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1883 List of Pensioners, Benton County, Iowa
Source: List of Pensioners. "Benton County, Iowa". 1883. pp. 654-657

       Key : g.s.w.- gun shot wound; wd.- wound; dis.- disease; inj.- injury; chr.- chronic;
             rt.- right; var.- varicose; ; vis. - viscera; surv.- survivor; 1812- War of 1812.
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Pension                                                                                    Date of
Document                                                                          Monthly  original
Number    Name of pensioner        P.O. address   Cause for which pensioned       rate     allowance
-------   -----------------------  ------------   ------------------------------  -------  ---------
132,940   Adair, Samuel A.         Vinton         father                          $ 8.00   Aug 1869
155,751   Alcorn, Jeremiah         Vinton         g.s.w. left shoulder              2.00   Oct 1878
108,927   Amburso, William         Mount Auburn   g.s.w. rt. side, dis. of lungs   10.00   ... ....
116,916   Snell, Angelina G.       Belle Plaine   mother                            8.00   Aug 1868
186,830   Applegate, Jane          Blairstown     widow                             8.00   Jan 1880
190,985   Arbuckle, William        Watkins        father                            8.00   Jan 1881
104,022   Arlinghouse, Barnadina   Shellsburgh    mother                            8.00   Dec 1876
 59,906   Ayers, Andrew            Garrison       g.s.w. rt. leg & thigh            6.00   ... ....
219,347   Baird Chas. W.           Shellsburgh    lung disease                      4.00   Oct 1882
179,045   Barker, Ruel N.          Vinton         injury to abdomen                 2.00   Nov 1880
124,165   Barr, John W.            Vinton         g.s.w. right side                 8.50   ... ....
118,790   Barr, Thomas             Shellsburgh    g.s.w. thigh & leg                4.00   ... ....
153,119   Bartschever, John        Vinton         g.s.w. left hip                   4.00   May 1878
 22,152   Benedick, Betsey         Watkins        widow 1812                        8.00   Apr 1879
157,787   Benson, Clara            Vinton         widow & child                     8.00   Mar 1872
 23,291   Roberts, Betsey          Belle Plaine   widow 1812                        8.00   Apr 1879
141,360   Black, Jonathan C.       Urbanna        chr. diarrhea                     3.00   ... ....
194,143   Black, James J.          Urbanna        chr. diarrhea                     4.00   Aug 1881
 32,128   Black, Sarah             Urbanna        widow 1812                        8.00   Jan 1882
197,933   Bordwell, Lyman D.       Vinton         father                            8.00   Dec 1882
119,257   Bowen, William H.        Vinton         g.s.w. right arm                  4.00   ... ....
136,361   Bower, Cornelius D.      Vinton         rheumatism                        8.00   ... ....
175,524   Bower, Hannah            Watkins        mother                            8.00   Nov 1876
 69,126   Boyden, John H.          Vinton         wd. left hand                     3.00   ... ....
223,660   Brewer, Ira E.           Vinton         chr. diar. dis. of lungs          2.00   Dec 1882
 26,321   Buch, William            Blairstown     g.s.w. left shoulder              6.00   ... ....
 29,852   Burrell, Dorathy         Vinton         mother                            8.00   Sep 1864
 87,947   Byxbe, William           Vinton         g.s.w. spine                      4.00   ... ....
 75,483   Campbell, Samuel M.      Vinton         wd. right arm                     4.00   ... ....
115,578   Campbell, Americus       Vinton         g.s.w. right arm                  4.00   ... ....
130,153   Cantonwine, David        Vinton         scurvy                            4.00   ... ....
 20,184   Caroer, Elizabeth A.     Shellsburgh    widow                             8.00   Jan 1868
.......   Chapel, Reuben H.        Mount Auburn   diarrhea & bronchitis             6.00   ... ....
 98,294   Chess, John              Belle Plaine   dis. of eyes                      8.00   ... ....
173,124   Chown, John J.           Belle Plaine   dis. of eyes                     12.00   Sep 1880
122,630   Christie, Jacob R.       Vinton         chr. diarrhea, dis. of abd.      12.50   ... ....
                                                    vis. & rheumatism.
193,998   Clark, Alvin             Vinton         dis. lungs, chr. diar             4.00   Aug 1881
 46,330   Coder, Phillip M.        Vinton         loss right leg                   24.00   ... ....
