Abner Harrison Rice

b. 26 May 1838, d. 5 May 1864

Abner H. Rice
  • Father: David Rice b. 3 Apr 1792, d. 16 May 1867
  • Mother: Malinda Estabrook b. 7 Jun 1795, d. 8 Apr 1879
  • Company: G
  • Abner Harrison Rice was born on 26 May 1838 at Stratton, Windham County, Vermont, son of David Rice and Malinda Estabrook, and a descendant of Edmund Rice who arrived in the US in 1638 as part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • Abner Harrison Rice was enumerated in the household of David Rice and Malinda Estabrook in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, as:
    David Rice, 58, blacksmith, b. MA
    Melinda, 55, b. MA
    Ezra L., 27, blacksmith, b. VT (as were all the children)
    Abegail A., 24
    Caraline E., 23
    Hariet V., 14
    Abner H., 12
    Sarah E., 26.
  • Abner Harrison Rice and Sylvester Oakes were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 18 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, future members of the 15th Mass., living in a boarding house owned by Charles Evans, 49, b. ME, and his family.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Abner gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Abner mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 1 month and 16 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Abner was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, in the leg.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Abner Harrison Rice was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • In Feb 1863 Abner was promoted to Sergeant.
  • He died on 5 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He was 25 years, 11 months and 9 days old.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abner Harrison Rice was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abner Harrison Rice was mentioned among the casualties.
  • Abner's father, David Rice, died and was buried in May 1867 at West Wardsboro Cemetery, West Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont, at age 75 years.
  • Last Edited: 28 Aug 2015

Asaph Wood Rice

b. 7 August 1820, d. 16 December 1898

Asaph W. Rice
  • Father: Jonah Rice b. 1792
  • Mother: Nancy Hill b. between 1789 - 1790
  • Company: A
  • Asaph Wood Rice was born on 7 Aug 1820 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jonah Rice and Nancy Hill.
  • On 5 Apr 1855 Asaph Wood Rice, 34, married Sarah Jane Downing, daughter of Amos Downing, at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • In 1861 Asaph was living at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Asaph gave his occupation as teamster.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Asaph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 40 years, 11 months and 5 days old.
  • According to M. Landry -- "He was the first man to enlist in Westminster in April, 1861 at Worcester to Captain Rockwood at Westminster for 3 years service on Westminster quota at the age of 39.
    Mustered into service on July 12, 1861 at Worcester by Captain Marshall as Private in Company A, 15th Infantry Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers. He was at Ball’s Bluff, Antietam, Manassas, Fradericksburg and many other battles. He was wounded in the leg at Fair Oaks, VA and sent to a hospital in Washington, D. C. He was absent sick in Lincoln General Hospital since April 9, 1863. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps December 6, 1863. He received $100 bounty for his enlistment. He re-enlisted in the V.R.C. on September 13, 1864 at Galloup’s Island in Boston Harbor, but was rejected for disability
    ."
  • On 30 Oct 1862 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Augustus Marshall Rice his younger brother, enlisted in Co. C, 53rd MA Infantry, serving until 2 Sep 1863; and serving later in Co. F, 2nd MA Heavy Artillery.
  • In Apr 1863 Asaph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • On 10 Nov 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, A. W. Rice was mentioned as being on the sick list.
  • Starting 6 Dec 1863, Asaph also served in the 95th Company, 2nd Battalion, V. R. C.
  • He ended his service with the VRC on 12 Jul 1864.
  • Asaph also tried to reenlist in the VRC starting 13 Sep 1864 but was rejected for disability at a date not shown.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 27 Oct 1866, and received certificate number 301655.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Charles Stone and Susan Elizabeth Rice in the 1870 US Federal Census on 29 Jun 1870 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rice, Aseph W., 48, works in tannery, b. MA (as were all in household)
    in the household of:
    Stone, Charles, 51, works in tannery (brother-in-law)
    ---, Susan E., 42 (sister)
    ---, Walter H., 5
    ---, Nertia L., 1
    Rice, Nancy H., 82 (mother)
    Brown, Nellie, 7.
  • Asaph Wood Rice was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1880 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rice, Aseph, 60, boarder, single farmhand, b. MA.
  • He and Augustus Marshall Rice were enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire; Asaph, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A; and his brother, Augustus, as having served in the 53rd Mass., Co C, as well as in the 2nd Mass HA, Co. F.
  • In 1893, Asaph was included in the "History of Westminster."
  • He died on 16 Dec 1898 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 78 years, 4 months and 9 days old.
  • From the Fitchburg Sentinel, Saturday, 17 Dec 1898:

    Leominster
    Asaph W. Rice Dead.
    The selectmen received a telegram, Friday, that Asaph W. Rice was dangerously sick at the hospital at Keene, N. H. About 5 p.m., another message was received announcing his death. Particulars were not given. Mr. Rice has been in the habit of late of visiting a brother, Augustus Rice, residing in Keene, whenever he received his quarterly pension, which accounted for his visit there at this time.
    He was troubled with an aggravated form of rupture, this, coupled with the fact that he has been suffering with a severe cold of late, leads his friends to suppose that death resulted from these causes. The selectmen arranged with Undertaker Richardson to go to Keene this morning to bring the body here for burial. Mr. Rice was almost as well known in Fitchburg as here, where he has resided for man years. Of late years he has been incapacitated from work by reason of physical disability. For several years after the war he worked at the tannery at North Leominster. His last emplyoment was at the Haynes farm near the reservoir.
    This morning it was learned that Mr. Rice died from the effects of a surgical operation.
    Mr. Rice was born in Fitchburg, Aug. 9, 1820. His army record is as follows: Entered the service July 12, 1861, at Camp Scott, Worcester, as a private in Company A, 15th regiment, was discharged as a private, August, 1864, at Baltimore, Md., at expiration of term of service. The first battle in which he was engaged was at Ball's Bluff and was afterwards at Antietam, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Second Bull Run, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Yorktown. He was wounded at Antietam and confined in hospital at Washington, D. C. He joined Charles H. Stevens Post 53, G. A. R., Feb. 25, 1886.
  • He was buried on 19 Dec 1898 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Section 9, Lot 130. From the Fitchburg Sentinel, Monday, 19 December 1898:
    Funeral of Asaph W. Rice
    Asaph W. Rice was buried from the M. E. church, Sunday afternoon, with G. A. R. honors, 63 members of Charles H. Stevens Post, 53, G. A. R., being peresent in a body, which considering that arrangements for the funeral were not completed until 5 p.m. Saturday, was a good showing.
    Rev. James F. Allen read the Methodist burial service, and pronounced a fitting eulogy; the choir of the church wang appropriate selections, after which the officers of the Post rendered their service in a deeply impressive manner. The following members of the Post acted as bearers: Ira D. McClary, John J. Railey, Cornelius Wilder, Henry Joy. The remains were placed in the receiving tomb at Evergreen cemetery.
    On the return of the Post to G. A. R. hall, a vote was passed, thanking Rev. James F. Allen and the choir of the M. E. church for their services at the funeral.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Family: Sarah Jane Downing b. 1829, d. before 1861

