Francis Santom

b. 1834, d. 3 July 1863
  • Father: Joseph St. Onge b. between 1799 - 1800
  • Mother: Genevieve Deguire Desrosiers b. between 1804 - 1805
  • Company: I
  • Francis Santom was also known as Francis St. Onge on the Webster memorial.
  • He was born about in 1834 at Canada, son of Joseph St. Onge and Genevieve Deguire Desrosiers.
  • Francis Santom was enumerated in the household of Joseph Santom and Geneva Santom in the 1850 US Federal Census in Aug 1850 at Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Joseph Santom, 50, laborer, b. Canada
    Geneva, 45, b. Canada
    **Francis, 16, lapper tender, b. Canada
    Harriet, 15, b. Canada
    Oliver Santom, 11, b. VT
    Margaret, 8, b. VT
    Judeth, 6, b. VT
    Mary, 3, b. MA.
  • His mother, Genevieve Deguire Desrosiers, died apparently.
  • Francis's widowed father, Joseph St. Onge, remarried to Elizabeth [--?--].
  • Francis Santom was enumerated in the household of Joseph Santom in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jun 1860 at Paxton P.O., Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts, He was living with his father and an apparent step-mother, Elizabeth, 39, and siblings.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Francis gave his occupation as farmer.
  • On 15 Aug 1861 Oliver Santom his brother, enlisted in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry, and was discharged 5 Nov 1862.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Santom was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.

  • On 12 Dec 1861 Francis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 27 years old.
  • He died on 3 Jul 1863 at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He was 29 years old.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Francis Santom was listed as a casualty of Gettysburg.
  • He was buried in 1863 at Soldiers National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sec. D Grave # 7.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Francis St. Onge was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Abram Sargent

b. 15 June 1831, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Asa Sargent b. 8 Mar 1807
  • Mother: Calista Mason b. 23 Nov 1806
  • Company: I
  • Abram Sargent was born on 15 Jun 1831 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Asa Sargent and Calista Mason, (said to be "Of" Malden.)
  • On 17 Aug 1851 Abram Sargent, 20, married Louisa Wakefield, 17, daughter of Harvey Wakefield and Olive Cutler, at Douglas, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Oct 1851 Louisa Wakefield, his wife, died at age 17.
  • On 17 Aug 1855 Abram Sargent, 24, married Alice Nuttle, 23, daughter of Edmund Nuttle and Mary Rigg.
  • Abram Sargent and Alice Nuttle were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 14 Jul 1860 at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Abram Sargent, 29, shoemaker, $50 personal estate, b. MA
    Alice, 27, b. England
    Alice L., 3, b. MA.
  • Abram Sargent and William H. Mitchell, and Myla Seamens Converse, brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • In 1862 Abram was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Abram gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 29 Jul 1862 Abram mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years, 1 month and 14 days old.
  • On 2 Aug 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abram Sargent was mentioned, along with 18 other men, as a new recruit in the 15th Massachusetts.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 31 years, 3 months and 2 days old.
  • On 4 Oct 1862 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Abram Sargent was mentioned (Volume 4 # 30) as follows:
    Funeral Services
    Appropriate funeral services occasioned by the death of Webster volunteers on the field of battle --- H. L. Amidon, L. H. Briggs, Geo. Butler, G. Foster and A. Sargent, will be held at the Methodist Church tomorrow afternoon, at the hour of the usual service.
    They will be conducted by Rev. Messrs. Cromack of the Methodist, Fish of the Baptist, and Kendall of the Congregational churches; and the usual afternoon services at the last two places of worship will be omitted. It will be noticed that to the above list of dead, the name of Moses Wood is not mentioned. The surviving parent of this young man being too ill to attend on this occasion, services occasioned by his death will be deferred until a more convenient time.
  • He was buried at Mount Zion Cemetery (East Village), Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 May 1863 Alice Nuttle received a pension to surviving family member based on Abram's service; his wife, and received certificate number 9892.
  • In 1866 Stephen Wilbur Russell made application for a pension as guardian to Abram Sargent's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 80027.
  • On 18 Apr 1866 Abram and Ann's widow, Alice Nuttle remarried to Stephen Wilbur Russell at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both. (She was the widow of Abram Sargent of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.)
  • On 20 May 1869 his daughter, Alice L. Sargent, died at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 12 of consumption.
  • On 25 Sep 1869 Abram Sargent was mentioned in an article about the Slater Guards, published in the Webster Times, possibly written by Elmoine Clemens.
  • Alice, his widow, outlived Abram and died on 28 Aug 1877 at Dudley, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer at age 45.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Abram Sargent was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • On 4 Jul 1907 Abram Sargent was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family 1: Louisa Wakefield b. 8 Oct 1833, d. 7 Oct 1851