141,332   Colcord, Edward H.       Vinton         inj. to abdomen                  15.00   ... ....
142,341   Cook, James W.           Vinton         g.s.w. left hand                  2.00   ... ....
159,096   Cottrell, Anna           Vinton         mother                            8.00   Aug 1872
 22,650   Crandall, Augusta H.     Vinton         widow 1812                        8.00   Apr 1879
165,221   Crouch, Thomas A.        Vinton         dis. of lungs                     6.00   Mar 1880
180,128   Davis, Henry S.          Belle Plaine   dis. of eyes                      2.00   Jan 1881
194,069   Davis, George M.         Norway         inj. to abdomen                   4.00   Aug 1881
 21,312   Dearth, Jeremiah         Mount Auburn   loss of left eye                  8.00   ... ....
  7,784   Delong, Laura            Shellsburgh    widow                             8.00   Mar 1868
138,953   Dim, John C.             Vinton         g.s.w. right leg                  4.00   ... ....
169,382   Dodge, Elijah S.         Vinton         dis. of kidneys, hepatitis,       4.00   Jun 1880
                                                    rheumatism, bronchitis.
189,385   Daniels, Sullivan        Vinton         g.s.w. left thigh                 ....   May 1881
189,945   Downs, James             Urbanna        father                            8.00   Oct 1880
172,343   Drake, Daniel S.         Blairstown     rheumatism and dis. of heart      8.00   Aug 1880
 88,476   Drilling, Larra          Urbanna        widow                             8.00   May 1867
206,885   Dulaney, William         Watkins        rheumatism, dis. of lungs         6.00   Apr 1882
105,990   Dunn, Silas S.           Vinton         wd. both thighs                   6.00   ... ....
 48,531   Easterly, Jacob N.       Burk           wd. rt. thigh                    18.00   ... ....
196,809   Eaton, Samuel            Urbanna        father                            8.00   Jul 1882
155,051   Edmond, Samuel M.        Vinton         chr. diarrhea                     4.00   Aug 1878
179,521   Elliott, John A.         Belle Plaine   rheumatism                        6.00   Dec 1880
125,629   Ellis, Dewitt C.         Belle Plaine   chr. diarrhea                     6.00   ... ....
 69,677   Ellis, Kate              Belle Plaine   widow                             8.00   Jul 1867
117,933   Elson, James M.          Shellsburgh    g.s.w. rt. thigh                  8.00   ... ....
 52,883   Evans, Edward M.         Vinton         loss of right leg                24.00   ... ....
172,630   Felker, Ezra B.          Vinton         g.s.w. left hip                   2.00   Aug 1880
221,110   Fiss, John G.            Garrison       inj. to back                      2.00   Nov 1882
187,729   Flickinger, Anna C.      Garrison       mother                            8.00   Apr 1880
170,389   Frey, John               Garrison       chr. diarr. and dis. of lungs     4.00   Jun 1880
183,208   Garretson, George R.     Shellsburgh    chr. diar. & g.s.w. rt. arm       6.00   Feb 1881
189,212   Gee, Herbert S.          Urbanna        spinal disease                    4.00   May 1881
176,412   Goodwin, Elliott         Vinton         chr. diarrhea                     2.00   ... ....
166,814   Goon, Elias              Vinton         inj. rt. hand                     2.00   Apr 1880
 40,052   Greer, Nancy             Blairstown     mother                            8.00   Feb 1865
 19,879   Grott, Henry A.          Van Horn       wd. left jaw                      4.00   ... ....
116,953   Hall, James A.           Shellsburgh    poison from poke root             4.00   ... ....
163,766   Harrington, Clinton O.   Vinton         g.s.w. left hand                  4.00   Dec 1879
124,626   Hawley, William          Urbanna        g.s.w. left side                  6.00   ... ....