  • Charles A. Rice b. 16 Nov 1856, d. 23 Dec 1856

Charles A. Rice

b. 12 September 1829, d. 16 February 1865
  • Father: Minot Rice b. 6 Jun 1792
  • Mother: Mehitabel [--?--]
  • Company: G
  • Charles A. Rice was born on 12 Sep 1829 at Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, son of Minot Rice and Mehitabel [--?--].
  • On 6 May 1851 Charles A. Rice, 21, married Cordelia Slocomb, 22, daughter of Pliny Slocomb and Rachel Fisher, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Charles A. Rice and Cordelia Slocomb were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 16 Jul 1860 at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chas. A. Rice, 31, shoemaker, b. CT
    Cordelia, 31, b. MA
    Arthur P., 5, b. MA
    Edwin L., 4, b. MA
    Rachael F., 1, b. MA
    Delia, 67, b. RI.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Charles gave his occupation as shoemaker.
  • In 1861 Charles was living at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Charles mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years and 10 months old.
  • On 30 Sep 1863 Charles ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He died on 16 Feb 1865 at Washington, DC, of pneumonia (and it was registered in Grafton, MA). He was 35 years, 5 months and 4 days old.
  • An obituary for Charles A. Rice was published on 22 Feb 1865 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows: from Volume 94 # 8
    In Washington, Feb. 16, Charles A. Rice, 36 yrs.. Mr. Rice served three years in Co. G. 15th Regt. Mass. Vols. Had re-enlisted into the service for three years longer, and was, at the time of his death, mounted orderly in the medical department, at Washington.
    Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 o’clock A. M. at Saunders Hall in Saundersville. Relatives, friends, and members of the said 15th Regiment, are invited to attend.
  • He was buried in Feb 1865 at Dodge Cemetery, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Apr 1865 Cordelia Slocomb received a pension to surviving family member based on Charles's service; his wife, received certificate number 52745.
  • On 8 Feb 1876 Charles and Cordelia's daughter, Rachael Fisher Rice married Abram Moore at East Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • On 10 Jul 1876 Charles's widow, Cordelia Rice remarried to Frederick Whitney at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a fourth marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of Charles A. Rice marrying Frederick Whitney, both of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Charles A. Rice's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Frederick Whitney and Cordelia Slocomb in the 1880 US Federal Census on 1 Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Whitney, Fred, 50, boot maker, b. CT (sic) (as were his parents)
    ---, Cordelia, 47, wife, b. MA
    ---, Alton, 13, son, b. MA (fath b. CT; mor b. MA)
    Moore, Rachael, 21, dau-in-law, married, works in cotton mill, b. MA (née Rice) (fath b. CT; mor b. MA)
    ---, Mabel, 1, grand-dau, b. RI (fath b. ME; mor b. MA.)
  • Cordelia, his wife, outlived Charles and died on 17 Jul 1881 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of penumonia at age 52.
  • Last Edited: 2 Aug 2016

Family: Cordelia Slocomb b. 6 May 1829, d. 17 Jul 1881

  • Arthur Pliny Rice b. 11 Feb 1854
  • Edwin T. Rice b. 14 Dec 1855
  • Rachael Fisher Rice b. 2 Sep 1858

Cortis N. Rice

b. 30 September 1837, d. 17 February 1908
  • Father: Willis A. Rice b. between 1807 - 1808, d. 5 Aug 1891
  • Mother: Marancy Davis b. 15 Feb 1818, d. 16 Nov 1912
  • Company: 1_SS
  • Cortis N. Rice was born on 30 Sep 1837 at Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, son of Willis A. Rice and Marancy Davis.
  • At the time of his enlistment, Cortis gave his occupation as Manufacturer.
  • In 1862 Cortis was living at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • On 24 Mar 1862 Cortis N. Rice mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters. He was 24 years, 5 months and 24 days old.
  • On 23 Dec 1862 Cortis ended military service with the 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, by discharge for disability.

