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Amos Ketchum, 1842-1916


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/10/2009 at 12:55:38

Amos Ketchum was born October 27, 1842 at Elmira, NY. He passed away at his home in Estherville Jan. 15, 1916 at the age of 73.

He enlisted in the U. S. Army when quite young and served in the Civil War for four years as a member of the 107th N.Y. Infantry. He fought in some of the fiercest battles of the war, Bull Run, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam and Dallas. He was wounded four times and mustered out June 30, 1865.

Shortly after the war was over in 1865, he went into Ohio and Wisconsin and then to Iowa where he has spent the remainder of his life. He was an honored member of the G.A.R.

On August 4, 1868 he was married to Adaline Creta Lingenfelter. To this union three children were born, all of whom survive him, E. J. Ketchum, Hattie Rose and Florence Brown all of Estherville. His wife passed away in 1904. In May 1905 he was married to Mrs. Genta Lyman. There are also three sisters surviving; one in Kansas City, MO. and two in New York state; the three children; three step children, and four grandchildren.

Contributed by: Phyllis Irish. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Iowa, January 19, 1916.


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