Together with the Auxillary
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, NO. 5 York, Nebraska
From Date of Organization To 1895
Department of Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic
Transcribed by Nancy Beach, © 1997. All rights reserved.
This roster has been transcribed as written, including errors. As with all other similar resources, this should only be a reference document for you. You should verify the dates and information through other sources - do not assume everything in this list is accurate.
There are errors in the original roster. For example, line 108 of the GAR roster shows a date of October 87, 1862. It has not been corrected in this listing, but left as it appeared. Every effort was made to transcribe the data accurately.
Before you start, please read this listing of changes that have been made from the original roster.
- The GAR Roster has been put in alphabetical order, as the original roster was out of sequence. This means that the numbers in the first column of the roster will not be in the correct order.
- If there were empty fields on the roster, they have been indicated with a dash or hyphen. If a field, or portion of a field, was not legible it has been marked with a question mark.
- If a soldier served twice, there will be two seperate listings in the roster. In the original roster the veteran was assigned a single number. We used the same number, followed by first an A then a B. This was necessary to enable the schools to resort the database when studying migration patterns.
- Footnotes have been moved, and are now combined with the other data.
- Although the format presented here varies substantially from the original publication, the contents are complete.
Genealogy hint: Don't assume that the A to Z roster is the only source of information in this section. Within the history of this GAR post you will find a listing of fathers and sons that were both members of this Post, and groups of brothers too.
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MENU OPTIONSRoster of York's GAR Post No. 32
Group 1 Surnames A | B
Group 2 Surnames C | D
Group 3 Surnames E | F | G | H
Group 4 Surnames J | K | L | M
Group 5 Surnames N | O | P | R
Group 6 Surnames S | T | V | W | Y
There are not any surnames beginning with I, Q, U, X, or Z
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CHARTER MEMBERS OF YORK'S GAR
Robert Anderson Post, No. 32,
Department of Nebraska,
Grand Army of the Republic
This post was organized at York, Nebraska, January 23, 1880, with the following named Comrades as Charter Members:
Allen, G. W. Late Private Co. C, 148th Penn. Infantry Campbell, A. H. Late Lieut. Co. E, 53rd Illinois Infantry Crabb, Benjamin Late Colonel 7th Iowa Infantry Dillon, F. M. Late Private Co. - ,12th Iowa Battery Ells, John G. Late Sergeant Co. E, 10th Illinois Infantry Fansler, A. M. Late Private Co. B, - U. S. V. R. Corps. Flock, George Late Private Co. D, 6th Iowa Infantry, & c. Frost, J. W. Late Private Co. I, 7th Minnesota Infantry Gandy, Amos W. Late Private Co. E, 3rd Iowa Cavalry Gandy, Lemuel J. Late Private Co. H, 7th Iowa Infantry Gandy, Sam'l E. Late Private Co. E, 3rd Iowa Cavalry Granger, Elon Late Private Co. I, 20th Iowa Infantry Graves, H. C. Late Serg-Maj, Co. D, 65th Illinois Inf Gray, Jacob S. Late Private Co. E, 1st Indiana Hv. Art. Hutchison, Dillman Late ? Co. I, 36th Iowa Infantry Keckley, W. H. Late Sergeant Co. E, 37th Iowa Infantry Keister, D. W. Late Private Co. B, 28th Penn. Infantry Knapp, Wm. M. Late Lieut. Co. G, 50th New York Infantry Laycock, John B. Late Lieut. C. I 7th Penn. Infantry Lett, John Late Private Co. E, 11th Iowa Infantry Lichtenberger, S. R. Late Private Co. D, 15th Illinois Inf. Montgomery, A. C. Late Lieut. Co. B, 82nd Penn. Infantry Morgan, N. M. Late Private Co. L, 2nd Wisconsin Art'l Mullen, L. D. Late Private Co. C, 1st Indiana Cavalry Nichols, U. L. Late Private Co. E, 3rd Wisconsin Inf. Penn, Charles Late Private Co. H, 24th Iowa Infantry Ralston, David R. Late Private Co. H, 119th Illinois Smith, T. V. Late Private Co. A, 10th Iowa Infantry Wright, H. Q. Late Private Co. I, 11th Illinois Infantry
From this small beginning in 1880, the membership of this Post has increased to 339 in 1895. Of course, during these fifteen years many changes have taken place in our ranks - some Comrades have been transferred to other Posts in the county and throughout the country; others still, as will be seen, have been transferred to "The Silent Battalion" beyond the Dark River. However, the majority of them are still residents of York county and vicinity.
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THE HISTORY AND OFFICERS OF THE YORK GAR
The following Roster of Robert Anderson Post is as complete and accurate as it has been possible to compile it from the very indifferent data, records, &c., at hand, yet will make a fair showing, and compare favorably with that of any other Grand Army Post in the State or United States.
The Roster contains some rather unique, not to say remarkable, coincidences:
- In four instances are given the names of father and son
- David Davis (deceased) and Rev. D. S. Davis
- Wm. H. Keckley (deceased) and Charles R. Keckley
- Carlos W. Larkin and Rev. John A. Larkin
- David Walkup and John W. Walkup
(the last serving in the same Company and Regiment).