Family 2: Alice Nuttle b. 4 Mar 1832, d. 28 Aug 1877

  • Alice L. Sargent b. 27 Feb 1857, d. 20 May 1869

Henry Barry Sargent

b. 26 September 1844, d. 21 October 1914
  • Father: Silas B. Sargent b. 19 Apr 1813, d. 28 May 1884
  • Mother: Harriet S. Berry b. 2 Jul 1818, d. 4 May 1847
  • Company: C
  • Henry Barry Sargent was born on 26 Sep 1844 at West Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Silas B. Sargent and Harriet S. Berry.
  • On 4 May 1847 his mother, Harriet S. Berry, died at Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of consumption at age 28.
  • Henry Barry Sargent was enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 19 Aug 1850 at Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Harriet A. Sargent, 10, b. MA
    **Henry B., 5, b. MA
    Mary, 72, b. NH
    living in the family of:
    Artemas Pipes, 40, b. ME.
  • On 17 Aug 1854 Henry's widowed father, Silas B. Sargent, remarried to Elvira Spaulding at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Henry Barry Sargent was enumerated in the household of Silas B. Sargent and Elvira Spaulding in the 1855 Massachusetts State census in 1855 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    S B Sargent, 42, b.MA
    Elvira Sargent, 24, b. NH
    Harriet A Sargent, 15, b.MA
    **Henry B Sargent, 10, b.MA
    N W Pallard , 28, b, b.MA
    T J Thompson, 43, b. VT.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 9 months and 16 days old.
  • On 11 Feb 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 24 Feb 1863, and received certificate number 258760.
  • Starting 15 Dec 1863, Henry also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery.
  • On 6 May 1867 Henry Barry Sargent, 22, married Lucy Alvira Lyman, daughter of Linus Lyman and Martha [--?--], at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Henry Barry Sargent and Lucy Alvira Lyman were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 25 Jun 1870 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Henry Sargent, 25, works in gingham mill, b. MA
    Lucy, 24, b. NY
    Maud, 2, b. MA
    Blanch, 3/12, b. MA b. March.
  • On 25 Jul 1892 at Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, Henry received a homestead patent for 119 acres.
  • In 1896, Henry was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts."
  • He and Lucy Alvira Lyman were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1900 at Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, as:
    Sargent, Henry B., b. Sep 1844, married 32 years, b. MA (of MA parents), merchant
    ---, Lucy A., wife, b. May 1845, three of four children living, b. NY
    ---, Blanch G., daur, b. Mar, 1870, single, b. MA, book keeper
    Gilmore, Mary B., daur, b. July 1874, married 7 years, her one child has died, b. MA, stenographer
    Sargent, Harry B., son, b. Oct 1878, single, b. NY, railway clerk
    Gilmore, Maud, gran-daur, b. Oct 1899, b. Florida (fat. b. Eng, mor b. MA.)
  • Lucy Alvira Lyman, his wife, died at Florida.
  • Henry Barry Sargent was enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 28 Apr 1910 at Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, as Sargent, H. B., lodger, 66, widower, b. MA, U. S. Gauger, whiskey (?)
  • He died on 21 Oct 1914 at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida. He was 70 years and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1914 at Old Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
  • Last Edited: 12 Sep 2016

Family: Lucy Alvira Lyman b. May 1845

  • Maud L. Sargent b. 1 Dec 1868, d. before 1900
  • Blanche Gertrude Sargent b. 16 Mar 1870
  • Mary Bertha Sargent b. 2 Jul 1874
  • Harry B. Sargent b. 6 Oct 1877, d. 18 Mar 1960

James Everett Sargent

b. 21 February 1843, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Winthrop E. Sargent b. 20 May 1808, d. 26 Feb 1891
  • Mother: Sarah H. Boynton b. 4 Aug 1809, d. 21 Jun 1889
  • Company: F
  • James Everett Sargent was born on 21 Feb 1843 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, son of Winthrop E. Sargent and Sarah H. Boynton, grandson of Silas Boynton.
  • James Everett Sargent was enumerated in the household of Winthrop E. Sargent and Sarah H. Boynton in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Winthrop E. Sargent, 42, wool carder, b. MA
    Sarah H., 40, b. MA
    **James E., 7, b. NY
    Caroline A., 4, b. MA.
  • James Everett Sargent was enumerated in the household of Winthrop E. Sargent and Sarah H. Boynton in the 1860 US Federal Census in Jun 1860 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Winthrop E. Sargent, 52, boatmaker (?), b. MA, $1500 real estate, $400 personal estate, b. MA (as was rest of family)
    Sarah H., 51
    **Everett, 17
    Caroline A., 14.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1862, James gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 3 Feb 1862 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 11 months and 13 days old.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, killed in action. He was 19 years, 6 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1862 at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Plot: M 210, with his parents.
  • On 6 Dec 1871 James's sister, Caroline A. Sargent, married E. Richardson Irwin at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In May 1879 Sarah H. Boynton applied for a pension to surviving family member, based on James's service; his mother, made application number 245465, but no certificate number is recorded.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 James E. Sargent was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 19 Aug 2016

John Mann Sargent

b. 12 December 1824, d. 13 May 1906
  • Father: Samuel Sargent b. 5 May 1780, d. Nov 1838
  • Mother: Phebe Mann b. 17 Mar 1783, d. 25 Nov 1871
  • Company: G
  • John Mann Sargent was born on 12 Dec 1824 at Orford, Grafton County, New Hampshire, son of Samuel Sargent and Phebe Mann.
  • In Nov 1838 his father, Samuel Sargent, died at Orford, Grafton County, New Hampshire, at age 58.
  • On 25 Apr 1849 John Mann Sargent, 24, married Martha M. Flagg, 18, daughter of Otis Flagg and Theresa Brigham, at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Mann Sargent and Martha M. Flagg were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 17 Jul 1860 at Millbury P. O., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John M. Sargent, 34, shoe click, b. NH
    Martha M., 32, b. MA
    Samuel O., 4, b. MA
    Otis Flagg, 58, farmer, b. MA (his father-in-law.)
  • In 1861 John was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as clicker.

