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Sarchett, Charles W. 1841-1918


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/10/2022 at 18:45:17

Upper Des Moines Ė Republican
Algona, Iowa, Wednesday, December 18, 1918

Charles W. Sarchett, Resident of County Since 1880, is Dead.
Enlisted in 1861 and Discharged in 1865. Was in Shermanís March to the Sea.

Charles W. Sarchett, a veteran of the Civil War, who served from 1861 until 1865, and a respected citizen of this county since 1880, died at this home in this city last Wednesday, at the age of seventy seven years. Mr. Sarchett was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, October 6, 1841. When sixteen years of age he engaged in teaching school in Lynn county, Iowa, where his parents had moved the previous year. On August 10, 1861, he enlisted in Co. C., Ninth Volunteer Infantry, and served until July 18, 1865, when he was discharged at Louisville, Kentucky. He participated in a number of engagements, the siege of Atlanta, and Shermanís famous march to the sea. Following the capture of Savannah, he was sent with his division to South Carolina. They captured Columbia and then marched to North Carolina, where battles were fought at Goldsboro and Bentonville. At the latter place, Mr. Sarchett was wounded in the thigh, the flesh and muscles being torn away so that the bone was exposed. He was sent to a hospital in New York City, arriving there the day following President Lincolnís assassination. He contracted spotted fever in New York and was transferred to Davidís Island. He was also slightly wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge, having received a charge of buck shot in his leg, part of which he carried to his grave. When he had sufficiently recovered her returned to Linn county where he again followed the profession of teaching. In 1876 he went to Kansas where he proved up on a homestead and taught school. Later, in 1880, he came to Kossuth county and for four years conducted a farm in Union township, when he moved to this city, which has since been his home. He taught eighteen terms of school in Iowa. For ten years he conducted a cream route and for nine years was janitor in the Algona public schools.

Mr. Sarchett was married September 6, 1868, to Miss Elizabeth Johnson. To this union nine children were born: Eugene M., of Doliver; Elmer, deceased; Mary Elizabeth; Frank M., of Doliver; Bertha E. Reece, of Springfield township; Thomas J., of Cherokee; Ada F., deceased; Edwin C., who is in the service at Rock Island, and Winifred, who is at home.

He was an honored member of the G. A. R. and the Seventh Day Adventist church. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the home and burial made in Riverview, which marks the passing of another of our early settlers, a brave soldier and a good man.


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