Madison County



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Greer, John L

Residence:  Father's nativity: 
Occupation:  Mother: 
Date of birth: Abt 1844 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: Indiana Wife: Rebecca G. (died 19 Nov 1892, age 50-8-18, buried Moon Cem)
Date of death:  2nd wife: 
Place of death:  3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Moon Cemetery, Macksburg, Madison, Iowa  
Cause of death: 



War record
  Rank: Private Company: H Regiment: 23rd
  State: Iowa Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 02 Aug 1862
  Enlistment age: 18 Residence: Winterset, Madison, Iowa
  Mustered out: 
  Discharged: For disability 08 Aug 1863, Vicksburg, Mississippi
GAR membership
  Post name: J. D. Craven Date joined: 09 Jun 1893
  Post No.: 198 (13) Age at joining: 
  Place: Macksburg Transfers: Dr. 1885; Disch. 1st term 1896
  Post name: Union Date joined: cd 1st term 1905
  Post No.: 441 (121) Age at joining: 
  Place: Creston, Union, Iowa Transfers: 
Sources: Roster Iowa Soldiers: (John L)

1. Also served Company G, 23rd Iowa Infantry and Unassigned, 29th Iowa Infantry.

2. Writing Custodian Cemetery May 17, 1949. Vernie Busch, Cemetery Clerk at Macksburg, Iowa writes May 21, 1949: John L. Greer is buried Lot 16 in Moon Cemetery, lot purchased in 1906. Has no monument. Monument next to his grave has this inscription: Rebecca G., wife of J. L. Greer, died Nov 19, 1892, age 50 yr 8 mo 18 da.

3. It appears that John L. Greer may have been a resident of Union County but joined the Macksburg Post because of its proximity to his farm.

4. Several letters and extra cards accompanied the GAR card. Contact the Madison County Coordinator for copies.


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 15 Dec 2005.