220,696   Hay, John                Belle Plaine   g.s.w. right wrist                2.00   Nov 1882
 41,568   Hayhurst, Angeline       Vinton         widow                             8.00   Sep 1875
223,150   Hazen, Franklin D.       Belle Plaine   shell wd. rt. shoulder            2.00   Dec 1882
162,754   Heath, Merrit S.         Shellsburgh    g.s.w. left shoulder              4.00   Oct 1879
168,766   Heller, Joel             Vinton         injury to abdomen                 8.00   May 1880
176,386   Helms, John              Garrison       dis. of abdominal viscera         8.00   Oct 1880
165,911   Henry, James W.          Vinton         facial paralysis                  4.00   Mar 1880
215,783   Hertzberger, Henry       Keystone       g.s.w. of head                    4.00   Jul 1882
166,175   Hileman, Isaac           Belle Plaine   chronic diarrhea                  4.00   Mar 1880
 30,593   Hite, Barbara            Vinton         mother                            8.00   Sep 1864
 33,069   Hite, Jacob              Vinton         g.s.w. of left thigh              4.00   ... ....
189,534   Hite, Valentine          Vinton         father                            8.00   Apr 1880
192,187   Hoffe, Christopher       Garrison       chr. diarrhea                     4.00   Jun 1881
179,447   Holden, Mary A.          Vinton         Widow                             8.00   Dec 1877
211,969   Hopkins, Samuel          Norway         dis. of eyes                      4.00   Jun 1882
159,610   Horton, Cary F.          Shellsburgh    malarial poisoning                2.00   May 1879
 65,127   Hovey, Sophia            Belle Plaine   widow                             8.00   Feb 1866
150,831   Huston, Rachel W.        Vinton         widow                             8.00   Apr 1874
215,392   Jenks, Jonathan          Vinton         chr. diar & dis. rt. foot         2.00   Jul 1882
 90,370   Johnson, Peter           Van Horn       g.s.w. chest                      4.00   ... ....
147,994   Joyce, Jacob             Garrison       shell wd. head                    2.00   Aug 1877
186,926   Kearchyea, Elizabeth     Belle Plaine   mother                            8.00   Feb 1880
216,240   Kelley, Alva W.          Vinton         g.s.w. left thigh                 4.00   Aug 1882
178,165   Kendall, Harriet C.      Vinton         mother                            8.00   Jul 1877
216,?01   Kerst, Augustus          Blairstown     g.s.w. left thigh                 2.00   Aug 1882
192,244   Kimball, Caroline        Vinton         mother                            8.00   May 1881
168,954   Kimball, Cassius B.      Vinton         dis. of lungs                     4.00   Jun 1880
187,835   Knuth, William           Vinton         chro. diarrhea                    4.00   May 1881
196,694   Kouns, Elizabeth S.      Vinton         mother                            8.00   Jun 1882
168,999   La Rue, Chambers C.      Van Horn       g.s.w. left thigh, chr. diar.     6.00   Jun 1880
    409   Lane, Abigail Ann        Belle Plaine   mother                            8.00   Nov 1864
198,930   Leibsch, John            Urbanna        chr.diar.lumbago & dis. of liver  4.00   Dec 1881
167,457   Lenthers, Isaac          Belle Plaine   chr. rheumatism                  12.00   May 1880
145,008   Leonard, Henry           Blairstown     g.s.w. rt. leg                    4.00   ... ....
 49,711   Locke, Parmenas A.       Vinton         wd. left foot                     2.66   ... ....
 60,252   Loden, James             Shellsburgh    g.s.w. face                      14.00   ... ....
 31,817   Louther, Azariah         Shellsburgh    ophthalmia                        4.00   ... ....
185,491   Magill, John             Vinton         disease of lungs                  4.00   Mar 1881
216,265   Maholm, Cyrus            Belle Plaine   g.s.w. index finger & left arm    4.00   Aug 1882
 63,396   Manler, Jasper           Blairstown     g.s.w. left thigh                 6.00   ... ....
 65,766   Marine, Stephen A.       Vinton         loss rt. leg                     24.00   ... ....
126,934   Massman, Alvin S.        Shellsburgh    g.s.w. left breast                2.00   ... ....
143,690   Matthews, John P.        Vinton         g.s.w. right leg                  6.00   ... ....
 30,560   Maynard, William         Vinton         g.s.w. left thigh                 2.00   ... ....
 48,473   McDuff, William          Vinton         wd. right hip                     5.33   ... ....
175,317   Miner, Hiram             Blairstown     g.s.w. left thigh                 4.00   Oct 1880
214,632   Moeller, Henry           Luzerne        blindness of left eye             4.00   Jun 1882
 92,342   Morris, Wilber F.        Vinton         wd. of breast                    12.00   Feb 1869
139,730   Morrison, John W.        Vinton         disease of eyes                   8.00   ... ....
