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Pension Record of
George Flager
Company G, 57th Regiment, O.V.I.


July 1885 State of Ohio, County of Van Wert
Personally appeared, George Flager, who entered the service of the United States on the 8th day of October 1862 in Co. G of the 57th Ohio Inf. Vols., commanded by James Wilson, and was honorably discharged at Camp Sherman, Miss. on the 13th day of August 1863 by reason of General Order;
that his personal description (currently) is as follows:
age: 47 years; height 5 feet 9 inches;
complexion fair; hair auburn; eyes blue.
That while a member of the organization aforesaid in the service and in the line of duty at or near Vicksburg in the State of Miss. on or about December 1862, he contracted chronic diarrhea and resulting disease of the liver from exposure.  That prior to the entry into the service he was a man of sound, good physical health, being when enrolled a farmer.  This he is now disabled in part from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor.
That his post office address is: Convoy, Van Wert County, state of Ohio.
Signed, George Flager

February 1886 Affadavit of James Wilson, addressed to the Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D.C.
Sir;  George Flager, a private in Company G of the 57th Inf., Ohio Vol. writes me that he is an applicant for pension and wishes me to make a statment in his case.  I was Captain of Company G 57th Regt. O.V.I. when George Flager joined the camp for duty, some time in the month of October 1862.  Flager remained with the comp. until some time in the month of December 1862, when near Vicksburg, Miss., on the Yazoo River, he was on the sick list, complaining as I rememberit of diarrhea and my recollection of him at this late date is that he did but little duty from that time until his discharge in Aug 1863.
I cannot now remember distinctly all the parciculars of his case, as I was necessarily absent from my company much of the time until the fall of Vicksburg having been detailed for duty in the Engineer Department but I do remember that while the Regt was encamped opposite Vicksburg and digging the canal, sometime in April I believe, I sent to Company quarters and found Flager there.
I asked him why he was not down at work upon the canal with his camp; he replied that he had been excused from duty by the surgeon and said he was suffering with much diarrhea, and I thought from his appearance that such was the case.  I believe that he remained with his company doing very little if any duty until some time in May when he was sent to the hospital by sickness or by detail, I do not now remember which.
I do not remember ever seeing him again until the latter part of July or first part of August at which time he reported from the hospital to his company for duty. He was discharged from the service on the 30th day of August 1863.
Signed, James Wilson

May 1886
Affadavit of John W. Marshall of Hancock County, Ohio in regard to the pension application of George Flager.
Personally appeared in Hancock County, Ohio, John W. Marshall, aged 48 years, whose post office address is: Cannonsburg, Hancock County, Ohio, who being duly sworn, says:
I first became acquainted with the soldier in the year 1854 and lived about one mile from the soldier and was intimately acquainated with the soldier to the day he enlisted in the service, and from the best of my knowledge the soldier was a sound man free from chronic diarrhea and piles.  Soldier and myself were boys together, and I became acquainted again with the soldier when he came home from the service and he was in bad health when he came home from the service, suffering from bad diarrhea and piles.  He was unable to do but very little labor for about one year after his discharge from the service. Soldier lived on the same farm after his discharge from the service that he lived on at the time he enlisted, about one mile from where I lived.  I was intimately acquainted with the soldier up to 1869 when the soldier moved out of our county into Van Wert County, Ohio.
Signed, John W. Marshall

May 1886
Affadavit of W. M. Marshall of Hancock County, Ohio in regard to the pension application of George Flager.
Personally appeared, W. M. Marshall, aged 72 years whose post office address is: Cannonsburgh, Hancock County, Ohio, who being duly sworn, says:
I first became acquainted with the soldier in 1854 and for two years before soldier enlisted in the service, he lived on adjoining farm to me and I was very intimately acquainted with the soldier, would see him almost every day up to the time the soldier enlisted in the service.  From the best of my knowledge, the soldier was perfectly sound in every respect and free from chronic diarrhea and piles when he enlisted in the service in 1862.  And I became acquainted again with the soldier when he was discharged from the service; he moved on the same adjoining farm again.  After his discharge he had very bad health and unable to do much work of any amount for nearly one year after his discharge.  I was intimately acquainted with the soldier until about 1869 when he removed from this county to Van Wert County, Ohio.
Signed, W.M.Marshall

January 1898
Dept of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, DC
Sir, please favor me by returning this circular with replies to the questions enumerated below:
Are you married; if so, state your wife's full name and her maiden name. Yes.  Nancy Flager.  Nancy Capper.
When, where and by whom were you married: March 12, 1871, Van Wert Co., OH by Rev. Edmonds.
Were you previously married; if so, state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce: Yes.   Catherine Wallick.  died April 21, 1870 in Van Wert County, OH.
Have you any children living; if so, state their names and dates of birth: Yes. Mary L., born Sept 28, 1864, W.A. born Jan 16, 1866, Ida O. born May 22, 1873, Neoma born Nov 18, 1879, Oscar B., born Dec 22, 1882.
Signed, George Flager

April 1899
State of Ohio, County of Van Wert
Declaration for Invalid Pension
Personally appeared, George Flager, aged 65 years, a resident of the town of Van Wert, in Van Wert County, state of Ohio, who being duly sworn, declares:
that he is unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of chronic diarrhea, dyspepsia, disease of kidneys, and general debility.
That his post office address is Van Wert, Ohio.
Signed, George Flager

April 18, 1899
General Affadavit of Physician, S.S. Tuttle, M.D.; County of Van Wert, State of Ohio
In the matter of George Flager, pensioner. I have treated George Flager for kidney and bladder trouble and for Rheumatism; he has disease of the heart as a result of Rheumatism in the form of mitral reguritation and hypertrophy of left heart.
Signed S.S Tuttle, M.D.

