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Shaffner, Lorenzo

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 12/10/1842, Hunter, NY
Death: 01/13/1895

Burial: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT
Marker/Plot: 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 181598941

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/14/1890, VT; widow Rose B., 4/18/1895, 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: 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 Tracey Smith Laubsted, Alamo, CA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT

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Obituary

Jamaica

Lorenzo Shaffner, a former resident of this place, died at his home at Manchester Sunday, Jan. 13, at the age of 52 years. He was a veteran of the late war, enlisting from this town. He was a member of the Mason Fraternity and formerly a member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge, F. & A. M., at this place. He leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn his loss. He was buried at Manchester Wednesday.

Source: The Londonderry Sifter, January 18, 1895

Will Shaffner has been in Manchester Centre this week to attend the funeral of his brother, Lorenzo Shaffner, proprietor of the Colburn House, who died suddenly Sunday from heart disease. Mr. Shaffner formerly lived in Jamaica. He went to Manchester Centre ten years ago, bought the Colburn House for $10,000, fitted it up and conducted a first-class house. He was well-to-do and carried life insurance policies amounting to $12,000. His funeral services were conducted under the auspices of the Grand Army post and Masonic Lodge.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, January 18, 1895.
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux

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