  • On 22 Sep 1863 Cortis N. Rice, 25, married Elfrida L. Trumbull, 19, daughter of Jonas William Trumbull and Betsey [--?--], at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Cortis N. Rice and Elfrida L. Trumbull were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1870 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rice, Cortes N., 30, machinist, b. VT
    ---, Elfrida R., 26, b. NH
    Kelley, Sarah J., 27, tailoress, b. NH
    Trumbull, Susy A., 20 dress maker, b. NH.
  • On 30 Jan 1874 Elfrida L. Trumbull, his wife, died at Lunenburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 30.
  • On 10 May 1875 Cortis N. Rice, 37, married Helen L. Carlton, 26, daughter of Eben Carlton and Elisabeth Burbank, at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Cortis N. Rice made application for a veteran's pension on 2 Apr 1878, and received certificate number 302963.
  • He and Helen L. Carlton were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, with his first three children where he is a lock smith.
  • Cortis N. Rice was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 1st Co. Andrews Sharpshooters.
  • On 26 Oct 1892 Cortis and Elfrida's daughter, Lilla E. Rice married Edmund E. Foster at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Cortis N. Rice and Helen L. Carlton were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rice, Cortis N., b. Sep 1837, 62, married 25 years, b. VT (of VT parents)
    ---, Helen L., wife, b. May 1849, all three of her children living, b. ME (of ME parents)
    Foster, Lilla E., daur, b. Apr 1872, married 8 years, her one child living.b MA
    Rice, Ardelle E., daur, b. May 1877, single, b. MA
    ---, Cortis N., Jr., son, b. Sep 1878, single, b. MA
    ---, Gertrude E., daur, b. July 1885, single, b. MA
    Foster, Elsie L., g-daur, b. Sep 1894, b. MA.
  • On 14 Mar 1906 Cortis and Helen's daughter, Gertrude Esther Rice married Winfield Scott Urann at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Cortis N. Rice died on 17 Feb 1908 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 70 years, 4 months and 16 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1908 at Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 May 1908 Helen L. Rice received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Cortis's service; his wife, received certificate number 664812.
  • Helen, his wife, outlived Cortis and died on 3 Dec 1909 at Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 60.
  • Last Edited: 26 Apr 2016

Family 1: Elfrida L. Trumbull b. 22 Dec 1843, d. 30 Jan 1874

  • Lilla E. Rice b. Apr 1872

Family 2: Helen L. Carlton b. 1 May 1849, d. 3 Dec 1909

  • Ardelle E. Rice b. 16 May 1877
  • Cortis N. Rice Jr. b. 23 Sep 1879
  • Gertrude Esther Rice b. Jul 1885

Edward A. Rice

b. 30 June 1835, d. 30 January 1909
  • Father: Rufus Rice b. 1793, d. 29 Jan 1851
  • Mother: Louisa A. Mutzenbeaker b. 30 Jul 1808, d. 13 Apr 1883
  • Company: D
  • Edward A. Rice was born on 30 Jun 1835 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, son of Rufus Rice and Louisa A. Mutzenbeaker.
  • Edward A. Rice was enumerated in the household of Rufus Rice and Louisa A. Mutzenbeaker in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rufus Rice, 50, accountant, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Louisa A., 41
    Louisa A., 29,
    Lizza C., 12
    Charles L., 8
    **Edward A., 16, clerk.
  • On 29 Jan 1851 his father, Rufus Rice, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Edward gave his occupation as clerk.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edward mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Quartermaster Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 26 years and 12 days old.
  • On 8 Dec 1863 Edward was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Edward ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to expiratiion of term of service.

  • On 10 Oct 1864 his brother, Charles L. Rice, died at Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, at age 22 in prison of starvation while serving in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Edward A. Rice was enumerated in the household of Louisa A. Mutzenbeaker in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Louisa I Rice, F, 60, b. MA
    Edward A Rice, M, 35, b. MA
    Louisa A Rice, F, 39, b. MA
    Maria E C Rice, F, 29, b. MA.
  • Edward A. Rice was enumerated in the household of Louisa A. Mutzenbeaker in the 1880 US Federal Census in 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    RICE, Louisa A., 72, widow, keeping house, b. MA, (prents b. Germany)
    ---, Louisa A. M., 47, dau, b. MA
    **---, Edward A., 45, son, single, bookkeeper, b. MA
    ---, Maria E. C., 38, teacher, b. MA.
  • On 21 Oct 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward A. Rice attended the 14th annual reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • On 21 Oct 1882 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward A. Rice attended the 16th annual regimental reunion of the 15th Massachusetts. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • In Apr 1883 Edward witnessed the burial of Louisa A. Mutzenbeaker, his mother, at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74 years and 8 months.
  • On 20 Oct 1883 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward A. Rice attended the 17th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 110 other veterans of the regiment. (Report from the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 1 Mar 1889, and received certificate number 694473.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He and Louisa A. M. Rice were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census in 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his sister.
  • On 21 Oct 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward A. Rice attended the 37th annual regimental reunion with some eighty other veterans.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edward A. Rice attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Edward A. Rice was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • On 21 Oct 1907 at Grand Army Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, Edward A. Rice attended the 41st annual regimental reunion and banquet on the 46th anniversary of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel the following day.
  • He died on 30 Jan 1909 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried. He was 73 years and 7 months old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1909 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Louisa A. M. Rice survived Edward and was buried in Feb 1913 in Rural Cemetery, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his sister.
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2012

Edwin A. Rice

b. 23 January 1841, d. 27 July 1914

Edwin A. Rice
  • Father: Levi A. Rice b. between 1817 - 1818
  • Mother: Mary Ann Wellis b. between 1816 - 1817
  • Company: F
  • Edwin A. Rice was born on 23 Jan 1841 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, son of Levi A. Rice and Mary Ann Wellis.
  • Edwin A. Rice was enumerated in the household of Levi A. Rice and Mary Ann Wellis in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Aug 1850 at Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, where Levi is a miller, with $2000 in real estate. Also enumerated -- Mary Rice, 71, and Roxana Rice, 34 -- possibly grandmother and aunt. (note: brother Chas' name is difficult to read.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Edwin gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Edwin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 20 years, 5 months and 19 days old.
  • In Jul 1861 Edwin A. Rice was described as height 5 ft. 7 inch; complexion dark; eyes dark hazle; hair dark.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Edwin was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, from his personal GAR sketch: He deems the event of being taken prisoner at Ball's Bluff as the most important in his service, and remarks hat he has ever been glad and thankful that he did his duty to his country.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin A. Rice was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin A. Rice was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 1 Jun 1862, Edwin was paroled from prison.
  • On 20 Nov 1862 Edwin ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, due to disability.