  • On 11 Aug 1862 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 37 years, 7 months and 30 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 John was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, on the heel and ankle.
  • On 26 Mar 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in 1863, and received certificate number 15022.
  • On 9 Nov 1867 Martha M. Flagg, his wife, died at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 37 of typhoid fever.
  • John Mann Sargent married Elizabeth T. Tufts.
  • John Mann Sargent was enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 28 Jun 1870 at Southborough P. O., Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sargent, John M., 46, carpenter, b. NH
    ---, Samuel O., 13, b. MA
    ---, Phebe, 83, b. NH (his mother.)
  • On 25 Nov 1871 his mother, Phebe Mann, died at age 88.
  • John Mann Sargent was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John M. Sargent, 55
    Elizabeth T. Sargent, 50
    Alice S. Tufts, 33.
  • On 5 Oct 1882 John's son, Samuel Otis Sargent married Catherine Leach at Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  • John's wife, Elizabeth T. Tufts, died and was buried in Dec 1883 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 53 years and 9 months.
  • John Mann Sargent was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company G.
  • He was enumerated in the household of Samuel Otis Sargent and Catherine Leach in the 1900 US Federal Census on 7 Jun 1900 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Samuel Sargent, 44
    Catherine E Sargent, 50
    John M Sargent, 76, a widower
    (There are no children.)
  • John Mann Sargent died on 13 May 1906 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of pneumonia. He was 81 years, 5 months and 1 day old.
  • He was buried on 16 May 1906 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family 1: Martha M. Flagg b. 12 Jun 1830, d. 9 Nov 1867

  • Samuel Otis Sargent b. 23 Feb 1856

Family 2: Elizabeth T. Tufts b. 28 Feb 1830, d. 9 Dec 1883

Joseph Sauer

b. 29 January 1839, d. 6 April 1911
  • Father: Wendel Sauer
  • Mother: Katherine Hillsdorf
  • Company: MusBand
  • Joseph Sauer was born on 29 Jan 1839 at Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, son of Wendel Sauer and Katherine Hillsdorf.
  • Joseph Sauer emigrated in 1855 from Germany.
  • From Crane's history --
    He was educated in the schools of his native village, and at the age of fifteen years came to America, landing in New York after a passage of thirty-two days. For a time he worked in a woolen mill in Broad Brook, Connecticut, and in 1859, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. There he found employment in the Allen & Wheelock pistol factory, afterward in the Crompton loom works, and still later in the carbine factory of the Ballards, with whom he remained until they removed their works to Newburyport, Massachusetts.
  • He 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 professional musician.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Bandsman, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 6 months and 7 days old.
  • On 8 Aug 1862 Joseph ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by order of the War Department to release all bandsmen.

  • On 13 Aug 1864 Joseph Sauer, 25, married Caroline Meyer, 23, daughter of Francis Meyer and Teressa [--?--], at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • From Crane's Memoirs --
    Early in the civil war period he enlisted as a musician in the Fifteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and during a portion of his term of service performed hospital duty. After the war closed, he opened a restaurant on Front street, Worcester, subsequently expanding his business to a hotel, and from which business he retired in 1903.
  • Joseph Sauer 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 15 Oct 1891 Joseph's daughter, Caroline T. Sauer married Julius C. W. Ehlers at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Sauer made application for a veteran's pension in Sep 1892, and received certificate number 6042080.
  • On 19 Jun 1895 Joseph and Caroline's daughter, Minnie Sauer married Herman Klingele at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Joseph Sauer and Caroline Meyer were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 9 Jun 1900 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, where he is a hotel keeper, and their son Emil is a student and lives with them.
  • In 1906 Joseph was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Sauer 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.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Sauer attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 6 Apr 1911 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of Brights disease. He was 72 years, 2 months and 8 days old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1911 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Sec. 43.
  • An obituary for Joseph Sauer was published as follows: From the "Springfield Republican," 9 Apr 1911:
    Joseph Sauer, 72, a former resident of Broad Brook, died in Worcester, Mass., Thursday afternoon of bright's disease.
    Mr. Sauer had been in failing health a year and had been kept to his house since the early part of January.
    Members of his family were at his bedside when he died.
    Mr. Sauer was born in Sulhein-on-the-Rhine, Ger., January 29, 1839, son of Windel and Katherine (Hillstrof) Sauer.
    He obtained his early education in Germany.
    He arrived in New York from Germany, October 23, 1854.
    Thence he went to Broad Brook, where he remained five years.
    He went to Worcester April 2, 1859.
    On his arrival in Worcester he was employed first at the Ethan Allen pistol works at the Junction depot.
    He went to work later for the Washburn & Moen Co., and then for the Prescott pistol works.
    He was also employed for a time in the Crompton & Knowles loom works, and in the Hall & Williams carbine shops.
    Mr. Sauer was in the hotel business at the old German-American house in Worcester 38 years, this hotel later being managed by James F. Gallant.
    After retiring from the hotel business in 1903 he went to Germany with his son. They remained nine months.
    He married in 1864, Miss Carolina Meyer of Worcester. To them were born five children, of whom three survive.
    They are: Dr. Emil Sauer of Boston, Mrs. Herman F. Klingele of Worcester, Mrs. Julius C. Ehlers of Hartford.
    During the civil war Mr. Sauer served in the 15th Massachusetts regimental band.
    He was always an enthusiastic musician and took a great deal of interest in musical organization in Worcester.
    He made a special study of the E flat cornet.
    He was also a member of George H. Ward Grand Army post in Worcester...
  • On 10 Apr 1911 Caroline Meyer received a pension to surviving family member based on Joseph's service; his wife, received certificate number 722291.
  • Joseph's wife, Caroline Meyer, died and was buried in 1930 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with her husband at age 88 years.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Family: Caroline Meyer b. 25 Apr 1841, d. 1930

