LaSalle County

Isaac B. Baumgardner


Isaac B. Baumgardner, 104th Civil war veteran, died at his residence in South Ottawa at 6 o'clock this (Thursday) morning, after a very brief illness. Dropsy was the disease.

Mr. Baumgardner was born in Lancaster county, Pa., April 29, 1833, was married to Miss Barbara Ann Shunk November 21, 1853, and came to this city in 1854, where he had since resided. He enlisted in Company E, 104th regiment of Ill. Vols., August 11, 1862, was in the battle of Hartville and on the Tullohoma campaign, in which he contracted chronic rheumatism and was discharged January 9, 1864. On his return home he engaged in work at his trade of a tinner. He conducted a shop of his own for a number of years, until old age and the infirmities made his retirement advisable.

Mr. Baumgardner was a member of Seth C. Earl G. A. R., post, Ottawa lodge, No. 41, I.O.O.F. and Occidential lodge, No 40, A. F. & A.M.

The deceased leaves surviving him three children -his wife died February 1, 1917 - Mrs. Mary Hulse, of Ottawa, Mrs. Sarah E. Challis, of Scott's Bluff, Neb., and Daisy M. Hayward, of Grand Ridge. Also sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Source: Ottawa Republican Times, Thursday, Oct. 31, 1918, Page 3, Col. 4, contributed by Oma sanders

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