WILHELM, JEREMIAH - Saline County, Nebraska | JEREMIAH WILHELM - Nebraska Gravestone Photos

Jeremiah WILHELM

Dorchester Cemetery
Saline County,

15 June 1844-11 June 1942
Private 3rd Maryland Infantry
5 Dec 1861-1 March 1864 Company E
25 March 1864-31 July 1865 Company A
Son of Peter Wilhelm & Elizabeth Kone
Husband of Elizabeth Hendrix
Married 8 Feb 1867
Once shook hands with President Lincoln when his unit was assign as Lincoln's bodyguard.

Moved to Dorchester in 1879 and worked for John Deere until 1916. Was postmaster for the Nebraska State Senate. Attended the 75th reuinion of the Gettysburg battle. Died at the old Soldiers and Sailors home in Grand Island.

Was the last soldier of the Civil War to be buried in Saline County. He died at the Old Soldiers and Sailors Home in Grand Island.

Photo by Jim Sehnert, information by JR Wolfe

Contributed on 6/12/10 by jimnphyl
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Record #: 150632

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Submitted: 6/12/10 • Approved: 8/30/21 • Last Updated: 9/2/21 • R150632-G0-S3

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