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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Born 9 Jan 1837 in Chester NY
Died 9 Nov 1917 at age of 80years 10
Buried: Friendship Cemetery Belle Plaine
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)