Robbins, Charles Henry 1836-1924
ROBBINS, GALER, MITCHELL, LANGE, MCGINNIS, WANDELL
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Date: 7/26/2014 at 20:51:29
Death of Another Civil War Veteran
Charles Henry Robbins was born June 25th, 1836 in Canada West and died at his home near Osborne, April 3rd, 1924 aged 87 years, 9 months and 8 days. He came with his parents to the United States when two years of age, residing in Ohio for a short while, and thence to Illinois where he grew to young manhood, and coming to Iowa in September 1855 settling in Cox Creek township, which has been his home ever since.
He volunteered for service in the Union Army August 15th, 1862, and was assigned to Company B, 21st Iowa Infantry, serving until July 15th, 1865.
He was married to Hannah Galer Sept. 22nd, 1869. To this union seven children were born, five of whom are still living, viz, Mrs. Jas. Mitchell of Marquette, Ia., Charles at home, Mrs. Clara Lange of Red Wing, Minn., and John and Robert at Mederville. One daughter, Elsie died May 12, 1895 and another daughter, Mrs. Evert McGinnis died April 14th, 1914.
Besides his aged wife and children, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Henry Wandell of Greene, Iowa, 26 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the home Saturday conducted by Rev. C.H. Franke of Elkader. Burial was in the Mederville cemetery. The pall bearers were J.J. McDermott, John Galer, Ed Berns, R.E. McDermott, Elmer Galer and P.M. Connelly.
A good man and worthy citizen has gone to his reward. May he rest in peace. -Volga City News.
~The Elkader Register, Thursday, April 10, 1924
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