  • Louisa Sauer d. 1868
  • Caroline T. Sauer b. 14 Oct 1869
  • Joseph Sauer b. 29 Sep 1872, d. 10 Jun 1873
  • Minnie Sauer b. 26 May 1875
  • Dr. Emil Sauer b. 14 Mar 1881

John Saunders

b. 17 June 1825, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: William Saunders b. between 1791 - 1792, d. 1861
  • Mother: Elizabeth Butchers b. between 1792 - 1793, d. 2 Nov 1862
  • Company: 1_SS
  • John Saunders was born on 17 Jun 1825 at Ashburton, Devon, England, son of William Saunders and Elizabeth Butchers.
  • On 30 Apr 1850 John Saunders, 24, married Elizabeth Joll, 21, daughter of Peter Joll and Mary Ann Brookings, at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • John Saunders was enumerated in the household of Peter Joll and Mary Ann Brookings in the 1850 US Federal Census on 16 Aug 1850 at Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Peter Jolls, 52, farmer, b. England
    Mary A., 43, b. Eng .....
    **John Saunders, 25, carpenter, b. Eng
    Elizabeth, 21, b. England.
  • John Saunders and Elizabeth Joll were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 26 Jun 1860 at Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Sanders, 35, b. England
    Elisabeth, 31, b. MA
    William J., 7
    John S., 6
    Mary E., 2.
  • In 1861 John was living at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment, John gave his occupation as Carpenter.

  • On 3 Sep 1861 John Saunders mustered into service with the 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters as a Captain. He was 36 years, 2 months and 17 days old.
  • On 13 Mar 1862 at "Salem Register", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, John Saunders was mentioned in an article about the bodyguard which returned the deceased General Lander to Salem for interment. He may have been included in a group photo believed to have been taken of the Sharpshooters selected to accompany General. The officer standing at the far left is Captain John "Jack" Saunders.
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland. He was 37 years and 3 months old.
  • On 27 Sep 1862 at "Salem Observer", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, the following: "The body of Capt. John Saunders of the Sharpshooters is expected to arrive in Salem this morning. Funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock."
  • He was buried on 27 Sep 1862 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 4 Oct 1862 at "Salem Observer", Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, the following:
    "The late Capt. John Saunders. A writer in the Boston Journal says that "a braver soldier than Capt. Saunders never went forth to the battlefield; and many a rebel has fallen beneath his unerring aim." His first Lieut., Mr. Berry of Boston, fell in the same battle and was buried by his side on the field."
  • On 9 Dec 1862 Elizabeth Joll received a pension to surviving family member based on John's service; his wife, received certificate number 1863.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Elizabeth Joll in the 1870 US Federal Census on 13 Jul 1870 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, as:
    Ingalls, Charlotte, 74, b. MA
    ---, Warren A., 28, carpenter, b. MA
    Saunders, Elizabeth, 40, b. England
    ---, Wm. J., 17, apprentice to brick mason, b. MA
    ---, John S., 16, grocer's clerk, b. MA
    ---, Mary E., 12, b. MA
    Berry, Maria, 28, stitcher in shoe shop, b. MA.
  • On 25 Jul 1879 his son, William J. Saunders, died at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 26 of consumption.
  • On 7 Apr 1881 John and Elizabeth's daughter, Mary E. Saunders married George H. Newhall at Lynnfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Elizabeth Saunders was enumerated as the widow of John Saunders, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 3 Apr 1894 his son, John S. Saunders, died at Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, at age 39.
  • Elizabeth, his wife, outlived John and died on 19 Jul 1897 at Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 68.
  • In 1897, Elizabeth Joll was dropped from the pension rolls.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 Capt. John Saunders was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 18 Aug 2016

Family: Elizabeth Joll b. 13 Apr 1829, d. 19 Jul 1897

  • William J. Saunders b. 14 Sep 1852, d. 25 Jul 1879
  • John S. Saunders b. 6 Apr 1854, d. 3 Apr 1894
  • Mary E. Saunders b. 1 Nov 1858

Camille Sausee

b. between 1840 and 1841
  • Company: B
  • Camille Sausee was born between 1840 - 1841 at Canada.
  • In 1864 Camille was living at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1864, Camille gave his occupation as farmer.

  • On 8 Apr 1864 Camille mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry having received a bounty of $325, being credited to the quota of Groveland, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • On 6 May 1864 Camille was wounded at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 30 Jun 1864 Camille ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion from furlough.

  • On 27 Jul 1864 by administrative transfer to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012

