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Puffer, Frank J.


Age: 18, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/20/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. I, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 12/19/63, cred. to Guilford, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 12/28/1843, Readsboro, VT
Death: 01/08/1926

Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, IL
Marker/Plot: Plot: B. 87 L. 7 (40.74331 88.50398)
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 19524284


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/18/1890, MA; widow Mary, 2/10/1926, IL
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


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Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, IL

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Fairbury Blade
January 15,1926


Frank J. Puffer was born at Reedsboro, Vt., on December 28, 1843, and passed away at his home, 408 East Chestnut street, last Friday morning at the age of 82 years and 11 days.

Mr. Puffer spent the greater part of his life in Vermont and other eastern states, coming to Chicago in January, 1894, where for eleven years he followed to occupation of saw filer for Swift & Co. On July 23, 1898, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Reed at St. Joe, Mich., who survives him. His health failing, Mr. and Mrs. Puffer came to Fairbury five years ago.

In 1862, Mr. Puffer, who was then 18 years of age, enlisted in the Union army with Co. J of the 16th Vermont regiment. Later he served in Co. H of the 8th Vermont regiment.

Mr. Puffer was a man of quiet, unassuming ways, and held the respect of all who knew him.

The funeral services were held at the home, Sunday afternoon, Rev. R. G. Stacy officiating. Interment was in Graceland cemetery.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History