Madison County, Iowa



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Veteran's Name: Means, Lewis Foster

Father: John Means - born 18 Aug 1812, died Feb 1911, Clarkdale, Missouri
Residence:  Father's nativity: 
Occupation: Farmer & Carpenter Mother: Eliza Marr - died ca 1883, buried near Liberty, Missouri
Date of birth: 28 Aug 1840 Mother's nativity: near Liberty, Missouri
Place of birth: near Liberty, Clay, Missouri Wife: Anna Weeks, born 01 Aug 1844, Peoria, Illinois, married 21 Sep 1861, Winterset, Iowa, died 07 Nov 1901 Madison County, Iowa
Date of death: 19 Aug 1926 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Creston, Union, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union, Iowa  
Cause of death: 


  Eola (James) Steele - died Yakima Washington 1939

  John (Anna Williams) - Widow living Cresco, Iowa Oct 1947

  Willie (William) - died in infancy

  Ivan (Ida Comer) - Lorimor, Iowa

  Bertha (Curtis) Shutts - died 27 Sep 1946 at Macksburg

  Luella (Rev. Forrest S) Heizer - Essex, Iowa

  Rev. F. A. - died 11 Nov 1946

  Ethel (Frederick W) Blessing - *** of F. W. who died Seattle, King, Washington 01 Aug 1945 (Spanish War Veteran), son of Miles Blessing, member G.A.R. Portland, Oregon Mrs. Ethel Means Blessing - res Winterset, Iowa (847)

  Andrew V. Means (married Grace Wilson) - Lincoln, Nebraska, Grace Wilson a daughter of a Civil War Veteran member D.U.V. Past Dept President, etc.

War record
  Rank: Coproral Company: A Regiment: 39th
  State: Iowa Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 09 Aug 1862
  Enlistment age: 22 Residence: Winterset
  Mustered out: 05 Jun 1865 at Washington D.C.
  Service Record: Promoted 8th Corporal 09 Aug 1864; taken prisoner 05 Oct 1864 at Allatoona, Georgia, paroled; promoted 4th Corporal 24 Apr 1865
GAR membership
  Post name: J. D. Craven Date joined: 24 Apr 1885
  Post No.: 198 (36) Age at joining: 
  Place: Macksburg Transfers: 
  Post name: T. J. Potter Date joined: card 2nd term 1904
  Post No.: 440 (S168) Age at joining: 
  Place: Creston, Union, Iowa Transfers: 
Sources: Information re family given by Mrs. Ethel Blessing in office G.A.R. 07 Oct 1947 - name of father, Lewis Foster Means; Roster Iowa Coldiers: (lewis F) - Co. A; Ex-Soldiers living Ia. 1886: (L.F.) - Co A. - res Macksburg; G.A.R. Muster Roll 1st & 3rd ed: Co I; Record of Posts: Co A

1. Grandfather - Andrew Means, born North Carolina, married ____ Hinsley, Veteran of War of 1812

2. Great-grandfather - Andrew Means, born Pennsylvania, Veteran of Revolutionary War

3. Great-great-grandfather - Hugh Mean, born Ireland


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 28 Dec 2005.