  • Starting 4 Jan 1864, Edwin also served in the Company K, 1st CT Heavy Artillery.
  • In 1864, Edwin was in active service at Bermuda Hundred in the following May and June. Participated in the siege of Petersburg in September, October, and November.
  • On 25 Mar 1865 Edwin was taken prisoner for a second time.
  • He ended his service with by parole from prison on 1 Apr 1865 at Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia.
  • Edwin A. Rice married Emma Elizabeth Young, daughter of Thomas Young and Esther Keyes, who was "of" Union, Tolland County, Connecticut.
  • Edwin A. Rice and Emma Elizabeth Young were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Eastford, Windham County, Connecticut, where he is a Shoe Maker.
  • In 1886 Edwin A. Rice was an office holder of GAR offices of J.V.C.
  • In 1886 Edwin and Emma Elizabeth Young were living at North Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Edwin A. Rice joined J.A. Johnson GAR Post No. 173 Department of Massachusetts on 2 Jul 1886.
  • He made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 7 Aug 1886, and received certificate number 381511.
  • On 21 Oct 1887 his son, Edgar Rice, died at Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 14 of diphtheria.
  • In 1888 Edwin A. Rice was given a transfer card to the GAR Post in Spencer, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company F, noting that he suffers necrosis of the bone in his right leg.
  • On 19 Sep 1896 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Edwin A. Rice attended a reunion of Company F, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He and Emma Elizabeth Young were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Cottage Street, Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a "shoe laster", and they live in a mortgaged home of their own. Their married son, Frank, lives next door with his wife and son, Earl, b. March 1890.
  • Edwin A. Rice witnessed the veteran's pension of Charles Alexander Bacon on 15 May 1911.
  • Edwin A. Rice died on 27 Jul 1914 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 6 months and 4 days old.
  • He was buried on 29 Jul 1914 at North Cemetery, Sturbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 7 Aug 1914 Emma Elizabeth Young received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Edwin's service; and received certificate number 781242.
  • Emma, his wife, outlived Edwin and died on 20 Aug 1914 at Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of senile dementia at age 67.
  • Credits: Primary photo above by permission of the Worcester Historical Museum, Nichols Collection.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Emma Elizabeth Young b. 13 Aug 1847, d. 20 Aug 1914

  • Frank E. Rice b. Oct 1867
  • Edgar Rice b. 12 Jun 1873, d. 21 Oct 1887

Francis A. "Frank" Rice

b. 19 January 1840, d. 28 March 1900
  • Father: James Rice b. 23 Oct 1804, d. 27 May 1878
  • Mother: Mary Maynard b. 20 Aug 1805, d. 29 Mar 1875
  • Company: A
  • Francis A. "Frank" Rice was born on 19 Jan 1840 at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of James Rice and Mary Maynard.
  • Francis A. "Frank" Rice was enumerated in the household of James Rice and Mary Maynard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1850 at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Rice, 45, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Mary, 44
    James, 21
    Henry, 15
    Melinda, 13
    **Francis, 10
    Charles, 7.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, Francis gave his occupation as farmer, according to the MASSCW.
  • In 1862 Francis was living at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis A. "Frank" Rice and James Henry Bond, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. A.

  • On 14 Aug 1862 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 6 months and 26 days old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Francis was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis A. "Frank" Rice was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Francis ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service, in accordance with General Order 28 whereby men enlisted for the remainder of the term of service of the original members of the regiment.

  • On 20 Feb 1865 Francis's sister, Malinda Jane Rice, married James Henry Bond at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 May 1865 Francis A. "Frank" Rice, 25, married Eliza Ann Stearns, 18, daughter of Lorenzo D. Stearns and Sarah Rice, at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis A. "Frank" Rice and Eliza Ann Stearns were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 2 Jul 1870 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Francis A. "Frank" Rice and Eliza Ann Stearns were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1880 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rice, Francis, 49, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the household)
    ---, Eliza A., 32, wife, b. MA
    ---, Arthur H., 1, son
    Stevens, Rufus, 14, servant
    Fuller, Lyman, 51, boarder, carpenter, b. CT.
  • Francis A. "Frank" Rice made application at Massachusetts for a veteran's pension on 31 Jan 1890, and received certificate number 607296.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. A.
  • He died on 28 Mar 1900 at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He was 60 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • He was buried in Mar 1900 at Brookside Cemetery, Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  • He left family who were enumerated in the household of Eliza Ann Stearns in the 1900 US Federal Census on 19 Jun 1900 at Stow, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Rice, Eliza A., b. Feb 1847, widow, her one child is living, b. MA (as were all), farmer
    ---, Arthur H., son, b. Oct 1878, 21, single, farmer
    Brooks, Clarence E., boarder, b. Apr 1893, 7
    ---, Walter E. boarder, b. Jan 1895, 5
    Rice Oscar E., boarder, b. June 1873, 26, married four years (but no wife enumerated), engineer stationary.
  • On 6 Jun 1901 Francis's widow, Eliza Ann Stearns remarried to William T. Cleary at Maynard, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her.
  • On 21 Apr 1911 Eliza Ann Rice received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Francis's service; his wife, but no certificate is issued. (Year is difficult to read. slh.)
  • Eliza, his wife, outlived Francis and died in 1928.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family: Eliza Ann Stearns b. 17 Feb 1847, d. 1928

