Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jeremiah Sanders

Jeremiah Sanders was born on May 10, 1814 in Little York (?), Pennsylvania.

Jeremiah married Fast (b. 1820), possibly in Ohio, and they had at least six children: Ann Elizabeth (b. 1840), Emily (b. 1841), Ellen (b. 1843), Antinette (b. 1846), George A. (b. 1853) and William Allen (b. 1859).

They were residing in Ohio in 1840 and by 1850 were living in Sullivan, Ashland County, Ohio. Between 1850 and 1853 they moved to western Michigan, eventually settled in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County by the spring of 1853. By 1860 Jeremiah was living in Orangeville, Barry County.

He was a 48-year-old laborer possibly living in Orangeville or in Rutland, Barry County or in Kalamazoo, when he became a substitute for George Preston who had been drafted on February 10, 1863, for 9 months from Rutland. Jeremiah joined Company H on March 10 at Camp Pitcher, Virginia, and was mustered out on November 10, 1863, at Brandy Station, Virginia.

Jeremiah returned to his home in Michigan, probably to Kalamazoo where he lived until 1866 when he moved his family to the Millersburg store, just northwest of present Columbus, Kansas. He was working as a farmer and living with his wife and two sons in Lola, Cherokee County, Kansas in 1870. Indeed, Jeremiah lived the rest of his life in Kansas.

He was probably still living in Lola when he died in 1876 and was buried in Cherokee cemetery in Lola.

No pension seems to be available.

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