Sylvester Elmer Perry Sweet, Civil War Soldier (pg. 2)

1838 - 1917



Sylvester Elmer Perry Sweet was born November 18, 1838.  He enlisted with the 6th Battalion, Light Artillery for Wisconsin on September 10, 1861 serving as a 2nd Lieutenant and was discharged July 3, 1865.  He died July 6, 1917 and is buried in the Greenwood, Wisconsin City Cemetery.  His daughter, wife of Dr. Currie of Greenwood, Wisconsin, was listed as his next of kin on his grave registration.

Lieut Alby Sylvester “Albe” Sweet

Albe Sweet (pictured above), the younger brother of Sylvester E. Sweet, was born 1840 in Ontario, Canada and also served with the 6th Battalion, Light Artillery for Wisconsin.  Albe died 27 May 1868 in Bear Creek, Sauk Co., WI while helping his brother Nicholas build a hop house when it fell on..  He was the first person buried in Marble Ridge Cemetery and then later moved to the Spring Green Cemetery and his parents  were buried next to him.


1860 U S Census: "Abija" Sweet, 56y b. @1804 Canada West and Maria (Mariah) Sweet, 48y b. @1812 Canada West are living in Bear Creek, Sauk, WI with: Sylvester Sweet, 21y b. @1839 Canada West; **Albee Sweet, 19y b. @ 1841 Canada West; John Sweet, 17y b. @1843 Canada West; George Sweet, 12y b. @ 1848 WI and Scott Sweet, 6y, b. @ 1854 WI.


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