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.



Census Records






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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