IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 09/30/2017


Spanish-American War
April 21, 1898-April 11, 1899

Philippine Insurrection
1899-1902


Do you know of a Spanish-American War or Philippine Insurrection veteran who lived in Clayton county?
Do you have a photo? A biography?
A pertinent news article?
Contact the Clayton co. coordinator!

Researchers should bear in mind that there could be 'cross-over' between these two conflicts, and veterans may have served in both.

Mail-Press
Strawberry Point, Clayton co. Iowa
December 18, 1902

Iowa News.
The national guard regiments of Iowa have received new designations by an order issued by the governor the past week. They become the Fifty-third, Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth regiments instead of the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first and Fifty-second. The last numbers were those under which the regiments went into the Spanish-American war. After they returned the reorganization was effected as national guard companies and regiments instead of as volunteer soldiers of the government. The veterans asked that the names be changed. The matter hung fire for a year, but it has been reached finally. This permits the Spanish-American war veterans to retain their regimental identity separate from the similar organizations which are members of the local guards.

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Spanish-American War Veterans who lived in, served from or are buried in Clayton county, Iowa

~unless otherwise credited, this information is from the 'Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in Miscellaneous Organizations', Vol VI; 1911; names extracted by Karon King

Soldier Age Residence Birthplace Enlisted Discharged Company, Regiment Rank
Barnes, Guy K. 20 Strawberry Point Iowa 06/27/1898 05/13/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Brandes, George A. 26 Monona Iowa 06/24/1898 05/13/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Fisher, Vernon V. - gravestone, Edgewood cemetery 22 Edgewood Iowa 07/07/1898 05/13/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Ingels, Linnaus W. 26 Monona Iowa 07/20/1898 01/22/1899 Co. L, 49th Regiment Private
Jeffers, William J.
(Fold3: died 10/09/1941, buried Eastside cem., serial #1050)
    Illinois 04/26/1898 08/17/1899 Co. M, 51st IA Inf. Corporal
Kean, John H. 19 Monona Minnesota 06/25/1898 05/13/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Klingerman, Louis 30 Monona Illinois 07/20/1898 09/24/1898 Co. L, 49th Regiment Private
Needham, Bartholomew 28 Elkport Iowa 07/21/1898 05/13/1899 Co. L, 49th Regiment Private
Opperman, Sigmund M. - gravestone, Strawberry Pt. 21 Strawberry Point   06/27/1898 10/20/1898 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Page, Howard W. - gravestone, Moody cemetery           Co. A, 13th Minn. Infantry Private
Parrish, Martin W. - gravestone, Monona City cemetery
(Sp-Am War Register - online Missouri Digital Heritage)
24 Monona Missouri 06/13/1898
Sedalia, MO
03/03/1899 Co. I, 2nd MO Infantry Private
Radabah, Daniel Bert -Obituary   Graham          
Rush, Robert J. 22 McGregor Wisconsin 05/04/1898 05/13/1899 Co. D, 49th Regiment Private
Siege, Henry
(obit: died 10/13/1968 at the Iowa Soldier's Home, Marshalltown, IA)
29 Garnavillo Iowa 06/29/1898 05/13/1899 Co. D, 49th Regiment Private
Stapel, Arthur C.
(Fold3: pension #1232710; obit: died August 11, 1953 in the Iowa City Veterans Hospital)
23 Strawberry Point Iowa 06/27/1898 05/13/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Stapel, Frederick E. 23 Strawberry Point Iowa 06/29/1898 01/11/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
White, William H. 24 Monona Iowa 06/25/1898 05/13/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Wilder, Merten R. 21 Strawberry Point   06/28/1898 05/13/1899 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Wilson, Thomas L. 20 Garnavillo Iowa 06/18/1898 died 09/05/1898 Co. I, 49th Regiment Private
Zapf, Frank J. -Discharge record 31 Elkport Iowa 07/21/1898 05/13/1899 Co. L, 49th Regiment Private

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Veterans of the Philippine Insurrection who lived in, served from or are buried in Clayton county, Iowa

Soldier Age Residence Birthplace Enlisted Discharged Company, Regiment Rank
Brownson, Frank -Obituary -gravestone, National cem.   National National, IA 8/8/1899 5/8/1901 Co. M, 32nd U.S. V. Corporal

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Visit these websites for more information on the Spanish-American War
Library of Congress: The Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Centennial Website

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