William Henry Savage

b. 21 November 1831, d. 28 December 1916

William H. Savage
  • Father: Capt. Charles Tyler Savage b. 16 Mar 1797, d. 5 Nov 1879
  • Mother: Anna Lewis Thacher b. 1797, d. 15 Nov 1884
  • Company: A
  • William Henry Savage was born on 21 Nov 1831 at Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, son of Capt. Charles Tyler Savage and Anna Lewis Thacher.
  • On 25 Sep 1856 William Henry Savage, 24, married Ann Wentworth Thacher, 21, daughter of Henry Savage Thacher Sr. and Elizabeth Haven Wardrobe, at Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, (Note: they were first cousins, grand children of George and Martha (Savage) Thacher.
  • On 2 Oct 1857 his infant son, Walter Irving Savage, died at Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Henry Savage was enumerated in the household of Capt. Charles Tyler Savage and Anna Lewis Thacher in the 1860 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1860 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Charles T. Savage, 63, farmer, b. ME
    Anna L. S., 62, b. ME
    **William H., 24, b. MA
    Annie W., 26, b. MA (his wife)
    Frederick S., 1, b. MA
    Hannah O'Keife, 24, b. Ireland.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, William gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 William was living at Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Harvard (Town), Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 29 years, 8 months and 11 days old.
  • On 1 Jun 1862 William was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 1 Mar 1863 William was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 William was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the back.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William Henry Savage was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 13 May 1864 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 7 Oct 1864, and received certificate number 34454.
  • Starting 27 Feb 1865, William also served in the 1st U. S. Artillery, Company C, for three years, credited to Milton, Massachusetts.
  • He ended his service on 27 Feb 1868.
  • On 9 Dec 1868 his infant son, Paul Robert Savage, died at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Henry Savage and Ann Wentworth Thacher were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 27 Jul 1870 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Savage, William H., 38, farmer, $2000 in property, $800 personal estate, b. MA
    ---, Ann W., 35, b. ME
    ---, Frederick, 11, b. MA
    ---, Elizabeth P., 9, b. MA
    ---, Charles, 4, b. MA
    ---, Parker F., 5/12, b. MA.
  • On 4 Sep 1870 his son, Parker Thacher Savage, died at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Henry Savage and Ann Wentworth Thacher were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William H. Savage, 48, farmer, b. MA
    Annie W., 42, b. MA
    Elizabeth T., 19
    Charles T., 15
    Joseph, 8
    Lucy T., 7
    Helen A., 2
    Anna L., 83, mother.
  • On 16 Apr 1888 William and Ann's daughter, Elizabeth Thacher Savage married Clarence Whitman Green at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • William Henry Savage was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company A, where it also notes that he was wounded by a bursting shell behind the shoulder blades injuring a lung.
  • On 15 Jul 1892 Ann Wentworth Thacher, his wife, died at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 57.
  • On 14 Sep 1893 William Henry Savage, 61, married Martha Asenath Fletcher, 57, daughter of Ephraim Wright and Asenath Fletcher, at Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, she was the widow of Sampson Fletcher of Harvard, MA. There were no children of the marriage.
  • In 1897 William visited the Gettysburg battlefield and posed "at the site of his wounding." (Contributed by Jeff Kowalis. Click icon to view.)
  • He and Martha Asenath Wright were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 27 Jun 1900 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Savage, William, head, b. Nov 1831, married 9 years, b. MA (of ME parents), day laborer
    ---, Martha A., wife, b. Feb 1835, one of her three children still living, b. MA
    ---, Lucy T., daur, b. Jan 1873, b. MA (mor b. NH)
    ---, Helen O., daur, b. Oct 1877, b. MA (mor b. NH)
    Fletcher, Annie, step-daur, b. Feb 1882, b. MA.
  • On 18 Dec 1901 William and Ann's daughter, Helen Otis Savage married Herbert Warren Jennison at Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • He says of himself:
    I inherited my father's farm at Harvard, Mass., which is my home. I have been roaming since I was 18 months old, as my mother sailed with my father on his voyages most of the time. My life has been on the water, in the mines of Australia, farming, and in the Regular Army 3 years in the Civil War, in which war I was wounded and received a pension therefor. I am now (1904) well and hearty although 73 years old. I have 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild 2 years old. I am able to ride my wheel all over the United States.
  • William Henry Savage and Martha Asenath Wright were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 23 Jun 1910 at Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • William Henry Savage died on 28 Dec 1916 at Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 85 years, 1 month and 7 days old.
  • He was buried in Dec 1916 at Harvard Center Cemetery, Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 8 Mar 2017

Family 1: Ann Wentworth Thacher b. 7 May 1835, d. 15 Jul 1892

  • Walter Irving Savage b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 2 Oct 1857
  • Frederick Schillow Savage b. 20 Nov 1858, d. 10 Mar 1947
  • Elizabeth Thacher Savage b. 4 Feb 1861
  • Charles Tyler Savage b. 26 Sep 1865, d. 26 Dec 1926
  • Paul Robert Savage b. 6 Dec 1868, d. 9 Dec 1868
  • Parker Thacher Savage b. 18 Feb 1870, d. 4 Sep 1870
  • Joseph Savage b. 20 Nov 1871, d. 4 Mar 1945
  • Lucy Thacher Savage b. 20 Jan 1873
  • Annie Wentworth Savage b. 18 Sep 1874, d. 15 Jun 1875
  • Helen Otis Savage b. Oct 1877, d. 1963

Family 2: Martha Asenath Wright b. 5 Dec 1835

George W. B. Sawyer

b. 8 July 1843, d. 17 September 1862
  • Father: Stephen Bailey Sawyer b. 1820, d. 2 Jan 1904
  • Mother: Lucy A. M. Stone b. 12 Jul 1823
  • Company: C
  • George W. B. Sawyer was born on 8 Jul 1843 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Stephen Bailey Sawyer and Lucy A. M. Stone.
  • His mother, Lucy A. M. Stone, died apparantly.
  • George W. B. Sawyer was enumerated in the household of John Stone Jr. in the 1850 US Federal Census on 6 Sep 1850 at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, with his maternal uncle as:
    John Stone, Jr., 24, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Charlotte, 19 (née Harrington)
    **George W. B. Sawyer, 7
    Nathan M. Bellows, 20, bootmaker.
  • In 1859, at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George was party to a guardianship hearing. It is unclear what happened to his parents.
  • In 1861 George was living at Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, George gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 George mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years and 4 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 George was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George W. B. Sawyer 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, George W. B. Sawyer was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, George W. B. Sawyer was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • He died on 17 Sep 1862 at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, unmarried, in battle. He was 19 years, 2 months and 9 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1900 George W. B. Sawyer was included on the Civil War memorial at Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on the 35th anniversary of the battle. (Articles from the Fitchburg Sentinel about the planning for the memorial.)
  • Last Edited: 6 Jun 2017

