Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Civil War Soldier: Herman Alonzo STRONG (1843 - 1930)

How Related: Half-brother of my 2nd-great-grandfather, Charles Frisbe STRONG

Born: 9 November 1843 in Tomkins Co., New York (possibly in the Town of Caroline)

Parents: Zeri STRONG (1807 - 1872) and Lydia LANE (d. bef. 1846); step-mother Jemima JACOBS (c. 1817 - aft. 1880)

Siblings: Ambrose J. (1835 - 1864); George Washington (c. 1838 - 1863); Paula (c. 1839 - 1842); and Maryette STRONG (b. c. 1841). Younger paternal half-siblings: Lydia Jane (b. c. 1847); Charles Frisbe (1852 - 1921) - my ancestor; James Adelbert (c. 1852 - 1918); Frederick W. (c. 1856 - 1888) and Juliette STRONG (c. 1859 - 1878)

Married: Cordelia C. [--?--] (b. c. 1851) before 1867

Children: Cora B. (b. c. 1867), William B. (b. c. 1871) and Fanney M. STRONG (b. c. 1876)

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Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Hermon A. Strong. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/]

Enlisted: 9 August 1862 at the Town of Candor, Tioga Co., New York; private. Enlisted 11 August 1862 in Co. B, 109th New York Infantry.

Side Served: Union

Mustered Out: 4 July 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, DC

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Biography or Information of Interest: Herman enlisted nine days before his older brother Ambrose and George enlisted in the 137th New York Infantry with Charles ROCKWELL. In Herman's company was Rufus ROCKWELL, Charles' younger brother. The younger brother of Ambrose, George and Herman (Charles STRONG) would eventually marry the sister of Charles and Rufus ROCKWELL (Ann), and that couple would become my 2nd-great-grandparents.

Herman was the only one of the three STRONG boys that came back from the war. His father, it seemed, never recovered, and died six years later.

Died: 8 October 1930 at Freeville, Tompkins Co., New York

Buried: in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden, Tompkins Co., New York
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