August & Henrietta Nagel
Greenwood, Eaton, Clark Co., Wisconsin
August Nagel was born 27 Aug 1840, the son of Heinrich and Wilhelmine (Fittmeier) Nagel. He and his wife, Caroline (Losburger) immigrated to the USA in 1858. Just 4 yrs. later, August enlisted as a Private with Co. D, 34th Wis. Inf. and served 9 months before being mustered out 8 Sep 1863 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, WI.
A Traditional Celebration
"Decoration Day was always looked forward to with a program in the hall. The G. A. R., the band and the schoolchildren always marched to the cemetery where the children decorated the graves of the soldiers. At first the programs were held in the Begley, Opera House and "Uncle George" Andrews always made the speech. Those of later days are held in the Greenwood Opera House. The old soldiers of the Civil war marched in the procession year after year until only one was left. When he became too old to carry the flag, John Arends, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, carried it for him The G. A. R. once held a reunion at the school grounds which lasted for three days. The soldiers ate and slept in tents, made speeches, sang war songs, and told of their experiences in the war. Some of the well known members of the G. A. R. were: A. S. Eaton, George Meek, F. M. Carter, R. D. Hommel, F. G. Hartson, Larry Drinkwine, C. H. Cummings, J. E. Crane, Frank Abel, T. R. Vine, Carl Richelieu, Henry Decker, William Oelig, Joseph Gibson, Chris Wollenberg, Moses Babb', John Sanford, August Nagel, M. W. Varney, J. A. McCarty, C. W. Chandler, Joseph Palmer, F G. Sheldon, Paul Rossman, Paschal Wallis and John Booth. There are no Civil war veterans left in this community but the only Spanish-American veteran and the young soldiers of the World's war now march in the procession on Decoration Day, the school children And the band still take part--old band members usually returning for the occasion. Last year, for the first time, the high school band took part and last Decoration Day a reunion for old band members and old settlers was held on Mrs. Burch's lawn. It was well attended and much enjoyed by all present." "The Hub of Clark Co., WI"; 1934.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: August Nagel RESIDENCE: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 15 Nov 1862 Side Served: Union State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 November 1862.
Enlisted in Company D, 34th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 15 Nov 1862.
Mustered Out Company D, 34th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 8 Sep 1863 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, WI.
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: August Nagel Side: Union Regiment State/Origin: Wisconsin
Regiment Name: 34 Wisconsin Mil. Infantry.
Regiment Name Expanded: 34th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (Militia) COMPANY: D,G
Rank In: Private Rank Out: Private Film Number: M559 roll 21
Alternate Name: August/Nagle August/Naugel
From the Regt recs:
Nagel, August Sheboygan Nov. 15, '62 Transferred to Co. G, Dec. 20, '62
Nagel, August Sheboygan Nov. 15, '62 From Co. D; M.O. Sept. 8, '63, term exp.
1895 - Wisconsin State Census
Name: August Nagel Residence County: Clark Locality: Loyal
Line: 10 Roll: v226_20
August Nagel Private G 34 Wis Greenwood
Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Name: August Nagel State Filed: Wisconsin and Illinois Widow: Henrietta Nagel
D + G 34 Wis Inf
1881? Jul 15? Invalid 716738 801489 Wis
1914? Jul? 3 Widow 805.539 590.405 Ill
????? IL Death recs
NAGEL, AUGUST 1908-02-18 CHICAGO 62 YR U 00012869 COOK
????? WI Marriage recs
Nagel, August Marriage May 13 1890 Sheboygan
Muller, Henrietta Marriage May 13 1890 Sheboygan
1900 United States Federal Census
Name: August Nagel [August Angel] Age: 62 Birth Date: Aug 1836
Birthplace: Germany Immigration Year: 1858 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Spouse's Name: Henrietta Marriage Year: 1862 Years Married: 38 0 of 0 children living
Home in 1900: Loyal, Clark, Wisconsin
Household Members: Name Age
August Nagel 63 Ger-Ger-Ger Aug 1836 Farmer
Henrietta Nagel 54 WI-Ger-Ger Jan 1846
(1910 + 1930, Henrietta living in Chicago with Frank & Alma Dieball as Mother-in-law)
Cook County, Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988
Name: Henrietta Nagel Death Date: 20 Dec 1939 Death Location: Cook County, IL
File Number: 34905 Archive collection name: Cook County Genealogy Records (Deaths)
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