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John James Berkley
1st Sergeant John James Berkley,
Company F, 2nd Iowa Cavalry.
Died 19 Jan 1920; 76.2 years of age.

The BGS reports the surname is sometime spelled Berkeley in Boulder County records and references.

John James Berkley enlisted as a Private on 09 Aug 1861 at 18 years of age. His residence was listed as Hamilton County, Iowa.

John J. Berkley was mustered into Company F, 2nd Iowa Cavalry on 09 Sept 1861.
He served more than 37 months in Company F, 2nd Iowa Cavalry; 09 Sept 1861 - 31 Oct 1864.

While John J. Berkley was in service, the 2nd Iowa Cavalry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Island No. 10, New Madrid, Mo, 28 Feb - 08 Apr 1862
  • Corinth, Mississippi, 03 - 04 Oct 1862
  • Okolona, Mississippi, 22 Feb 1864
  • Tupelo, Mississippi, 14 - 15 July 1864

    John J. Berkley was mustered out on 03 Oct 1864 at Davenport, Iowa.

    Other information regarding Granville Berkley gleaned from the Sources below includes:
  • born 13 Nov 1843 in Sisterville, [present day West] Virginia
  • served under his father, Captain Granville Berkley, for more than 7 months
  • married: Martha H. Barker on 22 Feb 1872
  • divorced: Martha H. Barker Mar 1881
  • one son born in Colorado
  • known residence
        - Sisterville, [present day West] Virginia
        - Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, per 1850 census
        - Boulder County, Colorado, per 1880 census
  • occupations included: ice dealer, shoemaker
        John Berkley's father and an older brother operated the first ice business in the city.
        The ice was cut from Berkley Lake, then located near present day 23rd and South Streets
  • member of Boulder Hose Company No. 1, the first Boulder volunteer fire company,in 1877,
  • member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Nathanial Lyon Post #5
  • died 19 Jan 1920 at home in Boulder, Colorado

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

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