Biography of Richard M. Vanhorn
This biography appears in
"Old Soldiers Who Have Lived in O'Brien County, IA"
Compiled by Geo W. Schee and O.H. Montzheimer 1909, Primghar, IA,
Internet preparation by Don Harrington
Vanhorn, Richard M. Resides at Sutherland, Iowa; born January 30, 1845, at Kenosha, Wis.; father, John J. (born New York, 1800), mother, Mary S. (born New York, 1812). Married Amy J., his wife, June 10, 1883; children: Everett J., Verla J. Enlisted December 30, 1863, at Waukegan, Ill., in Company I, Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry, Second Brigade, Second Division, Seventh Army Corps; served in battles at Little Osage, Little and Big Blue River, including all engagements in October, 1864, on Pricešs Raid; discharged November 23, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Settled in OšBrien County in 1871, Liberty Township. Member E. 0. C. Ord Post No. 219, G. A. R.