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List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa 1885
Prepared by William L. Alexander, Adjutant-General

Printed by the Order of the General Assembly, Des Moines, IOWA


Burial and info in parenthesis is NOT from the Publication but from WPA Cemetery records or other sources)
Info listed in the book is in RED.


COOK, George D Private H Corning. (Cook, George Donnelly b 10 Jul 1844 d 22 Dec 1907 bur Oak Hill Cem Corning IA govt stone NOTE WPA incorrectly lists unit as 1 WV Art Co H)

Fear, W H Private G Cool (*transcriber note: Cool is in Warren Co IA) (*Fear, William H)

Ford, John Private C Brooks (not on your list) (*tn: Brooks in Adams Co-there is a John Ford b 1831 d 1913 buried Calvary Cemetery in Adams Co but there is no notation as to whether he was a veteran or not) -- (NOTE: In 2nd WV Cavalry - Linda Fluharty).

Genheimer, H Private M Council Bluffs (*Pottawattamie Co) (*Genheimer, Henry)

Heskett, W A Sergeant D Corydon (Heskett, Wm A b 1841 d 14 Mar 1914 bur Corydon Cemetery Wayne IA Lot 2 "Civil War Co D 1st Va Cav (sic)

Hiles, W J QM Sgt I Boone (Hiles, William J b 05 Jun 1829 d 11 Mar 1910 cemetery not listed but wife Sarah A (1838-1925) and a Dorthea Hiles d 10 Feb 1887 age 90 (poss his mother?) are both buried at West Linwood Cemetery in Boone IA --it is assumed he is also buried there)

Jennewine, J J Lieutenant E Waukon (Info on website)

Jones, B F Private B Montezuma (*Poweshiek Co) (NOTE: Don't see him in the 1st Cav at all. - Linda Fluharty)

Kutz, John Private E Corning (*Adams Co) (NOTE: Not in any WV regiment. - Linda Fluharty)

Maquilken, Henry H Private -- Keokuk (d. 21 Sep 1896 bur Keokuk National (formerly known as Oakland) Keokuk Lee IA Lot 712 **note also served in PA 37 Inf G//PA 8 Res Inf G; enl PA 37 Inf G 24 Apr 1861 pmtd 2 Lieut 16 Jan 1862 trans to Res Corp 24 May 1864) (Listed on this site as McQuilken but should be Maquilken.)

Murdy, A J Private B Moulton (*Appanoose Co) - (Murdy, Andrew J- pension file on this site)
The History of Appanoose County, Iowa Chicago: Western Hist. Co., 1878. - Murdy, A. J., farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Beetrace; born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1830; at the age of 10, with his father, removed to Greene Co., Penn., where he lived until 1872, when he came to this county, Washington Tp., where he owns 320 acres of land, valued at $30 per acre. He married Miss Christa McCosh in 1852; she was born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1830; died in 1852, leaving one child. Then married Miss Eliza Clendening, who was born in West Virginia in 1832; died in 1871, leaving eight childres - Winfield, F. S. (now resident physician of Moulton, this county), Alice J. (now Mrs. Geo. Stockwell, of this township), John A., William C., Isabel, Andrew C., Robert L. and Albert, who is now a resident of West Virginia; then married Mrs. Sarah L. Shelton in 1873; she was born in East Virginia in 1840; they have three children - Minnie, Robert D. and Loa. Was a Republican; helped to organize the party; now a Greenbacker. Mrs. M. is a member of the Christian Church. - Enlisted in the 1st W. Va. Cav. in 1863; participated at Gettysburg, through Sheridan's campaign, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill and in all twenty battles; mustered out in July, 1865, at Wheeling, Va.

Pennell, J.C. Private E Sigourney (Pennell, James b 1841 d 08 Jan 1934 bur West Cemetery Sigourney, Keokuk, IA noted as 1 WV Cav and that wife may be Joanna Mathews also listed Pennell, Joanna b 1844 d 1930 bur West Cemetery Sigourney nee Mathews Source: Gravestone Records of Keokuk County, Iowa)

Riggs, Jerry Corporal B Leighton (*Mahaska County) (you have some files on him already -Jeremiah Riggs)

Skiler, A Lieutenant E Watkins (sic-should be SKILES)

(*Benton Co) (assume this is the Archibald SKILES on the list- His wife was Emily Hayden and he had a daughter Capitola b Dec 1869 in Benton Co IA who married Charles H Tully and moved to Nebraska) In 1878 he resided in Watkins, Benton Co where he was a farmer on Sec 24 St Clair Twp; According to the 1878 Andreas "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Iowa" he was a farmer in Sec 6 of St Clair Twp born in Lancaster Co PA came to Benton Co in 1864 and his post office was at Watkins.

Waddle, Thomas Private -- Dallas (*Marion Co) not on list unless this is Thomas Wendell (there was no company given for him in the 1885 book) (NOTE: Not Thomas Waddle in any WV regiment. - Linda Fluharty)

Weaver, D D Private C Clifton (Weaver David D) - *(Louisa Co--weird--I never heard of Clifton and I've got relatives all over Louisa Co...my cousin says it was near Cotter which is also a pretty much defunct town and Louisa Co is crawling with Weaver families)

Woods, Foster H Private I Creston (*Union Co) (Woods, Foster H. born 05 Jun 1837 d 29 Apr 1914 bur Grove Chapel Cemetery Kent Twp Union Co IA, Add. N-2nd row Grave 6 single lot; WPA cemetery records noted in 1930's a G.A.R. Marker, WV 1 Co I and that the lot was "In fair shape". In 3rd row Lots 7 and 8 are his wife Martha M (18 Dec 1837-16 Apr 1878) and son Frank L (1861-1935) (son is noted as son of Foster).