Elmer, Lorenzo David
Age: 31, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: 1st Co. Vt. Drafted Men; enl 7/13/63, m/i 7/13/63, PVT, Co. K, 6th VT INF, tr to Co A 10/16/64, tr to VRC 4/25/65, m/o 9/4/65
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Birth: 09/26/1831, Vernon, VT
Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 121569503
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/26/1871; widow Maria C., 7/3/1907, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Lorenzo D. Elmer
Lorenzo Davis Elmer was born in Vernon, Vermont, 26 Sept., 1831, son of Levi & Clarissa (Sylvester) Elmer. He m. 17 Oct., 1857, Maria C. Redfield of Brattleboro, Vt. Lorenzo came from a family of ten children. His father died in early 1840, and his mother died a year later. He was left an orphan at the age of 8 years and 6 months. By industry and perseverance, he worked his way up to a position with the railroad service. He was 20 years old when the Civil War broke and he enlisted in Co. "F", 6th Vt. Vols. He participated in 19 battles. He was wounded at Cedar Creek, Virgina. At the close of the war after 26 months of constant service, he was honorably discharged. He returned to the railroad and worked for many years in various capacities. He was a Republican and a Freemason. He and Maria lived in Brattleboro, Vermont and then Northfield, Otter River, Templeton and Millers Falls, Massachusetts. His children were all graduates of Temple High School. When the 1900 census was taken, Lorenzo and Maria were living in Montague, Mass. Lorenzo was then 68 years old and retired. Children:
1. Henry L., b. 8 May, 1859 ... d. 7 Nov., 1861 2. George D., b. 9 May, 1863.
3. Carrie Elvira, b. 6 Dec., 1865.
4. Mary Esther, b. Northfield, Mass., 14 Oct., 1869.
5. Frank R., b. Templeton, Mass., 19 Nov., 1873.
Courtesy of Linda M. Welch, Dartmouth College.
Lorenzo D. Elmer, who died in Millers Falls, Mass., Wednesday morning, was born in Vernon 75 years ago. He spent his early manhood in Brattleboro, where he was in charge of the section for the railroad. Later he was transferred to a similar position at Templeton and 17 years ago was obliged by ill-health to give up his position. He went to Millers Falls and opened a newsstand, which he continued until the fire of 1895. Increasing infirmity compelled him to give up all business, and his son-in-law, C. L. Cook, took it up. Seven years ago he had a shock, since which time he had been a great sufferer. The characteristic of Mr. Elmer's life was reliability. He had been a helpful citizen and kind neighbor, and will be mourned by a large circle of friends. He was a soldier in the 6th Vermont regiment and was wounded on the day of Sheridan's ride. Besides a widow, four children survive him, Mrs. C. L. Cook and Frank R. Elmer of Millers Falls, Mrs. Fred Howland of Portland, Me., and George D. Elmer of Boston. The funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. and the body will be brought to Brattleboro, the family burial place.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, March 22, 1907
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.