  • Arthur Herman Rice b. 23 Oct 1879, d. 1947

Harrison Rich

b. 20 September 1835, d. 7 June 1908
  • Father: Thatcher Rich Jr. b. 22 Apr 1790, d. 18 Sep 1853
  • Mother: Phebe Ward b. 27 Jun 1791, d. 3 Jun 1856
  • Company: B
  • Harrison Rich was born on 20 Sep 1835 at Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Thatcher Rich Jr. and Phebe Ward.
  • Harrison Rich and Harriet Rich were twins born on 20 Sep 1835.
  • Harrison Rich was enumerated in the household of Thatcher Rich Jr. and Phebe Ward in the 1850 US Federal Census on 30 Aug 1850 at Phillipston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Thatcher Rich, 60, m, laborer, b. MA (as were all this family)
    Phoebe, 59, f,
    Harriett, 14, f
    **Harrison, 14, m,
    Sarah, 52, f, $200.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Harrison gave his occupation as palm leaf worker.
  • In 1861 Harrison was living at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Harrison mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 25 years, 9 months and 22 days old.
  • Walter Abbott Eames wrote a letter to Sarah Ann Ames, his wife, on 15 Nov 1861, mentioning Harrison Rich, as follows.
  • George Rich, his brother, was the bandmaster of the Twenty-first Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment band.
  • In Feb 1863 Harrison Rich was court martialed at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, as documented in case number MM-119 (National Archives, Record Group 153.)
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Harrison ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, (Dist 112) probably as:
    Harry Rich, 42, boarder, single, hatter, b. MA of German parents (sic!?)
  • In Jun 1886 Harrison was living at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, according to a mention in the report of the reunion of Company B.
  • He made application at New York for a veteran's pension on 15 Feb 1897, and received certificate number 941132.
  • In May 1898 Harrison was living at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Harrison Rich was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Rich, Harrison, boarder, b. Sep 1835, 64, single, b. MA (as were his parents), hatter
    in the household of:
    Pinney, A. R., (f), b. CT.
  • On 4 Jan 1905 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Harrison of Athol, Mass., B Co., 15th Mass. Inf. reported for admission and was assigned to Co. N.
  • On 28 Jun 1905 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine, Harrison departed on furlough to Athol, Massachusetts.
  • He died on 7 Jun 1908 at National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Togus, Kennebec County, Maine. He was 72 years, 8 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in 1908 at Highland Cemetery, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • An obituary for Harrison Rich was published as follows: from the "Fitchburg Sentinel," Tuesday, 9 June 1908:
    Brother of Early Band Leader
    Harrison Rich, who served with Co. B of the 15th Massachusetts infantry in the Civil War, enlisting from this city on July 12, 1861, died at the hospital at the soldiers' home in Togus, Me., last Sunday night, of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was a brother of the late George Rich, an early leader of the Fitchburg band. He was born in Phillipston, Mass., on Sept. 12, 1835, and was a hatter by trade. He served with his regiment until July 28, 1864, and was admitted to the Togus home from Athol on Jan. 6, 1905.
  • On 28 Jun 1908 Harrison Rich was reported as deceased at the 40th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • On 2 Sep 1908, Harriet Cleveland, his widowed twin sister, was appointed administrator of his estate at Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Dexter Richardson 2nd

b. 24 May 1836, d. 20 February 1863
  • Father: Brown Richardson b. between 1812 - 1813, d. 1873
  • Mother: Keziah Ann Leavens b. 28 Sep 1814
  • Company: K
  • Dexter Richardson 2nd was born on 24 May 1836 at Rhode Island, son of Brown Richardson and Keziah Ann Leavens.
  • Dexter Richardson 2nd was enumerated in the household of Brown Richardson and Keziah Ann Leavens in the 1860 US Federal Census on 9 Jun 1860 at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island, as:
    Brown RICHARDSON, 47, farmer, $4000 in real estate, $5000 personal estate, b. MA
    Kezia A., 46, b. RI (as were rest of the family)
    **Dexter, 24, farm laborer
    Albert, 23, farm laborer
    George, 20
    Juliet, 16
    Rosamond, 11.
  • In 1861 Dexter was living at Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Dexter gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 11 Dec 1861 Dexter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Burrillville, Providence County, Rhode Island. He was 25 years, 6 months and 17 days old.
  • On 17 Feb 1863 Dexter ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He died on 20 Feb 1863 as reported from tombstone. He was 26 years, 8 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried at Richardson Cemetery, Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a family plot in a place known as "Witch's Hollow" where his tombstone records - Died Feb 20, 1863 (26Yrs 8m 27 dys.)
  • Dexter Richardson of the 15th Massachusetts is styled "2nd" because his grandfather was a Dexter Richardson, son of Joseph Richardson and Molly Taft. Molly was Joseph's first wife, and she is buried with him in the family cemetery. Rosannon was the second wife and has her own headstone.(Abstracts of Burrillville, Rhode Island, by Nellie M. C. Beaman, Burilleville, RI.wills Vol. 2 1826- 1842. -- RICHARDSON, Joseph, of Uxbridge, MA, yeoman, will dated 16 aug 1834, probated 27 june 1835, mentions wife, Rosannon Richardson. Sons: ... Dexter ...grandsons (via Dexter) Brown and Annon Richardson.)
  • Last Edited: 9 Sep 2016

Frank Richardson

b. between 1841 and 1842, d. 5 January 1865
  • Company: Not_Assigned
  • Frank Richardson was born between 1841 - 1842 at unknown.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Frank gave his occupation as Seaman.
  • Frank was living at New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

  • On 7 Apr 1864 Frank mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Frank ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts, Co. I.

  • He died on 5 Jan 1865 at Washington, DC, of disease.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

Ira Mortimer Richardson

b. 17 December 1846, d. 9 May 1911
  • Father: Ira Richardson b. 5 Jan 1816, d. 25 Jul 1870
  • Mother: Cynthia Bishop b. 6 Apr 1822, d. 23 Apr 1910
  • Company: B
  • Ira Mortimer Richardson was born on 17 Dec 1846 at Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont, son of Ira Richardson and Cynthia Bishop.
  • Ira Mortimer Richardson was enumerated in the household of Ira Richardson and Cynthia Bishop in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Jul 1850 at Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont, as:
    Ira Richardson, 34, farmer, b. VT (as were all in the family)
    Cynthia, 28
    Mary, 4
    **Ira M., 3
    Martha J., 1.
  • Ira Mortimer Richardson was enumerated in the household of Ira Richardson and Cynthia Bishop in the 1860 US Federal Census on 4 Jun 1860 at Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont, as:
    Ira Richardson, 44, gent. farmer, b. VT (as were all in the family)
    Cynthia, 38
    **Ira M., 13
    Martha J.,
    Ransom B., 9
    Clarence M., 5
    Emily, 1
    Frances, 20, servant, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Ira gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1864 Ira was living at Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont.

