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Please submit your Madison County veteran photos here! 

(include veteran's name, unit information (if known), and dates served)

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Civil War Veterans

 

The Old Soldiers! God Rest Them!

Nearly all gone: the royal, splendid host

That breasted shot and shell throughout the land.

Nearly all dead: That was a heavy cost

But states remain intact - a splendid band.

Nearly all dead: soft be their sleep and sweet:

They followed duty, from them there was no cry

When furious storms in their bared faces beat

And in their hearts they felt their fond hopes die.

Sweet be their sleep; they were a royal band

Their lives were glorious, and their cause was grand.

 

~Author Unknown

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, May 30, 1905

BERNARD GOTTLOB

Bernard Gottlob served in the 13th US Infantry during the Civil War

Submitted by Terry Dunn

Lt. Col. SAMUEL T. HUGHES

Samuel Hughes served in Company I, 9th Illinois Infantry.

The Samuel T. Hughes Post 53 G.A.R. of Collinsville was named for him.

Submitted by: Gene Beals

 

 

OWEN JACKSON PORTER

Owen Porter (1848 - 1909), along with his father, David D. Porter, served in Company B, 144th Illinois Infantry as prison guards at theAlton Confederate Prison. They were both from Elsah, Jersey County, Illinois. David Porter contracted dysentery and died in 1865 while serving at the prison.  Owen served his one-year term and was mustered out July 1865.  Submitted by:  Bev Bauser  (grandniece of Owen Porter)

WILLIAM H. THOMPSON

Collinsville's only Confederate veteran, buried in Glenwood.

Sgt. William H. Thompson, Company D, 14th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A.  

Submitted by: Gene Beals

 

 

Confederate re-enactor Gene Beals at the gravesite of WILLIAM H. THOMPSON

Submitted by: Gene Beals

BARTHOLOMEW VUJTECH

Bartholomew Vujtech served as a private in Company K, 144th Illinois Infantry (Civil War).

He was a merchant & tailor in Collinsville.

Submitted by: Gene Beals

 

MORITZ WILHELM

Bugler Moritz Wilhelm served in Company E, 2nd Illinois Cavalry (Civil War).

He operated a furniture & undertaking business in Collinsville.

Submitted by: Gene Beals

Daniel Miller

 

DANIEL MILLER

Came to America when he was 16 years of age in 1849. He enlisted as a soldier in the 50th Georgia Regiment of the Confederate army in 1861. He was captured at the battle of Missionary Ridge and was taken to Rock Island, Ill., where he remained in prison from December 13, 1863 to April 28, 1865. He came to Alton in 1868. Married to Mary Rodemeyer. Built quality buggies as a business.

 

CLAY HARDIN LYNCH

Illinois Volunteers, age 15 when he joined the service with his father,

John Lynch, and brother, Daniel Adams Lynch.

With Gen. Sherman on his march to the sea.

 

DANIEL ADAMS LYNCH
Born in Madison County, IL May 7, 1848
Co.K 10th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers
Son of John Lynch & Sally Lanterman Lynch
Married Mary Ann Jane Stahl, October 29, 1861
Married Elizabeth Ann Glass, October 5, 1880
Died August 10, 1922 Adams Co., Illinois
Buried in Moro Township, Illinois

 

RUFUS CEPHUS BARNET

2nd Lieutenant, Co. G, 133rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers

Born January 22, 1831 Madison County, IL on Thomas Barnet homestead, Hamel Township

Died July 31, 1899 in Edwardsville, Madison County, IL

Married to Emma P. Stephenson (she died February 14, 1867)

Married to Eliza E. Judy Love, October 15, 1871, who was also born in Madison County, IL 

 

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Spanish-American War Veterans

 

CHARLES L. CARNEY

Gene Beals, right, & Earl Carney at the new marker of Charles L. Carney

(Spanish-American War) at Glenwood Cemetery in Collinsville.

Charles was Earl's grandfather.

 

THOMAS ALBERT RIGGIN

Spanish-American War Veteran Thomas Albert Riggin, was a private in Troop D, 2nd U.S. Cavalry during the war. He was a grocer in Collinsville and is buried in Glenwood.  Use this link to see the enlistment paper of Thomas Albert RigginSubmitted by: Gene Beals

 

JOHN HENRY LYNCH

Private, 5th Regiment Missouri Infantry - Spanish-American War

Born April 7, 1875 near Edwardsville

Died April 7, 1971 in New Orleans, LA

Son of Daniel Adams Lynch and Mary A. J. Stahl Lynch

 

 

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World War I Veterans

 

World War II Veterans

 

                                                                                   

                                                                  SYLVESTER 'BUD' BLOEMKER                                                                                 GERALD BLOEMKER

These Madison County brothers served in World War II. 'Bud' was drafted into the Army, and later volunteered for the 82nd Airborne Division, Paratroopers. This division was the first to land in the invasion of Normandy. His tour of duty expanded to France, Italy and Germany. He returned home with no serious injuries, although he never spoke much of his experiences.   Gerald was drafted into the Army and spent his time fighting with Company H of the 1st Infantry. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal, Japan. Their mother was Anastacia Rosalia Depke Drexelius Bloemker. Their father was Oscar William H. Bloemker, who served in World War I.  Submitted by Bev Bauser

 
 

  

CORPORAL ALVIN HERMAN LINKEMAN

 

CORPORAL ALVIN LINKEMAN

CHARLES WILLIAM LINKEMAN (center)

 

PVT. EDGAR BENJAMIN TIEMANN
1st Army, 1st Division
3rd Battalion, Company "L"
16th Infantry, The Big Red One

Purple Heart for wounds received in action 23 November 1944,

Battle of the Hurtgen Forest
Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, KIA 17 Apr 1945, Tanne, Germany
Bronze Star
Combat Infantryman Badge

Service in England, France, Belgium and Germany

Submitted by Patricia Tiemann Fabri

 

 

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