Madison County, Iowa



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Veteran's Name: Judiesch, August F

Father: German Congregational Minister at Davenport, Iowa
Residence: Alhambra, California Father's nativity: 
Occupation: Mail carrier 7 Merchant at Winterset, Iowa Mother: 
Date of birth: 05 Dec 1847 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: Prenslau, Germany Wife: died 27 may 1933
Date of death: 29 Sep 1939 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Lutheran Hospital 3rd wife: 
Place of burial:   
Cause of death: Auto accident


  Alice Ruth Judiesch - Alhambra, California

  Fred W - Big Springs, Nebraska

  Florence E. Tourgee - Dickens, Iowa

War record
  Rank: Private Company: A Regiment: 9th
  State: Iowa Organization: Cavalry
  Enlistment date: 16 Feb 1864, mustered in 16 Feb 1864
  Enlistment age: 18 Residence: Louisa County
  Mustered out: 28 Feb 1866 at little Rock, Arkansas
  Discharged: Apr 1866 at Little Rock, Arkansas
GAR membership
  Post name: August Wentz Date joined: 20 Nov 1885
  Post No.: 1 (349) Age at joining: 
  Place: Davenport Transfers: Sus. 30 Jun 1891, 1st term 1893
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 1st qtr 1891
  Post No.: 55 (183) Age at joining: 44
  Place: Winterset Transfers: Sus 2nd term 1893, dr 2nd term 1894
  Post name: John f. Godfrey Date joined: 1933
  Post No.:  Age at joining: 
  Place: Pasadena, California Transfers: 
Sources: Holstein Advance 26 Oct 1939; Aug Wentz Post no. 1 G.A.R.; Roster Iowa Soldiers: Iondisch, Augustus; Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: Judisch - res Davenport

Grandchildren: Carolyn Glover - Milford, Iowa; Maxine Johnson - Julesburg, Colorado; Kenneth L. Judiesch - Alhambra, California

Greatgrandson: Carlyle Glover - Milford, Iowa

Holstein Advance, 26 Oct 1939: August F. Judiesch born Prenslau, Germany. At age 2 years came to America with parents trip taking 40 days. his father, a German Congregational Minister settled in Davenport, Iowa where he established a German Congregational Church. Ran away to war at age 15, went to Missouri where he enlisted as private of Captain John G. Reid's Co. (A 9 Iowa Cavalry). Enrolled on 16th day of Feb 1864. Served 2 years 2 months. Discharged April 1866, Little Rock, Arkansas.

After the war, he entered harness business, but later became mail clerk at Davenport, Iowa. Later moved to Winterset, Iowa where he opened a shoe store in business for himself. After five years he moved to Holstein, Iowa where he again entered the postal service as a rural mail carrier and remained there for 25 years and was honorably retired. After coming to California, his wife died 27 May 1933. he joined the Pasadena G.A.R. Post. Returned to Iowa August 1939 and killed in an auto accident.


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 23 Dec 2005.