  • On 17 Apr 1864 Ira mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was 17 years and 4 months old.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Ira Mortimer Richardson was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 Ira ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • Starting 28 Jul 1864, Ira also served in the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company "K."
  • In Aug 1864 Ira was wounded.
  • He ended his service on 9 Jun 1865.
  • On 7 Jan 1868 Ira Mortimer Richardson, 21, married Martha A. Davis, daughter of Jonathan Davis and Almira [--?--], at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont.
  • Ira Mortimer Richardson made application for a veteran's pension on 9 Dec 1873, and received certificate number 142928.
  • He and Martha A. Davis were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 4 Jun 1880 at Littleton, Grafton County, Vermont, as:
    Richardson, Ira M., 33, works in stables, b. VT (as were all in the family)
    ---, Martha A., wife, 30
    ---, Mabel A., 12, dau
    ---, Maud B., 7, dau
    ---, Clarence O., 3, son.
  • Before 1900 Martha A. Davis, his wife, died.
  • Ira Mortimer Richardson was enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1900 at Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, as:
    Richardson, Ira, b. Dec 1846, widower, b. VT
    ---, Maude B., daur, b. Aug 1872, single, b. VT
    ---, Jemima A., daur b. June 1882, b. NH
    ---, Bertha M., daur b. Feb 1890, b. NH
    ---, Paul M., ??, b. Jan 1894, b. NH.
  • He died on 9 May 1911 at Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire, of carcenoma of the jaw. He was 64 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in May 1911 at Glenwood Cemetary, Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
  • Last Edited: 3 Jan 2015

Family: Martha A. Davis b. 1850, d. before 1900

  • Mabel Anna Richardson b. 10 Oct 1868, d. 26 Aug 1894
  • Maude B. Richardson b. Aug 1872
  • Clarence Oscar Richardson b. 17 Oct 1876, d. 15 Oct 1899
  • Jemima B. Richardson b. Jun 1882
  • Bertha M. Richardson b. Feb 1890, d. 13 Jun 1978
  • Paul Mortimer Richardson b. 12 Jan 1894, d. 26 Aug 1908

John A. Richardson

b. between 1834 and 1835
  • Company: D
  • John A. Richardson was born between 1834 - 1835 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, (possibly the son of Josiah and step-son of Harriet (Goodnow) Richardson. )
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as mechanic.


  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 24 Oct 1863 John was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 25 Mar 1864, John was reenlisted as a Sergeant, having received a bounty of $325.
  • On 6 May 1864 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 18 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John A. Richardson was noted among the wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness.
  • On 27 Jul 1864 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 John A. Richardson appeared on the muster rolls of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry asssigned to Company E.
  • On 8 Mar 1865, John was paroled from prison.
  • On 15 Mar 1865 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John A. Richardson was mentioned (Vol. 94 #11): "From Rebel Prisons - The following names of members of Worcester County regiments are among those recently paroled from rebel prisons who have reached Annapolis: ..... 15th Regiment-Sergt. J. A. Richardson and John Donnally, Co. D; James Comrie and Martin Welch, Co. A....."
  • He ended his service with by mustering out on 21 Jun 1865.
  • John A. Richardson married Delia A. [--?--]
  • John A. Richardson made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Nov 1881, with application number 434095, but no certificate is recorded.
  • He died.
  • Delia A. [--?--] was enumerated as the widow of John A. Richardson, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, noting that she was the widow of another veteran from the 29th Mass. Inf. (Jeptha H. Bakus) when she married John Richardson.
  • On 29 Aug 1890 Delia A. [--?--] received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; made application number 465742, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