- Also two of three brothers each
- Capt. James P. Miller, Robert K. Miller, and Wm. H. H. Miller
- Lemuel J. Gandy, Amos W. Gandy, and Sam'l E. Gandy
- There are at least ten instances of two brothers each
- Benjamin Seymour and Henry Seymour (deceased)
- Henry Durett and Lewis Durett
- Sam'l S. Chapman and Wm. G. Chapman
- A. M. Draucher and David Draucher
- Geo. A. Beck (deceased) and Charles W. Beck
- George Flock and Morris Flock
- W. F. Bullock and R. J. Bullock
- Charles F. Day and Andrew J. Day
- Goldson Prewitt and James Prewitt
- S. R. High and S. M. High
OFFICIAL ROSTER Of Robert Anderson Post No. 32, York, Neb.: * Deceased
A. D. Commander S. V. Com'dr J. V. Com'dr Adjutant 1880 Benj. Crabb D. R. Ralston* J. B. Laycock John Lett 1881 John Lett D. R. Ralston0 J. B. Laycock W. D. Meeker 1882 Andrew J. Bell* J. H. Hamilton* J. B. Laycock Geo. S. Cook 1883 J. B. Laycock M. N. Myrick Geo. S. Newman Geo. S. Newman 1884 M. N. Myrick A. E. Hendricks W. G. Chapman Chas. W. Beck 1885 Geo S. Newman H. Q. Wright W. G. Chapman J. F. Harrison 1885 G. Prewitt H. Q. Wright W. G. Chapman J. F. Harrison 1886 H. Q. Wright W. G. Chapman L. D. Stilson W. D. Meeker 1887 W. G. Chapman N. M. Ferguson J. H. Stewart E. Reisinger 1888 G. Prewitt James H. Lefler H. W. Alberts J. F. Harrison 1888 N. M. Ferguson James H. Lefler H. W. Alberts E. Reisinger 1889 J. F. Harrison H. W. Alberts J. A. Osborn A. Brubaker 1890 Jas. P. Miller Geo. Rossiter R. C. Shipman Nath. Johnson 1891 Jas. P. Miller Geo. Rossiter R. C. Shipman Nath. Johnson 1892 Nath. Johnson J. A. Osborn James T. Allen Jas. W. Small* 1893 M. N. Myrick James H. Lefler A.C.Montgomery Geo. S. Newman 1894 James H. Lefler A.C. Montgomery D. Hutchison Geo. S. Newman 1895 Sanf. Mullihan A.C. Montgomery Chas Anderson Nath. Johnson
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THE MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICIAL ROSTER
WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS, NO. 5The first movement toward forming an Auxiliary Relief Corps was when several Comrades talked over the suggestion and afterward at a meeting of the Post, early in 1883, a committee was appointed to request the attendance of the Ladies to meet for consultation. Only one Comrade and three ladies put in an appearance. Later on the Post invited their wives and daughters to attend their next meeting, and ascertain how many would sign for a Charter for a Woman's Relief Corps for Robert Anderson Post. The result was very gratifying; between thirty and forty names were handed in, each accompanied with one dollar to pay for Charter and Badges. Post Commander Laycock wrote to National headquarters at Boston, Mass., (there being no Department of Nebraska at that time). Nov. 13, ‘83, the Commander instituted in the presence of the Post, the "Robert Anderson Woman's Relief Corps, No. 5, Auxiliary to Robert Anderson Post, No. 32," and installed the following as Officers: President, Mrs. Juliet G. Howe; Senior Vice president, Mrs. Lizzie Newman; Junior Vice President, ___ ______; Chaplain, Mrs. Barbara Chapman; Secretary, Mrs. Nettie Hartin; Treasurer, Mrs. L. D. Stilson; Conductor, Mrs.Jennie Andrews; Guard, Mrs. Lilian Baldwin.
AUXILIARY TO ROBERT ANDERSON POST NO. 32
YORK, NEBRASKA (1895)
Thus was launched the Corps, since which time it has flourished with constantly increasing membership and usefulness.
Following is a list of the:
Charter Members of Woman's Relief Corps, No. 5:
Addison, Phoebe * Cross, Melissa Jones, Maggie Andrews, Jennie Davis, Anna Larkin, Miranda Baldwin, Amanda Draucher, Barbara McCarty, Rebecca Baldwin, Lilian Ellis, Carrie Meeker, Mary Bowker, Alice Flock, Alvira Myrick, Calista Boynton, Adaline Gandy, Margaret Newman, Lizzie Bullock, Sarah C. Hartin, Nettie Parkinson, Mariettte Campbell, Annie Hendricks, Annie Reed, Lizzie T. Carter, Martha Howe, Juliet G. Richter, Susan Chapman, Maggie Hull, Phoebe Rossiter, Calista Chapman, Barbara Johnson, Ellen Stilson, LaDell
Of Auxiliary Woman's Relief Corps, No. 5:
AD President S. V. Pres't. Treasurer Secretary 1883 Juliet G. Howe Lizzie Newman LaDell Stilson Nettie Hartin 1884 Juliet G. Howe Lizzie Newman LaDell Stilson Nettie Hartin 1885 LaDell Stilson A. Boynton M. Chapman Mary M. Reed 1886 Juliet G. Howe Mrs. --- Prewitt LaDell Stilson Mary M. Reed 1887 M. E. Wheeler Sarah Richards LaDell Stilson R. McCarty 1888 M. E. Wheeler Emma Farley Mary A. Small LaDell Stilson 1889 Juliet G. Howe M. D. Barnes Carrie B. Parris Mary A. Small 1890 Emma Farley Sarah W. Coy Carrie B. Parris Mary A. Small 1891 LaDell Stilson C. E. Winnie Sarah W. Coy Calista Rositer 1892 Carrie B. Parris Emma Farley Sarah W. Coy Calista Rositer 1893 LaDell Stilson L. Burton Sarah M. Lefler Louisa Bullock 1894 Carrie B. Parris L. Burton Sarah M. Lefler Louisa Bullock 1895 L. Burton Mary A. Small Calista Rositer Louisa Bullock
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