Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Warren Nedry

Warren Nedry was born on June 11, 1831 in Crawford County, Ohio the son of John (1781-1852) and Margaret (Simpson, 1795-1876).

Warren was married to Ohio native Nancy A. Beery (b. 1824), on February 15, 1850, in Seneca County, Ohio, and they had at least four children, Henry (b. 1851), David Simpson (b. 1854), Amy (b. 1856) and Margaret Iva (b. 1859.

They settled in Seneca County and were residing in Eden, Seneca County in 1851 and in 1854. By 1856 they were possibly living in Wyandot County, Ohio. They were still living in Ohio in 1859.
Warren (or Warwick) left Ohio and was working in western Michigan by the time the war broke out. (His parents both died in Ohio.)

Warren stood 6’2” with dark eyes, black hair and a dark complexion and was a 30--year-old farmer probably living in Kent County when he enlisted in Company F on May 13, 1861. He was reported as a nurse in a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland from July of 1861 through November and in mid-July of 1862 was reported as a patient in the National Hotel hospital in Baltimore where, according to one source, he was serving “as cook. He complains of not being well.”

Warren was dropped from the company rolls on December 20, 1862, at Camp Pitcher, Virginia, and discharged on account of hypertrophy of the heart on February 16, 1863, at Convalescent Camp, Virginia.

Warren listed Melmore, Seneca County, Ohio as his mailing address on his discharge paper, and he probably returned to Ohio following his discharge.

In 1880 he applied for and received a pension (no. 249063)

It appears that at some point Warren returned to Michigan and by 1880 he was working as a farmer and living with his second wife New York native Mary (b. 1842) and step-son Sylvester in Williams, Bay County. By 1888 he was living in Coleman, Midland County. In 1890 he was residing in Vassar, Tuscola County, and was a member of the GAR Wheeler Post No. 142 at Vassar. He was probably living in Highland, Osceola County in 1894. He was still living in Michigan in 1900.

Warren died in Marion, Osceola County on July 14, 1905, and was buried in Park Lake cemetery in Osceola County.

His second wife was apparently living in Ohio when she applied for and received a widow's pension (no. 628218). In 1910 Nancy was living in Seneca, Ohio and listed as the head of the household.

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