Sunday, March 20, 2011

Charles S. Warren

Charles S. Warren was born in 1844, possibly in Prussia.

Charles stood 5’6” with blue eyes, light hair and a fair complexion and was an 18-year-old farmer probably living in Kent County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company H on December 29, 1862, at Paris, Kent County or Grand Rapids for 3 years, and was mustered the same day at Detroit. He joined the Regiment on January 22, 1863 at Camp Pitcher, Virginia, and was sick in the hospital in July. He was transferred, possibly as a Musician, to Company A, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments on June 10, 1864, and was mustered out on July 5, 1865, at Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Charles eventually returned to Michigan after the war.

He was married to Mary L. (d. 1926) and they had at least one child: Amy.

He was probably the same Charles Warren who was working in a paint (or pail) factory and living in Grand Rapids’ Second Ward in 1870. For some years he worked as a laborer. By 1890 he was living in Denver, Newaygo County. In any case he settled in Battle Creek, Calhoun County where he was probably living in 1914.

Charles was admitted on April 30, 1914 to the Michigan Soldiers’ Home (no. 6645) in Grand Rapids and became a member of the Home Fife and Drum Corps. (His daughter Amy Koopman was living at 15 Indiana Avenue SW in Grand Rapids in 1914.)

In 1890 he applied for and received a pension (no. 741198).

Charles died on September 1, 1917, in Grand Rapids, Kent County, and was buried in the Michigan Soldier’s Home in Kent County: block 6, row 4, grave 23.

His widow was living in Michigan, probably at the Home, in September of 1917 when she applied for and received a pension (no. 847056). Mary, too, was buried in the Home cemetery alongside her husband.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Charles was married to Mary Spencer and had a son Burdette Mason Warren, my grandfather(mothers side) I also have a picture of him and the soldiers home band.