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Friday, August 5, 2011

Funeral Card Friday - A Union Soldier

My great great Grandfather, Philip Roesch served three years (1862-1865) in the Civil War.  This Union solder was born on May 1, 1842 in Baden, Germany.  He sailed to Amercia with his family in 1857 at the age of 14.  He died in Potosi, Wisconsin on March 18, 1940 two months shy of 98th birthday. Surviving his death were two sons, three daughters, eight grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  He was buried in the British Hollow Cemetery where miltary rights were held.

1 comment:

  1. I heard "Crossing The Bar" at my father's Celebration of Life Services. Since then I have heard it a couple of times. I really like this poem and it seem befitting for your Great Great Grandfather. What a wonderful testimony for a man of honor.


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