Madison County, Iowa



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Veteran's Name: Nelson, Joseph Vandike

Residence: Webster, Madison, Iowa Father's nativity: 
Occupation: Physician Mother: 
Date of birth: 28 Aug 1844 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: Rippey, Adams, Ohio Wife: Elizabeth Nichols
Date of death: 24 Sep 1897 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Winterset, Madison, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Winterset Cemetery  
Cause of death: 



War record
  Rank: Private Company: G Regiment: 70th
  State: Ohio Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 19 Oct 1861
  Enlistment age: 18 Residence
  Mustered out: 
  Discharged: for disability 24 Nov 1862 at Memphis, Tennessee
  Transfers: from Company A 10 Dec 1861
GAR membership
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 1884
  Post No.: 55 (114) Age at joining: 
  Place: Winterset Transfers: Re. 01 Jul 1887, 31 Dec 1888; Sus. 30 Sep 1888
Sources: Ex-Soldiers living Ia. 1886: - Middle River; Roster Ohio Soldiers; Post 55 Desc Book #129 age 43 01 Jul 1887 and p. 14 #114; Graves Reg b. 28 Aug 1843; Winterset News 01 Oct 1897
Notes: Spent youth teaching school until entering the Army in 1861. After leaving Army studued medicine and after graduation with honors he settled in Webster, Iowa where he practiced for 18 years and then moved to Winterset. He had been a sufferer ever since the War where he contracted trouble that caused his death. Born Rippey, Adams, Ohio


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 30 Dec 2005.