117,102   Muller, Louisa           Newhall        widow                             8.00   Aug 1868
 13,978   Murphy, Elizabeth        Vinton         widow                             8.00   Feb 1867
147,811   Mutchler, Lucinda        Vinton         widow                             8.00   Feb 1871
 27,088   Neumuyer, Henry C.       Blairstown     wd. left leg                      4.00   ... ....
 41,927   Newton, Isaac            Shellsburgh    g.s.w. rt. foot                  10.00   ... ....
150,155   Oppelt, Sylvanus C.      Vinton         inj. left eye                     4.00   Dec 1877
212,127   Painter, Lewis           Belle Plaine   g.s.w. of rt. thigh               2.00   Jun 1882
167,187   Palmer, Henry A.         Vinton         g.s.w. left arm                   4.00   May 1879
190,145   Parmater, William P.     Vinton         g.s.w. of right thigh             4.00   Jun 1881
 55,681   Pemberton, Hettie M.     Vinton         widow                             8.00   Feb 1867
 86,590   Pitts, William H.        Shellsburgh    kick left leg                     6.00   ... ....
  9,989   Porter, William Y.       Shellsburgh    loss thumb & finger               6.00   ... ....
 81,767   Pratt, Diantha           Garrison       widow                             8.00   May 1869
180,392   Preston, Chandler        Vinton         chr. diarrhea, dis. of abd.       8.00   Dec 1880
                                                    vis., disease of rectum.
204,127   Pruitt, William          Garrison       inj. left arm                     2.00   Mar 1882
176,744   Raymond, John N.         Garrison       chr. diarrhea                     4.00   Oct 1880
167,090   Redfield, Stephen D.     Vinton         dis. of eyes, sunstroke           7.50   Apr 1880
223,701   Reeves, Alvin B.         Norway         g.s.w. left thigh                 2.00   Dec 1882
 44,411   Reisser, Charles         Blairstown     g.s.w. both thighs                6.00   ... ....
 27,029   Reynolds, Peter M.       Vinton         g.s.w. jaw & rt. thigh           12.00   ... ....
187,667   Richardson, Silas J.     Belle Plaine   minor of                         16.00   Apr 1880
 18,362   Riley, Alexander         Norway         surv. 1812                        8.00   Aug 1872
 29,002   Roberson, Mary           Belle Plaine   widow 1812                        8.00   Apr 1880
187,594   Robinson, Susannah       Urbanna        mother                            8.00   Mar 1880
140,801   Rose, Abraham            Vinton         chr. diarrhea                     4.00   ... ....
    710   Rose, Abraham            Vinton         surv. 1812                        8.00   Oct 1871
 36,407   Roster, John C.          Burk           g.s.w. rt. leg                    8.00   ... ....
180,363   Rowan, John W.           Vinton         g.s.w. rt. thumb                  1.00   Dec 1880
180,097   Sawyer, Spencer A.       Urbanna        g.s.w. rt. thigh                  1.00   Dec 1880
 21,010   Schoonover, Joseph O.    Garrison       wd. rt. leg                       2.00   ... ....
219,539   Shields, John H.         Vinton         scorbutus, dis. feet             10.00   Oct 1882
212,946   Shields, John C.         Vinton         g.s.w. left thigh                 4.00   Jun 1882
 82,222   Shiffer, Mary            Vinton         mother                            8.00   Aug 1866
 47,110   Shoemaker, Nancy         Vinton         widow                             8.00   Mar 1867
109,152   Shultz, Simon L.         Belle Plaine   inj. rt. foot, loss of great toe  8.00   ... ....
217,002   Shutts, Lewis E.         Van Horn       g.s.w. left hip                   4.00   Aug 1882
 26,292   Smith, Jerusha           Urbanna        widow 1812                        8.00   Aug 1879
168,116   Smith, Frederick         Shellsburgh    inj. to left shoulder             6.00   May 1880
 50,268   Smith, Phillip           Newhall        wd. left arm                     18.00    ... ....
 87,713   Smock, Phebe J.          Vinton         widow                             8.00   Jan 1867
 72,267   Smock, John W.           Vinton         loss left leg                    24.00   ... ....
195,750   Smocks, William S.       Vinton         dis. of lungs                     4.00   Sep 1881
 28,005   St. Clair, William       Vinton         g.s.w. of left leg                4.00   ... ....