Willard Whittemore Sawyer

b. 1843, d. 23 January 1914
  • Father: Robert L. Sawyer b. between 1813 - 1814, d. before 1880
  • Mother: Lucia Prime Whittemore b. between 1815 - 1816
  • Company: H
  • Willard Whittemore Sawyer was born in 1843 at Auburn, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Robert L. Sawyer and Lucia Prime Whittemore.
  • Willard Whittemore Sawyer was enumerated in the household of Robert L. Sawyer and Lucia Prime Whittemore in the 1850 US Federal Census on 22 Aug 1850 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Robert L., Sawyer, 36, machinist, b. MA
    Lucia P., 34, b. CT
    **Willard W., 7, b. MA
    Anna F., 5, b. MA
    Phinchus Vady, 46, moulder, b. CT
    George F., 30, moulder, b. CT
    Gilbert L., Johnson, 30, milter (?), b. CT.
  • In 1861 Willard was living at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Willard gave his occupation as painter.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Willard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years old.
  • Willard Whittemore Sawyer and Charles E. Braman, future brothers-in-law, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Company H.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Willard was wounded at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Willard Whittemore Sawyer was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 2 Nov 1861 at "Worcester Aegis & Transcript", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Willard Whittemore Sawyer was mentioned among the casualties.
  • On 7 Aug 1862 Willard ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts discharged due to disability from wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Mar 1863, and received certificate number 2787.
  • On 20 Mar 1865 Willard Whittemore Sawyer married Helen P. Braman, 21, daughter of Palmer Braman and Julia M. Thrasher, at Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Willard Whittemore Sawyer and Helen P. Braman were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as:
    Sawyer, W. W., 36, machinist, b. MA
    ---, Hellen, 36, wife, b. MA
    ---, Lucy P., 64, mother, b. CT.
  • Willard Whittemore Sawyer was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company H.
  • In 1906 Willard was living at Brooklyn, Greater New York, New York.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Willard Whittemore Sawyer 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.)
  • On 4 Dec 1906 Helen P. Braman, his wife, died at Saint Vincent Hospital, New York City, New York, at age 62 of cancer and hysterectomy, as registered in Springfield, MA.
  • On 21 Jul 1907 Willard Whittemore Sawyer married Katherine Elizabeth Sawyer, daughter of Andrew Reade and Katherine McConvel, at Manhattan, New York County, New York.
  • Willard Whittemore Sawyer and Katherine Elizabeth Reade were enumerated in the 1910 US Federal Census on 9 Apr 1910 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, as:
    Sawyer, Willard W., head, 67, married second for three years, b. MA (fath b. MA, mor b. CT), machinist in a clock factory
    ---, Kathryn, wife, 37, married second for three years, she has no children, b. NJ (fath b. Florida, more b. NJ.)
  • On 27 Oct 1910 at The State Mutual Building, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Willard Whittemore Sawyer attended the 44th reunion of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • He died on 23 Jan 1914 at New York. He was 71 years old.
  • He was buried in Jan 1914 at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, Clover Path West Side Lot 2188, with his first wife and infant sons.
  • On 9 Feb 1914 Katherine E. Reade applied for a pension to surviving family member, New York, based on Willard's service; his wife, made application number 1022541, but no certificate is recorded.
  • Last Edited: 12 Apr 2016

Family 1: Helen P. Braman b. 30 Dec 1843, d. 4 Dec 1906

  • Willard C. Sawyer b. 15 Aug 1881, d. 28 May 1882
  • Infant Son Sawyer b. 1 Oct 1884, d. 1 Oct 1884

Family 2: Katherine Elizabeth Reade b. between 1872 - 1873

Thomas Say

b. between 1835 and 1836
  • Company: I
  • Thomas Say was born between 1835 - 1836 at New York.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Thomas gave his occupation as laborer.
  • In 1863 Thomas was living at an unknown place according to Ford's history.

  • On 17 Jul 1863 Thomas mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • On 14 Oct 1863 Thomas was wounded at Bristoe Station, Virginia.
  • On 21 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Thomas Say was mentioned in the official casualty list (Volume 92 # 42):
    The Fifteenth Regiment
    Headquarters Fifteenth Regiment
    Oct. 1863
    Mr. Baldwin: Dear Sir;---The following is an official list of the killed and wounded in the 15th Massachusetts volunteers, in the engagement at Bristow Station, Va. Oct. 13, 1863
    Killed--- Corp, Samuel Stearns, Co. B., private A. E. Hinckley, Co. I.
    ]Wounded--- Lieut. Chas. H. Stevens; privates F. Merrifield, J. Frederick, Co. D; H. Jeverson, Co. E; Serg. G. A. Davis, Co. F. (since dead) privates D. Sherwood, Thomas Say, M. D. Tucker, Co. I; Adam Peacock, Co. K.
    Very Respectfully
    Your obedient servant,
    Geo. C. Joslin
    Lieut. Col. commanding Regiment.
  • On 23 Apr 1864 Thomas ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Navy according to the 1870 roster.

