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Harry H. Nelson - Capt in Civil War DOD 1870

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Harry H. Nelson - Capt in Civil War DOD 1870

Posted: 1357076243000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1357076304000
Surnames: Nelson,
I found an obit for an Etta M. Nelson and wanted to send it to a family tree. I was unable to find one doing a simple search so I created a fake tree hoping that I would get a hint from, but I still have not found a family tree for the Obit. I am posting a query with the information I have in hopes that someone will recognize the people.

Thank You.
Obituary in 1873 newspaper:

(Henrietta) Etta M. Nelson

age 30yr 3mo 17days

birth estimate: 8 Mar 1843

died 25 June 1873
at Silver Lake, Kosciusko, Indiana, USA

widow of the late Capt. Harry H. Nelson
of Kendallville (Indiana)
Link to newspaper where Obit was found.
Kendallville, Noble County Ind
July 2, 1873

Kendallville Standard - Jul 2, 1873

Page 3 Col 6
Harry H Nelson Info in Pension Request card.

U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files,


Name: Harry H Nelson
Widow: Henrietta Nelson
Roll Number: T288_346
Comments: Chas F. Nelson, (Gdn.)
On Card

Date Class Application No.
6 Sept 1869 Invalid 147.671
14 Feb 1870 Widow 184.157
7 Jul 1873 Minor 210.211

Widow: Nelson, Henrietta
Minor: Nelson, Chas F. (Gdn) [not sure of letters]

E, 100 Ind. Inf.
According to this card three pension applications were made.

The first was by Harry because he was invalid

The second was by his wife Henrietta as the widow

The third was by the son or grandson Chas F. because prior to

the 7 Jul 1873 date Henrietta (Etta) died (see below).
There is also a card of Harry H Nelson's discharge from service with the rank of Capt.
On the card is the E 100 Ind. Inf. which was mentioned on the Pension card.
Regiment Name Expanded: 100th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Company: E

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