Age: 25, credited to Brandon, VTVITALS
Birth: 1838, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI
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Jacob Dion, enlisted in Co. C. 10th Vermont Infantry on July 29 1862, eight days after his brother Charles R. Dion enlisted on July 21, 1862. The brothers both enlisted from Brandon, Vermont. Jacob enlisted as a Wagoner, a trade that held for the remainder of his life.
Jacob mustered out on 22 June 1865. He briefly stayed in Vermont until he moved his family to Battle Creek MI. He had lived in Illinois for a short time and returned to Battle Creek.
Jacob remained a Wainwright/Wheelwright the rest of his life (despite the fact of his Rheumatism he acquired during his Civil War enlistment). (According, to a few of his Pension records).
Because of a few of his records being mixed in with his brothers pension records, I was able to read about the fact that he also had an injury (although it didn't tell detail of the injury). The records also did not say how he acquired the rheumatism, but it is not uncommon to get it from the harsh conditions of a soldiers life.
His obituary from a Michigan Newspaper states that he was A "Pioneer Resident" and had been identified with the early History of Battle Creek. He was quoted as being "counted as one of the most skilled mechanics and carriage makers. In those days not so much machinery was used and workmen were obliged to labor by hand. Mr Dion was an expert in his line".
It also mentioned how he "served his country in the War of the Rebellion, and that he was attached to a Vermont Regiment". Jacob,was born in Canada and moved Vermont. It is not known why his family came to Vermont in 1838-39, but, he was there even after his parents moved to Battle Creek. He didn't stay in Vermont long after the War,he then headed to Battle Creek MI where he lived out his life and died there on 20 October 1906. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek MI in Sect. B. Lot 16 Rt 10.
Contributed by Gail A. Bergeron