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Obituray of Lewis George
Posted by: Randell Hanna (ID *****7267) Date: September 09, 2005 at 12:08:38
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Looking for birth Parents of Lewis George he was in the Black Hawk War and the Civil War.
Any information would be helpful.

Lewis George

Died at his home in this city Sunday morning about 4:30 o’clock, of pneumonia, after an illness of a few weeks.

The deceased was born in Ohio, Dec. 16, 1814, and together with his folks came to Galena in 1827. From there they moved to East Fork, and lived at a lead blast furnace, where they kept boarders.

In 1829 they moved again to what is known as the Hiram Hunt farm, south of Hanover. Here they lived until the scare of the Black Hawk war, in 1831, when they again moved back to Galena.
Lewis enlisted and served through the war. In 1832 they moved back to Hanover and took up claim on what is now the Story farm, on the road to Savanna. Two years later he won and married Miss Mary Ann Robinson, who died in 1879. To them were born six sons and as many daughters. Immediately after their marriage they moved to Nauvoo, Ill., where they lived for five years.

In 1843 they moved to Elizabeth, where Mr. George was employed in the lead mines. From there to Blue River, Wis., and back to Hanover in 1855, where he spent the remainder of his life, plying his trade as a plasterer. He enlisted in the union army in 1863, left Mt. Carroll in December of that year, and served in the 45th regiment, Co. D till the close of the war. He was actively engaged in several important battles, including Jackson, Thompson’s Hill, Vicksburg and others.

He was married again in 1887 to Ellen Calloway to whom was born one child. They survive him together with the children by his first marriage. Of these two daughters are present, Mrs. Bowden, of Savanna, and Mrs. Stoker, of Elizabeth, the rest being in Kansas, Nevada and California.

The funeral services took place Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Wm. Gardner. The interment was made in the Hanover cemetery.

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