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Shawano County Journal

Apr 27 1911

C. A. Culver of Belle Plaine was in the city last week and showed us a copy of the Saturday Evening Post of April 8th, containing a picture of the drum corps of the regiment in which he was stationed, it being the 93rd New York Inf. It was taken August 1863 in Virginia. Mr. Culver served from 1861 to 1865 and 46 years ago, February 15 was released from Libby prison where he had been held captive. Mr. Culver is now quite an old man and resides upon his beautiful farm in the town of Belle Plaine.



Shawano County Journal

Jul 3 1913

Fought at Gettysburg

C A Culver Informs Journal He Was in the Battle

 While in the city Monday, C A Culver of Belle Plaine showed a Journal reporter a copy of a German Dialect poem depicting how some old soldier "Fought Nit Siegel" during the Civil War. It was very cleverly gotten up and was handed to Mr. Culver while he was at Weyauwega recently attending a reunion of the 14th Wis. Regiment. Mr Culver also stated that he was at Gettysburg during that famous battle fifty years ago that is being celebrated this week by the reunion of survivors or both sides of the conflict. He was a member of the 93rd New York Regiment, but did not care to make the journey at this time of year owing to the extreme heat. 



Shawano County Advocate

Nov 13 1917

Charles A Culver

Charles Alva Culver was born in the town of Chester, Warren County, New York, Jan 9th 1837, and died at his home in the town of Belle Plaine on Friday November 9th 1917. He lived in New York while a young man and when the Civil War broke out joined Co A 93rd New York Volunteers and was in the war three years. He was captured and in Libby Prison nine months. In 1867 his parents came to the town of Belle Plaine and he followed in 1869, and has made that his home since then. He was married twice, by his first wife there were 2 children, Fred Culver who has lived in Canada for a number of years, and Mrs. Lucy Sanders of Belle Plaine. By his second wife there were four daughters, Mrs. Nettie Buettner of Belle Plaine, Mrs. Etta Tuma of Beaver; Mrs. Nellie Montour who lives at home and Mrs. Iva Wendt of Poysippi. There are also the following stepchildren, Mrs. Clara Weber of Aurora Ill; Mrs. Amelia Wendt of Poysippi; Mrs. Della Warner of Elderon; Mrs. Emma Morgan of Belle Plaine; Herman Cornelius at home, and Mrs. Zelma Buettner of Pella. There are also 18 grandchildren. Mr. Culver has been married 36 years, and all of the children besides his widow survive him.


Mr. Culver always took an active interest in the G A R and had been an Odd Fellow for many years and always attended the lodge when he was able. He was town Assessor and school clerk for many years, also justice of the peace. He had lived on the same farm for 43 years and had a great many friends in the town also in this city. About two years ago he had a stroke of paralysis and has been sick since then, the past few months has been almost helpless. He was a good neighbor and friend. The funeral was held at his home this afternoon, the Odd Fellows having charge. Rev. McGreaham of the Presbyterian church, officiated. Internment in the Belle Plaine Cemetery.


There were a large number of friends and relatives from away to attend the funeral, among them being Mrs. Robert McConley of Whitcomb; Arthur Perry, John and George Culver, Mr. and Mrs. Tyrell of Eland; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Tuma of Beaver, most all of the children and step children from out of town. The funeral was largely attended by old time friends and neighbors.







Shawano County Journal

Nov 15 1917

Another old Soldier Has Answered to the Call of Taps

Funeral Tuesday

Charles Alva Culver, one of the respected pioneers of Shawano county, passed away at the family home in the town of Belle Plaine on Friday, November 9th 1917, at the ripe old age of 81 years and ten months. He was born in the town of Chester, Warren county, N.Y., Jan. 9th 1836, where he grew to manhood.


When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in Co. A 93rd NY Volunteers, serving his country nearly five years. He was taken prisoner and confined in Libby prison for nine months. He came to Wisconsin in 1869 and settled in the town of Belle Plaine on the farm where he resided up to the time of his death.


The deceased was twice married. By his first wife he leaves two children, Fred of Canada and Lucy (Mrs. Wm. Sanders) of Belle Plaine, and four children by his second marriage, who are, Nettie (Mrs. Ed Buettner) Etta (Mrs A G Tuma) Nellie (Mrs. Merrill Montour) and Ivy (Mrs. Wm. Wendt) besides a sorrowing widow. There are also the following step-children: Mrs. Clara Weber, Aurora, Ill. Mrs. Amelia Wendt, Poysippi; Mrs. Delia Warner, Elderon; Mrs. Emma Morgan, Belle Plaine; Herman Cornelius, at the home and Mrs. Zelma Buettner, of Pella. Mr. Culver was married 36 years and all of his children, besides his widow, survive him.


The deceased held different officers of trust in his town, and always took an active interest in Grand Army affairs, being Quartermaster of Wm. Hawley Post. G.A.R. of Shawano. He was highly respected by all in the community in which he lived and in this city, and leaves a host of sorrowing friends who greatly mourn his loss. About two years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and had been confined to his home ever since, and for the past few months had been practically helpless.


The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the family home, the services being in charge of the Shawano Odd Fellows lodge, of which order he had been a member for over 20 years. Rev. McGreaham, of this city delivered the funeral sermon. Internment was in the Belle Plaine Cemetery. Pall-bearers, all Odd Fellows were: Thos. Larson, Jessy Brooks, Alb. Engel, E A Lau, Chas. Fink and Ed Green. The relatives and friends from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mrs. Will Wendt, Poysippi; Mr and Mrs Adolph Tuma and two children, of Beaver Dam, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. George Wendt, Poysippi, Mrs. Ed Warner, Elderon; Mrs Rob McConley, Whitcomb; Mr and Mrs Wm Lindekugel, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lindekugel, Henry Strehlow. Mrs. Wm. Wendt, Ed Lindekugel,   Mrs. Byrholdt, Herman Grambsch, all of Poysippi; Alva Culver of Echo; Geo Culver, John Culver, Arthur Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Will Tyrell, Eland; Miss Bessie Perry Shawano; Henry Brusewitz, Green Valley; Mr. and Mrs. James Merriam, Waukechon and Mrs. Hattie Delaney, Embarrass.




Charles Alva Culver

Enlisted 2 Sep 1861 at Chester, NY as Cpl 93rd NY Inf Co A

Mustered out as Full Cpl  93rd MY Inf Co A on 30 May 1865

Time Served 3y 8m 28d

Captured and sent to Libby Prison for 9 months

Born 9 Jan 1837 in Chester NY

Died 9 Nov 1917 at age of 80years 10 months

Buried: Friendship Cemetery Belle Plaine twp.

Married 2nd wife Caroline Grambsch Cornelius widow of

Frederick Cornelius also a Civil War Soldier

Parents Alva C Culver (1803-1879) and Samantha Philena French (1800-1886)


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