Family: Delia A. [--?--] b. between 1838 - 1839

John J. Riedl

b. 1837, d. 27 February 1899
  • Father: John Riedl b. 1805, d. 6 Feb 1880
  • Mother: Marie Anna Fischer b. 1 May 1809, d. 24 Jun 1891
  • Company: MusBand
  • John J. Riedl was born about in 1837 at Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire), son of John Riedl and Marie Anna Fischer.
  • In 1854 John J. Riedl emigrated with John Riedl and Marie Anna Fischer, his parents, from Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire).
  • John J. Riedl was enumerated in the household of John Riedl and Marie Anna Fischer in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Riedle, 55, boarding house, $1500 personal estate, b. Bohemia
    Mary A., 48, b. Bohemia
    **John, 21, musician, b. Bohemia
    **Joseph, 19, musician, b. Bohemia
    Mathew, 17, armorer's apprentice, b. Bohemia
    Charles, 14, b. Bohemia
    Magdalene, 12, b. Bohemia
    Cath, 10, b. Bohemia
    Francis, 6, b. NY
    Joseph Stevens, 23, tailor, b. Switzerland
    August Mara, 24, wire drawer, b. Wurtemburg
    Mary, 20, b. Bohemia
    Mitchel Cronin, 26, cigar maker, b. VA
    Fred Scholder, 25, shoemaker, b. Baden
    Carl Maybaum, 28, hatter, b. Hanover (served in the 25th Mass. Inf.)
    Fried Dahlman, 24, shoemaker, b. Hanover
    **A. Fischer, 19, brass instrument maker, b. Bohemia
    **J. Sauer, 20, armorer, b. Hanover
    George Weimar, 32, carpenter, b. Bohemia
    S. Klein, cigarmaker, b. Saxony
    M. Gellert, 23, cigarmaker, b. Baden
    Joseph Koer, 30, barber, b. Prussia
    H. Bachman, 23, wire drawer, b. Bavaria
    R. Mende, 25, brass inst maker, b. Prussia
    Peter Kameur, 22, polisher, b. Baden
    J. Baker, 28, machinist, b. Prussia.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as musician.
  • In 1861 John was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • John J. Riedl and Joseph Riedl, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the regimental band.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 19 Aug 1863 John J. Riedl married Agatha Dayson, 16, daughter of Charles Dayson, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 24 Aug 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the following appeared: (Volume 18 # 199)
    MUSICAL- “WORCESTER CORNET BAND.”
    ( Formerly The 15th Regiment Band.)
    N. P. Goddard, ….Leader and Director
    Would most respectfully announce to the citizens of Worcester and vicinity that they have re-organized and are prepared to furnish music for all occasions where their service may be required.
    For terms apply to N. P. Goddard, No. 4 School street, J. M. Aldrich No. 1 Mechanic street, Dorman's music store, or J. Riedl No 2 Mechanic street
    Joseph Riedl, Clerk.
  • John J. Riedl and Agatha Dayson were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Riedl, John, 33, musician, b. Bohemia
    ---, Gertrude (sic), 24, b. Bohemia
    ---, Ellen, 5, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 2, b. MA
    ---, Anna, 1/12, b. MA in May.
  • John J. Riedl and Agatha Dayson were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 5 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Riedl, 44, musician, b. Bohemia
    ---, Catherine (sic), 33, wife, b. Bohemia
    ---, Lena, 14, daur, b. MA
    ---, Mary, 12, daur, b. MA
    ---, Annie, 10, daur, b. MA
    ---, Charles, 6, son, b. MA
    ---, Frederick, 4, son, b. MA
    ---, Joseph, 1, son, b. MA.
  • On 15 Feb 1885 John and Agatha's daughter, Ellen "Lena" Riedl married Andrew Britt at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John J. Riedl was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Band.
  • On 7 Jan 1897 John and Agatha's daughter, Mary Kate Riedl married Otto Karle at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for him and the first for her.
  • On 19 Apr 1898 John and Agatha's daughter, Anna Riedl married James J. Garvey at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John J. Riedl died on 27 Feb 1899 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer of the liver. He was 62 years old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1899 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 2 Mar 1899 Agatha Dayson received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on John's service; and received certificate number 490623.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Agatha Dayson in the 1900 US Federal Census in Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Reidl, Agatha, head, b. Dec 1845, widow, 8 of 8 children living, b. Germany
    ---, Charles, son, b. Jan 1871, single, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Fred, son, b. Sep 1874
    ---, Joseph, son, b. June 1880
    ---, William, son, b. Apr 1883
    ---, Louis, son, b. Oct 1884
    (Nextdoor to a Garvey family.)
  • Agatha, his wife, outlived John and died on 29 Jan 1903 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 56.
  • There are some major disconnects in the information here.
  • Last Edited: 7 Jun 2016

Family: Agatha Dayson b. 22 Dec 1846, d. 29 Jan 1903

  • Ellen "Lena" Riedl b. 11 Jun 1865, d. 27 Jan 1920
  • Mary Kate Riedl b. 7 Feb 1868
  • Anna Riedl b. 1 May 1870
  • Charles Riedl b. 14 Jul 1873
  • Frederick "Frank" J. Riedl b. 20 Sep 1875, d. 1945
  • Joseph Riedl b. 7 Feb 1879
  • William Charles Riedl b. 28 Apr 1882, d. 1931
  • Louis Riedl b. 17 Oct 1884, d. Sep 1974

