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My photos today come from the Glendale Cemetery in LeClaire, Iowa. Morand-Rudolph-military.JPG

Rudolph Morand fought in the American Civil War as part of Company K, 20th Regiment, out of Iowa.   I found a lot of information about this regiment, which begins with this sentence: “Among the regiments, numbering more than twenty of infantry, which were recruited and organized in the State of Iowa under the President’s proclamation of July 2d, 1862, calling for three hundred thousand additional volunteers, the Twentieth was among the first.”

I also found Rudolph mentioned in a board post on Ancestry.  This person wrote that “Rudolph was the son of Franz Joseph Morant and Barbara Morant, Switzerland. (Source: Register of Marriages, Scott Co., IA of Rudolph Morant to Margaretha Abraham, Feb. 19, 1883. This source lists Rudolph’s age as 54, and this as third marriage.) Year of immigration 1852 (source: 1900 census, Scott Co. IA).
Civil War. Corporal, Co. K – 20th Iowa Inf., “Rudolf Morant.” Married (first) 1853 and divorced 1864 from Mary Catherine Kirch, b. Fr. 1837-1903 IA.”    I’m not sure

His third wife, Margaretha, is also buried in this cemetery.
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Bob Jones, who I mentioned in a previous post, has done a lot of research to document the cemeteries around LeClaire.  I appreciate all of his work, and found in his information that “On Rudolph & Margaratha Morrand’s file card both last names are  spelled “Morrand”. However, on the tombstones  Margaratha’s last name is spelled “Morrand” and she is listed as “Mother” but Rudolph’s last name is spelled “Morand” and his grave is right next to hers.”

I had been wondering about the differences in spelling, so I’m grateful for Bob’s notes.