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Courser, George

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/16/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, m/o 1/23/64

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VITALS

Birth: 03/13/1843, Troy, VT
Death: 12/29/1924

Burial: Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 14444795

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Patricia Westerfield, Crossville, TN

Great Granduncle of Deanna French, Morrisville, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT

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Biography

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen: Morrisville, Vermont: Jan 14, 1925

The Late George Courser

George Courser was born in Troy, Vt., March 19, 1843. When about four years old he was adopted by Joseph Howard of that town, with whom he always made his home. His early life was spent in the towns of Troy, Jay, and Mansonville. When about eight years old he moved with Mr. Howard's people to Fairfax, where he lived until coming to Johnson when a young man. He enlisted as a private July 16, 1862, in Co. D. First Vermont Artillery, 11th Regiment, and was discharged Jan. 23,1864 at Fort Stevens. Feb. 24, 1874 he married Ruth A. Pike of Johnson, with whom he lived until nine years ago when death called her. Four children were born to them, two of which survive him, Howard G. Courser, and Mrs. E.H. Parker, both of this town. One son died at age twelve, and one daughter died when five years old. He is survived by several grandchildren, and two great grand children. His married life was nearly all spent in this town, mostly as a farmer. Sat. Nov 29th, 1924, he met with a painful accident. He was taken to the DesGoesbriand Hospital, where he failed rapidly until the end came Dec. 29th. The funeral was largely attended at his late home on New Year's day, Rev. David Hickland officiating. The Sons Of Veterans and Auxiliary attended in a body, paying their last respects to a Veteran of the Civil War.



The funeral for George Courser, 81 years old, a Civil War Vet, of Johnson was held from his late home on Thursday, Jan1, at 2:00 p.m., Rev. John Hickland officiating. The bearers were four of the sons of the S. C. Hill Camp #77. The Sons Of Veterans and Auxiliary attended the funeral in a body. The body was placed in the vault at Lamoille View Cemetery to await interment in the spring. A more extended obit will appear later

Source: Morrisville Messenger, Jan. 7, 1924; submitted by Deanna French.

Comment: I descend from this family & have researched it; George & Ruth did not loose a 5 year old daughter. In 1919, their daughter Lucina met an untimely death at the age of 29. George, Ruth, Oscar, and Lucina rest in the Lamoille View Cemetery in Johnson, Vt.

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