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Pollinger, Charles Robert


Age: 29, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, VRC
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT CAV, 9/29/62, wdd 7/6/63 pr CPL, tr to VRC 4/1/64, m/o 12/27/64

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Birth: 07/29/1832, Germany
Death: 09/11/1902

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 23
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 23377158


Alias?: Pollinger, Robert
Pension?: Yes, 1/10/1865; widow Mary J., 9/22/1902, VT
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: Died in Chittenden, VT; Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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C. Robert Pollinger

St. Albans Daily Messenger

Sep. 13, 1902

Charles Robert Polynger

Charles Robert Polynger, an old and esteemed resident of Winooski, died Thursday morning of kidney trouble, from which he was a sufferer for several years. The funeral was held at the house this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Charles Robert Polynger was born in Saxony, Germany, July 29, 1832. He served three years in the German army, enlisting at the age of 18. At 21 he sailed for the United States and had resided in Winooski for forty-seven years. In 1858 he married Miss Jane Benning and six children were born to them, all of whom, with his wife, survive him. They are John, of Philadelphia, Pa., and George , of Winooski, Mrs. E.A. Posselt, of Enfield, N.H., Mrs. Fred Guinther, of Enfield, N.H., Mrs. Fred Lavelle and Miss May Polynger, of Winooski. Mr. Polynger was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Co. C, 1st Regt., Vt. Vol. Cav. In August 1862. He participated in nearly seventy five skirmishes and battles.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.