Balluff, Victor 'Vic' 1843-1896
BALLUFF, MULLEN, EVERETTS
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/20/2019 at 17:47:31
At his residence near Strawberry Point, on Monday Jan. 13th, 1896, occurred the death of Victor Balluff, aged 53 years 4 months and 2 days.
He was born in Wurtemberg, Germany Sept. 11, 1843, and came to Erie county N.Y., with his father in 1848. In 1850 they came to Clayton county and settled on the farm where he died.
In 1864 he enlisted in Co. H, 16th Iowa Infantry and served until the close of the war, having been with Sherman in his "march to the sea."
He was united in marriage in August 1866 with Miss Mary Mullen, of Hancock county, Ill. To them were born ten daughters and one son, viz: Mrs. Fred Everetts, Mrs. M.J. Everetts, Francis, Josephine, Gertrude, Nettie, Jane, Estella, Eva, Georgia and Susan.
The 'Strawberry Point Mail' in speaking of his death says: In 1882 "Vic" as he was generally called, purchased for his own the old homestead that had been his father's and where he had made his home during early manhood and until after his marriage. "Vic" Balluff was a popular man among all classes, one whose integrity was never doubted or questioned and many will miss his honest and hearty handshake and word of greeting in the future. He knew all men by word and action and judged no man idly for the sake of a sect or creed. Popular and a favorite always among the old veterans, it became their sad duty to lay him to rest Wednesday, according to the solemn burial rite of the Grand Army of the Republic. Another old "Vet" gone. He has been "mustered out" and "honorably discharged" from all earthly troubles, and now answers to the grand and final "roll call" before the Great Commander, not for entry on the "pension roll" but for re-enlistment among the Grand Army around the throne of God.
~Elkader Register 1/24/1896
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