Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Joseph Cantor

Joseph Cantor was born 1844 in Baden, Germany.

Joseph immigrated to the United States. He may have been the same Joseph Cantor, born in Prussia and age 21, working as a laborer in Hancock, Houghton County, Michigan in 1860.

In any case, Joseph stood 5’8” with blue eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion, and was a 19-year-old farmer, possibly living in St. Clair County when he became a substitute for one Felix Haslin who had been drafted for 9 months from Cottrellville, St. Clair County. Joseph enlisted on February 26, 1863 at Newport, St. Clair County, for 3 years, crediting Newport, and was sent to the Regiment on March 6, 1863.

There is no further record.

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