Taps Sounded for
Civil War Veteran
May 30 1928
James Addison Porter, for forty
years a resident of Belle Plaine, died at his home on Saturday, May
26th. Born in the state of Pennsylvania, June 7, 1848, he grew to
manhood there. When the call to the colors came, in 1861, young
James enlisted and served during the entire war. He was a private in
Companies F and B, of the 104th Infantry, of Pennsylvania and fought
in many of the more prominent battles of the war.
Upon receiving his discharge at
the close of the war, James Addison Porter joined hands and fortune
with that of Miss Belle Howard. Two children brought joy to their
union, Fred, who lives in Belle Plaine, and Jenny, now Mrs.
Brockhaus, of Yonkers, N.Y. In 1889, the Porters came to Wisconsin
where they settled on a farm in the town of Belle Plaine. They have
made their home there since.
Surviving the aged veteran was
his two children, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren,
and a sister, Mrs. John Spencer, of Tacoma, Washington.
Burial took place on Tuesday
with full military honors by the Edwin Ellefsen Post of the American
Legion. Rev. Plopper had charge of the service. Internment was made
in the Friendship Cemetery near Belle Plaine.
Ad. Porter Died
at Homestead Farm
May 31, 1928
James Addison Porter died
Saturday at the old Porter home in Belle Plaine. He had lived on
this farm for a little over 40 years. he was one of the better known
of the few living pioneers who have helped develop the Wolf River
He was a typical easterner.
Born in Pennsylvania, he grew up in that state, and acquired the
habits of the eastern people. He brought their ideals with him to
his western home. He was a soldier in the Civil War where he made a
splendid record, having been active throughout the entire conflict.
After the war he came to
Shawano and married Miss Belle Howard. The children born to them are
Fred of Belle Plaine and Jennie, Mrs. Brockhaus of Yonkers, N.Y.
The funeral was held Tuesday.
The Shawano American Legion boys had charge. The sermon was preached
by Rev. Plopper.
James Addison Porter
Enlisted 10 Dec 1863 as Pvt. 104th
Penn Inf. Company F & B
Mustered out 25 Aug 1865 at Portsmouth,
Time served 1y 8m 15d
Born 7 Jun 1848 Wayne County,
Died 26 May 1928 at Belle Plaine,
Shawano Co WI
Buried at Friendship Cemetery, Belle
Plaine, Shawano Co. WI
Wife Isabelle Howard
Children Fred and Jenny