Friday, April 01, 2011

John Weber

John Weber was born in 1828 in Germany.

John left Germany and immigrated to America, eventually settling in Michigan sometime before 1863.

He stood 5’7’’ with blue eyes, black hair and a dark complexion and was a 33-year-old cigar-maker possibly living in Erin, Macomb County when he became a substitute for Frederick Christian Strickler who was drafted from Erin on February 17, 1863.

John subsequently enlisted in Company B and joined the Regiment on March 10 at Camp Pitcher, Virginia. He deserted September 8, 1863, at either Troy or New York City, New York, while the regiment was on detached service in New York state.

There is no further record. No pension seems to be available.

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