218,484   Starks, Lyman H.         Vinton         sunstroke and results             4.00   Sep 1882
203,682   Stedman, Dudley E.       Vinton         dis. of feet & inj. to abdomen    8.00   Feb 1882
204,246   Stedman, Elihu H.        Vinton         disease of kidney                12.75   Mar 1882
186,594   Stedman, Elbert P.       Vinton         dis. of lungs                    10.00   Apr 1881
 46,985   Stewart, Margaret J.     Vinton         widow                             8.00   Jul 1867
181,191   Stickney, Wallace N.     Vinton         sh. wd. shoulder & breast         4.00   Jan 1881
151,232   Summers, John C.         Shellsburgh    g.s.w. rt. shoulder               4.50   Feb 1878
154,813   Summers, Charles S.      Shellsburgh    inj. to abdomen                   7.50   Aug 1878
151,933   Swafford, Benjamin P.    Belle Plaine   inj. to abdomen                   8.00   Mar 1878
 19,063   Swallorn, Phebe          Shellsburgh    widow 1812                        8.00   Feb 1879
191,876   Taggart, Samuel          Vinton         g.s.w. left arm                   4.00   Jun 1881
 78,826   Taylor, James            Urbanna        ? mother                          8.00   Jul 1866
 70,306   Thompson, Arod           Vinton         chr. diarrhea                     4.00   ... ....
173,211   Thompson, Sophia         Norway         widow & child                     8.00   May 1876
199,578   Thompson, Joseph S.      Vinton         g.s.w. left arm                   1.00   Dec 1881
 52,147   Thompson, Martha         Shellsburgh    mother                            8.00   Jul 1865
155,671   Thrasher, Notley H.      Blairstown     g.s.w. 1st finger left hand       6.00   Oct 1878
191,864   Tinkham, Jacob L.        Vinton         chr. diarrhea                     4.00   Jun 1881
186,915   Todd, Jonathan V.        Urbanna        2d toe rt. foot                   2.00   Apr 1881
183,898   Tracy, Lydia             Shellsburgh    mother                            8.00   Apr 1879
197,020   Turner, Mary E.          Vinton         widow                             8.00   Aug 1882
186,783   Van Meter, Josina        Blairstown     mother                           20.00   Jan 1880
211,489   Vaughar, Samuel J.       Garrison       g.s.w. left hand                  2.00   Jun 1882
157,055   Vorheis, Sarah O         Vinton         widow                             8.00   Apr 1872
145,436   Vosburgh, Abram          Belle Plaine   g.s.w. left thigh, var. veins     8.00   May 1877
 80,672   Voss, Henry              Blairstown     g.s.w. rt. shoulder               6.00   ... ....
171,068   Waitman, Sarah           Urbanna        mother                            8.00   Nov 1875
 20,123   Walley, Thomas B.        Vinton         g.s.w. left leg                   4.00   ... ....
 42,937   Warner, Horace E.        Vinton         loss left arm                    24.00   ... ....
181,375   Warner, Henry F.         Garrison       chr. diarr. & dis. of abd. vis.   2.00   Jan 1881
180,169   Webb, John R.            Vinton         father                            8.00   Feb 1878
.......   Wells, William H.        Watkins        dis. of ears                      2.00   Jun 1882
158,488   Westcratt, Marsh P.      Mount Auburn   g.s.w. of face                    4.00   Mar 1879
 31,763   Whipple, Emily B.        Vinton         widow                             8.00   Oct 1864
 76,283   White, Margaret          Luzerne        mother                            8.00   Jun 1866
192,778   Wier, Braytonette M.     Shellsburgh    widow & 2 children                8.00   Jun 1881
154,490   Wilson, Henry M.         Vinton         disease of eyes                  12.75   Jul 1878
152,693   Winslow, Noah S.         Belle Plaine   chr. diarrhea                     6.00   Apr 1878
170,777   Wolf, James              Mount Auburn   chr. diarrhea                     4.00   Jun 1880
179,441   Wood, Nancy              Vinton         mother                            8.00   Dec 1877
139,946   Wood, Eliza              Vinton         mother                            8.00   Feb 1870

       Key : g.s.w.- gun shot wound; wd.- wound; dis.- disease; inj.- injury; chr.- chronic;
             rt.- right; var.- varicose; ; vis. - viscera; surv.- survivor; 1812- War of 1812.

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