  • NOTE: a photo identified as this man has been seen online.
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2014

William George Scandlin

b. 16 February 1828, d. 17 March 1871

The Rev. William G. Scandlin
  • Father: John Scandlin b. Dec 1782, d. 1863
  • Mother: Frances Young b. Jan 1789, d. 1867
  • Company: Staff
  • William George Scandlin was born on 16 Feb 1828 at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, son of John Scandlin and Frances Young.
  • William George Scandlin was baptized on 2 Mar 1828 at Saint John's Church, Portsea, Hampshire, England.
  • He was enumerated in the household of John Scandlin and Frances Young in the 1841 UK Census in Apr 1841 at Portsea Town, Hampshire, England, as:
    John Scanling (sic), 55, mariner, b. Ireland
    Frances, 56, b. in Hampshire
    **William, 14, b. in Hampshire.
  • From the History of Grafton --
    He left home at the early age of seven years and a half; previous to which time he had attended primary school in that place. "The balance of his education," he said, "I obtained from eleven years of experience on the ocean, where I came in contact with the customs of the different nations of the world; and, in the language of the Psalmist, became familiar with the works and wonders of the Lord on the deep."
  • From the History of Grafton --
    Before he came of age, he landed on our shores, made a voyage to the West Indies, and on his return to Boston found a temporary home for himself, and as many of his comrades as he could pursuade to join him, in the Sailors' Home.
  • From the History of Grafton --
    He had, by this time, become deeply interested in religion; and he now formed the purpose to devote himself to the Christian ministry.
  • William was educated at Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, between 1850 - 1854 He joined the Methodist Church under the auspices of the Seamen's Mission of Boston, but then entered Unitarian Meadville Theological School (before 1926, this was in PA.)
  • On 13 Dec 1853 William George Scandlin, 25, married Christiana S. Adrain, 23, daughter of Robert Adrain and Marion Elizabeth Johnson, at Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
  • William was educated at Unitarian Meadville Theological School, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in 1854 where studies undermined his orthodox Methodist theology by the time he graduated.
  • On 27 Apr 1854 Christiana S. Adrain, his wife, died at age 23.
  • In Nov 1854 he began working the Hanover-street mission, under the auspices of the Boston Fraternity of Churches.
  • William George Scandlin was naturalized on 30 Dec 1854 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was ordained as a minister at large at the Hollis-street church on 14 Jan 1855.
  • On 25 Apr 1855 William George Scandlin, 27, married Elizabeth M. Foster, 27, daughter of Capt. Ira Foster and Eliza Lincoln, at Eastport, Washington County, Maine, she was the widow SPRAGUE "of Eastport, Maine."
  • In 1858 William accepted a call from The Congregational Society (Unitarian) of Grafton, Massachusetts where he remained for the rest of his career except for service during the Civil War.
  • From the History of Grafton --
    The duties of this office proving too arduous for his health, and having received an invitation to settle over the First Congregational Church here, he removed to this place, and was duly installed June 23, 1858.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, William gave his occupation as clergyman.
  • In 1861 William was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 5 Aug 1861 William mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as Chaplain, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 5 months and 20 days old.
  • From the History of Grafton --
    At the breaking out of the late rebellion Mr. Scandlin offered his services to Governor Andrew, and was appointed chaplain of the Fifteenth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers; at the same time resigning his charge of the society. His resignation was not accepted; but his people gave him leave of absence for twelve months, thinking, as we all did, that twelve months would suffice for the overthrow of the rebellion.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William George Scandlin was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • William wrote a letter on 23 Oct 1861 from Poolesville, Maryland, as follows: about Ball's Bluff. (click icon to read.)
  • On 7 Dec 1861 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, from the Worcester A & G newspaper:
    The Fifteenth Regiment.-
    On Saturday Evening, Rev. Mr. Scandlin, spoke in Blackstone. At the close of his address the audience appointed a committee of thirty-five, each member of the company to furnish a man for the company.
    Last evening, Mr. S. spoke in Clinton. The hall was densely crowded, and many who came there for the purpose of hearing the speaker, were compelled to go away, being unable to procure admission. The meeting was spirited, and at its close a working committee was appointed.
    This evening we are to have Mr. Scandlin in Worcester. Those who desire to hear him can do so by attending at the City Hall at eight o'clock. Mayor Davis will preside over the meeting, and addresses may be expected from some of our fellow citizens.
  • On 12 Aug 1862 William ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation.

