The subject of this sketch is a native of Germany, born on the Rhein, April 15, 1838. He emigrated to this country and settled in Floyd Co., Ind., in 1868. The maiden name of his wife to whom he was married in 1863 in New Albany, Indiana, was Elizabeth Hartman. He is of same nativity as her husband and is a daughter of Conrad Hartman, long ago deceased. Three children have blessed this marriage: Charles W., George E. and Anthony E., born in the order here given. Our subject was 27 years old and was clerking in Wilmington, Del, when the war broke out. Responding to the cry of his adopted country for help, he was enrolled Dec. 17, 1864, at Wilmington, Delaware as a private. He entered Co. I, 1st Delaware V.I., 2d and 5th A.C., his name appearing on the muster roll as Joseph A. Kremer. April, 1865, he was detailed as clerk in Q.M. Dept., and served in this capacity until granted an honorable discharge July 12, 1865, at Munson’s Hill, Va. He also took part, with his Regt., in the engagements in Front of Petersburg and Five Forks. Comrade Kremer still holds fellowship with “the boys” and is a member of Sanderson Post, 191, he is a dealer in stationary and his address is New Albany, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike