Demeritt, John Pushee
Age: 28, credited to Burlington, VTVITALS
Birth: 1836, Montpelier, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Check the cemetery for location/directions
and other veterans who may be buried there.
(Courtesy of Geoffrey & Jenny Demeritt)
John P. Demeritt
Veteran Who Left Bennington Recently, Dies in Maine
John P. Demeritt, who until about a month ago, had been at the Soldiers' home, since Dec. 10, 1919, died of senile dementia at the National Soldiers' Home, Togus, Me., Saturday, July 23, aged 85 years.
He was a native of Montpelier, son of John Demeritt, a local gunsmith, and graduated from U.V.M. in the class of 1861. He then went to Wisconsin and was private, first lieutenant and quartermaster of the 29th Wisconsin, from 1862 to 1865, serving in Gen. U.S. Grant's army around Vicksburg.
After the Civil War he was a Congregationalist clergyman, preaching in Williamstown and Tunbridge, Vt, Farnsworth, N.H., and in the state of Maine. His body was taken to Burlington for burial in Lakeview Cemetery.
He leaves one son, John L. Demeritt, in Exeter, N.H. A younger brother, Edward, died in Montpelier several years ago where he had been chief of police.
Bennington Banner, July 27, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.