Posted By:Carolyn La Porte
Subject:Re: Frank Welch - Nebraska - Wisconsin - Iowa
Post Date:May 31, 2012 at 20:59:00
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I found a bit more - realized Aaron was right age for Civil War so took a look

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about Aaron Welch
Name:       Aaron Welch
Residence:       Sylvester, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date:       21 Jan 1865
Rank at enlistment:       Private
State Served:       Wisconsin
Survived the War?:       Yes
Service Record:       Enlisted in Company A, Wisconsin 46th Infantry Regiment on 21 Jan 1865.
Mustered out on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, TN.
Sources:       Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 about Aaron Welch
Name:       Aaron
State Filed:       Nebraska
Widow:       Sarah J Welch
Roll Number:       T288_505

It says:
Welch, Aaron
Service - A 46 Wis. Inf.
Widow - Welch, Sarah J.
Date of filing - 1896 Nov 20 Nebraska

I sent for two of my ancestor's Civil War pension files and there was much more info included than I had expected so you might want to think of doing that for Aaron.

Both of the files I sent for had a lot, including several affidavits from family members, and one had marriage records for the fellows three wives and names of all the children born to them.
They also include death info for them as the widows needed that info to collect the pension after their husbands died.

Carolyn L