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The 1900 census shows Rudolph as being born in June of 1826 in Switzerland, and living currently (in 1900) in LeClaire, Iowa. Married to Margretta Morand in 1880, and with a son, Rudolph (age 23).
I found information on his military service in the roster and record of Iowa Soldiers in the “War of Rebellion.” The “War of Rebellion” is what is commonly called the United States Civil War, although in some states, it’s called the War of Rebellion, or The Great Rebellion. The record shows that he was promoted to Full 6th Corporal on November 23, 1862, and had enlisted in Company K, Iowa 20th Infantry Regiment back on August 23, 1862. He was promoted to Full 3rd Corporal on December 11, 1862 and promoted again to Full 2nd Corporal on April 15, 1863. He mustered out on January 6, 1864 — and obviously, from his date of death in 1911, survived the war (although I did not find any information on his cause of death).
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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
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.
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My photo this week comes from the Fairview Cemetery in LeClaire, Iowa. My husband and I decided to do a day trip to a place we’ve never been to, and since we don’t live too far from Iowa, we thought we’d go there. LeClaire, Iowa is about 2 hours from my home (and really a pretty nice drive). If you watch the show, American Pickers, you know about LeClaire — and admittedly, yes, we do watch and enjoy the show. So, LeClaire was on our list of places to visit at some point.
However, my husband made a great discovery when he started looking for information on cemeteries in LeClaire — a website called LeClaireCemeteries.com. Bob Jones has spent a great deal of time photographing and indexing the cemeteries in and around LeClaire, and when we read this post of his, we knew we needed to see LeClaire. Not only does he have a wealth of information about the cemeteries, but he also had some good tips for taking photos (which means I’ll be carrying a spray bottle of water in my car from now on). I would encourage you to visit his website, because he has some great posts there. My husband and I are very grateful to him for all of his hard work, and I’m especially grateful for all of the cataloging and indexing he did, because it allowed me to figure out who was who on some of the photos I took.
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Admittedly, the first name caught my eye, as well as the details on this stone. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the name “Supply” before. His anchor, a symbol of Hope, as well as the leaf on her stone, are both eye-catching, as well. I looked up the symbolism of the leaf, as this looked to me like the leaf of a Pin Oak. According to my research, the Oak Tree leaf can represent many things, including “strength, endurance, eternity, honor, liberty, hospitality, faith and virtue.” (Stories in Stone by Douglas Keister)
I didn’t find very much about these two individuals, unfortunately. From the little bit I was able to find, I learned that Supply was a veteran of the War of 1812, and a member of the Portsmouth Marine Society, joining on October 15, 1827. I also found them listed on the 1850 census, where he, aged 60, is listed as a doctor, with wife, Mary, aged 38. They are shown as being from New Hampshire and Maine, respectively.
But you may notice that for both of them, the date of death is the same: February 6, 1857. Interestingly, according to the bits I found, they both were killed on the same day, when the Odd Fellow Hall, next door to their house, collapsed onto their home.
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Mr. Peaslee is buried in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa. The first time I find him on a census, it’s 1920, and he shows on the record with his parents, Samuel C. Peaslee, and Angie Peaslee. His father shows as being a bank president, and Samuel, Jr. has an occupation listed of being an order clerk in a factory.
This is, of course, after he has served a year in the U.S. Naval Air Force Air Expeditionary Forces, sent to Europe in World War I. Considering the high casualty rate for the AEF (and, in general, for the war), I wonder if he was in for only a year due to injury and was then sent home.
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Wilhelmine is buried in the Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa. Her stone caught my eye not only because of her name, but because it shows she was a nurse in the Spanish-American War.
Looking her up in Ancestry.com shows her on the 1900 census, living with her mother, Lusina Giessemann. The 1910 US Census has her as living with her in-laws (she is listed as sister-in-law to the head of household), whose last name appears to be Taylor. The 1925 census shows her name spelled as Wilhelimin Giesemann, and has her living with her aunt. By the time of the 1930 census, she’s showing as a lodger, with no family members.
The nice thing is, there is a family tree for her on Ancestry.com. This shows that in 1900, she was working as a nurse in Dubuque City, Iowa. While there is a passenger list from Havana, Cuba to New York, NY in 1905, there doesn’t seem to be any information about why (or when) she joined the Army Corps as a nurse for the Spanish-American War, which was in 1898. I’m assuming that the passenger list showing her going from Cuba to New York was something tied into the war, since the war had to do with the United States’ intervention into the Cuban War of Independence.
I did find some interesting information about the nurses of the Spanish American War. This page has some great photos, although none of them have names listed. This page is absolutely fascinating, and gives a lot of information and insight into nurses in this war.
Wilhelmine is mentioned in The American Monthly Magazine, Volume 15 – which lists “Names of Nurses Who Were Selected for Service at the Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, by the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital Corps.”
This is where my search ended (at least, for the day I was looking). I’m not sure why she went into service, how long she served, and what led to her death in 1964.
I’ve left this blog alone for a bit …… and I’m sorry about that. I’ve been feeling a bit low, and a bit detached, and I just stepped away from a bunch of things. However, I took a recent trip to recharge, and I’m now getting back on track again.
Taphophile Tragics will resume next week — so please come back and share any links, comments, etc etc etc. I’ll also be resuming regular posts later this week. Thanks for your patience. 🙂