep 62 from Murfreesboro, but who returned later 

 

Weitzel, Conrad  <41>   (<1822> - )   Mustered in on 8 Jun 61; Deserted 1 Oct 62;  Returned to company on 1 Apr 63;   Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

Zoeller, Adam  <25>   (<1838> - )   Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Taken prisoner at Stones River;  Exchanged and returned to his company on 3 Jun 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64

             MEN OF COMPANY K WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK

    DIED                      GONE  HOME            PRISONER / TRANSFERRED        UNACCOUNTED FOR     IN HOSPITAL        

Goesker, John

Krohne, Herman

Pfirrman, Valentine

Raus, Michael  (Sgt)

Vogel, Fernando

 

Autenreich, Henry

Autenreich, John

Beinert, George (2 Lt)

Daniel, Robert

Deffner, Adam

Eversmann, Henry

Hoermann, Charles

Horst, Herman  (2 Lt) Loetfer, Theodore

Reibel, Henry

Reinwald, Frank

Reinwald, Louis

Roggenbach, Christian

Schock, Henry

Wisnewski, John F.  

   (Capt)

 

POWs

 

Military Prison

Ziemer, John -- Sent to prison for

   Desertion on 19 Dec 62 and

   returned to Co K on 10 Nov 63

 

 

Transferred

Becker, Jacob  (To Pioneer Corps)

Bitzer, John  (To Pioneer Corps)

Christ, Joseph  (To Simmons' Art'y)

Depiez, Herman  (To Reg. Art'y)

Osterholt, William  (To Reg. Art'y)

Twenhoefel, Henry  (To Simmons'

   Art'y)

Wolter, Herman  (To Simmons'

   Art'y) 

Ausmann, William

Bender, John

Christ, Luckert  (Cpl)

Deinlein, George

Fackler, George* -

   Wounded Stones

   River; In hosp until

   30 Jun 63, died from

   jumping off railroad

   car, (brain injury) 21

   Jun 64

Finkler, John

Karle, Mathew

Keller, Andrew

Klug, John W.

Kupferschmitt, Caspar

Lendermann, August

   in Hospital after

   Stones River until

   late Jun 63, then

   detailed to Fortress

   Rosecrans

Luckert, Christian

   (Name given as

   Luckert Christ in

   AG's Report:  

   Wounded shoulder

   at Stones River and

   trans to Invalid

   Corps 23 Sep 63

Schaffner, Louis    

   (Fifer)  Pow who was

   paroled 11 Oct 62

   and still in hosp in

   Cincinnati until he

   returned to Co K on

   15 Oct 63

Schlenz, Henry   Was

   in Hosp in Danville,

   KY when he was

   taken prisoner on 23

   Mar 63

Sebexen, Henry  (Cpl)

   Wounded in foot  at

   Stones River

Widmayer, Mathew

   Sick in Danville, KY

   from 12 Oct 62, but

   was taken prisoner

   from hosp on 27 Mar

   63 and not retd to

   Co K until 3 Dec 63

Wurst, Christian  

   Originally marked

   Killed at Stones

   River, was detached

   to Hosp Service in

   Murfreesboro from

   17 Feb 63 until 5 Jun

   64

   

Deserted

Eick, Frank

Frey, John F.

Hardt, Henry

   Found to have been

   in hospital, rather

   than being a

   Deserter 

Hoer, Philip

Huake, Charles

Huhn, Henry

Messmann, Frederick

Pein, Otto

Strang, Jacob  (Cpl)

Stufel, Ottomar  (Cpl)

Vetter, George

Volz, Robert

Weber, Herman  (Mus)

Zeigler, Anton

Zitt, Adam