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Galusha, Samuel 1841 – 1898


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 11/14/2020 at 17:18:05

Source: Decorah Republican Oct. 27, 1898 P 8 C 1

Comrade Samuel Galusha was born in Johnsburg, New York, July 11th, 1841, and was “mustered out” at Hesper, Iowa, Oct. 12th, 1898 At the breaking out of the war of '61 -'65 comrade Galusha was one of the first to respond to the call for “three years men.” He was enrolled in Company D, 93d Regt., N. Y. Inf. On Dec. 24th, 1863, he was transferred to Company L, 16th Regt., N. Y. H. A., and was honorably discharged Aug. 21st, 1865. He was a member of Schrett Post, G. A. R., No. 558, Warrensburg, N. Y. More than four years of active service in the “Army of the Potomac” had its effect on the rugged constitution and for many years the comrade had been drawing a much deserved, but all too small, pension. On Dec. 15th, 1867, Mr. Galusha was united in marriage with Miss Elmira Cleveland. To them were born five daughters and two sons. The mother, four daughters and one son remain to mourn the departure of an affectionate husband and father. Mr. Galusha and his family came to Hesper in the spring of 1893 and he proved himself an industrious, patriotic and loyal citizen. Soon after coming to Hesper Mr. and Mrs. Galusha united with the Methodist church. Rev. J. Hilburn, the pastor, being absent at Conference, the funeral services were held in the Friends’ church, Dr. Philip Slack officiating. Comrades M. E. Meader, C. O. Maltby J. L. Cameron and G. E. Dillingham, assisted by C. G. Hart and J. H. Miller acted as bearers. The family of the deceased comrade wish to express their appreciation of the many acts of kindness bestowed upon them during their time of deep affliction.

Source: Decorah Republican June 8, 1899 P 2 C 4

On the 30th the teachers and pupils of the school, together with a number of others, met at the school house, and from there went to the cemeteries and placed flowers on the graves of the soldiers of the civil war. One new grave has been added during the year, that of Samuel Galusha, who died October 12, 1898.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows he was born in 1841 and is buried in the Hesper Public Cemetery.

Hesper Public Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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