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Wheeler, Zimri B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 32, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/24/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. I, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 3/4/64, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1829, Calais, VT
Death: 12/14/1903

Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 124290633

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/11/1879; widow Stella M., 1/21/1904, VT
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
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 Paula Robbins Page, Westmoreland, NH

2nd Great Granduncle of Maurice Cerutti, North Montpelier, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT

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Obituary

EAST ELMORE

Z. B. Wheeler of Woodbury, former pastor here, was buried last Wednesday, Dec. 16. Our sympathy goes out to Mrs. Wheeler in her sorrow; only the Friday before, December 11, her mother, Mrs. Cheney, died. Mr. Wheeler's funeral was at Memorial Hall, North Calais.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, December 24, 1903.

SOUTH WOODBURY

The funeral of the Rev. Z. B. Wheeler took place from memorial hall, North Calais, Wednesday, December 16, the Rev. Mr. Dixon officiating. The occasion called out a large number of people, and many old soldiers were present to pay the last tribute to their old comrade. The deceased served in the Civil war, being a member of Co. I, 11th regiment, and chaplain of Stowe post, G. A. R. He was a staunch republican, a strong advocate of temperance reform and in every good work was at the front. His religious creed was Methodist, which he preached for many years, but was broad minded, and ready to join hands with his brethren in other communions, as in his own. He leaves to mourn his loss, a wife, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Angell, Mrs. Faith Lawson, a son, Burt Wheeler, and a stepson, Bernard Howard.

Source: Burlington Free Press, December 23, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.