Age: 21, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 30th MI INF
Service: enl, Flint, MI, 12/6/64, m/i, Pvt, Co. I, 30th MI INF, 12/14/64, m/o 6/24/65, Detroit, MI
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Birth: 12/27/1842, Norwich, VT
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Vassar, MI
Marker/Plot: Block P, Section 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 63953149
Alias?: None noted
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)
Cousin of Joann (Osgerby) Geybels, Edegem, Antwerpen, BELGIUM
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Riverside Cemetery, Vassar, MI
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BiographyAlonzo Slafter, son of William Slafter, was born in Norwich, Windsor County, Vt., December 27, 1842, and came to Tuscola with his parents in 1849, and since has resided here, with the exception of the time he spent in the army.
On the 8th of December, 1864 he enlisted in the Thirtieth Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and served until the 23rd of June 1865. They rendezvoused at Camp Blair, Jackson, and from there were ordered to Keely's Hall, corner of Orleans and Lafayette Streets, Detroit, where they were mustered in, and were afterward at the Detroit barracks, on what was termed "frontier service" and enforced the passport system.
Mr. Slafter has a farm near the village of Tuscola, and at one time was engaged in the nursery business, having an original stock of 64,000 trees.
History of Tuscola and Bay Counties Mich. with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Spome of Their Prominent Men and Pioneers. Chicago: H.R. Page & Co., 1883.
ArticleAged Vassar Man Seriously Injured by Runaway Team
Vassar - Alonzo Slafter, one of the county's oldest pioneers was seriously injured when he was knocked down by a runaway team of horses near the Atkins Hardware store on Huron Avenue. The team was owned by Ray Larrabee. The aged man suffered severe injuries to his chest, ribs and skull, which doctors fear may prove fatal. His daughter, Mrs. Ada Coleman of Ann Arbor was called home, arriving Saturday evening.
Tuscola County Advertiser, April 1924.
ObituaryAlonzo Slafter [son of William Slafter and Roisa Hovey Johnson], one of Tuscola county's oldest residents passed away Apr. 28 as a result of injuries received when a runaway team bore him down while crossing a street in Vassar. He was 81 years of age. He came to Tuscola County [from Vermont] when he was seven years of age.
Vassar Pioneer Times, Vassar, Michigan, May 9, 1924.
Courtesy of Joann Osgerby Geybels