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John Frederick Beckman
Private John Frederick Beckman,
Company A, 46th Wisconsin Infantry.
Died 06 Jul 1895; 51.5 years of age.

Alternative surname Beekman reported in both the Historical Data System and the US National Park Service CWSSS databases.

John Frederick Beckman enlisted as a Private on 08 Feb 1865.
His residence was listed as Clarno, Wisconsin.

He was mustered into Company A, 46th Wisconsin Infantry regiment on 08 Feb 1865.
John F. Beckman served more than 7.5 months in the 46th Wisconsin Infantry; 08 Feb 1865 to 27 Sept 1865.

46th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment
The 46th Wisconsin Infantry regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into Federal service on 02 March 1865. The regiment left the state on 05 March 1865 for Louisville, Kentucky, and thence to Athens Alabama, where it performed guard duty along the Nashville & Decatur Railroad.

John F. Beckman, and the regiment, was mustered out on 27 Sept 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

Other information regarding John Frederick Beckman gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born 11 Jan 1844 in the Kingdom of Prussia
  • married Hannah Wilhelmina Zilmer on 06 Nov 1863 in Monroe, Wisconsin
  • 6 known children; 2 born in Wisconsin; 1 born Kansas; 3 born Colorado
  • resident of Boulder from 1873
  • occupations included:
        - laborer
        - operate timber claim at Left Hand
        - hauled timber to Erie coal mines
        - mined in the Sitting Bull Mine, Salina, Colorado
  • member Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyon Post#5
  • died 06 Jul 1895 in Salina, Boulder County, Colorado

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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