Transcript of Death Records, State of Ohio, Van Wert County
Name in full of Deceased: Catharine Flager
Date of Death: April 28, 1870
Condition: Married
Age at death: 27 years, 5 months, 6 days.Place of Death: Union Twp; Van Wert County, O.
Place of Birth: Tuscarawas
Cause of Death: Consumption

July 1900 General Affadavit of Ida O. Reidenbach, regarding the pension claim of George Flager State of Ohio, County of Van Wert Personally appeared, Ida O. Reidenbach of Van Wert County, Ohio, aged 28 years, who being duly sworn, says: That I have been personally acquainted with the above named claimant for the past twenty years, and well know of the disabilities complained of. I know that claimant has been suffering from heart trouble for the past twenty years. I also know that the claimant had ruputure of left hernia since the year 1885 when he was carried in from the field. Signed, Ida O. Reidenbach

July 1900General Affadavit of J. H. Reidenbach, regarding the pension claim of George Flager
State of Ohio, County of Van Wert
Personally appeared, J. H. Reidenbach, aged 31 years, whose address is: 305 W. Main St, Van Wert, Ohio, who declares:  I am well acquainted with the above named claimant for the past nine years and know that he has been suffering from disease of heart and left inquinal hernia since that time.
Signed, J.H. Reidenbach

September 1901
U.S. Pensions Bureau,
Columbus Ohio
Pensioner dropped from the rolls due to information from the Bureau of Pensions that the soldier died on Sept 25, 1901.
Signed, J.W. Jones, pension agent

October 1901
Declaration for a Widow's Pension
State of Ohio, County of Van Wert
Personally appeared, Nancy Flager, aged 56 years, a resident of Van Wert County, Ohio, who declares: that she is the widow of George Flager, pensioner; that she was married to the said soldier under the name of Nancy Capper on the 12th day of March 1871 by Rev. R. Edmond at Van Wert, O., that her said husband had previously been married but his former wife died April 28, 1870.  That she has not remarried since the death of the said George Flager; that there are no children under the age of sixteen years.  That said soldier died at Van Wert, O. on Sept. 25, 1901.  That her post office address is: 733 W. George St., County of Van Wert, State of Ohio.  That the soldier left a Will which is herewith enclosed, and which is the only means of support which the claimant has.
Signed, Nancy Flager

Will of George Flager, dated May 13, 1901. State of Ohio, County of Van Wert. I, A.L. Sweet, judge and clerk of the probate, do hereby certify that the the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the last will and testament of George Flager, deceased, as it appears of record in the Probate Court of said County of Van Wert, State of Ohio. Signed, this 20th day of Nov 1901, A.L. Sweet, Probate Judge
"In the name of the Benevolent Father of All: I, George Flager, of the township of Pleasant, County of Van Wert and State of Ohio, do make and publish this my last will and testament.  First, my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as may be found convenient.  Second, my son William Flager has received heretofore $600. which stands in part of his portion hereinafter bequeathed.  Third, my daughter Ida ora Reidenbach, has received heretofore $600. which stands in part of her portion hereinafter bequeathed.  Fourth, it is my desire and will that all claims I hold against my said son William Flager or my said daughter Ida Ora Reidenbach and her husband Henry Reidenbach, at the date of this will are to be cancelled and held for naught.  Fifth, my daughter Mary Lucinda Dalglish and my son William A. Flager being children by a former wife, from whom I received an estate, now comingled with my estate, I will and direct that each shall receive $600. more out of my estate than my children by my present wife. Sixth, subject to the provisions made in item 5 above, I desire and will that the residue of my estate after paying my debts and funeral expenses, the allowance to my wife for her years maintainance shall be divided among my five children viz: Mary Lucinda Dalglish, William A. Flager, Ida Ora Reidenbch, Neonia Flager, and Oscar B. Flager, share and share alike. Seventh, I hereby appoint B.F. Leslie and William A. Flager executors of this my last Will.
I hereby revoke all other wills by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name at Van Wert, this 13th day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and one.
Signed, George Flager
Witnesses: O.A. Balyeat, resides at Van Wert, O
Bess V. Blake, resides at Van Wert, O

October 1919
To: Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C.
Letter from Mr. F.T. Gilliland, 302 South Avenue, Van Wert Ohio Sir: Nancy Flager died October 16, 1919 and her estate is fully settled. Signed, F.T. Gilliland

Submitted by Candace Gravelle
PO Box 3
Albany, Oregon 97321
tealtree@attbi.com

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