  • Later he served as an agent for the Sanitary Commission and as representative of the American Unitarian Association. In that capacity he was taken prisoner by the confederates and detained for three months at Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. From History of the United States Sanitary Commission, being the General Report of its work during the War of the Rebellion, by Charles J. Stillé. J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1866, Philadelphia,
    ... early on the 4th of July. One of them [wagons] was sent by way of Westminster the other in charge of Dr. McDonald, who had the general superintendence of the Commission's work in the army of the Potomac, was proceeding on the direct road to Gettysburg, when it was unfortunately captured by the cavalry of the retreating Rebels. Dr. McDonald, Rev. Mr. Scandlin, one of the Agents of the Commission, and two laboring men, who were in its service, and who were in charge of the wagon, were detained as prisoners of war, and marched to Richmond, where, for months, they endured all the loathsome horrors of the Libby Prison.
  • On 13 Oct 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William was mentioned in a small notice.
    Mr Scandlin In Boston Rev. Mr. Scandlin of Grafton related to a large audience in Boston Sunday evening, his recent experiences with the army and with the prisoners at Richmond. His hearers manifested their interest in his lecture and their approval of his work by taking up a liberal collection to enable him to continue in the field where his service is so greatly needed.
  • On 13 Jan 1864 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, his church was dedicated. Click icon to read an article, including biographical information.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, William George Scandlin attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • He officiated at the marriage of Abbie Sophronia Wheelock and William Bixby Jr. on 24 Oct 1865 at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, the groom being a former member of the 15th Massachusetts.
  • William George Scandlin and Elizabeth M. Foster were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census in 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Scandlin, W. G., 43, M, Clergyman, $3000 real estate value, no personal estate value given, b. England
    Eliza M., 43, F, keeping house, b. ME
    William, 14, M, b. Mass (as were all children)
    Elvira, 12, F, b.
    Fannie, 10, F, b.
    Winthrop J., 7, M, b.
    Hortense, 2, F, b.
    Mabell E., 1, F, b.
    Healey, Margaret, 28, F, domestic servant, b. Ireland.
  • William George Scandlin died on 17 Mar 1871 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of typhoid fever, after a painful illness of a few days. He was 43 years, 1 month and 1 day old.
  • He was buried on 20 Mar 1871 at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts,
    "The Grand Army, Fifteenth Regiment Association, etc... attended the funeral in a body ...," according to the History of Grafton.
  • The personal papers or letters of William George Scandlin are available at at American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634, consisting of his diary and possibly other papers.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Elizabeth M. Foster in the 1880 US Federal Census in Jun 1880 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    E. M. Scandlin, widow, 52, b. ME (parents b. ME)
    Lizzie F., Dau, 22, b. ME
    Hortense, Dau, 12, b. MA,
    Mabel, Dau, 10, b. MA.
  • On 19 Jun 1880 Elizabeth M. Foster received a pension to surviving family member based on William's service; and received certificate number 247124.
  • On 25 Jul 1883 William and Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth Frances Scandlin married Charles Wesley Battie at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Elizabeth M. Foster was enumerated as the widow of William George Scandlin, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, noting that he served as Chaplin.
  • On 17 Jun 1890 William and Elizabeth's daughter, Hortense Adele Scandlin married George H. Newcomb at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 11 Apr 1894 William and Elizabeth's daughter, Mabel Elliott Scandlin married Chester Owen Burton at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Elizabeth, his wife, outlived William and died on 11 Aug 1902 at Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Last Edited: 19 Apr 2016

Family 1: Christiana S. Adrain b. 31 Oct 1830, d. 27 Apr 1854

Family 2: Elizabeth M. Foster b. 17 Aug 1827, d. 11 Aug 1902

  • William Ira Scandlin b. 1856, d. 9 Jul 1927
  • Elizabeth Frances Scandlin b. 1858, d. 30 Jul 1925
  • Fannie M. Scandlin b. between 1859 - 1860
  • Christiana Maria Scandlin b. 28 Jan 1860, d. 29 Apr 1930
  • John Winthrop Scandlin b. 8 May 1863, d. 12 Jul 1938
  • Hortense Adele Scandlin b. 17 Jun 1868
  • Mabel Elliott Scandlin b. 17 Sep 1869, d. 19 Jul 1951

John Schesler

b. 11 March 1840, d. 5 February 1886
  • Father: John Schesler
  • Mother: Frances Andre
  • Company: I
  • John Schesler was born on 11 Mar 1840 at Prussia, (Germany), son of John Schesler and Frances Andre.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as operative.
  • In 1861 John was living at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 29 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 4 months and 18 days old.
  • On 9 Nov 1861 John Schesler was mentioned, along with 95 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in a report of 9 Nov 1861 to the Webster Times, by F. Q. Robinson, concerning the aftermath of Ball's Bluff and reporting his status.
  • On 8 Dec 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • On 27 Jan 1863 John Schesler, 22, married Louisa Weitzel, daughter of Joseph Weitzel, at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, She was a resident of Connecticut at the time.
  • Starting 30 Aug 1864, John also served in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company D.
  • He ended his service with the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Company D by mustering out on 9 Jun 1865.
  • On 1 Nov 1867, at Worcester Superior Court, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John was naturalized (Vol. 6 - p. 260.)
  • He and Louisa Weitzel were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    John Schesler, 39, works in knife shop, b. Germany
    Louisa, 38, b. Germany
    Frederica (?), 16, daur, sorks in knife shop, b. MA
    Joseph, 15, son, b. MA
    Elizabeth, 10, daur, b. MA
    Meanor, 8, daur, b. MA
    Frederek, 7, son, b. MA
    Mary, 3, daur, b. MA.
  • John Schesler died on 5 Feb 1886 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 45 years, 10 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Feb 1886 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Louisa, his wife, outlived John and died on 5 Jun 1886 at Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of cancer.
  • On 28 Dec 1887 Joseph Schesler made application at Massachusetts for a pension as guardian to John's surviving dependants, and received certificate number 321044.
  • On 4 Jul 1907 John Schesler was included on the Civil War memorial at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, according to an article in the Webster Times. See the "Documents" section at the main website for an account of the festivities of dedication.
  • Last Edited: 13 May 2013

Family: Louisa Weitzel b. between 1841 - 1842, d. 5 Jun 1886

  • Frederik Schesler b. 6 Dec 1863
  • Joseph Schesler b. 17 Apr 1865
  • Elizabeth Schesler b. 22 Aug 1869
  • Whilamena Schesler b. 13 Sep 1871
  • Frederek Schesler b. 3 May 1872
  • Mary Schesler b. 28 Mar 1887

Bernard Schmidt

b. between 1838 and 1839, d. 8 May 1864
  • Company: E
  • Bernard Schmidt was born between 1838 - 1839 at France.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Bernard gave his occupation as weaver.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Bernard mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • He was declared missing in action on 21 Oct 1861 at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Bernard Schmidt 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, Bernard Schmidt was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Bernard Schmidt was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He died on 8 May 1864 at The Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Bernard Schmidt was mentioned among the casualties.
  • In 1890 Bernard Schmidt was included on the Civil War memorial at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Click HERE to see the full listing.
  • Last Edited: 17 Sep 2012