Joseph Riedl

b. April 1838, d. 8 June 1923
  • Father: John Riedl b. 1805, d. 6 Feb 1880
  • Mother: Marie Anna Fischer b. 1 May 1809, d. 24 Jun 1891
  • Company: MusBand
  • Joseph Riedl was born in Apr 1838 at Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire), son of John Riedl and Marie Anna Fischer.
  • In 1854 Joseph Riedl emigrated with John Riedl and Marie Anna Fischer, his parents, from Bohemia, (Czechoslovakia/Austrian Empire).
  • Joseph Riedl was enumerated in the household of John Riedl and Marie Anna Fischer in the 1860 US Federal Census on 27 Jun 1860 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Riedle, 55, boarding house, $1500 personal estate, b. Bohemia
    Mary A., 48, b. Bohemia
    **John, 21, musician, b. Bohemia
    **Joseph, 19, musician, b. Bohemia
    Mathew, 17, armorer's apprentice, b. Bohemia
    Charles, 14, b. Bohemia
    Magdalene, 12, b. Bohemia
    Cath, 10, b. Bohemia
    Francis, 6, b. NY
    Joseph Stevens, 23, tailor, b. Switzerland
    August Mara, 24, wire drawer, b. Wurtemburg
    Mary, 20, b. Bohemia
    Mitchel Cronin, 26, cigar maker, b. VA
    Fred Scholder, 25, shoemaker, b. Baden
    Carl Maybaum, 28, hatter, b. Hanover (served in the 25th Mass. Inf.)
    Fried Dahlman, 24, shoemaker, b. Hanover
    **A. Fischer, 19, brass instrument maker, b. Bohemia
    **J. Sauer, 20, armorer, b. Hanover
    George Weimar, 32, carpenter, b. Bohemia
    S. Klein, cigarmaker, b. Saxony
    M. Gellert, 23, cigarmaker, b. Baden
    Joseph Koer, 30, barber, b. Prussia
    H. Bachman, 23, wire drawer, b. Bavaria
    R. Mende, 25, brass inst maker, b. Prussia
    Peter Kameur, 22, polisher, b. Baden
    J. Baker, 28, machinist, b. Prussia.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to Ford's history.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as musician by occupation.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman , being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years and 4 months old.
  • Joseph Riedl and John J. Riedl, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the regimental band.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 24 Aug 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the following appeared: (Volume 18 # 199)
    MUSICAL- “WORCESTER CORNET BAND.”
    ( Formerly The 15th Regiment Band.)
    N. P. Goddard, ….Leader and Director
    Would most respectfully announce to the citizens of Worcester and vicinity that they have re-organized and are prepared to furnish music for all occasions where their service may be required.
    For terms apply to N. P. Goddard, No. 4 School street, J. M. Aldrich No. 1 Mechanic street, Dorman's music store, or J. Riedl No 2 Mechanic street
    Joseph Riedl, Clerk.
  • On 29 Jul 1869 Joseph Riedl, 31, married Alice Weikel, 24, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for him and the second for her. She was the widow of Henry F. Weikel, who d. 1866.
  • Joseph Riedl and Alice Bagley were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 14 Aug 1870 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Reidel, Joseph, 33, musician, b. Germany
    ---, Alice, 29, b. Ireland
    ---, Annie, 4, b. MA
    Marley, Ellen, 28, b. Ireland.
  • Joseph Riedl and Alice Bagley were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Riedl, Joseph, 42, music teacher, b. Austria
    ---, Alice E., 40, wife, b. Scotland
    ---, Anne E., 14, daughter, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, E. Mary, 9, daughter
    ---, Ellen, 6, daughter
    ---, Hellen, 5, daughter
    ---, Joseph L., 3, son
    ---, Ward, Ida, 18, servant, b. Ireland.
  • Joseph Riedl was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Band.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension, but no further information is known.
  • In 1897 Joseph and Alice's daughter, Emma Mary Riedl married Charles Monroe Chamberlain at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Riedl was enumerated in the household of Emma Mary Riedl and Charles Monroe Chamberlain in the 1900 US Federal Census on 15 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Chamberlain, Charles, b. Oct 1871, married two years, b. VT
    ---, Mary, wife, b. Jan 1874, both her children have died, b. MA
    Reidl, Joseph, fat-in-law, b. Apr 1838, b. Germany
    ---, Alice, mor-in-law, b. Oct 1842, four of five children living, b. Scotland.
  • Joseph Riedl and Alice Bagley were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 21 Apr 1910 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Riedl, Joseph, 72, married 44 years, b. Austria-Germany, immig 1854, musician and farmer
    ---, Alice, wife, 68, four of five children living, b. Scotland
    Chamberlain, Mary, daur, 35, married (first) time unknown, b. MA
    and two roomers.
  • On 7 Jan 1919 Alice Bagley, his wife, died at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Joseph Riedl was enumerated in the 1920 US Federal Census on 3 Jan 1920 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Riedl, Joseph, 82, widower, immig 1854, nat 1862, b. Austro-Hung, musician
    Chamberlain, Mary C., daur, 45, widow, b. MA
    (and two lodgers.)
  • He died on 8 Jun 1923. He was 85 years and 2 months old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1923 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, plot 555-36-G.
  • There are some major disconnects in the information here.
  • Last Edited: 8 Jun 2016

Family: Alice Bagley b. 30 Aug 1844, d. 7 Jan 1919

  • Emma Mary Riedl b. 27 Dec 1870, d. 1922
  • Ellen Riedl b. 1874
  • Helen A. Riedl b. 4 Apr 1875
  • Joseph L. Riedl b. 29 Jun 1877, d. 1960

Andrew J. Riley

b. 14 November 1838, d. 24 December 1911
  • Father: Patrick Riley
  • Mother: Mary McCormack
  • Company: B
  • Andrew J. Riley was born on 14 Nov 1838 at Ireland, son of Patrick Riley and Mary McCormack.
  • Andrew J. Riley emigrated in 1846 from Ireland America, and was later naturalized.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Andrew gave his occupation as tub and pail maker.
  • In 1861 Andrew was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Andrew mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 7 months and 28 days old.
  • On 29 Nov 1862 Andrew was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 15 Mar 1864 Andrew ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

  • He ended his service with 1st Batallion, V. R. C. as unassigned to a company on 4 Aug 1864.
  • In 1869 Andrew J. Riley was a painter.
  • On 3 Jun 1869 Andrew J. Riley, 30, married Lydia A. Lyon, 22, daughter of William Lyon and Julia [--?--], at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 15 Oct 1870 his infant son, William Riley, died at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Andrew J. Riley and Lydia A. Lyon were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Riley, Andrew, 41, pail finisher, b. Ireland
    ---, Lydia, 31, wife, b. MA (of Irish parents)
    ---, George A., 7, son, b. MA
    ---, Mabel, 2, dau, b. MA.
  • On 11 Jun 1882 his toddler daughter, Mabel Riley, died at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Andrew Riley made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Jun 1885, and received certificate number 348150.
  • In Jun 1886 Andrew was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company B.
  • On 29 Jun 1901 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew J. Riley attended the 40th reunion of Company B.
  • On 4 Jul 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew J. Riley attended the dedication of a statue of General Charles Devens, as reported in the Fitchburg Sentinel.
  • On 27 Jun 1908 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew J. Riley attended the 40th annual reunion of Company B, 15th Mass.
  • In Jun 1909 Andrew was living at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his wife.
  • On 26 Jun 1909 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew J. Riley attended the 41st reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He and Lydia A. Lyon were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 16 Apr 1910 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of their three children, all are deceased.
  • Andrew J. Riley died on 24 Dec 1911 at Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was 73 years, 1 month and 10 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1911 at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Apr 1914 Lydia A. Lyon received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on Andrew's service; his wife, received certificate number 774580.
  • Last Edited: 6 Sep 2013

Family: Lydia A. Lyon b. Feb 1847

  • William Riley b. 4 Oct 1870, d. 15 Oct 1870
  • George A. Riley b. between 1872 - 1873
  • Mabel Riley b. between 1877 - 1878, d. 11 Jun 1882